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John Kemeny papers

MS-988
 Collection
Identifier: MS-988

Description

The John Kemeny Papers consist of personal and professional correspondence; reprints of journal articles written by Kemeny; speeches given while president of Dartmouth; magazines, newspaper clippings, and Dartmouth publications; a rough draft of Kemeny’s autobiography; daily schedules while president of Dartmouth; numerous publications and reports relating to the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island. Of note is a circa 1948 proof in Albert Einstein's hand corrected by Kemeny.

Dates

  • 1942 - 1992

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Extent

35 linear ft. (23 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

John G. Kemeny, 1926-1992, mathematician, college president. Professor of Mathematics, Dartmouth College 1953-1989, co-inventor of the BASIC programming language and the first functional time-share systems, the Dartmouth Time-Sharing System (DTSS). 13th president of Dartmouth College from 1970 to 1981. Papers consist of personal and professional correspondence; reprints of journal articles written by Kemeny; speeches given while president of Dartmouth; magazines, newspaper clippings, and Dartmouth publications; a rough draft of Kemeny’s autobiography; daily schedules while president of Dartmouth; and numerous publications and reports relating to the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island.

Related Materials

DOH-2 Oral History and DP-13 Kemeny Presidential Records

Part of the Rauner Special Collections Library Repository

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