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John Kemeny papers

MS-988
 Collection
Identifier: MS-988
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)

Overview

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

Repository Details

Part of the Rauner Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA