Hilary Putnam papers
Scope and Contents
Collection includes research files, agreements, royalty statements, correspondence, photographs, appointment and address books, works by others with annotations, and digital and audiovisual media.
- circa 1950-2012
- Putnam, Hilary (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
The bulk of this collection is shelved offsite. Retrieval requires advance notice. Check with Houghton Public Services staff.
Extent24 linear feet (22 boxes)
22.2 Gigabytes (3 boxes)
Biographical / Historical
Hilary Whitehall Putnam (1926-2016) was an American philosopher, mathematician, and computer scientist, and a major figure in analytic philosophy in the second half of the 20th century.
Arranged in original order as used by Putnam in filing cabinets and a desk.
Harvard Depository, b
Immediate Source of Acquisition
2016M-99. Gift of Ruth Anna Putnam, 2017 May 15.
Minimally processed by Melanie Wisner, 2017.
- Putnam, Hilary. Hilary Putnam papers, circa 1950-2012 (MS Am 3126): Guide.
- Melanie Wisner
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