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Michael S. Mahoney papers.

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 213

Scope and Content Note

The Michael S. Mahoney Papers contain 38 boxes of Michael S. Mahoney's collection of books and serials related to the history of computing, mathematics, and related fields. The collection also includes 17 boxes of Mahoney's archival materials, including course work, subject files, and publication drafts.

Dates

  • 1923-2008

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access to materials:

Access to the collection is unrestricted.

Copyright:

The Charles Babbage Institute holds the copyright to all materials in the collection, except for items covered by a prior copyright (such as published materials). Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Biographical Note

Michael S. Mahoney was born in New York City on June 30, 1939. He graduated from Harvard University in 1960 and began working on his doctorate in history of science at Princeton University in 1962 after two years in Munich as a German Foreign Exchange Service Fellow. Mahoney completed his degree in 1967 and immediately was appointed as an assistant professor at Princeton. His research focused on both the early development of mathematics and the history of computing and information technology. He taught courses at Princeton in both fields. Mahoney was also professionally involved in the National Faculty of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences; the History of Science Society (HSS); the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT); and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Mahoney passed away on July 23, 2008.

Extent

55 boxes (55 cubic feet)

Abstract

Papers contain 38 boxes of Michael S. Mahoney's collection of books and serials related to the history of computing, mathematics, and related fields. The collection also includes 17 boxes of Mahoney's archival materials, including course work, subject files, and publication drafts.

Arrangement of Collection

The collection is divided into two overarching series: Archives and Print Materials. The archives series is arranged alphabetically by file title. Print materials were subdivided further into subseries: Serials and Books. Both subseries are arranged alphabetically; serials by journal title and books by author's last name.

Acquisition:

Papers were donated by Jean Mahoney in 2009.
Title
Michael S. Mahoney Papers.
Subtitle
Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Danielle Storm and Stephanie Crowe, 2009.
Date
2009
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Collecting Area Details

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