Dorothy Morgenstern Thomas collection on Kurt Gödel
Scope and Contents note
The Dorothy Morgenstern Thomas collection consists of three items documenting the life of Institute for Advanced Study Faculty Kurt Gödel. The materials include a letter composed by Oksar Morgenstern in 1971 which recalls highlights of Kurt Gödel's preparation for his naturalization interview and the interview itself in Trenton, New Jersey. Oskar Morgensten, along with Albert Einstein, accompanied Gödel to the interview in 1947. The remaining two items consist of two photographic slides that depict Gödel with his wife and Gödel with The Reverend E.A. Conway, S.J., of Creighton University. The materials date from 1964 and 1971, and one item remains undated.
- 1964, 1971, and undated
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
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Language of Materials
The Dorothy Morgenstern Thomas collection consists of three items documenting the life of Institute for Advanced Study Faculty Kurt Gödel. The materials include a letter composed by Oksar Morgenstern in 1971 which recalls highlights of Kurt Gödel's preparation for his naturalization interview and the interview itself in Trenton, New Jersey as well as two photographic slides that depict Gödel with his wife and Gödel with The Reverend E.A. Conway, S.J., of Creighton University.
Custodial History note
Dorothy Morgernstern Thomas sent these materials to Institute for Advanced Study Public Affairs in 2005. The Institute for Advanced Study Publications Officer later transferred the materials to the Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center.
Existence and Location of Copies
Archivists have digitized this collection and digital surrogates are available via the Institute for Advanced Study's digital repository Albert. Links to individual digital surrogates have been made available from this finding aid at the item level.
Archivists separated these materials from the Institute for Advanced Study Communications records and processed these materials separately to reflect their distinct provenance.
- Guide to the Dorothy Morgenstern Thomas collection
- Finding aid prepared by Erica Mosner.
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- Language of description note
- This finding aid is written in English.
- 2021-10-14: Caitlin Rizzo revised this finding aid to comply with DACS standards.