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Herbert Robbins papers, 1940s-2001

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1913
Bib ID 6913637 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Robbins, Herbert
Title Herbert Robbins papers, 1940s-2001
Physical Description 2.5 linear feet (4 manuscript boxes, 1 flat box)
Language(s) English .
Access

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Arrangement

Description

Summary

This collection consists of the papers of Herbert E. Robbins (1915-2001), Professor of Mathematical Statistics at Columbia University.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Herbert Robbins Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative.

Papers reviewed as part of the hidden collections unprocessed review in fall 2018. Papers deemed sufficiently housed and described without further intervention.

Revision Description

2018-09-07 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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Statistics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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Columbia University. Department of Mathematics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Robbins, Herbert Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Robbins developed several widely used statistical techniques and is best known for the book ''What Is Mathematics?'' which he wrote with the mathematician Richard Courant. Published in 1941, the book was praised by Albert Einstein. It surveyed a wide range of advanced mathematics in a manner understandable to nonmathematicians.