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   Herbert Robbins papers, 1940s-2001

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

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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):In English.
Access: Boxes 1-4 of this collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

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Description

Scope and Content

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

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Using the Collection

Offsite

Access Restrictions

 Boxes 1-4 of this collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

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.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

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

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion September 7, 2018 Finding aid written in English.
    2018-09-07 File created.

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Subject Headings

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History / Biographical Note

History

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.

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