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Martin Julian Buerger papers

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Identifier: MC-0421

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection contains some biographical material about Buerger; notebooks from his student days at MIT; and lecture notes from classes he taught at MIT. There is correspondence with professional colleagues and organizations, and records of his consulting activities. Some of his research is documented in notes on lattices, space groups, symmetry, and other topics. The bulk of the collection consists of manuscripts of his books, including drafts of chapters for an unfinished book on image and space; reprints of his articles, including a bibliography of his publications; and correspondence and other material about his editorial work for the journal Zeitschrift für Kristallographie.


  • Creation: 1910 - 1985


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This collection is open.

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65.6 Cubic Feet (65 record cartons, 2 manuscript boxes)

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Preliminary Guide to the Papers of Martin Julian Buerger
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

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