The Max Newman Digital Archive

The Max Newman Digital Archive is a digital reproduction of the Newman papers held in the library of St. John's College, Cambridge. This comprises correspondence of M.H.A. Newman with family, friends colleagues and fellow mathematicians; documents relating to Newman's father and mother; documents relating to the Government's code and cipher school at Bletchley Park and the development of the code breaking machine 'Colossus', both contemporary and post-war; Newman's will and obituaries; other miscellaneous documents.    Donated to the College by William Newman, son of M. H. A. Newman, 2002.


The physical collection is organised into five boxes, subdivided into folders containing individual items.  The digital archive exactly reproduces this organisational structure.

Box 1 Early letters and documents, Cambridge University and Manchester University. 1916- 2001
Box 2 Documents and letters relating to mathematics and mathematicians 1914- 1982
Box 3 Bletchey Park and Colossus 1942- 1982
Box 4 Family. Will and Obituary. Miscellaneous. 1889- 1987
Box 5 Friends 1923- 1983


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