A Guide to the Abraham Robinson Papers, 1901,
19261976





Creator 
Robinson, Abraham,


Title 
Abraham Robinson
Papers 

Dates: 
1901, 19261976 and undated 

Abstract 
The Abraham Robinson
Papers consist of photocopies, reprints, manuscripts, mimeographed drafts,
monographs, reports, theses, dissertations, and periodicals. Topics covered
include symbolic and mathematical logic, algebra, nonstandard analysis, model
theory, philosophy of mathematics, and applied mathematics. 

Accession No. 
8626 

Extent 
5 ft., 10 in. 

Language 
English. 

Repository: 
Dolph Briscoe Center for American
History, The University of Texas at
Austin 
Abraham Robinson was born in Germany in 1918. He was studying at the
Sorbonne in 1940 when he (a Jew) went to England to escape Hitler's
encroachment on France. While in England, he joined the Free French Air Force,
but was sent to the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough so that his
mathematical skills could be put to use for the war effort. After the war, he
earned a Master of Science from Hebrew University in 1946 and a Ph. D. at the
University of London in 1949. He taught different subjects at several
prestigious universities, including aerodynamics at the College of Aerodynamics
at Cranfield, mathematics at the University of Toronto, mathematics at Hebrew
University in Jerusalem, mathematics and philosophy at the University of
California, Los Angeles, and mathematics at Yale University. He died from
pancreatic cancer in 1974, at the age of 56.
His interests included
physics, pure mathematics, fluid mechanics, and relations between logic and
mathematics. He contributed to the development of Model Theory and is known for
inventing nonstandard analysis.
The Abraham Robinson Papers consist of photocopies, reprints,
manuscripts, mimeographed drafts, monographs, reports, theses, dissertations,
and periodicals. Topics covered include symbolic and mathematical logic,
algebra, nonstandard analysis, model theory, philosophy of mathematics, and
applied mathematics.
Note on the reprint collection: Title pages of reprints and preprints
were copied and the originals were sent to the American Institute of
Mathematics in Palo Alto, California for cataloguing. Unique manuscripts were
kept in the reprint collection. Correspondence, notes, and other material were
separated from the reprints and brought together at the end of the “Reprint
Collection” series.
Note on the monograph collection: Title pages of
monographs were copied and the original books, technical reports or bound
theses/dissertations were separated to PCL Gifts for cataloguing in the
PhysicsMathematicsAstronomy library, or separation to another campus. Unbound
theses and manuscripts were discarded. Unique manuscripts and rare items were
kept in the collection.
Forms part of the Archives of American
Mathematics.
Access Restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Use Restrictions
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Robinson, Abraham,
19181974 


Hebrew University,
Jerusalem 


University of
London 


Model theory 


Nonstandard
analysis 


Philosophy of mathematics and
science 


Symbolic and mathematical
logic 


Applied mathematics 


Algebra 




Another collection of Abraham Robinson's personal papers are located at
the Yale University archives. 
Abraham Robinson Papers, 1901, 19261976 and undated, Archives of
American Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at
Austin.
The materials in the Abraham Robinson Papers have not yet been arranged
and described, and date information is not available for the materials located
therein. This is reflected in the following box listing, and the lack of dates
does not indicate that materials are necessarily undated. Reprints are filed by
author or title if there is no obvious author. Monographs are filed similarly,
but there are a few monographs without clear authors or titles filed in box
20.
Detailed Description of the Collection















Writings by Robinson [organized chronologically by
publication number]: 
box 
8626/1 


Bibliography, [includes assigned publication numbers],
undated 



Numbers 125, [incomplete],
19391950 



Numbers 2650, [incomplete],
19501956 



Numbers 5175, [incomplete],
19571962 



Numbers 7690, [incomplete],
19621966 



Numbers 91105,
19671970 
box 
8626/2 


Numbers 106122,
19711973 



Numbers 123134,
19731975 



Unnumbered,
undated 



Manuscripts and drafts,
19711972 















Writings by others: 
box 
8626/2 


Copies of published works,
[1926?], 19631976 and undated 



The New Scottish Book, Wrockaw
19461958, annotated [by Robinson?],
undated 



A. W. Tucker, bibliography on “New Patterns in
Mathematical Education,”
August 1957 



“Set Theory and Logic II,” University of Houston, Spring
1969 and unidentified lecture notes, both by Dr. J. Schmidt,
1969 and undated 



Gerald E. Sacks, manuscript version of
Saturated Model Theory, page
129325,
ca. 1972 



Manuscripts,
undated 















Unidentified authors: 
box 
8626/2 


Handwritten,
undated 
box 
8626/3 


Manuscripts and drafts,
undated 



Bibliography on relevance logics,
undated 



Missing title: 




Various pieces,
undated 




Manuscript, page 1505, “Chapter 1. Symbolic Logic…,”
undated 




Manuscript, page 1.23.53, “representing individual
light particles…,”
undated 




Manuscript, page I7.13, “Preface (Vol. II)…,”
undated 




Manuscript, page 45167, “Chapter II: Application of the
Fundamental Properties of Cohomology Modules…,"
undated 















Reprint collection, ca. 1930s1970s and undated: 
box 
8626/4 


Abian  Ax 



Babbitt  Barwise, and unidentified 



Batschelet  Bender 



Benioff  Beth 



Bewley  Bottenbruch 



Bowen  Butchart 
box 
8626/5 


Cabannes  ChaoTien, and unidentified 



ChaoTien – Cole 



Collins – Cusin 



Dade – Dyson, and unidentified 



Eberle – Engeler, and unidentified 



Engeler – Evans 



Fagg – Feldman 
box 
8626/6 


Felgner  Fraïssé 



Fraïssé  Freudenthal 



Fried – Friedman 



Friedman – Furth 



Gagliardo – Gautam, and unidentified 



Geiser – Glimm 
box 
8626/7 


Glimm  Gonshor 



Gordon – Gurevic 



Haddard – Harper 



Harries – Hinman 



Hintikka – Hurd 



ICSU World of Science –
Iverson 



Jabotinsky – Juzuk, and unidentified 
box 
8626/8 


Kaiser – Kasdan 



Kato – Komkov 



Komkov – Kreisel 



Kreisel –
Kyungpook Mathematical
Journal 



Labelle – Lang, and unidentified 



Langewiesche – Lighthill 
box 
8626/9 


Lightstone – Luxemburg 



Luxemburg – Lyndon 



McCarthy – Macintyre, and unidentified 



Macintyre – Maschler 



Massey – Moody 
box 
8626/10 


Morawetz – Moschovakis 



Moschovakis – Myhill 



Nador – Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 



Oberschelp – Ostrowski, and unidentified 



Pabion – Podewski, and unidentified 



Ponomarev – Puritz 



Rabin – Reineke, and unidentified 
box 
8626/11 


Reineke – Robinson 



Robkin – RyllNardzewski 



Sabbagh – Schmidt, and unidentified 



Schmidt 



Schmidt – Segal 



Segré – Sengupa 
box 
8626/12 


Serre – Simmons 



Simmons – Szmielew 



Takahashi – Tamari, and unidentified 



Tarski – Tugué 



Uhl – Ursell 



Valentine – Vuckovic 



van der Waerden – Weispfenning, and
unidentified 



Weiss – Wyss 
box 
8626/13 


Yaffe – Zubieta 



Correspondence, printed material and notes separated from
the reprint collection,
19491973 and undated 



Reviews and articles by Robinson, removed from reprint
collection 
box 
4RM112 


Photographs: 




Two black and white photographic prints removed from
reprint by L. A. Bokût, [Hoehmce, Smiznov and Lavzov{?} pictured],
1969 















Monograph collection: 
box 
8626/13 


Conference proceedings,
19481968 and undated 



Serials [Note: some serials were filed in the reprint
collection],
19461974 



Theses and dissertations, Bernstein – Wheeler,
19551973 and undated 



Monographs: 




Air Ministry – Valpola and unidentified,
19391970 and undated 




American Mathematical Society,
Lecture Notes Prepared in Conjunction with
the Summer Institute on Axiomatic Set Theory held at University of
California, Los Angeles, sponsored by the National Science Foundation under
grant GP6698,
July 10 – August 4, 1967 




Applied Logic Corporation, James H. Bennett, William B.
Easton, James R. Guard, David B. Loveman and Thomas H. Mott, Jr.,
SemiAutomated Mathematics: SAM
IV, Contract No. AF 19(628)3250, Project No. 5632, Task No. 563205,
Scientific Report No. 3, prepared for Air Force Cambridge Research
Lobaratories, AFCRL 64827,
October 15, 1964 




Behrens, M.,
Analytic and Meromorphic Function in the
Open Unit Disk – A Nonstandard Approach, [typed manuscript],
undated 
box 
8626/14 



Bernays, Paul,
Logical Calculus, Notes by Prof.
Bernays with assistance of Mr. F. A. Ficken, The Institute for Advanced Study,
19351936 




Birkhoff, Garrett and GianCarlo Rota,
Lecture Notes on Ordinary Differential
Equations, revised for use at Harvard University and the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Ginn and Co., Part A and Part B,
19601961 




British Intelligence Objectives SubCommittee,
German Aircraft Industry –
Aeroelasticity, Final Report No. 12, Item No. 25, reported by A. R.
Collar, H. A. Jahn, A. Robinson, and E. G. Broadbent, BIOS Team No. 792, Target
No. 25/503,
undated 




Church, Alonzo,
Mathematical Logic, lectures by
Alonzo Church, notes by F. A. Ficken, H. G. Landau, H. Ruja, R. R. Singleton,
N. E. Steenrod, J. H. Sweer, F. J. Weyl, Princeton University,
October 1935January 1936 




College of Aeronautics Cranfield, “List of
Publications,” list of reports and notes,
March 1957 




Dedekind, R.,
Ueber die Permutationen des Körpers aller
algebraischen Zahlen, and David Hilbert,
Ueber das Dirichlet’sche Princip,
Berlin, Weidmannsche Buchhandlung,
1901 




Grünbaum, B.,
Extensions, Retractions and
Projections, The Hebrew University, The Department of Mathematics,
Technical Notes No. 2, Prepared under contract AF 61(052)04, Jerusalem,
Israel,
January 1958 




Kaiser, Klaus,
Über projective und quasiuniverselle
Modellklassen, Habilitationsschrift am Fachbereich Mathematik der Technischen
Hochschule Darmstadt, Köln,
April 1973 




Kober,
Dictionary of Conformal
Representations, Admiralty Computing Service, Department of Scientific
Research and Experiment, London, Ref. Nos. SRE/ACS 101 and 107, Parts one and
two,
1945 




Massey, W. S.,
Introduction to Homology Theory,
Notes for Math 144 (a), Yale University, Department of Mathematics,
1968 




Potthoff, Klaus,
Über Enderweiterungen von
Nichtstandardmodellen der Arithmetik und Anderer Strukturen, der
Mathematisch, Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der
ChristianAlbrechtsUniversität als Habilitationsschrift für das Fach
Mathematik eingereicht,
undated 




Sacks, G. E.,
Saturated Model Theory, (rough
preliminary version), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, preparation
supported by NSFGP18728,
February 8, 1971 
