These papers pertain to his interest in mathematics and consist of files relating to his
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN mathematical games column (1957-1986) and subject files on recreational mathematics. Papers include correspondence, notes,
clippings, and articles, with some examples of puzzle toys. Correspondents include Dmitri A. Borgmann, John H. Conway, H.
S. M Coxeter, Persi Diaconis, Solomon W Golomb, Richard K.Guy, David A. Klarner, Donald Ervin Knuth, Harry Lindgren, Doris
Schattschneider, Jerry Slocum, Charles W.Trigg, Stanislaw M. Ulam, and Samuel Yates.
Martin Gardner was the Mathematical Games columnist for
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN from its inception in 1956 until 1986. He earned his B.A. in philosophy at the University of Chicago in 1936; after his service
in the Navy during World War II, he became a writer. He is the author of more than 65 books in the fields of science, mathematics,
philosophy, literature, and conjuring.
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