Richard Montague was a mathematician, theorist and UCLA Professor of Philosophy, known as the namesake behind Montague Grammar
theory of natural language semantics. The collection consists of correspondence, lecture notes, research notes, and personal
materials relating to Montague’s role as an organist.
Richard Montague was born in Stockton, California on September 20, 1930. Montague studied philosophy at the University of
California, Berkeley, receiving his bachelor’s degree in 1950. During his graduate work, Montague studied mathematics and
philosophy with Alfred Tarski at Bekeley. His dissertation, Contributions to the Axiomatic Foundations of Set Theory, contained
groundbreaking work on axiomatic set theory and helped propel Montague’s academic career forward. Montague received his master’s
degree in mathematics from Berkeley in 1953 and his doctorate in the same subject in 1957.
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