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Papers of Arthur L. Loeb


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Arthur Lee Loeb was born in Amsterdam, Holland in 1923. He did undergraduate work at the University of Pennsylvania and received his Ph.D. from Harvard University where he would later teach. Early work on the design of the core memory for the Whirlwind computer lead to a lifelong interest in spatial patterns and visual mathematics. He also worked as a research chemist for Kennecott Copper Co. and died in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2002.

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The collection consists of Loeb's handwritten drafts and a corrected publisher's manuscript. There is also a notebook in Russian that apparently belonged to Loeb's grandfather Arthur Isaac.

This collection consists of manuscript notes and a heavily annotated publishers manuscript for Arthur L. Loeb's book Color and Symmetry published in 1971.

Method of acquisition--gift;; Date of acquisition--1983..

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