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HLAVATY MSS. II

The Hlavaty mss. II, 1942-1969, are the papers of Vaclav Hlavaty, 1894-1969, mathematician. Career: Born January 27, 1894, Louny, Czechoslovakia, son of Vaclav and Laura (Feltlova) Hlavaty; Ph.D. Charles University, Prague, 1922; post doctoral studies at universities in Holland, Rome, Paris and Oxford; married Ogla Neuman, 1930; one daughter, Mrs. Ogla (Hlavaty) Zai; professor of mathematics at Charles University, 1930-1948; visiting professor at Princeton University at the invitation of Albert Einstein, 1937-1938; a member of the Czech Socialist Party, entered politics, 1946; member of the Czech parliament, 1947; refused to sign Communist loyalty oath and left Czechoslovakia, 1948; taught one semester at the Sorbonne, 1948; in the fall of 1948 accepted professorship of mathematics at Indiana University; member of the Prague Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society of Sciences in Prague, the Bucharest Institute of Sciences, the Societe Royale de Liege, and the International Academy of Sciences in Paris; and founder with Jaroslav Nemec of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences, a nonpolitical cultural organization; died January 11, 1969.

The collection consists of scientific writings, scientific and political speeches, and correspondence with prominent scientists, former students, diplomats, journalists, politicians, friends and Czechoslovakian political refugees in the United States and Canada. While many of the letters relate to the unified field theory, others are concerned with education in Czechoslovakia, Sudeten Germans, politics in Europe, and problems of Czech exiles in the United States after 1949. There is also considerable correspondence on the Rada Svobodneho Ceskoslovenska, The Council of Free Czechoslovakia, in Washington, D.C., an organization of former Czech and Slovak politicians and diplomats; the Spolecnost pro Vedy a Umeni (SVU), Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences, discussing the problems of the organization and its membership; Cezkoslovenska Narodni Rada Amerika, Czechoslovak National Council of America, the oldest Czechoslovak organization in the United States whose members are Americans of Czechoslovak descent, Czechoslovak Foreign Institute in Exile, Masaryk Club, Masaryk Institute, Sokol, and others.

Correspondence with friends in Czechoslovakia and different parts of the world deals almost exclusively with personal and family matters. About thirty percent of all of the correspondence is in Czech and some in Slovak.

Among the correspondents are Carl Barnett Allendorfer, Vincent W. Allin, Josef Anderle, James LeRoy Anderson, Vojtech Ervin Andic, Richard Vernon Andree, J. Andrial, Kasturi Lal Arora, John William Ashton, Frederick Bagemihl, Wilfred Conwell Bain, R. P. Bambah, Sambhoo Nath Bambroo, Gaganbihari Bandyopadhyay, D. P.Banerjee, Ranan B. Banerji, George Keith Batchelor, Werner A. Baum, Louis Andrew Beach, Jacob Dyneley Beam, Edwin Ford Beckenbach, Edward Maurice Beesley, Edward Griffith Begle, Ram Behari, Frederick Jozef Belinfante, Clifford Bell, Corydon Whitten Bell, Philip Osborne Bell, Vaclav Benes, Vojta Benes, Josef Beran, Peter Gabriel Bergmann, Lipman Bers, Leon Bess, Homi Jehangir Bhabha, Prabhu Lal Bhatnagar, Shambhunath Bhattacharya, Marion Taylor Bird, Christopher Bromhead Birdwood, baron Birdwood, Sidney Arnold Bludman, Richard Blum, Leonard Mascot Blumenthal, Ralph Philip Boas, Salomon Bochner, Carl Boehm, Thomas K. Boehme, Gerritt Bol, Enrico Bompiana, William B. Bonnor, Leo Francis Boron, V. Van Bouchout, John R. Boyd, George Edgar Bradley, Richard Stanton Brannin, George Henry Brigman, Mrs. Elisa Udeschini, Jack Rolf Britton, Josef Maria Brozek, Vilem Bzorad, Vratislav Buþek, Eugen Budde, Ranier Burghardt, Herbert Busemann, Elmore Everest Butterfield, Stewart Scott Cairns, Nigel Calder, Leonard Carlitz, Robert Daniel Carmichael, John Wesley Cell, Oldrich Cerny, Vlastimil Jan Chalupa, Kaushik Chandrashekhar, Shiing Shen Chern, Ralph Erskine Cleland, Nathaniel Coburn, Leon Warren Cohen, Harbey Cohn, Burton Houston Colvin, Thomas Freeman Cope, Harold Scott MacDonald Coxeter, Homer Vincent Craig, Edward Matthews Crane, Balfour Watson Currie, Evan Tom Davies, Joaquin B. Diaz, David Henry Dietz, Robert Palmer Dilworth, Nathan Joseph Divinsky, Sergei Dmitrevsky, Avron Douglis, Pierre Donzelot, Jaroslav Drabek, Halbert Louis Dunn, Adalbert Duschek, Dominic Gardiner Bowling Edelen, Albert Einstein, George F.R. Ellis, Jason Arundel Ellis, Josef P. Eret, Jerald LaVerne Ericksen, Agmed Cemal Eringen, Alfred Errera, Lothar Esser, Karl J. Ewerts, Ladislav Feierabend, Herman Harvey Ferns, Frederick Arthur Ficken, Stuart I. Fickler, Rudolf Firkusny, Julius Firt, Joel E. Fisher, Herbert J. Fleischmann, Andrew E. Ford, Lester Randolph Ford, Oldrich Formanek, Charles A. Foster, Peter Fraenkel, F. De Franchis, J.T. Fraser, Rudolf Frastacky, Lowell Keith Frazer, Walter Frederick Freiberger, H. Freymann, Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, N. Gajendar, Alan Stuart Galbraith, James W. Gander, Maurice Adolph Garbell, Rene Garnier, Martin Aaron Garstens, Edward King Gaylord, Jules Geheniau, Kenneth Smith Ghent, Sudhish G. Ghurye, George Gibian, David Gilbarg, Michael Ginsburg, Karel Glaser, Lucien Godeaux, G.C. Goel, Heinrich Gortler, Stanislaw Golab, Joshua Norman Goldberg, Samuel I. Goldberg, Ernest Payson Goodrich, Krishan K. Gorowara, Sydney Henry Gould, Arthur Grad, Louis Charles Graue, Simon Green, Pierre V. Grosjean, Vernon Guy Grove, Adolf Grunbaum, Karl Gottfried Guderley, Eduardo Gugino, Bandana Gupta, Johannes Haantjes, Moshen Hachtroudi, Adolf Haimovici, Arno Hais, Dick Wick Hall, Milos Hanak, Frank Harary, Philip Hartman, Charles Hatfield, Herbert Aaron Hauptman, Karel Havlicek, Prokop Havlik, Harold Stanley Heaps, Gustav Arnold Hedlund, Arnost Heidrich, Heinz G. Helfenstein, Ivan Herben, Felix E. Herrera, Jaroslav Heyrovsky, John James Luett Hinrichsen, Carl E. Hirsch, Tso-jen Ho, Banesh Hoffmann, William Charles Hoffman, T.A. Holan, Ota Hora, Antonin Hrebik, William Nathan Huff, O. Hulka, Hubert LaVon Hunzeker, John Wildeboor Hurst, Norman Edward Hurt, LeRoy Charles Hutchinson, Ladislav Hynko, Mineo Ikeda, Leopold Infeld, Sergþj Ingr, Mark Hoyt Ingraham, Richard Lee Ingraham, John Henry Barrows Irwin, R. Inzinger, Samuel Isaak, Dmitriy Dmitrevich Ivanenko, Antoni Jakubowicz, Stanley Bartlett Jackson, Roman Jakibson, Ralph Duncan James, Max Jammer, Maurice Janet, Allen Ira Janis, Ludvik Janos, Vojta Jarnik, Ivan Jelinek, Jaroslav Jira, Karel B. Jirak, Ralph Nathanael Johanson, Joseph Esrey Johnson, Malcolm Johnson, William Warren Jones, Pascual Jordan, Josef Josten, Gaston Julia, Georg Junger, Vladimir Kabes, Yoshie Katsurada, Bruria Kaufman, Akitsugu Kawaguchi, Ernest Sydney Keeping, J.E. Kelley, Joe W. Kelly, Roy P. Kerr, M. Kichenassamy, Clive William Kilmister, Spofford Harris Kimball, Edward Wilson Kimbark, Frantisek Klatil, John Rider Klauder, John Robert Kline, Wilhelm Klingenberg, Alexander G. Klotz, Jiri Kolaja, Jan M. Kolar, Frantisek Kovarna, Vladimir Krajina, Josef Kratochvil, Eduard Kuhnl, Wolfgang Kundt, Rudolf Kuraz, Duro R. Kurpea, Behram Kursunoglu, George A. Laadt, Istvan Lajti, J. Lambek, Rudolph Ernest Langer, Alexander Suss Langsdorf, Lewis Larmore, Louis Lebeer, Gerard M. Leies, Franciszek Leja, William Judson LeVeque, Jack Levine, Harry Levy, John G. Lexa, Andre Leon Lichnerowicz, V. Linis, Victor John Linnenbom, H. David Lipsich, Sidney Wahl Little, A.J. Lohwater, Hendricus G. Loos, Edgar Raymond Lorch, Lloyd Lincoln Lowenstein, Radomir Luza, Albert Joseph McConnell, Alexander Daniel MacDonald, Janet McDonald, Paul McEvoy, Robert Earl MacKenzie, Gerald Robinson McLane, James Howard McMillen, Holbrook Mann MacNeille, Otakar Machotka, Szolem Mandelbrojt, Gabriel Margulies, Josef Martinek, Alice Garrigue Masaryk, Cecil B. Mast, Otakar Matousek, Bozena Matouskova, Makoto Matsumoto, Ljubomir Matulic, F.E. Mauger, F. Maurer-Tison, Mael Avramy Melvin, Karl Menger, Barbara Mary Middlehurst, F.I. Mikhail, Felix Mikula, Carman Edgar Miller, Kenneth Dexter Miller, Norman Miller, Robert Alexander Miller, Robert W. Minton, Ratan S. Mishra, Allan Charles Gray Mitchell, Mrs. Ruth (Crawford) Mitchell, Elliott Waters Montroll, Ernst Moritz, Herbert Stanley Morrison, baron Morrison of Lambeth, Harold Marston Morse, Michael Mudry, Otto John Munz, Grover Elmer Murray, William M. Myers, Muppinaiya Nagaraj, Jagdish Lal Nanda, V.V. Narlikar, Otto Nathan, Antonin L. Nehasil, Rudolf Nekola, Frantisek Nemec, Jaroslav Nemec, Zdenek Nemecek, Ezra Theodore Newman, Maxwell Herman Alexander Newman, Albert Nijenhuis, Richard Milhous Nixon, Noordhoff, firm, publishers, John Nosco, Jindrich Nosek, Otakar Odlozilik, Frank Chappell Ogg, Ernest Carl Okress, Rufus Oldenburger, Octar Onicescu, Robert Oppenheimer, Edward Owensby, Jaroslav Pachner, David Pandres, Jan Papanek, Maria Pastori, Oscar Pejsa, Roger Penrose, Ferdinand Peroutka, Max Pinl, Felix Arnold Edward Pirani, Jaroslav Polach, Jaroslav Joseph Polivka, Mojmir Povolny, Frederick Prausnitz, Griffith Baley Price, William James Price, Gustav Pristupa, Adolf Prochazka, K. J. Prochazka, Theodor Prochazka, Marie Provaznikova, Eugene Rabinowitch, Ladislav Radimsky, George Yuri Ranich, Myron Joel Rand, P. Sambasiva Rau, Miloslav Rechcigl, Sr., Miloslav Rechcigl, Jr., Hans Reichardt, Mrs. Olga (Masaryk) Revilliod, Marcel Riesz, Lawrence Albert Ringenberg, Hubert Ripka, John Henderson Roberts, Dudley Hugh Robinson, Fritz Rohrlich, Arthur Rosenthal, John Edward Rovensky, Hanno Rund, Harold Stanley Ruse, Pavel Ruzicka, Albert William Saenz, Sam Cundiff Saunders, Albert Charles Schaeffer, Edith Schaffhauser-Graf, Joseph Francis Schell, Hermann von Schelling, Max Goy Scherberg, Alfred Schild, Ralph Schiller, Otto Francis George Schilling, Richard Schlegel, Emil Schoenbaum, Jan Arnoldus Schouten, Kenneth Charles Schraut, Erwin Schrodinger, Frantisek Schwarzenberg, Dennis William Sciama, Oldrich Sebek, Beniamino Segre, Jaroslav Sejnoha, Josef Sevcik, Francesco Severi, Merrill Edward Shanks, Mohammd Raziuddin Siddiqi, Jiri Skvor, Juraj Slavik, Ernest Snapper, Tracy Morton Sonneborn, Walter Walvery Soroka, Elvis Jacob Stahr, Emory Potter Starke, Pavel Stasek, Howard Oliver Stearns, Gordon Stephenson, Marshall Harvey Stone, Ellis Bagley Stouffer, Jaroslav Stransky, Ludek Stransky, Dirk Jan Struik, Rudolf Sturm, Tsuneo Suguri, Ladislav Sutnar, John Lighton Synge, Benjamin Szalatnay-Stacho, Paul Tabori, Eduard Taborsky, Tsurusaburo Takasu, Joseph V. Talacko, Dov Tamari, Abraham Haskel Taub, Gerald E. Tauber, Alessandro Terracini, Tracy Yerkes Thomas, Robert Henry Thoules, Arnold Jackson Tingley, John Sampson Toll, Marie-Antoinette Baudot Tonnelat, Horace Maynard Trent, Viktor Trkal, Jaroslav Trnka, Misa Trstenjak, Albert William Trueman, Clifford Ambrose Truesdell, Jaroslav Tuzar, Paolo Udeschini, M.D. Upadhayay, Allen Bishop Van Cleave, Anthony L. Vanek, Oswald Veblen, Henri Rene Pierre Villat, Paul Felix Vincensini, Robert Vlach, Gheroghe Vranceanu, Vlasta Vraz, Vlasta Vrazova, L.H. Vydra, James Hatton Wahab, Gordon Loftis Walker, Vladimir Walzel, Shoji Watanabe, John H. Watson, Joseph Weber, John Vrooman Wehausen, Rene Wellek, Herman B Wells, Gregor Wentzel, Fritz Joachim Weyl, John Archibald Wheeler, Gordon Thomas Whyburn, William Lloyd Garrison Williams, Wyman Loren Williams, Mme Judith (Wittenberg) Winogradzki, Frantisek Wolf, Harold Eichholtz Wolfe, Robert Clinton Wrede, Wlodzimierz Wrona, Max Wyman, Kentaro Yano, John William Theodore Youngs, Jan Zach, Jan Zak, Hans Zassenhaus, Jaroslav Zich, Arnost Jan Zizka, Miloslav Zlamal, Joseph David Zund, Petr Zenkl.

Collection size: 8,012 items

Related manuscripts: Hlavaty mss.

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