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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondence Index

Diaries

"Brievenboek" notebook [index to correspondence?]

Purple Notebook

Notebook, "Detailed Resume"

Unidentified overhead transparencies

Correspondence

Writings

Honors and Invitations

Books

Honors

E. W. Dijkstra's Mother's correspondence [in Dutch]

Letter of condolence to EWD, 1994

Letter from unidentified student to EWD, undated

Interviews & Articles w/EWD, 1981, 1983, 1989, 1990

60th Birthday tribute

Record of Correspondence w/ T.M. Halbertsum, 1953-1997

Printed Matter & apothecary letter

Mathematical Works

EWD Reprints

Publications with articles about EWD

Publications with articles about EWD

Publications with articles about EWD

Writings by others

Photographs, undated

Oversized Photographs undated

Diploma, Gymnasium 1948

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Edsger W. Dijkstra Papers, 1948-2002



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Dijkstra, Edsger Wybe
Title: Edsger W. Dijkstra Papers
Dates: 1948-2002
Abstract: Edsger Wybe Dijkstra (1930-2002) was a teacher and researcher of computer science. This collection consists of materials documenting his extensive career, as well as his personal life. Included are diaries, correspondence, writings and other materials. The bulk of the collection is in Dutch, although many later writings are in English.
Accession No.: 2004-217; 2005-053; 2005-054; 2007-161
Extent: 40 ft.
Language: Materials are written in Dutch and English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Edsger Wybe Dijkstra (1930-2002) was a teacher and researcher of computer science. Born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, in 1930, he earned degrees in mathematics and theoretical physics from the University of Leyden and a Ph.D. in computing science from the University of Amsterdam. Dijkstra worked as a programmer (1952-1962) and professor (1962-1984) in The Netherlands, and was also a Burroughs Corporation research fellow (1973-1984). He held the Schlumberger Centennial Chair in Computing Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin from 1984 until his retirement in 1999. He was awarded the 1972 ACM Turing Award, a prestigious award in the field of computing. Dijkstra is known for connecting mathematical logic to computer programming, as well as for general contributions to mathematical methodology.

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials documenting E. W. Dijkstra's extensive career in the field of computer science, as well as his personal life. Included are diaries, correspondence, writings, and other materials. The bulk of the collection is in Dutch, although many later writings are in English.

Forms part of the Archives of American Mathematics.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The bulk of this collection is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

Use Restrictions

This collection is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

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Index Terms

Dijkstra, Edsger Wybe
University of Texas at Austin. Dept. of Computer Sciences
Computer programming
Computer sceince

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Related Material

See the E. W. Dijkstra Archive website prepared by the University of Texas at Austin Computer Science Department for online access to Dijkstra's "EWD" documents as well as other materials relating to E. W. Dijkstra: http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/welcome.html

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Edsger W. Dijkstra Papers, 1948-2002, Archives of American Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Correspondence Index

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4Aa1 (12609065) September 8, 1975 - May 8, 1980
May 8, 1980 - November 20, 1991

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Diaries

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4Aa1 (12609065) July 23, 1973 - March 9, 1975
March 9, 1975 - August 2, 1975
November 17, 1975 - January 21, 1977
February 16, 1977 - July 23, 1978
August 23, 1978 - July 20, 1980
October 1, 1979 - June 17, 1980
June 27, 1980 - March 18, 1981
March 18, 1981 - February 1, 1982
February 2, 1982 - April5, 1983
May 6, 1983 - December 3, 1984
December 12, 1984 - October 24, 1986
October 26, 1986 - April 11, 1990
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4Aa2 (12613404) June 25, 1990 - December 19, 1993
December 19, 1993 - July 17, 1996
July 17, 1996 - December 29, 1998
December 30, 1998 - October 27, 2001

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"Brievenboek" notebook [index to correspondence?]

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4Aa2 (12613404) February 6, 1957 - 1971
May 1, 1965 - December 15, 1971

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Purple Notebook

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4Aa2 (12613404) Resume
Indexes, several, to EWD writings [including 28-1114, 37-1311 (Jan, 1953-2001), 537-710 (1975-1979)]
EWD 1166-Autobiography, resume, 1993

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4Aa2 (12613404) Notebook, "Detailed Resume"

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4Aa2 (12613404) Unidentified overhead transparencies

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Correspondence

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4Aa3 (12609178) General:
Ackermans, S. T. M. - ACTA Infomatica - Boyer, Roberts
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4Aa4 (12609087) BP Financial of BP Venture Research - Dahm, David
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4Aa5 (12613459) Dale, Andrew - Faculty
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4Aa6 (12613415) Feeser, Walt - Feijen, W. H. J.; Dec., 2000
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4Aa7 (12613470) Feijen, W. H. J., Oct. , 2001 - Hesselink, W. H.
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4Aa8 (12608721) Hewitt - IFIP W.G. 2.3 2001
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4Aa9 (12609101) IHT, Infotech - Levien, Raphael
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4Aa10 (12609076) Levin - Misra, Jayadev
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4Aa11 (12613390) Missouri, Mitchell - Rabbit, Regulinski
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4Aa12 (12613437) Reich - Senyszyn - Seminars, Lectures, Travel 1962-1975
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4Aa13 (12609043) Seres, Silvija - UT Application & Move - Toronto - Wintle
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4Aa14 (12609112) Wirth - Zoetl
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4Aa15 (12609032) Personal:
Clint, Maurice- Gries, David, 1985
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4Aa16 (12608732) Gries, David, 1986 - Richards, Ham
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4Aa17 (12609123) Scholten, C. S. - Swierstra- Dijkstra, A. E. [letters to and from]
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4Aa14 (12609112) Turski, W. M., 1967-2001

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Writings

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4Aa18 (12609145) Partial Table of Contents
Algol Translator for Algol 60
AVG54C - 62-0
Cursus Programmern in Algol
CR-7, 8, 9
DR-18, 23r
IP - Inleiding Programmern
Lecture Notes-U of Minn, 1973; Various, undated
MR-3, 12, 14, 16, 17, 20-27, 32-35, 46, 47, 55
NTF-4, 1956
Ontwerpschets Ontwikkelingsplan, October 24, 1962
Programmering voor de ARMAC
Writings, various, 1950s? (legal size), 1955, 1961, 1962, 1966, 1967, 1979
ZW 1957-002, 1960-001
Notebook: EWD50, 7, 9, 10, 13-18, 20, 21, other, 23
EWD 19-316 (EWD 37 @ 1963)
EWD 227, mailing list, 1968
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4Aa19 (12609156) EWD 317-905 (EWD 537, @ 1975)
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4Aa20 (12609189) EWD 906-1317 (EWD 1317, 2002)
A Discipline of Programming [includes EWDs not found in the general sequence: 383-384, 400, 403, 409-413, 424, 428, 430-431, 433-434, 436-438, 440-441, 444-445, 453, 458-461, 467-468], undated
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4Aa21 (12609190) Books with EWD articles and others based upon his writings
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4Aa22 (12609167) Student questionnaires and course evaluations
Catalogs of workshops, seminars, exhibitions, publications
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4Aa23 (12609214) NATO summer school proceedings, lecture notes, 1975, 1981, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998
Proceedings of the 1999 Oxford-Microsoft Symposium
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4Aa24 (12609134) Writings and publications:
1960, 1962, 1963
Harry Goode Memorial Award, acceptance letter and curriculum vitae
Mailing lists, summer school programs
Papers presented, book from private collection
Publications, reprints, 1957-2001 and undated
Untitled, [introduction to volume on mathematical methodology, 10 pp.], undated

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4Aa25 (12609010) Honors and Invitations

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Books

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4Aa25 (12609010) By EWD, 1959, 1962, 1979,1992
By relatives, 1950, 1965, 1987
From personal collection, 1967, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1998
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4Aa26 (12613426) Authored by Dijkstra or containing his writings or based upon his work
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4Aa27 (12613460) Authored by Dijkstra and translated
International journals
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4Aa28 (12613379) Predicate Calculus & Program Semantics, draft and galley proofs
Critical comments on "A Discipline of Programming"
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4Aa29 (12613368) Predicate Calculus and Program Semantics, handwritten manuscript

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Honors

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4Aa29 (12613368) Originals for INS interview, [includes correspondence, reprints, certificates and official documents, diploma, marriage license], 1948-1984 and undated
Printed material and correspondence, 1974, 1994-1998
ACM-SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contributions to Computer Science Education, [plaque], 1989
ACM Fellow, certificate, undated
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4RM55a ACM Turing Award, 1972
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4RM55a BIT appreciation artwork, 1987

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E. W. Dijkstra's Mother's correspondence [in Dutch]

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4Aa29 (12613368) EWD to Mother, 1951-1981, 1983-1985
Helena to Mother, 1965, 1974, 1975
Helena to Albert, Annette, Aunt, 1965, 1975
Unidentified to Mother, 1975, 1976

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4Aa29 (12613368) Letter of condolence to EWD, 1994

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4Aa29 (12613368) Letter from unidentified student to EWD, undated

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4Aa29 (12613368) Interviews & Articles w/EWD, 1981, 1983, 1989, 1990

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4Aa29 (12613368) 60th Birthday tribute

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4Aa29 (12613368) Record of Correspondence w/ T.M. Halbertsum, 1953-1997

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4Aa29 (12613368) Printed Matter & apothecary letter

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4Aa29 (12613368) Mathematical Works

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4Aa29 (12613368) EWD Reprints

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4Aa14 (12609112) Publications with articles about EWD

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4Aa29 (12613368) Publications with articles about EWD

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4Aa30 (12613380) Publications with articles about EWD

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Writings by others

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4Aa30 (12613380) R. C. Backhouse
C. Bron
N. G. De Brugn
ARC (Gemenge)
Chandy, K. Maini / Jayadev Misra
W. H. J. Feijen
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4Aa31 (12613448) W. H. J. Feijen 1983-1996
A. J. M. van Gasteren, 1981-1995
M. G. Gouda, 1984-1991
D. Gries, 1975-1998
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4Aa32 (12609021) E. C. R. Hehner
W. H. Hesselink
A. W. Holt
R. R. Hoogerwoord
A. Kaldewaij
C. Lengauer
A. J. Martin, CS-137-138-139 81/82
Jayadev Misra
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4Aa33 (12609203) Rem, M.
Richards, H.
W. P. De Roever
Rutger, M.
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4RM192 Scholten, C. S.:
CSS 100-190 [excluding 122, essays similar to EWDs], undated
“Parallelism in multi-record transactions continued – about ordering partially-ordered labeled graphs,” 1972
“Axiomatic treatment of the synchronization of processors,” 1973
“A single-loop self-stabilizing event-graph,” 1973
“Note on the self-stabilization of general event graphs,” 1974
“About the uniform convergence of a set of assignments,” 1975
“Local and global considerations in the analysis of crawling messages,” 1975
“A strategy to make Petri-nets deadlockfree,” 1975
“An analogon of Eichelberger’s theorem,” 1976
An axiomatic approach to circuit theory,” 1976
“My understanding of finite Boolean algebras and finite fields,” 1976 and undated
“An axiomatic definition of P- and V- operations,” 1977
“A simplified form of a problem presented by A. Martin,” 1977
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4RM193 “Some notes in the inversion of programs," 1978
“The equivalence of telex and mail systems,” 1979
“Splitting up alternatives of a repetitive construct,” 1979
“Multiple error correction, avoiding the use of the error-locator polynomial,” 1980
“On certain types of broadcasting systems,” 1980 and undated
“A generalization of Menger’s theorem,” undated
Assorted papers, 1965-1983 and undated
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4Aa33 (12609203) Seitz, C.
Van de Snepscheut, J. L. A.
Turner
Wirth, N.

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4RM203c Photographs, undated

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3So18a Oversized Photographs undated

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2.116/0D1199 Diploma, Gymnasium 1948

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