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Raoul Bott Papers

Call Number: MS195

Scope and Contents

This collection contains Bott's Ph.D. thesis and media documenting his lectures and appearances.


  • Creation: 1949 -- 2010


Language of Materials



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Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see “Reproductions and Use” on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. No documentation is available regarding the intellectual property rights in this collection.

Biographical / Historical

Raoul Bott was born in Budapest, Hungary on September 24, 1923. His family emigrated to Canada in 1938, and subsequently he served in the Canadian Army in Europe during World War II. Bott later went to college at McGill University in Montreal, where he studied electrical engineering. He then earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh in 1949. Afterward, he began teaching at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He was a professor at Harvard University from 1959 to 1999. He died in Carlsbad, California on December 21, 2005.


1.2 Linear Feet (1 record carton that contains 11 VHS tapes, 3 cassettes, 3 reels, 20 slides, 1 3.5" floppy, 1 CD-ROM.)

1 Digital Object(s) (1 digital object comprising 4 files.)

1.4 Megabytes


This collection is not yet organized.

Custodial History

Donated by Bott's daughter. Content retrieved from one mini cd, but floppy disk was not immediately readable.

Processing status

This collection is minimally processed and may not be available for research

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

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