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The David Bohm Papers

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David Joseph Bohm FRS (1917-1992) was Professor of Theoretical Physics at Birkbeck College, University of London, from 1961 to 1987. More about David Bohm

How to consult the archive

More information about what the archive contains is in this description of each of the catalogues

Where copyright allows, we have linked scanned copies to the catalogue records. This is an on-going project, and more will be added as the project progresses.

For access to non-linked items, please contact Emma Illingworth, Science Librarian, on +44 (0)20 7631 6062 or email e.illingworth@bbk.ac.uk. The catalogues are available below:

We also have compiled two bibliographies:

Other archives that have material relating to David Bohm are listed here

Birkbeck is grateful to:

  • Prof. Basil Hiley for the material he has provided and his on-going help with the archive
  • Dr Georg Wikman for his generous donation that has enabled us to scan the archive for preservation and access
  • Dr Olival Freire for advice and making available photocopies of material held in Brazil
  • F. David Peat for making material available
  • Lee Nichol for providing audiovisual material
  • Dr Richard Post for providing material listed in the second supplementary catalogue
  • The National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists for cataloguing the material

Our preferred form of citation: Folder Letter and Number (e.g. A.34), The David Bohm Papers, The Library, Birkbeck, University of London, UK

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