SECTION A BIOGRAPHICAL NCUACS 50.6.94/A.1-NCUACS 50.6.94/A.128
SECTION B NOTEBOOKS NCUACS 50.6.94/B.1-NCUACS 50.6.94/B.105
SECTION C READING UNIVERSITY NCUACS 50.6.94/C.1-NCUACS 50.6.94/C.49
SECTION D PUBLICATIONS NCUACS 50.6.94/D.1-NCUACS 50.6.94/D.289
SECTION E LECTURES NCUACS 50.6.94/E.1-NCUACS 50.6.94/E.169
SECTION F SOCIETIES AND ORGANISATIONS NCUACS 50.6.94/F.1-NCUACS 50.6.94/F.59
SECTION G VISITS AND CONFERENCES NCUACS 50.6.94/G.1-NCUACS 50.6.94/G.196
SECTION H CORRESPONDENCE NCUACS 50.6.94/H.1-NCUACS 50.6.94/H.217
SECTION J REFERENCES AND RECOMMENDATIONS NCUACS 50.6.94/J.1-NCUACS 50.6.94/J.157
The material is presented in the order given in the list of contents. This large collection includes important biographical material and full records of Rado's mathematical research and teaching. He used the Stolze-Schrey system of shorthand as a student in Germany and continued to use it for drafting correspondence, papers and lectures for the rest of his career.
Section A, Biographical, includes extensive correspondence from Rado's student days in Germany, 1925-1927 and from his first years as a Jewish refugee in England, principally 1933-1936 when he was based at Cambridge University.
Section B, Notebooks, comprises the student notebooks used by Rado for lecture notes, 1927-1933 and the mathematical notebooks or diaries that he kept for the rest of his career, 1928-1983. The student notebooks include notes on the lecture courses of mathematicians E. Schmidt and I. Schur, the physicists M. Born, M. Planck and E. Schrödinger, and the psychologist W. Köhler. A sequence of unidentified notebooks, 1934-1936, may have been used for lectures given by Rado at Cambridge during this period.
Section C, Reading University, includes some records relating to the university Mathematics Department and the central university administration.
Section D, Publications, presents records of Rado's preparation of his mathematical papers. Collaborative papers, including those with Paul Erdös, are particularly well documented in drafts and correspondence. Where applicable reference has been made to the Bibliography in the Royal Society memoir of Rado (NCUACS 50.6.94/A.1) in the form Bibliog. ...
Section E, Lectures, comprises both university teaching and invitation and public lectures. The university teaching documentation includes a little Cambridge material and full records for the courses taught by Rado at Sheffield University, King's College London and Reading University.
Section F, Societies and organisations, documents a number of Rado's major professional commitments including the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the London Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association. Also of interest is material relating to St Bartholomew's Grammar School, Newbury; Rado served as Reading University representative on the school's governing body.
Section G, Visits and conferences, provides documentation of this aspect of Rado's professional life, 1936 and 1950-1983. There are records of his regular attendance at British Mathematical Colloquia, 1950-1979, combinatorics conferences in Europe and North America, 1968-1983, and his Visiting Professorship at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, 1971-1972.
Section H, Correspondence, presents an alphabetical sequence of Rado's principal mathematical correspondents including G.A. Dirac 1951-1985, Paul Erdös, 1934-1987, E.C. Milner, 1957-1985 and L. Mirsky, 1948-1983. There is also a chronological sequence of shorter correspondence, 1948-1986.
Section J, References and recommendations, includes records of Rado's external examining and refereeing for journals.