Heinz von Foerster Papers, 1925-2000
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Brief Description: Papers of Heinz von Foerster (1911-2002), professor of electrical engineering (1949-74) and biophysics (1962-74) and director of Biological Computer Laboratory (BCL) (1958-74) including correspondence relating to cybernetics, BCL, futurism, alternative living, cognitive processes, artificial intelligence, artificial language, notation of body movement and departmental and BCL matters including Ph. D. committees, staff and administration, student counseling and recommendations on students and associates (1950-2000), courses files for electrical engineering, biophysics, heuristics and LAS 199 (1966-72), course projects including Whole University Catalog (1969), Ecological Source Book (1970), Metagames (1972) and Cybernetics of Cybernetic (1974), publications (1943-2000), notes for talks (1962-95), and photographs (c. 1925-2000). Correspondents include W. Ross Ashby, Murray Babcock, Stafford Beer, Herbert Brun, Paul Drake, Victor Frankl, Erich Fromm, Herbert Goldhor, Gottard Gunther, Ivan Illich, Howard Lawler, John Lilly, Lars Lofgren, Warren McCulloch, Humberto Maturana, Margaret Mead, Gordon Pask, Rowena Swanson, Stuart Umpleby and Mrs. Norbert Wiener.
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Record Series Number: 11/6/26
Created by: Von Foerster, Heinz (1911-2002)
Volume: 37.6 cubic feet
Acquired: 7/29/1974; 4/23/2007
More information is available at http://archives.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/1106026.pdf (pdf)
Arrangement: By subject
Subject Index
Biological Computer Laboratory
Biophysics
Computers
Cybernetics
Ecology
Faculty Papers
Futurism
Heuristics
Photographs
Student Counseling
Genres/Forms of Material
Papers
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
French [fre]
German [ger]
Italian [ita]
Portuguese [por]