Kurt Gödel - digitized resources for scholarship

The unpublished papers of Kurt Gödel are owned by the Institute for Advanced Study and held on deposit at the Princeton University Library Department of Rare Books and Special Collections . A portion of the papers have also been made available via microfilm. Given recent scholarly interest in the notebooks commonly called "Max Phil", containing his philosophical "maxims", these notebooks are available through this website. We welcome your questions and comments.

The notebooks are numbered "0" through "15"; Max notebook 13 seems to have been lost prior to the Institute receiving the papers. Much of the text in these notebooks was written in Gabelsberger shorthand; the digital materials include a copy of the shorthand book Kurt Gödel owned. These scans were made from the Institute's copy of a preservation microfilm made through a Sloan Foundation grant .

Preferred Citation:  Kurt Gödel Papers; 1905-1980 (mostly 1930-1970), courtesy of the Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center, Institute for Advanced Study on deposit in the Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

"Philosophie I Max 0" 
which also may be found in microfilm box 20, or in the papers Box 6b, Folder 63
    "Max I Zeiteinteilung"  
which also may be found in microfilm box 20,  or in the papers Box 6b, Folder 64
    "Max II Zeiteinteilung": Plus 21 loose pages
which also may be found in microfilm box 20,  or in the papers Box 6b, Folder 65
    "Max III": PT 1 and PT. 2 Plus 5 inserted pages (irregular pagination)
which also may be found in microfilm box 20, or in the papers Box 6b, Folder 66
    "Max IV"     1941 May-1942 April
which also  may be found in microfilm box 20, or in the papers Box 6b, Folder 67
    "Max V"     circa 1942 May
which also may be found in microfilm box 20,  or in the papers Box 6b, Folder 67
    "Max VI"     circa 1942 July
which also may be found in microfilm box 21,  or in the papers Box 6b, Folder 68
    "Max VII"     1942 July 15-1942 September 10
which also may be found in microfilm box 21, or in the papers  Box 6b, Folder 68
    "Max VIII"     1942 September 15-1942 November 18 pt. 1 and pt. 2  (irregular pagination)
which also may be found in microfilm box 21,  or in the papers Box 6b, Folder 69
    "Max IX"     1942 November 18-1943 March 11 (there is no page 21 and 22 for Max IX)
which also may be found in microfilm box 21, or in the papers Box 6b, Folder 69
    "Max X"     1943 March 12-1944 January 27
which also may be found in microfilm box 21, or in the papers Box 6b, Folder 70
    "Max XI"     1944 January 28-1944 November 14 Pt. 1 and Pt. 2
which also may be found in microfilm box 21, or in the papers  Box 6b, Folder 70
    "Max XII"     1944 November 15-1945 June 5
which also may be found in microfilm box 21, or in the papers Box 6b, Folder 71
    Vol. XIII missing    
    "Max Phil. XIV"     1946 July-1955 May Pt. 1 and Pt. 2
which also may be found in microfilm box 21, or in the papers Box 6b, Folder 72
    "Max XV, Letztes"    1955 May
which also may be found in microfilm box 21, or in the papers Box 6b, Folder 72

Tools for reading Gabelsberger shorthand:
Lehr- und Ubungsbuch der Gabelsbergerschen Stenographie (1915).

Lehr- und Ubungsbuch der Gabelsbergerschen Stenographie (1915).  Stenographic part.