The Pauli Manuscript Collection
1900 to 1958
Level of description
Extent of the unit of description
776 items, 1 metre, 10 boxes
Name of creator
Wolfgang Pauli (1900 - 1958)
For Pauli's biographical history see the Pauli Archive: fonds level description.
For archival history see the Pauli Archive: fonds level description.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Pauli's widow, Mrs. Franca Pauli, donated most of the collection.
Scope and content
The Pauli Manuscript Collection contains drafts of some of Pauli's works, as well as notes, preparation of lectures and calculations on various subjects, reflecting the scientific activities of Wolfgang Pauli. This collection gives an overview of how Wolfgang Pauli was working.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
Nothing was destroyed.
A few further items may be collected.
System of arrangement
The arrangement was made by Pauli himself. Documents are arranged by subject.
Conditions governing access
See file level description and the CERN operational circular No 3: rules applicable to archival material and archiving at CERN.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright is retained by CERN, no reproduction without permission.
Language / scripts of material
Most of the material is written in German and English.
Listed to file level in the CERN Archive database.
Related units of description
Listed to item level in Cassidy's Catalogue (also available at the CERN Archive) and in the CERN Archive database.
Description prepared by Marc Reymond.
Date(s) of description: Geneva, May to August 2002.