Scope and Content of Collection
The Johannes M. Burgers Papers cover the period 1912 to 1981. The collection reflects Burgers' academic interests and activities as well as his curiosity about fields unrelated to his own. Approximately one-fourth of the collection consists of correspondence. Burgers' papers also include research and lecture notes, publication drafts, information pertaining to professional meetings, Institute for Fluid Dynamics and Applied Mathematics (IFDAM) materials, photographs, and slides.
The papers primarily reflect Burgers' activities subsequent to his immigration to the United States. Although Dr. Burgers brought selected materials representing his career in the Netherlands to this country, the preponderance of his pre-1955 papers remain in the Netherlands and have been deposited at the Royal Netherlands Academy (Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie).
Permission to publish material from the unpulished papers of J.M. Burgers must be obtained from the Burgers family.