The Manuscript Heritage of Edward Rosen (1906–1985) in the Collections of the University Library in Toruń Cover Image

Spuścizna rękopiśmienna kopernikologa Edwarda Rosena (1906–1985) w zbiorach Biblioteki Uniwersyteckiej w Toruniu
The Manuscript Heritage of Edward Rosen (1906–1985) in the Collections of the University Library in Toruń

Author(s): Andrzej Mycio
Subject(s): Cultural history, History of ideas, Social history, Post-War period (1950 - 1989), Source Material
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe w Toruniu
Keywords: Nicolaus Copernicus;Johannes Kepler;Galileo Galilei;history of science;history of astronomy;history of physics;manuscript heritage;private archives;

Summary/Abstract: Edward Rosen was born on 12 December 1906 in New York. His entire life was connected with this city; it was in New York that he was educated and worked. He is the author of 11 books, over 160 scientific articles and over 90 reviews. In his works he dealt with the 16th and 17th century astronomy and physics; his main interest was the activity and work of Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei and Johannes Kepler. He was considered to be one of the leaders of the research on Copernicus and early astronomy. In 2012 Professor’s daughter, Carla Rosen-Vacher, presented the manuscript heritage of his father to the University Library in Toruń, which was finally developed in 2017. The archival documents given by Carla Rosen-Vacher are of significant scientific value. It does not include any private or family materials. The heritage consists of manuscripts and typescripts of Rosen’s scientific works, technical materials, documents of his professional activity, rich correspondence with other representatives of the world of science and edition of sources. The heritage was catalogued under entry numbers from Rps 4792 to Rps 4849. In total, it consists of 58 inventory units preserved in 42 files. The materials take up 1.6 linear meter. The greatest value of the archive are inedita – unpublished works and a large collection of correspondence. It seems that the materials may still have some value for historians of the early modern times. All the preserved materials shall be exploited in order to get acquainted with the figure of Professor, the area of his research and his taller. Particularly useful should be manuscripts and typescripts of his works, his notebooks, flashcards and six cassette tapes including Rosen’s lectures.

  • Issue Year: 83/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 207-216
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish