This large collection includes important biographical material and full records of Rado's mathematical research and teaching.
Biographical material includes extensive correspondence from Rado's student days in Germany, 1925-1927, and from his first years as a Jewish refugee in England, principally 1933-1936 when he was based at Cambridge University. Research records include the student notebooks used by Rado for lecture notes, 1927-1933, and the mathematical notebooks or diaries that he kept throughout his career, 1928-1983. The student notebooks include notes on the lecture courses of mathematicians E. Schmidt and I. Schur, the physicists M. Born, M. Planck and E. Schrdinger, and the psychologist W. Khler. There are extensive records of Rado's mathematical publications including collaborative papers with P. Erds, his lectures both university teaching and invitation and public lectures, and visits and conferences including the British Mathematical Colloquia that he attended regularly from 1950 and the Visiting Professorship at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, 1972-1973. A number of Rado's major professional affiliations are also documented including the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the London Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association. There is an alphabetical sequence of Rado's principal mathematical correspondents including G.A. Dirac, 1951-1985, P. Erds, 1934-1987, E.C. Milner, 1957-1985, and L. Mirsky, 1948-1983, and also a chronological sequence of shorter correspondence, 1948-1986.