- 1963-1985 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
3.75 m of textual records and other material.
Name of creator
Engineer and writer Wade Edward Philpott was born in Sunnyside, Washington, in 1918. Son of Chester E. Edwards and Mary Ream Edwards. Adopted by his aunt, Viola Ream Philpott, and uncle, George Austin Philpott, in 1921, and name was changed from Chester Wade Edwards to Wade Edward Philpott. Graduated in engineering from Ohio Northern University. Worked on the design of printing calculators and business machines. Married Myra Given in 1941. In 1947, W. Philpott was left paralyzed in a shooting accident and during his hospitalization became interested in recreational mathematics. From 1951 on he developed puzzles (Multimatch) and games (Sweep). Published work in the Journal of Recreational Mathematics. Died in 1985.
Donated by Myra G. Philpott in 1987.
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Scope and content
Fonds consists of puzzles, computer programs, articles, works by other authors, correspondence between W.E. Philpott and various persons including Martin Gardner, Harry L. Nelson, Joseph S. Madachy.
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
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Script of material
Language and script notes
Text in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
File level inventory available at repository.
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Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of the fonds.
Includes 83 audio cassettes and 0.3125 m of puzzles.