David Kahn Donates his Cryptography Collection to the National Cryptologic Museum

Good for him.

I think that's where my collection will be going, too.

Posted on November 24, 2010 at 7:21 AM • 10 Comments

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EricNovember 24, 2010 8:35 AM

Bruce, when you send your collection will it becomes theirs or will it return to you at somepoint down the road?

Clive RobinsonNovember 24, 2010 8:47 AM

@ Bruce,

I'm sure you blogged about this oh ages ago.

I remember saying at the time I wished he would donate it to an organisation that was open such that as the documents came out of copyright limitations they could be scanned and put up on the web as a resource available to all.

I hope when it's your turn to "hang up your library" you will consider an "open route" so that many can benifit from thebequest.

XXXNovember 24, 2010 9:04 AM

definatly not the minnesota history museum, they have the red rudinsky lockpicks and they wouldn't let me see them
probably what will happen to kahns stuff too when the tight sphincters who are hollowing out our freedom notice that its all there for the public.

Dave WalkerNovember 24, 2010 4:48 PM

Agree, this is really cool - it's equally cool that the Museum considers itself able to exhibit things to the public, again.

As an aside, a collection of Turing's original papers (apparently including Bombe material) came up for auction yesterday, and failed to achieve the reserve price; there is a campaign afoot to raise sufficient funds to purchase them and then donate them to the museum at Bletchley Park, and this has now been given a second chance.

Should this worthy campaign fail to secure the papers for Bletchley, the National Cryptologic Museum would probably be interested...

cake burnerNovember 28, 2010 8:33 PM

It's lovely to see pictures of David Kahn's files and working papers. Apparently he has decided to let archivists and curators decide what is important and worth keeping and not try to do that himself.

Ronn LettermanApril 29, 2011 12:03 AM

I spoke with Mr. Kahn years ago, as a Mnemonician. Today, who could I speak with about the most incredible mnemonic device ever created in human history? One that I believe relates directly to the 2012 cosmologies. Every megalithic artifact globally attests to the the veracity of the mathematics. I don't know what to think. I am not a cryptanalyst, or whatever. Just someone sincere with references, but don't know where to go, who to trust. Integrity, life is short. Contact me, I'll respond.
Kepler's Bookstore in Menlo Park has provide most all my hard copy material for 30 yrs.

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