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David Singmaster

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 2110 DS
Held at: London South Bank University
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Full title: David Singmaster
Date(s): 1970-1980s
Level of description: Fonds level
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): David Singmaster
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Administrative/Biographical history:

David Breyer Singmaster (b.1939) is a Professor Emeritus at London South Bank University. A self-described metagrobologist, Singmaster became famous for his solution to the Rubik's cube, known as the "Singmaster notation" and his large personal collection of mechanical puzzles and books of brainteasers.


Scope and content/abstract:

David Singmaster papers comprising:

DS/1 Rubik Cube Publications: four newsletters and four pamphlets regarding the Rubik Cube, 1980-1982;

DS/2 Presscuttings regarding Singmaster's research and Rubik Cube solution, 1979-1983;

DS/3 Academic Papers: various metagrobological and mathematical academic papers, 1975-1982.

Access & Use

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The collection is catalogued

Conditions governing access:

The collection is available to the public. If you have any enquiries please contact the University Archives Officer.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Reproduction is at the discretion of University Archives Centre staff

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Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

David Singmaster

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Description Notes

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Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
September 2011