Gelwick Microfilm Collection

In 1962 and 1963, with the help of Michael Polanyi, Richard Gelwick compiled the first collection of Polanyi’s non-scientific writings. The copyrighted collection was put on microfilm. There are, on the microfilm, more than a hundred documents, many published (some in obscure places) and some unpublished, written from 1935 until 1963. Today few know about or have access to this very interesting set of Polanyi writings. A searchable pdf version of all of the microfilm’s documents is now available to anyone who wants a copy. Thanks go to John Polanyi, literary executor for Michael Polanyi, who has given permission to the Polanyi Society to make the material on the Gelwick microfilm available for non-commercial scholarly and educational uses.

You can gain access to Collected Articles and Papers of Michael Polanyi, compiled by Richard L. Gelwick, in two ways. If you wish to download a zipped file with all materials in Collected Articles and Papers of Michael Polanyi, you can do so with this link. After you download the zipped file, please also send an e-mail to Phil Mullins (at the e-mail address below) indicating that you have done so. If you don't wish to work with a zipped file, you can request a link for a copy of these materials available on Google Docs.

The first file in the set of files (An-Intro-Gelwick-Microfilm-PMullins.pdf) provides an introduction to the set of materials, including the key to the file names. Questions about Collected Articles and Papers of Michael Polanyi can be sent to Phil Mullins.

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