Heinz von Foerster Papers (Digital Surrogates) | University of Illinois Archives
Heinz Von Foerster Papers (Digital Surrogates), 1943, 1947, 1968-1971, 1974, contains digitized published papers and correspondence between Professor Heinz von Foerster and the experimental architect Lebbeus Woods concerning letters of recommendation on Woods' projects for different grants and fellowships, personal handwritten notes, and institutional correspondence. Correspondants also include Arnheim Rudolf. Digitized articles include "Uber das Leistungsproblem beim Klystron" Berichte der Lilienthal Gesellschaft fur Luftfahrtforschung 155, 1943; and "Von Pythagoras zu Josef Matthias Hauer", Jedermann: Eine Wochenschrift (1:1), 1 August, 1947.
Original pieces of correspondence can be found at record series 11/6/26 box 1 and12; Printed articles can be found at the same record series, box 32.
Digitized images pertaining to this record series, are available in the digital archives database. The digitized recording "Understanding Complexity: A Cybernetic Approach," broadcasted by the Old Dominion Univeristy Television, includes an interview with Heinz von Forester and Humberto Maturana, by Dr. Fred Steier from the American Society for Cybernetics (ASC) conference, November 9-12, 1989, Virgina Beach, VA, can be accessed here.
Administrative access to preservation, nearline, and access files are available to archives staff at: https://medusa.library.illinois.edu/collections/828