The National Cryptologic Museum Foundation and Museum are deeply grateful to Dr. David Kahn for his MANY valuable, rare, interesting, and cherished donations for the Museum and Library.
Dr. David Kahn is an esteemed author whose book, The Codebreakers, is widely acknowledged as the most comprehensive book ever written on the history, art and science of codebreaking. Dr. Kahn has had one of the world’s rarest collections of books, papers and artifacts related to the art and science of cryptology. We are extremely grateful that much of that collection is now the prized possession of the NCM and Library.
Included below are additional photos of donations from Dr. Kahn. Click on each for an expanded view and for link to pages with more details about the donation.
David Kahn Donations March 2014
In early March 2014, Dr. David Kahn made another significant donation of cryptology-related materials to the NCMF/NCM. This was his 13th donation in 10 years.
Visit THIS PAGE for more details.
David Kahn Donations January 2012
In January 2012, Dr. David Kahn made another significant contribution of cryptologic memorabilia to the NCM that consisted of 7 boxes of material. Visit THIS PAGE for more details on the items.
David Kahn Donations 2010-2011
In November 2010 & January 2011, Dr. David Kahn made significant donations of cryptologic materials to the NCM and its Library. The 2010 donations included 16 boxes of memorabilia, and the 2011 donations included antiquarian books. Visit THIS PAGE for details and more photos of the items.
David Kahn Donations Summer 2010
In July and August 2010, Dr. David Kahn made perhaps his largest donation of cryptologic items to the NCM. In addition to 25 boxes of books and memorabilia, there was a rare Napoleon Letter and a Colossus artifact. Visit THIS PAGE to see details.
David Kahn Donations November 2009
In November 2009, Dr. David Kahn donated over 30 boxes of cryptologic materials to the NCM and NCM Library. Visit THIS PAGE for details.
David Kahn Donations Early Years
Starting in approximately 2004, Dr. David Kahn began making significant donations of cryptologic materials to the NCM and its Library. Visit THIS PAGE for details on these early donations.