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How did 'N. Bourbaki' address a conference?

It did not deliver the 1948 address to the Association for Symbolic Logic at Columbus, Ohio, obviously. Weil read it for it, as we learn from Zorn's report about the meeting in the same issue of The ...
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Where are Pierre Samuel's videos of Bourbaki proceedings available?

It appears to be from the following broadcast (source): ARTE (FRANCE TÉLÉVISION - LA CINQUIÈME) Émission « Archimède » du 14 novembre 2000 consacrée à Bourbaki, réalisée avec la collaboration de ...
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Where can I find Grothendieck's letter of resignation from Bourbaki?

Here is an English translation of Grothendieck's letter dated October 9, 1960. Here is the letter in its original French. May also be of interest, Grothendieck's stolen correspondence of 1985.
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What were the standard algebra texts used in elite French universities during the 20th century?

The mathematicians you name all had important relations with Bourbaki, Deligne for sure studied the elements of Bourbaki at that level. While the others would create them. The algebra of Bourbaki has ...
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Relation between Bourbaki group and Vienna Circle

Short answer: not much of a relation. Perhaps the stars could have aligned differently if the Vienna Circle lasted longer, but with the rise of Nazism many members had to flee Austria and the meetings ...
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Where are Pierre Samuel's videos of Bourbaki proceedings available?

These videos (some of them, maybe) were on view during an exhibition about Bourbaki and his early collaborators at Bibliothèque de l'École normale supérieure. Presumably the Association des ...
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Source of a Quote by M. Stone on Poincaré and Bourbaki

This does not directly answer if the quote "For Bourbaki, Poincaré was the devil incarnate" is from Stone or Mandelbrot (although I would bet on the latter), but only points out the complex ...
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Where can I find Grothendieck's letter of resignation from Bourbaki?

I have since found the original source. It appeared in the second part of a two-part obituary published in 2016 for the Notices of the AMS: Vol 63, No.4. Though I believe the link provided by @NWR is ...
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