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I am not sure if this is the right venue to ask this. Apologies in advance.

I would like to clarify the following. When people give as reference:

J.-P. SERRE and J. TATE.-Mimeographed notes from the 1964 A.M.S. Summer Institute in Algebraic Geometry at Woods Hole;

which notes do they exactly refer to? I downloaded a 1964 Woods Hole notes from Milne's site: but didn't find notes which were co-authored by Serre and Tate. There is one written solely by Tate and another solely by Serre. Another part contains notes by the two of them together with Lubin.

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They are probably referring to the sections "Serre discussed..." and "Tate discussed..." in the Seminar report by Lubin, Serre, Tate, which outline what has become known as Serre-Tate theory. But without knowing the context, I can only guess. It is quite likely the author didn't have access to the notes of conference, because only a very small number were produced, and they have become available on the internet only fairly recently.

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Some works which cited the Serre-Tate notes (in the manner mentioned above) that I know of are: Katz' Serre-Tate Local Moduli, Katz-Mazur's Arithmetic Moduli of Elliptic Curves and Peter Norman's Lifting Abelian Varieties. It is very likely that these authors have had direct access to the notes. Anyway, I do agree with you. We can only guess. Maybe it really was the Lubin-Serre-Tate notes. – Octobris Jul 15 '13 at 13:29
Well, in that case, they were just being lazy (or assumed that the reader didn't have access). – abz Jul 15 '13 at 14:14
I think this answer is exactly right. – Lubin Jul 15 '13 at 19:14

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