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Abstract The papers of Helen M. Clark (professor of mathematics at Northwestern University) fill four boxes including one half-size box, and date between 1958 and 1972. The papers are divided into: a biographical file, correspondence, and teaching files.
Abstract This series consists of the general files of the Mathematics Department for the period 1913-1955 with the bulk of the records falling between 1936 and 1946. The files are arranged in eleven major subject categories as follows: Correspondence of Departmental Chairman, Sundry Applications and other records pertaining to the availability of jobs, Files pertaining to the departmental Budget, Files of Class “Notes”. These files are primarily administrative in nature and give some insight to the...
Abstract Harold T. Davis was appointed professor of mathematics at Northwestern University in 1937; he became Chairman of the Department in 1940, and retired in 1955. His papers fill three archival boxes and span the period between 1924 and 1974. They consist of three folders of biographical material, five folders of articles by Davis, three bound volumes of mathematical papers by Davis and six bound volumes of tables of higher mathematical functions compiled by Davis.
Abstract The Mathematics Department personnel files include correspondence, a few reprints, and brief biographical data on teaching assistants, prospective teaching assistants, and a few faculty members. The bulk of the files span from the mid 1950's to the mid 1960's, although a few date from as early as the 1920's. The amount of material in each person's folder varies widely.
Abstract Lois W. Griffiths came to Northwestern University in 1927 as an instructor in mathematics, was promoted to assistant professor of mathematics in 1930, and to associate professor in 1938. She retired form Northwestern in 1964. Her special field of research was number theory. Her papers are contained in three and one-half boxes, date between 1923 and 1981, and are comprised of small amounts of correspondence and materials relating to Griffith's graduate education, as well as teaching files and...
Abstract Ernst D. Hellinger joined the faculty at Northwestern as lecturer in Mathematics in 1939. He was promoted to professor in 1945, and retired in 1949. He studied integral equations, infinite systems of equations, real functions, and continued fractions. A type of integral he introduced in his dissertation became known as "the Hellinger integral," and the Hilbert-Hellinger theory of forms in infinitely many variables profoundly influenced mathematical analysis. His papers fill one and one-half...
Abstract The Thomas Franklin Holgate Papers offer a brief glimpse of the work of a competent university administrator during the first two decades of the Twentieth Century; a view of an effective and practical promoter of higher education for blacks; a productive and stimulating teacher and writer in mathematics; and an administrator (especially in financial matters) sought-after by many educational and religious organizations. The papers are arranged in five main categories: biographical material;...