Gordon Thomas Whyburn (1904-1969) attended the University of Texas at Austin, obtaining Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the Department of Chemistry. He earned his Ph. D. in Mathematics in 1927 and became adjunct professor of mathematics from 1927 to 1929. Whyburn studied in Europe with Hans Hahn, Kazimerz Kuratowski, and Waclaw Sierpinski before being appointed associate professor of mathematics at Johns Hopkins University in 1930. In 1934, he accepted appointment as professor and chairman of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Virginia, where he stayed for the remainder of his career. He researched topology, cyclic elements, the structure of continua, homology theory, and examined different notions of convergents in the space of all subsets of a compact metric space.

The Gordon Thomas Whyburn Papers consist of 17 off-prints (bound copies of articles published in journals) of Whyburn's contributions to scientific and mathematical journals between 1926 and 1929.

Forms part of the Archives of American Mathematics.

Unrestricted access.

Gordon Thomas Whyburn Papers, 1926-1929, Archives of American Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.