A Guide to the Gordon Thomas Whyburn Papers,
19261929





Creator 
Whyburn, Gordon Thomas,
1904 

Title 
Gordon Thomas Whyburn
Papers 

Dates: 
19261929 

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

Accession No. 
98082 

Extent 
1 inch 

Language 
English. 

Repository: 
Dolph Briscoe Center for American
History, The University of Texas at
Austin 
Gordon Thomas Whyburn (19041969) 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 offprints (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.
Access Restrictions
Unrestricted access.







Subjects 


Whyburn, Gordon Thomas,
1904 


University of Texas at
Austin. Dept. of Mathematics 


Continuum
(mathematics) 


Convergence 


Homology Theory 


Mathematics 
Periodicals 


Mathematics  Study and
teaching  United States 


Topology 
Gordon Thomas Whyburn Papers, 19261929, Archives of American
Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
Detailed Description of the Collection















Literary productions of Gordon T. Whyburn: 
Box 
2.325/A101 


"TwoWay Continuous Curves," Bulletin of the American
Mathematical Society, NovemberDecember,
1926. 



"Concerning Certain Types of Continuous Curves,"
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 12, no. 12, December 1926. 



"Cyclicly Connected Continuous Curves," Proceedings of the
National Academy of Sciences, vol. 13, no. 2, February 1927. 



"The Most General Closed Point Set Over Which Continuous
Function May be Defined By Certain Properties," Bulletin of the American
Mathematical Society, MarchApril 1927. 



"Concerning Continua in the Plane" (Doctoral
Dissertation), Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, vol. 29, no.
2, April 1927. 



"Some Properties of Continuous Curves," Bulletin of the
American Mathematical Society, MayJune 1927. 



"Concerning the Open Subsets of a Plane Continuous Curve,"
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 13, no. 9, September 1927. 



"Concerning Point Sets Which Can Be Made Connected by the
Addition of a Simple Continuous Arc," Transactions of the American Mathematical
Society, vol. 29, no. 4, October 1927. 



"Concerning Regular and Connected Point Sets," Bulletin of
the American Mathematical Society, NovemberDecember
1927. 



"On Continuous Curves in n Dimensions," Bulletin of the
American Mathematical Society, MayJune 1928. 



"Concerning the Structure of a Continuous Curve," American
Journal of Mathematics, vol. 50, no.2, April 1928. 



"Concerning the Cut Points of Continua," Transactions of
the American Mathematical Society, vol. 30, no. 3 July 1928. 



"Concerning the Complementary Domains of Continua," Annals
of Mathematics, vol. 29, no.4, November 1928. 



"On Certain Accessible Points of Plane Continua,"
Monatshefte fur Mathematik und Physik, vol.35, 1928. 



"On a Problem of W. L. Ayres," Fundamenta Mathematicae,
vol. 11, 1928. 



"Concerning Menger Regular Curves," Fundamenta
Mathematicae, vol. 12, 1928. 



"On Regular Points of Continua and Regular Curves of at
Most Order n," Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, MarchApril 1929. 
