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Interview transcripts:

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Princeton Mathematics Community in the 1930s Oral History Collection, 1984-1985



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Princeton Mathematics Community
Title Princeton Mathematics Community in the 1930s Oral History Collection
Dates: 1984-1985
Abstract Transcripts of oral history interviews with 43 individuals concerning their memories of mathematics at Princeton University during the 1930s.
Accession No. 86-23
Extent 3 in.
Language Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

Transcripts of oral history interviews with 43 individuals concerning their memories of mathematics at Princeton University during the 1930s. The interviews focus on the institutional and social context of the Princeton graduate program and the Institute for Advanced Study as they developed, as well as the personalities of the people involved. Prominent individuals involved with Princeton in the 1930s included James Alexander, Albert Einstein, Luther Eisenhart, Solomon Lefschetz, Marston Morse, Oswald Veblen, John von Neumann, Hermann Weyl and Eugene Wigner. Most of these individuals had died at the time of these interviews, however several faculty members as well as graduate students, visitors and permanent researchers took part in the oral history project. Arranged alphabetically by interviewee.

Forms part of the Archives of American Mathematics.

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Restrictions

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Unrestricted access.

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These papers are stored remotely at CDL. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

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Index Terms

Subjects
Aspray, William
Gillespie, Charles Coulston
Nebeker, Frederick
Tucker, Albert W. (Albert William), 1905-
Princeton University
Mathematicians--Interviews.

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Related Material

Original tapes and transcripts are available at the Seeley G. Mudd Library at Princeton University. Copies of transcripts are also available at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia and the Charles Babbage Institute in Minneapolis.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Princeton Mathematics Community in the 1930s Oral History Collection, 1984-1985, Archives of American Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Interview transcripts:

Box
86-23/1 Bardeen, John
Bargmann, Valentine
Brown, George W.
Cameron, Robert
Church, Alonzo
Cohen, Leon W.
Daly, Joseph
Duren, William L.
Eisenhart, Churchill
Flexner, William
Flood, Merrill
Foster, Alfred Leon and Ilse
Giese, John
Givens, James Wallace
Goldstine, Herman
Greenwood, Robert E.
Halperin, Israel
Henkin, Leon
Hoffmann, Banesh
Hooke, Robert
Jacobson, Nathan
Kemeny, John
Kleene, Stephen
Lehmer, Derrick and Emma
Levine, Jack
McShane, Edward J.
Montgomery, Deane
Mood, Alexander M.
Morrey, Frances
Robertson, Malcolm
Rosser, J. Barkley
Singleton, Robert
Snapper, Ernst
Taub, Abraham H.
Taylor, Angus E.
Tucker, Albert W.
Tukey, John
Walker, Robert
Whitney, Hassler
Wigner, Eugene
Wylie, Shaun

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