Descriptive Summary
Wall, H. S. (Hubert
Stanley), 1902-
H. S. Wall
Papers
1902, 1929-1974, 2006
2000-088, 2002-076; 2006-073; 2006-121; 2006-137
3 ft., 4 in.
Dolph Briscoe Center for American
History, The University of Texas at
Austin
Collection consists of
the mathematical notes, publications, and teaching material of mathematician H.
S. Wall (1902-1971).
Materials are written in English.
Biographical Note
Wall received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in
1927. He was a professor of pure mathematics at the University of Texas at
Austin (1946-1971) where he directed the doctoral work of over 60 students.
Wall employed the discovery-based method of teaching in his classroom. His
research interests included continued fractions, Hellinger integrals, group
theory, and infinite processes.

Scope and Contents
Collection consists of the mathematical notes, publications, and
teaching material of mathematician H. S. Wall (1902-1971). Also includes some
notes of J. S. MacNerney, one of Wall's students and a professor of mathematics
at the University of North Carolina.

Forms part of the Archives of American Mathematics.

Access Restrictions
Unrestricted access.

Acquisition Information
Accession 2006-073 was transferred from the University of Houston
Special Collection and Archives Department.

Use Restrictions
The majority of these papers is stored remotely at CDL. Advance notice required for retrieval.
Contact repository for retrieval.

Preferred Citation
H. S. Wall Papers, 1902, 1929-1974, 2006, Archives of American
Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Index Terms
Subjects
Mac Nerney, J. S. (John Sheridan),
1923-1979
Wall, H. S. (Hubert Stanley), 1902- --
Archives
University of Texas at Austin. Dept. of
Mathematics
Lecture notes
Mathematics -- Periodicals
Mathematics -- Study and teaching --
United States
Detailed Description of the Collection
Correspondence
2006-073/5
MacNerney [includes mathematical work, bound],
1950-1958
2006-073/1
General,
1948-1958
2000-088/1
Class and seminar material,
1941-1948 and
undated
Publications by Wall
2000-088/1
"Selected Problems in Mathematical Analysis,"
1955
2000-088/1
"Theory of Equations,"
undated
2000-088/1
Creative Mathematics,
Austin: UT Press,
1963
4RM180
Analytic Theory of Continued
Fractions, Bronx, NY: Chelsea Publishing Co.,
1948
2000-088/1
Miscellany,
undated
2000-088/2
Offprints,
1931-1938
2000-088/2
Offprints,
1940-1943
2000-088/2
Offprints,
1944-1945
2000-088/2
Offprints,
1946-1949
2000-088/2
Offprints,
1953-1957
2006-073/5
Offprints,
1931-1957
Mathematical work
2006-073/1
Manuscripts:
2006-073/1
"Calculus" [later became
Creative Mathematics],
1956
4RM180
"Calculus" [later draft?],
undated
2006-073/1
"Concerning the power series expansion of a continued
fraction,"
undated
2006-073/1
“Differential and Integral Calculus,”
undated
2006-073/1
Fundamental function theory,
undated
2006-073/1
“The Scientific Work of Edward Burr Van Vleck,”
1945 and undated
2006-073/1
Monographs:
2006-073/1
Northwestern University Contributions to
Continued Fractions [includes 15 monographs authored or coauthored by
Wall],
1929-1942
2006-073/1
Research files:
2006-073/1
Linear systems [includes Analysis Seminar Reports from
Northwestern and “The Hellinger Solution of the Moment Problem”],
1942-1943 and undated
2006-073/1
Mathematical notes,
1966 and undated
University of Texas at Austin
2002-076/1
Course notes:
2002-076/1
"Calculus" notes [Calculus 613 class],
ca. 1951-1952
2002-076/1
Notes [Theory of Equations 315],
ca. 1951-1952
2006-073/1
M. 697L [typed and handwritten notes],
1955-1956
2006-073/1
Student work:
2006-073/1
Chisolm, J. S. R.,
1963
2006-073/1
Darwin, James T.,
undated
2006-073/1
Drobnies, Saul I.,
undated
2006-073/1
Garrett, B. D.,
undated
2006-073/1
Helton, Burrell W.,
undated
2006-073/1
Lane, Ralph E.,
undated
2006-073/1
MacNerney, J. S.,
undated
2006-073/1
Murray, C. S.,
undated
2006-073/1
Neuberger, J. W.,
undated
2006-073/1
Parker,
undated
2006-073/1
Porcelli, Pasquale,
undated
2006-073/1
Roach, F. A.,
undated
2006-073/1
Steib, Michael Lee,
undated
2006-073/1
Pure Mathematics Foundation of the Univerisity of Texas,
1952
2002-076/1
MacNerney, J. S., "An Introduction to Analytic Functions
With Theoretical Implications," The University of North Carolina,
1960
Works by others
2006-073/1
Bisshopp, K. E. “The Use of Matrices and Normal
Coordinates in the Solutions of Torsional Vibration Problems” [lecture
delivered at Spring MAA meeting, Milwaukee, WI],
May 13, 1944
2006-073/1
Frevel, Ludo K. “Applications of the Explicit Expansion
of Iterated Functions” [The Dow Chemical Company],
undated
RESTRICTED
Restricted [for conservation
purposes]: Stieltjes, Thomas Jan,
Recherches sur Les Fractions
Continues, Paris,
1902, 2006
2006-073/2
The Rocky Mountain Journal of
Mathematics, Vol. 4, No. 2, Spring 1974 [dedicated to H. S. Wall],
1974
2000-088/2
Offprints,
1937-1968 and
undated
2000-088/2
Reid, W. T. Introduction to the
Theory of Functions, Chicago: University of Chicago Bookstore,
1944
2006-073/2
Reprints [alphabetical by author]:
2006-073/2
A-G
2006-073/3
H-P
2006-073/4
R-V
2006-073/5
W-Z
Personal
3W111Four photographs [includes photocopy of letter from Wall’s son],
circa 1930s