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; 2010-321
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. Mac Nerney,
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
Most of these papers are stored remotely at CDL and LSF. 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
J. S. Mac Nerney [includes mathematical work, bound],
1950-1958
2011-375/1 [15839185]
Wall and J. S. Mac Nerney [accession no. 2010-321], 1961-1968, 1971
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
Mac Nerney, 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
Mac Nerney, 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
3W111
Four photographs [includes photocopy of letter from Wall’s son],
circa 1930s