A Guide to the H. S. Wall Papers, 1902, 19291974, 2006





Creator 
Wall, H. S. (Hubert Stanley),
1902 

Title 
H. S. Wall Papers 

Dates: 
1902,
19291974, 2006 

Abstract 
Collection consists of the
mathematical notes, publications, and teaching material of mathematician H. S. Wall
(19021971). 

Accession No. 
2000088, 2002076; 2006073; 2006121; 2006137; 2010321 

Extent 
3 ft., 4 in. 

Language 
Materials are written in English. 

Repository: 
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The
University of Texas at Austin 
Wall received his Ph.D. from the University of WisconsinMadison in 1927. He was a
professor of pure mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin (19461971) where
he directed the doctoral work of over 60 students. Wall employed the discoverybased
method of teaching in his classroom. His research interests included continued
fractions, Hellinger integrals, group theory, and infinite processes.
Collection consists of the mathematical notes, publications, and teaching material of
mathematician H. S. Wall (19021971). 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.
Use Restrictions
Most of these papers are stored remotely at CDL and LSF. Advance notice required for
retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.







Subjects 


Mac Nerney, J. S. (John Sheridan),
19231979 


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 
H. S. Wall Papers, 1902, 19291974, 2006, Archives of American Mathematics, Dolph
Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
Accession 2006073 was transferred from the University of Houston Special Collection
and Archives Department.
Detailed Description of the Collection















Correspondence 
Box 
2006073/5 


J. S. Mac Nerney [includes mathematical work, bound],
19501958 
Box 
2011375/1 [15839185] 


Wall and J. S. Mac Nerney [accession no. 2010321], 19611968, 1971 
Box 
2006073/1 


General, 19481958 















Box 
2000088/1 

Class and seminar material, 19411948 and undated 















Publications by Wall 
Box 
2000088/1 


"Selected Problems in Mathematical Analysis," 1955 



"Theory of Equations," undated 



Creative Mathematics, Austin: UT Press, 1963 
box 
4RM180 


Analytic Theory of Continued Fractions,
Bronx, NY: Chelsea Publishing Co., 1948 
Box 
2000088/1 


Miscellany, undated 
Box 
2000088/2 


Offprints, 19311938 



Offprints, 19401943 



Offprints, 19441945 



Offprints, 19461949 



Offprints, 19531957 
Box 
2006073/5 


Offprints, 19311957 















Mathematical work 
box 
2006073/1 


Manuscripts: 




"Calculus" [later became Creative
Mathematics], 1956 
box 
4RM180 



"Calculus" [later draft?],
undated 
box 
2006073/1 



"Concerning the power series expansion of a continued
fraction," undated 




“Differential and Integral Calculus,”
undated 




Fundamental function theory,
undated 




“The Scientific Work of Edward Burr Van Vleck,”
1945 and undated 



Monographs: 




Northwestern University Contributions to
Continued Fractions [includes 15 monographs authored or
coauthored by Wall], 19291942 



Research files: 




Linear systems [includes Analysis Seminar Reports from
Northwestern and “The Hellinger Solution of the Moment Problem”],
19421943 and undated 



Mathematical notes, 1966 and
undated 















University of Texas at Austin 
box 
2002076/1 


Course notes: 




"Calculus" notes [Calculus 613 class], ca.
19511952 




Notes [Theory of Equations 315], ca.
19511952 
box 
2006073/1 



M. 697L [typed and handwritten notes],
19551956 



Student work: 




Chisolm, J. S. R., 1963 




Darwin, James T., undated 




Drobnies, Saul I., undated 




Garrett, B. D., undated 




Helton, Burrell W., undated 




Lane, Ralph E., undated 




Mac Nerney, J. S., undated 




Murray, C. S., undated 




Neuberger, J. W., undated 




Parker, undated 




Porcelli, Pasquale, undated 




Roach, F. A., undated 




Steib, Michael Lee, undated 



Pure Mathematics Foundation of the Univerisity of Texas,
1952 















Box 
2002076/1 

Mac Nerney, J. S., "An Introduction to Analytic Functions With
Theoretical Implications," The University of North Carolina, 1960 















Works by others 
box 
2006073/1 


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 



Frevel, Ludo K. “Applications of the Explicit Expansion of
Iterated Functions” [The Dow Chemical Company],
undated 
box 
RESTRICTED 


Restricted [for conservation purposes]:
Stieltjes, Thomas Jan, Recherches sur Les
Fractions Continues, Paris, 1902,
2006 
box 
2006073/2 


The Rocky Mountain Journal of
Mathematics, Vol. 4, No. 2, Spring 1974 [dedicated to H. S.
Wall], 1974 
Box 
2000088/2 


Offprints, 19371968 and undated 



Reid, W. T. Introduction to the Theory of
Functions, Chicago: University of Chicago Bookstore, 1944 
box 
2006073/2 


Reprints [alphabetical by author]: 




AG 
box 
2006073/3 



HP 
box 
2006073/4 



RV 
box 
2006073/5 



WZ 















Personal 
box 
3W111 


Four photographs [includes photocopy of letter from Wall’s son],
circa 1930s 
