Descriptive Summary
Ettlinger, H. J. (Hyman
Joseph), 1889-
H. J. Ettlinger Papers,
1909-1981Materials are written in English.
66-137; 86-6; 96-091
3 ft. 6 in.; manuscript,
typescript, printed, photographic.
Dolph Briscoe Center for American
History, The University of Texas at
Austin
Collection documents the
career of Hyman Joseph Ettlinger (1889-1986) from his doctoral studies at
Harvard University (1910-1913) through his career at the University of Texas at
Austin. Material includes correspondence, student notes, teaching notes,
mimeographed lecture notes, drafts of publications, technical reports,
clippings, reprints, and photographs.
Preferred Citation
H. J. Ettlinger Papers, 1909-1981, Archives of American Mathematics,
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Index Terms
Subjects (Persons)
Birkhoff, George David,
1884-1944
Bocher, Maxime,
1867-1918
Bouton, Charles Leonard,
1869-
Coolidge, Julian Lowell,
1873-1954
Davis, Harvey N. (Harvey
Nathaniel), b. 1881
Ettlinger, H. J. (Hyman
Joseph), 1889-
Heaviside, Oliver,
1850-1925
Lewis, Albert C.
Osgood, William F. (William
Fogg), 1864-1943
Subjects (Organizations)
Harvard University. Dept. of
Mathematics
University of Texas at Austin. Applied
Research Laboratories
University of Texas at Austin. Dept. of
Mathematics
Subjects
Aerodynamics
Calculus of variations
Mathematical analysis
Mathematics -- Study and teaching -- United
States
Access Restrictions
Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions
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Biographical Note
Hyman Joseph Ettlinger was born September 1, l889, in St. Louis,
Missouri, and was educated at Washington University (Bachelor's degree, 1910)
and Harvard University (Master's, 1911; Ph.D., 1920). He joined the faculty of
the University of Texas at Austin (UT) in 1913, and retired in 1968. He was especially
noted for his teaching. Ettlinger's research was in differential equations and
the calculus of variations. He was associated with the UT Defense Research
Laboratory, where he worked on aerodynamics. He was chairman of the Department
of Pure Mathematics for approximately 25 years. He died in Austin on June 8, 1986.

Scope and Contents
Records of Ettlinger's teaching (1925-1966; 8 in.) include teaching
notes and mimeographed text materials for several courses. Notes of courses
Ettlinger attended while a graduate student at Harvard University are present
(1910-1913; 7 in.) and include notes of courses by G.D. Birkhoff, M. Bocher,
C.L. Bouton, W.E. Byerly, J.L. Coolidge, H.N. Davis, D. Jackson, W.F. Osgood,
and B.O. Peirce. There are mimeographed notes of lectures on Heaviside's
operational calculus given at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1925;
2 in.). Ettlinger's research is represented by notes and technical reports
prepared in association with the UT Defense Research
Laboratory (now the Applied Research Laboratories) (1947-52; 4 in.). Also
included is a computer printout (1977; 84 pp.) and associated letters and notes
on the doctoral descendents of UT mathematics
faculty (prepared in collaboration with Albert C. Lewis). There is a small
amount of general correspondence (1912-81; 2 in.).

Forms part of the Archives of American Mathematics.

Series Outline
- 1. General correspondence
- 2. Research and writing
- 3. Faculty and administrative activities
- 4. Mathematics faculty at Texas and doctoral descendents
- 5. Teaching materials
- 6. Educational and professional organizations
- 7. Personal
- 8. Writings and lectures by others
- 9. Notes on Harvard University courses

Detailed Description of the Papers
General correspondence
96-091/1
B - L
96-091/1
M - W, unidentified
96-091/8
Albert Lewis,
1975-1986
Research and writing
96-091/1
Reprints
96-091/1
Popular and educational lectures (manuscript and
typescript)
96-091/1
Typescripts on college mathematics
96-091/1
Typescript on Steiner's surface
4RM55c
Oversized proofs of "Existence Theorems for Implicit
Functions of Real Variables,"
1926
96-091/2
Defense Research Laboratory
96-091/2
Technical reports
96-091/2
1947-49
96-091/2
1950-52
96-091/2
Research notes and notes on work of others
Faculty and administrative activities
96-091/3
Retirement,
1968
96-091/3
Graduate students - dissertations and records,
1935-54
96-091/3
Proposed dismissal of Professor R. L. Moore,
1969.
96-091/3
UT Mathematics Department
2M400
Documents relating to students in the summer program for
talented high school students in mathematics,
October and November, 1964
Mathematics faculty at Texas and doctoral
descendents
96-091/3
Printout, notes, memoranda, correspondence,
April-May 1977
96-091/3
Descendents of R.H. Bing, H.J. Ettlinger, R.L. Moore:
Notes and correspondence
96-091/3
Other UT faculty and descendents: Notes and
correspondence
Teaching materials
96-091/4
Advanced calculus
96-091/4
Aeronautics, Analytic geometry, Elasticity, and
unidentified
96-091/4
Applied Mathematics 15
96-091/4
Descriptive geometry
96-091/4
Differential equations and applications
96-091/4
Examinations
96-091/4
Numbers: An Experimental Course in Freshman
Mathematics
96-091/5
Potential theory
96-091/5
Pure Mathematics: 34, 17, 107, 696, and
unidentified
96-091/5
Pure Mathematics 150 and 151 (Boundary value
problems)
96-091/5
Vector analysis, Integration, Lebesque integrals, Calculus
of variations, Definite integrals
Educational and professional organizations
96-091/5
National Research Council,
1954-55
96-091/5
National Science Foundation, Student Science Training
Program,
1968-69
96-091/5
Other organizations
Personal
96-091/6
Curriculum vita, biographical data, newspaper
clippings
96-091/6
Documents, personal records, photographs
96-091/6
Education:
96-091/6
Washington University, examination,
1909
96-091/6
Harvard University, documents and printed
examinations
96-091/6
Religious activities; Athletics
Writings and lectures by others
96-091/6
Biographical items on mathematicians and
others
96-091/6
Birkhoff, G.D.
Nota sobre la Relitividad a dos
dimensiones y la Geometria euclidea del Plano (typescript)
96-091/6
Reprints of papers by Ettlinger's former
students
96-091/6
Heaviside's operational calculus, reprints and lecture
notes,
1925
96-091/6
Notes: M. Bocher's Regular points of differential
equations of the second order
96-091/6
Papers on boundary value problems
2M400
Directions for using a five-meter slide rule,
undated
2M400
"Mathematics News Letter,"
1929
2M400
National Academy of Sciencesâ€”Division of
Mathematics
2M400
Annual reports,
1959-1971
2M400
Fellowship and Research Opportunities in Mathematics,
1964-1966
4RM55c
Oversized newspaper clipping, "Old Archimedes Teases the
Moderns,"
1926
Notes on Harvard University courses
96-091/7
G.D. Birkhoff: Analytical theory of heat and elastic
vibrations (K. Garebedian),
1919
96-091/7
Ordinary differential equations of second
order
96-091/7
Calculus of variations
96-091/7
M. Bocher: Ordinary linear differential
equations
96-091/7
C.L. Bouton: Differential equations
96-091/7
W.E. Byerly: Dynamics of rigid and elastic
bodies
96-091/7
W.E. Byerly and B.O. Peirce: Trigonometric
series
96-091/7
J.L. Coolidge: Introduction to modern geometry and
algebra
96-091/8
H.N. Davis: Elements of mechanics; Engineering
5a
96-091/8
D. Jackson, Algebra of polynomials
96-091/8
W.F. Osgood: Infinite series
96-091/8
Second course on theory of functions
96-091/8
Differential and integral calculus
96-091/8
Lectures on logarithmic potential
96-091/8
Unidentified
(1 sheet)
96-091/8
Roever, W.H.: Course in descriptive geometry