Descriptive Summary
Lubben, R. G. (Renke
Gustav), 1898-1980
R. G. Lubben Papers
1918-1974
86-9; 2006-202; 2012-184
Material is written in
English.
6 ft., plus books and journals
Dolph Briscoe Center for American
History, The University of Texas at
Austin
R. G. Lubben
(1898-1980) was R. L. Moore's second doctoral student at The University of
Texas at Austin. After graduating, he remained at UT for his entire career.
Records of Lubben's teaching form the largest part of his papers,
including files of course outlines, teaching notes, and examinations for
several courses.
Preferred Citation
R. G. Lubben Papers, 1918-1974, Archives of American Mathematics,
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Biographical Note
Renke Gustav Lubben was born on March 7, 1898, at Utica, Nebraska. His
family moved to Jackson County, Texas, and he entered the University of Texas
in 1916. He there received his B.A. in 1921 and his Ph.D. in 1925; he was R.L.
Moore's second Texas doctoral student. Lubben remained at the University of
Texas at Austin for his whole career. He taught courses in advanced geometry,
advanced algebra, analytic geometry, and trigonometry. His research was in
point-set topology and foundations of geometry. He died in 1980.

Scope and Contents
Records of Lubben's teaching form the largest part of his papers, including files of course outlines, teaching
notes, and examinations for several courses. There are also many photographs of R. L. Moore and his
students, chiefly from the early 1930s.

The collection also includes approximately 225 mathematical books and dissertations from Lubben’s personal
library, as well as issues of mathematical journals.

Materials were later added to the collection by Ross Pounders, Lubben’s nephew (accession 2012-184).

Forms part of the Archives of American Mathematics.

Access Restrictions
Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions
The majority of these papers are stored remotely at CDL and LSF. Advance notice required for retrieval.
Contact repository for retrieval. Photographs are stored on-site.

Index Terms
Lubben, R. G., 1898-1980 --
Archives
University of Texas at Austin. Dept. of
Mathematics
Geometry
Geometry, Projective
Mathematics -- Study and Teaching --
United States
Topology
Organization
Organized into six series:

- General Correspondence
- Teaching
- Other Professional Activities
- Personal
- Photographs
- Reprints
- Books, Dissertations, and Journals

Processing Information
Ross Pounders accession processed by Elliot Williams, October 2012.

A Detailed Description of the Papers
General correspondence
86-9/1
Incoming,
1937-73
86-9/1
Outgoing,
1941-71
Teaching
86-9/1
Advanced algebra
86-9/1
Analytic geometry; Topological groups
86-9/1
Non-Euclidean geometry
86-9/1
Analytic I
86-9/1
Analytic II
86-9/1
Axioms,
1934; Trigonometry,
1966-68
86-9/2
Common; Hyperbolic
86-9/2
Old, including notes from Dr. Moore's class; Problems
and exams
86-9/2
Projective geometry
86-9/2
1950-65
86-9/2
Conics
86-9/2
Lattices; Old notes, problems, exams; Projective
geometry,
1941
86-9/3
Polarities in the plane, Cross ratios, Quadrangular
sets
86-9/3
Projectivities, Algebra of points, Collineations and
polarities, Correlations
86-9/3
Projectivities, Conic sections, Regulus, Desargues'
theorem
86-9/3
Topics in modern algebra
86-9/3
Beginning,
1960-68; Galois theory,
1952-68
86-9/4
Groups
86-9/4
Log of course, Problems and exams, Class
notes
86-9/4
Matrices, Vector spaces, Linear transformations,
Determinants, Linear equations and affine spaces
86-9/4
Normal matrices, Linear transformations, Affine
transformations
86-9/4
Problems, quizzes
86-9/5
Restricted: Gradebooks
[Note: student grade information is restricted for 80 years from
the date of creation. See archivist for more information.]

Other professional activities
86-9/4
UT Mathematics Department,
1969-73, and undated
86-9/4
Math Club,
1935-47
86-9/4
Sigma Xi,
1935-44
AAM-OS/2
National Research Council Research Fellowship Board
certificate for Lubben's appointment as 1926 National Research Fellow in
Mathematics (1926)
AAM-MNR/4
National Research Council Research Fellowship correspondence [donated by Ross Pounders], 1926-1927
86-9/4
Mathematicians - Biographical and memorial items,
newspaper clippings; Postcards of Gottingen and Gottingen
mathematicians
86-9/4
Notes on mathematical books; Book purchases; Abstract,
1941
Reprints
86-9/7
R.H. Bing
86-9/7
H.J. Ettlinger
86-9/7
F. B. Jones
86-9/7
R. G. Lubben
86-9/8
R. L. Moore
86-9/8
R. L. Wilder
86-9/8
By others mathematicians
86-9/8
Bound volumes
86-9/9
Bound volumes
By Lubben,
1928-1940
Personal
86-9/6
Family and other letters (outgoing)
86-9/6
1941-1944
86-9/6
1945-1950
86-9/6
1951-1960
86-9/6
1961-1969
86-9/6
1970-1972
86-9/6
1972-1974
86-9/6
Notes and examinations relating to Lubben's education,
1922-1923 and undated
86-9/6
Notes, Book purchases
86-9/6
Notes on European languages and geography
86-9/7
Other notes
3W111Honorary Golden Anniversary Diploma, conferred by the University of Texas Ex-Students' Association, Mar. 27, 1971
AAM-MNR/4
U.S. Army discharge papers [donated by Ross Pounders], 1918
AAM-MNR/4
Family letters (outgoing, from Europe) [donated by Ross Pounders], 1926-1927, 1931-1932
Photographs
[Note: writing in black ink on the backs of the
photographs was done by R. E. Greenwood, 1975]
3T401e
Panoramic print: group photograph, Semi-centennial
celebration of the American Mathematical Society, New York City,
September 6-9, 1938
4RM51
R. G. Lubben,
ca. 1927-1935 and undated
4RM51
Karl Menger, [alone and with Porter, Roberts, and
Lubben],
ca. 1931
4RM51
R. L. Moore,
ca. 1927-1935
4RM51
UT Mathematics Department faculty and
students,
ca. 1927-1935 and undated
4RM51
Outdoor [camping?] photos, includes Lubben, Vickery,
Klipple, Biesele, F. B. Jones, adn others,
ca. 1930s
4RM51
Unidentified group portraits [Lubben's math
students?],
1927-1929 and undated
4RM51
Unidentified [family?],
1932
4RM51
Landscapes and buildings,
undated
3So14a
Group photograph, Zurich International Mathematical
Congress,
1932
3S105b
Negatives [2.5" X 3.5"] of RLM portraits and group photo
of students at Moore's house,
spring 1935
3S199e
[Note: these photographs were transferred from the Harry
Ransom Humanities Research Center]:
3S199e
Christine Lubben, portrait on convex-oval prints,
ca. 1900
Dickie and Elsie Lubben, portrait on convex-oval prints,
ca. 1910
ca. 1910
3Y111d
Unidentified portraits,
undated
Outdoors and camping,
undated
University of Texas campus,
undated
3W111UT mathematics department, 1966-1967
3W111Group photographs: University of Texas Ex-Students' Association [class of 1921], Mar. 21, 1971
Books, Dissertations, and Journals
86-9/10 (LSF)
Books and Dissertations
86-9/10 (LSF)
Cook, David Edwin, Concerning Contact Point
Sets with Noncompact Clusters [typed dissertation signed by Lubben
and R.L. Moore], 1967
86-9/10 (LSF)
Coxeter, H.S.M., Non-Euclidean Geometry,
1947
86-9/10 (LSF)
Wolfe, Harold Eichholtz, Introduction to
Non-Euclidean Geometry, 1947
CDL
The remainder of Lubben’s library is shelved at CDL (3rd floor).
Contact archivist for a complete list of the books included.
CDL
Journals
[A complete list of all available issues for the following journals is
available; consult archivist for more information.]

CDL
American Mathematical Monthly,
1972 [incomplete]
CDL
Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society,
CDL
1923-1938 [incomplete]
CDL
1944-1951 [incomplete]
CDL
1952-1972 [complete]
CDL
1973 [incomplete]
CDL
Combined Membership List: AMS, MAA, SIAM,
1952, 1966-1967, 1968-1973
CDL
Duke Mathematical Journal,
1935 [incomplete], 1939-1946 [complete]
CDL
Notices of the American Mathematical Society,
1972-1974 [incomplete]
CDL
Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society,
1950-1965 [complete]
CDL
Rendiconti del Seminario Matematico (Conferenze di
Fisica e di Matematica, Universitá e Politecnico di Torino), vol. 28
1968-1969
CDL
University of Texas at Austin, Publications of the Faculty and Staff,
1969-1970