A Guide to the R. G. Lubben Papers, 19181974





Creator: 
Lubben, R. G. (Renke Gustav),
18981980 

Title: 
R. G. Lubben Papers 

Dates: 
19181974 

Abstract: 
R. G. Lubben (18981980) 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. 

Accession No.: 
869; 2006202; 2012184 

Extent: 
6 ft., plus books and
journals 

Language: 
Material is written in English. 

Repository: 
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The
University of Texas at Austin 
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 pointset topology and foundations of
geometry. He died in 1980.
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 2012184).
Forms part of the Archives of American Mathematics.



Organization 

Organized into six series: 




General Correspondence 


Teaching 


Other Professional Activities 


Personal 


Photographs 


Reprints 


Books, Dissertations, and Journals 
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
onsite.










Lubben, R. G., 18981980  Archives 


University of Texas at Austin. Dept. of
Mathematics 


Geometry 


Geometry, Projective 


Mathematics  Study and Teaching  United
States 


Topology 
R. G. Lubben Papers, 19181974, Archives of American Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe
Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
Ross Pounders accession processed by Elliot Williams, October 2012.
A Detailed Description of the Papers















General correspondence 
Box 
869/1 


Incoming, 193773 



Outgoing, 194171 















Teaching 
Box 
869/1 


Advanced algebra 



Analytic geometry; Topological groups 



NonEuclidean geometry 




Analytic I 




Analytic II 




Axioms, Trigonometry, 1934;196668 
Box 
869/2 



Common; Hyperbolic 




Old, including notes from Dr. Moore's class; Problems and
exams 



Projective geometry 




195065 




Conics 




Lattices; Old notes, problems, exams; Projective geometry,
1941 
Box 
869/3 



Polarities in the plane, Cross ratios, Quadrangular
sets 




Projectivities, Algebra of points, Collineations and
polarities, Correlations 




Projectivities, Conic sections, Regulus, Desargues'
theorem 



Topics in modern algebra 




Beginning,
Galois theory, 196068;195268 
Box 
869/4 



Groups 




Log of course, Problems and exams, Class notes 




Matrices, Vector spaces, Linear transformations,
Determinants, Linear equations and affine spaces 




Normal matrices, Linear transformations, Affine
transformations 




Problems, quizzes 
Box 
869/5 


Restricted: Gradebooks 




[Note: student grade information is restricted for 80 years from the
date of creation. See archivist for more information.] 















Other professional activities 
Box 
869/4 


UT Mathematics Department, 196973, and
undated 



Math Club, 193547 



Sigma Xi, 193544 
Box 
AAMOS/2 


National Research Council Research Fellowship Board certificate
for Lubben's appointment as 1926 National Research Fellow in Mathematics
(1926) 
box 
AAMMNR/4 


National Research Council Research Fellowship correspondence
[donated by Ross Pounders], 19261927 
Box 
869/4 


Mathematicians  Biographical and memorial items, newspaper
clippings; Postcards of Gottingen and Gottingen
mathematicians 



Notes on mathematical books; Book purchases; Abstract,
1941 















Reprints 
box 
869/7 


R.H. Bing 



H.J. Ettlinger 



F. B. Jones 



R. G. Lubben 
box 
869/8 


R. L. Moore 



R. L. Wilder 



By others mathematicians 



Bound volumes 
box 
869/9 


Bound volumes 



By Lubben, 19281940 















Personal 
Box 
869/6 


Family and other letters (outgoing) 




19411944 




19451950 




19511960 




19611969 




19701972 




19721974 



Notes and examinations relating to Lubben's education,
19221923 and undated 



Notes, Book purchases 



Notes on European languages and geography 
box 
869/7 


Other notes 
box 
3W111 


Honorary Golden Anniversary Diploma, conferred by the University
of Texas ExStudents' Association, Mar. 27,
1971 
box 
AAMMNR/4 


U.S. Army discharge papers [donated by Ross Pounders],
1918 



Family letters (outgoing, from Europe) [donated by Ross
Pounders], 19261927, 19311932 















Photographs 



[Note: writing in black ink on the backs of the photographs was
done by R. E. Greenwood, 1975] 
box 
3T401e 


Panoramic print: group photograph, Semicentennial celebration of
the American Mathematical Society, New York City, September 69, 1938 
box 
4RM51 


R. G. Lubben, ca. 19271935 and undated 



Karl Menger, [alone and with Porter, Roberts, and
Lubben], ca. 1931 



R. L. Moore, ca. 19271935 



UT Mathematics Department faculty and students, ca. 19271935 and undated 



Outdoor [camping?] photos, includes Lubben, Vickery, Klipple,
Biesele, F. B. Jones, adn others, ca. 1930s 



Unidentified group portraits [Lubben's math
students?], 19271929 and undated 



Unidentified [family?], 1932 



“Two cats,” gelatin silver print,
undated 



Landscapes and buildings, undated 
box 
3So14a 


Group photograph, Zurich International Mathematical Congress, 1932 
box 
3S105b 


Negatives [2.5" X 3.5"] of RLM portraits and group photo of
students at Moore's house, spring 1935 
box 
3S199e 


[Note: these photographs were transferred from the Harry Ransom
Humanities Research Center]: 



Christine Lubben, portrait on convexoval prints, ca. 1900 



Dickie and Elsie Lubben, portrait on convexoval prints, ca. 1910 ca. 1910 
box 
3Y111d 


Unidentified portraits, undated 



Outdoors and camping, undated 



University of Texas campus, undated 
box 
3W111 


UT mathematics department,
19661967 



Group photographs: University of Texas ExStudents' Association
[class of 1921], Mar. 21, 1971 















Books, Dissertations, and Journals 
box 
869/10 (LSF) 


Books and Dissertations 




Cook, David Edwin, Concerning Contact
Point Sets with Noncompact Clusters [typed dissertation
signed by Lubben and R.L. Moore],
1967 




Coxeter, H.S.M., NonEuclidean
Geometry, 1947 




Wolfe, Harold Eichholtz, Introduction
to NonEuclidean Geometry,
1947 
box 
CDL 



The remainder of Lubben’s library is shelved at CDL (3rd
floor). Contact archivist for a complete list of the books
included. 



Journals 




[A complete list of all available issues for the following journals
is available; consult archivist for more information.] 




American Mathematical Monthly,
1972 [incomplete] 




Bulletin of the American Mathematical
Society, 





19231938 [incomplete] 





19441951 [incomplete] 





19521972 [complete] 





1973 [incomplete] 




Combined Membership List: AMS, MAA,
SIAM, 1952, 19661967,
19681973 




Duke Mathematical Journal,
1935 [incomplete], 19391946
[complete] 




Notices of the American Mathematical
Society, 19721974
[incomplete] 




Proceedings of the American
Mathematical Society, 19501965
[complete] 




Rendiconti del Seminario Matematico
(Conferenze di Fisica e di Matematica, Universitá e Politecnico
di Torino), vol. 28
19681969 




University of Texas at Austin,
Publications of the Faculty and Staff,
19691970 
