University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Charles Bradfield Morrey Papers, 1933-1978



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Morrey, Charles Bradfield, 1907-
Title: Charles Bradfield Morrey Papers,
Dates: 1933-1978
Abstract: Morrey's research included work in area of surfaces, calculus of variations, and elliptic partial differential equations. His work led to the solutions of the 19th and 20th problems of Hilbert. Morrey's published work is represented by drafts and other material (18 in.) from several of his books. There are research notes and drafts (15 in.) some of which relate to his later work on elliptic equations. Records of Morrey's work with the AMS-MAA Joint Committee on Women in Mathematics (1972-1976; 3 in.) are also present.
Extent: 4 ft.
Language: Material is written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Charles Bradfield Morrey, Jr. was born on July 23, 1907 in Columbus, Ohio. He was educated at Ohio State University and Harvard University (Ph.D.; 1931). After National Research Council fellowships at Princeton University and Rice University, he joined the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley (1933), retiring as professor emeritus in 1977. He died April 29, 1984.

His research included work in area of surfaces, calculus of variations, and elliptic partial differential equations. His work led to the solutions of the 19th and 20th problems of Hilbert.

Source: Anon., "C.B. Morrey, Jr., 1907-1984", Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 31 (Aug. 1984): 474.


Scope and Contents

Morrey's published work is represented by drafts and other material (18 in.) from several of his books. There are research notes and drafts (15 in.) some of which relate to his later work on elliptic equations. Records of Morrey's work with the AMS-MAA Joint Committee on Women in Mathematics (1972-1976; 3 in.) are also present.

Forms part of the Archives of American Mathematics.


 

Organization:

Organized into nine series:
General Correspondence
Books
Articles
Lectures
Research Notes and Drafts
Professional Organizations
Other Professional Activities
Personal
Publications of Others

Restrictions

Use Restrictions

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Index Terms

Morrey, Charles Bradfield, 1907-
AMS-MAA Joint Committee on Women in Mathematics
University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of Mathematics
Differential equations, Elliptic
Mathematics--Study and teaching--United States

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles Bradford Morrey Papers, 1933-1978, Archives of American Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 
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86-21/1 General correspondence



 

Books:

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86-21/1 Analytic Geometry, 2nd ed.:
Problems
Manuscript, Comments on proofs
Page proofs with comments
Calculus with Analytic Geometry, Second Course - preface, index
College Calculus with Analytic Geometry - preface, problems
First Course in Real Analysis:
Manuscript, typescript pages
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86-21/2 Typescript:
pp. 1 - 200
pp. 201 - 400
pp. 401 - 600
pp. 601 - 800
pp. 801 - 917
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86-21/3 Multiple Integrals in the Calculus of Variations
Manuscript, typescript
Chapters 10, 9, 7, 4, 3, 2, 1
Preface, introduction, chapters 1, 5
Chapter 7
Manuscript (various chapters), photocopies of printed version with corrections



 

Articles:

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86-21/3 Proofs; Reprint and manuscript: "A variational method in the theory of harmonic integrals, II"
Reprints:
1933-40
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86-21/4 1942-56
1957-64
unpublished writings 1965-74;
Book review of Ekeland and Temam's Analyse Convese et Problemes Variationelles



 

Lectures and speeches:

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86-21/4 Maryland lectures, etc.
Evans Hall dedication, University of California, Berkeley, 1970
Unidentified mathematical lecture



 

Research notes and drafts:

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86-21/5 Bibliography cards
Caratheodory, Weyl, Leray
Currents
Elliptic equations, with outline
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86-21/6 Elliptic equations
Federer; Harmonic vector functions (chapter II)
Multiple Denjoy-Perron Integrals
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86-21/7 Partial regularity
Rough boundaries
Unlabeled



 

Professional organizations:

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86-21/8 AMS-MAA Joint Committee on Women in Mathematics:
1972-74
1975-1976
AMS Committee on Dismissed Mathematicians, 1971, 1977
MAA, Committee on Educational Media, 1966
National Academy of Sciences;
Kosmos Club, University of California



 

Other professional activities:

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86-21/8 Manuscript refereeing
Meetings: Surface area, 1958; Differential geometry, 1978
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86-21/9 Seminar notes
Teaching: First Course in the Theory of Functions (Mimeographed lecture notes); Examination, 1958
University of Texas Prize in Mathematics, 1974



 

Personal:

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86-21/9 Portrait sketch of C.B. Morrey (in Manuscripta Mathematica,); photograph , 1979



 

Publications of others:

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86-21/9 Mimeographed lecture notes: H. Flanders and unlabeled
Grad, H., Kinetic Theory and Statistical Mechanics (lecture notes), 1950
Stampacchia, G., Le probleme de Dirichlet