A Guide to the H. S. Vandiver Papers,
18891977





Creator 
Vandiver, Harry Shultz,
1882 

Title: 
H. S. Vandiver Papers 

Dates: 
18891977 

Abstract 
This collection
consists of correspondence (about 2350 items), research notes, bibliographies,
lecture notes, notebooks, drafts of publications, reprints, and photographs
documenting the career of H. S. Vandiver. 

Accession No. 
8634 

Extent 
17 ft. of manuscript
material, plus books 

Language 
Materials are written in
English. 

Repository: 
Dolph Briscoe Center for American
History, The University of Texas at
Austin 
H. S. Vandiver was a number theorist and member of the University of
Texas at Austin faculty from 1925 until his retirement in 1966. Among other
research interests, Vandiver was an authority on Fermat's last theorem.




1882 
Born October 21 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

1900 
Began publishing problems and solutions in the
American Mathematical Monthly and communicating with
G. D. Birkhoff 

19041906 
Attended graduate courses at University of Pennsylvania, did
not obtain a degree 

19051917 
Customs house broker and freight agent for family firm 

19171919 
Yeoman, U. S. Naval Reserve 

19191925 
Instructor in Mathematics, Cornell 

19231928 
Chairman, Committee on Algebraic Numbers, National Research
Council 

19251965 
Associate Professor and Professor, University of Texas 

19261939 
Assistant Editor, "Annals of Mathematics" 

19271928, 1930 
Guggenheim Fellow 

1931 
Cole prize 

19331935 
VicePresident, American Mathematical Society 

1934 
Lecturer, Princeton. Elected to the National Academy of
Sciences 

1945 
Honorary D. Sc., Pennsylvania 

1947 
Lecturer, Indiana 

1973 
Died, January 4, in Austin, Texas 
For further biographical information see University of Texas,
Documents and Minutes of the General Faculty, 1973, p. 1092610930, "In
Memoriam." Available online at:
http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/2000
2001/memorials/SCANNED/vandiver.pdf
This collection consists of correspondence (about 2350 items),
research notes, bibliographies, lecture notes, notebooks, drafts of
publications, reprints, and photographs documenting the career of H. S.
Vandiver.
H. S. Vandiver was a number theorist and this collection of personal
papers, books, and offprints, reflects his work in this field. For many years
he was generally regarded as the leading expert on Fermat's last theorem (F. L.
T.) and he received many supposed proofs  most from people generally regarded
as amateur mathematicians. He attempted to produce a history of F. L. T. after
the fashion of L. E. Dickson's "History of the Theory of Numbers" and the
collection contains a large number of bibliographical notes for this project.
He was one of the first mathematicians to use computers in "pure mathematics"
and parts of the collection reflect both the precomputer era of massive
handmade calculations and the extensions to this work in number theory enabled
by computers.
Approximately 1,850 letters relating to mathematics and written from
before 1910 up to 1965 have been arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Approximately 500 other letters are arranged by subject, retaining Vandiver's
own organization. Correspondents include A. A. Albert, E. T. Bell, R. Bellman,
G. D. Birkhoff, S. G. Bourne, R. Brauer, L. Carlitz, A. Church, H. S. M.
Coxeter, L. E. Dickson, H. H. Hasse, I. M. Herstein, S. Lefschetz, D. N.
Lehmer, E. H. Moore, C. A. Nicol, E. L. Post, B. L. van der Waerden, and A. L.
Whiteman.
The suitcase in the collection was said to have been kept by Vandiver
for storing current work in his campus office. When he decided to isolate
himself for work in a downtown Austin hotel room  as he frequently did  he
packed his work in the suitcase. A small amount of family photographs and
letters are also present in the collection.
The collection also includes approximately 150 books from Vandiver’s library.
These books include a number of classics in number theory, including a copy of
Gauss' Disquisitiones Arithmeticae, 1801. Vandiver’s library has been catalogued
in UTCAT, the online catalogue of the University of Texas at Austin. A list of
all the books in the Vandiver library can be provided upon request from the
archivist of the Archives of American Mathematics or generated by searching UTCAT.
Search for individual titles, and request books by call number using a library
request form. See the "Books" series below for more details.
Forms part of the Archives of American Mathematics.



Organization 

Organized into nine series: 




1. Published and unpublished works by Vandiver 


2. Published and unpublished works by other authors 


3. Mathematics and teaching 


4. M. E. Tittle's thesis work 


5. Correspondence 


6. Personal 


7. Offprints and dissertations 


8. Oversized 


9. Books 
Access Restrictions
Unrestricted access.










Albert, A. Adrian (Abraham Adrian),
1905 


Bell, Eric Temple, 18831960 


Bellman, Richard Ernest, 1920



Birkhoff, George David, 18841944



Bourne, Samuel G. 


Brauer, Alfred (Alfred Theodore),
18941985 


Brauer, Richard, 1901 


Carlitz, Leonard 


Church, Alonzo, 1903 


Coxeter, H. S. M. (Harold Scott
Macdonald), 1907 


Dickson, Leonard E. (Leonard Eugene),
1874 


Hasse, Helmut, 1898 


Herstein, I. N. 


Lefschetz, Solomon, 18841972 


Lehmer, Derrick Norman,
18681938 


Moore, Eliakim Hastings, 18621932



Nicol, Charles Albert. 


Post, Emil Leon, 18971954 


Tittle, Morris Edward. 


Vandiver, Harry Shultz, 1882
Archives 


Waerden, B. L. van der (Bartel
Leendert), 1903 


Whiteman, Albert Leon, 1915 


University of Texas at Austin. Dept. of
Mathematics 


Number theory 


Fermat's last theorem 




A substantial number of Vandiver letters and other manuscripts are
located among the G. D. Birkhoff papers in the Harvard University Archives. 
Before 1984 held by the University of Texas at Austin Humanities
Research Center.
H. S. Vandiver Papers, 18891977, Archives of American Mathematics,
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
The papers of Harry Schultz Vandiver (18821973) noted mathematician
and member of the National Academy of Sciences, were donated to the Humanities
Research Center in 1974 by Vandiver's son, Frank. Literary rights to the
manuscripts by Vandiver are held by Frank Vandiver. Dr. R. E. Greenwood and Dr.
Albert C. Lewis made additions to the collection.
Albert C. Lewis originally processed the papers in April 1978. The
collection, along with the rest of the Archives of American Mathematics, was
transferred to the Center for American History in 1984 where Dr. Frederic
Burchsted continued work on them. This finding aid was reformatted and edited
by Kristy Sorensen in 2003.
Detailed Description of the Papers















Published and unpublished works by Vandiver: 

Note: Listed by publication number. Contact the archivist
of the Archives of American Mathematics for a list of publications 
Box 
4RM146 


List of mathematical publications by H. S. Vandiver,
November 1956 



"Carbon copies of monthly problems in
Monthly, Extracts etc., Carbons of published
papers, HSV etc.": 




Publication number 1, [typed with handwritten symbols
and typed carbon copies],
19001904 




Publication number 2,
1902 




Publication number 3,
1902 




Publication number 7,
1914 




Publication number 11
1917 




Publication number 50, 1929 




Publication number 53, [typed carbon with penciled
corrections],
1929 




Publication number 65,
19141934 



Publication number 94 [carbon copy and
photocopy], 1940 



Publication number 143 or 159, "Nicol/Van, third joint
paper," notes and drafts, ca. 19541958 and undated 



Publication number 160: 




Typed carbon with handwritten corrections,
ca. 1958 




Correspondence,
February 1958February 1959 and
undated 



Publication number 164, correspondence, April 1958November 1960 



Publication number 169, [typed manuscript], 1961 



Publication number 171, correspondence, draft and
printed material, [including a letter by E. B. Wilson, publications by Gelford
and Inkeri, and HSV publications number 55, 64, 114, 139, 142, 151, 167, and
168], 19291963 and undated 



Publication number 174, correspondence and draft,
[including a postcard from G. D. Birkhoff, and about 75 letters responding to
the publication including some by Mrs. G. D. Birkhoff, P. M. Batchelder, R.
Bellman, Garrett Birkhoff, C. J. Coe, Martin Ettlinger, D. C. Lewis, Jr., M.
Morse, A. E. Ross, and J. L. Walsh], 1928, 19611964 



Unnumbered papers: 




"Methods for finding factors of large integers (Second
Paper)" [typed and handwritten drafts], undated 




“A Development of Associative Algebra and Topics in
Algebra and the Algebraic Theory of Numbers” [Proposal for a NSF grant],
October 25, 1956 
Box 
4RM147 



“On the application of data obtained from rapid
digital computing machines to the derivation of general theorem in the theory
of numbers,” undated 




"On the composition of the class group of ideals in an
irregular cyclotomic field," 1925 




“On the desirability of having certain types of
extensive mathematical tables published,” undated 




"On methods for finding fractions of large integers
(second paper)," [note: first paper is publication number 26], undated 




“On the relations between academic teaching and
academic research and the most effective working conditions for each,”
undated 




“On the training in universities which is desirable
for potential teachers of mathematics in elementary schools” [includes
correspondence], 19581959 and undated 



Notes for "Fermat's last theorem" [unpublished book]:





Typed and handwritten notes [includes list of
chapters], undated 




Chapter 1: “Proof of some Lemmas in the Theory of
Groups,” undated 




Chapter 1a: “Theorems on Finite Rings and Fields,”
undated 




Chapter 2: “Introduction to a General Theory of
Algebraic Fields,” undated 




Chapter 2a: “Primitive Divisors of Binomial Forms,”
undated 




Chapter 3: “Formal Exponential Differentiation,"
undated 




Chapter 4: “Euler and Mirimanoff Polynomials,”
undated 




Chapter 4: “Theory of the Field of Classes,”
undated 




Chapter 5: “Bernoulli’s Numbers and Fermat’s
Quotient,” undated 




Part 5: “Theory of Algebraic Rings,” undated 




Chapter 6: “Generalized Bernoulli Numbers of the First
Order,” undated 




Chapter 7: “Bernoulli Numbers of the Second Kind,”
undated 




Chapter 7: “Circular Fields,” undated 




Chapter 7: “Power Characters of Units in Cyclotomic
Fields,” undated 




Chapter 8: “Bernoulli Numbers of Higher Order,”
undated 




Chevalley: Chapter 8: “Proof of Theorem B,”
undated 




Part 8: Limits for the number of solutions of certain
general types of equations in a finite field, undated 




Chapter 9: “Generalized Euler, Genocchi, and Tangent
Numbers,” undated 




Chapter 10: “Congruences Involving Bernoulli and
Allied Numbers,” undated 




Chapter 12: “Regular Primes,” undated 




Chapter 13: “Fermat’s Quotient,” undated 




Chapter 14: “The Theory of Cyclotomic Fields,”
undated 




Chapter 15: “On the Jacobi Y Function and the LaGrange
Resolvent,” undated 
Box 
4RM148 



Chapter 16: “Trinomial Congruences,” undated 




Chapter 18: “Eisenstein’s Law of Reciprocity,”
undated 




Chapter 19: “Class Number of the Cyclotomic Field,”
undated 




Chapter 20: “Irregular Class Groups,” undated 




Chapter 21: “Regular Cyclotomic Fields,” undated 




Chapter 22: “Elementary Propositions of Fermat’s Last
Theorem,” undated 




Chapter 23: “Fermat’s Last Theorem for Regular Prime
Exponents,” undated 




Chapter 24: “Fuertwangler’s Criteria,” undated 




Chapter 25: “Kummer’s Criteria,” undated 




Chapters 26 and 27: “Lecture III: Fermat’s Last
Theorem and the Second Factor of the Cyclotomic Class Number,” undated 




Chapter 27: “Fermat’s Last Theorem for Certain
Irregular Planes,” undated 




Chapter 28: “Other Criteria for Fermat’s Last
Theorem,” undated 




Chapter 29, undated 




Chapter 30: “Diophantine Equations connected with
Fermat’s Last Theorem,” undated 




“Algebraic field theory,” undated 




“Any finite field is isomorphic to a finite field
formed by the residue classes with respect to a certain prime idea modulus in a
cyclotomic algebraic field,” undated 




“An Arithmetical Theory of Bernoulli Numbers,”
undated 




“Details of proofs of formulas concerning functions of
roots,” undated 




“Fermat’s Last Theorem and Related Topics in Number
Theory,” undated 




“Limits for the Number of Solutions of Certain General
Types of Equatios in a Finite Field (Second Paper),” undated 




“Old results F. L. T." [handwritten notes],
undated 




“On Cyclotomic Functions and the Numbers of Solutions
of Equations in Finite Fields,” undated 




“On the Decomposition of a Generalized Jacobi
Exponential Sum into Ideal Factors,” undated 




"On Fermat's Last Theorem (Abstracts of Lecture),"
undated 




“On the Theory of Fields of Classes in Finite Fields
and Local Fields," undated 




“Topics in associative algebra,” undated 




“The Translation to our Notation of Weil’s Article in
Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society 55, pp. 497502, 1959 




Notes from Stickelberger “Uber eine Verallgemeinerung
der Kreistheilung,” undated 




Stray parts of an article by Dickson on trinomial
congruences, undated 




Stray parts of articles by Schur Hurwitz, undated 




Stray pages of article by Krasner, undated 




Stray parts of an article by Mitchell, undated 




“On the Theory of the Arithmetic Functions which
Jacobi called Y(∞)” by Schwering, undated 




Stray parts of an article by Vandiver, undated 




"Copies of second definition of combination" [four
leaves and an envelope], undated 
Box 
4RM149 



Bernoulli numbers [primarily a collection of Vandiver
publications], 19191949 




Bibliography [20 typed pages], undated 




“Articles left with me to be copied,” undated 



Cyclotomy [typescripts and notes from various unnumbered
papers including “On the decomposition of a generalized Jacobi exponential sum
into ideal factors” (possibly publication number 130), “Equations in finite
fields,” “On cyclotomic functions and the number of solutions of equations in
finite fields,” and “The translation of our notation of Weil’s article in the
Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society 55, pp. 497502, 1959 on
‘Equations in finite fields’”],
undated 



Teaching Notes: 




Course in elementary number theory,
undated 




"Introduction to Abstract Algebra and Number Theory"
Master copy [typed with handwritten notations by Vandiver],
undated 




“Introduction to Abstract Algebra and Number Theory”
student copy [also includes "Limits for the number of solutions of certain
general types of equations in a finite field (Second Paper)"],
undated 















Published and unpublished works not by
Vandiver: 
Box 
4RM149 


Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences,
"Conference on the design of buildings and facilities for the mathematical
sciences," proceedings, undated 



Dodd, Edward L.
Lectures on Probability and
Statistics. Austin: University of Texas Press,
1945 



J. L. Dorroh [includes "A generalization of a theorem of
König," “Reply to the referee's remarks on a generalization of theorem of
König” see also: Box 5, Folder 6, "Handwritten and typed drafts in envelope…
and a letter from Saunders MacLane to Dorroh describing referee’s comments],
1946 and undated 



“Uber den Fematschen Satz. III,” by Frobenius,
undated 



Extract of an article by J. Herbraud in Journal de
Mathématieques, Series 9, Volume 11, 1932 



Extract from Kummer’s article entitled “Uber die
Erganzungssatze zu den allgemeinen Reciprocitatsgezetzen,” undated 



"On Fermat's last theorem," by Taro Morishima,
undated 



“Theorie der symmetrischen Function der Wurzeln einter
Glechung” by Schonemann,
undated 



Seeger, R. J, "Scientist and Poet" [offprint],
undated 



"The application of SWAC to Fermat's last theorem," by
J. L. Selfridge, 1956 



Weaver’s embedding paper [includes carbon of “On the
embedding of a finite commutative semigroup of idem potents in a uniquely
factorable semigroup”], undated 



“Dr. H. S. Vandiver, Professor of Mathematics, Research
in the Theory of Numbers," [author unknown, summary of HSV's work especially as
it relates to the need for computers], undated 



"Prüfers proof of fund. th. abeliah groups & van der
Waerden's proof of existence units” [author unknown], undated 















Mathematics and teaching: 
Box 
4RM150 


Number theory lecture notes [mimeographed pages],
undated 



Topology lecture notes [mimeographed pages],
undated 



"Transformations of Mirimanoff polynomials" [typescript
and carbon copy with envelope],
undated 



"On Algebraic Rings and Abelian Groups  Wedderburn's
Theorem  Semigroups" [handwritten and typed drafts],
undated 



“Ross Shatunovski” [includes "On the socalled
Fundamental Theorem of Algebra from the constructive standpoint," by HSV and
"Algebra as a study of congruences with respect to functional modulii, by S. O.
Shatunovsky, translated from Russian by Arnold E. Ross],
undated 



"Reports of papers in Laws. Recif/Glass numbers &
cubic fields," [handwritten notes, mostly on slips of paper, appear to have
been used for Dickson's History of the Theory of Numbers (19191923), some have
what appears to be Dickson's signatures with dates in 1921 (compare to
signatures in the A. E. Cooper Papers)],
undated 



"On the Canonical Form of a Finite Abelian Group,"
undated 



"Biblogs. Alg. Nos." [spiral notebook],
undated 



Handwritten and typed notes and drafts: 




Divisors of (i, j) 's,
undated 




Misc algebraic numbers,
undated 




Bernoulli Nos. – Carl and Anne Barnes
undated 




Mordell notes, Kronecker, etc. [includes reprint of
publication number 162
undated 



“Hilbert, Weyl and co. on number theory,”
undated 



"Part I Lectures/Introduction to a general theory of
algebraic fields,” [typescript carbon copy, 58 pages],
undated 



"Corrections and additions to Princeton lectures,"
undated 



"Princeton lects.," [about 50 mimeographed pages with
annotations],
undated 



“An Introduction to Number Theory” [lecture notes, two
typescript, bound copies],
undated 
Box 
4RM151 


“On Fermat’s Last Theorem” [abstract of lecture],
undated 



Examination papers in advanced courses,
19251942 



Bibliographies for number theory topics [compiled by
year],
19361950 



Bibliographies for number theory topics [compiled by
topic, includes FLT, magic squares, congruences, theory of forms, Waring
problem, theory of primes, and more],
undated 



"Semigroups and groups  First chapter of book" [about
50 leaves, typescript],
undated 



Bibliography on Bernoulli and Euler numbers for the
years 18691940,
ca. 1940 



Bibliographies on Fermat's last theorem
undated 



"On certain trinomial equations in a finite field,"
[typed and handwritten],
undated 



"Miscellaneous, various topics [principally on unique
factorization in rational ring],
undated 
Box 
4RM225 


Unidentified early notes [large ledger book, pages
3297, first page missing], very fragile,
undated 
Box 
4RM151 


"F. L. T." [various notes, four letters from R. E.
Powers],
1940 and undated 



"HSV MS/Calculations" [about 100 leaves],
undated 















M. E. Tittle's thesis calculations: 

Note: For M.A. thesis,
"Number of ideal classes in a cyclotomic algebraic field".
A copy of this thesis is filed with Vandiver's books 
Box 
4RM152 


157 [irregular, first type],
undated 



233 [second and third types],
undated 



First, second, and third type checklist [37617],
undated 



Modulus 3797 [two workbooks],
1929 



37,
undated 



Checks on 59,
undated 



Checks on 67,
undated 



101,
undated 



103,
undated 



107 [first type],
undated 



109 [first type],
undated 



113 [first type],
undated 



127 [first type],
undated 



131 [first type],
undated 



137 [first type],
undated 



139 [first type],
undated 



151 [first type],
undated 



149 [irregular, first type],
undated 



163 [first type],
undated 



167 [first type],
undated 



173 [first type],
undated 



179 [first type],
undated 



181 [first type],
undated 



191 [first type],
undated 



193 [first type],
undated 



197 [first type],
undated 



199 [first type],
undated 



257,
undated 



37 [third type],
undated 



101 [third type],
undated 



103 [third type],
undated 



131 [third type],
undated 



149 [third type],
undated 



55 [third type],
undated 



263 [second and third types],
undated 



281 [first type],
undated 



269 [first type],
undated 



271[first, second, and third types],
undated 



277 reg. [first type],
undated 



283 [first, second, and third types],
undated 



293,
undated 
Box 
4RM153 


307 [first and second types],
undated 



311 [irregular],
undated 



313 [regular],
undated 



317 [regular],
undated 



331 [regular, first type],
undated 



347,
undated 



349 [regular],
undated 



353,
undated 



undated 



359 [regular],
undated 



367 [regular],
undated 



373 [regular],
undated 



379 [includes second type],
19341935 



383 [regular],
1934 



389 [regular],
1934 



397 [regular],
1934 



401 [includes second computation],
1934 



409 [irregular and second computation],
1934 



419 [regular],
1934 



421 [includes second type],
1934 



431 [first type],
1934 



433 [irregular, includes second type],
1934 
box 
4RM154 


439 [regular, first type],
undated 



443 [regular],
1935 



449 [regular],
1935 



457 [regular],
1935 



461 [first type],
1935 



461 [second type],
1935 



463 [irregular, first type],
1935 



463 [second type],
undated 



467 [irregular],
1935 



467 [second type computation],
1935 



479 [regular],
1935 



487 [first type, regular],
1935 



491 [first and second types],
undated 



499 [first type, regular],
undated 



503 [regular],
1935 



509 [regular],
1935 



521 [regular],
undated 



523 [irregular],
undated 



523 [second type],
undated 



541 [second type],
1935 



547 [irregular],
undated 



547 [includes second type],
19351936 



557 [first and second type],
undated 
box 
4RM155 


563 [regular],
undated 



569 [first type, regular],
undated 



571 [regular],
undated 



577 [irregular and second type],
1936 



587 [includes irregular and second type],
1935 



593 [irregular and second type],
undated 



599 [regular, first type],
undated 



607 [includes irregular and second type],
undated 



613 [first, regular],
undated 



617 [irregular, first type and second type],
1936 















Correspondence: 
box 
4RM155 


By correspondent: 




Arranged alphabetically by correspondent and roughly
chronologically under correspondent. Both letters to and by a correspondent are
filed under the correspondent's name. Includes crossreferences. 




Unidentified 1924, 19521954 and undated 




Abbot, Robert R. [two letters], 1951 




Abernathy, Marshall M. [one letter], 1947 




Acta Mathematica [two letters], 1963 




Albert, Abraham Adrian [13 letters, 9 are carbon
copies] 19491956 




Alder, Henry Ludwig [see
also: Yahya], [1 letter] 1958 




Allentharp, Robert [two letters], 19501952 




American Journal of Mathematics [five letters],
19491952 




American Mathematical Monthly [nine letters],
19451958 




American Mathematical Society [24 letters, includes R.
G. D. Richardson, see also: MacDuffee],
19221961 




American Philosophical Society [19 leaves: letters and
notes], 19341956 




Ankeny, Nesmith C. [34 letters], 19491954 




Annals of Mathematics [four letters],
19451956 




Aucoin, Anthony Andrew [three letters], 19511952 




Ayres, William Leake [two letters], 1951 




Baer, Reinhold [one letter], 1952 




[Barnes], Anne [one letter], 1953 




Barnett, Isaac Albert [two letters], 1955 




Barrett, John H. [six letters, including two about
Barrett], 19511954 




Batchelder, Paul Mason [four letters,
see also: box 4RM146, Publication number 174],
19341953 




Bateman, Paul, [see box 4RM162,
folder 175] 




Beauvois, Abbé [two letters], 1949 




Beckenbach, Edwin Ford [two letters,
see also: box 4RM161, folder 171 and 172 and box 4RM162
box 175], 19461950 




Beeger, N. G. W. H. [eleven letters], 19291954 




Bell, Eric Temple [eleven letters,
see also: National Academy of Sciences],
19291934, 19541956 




Bellman, Richard [approximately 100 letters, see also: box 4RM146, Publication 174; box 4RM161 folders 171
and 172; box 4RM162, folder 175; Journal of Mathematical Applications, and
Gandhi], 19491965 
box 
4RM156 



Bennett, Charles E. [two letters], 1954 




BesselHagen, E. [three postcards], 19001938 




Biesele, Ferdinand Charles [thirteen letters],
19401962 




Birkhoff, Garrett [three letters,
see also: box 4RM146, Publication number 174 and
Kosambi], 1949 




Birkhoff, George David [three letters,
see also: box 4RM146, Publication number 174],
19141915 




Birkhoff, Mrs. G. D. [see
Birkhoff, G. D.] 




Blichfeldt, Hans Frederik [one letter], 1914 




Boldyreff, Alexander William [seven letters],
19421949 




Bourne, Samuel G. [approximately 150 letters],
19501963 




Brauer, Alfred T. [nineteen letters,
see also: box 4RM161, folders 171 and 172],
19491963 




Brauer, Richard [nineteen letters, see also: box 4RM161, folders 171 and 172],
19491961 




Brenner, Joel [two letters], 1954 




Brogan, A. P., [see University
of Texas] 




Bruck, Richard Hubert [four letters], 1954 




Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society
[one letter], 1922 




Campbell, W. W. [two letters], 19351937 




Canadian Journal of
Mathematics [five letters], 19511961 




Carlitz, Leonard [28 letters, see also: box 4RM162, folder 175], 19491961 




Carmichael, Robert Daniel [two letters], 19311932 




Cauer, W. [two letters], 1928 




Chebotarev, N[ikolai] G[rigorevich] [one letter],
undated 




Chowla, S. [five letters, see
also: box 4RM162, folder 175; Albert, 19 December 1949; and Walsh, J.
L.], 19491950 




Church, Alonzo [seven letters], 19521953 




Claytor, W. S. [one postcard], 1943 




Clifford, Alfred H [six letters], 19501954 




Coe, Carl J., [see box 4RM146,
Publication number 174] 




Cohn, A. [one letter], 1934 




Cohn, Harvey, [see box 4RM162,
folder 175] 




Committee on InterAmerican Scientific Publication
[six letters], 19461956 




Cooper, Albert E. [four letters,
see also box 4RM162, folder 181], 19281953 




Courant, Richard, [see box
4RM161, folder 171] 




Coxeter, Harold Scott Macdonald [fourteen letters,
see also: box 4RM161, folder 171; and box 4RM156
Canadian Journal of
Mathematics], 1937, 19481951, 1965 




Crow, Jimmy F. [two letters], 1953 




Curry, Haskell B. [two letters], 1953 




Danchenko, Jakov [three letters], 19571958 




Davenport, H. [five letters], 1949 




Diaz, Joaquin B. [one letter], 1963 




Dénes, Peter [six letters], 19511952 




Dickson, Leonard Eugene [ten letters, see also: Cooper, A. E.], 19091923 




Dolley, James C. [see University
of Texas] 




Donaldson, Fletcher W. [two letters], 1953 




Dorroh, Joe Lee [nineteen letters,
see also: Martin, Boyd A.; box 4RM150 “On Algebraic Rings
and Abelian Groups – Wedderburn’s Theorem – Semigroups”], 19311945 




Dryden, Hugh L., [see National
Academy of Sciences] 




Duke Mathematical Journal, [see Carlitz, L.] 




Duren, William L., Jr. [four letters], 19501951 




DyerBennett, John [two letters], 19401941 




Eisenhart, Luther Pfahler [one letter], 1949 




Emch, Arnold [four letters], 19501953 




Encyclopedia Americana [three letters],
1951 




Encyclopedia Britannica [one letter, includes
typescript of article], 1963 




Erdós, Paul [three postcards, one letter, see also: box 4RM162, folder 175], 19491953 




Ettlinger, Martin [three letters,
[see also: box 4RM146, Publication number 174],
19501951 




Fehr, Henr [four letters], 19511953 




Feller, William, [see box
4RM162, folder 175] 




Fort, Tomlinson [nine letters], 19451953 




Franklin, Philip, [see box
4RM161, folder 171] 




Fueter, Rudolf [seventeen letters, one postcard],
19251930 




Furtwängler, Philipp [four letters], 19351939 




Galbraith, Alan Stuart, [see box
4RM146, Publication number 174] 




Gandhi, J. M. [nine letters, includes “A New
Definition of Euler’s Polynomials and G Numbers”], 19571963 




Garabedian, Margaret R., [see
box 4RM146, Publication number 174] 




Garner, Joseph [two letters], 1949 




Gehman, Harry Merrill [three letters], 19501957 




Gelbart, Abe, [see box 4RM161,
folder 171] 




Gel'fond, Aleksandr Osipovich,
[see box 4RM162, folder 175] 




Gilbarg, David, [see box 4RM161,
folder 171] 




Gilbert, Walter J. [two letters], 1965 




Gillespie, David C. [one note], undated 




Gleason, Andrew Mattei [one letter,see also: box 4RM161, folder 171], 1959 




Gould, Howard Woodham [two letters, includes
mimeograph of “Chronology of the Cauchy Integral Theorem” and two
bibliographies], 19601965 




Gove, Norwood B. [one letter], 1962 




Grad, Arthur [see box 4RM161,
folder 171 and box 4RM162, folder 181] 




Grant, Harold S. [two letters], 1939 




Greenwood, Robert E. [two letters, see also box 4RM162 , folder 175], 19501951 




Gucker, Frank T., Jr. [one letter], 1955 




Guggenheim Foundation [see John
Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation] 




Gunderson, Norman [two letters], 19421947 




Gut, Max [six letters, one postcard], 19391949 
box 
4RM157 



Hall, Marshall, Jr. [two letters], 1955 




Halmos, Paul R.[four letters, see also: box 4RM161, folder 171], 19521953 




Hanna, John G. [three letters], 1943 




Hardy, Edward L. [one letter], 1927 




Hasse, Helmut [nine letters, see
also: box 4RM162, folder 175], 19261935 




Hedrick, Earle Raymond [see
Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society] 




Heineman, Ellis Richard [one letter], 1939 




Helson, Henry [two letters], 19541961 




Henkin, Leon [three letters], 1964 




Hensel, Kurt [one letter], 1914 




Herstein, Israel Mathan [six letters,
see also: box 4RM162, folder 175], 19491964 




Hestenes, Magnus, R. [one letter], 1961 




Hewitt, Edwin [five letters], 19591964 




Heyting, Arend [one postcard], 1936 




Hibbert, Lucien [five letters, includes “La
Demonstration du Theoreme de Fermat” and English translation], 19611962 




Hofreiter, N. [one letter, two postcards],
19381939 




Hoggatt, V. E., Jr. [see box
4RM162, folder 175] 




Holland, Clarence R. LaGrone [one letter],
1959 




Horadam, E. Mollie [four letters], 19621963 




Horn, Alfred [four letters], 1955 




Hua, LooKeng [eight letters], 19481956 




Hudspeth, Emmett L. [three letters], 19591960 




Hughes, Harry M. [fifteen letters], 19401954 




Hull, Ralph [two letters], 1952 




Hunt, Burrowes [four letters], 1951 




Inkeri, K. [seven letters], 19501964 




Iseki, Kiyoshi [nine letters], 19371965 




Iwasawa, Kenkischi [two letters, see also: box 4RM161, folder 171], 1962 




Jacobson, Nathan [one letter], 1951 




James, Arthur [one letter], 1951 




James, Glenn [see Mathematics
Magazine] 




James, Ralph Duncan [three letters], 1949 




Johnson, Richard Edward [seven letters], 1951 




Jones, Burton W. [four letters, one postcard],
19511963 




John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
[approximately 45 letters, correspondence primarily with Henry Allen Moe, also
includes clippings and notices of receipt], 19271963 




Kac, Mark [see
Kosambi] 




Kapferer [five letters], 19541964 




Kawaguchi, Akitsugu [two letters, two
postcards], 1950, 1962 




Kelisky, Richard P. [35 letters, 14 postcards,
see also: Brauer; Ransom; and box 4RM162, folder 175],
19561964 




Kempner, Aubrey [six letters], 1926, 19501955 




Kennedy, Ernest Carlton [two letters], 1961 




Kiss, Stephen Anthony [22 letters], 19401962 




Kline, John R. [five letters], 19491950 




Knapp [one letter], 1951 




Kosambi, D. D., [two letters from Kosambi, ten letters
about Kosambi], 1962 




Krasner, Marc [33 letters, see
also: box 4RM162, folder 175], 19511963 




Kupperman, Morton [three letters], 19471950 




Landau, Edmund [one letter], 1931 




Langer, Rudolph Ernest [three letters,
see also: box 4RM146, folder 17], 19491950 




LaTorre, Donald R. [one letter], undated 




Lax, Anneli L. [seven letters], 19611962 




Lefschetz, Solomon [twelve letters], 19211945, 19551959 




Lehmer, Derrick Norman [five letters], 19241930 




Lehmer, Derrick Henry and Emma Trotskaia
[approximately 200 letters, see also: box 4RM162, folder
175], 19241957 and undated 
box 
4RM158 



Lehmer, Derrick Henry and Emma Trotskaia
[approximately 200 letters, see also: box 4RM162, folder
175], 19241957 and undated 




Lehmer, D. H. ["Lehmer and V. correspondence on joint
article of 1954 on F. L. T."], 19511953 and undated 




Lehmer [“Correspondence on his Bernoulli number
project under Amer. Phil. grant"], 19341936 and undated 




Leighton, Walter [one letter], 1954 




Leveque, William Judson [see box
4RM161, folder 171 and box 4RM162, folder 181] 




Lewis, Daniel C., Jr. [see box
4RM146, folder 17] 




Lewis, Fred Albert [two letters], 19531954 




Lindemann, Norman [two letters], 1951 




Littauer, Sebastian [?] B. [one letter], 1936 




Loflin, Zachariah Lowe [two letters], 1948 




Long, William C. [three letters], 19521961 




Lonsdale, John T. [one letter], 1952 




McConnell, James V. [ten letters, five about
McConnell, one postcard], 19541961 




McCoy, Neal H. [five letters], 19501952 




McCulley, William Straight [four letters],
1952 




MacDuffee, Cyrus Colton [three letters], 19401942 




MacLane, Saunders [thirteen letters, one by Mrs.
MacLane, see also: Mullin], 19511953 




McShane, Edward James [one letter], 1938 




Madelbrojt, Szolem [one letter], 1958 




Mann, Henry B. [thirteen letters, includes letters
about Mann, see also: Kosambi], 19521963 




Marsh, D. C. B. [one letter], 1964 




Martin, Boyd A. [one letter], 1961 




Martin, William Ted [two letters], 1946 




Mathematical Association of America [two letters, two
bills] 19471958 




Mathematics Magazine [37 letters], 19511963 




Mientka, Walter E. [four letters], 1964 




Miller, Don Dalzell [seven letters,
see also: box 4RM161, folder 171], 19471958 




Miller, Donald W. [one letter], 1953 




Miller, Harlan C. [three letters], 19521953 




Mills, Clifford N. [one letter], 1936 




Mills, William H. [three letters], 1963 




Mirimanof, Dimitry [four letters], 19141934 




Mitchell, Howard H. [two letters], 19231926 




Mitrinovitch, D. S. [four letters], 19551956 




Moe, Henry Allen [see John Simon
Guggenheim Foundation] 




Moller, Raymond William [one letter], 1953 




Monatshefte für Mathematik und Physik [see Hofreiter] 




3.1/8634/Montogomery, Deane [seven letters, see also: box 4RM161, folder 171], 19511963 




Mood, Alexander M. [five letters], 19561964 




Moore, Eliakim Hastings [four letters], 1912, 19251927 




Moran, Charles [one letter], 1941 




Mordell, Louis Joel [twenty letters,
see also: box 4RM162, folder 175], 19591967 




Morishima, Taro [nine letters, see also: box 4RM162, folder 175], 19321950 




Morrison, Donald Ross [three letters], 1951 




Morse, Marston [one letter, see
also: box 4RM146, folder 17], 1931 




Moser, Leo, four letters, [see
also: box 4RM146, folder 17 and box RM161, folder 171], 1962 




Motzkin, Theodore S. [two letters], undated 




Mullers, [J. H.?], [one telegram], 1934 




Mullin, Albert A. [twenty letters, including letters
about Mullin], 19631964 




Muskat, Joseph B. [one letter], 1963 




National Academy of Sciences [about thirty letters,
see also: Mullin], 19341964 




National Academy of Sciences, Proceedings of [about
eighty letters], 19481965 
box 
4RM159 



National Science Foundation [approximately 160
letters], 19531965 




Nagell, Trygve [one letter], 1904 




Navy, Department of the, Office of Naval Research [two
letters], 1953 




Newman, Morris [three letters], 1954 




Newsom, Carroll Vincent [one letter], 1949 




New York Academy of Sciences [four letters, includes
printed matter] 1961 




Nicol, Charles [about 130 letters,
see also: box 4RM162, folder 175], 19521964 




Noether, Emmy, [one letter, unsigned, pencilled
signature by HSV?], ca. 1926 




Oblath, Richard [three letters], 19371940 




Obrecht, [Joseph?] [one letter, includes
transcription], 1935 




Odé, Helmer [three letters], 1951 




Olds, Carl Douglas [five letters], 19411950 




Ore, Oystein [four letters], 19441955 




Orton, Harold B. [ten letters], 19601961 




Painter, Theophilus S. [see
University of Texas] 




Pall, Gordon [eight letters], 19631964 




Parker, Ernest T. [one letter, see also: Hall, Marshall, Jr.], 1954 




Pearson, Mrs. Erna Herzog [about fifteen
letters], 19461962 




Petrich, Mario [two letters], 1965 




Phi Kappa Phi, Texas Chapter [three letters],
1962 




Piza, Pedro A. [about thirty letters], 19421946 




Pollaczek, Felix [four letters], 19321963 




Post, Emil Leon [two letters], 1953 




Powers, R. E. [six letters], 19271949 




Protter, Muray Harold [two letters], 1962 




Ransom, Harry Huntt [see
University of Texas] 




Reid, William Thomas [three letters], 1954 




Rice University [see John Simon
Guggenheim Foundation] 




Ritt, J. F. [two letters], 1918?1934 




Robinson, Gilbert de Beauregard [see box 4RM161, folder 171] 




Robinson, Lewis Bayard [five letters], 19531957 




Rosenblatt, Alfred R. [one postcard], 1931 




Ross, Arnold Ephraim [seven letters, see also: box 4RM146, folder 17], 19531963 




Rosser, John Barkley [three letters], 19521956 
box 
4RM160 



Salzer, Herbert Ellis, five letters, 19511953 




Schiffer, Menahem (Max) [one letter], 1961 




Schnitzer, Franz [five letters], 1954 




Schoenfeld, Lowell [five letters], 19511963 




Schurz, Fred F. [three letters], 1949 




Schwarz, Stefan [six letters], 19471949 




Schwindt, Herbert [two letters], 19321934 




Scripta Mathematica [about thirty
letters], 19541965 




Selfridge, J. L. [five letters,
see also: box 4RM162, folder 175], 19611964 




Selmer, Ernst S. [eight letters], 19521954 




Sexl, [Th?] [two letters], 19261927 




Shapiro, Harold N. [two letters], 1954 




Silverman, Louis [three letters], 19531960 




Simpson, Roy V. [see W. T.
Martin] 




Singer, James [two letters], 19341947 




Snapper, Ernst [four letters], 19511952 




Spanier, Edwin Henry [see box
4RM161, folder 171] 




Stone, Marshall Harvey [four letters,
see also: box 4RM161, folder 171], 19601961 




Straus, Ernest Gabor [two letters,
see also: box 4RM161, folder 171], 19531963 




Tamura, Takayuki [nine letters], 19611965 




Taussky, Olga [see Todd, Olga
Taussky] 




Teller, James H. D. [two letters], 1939 




Texas Academy of Science [five letters], 19611965 




Thomas, Joseph Miller [three letters], 19341947 




Thomas, Tracy Yerkes [two letters], 1941, 1952 




Thrower, Paul H. [six letters], 19611962 




Tittle, Morris Edward [one letter], 1953 




Todd, Olga Taussky (Mrs. John Todd) [about thirty
letters, see also: box 4RM162, folder 175],
19461963 




Tompkins, Charles Brown [four letters,
see also: box 4RM161, folder 171 and box 4RM162, folder
175], 19541955 




Trypannis, A. A. [four letters], 1961 




Turner, J. S. [four letters], 1935 




Uhler, Horace Scudder [three letters], 1954 




Ulrich, Floyd Edward [two letters], 1962 




Underwood, Ralph Sylvester [three letters],
1955 




University of Pennsylvania, Alumni [six letters],
1965 




University of Texas [about 100 letters], 19341964 




University of Toronto [two letters], 1948 




Uspensky, J. V. [one letter], 1935? 




Van der Waerden, B. L. [six letters], 19531954 




Veblen, Oswald [one letter], 1947 




Venkatachalam, C. M. [see box
4RM146, folder 17] 




Vickery, Charles Watson [six letters], 19341948 




Volterra, Enrico Giovanni [one letter], 1959 




Von Ammon, F. E., Jr. [four letters], 1963 




Walfisz, A. [three letters], 19341935 




Wallace, Alexander Doniphan [five letters],
19601962 




Walsh, Joseph Leonard [one letter,
see also: box 4RM146, folder 17 and box 4RM161, folder
171], 1949 




Ward, Morgan [27 letters, see
also: box 4RM161, folder 171], 19321961 




Weaver, Milo W. [see box 4MR162,
folder 175] 




Webb, Walter Prescott [one letter], 1960 




Weiss, Edwin [five letters], 1963 




Weiss, Joel [six letters], 19601961 
box 
4RM133 




Photograph of Joel Weiss,
ca. 1961 
box 
4RM160 



Whiteman, Albert Leon [about 70 letters, see also: box 4RM162, folder 175], 19491963 




Whyburn, William Marvin [one letter], 1949 




Wilder, Raymond Louis [nineteen letters], 19341963 




Wilks, Samuel Stanley [ten letters,
see also: box 4RM161, folder171], 19541963 




Williams, William Lloyd Garrison [one letter],
1947 




Wilson, Edwin Bidwell [see
National Academy of Sciences, Proceedings of] 




Wilson, Elizabeth [see box
4RM161, folder 171] 




Wolf, Frantisek [see box 4RM161,
folder 171] 




Word, Clifton N., Jr. [two letters], 1961 




Yahya, Q, A. M. M. [seventeen letters, also includes
letter about Yahya], 19581959 




Youngs, John William Theodore [one letter,
see also: box 4RM161, folder 171], 1954 




Zassenhaus, Hans J. [six letters, see also: Bourne], 19561963 
box 
4RM161 


By subject: 




Fermat's last theorem [general correspondence and
enclosures about "proofs" of the theorem  when HSV gave a studied response
(usually only to those he considered to be qualified mathematicians) the
correspondence can be found in the "By correspondent" series above.
Correspondence in this section received a form response from
Vandiver]: 





ca. 75 leaves, 19341945 





ca. 150 leaves, 19451966 





Schubeck, ca. 150 leaves, 19461950 




"Preparing topical mathematical bibliographies more
promptly," [HSV's circulated form letter and resulting correspondence, about
100 letters, correspondents include most of the editors of major mathematical
journals at the time], 19611962 
box 
4RM162 



Re Milo Weaver [approximately 75 letters],
19591960 




University Research Institute Grants [approximately 70
items], 19621965 




Festschrift: HSV's 83rd birthday,
Journal of Mathematical Analysis and
Applications [40 items], 1965 




Requests for reprints by HSV [arranged by
year] 19321965 




Fibonacci Assocation [correspondence with V. E.
Hoggatt, Jr., six items], 19621965 




Leveque's National Science Foundation Proposal [Arthur
Grad], 19611962 and undated 




California lecture [about 20 items, includes
correspondence with Glenn James, R. Bellman, G. Polya, and Harry Hughes],
1951 




Miscellaneous correspondence [alphabetical by
correspondent, about 90 letters], 19501965 and undated 















Personal: 
box 
4RM163 


Biographical data on HSV, up to 1950 [includes
clippings, notes, typescripts and carbon copies, about 100 leaves],
1933 and undated 



Biographical data on HSV, after 1950 [forms for Who's
Who, typescripts, about 5 items], 19561964 and undated 



Honorary degree, University of Pennsylvania [four
letters, assorted clippings], 1945 



Miscellaneous [includes correspondence, clippings,
lecture notes, photographs, and other ephemera],
19271947, 1957 and undated 
box 
4RM133 



Thirteen assorted photographs and one slide,
1961, 1976 and undated 
box 
4RM163 


"Humor" [typescripts, about 10 items] undated 



Publication lists [primarily University of Texas at
Austin Department of Mathematics faculty], undated 



National Academy of Sciences [material relating to
Centennial Program, Washington DC, including ten birthday cards received by HSV
while attending meeting],
1963 and undated 



Legal Records [includes mortgage records, deeds, et
alia, principally concerning property in Florida inherited [?] by Mrs.
Vandiver, source: Dorothy Baker, 1977, about 75 items],
19251942 and undated 
box 
4RM164 


Legal Records [includes mortgage records, deeds, et
alia, principally concerning property in Florida inherited [?] by Mrs.
Vandiver, source: Dorothy Baker, 1977, about 75 items],
19251942 and undated 



Miscellaneous printed material [includes "Goals for
School Mathematics," various notices of Sigma Xi, and "University of
Texas…Procedural Guide for the Administration of Special Programs…"],
19621963 and undated 
box 
4RM133 



Photograph, AMSMAA Joint Mathematical Meeting
[Washington, DC],
January 1961 
shelf 
SRH 2.351 


Suitcase 















Offprints and dissertations: 
box 
4RM164 


By HSV: 




Publication numbers 427 [does not include 1, 2, 3,
and 17], 19041925 




Publication numbers 2859 [does not include 43 and
53], 19251930 




Publication numbers 60100 [does not include 65, 79,
and 80], 19301942 
box 
4RM165 



Publication numbers 101136, 19421953 




Publication numbers 137174 [does not include 170 and
173], 19531963 
box 
8634/16 (CDL) 


Offprints by other authors [see card file index stored
with collection] 
shelf 
CDL 2.26 


Dissertations, AbernathyWerner 















Oversized: 
box 
AAMOS/1 (CDL) 


Oversized unidentified mathematical table, leaves
numbered 259416, 12/5" X 16" 















Books: 

Series Abstract 

A complete list of the books in Vandiver’s library is available upon
request from the archivist of the Archives of American Mathematics.
A list of Vandiver’s books can also be generated in UTCAT, by doing
an Advanced Search. Search for “Vandiver” in the “Note:” field, and
limit the search by Location to “Briscoe Center for American History.”
Note that a small number of other materials may appear in this search.
Note also that copies of the same titles at other branches on the UT
campus will be listed. Only the copies listed at the Briscoe Center for
American History are from the Vandiver library. With the exception of
the two books listed below, the majority of the Vandiver library is
stored offsite (CDL 3rd floor) and will require 48hour notice for
retrieval. 
box 
869/10 (LSF) 


R. Fueter, Vorlesungen Über die Singulären Moduln und
die Komplexe Multiplikation der Elliptischen Funktionen [2 vol.],
1927 
box 
4RM 


Carl Friedrich Gauss, Disqvisitiones arithmeticae,
1801 
