Descriptive Summary
Anderson, Bruce A.,
1939-1992
Bruce A. Anderson
Papers,
1960-1991
and undated Materials are written in
English.
2004-075
4 ft., 2 in.
Dolph Briscoe Center for American
History, The University of Texas at
Austin
Bruce A. Anderson
(1939-1992) was a professor of mathematics at Arizona State University from
1966 until his death in 1992. These papers consist of mathematical notes,
correspondence, and drafts of articles, as well as lecture notes and student
notes documenting his mathematical career.
Biographical NoteBruce A. Anderson (1939-1992) was a
professor of mathematics at Arizona State University from 1966 until his death
in 1992. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Iowa in 1966 under the
direction of Steve Armentrout, a student of University of Texas mathematics
professor R. L. Moore. Anderson was greatly influenced by the "Moore Method" of
teaching and learning, and utilized a modified-Moore method in his classes at
Arizona State. Anderson's research interests started out in topology and in the
mid-1970s moved toward combinatorics, including perfect 1-factorizations,
sequencing of finite groups, and Howell designs. His style of mathematics was
deeply geometric and his notes are filled with multi-colored diagrams that
document his work on various problems. Anderson was known as a strong teacher
and was recognized by the Golden Key National Honor Society in 1990 for his
promotion of academic excellence through teaching.

Scope and ContentsThese papers consist of mathematical
notes, correspondence, and drafts of articles, as well as lecture notes and
student notes documenting the mathematical career of Bruce A. Anderson. Of
particular interest for researchers of the "Moore Method" of teaching are
Anderson's student notes, taken under the instruction of Steve Armentrout and
R. H. Bing, both students of mathematician R. L. Moore. The articles series
includes collaborations with other mathematicians, including P. A.
Leonard.

Forms part of the Archives of American Mathematics.

Access RestrictionsUnrestricted access.

Use RestrictionsThe majority of these papers are stored
remotely at CDL. Contact reference staff for retrieval from offsite storage.

Preferred CitationBruce A. Anderson Papers, 1960-1991 and
undated, Archives of American Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,
University of Texas at Austin.

Index Terms
Anderson, Bruce A., 1939-1992
Armentrout, Steve
Bing, R. H.
Leonard, Philip A.
Arizona State University. Dept. of
Mathematics
University of Iowa. Dept. of
Mathematics
Combinatorial analysis
Mathematics -- Study and teaching --
United States
Topology
Detailed Description of the Papers
Student notes:
[Notes and other material primarily from Anderson's
time as a student at the University of Iowa]

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Includes notes from 1961 Summer Institute with R. H. Bing
at the University of Georgia, also includes work by B. J. Ball,
1961-1962 and undated
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University of Iowa:
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Alexandroff survey, "Results in Topology in the Last 25
Years," and notes,
1960 and undated
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Lebesque integration,
Spring 1962 and undated
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Topological groups, [green binder, part one],
Summer 1962
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General topology II, [green binder, part two],
1963-1964
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Manifolds,
Spring 1965
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Topology, [includes notes on the Normal Moore Space
Conjecture, BAA's thesis, upper semi-continuous decompositions,
para-compactness and other topics],
1965 and undated
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Geometry,
undated
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Dimension theory and general topology,
undated
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R. H. Bing's course on homology theory,
undated
Teaching notes, Arizona State University:
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MAT 410, includes notes by R. W. Heath, C. W. Arnquist and
R. S. Countryman,
1966-1968 and undated
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Combinatorics, annotated textbook
Introduction to Combinatorics by
Berman and Fryer and notes,
1972 and undated
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Combinatorics, notes and student work,
[ca. 1975?]
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Configurations in projective planes, MAT 412,
undated
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Topology, [set A],
undated
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Topology, [set B],
undated
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[Unidentified author], notes for a Moore method course on
differentiable manifolds,
undated
Articles :
[Includes notes, drafts, correspondence, and printed
material. Numbers refer to article number as ordered in publication list]

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Publication list,
1992
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Reprints by BAA, [publications number 13, 16, 17, 19, 20,
22-26, 28, 30-33, 36, 41, 43, 47, 49],
1976-1993
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Number 8, "Finite Topologies and Hamiltonian Paths," [note
from Phil Leonard: Represents Anderson's shift from problems in topology to his
work on 1-factorizations and related combinatorial problems],
1973 and undated
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Number 9, "A Perfectly Arranged Room Square," with notes
by John B. Kelly,
ca. 1973 and undated
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Number 10, "A Class of Starter-Induced 1-Factorizations,"
1973-1974 and undated
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Number 12, "Sequencings of Certain Dihedral Groups,"
ca. 1975 and undated
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Number 15, "Howell Designs From Room Squares":
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Notes and correspondence, from the Second Caribgean
Conference on Combinatorics and Computing, see also: Conferences,
ca. 1977
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Notes and drafts,
ca. 1977
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Number 16, "A Recursive Construction of Asymmetric
1-Factorizations," with M. M. Barge and D. Morse:
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Notes and drafts,
1973 and undated
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Notes, drafts and correspondence,
1974-1975 and undated
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Number 17, "Symmetry Groups of Some Perfect
1-Factorizations of Complete Graphs":
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"Symmetry Groups of Perfect 1-Factorizations of Some
K(2n)" [early title], development of paper, notes, drafts, also includes some
notes on other topics,
1972 and undated
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Correspondence and revisions,
1973-1977 and undated
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Revisions,
ca. 1977 and undated
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Number 18, "Starter-Adder Methods in the Construction of
Howell Designs," with K. B. Gross:
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Manuscript and schedule,
1976-1977
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1976-ca. 1977 and undated
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1977-1978 and undated
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Number 21, "A Partial Starter Construction," with K. B.
Gross, also "Multiplying Certain Howell Designs by Three" [unpublished],
1978 and undated
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Number 22, "Some Howell Designs of Prime Side," with K. B.
Gross and P. A. Leonard:
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Correspondence, notes and drafts, [includes some of
Leonard's notes about his contribution to the argument],
1978-ca. 1979 and undated
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Revisions, correspondence and notes,
1979 and undated
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Number 23, "A Doubling Construction for Certain Howell
Designs,"
1979 and undated
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Number 24, "Hyperovals and Howell Designs,"
ca. 1980 and undated
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Number 25, "A Note on Howell Designs,"
1978-1980 and undated
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Number 26, "Asymptotic Multiplication of Howell Designs by
3," with K. B. Gross, 1
982 and undated
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Number 27, "Complementary Even Starters,"
ca. 1980 and undated
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Number 28, "More Skew Room Squares," with R. C. Mullin and
D. R. Stinson,
1980
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Number 30, "Some Howell Designs of Prime Side II," with P.
A. Leonard, [correspondence, drafts, printed material, notes, and proofs],
1978-1981 and undated
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Number 31, "Hyperplanes and Balanced Howell Rotations,"
1981-ca. 1982 and undated
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Number 33, "The Existence of Howell Designs of Even Side,"
with P. J. Schellenberg and D. R. Stinson:
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Correspondence, notes, and draft, 1980 and
undated
4RM551
Oversized notes,
ca. 1980
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Correspondence, notes, revisions,
1980-ca. 1984 and undated
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Correspondence, notes, revisions,
1980-ca. 1984 and undated
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Number 34, "Sequencings and Houses," [notes, manuscripts,
also includes some reprints of BAA publications number 12-14, 17, 19, 24],
ca. 1984 and undated
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Number 35, "Some Complete Balanced Howell Rotations for an
Odd Number of Tables and the Equation pm=s2+4," with P. A. Leonard and A.
Bremner,
ca. 1985-1990 and undated
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Number 37, "A Fast Method for Sequencing Low Order
Non-Abelian Groups," [notes],
1986-ca. 1987 and undated
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Number 40, "Symmetric Sequencings of Finite Hamiltonian
Groups with a Unique Element of Order 2," with P. A. Leonard,
ca. 1988 and undated
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Number 41, "Some Quasi-2-Complete Latin Squares,"
ca. 1990 and undated
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Number 42, "All Dicyclic Groups of Order = 12 Have
Symmetric Sequences,"
undated
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Number 44, "A Class of Self-Orthogonal 2-Sequencings,"
with P. A. Leonard:
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Notes and development,
ca. 1991 and undated
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Notes and draft,
[ca. 1991]
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Unnumbered, [published (?) in Annals of Discrete
Mathematics volume honoring Professor Kotzig on his 60th birthday], "Some
Howell Designs of Side 6P,"
1979-1980 and undated
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Unpublished:
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"Proposed Algorithm for Finding Semi-regular
1-Factorizations of K2n," [many illustrations],
1972 and undated
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"Howell Designs of Prime Side III,"
1980 and undated
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"2-Sequencings and Perfect 1-Factorizations,"
1986 and undated
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"A Class of Semi-regular 1-Factorizations,"
undated
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"Howell Designs with Subdesigns,"
undated
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"Howell Designs of Type H (s, 2n),"
undated
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"A Modified Starter-Adder Construction for Certain
Howell Designs," with K. B. Gross, [notes and research],
undated
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"A Multiplication Process for Howell Designs,"
undated
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"Some Complete Balanced Howell Rotations for an Odd
Number of Tables," with PA Leonard, [unpublished predecessor of publication
number 35, "Some Complete Balanced Howell Rotationsâ€¦.and the Equation pm=s2+4,"
undated
Conferences:
4RM224
Unidentified conference photo (8"X10", black and white),
includes Bruce A. Anderson and Paul Erdos,
[ca. 1970s]
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Fourth Southeastern Conference on Combinatorics, Graph
Theory, and Computing, includes conference material and subsequent
correspondence and notes, [reflects BAA's move from topology to combinatorics],
March-June 1973
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Second Caribbean Conference on Combinatorics and
Computing, [see also Publications: "Howell Designs from Room Squares"],
January 4-7, 1977
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Joint AMS/MAA Meeting, January 1991 in San Francisco, talk
on "A Doubling Constructionâ€¦,"
1990-1991
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Correspondence, draft of letter from BAA to Paul
Schellenberg, undated
Notes:
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Miscellaneous, includes 1-factorizations,
undated
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Including groups and 1-factorizations, also includes
record of invention for "Road Puzzle" game,
1971 and undated
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Building strong starters, includes computations,
1973 and undated
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Includes outline for "2-Sequencings of D-even" and notes
for "Vermont Talk," printed material,
1978-1980 and undated
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PBD closure, includes letter from Jeff Dinitz,
1980 and undated
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1-factorization, labeled picture,
undated
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Automorphism groups of 1-factorizations,
undated
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Even starters and Howell designs,
undated
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Hausdorff spaces,
undated
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Howell designs,
undated
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Perfect 1-factorizations,
undated
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Preliminary work on a self-orthogonal 2-sequencings [?],
showing the geometric nature of BAA's thinking [noted by Phil Leonard],
undated
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Some information on strong starters,
undated
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Starter-induced 1-factorizations,
undated
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Starters and 1-factorizations, includes "Boca Talk,"
undated
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Starters, including "Leonard Starters on Zpn,"
undated