A Guide to the Bruce A. Anderson Papers,
19601991





Creator: 
Anderson, Bruce A.,
19391992 

Title: 
Bruce A. Anderson
Papers, 

Dates: 
19601991
and undated 

Abstract: 
Bruce A. Anderson
(19391992) 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. 

Accession No.: 
2004075 

Extent: 
4 ft., 2 in. 

Laguage: 
Materials are written in
English. 

Repository: 
Dolph Briscoe Center for American
History, The University of Texas at
Austin 
Bruce A. Anderson (19391992) 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 modifiedMoore method in his classes at
Arizona State. Anderson's research interests started out in topology and in the
mid1970s moved toward combinatorics, including perfect 1factorizations,
sequencing of finite groups, and Howell designs. His style of mathematics was
deeply geometric and his notes are filled with multicolored 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.
These 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 Restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Use Restrictions
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Anderson, Bruce A., 19391992 


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 
Bruce A. Anderson Papers, 19601991 and
undated, Archives of American Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,
University of Texas at Austin.
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,
19611962 and undated 



University of Iowa: 




Alexandroff survey, "Results in Topology in the Last 25
Years," and notes,
1960 and undated 




Lebesque integration,
Spring 1962 and undated 




Topological groups, [green binder, part one],
Summer 1962 




General topology II, [green binder, part two],
19631964 




Manifolds,
Spring 1965 




Topology, [includes notes on the Normal Moore Space
Conjecture, BAA's thesis, upper semicontinuous decompositions,
paracompactness and other topics],
1965 and undated 




Geometry,
undated 




Dimension theory and general topology,
undated 



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,
19661968 and undated 



Combinatorics, annotated textbook
Introduction to Combinatorics by
Berman and Fryer and notes,
1972 and undated 



Combinatorics, notes and student work,
[ca. 1975?] 



Configurations in projective planes, MAT 412,
undated 



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 



Reprints by BAA, [publications number 13, 16, 17, 19, 20,
2226, 28, 3033, 36, 41, 43, 47, 49],
19761993 



Number 8, "Finite Topologies and Hamiltonian Paths," [note
from Phil Leonard: Represents Anderson's shift from problems in topology to his
work on 1factorizations and related combinatorial problems],
1973 and undated 



Number 9, "A Perfectly Arranged Room Square," with notes
by John B. Kelly,
ca. 1973 and undated 



Number 10, "A Class of StarterInduced 1Factorizations,"
19731974 and undated 



Number 12, "Sequencings of Certain Dihedral Groups,"
ca. 1975 and undated 



Number 15, "Howell Designs From Room Squares": 




Notes and correspondence, from the Second Caribgean
Conference on Combinatorics and Computing, see also: Conferences,
ca. 1977 




Notes and drafts,
ca. 1977 



Number 16, "A Recursive Construction of Asymmetric
1Factorizations," with M. M. Barge and D. Morse: 




Notes and drafts,
1973 and undated 




Notes, drafts and correspondence,
19741975 and undated 



Number 17, "Symmetry Groups of Some Perfect
1Factorizations of Complete Graphs": 




"Symmetry Groups of Perfect 1Factorizations 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,
19731977 and undated 




Revisions,
ca. 1977 and undated 



Number 18, "StarterAdder Methods in the Construction of
Howell Designs," with K. B. Gross: 




Manuscript and schedule,
19761977 




1976ca. 1977 and undated 




19771978 and undated 



Number 21, "A Partial Starter Construction," with K. B.
Gross, also "Multiplying Certain Howell Designs by Three" [unpublished],
1978 and undated 



Number 22, "Some Howell Designs of Prime Side," with K. B.
Gross and P. A. Leonard: 




Correspondence, notes and drafts, [includes some of
Leonard's notes about his contribution to the argument],
1978ca. 1979 and undated 




Revisions, correspondence and notes,
1979 and undated 



Number 23, "A Doubling Construction for Certain Howell
Designs,"
1979 and undated 



Number 24, "Hyperovals and Howell Designs,"
ca. 1980 and undated 



Number 25, "A Note on Howell Designs,"
19781980 and undated 



Number 26, "Asymptotic Multiplication of Howell Designs by
3," with K. B. Gross, 1
982 and undated 



Number 27, "Complementary Even Starters,"
ca. 1980 and undated 



Number 28, "More Skew Room Squares," with R. C. Mullin and
D. R. Stinson,
1980 



Number 30, "Some Howell Designs of Prime Side II," with P.
A. Leonard, [correspondence, drafts, printed material, notes, and proofs],
19781981 and undated 



Number 31, "Hyperplanes and Balanced Howell Rotations,"
1981ca. 1982 and undated 



Number 33, "The Existence of Howell Designs of Even Side,"
with P. J. Schellenberg and D. R. Stinson: 




Correspondence, notes, and draft, 1980 and
undated 
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Oversized notes,
ca. 1980 
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Correspondence, notes, revisions,
1980ca. 1984 and undated 
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Correspondence, notes, revisions,
1980ca. 1984 and undated 



Number 34, "Sequencings and Houses," [notes, manuscripts,
also includes some reprints of BAA publications number 1214, 17, 19, 24],
ca. 1984 and undated 



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. 19851990 and undated 



Number 37, "A Fast Method for Sequencing Low Order
NonAbelian Groups," [notes],
1986ca. 1987 and undated 



Number 40, "Symmetric Sequencings of Finite Hamiltonian
Groups with a Unique Element of Order 2," with P. A. Leonard,
ca. 1988 and undated 



Number 41, "Some Quasi2Complete Latin Squares,"
ca. 1990 and undated 



Number 42, "All Dicyclic Groups of Order = 12 Have
Symmetric Sequences,"
undated 



Number 44, "A Class of SelfOrthogonal 2Sequencings,"
with P. A. Leonard: 




Notes and development,
ca. 1991 and undated 




Notes and draft,
[ca. 1991] 



Unnumbered, [published (?) in Annals of Discrete
Mathematics volume honoring Professor Kotzig on his 60th birthday], "Some
Howell Designs of Side 6P,"
19791980 and undated 



Unpublished: 




"Proposed Algorithm for Finding Semiregular
1Factorizations of K2n," [many illustrations],
1972 and undated 
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"Howell Designs of Prime Side III,"
1980 and undated 




"2Sequencings and Perfect 1Factorizations,"
1986 and undated 




"A Class of Semiregular 1Factorizations,"
undated 




"Howell Designs with Subdesigns,"
undated 




"Howell Designs of Type H (s, 2n),"
undated 




"A Modified StarterAdder Construction for Certain
Howell Designs," with K. B. Gross, [notes and research],
undated 




"A Multiplication Process for Howell Designs,"
undated 




"Some Complete Balanced Howell Rotations for an Odd
Number of Tables," with PA Leonard, [unpublished predecessor of publication
number 35, "Some Complete Balanced Howell Rotations….and the Equation pm=s2+4,"
undated 















Conferences: 
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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],
MarchJune 1973 



Second Caribbean Conference on Combinatorics and
Computing, [see also Publications: "Howell Designs from Room Squares"],
January 47, 1977 



Joint AMS/MAA Meeting, January 1991 in San Francisco, talk
on "A Doubling Construction…,"
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Correspondence, draft of letter from BAA to Paul
Schellenberg, undated 















Notes: 
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Miscellaneous, includes 1factorizations,
undated 



Including groups and 1factorizations, also includes
record of invention for "Road Puzzle" game,
1971 and undated 



Building strong starters, includes computations,
1973 and undated 



Includes outline for "2Sequencings of Deven" and notes
for "Vermont Talk," printed material,
19781980 and undated 



PBD closure, includes letter from Jeff Dinitz,
1980 and undated 



1factorization, labeled picture,
undated 



Automorphism groups of 1factorizations,
undated 



Even starters and Howell designs,
undated 



Hausdorff spaces,
undated 



Howell designs,
undated 



Perfect 1factorizations,
undated 



Preliminary work on a selforthogonal 2sequencings [?],
showing the geometric nature of BAA's thinking [noted by Phil Leonard],
undated 



Some information on strong starters,
undated 



Starterinduced 1factorizations,
undated 



Starters and 1factorizations, includes "Boca Talk,"
undated 



Starters, including "Leonard Starters on Zpn,"
undated 
