University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the John S. Griffin Jr. Papers, 1929-1962

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Griffin, John S. Jr.
Title: John S. Griffin Jr. Papers
Dates: 1929-1962
Abstract: These papers document mathematician John S. Griffin Jr.'s education and industrial career.
Accession No.: 2004-122
Extent: 7 inches
Laguage: Materials are written in English, French, Greek, and Polish.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Trained as a topologist, Dr. John Sanders Griffin Jr. received his Ph.D. at Tulane in 1956, with a dissertation entitled A Notion of Parallelism in General Fibre Bundles. He taught and completed post-graduate study at the University of Michigan. Later, he joined the staff at IBM's Endicott Laboratories.

Scope and Contents

Most notably, these papers contain Griffin's personal collection of reprints, manuscripts and journals. There are materials in French, Polish, and Greek. Also included are course materials from Griffin's education, and some professional correspondence.

Forms part of the Archives of American Mathematics


Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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Index Terms

Griffin, John S. Jr.
International Business Machines Corporation.
Tulane University, Department of Mathematics

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John S. Griffin Jr. Papers, 1929-1962, Archives of American Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Detailed Description of the Papers


Reprints [collected by Griffin]:

2004-122/1 Geometrie sur les surfaces et les varietes algegbriques (Lefschetz), 1929
Acualites Scientifiques et Industrielles: Le Parallelisme Absolu et la Theorie Unitare Du Champ (Cartan), 1932
Acualites Scientifiques et Industrielles: La Topologie des Groupes de Lie (Cartan), 1936
Acualites Scientifiques et Industrielles: Integralgeometrie (Blaschke), 1935
Acualites Scientifiques et Industrielles: Sur les Groupes Classiques (Dieudonne), 1948
Rozprawy Matematyczne (Dubikajtis), 1958
[Greek Publication] 1958
[Greek Publication, copy], 1953
Relations entre les complexes de le Rham et d' Alexandre (Papy), 1956
Lecture notes of Richard Brauer: Spherical harmonics, undated
Session Papers [with annotations], 1959



2004-122/1 Borel on the Leray theory, 1951
"Lectures on differential geometry in the large, undated
A notion of parallelism in general fibre bundles, undated

2004-122/1 Thesis Abstract, Transfinite sequences, ca. 1952


Manuscript, notes, correspondence

2004-122/1 "The Metrizability of the Bundle Space," 1953-1958
"Affine Connections in Terms of a Tangent Bundle," 1953-1961


Course materials:

2004-122/2 "Samelson- Algebraic Topology," 1949-1950
"Notes for Mathematics 235, Differential Geometry- University of Michigan, Fall 1958," 1958
"Vector Analysis Course, Spring 1962," 1962
""Eckerman- Differentiable Mainfolds," 1950



2004-122/2 Steve Hu, Wayne State University, "Hu's Manuscript and C; ," 1957-1959