University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Gordon Johnson Papers, 1968-2000



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Johnson, Gordon Gustav, 1936-
Title: Gordon Johnson Papers
Dates: 1968-2000
Abstract: Gordon Johnson has been on the faculty of the Mathematics Department at the University of Houston since 1971. In 1975, he was involved in the founding of the Houston Journal of Mathematics, which publishes quarterly and includes original research papers on mathematical topics. Correspondence, university records and legal files make up the bulk of this collection, which are primarily related to Gordon Johnson’s 1990 and 1991 suits against the University of Houston and his 1998 University Grievance.
Accession No.: 2005-121; 2006-156
Extent: 7 ft., 6 in.
Laguage: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Gordon Johnson, born in 1936, received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1958 and continued his education at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, earning a Ph.D. in Mathematics in 1964. Johnson has taught in the mathematics departments at the University of Georgia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and has been on the faculty of the Mathematics Department at the University of Houston since 1971. In 1975, Johnson was involved in the founding of the Houston Journal of Mathematics, which publishes quarterly and includes original research papers on mathematical topics.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence, university records, notebooks, and legal files make up the bulk of this collection, which are primarily related to Gordon Johnson’s 1990 and 1991 suits against the University of Houston and his 1998 University Grievance. Of particular note are the materials related to the Houston Journal of Mathematics, including original journal proposal, correspondence and submission notebook. There are also several notebooks documenting Johnson's mathematical work on Hilbert spaces.

Select materials have been restricted due to the inclusion of social security information.

Forms part of the Archives of American Mathematics.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Restricted access. Records containing social security information have been moved to a restricted location. All other materials are unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

The majority of these papers is stored remotely at CDL. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.


Index Terms

Johnson, Gordon Gustav, 1936-
Mathematics Periodicals

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Gordon Johnson Papers, 1968-2000, Archives of American Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 
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2005-121/1 General Correspondence, 1968-1988 and undated



 

Houston Journal of Mathematics:

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2005-121/1 Submission notebook, 1975-1983 and undated
Correspondence:
General, 1975-1991 and undated
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2005-121/2 General, 1975-1991 and undated
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2006-156/1 General, [includes materials regarding NASA grant] 1987-1988
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2005-121/2 Library, 1983-1987
Accounting, 1985-1986
Dean, 1985-1989
Etgen, 1989-1990
Personal, December 1990
Provost, June 1987
Monthly status reports, 1975-1990
Finances, 1984-1987
"Journal," 1972-1990 and undated
Journal papers [evidence for University Grievance Committee], 1977-1990
1978-1980 Plan, [some material moved to restricted location], 1978 and undated
Journal history, 1975, 1994
Meetings, 1974-1977
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2005-121/3 [Early papers], 1976-1985 and undated
Auchmuty, 1973-1994 and undated
[Miscellaneous papers], 1975-1985 and undated



 

University Grievance:

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2005-121/3 [1998 Grievance submission], 1982-1986, 1998 and undated
Correspondence, 1999
[Correspondence with Louis Williams], 1999
E-mail, September 8, 1999
College Bylaws, 1990 and undated
Witness list, undated
Prose dated, 1998
A1-13, Given to Lewis and Wolinsky,, 1986, 1996-1998 and undated
B1-5, Given to William, 1982-1986 and undated
Early document listings, 1998
Section 2 to Williams, 1998
Exhibit Two, Part I, [some material moved to restricted location], 1977-1987 and undated
Exhibit Two, Part II, 1987-1990
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2005-121/4 Exhibit Two, Part III, [some material moved to restricted location], 1989-1990
Michael Olivas, December 5, 1996 and undated
[Grievance package], 1988-1999
[Grievance package duplicates], 1988-1999
S file, 1979-1998
Dr. Williams, 1989-1998
Document lists given to University Grievance Committee, 1999
April 24, 2000 Darji, 1999
Graphs revised, May 1999
Williams 2000, March-May 2000
November 1990, 1971, 1999-2000
Provost, 2000
Issues [chronology], undated
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2005-121/5 Change from University to College level, 1999
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2005-121/4 College Grievance Committee:
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2005-121/5 May 18, 1999 New CGC, 1987-1999
Correspondence, 1999
Various papers, 1999 and undated
College Governance Committee, 1999 and undated
Response from Dean, 1999
Copies for Committee:
Exhibit Two, Part I, [some material moved to restricted location], 1977-1987 and undated
Exhibit Two, Part II, 1987-1990 and undated
Exhibit Two, Part III, [some material moved to restricted location], 1989-1998 and undated
S file, 1979-1998
J 1973, 1973-1980
J 1981-1986, 1980-1986 and undated
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2005-121/6 J 1987-1989, 1986-1989 and undated
J 1990-1994, 1990-1994 and undated
1971-1985, 1971-1985 and undated
1986, 1986-1987 and undated
1987, 1987 and undated
1988, 1988 and undated
1989, 1989 and undated
1990, 1980-1990 and undated
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2005-121/7 1991-1992, 1991-1992 and undated
1993-1995, 1990-1995 and undated
1996-1998, 1996-1998 and undated
[Faculty performance rankings: G. G. Johnson, 1979-1996; Mathematics Department Executive Committees, 1979-1998], undated
Grievance and conclusion, 1999-2000
Section Two, December 9, 1998
[Grievance submission and correspondence], 1988-1999



 

Legal files:

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2005-121/7 Notes as it occurred, 1969, 1986-1992 and undated
Notes, 1993 and undated
Grievance materials, 1989
Materials related to Grievance, 1986-1991 and undated
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2005-121/8 Houston Journal of Mathematics materials, 1973-1990
Client materials, 1979-1993
Documents produced by plaintiff, [some material moved to restricted location], 1985-1993 and undated
Deposition of Gordon Gustav Johnson, 1992
Gordon Johnson student evaluations, 1985-1990 and undated
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2005-121/9 Etgen student evaluations, undated
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4RM127 Restricted: Etgen Income Tax Returns, 1989-1991
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2005-121/9 [Miscellaneous papers], 1990-1993
Exhibits for Steve Williams deposition, 1990-1992
Certificates of non-attendance for Steven G. Williams deposition, 1992
Returned mail to Steve Williams, 1992
Case Number 90-004783:
[Receipts of notices served], 1990
Deposition of Gordon Johnson, April 20, 1990
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4RM38c University of Houston testimony - first hearing [two audiocassettes], October 18, 1990
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2005-121/10 Case Number 91-063915:
[Lawyer's file], 1989-1993 and undated
Plaintiff's pleadings, 1991-1992
Defendant's pleadings, 1992
Civil Action Number h-91-3844:
Plaintiff's pleadings, volume 1, 1991-1993
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2005-121/11 Plaintiff's pleadings, volume 2 1993
Defendant's pleadings, volume 1 1993
Defendant's pleadings, volume 2 1993
Deposition of Gordon Gustav Johnson April 8, 1992
[Lawyer's file], 1991-1993
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2005-121/12 [Assorted papers, primarily duplicates], 1991-1992 and undated



 

University of Houston:

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2005-121/12 Math Department file on Houston Journal of Mathematics, 1986-1990
Provost file on Gordon Johnson, 1989-1990
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4RM127 Restricted: Human Resources' file on Gordon Johnson, 1971-1990
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2005-121/12 Dean's file on Gordon Johnson, 1971-1991
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2005-121/13 Faculty Merit Committee Rankings, 1979-1987 and undated
Faculty Merit Review Committee, [some material moved to restricted location], 1982-1991 and undated
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2005-121/14 Faculty Merit Review Committee, 1982-1991 and undated
Etgen file on Gordon Johnson, 1977-1991 and undated
Office of Sponsored Programs' grant files, 1986-1990 and undated
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4RM127 Restricted: Math Department teaching assignments, 1989-1992
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2005-121/14 Gordon Johnson student evaluations:
[Course 1432, sections 8201 and 8202 and course 3397, section 1604], 1999
[Course 1330, section 06823], 1989
[Course 2331, section 06708], 1989, 1999 and undated
[Course 1314,section 07062], 1989-1990
[Course 2331,section 06078], 1989-1990
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2005-121/15 [Course 2433,section 07834], 1998-1999 and undated
[Course 1330, section 07773], 1998 and undated
[Course 1432, section 07707], 1999 and undated
[Course 1330, section 07885], undated
[Course 2433, section 07956], 1997 and undated
[Course 1432, sections 07874 and 07964], 1996 and undated
[Course 1314, section 07062], 1990 and undated
[Course 1432, section 07419], 1992 and undated
[Course 3331, section 04483 and course 4337, section 90127], 1994-1995 and undated
[Course 2433, section 07571], undated
[Course 3331, section 06888], 1989 and undated
[Course 1330, section 06283], 1989 and undated
[Course 3331, section 06639], undated
[Course 3331, section 07464], undated
[Course 1330, section 07757], undated
[Course 3331, section 07842], undated
[Course 1330, section 07751], undated
[Course 3331, section 07577], 1993 and undated
Faculty Handbooks 1984-1996



 

Restricted materials removed from unrestricted folders:

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4RM127 University Grievance: Exhibit Two Part I
University Grievance: Exhibit Two Part III
University Grievance: Copies for committee: Exhibit Two Part I
University Grievance: Copies for committee: Exhibit Two Part III
Legal files: Documents produced by plaintiff
University of Houston: Faculty Merit Review Committee



 

If M is a subset of a separable Hilbert space H, such that every point in H has a unique nearest point in M, then must M be a closed convex set?:

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2006-156/1 Notebook I, 1976-1981
Notebook II, November 1981-March 1982
Notebook III, March 1982-April 1982
Notebook IV, April 1982-August 1982
Notebook V, September 1982-April 1983
"A nonconvex set with unique nearpoint property," undated