
A Guide to the S.S. Cairns Collection, 1979
Biographical NoteStewart S. Cairns (19041982) was a notable mathematician who worked chiefly in the fields of geometry and topology. After receiving his Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard University in 1931 for his dissertation, "The Cellular Division and Approximation of Regular Spreads," Cairns went on to teach at several universities including the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign where he was Professor of Mathematics from 1948 until his retirement in 1972. Scope and ContentsCollection consists of a transcribed lecture delivered by S.S. Cairns at a departmental meeting of the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, Department of Mathematics on August 30, 1979. The primary subject of the talk is Cairns' reminiscence of his travels, education, and mathematical work. Forms part of the Archives of American Mathematics RestrictionsAccess RestrictionsUnrestricted access
Administrative InformationCollection HistoryThis collection was previously housed at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center. Preferred CitationS.S. Cairns Collection, 1979, Archives of American Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin. Detailed Description of the Papers
