Descriptive Summary
Brewer, James W.
James W. Brewer
Papers
1968-2003Materials are
written in English.
2006-196
1 ft.
Dolph Briscoe Center for American
History, The University of Texas at
Austin
James Brewer (1942-2006)
was a notable mathematician in the field of communtative algebra. Papers
include handwritten and typed correspondence and printed emails received by
James Brewer from 1968 to 2003.
Biographical NoteJames Brewer (1942-2006) was a notable
mathematician in the field of communtative algebra. After receiving his Ph.D.
in mathematics in 1968 from Florida State University under the direction of
Robert Gilmer, Brewer taught at several universities, including Virginia
Polytechnic Institute (1968-1970), University of Kansas (1971-1985) and Florida
Atlantic University (1985-2003). He wrote and contributed to a number of
publications in communtative algebra, including Emmy
Noether: A Tribute to Her Life and Work (1981), Power Series over Communtative Rings (1981), and
Linear Systems over Communtative Rings (1986). In
addition to his mathematical pursuits, Brewer was also a sportsman, running
several marathons and ultra-marathons in South Africa in the 1980s, an active
golfer, and avidly followed college football.

Scope and ContentsHandwritten and typed correspondence and
printed emails received by James Brewer from 1968 to 2003. The correspondence
documents Brewer's family life, hobbies, work as a representative on the CUPM
(Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics) from 1969-1970, and
most notably his collaboration with other mathematicians in the field of
communtative algebra, largely with Doug Costa (1973-1991), Robert Gilmer
(1968-1991), and William Heinzer (1969-1992). Among the correspondents are a
number of other notable algebrists, including Irving Kaplansky, Masayoshi
Nagata, and Jean Dieudonné. The papers are arranged alphabetically by
correspondent, and then chronologically according to date.

Forms part of
the Archives of American Mathematics

Access Restrictions
Use RestrictionsThese papers are stored remotely at CDL. Contact
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Preferred CitationJames W. Brewer Papers, 1968-2003,
Archives of American Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University
of Texas at Austin.

Index Terms
Brewer, James W., 1942-
Costa, Doug
Gilmer, Robert W.
Heinzer, William J.
Florida Atlantic University—Dept. of
Mathematics.
University of Kansas—Dept. of
Mathematics.
Commutative algebra
Commutative rings
Detailed Description of the Papers
Correspondence:
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Arnold, Jimmy,
1970-1983 and undated
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Bass, Hyman,
1974, 1983
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Buchsbaum, David,
1972-1976
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Bunce, John W.,
1985-1987
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Costa, Doug,
1973-1991
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CUPM [Committee on the Undergraduate Program in
Mathematics],
1969-1970
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Davis, Edward,
1968-1978
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Dieudonné, Jean,
1972-1973
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Ferrand, Daniel,
1968-1975
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Fields, David,
1969-1971
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Gilmer, Robert,
1968-1991
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Heinzer, William,
1969-1992
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Heitman, Ray,
1975-1988
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Herstein, Israel,
undated
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Hochster, Mel,
1975-1987
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Jensen, Christian,
1975
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Johnston, Bernie,
1986-1993
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Kamen, Ed,
1984-1990
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Kaplansky, Irving,
1970-1998
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Katz, Daniel,
1985-1987
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Krull, Wolfgang,
undated
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Klingler, Lee,
1989-1990
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Lady, Lee,
undated
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Lantz, David,
1975-1989
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Levy, Larry,
1985-1986
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McAdam, Steve,
undated
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Magid, Andy,
1974-1989
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Mandell, Arnold,
1989-2003
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Mott, Joe,
1972 and undated
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Mynhardt, K.,
1986
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Nagata, Masayoshi,
1968-1971
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Nichols, Warren,
1982
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Ohm, Jack,
1968-1986
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Parshall, Karen,
1997
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Ribenboim, Paulo,
1973
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Richman, Fred,
1968-1986
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Rutter, Edgar A.,
1976-1988
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Samuel, P.,
1971-1972
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Smith, Martha,
1979-1981 and undated