Descriptive Summary
Finite Simple Group Theory Oral History
Collection
Finite Simple Group Theory
Oral History Collection
1980-1985
Materials are written in
English.
2007-167
300289602
2 ft.
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,
The University of Texas at Austin
Interviews of
prominent mathematicians in the field of finite simple group theory, conducted
and recorded by Joseph Gallian.
Historical NoteIn 1981 and 1982, Dr. Joseph Gallian
recorded his interviews with several prominent figures in the area of finite
simple group theory. Interviewees include Jonathan L. Alperin, Michael
Aschbacher, Daniel E. Gonrenstein, Robert L. Griess, and Ronald Solomon. Dr.
Gallian also recorded several lectures given by Gorenstein, Solomon, Bill
Kantor, George Glauberman, and Michael O’Nan.

Scope and ContentsCollection consists of oral history
interviews recorded on audio cassettes, and the transcriptions made of the
recordings. The collection also contains cassette recordings of lectures, for
which no transcriptions were made.

Forms part of the Archives of American Mathematics.

Access RestrictionsSome restrictions.

Use RestrictionsTo listen to the interviews use
“use-copy" tape duplicates.

Joseph Gallian retains copyright.

Box 4RM209 is restricted until 2035. Edited versions of
these transcriptions are available. See Inventory.

Robert Greiss's transcript is not available.

Index Terms
Subjects (Persons)
Alperin, J. L.
Aschbacher, Michael, 1944-
Gallian, Joseph
A.
Glauberman, G.,
1941-
Gorenstein,
Daniel
Griess, Robert L.
1945-
Kantor, W. M. (William
M.), 1944-
O’Nan, Michael
Solomon,
Ronald
Subjects
Finite simple groups
Mathematicians--History--20th century.
Mathematicians--Interviews.
Preferred CitationFinite Simple Group Theory Oral History
Collection, 1980-1985, Archives of American Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe
Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Detailed Description of the Papers
Inventory
Interviews
4RM208a
Original audio cassette tapes,
1980-1982
Griess, Robert,
Aug. 18-19, 1980
Aschbacher, Michael,
Jan. 9, 1981
Gorenstein, Daniel,
Aug. 17 & 20, 1981
Solomon, Ronald,
Jan. 14, 1982
Alperin, Jonathan,
June 29, 1982
4RM208b
Preservation audio cassette tape duplicates,
1980-1982
4RM208c
Use-copy tape duplicates,
1980-1982
Transcripts
4RM209
RESTRICTED: Full
transcript: Aschbacher, Gorenstein, Solomon, Alperin,
1980-1982
4RM210
Edited transcript: Aschbacher, Gorenstein, Solomon,
Alperin,
1980-1982
Lectures [lectures Joe Gallian recorded of his
interviewees and others],
4RM208d
Audio cassettes
“O’Nan Lecture on sporadic simple groups,”
Aug. 19, 1980
“Gorenstein et al.” – Daniel Gorenstein, Glauberman,
Ronald Solomon: American Mathematical Society meeting,
Jan. 9, 1981
“Gorenstein Hedrick lecture,"
Aug. 17-18, 1981
“Daniel Gorenstein Anaheim,” American Mathematical
Society meeting,
Jan. 9-12, 1985
Bill Kantor, American Mathematical Society meeting,
Anaheim,
Jan. 12, 1985
“SIMS lecture,”
undated
“Cole Prize speech,”
undated