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A Guide to the Finite Simple Group Theory Oral History
Collection, 19801985.





Creator: 
Finite Simple Group Theory Oral History
Collection 

Title: 
Finite Simple Group Theory
Oral History Collection 

Dates: 
19801985 

Abstract: 
Interviews of
prominent mathematicians in the field of finite simple group theory, conducted
and recorded by Joseph Gallian. 

Accession No.: 
2007167 

OCLC No.: 
300289602 

Extent 
2 ft. 

Language: 
Materials are written in
English. 

Repository: 
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,
The University of Texas at Austin 
In 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.
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Collection 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.
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Access Restrictions
Some restrictions.
Use Restrictions
To listen to the interviews use
“usecopy" 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.
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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 


MathematiciansHistory20th century. 


MathematiciansInterviews. 
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Finite Simple Group Theory Oral History
Collection, 19801985, Archives of American Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe
Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
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Inventory 



Interviews

box 
4RM208a 



Original audio cassette tapes, 19801982 





Griess, Robert, Aug. 1819, 1980 





Aschbacher, Michael, Jan. 9, 1981 





Gorenstein, Daniel, Aug. 17 & 20, 1981 





Solomon, Ronald, Jan. 14, 1982 





Alperin, Jonathan, June 29, 1982 
box 
4RM208b 



Preservation audio cassette tape duplicates,
19801982 
box 
4RM208c 



Usecopy tape duplicates, 19801982 




Transcripts 
box 
4RM209 




RESTRICTED: Full
transcript: Aschbacher, Gorenstein, Solomon, Alperin, 19801982 
box 
4RM210 




Edited transcript: Aschbacher, Gorenstein, Solomon,
Alperin, 19801982 



Lectures [lectures Joe Gallian recorded of his
interviewees and others], 
box 
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. 1718, 1981 





“Daniel Gorenstein Anaheim,” American Mathematical
Society meeting, Jan. 912, 1985 





Bill Kantor, American Mathematical Society meeting,
Anaheim, Jan. 12, 1985 





“SIMS lecture,” undated 





“Cole Prize speech,” undated 
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