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Descriptive Summary

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Finite Simple Group Theory Oral History Collection, 1980-1985.



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Finite Simple Group Theory Oral History Collection
Title: Finite Simple Group Theory Oral History Collection
Dates: 1980-1985
Abstract: Interviews of prominent mathematicians in the field of finite simple group theory, conducted and recorded by Joseph Gallian.
Accession No.: 2007-167
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

Historical Note

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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Scope and Contents

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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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Some restrictions.

Use Restrictions

To 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.

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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.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Finite Simple Group Theory Oral History Collection, 1980-1985, Archives of American Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

Interviews
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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
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4RM208b Preservation audio cassette tape duplicates, 1980-1982
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4RM208c Use-copy tape duplicates, 1980-1982
Transcripts
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4RM209 RESTRICTED: Full transcript: Aschbacher, Gorenstein, Solomon, Alperin, 1980-1982
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4RM210 Edited transcript: Aschbacher, Gorenstein, Solomon, Alperin, 1980-1982
Lectures [lectures Joe Gallian recorded of his interviewees and others],
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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

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