Descriptive Summary
Ettlinger, H. J.
H. J. Ettlinger Legacy
Collection
1958-2006
Materials are written in English.
2009-341; 2010-004; 2010-014; 2010-022; 2010-046;
2010-104; 2010-119; 2010-173; 2010-174; 2010-193; 2010-262; 2010-276; 2011-004;
2011-014; 2012-083
4.2 ft.
Dolph Briscoe Center for American
History, The University of Texas at
Austin
Correspondence, class notes, teaching
guides, proceedings created by mathematical descendants of H. J. Ettlinger.
Biographical Note
The Legacy of H. J. Ettlinger Project, established by the Educational Advancement
Foundation, helps support research relating to the mathematician Hyman Joseph
Ettlinger (1889-1986).

Ettlinger received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1920. He joined the faculty
of the University of Texas at Austin in 1913, where he chaired the Department of
Pure Mathematics for approximately 25 years. He retired in 1968.

Ettlinger was especially noted for his teaching. His research was in differential
equations and the calculus of variations. He was associated with the University of
Texas Defense Research Laboratory, where he worked on aerodynamics.

Scope and Contents
The collection consists of course notes taken by students, correspondence from
mathematicians concerning Ettlinger and R. L. Moore, teaching guides, conference
proceedings, manuscripts, reprints, dissertations, reminiscences, and
photographs.

Forms part of the Archives of American Mathematics.

Access Restrictions
Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions
This collection is stored remotely at CDL and LSF. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact
repository for retrieval.

Index Terms
Subjects (Persons)
Ettlinger, H. J. (Hyman Joseph), 1889-
Fitzpatrick, Ben
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin.
Subjects
Learning by discovery.
Mathematics -- Study and Teaching --
United States
Point set topology
Topology.
Topology Conference
Preferred Citation
H. J. Ettlinger Legacy Collection, 1958-2006, Archives of American Mathematics, Dolph
Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information
This collection was processed by Carol Mead, June 2010; Helen Kim, April 2012.

Detailed Description of the Papers
Series 1. Course Materials
Series abstract: Includes class notes taken by
students, course notes prepared by instructors, and teaching guides.
Class notes
2010-173/1 (CDL)
Barrett, John H.: “Number Analysis, Part I,” by H. J.
Ettlinger – course book,
undated
2010-119/1 (CDL)
Dawson, Bryan
2010-119/1 (CDL)
Functional Analysis notes,
1989-1990
2010-119/1 (CDL)
Functional Analysis seminars,
1990; 1991-1992
4RM212b
Falbo, Clement E.: M613a.3 "The Calculus"- notebook,
undated
2010-022/1 (CDL)
Hamlett, T. R.: notes taken by Hamlett in graduate topology
course at University of Arkansas,
undated
2010-104/1 (CDL)
Hollis, Selwyn:
2010-104/1 (CDL)
Notes taken by Hollis in MA 688 – Semigroups and Partial
Differential Equations, taught by Robert Martin, Jr., North
Carolina State Univ.,
spring 1984
2010-104/1 (CDL)
Notes taken by Hollis in MA 681 – Nonlinear Operators,
Robert Martin, Jr.,
circa 1984
2010-276/1 (CDL)
Singler, John: notes from special topics class with John
Burns,
1991
2010-004/1 (CDL)
Van Cleave, Albert
2010-004/1 (CDL)
Point set topology (MH650): notes taken in Ben
Fitzpatrick’s class,
1963
2010-004/1 (CDL)
Theorem sequence in point set topology,
1963-1964
2010-004/1 (CDL)
Point set topology MH654-655,
undated
2010-004/1 (CDL)
Analysis sequence (taught by J. R. Calder),
undated
2011-014/1 (CDL)
White, Steve: notes taken in Ben Fitzpatrick courses (RL
Moore-style classes),
circa 1972-1974
2010-262/1 (CDL)
Wick, Darren: ring theory seminar, notes, problem sets,
1990-1991
2012-083/1 (LSF)
Williams, Nick
"Math 684 notes,"
1964
"Term paper, Math 645b, J.K. Humphreys, spring,"
1968
“Math 683 notes and theorems,”
undated
“Moore spaces 688-689,”
1968
“Math 689 Axiom Z, class notes and notebook,”
undated
Exam book and notes,
1970
Handwritten notes,
undated
Math 620 Background definitions and theorems, R. Bennett,
undated
Math 645 class materials,
undated
Theorems and definitions, student work,
undated
Theorems on L1 (M) handwritten notes,
undated
2012-083/2 (LSF)
Math 697 handwritten class notes,
undated
Introductory statistics- basic notes and theorems- Stat I,
undated
Michael Smith- Math 645a, probability course materials,
undated
Jack B. Brown term paper, math 684,
undated
Mimeographed class notes,
undated
Black bound book, exercises,
undated
Teaching materials
2010-004/1 (CDL)
Van Cleave, Albert
2010-004/1 (CDL)
“An Introduction to Linear Spaces: the classes of J. R.
Calder,”
1975
2010-004/1 (CDL)
“Introduction to Point Set Theory, by J. R. Boyd,
undated
2009-341/1 (CDL)
Heath, Jo: Class notes for Moore-style course taught by
Heath: Topology MH 7510, first-year graduate level,
2005-2006
2010-022/1 (CDL)
Hamlett, T. R.: “An Introduction to General Topology,” course
notes for undergraduate class, by Hamlett,
undated
2012-083/3 (LSF)
Williams, Nick
“Math 325 Calculus III Correspondence study UT,”
1976
“Math 265,” notes,
undated
“120.4N Fall 1973 student quizzes,”
1973
Grade reports,
1974
Loose worksheets Math 624,
undated
“Outline of graduate course,”
undated
Series 2. Conferences
Series abstract: The series includes
conference proceedings, programs, and other conference-related
documentation.
2010-173/1 (CDL)
Barrett, John H.
2010-173/1 (CDL)
International Conference of Mathematicians, Moscow, Russia,
August,
1966
2010-173/1 (CDL)
Conference materials,
1966
2010-173/1 (CDL)
Abstracts of Reports,
1966
2010-173/1 (CDL)
Abstracts of Brief Scientific Communications, 1-15,
1966
2010-173/1 (CDL)
Travel and tourist-related documents,
1966
2010-119/1 (CDL)
Dawson, Bryan: “Cincinnati Presentation,”
undated
2010-004/1 (CDL)
Van Cleave, Albert
2010-004/1 (CDL)
Conference proceedings
2010-004/1 (CDL)
Auburn Topology,
Mar. 1969, 1976
2010-004/1 (CDL)
Washington State University – General Topology,
Mar. 1970
2010-004/1 (CDL)
Emory University – Topology,
1970
2010-004/1 (CDL)
Other conference materials
2010-004/1 (CDL)
Program: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
University,
Mar. 22-24, 1973
Series 3. Students and colleagues
Series abstract: Includes documents related to
descendants/professors, donated by students (donor in
parentheses).
2010-193/1 (CDL)
(Abraham, C. E.): correspondence, including with H. J. Ettlinger;
clippings, Grass Roots Education League information,
1954-1956, 1976
2010-174/1 (CDL)
(Fitzpatrick, Benjamin): vita, official letters,
1958, circa 1990
2010-046/1 (CDL)
(Swardson, Mary Anne): Letters written by Robert Blair,
1983, undated
2010-104/1 (CDL)
(Hollis, Selwyn): Letters from Michel Pierre to Robert L. Martin
(photocopies),
1983-1986
2010-004/1 (CDL)
(Van Cleave, Albert): Documents concerning Ben Fitzpatrick,
1991-1995, 2000-2001, undated
Series 4. Published and unpublished material
Series abstract: Includes reprints and
manuscripts of articles, essays, or papers written by a descendant.
2010-046/1 (CDL)
Robert Blair: typed and handwritten manuscript drafts,
1976-1982, undated
2010-004/1 (CDL)
Reprints and typed essay manuscript by Benjamin Fitzpatrick
(includes one co-authored with Howard Cook),
1965-1970, undated
2010-004/1 (CDL)
Reprint by Albert Van Cleave, Colloquium
Mathematicum,
1969
Series 5. Research
Series abstract: Includes problems, mathematical
notes (unrelated to courses), and research proposals.
2010-046/1 (CDL)
Swardson, Mary Anne: Robert Blair
2010-046/1 (CDL)
NSF and faculty fellowship proposals,
1977, undated
2010-046/1 (CDL)
Notes taken by Blair,
undated
2010-119/1 (CDL)
Dawson, Bryan
2010-119/1 (CDL)
Notes,
1990-1991
2010-119/1 (CDL)
“Notes on selected papers and books vol. I,”
ca. 1990-1992
2010-119/1 (CDL)
“Dissertation – oldest portion of work and some scratch
notes,”
1991-1992
2010-119/1 (CDL)
Notes, photocopied articles,
1990s
2010-119/1 (CDL)
Work related to dissertation?,
1990s
2010-119/1 (CDL)
Notes,
1990s
2012-083/3 (LSF)
Williams, Nick
Probabilistic metric spaces
undated
Definitions and theorems
Handwritten notes
"Random metrics for statistical metric spaces," Brown
“Bibliography of Moore Spaces”
“Chapter 9/factors, fractions,” mimeographed materials,
undated
Handwritten notes,
undated
“Convergence and closure spaces”
“Newton’s method for √a” notes
Handwritten notes, undated
undated
“Elementary differential equations,”
undated
"Dimension theory," handwritten notes
2012-083/4 (LSF)
“Some convergence theorems for continued fractions,” Ralph E. Lane,
undated
Handwritten notes
undated
“Multiplication on the space of probability distribution functions,” Schweizer,
undated
“Mass universes,”
undated
“Topology notes/Auburn,” 1969,
undated
“Basic properties,” handwritten notes,
undated
“Binomial distribution,”
undated
“Chapter N/Interaction,”
undated
Series 6. Reminiscences
Series abstract: Includes written reminiscences
(including obituaries) of descendants written by students, colleagues,
and others.
2010-046/1 (CDL)
Swardson, Mary Anne: Robert Blair: reminiscences, obituary,
letters concerning Blair’s death
1988
2012-083/4 (LSF)
Williams, Nick: reminiscences, obituary, press, CV,
1980-1988, undated
Series 7. Theses and Dissertations
Series abstract: This series includes originals
and photocopies of theses and dissertations written by descendants.
2010-193/1 (CDL
Abraham, C. E.: dissertation: “Partial-Integro-Differential
Equations and the H-R Transform,”
May 1954
2010-173/1 (CDL)
Barrett, John H.: “A Comparison of the Heaviside and Laplace
Operational Solutions of Differential Equations,”
June 1946
2010-119/1 (CDL)
Dawson, Bryan: “Convergence of Conditional Expectation Operators
and the Compact Range Property,” handwritten,
August, 1992
2010-022/1 (CDL)
Hamlett, T. R. : dissertation: “Cluster sets and non-continuous
functions,” bound and signed,
1975
2012-083/1 (LSF)
Williams, Nick: “Universe theory and topology,”
handwritten and typed manuscript drafts,
1971
Series 8. Education-Related Documentation
Series abstract: Includes documents related to
descendants’ education, including transcripts and graduation
material.
2010-173/1 (CDL)
Barrett, John H.
2010-173/1 (CDL)
University of Texas transcripts (copies),
1940-1946
2010-173/1 (CDL)
University of Texas commencement program,
June 2, 1951
Series 9. Correspondence
2012-083/3 (LSF)
Williams, Nick
Zambia correspondence,
1971-1972
Personal correspondence, mostly from Jack Brown,
1971-1974, undated
Series 10. Photographs
4RM224
Abraham, C. E.: with wife, daughter, grandson,
circa 1950s
2010-174/1 (CDL)
Fitzpatrick, Benjamin: digital printout of Fitzpatrick with H. J.
Ettlinger,
May 1958
Series 11. Administrative Files
Series abstract: Includes descendants' university-related administrative documents
and correspondence files from the H.J. Ettlinger Legacy Project (Archives of American Mathematics).
2012-083/4 (LSF)Administrative documents - descendants
Williams, Nick
"Standing appeals,"1973
"Texas Exes,"
1973
Travel documents,
1973-1974
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