Summary


Overview

Creator:

Princeton University. Dept. of Mathematics.

Title:

Department of Mathematics Oral History Project records

Dates:

1984-1985

Size:

1.42 linear feet, 2 boxes, 1 website

Call number:

AC057

Storage note:

This collection is stored at Mudd Manuscript Library.

Requests will be delivered to Princeton University Archives, MUDD Reading Room .

Location:

Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections.
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library.
Princeton University Archives.
65 Olden Street
Princeton, New Jersey 08540 USA

Language(s) of material:

English.


Abstract

Princeton University's Department of Mathematics, founded in 1904 under the chairmanship of Henry Burchard Fine, saw the development of a unique mathematical community in the 1930s that was unlike any other in America before that time and perhaps afterwards, and that had important consequences for American mathematics. The collection consists of written transcripts of 42 interviews with surviving faculty and students of the mathematics community in Princeton in the 1930s, as well as recordings of the interviews, microfilm of interview transcripts, background information on the project, and an archived website that was created in 1999 to provide online access to the interview transcripts and related information.


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