Princeton University. Dept. of Mathematics.
Department of Mathematics Oral History Project records
1.42 linear feet, 2 boxes, 1 website
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
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