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Department of Mathematics Oral History Project records, 1985.

Author: Princeton University. Department of Mathematics.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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The collection consists of written transcripts of 42 interviews with surviving faculty and students of the mathematics community in Princeton in the 1930s. Also included among the interviews are 3 written contributions. Most of the discussion focuses on the institutional and social context of the development of an eminent mathematical research and graduate education center, and on the personalities and biographies  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Transcripts
Named Person: James Waddell Alexander; S Bochner; Albert Einstein; Luther Pfahler Eisenhart; Solomon Lefschetz; Marston Morse; Oswald Veblen; John Von Neumann; Hermann Weyl
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Princeton University. Department of Mathematics.
OCLC Number: 74213905
Description: 1.0 linear ft. (1 boxes)
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The collection consists of written transcripts of 42 interviews with surviving faculty and students of the mathematics community in Princeton in the 1930s. Also included among the interviews are 3 written contributions. Most of the discussion focuses on the institutional and social context of the development of an eminent mathematical research and graduate education center, and on the personalities and biographies of the individuals involved. Information about technical accomplishments within mathematics are only peripherally considered. Common topics include reasons for coming to Princeton, assessments of the educational and research programs, and the effects of the Depression and the European political situation on academic life.

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