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Oral history interview with Hassler Whitney, 1984 Apr. 10.

Author: Hassler Whitney; William Aspray; Albert W Tucker
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Publication:Princeton mathematics community in the 1930s : an oral history project
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Whitney talks about his year in Princeton, 1931-1932, as a National Research Council Fellow. In particular he talks about James W. Alexander and Solomon Lefschetz and about the social atmosphere in Fine Hall. Tucker contributes some of his recollections about Alexander and the dedication ceremony at Fine Hall, and he compares the mathematical community at Princeton with that at Harvard and Chicago. Whitney tells how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Named Person: James W Alexander; Solomon Lefschetz; Charles Bradfield Morrey
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Hassler Whitney; William Aspray; Albert W Tucker
OCLC Number: 63277412
Notes: Recorded in Princeton, N.J.
Description: Transcript : 6 p.

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Whitney talks about his year in Princeton, 1931-1932, as a National Research Council Fellow. In particular he talks about James W. Alexander and Solomon Lefschetz and about the social atmosphere in Fine Hall. Tucker contributes some of his recollections about Alexander and the dedication ceremony at Fine Hall, and he compares the mathematical community at Princeton with that at Harvard and Chicago. Whitney tells how an incident with Charles Morrey led him (Whitney) to write an important paper.

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