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Mathematics Department Records, 1933-1994

Triad Club in front of Hotel Corvallis, 1940. William E. Milne stands back row, third from right.  Milne was the chair of the Mathematics Department from 1932 to 1955.

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RG 136

The Mathematics Department Records document the teaching and research activities of the department and the involvement of Department Chair, W.E. Milne, in campus organizations. The records include correspondence, reports, lecture notes, and publications. Mathematics courses have been taught at Oregon State since its founding in 1868; however, research and graduate instruction in mathematics began in 1932 with establishment of the School of Science, which included the Mathematics Department.

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Scope and Content Note


0.75 cubic foot; 3 boxes; 1 microfilm reel; 20 feet


The Mathematics Department Records are arranged in 4 series: I. William Edmund Milne General Correspondence, 1933-1939; II. Subject Files, 1933-1981; III. Lecture Notes, 1974-1975; and IV. Publications, 1963-1994.

Related Papers

Additional materials created and assembled by Milne are available in the W.E. Milne Collection. The College of Science Records (RG 024) include additional information about the teaching and research activities of the Mathematics Department. The Harold L. Manley Collection includes lecture notes and problem sets from mathematics classes.

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