Scope and Content Note
The Mathematics Department Records document the teaching and research activities of the department and the involvement of Department Chair, W.E. Milne, in various campus organizations. The records include correspondence, reports, lecture notes, and publications. The correspondence consists of materials created or received by W.E. Milne in his role as department chair and as a member of several campus faculty groups and honor societies. Materials pertaining to graduate programs as well as a computation service offered by the department are included.
The records include reports about early computers at Oregon State in the late 1950s and early 1960s; information about the undergraduate mathematics curriculum; lecture notes prepared by Bent E. Petersen and Aldo Anderotti in the mid-1970s; and publications. The publications include a weekly department department staff newsletter from the mid-1980s; the department's annual newsletter for alumni and friends of the department from the early 1990s; and a brochure on academic programs in actuarial science. A compilation of research papers written by high school students who participated in the 1962 Summer Institute in Mathematics, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, are also part of the records.
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