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.
- Series 1: William Edmund Milne General Correspondence, 1933-1939 Add to Shelf
- Series 1 consists of correspondence and related materials created and received by Milne in his role as chair of the Mathematics Department and as a member of several campus faculty groups and honor societies. Of particular note are materials pertaining to the mathematics graduate programs and a computation service offered by the department. The microfilm does not include targets separating original folders. Some of the original paper documents are part of Series 2.
- Reel-Item 1.1: Century Club, 1936 Add to Shelf
- Reel-Item 1.2: Engineers Club, 1935-1937 Add to Shelf
- Reel-Item 1.3: Faculty Men's Club, 1933-1939 Add to Shelf
- Reel-Item 1.4: Graduate School Material and Graduate Studies, 1935-1939 Add to Shelf
- Reel-Item 1.5: Computation Service, 1938-1939 Add to Shelf
- Reel-Item 1.6: Miscellaneous material for NYA and Paper Readers, 1935-1939 Add to Shelf
- Students employed as graders.
- Reel-Item 1.7: Order of the Spoon, 1935-1936 Add to Shelf
- A faculty advancement organization.
- Reel-Item 1.8: Phi Kappa Phi, 1937-1939 Add to Shelf
- Reel-Item 1.9: Pi Mu Epsilon, 1933-1939 Add to Shelf
- Sub-Series 10: Mathematical Problems and Inquiries, 1934-1939 Add to Shelf
- Includes correspondence from high school teachers, faculty at other colleges and universities, prospective students, and the public.
- Series 2: Subject Files, 1933-1981 Add to Shelf
- Series 2 consists of correspondence, reports, and instructional materials documenting the teaching and research activities of the department. The reports provide information about early computers at Oregon State. The information pamphlet for undergraduate mathematics major includes detailed information about degree requirements and courses as well as scholarships and employment opportunities in mathematics. The series also includes original paper records of the some of the microfilmed Milne correspondence in Series 1.
- Box-Folder 1.1 Add to Shelf
- Sub-Series 1: William Edmund Milne General Correspondence, 1933-1939 Add to Shelf
- Original paper copies of some of the microfilmed records in Series 1.
- Box-Folder 1.2 Add to Shelf
- Sub-Series 1: Reports, 1959-1964 Add to Shelf
- Box-Folder 1.3: Solutions Manual for Applied Differential Equations, 1981 Add to Shelf
- Manual written by M.N.L. Narasimhan to be used by students and instructors in MTH 321 with the second edition of the textbook Differential Equations and their Applications: An Introduction to Applied Mathematics by M. Braun.
- Box-Folder 1.4: Information Pamphlet for Undergraduate Mathematics Majors in 1963-1964, 1963 Add to Shelf
- Provides information of use to undergraduate students in mathematics; topics include curriculum, courses, and degree requirements; opportunities for employment or graduate study; the Honors Program; grants, honors, awards, scholarships, and fellowships; competitions; organizations and periodicals; and recommended reading.
- Series 3: Lecture Notes, 1974-1975 Add to Shelf
- Series 3 consists of 5 bound volumes of lecture notes prepared by Bent E. Peterson and Aldo Andreotti for mathematics courses taught during the 1974-1975 academic year.
- Box-Item 1.1: Singularities of Differentiable Maps, undated Add to Shelf
- Box-Item 2.1: Cauchy Problem and Convexity, Winter, 1975 Add to Shelf
- For MTH 528.
- Box-Item 2.2: Elliptic Operators, Spring, 1975 Add to Shelf
- By Bent E. Petersen for MTH 529.
- Box-Item 2.3: Holomorphic Functions with Bounds, Summer, 1974 Add to Shelf
- By Bent E. Petersen.
- Box-Item 2.4: Partial Differential Equations, 1974-1975 Add to Shelf
- By Bent E. Petersen for MTH 527, 528, and 529.
- Series 4: Publications, 1963-1994 Add to Shelf
- Series 4 consists of department publications for internal and external audiences and includes the weekly staff newsletter for 1985-1986; the annual department newsletter for alumni, retired faculty, and friends of the department; a brochure promoting the undergraduate and graduate programs in actuarial science offered by the Mathematics Department; and a compilation of research papers prepared by high school students as part of their participation in the Summer Institute in Mathematics at Oregon State University in 1962, sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
- Box-Folder 3.1: Mathematics Department Staff Newsletter, 1985-1986 Add to Shelf
- Box-Folder 3.2 Add to Shelf
- Box-Folder 3.3: 1963 Add to Shelf
- Papers written by participants in Summer Institute in Mathematics for high school students; edited by R.E. Gaskell, Director of the Institute.
Electronic digital computers.
History of Science
Mathematics--Study and teaching (Graduate)--Oregon--Corvallis.
Mathematics--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
Mathematics--Study and teaching (Secondary)--Oregon.
Oregon State College--Faculty.
Oregon State College. Department of Mathematics
Oregon State University. Department of Mathematics