Papers of Lee A. Rubel (1928-95), professor of Mathematics (1958-93), contains correspondence, biographical information, course materials, lecture notes, publications, unpublished manuscripts, research notebooks, pocket calendars, grant proposals, and correspondence concerning the mathematics department, sabbaticals, grades, and mathematics research and instruction relating to complex variables, number theory, harmonic and functional analysis, logic and topology, algebraic differential equations, and analog computer design. Principal correspondents include Paul T. Bateman, C. Ward Henson, Leonard Lipshitz, Walter Rudin, Michael Singer, B.A. Taylor, Richard M. Timoney, and Lawrence Zalcam and personnel of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, American Mathematical Society, National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, and the Center for Advanced Study.
In March 2019, new materials were added and organized into three series. The first series contains diaries, notebooks, Rubel's short stories and poems, drawings, math notes and equations, photographs, professional and personal correspondence. Of special interest are correspondence from U.S. representative Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. and letters from Rubel to Harold Brodkey. The second series contains material related to Nina Rubel's projected to created a CD of Professor Rubel's collected work, as well as material related to Professor Rubel's memorial service. The third series consists of a selection of publications from 1957 to 1999, including posthumously published articles.