Papers of Peter G. Braunfeld (1930-), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Professor Emeritus of Mathematics (1959-1997), is recognized for his research in mathematics education, PLATO automatic teaching systems, grades 7-16 curriculum development, pre- and in-service teaching training, and educational technology.
Papers include Braunfeld's professional correspondence, conference materials and talks, Department of Mathematics Math Tattler newsletters, committee reports, and childre's math books written by Belgian mathematician Frederique Papy-Lenger. Also included are Braunfeld's teaching materials for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Department of Math, the Calculus for Teachers Summer Institute, and the Rockford Calculus for Teachers Project; his Stretchers and Shrinkers textbook; and his publications relating to mathematics education, curriculum development, and educational technology.
The Peter Braunfeld and Family Papers also include Fritz and Johanna Braunfeld's (his parents) personal papers documenting their life, work, the family's flight from Austria in 1939 via Czechoslovakia, the UK, and the USA, and Holocaust restitution issues in the decades thereafter. Johanna Braunfeld taught German and French at the University of Illinois for over two decades.
Arrangement: organized into 3 series: Series 1, Correspondence and Subject Files, 1957-1996, arranged alphabetically by subject; Series 2: Courses, 1957-1991, arranged alphabetically by course name or title; and Series 3, Publications, arranged chronologically by date of publication.