Robert D. Carmichael Papers, 1905-64
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Brief Description: Papers of Robert Daniel Carmichael (1879-1967), professor of mathematics (1915-47), and dean of the graduate college (1933-47) including correspondence, diaries, and notebooks relating to his personal and organizational life (1913-63); notes and manuscripts of his autobiography, "On the Growth of My Life" (1953-59); family correspondence and genealogy notes (1928-64); poetry notebooks and manuscripts (1913-52); classics, philosophy and religion notebooks; philosophy of science notebooks and essay manuscripts (1905-43); mathematics notebooks (1909-64) on differential and difference equations, number theory, boundary problems and value and finite group theory, with notations, manuscript drafts, lectures, computation, bibliographic citations and reading records; theory of relativity notebook; bibliographic notecards and manuscripts; reprints (1906-53) and essays, speeches and addresses on education, philosophy of sciences and philosophy of life. Correspondence, clippings, reading records and indexes. This series includes notes and clippings relating to dissertation research carried on under Carmichael; the Chicago section of the American Mathematics Society (1920-21); the Illinois Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (1929); Eunice Carmichael Roberts (1939-59); family meetings (1954-56); publishers; the University of Illinois Philosophy Club (1923); Faculty Forum; Indiana Debate on Relativity (1926); Woodrow Wilson (1913-16); the family farm and mathematics department and graduate college (1919-47). Correspondents include Oliver Carmichael.
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University of Illinois Archives
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Record Series Number: 15/14/20
Created by: Carmichael, Robert Daniel (1879-1967)
Volume: 18.6 cubic feet
Acquired: 4/24/1964; 1/26/1972
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Arrangement: by major topic, and by type of material, chronological thereunder
Subject Index
Afghanistan - Education
American Association of University Professors
American Mathematical Society
Difference Theory
Faculty Papers
Graduate College
Graduate Study
Group Theory
Scientific Method
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]