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 Title:          Princeton mathematics community in the 1930s / an oral history

                   project, 1975-1985.

 Description:    41 Oral history interview transcripts.

                 3 Reminiscences.

 Restrictions:   This copy available for on-site use at the Charles Babbage

                   Institute only.

 Historical/biographical note:

                 Albert W. Tucker, a professor in the Princeton University

                   Mathematics Department, conceived the idea of this oral

                   history project.  Professor Charles C. Gillispie of the

                   Princeton University Program in History of Science arranged

                   for support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.  Professor

                 aphical note:

                   Tucker and Dr. William Aspray, then of the Charles Babbage

                   Institute, conducted the majority of the interviews.

                   Frederik Nebeker, a graduate student in the Program in

                   History of Science, edited the transcripts.

 Summary:        These interviews concern primarily the mathematics community

                   at Princeton in the 1930s.  Most of the discussion focuses

                   on the institutional and social context of the development

                   of an eminent mathematical research and graduate education


                 In addition to discussion about the Department of Mathematics

                   and the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced

                   Study, the interviews contain biographical information on

                   many mathematicians.

 Conditions of use:

                 Copyright held by the Trustees of Princeton University.

 Notes:          Most of the interviews were conducted between April, 1984 and

                   June, 1985.  Three earlier interviews of Albert W. Tucker

                   that had not been transcribed have been added to the

                   collection as have three written reminiscences.

                 Individual interviews in this collection have been cataloged


 Contributors:   Aspray, William.

                 Tucker, Albert W. (Albert William), 1905-

 Subjects, Library of Congress :

                 Princeton University. Dept. of Mathematics.

                 Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, N.J.). School of





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