Fonds RG 2042 - Department of Mathematics fonds

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Department of Mathematics fonds

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RG 2042

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  • 1909-1971 (Creation)

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0.38 m of textual records

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Administrative history

The Department of Mathematics was one of the original four departments of the University. From the beginning the department was charged with the responsibility of teaching classes in mathematics to students in all colleges of the University. This is still true, with the exception of a few specialized classes in areas such as statistics and applications of differential equations taught by other departments. The department teaches classes in pure and applied mathematics and statistics. The following have served as head of the department: G.H. Ling (1909-1938); R.D. James (1940-1943); W.H. Watson (1944-1946); H.H. Ferns (1946-1962); A.P. Guinand (1962-1964); C.E. Miller (1964-1970); G.H.M. Thomas (1970-1978); B.S. Lalli (1978-1979); R. Servranckx (1980-1982); M.A. Marshall (1982-1983); R. Manohar (1983-1988); R.V. Moody (1988-1990); T.R. Martin (1990- ).

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This fonds contains correspondence, reports, class records, and minutes relating to the administration and programs of the department of Mathematics.

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The material has been organized into the following series:
I. Monthly Time Books and Class Records (1909-1953)
II. Annual Reports (1912-1970)
III. Correspondence (1930-1958)
IV. Curriculum Study Committee Minutes (1944-1971)

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Personal material relating to faculty, staff and students is restricted.

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