The Thomas F. Banchoff papers (1935-2012, bulk 1963-1997) contain administrative, research, and teaching materials relating to Professor Banchoff's tenure as a professor of mathematics at Brown University. Included are correspondence, lecture and research notes, manuscripts, course syllabi and exams, and records of various faculty and university committees of which he was a member. The papers also include records from Professor Banchoff's term as acting Dean of Student Affairs at Brown (1971-1972) that reflect the racial and political campus issues of the time.
The Thomas Banchoff papers on the fourth dimension (1843-2013) contain his research and writing on the mathematical and philosophical theories of the fourth dimension, its visualization, and historical conceptions of it. Included are correspondence, conference proceedings, articles, manuscripts, clippings, CD's, and DVDs. The material covers mathematical, artistic, religious, and philosophical concepts of hyperspace and the higher dimensions from the mid-nineteeth century to the present, along with Banchoff's research on Edwin Abbott Abbott and his nineteenth-century novella,
The Clarence A. Barbour papers contain many letters
relating to Barbour’s nomination as President of Brown University
and his nine-month trip to Asia in 1931 and 1932. Also included are
letters and poems written by Florence Newell Barbour about her
experiences in Asia with her husband.
The George W. Benedict papers document Professor Benedict's academic career including his teaching at Brown University. Materials include writings, lecture notes, essays, examinations, and research notes, as well as a series of letters of recommendation written in support of Benedict.
The Elmer Milton Blistein papers document Professor Blistein's research, teaching, and service to Brown University. The collection includes correspondence, research and teaching materials, manuscripts, and administrative records. Materials date from circa 1957 to 1988.
The dates for the Afro-American Studies / Rites and Reason Theatre collection ranges from 1970 to 2006. This collection consists of one series which focuses on the growth and development of not only the Department of Africana Studies, but on the growth of the Rites and Reason Theatre.
The Civil Pilot Training Program records date from 1939 through 1942 and comprise the records of Brown University's and the Civil Aeronautics Administration's joint program to train undergraduate students as pilots during the Second World War. The records contain rosters, applications, examinations, medical and academic records, insurance information, correspondence and official documents.
The Committee on Prizes and Premiums records date from 1923 through 1976. Included in the collection are administrative records, correspondence, certificates, financial documents. essays, speeches, flyers and posters.
The Brown University Department of Chemistry records contain administrative files dated from circa 1950 to 1987. These files include annual reports, correspondence, materials regarding the chemistry department curriculum and the students enrolled in the department, and information regarding the Metcalf Laboratory.
Inventory of Brown University faculty publications
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The Inventory of Brown University faculty publications comprises a list of faculty and administrative publications, arranged by department, which date from 1899 through 1928. Some correspondence is included.