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Mathematics -- Study and teaching

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Department of Mathematics, Yale University, records

Call Number: RU 710
Overview: The records consist of correspondence, personnel files, subject files, memoranda, and reports documenting the activities and operations of the Yale Department of Mathematics. Topics include administration and finance, curriculum planning, faculty appointments, personnel, fellowships, and admissions.
Dates: 1931-1973

Josiah Willard Gibbs papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 1175
Overview: The collection consists of the papers of Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839-1903), which include correspondence, scientific papers, lecture notes taken by one of Gibbs' students, photographs, scientific illustrations, and honors and awards, as well as correspondence of his father, J. Willard Gibbs (1790-1861).
Dates: 1811-1947, bulk 1863-1903

Mathematics exercise book, 1817

 Item — 3: Series 2, Folder: 21
Call Number: MSS 6, Series II
Scope and Contents: Contains exercises in mathematics, in pen and black ink, done when Henry Pease was nine or ten years old. Multiplication and division exercises are accompanied by prose descriptions of the various sorts of mathematical methods. There is no indication of the name of Henry’s school or instructor.
Dates: 1817

Mathematics exercise book, 1839

 Item — 3: Series 2, Folder: 18
Call Number: MSS 6, Series II
Scope and Contents: Title page is inscribed "Emma Pease, Darlington, 1839" in an elaborate calligraphic hand. Exercises are written in pen and black ink throughout. It contains dozens of mathematical exercises, primarily in practical topics, such as "Addition of Money, Weights, and Measures," "Ale or Beer Measure," "Land Measure." The practical problems may have been meant to give a child a more concrete grasp of the application of mathematics, or perhaps they were meant to prepare a young female student for...
Dates: 1839

Mathematics exercise book, 1841

 Item — 3: Series 2, Folder: 19
Call Number: MSS 6, Series II
Scope and Contents: Inscribed "Emma Gurney Pease Darlington, 3rd Mo. 8th 1841." It continues the practical or topical mathematical exercises of her 1839 schoolbook. All writing is in pen and black ink. Each problem is labeled in a child's calligraphic hand, showing that Emma took pride in the appearance of her schoolbook, and that these exercises afforded her further opportunity to practice her handwriting. Exercises in this schoolbook include financial transactions and topics, such as "Stocks," "Brokerage," and...
Dates: 1841

Abraham Robinson papers

Call Number: MS 826
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence and writings which document Abraham Robinson's professional life and work. Draft and printed copies of Robinson's books and papers comprise the bulk of the papers. Student memorabilia, diaries, and biographical material are also included in the papers.
Dates: 1918-1988

Joshua Irving Tracey papers

Call Number: MS 503
Overview: Lectures, lecture notes and examinations dating from Tracey's teaching at Yale University.
Dates: 1913-1951