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Finding Aid for the Mathematics Department. Chair. Administrative files of Angus E. Taylor. 1958-1962.
University Archives Record Series 691  
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Description
Record Series 691 includes the administrative files of Angus E. Taylor, chair of the mathematics department from 1958 to 1964 and those of acting chair, Paul G. Hoel from 1961 to 1962. Files include Chair's files, directories, and proposal documents.
Background
Angus E. Taylor was appointed instructor in mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1938. During World War II, he served in operations analysis projects at UCLA and also, from 1944 to 1945 while on leave of absence, with the U.S. Army Air Force. He advanced to assistant professor (1940), associate professor (1942), and full professor (1944). He and his colleague Professor G. E. F. Sherwood published in 1942 a calculus text that became a welcome standard for students for many years. This textbook went through three successful editions before it went out of print in 1978. He was a lifelong believer in the essential linkages between teaching and research as conditions of faculty life. His own work in mathematics focused on spectral theory. Taylor later studied the history of functional analysis and wrote a monograph on that subject, after doing research on the work of the French mathematician Frechet during a sabbatical leave in Paris. He served as chair of the Department of Mathematics at UCLA during the period 1958 to 1964.
Extent
0.4 linear ft. (1 box)
Restrictions
Copyright of portions of this collection has been assigned to The Regents of the University of California. The UCLA University Archives can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the UCLA University Archivist.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.