Finding Aid for the Mathematics Department. Chair. Administrative files of Angus E. Taylor. 1958-1962.

Finding aid prepared by University Archives staff, 2008 Apr 09; finding aid revised by Katharine A. Lawrie, 2013 Jan; machine-readable finding aid created by Katharine A. Lawrie and Caroline Cubé, 2013 Jun.
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Title: Mathematics Department. Chair. Administrative files of Angus E. Taylor.
Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 691
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.4 linear ft. (1 box)
Date: 1958-1962
Abstract: 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.
Creator: Mathematics, Department of.

Access

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Publication Rights

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.

Processing History

Materials in Record Series 691 were deaccessioned from Bancroft Library and transferred to UCLA University Archives in 1999. Materials were processed April 2008.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Mathematics Department. Chair. Administrative files of Angus E. Taylor (University Archives Record Series 691). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives.

Biography

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.

Scope and Content

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.
This is an inactive record series; no additional University records are expected to be added.

Box 1

Chair's files. 1958-1963.

Extent: 6 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence and papers relating to staffing issues such as new appointments and faculty advancement/promotions, papers relating to salary decisions, notes from department meetings, memos, and miscellaneous administrative papers. Records dating 1961 - 1962 are those of acting chairman Paul Hoel.
Box 1

Directory of PH.D. students. 1962-1963.

Scope and Contents note

Includes the educational history and research interests of PH.D. candidates in the Department of Mathematics during the 1962 - 1963 academic year.
Box 1

Proposal to improve academic appointment and promotion procedures. 1961-1963.

Extent: 2 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes Academic Senate meetings minutes, reports and correspondence to and from Angus E. Taylor regarding Taylor's proposal to improve appointment and promotions procedures at UCLA.