Guide to the George Pólya Papers

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December 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0337
Creator: Pólya, George, 1887-1985
Title: George Pólya papers
Dates: 1884-1985
Physical Description: 40 Linear feet
Summary: Papers relate to Pólya's research and teaching in mathematics and include professional and personal correspondence with mathematicians worldwide, 1910-1984; course materials including lecture notes; mathematical research notebooks dating from 1917 to 1960; manuscripts including those from his published works Complex Variables, How to Solve It, Mathematical Discovery, and Mathematics and Plausible Reasoning; ephemera; reprints; and photographs.
Language(s): The materials are in German.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
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Administrative Information

Provenance

The materials in this collection were given to Stanford University by Mrs. George Pólya in 1986, 1987, and 1988, and by Gerald L. Alexanderson, 1989-2009.

Information about Access

Materials in Subseries 8 of accession 1989-132 are restricted until January 1, 2039. Otherwise the collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of intended use.

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Cite As

[Identification of item], George Pólya Papers (SC0337). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Hungarian mathematician George Pólya was educated at the University of Budapest and the University of Paris, and taught at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich from 1914 to 1940. His students included future Stanford physics professors Felix Bloch and Hans Staub. In 1942 he joined Stanford's Department of Mathematics, whose chairman, Gábor Szegö, had been a fellow student in Hungary. He continued to teach until his 90th birthday in 1977. Following early research on probability, Pólya turned to the difficult area of the theory of functions of a complex variable. He was also interested in geometry and geometrical methods. His study of symmetry in the plane was studied and applied by the Dutch artist M.C. Escher. Pólya's later work on the principles of heuristics and problem solving is credited with providing a foundation for the application of computers to artificial intelligence. In addition to his own research and teaching, Pólya was concerned with methods of teaching mathematics and mathematics teachers. He is considered the father of the current trend toward emphasizing problem solving in mathematical teaching. His very successful book How to Solve It has been translated into fifteen languages and is still used widely. He died in 1985.

Description of the Collection

The papers in this collection relate to Pólya's research and teaching in mathematics and include professional and personal correspondence with mathematicians worldwide, 1910-1984; course materials including lecture notes; mathematical research notebooks dating from 1917 to 1960; manuscripts including those from his published works Complex Variables, How to Solve It, Mathematical Discovery, and Mathematics and Plausible Reasoning; ephemera; reprints; and photographs.

Access Terms

Alexanderson, Gerald L.
Beke, Manó, 1862-1946.
Bernays, Paul, 1888-.
Bieberbach, Ludwig, 1886-.
Bohr, Harold, 1887-1951.
Borel,Émile, 1871-1956.
Brentano, Franz Clemens, 1838-1917.
Carathéodory, Constantin, 1873-1950.
De Finetti, Bruno.
Edrei, Albert.
Fejér, Lipót.
Fekete, Mihaly, 1886-1957.
Frege, Gottlob, 1848-1925.
Haar, Alfréd, 1885-1933.
Hadamard, Jacques, 1865-1963.
Hadwiger, Hugo.
Harary, Frank.
Hardy, G.H. (Godfrey Harold), 1877-1947.
Hecke, Erich, 1887-1947.
Hensel, Kurt, 1861-1941.
Higgins, Thomas James.
Hilbert, David, 1862-1943.
Hille, Einar, 1894-.
Hirsch, Arthur, 1866-1948.
Hurwitz, Adolf, 1859-1919.
Jentzsch, Robert, 1890-.
Kamke, E. (Erich), 1890-1961.
Keszthelyi, Tibor, Dr.
Kiefer, Albert, 1884-.
Knuth, Donald Ervin, 1938-
Kollros, Louis, 1878-.
Landau, Edmund, 1877-1938.
Lehmer, D.H. (Derrick Henry), 1905-.
Littlewood, John E. (John Edensor), 1885-1977.
Mittag-Leffler, Magnus Gustaf, 1846-1927.
Montel, Paul, b.1876.
Nevanlinna, Rolf, 1895-1980
Norlund, Niels Erik, 1885-.
Ostrowski, A.M. (Alexander M.), 1893-.
Pfluger, Albert, 1907-.
Prather, Carl.
Pringsheim, Alfred, 1850-1941
Pólya, George, 1887-1985
Riesz, Frigyes, 1880-1956.
Runge, Carl, 1856-1927.
Schlesinger, Ludwig, b. 1864
Schoenberg, I.J.
Schur, Issai, 1875-1941.
Siegel, Carl Ludwig, 1896-.
Sierpiński, Wacław, 1882-1969.
Sommerfeld, Arnold, 1868-1951.
Stanford University. Dept. of Mathematics--Faculty.
Stern, Alfred.
Stáckel, Paul, 1862-1919.
Szegő, Gábor, 1895-1985.
Szász, Otto, 1884-1952.
Tietze, Heinrich, 1880-.
Toeplitz, Otto, 1881-1940.
von Pidoll, Max.
Weyl, Hermann, 1885-1955.
Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995
Wirtinger, Wilhelm, 1865-1945.
Young, Grace Chisolm.
Mathematics--Study and teaching.
Mathematics.


Collection Contents

 

Accession ARCH-1986-036 Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

Draft: Chapter One: Polanyi Biography Summer 1979

Box 1, Folder 2

Manuscript: Problems and Solutions

Box 1, Folder 3

Course Outlines: Math 110, Math 129: How to Solve the Problem

Box 1, Folder 4-5

Draft: How To Solve It

Box 1, Folder 6

Early Manuscript of Mathematical Discovery. The Aims; Part I: Patterns; Chapter 1: Patterns of 2 Loci; Chapter 2: The Cartesian Pattern; Chapter 3: Recursion; Chapter 6: Widening the Scope; Solutions

Box 1, Folder 7

Pages 2-4, 7, 11 of Typed Manuscript, Essay.

Box 1, Folder 8

Part 2 of Manuscript. Patterns of Plausible Inference; Chapter 12: Some Conspicuous Patterns.

Box 1, Folder 9

Manuscript. Preface, Hints to the Reader, Bibliography, Contents, Outline of Chapters.

Box 1, Folder 10

Manuscript. Chapter 1. Induction and Analogy.

Box 1, Folder 11

Manuscript. Chapter 2: Generalization, Specialization, Analogy.

Box 1, Folder 12

Manuscript. Chapter 3. Induction in Solid Geometry.

Box 1, Folder 13

Manuscript. Chapter 4. Induction in Theory of Numbers.

Box 1, Folder 14

Manuscript. Chapter 5. Misc. Examples of Induction.

Box 1, Folder 15

Manuscript. Chapter 6. A More General Statement.

Box 1, Folder 16

Manuscript. Chapter 7. Mathematical Induction.

Box 1, Folder 17

Manuscript. Chapter 8. Minima and Maxima.

Box 1, Folder 18

Manuscript. Chapter 9. Physical Mathematics.

Box 1, Folder 19

Manuscript. Chapter 10. The Isoperimetric Problem.

Box 1, Folder 20

Manuscript. Chapter 11. Kinds of Plausible Reasons.

Box 1, Folder 21

Manuscript. Chapter 12. Further Patterns and First Links.

Box 1, Folder 22

Manuscript. Chapter 14. Chance, the Ever-present Rival Conjecture.

Box 1, Folder 23

Manuscript. Chapter 15. The Calculus of Probability and the Logic of Plausible Reasoning.

Box 1, Folder 24

Manuscript. Chapter 16. Plausible Reasoning in Invention and Instruction.

Box 1, Folder 25

Mathematical Discovery Manuscript; Supplement to Bibliography; Miscellaneous Sections (Typed); Contents: Chapters 7-15; Chapter 7; Chapter 8; Chapter 9; 3 Pages of Chapter 10. Chapter 11; Chapter 12 (4th Copy).

Box 1, Folder 26

Mathematical Discovery Manuscript. Chapter 13; Pamphlet "On Learning, Teaching, and Learning Teaching"; Chapter 14; Chapter 15; Chapter 1. Mathematical Language; Chapter 2. Beginnings of Integral Calculus.

Box 1, Folder 27

Third Essay: Some Notions of Logic; I: The Notions and the Notations; III: Logical Links between the Proposed Problem and Its Auxiliary Problems.

Box 1, Folder 28

Mathematical Discovery in the Classroom.

Box 1, Folder 29

Course Descriptions for Math 110, Physical Sciences 115; Course Notes for Math 129; Part 1: Some Problems on Maxima and Minia in Elementary Geometry.

Box 1, Folder 30

Handwritten Notes: A Simple Method of Approximation Applicable to Some Problems.

Box 1, Folder 31

Crystallography.

Box 1, Folder 32

Equations (1 page)

Box 1, Folder 33

Pages 116-193 of Typed Manuscript.

Box 1, Folder 34

Designons par le Perimetre et par v le Rayon Conforme Exterieur d'Une Courbe. La Premiere des Deux Inequalites (2 pages)

Box 1, Folder 34

An Isoperimetric Inequality for Convex Curves (3 pages). Analyse Mathematique (6 pages.

Box 1, Folder 35

Term Paper Assignments.

Box 1, Folder 36

Aufgaben Und Lehrsatze Aus der Analysis. 3 Excerpts. Pages 123-131, 156-159, 378-379. Techniques for Planning the Small Experimental Project.

Box 1, Folder 37

A Generalization of the Theorem on the Capacity of a Condenser.

Box 1, Folder 38

Exam Book. Equations, Theorems, Proofs (30 pages). Approximations to the Area of the Ellipsoid (30 pages).

Box 1, Folder 39

Areas of Ellipsoid (11 pages).

Box 1, Folder 40

Memoires Presentes par Divers Savants a L'Academie des Sciences (1 page). Page 29-C of Tables. 4 Figures.

Box 1, Folder 41

Equations/Tables (8 pages)

Box 1, Folder 42

Tables (30 pages)

Box 1, Folder 43

Equations (8 pages); Torsional Rigidity Increases by Symmetrization (1 page); Equations (3 pages); De Saint-Venant (2 pages).

Box 1, Folder 44

Problems (29 pages)

Box 1, Folder 45

Manuscript of Solutions to Vol. I of Mathematics and Plausible Reasoning. Chapter 1 Solutions.

Box 1, Folder 46

Chapter 2 Solutions

Box 1, Folder 47

Chapter 3 Solutions

Box 1, Folder 48

Chapter 4 Solutions

Box 1, Folder 49

Chapter 5 Solutions

Box 1, Folder 50

Chapter 6 Solutions

Box 1, Folder 51

Chapter 7 Solutions

Box 1, Folder 52

Chapter 8 Solutions

Box 1, Folder 53

Chapter 9 Solutions

Box 1, Folder 54

Chapter 10 Solutions

Box 1, Folder 55

Chapter 11 Solutions

Box 1, Folder 56

Chapter 12 Solutions

Box 1, Folder 57

Chapter 13 Solutions

Box 1, Folder 58

Chapter 14 Solutions

Box 1, Folder 59

Chapter 15 Solutions

Box 1, Folder 60

Chapter 16 Solutions

Box 2, Folder 1

Problem Solving Seminar: 1963; term papers, mid-terms

Box 2, Folder 2

Math 129: How to Solve the Problem, course outlines, term papers, mid-term examinations, final examinations

Box 2, Folder 3

Manuscript: Circle, Spheres, Symmetricals and Some Classical Physical Problems

Box 2, Folder 4

Manuscript: Preface to Mathematical Discovery

Box 2, Folder 5

Reprint: On Functions of Sequences of Independent Chance Vectors with Applications to the Problems of the "Random Walk" in k Dimensions, by Blackwell, D. and Girshick, M.A.; miscellaneous notes

Box 2, Folder 6

Mathematical notes: On the Zeros of Successive Derivatives

Box 2, Folder 7

Draft: Complex Variables, by Pólya, George and Latta, G.E.

Box 2, Folder 8

Project with Peter? Desordre

Box 2, Folder 9

Draft: Complex Variables, By Pólya, George and Latta, G.E.

Box 2, Folder 10

Remarks on Certain Aspects of Some Processes, Resembling to and Differing from the Poisson-Process, by Binet, F.E.

Box 2, Folder 11

Draft: Complex Variables, by Pólya, George and Latta, G.E.

Box 2, Folder 12

Final Exam for Math 187-b

Box 2, Folder 13

Class Roll Books; Class Lists; NSF Summer Institute for High School Teachers of Mathematics 1972; Group Photo 1969

Box 2, Folder 14

NSF Summer Institute for High School Teachers of Mathematics 1966, 1967. Class Lists and Addresses

Box 2, Folder 15

Math 111-S Final Summer 1965; Math 187-C Final July 29, 1965; Shell Fellows 1967 List; Math 111-S Final - Parts 1,2, Summer 1967; The Mathematics Curriculum

Box 2, Folder 16

Seminar on Solving Math Problems 1966: Notes Jan-May 1966; Dept. of Mathematics Graduate Students Office Directory Winter 1966; Memo from Webb to Freshman Seminar Instructors

Box 2, Folder 17

Competitive Examination in Math: Solutions and Comments 1951-1956, 1958, 1964-1965; Meeting of Math Association of America, Aug. 20, 1956; Meeting of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Aug. 21 1956: Minutes/Speeches

Box 2, Folder 18

Letters to Winners and Alternates of Stanford-Sylvania Competitive Exam in Math; Announcement on Competitive Exam March 1963, Instructions

Box 2, Folder 19

1954, 1956-1958, 1961, 1963 Exams

Box 2, Folder 19

Los Angeles Mathematics Newsletter April 1956

Box 2, Folder 19

Math Contest Sponsored by Metropolitan New York Section of the Math Association of America 1950-1952

Box 2, Folder 19

Committee on Contests and Awards Releases 1951

Box 2, Folder 19

Correspondence Pólya-Boyer 1951

Box 2, Folder 19

The National Status of Math Contests in Secondary Schools

Box 2, Folder 19

National Council of Teachers of Math

Box 2, Folder 19

Henry L. Alder Letter (Co-Chairman of Committee on Contests)

Box 2, Folder 19

Report on the Math Contests held in Northern California

Box 2, Folder 19

Information on the Contest

Box 2, Folder 19

Letters from Henry L. Alder

Box 2, Folder 19

Registration for 1956 Annual Math Contest

Box 2, Folder 19

Rules of the 1956 Annual Contest

Box 2, Folder 19

Awards

Box 2, Folder 19

Henry L. Alder Letter to Chairmen of Dept. of Math

Box 2, Folder 19

Letter from Pólya to Prof. W. H. Fagerstrom, Jan. 23, 1952

Box 2, Folder 19

Letter from Pólya to Prof.John C. Schoonmaker, Nov. 23, 1948

Box 2, Folder 19

Letter from John C. Schoonmaker to Pólya, Oct. 29, 1948

Box 2, Folder 19

Pólya to John C. Schoonmaker, Nov. 8, 1948

Box 2, Folder 19

John C. Schoonmaker to Pólya, March 25, 1949

Box 2, Folder 19

Reply by Pólya's Secretary

Box 2, Folder 19

John C. Schoonmaker to Pólya, Nov. 12, 1948

Box 2, Folder 19

Pi Mu Epsilon Contest and Solutions, March 13, 1948

Box 2, Folder 19

Emory P. Starke to Pólya, May 29, 1953

Box 2, Folder 19

Emory P. Starke to Gabor Szego, April 23, 1953

Box 2, Folder 19

Math Prize Test, New Brunswick, NJ, April 25, 1953. State Math Day Program

Box 2, Folder 19

Emory P. Starke to Gabor Szego, June 30, 1952

Box 2, Folder 19

Gabor Szego to Emory P. Starke, July 7, 1952

Box 2, Folder 20

Students' Assignments

Box 2, Folder 20

Math 188-A Final, Summer 1966

Box 2, Folder 20

Shell Merit Fellows List, 1965

Box 2, Folder 20

NSF Summer Institute for High School Teachers of Math: 1965 List

Box 2, Folder 20

Academic Year Institute for High School Teachers of Chemistry and Math 1960-61

Box 2, Folder 20

Instructor's End Quarter Grade Report for Math 111-S, Summer 1966

Box 2, Folder 20

Shell Merit Fellows Summer 1966 Directory

Box 2, Folder 20

Final for Math 111-S, Aug. 11, 1966

Box 2, Folder 20

Mid-term and End-Quarter Report for Math 188-A, April, 1965

Box 2, Folder 20

Pólya's Notes/Grades for Math 187-C (NSF) and Math 111-S (Shell), Summer 1965

Box 2, Folder 20

Final for Math 187-C, July 29, 1965

Box 2, Folder 21

The Mathematical Log, September 1958

Box 2, Folder 21

High School Math Contest Student Answerbook

Box 2, Folder 21

Letters to Pólya and Szego, April 25, 1966

Box 2, Folder 21

Letter to Pólya from Murray S. Klamkin, April 22, 1966

Box 2, Folder 21

Letter to M. Gail Adams from F.R. Watson, Dec. 21, 1965

Box 2, Folder 21

Letter from Adams to Watson, Dec. 9, 1965

Box 2, Folder 21

Letter from Watson to Adams, Nov. 23, 1965

Box 2, Folder 21

Letter from Virginia S. Boles to Watson, March 30, 1961

Box 2, Folder 21

Letter from Watson to Boles, Aug. 24, 1960

Box 2, Folder 21

Letter from Woolum to Boles, Oct. 19, 1960

Box 2, Folder 21

Letter from Boles to Woolum, Oct. 6, 1960

Box 2, Folder 21

Watson to Math. Department, April 9, 1960

Box 2, Folder 21

Boles to Watson, July 29, 1960

Box 2, Folder 21

Boles to Watson, Nov. 9, 1960

Box 2, Folder 22

Problems and Solutions for 1960 Stanford-Sylvania Competitive Exam in Math by Pólya

Box 2, Folder 23

Stanford Competitive Exam in Math, 1946-1964; Article on Exam, 1946

Box 2, Folder 24

Exams, 1946-1964

Box 2, Folder 24

Mathematikai Lapoh. Budapest, 1956

Box 2, Folder 24

Letter to Pólya from James H. McKay, Feb. 14, 1966

Box 2, Folder 24

Pamphlet and Typed Speeches on the Stanford University Math Examination, 1946 (2 copies)

Box 2, Folder 24

Pamphlet "A Look at Mathematical Competitions", March 1959

Box 2, Folder 24

Exams, 1947-1948, 1950-1953

Box 2, Folder 24

Letter from Edwin Eagle to Pólya, April 5, 1954

Box 2, Folder 24

Letter from Eagle to Szego, March 20, 1954

Box 2, Folder 24

Letter from Szego to Eagle, April 9, 1954

Box 2, Folder 24

1954 Exam Solutions, Written and Typed

Box 2, Folder 24

Letter from Boles to Eagle, April 14, 1954

Box 2, Folder 24

Letter from Boles to J.D. Wilson, July 5, 1956

Box 2, Folder 24

1956 Exam Solution, Hand-written

Box 2, Folder 24

1956 Results

Box 2, Folder 24

1957 Exam and Solutions, Remarks, Results (2 Copies)

Box 2, Folder 24

9-Math, 10-Math, 11-Math by Pólya

Box 2, Folder 24

1956 Exam and Solutions

Box 2, Folder 24

1949 Exam - Problems and Results

Box 2, Folder 25

"On the Mathematics Curriculum of the High School"

Box 2, Folder 25

"Analyse Mathematique", Institut de France, 3 pgs.

Box 2, Folder 25

The California Mathematics Council Bulletin, Fall, 1961, Oct. 1960

Box 2, Folder 25

"Ten Commandments for Teachers"

Box 2, Folder 25

"On the Ratio of Consecutive Eigenvalues"

Box 2, Folder 25

The Mathematical Log, Jan. 1960

Box 2, Folder 26

Nieuw Archief Voor Wiskunde

Box 2, Folder 26

"Bounds for Eigenvalues of Pólya's 'Plane-Covering Domains' by Filling a Top of a Cylinder" by Hersch

Box 2, Folder 26

"Pólya's Contributions to Chemical Enumerations" by Harary, Palmer and Robinson

Box 2, Folder 26

"An Extension of Pólya's Theorem on Power Series With Integer Coefficients" by Robinson

Box 2, Folder 26

"Hadamard Products of Schlicht Functions and the Pólya-Schoenberg Conjecture" by Ruscheweyh and Sheil-Small

Box 2, Folder 26

"Pólya's Enumeration Formula by Example" by Tucker

Box 2, Folder 27

Letter from Andrew F. Acker to Pólya, Feb. 21, 1977, and Enclosures

Box 2, Folder 28

Letter from Sami Beraha to Pólya, Aug. 18, 1961, and Enclosures

Box 2, Folder 28

Letters from Albert Edrei to Pólya, March 29, 1978, April 16, 1978, April 26, 1978, and Enclosures

Box 2, Folder 28

Letter from Doris Schattschneider to Pólya, Sept. 13, 1977 Plus Photograph of Escher's Writing

Box 2, Folder 28

Letter from W. Wm. Funkenbusch to Pólya, May 29, 1979 and Paper

Box 2, Folder 29

Letter from Frank Harary to Pólya, March 16, 1978 with "From Euler's Partitions to Cayley's Rooted Trees" by Harary; Letter from Barnabas B. Hughes to Pólya, July 21, 1977 with "A Study in Medieval Problem Solving" (2 Copies)

Box 2, Folder 30

Letter from Donald E. Knuth to Pólya, Aug. 16, 1976; Various Calculations; Letter from Jean (?) to Pólya, Aug. 10, 1976

Box 2, Folder 31

Letter from Thomas James Higgins to Pólya, Nov. 14, 1948

Box 2, Folder 31

Calculations

Box 2, Folder 31

"Experimental Determination of the Capacitance of Heavy-Current Busses Comprised of Solid or Tubular Rectangular Conductors" by Teasdale and Higgins

Box 2, Folder 31

Letter from Higgins to Pólya, Aug. 20, 1947

Box 2, Folder 31

Letter from Higgins to Pólya, May 21, 1947 and Enclosure.

Box 2, Folder 31

Pólya's Reply, June 24, 1947

Box 2, Folder 31

Postcard from Higgins to Pólya, June 30, 1947

Box 2, Folder 31

Letter from Higgins to Pólya, June 28, 1947

Box 2, Folder 32

Letters from D.H. Lehmer to Pólya, April 27, 1943, May 10, 1943 and Enclosures on "Inequalities for the Area of the Ellipsoid"

Box 2, Folder 32

Postcard DHL to Pólya, February 1943

Box 2, Folder 32

Letter DHL to Pólya, Feb. 1, 1943

Box 2, Folder 32

Letter DHL to Pólya, Fe. 9, 1943

Box 2, Folder 32

Letter from Lehmer to Pólya, April 20, 1943

Box 2, Folder 32

Letter from Lehmer to Pólya, May 26, 1943 and Enclosures

Box 2, Folder 32

Letter from Lehmer to Pólya, Dec. 23, 1943

Box 2, Folder 32

Letter from Lehmer to Pólya, July 11, 1943 and Enclosures

Box 2, Folder 32

Letter from Lehmer to Pólya, July 18, 1943 and Enclosure

Box 2, Folder 32

Letter from Lehmer to Pólya, July 20, 1943

Box 2, Folder 33

"A Simpler Theory of the Mathematical Infinite" by Arthur Marystone with Letter to Pólya

Box 2, Folder 34

Letter from Donald A. McQuarrie to Pólya, March 31, 1965

Box 2, Folder 34

Letters from Carl Prather to Pólya, June 2, 1978, March 28, 1978, March 3, 1978

Box 2, Folder 34

"A Note on an Extension of the Asymptotic Formula for the Bell Numbers" by Prather

Box 2, Folder 34

Draft of Pólya Letter to Prather, July 4, 1978

Box 2, Folder 35

Letter from Sister Madeleine Rose to Pólya, Undated and Enclosed Preliminary Draft of Dissertation Proposal

Box 2, Folder 35

Information and Instructions on Experiment

Box 2, Folder 35

"The Use of Heuristic Methods for Problem Solving in Algebra" (Revised Proposal by Rose)

Box 2, Folder 35

3 Problems and Solutions

Box 2, Folder 36

Letters from I.J. Schoenberg to Pólya - undated (incomplete), May 30, 1970 and Enclosure

Box 2, Folder 37

Schoenberg Flow Chart on Problem Solving Model, Math 191-A Discussion; Letter from Schoenberg to Pólya, Oct. 25, 1977; "Can Heuristics be Taught?" by Schoenberg; Excerpt from Boole: Collected Works, Vol. 2

Box 2, Folder 38

Letter from Jack Williamson to Pólya, March 15, 1977 and Enclosures; Letter from John J. Wavrik to Pólya, Jan. 27, 1978 and Enclosures

Box 2, Folder 39

Letter from A.W. Heuberg to Pólya, Nov. 28, 1962; Letter from Alexander Wittenberg to Moise, Nov. 27, 1962; Letter from Philip H. Abelson to Wittenberg, Nov. 21, 1962; "Qui Aurait Pu Penser A Cela?" by Wittenberg

Box 2, Folder 39

"Der Mathematische und NaturWissenschaftliche Unterricht"

Box 2, Folder 40

Identification and Development of the Mathematically Talented -- The Hungarian Experience, by Agnes Arrai Wieschenberg, PhD. Dissertation submitted to the School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University, 1984

 

Accession ARCH-1989-132 Additional Papers

 

Subseries 1 Biographical

Box 1, Folder 1

George Pólya - Biographical 1979-1985

Box 1, Folder 2

Biographical Notes 1975-1979

Box 1, Folder 3

Biographical - on Zurich and ETH 1914, 1977-1978

Box 1, Folder 4

Pólya Gyorgy, Stanford Egyetem

Box 1, Folder 5

Pólya Bibliography circa 1976

Box 1, Folder 6

Grade Books from Grammar Schools 1893-1896

Box 1, Folder 7

Report Books After Grammar School 1905-1912

Box 1, Folder 8

Miscellaneous Correspondence about Teaching Posts and Lectures 1920-1940

Box 1, Folder 9

Pólya’s Ph.D. Students and Collaborators

Box 1, Folder 10

Dissertations by Pólya Students 1928-1962

Box 1, Folder 11

Pólya Mentioned (Egocentrics) 1974-1982

Scope and Content Note

Pólya labled this folder "Egocentrics."
Box 1, Folder 12

Recommendations 1972-1975

Box 1, Folder 13

Two-Year College Mathematical Journal 1978-1980

Box 1, Folder 14

Stanford Faculty Reports 1965-1971

Box 1, Folder 15

John Pólya 1952-1956

Scope and Content Note

Various articles by and about Dr. John Pólya (brother?)
Box 1, Folder 16

J.B. Pólya on Fluoridation 1966

Box 1, Folder 17

Family 1884

 

Subseries 2 Correspondence

Box 2, Folder 1

Varia 1934-1940

Box 2, Folder 2

Communications 1930-1954

Box 2, Folder 3

Correspondence 1979-1985

Box 2, Folder 4

Miscelaneous Correspondence 1981-1985

Box 2, Folder 5

Personal Correspondence 1961-1966

Box 2, Folder 6

Correspondence 1971-1983

Box 2, Folder 7

Miscellaneous Correspondence 1961-1979

Box 2, Folder 8

Alexander Israel Wittenberg 1963-1965

Box 2, Folder 9

Alfred Renyi, Kato (Catherine) Renyi, Paul Erdos 1957

Box 2, Folder 10

Correspondence 1919-1972

Box 2, Folder 11

Pólya Prize 1971

Box 2, Folder 12

Permission Requests 1967-1971

Box 2, Folder 13

Consulting Agreements and Requests 1965-1969

Box 2, Folder 14

Stanford Library Archives 1973

Box 2, Folder 15

Stella Pólya 1987-1988

Box 2, Folder 16

Reviews and Reports of Papers 1967

 

Subseries 3 Class Materials

Box 2, Folder 17

Theory of Numbers, Problem Solving seminar (NSF) 1962-1967

Box 2, Folder 18

Miscellaneous notes - Psyc. 262 1951-1953

Box 2, Folder 19-20

Probability, Statistics - Math. 123, 125 1947-1953

Box 2, Folder 21-22

Calculus of Probability - Math. 123 1946-1948

Box 2, Folder 23

Probability and Statistics - Math. 123, 125 1943-1951

Box 3, Folder 1

Calculus of Variations - Seminar 1952-1953

Box 3, Folder 2

Group Theory with Applications 1938-1946

Box 3, Folder 3

Potential Theory 1939

Box 3, Folder 4-6

Differential Geometry 1941-1959

Box 3, Folder 7

Introduction to Elementry and Analytic Number Theory 1935

Box 3, Folder 8

Introduction to Elementry and Analytic Number Theory 1941-1950

Box 3, Folder 9

Minimum Principle Approximations 1954

Box 3, Folder 10

Minimum Principle Approximations 1956-1957

Box 3, Folder 11

Algebra and Number Theory 1928-1929

Box 3, Folder 12

Singularities of Power Series 1933

Box 3, Folder 13

Vectors 1935-1948

Box 3, Folder 14

Integral Equations 1944

Box 3, Folder 15

Smith College, Mathematics 35B, 36B 1942

Box 3, Folder 16

Introduction to Combinatorics - CS150 1977-1978

Box 3, Folder 17

Mathematics 5 (Berkeley) 1957-1958

Box 4, Folder 1-4

Aspects of Calculus 1955

Box 4, Folder 5

Mathematics 111s 1965

Box 4, Folder 6

Combinatorial Theory 1966

Box 4, Folder 7-8

Introduction to Combinatorics - CS150 1978

Box 4, Folder 9

Pólya Miscellaneous Classes 1958-196?

Box 4, Folder 10

E.T. Jaynes 1957

Box 4, Folder 11

Elementary Mathematics From Higher Point of View - Math 129

Box 4, Folder 12

How To Solve The Problem - Math 129 1931

Box 4, Folder 13

Lattice Points - Math Seminar undated

 

Subseries 4 Manuscripts

Box 4, Folder 14-17

Essays On Mathematical Method, Discovery, and Teaching undated

Box 5, Folder 1-2

Essays On Mathematical Method, Discovery, and Teaching

Box 5, Folder 3

Drafts and notes for Essays On Mathematical Method, Discovery, and Teaching ~1950

Box 5, Folder 4

Mathematics and Plausible Reasoning - Appendix 1955-1965

Box 5, Folder 5

Mathematics and Plausible Reasoning - Illustrations undated

Box 5, Folder 6-12

Mathematical Discovery undated

Box 6, Folder 1-2

Mathematical Discovery 1962

Box 6, Folder 3

Corrections for Mathematical Discovery 1981

Box 6, Folder 4-5

Complex Variables 1971-1972

Box 6, Folder 6

Mathematical Methods in Science undated

Box 6, Folder 7-8

Notebook 1, Aufgaben und lehrsatze 1955

Box 6, Folder 9-10

Notebook 2, Aufgaben und lehrsatze undated

Box 6, Folder 11

Aufgaben und Lehrsatze - Addenda undated

Box 6, Folder 12

Aufgaben und Lehrsatze 1972

Box 6, Folder 13

IX: Psychologie undated

Box 6, Folder 14

III: Auffassung, Einfall, Ansatz undated

Box 6, Folder 15

V: typische Anschlusse von Hilfsaufgaben undated

Box 6, Folder 16

VI: Schetzung der Aussichten undated

Box 7, Folder 1-2

VII: Die Phasen der Untersuchung undated

Box 7, Folder 3

VII: Die Phasen der Untersuchung 1939-1940

Box 7, Folder 4

Notes for a book undated

Box 7, Folder 5

Mathematical Discovery in the Classroom

Box 7, Folder 6

Notes 1949-1954

Box 7, Folder 7

Notes for a Book ~1941

Box 7, Folder 8

Rules and Moves

Box 7, Folder 9

Essential Texts in German How To Solve It undated

Box 7, Folder 10

Figures and Drawing

Box 7, Folder 11

Bound Notebook 1957-1977

Box 7, Folder 12

Notes from previous bound notebook

Box 7, Folder 13

Problems

Box 7, Folder 14

Talks 1940-1946

Box 8, Folder 1

Teaching Mathematics 1950

Box 8, Folder 2

Notes for Short Papers - Problems 1971-1979

Box 8, Folder 3

How To Solve It - Symposium 1947-1948

Box 8, Folder 4

Miscellaneous Manuscripts 1962

Box 8, Folder 5

Rules of Thumb 1977

Box 8, Folder 6

Seattle for Oldsters undated

Box 8, Folder 7

San Diego, June, 1970 1970

Box 8, Folder 8

Galileo 1976

Box 8, Folder 9

Slides undated

Box 8, Folder 10

Talks: Seattle, San Diego 1977-1978

Box 8, Folder 11

Daylight Arc 1976

Box 8, Folder 12

Symmetry of Ornaments undated

Box 8, Folder 13

Slides for a talk undated

Box 8, Folder 14

Films 1970-1976

Box 8, Folder 15

Lectures on Travels 1958-1959

Box 8, Folder 16

Notebook undated

Box 8, Folder 17

Notebook

Box 8, Folder 18

Notebook 1942

Box 8, Folder 19

Mathematical Education 1968

Box 8, Folder 20

Unfinished and Planned Writing undated

Box 8, Folder 21

Fragments of Writings undated

Box 8, Folder 22

Henryk Lauer undated

Box 8, Folder 23

Misc. Pólya Manuscripts undated

Box 8, Folder 24

Lecture Notes 1966-1968

Box 9, Folder 1

Various Lectures 1967-1968

Box 9, Folder 2

Summer Institute Lecture 1972-1976

Box 9, Folder 3

Numerical Integration 1943-1946

Box 9, Folder 4

Lectures - Plausible Reasoning 1954

Box 9, Folder 5

Pólya Counting Method 1978

Box 9, Folder 6

George Pólya Article for Szego's Collected Papers 1981

Box 9, Folder 7

Calculus of Probabilities (French) undated

Box 9, Folder 8

Papers by Pólya 1952

Box 9, Folder 9

Project Hilgard ~1953

 

Subseries 5 Research Materials

Box 9, Folder 10

Experimental Tables nd

Box 9, Folder 11

"The Heuristic of George Pólya and its Relation to Artificial Intelligence", by Allen Newell, Feb. 1981, draft, 50pp, plus Pólya’s letters of thanks to Newell 1981

Box 9, Folder 12-13

Miscellaneous Research Notes 1951-1953

Box 9, Folder 14

Solow, Daniel 1980-1981

Box 9, Folder 15-16

Miscellaneous Problems 1966-1969

Box 10, Folder 1

Miscellaneous Problems Collected from Various Sources 1954-1962

Box 10, Folder 2

Primes

Box 10, Folder 3-4

Notebook for Mathematical Discovery 1953-1977

Box 10, Folder 5

Notebook: Heuristic Logic

Box 10, Folder 6

Odlyzko - Zeros of Zeta Function 1982

Box 10, Folder 7

Notes 1983

Box 10, Folder 8

Michael Klass 1972

Box 10, Folder 9

Rubik's Cube undated

Box 10, Folder 10

Generalizing Hardy's Theorem undated

Box 10, Folder 11

Problems 1933-1939

Box 10, Folder 12

Stochastic Proceses - Feller

Box 10, Folder 13

Infinite Series and Fourier Series 1947-1948

Box 10, Folder 14

Pointsets and Real Functions (Punktmengen und reale Funktionen) undated

Box 10, Folder 15

Positions of Zeros 1929-1937

Box 10, Folder 16

Schur Darstelungstheorie 1936

Box 10, Folder 17

Entire Series Satisfying Algebraic Differential Equations 1935

Box 10, Folder 18

Miscellaneous Notes 1978

Box 10, Folder 19

Miscellaneous Notes and Problems 1956-1985

Box 10, Folder 20

Pinboards and Geoboards undated

Box 10, Folder 21

117A and Ingham 1966-1967

Box 11, Folder 1-3

Polyhedra and Other Enumerations 1964-1965

Box 11, Folder 4

Miscellaneous Notes on Problems 1972-1977

Box 11, Folder 5

"Inequalities involving integrals of functions and their derivatives," by Donald Benson, 23pp (mimeograph) 1966

Box 11, Folder 6

"Our Aim is to Find an Approximation to n!" (typed paper, unknown author and date) undated

Box 11, Folder 7

Miscellaneous Notes undated

Box 11, Folder 8

"The basic concepts of Pólya’s theory of enumeration, with examples from the structural classification of mechanisms," by F. Freudenstein, 26pp (typescript) 1967

Box 11, Folder 9

"Variational Properties of Steady Fall in Stokes Flow", by H.F. Weinberger, 51pp (typescript) undated

Box 11, Folder 10

Williamson, S.G. undated

Box 11, Folder 11

Combination Problems Involving Points and Lines in a Plane undated

Box 11, Folder 12

"Modern Heuristic in Historical Perspective With Implications for Research Pedagogy," by Elton Carter and Robert Richey, in General Semantics Bulletin (offprint) 1961-1962

Box 11, Folder 13

Pascal Letters, by Renyi (Manuscript of the Hungarian version of the Letters on Probability by Alfred Renyi) undated

Box 11, Folder 14

Martin Gardner Problem 1966

Box 11, Folder 15

"The Problem of Packing a Number of Equal Nonoverlapping Circles on a Sphere," by H.S.M. Coxeter, in Transactions of the New York Academy of Sciences (reprint), with notes by Pólya 1962

Box 11, Folder 16

"Example Generation," by Edwina Rissland, Computer and Information Science Technical Report 80-14 1980

Box 11, Folder 17

"On the Art of Problem Solving," by Murray S. Klamkin, Scientific Laboratory, Ford Motor Co., 41pp (publication preprint), plus graph by Pólya 1966

Box 11, Folder 18

"Transfinite Diameter and Analytic Continuation of Functions of Two Complex Variables", by M. Schiffer and J. Siciak, Tech. Rep. No. 1100, Applied Mathematics and Statistics Lab, Stanford, plus three pages of notes 1961

Box 11, Folder 19

"On Pólya Frequency Functions IV: The Fundamental Spline Functions and Their Limits", by H.B. Curry and I.J. Schoenberg, in Journal D’Analyse Mathematique 1966

Box 11, Folder 20

Handbook for Planning an Effective Mathematics Program, California State Department of Education 1982

Box 11, Folder 21

Radius of Circumscribed Sphere undated

Box 11, Folder 22

Pal Turan and George Alexits death notices from Hungarian Academy of Sciences 1976, 1978

Box 11, Folder 23

"Counting of Isomeric Hydrocarbons with Asymptotic Results," by Joel G.W. Rogers, 26pp. (manuscript) 1971

Box 11, Folder 24

Miscellaneous Notes undated

 

Subseries 6 Reprints and Articles

Box 12, Folder 1

Bib. #163: Heuristic reasoning and the theory of probability 1941

Box 12, Folder 2

Bib. #168: Approximations to the area of the ellipsoid 1943

Box 12, Folder 3

Bib. #172: A minimum problem about the motion of a solid through a fluid 1947

Box 12, Folder 4

Bib. #174: On patterns of plausible inference 1948

Box 12, Folder 5

Bib. #195, 196, 199: Two Notes on Minimum Principle Approximations, Techical report No. 29, Stanford, 1953; Estimates for Eigenvalues, Page Proofs, 1954 1953-1954

Box 12, Folder 6

Bib. #200: More isoperimetric inequalities proved and conjectured 1955

Box 12, Folder 7

Bib. #202, 203, 206: On the Characteristic Frequencies of a Symmetric Membrane, 15pp, Tech. Rep. No 40, Stanford, 1955 (2 copies); On the Ratio of Consecutive Eigenvalues, 21pp (with L.E. Payne and H.F. Weinberger), Tec. Rep. No 41, Stanford, 1955; The Mathematics Teacher, LII/1, 1959: Mathematics as a Subject for Learning Plausible Reasoning (translation) 1955-1959

Box 12, Folder 8

Bib. #209: Remarks on De La Vallee-Poussin Means and Convex Conformal Maps of the Circle, 76pp, Tech. Rep. No 70, Stanford (with I.J. Schoenberg), 1957 1957

Box 12, Folder 9

Bib. #215, 219, 217: On the Eigenvalues of Vibrating Membranes; Two More Inequalities Between Physical and Geometrical Quantities -- Tech. Rep. No 88, Stanford, 1960; Archimedes (magazine), 1960, containing: Die Mathematische Erziehung (p.. 103) and Die Mathematikals Schule der plausiblen Schliessens (page proof, in back of magazine; The Mathematics Teacher (magazine), 1961, containing: The Minimum Fraction of Popular Vote that Can Elect the President of the United States 1960-1961

Box 12, Folder 10

Bib. #222: Intuitive outline of the solution of a basic combinatorial problem 1963

Box 12, Folder 11

Bib. #232, 236, 241, 249: Entiers Algebriques ... (1969); Two Incidents (1970); Stanford Competitive Exam (1973); On the Zeros ... (1976) 1969-1976

Box 12, Folder 12

Bib. #233: Some mathematicians I have known 1969

Box 12, Folder 13

Bib. #234: On the isoperimetric theorem: History and strategy 1969

Box 12, Folder 14

Bib. #235: Gaussian binomial coefficients and the enumeration of inversions 1970

Box 12, Folder 15

Bib. #237: Gaussian Binomial Coefficients (with G.L. Alexanderson) 1971

Box 12, Folder 16

Bib. #238: Methodology or Heuristics, Strategy or Tactics? 1971

Box 12, Folder 17

Bib. #239: Eine Erinnerung un Hermann Weyl 1972

Box 12, Folder 18

Bib. #240: A letter by Professor Pólya 1973

Box 12, Folder 19

Bib. #242: A story with a moral 1973

Box 12, Folder 20

Bib. #243: Formation, not only Information 1972

Box 12, Folder 21

Bib. #244: As I read them 1973

Box 12, Folder 22

Bib. #245: Partition of a finite set into structured subsets 1975

Box 12, Folder 23

Bib. #246: Probabilities in Proof-Reading 1976

Box 12, Folder 24

Bib. #247: Guessing and Proving 1976

Box 12, Folder 25

Bib. #248: As their students see them 1976

Box 12, Folder 26

Bib. #250: A note of welcome 1977

Box 12, Folder 27

Bib. #251: More on Guessing and Proving 1979

Box 12, Folder 28

Norsk Matematisk Tidsskrift 1950

Box 12, Folder 29

California Mathematics Council Bulletin 1954-1958

Box 12, Folder 30

Mathematical Log 1960

Box 12, Folder 31

Generalization, Specialization, Analogy 1961

Box 12, Folder 32

Dedication of Stanford University Computation Center 1963

Box 12, Folder 33

Die Heuristik and Conference Procedings 1964-1966

Box 12, Folder 34

Sylvania Competitive Examination 1960

Box 12, Folder 35

Miscellaneous Articles by Pólya 1962

Box 13, Folder 1

Some Articles by Pólya 1980

Box 13, Folder 2

Book: The 1953 Jennings Scholar Lectures 1963

Box 13, Folder 3

Book: Inequalities: Theory of Majorization and Its Applications 1979

Box 13, Folder 4

Book: Research Papers in Statistics 1966

Box 13, Folder 5

Book: Do You Teach? Views on College Teaching 1969

Box 13, Folder 6

Book: A Taste of Science 1975

Box 14, Folder 1

Pólya's Theory of Counting 1959-1965

Box 14, Folder 2

Articles about Pólya 1963-1988

Box 14, Folder 3

Articles and Journals related to Pólya 1966-1980

Box 14, Folder 4

Articles and Journals related to Pólya undated

Box 14, Folder 5

"An Elementary Solution of Pólya's Orchard Problems," by Tracy Allen, 16pp (typescript) 1983

Box 14, Folder 6

"Omzien in bewondering," by N.G. de Bruijn, pamphlet, 18pp, retirement speach in Dutch (references to Pólya) 1984

Box 14, Folder 7

"II: Drunkard's Walk on an Infinite Lattice", by Peter Doyle, pp. 34-73 (typescript) 1980

Box 14, Folder 8

"A Method for Technological Predictions", by D.G. Ellson, 20pp (typescript), plus letter from Ellson comparing his paper to "Patterns of Plausible Inference" 1954-1955

Box 14, Folder 9

Two AI papers by Friedman (on Plausible Inference), typescript, with Pólya letter (presumably unsent) 1980

Box 14, Folder 10

David Hawkins publications 1964-1966

Box 14, Folder 11

"The Ancient Tradition of Geometric Problems", Part I, Section 7: Apollonius, by Wilbur Knorr, 65pp (typescript), with note by Pólya, manuscript, crossed out, on back of letter 1981

Box 14, Folder 12

"Imre Lakatos e la 'filosofia della scoperta,'" by Genner Luigi Linguiti, Lucea 1981

Box 14, Folder 13

"What Every Secondary School Mathematics should Read" (references Pólya books), by Lowell Leake, Mathematics Teacher 1983

 

Subseries 7 Miscellaneous

Box 14, Folder 14-15

Stanford University Mathematics Examination 1946-1965

Box 14, Folder 16

Committee on the Teaching of Undergraduate Mathematics 1976-1979

Box 14, Folder 17

Miscellaneous articles undated

Box 14, Folder 18

Choice [Combinatorial Analysis] undated

Box 15, Folder 1

Eckford Cohen 1968

Box 15, Folder 2

Bruno de Finetti 1971

Box 15, Folder 3

P. Cartier and D. Hejhal 1979

Box 15, Folder 4

Ernst Mohr 1962-1983

Box 15, Folder 5

S.C. Bhatnagar 1984

Box 15, Folder 6

Colin Thompson 1969-1971

Box 15, Folder 7

John Brillhart 1981

Box 15, Folder 8

Jean Pedersen undated

Box 15, Folder 9

Imre Lakatos 1971-1978

Box 15, Folder 10

Antoine Ehrhard ~1982

Box 15, Folder 11

Latta - Complex Variables 1974-1977

Box 15, Folder 12

Paul Halmos 1972

Box 15, Folder 13

Feldzamen 1966

Box 15, Folder 14

Polyhedra - Federico 1975-1976

Box 15, Folder 15

Ars Expositionis: Euler as Writer and Teacher [typescript of paper by Gerald L. Alexanderson] 1982

Box 15, Folder 16

Fejer Lipot 1960

Box 15, Folder 17

John Ryff

Box 15, Folder 18

Arne Baartz undated

Box 15, Folder 19

Albert Einstein 1958

Box 15, Folder 20

Stella Pólya 1977

Box 15, Folder 21

Shiffman 1966

Box 15, Folder 22

School Mathematics Project 1967-1969

Box 15, Folder 23

Miscellaneous Hungarian Newspaper Clippings 1971, 1975

Box 15, Folder 24

Pólya and Wehl 1918

Box 15, Folder 25

Hilbert to Hurwitz 1900

Box 15, Folder 26

Herzberger 1972

Box 15, Folder 27

Miscellaneous Notes and Pieces of Paper undated

Box 16, Folder 1-2

"Identification and Development of the Mathematically Talented - The Hungarian Experience," Agnes Arvai Wieschenberg Dissertation 1983

Box 16, Folder 3

Alvin White 1974-1975

Box 17, Folder 1

Miscellaneous Items 1911-1968

Box 17, Folder 2

Certificate 1976

Box 17, Folder 3

Honorary Ph.D., Univ. of Waterloo; photo

Box 17, Folder 4

School Records (Hungarian/European) 1888-1914

Box 17, Folder 5

Assorted Awards 1920-1971

Box 17, Folder 6

Professional Associations 1950-1977

Box 17, Folder 7

Poster about lectures by Pólya 1980

Box 17, Folder 8

Slides for a Talk

Box 17, Folder 9

Chessboard Thank You

Box 17, Folder 10

Honorary Membership, Santa Clara Valley Mathematics Association 1976

Box 17, Folder 11

Santa Clara Valley Mathematics Association Life Member Plaque 1985

Box 18, Folder 1

Slides (graphs, diagrams, etc.) undated

Box 19, Folder 1

Photograph Album 1917-1978

Scope and Content Note

Includes other mathematicians and scientists, congresses and meetings, family images, and others; images are well labelled.
Box 19, Folder 2

Copy prints of images from Photograph Album

Box 19, Folder 3

School Papers 1887-1905

Box 21

Research note cards (mostly in German)

 

Subseries 8 Restricted Materials

Box 20

Class roll books 1960-1963

 

Accession ARCH-2003-185 Additional Papers

Box 1, Folder 1-5

Miscellaneous Mathematical Notes

Box 1, Folder 6

Miscellaneous Papers

Box 1, Folder 7-9

Tributes to George Pólya 1957-1989

Box 1, Folder 10

Reminisces of Gorge Pólya 1973-1978

Box 1, Folder 11

Articles on Mathematics and Science (in English, German) 1933-1950

Box 1, Folder 12

Time Magazine article on post-Kennedy assassination 1963

Box 1, Folder 13

Articles on Lee and Grace Lorch 1957-1974

Box 1, Folder 14

Mathematical papers by Pólya (in English, French) 1958-1969

Box 1, Folder 15

Articles and obituaries of mathematicians (in English, French, German) 1938-1955

Box 1, Folder 16

Student Examinations (Blue Books) undated

Box 1, Folder 17

Notes in preparation for Pólya’s book with Gábor Szego undated

Box 1, Folder 18

Mathematical papers (in German) 1950-1952

Box 1, Folder 19

Speech to the International Congress of Mathematicians, Bologna 1928

Box 1, Folder 20

Summer Mathematical Conferences 1954-1955

Box 1, Folder 21

Trip to Zurich 1953-1954

Box 1, Folder 22-25

National Lecture Tour 1955

Box 1, Folder 26

Resumes of Pólya, undated

Box 1, Folder 27

Correspondence, Trinity College, Cambridge, England 1951

Box 1, Folder 28

Pólya’s speeches

Box 1, Folder 29

Book Reviews, "Problems and Theorems in Analysis" 1977

Box 1, Folder 30

Book Reviews, "Mathematical Discovery: On Understanding Learning and Teaching Problem Solving" 1963-1965

Box 1, Folder 31

Book Reviews, "How to Solve It" 1987

Box 1, Folder 32

Book Reviews, "The Stanford Mathematics Problem Book" 1974

Box 1, Folder 33

Book Reviews, "Notes on Introductory Combinatories" 1983

Box 1, Folder 34

Book Reviews, "Isometric Inequalities in Mathematics" 1951-1952

Box 1, Folder 35

Book Reviews, "Patterns of Plausible Inference" 1969

Box 1, Folder 36-37

Book Reviews, "Mathematics and Plausible Reasoning" 1954-1963

Box 1, Folder 38

Secretary of Defense William Perry, student of Pólya 1996

Box 1, Folder 39

Pamphlet "How to Teach Guessing" 1956

Box 1, Folder 40

Pólya Exhibit and Speech, Stanford 1987

Box 1, Folder 41

Pólya’s notes "On Plausible Reasoning" undated

Box 1, Folder 42

Letters to Pólya 1941-1995

Box 1, Folder 43-44

Papers on Mathematics 1941-1975

Box 1, Folder 45

Correspondence 1932-1991

Box 1, Folder 46

Papers on Pólya Family History

Box 1, Folder 47

Pamphlet, "The Four Color Theorem" 1971

Box 1, Folder 48-49

The University of Tasmania 1955

Box 1, Folder 50

Correspondence with Gerald Alexanderson, Santa Clara University 1972-1997

Box 1, Folder 51

Summer Institute for Teachers of Collegiate Mathematics at Stanford, General File 1955

Box 1, Folder 52-54

Summer Institute for Teachers of Collegiate Mathematics at Stanford, Professor Schoenburg 1955

Box 1, Folder 55

Summer Institute for Teachers of Collegiate Mathematics at Stanford, Professor Allendoerfer 1955

Box 1, Folder 56

Summer Institute for Teachers of Collegiate Mathematics at Stanford, Professor Lehmer 1955

Box 1, Folder 57

Manuscript on Probabilities (in French) undated

Box 1, Folder 58

Letters from Issai Schur and Carl Ludwig Siegel (in German) 1930-1932

Box 1, Folder 59

Papers for Pólya’s "Groups, Graphs and Chemical Compounds" (in German) 1930

Box 1, Folder 60

Paper "Zweck und Hillel" (in German) undated

Box 1, Folder 61

Paper "Das Schliemen" (in German) undated

Box 1, Folder 62

Papers in German and French 1940

Box 1, Folder 63

Manuscript of JLWV Jensen (in Danish) 1911

Box 2, Folder 1-4

Papers and correspondence on Pólya’s Collected Works

Box 2, Folder 5

List of Dissertations 1914-1960

Box 2, Folder 6-7

News clippings 1953-1977

Box 2, Folder 8-19

Letters of recommendation 1943-1980

Box 2, Folder 20

Figures for "Mathematics and Plausible Reasoning" undated

Box 2, Folder 21

Papers from Institute Henri Poincaré, Paris (in French) undated

Box 2, Folder 22

Papers on Robert Weber, Stella Pólya’s father 1850-1915

Box 2, Folder 23

Correspondence with Swiss educators on problem solving (in German, French) 1931-1932

Box 2, Folder 24

Physical problems often involving differential equations (in German) undated

Box 2, Folder 25

Notes on "finite" Fourier integrals 1945

Box 2, Folder 26

Postcards from Edmund Landau

Box 2, Folder 27

Examinations, Stanford 1946-1951

Box 2, Folder 28-30

Papers from the Swiss Institute of Technology, Zurich 1924-1940

Box 2, Folder 31

Mathematical Association of America lectures 1956

Box 2, Folder 32

Stanford Mathematics Fellowship Program 1957

Box 2, Folder 33

Two papers by Alexandre Wittenberg (in French) 1957

Box 2, Folder 34

Paper on "Structure-Counting Functions" 1958

Box 2, Folder 35

Institute for High School Teachers of Science and Mathematics 1957-1958

Box 2, Folder 36

Social Aspects of Science 1957

Box 2, Folder 37

Pamphlet "Synthesis" (in Dutch) undated

Box 2, Folder 38-40

Putnam Mathematical Competition 1948-1949

Box 2

"Code Civil Suisse" (in French) 1907

Box 2

"Seminar Aufgaben" (in German) 1929

Box 2

"Aufirahme Porifung" (in German) 1935

Box 2

Notes (in German) 1937

Box 2

Daily Log Book (in German) undated

Box 2

Draft of Pólya’s doctoral dissertation (in Hungarian) 1912

Box 2

"Vom Sternenhimmel" (in German) undated

Box 2

"Twenty-Five Lessons in Citizenship" 1945

Box 2

"Federal Textbook on Citizenship" 1943

Box 2

"Buchbinderarbeiten" (in German) 1928

Box 2

"Biztositasi Szemle" (in Hungarian) 1955

Box 2

"Methode vol Laguerre zur Bestimmung des Geschlechts einer ganzen Funkton" (in German) 1914

Box 2

"Tolstoi" (in German) 1907

Box 2

"Biztositasi" (in Hungarian) 1956

Box 3

Unsorted papers

 

Accession ARCH-2009-240 Additional Papers

Box 1

Correspondence (some in photocopy form, some to Gerald Alexanderson), papers by others, biographical articles, source materials on other mathematicians, and a few photographs.

Processing/Project Information

Loose materials were put into folders for protection; items in individual folders may not relate to each other.
Box 2

Reprints and other published materials by Pólya and others