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Wayne State University Mathematics Department Chair Alfred L. Nelson Records

 Collection
Identifier: WSR000068
The records include correspondence, committee information, education groups, and documents from the graduate school. The collection contains correspondence and other documents relating to Harvey Cohn, who was a professor in the Mathematics Department for a brief period at Wayne State University.

Dates

  • 1928 - 1959

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (3 MB)

Abstract

Alfred L. Nelson began his career at Wayne State University when he was hired in 1925 as Chairman of the College of the City of Detroit Mathematics Department. Nelson held the position of Chair until his death in 1960. The records include correspondence, committee information, education groups, and documents from the graduate school. The collection contains correspondence and other documents relating to Harvey Cohn, who was a professor in the Mathematics Department for a brief period at Wayne State University.

History

Alfred L. Nelson began his career at Wayne State University when he was hired in 1925 as Chairman of the College of the City of Detroit Mathematics Department. Nelson held the position of Chair until his death in 1960.

Arrangement

The collection is grouped by subject and arranged chronologically thereunder.

Acquisition

Donated to the University Archives on February 4, 1960.

Related Materials

Wayne State University collections

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Casey Westerman on January 31, 2014.
Title
Guide to the Wayne State University Mathematics Department Chair Alfred L. Nelson Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Casey Westerman.
Date
2014-01-31
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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