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.
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.
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