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Finding Aid to the Anthony P. Morse papers, 1928-1985
BANC MSS 84/134 c  
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Description
The Anthony P. Morse papers including correspondence, notes, writings, and publications.
Background
Anthony P. Morse (1911-1984) was a professor of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley. After receiving his PhD from Brown University in 1937, he spent two years at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey where his work focused on abstract analysis and measure theory. On the invitation of G.C. Evans, Morse moved to Berkeley in 1939 and taught at the university, on and off, until his retirement in 1972. During World War II (1943-1945) he joined the staff of the Ballistic Research Laboratory at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. At the Laboratory, he formed part of a group of mathematicians charged with the analysis of exterior ballistic problems that arose from military requirements, as well as theoretical investigations for anticipated needs. At Berkeley, Morse was a popular professor and concentrated on creating a unified theory of logic and sets. He published two editions of his book A Theory of Sets in 1965 and, posthumously, 1986.
Extent
7 cartons (8.75 linear feet)
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.
Availability
Collection is open for research.