These papers document his career as a mathematician and include his notes taken while a student at Brown University, 1937-41,
and his master's and doctoral theses, 1940-41; research files (notes, computations, articles, computer printouts, some correspondence,
and other materials) on Fourier series, Schlicht functions, spline theory, and other topics, 1940-83; memos, minutes, correspondence,
and other records pertaining to Stanford's Dept. of Computer Sciences and the Stanford Computation Center, 1946-92; correspondence,
notes, and reports pertaining to his Fulbright year, 1962-63; and bibliographic and biographical materials. Other persons
represented in the papers include Carl De Boor, C. H. Reinsch, and Larry L. Schumaker.
John G. Herriot earned his B.S. in mathematics and physics at the University of Manitoba in 1937 and his Ph.D. in mathematics
at Brown University in 1941. He first taught at Stanford from 1942-1944, leaving to do research in the Ames Aeronautical Laboratory
at Moffett Field. He returned to Stanford in 1946 as assistant professor of mathematics, becoming full professor in 1956;
he retired from teaching in 1982. He served as the first directory of the Stanford Computation Center, 1953-61, taught the
first programming course at Stanford in 1955, and helped found the computer science department at Stanford in 1965. He died
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