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Guide to the John George Herriot Papers
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Description
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.
Background
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 in 2003.
Extent
8 Linear feet
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections 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, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Availability
This collection is open for research.