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Guide to the John George Herriot Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0745
    Creator: Herriot, John George, 1916-
    Title: John George Herriot papers
    Dates: 1937-1992
    Physical Description: 8 Linear feet
    Summary: 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.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Stanford University Libraries
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

    Administrative Information

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research.
    Folders removed for restriction:
    Promotions (re Comp Sci dept faculty at SU)
    Papers re class petition of Bonnie E. Ammon 1991

    Ownership & Copyright

    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.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    John George Herriot Papers (SC0745). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    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.

    Description of the Collection

    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.

    Access Terms

    De Boor, Carl.
    Herriot, John George, 1916-
    Reinsch, C. H.
    Schumaker, Larry L., 1939-
    Stanford University--Faculty.
    Stanford University. Computer Science Dept.
    Stanford University. Dept. of Mathematics
    Fourier integral operators.
    Mathematical analysis.
    Mathematics --Study and teaching (Higher).
    Numerical analysis.
    Spline theory.
    Univalent functions.