Guide to the John George Herriot Papers

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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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

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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.


Collection Contents

 

Papers Accession ARCH-2005-069

 

Research files

Box 1, Folder 1

Capacity – check of Aissen, Haegi, Ullman

Box 1, Folder 2

Capacity – Polya 1948

Box 1, Folder 3

Capacity 1948 (1)

Box 1, Folder 4

Capacity 1948 (2)

Box 1, Folder 5

Capacity 1948 (3)

Box 1, Folder 6

Ames 755 (Laitone – subsonic flow) 1946

Box 1, Folder 7

Ames 4412 (shock waves) 1945

Box 1, Folder 8

Cauchy's problem 3rd order (1)

Box 1, Folder 9

Cauchy's problem 3rd order (2)

Box 1, Folder 10

Cauchy's problem 3rd order (3)

Box 1, Folder 11

Matrix D.E. – adjoint

Box 1, Folder 12

Lens

Box 1, Folder 13

Lens (2)

Box 1, Folder 14

Lens polarization

Box 0, Folder 0

0

Box 2, Folder 1

Lens 1948

Box 2, Folder 2

Fov. Series proposed work

Box 2, Folder 3

Analytic function with a singular line

Box 2, Folder 4

Free boundary flows

Box 2, Folder 5

Mapping – lecture notes

Box 2, Folder 6

Fou. Series – thesis (1 of 3)

Box 2, Folder 7

Fou. Series – thesis (2 of 3)

Box 2, Folder 8

Fou. Series – thesis (3 of 3)

Box 2, Folder 9

Restricted Reist summability

Box 3, Folder 1

Fou. Series. Preliminary calculations. Doc. thesis

Box 3, Folder 2

Fou. Series (Orders of Infinity) – thesis

Box 3, Folder 3

Fou. Series and other topics – papers presented 1940-50

Box 3, Folder 4

Cesano summability

Box 3, Folder 5

D. D. S.

Box 3, Folder 6

Th'M Proofs

Box 3, Folder 7

Flow – Polya notes, 1940-

Box 3, Folder 8

Fou. Series 1952

Box 3, Folder 9

Tunnel blockage corrections, JO 837 (1 of 2)

Box 3, Folder 10

Tunnel blockage corrections, JO 837 (2 of 2)

Box 3, Folder 11

[History notes re mathematics]

Box 3, Folder 12

Restricted Reist summability

Box 3, Folder 13

Brown U. math Ph.D.s 1946

Box 4, Folder 1

Historical material 1946-66

Box 4, Folder 2

Schlicht fcns [functions]

Box 4, Folder 3

Schlicht functions

Box 4, Folder 4

Schlicht fcns

Box 4, Folder 5

Schlicht fcns

Box 4, Folder 6

Schlicht fcns

Box 4, Folder 7

Schlicht fcns

Box 4, Folder 8

Schlicht fcns

Box 4, Folder 9

Schlicht functions

Box 5, Folder 1

Schlicht fcns

Box 5, Folder 2

Odd Schlicht functions – UN-23

Box 5, Folder 3

UN-23 (1, 2, 3, 4)

Box 5, Folder 4

UN-23 (5-12)

Box 5, Folder 5

UN-23 (13-16)

Box 5, Folder 6

[Odd Schlicht functions – UN-23]

Box 5, Folder 7

Odd Schlicht functions

Box 5, Folder 8

Odd Schlicht functions – program

Box 5, Folder 9

Odd Schlicht functions

Box 6, Folder 1

Odd Schlicht functions

Box 6, Folder 2

Odd Schlicht functions by = 1.01

Box 6, Folder 3

Garrett Birkhoff, correspondence May 1983

Box 6, Folder 4

Forsythe ONR contract 1958-69

Box 6, Folder 5

Bierberbach-De Branges (paper by Walter Gautschi)

Box 6, Folder 6

UN-23 by=1.0064635

Box 6, Folder 7

Henrici NA symposium, Zurich 1983, paper [by Herriot]

Box 6, Folder 8

Boundary values symposium, U. of Wisconsin, 1959

Box 6, Folder 9

Notes from AMS meeting, Seattle, Aug. 1956

Box 6, Folder 10

AFCALTI, Toulouse 1963

Box 7, Folder 1

ICM Warsaw 1982-83

Box 7, Folder 2

Algol to CACM Sept. 1960 [corrections to algorithm 15]

Box 7, Folder 3

Bergman-Herriot [drafts, notes, computations for paper], 1965

Box 7, Folder 4

Copies of paper submitted to IFIP 68, November 1967 [On the Numerical Calculation of Transonic Flow Patterns by Bergman's Integral Operator]

Box 7, Folder 5

Bergman - problems

Box 7, Folder 6

Bergman-Herriot, notes and computations

Box 7, Folder 7

Bergman – Herriot

Box 7, Folder 8

Bergman-Herriot-Richman, 1965

Box 7, Folder 9

Bergman-Herriot, early calculations

Box 7, Folder 10

Herriot-Bergman paper [Computation of a Class of Subsonic Flow Patterns], Numerische Mathematik, 1971

Box 7, Folder 11

Bergman-Herriot results 1960-61

Box 7, Folder 12

IBM meeting photo, 1958

Box 7, Folder 13

Annals of the History of Computing, IBM 650, May 1984

Box 8, Folder 1

Computer Center Division meeting 1959

Box 8, Folder 2

Complete Spline 1980-81, MDRBLD development - 1

Box 8, Folder 3

Complete Spline 1980-81, MDRBLD development - 2

Box 8, Folder 4

Complete Splines 1980-81

Box 8, Folder 5

Spline function NATSPLINE Development

Box 8, Folder 6

Spline functions seminar, Tech. Huch. Munchen, W.S. 1969/70

Box 8, Folder 7

Complete Spline 4-80

Box 8, Folder 8

Reinsch notes – Spline stuff, 1976

Box 8, Folder 9

Complete Spline Spring 1983

Box 8, Folder 10

Com Spline Fall 1982

Box 8, Folder 11

Complete Spine: letters to Coughran and changes 1980-81

Box 9, Folder 1

Spline files at SCIP and run of pubtests, 1975/76

Box 9, Folder 2

NATSPINE 1976-77

Box 9, Folder 3

de Boor – Perfect Splines 1975

Box 9, Folder 4

Complete Spline: M=1 case 9-80

Box 9, Folder 5

Complete Spline: Cochran tests 1981

Box 9, Folder 6

Quintic Spline – Reinsch CS 402

Box 9, Folder 7

Herriot – original of submission to Alg Dept 6-17-74 ("Procedures for Quintic Natural Spline Interpolation [E1]")

Box 9, Folder 8

Alg 472 changes

Box 9, Folder 9

Splines – smoothing – Reinsch / Forsythe correspondence

Box 9, Folder 10

Splines – Herriot reprints

Box 9, Folder 11

Complete splines scaling attempts 1982

Box 9, Folder 12

Complete splines decay tests 1981

Box 9, Folder 13

NSF – statements

Box 9, Folder 14

Mathematical and Computational Science, S.U. undergraduate booklets, 1989-92

Box 9, Folder 15

History of Scientific and Numeric Computation [conference], 1987

Box 9, Folder 16

Splines – comments on paper of John R. Rice, 1970

Box 10, Folder 1

Spline functions seminar, Madison, May 1969

Box 10, Folder 2

Spline functions seminar SU, Summer 1969

Box 10, Folder 3

Alg 472, inquiry from Emily C. M. Funk, 1974 [includes photos of graphs]

Box 10, Folder 4

Spline functions literature

Box 10, Folder 5

Splines – Reinsch algs listings 1971

Box 10, Folder 6

Alg 507/600 translation

Box 10, Folder 7

Submitted to Algorithms (Alg 507), 1974 [mostly correspondence]

Box 10, Folder 8

Spline – Quintic – Morgana

Box 10, Folder 9

Reinsch (Christian) correspondence (Splines) 1973-76

Box 10, Folder 10

References of interest Splines and others

Box 10, Folder 11

CUB NATSPINE / NATSPINE using de Boor 1976

Box 10, Folder 12

Splines CS-71-200 – changes and additional errata

Box 10, Folder 13

Splines Schumaker 6-76

Box 11, Folder 1

Schumaker (Larry) correspondence, Splines, 1975-77

Box 11, Folder 2

de Boor example, no response, 1975

Box 11, Folder 3

B-Splines - de Boor 1976

Box 11, Folder 4

Complete Spline 1976-77

Box 11, Folder 5

Spline tests – Natspline and DEBNAT 1976

Box 11, Folder 6

Splines – B-Splines – de Boor, 1975-77

Box 11, Folder 7

Splines – NATSPLINE – Lewis (John) mod, 1974

Box 11, Folder 8

Spline talks, Australia and Zurich, 1977

Box 11, Folder 9

Spline talks, Australia and Zurich - overhead slides , 1977

Box 11, Folder 10

Int. Conference of Mathematicians, Quintic Natural Splines, Aug. 1974

Box 11, Folder 11

NUM ANAL – Spline functions – SU, April 18, 1974

Box 11, Folder 12

Coughran, Herriot – refereeing 1983

Box 11, Folder 13

Coughran complete splines 1976-77

Box 11, Folder 14

Splines – Alg 472-CACM Dec. 1973

Box 11, Folder 15

Splines – Alg 472-CACM 1973 Reprints

Box 11, Folder 16

Spline notes 1969-71

Box 11, Folder 17

Unlabelled materials [correspondence and notes re NATSPLINE?]

Box 12, Folder 1

Unlabelled materials [notes re compressible fluids?]

Box 12, Folder 2

Reprint of H. Spath with correspondence, 1970, 1973

Box 12, Folder 3

Reprint of C. S. Duris with correspondence 1975

Box 12, Folder 4

Engineering rules

 

Stanford University files

Box 12, Folder 5

Computer Science Dept., Advisory Committee, photo, Oct. 1967

Box 12, Folder 6

Computer Science Dept., early theses, 1960-70

Box 12, Folder 7

Computer Science Dept., memos, minutes, etc., 1971-74

Box 12, Folder 8

Computer Science Dept., memos, minutes, etc., 1989-90

Box 12, Folder 9

Computer Science Dept., memos, minutes, etc., 1991-92

Box 12, Folder 10

Forsythe (George) memorials

Box 12, Folder 11

Mandatory retirement discussion, 1979

Box 12, Folder 12

Math Dept., search committee, 1956

Box 12, Folder 13

Mu Alpha Theta, Stanford meeting, 1959

Box 12, Folder 14

Obituaries – Polya and Szego

Box 12, Folder 15

Patent agreement: SU – JGH

Box 12, Folder 16

Polya (George) memorial resolutions

Box 12, Folder 17

Ratings of Computer Science Department

Box 12, Folder 18

Retirement, 1981-83

Box 12, Folder 19

Sabbatical rules and applications, 1969-79

Box 12, Folder 20

Stanford Computation Center – early history, 1953-61

Box 12, Folder 21

Stanford Computation Center Research reports catalogue 1964

Box 13, Folder 1

Stanford Computation Center status, NSF letters 1954-56

Box 13, Folder 2

Stanford – High School math exams 1946-55

 

Fulbright, Sabbatical, and Other Travel Files

Box 13, Folder 3

Fullbright application – notes, correspondence 1961

Box 13, Folder 4

Fullbright – correspondence and reports, 1962-63

Box 13, Folder 5

Fullbright 1962-63

Box 13, Folder 6

Fullbright and other trips, 1963

Box 13, Folder 7

General information – European travels, 1962-63

Box 13, Folder 8

Groupe de Travail d'Analyse Numerique – Grenoble 1962-63

Box 13, Folder 9

Fulbright materials

Box 13, Folder 10

IFIP travel, IFIP Congress 1968

Box 13, Folder 11

Sabbatical 1980, Munich, correspondence including ETH

Box 13, Folder 12

Travel records 1978-83

 

Biographical, bibliographic, and personal files

Box 13, Folder 13

Biography, bibliography [Herriot]

Box 14, Folder 1

Interview with John Herriot conducted by Pamela McCorduck, Charles Babbage Institute, 1979

Box 14, Folder 2

Reprints sent

Box 14, Folder 3

Inventory [mathematical journals dispersed to libraries]

 

Student Notebooks

Box 14, Folder 4

Notebook: Proj. Geom. Probs. Book I, 1937

Box 14, Folder 5

Notebook: Proj. Geom. Probs. Book II, 1938

Box 14, Folder 6

Notebook: Algebra

Box 14, Folder 7

Notebook: Algebra Book II

Box 14, Folder 8

Notebook: Analysis 1

Box 14, Folder 9

Notebook: Analysis 2

Box 14, Folder 10

Notebook: Analysis 3

Box 14, Folder 11

Notebook: Analysis – abstract spaces (Differential Geometry) 1938-39

Box 14, Folder 12

Notebook: Maths. V Probs. (Differential equations) 1937

Box 14, Folder 13

Notebook: Maths. V Mechanics, Complex Variables

Box 15, Folder 1

Notebook: Mechanics [and possibly other topics]

Box 15, Folder 2

Notebook: untitled, 1937

Box 15, Folder 3

Notebook: Herriot, "Cesaro Summability of Ordinary Double Dirichlet Series" (Brown University master's thesis 1938); Herriot, "Tides and Tide Prediction" Brown University 1940

Box 15, Folder 4

Notebook: Herriot, "Norlund Summability of Double Fourier Series" (Brown University Ph.D. thesis 1941)

Box 15, Folder 5

Class notes by Herriot, Brown University: Theory of Functions of One Real Variable (Prof. C. R. Adams) 1937-38

Box 15, Folder 6

Class notes by Herriot, Brown University: Theory of Probabilities (Prof. J. D. Tamarkin) 1938-39

Box 16, Folder 1

Class notes by Herriot, Brown University: Theory of Integration Linear Functionals etc. (Prof. J. D. Tamarkin) 1940-41

Box 16, Folder 2

[Class notes by Herriot, Brown University]: on introductory theorems, computation of Fourier series, convergence of Fourier series, summability of Fourier series, complex methods in Fourier series, and absolute convergence of Fourier series, n.d. [no title page but same binding as previous Brown University notebooks]

 

Writings and reprints

Box 16, Folder 3

Herriot, "Calculation of particular solutions of linear partial differential equations by the method of integral operators," n.d.

Box 16, Folder 4

Herriot et. al., "Bell Floating-Decimal interpretive system for the Burroughs 220," Stanford University Computation Center, n.d.

Box 16, Folder 5

Reprints of Herriot's articles 1940s

Box 16, Folder 6

Reprints of Herriot's articles 1950s

Box 17

Reprints of Herriot's articles 1960s-80s