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Guide to the Hans Lewy Papers
BANC MSS 91/147 cz  
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Description
Consists of correspondence, writings, teaching materials, and notes relating to Lewy's career as a mathematician in Germany and the United States. Also included are biographical materials and photographs. This collection includes very few materials relating to the Loyalty Oath controversy at UC Berkeley.
Background
Hans Lewy was born on October 20, 1904 in Breslau, Germany (now Wrocław, Poland). He received his Ph.D. in mathematics in 1926 from the University of Göttingen, where, along with Richard Courant, he pursued the study of elliptic and hyperbolic problems as Privatdozent (lecturer) until 1929. From 1929-1930 he studied in Rome under the sponsorship of the Rockefeller Foundation, and with the help of the distinguished French mathematician Jacques Hadamard he continued his fellowship in Paris from 1930-1931.
Extent
Number of containers: 2 cartons, 1 oversize folder Linear feet: 2.55 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the appropriate curator or the Head of Public Services for forwarding. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and the copyright.
Availability
Collection open for research.