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Finding Aid to the Florian Cajori Papers, 1842-1929 (bulk 1905-1929)
BANC MSS C-B 1006  
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    Collection Title: Florian Cajori papers
    Date (inclusive): 1842-1929
    Date (bulk): 1905-1929
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 1006
    Creator: Cajori, Florian
    Extent: 3 cartons, 2 boxes 4.55 linear feet
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: Included in the collection is correspondence; material related to his History of Mathematical Notations (1928); writings; and notes.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access Information

    Collection is open for research.

    Conditions of Use

    Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Florian Cajori Papers, BANC MSS C-B 1006, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Alternative Form of Materials Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
    Cajori, Florian, 1859-1930--Archives
    University of California (1868-1952). Dept. of Mathematics
    Mathematics historians
    Faculty papers

    Administrative Information

    No additions are expected.

    Processing Information

    Processed in 2012.

    Biography/Organization History

    Florian Cajori was born at Saint Aignan near Thusis in Switzerland February 28, 1859, came to the United States in 1875 and was graduated at the University of Wisconsin in 1883. The year 1884-85 he spent at the Johns Hopkins University and in 1885 was called to Tulane University to teach mathematics. A breakdown in health sent him to Colorado, where he prepared a monograph on the Teaching and History of Mathematics in the United States. This started him in the direction of his life work.
    In 1889 he joined the faculty of Colorado College. There he published a history of elementary mathematics in 1896 and a history of physics in 1899. He was then invited to contribute to the fourth volume of Cantor's treatise on the history of mathematics which appeared in 1908. Year by year his scholarship became more and more profound and the number and quality of his contributions to the history of mathematics increased steadily to the time of his death August 15, 1930. He was appointed professor of the history of mathematics in the University of California in 1918, where he came to be recognized as the leading historian of mathematics in this country.
    Taken from University of California: In Memoriam, 1931

    Scope and Content Note

    Included in the collection is correspondence; material related to his History of Mathematical Notations (1928); writings; and notes.