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Finding Aid to the Gerhard P. Hochschild papers, 1941-2004
BANC MSS 2011/215  
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    Collection Title: Gerhard P. Hochschild papers
    Date (inclusive): 1941-2004
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 2011/215
    Creator: Hochschild, Gerhard P. (Gerhard Paul), 1915
    Extent: 2 cartons, 2 boxes 2.9 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: The Gerhard P. Hochschild papers (1941-2004) consist primarily of Hochschild's correspondence with mathematicians and notes from courses taught at the University of California, Berkeley. Also included are corrected reprints of his published manuscripts and articles and manuscript notes relating to his publication Introduction to Affine Algebraic Groups.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: 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 the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited 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], Gerhard P. Hochschild papers, BANC MSS 2011/215, 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
    Hochschild, Gerhard P. (Gerhard Paul), 1915- -- Archives
    University of California, Berkeley-- Dept. of Mathmatics-- Faculty
    Group theory.
    Lie algebras.
    Mathematicians -- California -- Berkeley.
    Faculty papers.
    Manuscripts for publication

    Administrative Information

    The Gerhard P. Hochschild papers were given to the Bancroft Library by Ann Hochschild on August 8, 2011.
    No additions are expected.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Jae Mauthe in 2012.

    Biography/Organization History

    Gerhard P. Hochschild was born in Berlin Germany on April 29, 1915. Soon after Hitler came to power in 1933, Hochschild was sent to South Africa from Germany where he continuted his education. Hochschild enrolled in the University of Capetown where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1936 and a Master of Science degree in mathematics in 1937. In 1938 Hochschild was admitted to the Princeton University Ph.D. program where he completed his doctoral degree in 1941. He accepted a faculty position at the University of Illinois in 1948. Hochschild accepted a position at the University of California, Berkeley in 1955-1956 as a visiting professor and was then offered a full professorship in the mathematics department at the University of California, Berkeley in 1958.
    During his 25 years at the University of California at Berkeley, Hochschild taught and produced numerous papers on Algebra, Lie groups and Lie Alegebra and Their Representations, and Cohomology. Hochschild fully retired from the University of California, Berkeley in 1982. Hochschild died in El Cerrito, CA in 2010 at the age of 95.

    Scope and Content Note

    The Gerhard P. Horchschild papers (1941-2004) consist of correspondence with students and mathematicians, several seminar notes and talks, corrected reprints of his publications from throughout his career and course notes for classes at the University of California, Berkeley. Also included are Hochschild's manuscript notes and correspondence relating to his publication Introduction to Affine Algebraic Groups.