# Guide to the Hans Lewy Papers

## Guide to the Hans Lewy Papers

### Collection number: BANC MSS 91/147 cz

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**Collection Title:**Hans Lewy papers,

**Date (inclusive):**1906-1999

**Collection Number:**BANC MSS 91/147 cz

**Creator:**Lewy, Hans, 1904-

**Extent:**Number of containers: 2 cartons, 1 oversize folder Linear feet: 2.55 linear feet

**Repository:**The Bancroft Library.

**Abstract:**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.

**Physical Location:**For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

**Languages Represented:**English

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Materials Cataloged Separately
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- Printed materials have been transferred to the book collection of The Bancroft Library.
- Audio-cassettes have been transferred to microform collection of The Bancroft Library.

# Container List

Series 1.
**Correspondence, 1923-1990, n.d.**

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Series Scope and Content Summary
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Subseries 1.1.
**Incoming, 1923-1990**

**A-C miscellaneous**
**1932-1989**

**Courant, Richard, 1888-1972**
**1923-1928**

**D-L miscellaneous**
**1933-1990**

**Leray, Jean, 1906-**
**1941-1986**

**M-P miscellaneous**
**1951-1988**

**R-S miscellaneous**
**1936-1988**

**T-U miscellaneous**
**1935-1988**

**V-Z miscellaneous**
**1932-ca.1980**

**Wei, Si Luan**
**1981-1987**

**Zhiyuan, Tang**
**1982-1984**

**Unidentified**
**1927-1988**

Subseries 1.2.
**Outgoing, 1946-1985, n.d.**

**Miscellaneous**
**1946-1985, n.d.**

Subseries 2.1.
**Reports and Reviews, 1947-1948**

**
Subseries Scope and Content Summary
**

**Correspondence, U.S. Office of Naval Research**
**1947-1948**

**Notes on the state and support of science in Czechoslovakia**
**1947**

**Notes on a visit to Professor Jan Smetana and the T. G. Masaryk Hydrological and Hydrotechnical Institutes in Prague Podbaba**
**1947**

**Notes on mathematics in present day Czechoslovakia**
**1947**

**A visit to the Neypric laboratories in Grenoble, France**
**1948**

**Needs of Italian and French science and possible American aid under ERP**
**1948**

**Organization of Italian scientific life**
**1948**

**Notes on general condition of French science, Winter 1947/48**
**ca. 1948**

**Miscellaneous notes about French mathematics**
**ca. 1948**

**Reviews**
**1952-1986, n.d.**

Subseries 2.2.
**Research Papers, 1928-1987, n.d.**

**
Subseries Scope and Content Summary
**

**Verallgemeinerung der Riemannschen Methode auf mehr Dimensionen,
Göttingen Nachr. der Akad.
**

**1928**

**On convergence in length,
Duke Mathematical Journal, with C.R. Adams.
**

**1935**

**Generalized integrals and differential equations,
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
**

**1936**

**On the non-vanishing of the Jacobian in certain one-to-one mappings,
Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society.
**

**1936**

**A priori limitations for solutions of Monge-Ampère equations, II,
Transactions of the American Mathematical Society.
**

**1937**

**On the existence of a closed convex surface realizing a given Riemannian metric,
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
**

**1938**

**On differential geometry in the large, I (Minkowski's problem),
Transactions of the American Mathematical Society.
**

**1938**

**Generalized integrals and differential equations,
Transactions of the American Mathematical Society.
**

**1938**

**A property of spherical harmonics,
American Journal of Mathematics.
**

**1938**

**Water waves on sloping beaches,
Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society.
**

**1946**

**The dock problem, with K.O. Friedrichs.**
**1948**

**On the convergence of solutions of difference equations,
Courant: Anniversary Volume.
**

**1948**

**Developments at the confluence of analytic boundary conditions.**
**1950**

**On steady free surface flow in a gravity field.**
**1951**

**Axially symmetric cavitational flow,
Annals of Mathematics, with P.R. Garabedian and M. Schiffer.
**

**1952**

**A note on harmonic functions and a hydrodynamical application,
Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society.
**

**1952**

**Introduction to the Collected Works of Bernard Riemann.**
**1953**

**The development of functions associated with surface waves over an inclined bottom,
Stanford University Technical Report.
**

**1954**

**Extension of Huyghens' principle to the ultrahyperbolic equation,
Annali di Matematica Pura ed Applicata.
**

**1955**

**On the relations governing the boundary values of analytic functions of two complex variables.**
**1955**

**On the local character of the solutions of an atypical linear differential equation in three variables and a related theorem
for regular functions of two complex variables,
Annals of Mathematics.
**

**1956**

**An example of a smooth linear partial differential equation without solution erratum,
Annals of Mathematics.
**

**1958**

**Composition of solutions of linear partial differential equations in two independent variables,
Journal of Mathematics and Mechanics.
**

**1959**

**On the reflection laws of second order differential equations in two independent variables,
Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society.
**

**1959**

**Atypical partial differential equations,
Partial Differential Equations and Continuum Mechanics.
**

**1961**

**On the non-vanishing of the jacobian of a homeomorphism by harmonic gradients,
Annals of Mathematics.
**

**1968**

**About the Hessian of a spherical harmonic,
American Journal of Mathematics.
**

**1969**

**On the regularity of the solution of a variational inequality,
Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics, with Guido Stampacchia.
**

**1969**

**On the partial regularity of certain superharmonics,
Studies and essays presented to Yu-Why Chen on his Sixtieth Birthday.
**

**1970**

**On a refinement of Evans' law in potential theory,
Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei Rendiconti della Classe di Scienze fisiche, Mathematiche e Naturali.
**

**1970**

**Generalization of the spatial angle, Uspehi Matematiĉeskih Nauk.**
**1971**

**On the coincidence set in variational inequalities,
Journal of Differential Geometry.
**

**1972**

**On analyticity in homogeneous first order partial differential equations,
Annali della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa.
**

**1976**

**On the minimum number of domains in which the nodal lines of spherical harmonics divide the sphere,
Communications in Partial Differential Equations.
**

**1977**

**On the boundary behavior of holomorphic mappings,
Contributi del Centro Linceo Interdisciplinare di Scienze Matematiche e Loro Applicazioni.
**

**1977**

**On the relation between analyticity in one and in several variables.**
**1978**

**Expansion of solutions of t' Hooft's equation. A study in the confluence of analytic boundary conditions,
Manuscripta mathematica.
**

**1979**

**An inversion of the obstacle problem and its explicit solution,
Annali della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa.
**

**1979**

**On conjugate solutions of certain partial differential equations,
Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics.
**

**1980**

**Über die Darstellung ebener Kurven mit Doppelpunkten.**
**1981**

**On the analyticity of minimal surfaces at moveable boundaries of prescribed length.**
**ca. 1950-1986**

**On free boundary problems in two dimensions.**
**ca. 1982-1985**

**On the analyticity of minimal surfaces at moveable boundaries of prescribed length.**
**1985-1987**

**Über die Partiellen Differenzengleichungen der Mathematischen Physik.**
**n.d.**

**On a minimum problem for superharmonic functions.**
**n.d.**

**Miscellaneous**
**n.d.**

**[Carthéodory notes]**
**n.d.**

**[Notes on potential theory]**
**n.d.**

**[Potential theory lecture notes]**
**n.d.**

**[Notes on geometry]**
**n.d.**

**Unidentified mathematical notes**
**n.d.**

**Lewy problem for Cauchy-Riemann equations,
Contributi del Centro Linceo Inter-disciplinare di Scienze Matematiche e Loro Applicazioni, by Aldo Andreotti.
**

**1976**

**On Lewy's Equation, by G.M. Khenkinan.**
**1977**

**On the Korteweg-De Vries equation.
Manuscripta mathematica, by Tosio Kato.
**

**1979**

**Some mathematical problems suggested by questions in physics, by Mark Kac**
**1979**

**Families of analytic discs in C
n with boundaries on a prescribed CR submanifold, by Hill, C. Denson and Geraldine Taiani.
**
**n.d.**

**Aspects of the theory of surface waves.**
**1948**

**Some applications of abstract spaces on questions of analysis.**
**1948**

**Mathematics 205A, [Function theory].**
**1965**

**Mathematics 206A, [Functional analysis].**
**1971**

**Mathematics 206B, [Functional analysis].**
**1971**

**Mathematics 217, [Special functions].**
**n.d.**

**Mathematics 222A, [PDE].**
**n.d.**

**Mathematics 222B, [PDE].**
**n.d.**

**Grants and fellowships**
**1935, 1960**

**Lecture announcements**
**1947-1953**

**Visiting professorships**
**1947-1974**

**Conferences**
**1950-1987**

**Conference announcements**
**1963, 1986**

**Committees**
**1982-1988**

**Immigration correspondence**
**1921-1941**

**Immigration papers**
**1938-1941**

**Helen Lewy correspondence**
**1988**

**Letters of condolence to Helen and Michael Lewy**
**1988**

**National Academy of Sciences**
**1964**

**New York Academy of Sciences**
**1974**

**The Leroy P. Steele Prize**
**1979**

**Wolf Prize**
**1984-1986**

**American Academy of Arts and Sciences**
**1985**

**Premio Balzan**
**1985**

**Exodus Professorum (Universität Göttingen)**
**1989**

Subseries 6.3.
**Biographical Materials, 1922-1999, n.d.**

**Biographies**
**ca. 1940-1999**

**Interview with William B. Wolf**
**n.d.**

**Educational records**

**Johannes-Gymnasium zu Breslau**
**1922**

**Johannes-Gymnasium zu Breslau diploma**
**1922**

**Universität Göttingen**
**1922-1931, 1976**

**Doctoral diploma**
**1926**

**Universität Bonn**
**1986-1987**

**Employment records**

**University of Göttingen**
**1933**

**University of California, Berkeley**
**1935-1969**

**Miscellaneous employment records and certificates**
**1933-1952**

**United States War Department. Aberdeen Proving Ground**
**1944-1947**

**General Electric Company**
**1958-1959**

**Hans Lewy Memorial**
**1988**

**Miscellaneous biographical materials**
**n.d.**

**Certificates**
**1964-1986**

**Statement to the Members of the Senate Committee on Privilege and Tenure**
**1950**

**Correspondence with United States Department of Commerce, Loyalty Board**
**1951**

**Lewy family**
**ca. 1906-1916**

**Göttingen**
**ca. 1930**

**France and Italy**
**ca. 1930**

**Brown University**
**ca. 1933**

**Lewy with family in Germany**
**ca. 1934**

**California**
**ca. 1935-1947**

**UC Berkeley**
**ca. 1935-1962**

**Lewy and family**
**ca. 1956-1985**

**Richard Courant**
**1961**

**Lewy and Erhard Heinz**
**1965**

**Lewy and others**
**ca. 1977-1988**

**China**
**1982**

**Conference in Trento, Italy**
**1986**

**Hans Lewy memorial**
**1988**

**Unidentified**
**ca. 1935-1938**