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Robert Spira correspondence, 1960-1981.
BANC MSS 84/62 c carton 1; BANC MSS 84/62 c
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Robert Spira correspondence, 1960-1981


Spira, Robert., creator


Consists of personal, academic and professional correspondence of Robert Spira during his time as associate professor of Mathematics at Michigan State University (1964) and assistant professor of Mathematics at the University of Tennessee (1964-1967).


1960 (issued)


n-us-ca -- n-us-mi -- n-us-tn
Spira, Robert -- Archives
Michigan State University. -- Dept. of Mathematics -- Faculty
University of Tennessee, Knoxville. -- Mathematics Dept. -- Faculty
University of California, Berkeley. -- Dept. of Mathematics -- Students
Mathematicians -- United States -- Correspondence


COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Collection processed at folder level in 2011.
Robert Spira correspondence, BANC MSS 84/62 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift; of Robert Spira; 1983.
In English.
Robert Samuel Spira was born on December 12, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan. He earned a BA (1957) and a PhD (1962) in Mathematics from the University of Califonria, Berkeley, having written a dissertation titled, "Sums of Two Squares and Brahmagutpa's Formula" under the instruction of Prof. Derrick Henry Lehmer. While at Berkeley, he met Robert E. Bowen, a peer in the mathematics field who would also be a friend to Spira until Bowen's death in 1978. Spira taught mathematics as assistant professor at Duke University (1962-1964), University of Tennessee at Knoxville (1964-1967) and associate professor at Michigan State University, East Lansing (1967-1982).


Faculty papers.

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1 carton (1.25 linear feet)




BANC MSS 84/62 c carton 1
BANC MSS 84/62 c



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COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.