May, Kenneth O 1973-05-00

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Dr. Kenneth O. May, professor of mathematics at the University of Toronto (Canada), discusses mathematical history and its American aspects at the Conference on the History of American Mathematics at Texas Tech University, May 28-30, 1973.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Kenneth O. May

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: May 1973

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Conference on the History of American Mathematics

Length: 55 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: History of Mathematics, Growth of interest in 19th century, Recession in interest between world wars, Discussion of Mathematical historians, Amateurism, International trends in Mathematical History, Interest by professionals of both disciplines, Historiography of Mathematics, New math, Types of historical approaches, American Mathematical History, Mathematical organizations, Historical aspects of American Mathematics, International organizations, Publications.

Tape 1, Side 2: Reliability of historical work, Oral histories in Mathematics.

Range Dates: May 28-30, 1973

Bulk Dates: May 28-30, 1973

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