UA 135.014 Guide to the North Carolina State University, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Department of Mathematics Records, 1959-2009

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North Carolina State University. Dept. of Mathematics.


1.25 Linear feet

General Physical Description note

2 boxes, 1 half box



Acquisitions Information

Transferred by North Carolina State University, Department of Mathematics.


Processed by: Todd Kosmerick, Susanne Hutchison, 2009 July;machine-readable finding aid created by: Todd Kosmerick; finding aid updated by Susanne Hutchison, 2009 July; Cate Putirskis, 2010 August-September


2010 September, 2012 July, Finding aid updated to reflect additions to the collection by Cate Putirskis, 2010 August-September, Updated by Beverly King 2012 July

Scope and Content Note

The records of the North Carolina State University Department of Mathematics contain brochures, announcements, newsletters, and reports relating to the operations of the department.

Historical Note

Mathematics courses have been taught at NCSU since classes were first held in 1889. J. H. Kinealy was the first professor of mathematics and practical mechanics. In 1906, the Mathematics Department at North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (A&M College, later North Carolina State University) was founded. The department consisted of Robert E. Lee Yates, who became the first department head, and three instructors--Carroll L. Mann, John A. Park, and Michael Richardson.

In 1928, the Mathematics Department moved to the Engineering School. The department remained in the School of Engineering until 1960 when it joined with the Chemistry, Physics, and Experimental Statistics departments to form the School of Physical Sciences and Applied Mathematics. The school became the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences in 1987.

In 2013 the Department of Mathematics became part of NC State's new, comprehensive College of Sciences.

Department Heads

1906 - 1932 Robert E. L. Yates
1932 - 1957 Hilbert Fisher
1957 - 1967 John Cell
1967 - 1977 Hubert Park
1977 - 1980 James M. Ortega
1980 - 1989 Ernest Burniston
1989 - 1999 Robert H. Martin, Jr.
1999 - 2002 Ernest Burniston
2002 - 2004 Bernard Mair
2005 - 2006 Aloysius Helminck, Interim Head
2006 - present Aloysius Helminck

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