Collection documents the career of Emil Grosswald. The papers consist mainly of general correspondence files (1942-1988); together with correspondence (3 in.) related to Grosswald's editing of Hans Rademacher's Topics in analytic number theory (1972) and The collected papers of Hans Rademacher (1974). Also included are records, chiefly correspondence, of Grosswald's work on the Board of Governors and the Ford Prize committee of the Mathematical Association of America (5 in.; 1965-77)
Trained at Göttingen, the mathematician Hans Rademacher was expelled by the Nazis from his position at the University of Breslau in 1934 due to his pacifist beliefs. Settling at the University of Pennsylvania, Rademacher is bet known for his contributions in number theory. The Rademacher Collection consists of several manuscripts by Rademacher pertaining to modular forms and analytical number theory. Among these are an important unpublished work, Über ein spezielles orthogonalsystem, which had been believed lost until rediscovered by Emil Grosswald, the manuscript for a published article on Ramanujan identities under modular substitution, extensive notes for a lecture on Dedekind sums, and a book-length manuscript on analytical number theory.
This collection includes manuscript notes on the analytic number theory and manuscripts of three works: "The Ramanujan Identities under Modular Substitutions" [published in Transactions of the American Mathematical Society v.5(1942):609-636], "Dedekind Sums" (basis for publication with same title, 1972), and "Über ein spezielles Orthogonalsystem.".
University of Texas at Austin - Center for American History
The J. Barkley Rosser Papers (1931-1989) consist of correspondence, manuscripts of publications and lectures, notes, reprints, calculations, and books. Topics covered include logic, analytic number theory, and ballistics.