Brown Papers, 1930-1964

2 archives boxes (1 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Mathematician. Contains mathematical notes, correspondence, article reprints and other materials documenting his research in mathematics. Includes correspondence with Neal H. McCoy.

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Restrictions on access:

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Amherst College Archives and Special Collections

Biographical Note

Bailey LeFevre Brown was born in Jamestown, New York in 1903. After attending Jamestown High School, he entered Amherst College with the Class of 1924. He received the M.A. from Princeton University in 1925. In 1926-1927 he was instructor of Mathematics at Bryn Mawr College. In 1927 he joined the faculty at Amherst College in the department of Mathematics, first as an Instructor (1927-1936), then as Assistant Professor (1936-1941), Associate Professor (1941-1947) and Professor (1947-). He was the author of several articles on abstract algebra. Brown died in 1971.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Mathematical notes, correspondence, article reprints and other materials documenting Professor Brown's research in mathematics, particularly ring theory, real analysis, Schur's Lemma, limit theorems and other problems.

This collection is organized into three series:

Information on Use

Terms of Access and Use

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Brown Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Brown Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Bailey LeFevre Bloom Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

Additional Information

Contact Information |

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Robert Frost Library
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Language

English.

Sponsor

Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List

Series 1. NOTEBOOKS AND LOOSE MATHEMATICAL NOTES,
| 1941-1964 | ||

"Notebook No. 1": Mathematical notes on ring theory, and correspondence on same with Neal H. McCoy, Smith College. Manuscript and typescript notes, sheets 1:1 through 1:181, with some sections titled as follows: "Division rings and subdirect sums" [1:49]; "Annihilators in polynomial rings" [1:136]; "Prime ideals in non-associative rings" [1:149]
| 1941 Mar-1956 Oct |
Box 1: folder 1 | |

Notebook No. 2": Mathematical notes on ring theory. Manuscript and type script, sheets 2:1 through 2:105, with some sections titled as follows: "The Jacobson radical" [2:2]; "The Jacobson radical interms of modules" [2:10]; "The decomposition theorem in terms of modules" [2:14]; "On properties of regular rings" [2:25]; "Identities in alternative rings" [2:26]; "Row finite matrices
| 1949 Mar-1953 Aug |
Box 1: folder 2 | |

Miscellaneous mathematical notes on ring theory. Manuscript mathematical notations, with one section titled: "Subdirect sums of rings."
| ca. 1946 |
Box 1: folder 3 | |

Miscellaneous mathematical notes: Manuscript mathematical notes, with two sections titled as follows: "Division rings and maximal ideals" "Modules and the Jacobson radical"
| 1946-1948 |
Box 1: folder 4 | |

Miscellaneous mathematical notes: Manuscript mathematical notes on commutative rings.
| 1948-1950 |
Box 1: folder 5 | |

Mathematical notes on "Some theorems on groups" [notation on original folder] Manuscript mathematical notes, one section titled "Regularity in an alternative naring."
| 1948-1950 |
Box 1: folder 6 | |

Miscellaneous mathematical notes on real analysis and ring theory; manuscript mathematical notes.
| ca. 1952 |
Box 1: folder 7 | |

Mathematical notes on "Schur's Lemma"; manuscript mathematical notes.
| ca. 1952 Aug |
Box 1: folder 8 | |

Miscellaneous mathematical notes on linear algebra, and, specifically, characteristic vectors [Original mailing envelope labeled "Math 33S-McCoy"]; manuscript mathematical notes, untitled, most undated.
| ca. 1964? |
Box 1: folder 9 | |

Mathematical notes on limit theorems; Manuscript mathematical notes.
| n.d. |
Box 1: folder 10 | |

Miscellaneous mathematical notes; manuscript notes, undated, untitled.
| n.d. |
Box 1: folder 11 | |

Series 2. COLLABORATION WITH NEAL H. MCCOY,
| 1945-1956 | ||

Correspondence with Neal H. McCoy concerning mathematical proofs proposed by Bailey L. Brown.
| 1945 Apr-Aug |
Box 2: folder 1 | |

Correspondence with Neal H. McCoy on ring theory.
| 1955 Dec-1956 Jul |
Box 2: folder 2 | |

Correspondence with Neal H. McCoy; proofs; typescript and notes for "Some theorems on groups with applications to ring theory." Manuscript and typescript materials relating to a proposed article for the Transactions of the American Mathematical Society.
| 1949-1950 |
Box 2: folder 3 | |

Manuscript copy of "Radicals and subdirect sums." (Presented by Bailey L. Brown and Neal H. McCoy to the American Mathematical Society)
| 1946 April 27 |
Box 2: folder 4 | |

Reprint, Duke Mathematical Journal, vol. 13, no. 1. "Rings with unit element which contain a given ring", Bailey L. Brown and Neal H. McCoy.
| 1946 March |
Box 2: folder 5 | |

Correspondence with Neal H. McCoy; notes, typescript for "A note on finite unions of ideals and sub-groups."
| 1956 Aug-1956 Oct |
Box 2: folder 6 | |

Mimeographed copy of "The real number system" [Possibly co-authored by Bailey Brown and Neal McCoy]
| n.d. |
Box 2: folder 7 | |

Series 3. CORRESPONDENCE, CLASS MATERIALS AND OTHER PAPERS,
| 1930-1953 | ||

Correspondence with Oswald Veblen. Concerns the possibility of Bailey Brown submitting geometric formulas for publication.
| 1930 July 14 |
Box 2: folder 8 | |

Correspondence with Prof. S. Lefschetz [Princeton University]. Exchange of correspondence concerning the possible inclusion of theorems by Bailey L. Brown in the American Mathematical Monthly.
| 1932 Mar-Apr |
Box 2: folder 9 | |

Correspondence with Marshall H. Stone () Concerning a lecture by Stone at Amherst College on "Mensuration and the theory of groups."
| 1940 Feb-Mar |
Box 2: folder 10 | |

Correspondence with Prof. Nathan Jacobson [Yale University]; carbon typescript and revisions for "An extension of the Jacobson radical." (Presented by Bailey L. Brown to the American Mathematical Society).
| 1950 Feb 25 |
Box 2: folder 11 | |

Typescript, "On imbedding in product spaces." (Presented by Bailey L. Brown to the American Mathematical Society).
| 1951 Dec 26 |
Box 2: folder 12 | |

Mimeographed class materials, labeled "Mathematics 264, Summer 1953." "The Jacobson radical and related structure theory."
| 1953 |
Box 2: folder 13 | |

Mimeographed copy of "The theory of rings" by Irving Kaplansky.
| n.d. |
Box 2: folder 14 | |

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Subjects

- Brown, Bailey LeFevre.
- Mathematicians--United States--Biography--Sources.
- Mathematics--Study and teaching (Higher)--Massachusetts--Amherst.
- McCoy, Neal Henry, 1905-

Contributors

- Amherst College. Class of 1924. Brown.
- McCoy, Neal Henry, 1905-

Genre terms

- Lecture notes--Amherst College.