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Fonds F0157 - Charles W. Trigg fonds.
CA ACU SPC F0157
Charles W. Trigg fonds.
- 1894-1986 (Creation)
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11.7 m of textual records.
Name of creator
Charles Wilderman Trigg, American engineer, mathematician and educator, born 1898 in Baltimore, Maryland. Educated in engineering, mathematics and education at University of Pittsburgh, University of Southern California and University of California at Los Angeles. Worked as an industrial chemist and engineer, 1917-1943, and as an educator and administrator, 1946-1963. Served in the United States Navy during World War II. Book review editor of the Journal of Recreational Mathematics. Considered one of the foremost recreational mathematicians of the twentieth century. Further biographical information available at the repository.
Donated by Avetta Trigg in 1989.
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Scope and content
Fonds consists of correspondence; research material on a broad range of mathematical topics; manuscripts of mathematical articles, notes, calculations and solutions to mathematical problems; and published work.
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No restrictions on access.
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Text in English.
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