Collection C0039 - William L. Schaaf collection of mathematics clippings.

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William L. Schaaf collection of mathematics clippings.


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0.125 m. of textual records.

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American mathematician, educator and author William L. Schaaf was born in Manhattan in 1898. He graduated from Columbia College and earned a doctorate at Teachers College. He had a distinguished teaching career which included 31 years at Brooklyn College and 2 years at Florida Atlantic University. He wrote more than 20 books about math instruction from elementary to college level as well as a Bibliography of recreational mathematics and a biography of Karl Friederich Gauss. He died in Delray Beach Florida on December 9, 1992.

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Donated by William L. Schaaf in 1992.

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File consists of clippings from various newspapers and journals, offprints and reprints of scholarly papers, brochures, newsletters, holograph notes and photographs collected in three scrapbooks.

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Text in English.

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Collection is part of the Eugène Strens Recreational Mathematics Collection.

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