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The 1930s saw the flowering of a unique mathematical community at Princeton University, sparked by the construction of a luxurious new building Fine Hall (now Jones Hall) designed to facilitate a real community of mathematicians engaged in research and closely linked with mathematical physicists in the attached Palmer physics laboratory. This community was unlike any other in America before that time and perhaps afterwards, and had important consequences for American mathematics. With the planning and founding of the Institute for Advanced Study at the beginning of the decade, which shared Fine Hall with the university mathematics department during the period 1933 to 1939, a very exciting environment developed which many students and faculty were loath to leave.

From the description of Department of Mathematics Oral History Project records, 1985. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 74213905

From the guide to the Department of Mathematics Oral History Project records, 1985, (Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections)

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referencedIn Duren, William Larkin, 1905-. Oral history interview with William Larkin Duren, Nathan Jacobson, and E.J. McShane, 1984 Apr. 10. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Wylie, S. (Shaun), 1913-2009,. Oral history interview with S. Wylie, 1985 June 12. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
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referencedIn Tucker, Albert W. (Albert William), 1905-1995,. Oral history interview with Albert W. Tucker, 1984 Apr. 11. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
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referencedIn Whitney, Hassler,. Oral history interview with Hassler Whitney, 1984 Apr. 10. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
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creatorOf Princeton University. Dept. of Mathematics. Department of Mathematics Oral History Project records, 1985. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Singleton, Robert, 1913-. Oral history interview with Robert Singleton, 1984 June 6. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
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creatorOf Department of Mathematics Oral History Project records, 1985 Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections.Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Princeton University Archives.
referencedIn Tukey, John W. (John Wilder), 1915-2000,. Oral history interview with John Wilder Tukey, 1984 Apr. 11. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Flood, Merrill,. Oral history interview with Merrill Flood, 1984 May 14. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Walker, Robert J. (Robert John), 1909-. Oral history interview with Robert J. Walker, 1984 July 12. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
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associatedWith Eisenhart, Katherine S. person
associatedWith Eisenhart, Luther Pfahler, 1876-1965. person
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associatedWith Givens, James Wallace, 1910- person
associatedWith Greenwood, R. E. person
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associatedWith Morse, Marston, 1892-1977. person
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Mathematicians--New Jersey--Princeton
Mathematicians
Mathematics--History
Mathematics--History--New Jersey--Princeton
Princeton University
Mathematics--Study and teaching
Mathematics--Study and teaching--New Jersey--Princeton
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Mathematicians.--Interviews
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Mathematicians

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