Stephen Smale papers, 1950-1998.


Stephen Smale papers, 1950-1998.

The collection includes materials relating to Smale's career in mathematics as well as to his involvement in the anti-war and free speech movements. Among those materials documenting Smale's academic career are correspondence relating to his own work as well as the work of the UC Berkeley math department, reprints and notes, lecture and seminar notes and materials, clippings, and a large banner for the Marker Lectures (Theory of Computation) at the University of Seoul. Among the materials documenting Smale's involvement in the anti-war and other protest movements include files on the Vietnam Day Committee at UC Berkeley; files, a map, and a scrapbook on the troop train protests; files on Smale's trip to Moscow and the reaction it produced; files on the Smale Case, including correspondence with the National Science Foundation as well as press coverage of the affair; manuscript drafts of Smale's memoir Days of Protest; and a few photographs of Smale, one of which shows Smale speaking in front of a banner for Mathematicians Against War and Racism.

4 cartons, 1 volume, 1 roll, 1 oversize folder (6.2 linear feet)


SNAC Resource ID: 8204623

UC Berkeley Libraries

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Smale, Stephen, 1930-.... (person)

Stephen Smale, born in 1930 in Flint, Michigan, is an American mathematician who worked for over thirty years in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley (1960-1995). Early work produced proofs of a sphere eversion (1958) and the Poincaré conjecture for all dimensions greater than or equal to 5. His work in differential topology was followed by an interest in dynamical systems, which produced the famous Smale horseshoe. Smale was awarded the Fields Medal in 1966 a...

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The Vietnam Day Committee (VDC) was a coalition of left-wing political groups, student groups, labor organizations, and pacifist religions that opposed the Vietnam War. It was formed in Berkeley, California in the spring of 1965, and was active through the majority of the Vietnam War, organizing serveral rallies and marches in California as well as coordinating and sponsoring nationwide protests. From the description of Vietnam Day Committee collection of materials related to the Nov...

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