Stephen Smale papers, 1950-1998.
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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...
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...