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Tom M. Apostol Papers

Identifier: ApostolTM

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of 22 bankers boxes, packed from his office. 3 smaller boxes packed from Apostol's home. Includes papers and slides, digital files and recording of Project Mathematics episodes. Unprocessed.
Inventory of boxes from Apostol's office at Caltech: Box 1: DVD, books for Project Mathematics!, miscellaneous photos (Erdos, Mathematicians) cards and correspondence. Box 2: NIST(National Institute of Standards and Technology). Box 3: NIST. Box 4: Project Mathematics papers and miscellaneous papers. Box 5: Project Mathematics papers and miscellaneous papers. Box 6: Awards. Box 7: Awards. Box 8: Teaching lecture notes 1970s, chapter drafts for New Horizons in Geometry Box 9: Class notes. Box 10: Journal articles. Box 11: Journal articles. Box 12: Reprints of Articles of others and resources (Morgan Ward, G.H. Hardy). Box 13: Project Mathematics!; modules. Box 14: Project Mathematics!; modules. Box 15: Correspondence; publishing. Box 16: Project Mathematics!; general information. Box 17: Project Mathematics!; Trademarks, non-US. Box 18: Fan mail and other correspondence (Project Mathematics publishing) Box 19: Project Mathematics!; purchase orders. Box 20: Content of computer desk. Box 21: Content of computer desk. Box 22: Lecture notes, scientific papers, book chapter notes. From Home: Box 1a: Slides & photos Box 1b: Project Mathematics paperwork, correspondence. Box 1c: slides and photos


  • Majority of material found within 1980s-2000


Biographical / Historical

Tom M. Apostol professor of mathematics, author of the two volume textbook, "Calculus," and creator, director, and producer of the award-winning series, Project MATHEMATICS!


23 linear feet

Language of Materials


Guide to the Tom M. Apostol Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the California Institute of Technology Archives and Special Collections Repository

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