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Harold Hotelling papers, 1910-1975

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0614
Bib ID 4078401 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Hotelling, Harold, 1895-1973
Title Harold Hotelling papers, 1910-1975
Physical Description 57 boxes (57 boxes)
Language(s) Material is in English.
Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 12 series: Series I: Cataloged Correspondence; Series II: Arranged Correspondence; Series III: Personal Correspondence; Series IV: Addresses/Memos; Series V: Organizations; Series VI: Manuscripts; Series VII: Research Data; Series VIII: Titled Problems; Seris IX: Miscellaneous Problems; Series X: Lectures and Courses; Series XI: Employment and Biographical; Series XII: Printed Material

Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, addresses, documents and printed materials. Correspondents include: Milton Friedman, Samuel S. Wilks, Nathan Pusey, William Proxmire, Helen M. Walker, Ray Lyman Wilbur, Alfred Cowles, 3d and Ragnar Frisch. The papers also include biographical, teaching and research materials; publications and drafts of articles and books including his study, "The Teaching of Statistics," and materials on the concept of "Hotelling's Generalized T."

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Harold Hotelling papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Processed JCA/AR 1985.

Revision Description

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Columbia University. Statistical Research Group Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Economics, Mathematical Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Friedman, Milton, 1912-2006 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Institute of Mathematical Statistics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mathematical statistics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Proxmire, William Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pusey, Nathan M (Nathan Marsh), 1907-2001 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Statistics -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Office of Naval Research Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
University of North Carolina (System). Institute of Statistics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Department of Statistics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wilbur, Ray L (Ray Lyman), 1875-1949 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wilks, S. S (Samuel Stanley), 1906-1964 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Harold Hotelling, 1895-1973, mathematical statistician and mathematical economist, taught at Columbia University from 1931 until he left in 1946 to establish the Institute of Statistics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During the Second World War Hotelling did research in Columbia University's Statistical Research Group. Later he was involved in research for the Office of Naval Research at Chapel Hill. He was active in many professional organizations, especially the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.