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Glenn James papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 25, Placement: 05
Identifier: MSF 192

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of two copies of Glenn James' dissertation.


  • 1917


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Portions of material in this collection are in the public domain. Other material copyrights are held by Purdue University or original creator. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

Glenn James was born on October 2, 1882, in Lincolnville, Indiana. He attended Vincennes University from 1901-1903, followed by Indiana University, where he received an A. B. degree in 1905 and an A. M. in 1910. He studied at Chicago University two summers and at Columbia one summer throughout the year 1915-1916, earning his Ph.D. from Columbia in 1917.

Glenn James was an instructor of mathematics at the Michigan Agricultural College from 1905-1908 and at Purdue University from 1908-1917. From 1917-1919 Glenn was an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Purdue. He then moved to Carnegie Institute of Technology as Associate Professor of Mathematics, where he remained until 1922. In that year he joined the faculty of the new Southern Branch of the University of California as Assistant Professor and became Associate Professor in 1925. He retired from active teaching in 1949.

Professor James died on September 2, 1961 at Arroyo Grande, California.


0.025 Cubic Feet (One folder)

Acquisition Information

Source and date of acquisition are unknown.

Processing Information

The material is housed in an acid-free folder and an acid-free box.
Glenn James papers
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Mary A. Sego
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Edition statement
Third edition. Collection description first completed 2010-01-10.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-06-05: Collection description updated to new standards by Mary A. Sego.
  • 2022-10-10: Biography section updated by William Niner.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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