Edwin Hewitt papers, 1940-1989  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Hewitt, Edwin, 1920-
Title
Edwin Hewitt papers
Dates
1940-1989 (inclusive)
Quantity
54.39 cubic feet
Collection Number
4112
Summary
Correspondence, minutes, grant files, lecture notes, reports, manuscripts and publications, and other papers of Edwin Hewitt, a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Washington, Seattle
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users, but access to portions of the collection is restricted. Contact Special Collections for details.

Some records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Edwin Hewitt was born in Everett, Washington, on January 20, 1920. He enrolled at Harvard University at the age of 16, and completed his PhD. when he was 22. After teaching at Harvard for six months, during World War II Hewitt was recruited to work at the Operations Research Station at the 8th Bomber Command in England, where he worked to calculate bomb trajectories and ways to defend bombers against Nazi planes. Hewitt then worked at Princeton, Bryn Mawr College, and the University of Chicago before accepting a position as Professor of Mathematics at the University of Washington in 1948. He retired in 1988. Hewitt died on June 21, 1999.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, minutes, grant files, lecture notes, reports, manuscripts and publications, sound recordings and other papers of Edwin Hewitt.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on copying, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 4112-001: Edwin Hewitt papers, 1948-1988Return to Top

13 cu.ft.

Scope and Content: Correspondence, 1948-1988.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advanced notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Edwin Hewitt, 1990-01-10

Description
Edwin Hewitt papers

Accession No. 4112-002: Edwin Hewitt papers, 1950-1989Return to Top

27 cu.ft.

Scope and Content: Correspondence, notes, memorabilia, minutes, grant files, lecture notes, reports, motion picture films, manuscripts and publications, 1950-1989.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advanced notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Edwin Hewitt, 1989-01-22

Description
Edwin Hewitt papers

Accession No. 4112-003: Edwin Hewitt papers, 1940-1988Return to Top

4 cu.ft.

Scope and Content: Correspondence, writings, photographs and awards, ca.1940-1988.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advanced notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Edwin Hewitt, 1990-02-12

Description
Edwin Hewitt papers

Accession No. 4112-004: Edwin Hewitt papers, 1961-1975Return to Top

3 cu.ft.

Scope and Content: Manuscripts, galleys and correspondence, 1961-1975.

Kenneth Ross was a former student of Hewitt and later a professor at the University of Rochester. He currently teaches mathematics at the University of Oregon. He worked with Hewitt on a well-known book.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Kenneth Ross, 1990-05-07

Description
Edwin Hewitt papers

Accession No. 4112-005: Edwin Hewitt papers, 1952-1983Return to Top

7 cu. ft. (7 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, lecture notes, writings, publications, 1952-1983.

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access contact repository.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Mary Sheetz, Math. Dept., 1993-04-06

Description
Edwin Hewitt papers

Accession No. 4112-006: Edwin Hewitt papers, 1965-1966Return to Top

.21 cu. ft. (1 book, 1 letter)

Scope and Content: Monograph published in 1965 under the title "Real and abstract analysis; a modern treatment of the theory of functions of a real variable, by Edwin Hewitt and Karl Stromberg." Letter was written on February 18th, 1966 and concerns publishing details to Dr. Klaus Peters in Germany and Professor Karl B. Stromberg at the University of Oregon.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Kenneth A. Ross, 2002-07-11

Description
Edwin Hewitt papers

Accession No. 4112-007: Edwin Hewitt papers, 1976-1988Return to Top

0.18 cubic feet (1 box plus 1 sound cassette)

Scope and Content: Correspondence between Edwin Hewitt and Kenneth A. Ross. Ross was one of Hewitt's graduate students at the University of Washington, as well as a collaborator and co-author. Much of the correspondence relates to their professional collaborations. Also included is a photograph of Kurt Godel and Albert Einstein (with whom Hewitt was acquainted at Princeton), a photograph of the 1937 Harvard University swim team (of which Hewitt was a member with John F. Kennedy), and a sound cassette related to John von Neumann.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Restrictions may exist on copying, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Acquisition Info: Kenneth A. Ross (correspondence, 1/28/2008) and Edwin Hewitt (sound cassette, 11/16/1990).

Description
Edwin Hewitt papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Mathematics teachers--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Mathematics--Study and teaching--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • World War, 1939-1945--Veterans--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955--Photographs
  • Gödel, Kurt--Photographs
  • Hewitt, Edwin, 1920---Archives
  • Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957
  • Corporate Names :
  • University of Washington. Department of Mathematics--Faculty
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Annual reports
  • Minutes (Records)
  • Personal correspondence
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Brown, Gavin (creator)
    • Coury, John E (creator)
    • Edwards, R. E. (Robert E.), 1926- (creator)
    • Ross, Kenneth A.--Correspondence (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • University of Washington. University Archives

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • University Archives/Faculty Papers (University of Washington)