Louis O. Kattsoff papers
- Creation: approximately 1945-not before 1971
Scope and Contents
Consists primarily of articles and lectures by Kattsoff on mathematical analysis, the philosophy of math and science, math education, and logic, as well as essays by Kattsoff on the implementation of the University Core Curriculum at Boston College. Also includes professional and biographical information about Kattsoff, and letters received by Kattsoff from prominent philosophers about their work.
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Collection is open for research.
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Louis O. Kattsoff was born in Philadelphia on May 7, 1908. He earned both his bachelors and doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in 1929 and 1934, respectively. He taught at several colleges and universities, including Harpur College (now Binghamton University) and the University of North Carolina, before coming to Boston College in 1959 as a professor of mathematics. He wrote and published extensively on mathematical analysis, the philosophy of math and science, math education, and logic. He married Hilda Jane Wilder, and they had one daughter, Anita Jane Kattsoff. Louis Kattsoff died in 1979.
"Faculty appointments," The Heights, Volume XXXXI, Number 1, September 25, 1959.
"Resumes and CVs," Louis O. Kattsoff papers, BC.2005.117, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.
2.75 Linear Feet (3 containers)
Language of Materials
Consists primarily of articles and lectures by Louis O. Kattsoff on mathematical analysis, the philosophy of math and science, math education, and logic, as well as professional and biographical information about Kattsoff, and letters received by Kattsoff from prominent philosophers about their work.
Alphabetical by article title. Articles are preceded by general and biographical information, and followed by untitled articles and notes.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Because the current accessioning system was not used until January 1986, it is not possible to know exactly the dates of acquisition of materials received before that time.
Published works associated with this collection have been transferred within the Burns Library and can be found in the Boston College Library catalog.
- Louis O. Kattsoff Papers
- approximately 1945-not before 1971
- Elizabeth M. Peters
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