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Robert Westhafer student notebooks

Identifier: Ms-0313

Scope and Content

The Robert Westhafer papers comprise one linear foot and span the years 1933-1955. The papers consist primarily of student notebooks from Westhafer's school years at Harvard University when he was working on his Master's Degree and at Ohio State University, where he received his doctorate.

The notebooks are from mathematics courses, covering differential equations, algebra, and complex variables, among other topics. The notebooks are arranged chronologically, with the earliest notebooks in the beginning of the collection.

In addition to the notebooks from Harvard University and Ohio State University, there are two undated papers. One paper is on Adam Smith and the other is called "The Mathematical Theory of Big Game Hunting." The collection also contains copies of examinations from freshman and sophomore mathematics courses at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


  • 1933 - 1955

Access and Use Restrictions

This material may be examined by researchers under supervised conditions in the Search Room.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with copyright and other applicable statutes.

Copyrights associated with this collection have not been transferred to New Mexico State University.


1 linear foot

Language of Materials



Professor of mathematics at the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. Contains student notebooks from his graduate work at Harvard University and Ohio State University.
Guide to the Robert Westhafer student notebooks
Processed by Portia Vescio, with Roxanne Klunczyk.
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Finding aid is in English

Repository Details

Part of the New Mexico State University Library Archives and Special Collections Repository

Branson Hall
PO Box 30006
MSC 3475
Las Cruces New Mexico 88003 USA