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William H. Roever Collection


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Title: William H. Roever Collection, 1885-1945Add to your cart.

ID: WUA/03/wua00075

Primary Creator: Roever, William H. (1874-1951)

Extent: 3.0 Linear Feet

Languages: English, Italian, German

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists entirely of published material and dissertations, some by Roever and some by others.  The materials are arranged alphabetically by author.

Collection Historical Note

William Henry Roever was born on May 16, 1874 in St. Louis.  He received a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University in 1897, and then went to Harvard University, where he earned an A.M. in 1904 and his Ph.D. in 1906.  Roever initially taught Astronomy at Washington University from 1899 until 1901.  He then went to teach at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1905 to 1908 before coming back to Washington University in 1908 to teach mathematics.  Roever was the founder and first president of Pi Mu Epsilon, the mathematical honor society at Washington University, and later became the Chairman of the Department of Mathematics.  He died on January 31, 1951 in St. Louis.

Administrative Information

Repository: WUA University Archives

Accruals: There are no accruals.

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Method: This material was transferred to University Archives from the Mathematics Library in 1992 and 1994.

Preferred Citation: [Item description]. From the [collection title, series, box, folder]. University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

Processing Information: Processed by Sarah Pabarcus in January 2006.

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was entered into Archon by Hannah Barg in August 2012.

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Folder 1: Elements of Mechanical Engineering - Mechanical Drawings, Volume IV, 1897, Elements of Mechanical Engineering - Mechanical Drawings, Volume IV, 1897Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Total Eclipse of the Sun - Report of the Washington University Eclipse Party, 1889 (book)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Engler, Edmund A. Geometry of the Core of Revolution - Plates, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Roever, William H. Descriptive Geometry - Plates, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Loria, Gino, Storia della Gwometria Descritiva dale origini sino ai giorni nostril, 1921 (book)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Hasse, Helmut, HAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Fuchs, Analytische Mechanik, 1893-1894 (book)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Picard,Add to your cart.

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