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Louis C. Karpinski Collection

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College Archive Record Group 9.29



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Louis C. Karpinski Collection, c. 1906-1940 | Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

By Lori Myers-Steele

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Title: Louis C. Karpinski Collection, c. 1906-1940Add to your cart.

ID: RG 09/9.29

Primary Creator: Karpinski, Louis Charles -- 1878-1956

Other Creators: Hutchins Library

Extent: 1.0 MS boxes

Arrangement: The collection consists of seven folders of records—primarily reprints of published pieces.

Subjects: Berea College -- Affiliated Schools -- Normal School, Berea College -- Faculty, Karpinski, Louis Charles -- 1878-1956., Mathematics -- Study and teaching., Mathematics.

Languages: English

Abstract

Louis Charles Karpinski (1878 –1956) was an American mathematician born in Rochester, New York.  Karpinski received a Teacher’s Diploma from Oswego State Normal School in 1897.  In 1898, he went to Kentucky to teach at the normal department of Berea College.  He would leave Berea in 1899 to enter Cornell University and would go on to receive his Dr. Phil. Nat. from the American College of the Kaiser Wilhelms-Universitat zu Strassburg in 1903.   He also studied (1909–1910) at Columbia, where he was a fellow and a university extension lecturer. In 1919, he accepted a position at the University of Michigan and became full professor of mathematics.

Dr. Karpinski devoted his attention chiefly to the history and pedagogy of mathematics and was also an authority on the history of both science and cartography.  He served as the president of the History of Science Society from 1943-44.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains articles, reprints of articles, correspondence, and other records and items pertaining to the scholarly work of Louis C. Karpinski.

Subject/Index Terms

Berea College -- Affiliated Schools -- Normal School
Berea College -- Faculty
Karpinski, Louis Charles -- 1878-1956.
Mathematics -- Study and teaching.
Mathematics.

Administrative Information

Repository: Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

Access Restrictions: Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Use Restrictions: There are no restrictions on use of this material other than federal copyright regulations.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Louis C. Karpinski Collection, Special Collections & Archives, Berea College, Berea, KY.

Processing Information: The collection was arranged and a finding aid created by Lori A. Myers-Steele, Project Archivist, in February 2014.


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College Archive Record Group 9.29Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Copy of Oswego Yesterday and Today (1906) with handwritten notes by KarpinskiAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: An Comunn Gaidhealach, 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 3: PublicationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Reprints of Publications (1)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Reprints of Publications (2)Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Reprints of Publications (3)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.


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