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William J. Cable papers

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Material from General Electric Mathematics Fellowships for Secondary School Teachers and Miscellaneous Items

Photographs of the Purdue campus and participants in the G. E. Fellowships in Mathematics for Secondary School Teachers



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William J. Cable papers, 1954-1958 | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

By Mary A. Sego, 2009

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Collection Overview

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Primary Creator: Cable, William J.

Extent: 0.2 Cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The first folder is arranged chronologically and by item type and in the second folder the photographs are arranged by size.

Date Acquired: 03/22/2007

Subjects: General Electric Company, Mathematics, Purdue University

Forms of Material: Black-and-white photographs, Personal papers, Postcards

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The William J. Cable papers (1954-1958; 0.2 cubic feet) document Cable’s involvement in the 1955 General Electric Mathematics Fellowships for Secondary School Teachers which took place June 20 through July 30, 1955 at Purdue University. It also contains later issues of G.E.M.F. News, a roster of participants from 1953-1958, and pamphlets, brochures and booklets from engineering and mathematics departments of several universities. The collection also consists of photographs William Cable took of the Purdue campus in 1955, while participating in the G.E. Mathematics Fellowship, and there are photographs of the participants, along with postcards of the Purdue campus. There are no names or explanations noted on the photographs. The first folder is arranged chronologically and by item type and in the second folder the photographs are arranged by size.

Biographical Note

William J. Cable took part in the G. E. Fellowship in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers in 1955 at Purdue University. The objective of the program was to increase the Fellow’s knowledge and understanding of mathematics and its application; to stimulate the Fellow’s enthusiasm for the teaching of high school mathematics; to encourage and help the Fellows in counseling high school students to take mathematics courses; to provide the Fellows with specific mathematical ideas and materials for use inside and outside the classroom; to interest the Fellows in continuing to grow in their understanding and appreciation of mathematics and to increase their effectiveness as teachers and counselors. The six-week session was devoted to three courses (Mathematics 526 – Applied Mathematical Analysis, Mathematics 550 – Elements of Mathematical and Applied Statistics, Mathematics 585 – Algebra and Geometry as Mathematical Systems), a seminar (on teaching and counseling), together with inspection trips to the General Electric Plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana and to various laboratories of Purdue University. Some special lectures were also arranged. The program was under the direction of Professor H. F. S. Jonah, and a teaching staff of members of the Purdue Department of Mathematics and the Statistical Laboratory. Graduate credit was given for each of the courses.

William J Cable taught at the University of Wisconsin-Steven Point from 1962-1992.

Subject/Index Terms

General Electric Company
Mathematics
Purdue University

Administrative Information

Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Alternate Extent Statement: 2 folders

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Physical Access Note: Papers and photographs are in good condition.

Acquisition Source: William J. Cable

Acquisition Method: Donation

Preferred Citation: MSP 36, William J. Cable papers, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries

Finding Aid Revision History: Revised 2/24/2010

Other URL: http://collections.lib.purdue.edu/fa/pdf/cable_william.pdf


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