Fonds 1335 - Byron Alexander Griffith fonds

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CA UTA 1335

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Byron Alexander Griffith fonds

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  • 1926-1966 (Creation)

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0.27 m of textual records (2 boxes)

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Byron A. Griffith was a student of Math and Physics and a lecturer in Applied Mathematics. Griffith went on to get a PhD. in Mathematics in 1936 and taught Applied Mathematics at the University of Toronto for over two decades. More notably, he played an early role in establishing the University of Toronto Computation Centre.

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B2004-0008: This accession is largely made up of notebooks and loose notes taken by Byron A. Griffith while a student of Math and Physics and a lecturer in Applied Mathematics. Griffith went on to get a PhD. in Mathematics in 1936 and taught Applied Mathematics at the University of Toronto for over two decades. More notably, he played an early role in establishing the University of Toronto Computation Centre. Also included is Griffith's Ph.D. Thesis (1936), some correspondence including a letter from Josef Katz and a memoir entitled : "My Early Days in Toronto" which discusses, among other things, the early days of computers at the University of Toronto. Parts of this was published in the IEEE Annals of History of Computing, (Vol 16, no. 2 p.55-64).

B2007-0005: This accession is made up of course notebooks belonging to Byron A. Griffith, while a student of Math and Physics. Included are notes on 1st and 3rd year Physics and 3rd year Properties of Matter courses. Griffith went on to get a PhD. in Mathematics in 1936 and taught Applied Mathematics at the University of Toronto for over two decades. More notably, he played an early role in establishing the University of Toronto Computation Centre.

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B2007-0005

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