William Ballard Interview, November 11, 1999

Title

William Ballard Interview, November 11, 1999

Interviewee

William Ballard

Interviewer

Varoujan Bedros

Files

Download Transcript of William Ballard Interview (95 KB)

Description

William Ballard discusses joining the Department of Mathematical Sciences faculty at the University of Montana, Missoula in 1957, desiring to teach somewhere in the Rocky Mountain West. He describes forty-two years of change within the Department, including the strengthening of course offerings, the establishment of the Ph. D. program, and the change from a quarter system to a semester system of classes. Ballard also discusses his research, where his concentration is in algebra and number theory.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Department of Mathematical Sciences; Algebra; Number theory

Original Date

11-11-1999

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

University of Montana Department of Mathematical Sciences Oral History Project, OH 412, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 412-013

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (7 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_412_013.pdf

William Ballard Interview, November 11, 1999

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