Merle Manis describes growing up in Charlo, Montana and receiving his Ph. D. in Mathematics from the University of Oregon before arriving at the University of Montana, Missoula in 1965. He describes how his Master’s Degree was funded by the National Science Foundation after the Russian launch of Sputnik, and Manis gives his opinions on the Department of Mathematical Sciences graduate programs, the state of mathematics education and curriculum, and students pursuing mathematics degrees.
Mathematics education; Department of Mathematical Sciences; Mathematic degrees; History of mathematical development
University of Montana Department of Mathematical Sciences Oral History Project, OH 412, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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Oral History Number
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (19 p.: 28 cm.)
Manis, Merle, "Merle Manis Interview, January 6, 2007" (2007). University of Montana Department of Mathematical Sciences Oral History Project. 17.