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Bailey LeFevre Brown (AC 1924) Papers

Identifier: MA.00034

Scope and Contents

Mathematical notes, correspondence, article reprints and other materials documenting Professor Brown's research in mathematics, particularly ring theory, real analysis, Schur's Lemma, limit theorems and other problems.


  • Creation: 1930-1964


Conditions Governing Access

There is no restriction on access to the Brown Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes. This collection is housed in off-site storage and requires advance notice before use. Please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for permission to publish material from the Brown Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Biographical / Historical

Bailey LeFevre Brown was born in Jamestown, New York in 1903. After attending Jamestown High School, he entered Amherst College with the Class of 1924. He received the M.A. from Princeton University in 1925. In 1926-1927 he was instructor of Mathematics at Bryn Mawr College. In 1927 he joined the faculty at Amherst College in the department of Mathematics, first as an Instructor (1927-1936), then as Assistant Professor (1936-1941), Associate Professor (1941-1947) and Professor (1947-). He was the author of several articles on abstract algebra. Brown died in 1971.


1 Linear feet (2 archives boxes)

Language of Materials



Mathematician. Contains mathematical notes, correspondence, article reprints and other materials documenting his research in mathematics. Includes correspondence with Neal H. McCoy.


This collection is organized into three series:

  1. Series 1: Notebooks and Loose Mathematical Notes, 1941-1964
  2. Series 2: Collaboration with Neal H. McCoy, 1945-1956
  3. Series 3: Correspondence, Class Materials and Other Papers, 1930-1953
Peter Nelson.
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Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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