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Statistics Department records

 Collection
Identifier: RG0083

Collection Scope and Content

Materials in this collection include correspondence, a flyer, course schedules, and a program. The program is for the Kullback Memorial Research Conference in 1996. Other subjects include course schedules, faculty, the Biostatistics Center, and course descriptions. The material is dated from 1965 to 1996. Parts of this collection are unprocessed. Please see Special Collections staff for assistance.

Dates

  • 1965-1996

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Some records may be restricted.

Restrictions on Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Historical or Biographical Note

The Statistics Department at The George Washington University was founded in 1935, with Professor Frank Weida being the sole faculty member.

One of the department's most illustrious faculty was Solomon Kullback, professor of Statistics and winner of the Samuel S. Wilks Memorial Medal in 1976 presented by the American Statistical Association. He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from GW in 1934, and was chairman of the Statistics Department from 1962-72. He was a research analyst for the Defense Department and National Security Agency from 1930-62, which included work with the elite World War II group “The Codebreakers” which successfully broke the Japanese code suing statistical information theory.

N.B. This history note was written in 2005

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

The materials concern course schedules, faculty, history, the Biostatistics Center, and course descriptions. They range in date from 1965 to 1996.

Collection Organization

Organized into two series both titled Department files.

Physical Location

Materials may be stored off-site, and may require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Acquisition Information

Materials were transferred to the University Archives by the Chair of the Statistics Department.
Title
Preliminary Guide to the Statistics Department records, 1965-1996
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2007
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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