Miksa, Francis L.
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
The University of Texas at Austin
Sid Richardson Hall 2.101
1 University Station D1100
Austin, Texas 78712-0335
40 ft. 2 in.
Papers contain Mr. Miksa's correspondence with problem-solvers, amateur, and professional mathematicians. Letters may occur in the correspondence files (1937-1972; 19 in.), or with associated mathematical work. The bulk of the collection consists of calculations and drafts for Mr. Miksa's work on magic squares, Pythagorean triangles, dyad squares, Stirling numbers, various number theory topics, and problem-solving. The development of his studies of magic and dyad squares, both involving applications of group theory methods, is well illustrated in the letters, calculations, and preliminary tables. Mr. Miksa kept his papers largely in looseleaf notebooks, sometimes with more than one mathematical topic occupying a notebook. These original files have usually been kept together, necessitating the Unidentified and Mixed Contents series. Correspondents include W.H. Benson, A.L. Candy, R.E. Greenwood, J.S. Madachy, S.A. Moore, L. Moser, C. Tobin, and C.W. Trigg. Letters to R.E. Greenwood are located in the GREENWOOD (ROBERT E.) PAPERS.