University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Eduard Helly Papers, 1915-1917, 1930



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Helly, Eduard 1884-1943
Title: Eduard Helly papers
Dates: 1915-1917, 1930
Abstract: Papers relate to Eduard Helly's (1884-1943) research in functional analysis and his imprisonment in Siberia during World War I.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00194
Extent: 1 inch
Language: German .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Eduard Helly was born in Vienna in 1884 and earned his Ph.D. there in 1907. He worked in the field of mathematics until he enlisted in the army at the beginning of World War I. He was wounded in September 1915 and became a Russian prisoner of war. After returning to Vienna in 1920, Helly was unable to secure permanent employment as a mathematician and worked as a bank clerk and insurance actuary until 1938 when Austria was taken into the Third Reich and Helly and his family escaped to the U. S. Helly was able to work at various mathematically-related positions until his death of a heart attack in 1943.


Scope and Contents

Papers relate to Eduard Helly's research in functional analysis and his imprisonment in Siberia during World War I. Included are four postcards and a manuscript ("Uber Systeme von abgeschlossenen Menger mit gemeinschaftlichen Punkten" [1930]). All collection materials are in German.

Forms part of the Archives of American Mathematics.


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Index Terms

Personal Names
Helly, Eduard 1884-1943
Subjects
Functional analysis
Prisoners of war
World War (1914-1918)
Places
Russia
Russia (Federation)--Siberia

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Eduard Helly Papers, Archives of American Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1986-008


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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AAM-MNR/1 Four postcards from Helly to his wife (Mrs. Wiess-Helly), written while a prisoner of war in Sibera, 1915-1917
"Ãœber Systeme von abgeschlossenen Menger mit gemeinshaftlichen Pnkten," 26 page handwritten manuscript by Helly, 1930