Clarke Historical Library Central Michigan University
Finding aid for
Richard J. Fleming Papers
Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn
Summary Information
Richard J. Fleming Papers,
Fleming, Richard J.
19602007, and undated
2.5 cubic feet (in 5 boxes)
Papers include Personal Materials, Central Michigan University (CMU) Materials, and CMU Department of Mathematics Materials.
MSS.
The material is in English Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University250 East Preston Street Mount Pleasant, MI 48859 Phone: 9897743352 Fax: 9897742160 Email: clarke@cmich.edu Website: http://clarke.cmich.edu
Access and Use
Acc#70683
Richard J. Fleming Papers are open for research.
Copyright, except of his publications, has been transferred to the Clarke.
Richard J. Fleming Papers, 19602007, and undated, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
Arrangement
The collection is divided into three series: Personal Materials, CMU Materials, and CMU Department of Mathematics Materials, and the arranged alphabetically within each series. Teaching Materials, a subseries of Mathematics Materials, are arranged chronologically.
History
Biography:
Richard J. Fleming earned a B.S. Ed. in Mathematics (1960) from Northwest Missouri State University and both a M.S. (1962) and a Ph.D. in Mathematics (Functional Analysis) from Florida State University (FSU) (1965). Fleming taught as an Instructor, 19621965, and an Assistant Professor, in the summer of 1965, at FSU. From 1965 to September 1971 he taught as an Assistant Professor at the University of MissouriColumbia. From Missouri Fleming relocated to Memphis State University where he taught as an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences from September 1971 through September 1980. From September 1980 through August 1982 Fleming taught as a Professor of Mathematics at Memphis State University. In August of 1982 he was hired as Professor and Chair (1982August 1997) of the Department of Mathematics at Central Michigan University (CMU).
Fleming has approximately 40 publications, as well as numerous lectures and presentations to his credit. A copy of his book, Isometries on Banach spaces: function spaces (circa 2003), is in the Park Library. At the universities at which he has been employed, Fleming taught many students in various mathematics classes. Even students who were not mathematics majors thoroughly enjoyed his classes due to his enthusiasm and excellent teaching skills. At CMU, Fleming has been the recipient of fifteen research grants and contracts. Besides his creative endeavors, he served on numerous university committees and advisory boards, and he was an active member of several professional mathematical associations. In 2002 Fleming was awarded CMU’s College of Science and Technology’s Outstanding Award. A fondly and well respected teacher and colleague, Fleming retired in 2007. (This information is from the collection.)
Collection Scope and Content Note
The Personal Materials, 19602007 (approximately 1 cubic foot in 2 boxes) include Fleming’s resumes, biographical materials, academic and personal (mostly mathematics related) correspondence, publications, awards, notes he took as a student, and teaching and test materials he used before coming to CMU.
CMU Materials, 19822005 (Scattered, approximately .5 cubic ft. in 2 boxes) include meeting minutes and reports of various university committees on which Fleming served.
CMU Department of Mathematics material (1.5 cubic ft. in 3 boxes) is divided into Departmental Materials and Teaching Materials. Departmental Materials, 19732003 (Scattered), and undated (1.25 cubic ft. in 3 boxes), include departmental procedures, reviews, reports, meeting minutes, and related materials. The strength of this series is the Area Coordinators, Agendas, Meeting Minutes, and Related Materials, 1982July 1995 (10 folders). The material in these folders actually is departmental correspondence. Teaching Materials, 19651968 and 1982 (.25 cubic ft. in 1 box), include syllabi, tests, teaching notes, and related materials for all of the Mathematics courses Fleming taught at CMU.
Subject Terms
 Central Michigan University. Dept. of MathematicsHistory.
 Fleming, Richard J.
 MathematicsStudy and Teaching (Higher).
 MathematicsStudy and Teaching.
Contents List
Container / Location 
Title 

Richard J. Fleming Papers [series]: 
Box 1 
F 1 
Personal Materials: Biographical Materials 19862007 
Box 1 
F 2 
Personal Materials: Resumes, 1980, 1984, 2001, 2005, 2007 
Box 1 
F 3 
Personal Materials: Central Michigan University (CMU). College of Science and Technology, Annual Faculty Data Reports (on Fleming),. 1996/19972007 
Box 1 
F 4 
Correspondence: CMU Correspondence, re: Fleming's Appointments, Evaluations, Pay Raises, etc., 19822007 
Box 1 
F 5 
Correspondence: CMU Correspondence, re: Library Funding Crisis 1987 
Box 1 
F 6 
Correspondence: CMU. Department of Mathematics, Correspondence re: Application and Appointment as Dept. Chair, 1982 
Box 1 
F 7 
Correspondence: Personal Correspondence, Related to Mathematics (Mostly), 19842005 
Box 1 
F 8 
Subject Files: Abstracts of 13th Seminar on Analysis and Its Applications, Isfahan, Iran, March 1617, 2003 
Box 1 
F 9 
Subject Files: Analysis Institute, at Florida State University (FSU), Notes, Summer 1962 
Box 1 
F 10 
Subject Files: CMU. Faculty Research and Creative Endeavors (FRCE), Approved Requests for Funding, Applications and Correspondence, 1998, 2001, 2003, 20052006 
Box 1 
F 11 
Subject Files: CMU. Premier Display Grant Materials, 1986 
Box 1 
F 12 
Subject Files: CMU. Science and Technology Teaching Award Nominations, Correspondence, and Related Materials, 20012002 
Box 1 
F 13 
Subject Files: Doctoral Degree, In Mathematics, CMU, November 1992 
Box 1 
F 14 
Subject Files: FSU. Department of Mathematics, Math 416 (Differential Equations), Tests and Notes [Course Taught After Fleming Earned his Ph.D. in April 1965] Summer 1965 
Box 1 
F 15 
Subject Files: Mathematical Association of America, Michigan Section, Program Committee for Annual Meeting at CMU, 1986 
Box 1 
F 16 
Subject Files: Mathematical Association of America, Top Ten Correspondence 1993 
Box 2 
F 1 
Subject Files: Math 160: Differential Equations, Northwest Missouri State, Notes, [1960] 
Box 2 
F 2 
Subject Files: Math 521: Theory of Complex Variables (I), Professor McArthur, Notes, Spring 1961 
Box 2 
F 3 
Subject Files: Published Articles, 19651992 
Box 2 
F 4 
Subject Files: Published Articles, 19932007 
Box 2 
F 5 
Subject Files: University of Missouri. Department of Mathematics, Math 302, Tests, Notes, FallSpring 19651966 
Box 2 
F 6 
Subject Files: University of Missouri. Department of Mathematics, Seminar Notes, Summer 1969 
Box 2 
F 7 
CMU Materials: CMU. Budget Restructuring Subgroup on Communicating and Training, Correspondence and Report, 19971998 
Box 2 
F 8 
CMU Materials: CMU. College of Arts and Sciences, Dean's Advisory Council (DAC), Related Materials 19821986 (Scattered) 
Box 2 
F 9 
CMU Materials: CMU. College of Science and Technology, Associate Dean Screening Committee, Materials 1997 
Box 2 
F 10 
CMU Materials: CMU. Gender Equity Standing Committee, Report, Correspondence, 20012005 (Scattered) 
Box 3 
F 1 
CMU Materials: CMU. Teacher Enhancement Program (TE)/NSF [National Science Foundation] Proposal, and Related Materials, 19941997 
Box 3 
F 2 
CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics Materials: Area Coordinators, Agendas, Meeting Minutes, and Related Materials, 19821988 (Scattered) 
Box 3 
F 3 
CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics Materials: Area Coordinators, Agendas, Meeting Minutes, and Related Materials, 1989 
Box 3 
F 4 
CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics Materials: Area Coordinators, Agendas, Meeting Minutes, and Related Materials, 1990 
Box 3 
F 5 
CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics Materials: Area Coordinators, Agendas, Meeting Minutes, and Related Materials, 1991 
Box 3 
F 6 
CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics Materials: Area Coordinators, Agendas, Meeting Minutes, and Related Materials, 1992 
Box 3 
F 7 
CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics Materials: Area Coordinators, Agendas, Meeting Minutes, and Related Materials, 1993, JulyDecember 
Box 4 
F 1 
CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics Materials: Area Coordinators, Agendas, Meeting Minutes, and Related Materials, 1993, JanuaryJune 
Box 4 
F 2 
CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics Materials: Area Coordinators, Agendas, Meeting Minutes, and Related Materials, 1994, AugustDecember 
Box 4 
F 3 
CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics Materials: Area Coordinators, Agendas, Meeting Minutes, and Related Materials, 1994, JanuaryJuly 
Box 4 
F 4 
CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics Materials: Area Coordinators, Agendas, Meeting Minutes, and Related Materials, 1995, JanuaryJuly 
Box 4 
F 5 
CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics Materials: Committee Representation, 20022003 
Box 4 
F 6 
CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics Materials: Departmental Correspondence While in Scotland, 1988 
Box 4 
F 7 
CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics Materials: Chairperson Selection Committee, Meetings Minutes, 19731974 
Box 4 
F 8 
CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics Materials: Chairperson Selection Committee, Meeting Minutes and Related Materials, 19811982 
Box 4 
F 9 
CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics Materials: Mathematics Awareness Week, Materials, 19881991 
Box 4 
F 10 
CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics Materials: Departmental Procedures, Criteria, Standards, and Bylaws, 2000 
Box 4 
F 11 
CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics Materials: Math and Science: a Challenge for Excellence Conference [ for Gifted] at CMU, Correspondence, Program, and Related Materials, 1985 
Box 4 
F 12 
CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics Materials: Microcomputer Laboratory Purchase Request, 1984 
Box 5 
F 1 
CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics Materials: Ph.D. Program, Correspondence and Related Materials, 19921993, 2001 
Box 5 
F 2 
CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics Materials: PrePh.D. Program and Graduate Student Recruiting, Correspondence, 19851986 
Box 5 
F 3 
CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics Materials: Research Conference in Collegiate Mathematics Education at CMU, September 57, 1997 
Box 5 
F 4 
CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics Materials: Student Opinion Surveys for Math 217 and 532 [Classes Fleming Taught], undated 
Box 5 
F 5 
CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics Materials: Year End Report (Faculty Reports), 1996 
Box 5 
F 6 
CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics, Teaching Materials: Math 310, Tests and Assignments, Fall 1965 
Box 5 
F 7 
CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics, Teaching Materials: Math 302, Tests, Winter 1966 
Box 5 
F 8 
CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics, Teaching Materials: Math 312, Tests and Assignments, Winter 1966 
Box 5 
F 9 
CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics, Teaching Materials: Math 302, at University of MissouriKansas City, Extension Class, Fall 19671968 
Box 5 
F 10 
CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics, Teaching Materials: Math 116, Tests, Fall 1982 
Box 5 
F 11 
CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics, Teaching Materials: Math 223, Linear Algebra, Tests, Assignments, Notes, Fall 1982 
