Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Richard J. Fleming Papers

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Richard J. Fleming Papers,
Creator: Fleming, Richard J.
Inclusive dates: 1960-2007, and undated
Extent: 2.5 cubic feet (in 5 boxes)
Abstract:
Papers include Personal Materials, Central Michigan University (CMU) Materials, and CMU Department of Mathematics Materials.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160
Email: clarke@cmich.edu
Website: http://clarke.cmich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Acc#70683

Access Restrictions:

Richard J. Fleming Papers are open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright, except of his publications, has been transferred to the Clarke.

Preferred Citation:

Richard J. Fleming Papers, 1960-2007, 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, 1962-1965, 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 Missouri-Columbia. 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 (1982-August 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, 1960-2007 (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, 1982-2005 (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, 1973-2003 (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, 1982-July 1995 (10 folders). The material in these folders actually is departmental correspondence. Teaching Materials, 1965-1968 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

    Subjects:
    • Central Michigan University. Dept. of Mathematics--History.
    • Fleming, Richard J.
    • Mathematics--Study and Teaching (Higher).
    • Mathematics--Study and Teaching.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Richard J. Fleming Papers [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Personal Materials: Biographical Materials 1986-2007
    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),. 1996/1997-2007
    Box   1 F   4
    Correspondence: CMU Correspondence, re: Fleming's Appointments, Evaluations, Pay Raises, etc., 1982-2007
    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), 1984-2005
    Box   1 F   8
    Subject Files: Abstracts of 13th Seminar on Analysis and Its Applications, Isfahan, Iran, March 16-17, 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, 2005-2006
    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, 2001-2002
    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, 1965-1992
    Box   2 F   4
    Subject Files: Published Articles, 1993-2007
    Box   2 F   5
    Subject Files: University of Missouri. Department of Mathematics, Math 302, Tests, Notes, Fall-Spring 1965-1966
    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, 1997-1998
    Box   2 F   8
    CMU Materials: CMU. College of Arts and Sciences, Dean's Advisory Council (DAC), Related Materials 1982-1986 (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, 2001-2005 (Scattered)
    Box   3 F   1
    CMU Materials: CMU. Teacher Enhancement Program (TE)/NSF [National Science Foundation] Proposal, and Related Materials, 1994-1997
    Box   3 F   2
    CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics Materials: Area Coordinators, Agendas, Meeting Minutes, and Related Materials, 1982-1988 (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, July-December
    Box   4 F   1
    CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics Materials: Area Coordinators, Agendas, Meeting Minutes, and Related Materials, 1993, January-June
    Box   4 F   2
    CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics Materials: Area Coordinators, Agendas, Meeting Minutes, and Related Materials, 1994, August-December
    Box   4 F   3
    CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics Materials: Area Coordinators, Agendas, Meeting Minutes, and Related Materials, 1994, January-July
    Box   4 F   4
    CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics Materials: Area Coordinators, Agendas, Meeting Minutes, and Related Materials, 1995, January-July
    Box   4 F   5
    CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics Materials: Committee Representation, 2002-2003
    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, 1973-1974
    Box   4 F   8
    CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics Materials: Chairperson Selection Committee, Meeting Minutes and Related Materials, 1981-1982
    Box   4 F   9
    CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics Materials: Mathematics Awareness Week, Materials, 1988-1991
    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, 1992-1993, 2001
    Box   5 F   2
    CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics Materials: Pre-Ph.D. Program and Graduate Student Recruiting, Correspondence, 1985-1986
    Box   5 F   3
    CMU Materials: CMU. Department of Mathematics Materials: Research Conference in Collegiate Mathematics Education at CMU, September 5-7, 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 Missouri-Kansas City, Extension Class, Fall 1967-1968
    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