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William H. Roever Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WUA-03-wua00075

The collection consists entirely of published material and dissertations, some by Roever and some by others. The materials are arranged alphabetically by author.


  • 1885-1945


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)


3 linear feet

3 boxes

Biographical Information

William Henry Roever was born on May 16, 1874 in St. Louis. He received a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University in 1897, and then went to Harvard University, where he earned an A.M. in 1904 and his Ph.D. in 1906. Roever initially taught Astronomy at Washington University from 1899 until 1901. He then went to teach at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1905 to 1908 before coming back to Washington University in 1908 to teach mathematics. Roever was the founder and first president of Pi Mu Epsilon, the mathematical honor society at Washington University, and later became the Chairman of the Department of Mathematics. He died on January 31, 1951 in St. Louis.

Method of Acquisition

This material was transferred to University Archives from the Mathematics Library in 1992 and 1994.

Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Pabarcus in January 2006.

William H. Roever Collection
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Revision Statements

  • 2021 March 3: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.

Collecting Area Details

Part of the University Archives Collecting Area

Sonya Rooney
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
MSC 1061-141-B
St. Louis MO 63130 US
(314) 935-5495