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Title: | Baily, Walter. Papers |
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Dates: | 1937-2005 |

Size: | 3.5 linear feet (8 boxes) |

Repository: |
Special Collections Research Center |

Abstract: | Walter Lewis Baily Jr. (1930-2013) was a mathematician and professor at The University of Chicago. During his career, Baily made numerous contributions to algebraic geometry, the most important of which is known as the Baily-Borel Compactification. This collection contains academic material that dates from 1937 to 2005. The collection includes correspondence, published and unpublished articles, and handwritten notes by Walter Baily as well as lecture notes, published articles, typescripts, and manuscripts by other mathematicians. |

This collection is open for research with the exception of material in Series V. This series contains restricted correspondence. Correspondence in Folder 1 in Box 8 is restricted until the year 2033.

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Baily, Walter. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.

Walter Lewis Baily Jr. was born in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania in 1930. He was born to Walter Lewis Baily Sr. and Emily I. Thompson. In January of 1962, Baily married Yaeko Iseki. They had a son, Walter Toshi Baily, in 1974. Throughout his life, Baily frequently traveled to Japan and Russian and was known to be fascinated by the culture of both countries. Baily passed away in Illinois in 2013.

Walter Baily received his Bachelor's degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1952. In 1952 he won the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. A year later, in 1953, Baily received his Master's degree from Princeton University. He continued to study at Princeton University under the guidance of Kunhiko Kodaira, and in 1955 he earned his Ph. D. in Mathematics. Baily began teaching at the University of Chicago in 1957; he retired in 2005. Walter Baily's most impactful contribution is known as the Baily-Borel Compactification--a concept that he co-authored with Armand Borel. Baily was a member of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Society of Japan.

The Walter Baily Papers are organized into five series: Series I: Correspondence; Series II: Writings; Series III: Writings by Others; Series IV: Teaching; Series V: Restricted. The documents within this collection pertain to Baily's academic interests and career. Materials date from 1937 to 2005.

Series I, Correspondence, contains letters and emails sent or received by Walter Baily from 1992 to 2004. The documents are grouped by subject matter and arranged chronologically.

Series II, Writings, contains published and unpublished articles, and handwritten notes by Walter Baily. Articles--including typescript drafts, offprints and photocopies--are arranged chronologically at the beginning of the series. This is followed by Baily's notes, the bulk of which are undated.

Series III, Writings by Others, contains unpublished and published scholarly material. The documents in this series make up the bulk of the collection. The dates range from 1937 to 2005. The materials include lecture notes, published articles, typescripts, and manuscripts. While the majority of the documents are in English, there are some works in French, German, Japanese, Spanish, and Russian. The series is arranged alphabetically by author's last name. In some cases, articles are grouped by subject matter, as determined by Baily.

Series IV, Teaching, contains material that relates to Baily's pedagogical practice at the University of Chicago. The series includes two typescripts of lecture notes, a midterm assignment accompanied by Baily's notes, and a series of notes regarding a course on Modular Functions. The only dated item in this series is from 1957.

Series V, Restricted, contains restricted correspondence and scholarly publications by Shoyu Nagoka. Folder 1 is restricted until the year 2033.

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Putnam, Alfred L. Papers

University of Chicago. Department of Mathematics. Records

- Baily, Walter L.
- Iyanaga, Sokichi, 1906-
- Oda, Takayuki, 1950-
- Siegel, C. L. (Carl Ludwig), 1896-1981
- Baily-Borel compactification
- Geometry, Algebraic

## Series I: Correspondence |

Box 1 Folder 1 | Yaroslavl conference on algebraic Geometry, 1992-1993 |

Box 1 Folder 2 | Tankeev Serguei, 1994 |

Box 1 Folder 3 | Ciprian Borcea, 2001-2005 |

Box 1 Folder 4 | Mihnea Poppa, 2004 |

## Series II: Writings |

Box 1 Folder 5 | "On Hensel's lemma and exponential sums" -- Offprint, typed notes, and preface, circa 1968 |

Box 1 Folder 6 | "Automorphic forms with Integral Fourier Coefficients" -- Notes and Typescript Draft, circa 1960-1970 |

Box 1 Folder 7 | "On the Fourier Coefficients of Eisenstein Series," -- Annotated Typescript, circa 1970-1980 |

Box 1 Folder 8 | KIT Mathematics Workshop Program (Algebra and Topology) -- Photocopy, 1986 |

Box 1 Folder 9 | "Three Problems on an Exceptional Domain" -- Offprint, 1992 |

Box 1 Folder 10 | "Three Problems on an Exceptional Domain" -- Typescript, 1994 |

Box 1 Folder 11 | "An Exceptional Arithmetic Group and its Eisenstein Series" -- Typescript, undated |

Box 1 Folder 12 | Notes, undated |

Box 1 Folder 13 | Notes, undated |

Box 1 Folder 14 | Notes and photocopied equations [1/3], undated |

Box 1 Folder 15 | Notes and photocopied equations [2/3], undated |

Box 1 Folder 16 | Notes and photocopied equations [3/3], undated |

Box 1 Folder 17 | Notes, undated |

Box 1 Folder 18 | Notes [1/2], undated |

Box 1 Folder 19 | Notes [2/2], undated |

Box 1 Folder 20 | Notes [1/2], undated |

Box 1 Folder 21 | Notes [2/2], undated |

Box 1 Folder 22 | Notes - "Oda," undated |

Box 1 Folder 23 | Notes, undated |

Box 1 Folder 24 | Notes, undated |

Box 1 Folder 25 | Notes and photocopied equations [1/2], undated |

Box 1 Folder 26 | Notes and photocopied equations [2/2], undated |

Box 1 Folder 27 | Notes and legal pad, undated |

## Series III: Writings by Others |

Box 2 Folder 1 | Adrianov, Anatolli -- photocopied articles, 1976-1993 |

Box 2 Folder 2 | Akizuki, Yasuo -- "An Introduction to Complex Manifolds" -- Typescript [1/3], 1967 |

Box 2 Folder 3 | Akizuki, Yasuo -- "An Introduction to Complex Manifolds" -- Typescript [2/3], 1967 |

Box 2 Folder 4 | Akizuki, Yasuo -- "An Introduction to Complex Manifolds" -- Typescript [3/3], 1967 |

Box 2 Folder 5 | Andrianov, Fedor -- Photocopied articles, 1999 |

Box 2 Folder 6 | Chow, Wei-Liang -- "Zur Algebraischen Geometrie IX," circa 1937 |

Box 2 Folder 7 | Cossec, Francois -- Photocopied articles, 1983-1985 |

Box 2 Folder 8 | Dolgachev, Igor -- "Integral Quadratic Forms: Application to Algebraic Geometry" -- Offprint, 1983 |

Box 2 Folder 9 | Enrique Surfaces -- several scholarly articles by various authors, 1977-1993 |

Box 2 Folder 10 | Faber, Carel -- "Prym Varieties of Triple Cyclic Covers," 1988 |

Box 2 Folder 11 | Gelbart, Stephen and Sally, Paul -- "Intertwining Operators and Automorphic Forms for the Metapleptic Group" -- Typescript [1/6], 1974 |

Box 2 Folder 12 | Gelbart, Stephen and Sally, Paul -- "Intertwining Operators and Automorphic Forms for the Metapleptic Group" -- Typescript [2/6], 1974 |

Box 2 Folder 13 | Gelbart, Stephen and Sally, Paul -- "Intertwining Operators and Automorphic Forms for the Metapleptic Group" -- Typescript [3/6], 1974 |

Box 3 Folder 1 | Gelbart, Stephen and Sally, Paul -- "Intertwining Operators and Automorphic Forms for the Metapleptic Group" -- Typescript [4/6], 1974 |

Box 3 Folder 2 | Gelbart, Stephen and Sally, Paul -- "Intertwining Operators and Automorphic Forms for the Metapleptic Group" -- Typescript [5/6], 1974 |

Box 3 Folder 3 | Gelbart, Stephen and Sally, Paul -- "Intertwining Operators and Automorphic Forms for the Metapleptic Group" -- Typescript [6/6], 1974 |

Box 3 Folder 4 | Grauert, Hans and Riemenschneider, Oswald -- "Verschwindungssatze fur analytische Kohomologiegruppen auf Komplexen Raumen" -- Typescript, undated |

Box 3 Folder 5 | Grothendiek, Alexandre -- Séminaire Géométrique Algébrique de L'Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques -- Typed Lecture Notes [1/6], 1960 |

Box 3 Folder 6 | Grothendiek, Alexandre -- Séminaire Géométrique Algébrique de L'Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques -- Typed Lecture Notes [2/6], 1960 |

Box 3 Folder 7 | Grothendiek, Alexandre -- Séminaire Géométrique Algébrique de L'Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques -- Typed Lecture Notes [3/6], 1961 |

Box 3 Folder 8 | Grothendiek, Alexandre -- Séminaire Géométrique Algébrique de L'Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques -- Typed Lecture Notes [4/6], 1961 |

Box 3 Folder 9 | Grothendiek, Alexandre -- Séminaire Géométrique Algébrique de L'Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques -- Typed Lecture Notes [5/6], 1961 |

Box 3 Folder 10 | Grothendiek, Alexandre -- Séminaire Géométrique Algébrique de L'Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques -- Typed Lecture Notes [6/6], 1962 |

Box 3 Folder 11 | Hoschild, Gerhard -- "Representation Theory of Lie Algebra" -- Typed lecture notes, 1959 |

Box 3 Folder 12 | Hunt, Bruce -- "Arithmetic Quotient of bounded symmetric domains" -- Preliminary and revised Typescript, 1992-1993 |

Box 3 Folder 13 | Hunt, Bruce -- Several Photocopied articles, 1990-1994 |

Box 3 Folder 14 | Igusa, Jun-Ici -- "On Certain Representations of Semi-simple Algebraic Groups" -- Typescript, undated |

Box 4 Folder 1 | Igusa, Jun-ichi -- "On the irreducibility of Schotty's Divisor" -- Typescript, undated |

Box 4 Folder 2 | Iskovskik, Vasilii Alekseevich -- Several Photocopied articles, 1978-1983 |

Box 4 Folder 3 | Iyanaga, Shokichi -- "On the life and works of Teiji Takagi" -- Typescript, undated |

Box 4 Folder 4 | Iyanaga, Shokichi -- "Class Field Theory Notes" -- Typescript, 1961 |

Box 4 Folder 5 | Iyanaga, Shokichi -- "Comments" -- Three typed drafts and Correspondence with Walter Baily, circa 1993 |

Box 4 Folder 6 | Kaplansky, Irving -- "Theory Fields" -- Typescript, 1965 |

Box 4 Folder 7 | Karel, Martein -- "Functional Equations of Certain P-adic Whittaker Functions" -- Typescript, 1979 |

Box 4 Folder 8 | Katsurada, H., and Nagaoka, S. -- "On Some P-acdic properties of Siegel-Eisenstein Series" -- Offprint, 2004 |

Box 4 Folder 9 | Kawada, Yukiyoshi -- "Gauss and Elliptic Functions" -- Publication scan, 1986 |

Box 4 Folder 10 | Kim, Henry H. -- Several Photocopied articles, circa 1990-2000 |

Box 4 Folder 11 | Kodaira K., Nirenberg, L., and Spencer, C. -- "On the Existence of Deformation of Complex Analytic Structures" -- Publication scan, 1958 |

Box 4 Folder 12 | Krieg, A., Minking, E., and Dern, T. -- Several Photocopied articles, 1991-2005 |

Box 4 Folder 13 | Kuga, Michio -- Fiber Varieties over a Symmetric Space Whose Fiber are Abelian Varieties" -- Typed lecture notes, 1963-1964 |

Box 4 Folder 14 | Matsushima, Yozo -- "On Automorphisms and Equivalences of Siegel Domains" -- Typescript, undated |

Box 4 Folder 15 | Morikawa, Hisasi -- "A Note on Holomorphic Vector Bundles over Complex Tori" -- Typescript photocopy, 1971 |

Box 4 Folder 16 | Morita, Yasuo -- "Ihara's Conjectures and Moduli Spaces of Abelian Values" -- Typescript, circa 1980s |

Box 5 Folder 1 | Mumford, David -- "Varieties Defined by Quadratic Equations" -- Typed lecture notes, 1969 |

Box 5 Folder 2 | Oda, Takayuki -- Several Photocopied articles and a note written by Walter Baily, circa 1984-2005 |

Box 5 Folder 3 | Oda's remarks -- Several Photocopied articles by various authors and one page of notes, circa 1984-2000 |

Box 5 Folder 4 | Pjateckii, Sapiro -- "Reduction of the Fields of Modular Functions and the Rings of Functions on P-Adic Manifolds" -- Typescript, undated |

Box 5 Folder 5 | Prym Maps -- Several Photocopied articles by various authors [1/4], 1977-1981 |

Box 5 Folder 6 | Prym Maps -- Several Photocopied articles by various authors [2/4], 1977-1981 |

Box 5 Folder 7 | Prym Maps -- Several Photocopied articles by various authors [3/4], 1977-1981 |

Box 5 Folder 8 | Prym Maps -- Several Photocopied articles by various authors [4/4], 1977-1981 |

Box 5 Folder 9 | Royden, H. L. -- "Remarks on Kobayashi Metric"-- Typescript, undated |

Box 5 Folder 10 | Reich, Daniel -- "P-Adic Function Spaces and the Theory of the Zeta Function" -- Dissertation manuscript, 1966 |

Box 5 Folder 11 | Satake, Ichiro -- Several Photocopied articles, 1980-1991 |

Box 5 Folder 12 | Siegel, Carl -- "Analytic Functions of Several Complex Variables" -- Typed lecture notes, 1948-1952 |

Box 5 Folder 13 | Siegel, Carl -- Lectures on Riemann Matrices" -- Typed lecture notes, 1963 |

Box 6 Folder 1 | Siu, Yum-Tong -- "An Osgood Type Extension Theorem for Coherent Analytic Sheaves" -- Typescript, undated |

Box 6 Folder 2 | Special Surfaces and Solids -- Several Photocopied articles by various authors, 1985-1994 |

Box 6 Folder 3 | Taniguchi, Takashi -- "A Mean Value Theorem for Orders of Degree Zero Divisor Class Groups of Quadratic Extensions Over a Functional Field" -- Offprint, 2004 |

Box 6 Folder 4 | Thimm, Walter -- "Extension of Coherent Analytic Subsheaves" -- Typescript, undated |

Box 6 Folder 5 | Torelli Theorem -- Several Photocopied articles by various authors, 1982-1986 |

Box 6 Folder 6 | Weil, Andre -- "Discontinuous Subgroups of Classical Groups" -- Typed lecture notes, 1958 |

Box 6 Folder 7 | Unknown Author -- "Commutative Algebra" -- Typescripts (one clean copy, one edited), undated |

Box 6 Folder 8 | Unknown Author -- "Chapter Three: Octonion Planes" -- Typescript, undated |

Box 6 Folder 9 | Unknown Author -- "Ensembles Fondamentaux" -- Typescript, undated |

Box 6 Folder 10 | Unknown Author -- "Ensembles Fondamentaux: deuxième construction" -- Typescript photocopy, undated |

Box 6 Folder 11 | Unknown Author -- "Formes Automorphes" -- Typescript, undated |

Box 6 Folder 12 | Unknown Author --"Studies of the Algebraic Geometrical properties of the Moduli Space" and "Main Results" -- Typescript, undated |

Box 6 Folder 13 | Unknown Author -- "Summary of results 4- and 9-dimensional families of K-3 Surfaces" -- Article Fax, 1994 |

Box 6 Folder 14 | Unknown Author -- "The Space of Moduli of a Complex Surface" -- Scanned Publication, 1967 |

Box 6 Folder 15 | Unknown Author -- "Value Distribution of Holomorphic Maps"-- Typescript, undated |

## Series IV: Teaching |

Box 6 Folder 16 | Several Complex Variables -- Typed Lecture Notes, 1957 |

Box 7 Folder 1 | Several Complex Variables II -- Typed Lecture Notes, 1957 |

Box 7 Folder 2 | Notes -- midterm assignment, notes, and photocopied equations [1/3], circa 1992 |

Box 7 Folder 3 | Notes -- midterm assignment, notes, and photocopied equations [2/3], circa 1992 |

Box 7 Folder 4 | Notes -- midterm assignment, notes, and photocopied equations [3/3], circa 1992 |

Box 7 Folder 5 | Notes -- "Course on Modular Functions," undated |

## Series V: Restricted |

Box 8 Folder 1 | Nagoka, Shoyu -- Offprints, Photocopied Articles, Correspondence, and Letter of Recommendation, 1987-2003 |