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Kiltinen, John papers Edit

Summary

Identifier
MSS-231
Finding Aid Author
Glenda Ward
Finding Aid Date
3/20/2013
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description
English
Finding Aid Note
OCLC#833198746

Dates

  • 1968-1993 (Creation)
  • 1972 – 1990 (Creation)

Extents

  • 7 Cubic Feet (Whole)

Notes

  • Biographical/Historical

    John Kiltinen was born in Marquette, Michigan on June 8, 1942. He attended the John D. Pierce School for grades K-12 and graduated in 1960. Dr. Kiltinen attended Northern Michigan University (NMU) as an undergraduate and received his Ph. D. in Mathematics from Duke University in North Carolina. After graduate school, Dr. Kiltinen taught at the University of Minnesota for four years before returning to NMU as a faculty member in 1971. After his retirement in 2007, Dr. Kiltinen established the "Kiltinen Mathematics and Computer Science Idea Endowment."

    Dr. Kiltinen was involved with the Summer Institute for the Arts and Sciences, the Visiting Science Lecturer Program, and Sigma Xi lecturer series. He was also involved in the development of the Seaborg Center and was the Director of the Seaborg Summer Science Academy. He also participated in the development and operation of the Michigan Mathematics Placement Exam Program and was involved with the Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition. Dr. Kiltinen became President of the NMU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) in the early 1980s and led the Union through NMU's Declaration of Financial Exigency in 1982. He was also active in both the Finnish Council of America and served the NMU Finn Club as founder and advisor.

    Dr. Kiltinen’s published works include his 1967 dissertation, “Existence, Extension, and Characterization of Ring and Field Topologies” and an article that grew out of it titled, “Embedding a Topological Domain in a Countably Generated Algebraic Ring Extension.” He also wrote a book that was published in 2003, "Oval Track and Other Permutation Puzzles: And Just Enough Group Theory to Solve Them." Dr. Kiltinen’s development of the computer software, “Permutation Puzzles Packages for Windows” also resulted in the publication of articles titled, “Puzzling Over 2-generations of the Symmetric Group” and “Two-Color Hungarian Ring Puzzles.”

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection contains one series, AAUP-Grievances, which contains correspondence related to filed grievances, this series has Restricted Access. Contact University Archivist for additional information.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Permission to publish material from the records of the John Kiltinen papers must be obtained from the University Archivist. The University Archivist may be reached by phone at 906-227-1225, or e-mail, mrobyns@nmu.edu. The University Archivist may also be reached in Room 126 of the Learning Resource Center, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI.

    This collection contains one series, AAUP-Grievances, which has correspondence relating to filed grievances. This folder has restricted use and restricted access. Contact University Archivist for additional information.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], in the John Kiltinen papers, MSS-231, Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives, Northern Michigan University.

  • Related Archival Materials

    For more information, check the following collections: American Association of University Professors (AAUP); Seaborg Center; Department of Math and Computer Sciences; and the Summer Institute.

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection includes photographs, financial reports, correspondence, event programs and schedules, meeting minutes, math placement scores, problem sets, Seaborg Summer Academy participant personal information, and evaluations. The items included document the activities of the AAUP, the Summer Institute for the Arts and Sciences, Seaborg Summer Science Academy, Visiting Lecturer Series Program, and Math Department Records. The collection also includes published works of Dr. Kiltinen.

    Series Descriptions

    Record Series I. Seaborg Summer Science Academy, 1968-1992. 1.25 Cubic Feet (44 folders). This series is arranged by subject and divided into the following files: Evaluations, Follow-ups, and Forms/Planning Materials, Proposals, and Staffing Files/Team Scores, Math Materials and Worksheets, Student Work, and Session Files/Antarctic Program, the National Science Foundation (NSF), Planetary Initiative, and Assorted Materials.

    Record Series II. School Departments and Organizations, 1974-1991. 0.25 Cubic Foot (20 folders). This series is arranged by subject and divided into the following files: Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) and Educational Policy Committee/Salary Information, Faculty Book, Sabbatical Retirement Contributions/School Departments and their materials and the Bureau of School Services/American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES).

    Record Series III. Personal Works. 0.25 Cubic Feet (6 folders). This series is arranged alphabetically and divided into the following files: John Kiltinen/Peggy House.

    Record Series IV. NMU and Committees, 1968-1983. 0.25 Cubic Feet (12 folders). This series is arranged by subject and divided into the following files: Administrative and Executive Committees/Jamrich Farewell Planning Materials/Management Reports and Budget Information/Faculty Advisory Budget Committee (FABC). Record Series V. Visiting Science Lecturer Program (VSLP), 1969-1975. 1 Cubic Foot (17 folders). This series is arranged by subject and divided into the following files: Requests and Confirmations/Forms and Reports/Speakers and Brochures/Letters and Notes/Evaluations.

    Record Series VI. American Association of University Professors, 1971-1983. 0.75 Cubic Feet (16 folders). This series is arranged by subject and divided into the following files: Materials and Bargaining Minutes/Bylaws, Notes, Documents, and Reports/Bulletin and Correspondence/Salary Program Computer Runs.

    Record Series VII. John Kiltinen Oral History Interview by Natalie Yeager and Jaime Ganzel, 2012. (1 item and 1 folder). This series consists of the audiocassette tape of the John Kiltinen oral history interview, a typed transcription of the interview, and the typed listing of questions and topics discussed during the interview.

    Record Series VIII. AAUP-NMU Chapter, 1980-1983. (2 folders). This series is arranged by subject and divided into the following files: Constitution and Bylaws and Chapter Meeting Minutes.

    Record Series IX. AAUP-President's Office, 1980-1983. (4 folders). This series is arranged by subject and divided into the following files: United Way Campaign, Financial Reports, President’s Handwritten Notes, and Correspondence.

    Record Series X. AAUP-Educational Policy Committee (EPC), 1978-1983. (10 folders). This series is arranged by subject and divided into the following files: Bylaws and Directory, Article VII: Budget Reduction; Layoff and Recall, Article VII: Budget Reduction; Layoff and Recall, Article VII: Departmental Presentations, Meeting Minutes, and Tuition Levels.

    Record Series XI. AAUP-Bargaining Council, 1980-1983. (6 folders). This series is arranged by subject and divided into the following files: Meeting Minutes, Salary Package Analysis, Contract Negotiations, Salary Committee Contract Recommendations, and Michigan State University (MSU) Collective Bargaining.

    Record Series XII. AAUP-Contract Administration, 1980-1983. (5 folders). This series is arranged by subject and divided into the following files: Budget Contraction AAUP Position Statement, Salary Freeze Mining Journal Article, In Search of Equity: An Analysis of Administrative Council, Executive/Management and Administrative/Professional Salaries at Northern Michigan University, News Releases and Newsletters, and Correspondence.

    Record Series XIII. AAUP-Board of Control, 1980-1983. (1 folder). This series is arranged chronologically and contains materials relating to the AAUP Board of Control.

    Record Series XIV. AAUP-Library Study Committee, 1981-1982. (1 folder). This series is arranged chronologically and contains materials relating to staffing and budgetary issues of the NMU Library.

    Record Series XV. AAUP- MI State Chapter, 1981, 1983. (3 folders). This series is arranged by subject and is divided into the following files: State Income Tax Increase Issue, State Conference, and Annual Conference.

    Record Series XVI. AAUP-67TH Annual National Meeting, 1981. (1 folder). This series is arranged chronologically and contains materials relating to the 67th Conference of the AAUP held in Washington, D.C.

    Record Series XVII. AAUP-MI Tax Proposals, 1980. (4 folders). This series is arranged by subject and divided into the following files: Proposal A, Proposal D, Flyers, Brochures, Pamphlets, and Newspaper Clippings.

    Record Series XVIII. AAUP-Executive Committee, 1980-1982. (5 folders). This series is arranged by subject and divided into the following files: Meeting Minutes and Phase IV: Academic Position Reduction and Reallocation.

    Record Series XIX. AAUP-Grievances, 1980-1982. (1 folder). Restricted Access and Restricted Use. This series is in original order and contains materials relating to grievances and their litigation. This file has restricted access and is identified as such in the collection.

  • Custodial History

    The John Kiltinen papers were donated to the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives by John Kiltinen in November 2012. Working with Dr. Kiltinen, Archives Student Assistant Natalie Yeager completed the donor agreement on 30 November 2012. The collection was accessioned by Archives Student Assistant Allison Engblom and Archives Student Assistant Natalie Yeager began processing the collection. Archives Student Assistant Glenda Ward completed the processing and the Finding Aid in March 2013.

  • Arrangement

    This collection is arranged by topic and consists of nineteen series of which one has restricted access.

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