S. S.(Samuel Stanley) Wilks papers, 1940-1963

Mss.B.W665

Date: 1940-1963 | Size: 61 Linear feet, Ca. 25,000 items

Abstract

These are chiefly working papers on subjects requiring statistical analysis and letters, reports, and papers relating to professional organizations. There is little personal material.

Background note

As an educator and editor, Wilks stressed the close relationship of theoretical and applied statistics, and was concerned that the American public understand mathematics as a large body of theory and applications woven into engineering, the sciences and practical affairs. He had a long love affair with multivariate analysis and developed the notion of tolerance limits in order statistics; but he also set up quality control courses and prepared reports that led to better techniques of pre-election forecasting. Interested in testing and measurement, he spent thirty years working with the College Entrance Examination Board and the Educational Testing Service.

Wilks was the son of Chance C. Wilks and Bertha May Gammon. His father was a banker, who later turned to farming; and his mother was a talented musician, who instilled her strong sense of curiosity into her sons. He was raised on a 250-acre Texas farm near Little Elm, Texas with his two younger brothers Syrrel and William. Hunting and fishing were his favorite childhood pastimes, but he also built a radio at the age of twelve in 1918, when the technology was new. Wilks attended a rural one-room school and a larger high school in nearby Denton, Texas. During his senior year, Wilks took an advanced placement class in mathematics at North Texas State Teachers College. He matriculated at the North Texas State Teachers College in Denton, Texas, and graduated with an A.B. degree in architecture in 1926. Because his eyesight was poor, Wilks decided to pursue mathematics instead of architecture. While teaching mathematics and industrial arts at an Austin, Texas high school, he did graduate work in mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin, and earned a master's degree in 1928. At the University of Texas his first course in advanced mathematics was on set theory taught by R.L. Moore, who was known for his research in topology, his unusual pedagogy, and his disdain for applied mathematics. Given a strong practical bent, Wilks held greater interest in the fields of probability and statistics taught by Professor Edward L. Dodd. Dodd recommended that Wilks pursue further study in these fields with Professor Henry L. Reitz at the University of Iowa, at the time the center for statistical studies in America. Wilks's doctoral dissertation at the University of Iowa concerned the sampling distribution of the statistics of a variable in which a matching sample had been drawn so as to match an initial sample on a correlated variable. In 1931 he married Gena Orr of Denton, Texas. They had a son named Stanley.

Upon receiving his doctorate from University of Iowa in 1931, Wilks was awarded a (postdoctoral) National Research Council (NRC) Fellowship in mathematics at Columbia University, where he studied with Harold Hotelling, whose name is associated with the T-square statistic, a generalization of Student's t statistic used in multivariate hypothesis testing. The following year he was appointed an NRC International Research Fellow and worked at the University of London and at Cambridge University. While in London, he worked with British statistician and eugenicist Karl Pearson and Scottish agricultural statistician John Wishart, who would later become the first director of the Cambridge University Statistical Laboratory. Wilks's year of study in the United Kingdom was a busy one, since he completed at least six papers. Also, while in London, Wilks's only child Stanley Neal was born. Among the publications that resulted from his NRC International Research fellowship were "Moments and distributions of estimates of population parameters from fragmentary samples" for Annals of Mathematical Statistics and "Certain generalizations in the analysis of variance" for Biometrika. These early works, together with his dissertation, demonstrate Wilks's fondness for problems of multivariate analysis that gave him pleasure throughout his career; but they also show his concern "to get new results into print." In his 1932 Biometrika paper Wilks proposed multivariate criteria, among them one denoted by "W," that is still used today.

Following two years of postdoctoral work, Wilks was called as an instructor in the Department of Mathematics at Princeton University in 1933. Subsequently, he would be promoted to assistant professor in 1936 and associate professor in 1938. In 1944 he became Professor of Mathematics, heading the section on mathematical statistics, after his wartime service. He would stay at Princeton for the remainder of his life.

From the start of his teaching career at Princeton, Wilks showed great interest in developing the undergraduate program in mathematics, slowly developing courses on mathematical statistics. The field was still young, and statistical publications were limited. Harald Cramér's Mathematical Methods of Statistics, the first modern textbook in the field, only appeared in 1946. Although Wilks's various sets of course notes eventually appeared as textbooks such as Statistical Inference (1937), Mathematical Statistics (1943) and Elementary Statistical Analysis (1948), Wilks was criticized for holding back, failing to apply his principles about publishing new findings to textbooks, despite the needs of the times. Later in 1954 he began co-editing the John Wiley Series in Statistics with Walter Shewhart, a major publication effort that transformed statistics for a field that in 1931 had only a few books into one that by 1964 had a large and solid body of literature.

During World War II, Wilks served on the Applied Mathematics Panel of the National Defense Research Committee. A consultant to the Office of Naval Research (ONR), he also organized and directed the Princeton Statistical Research Group to help improve the weaponry and fire doctrine of the U.S. armed forces.

From his first year at Princeton, Wilks was also involved in the work of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) and later the Educational Testing Service (ETS). For over thirty years he worked with the CEEB and ETS, advising them on research design and analysis, on College Board test score scaling and equating, on the development of mathematics tests and on studies of mathematical education. But he also made other contributions to education generally and mathematics education specifically. In 1947 he published a report in the American Mathematical Monthly for the National Research Council on the state of statistics instruction in the U.S., that influenced a reorganization of statistics instruction at the college level. From 1950 he served continuously as the chairman of the ETS Graduate Record Examination's Mathematics Test committee. During the years 1955-58, he served on the CEEB's Commission on mathematics, a group that made important recommendations for the revision of the nation's secondary school mathematics curriculum. In 1957 Wilks coauthored the Commission's experimental book for secondary schools on probability and statistics. Following completion of the Commission's work, he served on the Advisory Board of the School Mathematics Study Group.

Another field in which Wilks made major contributions was quality control. He helped to establish many quality control courses during and after World War II. As a result, Princeton became the site of the annual meeting for the Metropolitan Section of the American Society for Quality Control.

Later in his career, beginning in the 1950's Wilks had opportunities to travel as a researcher and visiting lecturer within the United States and internationally. In 1950-51, he received a Fulbright Scholarship to again do research at Cambridge. In the spring of 1956 he visited universities and research centers in India, Japan and Australia with the assistance of the Ford and Carnegie Foundations. In 1958-59 he toured Texas and Oklahoma as a visiting lecturer for the Mathematical Association of America, specifically requesting these states because of a long-standing interest in their scientific development. In 1963-64 he was a visiting lecturer at the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.

Wilks was one of a small number of statisticians, who helped to create the Institute of Mathematical Statistics in 1935, and negotiated the transfer of its journal, the Annals of Mathematical Statistics, from the hands of its founding editor Henry Carver to the Institute. Wilks assumed the editorship of the Annals in 1938 and held this post through 1949.

From 1945 he also served on the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), founded to advance research in the social sciences. It accomplished this goal by developing and administering programs to assist in training scientists, promoting new fields of research, and relating people and organizations in the context of research problems and the public interest. From 1945-54 he was vice-chairman of the SSRC's Joint Committee on Measurement of Opinion, Attitudes and Consumer Wants, and head of its Committee on Problems and Policy in 1952-54. In 1954-55 he was Chairman of the SSRC Board of Directors and Chairman of the Executive Committee from 1961 until his death.

Wilks also served the Russell Sage Foundation on its Board of Trustees from 1953, and from 1955 until his death he was a member of its Executive Council. These were not pro forma positions for him, since he spent hours examining the Foundation's programs, projects, plans and manuscripts.

Among the honors Wilks enjoyed in his lifetime, were the presidency of American Statistical Association in 1950 and the presidency of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics in 1940. In 1959 he was invited to give the Institute's Rietz Lectures. In 1947 the University of Iowa honored him with a Centennial Alumni Award. He was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society in 1948 and in 1963 was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Wilks, who was always in the best of health, died suddenly in his sleep in his Princeton home on March 7, 1964. His funeral service was held in Denton, Texas on March 11, and he was buried at Little Elm cemetery near Little Elm, Texas. He was survived by his wife Gena, his son Stanley and three granddaughters.

In an obituary written by his Harvard colleague Frederick Mosteller (1916-2006, APS 1961), the author called Wilks a "Statesman of Statistics". Indeed, he considered the relation of statistics and mathematics to the sciences and the nation matters of strong concern.

Collection Information

Physical description

Ca. 25,000 items, 61 linear feet.

Provenance

Presented by Gena Orr Wilks and accessioned, 08/--/1964 (1964 2032ms); additonal material presented by Princeton University and accessioned, 01/--/1965 (1965 90ms).

Indexing Terms


Corporate Name(s)

  • American Association for Public Opinion Research
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Council on Education
  • American Educational Research Association
  • American Institute of Biological Sciences
  • American Mathematical Society
  • American Ordnance Association
  • American Philosophical Society
  • American Society for Testing Materials
  • American Society of Human Genetics
  • American Statistical Association
  • College Entrance Examination Board.
  • Institute of Mathematical Statistics.
  • John Wiley & Sons
  • Mathematical Association of America.
  • National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
  • National Research Council (U.S.). Committee for Research in Problems of Sex
  • National Science Foundation, U.S.
  • Rand Corporation.
  • Russell Sage Foundation.
  • Social Science Research Council (U.S.)
  • System Development Corporation.
  • United States. -- Air Force. -- Systems Command.

Genre(s)

  • Reports.

Subject(s)

  • Ballistics.
  • Mathematical statistics.
  • Mathematics -- Societies, etc.
  • Science -- Societies, etc.
  • Statistics.


Detailed Inventory

Series I. Correspondence
  
Abstracts of Articles
  
Acutarieal Examinations
1954-1963 
Alexander Project
  
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  
American Association for the Advancement of Science
1939-1964 
American Bankers Association. Study
  
American Chemical Society. Statistics Symposium
  
American Council on Education
  
American Educational Research Association
  
American Foundations Information Service
1950-1962 
American Institute of Biological Sciences. Research
1960-1963 
American Institutes for Research
  
American Mathematical Society
1942-1963 
American Mathematical Society. Council Notes and Memoranda
  
American Mathematical Society. Gibbs Lecture
  
American Mathematical Society. Gibbs Lecture Committee
  
American Mathematical Society. National Register
  
American Ordnance Association
  
American Philosophical Society
  
American Philosophical Society. Age Distribution and Mortality of Resident Membership
  
American Philosophical Society. Advisory Committee on Elections
  
American Society for Quality Control
  
American Society for Testing and Materials
  
American Society of Human Genetics
  
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  
American Telephone and Telegraph Company
  
American Telephone and Telegraph Company. Long Lines Problem
  
Analytic Services, Inc.
  
Anderson, Allan George, 1923-2008
  
Anderson, Carolyn. Personnel
  
Anderson, Lois. Personnel
  
Anderson, R. L.. Personnel
  
Appley Committee
  
Applied Mathematical Panel. Navy Surviellance Material
  
Applied Mathematical Panel. Powder Blending Problem
  
Approximations for Digital Computers
  
Archibald, Harriet White
  
Association for Computing Machinery
  
Back Journal Correspondence
  
Bailey, Roland J.. Personnel
  
Bausch, A. F.
  
Bennett-Franklin
  
Berndt, G. D.. Proposal
  
Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company
  
Biomathematical Research Center
  
Biometric Society
  
Bodley's American Friends
  
Boehm, George A. W.. Fortune Article
  
Book Reviews
  
Botwinick, Carmel, 1926-1970. Personnel
  
Bowdoin College
  
Brooklyn College
  
Brown, Lucia Laner
  
Brown, Theodore H., 1888-1973. Statistical Methods for Determining the Size of Direct Mail Tests
  
Burke, Florence. Personnel
  
Cairns, Stewart S. (Stewart Scott), 1904-1982. Bombing Research Group
  
Cairns, Stewart S. (Stewart Scott), 1904-1982. Personnel
  
Canadian Mathematical Congress
  
Carnegie Corporation of New York
  
Carnegie Corporation of New York. Grant
  
Carnegie Institute of Technology
  
Carnegie Mathematical Study
  
Carroll, Mrs. John J.. Personnel
  
Case Institute of Technology
  
Center for Advance Studies in Behavioral Sciences
  
Chemical Education Material Study
  
Childs, Margaret. Personnel
  
Chung, Kai Lai, 1917-2009. Mutually Favorable Events
  
Clark, A. G.. Personnel
  
College Entrance Examination Board
  
College Entrance Examination Board. Commission on Mathematics
  
College Entrance Examination Board. Committee on Aptitude Test
  
College of New Jersey (Ewing, N.J.). Teachers of Mathematical Committee
  
Commission on Mathematics
  
Committee for the Study of Mankind
  
Computing Machines
  
Conference Board of the Associated Research Councils
  
Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences
  
Conference of Southwest Foundations
  
Consumers Union of United States
  
Cornell University. Medical College
  
Cosmos Club (Washington, D.C.)
  
Council for the Division of the Natural Sciences
  
Cowles Commission for Research in Economics
  
Cramer, Harald, 1893-1985
  
Cramer, Harald, 1893-1985. Volume
  
Croft Publications
  
Curtis Publishing Company. Research
  
Curtiss, John Hamilton, 1909-1977
  
Dailey's Problem
  
Defense Research and Engineering
  
Design of Experiments
1950 October 12 

Other Descriptive Information: Talk at Submariner's Conference

Dixon, Wilfrid Joseph, 1915-2008. Personnel
  
Dodge, Harold French, 1893-1976; Romig, Harry Gutelius, 1900-1985. Sampling Inspection Tables
  
Double Sampling Scheme without Replacement
  
D. Van Nostrand Company
  
Dryer, Rose. Personnel
  
Dun and Bradstreet, Inc.
  
Dwyer, Paul S. (Paul Sumner), 1901-1982
  
Dyke's Problem
  
Econometric Society
  
Educational Testing Service. Folder #1
1948-1963 
Educational Testing Service. Folder #2
Undated 
Educational Testing Service. Advanced Graduate Record Examination
  
Educational Testing Service. Carl Brigham Library
  
Educational Testing Service. Carl Fischer Project
  
Educational Testing Service. Carnegie Project
  
Educational Testing Service. Diederich Project
  
Educational Testing Service. Graduate Record Examination
  
Educational Testing Service. Kalin Project
  
Educational Testing Service. National Study of High School Students
  
Educational Testing Service. Physical Science Study Committee
  
Educational Testing Service. Research
  
Educational Testing Service. Russian Study
  
Educational Testing Service. Scaling Study
  
Educational Testing Service. Schultz Problem
  
Educational Testing Service. Study of Mathematical Education
  
Educational Testing Service. Student Survey Project
  
Eighth American Scientific Congress
  
Encyclopaedia Britannica
  
Engineering and Scientific Manpower
  
Engineering Statistics
  
Equitable Life Insurance Company
  
Exams
  
Fellowship
  
Ferris Problem
  
Finney, D. J. (David John)
  
Ford Foundation
  
Ford Foundation. Poland
  
Fortune
  
Foster, Jacqueline G.
  
Foundation News
  
Fourth Berkeley Symposium
  
Fulbright Act
  
George Washington University
  
Ginn and Company
  
Government Support of Scientific Research
  
Governmental Affairs Institute (U.S.)
  
Guggenheim Foundation
  
Harding, Shirley. Personnel
  
Harry Diamond Laboratories
  
Harvard University. Committee on Statistics
  
Hastings, Cecil, 1920-2001. FBRG
  
Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association. Experiment Station
  
Henderson, Wilbur J.
  
Hoover Report
  
Horizons of Science
  
Hotelling, Harold, 1895-1973. Volume
  
Householder, Alston S. (Alston Scott), 1904-1993
  
Hungarian Mathematical Conference
  
Hunter College
  
Industrial Security Letter
  
Industrial Statistics
  
Information Processing
  
Institute for Defense Analysis
  
Institute of Hawaii. Pineapple Research
  
Institute of Mathematical Statistics
1960-1963 
Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Committee on Activities and Development
  
Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Committee on Editor
  
Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Committee on News Letter
  
Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Rietz Lecture
  
Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Visiting Lecture Program
  
Institute of Radio Engineers
  
Inter-American Statistical Institute
  
Inter-American Statistical Institute. Course in Sampling
  
International Business Machines Corporation
  
International Congress of Mathematicians
  
International Council of Scientific Unions
  
International Encyclopedia of Social Sciences
  
International Organization for Standardization. Technical Committee 69
  
International Statistical Institute
1958-1963 
International Statistical Institute. Ottawa
1963 
International Statistical Institute. Tokyo, Japan
  
Jacobe, Sadie Ruth T., 1923-2016
  
Japanese Standards Association
  
John Wiley & Sons
1956-1964 
John Wiley & Sons. Bliss Project
  
John Wiley & Sons. Cost Analysis
  
John Wiley & Sons. Sales Figures
  
John Wiley & Sons. S. S. Wilks Book
  
John Wiley & Sons. Wiley Books in Statistics
  
Johns-Manville Corporation (1926-1981)
  
Kean College of New Jersey
  
Kinsey - Statistical Methods
  
Knorr's Seminar
  
Knox College
  
Lahti, Elizabeth Lewis
  
Letters and Memoranda
  
Lewis, Patricia. Personnel
  
Life (Magazine)
  
McGraw-Hill Book Company
  
Market Research Council
  
Market Research - General Information
  
Mason School. Arithmetic Project
  
Mathematical Association of America
1958 
Mathematical Association of America. Committee on Undergraduate Program
  
Mathematical Association of America. Lectureship
  
Mathematical Association of America. New Jersey Section
  
Mathematical Reviews
  
Mathematical Science Membership Figures
  
Mathematical Society. Membership Figures
  
Meites, Thelma Steinberg, 1924-2004
  
Merritt, Priscilla. Computer
  
Metron
  
Miscellany
  
Mood, Alexander M., 1913-2009. Personnel
  
Morrow, Dorothy
  
Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. Personnel
  
Multidimensional Outliers
  
Murphy, Ray Bradford, 1922-2017. Confidence Limits from Hypergeometric Distribution
  
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
  
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.). Committee on Battery Additives
  
National Applied Mathematics Laboratories
  
National Broadcasting Company
  
National Committee for Mathematics
  
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  
National Defense Education Act
  
National Health Survey (U.S.)
  
National Industrial Conference Board
  
National Lead Company
  
National Opinion Research Center
  
National War College (U.S.). Strategic Research Group. Field Bombing Research Group, Combat Analysis Branch
  
Naval Ordnance Laboratory
  
Naval Proving Ground (Dahlgren, Va.)
  
New Fields and Organizations in the Mathematical Sciences
  
New Jersey Telephone Company
  
New York Academy of Sciences
  
New York Bell Telephone Company
  
New York (City). Department of Health. Statistics
  
New York City Statistical Test
  
New York Mathematics Program for High School Students
  
New York (State). Department of Civil Service
  
New York Stock Exchange
  
New York University. College of Engineering
  
New York University. Institute of Mathematical Sciences
  
Newark Air Procurement District
  
Newman, Doris. New York Group
  
Nicholson, George E. Jr.
  
Oklahoma Statistics Institute
  
Oberg, Edwin Nathaniel, 1906-1993
  
Operations Evaluation Group
  
Operations Research
  
Operations Research Society of America
  
Order Statistics
  
Peach, Paul
  
Perrine, Edith. Personnel
  
Personnel
  
Poisson Distribution
  
Policy Committee for Mathematics
  
Price's Project
  
Prichard, Kathleen. Personnel
  
Princeton University. Commencement
1940 
Psychometric Society
  
Quantification Conference
  
Rand Corporation
  
Rand Corporation. Project
  
Randomization Procedures for Drawing Deventures
  
Randuzycki, Anna F.
  
Ransom's Problem
  
Reader's Digest Association
  
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  
Reprints Requests
  
Research Triangle Institute
  
Reviews
  
Rice University
  
Rider, Paul Reece, 1888-1984
  
Rietz, H. L. (Henry Lewis), 1875-1943
  
Rios, Sixto, 1913-2008
  
Rockefeller Foundation
  
Romig, Harry Gutelius, 1900-1985
  
Roper, Elmo, 1900-1971
  
Ross, Euthie. Personnel
  
Roulette Data
  
Royal Statistical Society (Great Britain)
  
Russell Sage Foundation
  
Russell Sage Foundation. Agendas
1957-1963 
Russell Sage Foundation. Miscellaneous
  
Russell Sage Foundation. New York City Project
  
Russell Sage Foundation. Trustees
  
Rust's Problem - Targets
  
Rutgers University
  
Ryavec's Problem
  
Sampling and the Reliability of Information
  
Sassman, Alfred S., 1924-1986. Computer
  
SCAMP
1962 
Schwartz, Nathan. Personnel
  
Science
  
Science Education News
  
Scientific American
  
Scientific Quality Control in American Industry
  
Scope of Statistics
  
Shafer, Ruth S.. Computer
  
Social Science Research Council
1958-1961 
Social Science Research Council. Board of Directors
1956 
Social Science Research Council. Executive Committee
  
Social Science Research Council. Glaser's Project
  
Social Science Research Council. Gulliksen's Project
  
Social Science Research Council. Mathematical Science Book
  
Social Science Research Council. Mathematical Training for Social Science Students
  
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  
Society of Quality Control Engineers (Buffalo, N.Y.)
  
South America - Statistical Matters
  
Southern New England Telephone Company
  
Statistical Abstracting Proposal
  
Statistical Notes
  
Statistical Personnel
  
Statistical Personnel. Requests for
  
Statistical Problems
  
Statistical Technique Group
  

Other Descriptive Information: John Tukey's Proposal

Statistics Departments
  

Other Descriptive Information: Other Universities

Stewart's (J. Q.) Conference
  
Stoddard, Charlotte, 1907-1967. Personnel
  
Surveys & Research Corporation
  
Symposium on Basic Science
  
System Development Corporation
  
Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association
  
Teaching of Mathematics
  
Technometrics
  
Television Program in Statistics
  
Thornhill, Dorothy M.
  
Tompkins, Julia. Personnel
  
Transportation Corporation Advisory Committee
  
Tucker, Albert W. (Albert William), 1905-1995. Personnel
  
Tucker, Ledyard R., 1910-2004. Notes on Standardization of Test Scores II-B
  
Tysver, Joseph Bryce, 1918-1996
  
Undergraduate Statistical Training
  
Unesco
  
Unesco. Newsletter
  
United States. Air Force. Air Material Command, Aeronautical Systems Center
  
United States. Air Force. Air Research and Development Command
  
United States. Air Force. Office of Scientific Research
  
United States. Air Force. School of Aviation Medicine
  
United States. Air Force. Security Service
  
United States. Army. Ballistic Research Laboratory
  
United States. Army. Correspondence
  
United States. Army. McAuliffe Request
  
United States. Army Air Forces. American Mathematical Personnel. Personnel Combat Analysis Section, Management Control
  
United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  
United States. Bureau of Selective Service
  
United States. Bureau of the Budget. Office of Statistical Standards
  
United States. Bureau of the Census
  
United States. Bureau of the Census. Literature on Sampling
  
United States Civil Service Commission. Statistical Series
  
United States Civil Service Commission. Statistics
  
United States. Congress. Congressional Record Digest
  
United States. Federal Trade Commission. ADX2
  
United States. Mutual Security Agency
  
United States. National Bureau of Standards
  
United States. National Committee for Unesco
  
United States. Office of Defense Mobilization
  
United States. Office of Ordnance Research. Princeton Project
  
United States. President's Service Advisory Committee. Panel on Scientific Manpower
  
United States. President's Service Advisory Committee. Task Group on Manpower Statistics
  
United States. Research Board for National Security
  
Universidad de los Andes
  
Universidad Nacional de Mexico
  
University of California, Berkeley. Loyalty Oath
  
University of Chicago. Department of Statistics
  
University of Florida
  
University of Illinois. Committee on School Mathematics
  
University of London
  
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Institute of Statistics
  
University of Pennsylvania. Graduate School
  
University of the Philippines. Statistical Training Center
  
University of Texas
  
Vanuxem Lectures
1950 
Vassar College
  
Votaw, David Freeman, 1918-2008
  
W. A. Benjamin, Inc.
  
Waldes-Kohinoor, Inc.
  
Walsh, John E. (John Edward), 1919-1972
  
Waterman, Alan Tower, 1892-1967
  

Other Descriptive Information: Draft deferments

Waverly Press. Correspondence
  
Wilks, S. S. (Samuel Stanley), 1906-1964. Combinatorial Test for the Problem of Two Samples from Continuous Distributions
  
Wilks, S. S. (Samuel Stanley), 1906-1964. Elementary Statistical Analysis
1948 

Other Descriptive Information: Manuscript

Wilks, S. S. (Samuel Stanley), 1906-1964. Elementary Statistical Analysis. Correspondence
  
Wilks, S. S. (Samuel Stanley), 1906-1964. Elementary Statistical Analysis. Critique
  
Wilks, S. S. (Samuel Stanley), 1906-1964. Fundamental Concepts of Modern Statistics for General Education
  
Wilks, S. S. (Samuel Stanley), 1906-1964. Introduction to Statistical Inference
  
Wilks, S. S. (Samuel Stanley), 1906-1964. Life Insurance
  
Wilks, S. S. (Samuel Stanley), 1906-1964. Mathematics and the Social Sciences
1960 
Wilks, S. S. (Samuel Stanley), 1906-1964. Outline of Fundamental Applications of Punched Card Methods in Statistical Analysis
  
Wilks, S. S. (Samuel Stanley), 1906-1964. Statistical Aspects of the Design of Experiments
1955 
Wilks, S. S. (Samuel Stanley), 1906-1964. Statistical Inference in Geology
1963 
Wilks, S. S. (Samuel Stanley), 1906-1964. Teaching Statistical Inference in Elementary Mathematics Courses
1958 
Williams, Evelyn Campbell, 1920-2012. Correspondence
  
Williams, John Davis, 1909-1964. Correspondence
  
Williams, John Davis, 1909-1964. Personnel
  
Wilson, Carroll L.. Stimulating Discovery and Invention
  
Winsor, Charles P., 1895-1951. Personnel
  
Wishart, John, 1898-1956
  
Woodrow, Raymond J.. Committee on Project Research and Inventions
  
Woodward, Grace
  
World Congress of Mathematics
  
Yale University. Study Group for High School Mathematics
  
Yale University. Statistical Group
  
Series II. American Statistical Association
  
American Statistical Association. Folder #1
1943-1948 
American Statistical Association. Folder #2
1948-1961 
American Statistical Association. Abstracting Service
  
American Statistical Association. Acting President
  
American Statistical Association. Acceptance Sampling Monograph
  
American Statistical Association. Advisory Committee for Statistical Standards
  
American Statistical Association. American Statistician
  
American Statistical Association. Annual Meeting
1951 
American Statistical Association. Army Request
  
American Statistical Association. Board of Directors
1948-1951 
American Statistical Association. Business and Economics Statistics Section
  
American Statistical Association. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  
American Statistical Association. Bureau of Mines Project
  
American Statistical Association. Career Pamphlet
  
American Statistical Association. Central New Jersey Chapter
  
American Statistical Association. Chapters
  
American Statistical Association. Charter for Commission on Statistical Standards
  
American Statistical Association. Commission on Statistical Standards and Organizations
  
American Statistical Association. Commission on Teaching of Statistics
  
American Statistical Association. Committee Appointments
  
American Statistical Association. Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies
  
American Statistical Association. Committee on Central Office
  
American Statistical Association. Committee on Committees
  
American Statistical Association. Committee on Elections - Folder #1
1950 
American Statistical Association. Committee on Elections - Folder #2
Undated 
American Statistical Association. Committee on Executive Director
  
American Statistical Association. Committee on Fellows
  
American Statistical Association. Committee on Price Statistics
  
American Statistical Association. Conmittee on Publication
  
American Statistical Association. Committee on Selecting Secretary
  
American Statistical Association. Committee on the Journal
  
American Statistical Association. Committee on United States National Committee on Statistics
  
American Statistical Association. Committee to Consider the Long Range Problems of the American Statistical Association
  
American Statistical Association. Committees
1951 
American Statistical Association. Constitution
  
American Statistical Association. Corporate Membership
  
American Statistical Association. Correspondence with Stanley March
  
American Statistical Association. Correspondence with Sylvia Weyl
  
American Statistical Association. Council Meeting
1950 
American Statistical Association. Detroit Chapter
  
American Statistical Association. Director of Statistical Standards
  
American Statistical Association. Editorial for American Statistician
  
American Statistical Association. General Correspondence
  
American Statistical Association. Information Booklet
  
American Statistical Association. Journal Editorial Policy
  
American Statistical Association. Malinowski Project
  
American Statistical Association. Meeting Announcements
  
American Statistical Association. Memorandum on Further Development of American Statistical Association
  
American Statistical Association. Midwest Conference
  
American Statistical Association. Miscellaneous Committees
  
American Statistical Association. Miscellany
  
American Statistical Association. Monographs
  
American Statistical Association. Mosteller Committee
  
American Statistical Association. National Placement Service
  
American Statistical Association. New Objectives (Long Range View of the American Statistical Association)
  
American Statistical Association. New York Metropolitan Chapter
  
American Statistical Association. Presidential Speech, Chicago Meeting
1950 
American Statistical Association. Problem of Biometrics
  
American Statistical Association. Problems
1947-1950 
American Statistical Association. Problems of Committee on Engineering and Physical Science
  
American Statistical Association. Program Committee
1950-1951 
American Statistical Association. Proposed Section on Statistics on the Social Sciences
  
American Statistical Association. Regional Matters
  
American Statistical Association. Reviews Project
  
American Statistical Association. Royal Statistical Gift
  
American Statistical Association. Rulebook for Speakers
  
American Statistical Association. Sampling Committee
  
American Statistical Association. Statistical Reviews
  
American Statistical Association. Statistical Standards, Advisory Committee
  
American Statistical Association. Statistician's Handbook
  
American Statistical Association. Time Series Monograph
  
American Statistical Association. Ullman Study
  
American Statistical Association. Undergraduate Statistical Education
  
American Statistical Association. University of Illinois Conference
  
Series III. National Research Council (U.S.)
  
National Research Council (U.S.)
1931-1934 
National Research Council (U.S.). Advisory Committee for Official Scientific Personnel
  
National Research Council (U.S.). Air Force Systems Command, Advisory Committee
  
National Research Council (U.S.). American Mathematics Society. Commission on Planning
  
National Research Council (U.S.). Application of Mathematics
  
National Research Council (U.S.). Awards Officer
  
National Research Council (U.S.). Beebe, Gilbert W. (Gilbert Wheeler), 1912-2003
  
National Research Council (U.S.). Board of Directors
1955 
National Research Council (U.S.). Careers on Mathematics
  
National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on American Scientific and Technical Bibliography
  
National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Applied Mathematical Statistics
  
National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Fire Research
  
National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Fulbright Appointment
  
National Research Council (U.S.). Conference on Research Potential and Training in Mathematical Sciences
  
National Research Council (U.S.). Deferment of Scientists
  
National Research Council (U.S.). Division of Mathematics
  
National Research Council (U.S.). Division of Mathematics. Annual Meeting
1959-1960 
National Research Council (U.S.). Division of Mathematics. Annual Report
  
National Research Council (U.S.). Division of Mathematics. Battery Additive Committee
  
National Research Council (U.S.). Division of Mathematics. Committee Travel Grants
  
National Research Council (U.S.). Division of Mathematics. Executive Council
  
National Research Council (U.S.). Division of Mathematics. Fellowship Opportunity
  
National Research Council (U.S.). Division of Mathematics. Industrial Conference
  
National Research Council (U.S.). Division of Mathematics. Office of Foreign Relations
  
National Research Council (U.S.). Division of Mathematics. School of Mathematical Study
  
National Research Council (U.S.). Division of Mathematics. Space Research
  
National Research Council (U.S.). Division of Mathematics. United States National Committee
  
National Research Council (U.S.). Division of Mathematics. Zipping Problem
  
National Research Council (U.S.). Division of Medical Science
  
National Research Council (U.S.). Divisional Committee for Social Science
  
National Research Council (U.S.). Evaluation Committee in Physical Sciences
  
National Research Council (U.S.). Expense Vouchers
  
National Research Council (U.S.). International Congress of Mathematics
1962 
National Research Council (U.S.). International Mathematical Union
  
National Research Council (U.S.). Joint National Research Council. Social Science Research Committee