Frederick Mosteller Papers

Mss.Ms.Coll.137

Date: 1934-2005 | Size: 20 Linear feet

Abstract

A prolific and decorated scholar, a talented and hard-working administrator, and an encouraging and supportive mentor, Frederick Mosteller was one of the leading statisticians of the twentieth century. He wrote and edited over 50 books and published nearly 350 papers. He was instrumental in establishing the Statistics Department at Harvard University, where he taught and administered for over 50 years. Mosteller contributed to numerous studies in wide-ranging fields from social sciences to healthcare to education. His work was widely recognized and hailed as influential, both in its breadth and content. He was celebrated as both a scholar and leader in statistics. The Mosteller Papers are an important source for scholars in multiple disciplines, both for those interested in particular ground-breaking studies, and for those interested in the history of statistics and statistical methodology. The Mosteller Papers provide an interesting insight into the work of Frederick Mosteller. Including correspondence, manuscripts, printed matter, and awards and certificates, the collection is comprised of twenty linear feet of material from Mosteller's professional life. The collection contains expansive records of Mosteller's time at Harvard University, as a scholar, a teacher, and an administrator. It includes insight into his thoughts, his works, and his activities. Throughout his long and illustrative career, Mosteller collaborated with a wide variety of experts in diverse fields, and contributed to numerous committees and studies, both within academia and in a wider milieu, and the papers attest to that.

Background note

A prolific and decorated scholar, a talented and hard-working administrator, and an encouraging and supportive mentor, Frederick Mosteller was one of the leading statisticians of the twentieth century. He wrote and edited over 50 books and published nearly 350 papers. He was instrumental in establishing the Statistics Department at Harvard University, where he taught and administered for over 50 years. Mosteller contributed to numerous studies in wide-ranging fields from social sciences to healthcare to education. His work was widely recognized and hailed as influential, both in its breadth and content. He was celebrated as both a scholar and leader in statistics. The Mosteller Papers are an important source for scholars in multiple disciplines, both for those interested in particular ground-breaking studies and for those interested in the history of statistics and statistical methodology.

Charles Frederick Mosteller was born on December 24, 1916, in Clarksburg, West Virginia. His father, William Roy Mosteller, was a road builder and his mother, Helen Kelley Mosteller, was an accounting clerk and homemaker. Frederick Mosteller grew up in the Pittsburgh area and graduated from Schenley High School, where he helped form the chess team. He pursued his collegiate studies at nearby Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University), initially focusing on engineering. Due in part to the influence of Edwin G. Olds, Mosteller changed the focus of his studies. Olds challenged the young scholar and opened his eyes to the practical application of statistics. Up to that point, Mosteller believed mathematics to be primarily a theoretical field. Olds, through his own interests in probability and statistics, demonstrated to Mosteller the application of statistics to practical matters.

During his sophomore year at Carnegie Institute, Mosteller met his future wife, Virginia Gilroy, a student at the Margaret Morrison School for Women. They married in 1941. The Mostellers had two children, William (born 1947) and Gale Robin (born 1953).

Mosteller received Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in mathematics from Carnegie Institute in 1938-1939. He pursued further education in statistics at Princeton University, where he studied under Samuel Wilks and John Tukey. Mosteller earned a Master of Arts (1941) and Ph.D. (1946) from the university.

He was hired to lecture in the Department of Social Relations. The department consisted of a highly active, intellectually curious, interdisciplinary group of social scientists from different fields -- in particular, anthropology, psychology, and sociology. It was led by Talcott Parsons, a sociologist who appreciated the use of quantitative theory and methodology.

During this early period of his professional career, Mosteller served as chief of the technical staff of a Social Science Research Council committee investigating the erroneous predictions from pre-election poling during the 1948 presidential election. The committee found that pollsters had overestimated their predictive ability and neglected the difficulties in predicting a close election. It also found the faulty nature of quota sampling and pre-elective polling. He also undertook a long, eight-year collaboration with nuclear physicist Robert Bush on developing mathematical models for learning. The culminating work from this endeavor was Stochastic Models for Learning (1955). The Bush-Mosteller work on learning theory proved instrumental in laying the foundations for mathematical psychology.

During this time, Mosteller formed a professional relationship that was to benefit him greatly. In 1952, he began working with Cleo Youtz, a research mathematician. Youtz worked closely with Mosteller for half a century until his full retirement from Harvard in 2003, assisting and contributing with his research and writing, and helping to serve at times as secretary or administrator.

While he found the atmosphere at the interdisciplinary Department of Social Relations to be stimulating, Mosteller began to call for an academic home for statisticians at Harvard. Prior to 1946, statisticians at the university were scattered across numerous departments. Statistics was treated not as a distinct discipline, but as a methodology within other disciplines. Along with statistician colleagues in the mathematics and engineering departments, Mosteller approached Provost Paul Buck in 1949 and proposed the creation of a new department of statistics. Initially told that the field was too narrow for its own department, Mosteller did not despair. After spending a year of sabbatical (1954-1955) at the University of Chicago, which did possess a statistics department, Mosteller renewed his call for a new department at Harvard. Fortunately, a new provost with a mathematics background, McGeorge Bundy, arrived at Harvard, and after creating a Committee on Applied Mathematics and Statistics (Mosteller chaired the subcommittee on statistics), the prospect of creating a new department seemed to be more likely. Mosteller received a setback when Bundy informed him that the funds were lacking to establish a new department. Disheartened, Mosteller considered a job offer from Chicago, only to be told by Bundy that a new department could be established, provided the Faculty approved. On February 12, 1957, Mosteller presented his case to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. After a brief discussion and debate (14 minutes), the motion was approved, and Mosteller succeeded in creating a new academic department at Harvard University. Later in life, when asked how he established a new department at on old university, Mosteller replied, "Very slowly."

As a thesis advisor, Mosteller primarily advised students who were interested in methods of data analysis. Mosteller highly valued education, enjoyed teaching, and jumped at the chance to teach mathematics and statistics to a wider public audience in 1961. He filmed a series of introductory lectures on statistics for NBC, as part of the Continental Classroom. The programs ran nationally and were used by secondary schools, colleges, and universities. Mosteller ended each program with a poignant Latin phrase: Disce ut semper victurus, vive ut cras moriturus ("Learn as if you would live forever, live as if you would die tomorrow").

With David Wallace, Mosteller wrote a revolutionary work, Inference and Disputed Authorship: The Federalist (1964), addressing the authorship of the fifteen disputed Federalist Papers. Using Bayesian inference on texts where the authorship was known, they noted the different author's tendency to use certain non-contextual words--conjunctions, prepositions, and articles. By noting the frequency at which certain words were used and comparing the results of the known texts with the unknown texts, Mosteller and Wallace determined that James Madison was most likely the author of the disputed texts. Their work was impressive for its scope--it was an early attempt at large-scale Bayesian applications--and it involved the use of text data-mining, a technique that became popular in subsequent statistical studies.

With an interest in social sciences and an inner drive which moved him to seek to make a difference in the world, Frederick Mosteller participated in various public policy studies throughout his career. He took part in the National Halothane Study (1966-1968), a large-scale study undertaken to determine if the anesthetic halothane was safe for public use. Collaborating with physicians and working on public health issues became an important part of Mosteller's professional life. Mosteller subsequently worked on medical technology assessment with Henry Beecher and numerous other anesthesiologists at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Mosteller served on the President's Commission on Federal Statistics (1971). His group, which included Richard Light and Herbert Winokur, looked at field studies in federal reports and recommended that field studies and randomized trials should be used more frequently in analyzing social, health, and welfare programs, and that the government should work on improving the climate for performing field studies.

Working with Daniel Patrick Moynihan, then a professor of government at Harvard, Mosteller co-wrote the influential and thought-provoking work On Equality of Educational Opportunity (1972). In response to the polemical Coleman Report on inequalities in public education, Moynihan and Thomas Pettigrew organized a large university-wide seminar at Harvard to debate the report. Mosteller became involved in the seminars, played a major role in the statistical reanalysis of the data from the report, and partnered with Moynihan in editing and organizing the written work that evolved from the discussions.

Frederick Mosteller believed in the importance of statisticians taking part in empirical work, and would often encourage his students and colleagues to broaden the scope of their studies. This belief enabled his involvement with the School of Public Health at Harvard in 1973. Mosteller and Howard Hiatt, dean of the school, established an interdisciplinary faculty seminar on health and medicine. The seminar addressed another important need. Prior to the formation of the seminar, little work had been done on evaluating procedures in health and medicine. Smaller groups also grew out of the seminar. Mosteller chaired the Surgery Group, and continued his involvement with this group into the 1980s. At least one major work came from the seminar. Working with fellow seminar participants John Bunker and John Barnes, Mosteller edited an influential work on the subject of evaluating medical procedures--Costs, Risks, and Benefits of Surgery (1977).

Influenced by the success of the faculty seminar at the School of Public Health, Howard Hiatt sought to strengthen the quantitative side of the health services at Harvard. With the approval of the retiring chairman of the Biostatistics department, Hiatt approached Mosteller in 1977 to lead the department. Given the opportunity to expand the department and to pursue research in medical statistics, Mosteller was happy to accept. Under his leadership, the biostatistics department expanded and prospered. Among those added to the staff by Mosteller were noted biostatistician Marvin Zelen and a group of statisticians who were experts in clinical trials, particularly in trials dealing with cancer. During his time at Biostatistics, Mosteller, along with Lawrence Thibodeau and James Ware, also developed a quantitative course in biostatistics for physicians.

After four years heading Biostatistics, Mosteller was approached to lead another department in the School of Public Health, the department of Health Policy and Management (HP & M). The department was in its embryonic stages of development and was comprised of heterogeneous disciplines. It included faculty with business training and specialists in health care, economists, evaluators, and policy analysts. HP & M was in need of a new organization and a new leader, an experienced administrator with a strong research background and an interest in policy. Prior to Mosteller's arrival, the department was disorganized, loosely grouped around a series of committees. Under Mosteller's influence, a new direction for HP & M began to take shape. He was able to reorganize the administration and to promote a team-first attitude among a disparate faculty by instituting regular department colloquia. Additionally, he strengthened the academics of the department by promoting a strong doctoral program and stressing the importance of international health. HP & M thrived under Mosteller's guidance for six years (1981-1987).

In addition to his departmental and teaching duties, Mosteller continued to be involved with policy formulation and interdisciplinary pursuits. He chaired the Health Science Policy Working Group, which met monthly and attracted university-wide interest among several schools and departments. In 1987, he also became involved with the Technology Assessment Group, which focused on evaluating medical technologies. A primary emphasis of this group was meta-analysis, the combination and analysis of quantitative information from several comparable studies, and it provided a useful look in to the complex process by which advances in medical technology affect policies that promote the public good.

In 1990 Howard Hiatt tapped Mosteller to lead a project entitled "Initiatives for Children" at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The initiatives sought to provide an analysis of programs affecting children, particularly educational programs, from birth through college. The scope of the project was quite broad. In addition to education, it also addressed areas of health, discipline, law, and public policy. The project began as a series of seminars on education, and eventually led to several studies and publications.

In addition to his contributions to academe and public policy, Mosteller was one of the first to apply serious statistical modeling to sports. The loss of his favorite baseball team, the Boston Red Sox, to the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1946 World Series sparked a lifelong interest in sports statistics. His subsequent work published in 1952, analyzing the probability of the better team winning a World Series, was particularly ground-breaking. Throughout his career, he undertook further sports-related studies on baseball, football, and golf, and was fond of using sports examples in his textbooks. Besides enjoying sports, other hobbies of Mosteller included magic, playing cards, and spending time at his summer home on Cape Cod.

After officially retiring from teaching and administration in 1992, Mosteller continued to play an active role in the world of statistics. He maintained an office in the Department of Statistics at Harvard, undertaking research, writing, and advising other scholars. His papers attest to the breadth of scholarship which he continued to pursue, up until the final chapters of his life. Mosteller's wife, Virginia, predeceased him, passing away in 2001. Frederick Mosteller died in Arlington, Virginia, after a long illness on July 23, 2006.

Mosteller was widely decorated and his scholarship and accomplishments were recognized by numerous academic and honorary institutions. He received honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Chicago (1973), Carnegie Mellon University (1974), Yale University (1981), Wesleyan University (1983), and Harvard University (1991). Some of the honorary societies he belonged to included: American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Philosophical Society (1961), Institute of Medicine, International Statistical Institute, and the Royal Statistical Society. He served as the president of several professional bodies including the Psychometric Society, the American Statistical Association, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the International Statistical Institute. In 1992, the Frederick Mosteller Professorship was established at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Frederick Mosteller has the distinction of being the only person to have chaired four different departments at Harvard: Social Relations (1953-1954); Statistics (1957-1969, 1973, 1975-1977); Biostatistics (1977-1981); and, Health Policy and Management (1981-1987).

Scope and content

The Mosteller Papers provide an interesting insight into the work of Frederick Mosteller. Including correspondence, manuscripts, printed matter, and awards and certificates, the collection is comprised of twenty linear feet of material from Mosteller's professional life. The collection contains expansive records of Mosteller's time at Harvard University as a scholar, a teacher, and an administrator. It includes insight into his thoughts, his works, and his activities. Throughout his long career, Mosteller collaborated with a wide variety of experts in diverse fields, and contributed to numerous committees and studies, both within academia and in a wider milieu, and the papers attest to that.

While the correspondence in the collection is not as prolific as one might expect from such a long-serving scholar, it does offer a glimpse into Mosteller's thinking and works. In particular, along with a variety of annotated manuscript drafts, one can readily see his ability to work efficiently and cooperatively with other scholars. His production as a scholar was prolific, and his organizational skills were impressive.

Mosteller believed in the efficacy of writing multiple drafts in producing a scholarly work. He believed this was especially important with collaborative works. He referred to the first, embryonic draft as a "zeroth" draft, whereby he attempted to sketch his thoughts as quickly as possible, to let the ideas flow. After that, he welcomed any and all criticism to improve the final product, which could well take several drafts to perfect. There are several examples of this work process in the collection.

Mosteller was a meticulous collector of source material, and maintained a comprehensive collection of reprints of both his own work and the work of others. Commonly available reprints were deaccessioned from the collection, but what remains in the collection attests to the thoroughness of Mosteller's scholarship. A list of deaccessioned materials is available.

Original order was maintained in arranging the collection. Mosteller housed his papers in numerous three-ring binders. In order to facilitate access to materials and to allow for better preservation, materials were re-housed into acid-free folders.

Arrangement

Series I. Correspondence1949-20053.5 linear feet
Series II. Subject Files1947-20023.5 linear feet
Series III. Works by Mosteller1941-20044.5 linear feet
Series IV. Works by Others1934-20053 linear feet
Series V. Memoranda1969-1990 2 linear feet
Series VI. Diplomas, Certificates, and Awards1938-20013.5 linear feet

Digital objects note

This collection contains digital materials that are available in the APS Digital Library. Links to these materials are provided with context in the inventory of this finding aid. A general listing of digital objects may also be found here.

Collection Information

Physical description

20 linear feet.

20 linear feet.

Provenance

Gift of William Mosteller and Gale Mosteller, 2006 (M2006-15).

Preferred citation

Cite as: Frederick Mosteller Papers, American Philosophical Society.

Processing information

Processed by Anne Harney and Michael Miller, 2009-2012

Separated material

Numerous reprints and offprints from sources which are readily-available at other libraries were deaccessioned from the collection. The works were both written by and collected by Mosteller. A list of the works removed from the collection is available in the APS library.

Related material

The APS holds the papers of Mosteller's mentor and colleague, John W. Tukey (Ms Coll 117); and the papers of Samuel Wilks (Mss B W665), Mosteller's thesis professor at Princeton.

Bibliography

Fienberg, Stephen E., ed., et al. A Statistical Model: Frederick Mosteller's Contributions to Statistics, Science, and Public Policy. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1990. Call number: 519.5 F32s

Mosteller, Frederick. The Pleasures of Statistics: The Autobiography of Frederick Mosteller. Edited by Stephen E. Fienberg, David C. Hoaglin, and Judith M. Tanur. New York: Springer, 2010. Call number: B M85p

Indexing Terms


Corporate Name(s)

  • Addison-Wesley Publishing Company
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • American Statistical Association
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Harvard University. Department of Statistics
  • National Science Foundation
  • New England Journal of Medicine

Personal Name(s)

  • Bunker, John P.
  • Kaptchuk, Ted J.
  • Kim, James S.
  • Kruskal, William, 1919-2005
  • Light, Richard
  • Marks, Harry M.
  • McPeek, Bucknam
  • Miech, Edward J.
  • Moses, Lincoln E.
  • Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006
  • Moynihan, Daniel P. (Daniel Patrick), 1927-2003
  • Nave, Bill
  • Petrosino, Anthony J.
  • Sachs, Jason A.
  • Tukey, John W. (John Wilder), 1915-2000
  • Wallace, David L. (David Lee), 1928-
  • Wallis, W. Allen (Wilson Allen), 1912-1998
  • Youtz, Cleo

Subject(s)

  • Education -- United States.
  • English language -- Word frequency
  • Mathematical statistics.
  • Medical statistics
  • Public health -- United States.
  • Social sciences -- Statistical Methods
  • Sports -- Statistics
  • Statistical Methods
  • Statisticians -- United States
  • Statistics.

Collection overview

1949-2005 3.5 Linear feet Box 1-7
1947-2002 3.5 Linear feet Box 7-14
1941-2004 4.5 Linear feet Box 15-23

In cataloging his works, Mosteller numbered each work in the order it was written. A number associated with a record reflects this chronological order.

1934-2005 3 Linear feet Box 24-29
1969-1990 2 Linear feet Box 30-33
1938-2001 3.5 Linear feet Box 33-40


Detailed Inventory

 I. Correspondence
1949-2005 3.5 Linear feet Box 1-7
 Abt Books
1980-1982 Box 1
 Achilles, C. M.
2000 Box 1
 Addison Wesley Publishing Company
1964-1986 7 folders Box 1
 Addison Wesley Publishing Company
1964-1986 2 folders Box 1
 Folder 1
1964-1969 Box 1
 Folder 2
1970-1986 Box 1
 Anscombe, Francis
1969-1973 Box 1
 Cochran, Bill
1964-1968 Box 1
 Kruskal, William
1967-1971 Box 1
 Moses, Lincoln
1967-1978 Box 1
 Tukey, John
1970-1980 Box 1
 Brother Alfred
1952-1953 Box 1
 American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1954-2003 3 folders Box 1
 American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1954-2003 2 folders Box 1
 Folder 1
1954-1969 Box 1
 Folder 2
1971-2003 Box 1
 IFC Budget
1998-2001 Box 1

Center for Evaluation; Initiatives for Children

 American Association for the Advancement of Science
1979 Box 1
 American Philosophical Society
1969-2004 2 item(s) Box 1
 American Statistical Association
1982-2003 Box 1
 American Statistician
1952-1953 Box 1
 Anderson, Sharon and Hauck, Walter
[1986] Box 1
 Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing
1983-1984 Box 1
 Bailar, John C.
2001 Box 1
 Bailey, [Richard W.]
1983 Box 1
 Barnard, John and Dottie
2001 Box 1
 Barnes, Benjamin A.
1978-1980 Box 1

See also: Series III, Costs, Risks, and Benefits of Surgery

 Beaton, Albert E.
1989 Box 1
 Becker, Betsy
1987 Box 1
 Berkey, Catherine S.
1992-1995 Box 1
 Berkson, Joseph
1968 Box 1
 Biometrika
1983 Box 1
 Block, Lawrence
2003 Box 1
 Sears Blok, Solicitors
1976-1977 Box 1

Ronald St. Germain Case

 Blout, Elkan
1987 Box 1
 Bok, Derek
Circa 1979-1987 Box 1
 Boruch, Robert
1987-2003 Box 1
 [Broh, C. Anthony]
2001 Box 2
 Brown, Michael L.
1986 Box 2
 Brownlee, K. A.
1969-1972 Box 2
 Bruner, Jerome S.
1961 Box 2
 Buehler, John
2000-2003 Box 2
 Bunker, John P.
1976-2002 3 folders Box 2

See also: Series III, Costs, Risks, and Benefits of Surgery

 Folder 1
1976-1980 Box 2
 Folder 2
1986-1994 Box 2
 Folder 3
1994-2002 Box 2
 Carlson, Gary
1966 Box 2
 Carnegie Mellon University
1973-2003; 1973-1974 Box 2
 Chalmers, Iain
2000-2003 Box 2
 Child, Charles G.
1971 Box 2
 Clark, Alexander L.
1969 Box 2
 Clark, Linda M.
Circa 1986 Box 2
 Cliff, Norman
1960-1968 Box 2
 Cochran, Betty (Mrs. William Cochran)
1981 Box 2
 Contributors to A Statistical Model
1991 Box 2
 Cook, Tom
n.d. Box 2
 Curran, Bill
1986 Box 2
 Danford, M. Bryan
1968 Box 2
 Davis, James A.
1981 Box 2
 de Moya, Dorothy
2001 Box 2
 Dempster, Arthur
1974-1985 Box 2
 Diaconis, Persi
1982-2000 Box 2
 Dickey, Barbara
2002 Box 2
 Educational Researcher
2003 Box 2
 Efron, Bradley
1981 Box 2
 Ellegard, Alvar
1983 Box 2
 Emerson, John
1983-2005 Box 2
 Entwisle, Doris
1992 Box 2
 Evan, William M.
1964 Box 2
 Eves, Howard
n.d. Box 2
 Evidence-Based Policies and Indicators Systems Conference
2003 Box 2
 Fairley, Irene
1983 Box 2
 Fienberg, Stephen
1983 Box 2
 Finckenaur, Jim
2001 Box 2
 Fogg, Dr.
n.d. Box 2
 Friedman, Milton
1976 Box 2
 Gardner, John W.
1969 Box 2
 Gaudiani, Claire L.
1999-2000 Box 2
 Ghurye, Sudhish G.
1956 Box 2
 Gilbert, John
1972-1975 Box 2
 Goldsmith, C. H.
1989 Box 3
 Goodall, Colin
1988-1992 Box 3
 Goroff, Daniel L.
2001 Box 3
 Govindarajulu, Z.
1970 Box 3
 Grace, Martha P.
2000 Box 3
 Greenberg, B. G.
1955-1956 Box 3
 Grimshaw, Jeremy
2000 Box 3
 Halvorsen, Katherine Taylor
1982-1992 Box 3
 Harding, Alan
1969-1978 Box 3
 Hartigan, John
1985 Box 3
 Harvard Community Health Plan
1985 Box 3
 Harvard University. Department of Statistics
1974-2005 Box 3
 Healy, M. J. R.
1981 Box 3
 Hedley-Whyte, John
2001 Box 3
 Helfand, Mark
1996 Box 3
 Herzberg, Agnes M.
1987-1992 Box 3
 Herzlinger, Regina
1987 Box 3
 Hiatt, Howard
1974-2003 Box 3
 Hirano, Shigeo
2001 Box 3
 Hoaglin, David C.
1987-2002 Box 3
 Homans, George C.
1981 Box 3
 Hotelling, Harold
n.d. Box 3
 Howe, Eunice
1981 Box 3
 Hunt, Richard M.
1991 Box 3
 International Society of Technology Assessment in Health Care
2001 Box 3
 Izzo, Luisa and Herb
1973 Box 3
 Jencks, Christopher
2000 Box 3
 Jobs offered
1950-1956 2 folders Box 3
 Jones, Kenneth J.
1966-1968 Box 3
 Journal of the American Statistical Association
1952 Box 3
 Kaptchuck, T. J.
1999 Box 3

Bucknam McPeek.

 Kass, Edward H.
1987 Box 3
 Kessen, William
1980-1981 Box 3
 Keyfitz, Nathan
1998-1999 Box 3
 Kim, James
2000-2003 Box 4

See also Series II, Summer School Study.

 Kinzer, David M.
n.d. Box 4
 Kish, Leslie
1987 Box 4
 Kjetsaa, Geir
1983-1984 Box 4
 Klitgaard, Robert
1980-2001 Box 4
 Kong, Augustine
1983 Box 4
 Kranes, Dr.
1967 Box 4
 Kruskal, William
1952-1981 Box 4
 Laird, Nan
1978-1979 Box 4
 Larkey, Patrick
1991-1998 Box 4

Golf.

 Larntz, Kinley
1995 Box 4
 Lasagna, Louis
1986 Box 4
 Lau, James
1997 Box 4
 Lave, Lester B.
1987 Box 4
 Lebergott, Stanley
1970-1983 Box 4
 Lehmann, Erich
1981-1990 Box 4

See also: Coincidences, Series II

 Levin, David
1970 Box 4
 Lewis, David
2001 Box 4
 Light, Richard
1974-2001 2 folders Box 4

Stoto, Michael

 Folder 1
1974-1985 Box 4
 Folder 2
1985-2001 Box 4
 Linnik, Yuri
1969-1970 Box 4

Russian edition of Fifty Challenging Problems in Probabliity.

 MacMillan, Mark
2001 Box 4
 MacMillan Publishing Company
1981-1985 Box 4
 Madansky, Albert
1963 Box 4
 Mallows, Colin
1983 Box 4
 Mariner, Wendy
1987 Box 4
 Marks, Harry
1983-1988 2 folders Box 4

See also: Bias, Series II.

 Folder 1
1983-1985 Box 4
 Folder 2
1986-1988 Box 4
 McKenzie, Lionel
1992 Box 4
 McNeil, Barbara
1992 Box 4
 McPeek, Bucknam
1989 Box 4
 Meier, Paul
1970-1975 Box 4
 Mellon Foundation
1998-2003 Box 4

Chalmers, Iain Emerson, John Petrosino, Anthony

 Merriam, Thomas
1982 Box 4
 Miech, Edward
1995-1998 Box 4
 Milamed, Debra
2004 Box 4
 Miller Report
1975-1976 Box 4
 Mood, Alexander M.
1986 Box 4
 Morrison, Donald G.
1993 Box 4
 Moses, Jim
1982 Box 4
 Moses, Lincoln
1967-2005 12 folders Box 5
 Folder 1
1967-1984 Box 5
 Folder 2
1985-1986 Box 5
 Folder 3
1987 Box 5
 Folder 4
1988 Box 5
 Folder 5
1989 Box 5
 Folder 6
1990-1991 Box 5
 Folder 7
1992-1993 Box 5
 Folder 8
1994-1996 Box 5
 Folder 9
1997 Box 5
 Folder 10
1998 Box 5
 Folder 11
1999 Box 5
 Folder 12
2000-2005 Box 5
 Moynihan, Daniel Patrick
1972-1990 2 folders Box 5
 Folder 1
1972-1974 Box 5
 Folder 2
1975-1990 Box 5
 Nathan, David G.
1987 Box 5
 National Academy of Education
2005 Box 5
 National Academy of Sciences
1978 Box 5
 Nelkin, Dorothy
1984 Box 5
 New England Journal of Medicine
1997 Box 5
 New England Medical Center
1989 Box 5
 Oliver, Ann
1987 Box 5
 [Olivo, Jaylyn]
1987 Box 5
 Olmstead, Paul
1981 Box 5
 Penney, David E.
1988 Box 6

See also: Memorandum NS-681

 Peterson, Paul
1997-2003 Box 6
 Petrosino, Anthony
2000-2005 Box 6

Includes biography of Mosteller.

 Portnoy, Stephen
1983-1984 Box 6
 Pratt, John W.
1989 Box 6
 President's Commission on Federal Statistics
1971 Box 6

Two letters mentioning meeting with President Nixon. See also: Wallis, W. Allen

 Price, Don K.
1974 Box 6
 Purcell, Edward M.
1953 Box 6
 Pusey, Nathan M.
1970 Box 6
 Quality of Life Conference. Sintra, Portugal
1986 Box 6
 Raiffa, Howard
1992 Box 6
 Reagan, Timothy
1987-1988 Box 6
 Reibel, Dale
2004 Box 6
 Relman, Arnold
1992 Box 6
 Reynolds, Hobart
2004 Box 6
 Rice, Dorothy P.
1978 Box 6
 Riecken, Henry
1968 Box 6
 Robbins, Laura A.
1987 Box 6
 Roberts, Harry V.
1952 Box 6
 Rosenkrantz, Bob
1987 Box 6
 Rosovsky, Henry
1975-1982 Box 6
 Royal Statistical Society
1980-1982 Box 6

Freeman, P. R.

 Sachs, Jason
1997-2000 2 folders Box 6
 Folder 1
1997-2000 Box 6
 Folder 2
2000 Box 6
 Russell Sage Foundation
1968-1997 Box 6
 Sarndal, Carl E.
1983 Box 6
 Schelling, Thomas C.
1975 Box 6
 Schenley High School
1984 Box 6
 Schweiker, Robert F.
1969 Box 6
 Sechrest, Lee
1987 Box 6
 Seeley, Samuel
1970 Box 6
 Shadish, William
2002 Box 6
 Sibley, Elbridge
1969 Box 6
 Singer, Burton
1987 Box 6
 Arthur P. Sloan Foundation
1980-1982 Box 6
 Smith, Marshall S.
1989 Box 6
 Springer-Verlag Publishers
1982-1984 Box 6

See also: David Wallace

 Starfield, Barbara
1987 Box 6
 Starke, E. P.
1949, n.d. Box 6
 Stengle, James M.
1984-1987 Box 6
 Stigler, Stephen
1983-2002 Box 6
 Stoto, Michael
1985 Box 6

See also: Richard Light

 Straf, Miron L.
1988-2004 Box 7
 Strenio, Judith
1986 Box 7
 Sultan, Betty
1987 Box 7
 Summers, Lawrence H.
2001 Box 7
 Taeuber, Conrad
1992 Box 7
 Tanur, Judith
1969-2003 Box 7
 Teichroew, D.
1954, n.d. Box 7
 Tenenbein, Aaron
n.d. Box 7
 Thurman, Steve
1987 Box 7
 Tosteson, Daniel
1981-1987 Box 7
 Tukey, John W.
1960-1982 Box 7
 Ulrich, Rich
2000 Box 7
 Unidentified Correspondents
1971-2005 Box 7
 United States Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics
1986-1987 Box 7
 Vogt, Nan (Mrs. Evon Vogt)
2004 Box 7
 Wainer, Howard
2000 Box 7
 Wallace, David L.
1982-1989 2 folders Box 7

See also: Springer-Verlag Publishers

 Folder 1
1982-1983 Box 7
 Folder 2
1983-1989 Box 7
 Wallis, W. Allen
1952-1971 Box 7

Includes information concerning the President's Commission on Federal Statistics and a discussion of Mosteller's meeting with President Nixon in December 1971. See also, Series II: World Series.

 Walsh, John
1990 Box 7

Truman/Dewey election.

 Weinreb, Lloyd
1977, n.d. Box 7
 Weiss, Carol H.
2000 Box 7
 Wennberg, John E.
1987 Box 7
 Wenner, Evelyn W.
1962-1963 Box 7
 Wesleyan University (Connecticut)
1983 Box 7
 West, Sandra A.
1986 Box 7
 Wheeler, Stanton
1977-1981 Box 7
 Williams, Frederick W.
1969 Box 7
 Willard, Ms.
1993 Box 7
 Wilson, Ramon Robert ("Red Turtle")
n.d. Box 7
 Wollman, Harry
1978 Box 7
 Worcester, Jane
1977 Box 7
 Wortman, Paul M.
1987 Box 7
 Wright, Lori Houghton
2005 Box 7
 Yale University
1981 Box 7
 Youtz, Cleo
1968-1998 Box 7
 Zuckerman, Harriet
1981-2004 Box 7
 II. Subject Files
1947-2002 3.5 Linear feet Box 7-14
 Annual Activity Report
2001-2002 Box 7
 Annual Reports, Department of Social Relations
1950-1958 Box 7
 Autobiography
1988-1990 19 folders Box 7-8

Manuscript version. Much of this material was printed after Mosteller's death as The Pleasure of Statistics: The Autobiography of Frederick Mosteller (Springer: 2010), edited by Stephen E. Fienberg, David C. Hoaglin, and Judith M. Tanur.

 0. Notes
1988-1990 Box 7
 1. Pre-election Polls of 1948
1989 Box 7
 2. Kinsey Report
1989 Box 7
 3. Learning Theory
1989-1990 Box 7
 4. Federalist
1989 Box 8
 5. Halothane
1989 Box 8
 6. Coleman Report
1989 Box 8
 7. Childhood
1989 Box 8
 8. Secondary School
1989 Box 8
 9. College
1989 Box 8
 10. Graduate Schools
1989 Box 8
 11. Magic
1989 Box 8
 12. Beginning Research
1989 Box 8
 14. Coming to Harvard
1989 Box 8
 16. Evaluation
1989 Box 8
 17. Teaching
1989 Box 8
 18. Group Writing
1989 Box 8
 19. The Cape
1989 Box 8
 Right after World War II
1989 Box 8

Manuscript version of chapter which appeared in The Pleasures of Statistics as Chapter 13, "Completing the Doctorate."

 Bayesian Analysis
1976-1983 Box 8
 Bias
1985-2001 9 folders Box 8-9

See also, Series I: Marks, Harry

 Bibliography of Critical Reviews of Clinical Trials in the Medical Literature
Circa 1978 Box 9
 Biostatistics in Clinical Medicine
1985 Box 9

Contains materials relating to the second edition of Biostatistics in Clinical Medicine. See also: MacMillan Publishing Company correspondence, Series I.

 Buehler, John
1999-2000 Box 9
 Calculations from Meta-Analysis in Social Research (1981)
n.d. Box 9
 Center for Evaluation - Papers in Progress
2002 Box 9

Miech, Edward Nave, Bill

 Chapter 27
1993-1994 2 folders Box 9
 Charter Schools
2001-2004 7 folders Box 9-10
 Coincidences
1985-1990 Box 10

See also, Series I: Lehmann, Erich; Tanur, Judith

 Computer-Aided Literary and Linguistic Research
1983 Box 10
 CONSORT Statement
2001 Box 10
 Contributions of Statistics
1966-1971 Box 10

See also, Series I: Kruskal, William; Moses, Lincoln; Tanur, Judith

 Data
n.d. Box 10

Numerous pages of material from same work, containing tables of random and fixed effects.

 Delta Method
n.d. Box 10
 Dice Rolling Machine
2001 Box 10
 Dirty edges - Use as evidence...of wear and tear
1955 Box 10
 Education
1993-1994 5 folders Box 10
 1. Notes on Walberg
1994 Box 10
 2. Survey - Important Variables & 3. What Works?
Circa 1993-1994 Box 10
 4. AAAS Conference Notes and Presentation Response Sheets
1994 Box 10
 5. Ability Grouping
1994 Box 10
 6. Reading Notes
1994 Box 10

Includes notes written by Richard Light and Jason Sachs.

 Education Bibliography
1997 Box 11
 Final Report - Educational Studies
n.d. Box 11

Notes. Folder title is original title.

 Fisher, R. A.
1990 Box 11
 Fraud
1980-1983 4 folders Box 11

A Health Science Policy seminar concerning fraud in scientific research. Includes notes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and journal articles. Working with Frederick Mosteller were: Penelope Greene, Wendy Horwitz, and Jane Durch.

 General Field of Statistics (Methodology)
1955 Box 11
 Golf Memos
1986-1991 2 folders Box 11
 Harvard Community Health Plan
Circa 1985 2 folders Box 11
 Harvard School of Public Health. Technology Assessment Group
1989-2002 2 folders Box 11
 Interviews with Frederick Mosteller
1979-1995 Box 11
 Learning What Works - Evaluating Complex Social Interventions
1997-1998 Box 12

Annotated report from a Brookings Institution symposium along with notes.

 Lord, Frederic M., 1912-2000.
Lord's Paradox
1967, n.d. Box 12

Reprint of Lord's "A Paradox in the Interpretation of Group Comparisons" from Psychological Bulletin(1967), Vol. 68, No. 5, and chapter from unidentified work entitled "Lord's Paradox."

 Mathematics Steering Committee
1961-1962 Box 12

Includes materials concerning a mathematics conference in Accra, Ghana.

 Meta-Analysis Group
1985-1986 2 folders Box 12
 Methods of Education Research
2000 2 folders Box 12

Miech, Edward Nave, Bill

 Miscellaneous Notes
n.d. Box 12
 Mosteller, Frederick
1977-1996 Box 12

Assorted works about Mosteller.

 Names
1957-1989 Box 12

LIsts of names presumably compiled by Mosteller in preparation for work on his autobiography. Also includes lists of PhD degrees awarded at Harvard.

 Newspaper Clippings
1969-1999 Box 12
 Order Statistics
n.d. Box 12
 Photographs
  Box 12
 Preliminary Results for Selected Analyses
n.d. Box 12

Meta-Analysis of data concerning education and race.

 Primary Care
n.d. Box 12
 Probability Data
n.d. 2 folders Box 12

Includes two 5.25 inch floppy disks

 Probability Project Memos
1988 Box 12
 Problem 341B - Wizard and the Election
Circa 1957-1958 Box 13
 Problems
1981, n.d. Box 13

Statistical problems, raw calculations, exercises.

 Problems and Solutions, American Mathematical Monthly
1964 Box 13
 Problems We Should Solve
1964-1970, n.d. Box 13
 Professional Development
1997 2 folders Box 13

Miech, Edward Nave, Bill

 Providence Measles Data
  Box 13
 Pseudo Primes
1991 2 folders Box 13
 Puerto Rican Enrollment Data
n.d. Box 13
 Questions and Answers, from The American Statistician
1947-1951 Box 13
 Research Design
n.d. Box 13
 Runaways
1997 Box 13
 School Vouchers
2000-2003 Box 13
 Seminar on Effective and Affordable Care
1996-1997 Box 13

Concerns healthcare. See also, Series I: Bunker, John P.

 SGEDA Contents - Statistician's Guide Memos
1977-1983 Box 13

Bibliographic list

 Simon, Herbert A.
2002 Box 13
 Sports Notebook
Circa 1960-2000 4 folders Box 14
 Statistics 285 Syllabus - Large-Scale Statistical Investigations
n.d. Box 14
 Summer School Study
2002 Box 14
 Teaching Models
1997-1998 Box 14
 Teaching Performance
1997 Box 14

Mieck, Edward

 Three-Place Tables of the Binomial Distribution
1960 Box 14
 Unique Case
1979-1983 2 folders Box 14

Kruskal, William Moses, Lincoln Ware, James

 Unique Case - Single Patient
1980 Box 14
 University of Alberta
1979 Box 14
 Why Statistics is Important
1964 Box 14
 World Series
1952-1964 2 folders Box 14

Wallis, W. Allen

 Zelen, Marvin
1990 Box 14
 III. Works by Mosteller
1941-2004 4.5 Linear feet Box 15-23

In cataloging his works, Mosteller numbered each work in the order it was written. A number associated with a record reflects this chronological order.

 Youtz, Cleo. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
38 US Tour Golf Tournaments in 1986
1991 Box 15
 Youtz, Cleo. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
1986 US Four-Round Golf Tournaments: Positions of Winners after Three Rounds
1987 Box 15
 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. Miech, Edward J.. Nave, Bill.
20,000 Article Problem: How a Structured Abstract Can Help Practitioners Sort Out Education Research
2004 Box 15

Correspondence and manuscript drafts

 Hoaglin, David C. (David Caster), 1944-. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Accomplishments of the NSF Project: Basic and Applied Studies of Social Statistical Methods
1987 Box 15
182 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. Youtz, Cleo. Hodges, J. L. (Joseph Lawson), 1922-2000.
Allocating Loss of Precision in the Sample Mean to Wrong Weights and Redundancy in Sampling with Replacement from a Finite Population
n.d. Box 15

Manuscript draft, correspondence, and reprint.

 Falotico-Taylor, Jennifer. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Approaches to Juvenile Substance Abuse in and out of the Juvenile Justice System
2001 Box 15

Manuscript

 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. Buehler, John H.. Moses, Lincoln E..
Assessing Agreement Between Two Measures of Clinical Efficacy
2000 Box 15
 Adams, Miriam E.. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006, et al.
Assessing the Effectiveness of Ambulatory Cardiac Monitoring for Specific Clinical Indications
1992 Box 15

Manuscript draft for paper printed in International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, Vol. 9, No. 1

 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Assessing Institutional Quality of Care
n.d. Box 15
119, 122, 128, 133 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. Light, Richard J.. Gilbert, John P..
Assessing Social Innovations: An Empirical Base for Policy
1974-1978 3 folders Box 15

From Zeckhauser et al (eds.), Benefit-Cost and Policy Analysis 1974; Evaluation and Experiment: Some Critical Issues in Assessing Social Programs; "How Well Do Social Innovations Work?," from Tanur et al (eds.), Statistics: A Guide to the Unknown, 2nd ed.; and, Fairley and Mosteller (eds.), Statistics and Public Policy

134 Adams, Miriam E.. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006, et al.
Assessing Unknown Numbers: Order of Magnitude Estimation
1977 Box 15

From Fairley and Mosteller (eds.), Statistics and Public Policy

209-210 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. Lagakos, Stephen W..
Assigned Shares in Compensation for Radiation-Related Cancers
1985-1986 2 folders Box 15

Risk Analysis, Vol. 6, No. 3. Article, manuscript drafts, comments, and response.

196 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Assigned Shares: Probability of Radiation as a Cause of Cancer
1985 Box 15

Abstract of talk. From Final Report, ASA Conference on Radiation and Health

 Emerson, John D.. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Athletics and Academics at Selective Colleges: Researching the Game
2003 Box 15
 Wyshak, Grace. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. McPherson, Marie A.. Marks, Georgiana.
Benefits of Contemporary Medicine: Contributions of Lenses to Visual Health
1992 Box 15
 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Benefits of Medicine. Chapter 2
1993 Box 15

Manuscript

 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Bias in the Absence of a Standard
1987 Box 15
 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Bibliography and Curriculum Vitae
1997 Box 16
190 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Biography of John W. Tukey
1984 Box 16

From Brillinger (ed.), The Collected Works of John W. Tukey, Vol. I

 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Book Reviews
1945-1991 Box 16
 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Broadening the Scope of Statistics and Statistical Education
1987 Box 16

Pfizer Lecture, Storrs, Connecticut, May 11, 1987.

 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Can You Be a Successful Gambler?
1961 Box 16

TV Guide, Vol. 9, No. 19

345 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Case for Smaller Classes
1999 Box 16

Harvard Magazine, May/June 1999.

 Sedransk, Joseph. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. Choi, Keewhan.
Catalogue Survey of College Mathematics Courses
1961 Box 16

Report from the Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics, Mathematics Association of America

 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Celebration in Honor of Frederick Mosteller on the Occasion of His 80th Birthday
1996 Box 16

Annotated program and typed speech.

 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Census
Circa 1966 Box 16
112 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Chairman's Introduction
1973 Box 16

From Lennart Rade (ed.), Statistics at the School Level

185 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Changing Role of the Statistician: Getting into the Mainstream with Policy Decisions
1982-1983 Box 16

American Public Health Assoction Section Newsletter, Statistics

 Tukey, John W. (John Wilder), 1915-2000. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Chapter 7. Chi-Square Combination
1982-1986 4 folders Box 16

Rough manuscript drafts and notes labeled "Chapter 7, First Volume," largely concerning Chi-Square combination.

 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. Tukey, John W. (John Wilder), 1915-2000.
Chapter 9. A Look at the Mathematical Infrastructure
1986-1987 3 folders Box 16
 Nave, Bill. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. Miech, Edward J..
Characterizing Education Research in the 1990s: Frequency of Methodologies Used
1999-2001 3 folders Box 16-17

Notes, correspondence, and manuscript drafts

 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006, et al. Audet, Anne-Marie.
Chlorination, Chlorination By-products, and Cancer: A Meta-Analysis
1992 Box 17

Manuscript draft of paper published in the American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 82, No. 7

334 Neugebauer, E. A. M.. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. McPeek, Bucknam. McKneally, Martin F..
Clinical Trials
1998 Box 17

From H. Troidl et al (eds.), Surgical Research: Basic Principles and Clinical Practice, Third Edition

159 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Clinical Trials Methodology
1979 Box 17

From Dossetor (ed.), Medical Advances through Clinical Trials: A Symposium on Design and Ethics of Human Experimentation

152 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. McPeek, Bucknam. Gilbert, John P..
Clinician's Responsibility for the Decision Process
1980 Box 17

Center for the Analysis of Health Practices News Letter, Vol. 4, No. 1

201 McPeek, Bucknam. O'Young, Judy. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Cinician's Role in Developing Measures for Quality of Life in Cardiovascular Disease
1985 Box 17
81, 139 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Collegiate Football Scores, USA
1969-1977 Box 17

Manuscript and reprint, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 65. Revised edition from Ladany and Machol (eds.), Optimal Strategies in Sports

180 Tukey, John W. (John Wilder), 1915-2000. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Combination of Results of Stated Precision: I. The Optimistic Case
1982 Box 17

Drafts and reprint from Utilitas Mathematica, Vol. 21a

29a Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Comments on Models for Learning Theory
1953 Box 17

From Symposium on Psychology of Learning Basic to Military Training Problems

129 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Community Reactions to the Concorde: An Assessment of the Trial Period at Dulles Airport
1977 Box 17

Committee on Community Reactions to the Concorde, Assembly of Behavioral and Social Sciences, National Research Council

 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006, et al. Antman, Elliott M..
Comparison of Results of Meta-Analyses of Randomized Control Trials and Recommendations of Clinical Experts - Treatments for Myocardial Infraction
1992 Box 17

Draft for article for JAMA

227 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Compensating for Radiation-Related Cancers by Probability of Causation or Assigned Shares
1987 Box 17

Invited paper 31.3, 46th session of the ISI. Bulletin of the International Statistical Institute, Proceedings of the 46th Session

 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Concepts under Scrutiny: Discussion
1989 Box 17

Proof of chapter from Wachter and Straf (eds.), The Future of Meta-Analysis

52 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Continental Classroom's TV Course in Probability and Statistics
1962-1963 Box 17

American Statistician, Vol. 16, No. 5  Quality, Vol. 7, No. 2  Mathematics Teacher, Vol. 56, No. 6  Review of the International Statistical Institute, Vol. 31, No. 2

55 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Contributions of Secondary School Mathematics to Social Science
1963 Box 17

Presented to the Conference on the Role of Applications in a Secondary School Mathematics Curriculum

187 Kaptchuk, Ted J.. Gilbert, John P.. McPeek, Bucknam. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Controversies in Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials
1983-2000 2 folders Box 17

From Shapiron and Louis (eds.), Clinical Trials: Issues and Approaches. Reprint and annotated copies or original essay written in 1983, and revised essay from 2000.

 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. Emerson, John D..
Cooperative Learning in High School and College
2002-2003 2 folders Box 17
136-138 Barnes, Benjamin A., 1919-2000. Bunker, John P.. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Costs, Risks, and Benefits of Surgery
1977-1980 3 folders Box 17-18

Includes notes, related articles by other scholars, correspondence, and copies of three chapters (Progress in Surgery and Anesthesia; The End Result--Quality of LIfe; Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations). See also, Series I: Barnes, Benjamin A.; Bunker, John P.

355 Boes, Lisa. Emerson, John D.. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Critical Thinking in College Students
2002 Box 18

Educational Media and Technology Yearbook, Vol. 27

277 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006, et al. Lau, Joseph. Antman, Elliott M..
Cumulative Meta-Analysis of Therapeutic Trials for Myocardial Infraction
1992 Box 18

Manuscript draft of paper printed in New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 327, No. 4

 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Data-Analytic Look at US Professional Football Scores, 1971 and 1972
1972 Box 18
72 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. Tukey, John W. (John Wilder), 1915-2000.
Data Analysis, Including Statistics
1968 Box 18

Chapter 10 in Revised Handbook of Social Psychology, Lindzey and Aronson, editors.

195 Hoaglin, David C. (David Caster), 1944-. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Description or Prediction?
1984 Box 18

Reprinted from the 1984 Business and Economic Statistics Section, Proceedings of the American Statistical Association.

347 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. Emerson, John D..
Development Programs for College Faculty: Preparing for the 21st Century
1999 Box 18

Manuscript and reprint from Branch and Fitzgerald (eds.), Educational Media and Technology Yearbook 2000

80 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Discussion of Statistical Aspects of Rain Stimulation
1970 Box 18

Review of the International Statiscal Institute, Vol. 38

203 Wallace, David L. (David Lee), 1928-. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Disputed Authorship: The Federalist Papers
1985 Box 18

From Andrews and Herzberg (eds.), A Collection of Problems from Many Fields for the Student and Research Worker

 Nave, Bill. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. Miech, Edward J..
Education Studies that Intervene: Findings from a Five-Year Census of Two Top-Tier Education Journals
2000-2003 Box 18

Notes, correspondence, manuscript drafts

292 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Edward Kass. Faculty of Medicine - Memorial Minute
1993 Box 18

Harvard Gazette. July 9, 1993

69, 143 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Errors: Nonsampling Errors
1968 Box 18

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 1968. From Kruskal and Tanur (eds.), International Encyclopedia of Statistics, Vol. 1 (Free Press, 1978).

252 Neugebauer, E. A. M.. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. McPeek, Bucknam. McKneally, Martin F..
Experimental Methods: Clinical Trials
1991 Box 18

From Troidl et al (eds.), Principles and Practice of Research: Strategies for Surgical Investigators

132 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Experimentation and Innovations
1977 Box 18

Proceedings of the 41st Session of the International Statistical Institute

212 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006, et al.
Facilitating Scholarship: Creating the Atmosphere, Setting, and Teamwork for Research
1986 Box 18

From Troidl et al (eds.), Principles and Practice of Research: Strategies for Surgical Investigators

 Nave, Bill. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. Miech, Edward J..
Few Interventions, Fewer Trials: Why Research Design Makes a Difference in Education
2003-2004 2 folders Box 18

Correspondence and manuscript drafts

 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Few Rapid Computational Methods
1947 Box 18

Presented at the joint meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, April 1947

 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Foreign Language Translations
1961-1990 Box 18

Assorted copies of title pages from foreign language translations of Mosteller's work.

49 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Foreward
1961 Box 18

From Edmund Berkeley, Probability and Statistics: An Introduction through Experiments

120 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Foreward
1975 Box 18

From Philip Houser, Social Statistics in Use

251, 336 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006, et al.
Formulating an Initial Research Plan
1998 Box 18

Two reprints: From Troidl et al (eds.), Principles and Practice of Research: Strategies for Surgical Investigators. From H. Troidl et al (eds.), Surgical Research: Basic Principles and Clinical Practice, Third Edition

283 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. Cooper, Harris.
Fourth Quarter of the Super Bowl
1993 Box 18

National Academy of Sciences, Office of News and Public Information, January 1993

 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
From Martinson to Meta-Analysis: The Interaction Between Evidence and Policy in Crime Reduction Policy
Circa 2003 Box 18
 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Gambling Systems
n.d. Box 18
48 Noether, Gottfried E. (Gottfried Emanuel). Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Guide to Probability and Statistics
1961 Box 18
 Helen K. Mosteller
n.d. Box 18
 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006, et al.
Henry K. Beecher
1978 Box 18

Harvard Gazette, January 1978

220 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. Culliton, Barbara J..
How Big is Big, How Rare is Rare? Inquiring Minds Want to Know
1986 Box 18

Science Writer, Vol. 34, No. 3

 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. Lau, Joseph. Chalmers, Thomas C. (Thomas Clark), 1917-1995.
How Many You Need Depends on What is Already Known: Estimating the Size of Future Randomized Control Trials Based on Meta-Analysis
1992 Box 18
 Youtz, Cleo. Kong, Augustine. Barnett, G. Octo, 1930-2020. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
How Medical Professionals Evaluate Expressions for Probabilities
1985-1987 Box 18

Manuscript copies; reprint from New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 315; letters by Robert Timothy Reagan and Thomas Wallsten; letters to editor regarding the article printed in the New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 316.

 Youtz, Cleo. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
How Science Writers and Others Quantify Expressions of Probability: A Proposed Codification
1988 Box 19
 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
How to Think about the New Math and the Old Math
1974 Box 19
 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Ideas about Statistical Significance Tests and Confidence Statements
1979 Box 19
 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Ideas of Bias
1985 Box 19
174 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. Kruskal, William, 1919-2005.
Ideas of Representative Sampling
1981 Box 19

From D. Fiske (ed.), New Directions for Methodology of Social and Behavioral Science: Problems with Language Imprecision, vol. 9.

 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Illustrative Calculations of Probabilities of Winning from a Given Position
1991 Box 19
197 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. Jarmal, David.
Imperfect Science of Victim Compensation
  Box 19
217 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Implications of Measures of Quality of Life for Policy Development
1986-1987 Box 19

Manuscript draft and reprint from Journal of Chronic Diseases, Vol. 40, No. 6

247 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Improving Research Methodology: An Overview
1990 Box 19

From Secrest et al (eds.), Research Methodology: Strengthening Causal Interpretations of Nonexperimental Data

 Zachery, Clarence. Chalmers, Thomas C. (Thomas Clark), 1917-1995. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. Klawansky, Sidney. Shah, Nirav.
Incidence of Gallbladder Disease in Obese Women
1993 Box 19
53 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. Wallace, David L. (David Lee), 1928-.
Inference in an Authorship Problem
1962-1963 Box 19

Manuscript draft and annotated reprint from American Statistical Association Journal, June 1963

 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Innovation and Evaluation
1981 Box 19

Presidential Address, 147th Annual Meeting, AAAS

335 Rosner, Bernard (Bernard A.). Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Introductory Biostatistics Texts: Selected Annotated Bibliography
1998 Box 19

From H. Troidl et al (eds.), Surgical Research: Basic Principles and Clinical Practice, Third Edition

56 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
John Davis Williams, 1909-1964. In Memoriam
1964-1965 Box 19
176 McPeek, Bucknam. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
John Parker Gilbert, 1926-1980
1982 Box 19

Includes booklet comemorating Gilbert's memorial service and reprint from American Statistician, Vol. 36, No. 1

 Prewitt, Kenneth. Simon, Herbert A. (Herbert Alexander), 1916-2001. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Kenneth Prewitt, Frederick Mosteller, and Herbert A. Simon Testify at National Science Foundation Hearings
1980 Box 19

Items, Vol. 34, No. 1

288 Milamed, Debra R.. Warfield, Carol A.. Hedley-Whyte, John. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Laminectomy and the Treatment of Lower-Back Pain in Massachusetts
1992-1993 Box 19

Manuscript copy and reprint. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, Vol. 9, No. 3

350 Nave, Bill. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. Miech, Edward J..
Lapse in Standards: Linking Standards-Based Reform with Student Achievement
1998-2000 Box 19

Notes, manuscript drafts, correspondence, and reprint from Phi Delta Kappan, October 2000

353 Nave, Bill. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. Miech, Edward J..
Large-Scale Professional Development for Schoolteachers: Cases from Pittsburgh, New York City, and the National School Reform Faculty
2000-2001 Box 19

Correspondence and reprint from New Directions for Evaluation, Vol. 2001, No. 90

167 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Leonard Jimmie Savage Memorial Service Tribute, Yale University , March 18, 1972
1981 Box 19

From Ericson (ed.), The Writings of Leonard Jimmie Savage--A Memorial Selection

331, 333 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Lessons from Sports Statistics
1996-1997 Box 19

From 1996 Proceedings of the Section on Statistics in Sports, American Statistical Association.  American Statistician, Vol. 51, No. 4

236 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006, et al.
Loran Commission: A Summary Report
1988 Box 19

Harvard Community Health Plan, 1988 Annual Report

 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Master of Arts Thesis
1941 4 folders Box 19
20a Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Mathematical Models for Behavior Theory: A Brief Report on an Interuniversity Summer Research Seminar
1951 Box 19
83 Kruskal, William, 1919-2005. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Mathematical Sciences and Social Sciences: Excerpts from the Report of a Panel of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Survey
1970-1971 Box 19

Items, Vol. 24, No. 3.  American Statistician, Vol. 25, No. 1

204 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. Gasko-Green, Miriam. McPeek, Bucknam.
Measuring Outcome from Anesthesia and Operation
1985 Box 20

Manuscript draft and reprint from Theoretical Surgery, Vol. 1

 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. McPeek, Bucknam. Gilbert, John P..
Measuring the Quality of Life
1976 Box 20

From Surgery in the United States, vol. 3

273, 280, 284, 290 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Messages from the President
1992-1993 Box 20

Brief messages written by Mosteller in the ISI Newsletter, Vol. 16-17.

344 Berkey, Catherine S.. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. Colditz, Graham A..
Meta-Analysis of Randomized Trials
1999 Box 20

From Hennekens et al (eds.), Clinical Trials in Cardiovascular Disease

 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. Laird, Nan M..
Methods for Interpreting and Combining Experimental Results
1988 Box 20
 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Minor Works
1943-1988 Box 20
326 Rosner, Bernard (Bernard A.). Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. Youtz, Cleo.
Modeling Pitcher Performance and the Distribution of Runs per Inning in Major League Baseball
1996 Box 20

Manuscript copy and reprint from The American Statistician, Vol 50, No. 4.

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302 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Moriguti Report on the Role of Statisticians: A Discussion
1994 Box 20

ISI Occasional Paper Series #4

 Youtz, Cleo. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Mozart's Random Music
1968 Box 20
282 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Muddiest Point in the Lecture as a Feedback Device
1992 Box 20

From Medianen. In Swedish and English.

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 Bunker, John P.. Vandam, Leroy D.. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. Forrest, William H..
National Halothane Study. A Study of the Possible Association between Halothane Anesthesia and Postoperative Hepatic Necrosis
1969 Box 20
149-150 Mosteller, Gale. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
New Statistical Methods in Public Policy I and II: Experimentation. Exploratory Data Analysis
1979 Box 20

Journal of Contemporary Business, Vol. 8, No. 3

51 Wallace, David L. (David Lee), 1928-. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Notes on an Authorship Problem
1962 Box 20

From Proceedings of a Harvard Symposium on Digital Computers and their Applications

 Olson, Marjorie. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. Youtz, Cleo.
Notes on Cooperative Learning
1996 Box 20
328 Nave, Bill. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. Miech, Edward J..
On CALL: A Review of Computer-Assisted Language Learning in US Colleges and Universities
1997 Box 20

From Branch and Minor (eds.), Educational Media and Technology Yearbook 1997

 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006, et al. Ballantyne, Jane. Carr, Daniel B.. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Patient-controlled Analgesia in the Postoperative Patient: Meta-Analyses of Initial Randomized Control Trials
1992 Box 20

Manuscript draft

13 Tukey, John W. (John Wilder), 1915-2000. Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Practical Applications of New Theory - A Review
1949-1950 Box 20

Parts I-IV from Industrial Quality Control, Vol 6, No. 2-5.

281 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. Cooper, Harris. DeNeve, Kristina M..
Predicting Professional Sports Game Outcomes from Intermediate Game Scores
1992 Box 20

Manuscript draft and reprint from Chance, Vol. 5, No. 3-4

 Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006. McPeek, Bucknam.