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Jack T. Kent Radio Script Collection

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ID: 02/

Creator: Kent, Jack T.

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

These papers consist of radio lectures on radio station 1620 WTAW-AM in College Station, Texas between 1945 and 1950. The lectures were given by Jack T. Kent, Albert Edward Finlay, W. E. Ross, Roger Valentine McGee, Walter Lee Porter, and James Wendell Ross focusing on mathematics, mathematicians and the solar system.

Biographical Note

Jack Thurston Kent joined the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas faculty in 1936 as an instructor of mathematics and astronomy. In 1952 he was promoted to Associate Professor. Kent received his A.B. from Lambuth College in Jackson, Tennessee in 1930 and his M.A. from the University of Arkansas in 1931. While at Texas A & M, Kent was head of the Moonwatch team during the International Geophysical Year of 1959. This team was cited for its achievements in spotting artificial satellites. Kent received the Ford Foundation Fellowship in 1951. He also received the Outstanding Achievement Award given by the alumni of Lambuth College in 1960. Kent traveled throughout Texas as a visiting instructor for the National Science Foundation and Texas Academy of Science. He retired from Texas A & M in 1975 as an Associate Professor.

Jack Thurston Kent joined the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas faculty in 1936 as an instructor of mathematics and astronomy. In 1952 he was promoted to Associate Professor. Kent received his A.B. from Lambuth College in Jackson, Tennessee in 1930 and his M.A. from the University of Arkansas in 1931. While at Texas A & M, Kent was head of the Moonwatch team during the International Geophysical Year of 1959. This team was cited for its achievements in spotting artificial satellites. Kent received the Ford Foundation Fellowship in 1951. He also received the Outstanding Achievement Award given by the alumni of Lambuth College in 1960. Kent traveled throughout Texas as a visiting instructor for the National Science Foundation and Texas Academy of Science. He retired from Texas A & M in 1975 as an Associate Professor. The Jack T. Kent Radio Scripts (1945-1950) consist of one five-inch box (.5 linear ft.) containing sixteen legal size file folders. The folders contain manuscripts of radio lectures on mathematics, mathematicians and the solar system by Jack T. Kent, Albert Edward Finlay, W. E. Ross, Roger Valentine McGee, Walter Lee Porter, and James Wendell Ross which were aired on radio station 1620 WTAW-AM in College Station, Tex. between 1945 and 1950.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: No restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Physical Access Note: No restrictions.

Technical Access Note: No restrictions.

Acquisition Source: Source unknown


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Outline and manuscripts of radio lectures by Jack T. Kent, 1945

Included are:"Hercules: A Storehouse of Celestial Wonders,""Virgo and the Bright Star Spica,""The Zodiac: A Pathway Among the Stars.""The Sky Clock,""The Gemini and Saturn,""Leo and the Planet Jupiter,""Bootes and the Star Arcturus,""Cancer and Coma Berenices,""Solar Eclipse of July 9, "

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Manuscripts of radio lectures by Albert E. Finlay, 1946

Included are: "Short History of Geometry,""Pythagoras and His School,""Circle and Ellipse," and "Mathematics: A Pasttime for Everyone."

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Manuscripts of radio lectures by Jack T. Kent, 1946

Included are: "Mathematics and the Men Who Made It,""A Look at the Stars,""This Universe of Ours,""Euclid: Writer of the World's Most Enduring Textbook,""Abel and Galois: Dramatic Lives of Two Great Mathematicians," and "Mathematics Is Where You Find It."

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Manuscript of radio lecture by W. E. Ross, 1946

Included: "A Short History of Elementary Algebra."

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Manuscripts of radio lectures by Roger V. McGee, 1946

Included are: Archimedes: Greatest Mathematician in Two Thousand Years, and "Napier: Inventor of the Cure of the Headache of Mathematics."

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Manuscripts of radio lectures by Walter Lee Porter, 1946

Included are: "Isaac Newton,""Gauss: One of the Three Greatest Mathematicians That Ever Lived," and "Fragments from a Mathematics Scrapbook."

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Manuscripts of radio lecture by James W. Ross, 1946

Included: "Descartes and Fermat."

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Manuscript of radio lectures by Jack T. Kent 1947-1950

Included are: "This Universe of Ours,""A Look at the Stars," and "The Solar System."

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Manuscripts by Jack T. Kent, 1949-1950.

Included: "Mathematics and the Men Who Made It,""This Universe of Ours: A Modern Giant"; manuscripts for radio show called This Universe of Ours.

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Manuscripts by Jack T. Kent, 1949-1950.

Included: "Mathematics and the Men Who Made It,""This Universe of Ours: A Modern Giant"; manuscripts for radio show called This Universe of Ours.

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Manuscripts by Jack T. Kent, 1949-1950.

Included: "Mathematics and the Men Who Made It,""This Universe of Ours: A Modern Giant"; manuscripts for radio show called This Universe of Ours.

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Manuscripts by Jack T. Kent, 1949-1950.

Included: "Mathematics and the Men Who Made It,""This Universe of Ours: A Modern Giant"; manuscripts for radio show called This Universe of Ours.

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Manuscripts by Jack T. Kent, 1949-1950.

Included: "Mathematics and the Men Who Made It,""This Universe of Ours: A Modern Giant"; manuscripts for radio show called This Universe of Ours.

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Manuscripts by Jack T. Kent, 1949-1950.

Included: "Mathematics and the Men Who Made It,""This Universe of Ours: A Modern Giant"; manuscripts for radio show called This Universe of Ours.

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Miscellaneous manuscripts by Jack T. Kent, undated

Included: "Celestial Objects Interesting for Study, "Undated manuscripts by Jack T. Kent including "The Birth of Our Solar System" and a copy of This Week Magazine from the Dallas Morning News, 23 June 1946 , with an article regarding a "Scientist's Moon Rocket."

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Miscellaneous manuscripts by Jack T. Kent, undated

Included: "Celestial Objects Interesting for Study, "Undated manuscripts by Jack T. Kent including "The Birth of Our Solar System" and a copy of This Week Magazine from the Dallas Morning News, 23 June 1946 , with an article regarding a "Scientist's Moon Rocket."



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