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The Vertical Reference File is an "artificial" collection consisting of newspaper clippings, magazine articles, curriculum vitaes, and other informational materials concerning Hopkins-related topics, such as individuals, buildings, athletic events, and lecture series. Files on individuals often contain obituaries or other biographical materials.
Dr. Warren S. Torgerson was internationally known for his work in psychological measurement at Johns Hopkins University. The files include primarily experiment notes and data sets, some lecture notes, and some correspondence, dating from 1962 through 1983.
Wei-Liang Chow (1911-1995), known as Chow Wei-Liang in the Chinese tradition, was a Johns Hopkins University professor and mathematician, renowned for his breakthroughs in algebraic geometry. This collection includes some of the professional papers of Professor Chow, including typed letters to and from the mathematician, as well as typed, sometimes handwritten, drafts of some of his essays. The papers range from 1948 to 1995, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1940s and 1950s.