Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Department of Statistics and Probability Records
UA.16.114
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Summary Information
 Repository
 Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
 Creator
 Michigan State University. Department of Statistics and Probability.
 Title
 Department of Statistics and Probability records
 ID
 UA.16.114
 Date [inclusive]
 19561979
 Extent
 1.0 Cubic feet
 Language
 English
Preferred Citation
Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan".
Historical Note
Statistics classes were first taught in the Mathematics Department in 1920. The Department of Statistics was formed in 1955 around five faculty transferred from the Department of Mathematics. On November 1, 1965, the department was renamed Statistics and Probability.
There were five charter members of the Department of Statistics. W. Dowell Baten (PhD, University of Michigan, 1929) came to MSU as an Associate Professor in 1936 and had a partial appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station. Leo Katz (PhD, University of Michigan, 1946) joined in 1946; Ingram Olkin (PhD, University of North Carolina, 1951) joined in 1951; Kenneth Arnold (PhD, MIT, 1941) joined as an Associate Professor in 1952; and James Hannan (PhD, University of North Carolina, 1953) joined in 1953.
In its early days, 195561, the department was housed in the “MathPhysics” Building (now the Psychology Building). The building then housed three departments. The departments grew along with the increase in MSU student enrollments from 15,000 in 1955 to 40,000 in 1970, necessitating a move to the basement of Berkey Hall, 196167, an unattractive location, but having large faculty offices. After Wells Hall, on the southern bank of the Red Cedar River, was completed in the Spring of 1967, the department was assigned to the 4th floor, and later in 1993 was allocated additional offices on the 5th floor of the sevenstory A wing.
[Source: Department of Statistics and Probability website, 2014]
Scope and Contents note
The records of this department are divided into two series: (1) Administrative and (2) Research and Studies. Administrative series includes reports, faculty, staff and graduate student directories, and some short pieces on the department history and of the Statistical Laboratory. The Research and Studies series includes papers authored by the department faculty (1972 – 1979).
Annual Reports for 1956 – 1969 are stored separately.
Administrative Information
Publication Information
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Conrad Hall888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
5173552330
archives@msu.edu
Revision Description
Updated Historical Note July 2014
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Legal Status note
Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
Controlled Access Headings
Subject(s)
 College students
 Mathematical statistics
 Probabilities
Collection Inventory
1. Administrative 

Box  Folder  
Annual Report of Research in Progress 19591965 
602  1  
Assignments of Graduate Assistants 19631967 
602  2  
Clippings and Press Releases 19561963 
602  3  
College of Science and Arts Annual Report Outline 19611962 
602  4  
Curriculum 

Box  Folder  
Courses and Seminars 19621965 
602  5  
Masters Degree 
602  6  
Ph. D. Program 19621965 
602  7  
Programs in Statistics for Graduate Students 19641965 
602  8  
Statistics Colloquium 19631964 
602  9  
Box  Folder  
Departmental Assignments 1962 
602  10  
Faculty and Staff Directory 19621968 
602  11  
5 Year Planning Report (1960 – 1965) 1960 
602  12  
Graduate Assistants and Fellows 19621968 
602  13  
Graduate Program Pamphlet Undated 
602  14  
Graduate Student Directory 1961 
602  15  
History 1968, Undated 
602  16  
Policy Statements 19611962 
602  17  
Publications and Papers Submitted for Publication 19621964 
602  18  
Statistical Laboratory 

Box  Folder  
Annual Report 1967 
602  19  
History 1963, Undated 
602  20  
Proposal for Expediting Expansion 1962 
602  21  
Box  Folder  
Teaching Assignments 19631968 
602  22  
Tutoring Schedule 1963 
602  23  


2. Research and Studies 

Box  Folder  
Some Results on Construction of Orthoganal Latin Squares by the Method of Sum Composition Felipe Ruiz and Esther Seiden June 1972 
602  24  
On Construction of Some Families of Generalized Youden Designs Felipe Ruiz and Esther Seiden July 1972 
602  25  
On the Theory and Application of Sum Composition of Latin Squares and Orthoganal Latin Squares A. Hedayat and E. Seiden August 1972 
602  26  
On the Continuity of the Bayes Response M. K. Helmers August 1972 
602  27  
Bayesian Classification C.P. Shapiro September 1972 
602  28  
The Double Elimination Tournament, M. Fox October 1972 
602  29  
Power Bounds for Smirnov Statistics in Testing the Hypothesis of Symmetry Hira Lal Koul and R. G. Standte Jr. October 1972 
602  30  
Note on the Asymptotic Normality of Simple Lineat Rank Statistics Under Alternatives Hira L. Koul February 1973 
602  31  
Paths of Random Evolutions, R. V. Erickson April 1973 
602  32  
Exterior Log Log Law in Banach Space Raoul LePage May 1973 
602  33  
On Conditions for Maximum Likelihood Methods Vaclav Fabian May 1973 
602  34  
Compactness of Sets of Measures Vaclav Fabian July 1974 
602  35  
Truncation of Dependent Demands R. V. Erickson July 1974 
602  36  
Asymptotic Linearity of Rank Statistics in Regression Parameter When Errors are Dependent Hira L. Koul July 1974 
602  37  
Empirical Bayes Estimation With Rates Near Best Possible Rate in Non Continuous Lebesgue Exponential Families R.S. Singh August 1974 
602  38  
Explicit Bounds for the Departure From Normality of Sums of Dependent Random Variables R.V. Erickson and M.P. Quine August 1974 
602  39  
On Vague Convergence of Stochastic Processes R. V. Erickson and Vaclav Fabian October 1974 
602  40  
Rates of Convergence for Linear Rank Statistics R. V. Erickson and H. L. Koul October 1974 
602  41  
On the Lower Semicontinuity Condition in Game Theory Vaclav Fabian November 1974 
602  42  
A Probabilistic Explanation for the Present Crisis in Medical Malpractice A Preliminary Discussion Vaclav Fabian December 1974 
602  43  
Integrated Fourier Transforms with LogLess Application to the Bounded Variance Case of Clip J. Hannan and G. Simmons December 1974 
602  44  
The Efficient Estimation of Vector Linear Time Series Models D. F. Nicholls January 1975 
602  45  
A Probabilistic Explanation for the Present Crisis in Medical Malpractice Vaclav Fabian March 1975 
602  46  
KExtended Procedures in the Finite State Sequence Compound Decision Problem S. Vardeman March 1975 
602  47  
Exact Maximum Liklihood Estimation of Regression Models with Finite Order Moving Average Error A.R. Pagan and D. F. Nicholls April 1975 
602  48  
Random Solutions of Nonlinear Differential Equations R. Kannan and H. Salehi May 1975 
602  49  
Random Nonlinear Equations and Monotonic Nonlinearities R. Kannan and H. Salehi May 1975 
602  50  
Measurability of Fixed Points of Seperable Random Operators, R. Kannan and H. Salehi May 1975 
602  51  
On the Risk Performance of Extended Compound Rules for Classification Between N. (1, 1) and (1, 1) R. Ballard and D. Gilliland July 1975 
602  52  
A Note on Orthogonal Partitions of a Set D. Gilliland July 1975 
602  53  
On Bochner and Levy Theorems in Orlicz Spaces V. Mandrekav July 1975 
602  54  
On the Cramer Rao Inequality V. Fabian and J. Hannan August 1975 
602  55  
O(N½ ) Convergence in the Finite State Restricted Risk Component Sequence Compound Decision Problem S. Vardeman August 1975 
602  56  
A Non Regular SquaredError Loss Set Compound Estimation Problem Y. Nogami August 1975 
602  57  
Classification by Maximum Posterior Probability C. Shapiro August 1975 
602  58  
Central Limit Problem on Lp (p≥2) I. Levy Khinchine Representation V. Mandrekar September 1975 
602  59  
Risk and Posterior Distribution Behavior Under Convergence of Models C. Shapiro October 1975 
602  60  
Measurability of Solutions of Nonlinear Equations R. Kannan and H. Salehi December 1975 
602  61  
On Square Root of a Positive B ( ) Valued Function H. Salehi December 1975 
602  62  
Improved Rates in the Empirical Bayes Monotone Multiple Decision Problem with MLR Family D. Gilliland and J. Hannan January 1976 
602  63  
On the Effect of Jury Size V. Fabian April 1976 
602  64  
On the Construction of Three Mutually Orthogonal Latin Squares by the Method of Sum Composition, E. Seiden and Ching Jung Wu April 1976 
602  65  
A Kiefer Wolfowitz Type Stochastic Approximation Procedure T. Obremski June 1976 
602  66  
On Asymptotically Efficient Recursive Estimation V. Fabian July 1976 
602  67  
Germ Field Markov Property for Multiparameter Processor V. Mandrekar and E.P.F. Lausanne July 1976 
602  68  
Some Admissibility Considerations in the Finite State Component Compound and Epirical Bayes Decision Problems J. Boyer Jr. August 1976 
602  69  
A Geometric Construction of Generalized Youden Designs for v A Power of a Prime E. Seiden and ChingYung Wu August 1976 
602  70  
A Regularity Theorem for Degenerate Parabolic Equations in One Dimension S. Eithier February 1977 
602  71  
Central Limit Problem on Lp (p≥2) 11 Compactness of Infinity Divisible Laws G. Hamedani and V. Madrekar April 1977 
602  72  
A New Dynamic Stochastic Approximation Procedure D. Ruppert May 1977 
602  73  
Duels with Possibly Asymmetric Goals M. Fox June 1977 
602  74  
Harmonizability, VBoundedness and Stationary Dilation of Stochastic Processes A. Miamee and H. Salehi August 1977 
602  75  
An Algorithm for Bilateral Predictor for Minimal Stationary Stochastic Processes H. Salehi August 1977 
602  76  
On Bilateral Prediction Error Matrix of a Mulitvariate Stationary Stochastic Process A. Miamee and H. Salehi September 1977 
602  77  
Central Limit Problem for Symmetric Case Convergence to Non Guassian Laws V. Mandrekar and J. Zinn October 1977 
602  78  
Algorithms for Linear Interpolator and Interpolation Error for Minimal Stationary Stochastic Processes H. Salehi August 1978 
602  79  
On the Number of Nonisomorphic Designs in a Repeated Measurement Experiment E. Seiden August 1978 
602  80  
Identification of the Ordered Bivariate Normal Distraction by Minimum Variate D. Gilliland and J. Hannan December 1978 
602  81  
On Validity of Accompanying Law Theorem in Banach Spaces A. Araujo, E. Giné, V. Mandrekar, and J. Zinn January 1979 
602  82  
Janaury 1979 
602  83  
onvergence of Progressively Censored Likelihood Ratio Processes in LifeTesting J. Gardiner January 1979 
602  84  
Local Asymptotic Normality for Progressively Censored Likelihood Ratio Statistics and Applications J. Gardiner February 1979 
602  85  
Weighted Empirical Type Estimation of the Regression Parameter M. Williamson June 1979 
602  86  
Lipschitz Smoothness and Convergence with Applications to the Central Limit Theorem for Summation Processes R. Erickson July 1979 
602  87  
Asymptotic Tests of Composite Hypotheses for Non Ergodic Type Stochastic Processes I. Basawa and H. Koul July 1979 
602  88  
Testing for New Better Than Used in Expectation with Incomplete Data H. Koul and V. Susaria August 1979 
602  89  
Bayesian TwoStage Estimation Procedures C. Shapiro and R. Wardrop September 1979 
602  90  
Regression Analysis with Randomly Right Censored Data H. Koul, V. Susarla, and Van Ryzin October 1979 
602  91  
Empirical Bayes Theory 1, 2 V. Susarla November 1979 
602  92  
Asymptotic Normality of Permutation Statistics Derived from Weighted Sums of Bivariate Functions by C.P. Shapiro and Lawrence Hubert 1978 
602  93  
Characterization of Banach Space Through Validity of Bochner Theorem by V. Mandrekar 1977 
602  94  
Embedding of Orthogonal Arrays of Strength Two and Deficiency Greater that Two by S.S. Shrikhande and N.M. Singhi 1978 
602  95  
LevyKhinchine Representation and Banach Space Type by V. Mandrekar 1977 
602  96  
LevyKhinchine Representation and Banach Spaces of Type and Cotype by V. Mandrekar 1977 
602  97  
On a Problem of Repeated Measurement Design with Treatment Additivity by P.J. Laycock and E. Seiden 1978 
602  98  
On Determination of the Structure of a Bib Design (7, 21, 9, 3, 3) by the Number of its Distinct Blocks by Esther Seiden 1977 
602  99  
On Minimality of Infinite Dimensional Stationary Stochastic Processes by A.G. Miamee and H. Salehi 1978 
602  100  
On Subordination of Decomposable Fields by V. Mandrekar 1977 
602  101  
On the Factorization of a Nonnegative Operator Values Function by A.G. Miamee and H. Salehi 1978 
602  102  
Simultaneous Bayesian Sequential Estimation Success Probabilities by C.P. Shapiro and Robert L. Wardrop 1978 
602  103  
Testing for New is Better Than Used in Expectation by Hira L. Koul 1977 
602  104  
Weighted Empirical Processes by Hira L. Koul 1978 
602  105  


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