UDLA LIBRARY RECEIVES
MORE THAN 700 RESEARCH BOOKS IN MATHEMATICS
The Library at the
Universidad de las
The collection was
part of the personal library of Dr. Andrew F. Sobczyk, a prominent
mathematician known in the scientific circles for his contribution to functional
analysis and other areas of mathematics. The collection, entitled the Andrew F.
Sobczyk Memorial Mathematics Book Collection , was donated to the Universidad
The private collection
consists of more than 700 classical works on mathematics and physics acquired
by the scientist during his many years of mathematical research. They have both
academic and historical value, marking many of the notable advances of 20th
century mathematics. In order to preserve the historical value of this
donation, all of the books were labeled with the ancient coat of arms of the
Sobczyk Family. The purpose of the exlibris is to mark the books as part of a
private collection which can be identified after their incorporation into the
general library archives. All of the collection has already been cataloged and
can be accessed through the general electronic search as well as loaned out to
the general public. It has been agreed with the donors and the Department of
Actuary Science, Physics and Mathematics of our University that the Andrew F.
Sobczyk Memorial Mathematics Book Collection will be physically incorporated
into the general CIRIA University Library archives after a period of one year. During
this time the Andrew F. Sobczyk Memorial Mathematics Book Collection will be
displayed on the second floor of the library in a special place of honor
separated from the rest of the archives.
The academic value of
this collection is above all for research work and postgraduate studies. These
classical materials usually serve as the basis for any new scientific theory.
Mrs. Aurellia W. Sobczyk’s intention is that the collection will serve in the
formation of new knowledge and the further progress of science. Dr.
One of the reasons
which influenced the Sobczyk Family’s decision to donate this important
collection of books to UDLA was the fact that the son of Professor Andrew
Sobczyk, Dr. Garret Sobczyk, is a full time professor of this university. The donation
ceremony took place during the last Summer Semester. It was attended by the
family of the late Prof. Andrew F. Sobczyk, his widow Mrs. Aurellia W. Sobczyk,
and granddaughter, Katie Sobczyk who came from the South Carolina, USA, to pay
homage to their distinguished family member. Also present were students and
professors of the Department of Actuary and Mathematics, among them the
department chairman, Dr.
possesses a series of notable collections and unique works. The Andrew F.
Sobczyk Memorial Mathematics Book Collection is one more important addition to
the bibliographical wealth of our University.
Yulia A. Ostrovskaya
Universidad de las Américas CIRIA Library
Ostrovskaya, Aurellia Sobczyk (seen cutting ribbon),
Garret Sobczyk at the Opening Ceremony in front of the
Katie Sobczyk, Yulia Ostrovskaya, Garret Sobczyk, Aurellia Sobczyk
Reyla Navaro, Andress Ramos, Aurellia Sobczyk, Garret Sobczyk,
Katie Sobczyk, Wanda Sobczyk