I believe David is referring to the Oral History of the Princeton Mathematics Community in the 1930s, a project carried out by Albert Tucker and William Aspray with funding from the NSF. The URL is .
Unfortunately, a check on the references to Allendoerfer in the Name Index does not resolve the question of his adviser.
"David R. Derbes" wrote:
> I should have thought of informing the group of this earlier; > perhaps everyone is aware of it already. > > A large amount of oral and written history of math at Princeton > was put together by Abraham Taub and colleagues. Taub's friend > and graduate student, Bob Jantzen (now at Villanova) put a great > deal of it on the web. (Bob and I became friends as undergraduates > at Princeton, 1970-74, and are in intermittent touch via email.) > Apologies; I don't have the url at hand, but Google should provide it > pretty quickly. > > This may or may not shed light on Allendoerfer's (spelling?) > thesis advisor. > > David Derbes [email@example.com] > > On Thu, 13 Jun 2002, Joseph Malkevitch wrote: > > > > > Dear Friends, > > > > The mathematical genealogy project lists a dissertation title but not an > > advisor for his work at Princeton: > > > > http://Hcoonce.Math.Mankato.Msus.edu/html/id.phtml?id=22140 > > > > Best wishes, > > > > Joe > > > > -- > > Joseph Malkevitch > > Department of Mathematics > > York College (CUNY) > > Jamaica, New York 11451 > > > > > > Phone: 718-262-2551 > > Web page: http://www.york.cuny.edu/~malk > > > >
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