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Johannes C.C. Nitsche papers

Identifier: uarc 1198

Scope and Content

The collection contains the professional papers of Johannes C.C. Nitsche. Materials include correspondence files, teaching and research materials, and writings.


  • 1952-2003


Language of Materials

Collection material in English and German

Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Biographical Sketch of Johannes C.C. Nitsche (1925-2006)

Johannes C.C. Nitsche, diploma, University of Göttingen (1950), Ph.D. University of Leipzig (1951). Professor of mathematics at the University of Minnesota (1957-2000). Expert in the field of minimal surfaces.

Johannes Nitsche was born on January 22, 1925 in Olbernhau, Germany. Her earned his diploma from the University of Göttingen in mathematics in 1950, and his Pd.D. from the University of Leipzig in 1951. He joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota in 1957 as associate professor; he was promoted to full professor in 1960 and served as department chair from 1971-1978. Nitsche was known for his work on the theory of minimal surfaces and the Nitsche-Sasaki-Gauss-Bonnet inequality. Johannes Nitsche retired from the University in 2000 and died on August 9, 2006.


3 boxes + map case (3.0 cubic feet


Collection contains the professional papers of Johannes Nitsche, professor of mathematics at the University of Minnesota.


The collection is arranged into 3 series:

  1. Correspondence
  2. Research and Writings
  3. Teaching Materials

Other Finding Aid Available

A finding aid with a contents list is available in University Archives.

Johannes C.C. Nitsche Papers, 1952-2003
Karen Spilman
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Finding aid written in English

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