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Arlington M. Fink papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 13/14/52

Scope and Content

The collection includes Fink’s vita, news clippings, course materials for Mathematics 308 (Application of Linear Algebra to Discrete Optimization), and numerous publications. The publications include Bibliography on Almost Periodic Functions and several other articles regarding almost periodic functions.


  • 1963-2002, undated

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Arlington M. Fink received his B.A. (1956) of Mathematics from Wartburg College. He went on to receive his M.A. (1958) as well as his Ph.D. (1960) in Mathematics from Iowa State University.

Fink was employed as a Graduate Assistant (1957-1959) at Iowa State University and a research associate (1960) at Princeton University. Fink was an Instructor of Mathematics (1960-1962) at the University of Virginia and an Assistant Professor (1962-1966) of Mathematics at the University of Nebraska. The University of Nebraska promoted him to Associate Professor (1966-1967) of Mathematics prior to his leaving for a position at Iowa State University as an Associate Professor (1967-1971) of Mathematics. Fink was soon promoted to Professor (1971-2003) of Mathematics, and he became Professor Emeritus at Iowa State University in 2003.

Fink’s research interests include analysis, ordinary differential equations, inequalities, and almost periodic functions. He belongs to several professional societies including the American Mathematical Society (AMS), the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), and Women in Mathematics. Fink received several honors and awards, among these are the Distinguished Service to Iowa Section MAA (1991) and the Citation for Distinguished Service to ISU from College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (1993).


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Arlington Fink, born in 1932, was a Professor (1971-2003) of Mathematics at Iowa State University. He received his B.A. (1956) of Mathematics from Wartburg College and continued at Iowa State University to receive his M.A. (1958) and Ph.D. (1960) in Mathematics. This collection includes Fink's news clippings, course materials for Mathematics, and numerous publications. Bibliography on Almost Periodic Functions, one of his publications, is available in this collection. There are also several other articles he wrote regarding almost periodic functions.


The collection is organized Alphabetically.

Items in related collections

RS 13/14. Iowa State University. Department of Mathematics records

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 13/14/52. Arlington M. Fink papers, 1963-2002, undated
January 23, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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