John Kiltinen papers
MSS-231

Summary Information

Repository
Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Kiltinen, John O.
Title
John Kiltinen papers
ID
MSS-231
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1972-1990
Date [inclusive]
1968-1993
Extent
5.0 Cubic feet
Language

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], MSS-231, Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives, Northern Michigan University.

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Biographical/Historical

John Kiltinen was born in Marquette, Michigan on June 8, 1942. He attended the John D. Pierce School for grades K-12 and graduated in 1960. Dr. Kiltinen attended Northern Michigan University (NMU) as an undergraduate and received his Ph. D. in Mathematics from Duke University in North Carolina. After graduate school, Dr. Kiltinen taught at the University of Minnesota for four years before returning to NMU as a faculty member in 1971. After his retirement in 2007, Dr. Kiltinen established the "Kiltinen Mathematics and Computer Science Idea Endowment."

Dr. Kiltinen was involved with the Summer Institute for the Arts and Sciences, the Visiting Science Lecturer Program, and Sigma Xi lecturer series. He was also involved in the development of the Seaborg Center and was the Director of the Seaborg Summer Science Academy. He also participated in the development and operation of the Michigan Mathematics Placement Exam Program and was involved with the Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition. Dr. Kiltinen became President of the NMU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) in the early 1980s and led the Union through NMU's Declaration of Financial Exigency in 1982. He was also active in both the Finnish Council of America and served the NMU Finn Club as founder and advisor.

Dr. Kiltinen’s published works include his 1967 dissertation, “Existence, Extension, and Characterization of Ring and Field Topologies” and an article that grew out of it titled, “Embedding a Topological Domain in a Countably Generated Algebraic Ring Extension.” He also wrote a book that was published in 2003, "Oval Track and Other Permutation Puzzles: And Just Enough Group Theory to Solve Them." Dr. Kiltinen’s development of the computer software, “Permutation Puzzles Packages for Windows” also resulted in the publication of articles titled, “Puzzling Over 2-generations of the Symmetric Group” and “Two-Color Hungarian Ring Puzzles.”

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Scope and Contents

This collection includes photographs, financial reports, correspondence, event programs and schedules, meeting minutes, math placement scores, problem sets, Seaborg Summer Academy participant personal information, and evaluations. The items included document the activities of the AAUP, the Summer Institute for the Arts and Sciences, Seaborg Summer Science Academy, Visiting Lecturer Series Program, and Math Department Records. The collection also includes published works of Dr. Kiltinen.

Series Descriptions

Record Series I. Seaborg Summer Science Academy, 1968-1992. 1.25 Cubic Feet (44 folders). This series is arranged by subject and divided into the following files: Evaluations, Follow-ups, and Forms/Planning Materials, Proposals, and Staffing Files/Team Scores, Math Materials and Worksheets, Student Work, and Session Files/Antarctic Program, the National Science Foundation (NSF), Planetary Initiative, and Assorted Materials.

Record Series II. School Departments and Organizations, 1974-1991. 0.25 Cubic Foot (20 folders). This series is arranged by subject and divided into the following files: Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) and Educational Policy Committee/Salary Information, Faculty Book, Sabbatical Retirement Contributions/School Departments and their materials and the Bureau of School Services/American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES).

Record Series III. Personal Works. 0.25 Cubic Feet (6 folders). This series is arranged alphabetically and divided into the following files: John Kiltinen/Peggy House.

Record Series IV. NMU and Committees, 1968-1983. 0.25 Cubic Feet (12 folders). This series is arranged by subject and divided into the following files: Administrative and Executive Committees/Jamrich Farewell Planning Materials/Management Reports and Budget Information/Faculty Advisory Budget Committee (FABC). Record Series V. Visiting Science Lecturer Program (VSLP), 1969-1975. 1 Cubic Foot (17 folders). This series is arranged by subject and divided into the following files: Requests and Confirmations/Forms and Reports/Speakers and Brochures/Letters and Notes/Evaluations.

Record Series VI. American Association of University Professors, 1971-1983. 0.75 Cubic Feet (16 folders). This series is arranged by subject and divided into the following files: Materials and Bargaining Minutes/Bylaws, Notes, Documents, and Reports/Bulletin and Correspondence/Salary Program Computer Runs.

Record Series VII. John Kiltinen Oral History Interview by Natalie Yeager and Jaime Ganzel, 2012. (1 item and 1 folder). This series consists of the audiocassette tape of the John Kiltinen oral history interview, a typed transcription of the interview, and the typed listing of questions and topics discussed during the interview.

Record Series VIII. AAUP-NMU Chapter, 1980-1983. (2 folders). This series is arranged by subject and divided into the following files: Constitution and Bylaws and Chapter Meeting Minutes.

Record Series IX. AAUP-President's Office, 1980-1983. (4 folders). This series is arranged by subject and divided into the following files: United Way Campaign, Financial Reports, President’s Handwritten Notes, and Correspondence.

Record Series X. AAUP-Educational Policy Committee (EPC), 1978-1983. (10 folders). This series is arranged by subject and divided into the following files: Bylaws and Directory, Article VII: Budget Reduction; Layoff and Recall, Article VII: Budget Reduction; Layoff and Recall, Article VII: Departmental Presentations, Meeting Minutes, and Tuition Levels.

Record Series XI. AAUP-Bargaining Council, 1980-1983. (6 folders). This series is arranged by subject and divided into the following files: Meeting Minutes, Salary Package Analysis, Contract Negotiations, Salary Committee Contract Recommendations, and Michigan State University (MSU) Collective Bargaining.

Record Series XII. AAUP-Contract Administration, 1980-1983. (5 folders). This series is arranged by subject and divided into the following files: Budget Contraction AAUP Position Statement, Salary Freeze Mining Journal Article, In Search of Equity: An Analysis of Administrative Council, Executive/Management and Administrative/Professional Salaries at Northern Michigan University, News Releases and Newsletters, and Correspondence.

Record Series XIII. AAUP-Board of Control, 1980-1983. (1 folder). This series is arranged chronologically and contains materials relating to the AAUP Board of Control.

Record Series XIV. AAUP-Library Study Committee, 1981-1982. (1 folder). This series is arranged chronologically and contains materials relating to staffing and budgetary issues of the NMU Library.

Record Series XV. AAUP- MI State Chapter, 1981, 1983. (3 folders). This series is arranged by subject and is divided into the following files: State Income Tax Increase Issue, State Conference, and Annual Conference.

Record Series XVI. AAUP-67TH Annual National Meeting, 1981. (1 folder). This series is arranged chronologically and contains materials relating to the 67th Conference of the AAUP held in Washington, D.C.

Record Series XVII. AAUP-MI Tax Proposals, 1980. (4 folders). This series is arranged by subject and divided into the following files: Proposal A, Proposal D, Flyers, Brochures, Pamphlets, and Newspaper Clippings.

Record Series XVIII. AAUP-Executive Committee, 1980-1982. (5 folders). This series is arranged by subject and divided into the following files: Meeting Minutes and Phase IV: Academic Position Reduction and Reallocation.

Record Series XIX. AAUP-Grievances, 1980-1982. (1 folder). Restricted Access and Restricted Use. This series is in original order and contains materials relating to grievances and their litigation. This file has restricted access and is identified as such in the collection.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged by topic and consists of nineteen series of which one has restricted access.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives 3/20/2013

Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, Michigan, 49855
906-227-1225
archives@nmu.edu

Revision Description

  6/15/2013

Conditions Governing Access

This collection contains one series, AAUP-Grievances, which contains correspondence related to filed grievances, this series has Restricted Access. Contact University Archivist for additional information.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the records of the John Kiltinen papers must be obtained from the University Archivist. The University Archivist may be reached by phone at 906-227-1225, or e-mail, mrobyns@nmu.edu. The University Archivist may also be reached in Room 126 of the Learning Resource Center, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI.

This collection contains one series, AAUP-Grievances, which has correspondence relating to filed grievances. This folder has restricted use and restricted access. Contact University Archivist for additional information.

Custodial History

The John Kiltinen papers were donated to the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives by John Kiltinen in November 2012. Working with Dr. Kiltinen, Archives Student Assistant Natalie Yeager completed the donor agreement on 30 November 2012. The collection was accessioned by Archives Student Assistant Allison Engblom and Archives Student Assistant Natalie Yeager began processing the collection. Archives Student Assistant Glenda Ward completed the processing and the Finding Aid in March 2013.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials

For more information, check the following collections: American Association of University Professors (AAUP); Seaborg Center; Department of Math and Computer Sciences; and the Summer Institute.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Association of University Professors. Northern Michigan University Chapter.
  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society.
  • Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Northern Michigan University--Faculty.
  • Northern Michigan University. Educational Policy Committee.
  • Northern Michigan University. Faculty Advisory Budget Committee.
  • Northern Michigan University. Seaborg Summer Science Academy.
  • Northern Michigan University. Visiting Science Lecture Program.
  • Northern Michigan University. ViSummer Institute for the Arts and Science.

Personal Name(s)

  • Beadle, George Wells, 1903-1989
  • House, Peggy
  • Kiltinen, John O.
  • Kiltinen, John O.

Subject(s)

  • Educational tests and measurements--Michigan.
  • Science--Study and teaching (Elementary)--Michigan.
  • Science--Study and teaching (Higher)--Michigan--Upper Peninsula.
  • Science--Study and teaching (Secondary)--Michigan.
  • Science--Study and teaching--Law and legislation--Michigan.
  • Science--Study and teaching--Michigan.

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Collection Inventory

Seaborg Summer Science Academy 

Evaluations, Follow-ups, and Forms (Box 1 of 7) 

Box
2-5-4

Student Evaluations (1988) 

Staff Evaluations and Budget Reports (1988) 

Student Evaluations (1989) 

Student Evaluations (1990) 

Follow-up Final Reports (1988) 

Follow-up Correspondence (1988) 

Follow-up Final Reports (1989) 

Follow-up (1990) 

Follow-up Plan Forms (1988) 

Follow-up Plan Forms (1989) 

Teacher and Counselor Evaluation Forms (1989) 

Forms (1988-1990) 

Planning Materials, Proposals, and Staffing Files (Box 1 of 7) 

Box
2-5-4

Summer Institute of Arts and Sciences (1986) 

Summer Institute of Arts and Sciences (1987) 

Academy Year Information--Student Names with their Teachers; Names and Addresses; and Notes (1987) 

Planning Committee Papers--Flyers; Brochures; Budgets; Correspondence; Directorate (1988) 

Planning Committee Papers--Student Work; Classroom Materials; Correspondence; General Information (1989) 

Proposal (1988) 

Proposal (1989) 

Detroit Proposal (1990) 

Proposal Appendix Originals (1990-1992) 

Staffing Files and Proposals (1987) 

Staffing Files and Proposals (1988) 

Photographs and Negatives (1988) 

Team Scores, Math Materials and Worksheets, Student Work, and Session Files (Box 1 of 7) 

Box
2-5-4

Team Scores (1988) 

Math Materials (1968 and 1974) 

Math Competitions and Summer Institute for the Arts and Sciences (1981) 

Problem Solving Materials (1987) 

Master Copies of Instructional Materials (1988) 

Math Worksheets (1988) 

Assorted Extra Copies of Math Materials (1988) 

MMPC Materials, Part 1 

MMPC Materials, Part 2 

Student Work--Eric Texley 

Session File--Student Work; Worksheets; Correspondence; Advising Materials (1988) 

Session File--Worksheets; Students; Scores (1989) 

Session File--Rosters; Class Materials; Organizational Notes (1990) (Contains Separation Sheet for photos and negatives) 

Antarctic Program, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and Assorted Materials (Trips, Peggy House, Mailing, and ISD) (Box 2 of 7) 

Box
2-5-1

United States Antarctic Program (1989) 

NSF Grant Materials (1988) 

NSF and Interest Letters (1991) 

Participant Mailing Materials (1988) 

U.P. ISD Gifted and Talented Materials (1989) 

Young Scholars Program Materials (1987-1989) 

Ann Arbor Trip Materials (1990) 

Planetary Initiative for the World We Choose (1982) 

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School Departments and Organizations 

Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) and Educational Policy Committee (EPC) (1983) Box 2 of 7) 

Box
2-5-1

MCTM Meeting Materials (1983) 

MCTM Materials 

EPC Correspondence and Meeting Materials (1983-1984) 

EPC Materials Part 1 (1980-1981) 

EPC Materials Part 2 (1980-1981) 

EPC Materials Part 3 (1980-1981) 

Salary Information, Faculty Book, and Sabbatical Retirement Contributions (Box 2 of 7) 

Box
2-5-1

Faculty Salary Information (1976-1977) 

Salary Concessions Issue 

"A Primer on Collective Bargaining for College & University Faculty" Book (1975) 

Sabbatical Retirement Contributions 

School Departments and Their Materials and the Bureau of School Services (Box 2 of 7) 

Box
2-5-1

Athletics Report and Issues 

Michigan Mathematics Early Placement Test (MMEPT) Score Results (1987-1988) 

MMEPT Materials (1986-1991) 

Math Department By-Laws (1976) 

Improving the Climate for Research and Scholarships Materials (1987-1989) 

Science Service Materials (1989) 

Science for Disabled Materials (1981-1988) 

Arts and Sciences By-Laws (1976) 

Bureau of School Services Annual Report (1974-1975) 

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Summer Program (1988) (Box 2 of 7) 

Box
2-5-1

AISES Summer Program Materials 

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Personal Works 

John Kiltinen (Box 2 of 7) 

Box
2-5-1

"Commutative Rings with Homomorphic m-th Power Functions" 

"Concept of Limit" 

Newspaper Article on Promotion of Kiltinen and Faculty 

Peggy House (Box 2 of 7) 

Box
2-5-1

"A Problem Solving Based Approach to Junior High School Mathematics" 

"An Adventure in Mathematical Thinking" (1979, 1983) 

"Interactions of Science and Mathematics" (1980) 

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NMU and Committees 

Administrative and Executive Committees (Box 2 of 7) 

Box
2-5-1

Committee for Reviewing Adminstrative Policy Manual Meeting Materials (1973) 

Administrative Policies Manual--Rought Draft--Pages 1-113 (1973) 

Administrative Policies Manual--Rough Draft--Pages 114-184 (1973) 

Administrative Salary Comparisons (1982-1983) 

AdHoc Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) Committee Meeting Minutes (1977) 

Executive Committee Materials (1977-1978) 

Executive Committee Materials (1982-1983) 

Executive Committee Materials (1982-1983) 

Jamrich Farewell Planning Materials (1983)(Box 2 of 7) 

Box
2-5-1

Jamrich Farewell Planning Materials (1983) 

Management Reports and Budget Information (Box 2 of 7) 

Box
2-5-1

Management Reports (Jan 1975) 

Budget Information (1982-1983) 

Faculty Advisory Budget Committee (FABC) (Box 2 of 7) 

Box
2-5-1

FABC Materials (1968-1978) 

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Visiting Science Lecturer Program (VSLP) (Box 3 of 7) 

Box
2-5-1

Requests and Confirmations 

Requests (1972-1973) 

Confirmed and/or Completed (1972-1973) 

Requests (1973-1974) 

Confirmations (1973-1974) 

Requests (1974-1975) 

Confirmations (1974-1975) 

Forms and Reports 

Completed Visit Forms (1973-1974) 

Annual Reports (1972-1975) 

Speakers and Brochures 

Visiting Lecturers Lists (1969) 

Visiting Lecturers Lists (1970) 

Brochure Materials (1972-1973) 

Brochure Materials (1973-1974) 

Brochure Materials (1974-1975) 

Letters and Notes 

Memos and Meeting Notes (1972-1975) 

Letters to Faculty and Schools (1972-1974) 

Evaluations 

Box
2-5-1

Lecturer Evaluation Forms (1972-1973) 

Lecturer Evaluation Forms (1974-1975) 

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American Association of University Professors (AAUP) 

Box
2-5-1

Materials and Bargaining Minutes (Box 4 of 7) 

Box
2-5-1

Bargaining Council Materials (1983-1984) 

Executive Committee Meeting Materials, Part 1 (1983-1984) 

Executive Committee Meeting Materials, Part 2 (1983-1984) 

Salary Committee Materials (1974-1976) 

Meeting Materials (1980-1983) 

Day on Capitol Hill Materials (1982) 

"The Classroom Climate: A Chilly One for Women" Materials (1983) 

Early Retirement Materials (1979-1981) 

Bargaining Minutes (1982) 

Bylaws, Notes, Documents, and Reports (Box 4 of 7) 

Box
2-5-1

Committee By-Laws and Notes (1975) 

Policy Documents and Reports (1971) 

Bulletin and Correspondence (Box 4 of 7) 

Box
2-5-1

Bulletin (1976) 

Correspondence with Jamrich (1979-1983) 

Salary Program Computer Runs (Box 5 of 7) 

Box
2-5-5

Data for Running AAUP Salary Program 

Computer Runs, Part 1 

Computer Runs,Part 2 

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John Kiltinen Oral History Interview by Natalie Yeager and Jaime Ganzel (11/30/2012) 

Cassette

Audiocassette Tape of John Kiltinen Oral History Interview (2012) 

2-2-2
Box

Transcript (2012) (Box 4 of 5) 

2-5-1

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AAUP-NMU Chapter (Box 6 of 7) 

Box
2-5-5

Constitution and Bylaws (1980) 

Chapter Meeting Minutes (1980-1983) 

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AAUP-President's Office 

United Way Campaign (1981-1982) 

Financial Reports (1980-1981) 

President's Handwritten Notes (1982-1983) 

Correspondence (1980-1983) 

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AAUP-Educational Policy Committee (EPC) 

Bylaws and Directory (1978, 1981-1982) 

Article VII: Budget Reduction; Layoff and Recall (Nov. 1980, Nov. 1981, Mar.-June 1982) 

Article VII: Budget Reduction; Layoff and Recall (July-Aug. 1982) 

Article VII: Departmental Presentations (1982) 

Metting Minutes (June-Dec. 1981) 

Meeting Minutes (Jan.-July 1982) 

Meeting Minutes (Aug.-Nov. 1982) 

Meeting Minutes (Jan.-Apr. 1983) 

1981-1982 Tuition Levels (Feb.-Apr. 1981) 

1982-1983 Tuition Levels (Nov.-June 1982) 

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AAUP-Bargaining Council 

Meeting Minutes (July-Sep. 1980) 

Meeting Minutes (Apr. 1982-Mar. 1983) 

Salary Package Analysis (1980) 

Contract Negotiations (1983) 

Salary Committee Contract Recommendations (1980) 

Michigan State University (MSU) Collective Bargaining (1980-1982) 

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AAUP-Contract Administration 

Budget Contraction AAUP Position Statement (1981) 

Salary Freeze Mining Journal Article (1982) 

In Search of Equity: An Analysis of Administrative Council, Executive/Management and Administrative/Professional Salaries at Northern Michigan University (1982-1983) 

News Releases and Newsletters (1980-1983) 

Correspondence (1980-1982) 

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AAUP-Board of Control (1980-1983) 

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AAUP-Library Study Committee (1981-1982) 

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AAUP-MI State Chapter 

State Income Tax Increase Issue (1983) 

State Conference (1981) 

Annual Conference (1981) 

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AAUP-67th Annual National Meeting (1981) 

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AAUP-MI Tax Propsals (1980) 

Proposal A (Smith-Bullard) 

Proposal D (Tisch II) 

Flyers, Brochures, Pamphlets 

Newspaper Clippings 

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AAUP-Executive Committee (Box 7 of 7) 

Box
2-5-4

Meeting Minutes (Mar.-Dec. 1980) 

Meeting Minutes (Jan.-Aug. 1981) 

Meeting Minutes (Sep.-Dec. 1981) 

Meeting Minutes (Jan.-June 1982) 

Phase IV: Academic Position Reduction and Reallocation (1980-1981) 

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AAUP-Grievances (1980-1982) (Restricted Access and Restricted Use-See University Archivist) 

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