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Guide to the Mathematics Department Special Programs Records, 1955 - 1971

Abstract

The Mathematics Department at Duke University has sponsored several special programs to train high school and college math teachers. Two of these programs were the Summer Institute in Science and Mathematics and the Retired Officer Program. The Summer Institute in Science and Mathematics, supported by the National Science Foundation, helped secondary school teachers upgrade their skills in the sciences and in math. The Summer Institute trained teachers from 1957-1970. The Retired Officer Program trained retired military personnel to teach mathematics in high school or at the introductory college level. It was also supported by the National Science Foundation and trained teachers from 1958-1967. The collection contains yearbooks, program records, course lists, photographs, government reports, and information about these special programs.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Mathematics Department Special Programs records 1955-1971
Creator
Duke University. Mathematics Dept.
Extent
10.0 Linear Feet , 10000 Items
Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.
Language
English.

Collection Overview

The Mathematics Department Special Programs Records contain yearbooks, program records, course lists, photographs, government reports, and information about the Summer Institute in Science and Mathematics and the Retired Officer Program. An effort has been made to remove application letters, rejections letters, requests for information, receipts, and grades from the collection. Because many of these items are interspersed in the yearbooks and program records, some of these items may still remain and are covered by access restrictions.

Administrative Information

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Records, such as search committee files or others pertaining to employment where individuals are identified, are closed for 70 years.

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Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

The Summer Institute in Science and Mathematics, supported by the National Science Foundation, was a group study program designed to help secondary school teachers upgrade their skills in the sciences and in math. The Institute's goals were to upgrade teachers' skills in the sciences and in math and to increase their ability to motivate students to consider careers in these areas. The Institute trained teachers from 1957-1970. Yearbooks were compiled by the Math Dept. and included project proposals, proposed course programs, director's guidebooks, brochures, list of participants, and other documents related to the administration of the Institute.

Participants, 1957-1962
Box 1
Participants at Other Schools, 1965-1966
Box 1
NSF Participants with Degrees, 1966-1970
Box 1
Forms and Form Letters, undated
Box 1
Yearbook, 1955-1956
Box 1
Yearbook I, 1957
Box 1
Yearbook II, 1957
Box 1
Yearbook I, 1958
Box 1
Yearbook II, 1958
Box 1
Yearbook III, 1958
Box 1
Yearbook I, 1959
Box 1
Yearbook II, 1959
Box 1
Yearbook I, 1960
Box 1
Yearbook II, 1960
Box 1
Yearbook III, 1960
Box 1
Yearbook IV, 1960
Box 1
Yearbook I, 1961
Box 2
Yearbook III, 1961
Box 2
Yearbook I, 1962
Box 2
Yearbook IV, 1962
Box 2
Yearbook I, 1963
Box 2
Yearbook, 1963
Box 2
Yearbook, 1963
Box 2
Yearbook I, 1964
Box 2
Yearbook III, 1964
Box 2
Yearbook I, 1965
Box 2
Yearbook II, 1965
Box 2
Yearbook IV, 1965
Box 2
Yearbook I, 1966
Box 2
Yearbook II, 1966
Box 2
Yearbook IV, 1966
Box 3
Yearbook I, 1967
Box 3
Yearbook II, 1967
Box 3
Yearbook, 1968
Box 3
Yearbook, 1968
Box 3
Yearbook, 1968
Box 3
Yearbook, A-N, 1969
Box 3
Yearbook, O-Z, 1969
Box 3
Yearbook, 1970
Box 3

The Retired Officer Program, supported by the National Science Foundation, was set up to retrain retired Armed Services officers to teach mathematics in high school or at the introductory college level. This program was a graduate level course at Duke University and lead to a degree of Master of Arts in Teaching. The program ran from 1958-1967.

Correspondence and Reports, 1957-1960
Box 4
Survey of Past Participants, 1958-1962
Box 4
Copies of Brochures, 1959-1966
Box 4
Reports to the National Science Foundation, 1960-1964
Box 4
Participants, 1961-1966

Includes photographs.

Box 4
Form Letters, 1961-1971 and undated
Box 4
Minutes of the National Science Board Meeting, Jan. 18-19, 1962
Box 4
Minutes of the National Science Board Meeting, March 15-16, 1962
Box 4
Veterans Administration, 1966
Box 4
1957-1962

[Three photographs removed to University Archives' Photograph Collection and are filed in the Mathematics Department folder. Photographs include one classroom photo from 1961, one group photo from the 1960s, and one snapshot taken at a party.]

Box 4
1962-1963
Box 4
1965-1966
Box 4
1965-1966
Box 4
1957-1960
Box 4
1957-1962
Box 4
1957-1962
Box 4
1958-1959
Box 4
1958-1960
Box 4
1959-1960
Box 4
1960-1961
Box 4
1961-1962

Includes photograph of class of 1962.

Box 5
1962-1963
Box 5
1966-1967
Box 5
1966-1967
Box 5
1967
Box 5

Historical Note

The Mathematics Department at Duke University has sponsored several special programs to train high school and college math teachers. Two of these programs were the Summer Institute in Science and Mathematics and the Retired Officer Program. The Summer Institute in Science and Mathematics, supported by the National Science Foundation, helped secondary school teachers upgrade their skills in the sciences and in math. The Summer Institute trained teachers from 1957-1970. The Retired Officer Program trained retired military personnel to teach mathematics in high school or at the introductory college level. It was also supported by the National Science Foundation and trained teachers from 1958-1967.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Mathematics Dept. Records, 1937-1980. (University Archives, Duke University. )

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Mathematics Department Records, 1955-1971, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Mathematics Department Records, 1955-1971, was received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1982 (A82-86).

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Linda Daniel and was completed on October 24, 2003. An effort has been made to remove application letters, rejection letters, requests for information, receipts, and grades from the collection. Because many of these items are interspersed in the yearbooks and program records, some of these items may still remain and are covered by access restrictions. Duplicate copies of the Bulletin of the President and Reports of Other Officers, 1934-1941, 1954-1957, 1957-1959,and Duke University's University Committee on Long-Range Planning Progress Report, May 1960, and June 1961,were also removed.

Encoded by Linda Daniel, October 27, 2003

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.