ACQUISITION INFORMATION 
Dr. Doug Nelson, a faculty member of Augustana College Mathematics department, donated the Augustana College Mathematics Club records to Augustana College Special Collections on September 13, 2010. 

HISTORICAL NOTE 
The Mathematics Club began at Augustana College in 1952 with twelve student members and four faculty members (RocketyI 1952, page 163). The club’s purpose was “the pursuit of both cultural and scientific mathematical interests and the furthering of mathematical appreciation in college and community.” The club held meetings on the second Monday of every month. The original subject matter of the meetings consisted of a “lecture type program supplementary to classroom material” (1952 Constitution). In March 1979, the Mathematics Club chartered the Illinois Eta Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the mathematics national honor society. The club has also sponsored the annual Math Bowl, participated in intramural athletics, and other social gatherings. 

SCOPE AND CONTENT 
The Augustana College Mathematics Club records consists of early records of the Mathematics Club including a program and list of officers from 19561957, the 1952 Constitution, two photographs of the Mathematics Club on a field trip to the Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois, and three math problems. 

SYSTEM OF ARRANGEMENT 
The Augustana College Mathematics Club records are currently arranged topically with the membership records listed first, the photographs second, and the math problems last. 

CONTAINER LIST 
Folder 1
The Constitution of the Mathematics Club of Augustana College, 1952 Program and Officers for 19561957 Two photographs of club members at Argonne National Laboratory Three math problems Acidfree photocopies of papers 

RELATED COLLECTIONS 
None known 

