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Augustana College Mathematics Club records
1952-1957
 

MSS 238
0.5 linear inches



Creator:

Augustana College Mathematics Club

Language:

English

Access:

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Access points:

Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.). Mathematics Club.
College students -- Societies and clubs.

Finding aid prepared by:

Kelsey O'Connell, 2010.

Repository:

Augustana College Special Collections
Thomas Tredway Library
639 38th Street
Rock Island, Illinois 61201
309-794-7643
specialcollections@augustana.edu




Acquisition Information
Historical Note
Scope and Content
System of Arrangement
Box List
Related Collections



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 (Rockety-I 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 1956-1957, 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 1956-1957
        Two photographs of club members at Argonne National Laboratory
        Three math problems
        Acid-free photocopies of papers
 

 

RELATED COLLECTIONS

None known


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