Mathematical Objects Relating to Charter Members of the MAA -- Resources


For specific references describing the history of individual objects, click on the image of the object and read the full description. Similar objects are often described in “object groups” at the web site of the National Museum of American History. On numerous aspects of the history of the Mathematical Association of America, see the web site: Some of the people and objects described here are discussed in more detail in:

Judy Green and Jeanne LaDuke, Pioneering Women in American Mathematics: The Pre-1940 PhD’s, Providence: American Mathematical Society, 2009.

Peggy A. Kidwell, American Mathematics Viewed Objectively - The Case of Geometric Models, in Vita Mathematica: Historical Research and Integration with Teaching, editor Ronald Calinger, Washington, D.C., Mathematical Association of America, 1996, pp. 197-208.

Peggy A. Kidwell, Amy Ackerberg-Hastings, and David Lindsay Roberts, Tools of American Mathematics Teaching 1800-2000, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.

David Lindsay Roberts, “Albert Harry Wheeler (1873–1950): A Case Study in the Stratification of American Mathematical Activity,” Historia Mathematica, 23, #3, 1996, pp. 269-287.