Source

David Eugene Smith Professional papers

Title
David Eugene Smith Professional papers, 1860-1945.
Description
139 boxes, 4 flat boxes 1 tube box.
Abstract
Mathematician. Professor of mathematics at the State Normal School, Cortland, N.Y., 1884-1891; at Michigan State Normal College, 1891-1898; at New York State Normal School, Brockport, N.Y., 1898-1901; and at Teachers College, Columbia University, 1901-1944. He was the editor of the BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY, the AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL MONTHLY, and SCRIPTA MATHEMATICA, a member of the International Commission on the Teaching of Mathematics, 1908-1944, and librarian of Teachers College, 1902-1920. He was the author of RARA MATHEMATICA (1907), THE HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS (1924), and many other works on the history of mathematics as well as over forty mathematical textbooks and numerous journal articles. He also collected manuscript materials relating to the history of mathematics.
Arrangement
Cataloged. Boxes 1-60: Correspondence; Boxes 61-118: Manuscripts; Boxes 119-120: Misc.; Box 121: Photographs; Boxes 122-138: Printed books & misc.; 4 oversize boxes in map case 14-13-10.
Finding Aid
Contents list, 37p.
Summary
Professional and personal papers of Smith, including correspondence and manuscripts from his students, family, contemporary mathematicians and teaching colleagues about the history and teaching of mathematics, his many committees, administrative matters at Teachers College, and his travels and collecting. Also, the manuscripts of his writings and his notes.
Restrictions
This collection is located on-site.
Tube box 11 is located off-site.
This collection has no restrictions.
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Provenance
Gift of David Eugene Smith. 1931.
Cite As
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); David Eugene Smith professional papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Format
Manuscript Manuscript/Archive
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