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The Archives of American Mathematics, located at the University of Texas at Austin, aims to collect, preserve, and provide access to the papers principally of American mathematicians and the records of American mathematical organizations.


The Archives began in 1975 at the University of Texas at Austin with the preservation of the papers of Texas mathematicians R.L. Moore and H.S. Vandiver.[1]

In 1978, the Mathematical Association of America established the university as the official repository for its archival records and the name "Archives of American Mathematics" was adopted to encompass all of the mathematical archival collections at the university.[2] Originally a part of the Harry Ransom Center, in 1984, the Archives was added to the special collections of the Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin.[3]

The AAM includes approximately 120 collections.[4]
Notable Examples

Mathematical Association of America Records.
Thomas F. Banchoff Papers document a career of teaching, writing, and making mathematical films.
Marion Walter Photograph Collection includes photographs of A.A. Albert, H.S.M. Coxeter, Paul Erdős, Fritz John, D.H. Lehmer, Alexander Ostrowski, George Polya, Mina Rees, and Olga Taussky-Todd.[5]
School Mathematics Study Group Records document the history of the "New Math" movement of the 1960s, and includes the files of the director, Edward G. Begle.
Dorothy L. Bernstein Papers reflect both her professional and personal life.
Paul R. Halmos Photograph Collection consists of 14,000 photographs Halmos and others took from the 1930s to 2006.
Ivor Grattan-Guinness Papers reflect the career of a mathematics historian.
Paul Erdős and Carl Pomerance Correspondence Collection consists of 435 letters between Erdős and Pomerance.

Related Collections Elsewhere

Significant archives of American mathematicians and their organizations are held by other repositories. The following are examples which include a few Canadian collections with substantial United States connections. For the complete holdings, the catalogs of the individual repositories would need to be consulted. In addition, the archives of academic institutions will typically include administrative records of mathematics departments and clubs as well as the papers of faculty.

John Hay Library, Brown University -- American Mathematical Society Records (1888- ); Raymond Clare Archibald (1875-1957); James Glaisher (1848-1928); R. G. D. Richardson (1878-1949); Marshall Harvey Stone (1903-1989); James Joseph Sylvester (1814-1897) also at St. John's College (Cambridge).[6]
American Philosophical Society -- Robert Patterson (1743-1824); David Rittenhouse (1732-1796); Robert Adrain (1775-1843); Samuel Stanley Wilks (1906-1964).[7]
Amherst College—Ebenezer Strong Snell (1801-1876).[8]
Boston Public Library -- Nathaniel Bowditch (1773-1838); Nicholas Pike (1743-1819).[9]
College of Charleston Library—Lewis Reeves Gibbes (1810-1894), also Library of Congress;[10]
Columbia University -- Arthur Korn (1870-1945); Cassius Jackson Keyser (1862-1947); Christine Franklin (1847-1930) and Fabian Franklin (1853-1939); F. A. P. Barnard (1809-1889); Harold Hotelling (1895-); Henry Seely White (1861-1943); John Howard Van Amringe (1835-1915); Thomas Scott Fiske (1865-1944); David Eugene Smith (1860-1944).[11]
Dartmouth College -- George Robert Stibitz (1904-1995).[12]
Duke University—Edward Henry Courtenay (1803-1853).[13]
Hampshire College—Herman Goldstine (1913-2004).[14]
Harvard University -- Benjamin Peirce (1809-1880); Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914); Damodar Dharmanand Kosambi (1907–1966); Isaac Greenwood (1702-1745); John Farrar (1779-1853); John Winthrop (1714–1779); Maxime Bôcher (1867-1918); Richard Von Mises (1883-1953); Thomas Hill (1818-1891); George David Birkhoff (1884-1944).[15]
Iowa State University -- American Statistical Association (1839-); Herbert Solomon (1919-2004); Edward J. Wegman (1943-); Eugene Lukacs (1906-1987); Ingram Olkin (1924-).[16]
Hope College—Albert Eugene Lampen (1887-1963); Jay Erenst Folkert (1916-).[17]
Library of Congress -- Andrew Ellicott (1754-1820); George F. Becker (1847-1919); Oswald Veblen (1880-1960); Lewis Reeves Gibbes (1810-1894), John von Neumann (1903-1957), also College of Charleston.[18]
Maryland Historical Society -- John Henry Alexander (1812-1867).[19]
McMaster University (Canada) -- Bertrand Russell (1872-1970).[20]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- John Daniel Runkle (1822-1902); Norbert Wiener (1894-1964).[21]
National Research Council (Canada) -- Julius Plücker (1801-1868).[22]
New Jersey Historical Society -- Francis Robbins Upton (1852-1921).[23]
New York Public Library -- Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler (1770-1843).[24]
New York University -- Richard Courant (1888-1972).[25]
Northwestern University -- Ernst D. Hellinger (1883-1950); Helen M. Clark (1908-1974); Lois W. Griffiths (1899-1981).[26]
Northwestern State University -- Guy Waldo Dunnington (1906-1974)[27]
Ohio History Connection -- Jared Mansfield (1759-1830), also U.S. Military Academy.[28]
Princeton University -- Alfred James Lotka (1880-1949); Walter Minto (1753-1796); Eugene Paul Wigner (1902-1995); Henry Dallas Thompson (1864-1927); Kurt Gödel (1906-1978); Nicola Fergola (1757-1824); Sylvester Robins (files: 1880-1899).[29]
Rice University—Fred Terry Rogers (1914-1956); Salomon Bochner (1899-1982).[30]
Rockefeller University -- Mark Kac (1914-1984).[31]
Rutgers University—Edward Albert Bowser (1837-1910); George Washington Coakley (1814-1893).[32]
Smith College, Sophia Smith Collection -- Dorothy Maud Wrinch (1895-1976).[33]
Stanford University -- Georg Pólya (1887-1985).[34]
University of Chicago -- A. Adrian Albert (1905-1972 ); Saunders Mac Lane (1909-2005); E. H. Moore (1862-1932); Alfred L. Putnam (1916-2004); Nicolas Rashevsky (1899-1972); Ernest Julius Wilczynski (1876-1932).[35]
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign -- Arnold Emch (1871-1959); Arthur Byron Coble (1878-1966); George Abram Miller (1863-1951); George William Meyers (1864-1931); Leonard L. Steimley (1890-1975); Olive C. Hazlett (1890-1974); Robert Daniel Carmichael (1879-1967).[36]
University of Michigan—Wooster Woodruff Beman[37] (1850-1922); Louis Allen Hopkins [38] (1881-).[39]
State Historical Society of Missouri—Joseph Ficklin (1833-1887).[40]
University of North Carolina; U. of Texas -- Charles Scott Venable (1827-1900).[41][42]
University of Oklahoma Library -- Nathan Altshiller Court (1881-1968).[43]
University of Toronto -- Kenneth O. May (1915-1977).[44]
University of Virginia -- G. T. Whyburn (1904-1969)[45]
University of Washington Libraries -- Carl B. Allendoerfer (1911-1974).[46]
University of Wisconsin -- Albert C. Schaeffer (files: 1954-1956); Bronson Barlow (Mathematics of Design) (b. 1924); Charles S. Slichter (files: 1891-1941); Cyrus C. MacDuffee (1895-1961); Edward Burr Van Vleck (1863-1943); Ernest B. Skinner (files: 1892-1935); Isaac Schoenberg (files: 1930-1980); Ivan Sokolnikoff (1901-); J. Barkley Rosser (1907-1989); John D. Mayor (?); Mark H. Ingraham (1896-1982); Military Training Programs, WW II (1943-1945); U.S. Naval Research Office (1951-1955); Rudolph E. Langer (1894-1968); Stephen Kleene (1909-1994); Warren Weaver (1894-1978).[47]
Virginia Military Institute -- Claudius Crozet (1789-1864).[48]
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U. -- Irving John Good (1916-2009);[49] John Edward Williams (1867-1943).[50]
Wake Forest University—John Wesley Sawyer (1916-);[51] Roland L. Gay (1905-1979)[52]
Western Reserve Historical Society (Cleveland) -- Elisha Scott Loomis (1852-1940).[53]
Yale University Library -- Abraham Robinson (1918-1974); Elias Loomis (1811-1889); Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839-1903).[54]
Yeshiva University -- Jekuthiel Ginsburg (1889-1957)[55]


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"John Hay Library, Brown University". Retrieved 20 February 2018.
"American Philosophical Society, Manuscripts Department". Archived from the original on 13 February 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
"Amherst College, Library". Retrieved 20 February 2018.
"Boston Public Library, Rare Books and Manuscripts Department". Retrieved 20 February 2018.
"Gibbes Papers, College of Charleston". Retrieved 20 February 2018.
"Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University". Retrieved 20 February 2018.
"Stibitz Papers, Dartmouth University". Retrieved 20 February 2018.
"Courtenay/Purviance Finding Aid". Retrieved 3 March 2018.
"Herman H. Goldstine Collection, 1941-1971". Five College Archives and Manuscript Collections, Hampshire College Archives.
"Harvard University Archives". Retrieved 3 March 2018.
"Iowa State University, Special Collections and University Archives". Retrieved 3 March 2018.
"Joint Archives of Holland, Hope College".
"Lewis Reeves Gibbes Papers. A Finding Aid" (PDF). Retrieved 3 March 2018.
"H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society". Retrieved 3 March 2018.
"Bertrand Russell Archives". Retrieved 3 March 2018.
"Institute Archives & Special Collections, MIT". Retrieved 3 March 2018.
"The Plu[e]cker letters fonds". doi:10.4224/23002121.
"Upton Collection". Archived from the original on 19 February 2017. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
"Hassler Correspondence". Retrieved 3 March 2018.
"Courant Collection". Retrieved 3 March 2018.
"Northwestern University Archives".
"G. Waldo Dunnington Collection". Retrieved 28 April 2020.
"Ohio History Connection".
"Princeton University Archives".
"Rice University, Woodson Research Center Special Collections & Archives".
"Rockefeller University Archives".
"Rutgers University, Special Collections & University Archives".
"Five College Archives & Manuscript Collections, Wrinch Collectoni".
"Pólya (George) Papers".
"University of Chicago, Special Collections Research Center".
"University of Illinois Archives".
"Louis Allen Hopkins".
"Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan".
"Joseph Ficklin finding aid" (PDF).
"UNC University Libraries".
"The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History".
"Nathan A. Court Collection" (PDF). Retrieved 10 May 2018.
"Kenneth Ownsworth May fonds". Retrieved 10 May 2018.
"Gordon Thomas Whyburn Papers". Retrieved 19 July 2018.
"Carl Allendoerfer papers". Retrieved 10 May 2018.
"UW Archives and Records Management". Retrieved 14 May 2018.
"VMI Collections: Claudius Crozet Papers". Retrieved 15 May 2018.
"A Guide to the Irving J. Good Papers". Retrieved 15 May 2018.
"Guide to the John Edward Williams Papers". Retrieved 15 May 2018.
"John Wesley Sawyer Papers | ZSR Library". Retrieved 17 May 2018.
"Roland L. Gay Papers | ZSR Library". Retrieved 17 May 2018.
"Search | Western Reserve Historical Society". Retrieved 17 May 2018.
"YUL Quicksearch". Retrieved 17 May 2018.

"Yeshiva University Libraries". Archived from the original on 22 May 2018. Retrieved 17 May 2018.

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