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Past MAA president R.H. Bing lecturing to a group of mathematicians. (Click to enlarge.)
Source: The R.H. Bing Papers at the Archives of American Mathematics.


Past MAA presidents G.B. Price, H.L. Alder, and C.B. Allendoerfer, with G.L. Walker (left to right), at the East Lansing Meeting in 1960. (Click to enlarge.)
Source: The MAA Records at the Archives of American Mathematics.


Past MAA presidents C.B. Allendoerfer and E.J. McShane can be seen with another key player in the MAA's history, H.M. "Mr. MAA" Gehman, in this photograph, which appeared in a newspaper with the article "Leaders Explain 'All-Out' Math Effort." The caption read, "Mathematicians meeting at U. of U., from left, front: C.B. Allendoerfer, E.J. McShane, association and society presidents; rear: John W. Green, AMS secretary; J.L. Kelley, U. of California; H.M. Gehman, AMA Secretary. Sessions will last until Friday." The event referenced is likely the joint MAA-AMS annual summer meeting, which was held at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City from Monday, August 31, 1959, to Friday, September 4, 1959. (Click to enlarge.)
Source: The MAA Records at the Archives of American Mathematics.


Past MAA presidents R.C. Archibald, W.D. Cairns, W.B. Ford, G.A. Miller, and H.E. Slaught appear in this photograph from "Mathematical Experts in Convention Here" in The Rochester Herald, September 10, 1922. The caption read,

"Cubic roots and theorems have no terrors for these men, who are members of the organizations of mathematicians from colleges in many parts of the country, which met in annual convention in Rochester last week.

"In the back row, from left to right, are: Professor A.B. Cable of University of Illinois; Professor H.E. Slaught of University of Chicago; Professor W.D. Cairns of Oberlin College and Professor R.G.D. Richardson of Brown University.

"In the front row, from left to right, are: Professor W.B. Ford of University of Michigan; Professor R.C. Archibald of Brown University and Professor G.A. Miller of University of Illinois."

The event referenced is likely the joint MAA-AMS annual summer meeting, the MAA sessions of which were held at the University of Rochester from Wednesday, September 6, 1922, to Thursday, September 7, 1922. (Click to enlarge.)
Source: The MAA Records at the Archives of American Mathematics.


Banquet Honoring Charter Members, Cornell University, August 30, 1965

Standing (Charter Members): J.R. Musselman, C.N. Moore, I.A. Barnett, Anna M. Howe, E.J. Moulton, I.R. Pounder, P.R. Rider, Mrs. J.H. Bushey, A.A. Bennett, J.B. Reynolds, Louis Brand, T.H. Hildebrandt, C.A. Hutchinson, H.E. Buchanan, F.L. Griffin, W.L. Miser, W.D. Lambert, A.E. Landry.

Seated: R.H. Bing, Mrs. C.V. Newsom, R.L. Wilder, Mrs. F.A. Long, C.V. Newsom, Mrs. R.L. Wilder, F.A. Long, Mrs. R.H. Bing, A.A. Albert, E.F. Myers.

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Source: The American Mathematical Monthly, November 1965.


The MAA headquarters building at 1529 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036, in 1978, when the MAA first purchased it. (Click to enlarge.)
Source: The American Mathematical Monthly, June-July 1978.


At the 1940 summer meeting of the MAA, on September 9, George Stiblitz of Bell Telephone Laboratories first demonstrated his "electrical calculating machine," which could be operated remotely and which could perform calculations with complex numbers. MAA members at the meeting, held at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, transmitted problems to the machine at Bell Labs in New York and received answers in seconds. (Click to enlarge.)
Source: The MAA Records at the Archives of American Mathematics.

At the 2010 winter meeting MAA in San Francisco, past, present, and future presidents (from left to right) Zorn, Banchoff, Barrett, Watkins, Ross, Bressoud, and Alexanderson pose for a picture. (Click to enlarge.)
Source: MAA.

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