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Archives of American Mathematics Spotlight: NCTM Oral History Project Records

Archives of American Mathematics Spotlight: NCTM Oral History Project Records

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Oral History Task Force established the NCTM Oral History Project in 2002. This group, chaired by Dr. David L. Roberts, has initiated a series of interviews with leaders in the mathematics education community. The taped interviews are transcribed and edited by the interviewee and the interviewer. All existing interviews have been conducted by Dr. Roberts. Completed interviews include conversations with: Stanley J. Bezuszka, F. Joe Crosswhite, Edgar L. Edwards, Jr., John C. Egsgard, Shirley A. Hill, Lola J. May, and Bruce E. Meserve.

The Archives of American Mathematics (AAM) began receiving this material in December 2003. We currently hold over two linear feet of audiocassette recordings of the interviews, typed transcripts, release forms, and related materials. We can provide access to these materials onsite, and answer questions and/or provide copies for off-site researchers.

These are well-researched, quality interviews that would be valuable resources for mathematics historians, mathematics educators, and other researchers. A complete inventory for the NCTM Oral History Project Records can be accessed from the Texas Archival Resources Online (TARO) website at http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utcah/00319/cah-00319.html. More information on the oral history project and the NCTM in general can be found on the NCTM website: http://www.nctm.org.

The Archives of American Mathematics are located at the Center for American History on the University of Texas at Austin campus. (A longer article on the Archives appeared in the May 2004 issue of FOCUS.) The Archives? web site is at http://www.cah.utexas.edu/collectioncomponents/math.html. For more information on the archives, contact Kristy Sorensen, Archivist, k.sorensen@mail.utexas.edu, (512) 495-4539.

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