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   David Eugene Smith Professional Papers , 1860-1945

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Preferred Citation

David Eugene Smith Professional Papers. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079345 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Smith, David Eugene, 1860-1944
Title:David Eugene Smith Professional Papers , 1860-1945
Physical description:ca. 60,000 items (139 boxes, 4 flat boxes, 1 tube box)
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is located on-site. Tube Box 11 is located off-site.  More information »



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Scope and Content

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.

Series I: Cataloged Correspondence:

Series II: Miscellaneous Correspondence

Series III: Manuscripts (not by D.E. Smith) & documents; cataloged:

Series IV: Manuscripts Not by D.E. Smith & documents; not cataloged

Series V: Manuscripts by D.E. Smith:

Series VI:Memorabilia, Photographs, Books, Ephemera

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Using the Collection


Access Restrictions

This collection is located on-site.

 Tube Box 11 is located off-site.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Preferred Citation

David Eugene Smith Professional Papers. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

Related Finding Aid:

David Eugene Smith Collection of Historical Papers. Columbia University Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Related Material

Smith documents, 1050-1883 (Primarily French and English financial documents, deeds, indentures, and the like)

Smith western manuscripts, 12th cent.-1910

Smith Oriental manuscripts, 8th cent.-early 20th cent.

Smith portraits of mathematicians

Smith collection of books on the history of mathematics, 15th-20th centuries

Smith mathematical instruments, 1st cent.-20th cent.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 09/--/1989 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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College teachers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University.--Libraries.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University.--Teachers College--Faculty.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mathematics--Societies, etc.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mathematics--Study and teaching.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Michigan State Normal School--Faculty.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
State University College at Cortland--Faculty.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
State University of New York College at Brockport--Faculty.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical note

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.

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