Association for Women in Mathematics records
This collection includes materials relating to the Association's founding and management, including membership and information on organizational partners. Also included are newsletters (hard and digital copies), grant and travel grant records, publications (such as event brochures, books, and informational pamphlets), and information on prizes, contests, lecture series, workshops, and conferences held by the Association for Women in Mathematics. Digital files include documents, images, and audio recordings related to Sonia Kovalesky "Math for Girls" Day events, 2000-2011
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1970-2018
- Association for Women in Mathematics (U.S.) (Organization)
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.
Conditions Governing Use
Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.
Biographical / Historical
The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is a professional society whose mission is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity for and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences. The AWM was founded in 1971, and since has grown to approximately 5200 members, including over 250 institutional members, including colleges, universities, institutes, and mathematical societies. Supported primarily through federal grants, AWM offers numerous programs and workshops to mentor women and girls in the mathematical sciences, as well as prizes and contests to motivate girls to learn more about women mathematicians and inspire them to pursue mathematics. For more information, see their Web site: https://sites.google.com/site/awmmath/home
29.583 linear feet (28 containers)
3 Gigabytes (332 files)
The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is a professional society whose mission is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity for and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences. This collection includes materials relating to the Association's founding and management, as well as newsletters, grant and travel grant records, publications, and information on prizes, contests, workshops, and conferences held by the Association for Women in Mathematics.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
This collection contains materials received from the donor in digital form that are not currently available online. Please consult with Special Collections staff to request access to this digital content.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Sent to Special Collections via Karoline Pershell. Materials were in storage in Pershell's father-in-law's law office.
Newsletters were weeded for duplicates, as digital copies of all are available on the AWM website. Membership, grant, and travel grant files were sampled. Materials in the record carton originally labeled "miscellaneous" were distributed to other relevant boxes. All other materials were kept in their original orientation (re-foldered if necessary) and re-boxed.
The contents of all computer media in this collection has been copied to networked storage for preservation and access; the original directory and file structure was retained and file lists were created. This collection has not been processed, in the sense that archival arrangement and description beyond creating minimal box lists has not been done. The arrangement and description of materials may change in the future as iterative processing occurs. Researchers are encouraged to document their citations with this in mind.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
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- 2019-02-20: Digital content added
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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