University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Phillip S. Jones Papers, 1955-1968



Descriptive Summary

Creator Jones, Phillip S.
Title Phillip S. Jones Papers
Dates: 1955-1968
Abstract Records concerning the Mathematical Association of America Committee on Instructional Films (1955-1958) and Committee on Educational Media (1966-1968), and the NRC Film Evaluation Board and Divisional Committee on Mathematical Films and Television (1957-1958).
Accession No. 86-16
Extent 4 in.
Language Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Phillip S. Jones was the Chair of the Mathematical Association of America Committee on Films for Classroom Instruction from 1955-1959 and the president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) from 1960-1962.


Scope and Contents

Records concerning the Mathematical Association of America Committee on Films for Classroom Instruction (1955-1958) and Committee on Educational Media (1966-1968), and the NRC Film Evaluation Board and Divisional Committee on Mathematical Films and Television (1957-1958). Included are correspondence, reports, and stenographic transcripts of committee meetings.

Forms part of the Archives of American Mathematics.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

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Index Terms

Subjects
Jones, Phillip S.
Mathematical Association of America. Committee on Educational Media
National Research Council (U.S.). Film Evaluation Board
National Research Council (U.S.). Divisional Committee on Mathematical Films and Television
Mathematics--Study and teaching--Audio-visual aids

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Phillip S. Jones Papers, 1955-1968, Archives of American Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Committee on Films for Classroom Instruction of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA):

Box
86-16/1 Report, December 19, 1955
Proposal for NSF support, June 11, 1956
Correspondence, June 14, 1956-December 8, 1956
Report to Board of Governors of the MAA, December 10, 1956
Correspondence, December 20, 1956-June 7, 1957
Report to the Board of Governors of the MAA, similar report published in American Mathematics Monthly, vol. 65, June-July 1958, pp. 403-416 [see below], July 30, 1957
Correspondence, October 30, 1957
Reprint, "Notes on the Status of Films and TV in Collegiate Mathematics Education," American Mathematics Monthly, vol. 65, pp. 403-416, June-July 1958
Stenographic transcript of meeting held November 15-17, 1956



 

Film Evaluation Board of the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council (NAS/NRC):

Box
86-16/1 Correspondence including members of the Board and its Advisory Committee
Agenda for a meeting
Films and Television in Mathematics Education, NAS/NRC publication number 567, 1957
"Summary Report" pamphlet



 

Divisional Committee on Mathematical Films and Television of the National Academy of Sciences / National Research Council (NAS/NRC):

Box
86-16/1 Appointment letter, March 20, 1958
Minutes of meeting, May 17, 1958



 

Committee on Educational Media (CEM):

Box
86-16/1 Review of the Status of CEM, 1966



 

Subcommittee on Television of the Committee on Educational Media of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA):

Box
86-16/1 Report, including a history of the subcommittee's activities and a preliminary version of a final report, June 2-3, 1967
Final report
Correspondence regarding publication of the final report [never published]