University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Lincoln K. Durst Papers, 1959-1983



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Durst, Lincoln K.
Title: Lincoln K. Durst Papers
Dates: 1959-1983
Abstract: Correspondence, reports, minutes, and drafts document Lincoln K. Durst’s activities as a member of the Mathematical Association of America’s Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics and the School Mathematics Study Group.
Accession No.: 2009-336
OCLC No.: 528728717
Extent: 3 ft., 3 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Lincoln K. Durst received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the California Institute of Technology in 1952, after completing his dissertation entitled Apparition and Periodicity Problems of Equianharmonic Divisibility Sequences. He held mathematics professorships at the Rice Institute (now Rice University) in Houston, Texas, and Claremont Men’s College (now Claremont McKenna College) in Claremont, California. He was an active member of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America, particularly as a member of the Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics (CUPM). Durst also participated in several School Mathematics Study Group summer writing sessions.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence, reports, minutes, and drafts document Lincoln K. Durst’s activities as a member of the Mathematical Association of America’s Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics and the School Mathematics Study Group. Represented to a lesser extent are materials concerning his functions as an author and journal referee.


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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Durst, Lincoln K.
Subjects (Organizations)
American Mathematical Society
Mathematical Association of America
Mathematical Association of America. Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics
Mathematical Association of America. Committee on Educational Media
School Mathematics Study Group
Subjects
Mathematics education
Places
Houston, Texas
Northern California

Related Material

Forms part of the Archives of American Mathematics

See also Mathematical Association of America Records

and School Mathematics Study Group Records


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lincoln K. Durst Papers, 1959-1983, Archives of American Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Beth Nettels, February 2010.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Series 1. Organizations

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2009-336/1 Mathematical Association of America
Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics (CUPM)
Conferences and Meetings
Panel on College Teacher Preparation, New Orleans, LA, December 12-13, 1965; 1965-1966
Panel on Physical Sciences and Education, New Orleans, LA, December 1965; 1965
CUPM, Chicago, IL, January 24, 1966; 1966
CTQ [Committee on Teacher Qualifications?], Los Angeles, CA, February 13-14, 1966; 1966, undated
Panel on College Teacher Preparation, San Francisco, CA, February 19-20, 1966; 1966
College Commissions in the Sciences and Mathematics, Washington, D.C., March 1, 1966; 1966
Panel on College Teacher Preparation, New York City, April 2-3, 1966; 1965-1966
Teacher Training Panel, New York City, April 1966; 1964, 1966
College Science Commissions, Intercommission meeting, Ann Arbor, MI, April 12, 1966; 1966
Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics, New York City, May 7-8, 1966; 1966
Advisory Group on Communications, New York City, May 7-8, 1966; 1966
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2009-336/2 Panel on College Teacher Preparation, San Francisco, CA, July 1966; 1966
Intercommission Panel on Science in the Two-Year College, Washington, D.C., September 1966; 1965-1966
Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics, Washington, D.C., October 1-2, 1966; 1966
Panel on the Two Year College, New York City, November 12-13, 1966; 1966, undated
CUPM/ Commission on Undergraduate Education in Biological Sciences joint conference, San Francisco, CA, November 19, 1966; 1966
Consultant Bureau meeting, New Orleans, LA, December 10, 1966; 1966
Panel on Mathematics in Two Year Colleges, Washington, D.C., January 1967; 1967
Advisory Group on Communications, Houston, TX, January 1967; 1966-1967
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2009-336/3 Panel on Mathematics in Two Year Colleges, New Orleans, LA, February 18-20, 1967; 1967, undated
Two Year College, University Parallel Subpanel, Las Vegas, NV March 4-5, 1967; 1967
Conference on Computing, Denver, CO, March 16-17, 1967; 1965-1967
Technical and Occupational Education/Two Year Colleges, Chicago, IL, March 18, 1967; 1966-1967
Panel on Mathematics in Two Year Colleges, Chicago, IL, April 7-9, 1967; 1966-1967
Panel on Teacher Training, San Francisco, CA, April 24-25, 1964; 1964, 1967, undated
Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics, Chicago, IL, May 6-7, 1967; 1967
Advisory Group on Communications, Chicago, IL, May 6, 1967; 1967
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2009-336/4 General Education in Two Year Colleges subpanel, San Francisco, CA, May 25-26, 1967; 1967
Advisory Council on College Chemistry, Consultant Program, May 27, 1967; 1965, 1967, undated
Statistics Conference, Chicago, IL, June 17-18, 1967; 1963, 1967 1963, 1967
Panel on College Teacher Preparation Administrators Conference, Santa Monica, CA, June 27-28, 1967; 1967
Panel on Mathematics in Two Year Colleges, Boston, MA, July 8-9, 1967; 1967
CUPM, Toronto, Canada, September 2, 1967; 1967
Computing Conference, Denver, CO, October 27-29, 1967; 1967
CUPM, Madison ,WI, August 28-29, 1968; 1968
Panel on Computing, New Orleans, LA, January 24, 1969; 1969
Panel on Computing, Boston, MA, May 17, 1969; 1969
Panel on Computing, Anaheim, CA, October 26, 1969; 1969
Conference on the Uses of Computers in Teaching Undergraduate Mathematics report, 1971
Administrative
Fun and games with Harry M. Gehman, 1966-1967
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2009-336/5 Proposals for continuation of NSF grants, 1962, 1967
Proposal for continuation of NSF grant, circa 1969
CUPM Summer Directory, June 1966
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AAM-MNR/4 Annual Report, August 1965-August 1966
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2009-336/5 Panels
Teacher training reports, 1961, 1966, undated
Advisory Group on Communications minutes, 1963, 1965
Panel on College Teacher Preparation correspondence and drafts, 1965-1967
Consultants Bureau, 1966, undated 1966, undated
Consultants Bureau correspondence, 1966-1969
Consultants Bureau Application for Visit, undated
Commission, 1966, undated
General Curriculum in Mathematics for Colleges-Pregraduate Conference report, 1966
Summer Geometry Conference Proceedings correspondence, 1967-1968
Computing Panel, 1968-1969
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2009-336/6 Panel Reports and Minutes (2 folders), 1966-1967
Report drafts, 1967, undated
Panel meeting minutes, 1967-1969
Publications
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AAM-MNR/4 Monograph: “Calculus and the Computer Revolution,” 1966
Monograph: “The Numerical Integration of Ordinary Differential Equations,” 1966
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2009-336/6 Iterative Methods, section drafts, 1966, undated
“Convex Sets and the Combinatorial Theory of Convex Polytopes,” 1967
“Qualifications for a College Faculty in Mathematics,” report and drafts, 1967
“The Level 1 Conferences: A Report on the Forty-One Conferences,” circa 1967
CUPM Newsletter, May 1968
Committee on Educational Media correspondence, 1964
Northern California Section meeting program, University of California-Davis, February 4, 1967; 1967
School Mathematics Study Group
Summer Writing Session 1959, Boulder, CO, 1958-1959
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2009-336/7 Summer Writing Session 1960, Eleventh Grade Steering Committee correspondence, 1959-1963
Publications
“SMOG Mathematics for the Eliminatory School,” 1964
Printed Materials
Feynman, Richard P. “New Textbooks for the New Mathematics,” Engineering and Science Vol. 28, no. 6, March 1985
American Mathematical Society
Computer Calculus Project
Correspondence, reports, and manuscripts, 1969-1975, undated



 

Series 2. Teaching

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2009-336/7 Rice University
Houston Independent School District/Rice University Summer Mathematics Course materials, 1960, 1963-1964 1960, 1963-1964



 

Series 3. Editorial and Creative Works

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2009-336/7 Fractional Powers of Complex Numbers,” National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Enrichment Mathematics for High School, Twenty-Eighth Yearbook, correspondence and drafts, 1961-1963
Science referee instructions, 1966-1967
Manuscript review letter, August 29, 1968



 

Series 4. Printed Materials

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2009-336/7 Junior College Workshops in Engineering and Mathematics reports, 1962, 1963
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AAM-MNR/4 Proceedings of the Preliminary Meeting on College Level Mathematics Education, Under the Auspices of the U.S.-Japan Program on Scientific Cooperation, Katada, 1964
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2009-336/7 “The Geometric Context of Advanced Calculus” lectures, circa 1967
Center for Research in College Instruction of Science and Mathematics (CRICISAM) brochure, circa 1969
Newspaper cartoon, 1983