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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series 1. Chapter Files

Series 2. National Organization Files

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Pi Mu Epsilon Records, 1924-2014



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Pi Mu Epsilon Records
Title: Pi Mu Epsilon Records
Dates: 1924-2014
Abstract: Records consist of files of petitions to establish chapters, national meetings, grant applications, and organizational files including correspondence, financial statements, and council reports.
Accession No.: 2011-032; 2011-052; 2011-277; 2011-343
Extent: 19 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Pi Mu Epsilon (PME) promotes mathematics and recognizes successful mathematics students. The organization was founded in 1914 at Syracuse University. Professor Edward Drake Roe, Jr., served as its first director. PME currently consists of over 300 members and has chapters in 46 states and Washington, D.C.

More information about PME, including its history, can be found on the organization's web site: http://www.pme-math.org/

Source: “The Earliest Days of Pi Mu Epsilon”: http://www.pme-math.org/organization/historydecker.html

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Scope and Contents

Petition files to establish chapters comprise the bulk of Pi Mu Epsilon’s records. Additional documentation consists of national organization records, including national meetings files, grant applications, correspondence, financial documents, council reports, historical background and photographs.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

Use Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Frame, James Sutherland, 1907-
Poiani, Eileen
Roe, Edward Drake, 1859-1929
Subjects (Organizations)
Pi Mu Epsilon
Syracuse University
Subjects
Fraternal organizations United States
Mathematics

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Pi Mu Epsilon Records, 1924-2014, Archives of American Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Carol Mead, April 2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Series 1. Chapter Files

Chapter Petitions
[Files include membership certificates, petitions for chapter membership, voting ballots, correspondence, reports]
Alabama
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2011-032/1 (14426420) Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, Eta, 1937-1999, circa 2004
Arizona
Alpha, Beta, 1941-1995
Arkansas
Alpha, 1944-1971
Box
2011-032/2 (14426361) Beta, Gamma, Delta, 1976-1999, circa 2005
California
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, Eta, Theta, Iota, Kappa, Lamda, 1938-1978
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2011-032/3 (14426350) Mu, Nu, Xi, Omicron, Pi, Rho, Sigma, 1981-1999, 2007-2011
Colorado
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, 1936-1979
Connecticut
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, 1962-1999, 2004, 2009
District of Columbia
Box
2011-032/4 (14425450) Alpha, Beta, Gamma, 1950-1999
Delaware
Alpha, Beta, 1941-1998
Florida
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, 1950-2000
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2011-032/5 (14425471) Zeta, Eta, Theta, Iota, Kappa, Lamda, 1971-1999
Georgia
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, 1936-1999
Box
2011-032/6 (14425460) Epsilon, Zeta, 1978-1999
Illinois
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, Eta, Theta, Iota, 1936-1999, 1936-1999
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2011-032/7 (14426430) Kappa, Mu, Nu, 1990-1999, 2008, 2010
Indiana
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, 1954-1999
Iowa
Alpha, Beta, 1937-1999
Kansas
Alpha, 1938-1979
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2011-032/8 (14426452) Beta, Gamma, 1937-1999
Kentucky
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, Eta, 1936-1999, 2005, circa 2008
Box
2011-032/9 (14426441) Louisiana
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, Eta, Theta, Iota, Kappa, 1939-2005
Maine
Alpha, 1965-1998
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2011-032/10 (14425493) Maryland
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Eta, Theta, 1955-1999, 2005
Massachusetts
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, 1966-1999
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2011-032/11 (14425482) Eta, Theta, circa 2007, 2009
Michigan
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, Eta, Theta, Iota, 1940-1999
Box
2011-032/12 (14426463) Minnesota
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, Eta, Theta, Iota, 1960-1999, 2008
Box
2011-032/13 (14426485) Mississippi
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, 1968-1998, circa 2004
Missouri
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, 1926-2001
box
2011-343/1 (16699478) Gamma, 2011
Box
2011-032/14 (14426474) Montana
Alpha, Beta, 1936-1998
Nebraska
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, 1936-1999, 2009
Nevada
Alpha, 1955-1990
New Hampshire
Alpha, 1947-1999
New Jersey
Alpha, 1954-1997
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2011-032/15 (14108253) Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, Eta, Theta, 1957-1999
Box
2011-032/16 (14108242) Iota, Kappa, Mu, Nu, 1992-2009
New Mexico
Alpha Beta, 1960-1965
New York
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, 1925-1996
Box
2011-032/17 (14108231) Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, Eta, Theta, Iota, Kappa, Lamba, Mu, Nu, Xi, 1936-1998
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2011-032/18 (14108210) Omicron, Pi, Rho, Sigma, Tau, Upsilon, Phi, 1963-1999
Box
2011-032/19 (14108220) Chi, Psi, Omega, Alpha Alpha, Alpha Beta, Alpha Gamma, Alpha Delta, Alpha Epsilon, Alpha Zeta, Alpha Eta, Alpha Theta, Alpha Lamda, Alpha Mu, Alpha Nu, 1969-1999
Box
2011-032/20 (14108264) Alpha Xi, Alpha Omicron, Alpha Rho, Alpha Pi, 2009-2010
box
2011-343/1 (16699478) Alpha Sigma, 2010-2011
North Carolina
box
2011-032/20 (14108264) Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, 1936-1999
Box
2011-032/21 (14426780) Eta, Theta, Iota, Kappa, Lamda, Mu, 1976-1999
North Dakota
Alpha, 1967-1989
Ohio
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, 1926-2010
Box
2011-032/22 (14426317) Epsilon, Zeta, Eta, Theta, Iota, Lamba, Mu, Nu, Xi, 1955-1999
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2011-032/23 (14426703) Omicron, Sigma, Tau, Evendale Affiliate (Cincinnati), 1957-2009
Oklahoma
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, 1937-2003
Oregon
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, 1936-1999, 1936-1999
Box
2011-032/24 (14425427) Epsilon, Zeta, Eta, 2006-2010
Pennsylvania
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, Eta, Theta, 1924-1999
Box
2011-032/25 (14426372) Iota, Kappa, Lamba, Mu, Nu, Xi, Omicron, Pi, Rho, Sigma, Tau, Upsilon, Phi, Chi, 1967-2002
box
2011-343/1 (16699478) Omega, 2011
Rhode Island
box
2011-032/25 (14426372) Alpha, Beta, 1962-1999
Box
2011-032/26 (14425449) Gamma, 1973-1999
South Carolina
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, 1959-1999
South Dakota
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, 1960-1999
Tennessee
Alpha, 1966-1973
Box
2011-032/27 (14426634) Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, 1970-1995
Texas
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, 1958-1999
Box
2011-032/28 (14426328) Eta, Theta, Iota, Lamba, Mu, Nu, 1970-2001
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2011-032/29 (14425416) Xi, Omicron, Sigma, Tau, 1987-2007
Utah
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, 1960-1999
Vermont
Alpha, Beta, 2002-2009
Virginia
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, 1947-1999
Box
2011-032/30 (14426394) Eta, Theta, Iota, Kappa, Lamda, Mu, 1982-1999
box
2011-343/1 (16699478) Nu, Xi, circa 2010, 2011
Washington
box
2011-032/30 (14426394) Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, 1931-circa 2000
West Virginia
Alpha, Beta, 1967-1969
Wisconsin
Alpha, Beta, Epsilon, Eta, Theta, 1936-2010
box
2011-343/1 (16699478) Petitions, various chapters, undated
New Chapter Announcements, 2005-2007
Chapter Business
Box
2011-032/31 (14426770) Chapter Annual Reports, 1959
box
2011-343/1 (16699478) “Chapter Reports,” 2001-2010
“Other Reports,” 1989-2001
box
2011-032/31 (14426770) Chapter Election Files
[Files include ballots. Arranged chronologically.]
“Election of Officers,” 1954
“Election of Officers,” 1956
“Election of Officers,” 1960
“Election of Officers,” 1963
“Election of Officers,” 1965
“Election of Officers,” 1972
Blank ballot, 1975
Blank ballots, vitae on nominees, correspondence, for officers for 1978-1981, 1978
Blank ballots, vitae on nominees, vote counts, for officers for 1981-1984, 1981
Blank ballots, vitae on nominees, election results, correspondence, for officers for 1984-1987
Blank ballots, vitae on nominees, election results, correspondence, for officers for 1987
Box
2011-032/32 (14426623) Blank ballots, vitae on nominees, election results, correspondence, for officers for 1990-1993
Blank ballots, vitae on nominees, results, for officers for 1993-1996
Blank ballots, vitae on nominees, vote counts, for officers for 1996-1999, 2002
Ballots, vote counts, for officers for 1999-2002
Vote Results for PME Editor, 1963
“Vote Results on Amendment for President-Elect to be Automatic President at end of term,” circa 1970s
New Chapters
Box
2015-029/1 (SRH math office) Initiation guidelines, 1983, undated
Box
2011-343/1 (16699478) New Chapter Announcements, 2005-2007
Box
2015-029/1 (SRH math office) Acceptance letters from PME president to new chapters, 2011-2013
Michigan State chapter installation, letter and newspaper clipping; list of chapters installed by J. S. Frame, 1965, undated

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Series 2. National Organization Files

National Meetings Files
Programs
Box
2015-029/1 (SRH math office) 1939, 1952, 1964, 1972-2014
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2011-343/1-2 1942-2010
Box
2015-029/1 (SRH math office) Programs for PME student paper sessions at MathFest, 2002, 2011-2014
Box
2011-343/2 (16699467) Banquet and Awards Ceremony programs, 2007-2010
Box
2011-032/33 (14426805) Columbus, OH, annual breakfast meeting announcement, Dec. 2, 1939
East Lansing, MI, Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 1952
Baltimore, MD, Dec. 28, 1953
Ann Arbor, MI, Aug. 30, 1955
State College, PA, Aug. 26-27, 1975
Boulder, CO, Aug. 27-28, 1963
Amherst, MA, Aug. 25-26, 1964
Ithaca, NY, Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 1965
Ontario, Canada, Aug. 29-30, 1967
Madison, WI, Aug. 27-28, 1968
Eugene, OR, Aug. 25-27, 1969
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2011-032/34 (14426758) Laramie, WY, Aug. 25-27, 1970
University Park, PA, Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 1971
Hanover, NH, Aug. 27-Sept. 1, 1972
Missoula, MT, Aug. 20-22, 1973
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2011-032/35 (14426408) Kalamazoo, MI, Aug. 19-20, 1975
Toronto, Canada, Aug. 24-27, 1976
Seattle, WA, Aug. 12-16, 1977
Providence, RI, Aug. 6-12, 1978
Duluth, MN, Aug. 19-25, 1979
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2011-032/36 (14425438) Ann Arbor, MI, Aug. 16-20, 1980
Pittsburgh, PA, Aug. 15-21, 1981
Toronto, Canada, Aug. 21-26, 1982
Albany, NY, Aug. 9-11, 1983
Eugene, OR, Aug. 15-19, 1984
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2011-032/37 (14426689) Laramie, WY, Aug. 10-15, 1985
Berkeley, CA, Aug. 3-6, 1986
Salt Lake, UT, Aug. 5-8, 1987
Providence, RI, Aug. 8-11, 1988
Phoenix, AZ, Jan. 14, 1989
Boulder, CO, (1 of 2) Aug. 7-9, 1989
Box
2011-032/38 (14426339) Boulder, CO, (2 of 2) 7-9, 1989
Columbus, OH, Aug. 8-10, 1990
Orono, ME, Aug. 7-9, 1991
Box
2011-032/39 (14426340) Oxford, OH, Aug. 5-8, 1992
Vancouver, BC, Aug. 16-18, 1993
Minneapolis, MN, Aug. 14-16, 1994
Box
2011-032/40 (14426383) Burlington, VT, Aug. 5-7, 1995
Seattle, WA, Aug. 10-12, 1996
Atlanta, GA, Aug. 1-3, 1997
Baltimore, MD [Council meeting], Jan. 10, 1998
Toronto, Canada, July 16, 1998
Providence, RI, July 30-Aug. 1, 1999
Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2000
Los Angeles, CA, Aug. 2-4, 2000
Box
2015-029/1 (SRH math office) Minutes from Pittsburgh meeting, 1981
Call for student speakers and delegates, documents related to student participation, form letter from Eileen Poiani, 1951-1997
History of student paper presentations at national meetings, written by David C. Sutherland in an email to himself, lists of AMS award-winning student speakers, monies given to PME student speakers, correspondence, 1989-1990,1996-2002, 2010
box
2011-343/2 (16699467) Awards and Lectures
Awards
Richard V. Andree Awards, list of past recipients, 1966-2009
Triennial Faculty Advisor Award, about the award, color printout of 2008 recipient, 2008
Box
2015-029/1 (SRH math office) C. C. MacDuffee Award: printouts of recipient introductions, 1964-2014
box
2011-343/2 (16699467) C. C. MacDuffee Award, summaries of recipients, 1964-2010
Lectures
J. Sutherland Frame Lectures, list of past recipients, 1975-2010
Council Reports
Box
2011-032/41 (14426690) 1934-1999
box
2011-032/42 (14426612) 2002-2007, undated
Box
2011-032/41 (14426690) 2008-2010
box
2011-343/2 (16699467) National Council Meeting minutes, 1997, 2000-2001
Box
2011-032/43 National Security Administration Grant and Account Statements
[Files for national meetings funding]
Box
2011-032/42 (16699467) 1988-2001
Box
2011-032/43 (14426791) 2001-2007
PME Correspondence
Box
2011-032/43 (14426791) 1932-1965
Box
2015-029/1 (SRH math office) 1942-1977
Box
2011-032/44 (14426769) 1966-1989
Box
2011-032/45 (14426419) 1980-2007
Box
2015-029/1 (SRH math office) 75th anniversary, 1986-1989
Financial Statements
Box
2011-032/45 (14426419) 1931-2010
box
2011-343/2 (16699467) 1997-2002
box
2011-032/45 (14426419) Chapter Ledger, 1936-1951
Box
2011-032/45 (14426419) Blank membership certificates, undated
Box
2015-029/1 (SRH math office) National organization election material, results, ballots, vitae, 1963, 1984-1996
Organizational documentation
Constitution and By-Laws
Constitution and By-Laws, booklets, 1936, 1947
Box
2011-032/45 (14426419) Constitution Changes, 1936, 1949, 1956-1957
Box
2015-029/1 (SRH math office) Duties of the Pi Mu Epsilon Secretary-Treasurer, undated
Historical background : (1964, 1989)
Excerpts from The Journal of the Mathematics Club of Syracuse University concerning the founding of Pi Mu Epsilon, 1964
"Fifty Years in the Pi Mu Epsilon Fraternity," by J. S. Frame, 1964
"Pi Mu Epsilon celebrates 75 years of mathematical activity," draft of J. S. Frame article and memo from Frame to editor and officers, circa 1989
Newsletters, 2010, 2012
Memo from PME congratuling the American Mathematical Society on its 100th anniversary, August 8, 1988
Box
2015-029/2 (SRH math office) Photographs
1978, undated
75th anniversary [photograph pages removed from binder, order maintained], 1989
Conferences, DVDs (3), 1995-2014
PME at MathFest
2007
2009
2012
Donald Knuth and Joan Weiss at MathFest, color photocopy, 2007
Ephemera, ribbon, banquet ticket, postcards with PME ink stamp, 1989, 2014
Artifacts, 100th anniversary materials, 2014

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