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Archives Spotlight: AAM on the Web

Archives of American Mathematics on the Web

By Kristy Sorensen

The following article, featured as part of the Archives of American Mathematics Spotlight, was published in the February 2006 issue of MAA FOCUS. The full issue is available here (pdf).

The Archives of American Mathematics home page

If you haven't had a chance to visit the Archives of American Mathematics (AAM) on the web yet, now is the time to take a look! Our logo links to our main page.

Beyond the home page, our website is divided into three sections: Finding Aids, Resources, and Subject Guide. Each section includes valuable information for historians, mathematicians, and other interested parties.

Finding Aids

Seventy-two of our collection inventories are currently available online through the Texas Archival Resources Online (TARO) website. TARO is an inter-institutional project dedicated to providing greater online access to archival collections across the state of Texas. The inventories are searchable by keyword and generally provide a folder-level listing of the material in the collections, as well as biographical information about the creator. The alphabetical index of collections on the AAM page provides fast access to our collection inventories in the TARO project.


Our section on resources lists articles about the AAM, with links to articles available online. This section also offers useful downloads, such as a detailed subject index and PDF versions of our brochures and handouts, including an in-depth look at History of Science resources available at the University of Texas at Austin. It also features a brief list of helpful links for those interested in mathematical history including the page for the Joint Archives Committee of the American Mathematical Society/Mathematical Association of America and the Mathematics Genealogy Project.

Subject Guide

This page features a general overview of the AAM, as well as an annotated guide to selected mathematics collections with links to the online inventories when available.

AAM staff are always making updates and additions to the website, so please check back often to see what is new. If you have any comments or questions about the website, or suggestions for new content, feel free to contact me.

Kristy Sorensen served as the archivist at the Archives of American Mathematics until November 2006.

The Archives of American Mathematics (AAM) is a unit of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin. Individuals interested in conducting research or donating materials or who have general questions about the AAM should contact Carol Mead, Archivist:, (512) 495-4539.

Revised on July 12, 2010.