## A Century of Mathematics in America, Part 1Peter L. Duren, Richard Askey, Uta C. Merzbach, Uta Merzbach, Harold M. Edwards In the 100 years since the founding of the AMS, the American mathematical community has grown from a small group heavily dependent on European mathematicians to a large and influential group that in many areas sets the standard for the rest of the world. By the 1930s, there was a flourishing mathematical community to welcome the influx of mathematicians fleeing Europe. This volume, the first in the History of Mathematics series, brings together a variety of perspectives on the political, social, and mathematical forces that have shaped the American mathematical community in the past century. |

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### Contents

The Beginnings of The American Mathematical Society | 13 |

For the 100th Birthday of the American Mathematical Society | 19 |

George E Andrews | 26 |

Thomas S Fiske and Charles S Peirce | 41 |

Luther Pfahler Eisenhart | 57 |

Some Mathematical Reminiscences | 79 |

The Role of Logical Investigations in Mathematics Since 1930 | 85 |

Memories of Bygone Meetings | 93 |

The Threadbare Thirties | 209 |

Irving Kaplansky | 245 |

A Half Century of Reviewing | 265 |

Reminiscences of Bletchley Park 19421945 | 291 |

A Brief History of the Computer | 311 |

Mathematical Biography 367 Mathematical Biography | 367 |

Reminiscences of Forty Years as a Mathematician | 405 |

The Use of Mathematics | 429 |

Oswald Veblen | 118 |

Some Books of Auld Lang Syne | 131 |

Refugee Mathematicians in the United States of America | 175 |

Reminiscences of a Mathematical Immigrant in the U | 183 |

The Classification of the Finite Simple Groups | 447 |

Acknowledgments 477 | |

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