1996; 332 pp; hardcover ISBN10: 0821804650 ISBN13: 9780821804650 List Price: US$91 Member Price: US$72.80 Order Code: MTGM
 This book features contributions by and about some of the luminaries of American mathematics. Included here are essays based on presentations made during the symposium Celebration of 100 Years of Annual Meetings, held at the AMS meeting in Cincinnati in January 1994. In addition, a number of contributions were solicited after the symposium. The papers in this collection form a vibrant collage of mathematical personalitiesa collage that makes being a member of the community of mathematicians rich and rewarding. This book weaves a tapestry of mathematical life in the United States, with emphasis on the past seventy years. Photographs, old and recent, further decorate that tapestry. This volume complements three earlier AMS volumes of collected papers about mathematics in America: A Century of Mathematics in America, Parts I, II, and III. There are many stories to be told about the making of mathematics and the personalities of those who meet to share it. This collection offers a celebration in words and pictures of a century of American mathematical life. Readership General mathematics audience. Reviews "Those who are inclined to pursue research in regard to the history of science and mathematics may find it in a book immensely helpful."  Zentralblatt MATH Table of Contents Part I. Introduction  B. A. Case  An overview
 C. S. Morawetz, R. A. Askey, T. F. Banchoff, and H. H. Daly  Informally speaking
 A. Jackson  Celebrating the 100th Annual Meeting of the AMS
Part II. AMS Family Album Part III. One Hundred Years  E. Pitcher  1894 and beyond
 G. B. Price  Contributions of the 1893 Columbian Exposition to mathematics
 D. E. Rowe and K. H. Parshall  Come to the fair: The Chicago Mathematical Congress of 1893
 P. T. Bateman  On being an associate secretary of the American Mathematical Society
 K. A. Ross  The evolution of joint meetings
 E. Z. Falconer  Views of an African American woman on mathematics meetings
 L. Lorch  The painful path toward inclusiveness
 S. M. Lane  How meetings have supported and can support mathematical research
 R. J. Newman  A century of progress: African American participation in professional mathematics meetings
 A. T. Schafer  Women mathematicians in the AMS
 W. L. Duren, Jr.  Memoirs of a lay mathematician
 W. J. Fuchs  My first AMS meeting
 W. Kaplan  Recollections of a year of study in Europe, 19361937
 A. Lax  Drifting into mathematics
 G. B. Price  A lifetime in mathematics 19251994
 P. K. Rees  Mathematicians I have known
 A. E. Ross  Windmills or stepping stones?
 D. J. Struik  Some mathematicians I have met
 B. Stubblefield  Mathematics can be fun
 I. Kra  Creating an American mathematical tradition: The extended AhlforsBers family
 P. Lax  The old days
 G. S. Young  Being a student of R. L. Moore, 193842
 M.E. Hamstrom  A letter from R. L. Moore
 A. Lax  Hassler Whitney, 19071989Some recollections, 19791989
 B. A. Case  Reminiscences about Anna Johnson Pell Wheeler
 Olga TausskyTodd (19061995)
 General references
 Index
