# AMS History Books and Resources

## Books from the AMS

The AMS Bookstore offers an extensive collection of books on the history of mathematics. Go to the links below to browse specific titles.

**History of Mathematics Series**

*The titles in this series offer compelling historical perspectives on the individuals and communities that have profoundly influenced mathematics' development.*

**Collected Works Series**

*This series presents the substantial body of work of many outstanding mathematicians. Readers can follow the major ideas and themes that developed over the course of a given mathematician's career.*

**AMS Chelsea Publishing Series**

*Mathematicians continue to mine and utilize insights and results from classic mathematical literature. The mission of this series is to make some of the most important classics available to new generations of mathematicians.*

**Non-Series Books**

*The American Mathematical Society publishes and distributes many titles that do not fit into a specific series. Discover our diverse offering of books, including many titles on the history of mathematics, including biographies, and historical perspectives.*

## Free Online Books

**AMS History of Mathematics, Volume 1: A Century of Mathematics in America, Part I**, Edited by Peter Duren, with the assistance of Richard A. Askey and Uta C. Merzbach

*The first 100 years of the AMS: profiles of mathematicians, the mathematical community during the world wars, the growth of mathematical fields...*

**AMS History of Mathematics, Volume 2: A Century of Mathematics in America, Part II**, edited by Peter Duren, with the assistance of Richard A. Askey and Uta C. Merzbach

*The histories of mathematical activity at the major U.S. institutions; the influence of women in mathematics; the flowering of applied mathematics...*

**AMS History of Mathematics, Volume 3: A Century of Mathematics in America, Part III **, edited by Peter Duren, with the assistance of Richard A. Askey and Uta C. Merzbach

*The mathematics and mathematical personalities in some of the nation's prominent departments.*

**A Semicentennial History of the American Mathematical Society, 1888-1938 Volume 1**, by Raymond Clare Archibald

*The first fifty years of the AMS: the founding, Bulletin of the AMS, meetings, officers...*

**Semicentennial Addresses of the American Mathematical Society, Volume II**

*The second semicenntennial volume: developments and trends in fields including differential equations, harmonic analysis, geometry, topology...*

**Mathematics into the Twenty-First Century**, Felix E. Browder, Editor

*The proceedings of the AMS centennial symposium.*

**History of the Second Fifty Years, American Mathematical Society, 1939-1988**, by Everett Pitcher

*The second fifty years of the AMS: Mathematical Reviews®, primary journals, membership and dues, international meetings, policy committees, finances...*

## Free Online Resources

**AMS Presidents: A Timeline**. *Browse through the timeline to learn about AMS presidents since the Society's founding in 1888. Each page includes the president's institution and date of doctoral degree, a brief note about his/her academic career and honors, as well as links to more extensive biographical information and descriptions of mathematical work.*

Browse *Notices of the AMS* online back to 1954.

Browse the full archive of the *Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society* since 1891, searchable and fully integrated with the modern Bulletin, freely accessible to all.