Rocky Mountain Section — Historical Materials
The national MAA was founded in 1915. Information about the history of the national MAA can be found at the national MAA webste.
The Rocky Mountain Section was founded in 1917. Originally it consisted of the states of Wyoming and Colorado. Sometime in the late 1940s or early 1950s, institutions in Utah also began to be included. These were split off in 1975 as the Intermountain Section. Also sometime in the 1950s, institutions in the western part of South Dakota began to be included, and are still part of the section.
A brief narrative history of the section from Bill Ramaley can be found at the Colorado College website.
The Section has held annual meetings every year except 1945. A summary list of meeting locations can be found here.
Until 1981, section meeting reports were published in the American Mathematical Monthly. With the permission of the editors, these meeting reports are published and available here. Jeff Berg, Arapahoe Community College, has collected and digitized a number of Section Newsletters published between 1982 and 1999. It is hoped that those with the time, energy, and interest can further study these materials and contribute to understanding the history of our section.