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 website.
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. (See the history page of the Intermountain Section for a brief description of the split.) 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.
From 1917–1981, section meeting reports were published in the American Mathematical Monthly. With the permission of the editors, these meeting reports are published and available here.
From 1982–1999, hard copies of section newsletters are part of section archives. PDF copies of those documents are available here. Additional section historical documents for the period 1982–1999 are available here.
A summary of archival information included in the newsletter beginning in 2000 and selected observations from 2000–2016 will are available here. A list of all available section newsletters from the period 1999–2017, in both PDF and HTML formats, is indexed here.
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.