Typesetter's Notes

At the September 24, 2004 Executive Committee Meeting, several of the Section's officers asked me if I could post John Neff's history of the Section as well as the history of minority participation in the Section by Etta Falconer et al.

As no electronic versions of these documents were available, I scanned printed versions of them, converted the documents to LATEX (preserving as best I could the original formatting of the documents), and then used pdflatex and latex2html to produce PDF and HTML versions respectively.

Scanning is an inexact technology. While I have endeavored to correct all typographical errors that scanning has introduced, please let me know if you spot any that I have missed.

Jeffrey Clark
Section Webmaster
January 24, 2005