81-M165
Williams, Mary Elizabeth, 1909-1976. Papers of Mary Elizabeth Williams, 1933-1976:
A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: 81-M165
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Mary Elizabeth Williams, 1909-1976
Title: Papers of Mary Elizabeth Williams, 1933-1976
Date(s): 1933-1976
Quantity: 1.21 linear feet (1 carton, 1/2 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, biographies, research materials, etc., of Mary Elizabeth Williams,
mathematician.
Accession number: 81-M165
The papers of Mary Elizabeth Williams were given to the Schlesinger Library by her
sister, Julia K. Williams, in June 1981.
Preliminary inventory: July 1981
By: Gaye Williams
Access. Collection is open for research.
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Mary Elizabeth Williams is held by the
President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in
other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs
or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
Mary Elizabeth Williams Papers, 1933-1976; item description, dates. 81-M165, folder
#. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Mary Elizabeth Williams was born in Augusta, Kentucky, on November 30, 1909. She attended
Randolph-Macon Women's College from 1928 to 1930, and received the A.B. degree from
Radcliffe College in 1933. She earned an M.A. in Mathematics from the University of
Kentucky in 1936, taught mathematics at Ashland, Ky. Senior High School (1936-1941),
and at Marshall College (1942-1946), and became Chair of the Skidmore College Mathematics
Department in 1946. She was a member of the American Association of University Women,
American Association of University Professors, American Mathematical Society, Association
for Women in Mathematics, and the Mathematical Association of America.
Mary Elizabeth Williams' papers document her activities and research while Chair of
the Department of Mathematics at Skidmore. Included are correspondence with colleagues
and records of her work as department chair. The bulk of the papers documents her
unfinished research on women mathematicians in the 19th century, and includes biographies,
correspondence, and research material.
- Carton 1: 1-45
- Carton 2: 46-60
- 1. Index cards: biographical information on women mathematicians
- 2. Correspondence with mathematicians invited to Skidmore as speakers, 1956-1966
- 3. Mathematical Association of America, 13th Annual meeting (organized by Mary Elizabeth
Williams), May 1957
- 4. Biographical; also re: Skidmore mathematics department, and women mathematicians;
photograph
- 5. Mathematics Department: evaluations of Mary Elizabeth Williams as a professor
- 6. Correspondence, mainly personal, 1961-1973
- 7. Correspondence: Arval Bohn, 1963-1967
- 8. Correspondence, re: Skidmore, 1971-1973
- 9. Mary Elizabeth Williams theses, 1933, 1936; Pi Mu Epsilon certificate, 1936
- 10. Articles re: Emmy Noether and other women mathematicians
- 11. Mary Elizabeth Williams research on John Littlewood, 1968-1969
- 13. Correspondence with colleges re: 19th century women mathematicians. American University
- University of Minnesota
- 14. Correspondence with colleges re: 19th century women mathematicians. University of
Mississippi - Rutgers
- 15. Correspondence with colleges re: 19th century women mathematicians. St. Louis University
- Yale
- 16. Re: women mathematicians. Correspondence, etc., 1974-1975
- 17. Re: women mathematicians. Articles, notes
- 18. Re: women mathematicians. Correspondence with American Mathematical Society, 1974-1975
- 19. Re: women mathematicians. Research correspondence, 1974-1975
- 20. Re: women mathematicians. Articles; review by Mary Elizabeth Williams
- 21. Re: women mathematicians. Research correspondence, 1974-1976
- 22. Re: women mathematicians. Article: "The Migration of Mathematicians," by Arnold Dresden
- 23. Re: women mathematicians. Articles; research correspondence, 1974
- 24. Re: women mathematicians. "A List of American Doctoral Dissertations ...," by Charles
Flagg, other research material
- 25. Biographical information re: women mathematicians. Acer, Sara Antoinelle
- 26. Biographical information re: women mathematicians. Barnum, Charlotte Cynthia
- 27. Biographical information re: women mathematicians. Baxter, Agnes Sime (Mrs. A.R. Hill)
- 28. Biographical information re: women mathematicians. Burrell, Ellen Louisa
- 29. Biographical information re: women mathematicians. Byrd, Mary Emma
- 30. Biographical information re: women mathematicians. Chandler, Eva
- 31. Biographical information re: women mathematicians. Cobb, Harriet Redfield
- 32. Biographical information re: women mathematicians. Cunningham, Susan
- 33. Biographical information re: women mathematicians. Cushing, Eleanor Philbrook
- 34. Biographical information re: women mathematicians. Dickerman, Elizabeth Street
- 35. Biographical information re: women mathematicians. Doak, Eleanor
- 36. Biographical information re: women mathematicians. Edgerton, Winifred (Mrs. F.J.H.Merrill)
- 37. Biographical information re: women mathematicians. Ely, Achsah Mount
- 38. Biographical information re: women mathematicians. Gentry, Ruth
- 39. Biographical information re: women mathematicians. Griffiths, Ida Mae
- 40. Biographical information re: women mathematicians. Hammerslough, Carrye
- 41. Biographical information re: women mathematicians. Hardcastle, Frances
- 42. Biographical information re: women mathematicians. Hayes, Ellen
- 43. Biographical information re: women mathematicians. Hayes, Ellen
- 44. Biographical information re: women mathematicians. Hayes, Ellen
- 45. Biographical information re: women mathematicians. Hitchcock, Fanny Rysan Mulford
- 46. Biographical information re: women mathematicians. MacKinnon, Anne Louise
- 47. Biographical information re: women mathematicians. Maddison, Isabel
- 48. Biographical information re: women mathematicians. Martin, Elilie Norton
- 49. Biographical information re: women mathematicians. Merrill, Helen Abbott
- 50. Biographical information re: women mathematicians. Metcalf, Ida Martha
- 51. Biographical information re: women mathematicians. Palmié, Anna
- 52. Biographical information re: women mathematicians. Pierce, Leona May
- 53. Biographical information re: women mathematicians. Rayson, Amy
- 54. Biographical information re: women mathematicians. Scott, Charlotte Agnes
- 55. Biographical information re: women mathematicians. Underhill, Mary
- 56. Biographical information re: women mathematicians. Wentz, Estelle Kate
- 57. Biographical information re: women mathematicians. Whitney, Mary Watson
- 59. Winston, Mary (Mrs. H. B. Newson)
Biographies
Educators
Mathematicians
Women mathematicians--History--19th century
Radcliffe College--Alumni and alumnae
Skidmore College
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