Films Project File, 1958-1966
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Brief Description: Films Project File containing correspondence, reports, schedules, scripts, tapes, transcriptions, notes and 8 mm film cartridges for projects in mathematics education and instructional techniques funded by the National Educational Television and Radio Center (NETRC, 1958-61) and the National Science Foundation (NSF, 1962-66). The series includes administrative files, grantor correspondence, reports of film classes, distribution plans and records, film commitments, appraisal correspondence, production records, and the correspondence, meetings and trips files and publications of Gertrude Hendrix, Project Content Director. Correspondents include Charles Allen, Gertrude Hendrix, Stanley Jencks, Margaret Lowenfeld, Margaret Mead and Herbert Wills and Projector at 4-7.
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 10/13/10
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Committee on School Mathematics
Volume: 7.3 cubic feet
Acquired: 9/27/74
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Arrangement: By type of material
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Committee on School Mathematics :

In December 1951, the Colleges of Education, Engineering and Liberal Arts and Sciences established the University of Illinois Committee on School Mathematics (UICSM) to investigate a new pedagogy for high school mathematics.1 Since then, UICSM has developed instructional materials for use in grades 7-12, for experimental use throughout the country.2

In 1971, the Mathematics Curriculum Development Project (UICSM) was first listed.3

1. Max Beberman, "UICSM: Fifteen Years of Experimentation" in Beberman Folder, RS 10/12/1, Box 21, University of Illinois Archives.

2. UICSM Mathematics Project, June 1970, p. 1, including bibliography of publications on secondary school mathematics curricula, and UICSM textbooks.

3. Staff Directory, 1970-71, p. 47.

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