Texas Academy of Math and Science Collection, 1986-2014
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Brief Description: The publications in the first series mostly contain brochures, newsletters, programs, yearbooks, and flyers concerning TAMS.  Whereas the administrative records in the second series contain documents relating to the early founding, establishment, and running of TAMS.  These documents include correspondence, memorandums, proposals, articles and newspaper clippings, budgets, executive summaries, research, and handbooks.
Held at:
University of North Texas Special Collections
University of North Texas, Willis Library
1155 Union Circle # 305190
Denton, TX 76203
Record Series Number: 02/U0497
Created by: Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (1987-)
Volume: 22.0 Boxes
Acquired: 00/00/2019. 2019-052
Arrangement: This collection is arranged by series then date.
Biographical Note for Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (1987-) : The Texas Academy of Mathematis and Science, also known as TAMS, is an accelerated program for high school students who wish to acquire credit for college courses while still attending high school. Through the efforts taken by Jim Miller, former dean of UNT's College of Arts and Science, this selective academic program for gifted high school students got its start in the late 1980's as an effort to address a shortfall in the math and science test scores of American students. It began in 1987 when a bill, HB2079, was passed by the 70th Texas Legislature and  signed by Governor William B. Clements, Jr. Following the establishemetn of TAMS, its first clas began in the fall on 1988 and was, at that time, the first residential program for gifted high school math and science students in the nation. Today, only two hundred applicants are acepted inot the program eatch year with about one hundred seventy TAMS students graduating annually.
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Subject Index
North Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science
Photographs--United States--20th century
University of North Texas.
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Notes:

Box 1 is stored on-site at Willis Library and is available for same-day paging.

Box 2-4 are stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24-hour notice prior to use.

Acquisition Notes: Texas Academy of Math and Science
PreferredCitation: Texas Academy of Math and Science Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections
Finding Aid Revisions: July 2018 by Nicole Yatsonsky - added Abstract and Series 3 boxes 3 and 4