Texas Academy of Math and Science Collection, 1986-2014Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

By Daniel Lucio and Rachel Motes

Collection Overview

Title: Texas Academy of Math and Science Collection, 1986-2014Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Predominant Dates: 1986-2000
ID: 02/ U0497
Extent: 6.0 Boxes
Arrangement: This collection is arranged by series then date.
Languages: English

Abstract

The publications, administrative records, and photographs of the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS).

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Collection Historical Note

The Texas Academy of Mathematics 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, HB 2079, was signed by Governor William B. Clements, Jr. and passed by the 70th Texas Legislature.  Following the establishment of TAMS, its first class began in the fall of 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 accepted into the program each year with about one hundred seventy TAMS students graduating annually.

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

This collection is not restricted.

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 Note:

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.

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Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Accruals: 2019-052
Preferred Citation: Texas Academy of Math and Science Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections
Finding Aid Revision History: July 2018 by Nicole Yatsonsky - added Abstract and Series 3 boxes 3 and 4

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  • Series 2: Administrative RecordsAdd to your cart.

    • Box 2: Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, 1986 -Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

      This box contains a variety of administrative records from the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science.
      Barcode: 642189
      • Folder 1: TAMS Dean’s Collection, January 1986 - February 1987Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        This folder contains correspondence, a concept paper, articles and newspaper clippings, budgets, and proposals.
      • Folder 2: TAMS Dean’s Collection, March 1987 – April 1987Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        This folder contains correspondence, memorandums, proposals, executive summaries, a newspaper, and budgets.
      • Folder 3: TAMS Dean’s Collection, May 1987Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        This folder contains memorandums, papers on issues related to equity and opportunity, executive summaries, articles, proposals, correspondence, a Bill to be entitled, an Act, and copied newspaper clippings.
      • Folder 4: TAMS Dean’s Collection, June 1987Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        This folder contains articles, memorandums, correspondence, an executive summary, meeting with Jim Miller records, curriculum, notes, a curriculum vitae, budgets, proposals, TAMS director records, and a Code of Conduct.
      • Folder 5: TAMS Dean’s Collection, July 1987 – August 1987Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        This folder contains correspondence, articles, copied newspaper clippings, memorandums, a program announcement, an executive summary, and papers.
      • Folder 6: TAMS Dean’s Collection, September 1987 – October 1987Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        This folder contains minutes, notes, TAMS Student Affairs Committee papers, memorandums, a paper about the visit of Dr. Julian Stanley, notes, correspondence, TAMS information, Julian C. Stanley Curriculum Vitae, newspaper clippings, copied newspaper clippings, a Nomination and Selection of Students draft, and a profile of TAMS.
      • Folder 7: TAMS Dean’s Collection, November 1987 – December 1987Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        This folder contains memorandums, the Comprehensive Program Fund, a preliminary proposal, budgets, correspondence, articles, copied newspaper clippings, executive summaries, admission notes, curriculum and student life, Advisory Board agenda and meeting summary, Position Announcement, TAMS interview schedule, questions and answers, Nomination and Selection of Students Draft, and class selection sheet.
      • Folder 8: TAMS Dean’s Collection, January 1988 – June 1988Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        This folder contains a Preview Day paper, copied newspaper clippings, letters, memorandums, Research Foundation Sponsored Programs Information Network, newspaper clippings, Minutes of the Advisory Board Meeting, Applicants’ Hometowns, Applicant information, host family guidelines, job search posting, Recreation Graduate Assistant Job Description, Admission health requirements, and a Policy Statement on Human Sexuality.
      • Folder 9: TAMS Dean’s Collection, July 1988 – December 1988Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        This folder contains a TAMS Student Handbook, newspaper clippings, Parent Orientation, Contacts with other Universities, Housing Contract, Housing assignment information sheet, food service, Parental Permission Form, The Gifted Child Today magazine cutouts, letters, proposed budgets, executive summary, Proposal for TAMS, copied newspaper clippings, Advisory Board to TAMS, memorandums, Minutes for Advisory Board Meeting, hometowns of students, and Newsletters.
      • Folder 10: TAMS Dean’s Collection, 1989Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        This folder contains a Position Announcement, letters, memorandums, copied newspaper clippings, newspaper clippings, Jim R. Sybert Curriculum Vitae, a newspaper, Articles of Incorporation of Parents’ Council, Bylaws of Parents’ Council, Paper, and a ReSource magazine.
      • Folder 11: TAMS Dean’s Collection, 1990Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        This folder contains a brochure, updates, 1988-1990 TAMS population demographics, memorandums, copied newspaper clippings, May 1990 TAMS background and update, Statements of Support, articles, TAMS Student Handbook 1990-91, Papers on developing mathematical talent, memorandum on featured speaker, 1990 Convocation Schedule, 1990 Convocation Speech, Curriculum Committee Meeting September 26, 1990, a packet (Sloan Proposal 1990), Advisory Board Meeting October 16, 1990, and TAMS Newsletters.
      • Folder 12: TAMS Dean’s Collection, 1991 – 1992Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        This folder contains memorandums, articles, a Notice to State Agencies, newspaper clippings, a Visit with Purdue schedule, course schedules, a TAMS newsletter, papers, a list of student hometowns, a College Transfer Summary, Advisory Board records, Board of Regents records, a Student Handbook, and correspondence.
      • Folder 13: TAMS Administrative Publications: Parent Handbooks, 1989 - 1990, 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1995Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        This folder contains Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science Parent Handbooks and Student Information Guides.
      • Folder 14: TAMS Administrative Publications: Student Handbooks, 1988-89, 1990-91, 1996-97, 2004-05, 1988 - 1989, 1990 - 1991, 1996 - 1997, 2004 - 2005Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        This folder contains Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science Student Handbooks and Guidebooks.
      • Folder 15: TAMS Administrative Publications, 2005 - 2006, 2006 - 2007Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        This folder contains a Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science Student Handbook.
      • Folder 16: TAMS Administrative Publications, 2007 - 2008, 2011 - 2012Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        This folder contains Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science Student Handbooks.
      • Folder 17: Research: UNT Research about TAMS, 1990, 2000Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        This folder contains the 1990 Conclusions of Evaluative Study by Center for Collaborative Research paper and the 2000 Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science Research Summary.
      • Folder 18: The Historical Development of the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, 1987 – 1992Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        This item is a dissertation by Cindy F. Stride, B.S. Ed., M. Ed. for the Degree of Doctor of Education.
    • Box 22: Tapes, 2000Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

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