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

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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
Primary Creator: Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (1987-)
Extent: 22.0 Boxes
Arrangement: This collection is arranged by series then date.
Date Acquired: 00/00/2019. More info below under Accruals.
Forms of Material: Brochures.
Languages: English


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.

Biographical Note

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.

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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 of North Texas Special Collections
Accruals: 2019-052
Acquisition Source: Texas Academy of Math and Science
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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