1 portfolio (.1 linear ft.)..
Contains undated autobiographical sketch, in which she focuses on her career in astronomy and mathematics, as well as in the field of education. Included with this is a list of publications which feature McDonald's writings. Also, typescripts of two reports written by McDonald: Notes on Anti-aircraft Mathematics (1942), and Report of the Subcommittee on Mathematics of the California Committee for the Study of Education (1945).
Sophia Levy McDonald was born on Dec. 12, 1888, in Alameda, Calif., and was a prominent educator in the fields of mathematics and astronomy. She began her UC teaching career in 1923 as Instructor in Mathematics, and was named Assistant Professor in 1925, Associate Professor in 1940, and Professor of Mathematics in 1949, and retired as Professor Emeritus in 1953. She was also a major contributor to the teaching of mathematics in secondary schools and served as a member of the Subcommittee on Mathematics of the California Committee for the Study of Education. McDonald died in 1963.
Included in: History of science and technology collection.