Robert B. Davis Papers, 1957-1997

Davis, Robert B. (Robert Benjamin), 1926-


20 cubic feet (20 record center boxes).
Organized into 9 series: I. Correspondence, 1957-1997 II. Academic, 1960-1997 III. Projects, 1978-1997 IV. Books, 1965-1997 V. Proposals, 1965-1997 VI. Articles, 1964-1997 VII. Conferences, 1963-1997 VIII. Personal, 1958-1997 IX. Trips, 1968-1995.
The Robert B. Davis Papers consist of twenty record storage boxes, spanning the period from 1957 to 1997. The collection is composed of handwritten notes, correspondence, printouts of e-mails, articles and book chapters, course materials and trip itineraries. The collection is arranged into nine series. Within each series, items are arranged alphabetically unless otherwise noted. Correspondence, 1957-1997 contains correspondence through regular and electronic means pertaining to numerous professional and personal topics. Academic, 1960-1997 pertains to the mathematics and education courses that Davis administered throughout his career as an educator. Projects, 1978-1997 focuses on the individual projects in which Davis was involved. These include the Madison Project and Mission Algebra. Books, 1965-1997 contains drafts, revisions, and the final versions of book chapters. Proposals, 1965-1997 contains grant applications and reports dealing with Davis's various projects, such as the Madison Project and the University High School project. Articles, 1964-1997, contains drafts, revisions, and the final versions of articles, both published and unpublished. Conferences, 1963-1997 pertains to the numerous national and international conferences that Davis was involved in throughout his career. Personal, 1958-1997 contains health information, financial statements, and material concerning Davis's family. Trips, 1968-1995 contains itineraries for conferences and other travel plans.
Born on June 23, 1926 in Fall River, Massachusetts, Robert Benjamin Davis received his PhD in 1951 from MIT. A distinguished educator known internationally for influential work on the teaching and learning of mathematics, Davis helped establish mathematics education as a field of inquiry. Davis was internationally known for a variety of projects, including computer, film, and video-based mathematical pedagogical tools, among many other projects. He also published many influential papers in a range of research journals, and led major presentations and seminars in the US and abroad. On July 1, 1988, Professor Davis was appointed New Jersey Professor of Mathematics Education at Rutgers University. Robert B. Davis died in 1997. The Robert B. Davis Institute for Learning (RBDIL) at Rutgers Graduate School of Education is named in his honor.
Robert B. Davis Papers, 1957-1997 (R-MC 059), Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.
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