Section 4.1 Annual Meetings
Table 4.1.1 lists the annual meetings of the Philadelphia Section from 1933 to 1941. The final column provides a reference (date of issue and page numbers) to the official annual reports as they appeared in the Monthly for those readers who desire additional details about the meetings.
|Dec. 2, 1933||NJ College for Women||65||29||45||Feb, 1934, 61-62|
|Dec. 1, 1934||Penn||57||38||67||Apr, 1935, 187-188|
|Nov. 30, 1935||Lafayette||63||27||43||Mar, 1936, 145-147|
|Nov. 28, 1936||Penn||41||28||68||Apr, 1937, 192-193|
|Nov. 27, 1937||Haverford||57||37||65||Feb, 1938, 68-70|
|Nov. 23, 1938||Ursinus||30||17||57||Mar, 1939, 134-136|
|Dec. 2, 1939||Lehigh||54||35||65||Mar, 1940, 138-139|
|Nov. 30, 1940||Penn||45||27||60||Feb, 1941, 91-93|
|Nov. 29, 1941||Swarthmore||50||33||66||Apr, 1942, 220-221|
The 1933 meeting was the first official function sponsored by the section that did not include mathematicians from central Pennsylvania. Moreover, whereas the University of Pennsylvania and Lehigh University hosted all but one of the initial seven meetings, a diversity of sites emerged in the period under consideration, with three colleges – Lafayette, Haverford, and Ursinus – each hosting a meeting for the first time.
The remaining columns provide attendance figures at these meetings. They show that attendance remained fairly steady, except for the small gathering at Ursinus College in 1938. On average about 30 of the 51 people who attended these nine meetings belonged to the MAA 2 (59%), figures concordant with attendance at the first seven meetings.