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# “A New Era in the Development of Our Science”: The American Mathematical Research Community, 1920-1950

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It was the end of August 1950 and some 2300 mathematicians had gathered from all over the world in Cambridge, Massachusetts for the eleventh International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM). An ICM had never before been held in the United States, and the American mathematical research community had a point to make.

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