University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the National Numeracy Network Records, 2004-2005

Descriptive Summary

Creator: National Numeracy Network
Title: National Numeracy Network Records
Dates: 2004-2005
Abstract: Records document the early years of the National Numeracy Network, including founding documents, outreach and membership records, and educational materials.
Accession No.: 2016-084
Extent: 2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note:

The National Numeracy Network (NNN) began in 2000 as the outreach component of the National Council on Education and the Disciplines (NCED), founded to promote discussion about core literacies at the transition from secondary to postsecondary education. Quantitative literacy emerged as the primary focus.

The NNN organized a consortium of about 40 numeracy programs and, with NCED grants, established four QL Centers: Dartmouth College, Trinity College, University of Nevada, and The Washington Center.

Upon completion of the NCED project, the NNN was established formally as a membership organization. At a June 2004 meeting, the first NNN board of directors established the NNN's Vision and Mission, adopted its by-laws, and incorporated the NNN. Bernard Madison served as its first president (2002-2005).

More information about the NNN, including its history, can be found on the organization's web site:

Source: “Brief History of the NNN”:


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Index Terms

Madison, Bernard L.
National Numeracy Network (U.S.)
Quantitative literacy

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

National Numeracy Network Records, 2004-2005, Archives of American Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Carol Mead, March 2016.

Detailed Description of the Collection



2015-127/4 (Southpark) Membership and foundational documents, 2004
Administrative documents, 2004-2005
Class and institute documents, 2004