Stable algebraic topology 1945-1966, by J.P. May
This is a reasonably comprehensive treatment of the history of
stable algebraic topology during the cited period. The table
of contents gives an idea of the scope and limitations of the
study. The emphasis is on the evolution of ideas, but some
mathematical exposition of most of the main results is given.
This paper will appear in a volume on the history of topology
that is being edited by Ioan James.
The Bibliography lists over 300 items.
J.P. May <email@example.com>