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Brief Conceptual History. Exactly Soluble Model Problems. The H Atom and Perturbations in the Basis of Eigenfunctions. Many Electron Atoms. Roothaan Equations for SCF-LCAO. Geometry Optimization. Properties Interpretable as Derivatives and Optimization Methods. Configuration Mixing for Be Atom. Excited States Represented in the Space of Single Excitations. CAS Methods. Overview of Quantum Monte Carlo Methods. Circular Dichroism, Optical Rotation and Magnetic Circular Dichroism Calculations for Organic Molecules. Coupled Pair and Coupled Cluster Methods. Density Functional Theory. Recent Advances in DFT Functionals. Improved Methods for Excited States, Open Shells, and Other Difficult Cases. Prospects, Pitfalls, and Opportunities in Electronic Structure Modeling.