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American Social Science Association



  • Existence: 1865 - 1926

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

American Social Science Association Records

Call Number: MS 1603
Overview: The records include organizational papers, minutes, correspondence, financial records, and committee files which document the founding of the American Social Science Association in 1865 and its functioning over the next twenty-five years. The records highlight the work of Franklin Benjamin Sanborn as secretary of the association. The records also include files of the Conference of Charities and Corrections which met with the American Social Science Association.
Dates: 1863-1906, bulk 1865-1887

National Institute of Social Sciences records

Call Number: MS 2110
Overview: The collection, totaling 10.5 linear feet, comprises institutional records of the National Institute for Social Science (NISS) dating from 1870 through 2016. The history of the National Institute for Social Science dates to 1912, when the Institute was created as a department of the American Social Science Association (ASSA). Any material that predates 1912 was created under the auspices of the American Social Science Association, and any material that postdates 1926 was created by the NISS, as...
Dates: 1854-2018

William Graham Sumner papers

Call Number: MS 291
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, notes and research materials, clippings, memorabilia, photographs and financial records of William Graham Sumner, a sociologist, professor at Yale University, and advocate of free trade and the gold standard. The correspondence (over 13,000 items) documents many of Sumner's interests including the Yale College curriculum and economic and political issues. It also includes substantive accounts from friends in the South about Reconstruction, the...
Dates: 1863-1946