Collection  |  Manuscript/Mixed Material American Council of Learned Societies records,

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Title
American Council of Learned Societies records,
Summary
Correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes and agendas, speeches and lectures, writings, reports, notes, fellowship and grant files, project files, surveys and questionnaires, committee files, administrative files, publicity files, trip files, fund-raising files, financial records, and other records pertaining to the work of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).
Documents the society's focus on American studies, constitutionalism, copyright law and fair use, education, electronic publishing, fine arts, free speech, history, the humanities, international and area studies, libraries and archives, linguistics, musicology, philanthropy, religious studies, and technology; projects including bibliographies, directories, dictionaries, encyclopedias, indexes, linguistic atlases, and translation projects; work relating to fellowships and grants in coordination with foundations and granting organizations; activities with the Federation of State Humanities Councils and with university presses; involvement in programs for American Indian studies, African studies, Chinese and Far East studies, Indic and Iranian studies, Latin American studies, Russian studies, Slavic and Eastern European studies, and South and Southeast Asian studies; and collaboration between the ACLS and the U.S. government especially in relation to the National Endowment for the Humanities. Includes material pertaining to book and journal donations to Africa and Eastern Europe, the Fulbright Program in Vietnam, the experience of American scholars studying in China during the Tiananmen Square Incident of 1989, and ACLS publication projects including the American Writers, Dictionary of American Biography, Dictionary of American History, Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Dictionary of the Middle Ages, Encyclopedia of American Economic History, and Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy.
Documents the work of the ACLS's American Studies Program, Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences, Committee on Secondary Schools, Committee on the History of Religions, Committee on the Protection of Cultural Treasures in War Areas, Conference of Administrative Officers, and Conference of the Secretaries of Constituent Societies. Also documents the work of the ACLS in coordination with foundations and organizations including the American Historical Association, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Corning Conference, Council for the Study of Mankind, Council of Graduate Schools in the United States, Ford Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, International Research and Exchanges Board, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Medieval Academy of America, National Enquiry into Scholarly Communication, National Humanities Alliance (U.S.), Office of Scholarly Communication and Technology (U.S.), Organization of American Historians, Phi Beta Kappa, Rockefeller Foundation, Social Science Research Council (U.S.), Unesco, Union académique internationale, U.S. Works Progress Administration, and the Universities Service Centre (Hong Kong, China).
Individuals represented include E.C. Armstrong, Douglas C. Bennett, Frederick Burkhardt, John H. D'Arms, D.H. Daugherty, John Erskine, Mortimer Graves, Douglas Greenberg, Charles Homer Haskins, William Arthur Heidel, Allen Johnson, Stanley Nider Katz, Waldo Gifford Leland, R.M. Lumiansky, Francis Oakley, Jason H. Parker, James N. Settle, Gordon Brinkerhoff Turner, John William Ward, Steven Charles Wheatley, and George Meason Whicher.
Contributor Names
American Council of Learned Societies.
Subject Headings
-  Armstrong, E. C.--(Edward Cooke),--1871-1944
-  Bennett, Douglas C.,--1946
-  Burkhardt, Frederick,--1912-2007
-  D'Arms, John H.,--1934
-  Daugherty, D. H.--(Donald Hayes),--1900-1972
-  Erskine, John,--1879-1951
-  Graves, Mortimer
-  Greenberg, Douglas
-  Haskins, Charles Homer,--1870-1937
-  Heidel, William Arthur,--1868-1941
-  Johnson, Allen,--1870-1931
-  Katz, Stanley Nider
-  Leland, Waldo Gifford,--1879-1966
-  Lumiansky, R. M.--(Robert Mayer),--1913-1987
-  Oakley, Francis
-  Parker, Jason H
-  Settle, James N
-  Turner, Gordon Brinkerhoff,--1915
-  Ward, John William,--1922-1985
-  Wheatley, Steven Charles,--1952
-  Whicher, George Meason,--1860-1937
-  United States.--Works Progress Administration
-  American Council of Learned Societies.--American Studies Program
-  American Council of Learned Societies.--Committee on Secondary Schools
-  American Council of Learned Societies.--Committee on the History of Religions
-  American Council of Learned Societies.--Committee on the Protection of Cultural Treasures in War Areas
-  American Council of Learned Societies.--Conference of Administrative Officers
-  American Council of Learned Societies.--Conference of the Secretaries of Constituent Societies
-  American Historical Association
-  Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
-  Carnegie Corporation of New York
-  Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences
-  Council for the Study of Mankind
-  Council of Graduate Schools in the United States
-  Federation of State Humanities Councils
-  Ford Foundation
-  Fulbright Program in Vietnam
-  Henry Luce Foundation
-  International Research and Exchanges Board
-  John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
-  John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
-  Medieval Academy of America
-  National Endowment for the Humanities
-  National Enquiry into Scholarly Communication
-  National Humanities Alliance (U.S.)
-  Office of Scholarly Communication and Technology (U.S.)
-  Organization of American Historians
-  Phi Beta Kappa
-  Rockefeller Foundation
-  Social Science Research Council (U.S.)
-  Unesco
-  Union académique internationale
-  Universities Service Centre (Hong Kong, China)
-  Corning Conference--(1951 :--Corning, N.Y.)
-  Corning Conference--(1961 :--Corning, N.Y.)
-  Dictionary of American biography
-  Dictionary of American history
-  American writers
-  Dictionary of scientific biography
-  Dictionary of the Middle Ages
-  Encyclopedia of American economic history
-  Encyclopedia of American foreign policy
-  Americans--China
-  Archives
-  Area studies
-  Arts
-  Atlases
-  Bibliography
-  Civilization, Modern--20th century
-  Civilization, Slavic--Study and teaching
-  Constitutional law
-  Copyright
-  Directories
-  Education
-  Electronic publishing
-  Encyclopedias and dictionaries
-  Endowment of research
-  Endowments
-  Exchange of publications--Africa
-  Exchange of publications--Europe, Eastern
-  Exchange of publications--United States
-  Fair use (Copyright)
-  Freedom of speech
-  Fulbright scholarships--Vietnam
-  Educational exchanges--United States
-  Educational exchanges--Vietnam
-  History
-  Humanities
-  Humanities--Scholarships, fellowships, etc
-  Humanities--United States
-  Indexes
-  Indians of North America--Study and teaching
-  Intellectual cooperation
-  International relations
-  Learned institutions and societies
-  Learning and scholarship
-  Libraries
-  Linguistics
-  Musicology
-  Religion--Study and teaching
-  Research
-  Research grants
-  Scholarly publishing
-  Scholarships
-  Technology
-  Translating and interpreting
-  University presses
-  Africa--Civilization--Study and teaching
-  China--Civilization--Study and teaching
-  China--History--Tiananmen Square Incident, 1989
-  East Asia--Civilization--Study and teaching
-  Europe, Eastern--Civilization--Study and teaching
-  India--Civilization--Study and teaching
-  Iran--Civilization--Study and teaching
-  Latin America--Civilization--Study and teaching
-  Russia--Civilization--Study and teaching
-  South Asia--Civilization--Study and teaching
-  Southeast Asia--Civilization--Study and teaching
-  United States--Biography--Dictionaries
-  United States--Civilization--Congresses
-  United States--Civilization--Study and teaching
-  United States--Cultural policy
-  United States--Economic conditions--Dictionaries
-  United States--History--Dictionaries
-  United States--History--Study and teaching
-  United States--Intellectual life--Study and teaching
Notes
-  Arranged in three parts composed of twenty-one series.
-  Part I arranged in eleven series. Series A: Formative Period, 1919-1949; Series B: General Office File I, 1910-1955; Series C: Dictionary of American Biography, 1919-1976: Series D: General Office File II, 1916-1951; Series E: General Office File III, 1926-1966: Series F: Reading Files, 1957-1966: Series G: President's Office Files, 1951-1967; Series H: Vice President's Office Files, 1946-1970; Series I: Executive Associate's Office Files, 1954-1970; Series J: Financial Records, 1921-1952; and Series K: Manuscripts, 1930-1960.
-  Part II arranged in five series. Series 1: President's Office Files, 1946-1997; Series 2: Vice President's Office Files, 1957-1994; Series 3: General Office Files, 1920-1997; Series 4: Dictionaries, 1955-1989; and Series 5: Reading Files, 1967-1993.
-  Part III arranged in five series. Series 1: President's Office Files, 1947-2003; Series 2: Vice President's Office Files, 1960-2011; Series 3: General Office Files, 1942-2008; Series 4: Reading Files, 1994-2005; and Series 5: Digital Files, 1989-1998.
-  Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Roman numeral designating the Part followed by a colon and container, reel, or digital ID number, American Council of Learned Societies Records, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
-  Microfilm edition only available for records from the Conference on microcopying research materials in foreign depositories, 1940, no. 14,939.
-  Microfilm edition only of dissertation file available, no. 16,260.
-  Gift, American Council of Learned Societies, 1949-2014.
-  Gift and exchange, Dictionary of American Biography, 1972-1979.
-  Gift, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1980-1982.
-  Transfer, Library of Congress Reference Department, 1954.
-  Audiocassettes and videocassettes transferred to Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.
-  Federation of scholarly organizations specializing in fellowships and grants to promote the study of the humanities and social sciences. Founded in 1919 to represent the United States in the Union académique internationale (UAI).
-  Collection material in English.
-  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms016045
Medium
861,000 items.
118 digital files (1.27 MB).
2,697 containers plus 47 oversize and digital files.
13 microfilm reels.
1,100 linear feet.
Repository
Library of Congress Manuscript Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/mss.home
Library of Congress Control Number
mm80054288
Access Advisory
Open to research.
Digital files require advance notice for retrieval. Request in Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room.
Language
English
Description
Correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes and agendas, speeches and lectures, writings, reports, notes, fellowship and grant files, project files, surveys and questionnaires, committee files, administrative files, publicity files, trip files, fund-raising files, financial records, and other records pertaining to the work of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). Documents the society's focus on American studies, constitutionalism, copyright law and fair use, education, electronic publishing, fine arts, free speech, history, the humanities, international and area studies, libraries and archives, linguistics, musicology, philanthropy, religious studies, and technology; projects including bibliographies, directories, dictionaries, encyclopedias, indexes, linguistic atlases, and translation projects; work relating to fellowships and grants in coordination with foundations and granting organizations; activities with the Federation of State Humanities Councils and with university presses; involvement in programs for American Indian studies, African studies, Chinese and Far East studies, Indic and Iranian studies, Latin American studies, Russian studies, Slavic and Eastern European studies, and South and Southeast Asian studies; and collaboration between the ACLS and the U.S. government especially in relation to the National Endowment for the Humanities. Includes material pertaining to book and journal donations to Africa and Eastern Europe, the Fulbright Program in Vietnam, the experience of American scholars studying in China during the Tiananmen Square Incident of 1989, and ACLS publication projects including the American Writers, Dictionary of American Biography, Dictionary of American History, Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Dictionary of the Middle Ages, Encyclopedia of American Economic History, and Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy. Documents the work of the ACLS's American Studies Program, Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences, Committee on Secondary Schools, Committee on the History of Religions, Committee on the Protection of Cultural Treasures in War Areas, Conference of Administrative Officers, and Conference of the Secretaries of Constituent Societies. Also documents the work of the ACLS in coordination with foundations and organizations including the American Historical Association, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Corning Conference, Council for the Study of Mankind, Council of Graduate Schools in the United States, Ford Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, International Research and Exchanges Board, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Medieval Academy of America, National Enquiry into Scholarly Communication, National Humanities Alliance (U.S.), Office of Scholarly Communication and Technology (U.S.), Organization of American Historians, Phi Beta Kappa, Rockefeller Foundation, Social Science Research Council (U.S.), Unesco, Union académique internationale, U.S. Works Progress Administration, and the Universities Service Centre (Hong Kong, China). Individuals represented include E.C. Armstrong, Douglas C. Bennett, Frederick Burkhardt, John H. D'Arms, D.H. Daugherty, John Erskine, Mortimer Graves, Douglas Greenberg, Charles Homer Haskins, William Arthur Heidel, Allen Johnson, Stanley Nider Katz, Waldo Gifford Leland, R.M. Lumiansky, Francis Oakley, Jason H. Parker, James N. Settle, Gordon Brinkerhoff Turner, John William Ward, Steven Charles Wheatley, and George Meason Whicher.
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