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Finding Aid to the AAAS Records relating to the State Academies of Science

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Repository:    American Association for the Advancement of Science Archives, 1200 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005, archives@aaas.org
Creator:    Hans Nussbaum, Arthur Livermore and Joseph Dasbach
Title:    AAAS Records Relating to the State Academies of Science
Dates:    1950-1994
Extent:    5 cubic feet (4 boxes)
Abstract:    The State Academies of Science have been affiliated with AAAS since their inception in the 1920s. AAAS routinely provided funding for student research projects through the Academies and AAAS employees sat in the National Association for the Academies of Science Board.
Identification:    
Language:    The records are in English.

Scope and Contents

The Academies of Science are affiliate organizations which receive funding for student research from AAAS. AAAS provides grant money from a fund originally established by Charles Goethe and his wife for the promotion of scientific inquiry by high school and college students in 1944 and additional funds were granted by US Steel and other donors. The fund was managed by Hans Nussbaum from 1944 to 1974, and in 1974 management of the grants and interactions with the National Academies of Science was taken over by the Office of Education under Charles Livermore. In 1980, the grants were managed by Joseph Dasbach, who also sat on the board of the National Association of Academies of Science as the AAAS representative.

Arrangement

These records are arranged into four boxes, one containing the proceedings of the National Association of Academies of Science meetings and directories, and three containing the papers of Charles Livermore and Henry Dasbach regarding the distribution of grant monies and the business of the NAAS.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Collection open to the public for research.

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Related Material
Records are related to materials from the AAAS Office of Education and Corporate Records of Hans Nussbaum collections. 

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Records of the AAAS Records Relating to the Academies of Science. AAAS Archives, Washington, DC.

Detailed Description of the Collection

[BOX 1: Proceedings and Directories of the National Association of Academies of Science, 1950-1983]

[BOX 2]
Newsletters from the State Academies of Science
National Academies of Science-clippings
Pennsylvania Academies of Sciences Guide, 1975
Kansas Junior Academy of Science Handbook, 1975
North Carolina Academy of Science Guidelines, 1980
State Academies of Science, Grant Decisions, 1984
State Academies of Science, Grant Decisions, 1985
Honorary Student Membership, 1985
Honorary Student Memberships, 1989-1991
State Academies of Science, Grant Decisions, 1988
Southern California Academy of Science, 1988-1990
Colorado-Wyoming Academy of Science, 1988-1990
Florida Junior Academy of Science, 1988-1990
Florida State Academy of Science-Grants to Students-Thank you notes [2 folders], 1990-1991
Georgia Academy of Science, 1988
Hawaii Academy of Science, 1989
Indiana, 1988-1990
Iowa, 1988-1990
Kansas, 1988-1990
Michigan, 1989
Missouri, 1988-1990
Montana, 1989-1990
New Jersey, 1988-1990
New Mexico, 1990
North Carolina, 1988-1989
North Dakota, 1988, 1990
Ohio, 1988-1990
Oklahoma, 1988-1990
Pennsylvania, 1988-1990
South Carolina, 1988-1990
South Dakota, 1988-1990
Tennessee, 1988-1990
Texas, 1988
Utah, 1989-1990
Virginia, 1988-1990
Wisconsin, 1989-1990

[BOX 3]
AAAS Academies Conference, 1983-1985
     1983-1985
     1985-1987
     1987-1989
     1989-1990
     1992-1993
     1993-1994
Proceedings and Directories of State Academies
History-Academy Conference by C. L. Baker, 1926-1970
Academy Conference Survey, Final Report, December 1963
History of NAAS, Draft
Arthur Livermore- National Academies of Science, Correspondence and Meeting, 1974
     1974
     1975
     1976
     1977
     1978
     1979
     1980
     Notebook, 1976-1979
Official Name Change Records, National Association of Academies of Science, 1991
Presentation on State Networks for Education in Science, 1990
Correspondence with State Academies of Science, 1988-1992
Essentia Workshop, 1984-1985
Science Encounters, 1984-1985
National Association of Academies of Science-Tax-exempt Status
     Tax-exmept Status
     1984
     1985
     1988
     1989
     1990
     1991
     1992

[BOX 4]
NAAS
     Meeting, 1974
     Correspondence, 1976
     Meeting, 1976
     Correspondence, 1977
     Correspondence, 1978
     Correspondence, 1979
     Meeting, 1979
     Correspondence, 1980
     Meeting, 1980
     Correspondence, 1981
     Receipts and Payments, 1981-1982
     Meeting, 1981
     Correspondence, 1982
     Meeting, 1982
     Correspondence, 1983
     Meeting, 1983
     1984 Annual Meeting Planning, 1983
     Correspondence, 1984
     Meeting, 1984
     Correspondence, 1985
     Meeting, 1985
Bylaws and Membership
American Junior Academy of Science, 1983-1986