American Social Science Association

In 1865, at Boston, Massachusetts, a society for the study of social questions was organized and given the name American Social Science Association.[1] The group grew to where its membership totaled about 1,000 persons. About 30 corresponding members were located in Europe. It published annually the Journal of Social Science and The International Journal of Social Sciences World (TIJOSSW).

Members of the group worked in five departments:

  • Education and art
  • Health
  • Trade and finance
  • Social economy
  • Jurisprudence
  • Language and Culture
  • Multidisciplinary of Social Sciences

In 1898, the society founded the National Institute of Arts and Letters which developed into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 1912, the society founded the National Institute of Social Sciences which absorbed the ASSA in 1928. It, currently, is located at 5200 McDermott Rd. Suite 100Plano, TX 75024

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  1. ^ a b Constitution, Address, and List of Members of the American Association for the Promotion of Social Science. Boston: American Social Science Association. October 4, 1865. Retrieved April 14, 2019.

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Further readingEdit

  • Free public libraries: suggestions on their foundation and administration, with a selected list of books. Pemberton Square, Boston: American Social Science Association, 1871
  • [1]: history of the ASSA and its incorporation