bMS 577

American Society for the Study of Religion. Records, 1959-2006.

Summary Information:

  • Call Number: bMS 577
  • Title: American Society for the Study of Religion. Records, 1959-2006.
  • Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138-1911
  • Quantity: 1 box (1 cubic foot).

Administrative Information:

  • Acquisition Information: Papers donated by Judith Berling, President of the American Society for the Study of Religion in 2004.
  • Access: There are restrictions on access to this collection. Contact the curator for further information.

Historical Note:

The American Society for the Study of Religion was established in 1959 as a learned society for the study of religion, with the assistance and support of the American Council of Learned Societies. Past presidents include Erwin Goodenough, Mircea Eliade, and Joseph Campbell.

Scope and Content:

Collection includes correspondence, minutes, newsletters, and programs. There are also legal documents, attendance records, reports, lists of officers, and the institutional constitution and bylaws. An itemized list of the contents of this collection, dating to 1996, is also included.

Container List:

  • bMS 577/1(1) List of contents of the collection dated to 1996
  • bMS 577/1(2) Constitution and bylaws, 1959-1985
  • bMS 577/1(3) Correspondence, 1963-1990
  • bMS 577/1(4) History: correspondence and documents dealing with the history of the ASSR, 1959-1996
  • bMS 577/1(5) International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR), 1965-1975
  • bMS 577/1(6) Legal documents, 1960-1987
  • bMS 577/1(7) Membership attendance lists, n.d.
  • bMS 577/1(8) Membership lists, 1960-1980
  • bMS 577/1(9) Membership lists, 1981-1992, 2005-2006
  • bMS 577/1(10) Membership nomination forms, 1976-1986, 2005-2006 (contents of this folder are restricted for 50 years from the date of creation)
  • bMS 577/1(11) Membership on Executive Council: Officer Council Lists, 1979-1993
  • bMS 577/1(12) Minutes: business meetings, 1960-1980
  • bMS 577/1(13) Minutes: business meetings, 1981-1991, 2004, 2006
  • bMS 577/1(14) Minutes: Executive Council, 1960-1990, 2004-2006
  • bMS 577/1(15) Newsletters, 1965-1980
  • bMS 577/1(16) Newsletters, 1981-1992
  • bMS 577/1(17) Programs: annual meetings, 1960-1980
  • bMS 577/1(18) Programs: annual meetings, 1981-1994
  • bMS 577/1(19) Programs: annual meetings, 2004, 2006
  • bMS 577/1(20) Treasurer's Reports, 1970-1989

 

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