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Manuscript Group 456
PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCE RECORDS
1964-1984
20 cubic feet


The Pennsylvania Academy of Science was organized on April 18, 1924 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in an effort to unite Pennsylvania scientists in an organization which could effectively advance science and the scientific spirit. The Academy is affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Association of Academies of Science. The Academy was finally incorporated through the Court of Common Pleas of Northampton County on November 16, 1964, and the initial registered office of the corporation was Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania. The corporation was formed for the following purposes: To encourage scientific research; to promote interest in the teaching of science; to stimulate exchange of ideas among those engaged in scientific work, especially in Pennsylvania; to assist in the development and distribution of information about the material, educational, and other resources and riches of the Commonwealth, and to arrange and prepare for publication of such reports as may further these objectives. Publications of the Academy include Proceedings, now called the Journal, which consists of articles of general scientific interest, many dealing with aspects of Pennsylvania science.

In the early 1930s, the American Association for the Advancement of Science appointed a national executive to coordinate the various Junior Academies of Science in the United States. In March 1934, the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science was organized and is now a state-wide organization divided into ten regions, each consisting of two or more counties.

The records of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science consist of journals, proceedings, annual reports, newsletters, financial statements, receipts, invoices, audit reports, three photograph albums, loose photographs, a video, minutes, correspondence, and membership data, 1964-1984. Also included are annual meeting proceedings, information booklets, and financial statements of the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science.




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