A Guide to the Southwestern Political and Social Science Association Records, 1919-1962
Founded by members of the University of Texas at Austin's Department of Government in 1919, the Southwestern Political Science Association encompassed government, economics, and sociology before becoming the Southwestern Political and Social Science Association in 1923 and finally the Southwestern Social Science Association in 1931. Since that time, the organization has promoted interdisciplinary engagement between professionals and students in the social sciences, including economics, history, international studies, political science, social work, sociology, and women’s and gender studies. Since it’s founding, the association has hosted annual meetings to discuss recent scholarship and published research in the Social Science Quarterly.
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Composed of correspondence, financial records, programs, reports, and newspaper clippings, the Southwestern Political and Social Science Association (SPSSA) Records, 1919-1962, document the operations of the SPSSA, including it’s founding, recruitment of members, and the publication of the Social Science Quarterly (SSQ). The collection specifically chronicles the writing of articles and book reviews for the SSQ, the annual meetings of the SPSSA, as well as the association’s business transactions, such as the collection of dues and the payment of bills.
This collection is open for research use.
Southwestern Political and Social Science Association Records, 1919-1962, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers