University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Southwestern Political and Social Science Association Records, 1919-1962



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Southwestern Political and Social Science Association
Creator: Southwestern Social Science Association
Title: Southwestern Political and Social Science Association Records
Dates: 1919-1962
Abstract: 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).
Accession No.: 68-167a
Extent: 3 ft., 4 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

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.

Sources:

The Southwestern Social Science Association. Accessed February 24, 2011. http://www.sssaonline.org/.

Bonjean, Charles M. "Southwestern Social Science Association."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed February 28, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/nns04.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Southwestern Political and Social Science Association -- Archives.
Southwestern Social Science Association -- Archives.
Southwestern Social Science Association. Convention.
Subjects
Social sciences -- Societies, etc.
Political sciences -- Societies, etc.
Social sciences -- Congresses.
Political sciences -- Congresses.
Social sciences -- Periodicals.
Political sciences -- Periodicals.
Social science quarterly.
Southwestern social science quarterly.
Places
Southwestern States -- History -- 20th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Southwestern Political and Social Science Association Records, 1919-1962, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

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

 

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