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At a Glance
Arranged into four series. Series I classified by subject and activity.
Scope and Content
Documentary forms include correspondence, manuscripts, minutes, documents, financial records, membership records, photographs, and printed materials. Topics in the records include publications; Secretary's Office; Treasurer's Office; Membership; Officers, Directors, committees; Outside Persons and Organizations; Presses; and Programs, Placement and Meeting Sites. In addition, there are three scrapbooks (1869-1903) and one record book which contain minutes of the Society for Classical Studies meetings and sessions dating from 1868 to 1881.
Using the Collection
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Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
Materials dated after 1985 may be consulted only by the Executive Director and President of the Society for Classical Studies, or by researchers with written permission to consult the records from the Executive Director or President.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Society for Classical Studies Records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--American Philological Association. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--07/29/87. Accession number--M-87-07-29.
Source of acquisition--Society for Classical Studies. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--2016. Accession number--2016.2017.M024.
Gift of the American Philological Association, 1987.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
The first group of records was received in 1987 and processed in 1988. A project to microfilm these records was completed in 1989. At some point between 1989 and 2016, the microfilm project's records were appended to the collection, though they were not added to the finding aid until 2018.
2010-03-31 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.
2016-08-08 XML document instance created by Patrick Lawlor.
2018-04-16 XML document instance updated by Catherine C. Ricciardi. Addition of Series IV.
2018-05-11 Finding aid updated by Celeste Brewer. Container list revised, microfilm project records added, and restrictions noted.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Society for Classical Studies, founded in 1869 as the American Philological Association, is the American learned society for Classics scholars. Its work deals with topics relating to ancient Greek and Roman languages, literature and history.