Learned Societies

The publications of American and foreign learned societies, past and present, form a collection closely related to the Institutions Collection. The societies included in the collection range from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia to the Zamorano Club of Los Angeles. The collection includes approximately 6,700 volumes (in bound or pamphlet form) of transactions, proceedings, annual reports, and miscellaneous publications. The American Antiquarian Society's own publications, including copies of the Transactions, the Proceedings, and all books, pamphlets, and offprints published by AAS, were until recently shelved here but now form a discrete collection.

Access

Listed below are the names of learned societies for which AAS owns at least one item and likely quite a few more. The checklist was compiled in 1987 and thus is incomplete. Most of the items added to the collection since 1987 have their own records in the AAS General Catalog. However, many items remain uncatalogued. Consult the Readers' Services staff to locate all holdings for any of these learned societies.

Foreign learned societies, to which there is at present no bibliographical access, are grouped by country and arranged alphabetically by name within each group.

  • Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
  • Academy of Pacific Coast History
  • Academy of Political Science
  • Academy of Science at St. Louis
  • Agricultural History Society
  • Alabama Anthropological Society
  • Albany Historical and Art Society
  • Albany Historical Society: See Albany Historical and Art Society
  • Albany Institute
  • Albany Institute of History and Art: See Albany Institute
  • American Academy of Arts and Letters of the National
  • Institute of Arts and Letters
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • American Academy of Political and Social Science
  • American Anthropological Association
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Association for the Promotion of Science, Literature and the Arts
  • American Association of Museums
  • American Baptist Historical Society
  • American Catholic Historical Association
  • American Catholic Historical Society
  • American Council of Learned Societies
  • American Dialect Society
  • American Economic Association
  • American Ethnologican Society
  • American Folk-Lore Society
  • American Friends of Lafayette
  • American Geographical and Statistical Society: See American Geographical Society
  • American Geographical Society
  • American Historical Association
  • American Historical Society
  • American Indian Association : See Society of American Indians
  • American Institute of Swedish Arts, Literature, and Science
  • American-Irish Historical Society
  • American Jewish Historical Society
  • American Library Association
  • American Lodge of Research, Free and Accepted Masons
  • American Military History Foundation: See American Military Institute
  • American Military Institute
  • American Museum of National History
  • American Musicological Society
  • American Numismatic Society
  • American Oriental Society
  • American Philological Association
  • American Philosophical Society
  • American Political Science Association
  • American Social Science Association
  • American Society of Architectural Historians
  • American Society of Church History
  • American Society of Genealogists
  • American Sociological Society
  • American Statistical Association
  • American Swedish Historical Foundation
  • Anthropological Institute of New York
  • Anthropological Society of Washington
  • Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America
  • Archaeological Institute of America
  • Archaeological Society of Delaware
  • Association for The Study of Negro Life and History
  • Association of American Geographers
  • Association of American Geologists and Naturalists
  • Association of Research Libraries
  • Augustana Historical Society
  • Authors Club
  • Bibliographical Society of America
  • Bibliographical Society of Chicago
  • Bibliophile Society
  • Boston Society of Natural History
  • Brothers of The Book
  • Business Historical Society
  • California Academy of Natural Sciences: See California Academy of Sciences
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • California State Geological Society
  • Carl Schurz Memorial Foundation
  • Carnegie Institute of Washington
  • Caxton Club
  • Chicago Academy of Sciences
  • Chicago Astronomical Society
  • Chicago Natural History Museum (See also Field Columbian Museum Of Natural History)
  • Church Historical Society (Protestant Episcopal Church)
  • Cincinnati Society of Natural History
  • Cleveland Society of Natural Science
  • Club of Odd Volumes
  • Colonial Society of Massachusetts
  • Columbiad Club of Connecticut
  • Concord Society of America
  • Confederate Memorial Literary Society
  • Confederate Survivors' Association
  • Conference of State and Local Historical Societies
  • Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Davenport Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Deutsche Historische Gesellschaft
  • Dunlap Society
  • Eastern States Archaeological Federation
  • Field Columbian Museum of Natural History (See also Chicago Natural History Museum)
  • Filson Club
  • Florida Anthropological Society
  • Folk Arts Foundation of America
  • Franklin Institute
  • Franklin Society of the City of Chicago
  • Friends' Historical Association of Philadelphia
  • Geographical Society of California
  • Geographical Society of the Pacific
  • Geological Society of Pennsylvania
  • Gorges Society, The
  • Grolier Club
  • Guggenheim, John Simon, Memorial Foundation
  • Hervas Laboratories of American Linguistics
  • Heye Museum: See Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation
  • Hispanic Society of America
  • Holland Society of New-York
  • Hoosier Folklore Society
  • Huguenot Society of America
  • Illinois State Archaeological Society
  • Indiana State Archaeological Association
  • Institut Français de Washington
  • Institute of Early American History and Culture
  • Inter-American Bibliographical and Library Association
  • International Society of Archaeologists
  • Iowa Archaeological Society
  • Kansas Academy of Science
  • Literary and Scientific Society of Madisonville, Ohio
  • Literary and Philosophical Society of New-York
  • Lutheran Historical Conference
  • Lyceum of Natural History (New York); See New York Academy of Sciences
  • Manchester Institute of Arts and Sciences
  • Mariners' Museum (Newport News, Va)
  • Maryland Academy of Science and Literature
  • Massachusetts Archaeological Society
  • Meriden, Connecticut, Scientific Association
  • Michigan Academy of Science
  • Michigan Political Science Association
  • Minnesota Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Mississippi Valley Historical Association
  • Modern Language Association of America
  • Moravian Historical Society
  • Museum of The American Indian, Heye Foundation
  • Music Library Association
  • National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors
  • National Button Society
  • National Historical Society
  • Natural Institute: See National Institute for the Promotion of Science
  • National Institute for the Promotion of Science
  • Natural Institute of Arts and Letters: See American Academy of Arts and Letters
  • National Institute of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Natural Institution for the Promotion of Science: See National Institute for the Promotion of Science
  • National Research Council
  • Naval Historical Foundation
  • Naval History Society
  • Newcomen Society in North America
  • New-England Historic Genealogical Society
  • New England Methodist Historical Society
  • New England Society in the City of New York
  • New Hampshire Archaeological Society
  • New York Academy of Sciences
  • New York Folklore Society
  • New York Numismatic Society
  • Northern Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Norwegian-American Historical Association
  • Numismatic Society of Philadelphia
  • Organ Historical Society
  • Peabody Academy of Science
  • Philadelphia Social Science Association
  • Philatelic Library Association
  • Philosophical Society of Texas
  • Philosophical Society of Washington
  • Pioneer America Society
  • Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America
  • Polish Roman Catholic Union Archives and Museum
  • Presbyterian Historical Society
  • Prince Society
  • Protestant Episcopal Historical Society
  • Protestant Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut
  • Quarto Club
  • Railway and Locomotive Historical Society
  • Records of the Past Exploration Society
  • Reorganized Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • Rowfant Club
  • Scotch-Irish Society of America
  • Seventy-Six Society
  • Sixty-Fourmos (Lxivmos)
  • Societe Historique Franco-American
  • Society for American Archaeology
  • Society for Colonial History
  • Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities
  • Society of American Archivists
  • Society of American Indians
  • Society of the Descendants of the Colonial Clergy
  • Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Southern Historical Society
  • Southern History Association
  • Southern Jewish Historical Society
  • Swedish Colonial Society
  • Swedish Historical Society of America
  • Swedish Pioneer Historical Society
  • Unitarian Historical Society (See Also Universalist Historical Society)
  • Unitarian Universalist Historical Society: See Unitarian Historical Society
  • United States Catholic Historical Society
  • United States Historical Society
  • United States Naval Institute
  • Universalist Historical Society (See also Unitarian Historical Society)
  • Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Walpole Society
  • Warren Academy of Sciences
  • Washington Academy of Sciences
  • Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters
  • Wisconsin Natural History Society. Archaeological Section
  • Woodcut Society
  • Zamorano Club

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