Guide to the Southern California Social Science Association Records, 1935-1979

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Southern California Social Science Association Records
Dates: 1935-1979
Bulk Dates: 1950 - 1970
Identification: URB/SCSSA
Creator: Southern California Social Science Association
Physical Description: 1.25 linear feet
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Urban Archives
Abstract: The Southern California Social Science Association (SCSSA) membership consists of elementary, middle and high school social science educators who teach subjects such as anthropology, economics, geography, history, philosophy, and sociology. The major activity of SCSSA has been to organize annual conferences and one-day workshops to acquaint teachers with the latest trends in social science theory, and to provide new methods and formats for teaching their various subject fields.

Historical Note:

Formed in 1911, the Southern California Social Science Association (SCSSA) disseminates information about the teaching of social science classes to advance popular education, and to provide an effective professional network among social studies teachers. Membership in SCSSA consists of elementary, middle and high school social science educators who teach such subjects as anthropology, economics, geography, history, philosophy and sociology.
The major activity of SCSSA members has been to organize annual conferences and one-day workshops to acquaint teachers with the latest trends in social science theory, and to provide new methods and formats for teaching their various subject fields. The group also published a newsletter at frequent intervals.
SCSSA has also worked closely with the California Council for the Social Studies (CCSS), the statewide umbrella agency which coordinates the efforts of local associations. Formed in 1962, its Executive Board is comprised of presidents and committee chairpersons of the local groups. In addition to scheduling an annual statewide conference, CCSS works with the California Department of Education to enhance the professional standing of social science teachers. One of the Council's primary functions is to lobby for legislation that would provide more effective educational standards in the state.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

California Council for the Social Sciences
National Council for the Social Sciences
Southern California Social Science Association

Genre/Form of Material:

Paper records
Publications

Topical Term:

Education -- Study and Teaching -- California -- Los Angeles
Social Sciences -- Study and teaching
Social science teachers -- Training of

Administrative Information

Accruals:

1989

Processing Information:

Robert G. Marshall and Cathy Sluter

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], [date], Southern California Social Science Association Records , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

Related Materials:

Arrangement of Materials:

Series I: Southern California Social Science Association, 1925-1976
Series II: California Council for the Social Studies Administration, 1961-1976
Series III: National Council for the Social Studies, 1935-1973

Scope and Contents

The Southern California Social Science Association Records documents the functions of the SCSSA through board meeting minutes, budget and financial records, by-laws, conference agendas, and newsletters. The collection dates from 1935, with the bulk of material covering the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. The documents illustrate the SCSSA's primary activities, including organizing state and local conferences and workshops, and disseminating information to its membership through newsletters. The collection also contains records of the California Council for the Social Studies including board meeting notes, conference planning materials, statements, newsletters, conference books, curriculum guidelines and standards, membership statistics, newsletters, and a 1935 description of a classroom. The collection is divided into three series: Southern California Social Science Association (1925, 1936-1976), California Council for the Social Studies Administration (1961-1976), and National Council for the Social Studies (1935, 1962-1973).
Series I, Southern California Social Science Association, contains the administrative records of SCSSA, including agendas, banquet plans, board meeting minutes, budgets, by-laws, calendars, conference material, financial reports, newsletters and treasurer's reports. The files are arranged in alphabetical order by record type.
Series II, California Council for the Social Studies Administration, consists of documents from the CCSS, including announcements, board meeting notes, conference material, fundamental beliefs statement, newsletters and the annual conference journal Social Science Notes. The files are arranged alphabetically.
Series III, National Council for the Social Studies, contains material from the NCSS, including conference books, curriculum guidelines and standards, directories, membership statistics, newsletters and a presidential address. The series also contains the publication Rugg Course in the Classroom. The files are arranged alphabetically.

Collection Contents

 

Series I: Southern California Social Science Association, 1925-1976

 

Box 1

Folder 1

SCSSA: agenda and meeting notices, 1953, 1956, 1957-1959, 1975

Folder 2

SCSSA: banquet programs, 1964, 1967, 1971-1974

Folder 3

SCSSA: board minutes, 1953, 1956, 1959-1963

Folder 4

SCSSA: board minutes, 1963-1965

Folder 5

SCSSA: board minutes, 1966-1969

Folder 6

SCSSA: board minutes, 1970-1972

Folder 7

SCSSA: board minutes, 1973-1975

Folder 8

SCSSA: budgets, proposed budgets, 1957, 1963-1968

Folder 9

SCSSA: by-laws, general administrative material, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1965, 1979

Folder 10

SCSSA: calendar of events, 1964-1968, 1970-1975

Folder 11

SCSSA: committees, 1965, 1967

Folder 12

SCSSA: conference material, 1936, 1939, 1941-1943, 1953, 1955-1957

Folder 13

SCSSA: conference material, 1958-1962

Folder 14

SCSSA: conference material, 1963-1968

Folder 15

SCSSA: conference material, 1969-1972

Folder 16

SCSSA: conference material, 1972-1976

Folder 17

SCSSA: financial data, notes, 1959, 1964, 1969-1970

Folder 18

SCSSA: financial reports; statements, 1958, 1964-1970, 1973-1975

Folder 19

SCSSA: newsletters, Occasional Leaflet, Review Bulletin , 1925, 1951, 1952

Folder 20

SCSSA: newsletters, Review, 1953-1956

Folder 21

SCSSA: newsletters, News, 1962-1964

Folder 22

SCSSA: newsletters, News, 1965, 1966

Folder 23

SCSSA: newsletters, News, 1967-1969

Folder 24

SCSSA: newsletters, News, 1970-1971

Folder 25

SCSSA: newsletters, The Social Scientist , 1972-1974

Folder 26

SCSSA: newsletters, The Social Scientist , 1975, 1976

Folder 27

SCSSA: treasurers' reports, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1969-1971, 1973-1976

 

Series II: California Council for the Social Studies Administration, 1961-1976

 

Box 2

Folder 1

CCSS: board notes, 1961-1964

Folder 2

CCSS: board notes, 1965

Folder 3

CCSS: board notes, 1966

Folder 4

CCSS: board notes, 1967

Folder 5

CCSS: board notes, 1968

Folder 6

CCSS: board notes, 1969-1972

Folder 7

CCSS: board notes

Folder 8

CCSS: conference material, 1973, 1975, 1976

Folder 9

CCSS: Fundamental Beliefs, 1964

Folder 10

CCSS: newsletters, News & Notes , 1969-1971

Folder 11

CCSS: newsletters, Newsletter, Reports , 1972, 1971-1974

Folder 12

California State Department of Education: conference journal, Social Science Notes, 1966

 

Series III: National Council for the Social Studies, 1935-1973

 

Box 2

Folder 13

NCSS: conference material, 1962, 1964, 1970

Folder 14

NCSS: curriculum guidelines, standards, 1971

Folder 15

NCSS: directories, Who's Who in Social Studies , 1957, 1960, 1962

Folder 16

NCSS: membership lists, 1963, 1966, 1972, 1973

Folder 17

NCSS: newsletters, The Civic Leader , 1963, 1964, 1967, 1969

Folder 18

NCSS: newsletters, The Social Studies Professional , 1968-1973

Folder 19

NCSS: presidential address, 1967

Folder 20

Rugg Course in the Classroom: handbook, 1935