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Inventory of the American Association for Higher Education records
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Related Materials
  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: American Association for Higher Education records
    Collection Number: 2006C6
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 166 manuscript boxes (69.2 linear feet)
    Date (inclusive): 1944-2006
    Abstract: The collection relates to higher education in the United States. It consists of minutes, conference and meeting materials, correspondence, memoranda, reports, studies, publications, membership records, and video recordings.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: American Association for Higher Education

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Collection stored off site; a minimum of two days notice is required for use. Boxes may be requested through Stanford's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu 

    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], American Association for Higher Education records, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2006.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Related Materials

    American Council on Education records, Hoover Institution Archives
    Academy for Educational Development records, Hoover Institution Archives
    Council for Basic Education records, Hoover Institution Archives

    Historical Note

    The American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) originated as the department of higher education of the National Education Association (NEA) in 1870. After almost a century of working under NEA leadership (with a hiatus from 1924 to 1942 when the AAHE briefly disbanded), the association became an independent, non-profit agency in 1969. Members of the AAHE included faculty members, administrators, graduate students, and trustees regardless of their affiliation or discipline. According to its own publication, the association was "dedicated to the professional development of college and university educators, to the achievement of their education objectives, and to the improvement of conditions of service" (Smith, 1970). The association ended in 2005 following a vote by the Board of Directors.
    Sources:
    Miller, Margaret A. (September/October 2005). "AAHE's Legacy." Change, 37(5), pp. 8-20. Retrieved August 26, 2011 from WilsonWeb Education Full Text database.
    Smith, G. K., & American Association for Higher Education. (1970). Twenty-five years, 1945-1970. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection relates to higher education in the United States. It consists of minutes, conference and meeting materials, correspondence, memoranda, reports, studies, publications, membership records, and video recordings.
    The archives of the Association for Higher Education (AAHE) were created and maintained at the association's former headquarters in Washington D.C. The Presidential correspondence series includes mainly routine correspondence; some with the association's major grant funders, including the Pew Charitable Trust and Carnegie Corporation, regarding project developments. Records of the association's ongoing projects are in the Project file.
    Some major projects represented in the records include the Forum on Faculty Roles and Rewards, New Pathways II-Academic Careers for a New Century: From Inquiry to Practice, and the Urban Universities Portfolio Project (a joint project with the Pew Charitable Trust). Published papers, journals, and other serials related to these projects appear in the Publications series.
    Consisting mainly of reports, agendas, minutes, and correspondence from Board of Directors meetings, the Meeting materials series provides information on the association's annual budget, ongoing projects, elections process, and conference planning. Although the National Conference of Higher Education, the association's most successful and widely attended event, was often a topic of interest at board meetings, the published programs and pamphlets from the NCHE and other annual conferences appear in the Conference materials series.
    Limited arrangement was performed by archives staff and original folder titles were used when provided. Boxes containing related materials were grouped together. Materials may not always be in chronological or alphabetical order.
    Incremental materials received in 2013 include additional correspondence of AAHE's last president, Clara Lovett, as well as documentation on the organization's dissolution in 2005.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Education--United States.
    Universities and colleges--United States.