Encyclopaedia of Social Sciences, Inc.

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The Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences originated as a jointly sponsored project of ten leading American scholarly associations in the field of social science. (They are: the American Anthropological Association, the American Association of Social Workers, the American Economic Association, the American Historical Association, the American Political Science Association, the American Psychological Association, the American Sociological Society, the American Statistical Association, the Association of American Law Schools, and the National Education Association.) The intent was to construct a comprehensive synthesis of the knowledge provided by different disciplines, in such a way that their differing prespectives would shed new light on the common problems of the social sciences. The enterprise was placed under Edwin R.A. Seligman as editor-in-chief; Alvin Johnson was named associate editor. Financial support was obtained from the Rockefeller, Carnegie, and Russell Sage Foundations, and the Macmillan Company was enlisted as publisher.

Having already a broad base of support in the American intellectual community, in 1927 Seligman went abroad to meet with leading European scholars, and met with an enthusiastic reception. The procedure worked out for the organization and composition of the Encyclopaedia was as follows. Lists of possible topics were widely circulated for comment and criticism, then responsibility for individual articles carefully assigned to authorities in each field. Translation or Englishing, if needed, fact checking, and bibliographical checking of completed articles were all performed by the editorial staff in New York, and any doubtful points as well as editorial revisions were referred back to the original author. Final proofreading of the typeset galleys was also done by the editorial staff. The 15 individual volumes were published between 1930 and 1935.

From the guide to the Encyclopaedia of Social Sciences, Inc. Records MG2., 1927-1934, (Hampshire College Archives)

Corporation formed in 1927 to organize the composition, editing and publication of the Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences.

Originated as a jointly sponsored project of the American Anthropological Association, the American Association of Social Workers, the American Economic Association, the American Historical Association, the American Political Science Association, the American Psychological Association, the American Sociological Society, the American Statistical Association, the Association of American Law Schools, and the National Education Association. Placed under Edwin R.A. Seligman as editor-in-chief; Alvin Johnson served as associate editor, and the Macmillan Company published the work.

From the description of Records, bulk 1927-1934. (Hampshire College). WorldCat record id: 20360593

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associatedWith AUTHOR Friedrich, Carl J. (Carl Joachim), 1901- person
associatedWith AUTHOR Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963 person
associatedWith Benedict, Ruth, 1887-1948 person
associatedWith Boas, Franz, 1858-1942 person
associatedWith Eastman, Max, 1883-1969 person
associatedWith Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965 person
associatedWith Friedrich, Carl J. (Carl Joachim), 1901- person
associatedWith Gottschalk, Louis Reichenthal, 1899-1975 person
associatedWith Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963 person
associatedWith Hicks, Granville, 1901- person
associatedWith Hicks, Granville, 1901-1982. person
associatedWith Hook, Sidney, 1902- person
associatedWith Hook, Sidney, 1902-1989. person
associatedWith Johnson, Alvin Saunders, 1874- person
associatedWith Keynes, John Maynard, 1883-1946 person
associatedWith Latourette, Kenneth Scott, 1884-1968 person
associatedWith Lerner, Max, 1902- person
associatedWith Lerner, Max, 1902-1992. person
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associatedWith Malinowski, Bronislaw, 1884-1942 person
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associatedWith Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978 person
associatedWith Mil{235}i{236}ukov, P. N. (Pavel Nikolaevich), 1859-1943 person
associatedWith Mili︠u︡kov, P. N. 1859-1943. person
associatedWith Mumford, Lewis, 1895- person
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associatedWith Needham, Joseph, 1900- person
associatedWith Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903 person
associatedWith Pirenne, Henri, 1862-1935 person
associatedWith Pound, Roscoe, 1870-1964 person
associatedWith Sapir, Edward, 1884-1939 person
associatedWith Schlesinger, Arthur Meier, 1888-1965 person
associatedWith Seligman, Edwin Robert Anderson, 1861-1939 person
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Social sciences--Dictionaries and encyclopedias
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