American Political Science Association records
Collection Scope and Content
Please note: this collection is not processed. Please see staff for assistance. This collection contains project files, photographs, minutes, reports, correspondence, and the American Politial Science Association website. These items range in date from 1912 to 1990.
Restrictions on Access
Some records may be restricted.
Restrictions on Use
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Historical or Biographical Note
The American Political Science Association, founded in 1903, is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and serves more than 15,000 members in over 80 countries. With a range of programs and services for individuals, departments and institutions, APSA brings together political scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors within and outside academe in order to expand awareness and understanding of politics.
350 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
This collection contains the records of the American Political Science Association. These records are unprocessed, please ask staff for assistance. The American Political Science Association website was added to the collection in 2023.
These records were donated by the American Political Science Association.
Bound volumes of the Proceedings of the American Political Science Association from 1956-1969 were removed from the archival collection and cataloged with Special Collections books.
Two boxes with materials related to Jeane Kirkpatrick's time with the American Enterprise Institute were transferred to the University of Oklahoma for inclusion in the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Papers.
Please note: this collection is not fully processed. Please see staff for assistance.
collection inventory data
In 2022, APSA hired an intern to visit Special Collections and produce a folder inventory for many of the boxes that are underdescribed. This intern produced an inventory for boxes 1-9, 161-162. This spreadsheet is available upon request. Please use the Special Collections contact form to request access.
The following boxes contained bound volumes of the Proceedings of the American Political Science Associations 1959-1969. These volumes were cataloged and added to the Special Collections book collection. The box numbers no longer in use in the collection include 8, 103, 125, 189, 205, 213, 249
In addition box numbers 102, 196, and 240 and not in use in this collection.
- Preliminary Guide to the American Political Science Association records, 1912-1990
- Folder Inventory
- Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English