Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy Records, 1973-2019 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
Extent: 5.0 Boxes
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Scope and Contents: The Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy (SAAP) formed to promote American philosophy during a time when there was no major professional society promoting the field. The organization consists of a president, executive board, and committees, as well as regular members from all over the world. In order to encourage the discussion of American philosophy, SAAP holds annual meetings, summer institutes, and sponsors panel discussions at other philosophical conferences. The Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy Records contain information on the history and membership of the organization, as well as records and correspondence relating to executive board business. Noteworthy are histories outlining the formation of the organization compiled and written by members. Materials from annual meetings include programs, posters, calls for papers, and paper and panel submissions. This collection also includes the newsletter of the Society, which provides not only information about the Society’s activities, but also programming notes for conferences, abstracts of papers to be presented, and book reviews.