Historical Documents


ACLS Constitution and By-laws

Federal charter granted to ACLS in 1982.

American Council of Learned Societies. A Summary Statement of Its Work and Its Plans for A Fiftieth Anniversary Capital Development Program.

"Remarks on the 75th Anniversary of the ACLS" by Frederick H. Burkhardt. ACLS Newsletter (second series) 4.2 (Summer 1994): 2-3.

Howard Mumford Jones, "The American Council of Learned Societies." An Autobiography (Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1979) 245-55.

Report of the President, 1986-1997 by Stanley N. Katz. ACLS Occasional Paper No. 38.

John H. D'Arms: His Achievements, Our Future Course by Nancy Cantor, W. Robert Connor, Barbara DeConcini, Patricia Nelson Limerick, and Neil Rudenstine. ACLS Occasional Paper No. 53.

On the National Endowment for the Humanities

Report of the Commission on the Humanities. 1964. Co-authored by ACLS, the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States, and the United Chapters of Phi Beta Kappa, the report led to the creation of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Statement of Frederick Burkhardt before the Special Subcommittee on Arts and Humanities of the Senate and the Special Subcommittee on Labor of the House of Representatives, February 26, 1965.”

Report to Congress on the State of the Humanities and the Reauthorization of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 1985.

On Humanities Scholarship

Proceedings and Memoranda relating to the Promotion of Chinese Studies. Spec. issue of American Council of Learned Societies Bulletin 10 (April 1929).

Richard W. Downar, "An Historical Perspective of the ACLS American Studies Program, 1961-1986ACLS Newsletter 37.1&2 (Winter-Spring 1986): 29-34.