ERIC Number: ED219989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
American Council on Education Archives, Guide, 1918-1977.
Ebben, Linda J., Comp.
Archives for the American Council on Education (ACE) since its inception in 1918 until 1977 are presented. The permanent, noncurrent records document the various goals, programs, and accomplishments of the Council. This descriptive inventory provides the ACE membership and staff and interested researchers a means to examine historical information of one of the pre-eminent institutions in higher education. Because of the ACE's central role in directing American higher education over the last 60 years, a brief historical sketch of significant events documented in the archives is presented. The archives are arranged as they were created and maintained by the various parts of the Council. Because of a small staff during its early existence, only one central organizational file was created and maintained. This alphabetically arranged file was under the direct control of the chief executive officer of the Council. Because the Council operated on a fiscal year of July 1 to June 30, the files were cut at that time period. In order to assist the researcher, subject folder titles have been added and these are listed in the guide under the appropriate entry and box number. It was not until 1951 that the Council adopted a calendar year basis for its filing system. The records of the various presidents, with one exception, are divided into two series, general records and records of ACE commissions and committees. In order to assist the user, descriptive paragraphs have been added where organizations are concerned. Because much of the activities of the Council took place through commissions and committees, over half of the total volume of the archives is within this type of record. (SW)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Archives, Chronicles, Educational History, Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Information Sources, Primary Sources, Professional Associations, Program Descriptions, Resource Materials
American Council on Education Library, One Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036 ($20.00).
Publication Type: Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.