Constitution of the American Association for the Promotion of Social Science. Adopted in Boston, October 4, 1865. Amended at New Haven, October 10, 1866

[New Haven? 1867?]. First Thus. Scarce handbill issued within the first two years of the founding of the Association, this version of the Constitution listing XII clauses, chiefly "to aid the development of Social Science, and to guide the public mind to the best practical means of promoting the Amendment of Laws, the Advancement of Education, and Prevention and Repression of Crime, the Reformation of Criminals and the progress of Public Morality." Date based upon the list of Officers and regular members of the Association printed on pp. 2-4 and dated 1867. The Association only existed as such from 1865 to 1868, before combining with the Boston Social Science Association to form the (also short-lived) American Social Science Association. Serving as president of the present Association was geologist William Barton Rogers (1804-1882), who helped in the establishment of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and later co-founded the National Academy of Sciences, of which he was president from 1878 until his death (DAB 16, p. 115). This circular not separately catalogued in OCLC as of October, 2019. Quarto (25.5cm.) bifolium; previous horizontal fold with brief splitting, toning to extremities and fold, light dust-soil, else Good to Very Good overall.

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