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American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Cambridge, MA 02138-1929)
Alexandra Oleson (Project Director: September 1974 to present)

Knowledge in American Society: Changes in the Structure, Character and Social Role of the Learned Community, 1860-1920

To examine the development, function, and significance of those organizations that preserved or generated knowledge in the years 1860-1920, emphasizing in particular their involvment in the process of social change. To increase understanding of the role of educational, learned, and professional institutions in American life and to provide an historical perspective on the growth of disciplines and professions.

Project fields:
U.S. History


Research Programs

Total amounts:
$22,656 (approved)
$22,656 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1974 – 11/30/1975