SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools records, 1895-2003

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zv5g


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Title: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools records, 1895-2003
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 917
Extent: 16.5 linear ft. (29 boxes)
Abstract:Records of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools including executive committee and board of trustees minutes, reports, programs, and published proceedings.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Gift, 2005

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Southern Association of Colleges and Schools records, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Elizabeth Russey, December 10, 2005.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools was founded November 6, 1895 in Atlanta, Georgia, under the name The Association of Colleges and Preparatory Schools of the Southern States. Chartered by 6 universities including Duke University, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Mississippi, and 13 secondary schools, the association hoped to pool resources and establish minimum educational standards at member institutions. The association addressed the needs of both white and African American schools before desegregation, though black schools did not become full members of the association until 1957. In 1962 the Association of Colleges and Preparatory Schools of the Southern States became the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and approved a new constitution. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools currently maintains four accreditation commissions: the Commission on Secondary and Middle Schools, the Commission on Colleges, the Commission on Elementary and Middle Schools, and the Commission on Occupational Education Institutions.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools was founded November 6, 1895 in Atlanta, Georgia, under the name The Association of Colleges and Preparatory Schools of the Southern States. Chartered by 6 universities including Duke University, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Mississippi, and 13 secondary schools, the association hoped to pool resources and establish minimum educational standards at member institutions. The association addressed the needs of both white and African American schools before desegregation, though black schools did not become full members of the association until 1957. In 1962 the Association of Colleges and Preparatory Schools of the Southern States became the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and approved a new constitution. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools currently maintains four accreditation commissions: the Commission on Secondary and Middle Schools, the Commission on Colleges, the Commission on Elementary and Middle Schools, and the Commission on Occupational Education Institutions.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains the records of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools from 1895-2003. The records include Executive Committee and Board of Trustees minutes from 1937-2001, some committee minutes and reports from the Commission on Colleges and the Commission on Occupational Education Institutions, and publications, including the annual meeting program and the Proceedings of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools from 1895-2003. The records also include copies of published proceedings from the Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools for Negroes from 1935-1955, with some gaps.

Arrangement Note

Organized into four series: (1) Minutes and committees, (2) Reports, (3) Publications, and (4) Writings about SACS.


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