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Southern California Social Science Association Records

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Southern California Social Science Association

California Council for the Social Studies Administration

National Council for the Social Studies



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Collection Overview

Title: Southern California Social Science Association Records, 1935-1979Save to your list.

Predominant Dates:1950-1970

ID: URB/SCSSA

Primary Creator: Southern California Social Science Association (1911-)

Extent: 1.25 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Series I: Southern California Social Science Association, 1925, 1936-1976

Series II: California Council for the Social Studies Administration, 1961-1976

Series III: National Council for the Social Studies, 1935, 1962-1973

Date Acquired: 07/01/1981. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: California Council for the Social Sciences, Education - Study and Teaching - California - Los Angeles, National Council for the Social Sciences, Social Sciences - Study and teaching, Social science teachers - Training of, Southern California Social Science Association

Forms of Material: Paper records, Publications

Languages: English

Abstract

The Southern California Social Science Association (SCSSA) membership consists of elementary, middle and high school social science educators who teach subjects such as anthropology, economics, geography, history, philosophy, and sociology. The major activity of SCSSA has been to organize annual conferences and one-day workshops to acquaint teachers with the latest trends in social science theory, and to provide new methods and formats for teaching their various subject fields.

Biographical Note

Formed in 1911, the Southern California Social Science Association (SCSSA) disseminates information about the teaching of social science classes to advance popular education, and to provide an effective professional network among social studies teachers. Membership in SCSSA consists of elementary, middle and high school social science educators who teach such subjects as anthropology, economics, geography, history, philosophy and sociology. 

The major activity of SCSSA members has been to organize annual conferences and one-day workshops to acquaint teachers with the latest trends in social science theory, and to provide new methods and formats for teaching their various subject fields.  The group also published a newsletter at frequent intervals.

SCSSA has also worked closely with the California Council for the Social Studies (CCSS), the statewide umbrella agency which coordinates the efforts of local associations.  Formed in 1962, its Executive Board is comprised of presidents and committee chairpersons of the local groups.  In addition to scheduling an annual statewide conference, CCSS works with the California Department of Education to enhance the professional standing of social science teachers.  One of the Council's primary functions is to lobby for legislation that would provide more effective educational standards in the state.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Southern California Social Science Association Records documents the functions of the SCSSA through board meeting minutes, budget and financial records, by-laws, conference agendas, and newsletters. The collection dates from 1935, with the bulk of material covering the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. The documents illustrate the SCSSA's primary activities, including organizing state and local conferences and workshops, and disseminating information to its membership through newsletters. The collection also contains records of the California Council for the Social Studies including board meeting notes, conference planning materials, statements, newsletters, conference books, curriculum guidelines and standards, membership statistics, newsletters, and a 1935 description of a classroom. The collection is divided into three series: Southern California Social Science Association (1925, 1936-1976), California Council for the Social Studies Administration (1961-1976), and National Council for the Social Studies (1935, 1962-1973).

Series I, Southern California Social Science Association, contains the administrative records of SCSSA, including agendas, banquet plans, board meeting minutes, budgets, by-laws, calendars, conference material, financial reports, newsletters and treasurer's reports. The files are arranged in alphabetical order by record type.

Series II, California Council for the Social Studies Administration, consists of documents from the CCSS, including announcements, board meeting notes, conference material, fundamental beliefs statement, newsletters and the annual conference journal Social Science Notes. The files are arranged alphabetically.

Series III, National Council for the Social Studies, contains material from the NCSS, including conference books, curriculum guidelines and standards, directories, membership statistics, newsletters and a presidential address. The series also contains the publication Rugg Course in the Classroom. The files are arranged alphabetically.

Subject/Index Terms

California Council for the Social Sciences
Education - Study and Teaching - California - Los Angeles
National Council for the Social Sciences
Social Sciences - Study and teaching
Social science teachers - Training of
Southern California Social Science Association

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Accruals: 1989

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Dr. Raymond McHugh and Robert Blew

Related Materials:

Rosalie M. Blau Collection

California Association for the Education of Young Children Collection

Preferred Citation: For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials guide.

Processing Information: Robert G. Marshall and Cathy Sluter

Finding Aid Revision History: Special Collections and Archives staff, 2012


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[Series I: Southern California Social Science Association, 1925-1976]
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Series I: Southern California Social Science Association, 1925-1976Save to your list.
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Folder 1: SCSSA: agenda and meeting notices, 1953, 1956, 1957-1959, 1975Save to your list.
Folder 2: SCSSA: banquet programs, 1964, 1967, 1971-1974Save to your list.
Folder 3: SCSSA: board minutes, 1953, 1956, 1959-1963Save to your list.
Folder 4: SCSSA: board minutes, 1963-1965Save to your list.
Folder 5: SCSSA: board minutes, 1966-1969Save to your list.
Folder 6: SCSSA: board minutes, 1970-1972Save to your list.
Folder 7: SCSSA: board minutes, 1973-1975Save to your list.
Folder 8: SCSSA: budgets, proposed budgets, 1957, 1963-1968Save to your list.
Folder 9: SCSSA: by-laws, general administrative material, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1965, 1979Save to your list.
Folder 10: SCSSA: calendar of events, 1964-1968, 1970-1975Save to your list.
Folder 11: SCSSA: committees, 1965, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 12: SCSSA: conference material, 1936, 1939, 1941-1943, 1953, 1955-1957Save to your list.
Folder 13: SCSSA: conference material, 1958-1962Save to your list.
Folder 14: SCSSA: conference material, 1963-1968Save to your list.
Folder 15: SCSSA: conference material, 1969-1972Save to your list.
Folder 16: SCSSA: conference material, 1972-1976Save to your list.
Folder 17: SCSSA: financial data, notes, 1959, 1964, 1969-1970Save to your list.
Folder 18: SCSSA: financial reports; statements, 1958, 1964-1970, 1973-1975Save to your list.
Folder 19: SCSSA: newsletters, Occasional Leaflet, Review Bulletin, 1925, 1951, 1952Save to your list.
Folder 20: SCSSA: newsletters, Review, 1953-1956Save to your list.
Folder 21: SCSSA: newsletters, News, 1962-1964Save to your list.
Folder 22: SCSSA: newsletters, News, 1965, 1966Save to your list.
Folder 23: SCSSA: newsletters, News, 1967-1969Save to your list.
Folder 24: SCSSA: newsletters, News, 1970-1971Save to your list.
Folder 25: SCSSA: newsletters, The Social Scientist, 1972-1974Save to your list.
Folder 26: SCSSA: newsletters, The Social Scientist, 1975, 1976Save to your list.
Folder 27: SCSSA: treasurers' reports, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1969-1971, 1973-1976Save to your list.

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