Adult Education Association [AEA-USA] Records 1924(ca.)-1968, 1950-1968
The Adult Education History Project
Based on Information in the Syracuse University Library Archives
Translated for the WWW by Roger Hiemstra
Adult Education Association [AEA-USA].
Records, 1924(ca.)-1968, 1950-1968 (bulk).
18 linear ft.
See also the following collection(s) at Syracuse University:
Aker, George F.
Commission of Professors of Adult Education [CPAE].
Knowles, Malcolm Sheperd.
National Association of Public School Adult Educators.
The Adult Education Association of the U.S.A. [AEA-USA] was formed in 1951 by the merger of the American Association for Adult Education [AAAE] (supported by the Carnegie Foundation) and the Department of Adult Education of the National Education Association [NEA]. In 1982, the AEA-USA combined with the National Association of Public School Adult Educators [NAPSAE] to become the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education [AAACE].
The goals of the Adult Education Association of the U.S.A. [AEA-USA] are "to further the acceptance of education as a process continuing throughout life; to afford opportunities to professional and nonprofessional adult educators to increase their competence; to receive and disseminate information about adult education; to promote a balanced development of educational services for adults; and to cooperate with adult education agencies internationally."
Membership categories of the organization are general, student, professional, and organizational. Membership includes subscriptions to periodicals (Adult Leadership and Adult Education), special publications and the membership directory as well as access to field, reference and consultation services. The AEA-USA holds for its members an annual national conference and workshops are conducted throughout the year by its committees, commissions, councils, and sections.
The AEA-USA committees include Annual Nominations and Elections, Membership and Field Services, Publications, Social Philosophy, Finance and Development, and Legislative Policy. Commissions and councils include Commission on Research in Adult Education, Commission of Professors of Adult Education, Commission on Adult Basic Education, and Council of State Associations. Sections include Armed Forces Education and Training, Community College Adult Education, Community Development, Continuing Education for Women, Correctional Institutions, Education for the Aging, Home and Family Life, International Affairs, Liberal Adult Education, Labor Education, Mass Media in Education, Public Affairs, Religious Adult Education, Residential Adult Education, Training - Education and Industry, and Training and Professional Development.
The records of the Adult Education Association of the U.S.A. [AEA-USA] are divided into correspondence, organizational records and writings. Correspondence (1951-1958) includes incoming and outgoing letters, memoranda and telegrams. The organizational records are grouped by subject. Major headings of importance and containing the largest amounts of material are American Association for Adult Education [AAAE], Business and Finance, Committees, Conference Files, Delegate Assembly, Membership, Project Task Force, Proposals, Publications, National Association of Public School Adult Educators [NAPSAE], Notebooks, and Sections. Writings include articles, book reviews, copy for Adult Education and Adult Leadership, and speeches.
Correspondents, significant for their importance within AEA-USA, the volume of the material in the collection, or presence of their papers among the manuscript holdings at Syracuse University are: Andrew Hendrickson, Glenn S. Jensen, Eugene I. Johnson, Malcolm S.Knowles, Robert A. Luke, Lois McCarthy, Nicholas P. Mitchell, Hugh G. Pyle, and Paul H. Sheats.
Other prominent individuals in the field of adult education whose correspondence is in the collection are: L.H. Adolphson, Leland P. Bradford, Paul H. Durrie, Paul L. Essert, Cyril O. Houle, Herbert C. Hunsaker, Homer H. Kempfer, A.A. Liveright, Fern Long, Howard Y. McClusky, Robert E. Sharer, Robertson Sillars, Grace Steven, and Thurman White.
Adult education -- United States.
Adolphson, L. H.
Bradford, Leland Powers, 1905-.
Durrie, Paul H.
Essert, Paul L.
Hendrickson, Andrew, 1899-.
Houle, Cyril Orvin, 1913-.
Hunsaker, Herbert Cason, 1898-.
Jensen, Glenn S.
Johnson, Eugene I.
Kempfer, Homer H.
Knowles, Malcolm Sheperd, 1913-.
Liveright, Alexander Albert, 1907-1969.
Long, Fern, 1905-.
Luke, Robert A.
McClusky, Howard Y., 1900-1982.
Mitchell, Nicholas Pendleton, 1911-.
Pyle, Hugh G.
Sharer, Robert E., 1900-.
Sheats, Paul H., 1907-1984.
Stevenson, Grace Thomas, 1900-.
White, Thurman J.
American Association for Adult and Continuing Education [AAACE].
National Education Association of the United States [NEA] -- Dept. of Adult Education.
National Association for Public School Adult Education [NAPSAE].
Adult education quarterly.
George Arents Research Library for Special Collections at Syracuse University,
Syracuse, N.Y. 13244-2010.
Gift of Adult Education Association [AEA-USA], 1968-1970.
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