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Academy of Independent Scholars (CU)

Identifier: COU:6


The Academy of Independent Scholars was an international, membership organization devoted to encouraging the continued intellectual productivity of senior scholars and professionals. Established in 1979 by two distinguished, retiring professors, Kenneth Boulding and Lawrence Senesh, the academy currently had over 350 members; they include notable scholars, executives in corporations, voluntary organizations, and other institutions. . . The academy serves the needs of members who do not have institutional affiliation by linking them to others with similar interests, assisting them in obtaining support for their work, publishing monographs, and arranging conferences to advance its members' projects. The academy is supported by membership dues and receives core support from the Carnegie Corporation and The Andrew Mellon Foundation, as well as grants from other foundations, government agencies, and corporations. I In addition to the services it provides to members,Ithe academy conducts two programs: Intergenerational Dialogues, on national and global topics, and the Optimal Utilization of Knowledge. These programs are explored at conferences, summer institutes, symposia at the annual meetings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and at other appropriate meetings held in this country and abroad.


  • 1979 - 1988


13.5 linear feet (9 boxes)

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1720 Pleasant Street
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Boulder Colorado 80503 United States