A Brief History of the Association from Its Founding in 1848 to 1940, Its Present Organization and Operation : Summarized Proceedings for the Period from January, 1934, to January 1940, and a Directory of Its Members (1940)
Although the American Association for the Advancement of Science was formally organized in 1848, and held its first meeting in Philadelphia on September 20 of that year, it had innumerable earlier beginnings in societies that were local or of limited ranges of interests, and in the hearts of many men engaged in the adventure of developing a civilization in this new continent. These societies and aspirations had antecedents, sometimes in America and sometimes across the sea in Europe. And they, in turn, had antecedents in more distant times and in more varied places. The waters of every stream come from innumerable sources.
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