Founded in 1941 as the Catholic Economic Association (see http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07360932.2014.9051060), the ASE is an organization of scholars concerned with the moral and social dimensions of economic problems.
The collection contains correspondence, minutes, publications, and other records of the Association, concerning its annual meetings, publications, and general administration.
Gift of the Association for Social Economics, 1984.
Scope and Content
Series 1, President Files, 1941-1974, contains scattered correspondence from the officers' tenure in office, along with photographic portraits.
Series 2, Secretary-Treasurer Files, contains copies of constitutions, information on constitutional revisions, correspondence, and reports, arranged alphabetically by subject or type of document and chronologically thereunder.
Series 3, Meetings Files, 1942-1988, documents meetings of the Executive Council and general membership meetings, and conferences and workshops sponsored by the ASE. Records include minutes, papers, reports, and related correspondence. It is arranged in chronological order.
Series 4, Editorial Files, 1951-2004, 1962-2003, contains correspondence and reports related to the editing of ASE publications, arranged alphabetically by subject or type of document and chronologically thereunder.
Series 5, Committee Records, 1943-ca. 1989, contains correspondence, minutes, and reports of ASE committees, arranged alphabetically by name of committee and chronologically thereunder.
Series 6, Publications, 1952-2002, includes membership directories, newsletters, and a journal, The Forum for Social Economics. (Issues of the latter for 1997 to the present are available online, as is the ASE's other journal, the Review of Social Economy.)