Creation of the AAAS

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Summary

The first meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science is held in the library room of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. AAAS comes about as a reorganization of the Association of American Geologists and Naturalists.

Subject

  • Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Association of American Geologists and Naturalists

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

"Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science," Philadelphia, 1849, p.5.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

September 20, 1848

Topic

  • Professional associations
  • Firsts
  • Meetings

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