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  • Charter of Incorporation of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    to time to determine and establish the names number and duties of their several officers and the tenure or estate they shall respectively have in their offices and also to authorize and empower their President or some other Fellow of the Academy at their pleasure to administer such oaths to such officers as they shall appoint and determine for the well ordering and good government of the said Academy provided the same be not repugnant to the laws of this State And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid that the Fellows of said Academy shall have one Common Seal which they may make use of in whatsoever cause or business shall concern the Academy or be relative to the end and design of its institution and shall have power and authority from time to time to break change and renew the Common Seal at their pleasure and that they may sue and be sued in all actions real personal and mixed and prosecute and defend the same unto final judgement and execution by the name of the President and Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid that the Fellows of the said Academy may from time to time elect such persons to be Fellows thereof as they shall judge proper and that they shall have full power and authority from time to time to suspend expel or disfranchise any Fellow of the said Academy who shall by his conduct render himself unworthy of a place in that body in the judgement of the Academy and also to settle and establish the rules forms and conditions of election suspension expulsion and disfranchisement And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid that the Fellows of the said Academy shall have full power and authority from time to time to make and enact such reasonable rules orders and bylaws not repugnant to the laws of this State as shall be necessary or convenient for the well ordering and good government of the said Academy and to annex reasonable pecuniary fines and penalties to the breach of them not exceeding the sum of twenty pounds to be sued for and recovered in any court of record within the State in the name and for the use of the President and Fellows of the said Academy and the same rules orders and bylaws to repeal at their pleasure and also to settle and establish the times places and manner of convening the Fellows of the said Academy and also to determine the number of Fellows which shall to present to constitute a meeting of the said Academy Provided that the Fellows of the said Academy shall meet twice in a year at the least and that the place of their meetings shall never be more than thirty miles distant from the town of Boston And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid that the Fellows of the said Academy may

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  • The Seal of the Academy - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    and Events Friday Forum 2015 2016 Schedule Past Meetings and Events Fellowships Overview Visiting Scholars Program Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy Policy Fellowship in the Humanities Education and the Arts Policy Fellowship in Global Security and International Affairs The Exploratory Fund Member Login User Name Password Forgot your password The Seal of the Academy As described in the original statutes of 1780 the principal figure in the Academy s seal is Minerva Like her Greek counterpart Athena Minerva was the goddess of wisdom science and trade and the arts Her temple on the Aventine Hill was a meeting place for skilled craftsman writers and actors She is also depicted as a warrior a symbol appropriate for an organization created in the midst of the American Revolution Around Minerva are representations of the new country on her right a field of Indian corn a stand of oaks and the outline of a town at her feet a hoe a plow and a sickle on her left a quadrant and a telescope a ship heading for shore and the sun completely risen above the cloud Over the whole is the motto SUB LIBERTATE FLORENT which suggests that arts and sciences

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  • American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Overview Visiting Scholars Program Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy Policy Fellowship in the Humanities Education and the Arts Policy Fellowship in Global Security and International Affairs The Exploratory Fund Member Login User Name Password Forgot your password Public Research Universities Changes in State Funding Projects Publications amp Meetings 2015 2016 State of the Humanities The Heart of the Matter Around the Country Book of Members Upcoming Events Project News Activities The Lincoln Project releases new publication to examine state funding of higher education and describes challenges that state governments face The Academy launches the Commission on Language Learning American Innovation Imperative follows Restoring the Foundation report Public Trust in Vaccines project calls for more research on parental decision making on childhood vaccines Restoring the Foundation The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream Academy Data Forum Join the conversation Recent Publications Restoring the Foundation The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream ALSO The Heart of the Matter Around the Country details national discussion on the import of the humanities and social sciences in American life Winter 2016 Dædalus features insights on the future of The Internet The Lincoln Project Looks at Public Research

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  • Academy Archives – Historical Materials on Deposit in Area Archives - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Arts Policy Fellowship in Global Security and International Affairs The Exploratory Fund Member Login User Name Password Forgot your password Academy Archives Historical Materials on Deposit in Area Archives Some of the Academy s historical materials are on deposit in area archives They include Bowdoin College Library Books 357 titles from the library of the Academy s first president Governor James Bowdoin Massachusetts Historical Society Books and newspapers from the library of the Academy s first president Governor James Bowdoin including statute books and legislative journals ca 1692 1805 and newspapers from the colonial and federal period 1759 1824 Countway Library of Medicine A collection of Academy Records concerning health medicine and vital statistics Selected items available through the Harvard University Library Open Collections program Contagion Harvard University Archives Three volumes of Professor Winthrop s meteorological journal containing observations by John Winthrop 1714 1779 Houghton Library Harvard College Library 1 Meteorological records 1754 1865 Includes 33 volumes of meteorological journals and observations kept by Enoch Hale James Jackson Edward Holyoke and others for Boston Salem Waltham Springfield and Gardner during the nineteenth century and for Cambridge during the late eighteenth century Electronic finding aid available 2 Benjamin Peirce Papers ca

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  • Academy Archives – Processed Collections with Online Finding Aids - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Friday Forum 2015 2016 Schedule Past Meetings and Events Fellowships Overview Visiting Scholars Program Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy Policy Fellowship in the Humanities Education and the Arts Policy Fellowship in Global Security and International Affairs The Exploratory Fund Member Login User Name Password Forgot your password Academy Archives Processed Collections with Online Finding Aids Letterbooks 1780 1901 Volume 1 1780 1791 Volume 2 1792 1803 Volume 3 1803 1818 Volume 4 1818 1839 Volume 5 1839 1855 Volume 6 1856 1871 Volume 7 1872 1880 Volume 8 1880 1887 Volume 9 1888 1891 Volume 10 1892 1896 Volume 11 1896 1901 Communications to the Academy bound 1780 1810 Communications to the Academy unbound 1767 1932 Minutes of Stated Meetings and Related Documents 1780 1944 Illustrations for A History of the Fishes of Massachusetts ca 1853 1867 Committees on affairs of the Academy standing Early Records pre 1944 1784 1936 bulk 1800s Committees study and special projects and conferences Early Records pre 1944 Committees study and special projects and conferences Conference on the Artist in Contemporary American Society 1946 1948 About the Archives The records of the Academy dating back to 1780 reflect the intellectual history of the

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  • From the Archives
    2015 Upcoming Meetings and Events Friday Forum 2015 2016 Schedule Past Meetings and Events Fellowships Overview Visiting Scholars Program Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy Policy Fellowship in the Humanities Education and the Arts Policy Fellowship in Global Security and International Affairs The Exploratory Fund Member Login User Name Password Forgot your password From the Academy Archives December 7 1847 Academy submits report on proposed plan for the Smithsonian Institution On December 7 1847 an Academy committee submitted its opinions on the proposed plan for the Smithsonian Institution The United States Congress had organized the Smithsonian the previous year as an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge Joseph Henry a distinguished physicist and an Academy Fellow 1840 was selected as the Smithsonian s first Secretary He wrote to the Academy in September 1847 to request a response to the outline of proposed programs for the new institution The Academy appointed Edward Everett Jared Sparks Benjamin Peirce Henry W Longfellow and Asa Gray to a committee to consider Henry s plans The Fellows overwhelmingly supported the methods the Smithsonian intended to use to accomplish its dual tasks of encouraging scientific research and distributing scientific publications They were especially excited about the emphasis given to research subsidies No systematic plan of compensation for the preparation of works of scientific research is known by the Committee to have been attempted in this or any other country Financial support for scientists would inevitably lead to increased knowledge the committee wrote Narrow circumstances are too apt to be the lot of genius when devoted to scientific pursuits and the necessity of providing personal and domestic wants too often absorbs the time and faculties of those who might if relieved from cares of this kind have adorned their age and benefited mankind It

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  • Tour Nortons Woods Conference Center
    Upcoming Meetings and Events Friday Forum 2015 2016 Schedule Past Meetings and Events Fellowships Overview Visiting Scholars Program Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy Policy Fellowship in the Humanities Education and the Arts Policy Fellowship in Global Security and International Affairs The Exploratory Fund Member Login User Name Password Forgot your password Tour Norton s Woods Conference Center To find out more about each area of Norton s Woods

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  • Tour Nortons Woods Conference Center
    Books Research Papers Monographs and Project Publications Meetings Overview Induction 2015 Upcoming Meetings and Events Friday Forum 2015 2016 Schedule Past Meetings and Events Fellowships Overview Visiting Scholars Program Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy Policy Fellowship in the Humanities Education and the Arts Policy Fellowship in Global Security and International Affairs The Exploratory Fund Member Login User Name Password Forgot your password Contact Norton s Woods Conference Event Facilities Please fill out the information below or email nortonswoods amacad org and we will respond to you as soon as possible Your Name Required Company Name if applicable Street City State Zip AK AL AR AZ CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VI VT WA WI WV WY Phone Required Fax Email Required How did you hear about the American Academy of Arts Sciences What kind of event are you planning When is the Event January February March April May June July August September October November December TBA How many people do you

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