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American Council of Learned Societies

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Works: 336 works in 961 publications in 1 language and 40,135 library holdings
Genres: Biography‡vDictionaries  Biography  History  Directories  Sources  Church history  Periodicals  Conference proceedings  Dictionaries 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: E176, 920.073
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Dictionary of American biography by John H Finley( Book )
81 editions published between 1928 and 1998 in English and held by 4,018 libraries worldwide
No living persons... have biographies in the Dictionary... (and) no persons who... (have) not lived in the territory now known as the United States. Introd., v. 1, p. vii
Dictionary of scientific biography by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )
39 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,540 libraries worldwide
Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented
American national biography ( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 2,263 libraries worldwide
"Over 10 years in the making, American National Biography is a fascinating study of the people who have shaped the United States. Why replace the Dictionary of American Biography instead of merely updating it through supplements? Because the editors include new scholarship and people who were missed in the original, especially women and ethnic minorities. Numbering 24 volumes and containing 17,500 entries, the work offers readable, informative, and critical biographies for each subject, the location of their papers (if they exist), and selective bibliographies. Excellent indexes--subject, contributor, place of birth, and occupation--enhance use. This is an outstanding set that will be heavily consulted for many years to come."--"Outstanding reference sources 2000", American Libraries, May 2000. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA
Concise Dictionary of American biography by Frederick Burkhardt( Book )
12 editions published between 1964 and 1997 in English and held by 2,192 libraries worldwide
Contains concise versions of over 17,000 biographies of famous Americans
Concise dictionary of scientific biography by American Council of Learned Societies( Book )
5 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and held by 1,202 libraries worldwide
Contains concise biographies for 5,000 scientists ranging from classical antiquity to the 1970's
Terrific majesty the power of Shaka Zulu and the limits of historical invention by Carolyn Hamilton( file )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,059 libraries worldwide
Dictionary of American biography. complete through supplement eight by American Council of Learned Societies( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,005 libraries worldwide
The Life of learning the Charles Homer Haskins lectures of the American Council of Learned Societies ( file )
8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 947 libraries worldwide
The American Council of Learned Societies was formed in 1919 to support humanistic learning in the United States and to represent American scholarship abroad. When John William Ward became President of the ACLS in 1982, he believed that the ACLS's tradition of high caliber scholarship and teaching should be commemorated through an annual lecture delivered by a distinguished humanist on the "life of learning." As a result of Ward's vision, each year since 1983 the American Council of Learned Societies has invited one of America's leading scholars to deliver the Haskins Lecture, in honor of Charles Homer Haskins, a distinguished scholar and teacher who was instrumental in the founding of the ACLS. In this volume, which commemorates the 75th anniversary of the ACLS, Douglas Greenberg and Stanley Katz bring together the lectures presented by ten of America's most distinguished scholars. Each lecture is a personal and intellectual glimpse into the "life of learning" of such celebrated scholars as Maynard Mack, Annemarie Schimmel, and John Hope Franklin. The lectures focus on self-reflection of lives dedicated to learning, rather than on scholarship in the usual sense of the term. Ranging from being forced to learn Latin to painful memories of war and racism, the lecturers all recount stories from their eventful lives. Each offers thoughts on the body of work he or she has produced and the forces, personal and intellectual, that have shaped it. The scholars bring something of their disciplines to the lectures, sharing not only personal anecdotes but their love of learning. The range of disciplines the lecturers come from represents the diversity of the scholarship supported by the ACLS. Their lectures offer a unique intellectual history of some of our most renowned scholars and will also serve as a history of the Council - the role it has played in fostering scholarship and the vast contributions it has made to American letters throughout the past seventy-five years
Directory of American scholars ( serial )
in English and held by 941 libraries worldwide
Dictionary of American biography ( serial )
in English and held by 651 libraries worldwide
Dictionary of American biography. volumes I-X, supplements 1-7 by American Council of Learned Societies( Book )
4 editions published between 1937 and 1981 in English and held by 640 libraries worldwide
References are to the current 10-volume edition, with conversion key for use with the original 20-volume edition
Franklin Delano Roosevelt by Alan Brinkley( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 619 libraries worldwide
"This ... compact biography chronicles Franklin Delano Roosevelt's rise from a childhood of privilege to a presidency that forever changed the face of international diplomacy, the American party system, and the government's role in global and domestic policy. Brinkley ... provides a clear, concise introduction to Roosevelt's sphinx-like character and remarkable achievements. In a vivid narrative packed with telling anecdotes, the book moves swiftly from Roosevelt's youth in upstate New York--characterized by an aristocratic lifestyle of trips to Europe and private tutoring--to his schooling at Harvard, his brief law career, and his initial entry into politics. From there, Brinkley chronicles Roosevelt's rise to the presidency, a position in which FDR remained until death, through an unparalleled three-plus terms in office. Throughout the book, Brinkley elegantly blends FDR's personal life with his professional one, providing a lens into the President's struggles with polio and his somewhat distant relationship with the first lady. Franklin Delano Roosevelt led the United States through the worst economic crisis in the nation's history and through the greatest and most terrible war ever recorded. His extraordinary legacy remains alive in our own troubled new century as a reminder of what bravery and strong leadership can accomplish."--Publisher description
American national biography ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 609 libraries worldwide
Told more as stories than history lessons, the biographies in American National Biography Supplement I recount the tales of all the different people who shaped America--leaders, composers, entertainers, entrepreneurs, writers, scientists, and outlaws. Each one written by an expert in the field and masterfully woven together to present the most accurate and up-to-date information, the entries bring forth a powerful narrative of America's past and some of the most important figures that went into its formation. As the first in a series, ANB Supplement I extends the coverage from the original ANB to include notables who died prior to the end of 1999. This adds another four years of captivating history to the original 24-volume print edition's cutoff date of 1995. Among the biographies in the Supplement are articles first published in the ANB Online. The result is hour after absorbing hour spent exploring the dance of Gene Kelly and the music of Ella Fitzgerald along with the lives of Revolutionary War General Peter Gansevoort and literary scholar Fredson Bowers, among many, many others. With over 400 new listings, bibliographies after each entry, and a cumulative revised index of occupations and realms of renown, the Supplement continues the ANB tradition of bringing the people who have meant so much to this country to the forefront
Report by Commission on the Humanities (1978- )( Book )
5 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 559 libraries worldwide
Biographical dictionary of mathematicians : reference biographies from the Dictionary of scientific biography by American Council of Learned Societies( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 463 libraries worldwide
Internationalization : rhetoric or reality? by Sheila Biddle( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 335 libraries worldwide
Liberal arts colleges in American higher education : challenges and opportunities ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 329 libraries worldwide
American national biography ( serial )
in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
Teaching the humanities : essays from the ACLS Elementary and Secondary Schools Teacher Curriculum Development Project ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
Sainted women of the Dark Ages by Jo Ann McNamara( file )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 314 libraries worldwide
Sainted Women of the Dark Ages makes available the lives of eighteen Frankish women of the sixth and seventh centuries, all of whom became saints. Written in Latin by contemporaries or near contemporaries, and most translated here for the first time, these biographies cover the period from the fall of the Roman Empire and the conversion of the invading Franks to the rise of Charlemagne's family. Three of these holy women were queens who turned to religion only after a period of intense worldly activity. Others were members of the Carolingian family, deeply implicated in the political ambit
 
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Alternative Names
A.C.L.S.
ACLS
ACLS (American Council of Learned Societies)
American Council of Learned Societies Devoted to Humanistic Studies
Amerikanskiĭ sovet poznavatelʹnykh obshchestv
Amerikanskij sovet poznavatelʹnych obščestv
ASPO
ASPO (Amerikanskij sovet poznavatelʹnych obščestv)
Council of Learned Societies
Majlis al-Jamʻīyāt al-ʻIlmīyah al-Amīrikī
مجلس الجمعيات العلمية الاميركي
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