Social Science Foundation Records
Collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, grant proposals, financial documents and reports, and other materials related to the Social Sciences Foundation.
- University of Denver. Social Science Foundation (Organization)
6.75 Linear Feet (Flat Box ) ; 15" x 11.5" x 3"
Scope and Contents
This collection is separated into seven (4) series: Series 1: Reports. Series 2: Journal and Ledger. Series 3: History. Series 4: Meetings. Series 5: Grants. Series 6: Correspondence. Series 7: Conference Papers and Miscellaneous.
Biographical / Historical
In 1923, James H. Causey and Heber Reece Harper conceived the Social Science Foundation to “promote the cause of liberalism and focus on vital social and industrial problems of the day” (Breck, p. 119). Sparked by an endowment granted by Causey on his deathbed, Causey and Harper’s vision for a greater understanding of the world was given a home in a building bought by Harper (then given to the University) on 16th and Champa. The organizaion was formally established in 1926 as the Foundation for the Advancement of the Social Sciences. Soon thereafter, Ben Mark Cherrington was selected as executive director of the board. It was renamed the Social Science Foundation in 1941. As of 2015, the foundation manages a multi-million dollar trust, which supports the Josef Korbel School of International Studies through financial assistance of certificate programs and seed capital for new centers and research centers.
- Social Science Foundation
- (Foundation for the Advancement of Social Sciences)
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