The Academy Conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science is the one place in which representatives of the state academies meet for discussion of their common interests and problems. Since in the past ten years other immediate needs have held its attention, no discussion of the ever present problem of the methods of attaining its objectives has been presented, hence the present subject: - the organization of an academy-was chosen for discussion. As qualifications for presenting this material, the experiences during the past ten years as secretary of the Iowa Academy of Science and also the representative to the Academy Conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science may be deemed sufficient. During this period the Iowa Academy revised its constitution and in order to develop the foundation for as competent a body of working rules as was possible in the judgment of the revising committee, a study was made of the constitutions of its contemporary organizations. This study was the deciding factor in the selection of the subject for discussion at this meeting.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Gilman, Joseph C,
"The Organization of an Academy,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 47(1), 57-63.
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