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Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts and Letters

American Academy of Arts and Sciences


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"Wisconsin Academy Review"


Vocabulary:

chartered
nonprofit
letters


Interesting Fact:

The Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts and Letters was founded 10 years before the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Study Questions:

  • How did the Academy get started? Who was the driving force behind the creation of the Academy?
  • What are some of the current projects the Academy has undertaken? What were some of the early projects?
  • What is the name of the Academy's journal that has been published continuously since 1870?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters:

  • Newspapers on BadgerLink
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on February 17:

    1801: Thomas Jefferson was elected president when the House of Representatives broke an electoral tie between Jefferson and Aaron Burr.
    1897: The National Congress of Mothers is founded. It is the forerunner to the PTA.



  • February 17

    February 17, 1870: The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters was chartered by the state Legislature as a nonprofit organization to encourage research and communication of information in the sciences, arts and letters in Wisconsin.

    Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, 1870-1872


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