A Century of Academic Freedom

The AAUP’s national office is collecting and presenting historical materials related to the AAUP’s first one hundred years. Do you have photographs of AAUP events, an archive of chapter or conference publications, or other items of historical interest that you’d be willing to lend or donate for the centennial celebration? If so, send a description of your memorabilia to centennial@aaup.org. Selected items will be displayed at AAUP events, incorporated into centennial publications, and posted online.

A selection of articles and reports related to the AAUP’s origins and history is below.

Selected Readings

AAUP. 1915 Declaration of Principles on Academic Freedom and Academic Tenure

AAUP. Report of the Committee of Inquiry on Conditions at the University of Utah. July 1915.

Benjamin, Ernst. "How Did We Get Here?" Academe (January–February 2015): 38–45.

Gerber, Larry G. "College and University Governance." Academe (January–February 2015): 31–37.

Gray, Mary W. "The AAUP and Women." Academe (January–February 2015): 46–52.

Knight, Jonathan. “The AAUP’s Censure List.” Academe (January–February 2003): 44–49.

Metzger, Walter P. “The First Investigation.” AAUP Bulletin (Autumn 1961): 206–10.

Metzger, Walter P. “Origins of the Association.” AAUP Bulletin (Summer 1965): 229–37.

O'Neil, Robert M. "The AAUP in the Courts." Academe (January–February 2015: 6–14.

Pollitt, Daniel H., and Jordan E. Kurland. “Entering the Academic Freedom Arena Running: The AAUP’s First Year.” Academe (July–August 1998): 45–52.

Schrecker, Ellen. “One Historian’s Perspective on Academic Freedom and the AAUP.” Academe (January–February 2014): 30–34.

Strohm, Paul, ed. “75 Years: A Retrospective on the Occasion of the Seventy-fifth Annual Meeting.” Academe (May–June 1989): 1–33.

Tiede, Hans-Joerg. "'To Make Collective Action Possible': The Founding of the AAUP." Journal of Academic Freedom (2014).