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♦ Carter, Lindy Keane. "Diamond jubilee: advancement's founding field looks back on 75 eventful years," CURRENTS 14, no. 2 (February 1988): 17-20.

♦ Carter, Lindy Keane. "We're looking forward to it: a peek at the next decade in alumni administration," CURRENTS 13, no. 4 (April 1987): 14-17.

♦ Kennedy, Donald. "Alma matters: thanks to alumni work, we can build our institution's futures on the strengths of the past," CURRENTS 14, no. 2 (February 1988): 14-15.

♦ More, Iain. Smith, Betsy Cannon. "Spreading the good word: the growth of alumni relations around the globe—and what the future may hold," CURRENTS 26, no. 8 (October 2000): 20-25.

♦ Scully, Maura King. "Destination: alumni relations: the changing view of alumni professionals within advancement," CURRENTS 36, no. 3 (March 2010): 32-37.

♦ Shoemaker, Donna. "The artisans of advancement: benchmarks along the path to professionalism," CURRENTS 29, no. 6 (July/August 2003): 18-23.

♦ Shoemaker, Donna. "How sweet it is: after two decades, the spirit of sharing makes CASE the place where advancement gets the human touch," CURRENTS 20, no. 7 (July/August 1994): 8-15.

♦ "The years in review: highlights of alumni administration's history," CURRENTS 14, no. 2 (February 1988): 22-24.

Alma Mater

♦ Allen, A. J. Jr. "Anything is possible," Alma mater 32, no. 5 (September 1965): 8-14.

♦ Armstrong, James E. "The seven ages of alumni," Alma mater 34, no. 6 (November 1967): 8-9.

♦ "Forum: Columbia University cites the 'greats' in alumni work," Alma mater 32, no. 1 (January 1965): 25-32.

♦ Curti, Merle; Nash, Roderick. "For alma mater: 75 years of alumni giving," Alma mater 32, no. 5 (September 1965): 3-7, 34-41.

♦ "Editors who made history: for fifty years, alumni editors have worked together to solve their mutual problems. It all began at Yale in 1918, with a search for funds to help the magazines survive...," Alma mater 35, no. 3 (May 1968): 8-17.

AAC News

♦ Cooke, George J. "Why an alumni fund?," AAC news 22, no. 1 (September 1954): 25-28.

♦ Duncan, Elizabeth Chappell. "Where are they now?," AAC news 20, no. 3 (January–February 1953): 3-7.

♦ Fullen, John B. "The significance of alumni work: 1951 keynoter," AAC news 19, no.1 (September 1951): 17-20.

♦ Hall, Charles B. "'Granddaddy' of them all'," AAC news 22, no. 2 (October–November 1954): 5-6.

♦ McCord, David. "Ode on a Golden Jubilee," AAC news 30, no. 3 (February–April): 2-7.

♦ Mercker, Jean. "People and places out of the past," AAC news 30, no. 3 (February–April): 121 - 127.

♦ Smith, Donald E. "Patterns, principles and perspective," AAC news 26, no. 5 (February 1959): 2-7.

♦ "The first alumni giving incentive awards," AAC news 26, no. 5 (February 1959): 8-10.

♦ Worthington, Chesley. "Marks on the wall," ACC news 22, no. 1 (September 1954): 5-8.

Book Chapters

♦ Durham, Elizabeth W. "History of ACC," in Thirty-fifth national conference. Washington, DC: American Alumni Council, 1950: 21-27.

♦ Forman, Robert. "Alumni relations—a perspective," in Handbook for alumni administration. New York, NY: American Council on Education and Macmillan Publishing, 1989: 5-11.

♦ Ransdell, Gary A. "Understanding professional roles and program mission," in Handbook of institutional advancement, 2nd edition. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1986: 373-386.

♦ Shaw, Wilfred B.; Embree, Edwin R.; Upham, Arthur H.; Johnson, E. Bird. "History of the Association of Alumni Secretaries," in Hand book of alumni work. Association of Alumni Secretaries, 1917: 18-22.

♦ Tyson, Levering; Snow, Florence H. "The history of the intercollegiate organizations of alumni workers," in The manual of alumni work. Ithaca, NY: Association of Alumni Secretaries, 1924: 99-101.

Other Resources

The advancement of understanding and support of higher education: a conference on organizational principles and patterns of college and university relations. Washington, DC: American College Public Relations Association, 1958. 84 pages.

This report was released after a three-day meeting of a joint study group between the American Alumni Council and the American College Public Relations Association at The Greenbrier—a hotel in W. Va.—from February 27 through March 1, 1958. The conference is known as "Greenbrier I" because of its location and in reference to a second meeting held in the same hotel 27 years later that is known as "Greenbrier II."

♦ McMahon, Ernest E. Continuing education for the college graduate. Chicago, IL: Center for the Study of Liberal Education for Adults, 1960. 52 pages.

Co-sponsored by the American Alumni Council, this monograph chronicles the history of alumni education, its purposes, concerns, obstacles, types of programs offered and the role of the institution in providing alumni educational programs.

♦ Moore, Frank Douglas. Merger of the American Alumni Council and the American College Public Relations Association: implications for adult and continuing education. Ed.D. North Carolina State University at Raleigh, 1982. 186 pages.

The purpose of this study was to create a model for merging two national educational organizations based on the successful merger of AAC and ACPRA. The study traces the historical beginnings of the two organizations through the first year of the new organization, CASE.

♦ Sailor, R. W. "The American Alumni Council: a historical sketch of the different organizations which have finally combined to form the Council," The journal of higher education 1, no. 6 (June 1930): 339-341.

♦ Sailor, R. W. The silver anniversary of the American Alumni Council. Ithaca, NY: American Alumni Council, 1938. 343 pages.

This is the report of the 24th annual conference, held in Columbus, Ohio from March 30 to April 2, 1938, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the founding of the American Alumni Council.

♦ Shoemaker, Donna. Greenbrier II: a look to the future. Washington, DC: Council for Advancement and Support of Education, 1985. 100 pages.

This is a report on the CASE Colloquium on Professionalism in Institutional Advancement, held at The Greenbrier in W. Va., Feb. 13–15, 1985. Thirty participants, representing campus practitioners and external constituencies, examined the institutional advancement profession and offered recommendations for its future course. This colloquium was a follow up to the first Greenbrier conference, held 27 years earlier in 1958.

♦ Shoemaker, Donna. History's legacies and future strategies: a report on the CASE Columbus II Colloquium. Washington, DC: Council for Advancement and Support of Education, 1988. 30 pages.

This publication emerged from the Feb. 17–19, 1988 conference chaired by Dan L. Heinlen and attended by 63 influential alumni executives. The conference was a part of the 75th anniversary celebration of the 1913 founding of the Association of Alumni Secretaries.

♦ Stover, Webster Schultz. Alumni stimulation by the American college president. New York City, NY: Bureau of Publications, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1930. 127 pages.

The purpose of this study was to trace the trend of alumni stimulation by American college presidents from 1636, the date of Harvard's founding, to 1928. It presented a detailed study on early alumni giving.

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