Since 1958, the Archives of the Southern Sociological Society have been housed in the Special Collections Research Center in the University of Kentucky Libraries. The collection includes official minutes, correspondence, newsletters, membership lists, photographs, and other official documents generated by the Society and dating from the Society's founding in 1935 to the present. These records of historical value have been provided by presidents, secretaries, treasurers, committee chairs, executive officers, and other Society officials so that the Archives may be available to scholars who wish to explore the history of the Society and the development of Sociology in the Southern United States.

Drawing on research and sources in the Archives, these seven posters highlight the following topics: planning and establishing the Southern Sociological Society; the first annual meeting (held in 1936 at the Atlanta Biltmore); challenges of developing a racially inclusive organization in the segregated South; stances toward social issues in the early 1960s; changes in emphases and breadth of conference session topics across the decades; photographs highlighting fashion and leadership; and meeting locations and membership numbers.

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A presentation at the Southern Sociological Society 80th Annual Meeting in Greenville, SC.