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Galaxy Conference Records

An inventory of its records at Syracuse University

The adult education holdings are collectively known as the
Alexander N. Charters Library of Resources for Educators of Adults.

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Galaxy Conference on Adult Education (1969: Washington, D.C.)
Title: Galaxy Conference Records
Inclusive Dates: 1967-1970
Quantity: 1.5 linear ft.
Abstract: The Galaxy Conference on Adult Education was held in Washington, D.C. in 1969. Participating organizations included the American Education Association, American Library Association, Commission of Professors of Adult Education, Committee of Adult Education Organizations, Council of National Organizations, National Association for Public School Adult Education, National Council on Adult Jewish Education, and the National University Extension Association. The records of the Galaxy Conference provide comprehensive documentation of the history, planning and execution of the conference.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

The Galaxy Conference of Adult. Education Organizations was held in Washington, D.C., in 1969. It was the outgrowth of the Conference of Adult Education Organizations, convened in 1964 to provide liaison among the major professional associations in the field and to focus on common concerns. By 1969, 19 organizations were participating. The Conference, which had both general sessions and associated conferences, was successful both in its own right and in forwarding the goals of the Committee of Adult Education Organizations, which dropped the ad hoc qualification and later incorporated as the Coalition of Adult Education Organizations (CAEO).

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Galaxy Papers, besides giving a comprehensive documentation of the planning and execution of the Conference, include (in Box 3) an organized history, a formal report, and the statement "Imperatives for Action," which resulted from the Galaxy Conference.

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Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Charters, Alexander N.

Corporate Bodies

Galaxy Conference on Adult Education (1969: Washington, D.C.)


Adult education -- United States.
Evening and continuation schools -- United States.

Genres and Forms




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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Galaxy Conference Records,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Finding Aid Information

Created by: -
Date: Oct 1976
Revision history: 5 Jun 2006 - converted to EAD (MRR); 2 Dec 2008 - correction to related material (MRC); 2 Feb 2010 - link to AEA fixed (MRC)

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Organizational papers
Box 1 Advertising 1969
Box 1 Budgets, correspondence re 1967-1970
Central Planning Group
Box 1 1964-1970
Box 1 1968-1970
Box 1 Correspondence, general 1969-1970
Box 1 Evaluation 1969-1970
Box 1 Exhibits 1968-1969
Box 1 Exhibits and advertising, correspondence re 1969
Box 1 Local arrangements 1969
Box 2 News releases 1969
Box 2 Program committee 1968-1970
Box 2 Program materials 1969
Box 2 Program materials and papers 1969
Box 2 Program schedules 1969
Box 2 Public relations 1968-1969
Box 2 Registration packet information 1969
Box 2 Speakers 1969
Participating organizations
Box 2 Miscellaneous Papers 1967-1969
Box 2 Miscellaneous, A-Z 1969
Box 3 Adult Education Association 1969
Box 3 American Library Association 1968-1969
Box 3 Commission of the Professors of Adult Education 1969
Box 3 Committee of Adult Education Organizations 1968-1969
Box 3 Council of National Organizations 1969
Box 3 National Association for Public School Adult Education 1969
Box 3 National Council on Adult Jewish Education 1969
Box 3 National University Extension Association 1968-1969
Box 3 Charters, Alexander N. 1969 - notes
Box 3 History of the planning for the conference 1970
Box 3 "Imperatives for Action" 1969
Box 3 Report on the 1969 Galaxy Conference of Adult Education Organizations 1970
Box 3 Wingspread Conference 1969 - general papers

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