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American Section of International Solar Energy Society, 1976-1986

Identifier: Series IV.

Scope and Contents

Brochures, conference programs, correspondence, financial papers, flyers & pamphlets, general office files, manuals, meeting minutes, newsletters.Series IV comprises materials related to the American Section of International Solar Energy Society (later shortened to American Solar Energy Society, or ASES), a professional organization that advanced the use of solar energy through the gathering and dissemination of information related to renewable energy sources. The primary activities of ASES include hosting and organizing conferences and symposia, publishing periodicals, scholarly journals, and conference proceedings, and encouraging research and public awareness of solar energy.

Karl W. Böer was an active member of ASES, serving as a member of their Board of Directors beginning in 1974, then as Chairman of the Board from 1976-1977. Böer also served on the Executive Committee, the Publications Committees, the Long Range Planning Committee, and as a member of the Physics Division throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s. ASES opened an office at the University of Delaware in 1978, which eventually became a main office for the organization’s publication projects. For information on their agreement with UD, see ASES IV.A.5 Contract (F86).

Series IV is divided into three subseries and organized alphabetically by topic, largely maintaining the original organizational order. The series primarily documents a portion of the publishing activities and conference involvement of ASES during the late 1970s and early 1980s. A significant amount of correspondence remains interfiled throughout the series, providing useful contextual information about the accompanying materials.


  • Creation: 1976-1986


Three subseries, organized by function: Administrative Files, Financial Files, Publication Files. The files are numbered sequentially through the entire series.

Physical Description

7 linear ft. (Boxes 36-43)

Repository Details

Part of the University of Delaware Library Special Collections Repository

181 South College Avenue
Newark DE 19717-5267 USA