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Association for Creative Change records

Identifier: UASC-013

Scope and Contents

The materials in this collection document the operation and history of the Association for Creative Change. The collection includes bylaws, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial records, conference brochures, professional recognition records, publications, research projects, and photographs, among other records. The collection spans 1968-1996.


  • Creation: 1968-1996


Access to Materials

This collection is open and available to the public for research in the University Archives and Special Collections reading room. The materials are non-circulating.

Copyright Notice

The materials in this collection may be protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). The materials are available for personal, educational, and scholarly use. It is the responsibility of the researcher to locate and obtain permission from the copyright owner or his or her heirs for any other use, such as reproduction and publication.

History of the Association for Creative Change

In 1968, a small group of behavioral scientists founded the Association for Creative Change (ACC), originally the Association of Religion and Applied Behavioral Science (ARABS). The group was primarily a means of networking and professional development for behavioral scientists who worked in religious systems such as denominational administrative offices, as ordained or lay ministers, or as Christian education professionals. The organization held annual conferences, produced a newsletter and a journal, and offered two professional certifications: Laboratory Trainer and Professional Member. The ACC expanded to include partner membership organizations in Canada and South Africa. Dwindling membership led to the organization's dissolution in 1996.


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Administrative materials, publications, and photographs pertaining to the Association for Creative Change, a national group of behavioral scientists employed in religious systems.


The Association for Creative Change records are divided into six series.

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  1. Series 1: Administrative records
  2. Series 2: Conferences
  3. Series 3: Professional recognition
  4. Series 4: Publications
  5. Series 5: Special projects
  6. Series 6: Photographs, sound recordings, and other media

Acquisition Information

Dorthy J. Britain donated the collection of materials of the Association for Creative Change on behalf of the organization on November 20, 1978. Additional materials were received until 1996, when the organization disbanded.

Guide to the Association for Creative Change records, 1968-1996
Lisa Pasquinelli
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Repository Details

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