Supporting social science publications

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1941 - Rockefeller Grant for CSSRC Committee on Publications

One of the first tasks taken up by the members of the Canadian Social Science Research Council (CSSRC) is establishing various committees to provide aid to scholars. Among these is the Committee on Publications, for which the council receives a $5,000 grant from the Rockefeller foundation for use in 1941-1942. Of this, $500 is set aside for the Canadian Historical Review and the Canadian Journal of Economics and Political Science, with the rest used to help authors publish scholarly works. Seven grants are awarded this year. At the end of its first decade of work in 1951, the committee has helped publish 26 books by men and women across the country, despite delays caused by the war. This would later become known as the Aid to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP).