The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/American Philological Association

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AMERICAN PHILOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, a society inaugurated by William D. Whitney, of Yale, at Poughkeepsie 1869 as an outgrowth of the Oriental Society, Classical Section. Its object is the “advancement and diffusion of philological knowledge”; it publishes an annual volume of ‘Transactions’ and also ‘Proceedings,’ detailing its meetings and giving titles of papers presented. It has a membership of some 718.