This collection is part of a digital archive project, called “The LSA Living History Project”, that seeks to make available documents in PDF format that pertain to any aspect of the history of the LSA and of its individual members. These documents have been scanned and the originals deposited in the LSA Archives at the State Historical Society of Missouri.

The documents collected and scanned to date are offered here for the interest and use of LSA members. We actively seek further materials to add to this digital collection; LSA members who have materials of any sort—personal letters, notes, unpublished papers by prominent linguists, pictures, LSA Institute materials, etc.—that they believe are relevant to the history of the LSA and to the history of the field are urged to contact the LSA Secretariat and/or the LSA Archivist (Brian Joseph).

We currently have the following collections available: