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ACSP Archives at the University of Cincinnati

Much of the historical records and documents (prior to Y2K) of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning are held by the Archives & Rare Books Library of the University of Cincinnati.

As part of the Urban Studies Collection of ARB, these materials are carefully maintained in an environmentally controlled and secured area in the Carl Blegen Library on the University of Cincinnati campus.

Beginning in 1957, these records of the ACSP contain files on:

  • ACSP committees and awards;
  • copies of print-only versions of the Guide to Undergraduate and Graduate Education in Urban and Regional Planning;
  • journals
  • newsletters
  • case studies
  • agendas
  • meeting minutes;
  • conference materials;
  • reports;
  • financial records including budgets and accountant reports;
  • correspondence;
  • membership and accreditation information for schools of planning; and
  • ACSP's constitution.

The records highlight issues like conference planning, production of ACSP brochures and Guides, committee appointments, diversity in planning education, and tenure and promotion of planning educators.

The collection is open for research and the ACSP and UC invite members to send additions to holdings. All materials are inventoried and an internet finding aid is created for each accession.


"The ACSP collection is a wonderful gathering of materials and we look forward to continued additions." Kevin Grace, Head and University Archivist

For more information on the ACSP holdings and how to access them, contact:

Archives & Rare Books Library
PO Box 210113
2602 McMicken Circle - 8th Floor, Blegen Library
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0113

Finding Aids:   UA-11-01, US-90-06, US-94-02, US-94-03, US-97-04a, US-98-01a, US-00-04a, US-01-15, US-02-04

The various accession number links can be accessed by going to: and scrolling down to the entry for the ACSP.



The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.


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