American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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Scholarly society of about 1800 elected Fellows, founded in 1780, and representing all areas of learning. It holds frequent meetings at which papers are delivered, makes some grants, publishes Daedalus, a quarterly journal, and since 1956 has annually presented its Emerson-Thoreau Medal for distinguished achievement in literature. Its headquarters have always been in or near Boston.

Subjects: Literature.

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