ASA 20th Anniversary

The year 2010 marked the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Association of Senior Anthropologists (ASA) as part of the American Anthropological Association (AAA). The late William B Schwab (see obituary) was the first president of ASA. In Anthropology Newsletter, May 1990, Professor Schwab reported the organization of ASA at the 1989 AAA annual meeting in Washington (see ASA founding story).

According to AAA office records, ASA was accepted as a “unit” of the AAA at the AAA Executive Committee meeting of May 13-14, 1990, and became a “section” of AAA in 1994.

Richard Lobban has written a personal remembrance of former president Schwab especially for ASA. Read Now