In January 1941, during World War II, the nascent American Society of Architectural Historians published the inaugural issue of its journal, edited by Turpin C. Bannister.1 The society created the journal to allow members to keep in touch and to disseminate research in the field of architectural history, a purpose it filled with an “unpretentious” bulletin that was typed and mimeographed for the first several years of its existence (Figure 1). The first issue contained an introduction to the society, a scholarly article on the Roman brick industry, a bibliography of current works in architectural history, an account of the founding of the society, and a short note on next steps for the ASAH. The journal also registered the violence and destruction in the European theater of war with a short piece, “In Memoriam Monumentorum,” that reported on buildings and districts that had been damaged or destroyed...
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Patricia A. Morton; Seventy-Five Years of JSAH. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 December 2015; 74 (4): 407–410. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jsah.2015.74.4.407
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