Encyclopedia of Associations

The Encyclopedia of Associations (EA) is a comprehensive directory of more than 20,000 associations, societies, and other non-profit membership organizations in the United States of America.[1]

Originally titled the Encyclopedia of American Associations, EA was created by Frederick Gale Ruffner, Jr. in 1954 while working as a market researcher in Detroit, Michigan.[2]

More than 140 scholarly articles have made use of EA.[3]

Past extracts from EA have included "Organized Obsessions" [4] and the "Gale Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Associations".[5]

A detailed history of EA is available in an article in Distinguished Classics of Reference Publishing[6][7]

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