ASES Archives

The 65+ year ASES collection of records is archived at the Eberly Family Special Collections Library at The Pennsylvania State University.

View the ASES Archives Collection Inventory at PSU.

Here you can submit requests for digital copies of documents or publications from the archives. You can request entire publications or individual pages.

Eberly Family Special Collections Library Reading Room

Individuals who are on-site at the Library are free to access the ASES archives, located in the reading room right through the glass doors, during open hours. There are also photo-duplicated services offered for those who are researching remotely.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the organizational records of the American Solar Energy Society dating from the time when ASES was federated with the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), and to the time ASES became the US Section of ISES that it is today. Records of the ASES archives document its institutional growth, structure, and governance as a professional society, and the society’s myriad of activities across the broad spectrum of solar energy research, development, application, publications and advocacy.

Included are primary source records and proceedings documenting ASES-sponsored annual meetings, conferences, and symposia; correspondence files and reports covering the activities of ASES directors and executive board, administrative committees, technical divisions and regional and student chapters. ASES membership information; publications series, communications, and press releases are compromise a substantial portion of the collection.


The American Energy Solar Society records have been arranged into three series:

1) Publications 2) Administrative Files 3) Conferences and Workshops

ASES Publications are primarily composed of nearly complete runs of three solar journals: Solar Today (volumes 1-28, 1987-2019); Solar Age (volumes 1-11, 1976-1986); and Sunworld (volumes 1-24, 1976-2000).

Administrative Information

For information on accessing this collection please contact the Special Collections Research Services Unit at

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Item Title], American Solar Energy Society records, HCLA 9620, Special Collections Library, University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the Special Collections Library by the American Solar Energy Society and its funders in 2014.

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