May 26, 2009 Features

ASHA Journals: 60 Years of Archives Online

With the latest installment to the ASHA journals online archive, members have free, unlimited online access to more than 60 years of archives, including 675 issues in 169 volumes of:

American Journal of Audiology (1991–2008)
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (1991–2008)
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders (1948–1990)
Journal of Speech and Hearing Research (1958–1996)
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research (1997–2008)
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools (1970–2008)

The final phase of the archive, containing the complete collection of the Journal of Speech Disorders (1936–1947), is expected to be available later this year.

The online archive includes articles by some of the pioneer researchers in communication sciences and disorders, as well as a glimpse into the history of ASHA as seen by its leadership and its members.

As an example, in 1955 past president Margaret Hall Powers published "The Dichotomy in Our Professions" commenting on the "dichotomy of interest and activity" among members in clinical settings and those in research and university settings. This discussion is still alive 54 years later.

Knowledge of the past is key to an understanding of the present and a plan for the future. So take a few minutes to browse through the ASHA scholarly journals archive at ASHA Journals and get in touch with the evolution of the discipline.

You might discover that the online library is such a convenience that you no longer need print journals. To opt out of receiving print copies, just send an e-mail to with "Cancel Print" in the subject line. Please also include your ASHA account number in the e-mail.


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