The Michigan Sociological Association was founded in 1960.
The three signatories on the article of incorporation were:
William H. Form of Michigan State University
Paul G. Horton of Western Michigan University
Sherman L. Ricards, Jr. of Central Michigan University
A pdf of the original article of incorporation is available for download as a pdf here: MSA articles-of-incorporation
In 2011, celebrating our 25th anniversary, a special edition with some of the best of the Michigan Sociological Review (MSR) was published. The introduction to this special issue, which provides details on the editorial history, is excerpted here.