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The Committee on Divisional Activities is a currently active committee of the American Chemical Society. It is responsible for the oversight and coordination of the activities of the ACS's various divisions, both to ensure their respective fields of interest are served and to enhance their effectiveness. The committee also produces and approves resource documents that guide members as they carry out their roles as division leaders.
Records of the American Chemical Society Committee on Divisional Activities, Science History Institute Archives, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Records of the American Chemical Society Committee on Divisional Activities contain the committee's institutional records. The files in this collection document the Committee on Divisional Activities' oversight and coordination of the ACS' divisional activities. Because the committee is an oversight and advisory body, the files' contents relate to institutional matters, including, but not limited to, governance and finance.
The following ACS divisions are represented in this collection: Agriculture and Food Chemistry; Analytical Chemistry; Biological Chemistry; Sugar Chemistry; Carbohydrate Chemistry; Cellulose, Wood and Fiber Chemistry; Chemical Education; Chemical Literature; Chemical Marketing and Economics; Colloid and Surface Chemistry; Fertilizer and Soil Chemistry; Fluorine Chemistry; Fuel Chemistry; History of Chemistry; Industrial and Engineering Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry; Medicinal Chemistry; Microbial Chemistry and Technology; Nuclear Chemistry and Technology; Organic Chemistry; Organic Coatings and Plastics Chemistry; Pesticide Chemistry; Petroleum Chemistry; Physical Chemistry; Polymer Chemistry; Professional Relations; Rubber Chemistry; Chemical Abstracts.
Arranged alphabetically by ACS division title, the contents of the files in this collection consist of mainly of correspondence. Small amounts of a variety of other miscellaneous materials generated by various ACS divisions, including, but not limited to, reports, notes, by-laws, minutes, newsletters, handbooks, and miscellaneous printed materials are preserved in this collection as well.
The Records of the American Chemical Society Committee on Divisional Activities were donated to the Science History Institute (formerly the Chemical Heritage Foundation) by the American Chemical Society Committee on Divisional Activities in 1986.
The Records of the American Chemical Society Committee on Divisional Activities were processed by Andrew Mangravite in July 2016.
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