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American Chemical Society album of new members


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The American Chemical Society (ACS) was formed at the College of Pharmacy of the City of New York on April 6, 1876. From its inception, the ACS was committed to sharing chemists{u2019} professional work with a public audience and sought to distinguish itself from more general organizations like the American Science Society by focusing specifically on theoretical and applied chemistry. Beginning with thirty-five charter members, the ACS numbered 18,206 members, 83 local sections, and 17 disciplinary divisions by 1930. On August 24, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Public Act No. 358 incorporating the society under federal charter.

This album contains approximately 440 black and white portraits of new members of the American Chemical Society for the years 1938-1939. The names and institutional affiliation of each individual are inscribed on the album page. The portraits are grouped by institutional affiliation, including members from Yale, Princeton, Cornell, MIT, Ohio State University, and Purdue.

Arranged by institutional affiliation.

Purchased for collection. Between the Covers Rare Books, 2015.

This album has been entirely digitized and is available online in our Digital Collections:

Method of acquisition--Purchased for collection; Date of acquisition--2015.

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