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Society of Flavor Chemists Newsletters and Certificate of Incorporation


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The Society of Flavor Chemists is an American non-profit professional organization for flavor chemists. The Society was founded in 1954 by a group of flavor chemists meeting informally at the Chemists Club in New York City, who saw the need for an organization that would serve to advance their professional interests and improve their professional status.

Incorporated in the State of New York in 1959 and currently headquartered in Neptune Township, New Jersey, the Society of Flavor Chemists devotes itself to the purpose of advancing the field of flavor creation, flavor technology, and related sciences. It seeks to promote professional discourse and uphold professional standards within the flavorist community. To achieve these ends, the Society sponsors and conducts meetings, presents education programs, organizes symposia, and offers scholarships to students.


Society of Flavor Chemists Newsletters and Certificate of Incorporation, Science History Institute Archives, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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The Society of Flavor Chemists Collection contains 100 issues of newsletters published by the Society of Flavor Chemists and the Society's certificate of incorporation. The materials in this collection were collected and maintained by Sharon Tortola as a member of the Society. The contents of the collection consist of the following items:

Society of Flavor Chemists, Inc. - News Letters:

1973 - Issue No. 1-2

1974 - Issue No. 3-6

1975 - Issue No. 8-13

1976 - Issue No. 14-22

1977 - Issue No. 23-25

1978 - Issue No. 26-28

1979 - Issue No. 29-31

1980 - Issue No. 32-35

1981 - Issue No. 36-38

1982 - Issue No. 39-40, 42

1983 - Issue No. 43-45

1984 - Issue No. 46

1985 - Issue No. 47-50 (+2 duplicates)

1986 - Issue No. 51-53 (+2 duplicates)

1987 - Issue No. 54-56

1988 - Issue No. 57, 59-60

1989 - Issue No. 61-63

1990 - Issue No. 64-66

Society News - Society of Flavor Chemists

1993 - Fall

1994 - Winter, Spring, and "Photographs from the Flavors '94 Symposium"

1995 - January, April

1998 - Vol. 1, Issue No. 1-2

1999 - Vol. 2, Issue No. 1 (photocopy)

1999-2000 - Vol. 3, Issue No. 1

2000 - Vol. 3, Issue No. 2-4

2000-2001 - Vol. 4, Issue No. 1 (+1 duplicate)

2001 - Vol. 4, Issue No. 2-4 (+2 duplicates)

2002 - Vol. 5, Issue No. 1-3

2003 - Vol. 6, Issue No. 1 (photocopy)

2004 - Vol. 7, Issue No. 4 (+1 duplicate)

2005 - Vol. 8, Issue No. 1-4 (+1 duplicate)

2006 - Vol. 9, Issue No. 1

Society of Flavor Chemists, Certificate of Incorporation, State of New York, Department of State, 1959

The Society of Flavor Chemists Newsletters and Certificate of Incorporation were donated to the Science History Institute by Bill Aslanides in March 2024.

The Society of Flavor Chemists Newsletters and Certificate of Incorporation was processed by Kenton G. Jaehnig in March 2024.

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