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The American Chemical Society (ACS) was founded at New York University in 1876. ACS focuses on publishing journals, updating databases, educating people about the world of chemistry, and awards grants to help research efforts. ACS holds a national meeting twice a year where they allow networking opportunities and conduct workshops and lectures to help educate the ACS members about various topics. With an estimated membership of over 151,000, ACS has produced more than 46 million abstracts summarizing over 60 percent of the articles that have been published through ACS journals.
Records of the American Chemical Society National Headquarters, Science History Institute Archives, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
"ACS Fast Facts." American Chemical Society. Accessed February 18, 2022. https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/about/aboutacs.html.
The Records of the American Chemical Society National Headquarters contains the documents produced by the organization.
- Annual Reports, 1946-1978
- Meeting Programs, 1911-1966, 1990
- Meeting Abstracts, 1937-1953, 1969, 1972, 1997
- Reprints, Publications & Directories, 1890-1966
The Records of the American Chemical Society National Headquarters were donated to the Science History Institute (formerly the Chemical Heritage Foundation) by the Chemists' Club in 1986.
The Records of the American Chemical Society National Headquarters were processed by Andrew Mangravite on July 21, 2016. The finding aid was encoded into EAD by Patrick Burden.
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- The Records of the American Chemical Society National Headquarters were processed by Andrew Mangravite on July 21, 2016. The finding aid was encoded into EAD by Patrick Burden.
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- Access Restrictions
There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes and the collection is open to the public.
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The Science History Institute holds the copyright to the Records of the American Chemical Society National Headquarters. The researcher assumes full responsibility for all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
This series contains annual reports that provide an overview of the American Chemical Society's goals and activities each year. The initial reports were brief enough to be carried in the pages of Chemical & Engineering News. Over time they grew and specificity so that both "Long" and "Short" versions were issued.
This series contains programs that offer overviews of the business matters considered and the scientific topics discussed at various meetings. Like the Annual Reports, they grew in complexity over time. This is an incomplete run of the programs and tends to concentrate on the years 1920-1960.
This series contains meeting abstract books which reveal the "hard science" that these meetings address. Many of these items are labeled "Not for publication." Of special interest is the run of abstracts and books generated specifically by the Division of Petroleum Chemistry.
- ACS Abstracts
- Petroleum Division Abstracts
Arranged chronologically by date, this sub-series consists of summaries from various American Chemical Society regional and annual meetings.
Arranged chronologically by date, this sub-series consists of summaries from various Petroleum Division meetings.
This series contains folders of reprints of articles authored or co-authored by eminent chemists of the day, publications produced by ACS to mark special events, such as regional anniversaries or special conferences, and some directories listing ACS officers from the national to the regional levels.
- Publications and Directories
Arranged alphabetically by author or publication, this sub-series consists of reprints of various articles that were published to commemorate special events.
Arranged chronologically by date, this sub-series consists of publications produced by ACS as well as directories for its various members.