Records of the Commission on Atomic Weights and Isotopic Abundances of IUPAC
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Although the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) was not founded until 1919, individual national chemistry societies were tabulating data on atomic weights of elements and their isotopes. Reports generated by an American Chemical Society Committee on Atomic Weights began appearing in 1892. IUPAC's Commission on Atomic Weights and Isotopic Abundances began submitting reports as early as 1920 and continues to issue them. The commission is now known as the Commission on Isotopic Abundances and Atomic Weights.
For a more detailed inventory, please view this record in our library catalog: https://othmerlib.sciencehistory.org/record=b1071974~S6
This is fairly comprehensive collection and includes series devoted to reports, commission meetings, published articles and correspondence.
Organized into sixteen series. Series 1. A.C.S. Commitee & Commission Reports and Published Tables 1893-1992; Series 2. Conferences & Meetings, 1954-1993; Series 3. Reports, Minutes, Press Releases, 1922-1993; Series 4. Articles, 1936-1998; Series 5. Theoretical Writings, 1951-1997; Series 6-10. Relative Uncertainities, Footnotes and Tables of Data, 1969-1993; Series 11. Mononuclidic Elements; Series 12. Membership Lists & Biographies of Members; Series 13. Files on Individual Elements; Series 14. General Papers; Series 15. History & Background (General) Series 16. CAWIA Chronlogical Files.
This is a collection of published reports, draft manuscripts correspondence files and reprints of published articles, all generated by the Commission on Atomic Weights and Isotopic Abundances of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. The material has been left as received.
Source of acquisition--Commission on Atomic Weights and Isotopic Abundances. Method of acquisition--Gift;; Date of acquisition--1989-.
- International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. Commission on Atomic Weights and Isotopic Abundances
- Science History Institute Archives
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