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The Resource American Chemical Society, Indiana Section collection

American Chemical Society, Indiana Section collection

Label
American Chemical Society, Indiana Section collection, 1917
Title
American Chemical Society, Indiana Section collection
Inclusive dates
1917
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection consists of a census of the chemists belonging to the American Chemical Society, Indiana section during 1917. The census includes a form filled out by each chemist containing name, address, date and place of birth, marital status, number of dependents, present position, training, experience and lines of work for which the individual is qualified. Of note is a census form for Eli Lilly. Included in the collection is a letter outlining a resolution adopted by the Executive Committee of the Indiana section of the American Chemical Society in 1917 when placing its services at the command of President Woodrow Wilson. The collection also includes a page of handwritten notes pertaining to chemistry
Biographical or historical data
On August 1, 1774 Joseph Priestley isolated and identified oxygen. To mark the centennial of this event, chemists met in the town of Priestley's last home, Northumberland, Pennsylvania. Seventy-five chemists met at the Priestly Centennial Meeting on July 31, 1874 held at Northumberland Public School. Attendees of the Priestly Centennial Meeting proposed the creation of a chemical society. Initially there was disagreement about the formation of such a society, but on April 6, 1876 at the College of Pharmacy of the City of New York, the American Chemical Society was created. A constitution and bylaws were drawn up and adopted at this meeting. The first regular meeting of the American Chemical Society was held May 4, 1876. Subsequent reform efforts resulted in a modification to the organizational structure of the American Chemical Society. These changes to the organizational structure allowed for the creation of a national chemical society that would be based on the concept of local sections. Sources:Skolnick, Herman. A Century of Chemistry: The Role of Chemists and the American Chemical Society. Washington, D. C.: American Chemical Society, 1976.
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ISL
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American Chemical Society
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  • Lilly, Eli
  • American Chemical Society
  • Chemists
  • World War, 1914-1918
Label
American Chemical Society, Indiana Section collection
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Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2005/02 by Julie A. Reid. EAD finding aid created 2015/07/28 by Brittany Kropf
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19759290
Extent
0.04 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Irene Strieby on 1955/04/13.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn924790517
  • (OCoLC)924790517
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
4 folders
Label
American Chemical Society, Indiana Section collection
Link
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2005/02 by Julie A. Reid. EAD finding aid created 2015/07/28 by Brittany Kropf
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19759290
Extent
0.04 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Irene Strieby on 1955/04/13.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn924790517
  • (OCoLC)924790517
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
4 folders

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