Overview

Title: Biophysical Society records
Call Number: Coll014
Creator: Biophysical Society
Dates: 1955-2009
Size: 116 boxes (50.5 linear feet)
Language: English
Abstract: The collection documents the origins of the Biophysical Society, its growth, and its work in promoting biophysical education and research. Materials include correspondence, legal documents, constitutions and by-laws, meeting minutes, budget and financial reports, administrative files, conference programs and catalogs, presentation and research abstracts, membership directories, publication files, publications and journals, copies of the Society's newsletter, and committee and sub-group files. One series is dedicated to interaction with two affiliated professional organizations, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) and the International Union of Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB).
Citation: Biophysical Society records, Center for Biological Sciences Archives, Collection 14, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).

Administrative/Biographical Note

The Biophysical Society was formally founded in March 1957 in Columbus, Ohio, after several years of planning and organizing. The organization process actually began in earnest in 1955 at two separate meetings called to address the need for a biophysical society. One conference, held in September 1955, met at Tufts College in connection with the American Physiological Society and was under the chairmanship of Dr. W. A. Selle of the Biophysics Department at the University of California, Los Angeles. The second meeting met at the Hartford House of the Yale Biophysics Department at Valhalla, New York. Both conferences agreed that a biophysical society was desirable; however the second meeting was more concerned with careers and training in biophysics. From these conferences, a committee, consisting of Drs. Cole, Hartline, Talbot and Curtis, was formed to advise the American Physiological Society. Approximately one hundred people next met in New York in January 1956 in the Hotel New Yorker in conjunction with the American Institute of Physics. Forty or fifty individuals were then formed into a steering committee with instructions to convene at the Atlantic City meeting of the Federation of Biological Societies on April 16, 1956. At the Federation meeting, the Committee of Four was elected, consisting of Samuel A. Talbot, Chairman, Kenneth S. Cole, Ernest C. Pollard and Otto H. Schmitt. At the Committee of Four’s First National Biophysics Conference held in Columbus, Ohio, March 4-6, 1957, the decision was made to organize a biophysical society, and a Temporary Council was elected. This Council made several proposals such as adopting the Constitution and Bylaws of the Society and preparing for the second meeting of the Biophysical Society. At this second meeting (the first regular national meeting) on February 6, 1958, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, all of the Temporary Council’s recommendations were accepted and the Biophysical Society elected its first set of officers with Robley C. Williams as the first president. From humble beginnings, the Society has grown into a professional organization with nearly 7,000 members in the United States and 45 countries.

In the early years, the Biophysical Society was guided and operated by volunteers who served as officers, members of Council, or on various committees. The Executive Board (originally named the Executive Council) consisted of four officers: President, President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer as well as the Past President and four members elected by the Council. Unlike the President and President-elect who serve for one year only, the Secretary and Treasurer serve staggered terms of four years. The Office of the Secretary, incorporating the position of Executive Director (also under various other titles over the years), is the hub of the Society coordinating its activities. Two of the secretaries, Margaret O. Dayhoff and Stephen H. White, also went on to serve as Society president after serving consecutive terms as Secretary. The Executive Director position, held by Emily Gray from 1972 – 1996, continues to be a vital part of the Secretary’s Office. The Executive Director acts as a liaison with the Officers, Executive Board and Council, and attends all meetings of the Executive Board and Council. The Executive Director is also responsible for maintaining membership lists and tracking dues payments. In addition, the Executive Director is in charge of the rest of the Society staff personnel, and is responsible for communication with other societies and the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB, which the Biophysical Society joined in 1991).

The position of the Executive Director shows the incredible growth of the Biophysical Society. The Society had grand ambitions from its inception, and began pursuing the publication of a society journal immediately upon its creation. In fact, many early members had been desirous of a journal for some time. Discussions began in earnest in 1956 because Academic Press wished to begin publishing a journal to be called “The Journal of Molecular Biology,” which it later decided would be a redundant publication. Early members of the Society began extensive correspondence with both Academic Press and Pergamon Press in hopes of finalizing a journal that the Society could publish. Both companies submitted proposals in 1957 to publish the Journal of Biophysics, and Academic Press was selected. However, several members, including officers on the Executive Board, expressed doubts as to the selection of Academic Press as a publisher. Therefore, the agreement was rescinded and correspondence was begun with the Rockefeller Institute Press (RIP). In August 1959, members selected an editorial board, and RIP began receiving manuscripts for publication in the summer of 1960. The first issue of the Biophysical Journal came out in September 1960, and volume one was completed in 1961. During these formative years, before the Journal could operate on a self-sustaining basis, RIP subsidized the Journal from its own resources. In 1989, the Society began to pursue the possibility of major changes at the Journal. In order to address more areas of interest, and to gain a wider readership, the Society set up an Ad Hoc Editorial Advisory Committee in 1989. Members of the committee submitted reports in November 1989, February 1990, and again in November 1991. After a meeting in Houston, the Society decided to make two significant changes to the Journal: the Journal would now be self-published by the Society (with guidance from Waverly Press), and every (non-student) member would automatically receive a subscription to the Journal with a modest increase in membership dues to compensate. These two changes, which included moving Journal operations from the University of Minnesota to Bethesda, were implemented in 1993. In 1996, the Society began pursuing an online version of the Journal, which is presently active. The Society also publishes a Newsletter.

The Biophysical Society has also been active in other areas such as biophysical meetings and group discussions. The Society established the National Lectures in 1969. The Society also sponsors meetings of sub-groups, which continually change over time to meet the changing needs of the biophysical community. The current sub-groups are Bioenergetics, Biological Fluorescence, Exocytosis/Endocytosis, Membrane Biophysics, Membrane Structure and Assembly, Molecular Biophysics, Motility, and Permeation/Transport. Each subgroup has their own chairperson, by-laws, and dues. The subgroups are designed to address more specific areas of interest. To address the wider interests of the biophysical community, the Society has held Annual Meetings since its inception in 1957. The Annual Meetings are designed to bring together the biophysical community in an informal atmosphere to discuss developments and have individual members present papers in specific areas to facilitate further discussion. The Annual Meetings serve to strengthen the Society as well by introducing new members to the community and promoting awareness of the Society and its activities.

The Society has also had a very active set of committees, which have only grown over the years. The Society has long been concerned with education and biophysics. The Educational Affairs Committee first met at the Annual Meeting in 1959. The committee first targeted college students interested in biophysics, but later also turned to younger students as well as post-doctoral students just launching into the career field. The Educational Affairs Committee sponsors workshops and symposia for students. The Society’s placement service also began immediately upon inception in 1957. The Society wanted to be able to advise its members about types of career opportunities open to research investigators. The Society facilitated communication between its members and organizations needing biophysicists. The Society uses questionnaires in order to better understand the needs of its members seeking placement. The Biophysical Society has also been concerned with women and minorities in biophysics. At the 1972 Annual Meeting the Committee on Professional Opportunities for Women (CPOW) was established. The CPOW has been very active over the years through its meetings in conjunction with the annual meetings, and through the Spectrum newsletter. The Minority Affairs Committee seeks to involve more minorities in the Society and promote career opportunities.

Due to the growth and duration of the Society, in June 1981, members were sent an annual mailing, which mentioned the new appointment of a Society archivist. The Executive Council, during the 1981 Denver meeting, elected Max Lauffer as the archivist. The purpose of electing an archivist was to assemble and preserve the history of the first 25 years of the Society. Members were asked to send memorabilia such as pictures, important correspondence about the work and organization of the Society, and newspaper clippings concerning meetings. Many members responded to this request, and to personal requests from Max Lauffer.


Scope & Content

Arrangement

Organized into five series: Series I. Officers and Executive Committee, 1955-2002. Series II. Meetings, 1956-2002. Series III. Committees, 1956-1998. Series IV. Publications, 1956-2008. Series V. Affiliated Societies, 1964-2009.

Series I. Officers and Executive Committee

  1. Legal Documents
  2. Correspondence
  3. Executive Board Meetings
  4. Financial Documents
  5. Administrative Files

Series II. Meetings

  1. Annual
  2. Miscellaneous Meetings and Conferences

Series III. Committees

  1. Awards Committee
  2. Educational Affairs Committee
  3. Innovative Technology Fund Advisory Committee
  4. Joint Steering Committee
  5. Membership Committee
  6. Nominating Committee
  7. Miscellaneous Committees

Series IV. Publications

  1. Biophysical Journal
  2. Newsletter
  3. Publications Committee

Series V. Affiliated Societies

  1. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
  2. International Union of Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB)

Note

This collection of records of the Biophysical Society, 1955 – 2003, documents the early origins of the Society, its growth in membership as well as committees and areas of interest, and its work in promoting both education and research in the field of biophysics. These records have been arranged into five primary series that reflect the basic organization of the Society. Each of the series: Officers and Executive Committee, Meetings, Committees, Publications, and Affiliated Societies contain the documents of committees, boards, and individuals responsible for the workings of a particular area of the Society’s activity.

Series one contains the files of the Biophysical Society’s Officers and Executive Committee. The series is subdivided into five sub-series: Association Legal Documents, Correspondence, Executive Board Meetings, Finances, and Administrative Files. The first sub-series, Association Legal Documents, begins with the 1958 Articles of Incorporation and also contains constitutions and by-laws from the 1950s and 60s. This series does contain some correspondence relating to the constitutions and by-laws. The correspondence sub-series dates from 1955 – 1998. Correspondence covers a wide range of topics, which the Executive Committee and Officers dealt with; it also contains numerous emails. The Executive Board Meetings sub-series contains material addressing Society issues from the 1950s through 2002. One meeting of interest is the 1972 meeting, which discussed a lawsuit against the director of the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Secretary of the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. The lawsuit was brought by a caucus of women biophysicists in order to address discrimination on public advisory boards. The 1973 meeting contains a discussion of the Equal Rights Amendment, which was tabled for the 1974 meeting. The Finances sub-series deals with the Society’s various accounts as well as budget reports and financial statements. Several Treasurer reports from the 1990s are also included. The Administrative Files, covering mostly the 1960s and 70s, includes a discussion of creating an archive for the Society. The Society Archivist, Max Lauffer, wrote a general history of the first 25 years of the Society, which is included in these Administrative Files. General rosters and committee rosters cover the time span from 1959 – 1996.

The second series contains the Society’s Meeting records and is divided into two sub-series: Annual Meetings and Miscellaneous Conferences and Meetings. The first sub-series, Annual Meetings, is comprised of files for the Society’s annual meetings from 1956 – 2000. Included are organizational materials including files of the program committee and the local arrangements committee along with printed programs, abstracts, reports, minutes, correspondence and catalogues. This sub-series also includes numerous copies of meeting information and calls for papers as well as correspondence relating to the annual meetings. One item of interest is located in Box 9 Folder 43 with the 1981 meeting information and call for papers. The item consists of a series of photographs of the Society’s founders taken at the 1981 annual meeting. The second sub-series, Miscellaneous Conferences and Meetings, is comprised of files for individual conferences and meetings such as the Second, Tenth, Eleventh, and Fourteenth International Biophysical Congresses.

Series three, Committees, is comprised of files from a variety of the Society’s committees, and is divided into seven sub-series. Files for both standing committees and ad hoc committees provide a view of the varied interests and activities of the organization. Files span the years 1956 – 1998 and include correspondence, reports, memos, minutes, agendas, and directories. The seven sub-series are as follows: Awards Committee, Educational Affairs Committee, Innovative Technology Fund Advisory Committee (ITFAC), Joint Steering Committee, Membership Committee, Nominating Committee, and Miscellaneous Committees. One item of interest is the records of the Joint Steering Committee, which was charged with lobbying Congress on behalf of the Society and biophysicists in general. Files include a 1991 discussion of the Space station debate as well as a discussion of genetic engineering. The Membership Committee files contain printed directories from 1957 – 1999 with only a few years missing. Membership Committee correspondence also contains a list of biophysicists to contact in order to see who would be interested in forming a society. One item of interest with the Nominating Committee is a 1997 committee handbook.

The fourth series, Publications, is made up of three sub-series: Biophysical Journal, Newsletter, and Publications Committee. The first sub-series contains correspondence with Rockefeller University Press, the publisher, as well as financial information from RUP. This sub-series also contains a significant amount of general correspondence. One item of interest is the transition plan to move the oversight of the Journal from the University of Minnesota to Bethesda, Maryland. These files include correspondence, the ad hoc committee charged with undertaking the proposed move, the Conway Group files, and the actual proposed changes to the Journal, which included the new position of a Manuscript Processing Manager. The second sub-series, Newsletter, contains printed copies of the Biophysical Society Newsletter as well as pertinent correspondence and reports. Copies of the newsletter cover the time span 1958 – 2003 with very few gaps. This sub-series also contains a handful of copies of the Spectrum newsletter, which was published by the Committee for Professional Opportunities for Women (CPOW) of the Biophysical Society. The third sub-series, Publications Committee, consists of correspondence, reports, agendas, and minutes of said committee.

The fifth series, Affiliated Societies, contains files relating to organizations who had close ties to the Biophysical Society, and it is divided into two sub-series: the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) and the International Union of Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB). The first sub-series, FASEB, spans the years 1988 – 2002 and consists of correspondence, Board of Directors meeting files, reports, and files of the Summer Research Conference. The second sub-series, IUPAB, consists of a small amount of correspondence and miscellaneous material mostly from the 1990s.


Provenance Information

Provenance and Acquisition Information

The records in this collection were donated over a period of three years in five accessions and an additional accession eleven years later: SARCV 2003-03, SARCV 2003-01, SARCV 2002-02, SARCV 2001-03, SARCV 2000-08, SARCV 2014-05. The donations were approved by Ms. Rosalba Kampman and the materials transferred from the Society’s offices in Bethesda, MD.

Processing Note

This collection was processed by Rose King and Kristen Taynor under the supervision of Marcia Frank Peri and completed in November 2003. The finding aid was written by Ms. Kristen Taynor in January 2004. The majority of the records having come from a few prior officers were found to be in relatively good order but there are notable gaps in the records. Information on the early years is fairly comprehensive as are the more current records but there is a real dearth of documentation for the 1970’s. Multiple copies have been disposed of whenever there were more than two copies of a given document, as have general invoices, receipts and personnel information such as time sheets and payroll documents. Additional materials were processed in January 2015 by graduate assistant Jessica Pantazis. Subseries III.H and Subseries V.C were established.

Descriptive Rules Used

Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS)

Archives Processing Manual: Description (2015): The processing manual used in Special Collections for all descriptive platforms, including PastPerfect.


Access & Use

Finding Aids

Finding aid available.

Finding Aid: http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/findingaids/coll014.php

Access Conditions

No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions and Use

Reproduction allowed for research purposes. Copyright maintained by creator.


Subject Headings

Creators

Biophysical Society

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics

Subjects

Biophysical journal

Biophysical Society -- Archives

Biophysics -- Societies, etc.


Series Description & Container List

  1. Series I. Officers and Executive Committee

    Date: 1955-2002

    Extent: 11.25 linear feet

    Description: Records of the original organizing committee and officers of the Society arranged into five Subseries: Association Legal Documents, Correspondence, Executive Board Meetings, Finances, and Administrative Files.

    1. Subseries I.A. Association Legal Documents

      Date: 1957-1990; bulk 1958-1968

      Extent: 5 folders (.25 linear feet)

      Description: Articles of Incorporation, constitutions & by-laws, arranged in alphabetical order by type of document.

      1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
        Articles of Incorporation, 1958 1 1

        Constitution & By-Laws: Formulation/Correspondence, 1957-1958 1 2

        Constitution & By-Laws: Drafts, 1957-1958 1 3

        Constitution & By-Laws: Revision, 1966-1968 1 4

        Constitution & By-Laws: Drafts, 1977-1990 1 5

    2. Subseries I.B. Correspondence

      Date: 1955-1998

      Extent: 121 folders (5.25 linear feet)

      Description: General correspondence files of the association officers arranged in date order, followed by subject files arranged in alphabetical order by subject, followed by electronic mail correspondence arranged in alphabetical order by subject.

      1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
        Correspondence/Organizing Committee, 1955 1 6

        Correspondence/Organizing Committee, Jan-March 1956 1 7

        Correspondence/Organizing Committee, April 1956 1 8

        Correspondence/Organizing Committee, May-July 1956 1 9

        Correspondence/Organizing Committee, Sept.-Dec., 1956 1 10

        Correspondence/Executive Board, January-July 1957 1 11

        Correspondence/Executive Board, August-December 1957 1 12

        Correspondence/Executive Board, 1958 1 13

        Correspondence/Executive Board, 1959 1 14

        Correspondence/Executive Board, 1960 1 15

        Correspondence/Executive Board, 1961 1 16

        Correspondence/Executive Board, 1962-1965 1 17

        Correspondence/Executive Board, 1966-1969 1 18

        Correspondence/Executive Board, 1970-1971 1 19

        Correspondence/Executive Board, 1972 1 20

        Correspondence/General, 1973 1 21

        Correspondence/General, 1980-1981 1 22

        Correspondence, 1984 1 23

        Correspondence, 1986 1 24

        Correspondence, 1987 1 25

        Correspondence, January-May 1988 1 26

        Correspondence, June-December 1988 1 27

        Correspondence, January-May 1989 1 28

        Correspondence, June-September 1989 1 29

        Correspondence, October-December 1989 1 30

        Correspondence, January-May 1990 1 31

        Correspondence, June-December 1990 1 32

        Correspondence, January-June 1991 1 33

        Correspondence, July-September 1991 2 1

        Correspondence, October-December 1991 2 2

        Correspondence, January-March 1992 2 3

        Correspondence/General, April-June 1992 2 4

        Correspondence/General, July-September 1992 2 5

        Correspondence/General, October-December 1992 2 6

        Correspondence, January-March 1993 2 7

        Correspondence, April-June 1993 2 8

        Correspondence, July-October 1993 2 9

        Correspondence, April-June 1994 2 10

        Correspondence, July-September 1994 2 11

        Correspondence, October-December 1994 2 12

        Correspondence, January-April 1996 2 13

        Correspondence, May-August 1996 2 14

        Correspondence, September-December 1996 2 15

        Correspondence, January 1997 2 16

        Correspondence, February-September 1997 2 17

        Correspondence, March 2005-February 2006 Part 1 of 4 2 18

        Correspondence, March 2005-February 2006 Part 2 of 4 2 19

        Correspondence, March 2005-February 2006 Part 3 of 4 2 20

        Correspondence, March 2005-February 2006 Part 4 of 4 2 21

        Correspondence, March 2006-February 2007 Part 1 of 5 2 22

        Correspondence, March 2006-February 2007 Part 2 of 5 2 23

        Correspondence, March 2006-February 2007 Part 3 of 5 3 1

        Correspondence, March 2006-February 2007 Part 4 of 5 3 2

        Correspondence, March 2006-February 2007 Part 5 of 5 3 3

        Correspondence, March 2008-February 2009 3 4

        Correspondence, March 2009-February 2010 Part 1 of 3 3 5

        Correspondence, March 2009-February 2010 Part 1 of 3 3 6

        Correspondence, March 2009-February 2010 Part 1 of 3 3 7

        Correspondence/Accountant, 1989-1990 3 8

        Correspondence/Administrative Director, 1988-89 3 9

        Correspondence/Administrative Director, 1990-1992 3 10

        Correspondence/Administrative Director, 1993-1995 3 11

        Correspondence/Awards, 1992, 1994 3 12

        Correspondence/Biomolecular Database/Politics, December 1993-February 1994 3 13

        Correspondence/Biomedical Database Politics, April-May 1994 3 14

        Correspondence/Biophysical Discussion, Sixth, 1992 3 15

        Correspondence/Biophysical Society & Legation Press re 6th Biophysical Discussion, 1990 3 16

        Correspondence/B.S. Trust Co. Visa/MC 3 17

        Correspondence/Careers in Biophysics, 1987-1990 3 18

        Correspondence/Charter Flight to Stockholm, 1961 3 19

        Correspondence/Cole Award, 1991 4 1

        Correspondence/Commission on Research Integrity, 1996 4 2

        Correspondence/Congressional Educator, 1990-1991 4 3

        Correspondence/Consensus Statement on Biomedical Research Funding, 1991 4 4

        Correspondence/Data Manager 4 5

        Correspondence/Database Conference, June 1994 4 6

        Correspondence/Directory, 1967-1968 4 7

        Correspondence/Editorial Board, 1960-1962 4 8

        Correspondence/Electronic Publications Task Force, 1994-1995 4 9

        Correspondence/Executive Board, 1957-1968 4 10

        Correspondence/Executive Committee, 1990 4 11

        Correspondence/Executive Director Search, May-July 1996 4 12

        Correspondence/Executive Director Search, August-October, 1996 4 13

        Correspondence/FASEB, 1989-1991 4 14

        Correspondence/FASEB, 1992-1993 4 15

        Correspondence/FASEB, 1994-1995 4 16

        Correspondence/Finance Committee, 1958-1963 4 17

        Correspondence/Finance Committee, 1995-1996 4 18

        Correspondence/Finance Email 1995 4 19

        Correspondence/Foreign Journals, 1964-1965 4 20

        Correspondence/Government Grants, 1961-1967 4 21

        Correspondence/Grey, E., 1995-1996 4 22

        Correspondence/Innovative Technology Fund, 1991-1993 4 23

        Correspondence/Kyros Associates, 1990 4 24

        Correspondence/Lecture Tour, 1960-1961 4 25

        Correspondence/Lobbying, 1990-1991 4 26

        Correspondence/Membrane Structure & Assembly Subgroup, 1991 4 27

        Correspondence/Memos on Office of Scientific Integrity, 1991 4 28

        Correspondence/NAS-NRC Relations, 1959 4 29

        Correspondence/Neutron Structural Biology Task Force, 1991-92 4 30

        Correspondence/NIH Application for Support, 1964 4 31

        Correspondence/P.I.R., 1993-1994 4 32

        Correspondence/Placement Service, 1988-1991 4 33

        Correspondence/Plans for Biophysical Journal, 1992 4 34

        Correspondence/Samuel A. Talbot Memorial, 1967 4 35

        Correspondence/Setlow, 1969 4 36

        Correspondence/Snell Resolution, 1967-1968 4 37

        Correspondence/Society Logos, 1992 4 38

        Correspondence/Subgroups, 1991-1992 4 39

        Correspondence/Teleconference, September 7, 1993 4 40

        Correspondence/Travel Grants, 1961-1963 4 41

        Correspondence/Triangle Coalition, 1990 4 42

        Correspondence/U.S. Gov/HHS and Education, 1990 4 43

        Correspondence/US National Committee for Pure and Applied Biophysics, 1966 4 44

        Correspondence/USNC PAB, 1965-1968 4 45

        Correspondence/USNC PAB, 1970-1973 4 46

        Email/Biophysical Journal Electronic Publishing, 1994-1995 4 47

        Email/Biophysical Society Database Meeting, 1994-1995 4 48

        Email/Biophysical Society Database Report, 1994-1995 4 49

        Email/Electronic Publication Initiative, 1995-2001 4 50

        Email/Executive Director Search, 1996-1998 4 51

        Email/Post-Presidency Correspondence, 1995-1999 5 1

        Email/Presidency, July 1995-Feb 1996 5 2

        Email/Presidency, Feb-May 1996(1) 5 3

        Email/Presidency, Feb-May 1996(2 5 4

        Email/Presidency, May-Sept 1996(1) 5 5

        Email/Presidency, May-Sept 1996(2) 5 6

        Email/Presidency, Dec 1996-May 1997(1) 5 7

        Email/Presidency, Dec 1996-May 1997(2) 5 8

        Email/Presidency, Dec 1996-May 1997(3) 5 9

        Email/Secretariat, March 1994-May 1995 5 10

        Email/Secretariat, May 1995-March 1996 5 11

        Email/Secretariat, April 1996-July 1998 5 12

        Email/Secretariat, April 1996-March 1998 5 13

    3. Subseries I.C. Executive Board Meetings

      Date: 1956-2002; bulk 1971-1999

      Extent: 71 folders (4 linear feet)

      Description: Agendas, Correspondence, Minutes, and Reports of the Executive Board; arranged in date order.

      1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
        Executive Board and Council Meetings, 1956 4 14

        Executive Board Meetings, 1957 5 15

        Executive Board Meetings, 1958 5 16

        Executive Board Meetings, 1959 5 17

        Executive Board Meetings, 1960 5 18

        Executive Board Meetings, 1961 5 19

        Executive Board and Council Meetings, 1962 5 20

        Executive Board Meetings, 1963 5 21

        Executive Board Meetings, 1964 5 22

        Executive Board Meetings, 1965 5 23

        Executive Board Meetings, 1966 5 24

        Executive Board Meetings, 1969 6 1

        Executive Board Meetings, 1971 (Feb) 6 2

        Executive Board Meetings,1971 (April & Sept) 6 3

        Executive Board Meetings, 1972 (Feb) 6 4

        Executive Board Meetings, 1972 (April) 6 5

        Executive Board Meetings, 1972 (Sept) 6 6

        Executive Board Meetings, 1973 (Feb-March) 6 7

        Executive Board Meetings, 1973 (June & Dec) 6 8

        Executive Board Meetings, 1974 (June 2) 6 9

        Executive Board Meetings, 1974 (Sept 14) 6 10

        Executive Board Meetings, 1975 (Feb 18) 6 11

        Executive Board Meetings, 1975 (May 10) 6 12

        Executive Board Meetings, 1975 (Sept 20) 6 13

        Executive Board Meetings, 1976 6 14

        Executive Board Meetings, 1983 6 15

        Executive Board Meetings, 1984 6 16

        Executive Board Meetings, 1985 6 17

        Executive Board Meetings, 1986 6 18

        Executive Board Meetings, 1987 6 19

        Executive Board Meetings, 1988 6 20

        Executive Board Meetings, 1989 (Feb) 6 21

        Executive Board Meetings, 1989 (May) 6 22

        Executive Board Meetings, 1989 (Oct) 6 23

        Executive Board Meetings, 1990 (Feb) 6 24

        Executive Board Meetings, 1990 April/Agenda 6 25

        Executive Board Meetings, 1990 (April) 6 26

        Executive Board Meetings, 1990 (Oct) 6 27

        Executive Board Meetings, 1991 (Feb) 6 28

        Executive Board Meetings, 1991 (May) 7 1

        Executive Board Meetings, 1991 (Oct) 7 2

        Full Council Meeting, 1992 (Feb 8) 7 3

        Executive Board Meetings, 1992 (Feb) 7 4

        Executive Board Meetings, 1992 (May) 7 5

        Executive Board Meetings, 1992 (Oct) 7 6

        Executive Board Meetings, 1992 (Oct) 7 7

        Executive Board Meetings, 1993 (Feb) 7 8

        Executive Board Meetings, 1993 (Feb) 7 9

        Executive Board Meetings, 1993 (May) 7 10

        Executive Board Meetings, 1993 (May) 7 11

        Executive Board Meetings, Correspondence, 1993 (May) 7 12

        Executive Board Meetings, 1993 (Oct) 7 13

        Executive Board Meetings, 1993 (Oct) 7 14

        Executive Board Meetings, Correspondence, 1993-1994 7 15

        Executive Board Meetings, 1994 (March) 7 16

        Executive Board Meetings, 1994 (March) 7 17

        Executive Board Meetings, 1994 (May) 7 18

        Executive Board Meetings, 1994 (May) 7 19

        Executive Board Meetings, 1994 (Oct) 7 20

        Executive Board Meetings, 1994 (Oct) 7 21

        Executive Board Meetings, 1995 (Feb) 7 22

        Executive Board Meetings, 1995 (Feb) 7 23

        Executive Board Meetings, 1995 (May) 7 24

        Executive Board Meetings, 1995 (May) 7 25

        Executive Board Meetings, 1995 (Sept) 7 26

        Executive Board Meetings, 1995 (Sept) 7 27

        Executive Board Meetings, 1996 (Feb) 8 1

        Executive Board Meetings, 1996 (Feb) 8 2

        Executive Board Meetings, 1996 (June) 8 3

        Executive Board Meetings, 1996 (June) 8 4

        Executive Board Meetings, 1996 (Oct) 8 5

        Executive Board Meetings, 1996 (Oct) 8 6

        Executive Board Meetings, 1997 (March) 8 7

        Executive Board Meetings, 1997 (March) 8 8

        Executive Board Meetings, 1997 (June) 8 9

        Executive Board Meetings, 1997 (June) 8 10

        Executive Board Meetings, 1997 (Oct) 8 11

        Executive Board Meetings, 1997 (Oct) 8 12

        Executive Board Meetings, 1998 (Feb) 9 1

        Executive Board Meetings, 1998 (Feb) 9 2

        Executive Board Meetings, 1998 (May) 9 3

        Executive Board Meetings, 1998 (May) 9 4

        Executive Board Meetings, 1998 (Sept) 9 5

        Executive Board Meetings, 1998 (Sept) 9 6

        Executive Board Meetings, 1999 (Feb) 9 7

        Executive Board Meetings, 1999 (Feb) 9 8

        Executive Board Meetings, 1999 (April) 9 9

        Executive Board Meetings, 1999 (Nov) 9 10

        Executive Board Meetings, 2000 (Feb) 9 11

        Executive Board Meetings, 2001 (Feb) 9 12

        Executive Board Meetings, 2001 (May) 9 13

        Executive Board Meetings, 2002 (Feb) 9 14

    4. Subseries I.D. Finances

      Date: 1957-1998; bulk 1974-1995

      Extent: 39 folders (1.25 linear feet)

      Description: Reports, budgets, subgroup budgets, miscellaneous financial documents arranged in alphabetical order by type of document.

      1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
        Accounts/Dean Witter, 1989-1991 9 15

        Accounts/Dean Witter Trust, 1992-1994 9 16

        Accounts/Insurance, 1987-1990 9 17

        Accounts/Joint Steering Committee, 1992 9 18

        Accounts/Subgroups, 1974-1985 9 19

        Accounts/Subgroups, 1988-1991 9 20

        Accounts/Subgroups, 1992-1993 9 21

        Accounts/Subgroups, 1993-1995 9 22

        Accounts/Trust Company, 1992-1993 9 23

        Accounts/Union Trust Company, 1967 9 24

        Budgets/Society Budget, 1987-1995 9 25

        Budgets/Education Committee Budget, 1992-1993 9 26

        Budgets/Meetings Budgets, 1990-1993 9 27

        Reports/Audit, 1997 9 28

        Reports/Consolidated Financial Statements, 1987-1988 9 29

        Reports/Consolidated Financial Statements, 1991-1992 9 30

        Reports/Consolidated Financial Statements, 1992-1993 9 31

        Reports/Consolidated Financial Statements, 1993-1994 9 32

        Reports/Consolidated Financial Statements, 1994-1995 9 33

        Reports/Financial Statements, 1961-1971 9 34

        Reports/Financial Statements, 1988-1993 9 35

        Reports/Finance Committee, 1998 9 36

        Reports/Finance Committee, 1994-1997 9 37

        Reports/General Ledger, 1989-1992 9 38

        Reports/Innovative Technology Fund, 1992-1994 10 1

        Reports/Membership & Subscription, 1990-1995 10 2

        Reports/Mid-year Report, 1968 10 3

        Reports/Misc. Financial, 1988-1991 10 4

        Reports/Quarterly Financial, 1989 10 5

        Reports/Quarterly Financial, 1990-1991 10 6

        Reports/Quarterly Financial, 1993-1994 10 7

        Reports/Treasurer, 1957-1959 10 8

        Reports/Treasurer, 1969 10 9

        Reports/Treasurer, 1990 10 10

        Reports/Treasurer, 1993 10 11

        Reports/Treasurer, 1998 11 1

        Taxes, 1964, 1993 11 2

        Grant Proposals, 1988 11 3

        Grants, 1990-1993 11 4

    5. Subseries I.E. Administrative Files

      Date: 1956-1998; bulk 1961-1973

      Extent: 16 folders (.5 linear feet)

      Description: Officer's administrative records arranged in alphabetical order by type of document.

      1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
        Archival Creation, 1956, 1982 11 5

        Form Letters/Secretary, 1961-1964 11 6

        Mailings (Secretary), 1963-1966 11 7

        Mailings (Secretary), 1967 11 8

        Mailings (Secretary), 1968 11 9

        Mailings (Secretary), 1969-1970 11 10

        Mailings (Secretary), 1976-1979 11 11

        Secretary/Membership, 1990 11 12

        Programs/National Labs 11 13

        Questionnaire 11 14

        Reports/Annual Meeting, 1998 11 15

        Reports/Neutron Scattering 11 16

        Reports/President, 1973 11 17

        Reports/President, 1974 11 18

        Reports/Secretary, 1972-1973 11 19

        Rosters, 1959-1996 11 20

  2. Series II. Meetings

    Date: 1956-2002; bulk 1963-1997

    Extent: 173 folders (7.25 linear feet)

    Description: Minutes, agendas, announcements, correspondence, programs, reports, rosters, and memos arranged into two Subseries: Annual Meetings and Miscellaneous Meetings and Conferences.

    1. Subseries II.A. Annual Meetings

      Date: 1956-2000; bulk 1963-1997

      Extent: 164 folders (7 linear feet)

      Description: Correspondence, minutes, agendas, programs, abstracts, contracts, rosters, announcements, memos, and notes arranged in order by meeting date.

      1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
        Minutes, 1956-1960 11 21

        Program Committee, 1957-1959 11 22

        First Biophysics Conference, 1957 11 23

        National Meeting, 1958 11 24

        Correspondence, 1959 11 25

        Meeting Information, 1959 11 26

        Announcements and Programs, 1960 11 27

        Correspondence and Agenda, 1960 11 28

        Meeting Information, 1960 11 29

        Materials and Minutes, 1961 11 30

        Meeting Information, 1962 11 31

        Program Committee, 1961 11 32

        Professional Associates (Contracts), 1962-1966 11 33

        Agenda, 1963 11 34

        Correspondence (Professional Associates), 1963-1966 11 35

        Non-members Attending List, 1963 11 36

        Old Council, 1963 11 37

        Materials and Minutes, 1964 11 38

        Meeting Information, 1964 11 39

        Scrapbook (Howard Mil-Local Arrangements Chairman)/1965 11 40

        Business Meeting, 1965 11 41

        Local Arrangements, 1965 11 42

        Meeting Announcements, 1965 11 43

        Muscle Session, 1965 11 44

        New Council Meeting, 1965 11 45

        Old Council Meetings, 1965 11 46

        Program Committee, 1965 11 47

        Agenda, 1966 11 48

        Local Arrangements Committee, 1966 11 49

        Program Committee, 1966 11 50

        New Council I, 1966 11 51

        New Council II Meeting, 1966 11 52

        Non-members Attending, 1966 11 53

        Old COuncil Meetings, 1966 12 1

        Requests for Information, 1966 12 2

        Agenda, 1967 12 3

        Local Arrangements Committee, 1967 12 4

        Meeting Information, 1967 12 5

        Non-members Attending, 1967 12 6

        Program Committee, 1967 12 7

        Correspondence (4/1965-2/1968), 1968 12 8

        Correspondence (Requests for Information), 9/1967-1/1968/1968 12 9

        Change of Meeting Place, 1968 12 10

        Meeting Place Information (Pittsburgh, PA.) and Agenda, 1968 12 11

        Non-members Forms, 1968 12 12

        Program Committee, 1968 12 13

        Abstract Forms and Committee Members, 1969 12 14

        Attendance Lis, 1969 12 15

        Buisness Meeting Minutes, 1969 12 16

        Change of Location, 1969 12 17

        Charter Flight Reservations, 1969 12 18

        Local Arrangements, 1969 12 19

        Correspondence, Requests for Meeting Information (4/1968-2/1969), 1969 12 20

        Travel Awards, 1969 12 21

        Workshops, 1969 12 22

        Attendance List, 1969 12 23

        Meeting Information & Call for Papers, 1970 12 24

        Requests for Information, 1970 12 25

        Local Arrangements Committee, 1971 12 26

        Meeting Information and Call for Papers, 1971 12 27

        Program Committee, 1971 12 28

        Correspondence, Requests for Information, 1971 12 29

        Meeting Information & Call for Papers, 1972 12 30

        Buisness Meeting, 1973 12 31

        Invitation to Attend, 1973 12 32

        New Council Meetings II, 1973 12 33

        New Council Meetings I, 1973 12 34

        Old Council and Executive Committee Meeting, 1973 12 35

        Meeting Information & Call for Papers, 1974 12 36

        Meeting Information, 1975 12 37

        Meeting Information & Call for Papers, 1976 12 38

        Meeting Information & Call for Papers, 1977 12 39

        Correspondence (Hebrew), 1979 12 40

        Meeting Information & Call for Papers, 1979 12 41

        Meeting Information, 1980 12 42

        Meeting Information & Call for Papers, 1981 12 43

        Meeting Information & Call for Papers, 1982 12 44

        Meeting Information & Call for Papers, 1984 12 45

        Abstract Books, 1985 12 46

        Misc. Arrangements, Guest Reimbursements, 1985 12 47

        Call for Papers, 1985 12 48

        Correspondence (4/1983-8/1985), 1985 12 49

        Exhibitors, 1985 12 50

        Minutes, Notes (Steve White), Symposia Room Assignments, 1985 12 51

        Revenue and Expenses, 1985 12 52

        Symposia Notes, 1985 12 53

        Information and Call for Papers, 1986 12 54

        Nominations, 1986 12 55

        Arrangements (Housing), 1987 12 56

        Minutes, 1987 12 57

        Minutes, 1988 12 58

        Correspondence and Reports, 1989 12 59

        Symposia, 1989 12 60

        Program Chairman's Guide (Proposal and Suggestion Materials), 1989 12 61

        Agenda and Minutes 12 62

        Correspondence, General (1989-1990), 1990 12 63

        Correspondence, Registration, Waiver Requests (10/1989-5/31/1990), 1990 13 1

        Exhibitor, 1990 13 2

        Latin American Grants (Latin American Initiative), 1990 13 3

        Latin American Initiative/Travel Grants, 1991 13 4

        Meeting Revenue and Expenses, 1990 13 5

        Registration Statistics, 1990 13 6

        Travel, Talbot Awards, 1990 13 7

        Expenses and Statistics, 1991 13 8

        Materials, 1991 13 9

        Mailing Labels, 1991 13 10

        Travel, Talbot Awards, 1990 13 11

        Exhibitions Responses to Questionnaire, 1992 13 12

        Exhibitors, 1992 13 13

        Expenses and Reimbursement, 1992 13 14

        Latin American Initiative (Travel Grants), 1992 13 15

        Photographs, 1992 13 16

        Meeting Planning, 1992 13 17

        Meeting Registration, Expenses, and Materials, 1992 13 18

        Statistics and Suggestions, 1992 13 19

        Travel Awards (Students), 1992 13 20

        Exhibitors, 1993 13 21

        Expenses and Reimbursements, 1993 13 22

        Latin American and Eastern Block Initiative, 1993 13 23

        Registration Waivers, 1993 13 24

        Meeting Revenue and Expenses, 1993 13 25

        Statistical Reports, Contracts and License, 1993 13 26

        Travel Awards (Students), 1993 13 27

        1994 13 28

        Attendees, 1994 13 29

        Expenses and Reimbursements (5/1993-3/1994), 1994 13 30

        Expenses and Reimbursements (4/1994-8/1994), 1994 13 31

        Expenses, Revenues and Statistics, 1994 13 32

        Travel Grants (Students), 1995 13 33

        Report, 1994-1995 13 34

        Student Travel Awards, 1996 13 35

        Meeting Planning Materials/1997 13 36

        National Lecturer (David Eisenberg)/1997 13 37

        Site Proposal, 1997 13 38

        Abstracts, 1957-1961 13 39

        Abstracts, 1962-1963 14 1

        Abstracts, 1964 14 2

        Abstracts, 1965 14 3

        Abstracts, 1966-1967 14 4

        Abstracts, 1968-1969 14 5

        Abstracts, 1970-1971 14 6

        Abstracts, 1972-1973 14 7

        Abstracts, 1974 14 8

        Abstracts, 1975 14 9

        Abstracts, 1976-1977 14 10

        Abstracts, 1978-1979 14 11

        Abstracts, 1980 14 12

        Abstracts, 1981 14 13

        Abstracts, 1982 14 14

        Abstracts, 1983 15 1

        Abstracts, 1984 15 2

        Abstracts, 1989 15 3

        Abstracts, 1990 15 4

        Abstracts, 2000 15 5

        Abstracts 2009 15 6

        Brochures (Information & Call for Papers), 1986-1990, 1992-1993 15 7

        Brochures (Information & Call for Papers), 1996, 1999-2000 15 8

        Proceedings, 1957 15 9

        Programs, 1957, 1958-1959 (with Abstracts) 15 10

        Programs, 1960-1962, 1964-1965, 1967-1968 15 11

        Programs, 1971-1975 15 12

        Programs, 1976-1978 15 13

        Programs, 1979-1982 15 14

        Programs, 1983-1986 15 15

        Programs, 2000 15 16

        Programs, 2009 15 17

    2. Subseries II.B. Miscellaneous Meetings and Conferences

      Date: 1961-2002

      Extent: 9 folders (.25 linear feet)

      Description: Correspondence, memos, and printed reports arranged in alphabetical order with items of the same name in order by date.

      1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
        7th Biophysical Discussion, Correspondence, October 23-24, 1994 16 1

        International Biophysics Congress, Correspondence, 1961, 1965-67 16 2

        International Biophysics Congress, Memo to Members, 1961 16 3

        International Biophysics Congress, Stockholm, 1961 16 4

        International Biophysics Congress, 2nd, Vienna, Austria, 1966 16 5

        International Biophysics Congress, 10th, Vancouver, 1990 16 6

        International Biophysics Congress, 11th, Budapest, 1993 16 7

        International Biophysics Congress, 14th Buenos Aires, 2002 16 8

        International Biophysics Congress, Travel Grants/Awards, 1987-93 16 9

  3. Series III. Committees

    Date: 1956-2009; bulk 1980-1997

    Extent: 113 folders (6.25 linear feet)

    Description: Committee agendas, minutes, correspondence, memos, reports, directories and rosters arranged into eight Subseries by committee name.

    1. Subseries III.A. Awards Committee

      Date: 1983-1997; bulk 1990-1997

      Extent: 12 folders (.5 linear feet)

      Description: Correspondence, nominating material, and ballots and voting instructions for various Society awards; arranged in alphabetical order.

      1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
        Correspondence, 1991-92, 1994-97 16 10

        Distinguished Service Award, 1992 16 11

        Distinguished Service, 1997 16 12

        Elisabeth Roberts Cole Award, 1990 16 13

        Elisabeth Roberts Cole Award, 1991-July 1992 16 14

        Elisabeth Roberts Cole Award, Sept-Oct 1992 16 15

        Elisabeth Roberts Cole Award, Nov 1992-April 1993 16 16

        Margaret Oakley Dayhoff Memorial Award, 1983, 1988 16 17

        Margaret Oakley Dayhoff Memorial Award, 1989-90 16 18

        Margaret Oakley Dayhoff Memorial Award, 1990-94 16 19

        Young Investigator Award, 1991 16 20

        Young Investigator Award, 1992 16 21

    2. Subseries III.B. Educational Affairs Committee

      Date: 1959-1997; bulk 1973-1994

      Extent: 13 folders (.75 linear feet)

      Description: General correspondence, school lists, questionnaires, and correspondence related to Student Symposia, and printed material from workshops; arranged in alphabetical order.

      1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
        Correspondence, 1959 16 22

        Correspondence, 1960-1961 16 23

        Correspondence, 1962-1964 16 24

        Correspondence, 1965-1967 16 25

        Correspondence, 1973-1974 16 26

        Correspondence, 1989-90 (Jan-June) 16 27

        Correspondence, 1990 (July-Dec) 17 1

        Correspondence, 1991 17 2

        Correspondence, 1992-94, 1997 17 3

        Student Symposia, 1988-1991 17 4

        Student Symposia, 1992-1993, 1996-1997 17 5

        Workshops, 1984, 1990 17 6

        Workshops, 1991 17 7

        Annual Meeting March 2009 17 8

    3. Subseries III.C. Innovative Technology Fund Advisory Committee (ITFAC)

      Date: 1956-1998; bulk 1980-1997

      Extent: 5 folders (.5 linear feet)

      Description: Correspondence, progress reports, and articles arranged in date order.

      1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
        Correspondence, Aug-Oct 1991 17 9

        Correspondence, Nov-Dec 1991 17 10

        Correspondence, Jan-May 1992 17 11

        Correspondence, June-Dec 1992 17 12

        Correspondence, 1993 17 13

    4. Subseries III.D. Joint Steering Committee

      Date: 1991-1996

      Extent: 12 folders (1 linear foot)

      Description: Correspondence, memos, reports, agendas, and minutes arranged in date order.

      1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
        Correspondence, 1991 17 14

        Correspondence, Memos and Reports, 1992 17 15

        Committee Meeting, Agenda and Minutes, 1992 17 16

        Correspondence, Memos and Reports, Jan-April 1993 17 17

        Correspondence, Memos and Reports, May-Dec 1993 17 18

        Committee Meeting, Agenda and Minutes, 1993 17 19

        Correspondence, Memos and Reports, 1994 17 20

        Committee Meeting, Agenda and Minutes, 1994 17 21

        Correspondence, Memos and Reports, 1995 18 1

        Committee Meeting, Agenda and Minutes, 1995 18 2

        Correspondence, Memos and Reports, 1996 18 3

        Committee Meeting, Agenda and Minutes, 1996 18 4

    5. Subseries III.E. Membership Committee

      Date: 1957-1999

      Extent: 17 folders (1 linear foot)

      Description: Correspondence, dues lists, membership statistics, surveys and questionnaires, and printed directories arranged in alphabetical order.

      1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
        Correspondence, 1958-1963 15 5

        Correspondence, 1986-1996 15 6

        Directories, 1957,1959-1961, 1964 15 7

        Directories, 1966-1967, 1969, 1971-1972 (copy) 15 8

        Directories, 1971, 1974, 1976, 1978 15 9

        Directories, 1980, 1982, 1984/85 15 10

        Directories, 1990-93 15 11

        Directories, 1993/94, 1997-99 15 12

        Directories, 2008 15 13

        Field of Activity 15 14

        List of Biophysicists, 1956 15 15

        Membership Analysis 15 16

        Membership Dues 15 17

        Member Lists 15 18

        Questionnaire 15 19

        Reports 15 20

        Statistics 15 21

        Survey of Unpaid Members, 1993 15 22

    6. Subseries III.F. Nominating Committee

      Date: 1958-1998

      Extent: 17 folders (1.25 linear feet)

      Description: Correspondence, officer nomination lists, biographical sketches of nominees (including the original forms filled out by the nominees), nomination forms, election totals, and email correspondence; arranged in date order.

      1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
        Correspondence, 1958-1960 18 23

        Correspondence, 1961 18 24

        Correspondence, 1962 18 25

        Correspondence, 1963 18 26

        Correspondence, 1964-1965 18 27

        Correspondence, 1966-1967, 1971, 1973-1975 19 1

        Correspondence, 1985-1988 19 2

        Correspondence, 1989 19 3

        Correspondence, 1990 19 4

        Correspondence, Jan-June 1991 19 5

        Correspondence, July-Dec 1991 19 6

        Correspondence, Jan-May 1992 19 7

        Correspondence, June-Dec 1992 19 8

        Correspondence, Jan-April 1993 19 9

        Correspondence, May-Sept 1993 19 10

        Correspondence, 1995-1996 19 11

        Correspondence, 1997-1998 19 12

    7. Subseries III.G. Miscellaneous Committees

      Date: 1956-1998

      Extent: 33 folders (1 linear foot)

      Description: Correspondence, newsletters, reports, and committee lists arranged in alphabetical order.

      1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
        Committee Handbook, June 1997 19 13

        Ad Hoc Committee, 1961 19 14

        Ad Hoc Committee, 1989-1990 19 15

        Ad Hoc Committee, 1994 19 16

        Affiliations Committee 19 17

        Biophysical Discussions 19 18

        Committee on Fellows, 1961-1962 19 19

        Committee on Physics Textbooks, 1962 (ad hoc) 19 20

        Committee on Professional Opportunities for Women, 1987-88, 1990-95 19 21

        Extracurricular Activities Committee 19 22

        Extramural Activities Committee, 1963-65 19 23

        Finance Committee, 1961 19 24

        Future Meetings Committee 19 25

        Information Committee (Office of Information) 19 26

        Local Arrangements Committee, 1961 19 27

        International Relations Committee, 1958-60 19 28

        International Relations Committee, 1961-65 19 29

        Minority Affairs Committee, Correspondence, 1994 19 30

        National Medal of Science, 1963-66 19 31

        The Neutron Structural Biology Task Force, Jan-June 1991 19 32

        The Neutron Structural Biology Task Force, July 1991-Feb 1992 19 33

        Operations Committee, 1991-98 19 34

        Placement Service, 1957-1962 20 1

        Placement Service, 1963-1967 20 2

        Placement Service, Report, 1989-1990 20 3

        Placement Service, 1990-91 20 4

        Professional Grievances Advisory Committee, 1972-1973 20 5

        Public Affairs, 1992 20 6

        Public Policy Committee, Correspondence, 1991 20 7

        Public Science Policy Committee 20 8

        Publicity Committee, 1956-1963 20 9

        Scientific Communications Committee 20 10

        Standing Program Committee 20 11

    8. Subseries III.H. Public Affairs Committee

      Date: 2007-2009

      Extent: 4 folders (.25 linear feet)

      Description: Correspondence, officer nomination lists, biographical sketches of nominees (including the original forms filled out by the nominees), nomination forms, election totals, and email correspondence; arranged in date order.

      1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
        Annual Meeting March 2007 2007 20 12

        Annual Meeting February 2010 2010 20 13

        Annual Meeting March 2009 2009 20 14

        Annual Meeting October 2009 2009 20 15

  4. Series IV. Publications

    Date: 1956-2008

    Extent: 55 folders (2.5 linear feet)

    Description: Correspondence, reports, financial statements, agendas, minutes, and copies of newsletters arranged into three Subseries by topic.

    1. Subseries IV.A. Biophysical Journal

      Date: 1956-2008

      Extent: 34 folders (2.5 linear feet)

      Description: Correspondence, financial reports, agendas, and transition plan material relating to the Biophysical Journal arranged in alphabetical order by topic.

      1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
        Agendas/Reports, 1990-1991 20 15

        Brochures 20 16

        Brochures, Career in Biophysics, 1990 20 17

        Budget, Projections, 1991-1997 20 18

        CADMUS, 1993-98 20 19

        Correspondence, 1956-1959 20 20

        Correspondence, 1960-1973 20 21

        Correspondence, 1986-1991 20 22

        Correspondence, Jan-June 1992 20 23

        Correspondence, July-Dec 1992 20 24

        Correspondence, 1993-96 20 25

        Correspondence, Editorial Board, 1964-1971 20 26

        Correspondence, Editorial Board, 1972-1973 20 27

        Correspondence, Editorial Board, 1990-1996 20 28

        Correspondence, Editor Search, 1990-1992 20 29

        Correspondence, Gift Subscriptions, 1991-1996 20 30

        Correspondence, Journal Changes, 1992 20 31

        Correspondence, Protein Science, 1992-1993 20 32

        Correspondence, Rockefeller University Press, 1989-1995 20 33

        Financial Reports, Rockefeller University Press, 1988-6/1991 20 34

        Financial Reports, Rockefeller University Press, 7/1991-1994 20 35

        Financial Reports, Statistics, 1969-1996 20 36

        Meeting Materials, Editorial Board, 1990 20 37

        Miscellaneous Meetings, 1989-1996 20 38

        Notices, 1960-67 20 39

        Proposal, 1959 20 40

        Reports, Internet Progress, 1996 20 41

        Rosters, Editorial Boards, 1960-73 20 42

        Science & Technology Advisory Information System, 1974 20 43

        Transition Plan, Correspondence, 1992-94 21 1

        Transition Plan, Ad Hoc Committee, 1989-91 21 2

        Transition Plan, Conway Group, 1992-94 21 3

        Transition Plan, Journal Changes, 1992-94 21 4

        Transition Plan, Manuscript Processing Manager, 1993-94 21 5

        January 1976-October 1976 23

        November 1976-June 1977 24

        July 1977-March 1978 25

        April 1978-October 1978 26

        November 1978-April 1980 27

        May 1980-Septmber 1980 28

        September 1980-October 1980 29

        November 1980-February 1980 30

        February 1981-June 1981 31

        June 1981-August 1981 32

        September 1981-November 1981 33

        December 1981-January 1982 34

        February 1982-May 1982 35

        June 1982-June 1983 36

        July 1983-February 1984 37

        February 1984-September 1984 38

        October 1984-May 1985 39

        June 1985-February 1986 40

        February 1986-September 1986 41

        October 1986-March 1987 42

        April 1987-December 1987 43

        February 1988-February 1990 44

        July 1990-December 1990 45

        January 1991-May 1991 46

        June 1991-November 1991 47

        December 1991-March 1992 48

        April 1992-August 1992 49

        September 1992-February 1993 50

        March 1993-August 1993 51

        September 1993-February 1994 52

        February 1994-June 1994 53

        July 1996-November 1996 54

        December 1996-March 1997 55

        April 1997-September 1997 56

        October 1997-February 1998 57

        February 1998-July 1998 58

        August 1998-Janurary 1999 59

        January 1999-June 1999 60

        July 1999-December 1999 61

        January 2000-May 2000 62

        June 2000-July 2000 63

        September 2000-February 2001 64

        March 2001-August 2001 65

        September 2001-February 2002 66

        March 2002-July 2002 67

        July 2002-October 2002 68

        October 2002-January 2003 69

        January 2003-February 2003 70

        February 2003-March 2003 71

        April 2003-May 2003 72

        May 2003-July 2003 73

        April 2003-May 2003 74

        May 2003-July 2003 75

        August 2003-September 2003 76

        October 2003-November 2003 77

        October 2003-January 2004 78

        January 2004-February 2004 79

        February 2004-May 2004 80

        May 2004-July 2004 81

        July 2004-September 2004 82

        September 2004-November 2004 83

        November 2004-January 2005 84

        January 2005-January 2005 85

        January 2005-February 2005 86

        February 2005-March 2005 87

        March 2005-April 2005 88

        May 2005-June 2005 89

        June 2005-July 2005 90

        July 2005-August 2005 91

        September 2005-October 2005 92

        October 2005-November 2005 93

        November 2005-October 2005 94

        January 2006-January 2006 (Abstracts) 95

        January 2006-February 2006 96

        February 2006-March 2006 97

        March 2006-April 2006 98

        April 2006-May 2006 99

        May 2006- July 2006 100

        July 2006-September 2006 101

        September 2006-November 2006 102

        November 2006-December 2006 103

        January 2007-March 2007 104

        March 2007-June 2007 105

        July 2007-October 2007 106

        November 2007-January 2008 107

        January 2008-March 2008 108

        May 2008-August 2008 109

        August 2008-November 2008 110

        Abstracts 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964 111

        Abstracts 1965-1970 112

        Abstracts 1971-1973, 1975-1976, 1978 113

        Membership List and Directory 1959-1989/1990 114

        Membership List and Directory 1990/1991-2000 115

        Programs 1983, 1994, 2001 116

    2. Subseries IV.B. Newsletter

      Date: 1958-2003; bulk 1970-1997

      Extent: 8 folders (.5 linear feet)

      Description: Printed copies of the Biophysical Society newsletter with pertinent correspondence and reports arranged in order by date.

      1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
        Correspondence, Reports, 1965 21 6

        Correspondence, Reports, 1966 21 7

        Correspondence, 1990-96 21 8

        Copies, 1958-67, 1969 21 9

        Copies, 1970-1979 21 10

        Copies, 1980-1989 21 11

        Copies, 1990, 1992-97, 1999-2003 21 12

        Copies, Spectrum, 1988-89, 1992 21 13

        May 2007-April 2008 21 14

    3. Subseries IV.C. Publications Committee

      Date: 1956-1996; bulk 1988-1993

      Extent: 13 folders (.5 linear feet)

      Description: Correspondence, agendas, reports, and proceedings of said committee arranged in alphabetical order.

      1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
        Correspondence, 1957-1960 21 15

        Correspondence, 1961-1965 21 16

        Correspondence, 1989-1993 21 17

        Correspondence, 1990-1991 21 18

        Correspondence, 1993-1996 21 19

        Correspondence, R. Gunn, 1992-1993 21 20

        Meeting Agendas, 1988-1990 21 21

        Meetings, 1989-1992 21 22

        Proceedings & Publications, 1956-59 21 23

        Reports, 1989 21 24

        Reports, Minutes, 1989-1991 21 25

        Reports, 1990 21 26

        Reports, 1990-1993 21 27

  5. Series V. Affiliated Societies

    Date: 1964-2007; bulk 1989-2002

    Extent: 28 folders (1.75 linear feet)

    Description: Correspondence, meeting files, and reports from societies connected to the Biophysical Society arranged into three Subseries in alphabetical order.

    1. Subseries V.A. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB

      Date: 1988-2002

      Extent: 24 folders (1.25 linear feet)

      Description: Correspondence, reports, and meeting files arranged in alphabetical order.

      1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
        Annual Report, 1992, 1995-96 21 28

        Board Meeting, 1991 21 29

        Board Meeting, March 1993 22 1

        Board Meeting, 1991 22 2

        Board Meeting, March 1993 22 3

        Board Meeting, Sept 1993 22 4

        Board of Directors Meeting, Dec 1999 22 5

        Board of Directors Meeting, May 9, 2000 22 6

        Board of Directors Meeting, Sept 2000 22 7

        Board of Directors Meeting, May 8, 2001 22 8

        Board of Directors, May 7, 2002 22 9

        Correspondence, Editor Search, Jan. 17, 1995-Aug. 9, 1995 22 10

        Correspondence, May 29, 1998-July 25, 2001 22 11

        Editor-in-Chief Search Committee, 1994-95, misc. 22 12

        Editor-in-Chief Search Committee, Candidates & their C.V.'s 22 13

        Editor-in-Chief Search Committee, Info packet for Teleconference, Jan. 11, 1995 22 14

        Miscellaneous, 1989-92 22 15

        Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1988-96 22 16

        Society Presidents, Nov. 1996 22 17

        Summer Research Conferences, 1999 22 18

        Summer Research Conferences, 2000 22 19

        Summer Research Conference, 2001 22 20

        Summer Research Conference, Feb 2002 22 21

        Summer Research Conference, July 2002 22 22

    2. Subseries V.B. International Union of Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB)

      Date: 1964-1996; bulk 1990-1996

      Extent: 4 folders (.25 linear feet)

      Description: Correspondence and miscellaneous files arranged in alphabetical order.

      1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
        General Assembly, August 1996 22 23

        Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1964-67, 1990-93 22 24

        National Research Council, 1996 22 25

        Survey of Graduate Education in Biophysics in the United States 22 26

    3. Subseries V.C. Bridging the Sciences Coalition

      Date: 2002-2007

      Extent: 5 folders (.25 linear feet)

      Description: Correspondence, reports, and meeting files arranged in chronological order.

      1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
        Bridging the Sciences Coalition Planning 22 27

        2005 Meeting Reports 22 28

        June 2006 Meeting Reports 22 29

        July 2007 Meeting Reports 22 30

        U.S. Genomics 22 31


Bibliography

Biophysical Society. Accessed November 13, 2015. http://www.biophysics.org/.

Biophysical Journal Online. Accessed November 13, 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/journals/231/.

Satin, L.S. "The Biophysical Society: A Short History." Biophysical Society. Accessed November 13, 2015. http://www.biophysics.org/AboutUs/Overview/BPSAShortHistory/tabid/2929/Default.aspx.

Special Collections Services

Contact

Hours

Now Available


View the 50th anniversary exhibit online!