Overview

Title: Society for Industrial Microbiology records
Call Number: Coll015
Creator: Society for Industrial Microbiology (U.S.)
Dates: 1949-2001
Size: 51 boxes (26.5 linear feet)
Language: English
Abstract: Records document the founding and growth of the Society for Industrial Microbiology. Documents show the development of important society activities such as the Summer Institute, the Education Committee and Awards and Grants Committee, annual meetings and publications such as the SIM Newsletter. They include the officers’ correspondence, financial audits and reports, minutes, memoranda, membership lists, meeting materials, committee reports, and photographs. Also includes publications such as the Society of Industrial Microbiology Newsletter, the Society of Industrial Microbiology News, Developments in industrial microbiology, and the Journal of Industrial Microbiology.
Citation: Society for Industrial Microbiology records, Center for Biological Sciences Archives, Collection 15, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).

Administrative/Biographical Note

Today, within the scientific community, there is a general recognition of the balance and interdependence that exists between the theoretical and the applied sciences. This was not the case in the 1940’s when a growing group of industrial microbiologists began to feel that the practical and industrial aspects of bacteriology were being neglected by the established societies and that there was a need for a forum in which they could present their views and papers.

In the late Summer and early Fall of 1949 Dr. Walter Ezekiel began mailing letters to prospective members concerning the possible formation of a new organization which would support the work of industrial and applied microbiology. The new scientific body he proposed was a Society for Industrial Microbiology. Dr. Ezekiel mentioned his plan to Dr. Raymond L. Taylor, then associate administrative secretary of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in charge of meetings and programs during a phone conversation in late October. This resulted in the scheduling of an organizational meeting to be held during the upcoming AAAS meetings in New York. At that time, it was decided that a new society, the Society for Industrial Microbiology (SIM) be established as a national scientific organization covering “the field of microbiologic work as applied to industrial materials and processes”.

The first organizational meeting was held in the ballroom of the Hotel McAlpin in New York City on December 29, 1949 with some 300 people in attendance. This new society was to be associated with then newly formed American Institute of Biological Sciences. At that time, Dr. Charles Thom was elected Acting Chairman and C.L. Porter was elected Acting Secretary and Dr. Thom appointed an organizational committee that met several times during the first year to prepare a program for the first annual meeting and to write a constitution.

The first annual meeting was held in conjunction with the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) on September 11 – 13 1950 at Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio. Thereafter the newly formed society held all its meetings in conjunction with the AIBS meetings. It was not until 1967 that they began to hold independent annual meetings. The first of these was held at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario Canada. In 1960 the Society for Industrial Microbiology was incorporated in the District of Columbia.

From the original 300 members SIM membership grew to about 550 in 1959. In that year the SIM began offering corporate membership in the society. By 1975 the society had grown to the point where it had approximately 1000 members including some 46 corporate members. Due to the significant growth in the society a position of Business Secretary was established in 1973 to assist the society in managing its expanding activities. In addition, Local Sections were being established in different parts of the country.

At present, SIM still has well under 2,000 members. This is no accident. At the outset the society wanted to foster a climate where the rank and file would know each other on a first name basis. In fact, C. L. Porter stated in a presidential address that “a membership of more than 1,200 – 1,500 should be discouraged for then we like other groups mentioned, would lose the personal contact which was one of the principal attractions.”

Over the years, SIM has made use of publications to give recognition for research in the practical aspects of microbiology and to announce scientific findings. As early as 1951, SIM put out its first publication, the SIM News Letter (changed to SIM News in November 1972) followed by the publication of its first journal Applied Microbiology in 1953. This served as the official publication of SIM until 1960 when the second journal to be published by the society, Developments in Industrial Microbiology, became the official publication of SIM. In 1963, SIM began publishing their Special Publications series that would later included proceedings or lectures of the Summer Institute. In 1986, the Journal of Industrial Microbiology (now the Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology) was launched to be a companion to the earlier Developments in Industrial Microbiology. By 1964 SIM began to turn its attention to the problem of education. It was decided that SIM should begin a series of summer courses designed to focus on specific areas of interest as well as “practical methods” and that these courses should promote the enrollment of technician level employees of firms conducting microbiological work. The courses were to be open to all college graduates and that SIM membership would not be required. In 1965 the first of the Summer Institute courses, an Introduction to Genetics, was held at the University of Minnesota.

In addition, over the years SIM has established numerous awards. The first award, the Certificate of Merit (now the C.L. Porter Award for Distinguished Service) was created in 1963 to recognize individual members for unselfish and outstanding service to the society. A second award the SIM High School Science Award was established in 1964. In 1966 the Charles H. Thom Award, the highest award in the society was instituted to award individuals who have made outstanding contributions to research in industrial microbiology. The first recipient of this award was Kenneth B. Raper in August of 1967. Since those early years several more awards have been created to recognize the outstanding work in the field. The Waksman Outstanding Teaching Award was established in 1989 and in 1992 the Schering-Plough Research Institute Young Investigator Award intended to give recognition and support young researchers was instituted.

In 2011, the organization changed its name to the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB). The National Office currently resides in Fairfax, Virginia.


Scope & Content

Arrangement

Organized in six series: Series I. Board of Directors, 1949-2000. Series II. Business Secretary, 1949-1999. Series III. Committees, 1952-1996. Series IV. Meetings, 1949-2001. Series V. Publications, 1951-2000. Series VI. Affiliated Organizations and Ephemera, 1967-1989.

Series I. Board of Directors

  1. President
  2. Vice President
  3. Secretary
  4. Treasurer

Series II. Business Secretary

  1. Business Office
  2. Membership

Series III. Committees

    Series IV. Meetings

    1. Correspondence
    2. Annual Meetings
    3. Conferences, Symposia, & Workshops
    4. Joint Meetings
    5. Local Chapter Meetings

    Series V. Publications

    1. Journals and Newsletters
    2. Conferences, Workshops, & Meeting Materials
    3. Special Publications and Miscellanea

    Series VI. Affiliated Organizations and Ephemera

      Note

      This collection of records of the Society for Industrial Microbiology covers the years 1949 – 2001 and includes correspondence, memoranda, minutes, financial reports, audits and budgets, constitutions and by-laws, incorporation documents, ledgers, membership lists and directories, brochures, photographs, publications and other records of activities. Documents are arranged into series based on the administrative organization set forth in the society’s policy manual.

      Series one, Board of Directors contains the records generated by the President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer arranged by creating officer. Files of the President include correspondence, both incoming and outgoing, beginning with the origin of the Society. Presidential correspondence covers the wide range of activities and interests of the society including committee assignments, awards issues and other administrative concerns. There is only one folder of Vice-Presidential material from 1975-1976. Among the Secretary’s files are the agendas and minutes of the board of directors meetings for 1954, and from 1960 through 1992 inclusive. Files also include correspondence pertaining to administrative activities such as elections, mailing list approvals, business calendars, the certificate of incorporation, constitution, by-laws and revisions, and rosters of officers and committee members. The bulk of the financial records falls under the Treasurer. Along with correspondence files dating as early as 1949 are audit reports, budgets, finance committee reports and ledgers for cash assets, income and disbursements, and receipts.

      The second series, Business Secretary, is arranged into two series: Business Office and Membership. The sub-series Business Office contains correspondence, income and expense statements for a variety of Society activities and the Policy Manuals. All documents of the Business Secretary, whether the office was in a private home and or after the National Office was established, are organized together by subject and then in date order. All membership records (which became the responsibility of the Business Secretary after the creation of that position) are together and organized first by subject and then in date order. The sub-series includes applications from 1957, brochures, member lists and printed directories.

      The third series, Committees, contains correspondence, memos, reports and rosters of many of the Society committees among them the Archives Committee, the Awards and Grants Committee, the Education Committee and the Summer Institute Committee. The materials show the extent of the interests of the society and the development of their activities. For example, the Summer Institute Committee files outline the inception of the Summer Institute courses and contain materials on courses taught from 1965 – 1970.

      Series four, Meetings, contains correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, forms, proceedings, and photographs. There is a block of correspondence from 1960 pertaining to a conference and some related to the Summer Institute dated 1968 – 1971. There is not a complete record of annual meetings and copies of minutes are extent only for the years 1950 – 1985. There is a smattering of reports from the annual meetings running from 1960 –1981 and some photographs from 1981 – 1990. There is a variety of proceedings, programs, papers and reports from workshops, symposia, conferences and joint meetings organized by the society. Of these a few are from 1960 – 1961, with the bulk of the papers coming from the 1980’s and early 1990’s. Also included are records from local chapter meetings. These contain the correspondence, memos, agendas, minutes and reports of five of the local chapters. The earliest of these is the Washington chapter with papers dating from 1951 – 1960, followed by Chicago with papers beginning in 1959 and extending to 1973. The remaining materials date from the 1970’s – 1990. These give a brief look at the workings of local units.

      The series Publications is made up primarily of printed works published by the Society. These include a nearly complete run of the SIM Newsletter, runs of both society journals, copies of meeting programs and abstracts, conference papers, and various special publications. In addition, there is a smattering of documents such as contract agreements with the society publisher from the period 1959 – 1962 and some correspondence from the editor of the society newsletter dating from the mid sixties to the late seventies.

      In the final series, Affiliated Organizations and Ephemera, are a small number of files relating to other affiliated societies and the records documenting the relationship between SIM and Northwestern University, where the SIM archive had been previously housed and maintained.


      Provenance Information

      Provenance and Acquisition Information

      SARCV 2000-11; SARCV 2001-06; SARCV 2002-04. This collection was received in three accessions. The first accession of 20 cubic feet of records arrived from Northwestern University on August 28, 2000; the second accession of 8 cubic feet was sent directly from the SIM office in Fairfax, VA and arrived on October 25, 2001; and the third, comprising one folder, was delivered by Dr. Joan Bennett on Dec 13, 2002.

      Processing Note

      The records transferred from Northwestern had been partially arranged and described and had come with a finding aid to the processed portion; for the remaining portion there were accession records but no inventory. The second accession however had no inventory and was found to be in a disordered state. An inventory was done of all unprocessed materials and all records whether previously processed or not were organized according to the administrative arrangement set out in the SIM Handbook and taking into account the initial order done by Northwestern. All documents pertaining to the provenance, accessions, and processing of materials at Northwestern University may be found under the series Affiliated Organizations Envelopes, invoices, cancelled checks, payroll information such as time sheets and duplicate copies have been weeded. Processing was completed and finding aid written by Marcia Frank Peri, December 2002.

      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/coll015.php

      Access Conditions

      No restrictions.

      Conditions Governing Reproductions and Use

      Reproduction allowed for research purposes. Copyright maintained by creator.


      Subject Headings

      Creators

      Society for Industrial Microbiology (U.S.)

      Subjects

      Society for Industrial Microbiology (U.S.) -- Archives

      Industrial microbiology -- Societies, etc.


      Series Description & Container List

      1. Series I. Board of Directors

        Date: 1949-2000; bulk 1960-1991

        Extent: 6,250 items; (9 linear feet)

        Description: Correspondence, minutes, reports, audits, budgets, tax and insurance forms, ledgers, constitutions and by-laws, rosters, business calendars, and certificates of incorporation arranged into four sub-series: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

        1. Subseries I.A. President

          Date: 1949-1996

          Extent: 1,300 items; (1.75 linear feet)

          Description: General correspondence and memos arranged in date order followed by subject files in alphabetical order.

          1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
            Correspondence 1949/12 – 1953/4 1 1

            Correspondence 1959/5 – 1960/8 1 2

            Correspondence 1960/9 – 1961/7 1 3

            Correspondence 1962/3-1967/7 1 4

            Correspondence 1967/8-1969/12 1 5

            Correspondence 1970/1-1971/12 1 6

            Correspondence 1972/2-1973/12 1 7

            Correspondence 1974/5-1975/10 1 8

            Correspondence 1975/9-1976/3 1 9

            Correspondence 1976/4-1976/11 2 1

            Correspondence 1977/8-1977/12 2 2

            Correspondence 1978/1-1978/7 2 3

            Correspondence 1981-1987 2 4

            Correspondence 1987/7-12 2 5

            Correspondence 1988/1-1988/6 2 6

            Correspondence 1988/7-1988/9 2 7

            Correspondence 1989/1-1989/4 3 1

            Correspondence 1988/10-1988/12 3 2

            Correspondence 1989/5-9 3 3

            Correspondence 1989/1-1990/9 3 4

            Correspondence 1995 3 5

            Correspondence 1996 3 6

            Correspondence Annual Letters 1960-1981 3 7

            Correspondence Committees 1989/1-5 3 8

            Correspondence Committees 1989/6-1989/9 4 1

            Correspondence Corporate Members 1977-1983 4 2

            Correspondence ONR Lecture 1989 4 3

            Correspondence Paula Keith 1987-1990 4 4

        2. Subseries I.B. Vice President

          Date: 1975-1976

          Extent: 4 items; (1 folder)

          1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
            Correspondence 1975/10-1976/10 4 5

        3. Subseries I.C. Secretary

          Date: 1949-1992; bulk 1960-1990

          Extent: 3,100 items (3.5 linear feet)

          Description: Correspondence, Board of Directors minutes, reports, constitutions and by-laws, business calendars, and certificate of incorporation organized first by subject and then in date order.

          1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
            Correspondence 1950 4 6

            Correspondence 1960-1965 4 7

            Correspondence 1966-1968 4 8

            Correspondence 1969-1972 4 9

            Correspondence 1973-1976 4 10

            Correspondence 1982-1984 5 1

            Correspondence 1984 5 2

            Correspondence 1985-1989 5 3

            Correspondence Committee on the Deterioration of Fuels 1965 5 4

            Correspondence Elections 1962-1976 5 5

            Correspondence Emeritus Members 1982-1983 5 6

            Correspondence Mailing List Approvals 1982-1983 5 7

            Correspondence Mailing List Approvals 1983-1984 5 8

            Correspondence Special Publications 1963-1983 5 9

            Account Record 1959-1962 5 10

            Business Calendar 1977-1981 5 11

            Business Calendar 1983-1990 5 12

            Certificate of Incorporation 5 13

            By Laws, Constitution and Revisions 6 1

            Rosters 1949-1990 6 2

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1954 6 3

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1960 6 4

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1961 6 5

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1962 6 6

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1963 6 7

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1964 6 8

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1965 6 9

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1966 6 10

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1967 7 1

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1968 7 2

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1969 7 3

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1970 7 4

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1971 7 5

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1972 7 6

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1973 7 7

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1974 8 1

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports (Part I) 1975 8 2

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports (Part II) 1975 8 3

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports (Part I) 1976 8 4

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports (Part II) 1976 8 5

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1977 8 6

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1978 8 7

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1979 9 1

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1980 9 2

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1980 9 3

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1991 9 4

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports (Part I) 1982 9 5

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports (Part II) 1982 9 6

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1983 9 7

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1983 9 8

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1984, March 10 1

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1984/8 10 2

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1984/11 10 3

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1985 10 4

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1986 10 5

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1987/4 10 6

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1987/8 11 1

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1988/2 11 2

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1988/8 11 3

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1988/12 11 4

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1989 11 5

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1990 11 6

            Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Reports 1991-1992 12 1

        4. Subseries I.D. Treasurer

          Date: 1949-2000

          Extent: 2,175 items (3.75 linear feet)

          Description: Correspondence, audit and financial reports, budgets, tax and insurance forms, and ledgers arranged in order by subject and then in date order.

          1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
            Correspondence 1949-1964 12 2

            Correspondence 1965 12 3

            Correspondence 1966 12 4

            Correspondence 1967 12 5

            Correspondence 1968 12 6

            Correspondence 1969 12 7

            Correspondence 1970 12 8

            Correspondence 1971 12 9

            Correspondence 1972-1973 12 10

            Correspondence 1974 12 11

            Correspondence 1974 13 1

            Correspondence 1976-1977 13 2

            Correspondence 1978-1979 13 3

            Correspondence 1980 13 4

            Correspondence 1980-1982 13 5

            Correspondence 1984-1985 13 6

            Correspondence: IRS/Buoman’s Secretary 1974-1993 13 7

            Correspondence: Legal Matters 1975-1978 13 8

            Audit Reports 1963-1969 13 9

            Audit Reports 1970-1975 13 10

            Audit Reports 1976-1979 14 1

            Audit Reports 1979-1983 14 2

            Audit Reports 1980-1984 14 3

            Audit Reports 1985-1989 14 4

            Audit Reports 1994-2000 14 5

            Annual Meeting Income and Expenses 1974-1984 14 6

            Budgets 1967-1978 15 1

            Budgets 1980-1985 15 2

            Checking Account Register 1966, 1978, 1980 15 3

            Exempt from Income Tax Forms 1964-1983 15 4

            Insurance Policies 1971-1983 15 5

            Finance Committee 1984-1985 15 6

            Committee Lists and Budgets 1988-1989 15 7

            Ledger/Development in Industrial Micro-Biology 1972-1978 16 1

            Ledger/Income and Disbursements 1972-1973, 1977-1978 16 2

            Ledger 1980-1981 16 3

            Ledger Cash Assets 1978-1979 16 4

            Ledger Cash Receipts and Disbursements 1982-1984 16 5

            Ledger Cash Receipts 1985-1986 16 6

            Ledger Income and Disbursements for Annual Meeting 1988 16 7

            Ledger Adjusting Entries 1989/3 16 8

            Ledger Income Statement Printouts 1989 16 9

            Ledger Trial Balance 1988/11-1989/6 16 10

            Publishers: Developments in Industrial Micro-Biology Sales Reports 1964-1975 17 1

            Reports 1975-1979,1984 17 2

            Reports 1965-1974 17 3

      2. Series II. Business Secretary

        Date: 1949-1999; bulk 1950-1996

        Extent: 1,400 items (2.75 linear feet)

        Description: Correspondence, memos, reports, applications, ledgers, member lists and directories, and policy manuals arranged into two sub-series: Business Office and Membership.

        1. Subseries II.A. Business Office

          Date: 1973-1985

          Extent: 200 items (.25 linear feet)

          Description: Correspondence, memos, contracts, income and expense statements, and policy manuals organized by subject and then arranged in date order.

          1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
            Correspondence, Memos, and Reports 1973-1985 17 4

            Contract of Employment 1975 17 5

            Income and Expense Statements, Annual Meeting 1981 17 6

            Income and Expense Statements, Annual Meeting 1982 17 7

            Income and Expense Statements, Annual Meeting 1983 17 8

            Income and Expense Statements, Membership 1981-1983 17 9

            Income and Expense Statements, Office Expenses 1983 17 10

            Income and Expense Statements, Publications 1981 - 1984 17 11

            Income and Expense Statements, Misc. N/D 17 12

            Policy Manuel 1972 18 1

            Policy Manuel 1974 18 2

            Policy Manuel 1982 18 3

            Policy Manuel 1987 18 4

        2. Subseries II.B. Membership

          Date: 1949-1999

          Extent: 1,200 items (2.5 linear feet)

          Description: Applications, brochures, ledgers, member lists and Directories, and questionnaires organized in alphabetical order by subject and then in date order.

          1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
            Applications for membership 1957 19 1

            Brochures 1968-1981 19 2

            Corporate Members No Date Listed 19 3

            Ledger Rolls A-K 1950-1957 19 4

            Ledger Rolls G-N 1950-1957 19 5

            Ledger Rolls O-Z 1950-1957 19 6

            Member Lists 1949-1951, 1956, 1958, 1960-1961 19 7

            Member Lists 1982 20 1

            Member Lists 1983 20 2

            Member Lists 1984 20 3

            Member Lists 1992 21 1

            Member Lists A-L 1999 21 2

            Member Lists M-Z 1999 21 3

            Member Yearbook 1956-1957 21 4

            Printed Directories 1965, 1969, 1972, 1975, 1978 21 5

            Printed Directories 1983, 1988 21 6

            Printed Directories 1991, 1994-1995, 1997 21 7

            Questionnaire 21 8

      3. Series III. Committees

        Date: 1952-1996

        Extent: 1,000 items (1.25 linear feet)

        Description: Correspondence, memos, reports, and rosters organized by name of committee

        1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
          Member Rosters: undated, 1981-1983 22 1

          Archives Committee: Correspondence/Frances Johnson, incoming 1983-1985 22 2

          Archives Committee: Correspondence/Frances Johnson, outgoing 1983-1990 22 3

          Archives Committee: Correspondence/Frances Johnson, incoming 1986-1990 22 4

          Archives Committee: Correspondence/picture requests 1986 22 5

          Archives Committee: Correspondence/V. Lilly 1960-1984 22 6

          Archives Committee: Correspondence/ Northwestern University Library 1978-1991 22 7

          Archives Committee: Oral History Project 22 8

          Archives Committee: Reports for Board Meetings 1983-1990 22 9

          Awards and Grants Committee: Correspondence 1971-1981 22 10

          Awards and Grants Committee: “Charlie Porter” Nominations 1995 22 11

          Awards and Grants Committee: “Charles Thom” 1995-1996 22 12

          Awards and Grants Committee: Fellowship 1995-1996 22 13

          Awards and Grants Committee: “Waksman Outstanding Teaching” 1995-1996 22 14

          Education Committee: Correspondence 1961-1964 23 1

          Education Committee: Correspondence 1972/4-1976/4 23 2

          Education Committee: 1988-1989, 1991 23 3

          Local Sections Committee: 1973-1975 23 4

          Membership Committee: 1979, 1983 23 5

          Membership: Emeritus/Quarter Century Club 1974- 1979 23 6

          Nominations: Correspondence 1959-1964 23 7

          Nominations: Correspondence 1965-1974 23 8

          Placement Committee: 1979 23 9

          Planning Committee: 1973-1974 23 10

          Policy Manual Committee: Correspondence 1972-1974 23 11

          Policy Manual Committee: 1982 23 12

          Program Committee: Correspondence 1952, 1961-1963, 1970-1979 23 13

          Publications Committee: Correspondence 1971-1978 23 14

          Publicity Committee: Correspondence 1975 23 15

          Speaker’s Bureau Committee: Correspondence 1965 24 1

          Speaker’s Bureau Committee: Correspondence 1966-1968 24 2

          Summer Institute Committee: Correspondence 1965-1968/5 24 3

          Summer Institute Committee: Correspondence 1968/6-1970 24 4

      4. Series IV. Meetings

        Date: 1949-2001; bulk 1960-1993 bulk

        Extent: 2,600 items; (3.25 linear feet

        Description: Correspondence, minutes, memos, reports, forms, proceedings, papers, programs and photographs arranged into five sub-series: Correspondence, Annual Meetings, Conferences, Symposia and Workshops, Joint Meetings, and Local Chapters.

        1. Subseries IV.A. Correspondence

          Date: 1949-1971

          Extent: 250 items (.25 linear feet)

          Description: Correspondence organized in alphabetical order by subject.

          1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
            Conferences/Herman 1960/6-1960/8 24 5

            Conferences/Herman 1960/9 24 6

            Conferences/Herman 1960/10-1961/3 24 7

            Organizational 1949/10-12 25 1

            Summer Institute 1968-1971 25 2

        2. Subseries IV.B. Annual Meetings

          Date: 1950-1991

          Extent: 400 items (1 linear foot)

          Description: Correspondence, reports, minutes, memos, forms, proceedings and photographs arranged in alphabetical order by subject and then in date order.

          1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
            Committee Reports 1991 25 3

            Minutes 1950-1958 25 4

            Minutes 1964-1969 25 5

            Minutes 1970-1974 25 6

            Minutes 1975-1985 25 7

            Miscellaneous memos, reports 1960-1981 25 8

            Miscellaneous memos, reports, correspondence, 1988-1989 25 9

            Photographs 1981-1988 26 1

            Photographs 1984 26 2

            Photographs 1985 26 3

            Photographs 1990 26 4

            Presentation 1989 (John Howard Video) 26 5

            Printed Proceedings 1955-1958 26 6

            Registration Reply Forms 1967 27 1

        3. Subseries IV.C. Conferences, Symposia, Workshops

          Date: 1960-2001

          Extent: 55 items (1.75 linear feet)

          Description: Proceedings, programs, papers and memos organized by individual conference, symposia, or workshop with all conferences first followed by all symposia and workshops in date order.

          1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
            Conferences 1960, 1963, 1967, 1990, 1991 27 2

            Actinomycete Taxonomy 1978 27 3

            Freezing and Freeze Drying 1979 27 4

            Freezing and Freeze Drying 1980 27 5

            Applications of Microbial Protoplasts 1981 27 6

            Fungus Tests 1982 27 7

            Asepsis in Fermentation 1982 27 8

            Plasmids in Biotechnology 1984 27 9

            Introduction to Chemical Engineering for Microbiologists 1985 28 1

            Interfacing Fermentation with Recombinant DNA Technology 1986 28 2

            Process Cooling Water: Problems and Solutions 1987 28 3

            Water: Microbiological/Quality Issues 1987 28 4

            Biotechnology of Microbial Products 1988 28 5

            Fermentation Process Technology: Mammlian and Microbial Cell Culture 1988 28 6

            Polymerose Chain Reaction 28 7

            Asia-Oceania Biotechnology 1990 28 8

            Actinoplanetes and Maduromycetes, Actinomycetes 1991 29 1

            International Marine Biotechnology Vol. I 1991 29 2

            International Marine Biotechnology Vol. II 1991 29 3

            Controlling Biotechnology Risks: A Holistic Approach to Safety and Environmental Protection 1992 29 4

            Screening for Therapeutic Drugs Using Automated Assays 1993 30 1

            1993 Cleanroom Management 30 2

            1995 Fungi: An Introduction to Isolation and Taxonomy 30 3

            2000 Predictive Medicine, Gene Expression Microarrays, Drug Discovery, Prokayotic Expression 30 4

            2001 Protemics 30 5

        4. Subseries IV.D. Joint

          Date: 1961, n.d.

          Extent: 6 items (2 folders)

          Description: Programs, reports and paper arranged by meeting

          1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
            American Institute for Biological Sciences, 1961 30 6

            Botanical Society, n.d 30 7

        5. Subseries IV.E. Local Chapters

          Date: 1951-1988

          Extent: 75 items (.25 linear feet)

          Description: Agendas, minutes, reports, correspondence and memos arranged by section name.

          1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
            Chicago 1959, 1967-1969, 1972-1973 30 8

            Indiana 1988 30 9

            Metropolitan 1970, 1973-1974 30 10

            New England 1973-1976, 1988 20 11

            Washington 1951- 1960 20 12

            Miscellaneous Floppy Disk 1990 20 13

      5. Series V. Publications

        Date: 1951-2000

        Extent: 500 items (10 linear feet)

        Description: Journals, newsletters, programs, abstracts, and pamphlets organized into three sub-series: Journals and Newsletters, Conference, Workshop and Meeting Materials, and Special and Miscellaneous Publications.

        1. Subseries V.A. Journals and Newsletters

          Date: 1951-2000

          Extent: 8.25 linear feet

          Description: Printed materials arranged by title and then in date order.

          1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
            Developments in Industrial Microbiology Vol. 1-5 31

            Developments in Industrial Microbiology Vol. 6-10 32

            Developments in Industrial Microbiology Vol. 11-15 33

            Developments in Industrial Microbiology Vol. 16-18 34

            Developments in Industrial Microbiology Vol. 19-20 35

            Developments in Industrial Microbiology Vol.21-23 36

            Developments in Industrial Microbiology Vol. 24-25 37

            Developments in Industrial Microbiology Vol. 26-29, 32 38

            Society of Industrial Microbiology Newsletter Vol.1 (No. 1-4) – Vol.4 (No. 1-4) 39 1

            Society of Industrial Microbiology Newsletter Vol. 5 (No. 1, 3),Vol. 6 (No. 1, 2), Vol. 7 (No. 1-3), Vol. 8 (No. 1-2) 39 2

            Society of Industrial Microbiology Newsletter Vol. 11 (No. 1-4), Vol. 12 (No.1-3), Vol. 13 (No. 1-3), Vol.14 (No. 1-3), Vol. 15(1-4) 39 3

            Society of Industrial Microbiology Newsletter Vol. 16 (No. 1,2,4), Vol. 17 (No. 1-4), Vol. 18 (No.1-4), Vol. 19 (No. 1-5) 39 4

            Society of Industrial Microbiology Newsletter Vol. 20 (No. 1-5), Vol. 21 (No. 1-5), Vol. 22 (No. 1, 3,4) 39 5

            Society of Industrial Microbiology News Vol. 23 (No. 1-6) 39 6

            Society of Industrial Microbiology News Vol. 24 (No. 4,6) 39 7

            Society of Industrial Microbiology News Vol. 25 (No. 1-6) 39 8

            Society of Industrial Microbiology News Vol. 26 (No. 1-5) 39 9

            Society of Industrial Microbiology News Vol. 27 (No. 1-6) 40 1

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            Society of Industrial Microbiology News Vol. 49 (No. 1-6) 43 1

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            Journal of Industrial Microbiology Vol. 1 (No. 1-3) 43 3

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            Journal of Industrial Microbiology Vol. 21-Vol. 26 47

        2. Subseries V.B. Conferences, Workshops and Meeting Materials

          Date: 1990-2000

          Extent: 30 items (1 linear foot)

          Description: Programs, abstracts, conference papers and handouts arranged by type of program and then in date order.

          1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
            Annual Meeting Programs and Abstracts 1992-1995, 1997-2000 Conference and Workshop Program and Annual Meeting Programs and Abstracts 1992-1995, 1997-2000 Conference and Workshop Program and Abstracts 48

            Conference materials 1991, 1999, 2000 49 1

            Validation of Automated Systems in the Pharmaceutical Industry 1984 49 2

            Biotechnology: GMPs, Regulatory Concerns and Common Sense (Part 1-4) 49 3

            Biotechnology: GMPs, Regulatory Concerns and Common Sense (Part 5-7) 1990 49 4

            Validation, Design and Start-up of Biotechnology Plants 1991 49 5

            Development of Cell Culture Biopharmaceuticals: Manufacturing and Control 1994 49 6

        3. Subseries V.C. Special Publications and Miscellanea

          Date: 1959-1982

          Extent: 120 items (.5 linear feet)

          Description: Printed materials, correspondence, reports, and contracts arranged by subject and then in date order.

          1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
            Special Publication No. 1- 4 50 1

            Special Publication No. 5 50 2

            Special Publication No. 6 50 3

            Contract Agreements 1959-1962 50 4

            Correspondence: Newsletter Editor 1965-1976 50 5

            Reprint and Page Charges 1959 – 1982 50 6

      6. Series VI. Affiliated Organizations and Ephemera

        Date: 1967-1989

        Extent: 150 items (.25 linear feet)

        Description: Correspondence, member list and ephemera arranged by subject.

        1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
          Proclamation, Poster, Plaque 1982 – 1989 51 1

          American Association for the Advancement of Science/Correspondence: 1967/8-1975/9 51 2

          American Institute of Biological Science/ Correspondence: 1968/1-1975/9 51 3

          Membership: American Institute of Biological Science 1982/3 51 4

          Northwestern University/ Correspondence: 1970 - 2002 51 5

          Northwestern University/ Accession Records and Inventories 51 6


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