Title: American Type Culture Collection records
Call Number: Coll010
Creator: American Type Culture Collection
Dates: 1927-1996
Size: 10 boxes (13.5 linear feet)
Language: English
Abstract: Contains publications from the American Type Culture Collection's history, including the first volumes of the American Type Culture Collection Catalog.
Citation: American Type Culture Collection records, Center for Biological Sciences Archives, Collection 10, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).

Administrative/Biographical Note

Established in 1914, ATCC is a private, nonprofit biotechnology organization. It serves as a repository for microorganism cultures, as well as a global leader in biotechnology research.

Scope & Content


Not yet arranged; publications have been interfiled by title, then date.

Provenance Information

Provenance and Acquisition Information

SARCV 1995-15, SARCV 1996-11, SARCV 1997-07, SARCV 1997-23, SARCV 1998-04, SARCV 1998-05; Catalogs, newsletters, and a book were transferred to the archives by ATCC in 1995 and accessioned by Marcia Peri in 1998. Dr. Robert Stevenson deposited 1 cubic foot of A/V material, papers, and reports of the NIH Cancer Virus Program in 1996 which were accessioned by John Beck in 1997. ASM donated further A/V materials in 1997 which are stored with the ATCC collection. Three smaller donations consisting mostly of publications were accessioned in 1997 and 1998.

Processing Note

Collection unprocessed.

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: http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/findingaids/coll010.php

Access Conditions

No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions and Use

Reproductions allowed for research purposes. Copyright maintained by the creator.

Subject Headings


American Type Culture Collection


American Type Culture Collection -- Archives

Cultures (Biology) -- Societies, etc.

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