Title: American Genetic Association records
Call Number: Coll030
Creator: American Genetic Association
Dates: 1907-2008; bulk 1907-1934, 1952-2005
Size: 8 boxes (8 linear feet)
Language: English
Abstract: Contains organizational records and print journals from the American Genetic Association. Includes financial reports, Council meeting minutes, bylaws, annual reports, publication records, membership files and lists, clippings, conference and symposia documents, and materials relating to the 2001 Anthrax scare are included.
Citation: American Genetic Association records, Center for Biological Sciences Archives, Collection 30, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).

Administrative/Biographical Note

Founded in 1903 as the American Breeders Association, the American Genetic Association is the oldest professional society devoted to the study of heredity.

Scope & Content


Materials are unprocessed.

Provenance Information

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Boxes were donated in Summer 2008. Additional print journals were acquired in 2009.

Processing Note

Collection unprocessed. During rehousing of the material in 2008, stinkbugs were located in the files. The boxes were sent for freezing and vacuuming and were returned in Spring 2009. Special Collections staff vacuumed and refoldered the materials.

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

Box listing available.

Finding Aid: http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/findingaids/coll030.php

Access Conditions

No restrictions. AGA executive director and officers will have full and free access to records.

Conditions Governing Reproductions and Use

Copyright on all AGA materials are transferred to UMBC with the exception of published print materials including journals, newsletters, books, and Proceedings. Reproductions allowed for research purposes.

Subject Headings


American Genetic Association


Genetics -- Societies, etc.

American Genetic Association -- Archives

Series Description & Container List

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  1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
    Publications 1910-1911, 1914-1933 1 Description
    Records 1930-1951, 1960-1963, 1972-1986 2 Description
    Records 1981-2005; bulk 1995-2005 3 Description
    Records 1986-1996 4 Description
    Publications 1907-1927 5 Description
    Publications 1909-1928 6 Description
    Records 1920-1980; bulk 1920-1971 7 Description
    Records 1969-1980 8 Description
    Publications 2007-2008 9 Description
    Records 1991-2017 10 Description
    Journal of Heredity 1961-2006 Description

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