This collection is organized into five series:
Series I. Council
Series II. Publications
Series III. Members
Series IV. Photographs
Series V. Audiovisual
The Society for Invertebrate Pathology (SIP), founded in 1967, is a group for students,
researchers, and scientists around the world who study diseases in invertebrate species.
Their records span from 1954 to 2012, and are 5.75 linear feet. The records are divided
into five series: I. Council, II. Publications, III. Members, IV. Photographs, and
Council Records (Series I) are divided into two sub-series: A. Meeting Proceedings
and B. Establishing documents. The meeting proceedings contain minutes from the SIP's
first and second business meetings (1968-1970). The establishing documents contain
drafts and final editions of the SIP Constitution and Bylaws written by Mauro Martignoni
Series II is the largest series in the collection. The publications are divided by
type into four sub-series: A. Newsletters, B. Meeting programs and abstracts, C. Directories,
and D. Education. The newsletters span 1968-2012, and include scanned copies of volumes
1 through 31. The meeting programs and abstracts are predominately from SIP meetings
but also include meetings held in conjunction with the SIP: the American Institute
of Biological Sciences and the International Congress of Invertebrate Pathology. Directories
are published by the SIP or affiliated organizations for scientist engaged in related
fields. Membership directories are located in Series III. Educational publications
include glossaries, course listings, and laboratory exercises.
Member records (Series III) span from 1967 to 2012 and are divided into five sub-series:
A. Directories, B. Honorary Members, C. Mauro Martignoni, D. Jaroslav Weiser, and
E. Edward Steinhaus. This series contains directories published by the SIP for society
members, biographical data, curriculum vitae, papers, and correspondence of SIP members.
The correspondence from sub-series B is between Elizabeth Davidson and honorary members
of the SIP. The Martignoni records include his correspondence with Davidson and his
own papers. Included with the Martignoni papers is a biographical book on Edward Steinhaus
(1970). Weiser records include his correspondence with Elizabeth Davidson. Steinhaus
records include scanned correspondence, dated 1963-1971, between Dr. Edward Steinhaus,
Mabry Steinhaus, and Dr. John Briggs. The correspondence also includes photographs
of Ohio State University and Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center faculty
The photographs (Series IV) are not divided into sub-series. They span from 1954 to
2012. The SIP photographs are of annual meetings, lectures, members, laboratories,
and affiliated institutions or organizations. Other institutions include laboratories
in Germany and Prague, the Laboratory of Insect Pathology at Berkeley, and the Glasshouse
Institute. This series includes prints, slides (most likely from member John Briggs),
and scanned copies on CDs. Some CDs with photographs also include seminar material
and scanned documents. Scanned documents include correspondence of Mauro Martignoni,
Edward Steinhaus, and John Briggs, SIP newsletter obituaries, and material for a talk
on Edward Steinhaus.
Series V includes audiovisual material. This series is divided into three sub-series:
A. Presentations, and B. Interviews, and C. Correspondence. Sub-series V.A includes
presentation slides and word documents for various pathology lectures and meetings.
Sub-series V.B contains five discs of audio interviews. There are five interviewees:
Thomas Angus, Wayne Brooks, Albert Sparks and Phyllis Johnson, and Yoshinori Tanada.
Interviews cover the interviewee's research, contributions to the SIP, and their work
with Edward Steinhaus. Interviews were conducted as research for a biography on Edward
Steinhaus. Some audio is hard to decipher due to a problem with the recording device,
including interviews with Brooks and Tanada.
This collection was created by the Society for Invertebrate Pathology. The records
arrived in two accessions: SARCV 2013-01, with an additional donation of photographs
June, 2013: SARCV 2013-03.
The Society for Invertebrate Pathology records were processed by graduate student
Dorothy Alexander under the supervision of the Special Collections Archivist Lindsey
Loeper in the Summer of 2013.
The collection was processed following original order, and the records were processed
to the folder level. All CD materials were arranged together in one box.
Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS)
Archives Processing Manual: Description
(2015): The processing manual used in Special Collections for all descriptive platforms,
Finding aid available
Finding Aid: http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/findingaids/coll105.php
Digital Collection: http://contentdm.ad.umbc.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16629coll5
Reproductions allowed for research purposes. Copyright maintained by creator.
Society for Invertebrate Pathology
Invertebrates -- Diseases -- Congresses
Society for Invertebrate Pathology -- Archives
Invertebrates -- Diseases -- Periodicals
Extent: 1 box (.5 linear feet)
This series contains documents relating to the formation of the Society for Invertebrate
Pathology (SIP). The records are arranged chronologically within each sub-series.
Extent: 1 folder
Sub-series I.A contains minutes and proceedings, arranged chronologically in one
folder, from the first two business meetings of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology
(SIP). The proceedings cover the formation of SIP, the Constitution and Bylaws, membership,
committees and divisions, and goals of the society.
Extent: .5 box (.25 linear feet)
Sub-series I.B, arranged chronologically, contains the Society's Articles of Incorporation,
drafts and final editions of the Constitution and Bylaws, and an informative book
used by the society to conduct meetings.
Extent: 9.5 boxes (3.5 linear feet)
This series contains material published by the Society for Invertebrate Society
or affiliated organizations. The records are divided into four sub-series, arranged
by type of publication: A. Newsletters, B. Meeting Program and Abstracts, C. Directories,
and D. Education. Records within each sub-series are arranged alphabetically by title
and then chronologically.
Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear foot)
Sub-series II.A contains the Society for Invertebrate Pathology Newsletters, arranged
chronologically from the first issue in December, 1967 to November, 2012. Scanned
copies of Newsletters, from 1967 to 1999, are located in Box 14. They are also located
in Digital File Sub-Series II.A: Newsletters. Obituaries from the SIP newsletters
are also located in Digital File Sub-Series II.A: Newsletters.
Digital items available
Extent: 8.5 boxes (2 linear feet)
Sub-series II.B includes annual meeting programs for the American Institute of
Biological Sciences (years 1969, 1972-1975, 1978), meeting programs and proceedings
for the International Colloquium on Insect Pathology (years 1958, 1962, 1966), and
annual meeting programs, abstracts, and proceedings for the Society for Invertebrate
Pathology (years 1968-2012). Many SIP meetings were held jointly with the International
Conference on Invertebrate Pathology, and therefore share the same program.
The programs are arranged alphabetically by title and then chronologically. Due to
size, the following programs are housed in 8: International Colloquium on Insect Pathology
(1958), SIP (1968, 1972-1973, 1986-1988, 1990).
Extent: .25 boxes (.25 linear feet)
Sub-series II.C contains directories of people and organizations affiliated with
invertebrate pathology. Directories are arranged alphabetically and chronologically.
Member directories are located in Series III.
Sub-series II.D contains material published by SIP members for educational purposes.
Educational material includes glossaries, course listings, and laboratory exercises.
Extent: 1 box (.75 linear feet)
Series III includes records associated with SIP membership or specific members.
This Series is divided into five sub-series: A. Member Directories, B. Honorary Members,
C. Mauro Martignoni, D. Jaroslav Weiser, and E. Edward Steinhaus.
Extent: .5 boxes (.25 linear feet)
Sub-series III.A, arranged chronologically, contains SIP member directories including
the directories of founding members.
Sub-series III.B contains biographical information, arranged alphabetically, on
specific members who received honorary status in the society. This sub-series is a
compilation of correspondence, biographical data, and bibliographies for an SIP Newsletter
article about various honorary members in the Society.
Sub-series III.C contains the correspondence and papers of Dr. Mauro Martignoni,
an honorary and founding member of the SIP. This sub-series is arranged alphabetically
and chronologically. The correspondence is between Martignoni and Dr. Elizabeth Davidson,
most of which relates to an article about SIP honorary members. Martignoni includes
biographical information on himself and honorary member Enrico Masera in his correspondence
with Davidson. The Martignoni papers also include an Abridged Glossary of Terms, Student
lists for the Laboratory of Insect Pathology at Berkeley, bibliographies, and a publication
on Edward Steinhaus. Scanned copies of one letter, including Martignoni's retirement
announcement, is located in Digital File Sub-Series III.C.
Sub-series III.D, arranged chronologically, includes correspondence between SIP
member Dr. Jaroslav Weiser and Dr. Elizabeth Davidson.
Extent: 10.9 MB
Sub-Series III.E includes scanned correspondence between Dr. Edward Steinhaus,
Mabry Steinhaus, and Dr. John Briggs. The correspondence contains photographs of Ohio
State University and Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center faculty from
Extent: 1.5 boxes (1 linear foot)
Series IV, arranged alphabetically and chronologically, contains photographs of
SIP members, lectures, events, and annual meetings. Printed photographs in Box 12
Folders 7-13 and Box 13 Folders 1-8 were arranged alphabetically. Many photographs
were used in SIP Newsetters. They include photographs from the first International
Conference on Insect pathology, photographs of members including early founders, SIP
meetings in chronological order, slides, and other affiliated societies and organizations.
Some of the printed photographs are scanned and located in Box 14 Discs 1-6 and Digital
File Series IV.
Photographs from 14 Discs 1-6 include scanned photographs on CDs. Many of the scanned
photographs are duplicates from a 2010 scanning project. Some CDs also include scanned
documents for lectures and publications that are located in Digital File Sub-series
Photographs from Digital File Series IV include all the scanned photographs from Discs
1-6. The digital folders are arranged alphabetically. Scanned photographs that were
not originally arranged by subject, were arranged chronologically.
Extent: .25 boxes (.25 linear feet)
Series V contains audiovisual material. This series is divided into two sub-series:
A. Presentations, and B. Interviews.
Extent: 5 discs
Sub-series V.A, arranged alphabetically, includes power point slides and word documents
for SIP meetings and lectures. Other presentations for SIP meetings, such as anniversary
talks and presentations on Edward Steinhaus, are located in SIP Digital File Sub-Series
V.A. History material from John Briggs CD 2 are also located in Digital File Sub-Series
Sub-series V.B, arranged alphabetically, includes audio interviews of five SIP
members about their research, the history of SIP, and their work with Edward Steinhaus.
Interviews were conducted as research for a biography on Edward Steinhaus. Some audio
is hard to decipher due to a problem with the recording machine, including interviews
with Brooks and Tanada. Interviews are also located in SIP Digital File Sub-series
"History of SIP." Society for Invertebrate Pathology website. Accessed December
Society for Invertebrate Pathology website. Accessed December 17, 2015.