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American Chemical Society, Indiana Section
Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library
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Processed by: Julie A. Reid, February 2005
The first regular meeting of the American Chemical Society was held May 4, 1876. Subsequent reform efforts resulted in a modification to the organizational structure of the American Chemical Society. These changes to the organizational structure allowed for the creation of a national chemical society that would be based on the concept of local sections. Local sections of the American Chemical Society began to form after 1890. The Indiana section of the American Chemical Society produced a monthly publication called The Accelerator. The Indiana section of the American Chemical Society is still in existence. The focus of its efforts appears to be educational outreach.
Skolnick, Herman. A Century of Chemistry: The Role of Chemists and the American Chemical Society. Washington, D. C.: American Chemical Society, 1976.
This collection consists of a census of the chemists belonging to the American Chemical Society, Indiana section during 1917. The census includes a form filled out by each chemist containing name, address, date and place of birth, marital status, number of dependents, present position, training, experience and lines of work for which the individual is qualified. Of note is a census form for Eli Lilly. Included in the collection is a letter outlining the resolutions adopted by the Executive Committee of the Indiana section of the American Chemical Society in 1917 when placing its services at the command of President Wilson. The collection also includes a page of handwritten notes pertaining to chemistry.
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Folder 1 Letters, 1917
1917, March 29 Letter outlining the resolutions adopted by the Executive Committee of the Indiana section of the American Chemical Society in regard to placing its services at the command of President Wilson (3 copies)
Folder 2 Census A-K, 1917
1917 Census of Chemists belonging to the Indiana section of the American Chemical Society, letters A-K
Folder 3 Census L-Z, 1917
1917 Census of Chemists belonging to the Indiana section of the American Chemical Society, letters L-Z
Folder 4 Notes, 1917
n.d. Handwritten notes pertaining to chemistry (1 page)
Size of Collection: 4 folders
Collection Dates: 1917
Provenance: Irene Strieby, 13 Apr. 1955
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
Alternate Formats: None
Related Holdings: None