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Collection International Union of Immunological Societies records
Call Number Coll009
Creator International Union of Immunological Societies;
Finding Aids Finding aid available.
Digital Link Finding aid: http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/findingaids/coll009.php
Digital collection: http://contentdm.ad.umbc.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/IUIS
Date 1966-2011; bulk 1971-1997
Description 39 boxes (18.5 linear feet)
Scope & Content Records document the history and development of the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS). The correspondence, council and general-assembly meeting minutes, agendas, reports, accounting, and membership files provide a clear view of the early growth of the Union. Extensive Committee files such as those for the Standardization Committee, the Nomenclature Committee, the Clinical Immunology Committee, the Veterinary Immunology Committee and others illustrate the interests and activities of the IUIS. In addition, there is significant documentation for the meetings of International Congress of Immunology, considered one of the most important functions of the organization.
Language English (eng)
Admin/Biographical History The International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) was founded in Brugge, Belgium on May 5, 1969. The IUIS constitution prepared by the Council was formally approved by the 1st General Assembly July 30, 1971 and on August 6, 1971 the first International Congress of Immunology was held in Washington D.C. In 1993 the first issue of The Immunologist, the official journal of IUIS was published.
Arrangement Organized into five series: Series I. Officers and Council, 1966-2011. Series II. Membership, 1971-2001. Series III. Meetings, 1970-2010. Series IV. Committees, 1967-2000. Series V. Affiliated Societies, 1972-2000.
Access Conditions No restrictions.
Copyrights Reproductions allowed for research purposes. Copyright maintained by the creator.
Citation International Union of Immunological Societies records, Center for Biological Sciences Archives, Collection 9, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).
Provenance and Aquisition Information This collection came to the archives in fourteen different accessions:
MSS 95-02 donated by Alain De Weck of the Inselspital Institut fur Immunlolgie umd Allergologie. Bern, Switzerland on April 19, 1995.
MSS 95-10 donated by Gustof Nossal of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, The Royal Melbourne Hospital. Victoria, Australia on July 17, 1995.
MSS 95-14 donated by Richard G. Miller of University of Toronto department of Medical Biophysics. Toronto, Ontario, Canada on September 18, 1995.
MSS 96-09 donated by Bernard Charley of the Virologie et Immunologie Moleculaires, INRA. Jouy en Josas, France on April 2, 1996.
MSS 96-10 donated by Michael Sela of the Department of Immunology, Weizman Institute of Science, Israel on April 25, 1996.
MSS 99-01 donated by Bernard Charley of the Virologie et Immunologie Moleculaires, INRA. Jouy en Josas, France on January 11, 1999
SARCV 99-05 donated by Keith James of the Lester Research Labs., University Department of Surgery, Royal Infirmary. Edinburgh, Scotland on May 20, 1999.
SARCV 99-07 donated by Henry Metzger of NIAMS, NIH. Bethesda, Maryland on August 20, 1999.
SARCV 2000-06 donated by P. Nieuwenhuis of the Histology dept. University of Groningen. Gironingen, Netherlands on May 30, 2000.
SARCV 2004-06 donated by the International Union of Immunological Societies on September 28, 2004.
SARCV 2005-02 donated by the International Union of Immunological Societies on April 11, 2004.
SARCV 2005-04 donated by the International Union of Immunological Societies on June 1, 2005.
SARCV 2011-02 donated by Gerlinde Jahn of the Vienna Medical Academy.
SARCV 2011-03 donated by Masayuki Miyasaka of Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine.
Processing Information This collection was processed under the supervision of Marcia Frank Peri and completed in March 2001. Additional minutes were added to the collection in March 2011 by Graduate Assistant Colleen Walter. Three additional accessions were processed and incorporated into the existing collection by Elizabeth Pente, Special Collections intern, under the supervision of Lindsey Loeper, Special Collections Archivist in the Spring of 2012.

This collection of the records of IUIS arrived over a period of sixteen years in fourteen separate accessions each of which had been inventoried reboxed, and refoldered maintaining its original order. At the time of processing it was determined that the best approach would be to organize them together as a single collection. The arrangement of documents was determined by the original order of the largest aggregate of materials, with adjustments being made when similar materials, with slightly different arrangements, overlapped. Therefore, for example, the correspondence from each accession was arranged together in date order by year and then by sub-divided by officer; even though some of the correspondence came in arranged by officer, because the bulk of the documents had that as their original order. Similarly, with the financial and accounting documents, the arrangement was based on the incoming order most commonly used.

In the Spring of 2010, the Council meeting minutes were scanned and made available for online viewing through UMBC's Digital Collections (CONTENTdm). The minutes were scanned for access only by Michael Dick, Circulation, and metadata creation was completed by Sujata Sharma and Amelia Jennings, Special Collections student assistants, under the supervision of Lindsey Loeper, Special Collections Archivist. In Summer 2011, born digital minutes from 1998-2011 were sent to Special Collections and added to the digital collection; metadata creation was completed by Molly Bradtke, Special Collections student assistant, under the supervision of Lindsey Loeper, Special Collections Archivist.

In the Spring of 2012, a backlog of three accessions received in 2004 and 2005 were processed and incorporated into the existing collection by Elizabeth Pente, Special Collections intern, under the supervision of Lindsey Loeper, Special Collections Archivist. These accessions were inventoried, rehoused, and refoldered maintaining its original order. Three bound volumes of free papers presented at the 12th International Congress titled Immunology 2004 Genomic Issues, Immune System Activation and Allergy; Immunology 2004 Immunodeficiency, Infectious Diseases, Immunomodulation and Vaccines; and Immunology 2004 Autoimmunity, Genetic and Degenerative Disorders, Malignancies, and Transplantation were removed for cataloging.

Multiple copies have been disposed whenever there were more than two copies of a given document, as have old checks and checkbooks.
Archivist Peri, Marcia
Format records (documents)
People International Union of Immunological Societies;
Yugoslav Immunological Society;
Subjects Immunology -- Societies, etc.;
IUIS -- Archives;
Yugoslav Immunological Society -- Archives;
Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Social aspects;
Yugoslav Immunological Society;
Year Range from 1966.0
Year Range to 2011.0