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Collection Society for Industrial Microbiology records
Call Number Coll015
Creator Society for Industrial Microbiology (U.S.);
Finding Aids Finding aid available.
Digital Link Finding aid:
Date 1949-2001
Description 51 boxes (26.5 linear feet)
Scope & Content Records document the founding and growth of the Society for Industrial Microbiology. Documents show the development of important society activities such as the Summer Institute, the Education Committee and Awards and Grants Committee, annual meetings and publications such as the SIM Newsletter. They include the officers’ correspondence, financial audits and reports, minutes, memoranda, membership lists, meeting materials, committee reports, and photographs. Also includes publications such as the Society of Industrial Microbiology Newsletter, the Society of Industrial Microbiology News, Developments in industrial microbiology, and the Journal of Industrial Microbiology.
Language English (eng)
Admin/Biographical History Founded in 1949 as a national scientific organization for the field of microbiologic work as applied to industrial materials and processes. SIM was incorporated in the District of Columbia in 1960, and in 1964 established the Summer Institute to provide a series of short "practical methods" courses. In 1951, SIM began publishing a newsletter (now SIM News) and in 1960 a journal, Developments in Industrial Microbiology. SIM launched the Journal of Industrial Microbiology (now the Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology) in 1986. In 2011, the organization changed its name to the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB).
Arrangement Organized in six series: Series I. Board of Directors, 1949-2000. Series II. Business Secretary, 1949-1999. Series III. Committees, 1952-1996. Series IV. Meetings, 1949-2001. Series V. Publications, 1951-2000. Series VI. Affiliated Organizations and Ephemera, 1967-1989.
Access Conditions No restrictions.
Copyrights Reproduction allowed for research purposes. Copyright maintained by creator.
Citation Society for Industrial Microbiology records, Center for Biological Sciences Archives, Collection 15, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).
Provenance and Aquisition Information SARCV 2000-11; SARCV 2001-06; SARCV 2002-04. This collection was received in three accessions. The first accession of 20 cubic feet of records arrived from Northwestern University on August 28, 2000; the second accession of 8 cubic feet was sent directly from the SIM office in Fairfax, VA and arrived on October 25, 2001; and the third, comprising one folder, was delivered by Dr. Joan Bennett on Dec 13, 2002.
Processing Information The records transferred from Northwestern had been partially arranged and described and had come with a finding aid to the processed portion; for the remaining portion there were accession records but no inventory. The second accession however had no inventory and was found to be in a disordered state.

An inventory was done of all unprocessed materials and all records whether previously processed or not were organized according to the administrative arrangement set out in the SIM Handbook and taking into account the initial order done by Northwestern. All documents pertaining to the provenance, accessions, and processing of materials at Northwestern University may be found under the series Affiliated Organizations Envelopes, invoices, cancelled checks, payroll information such as time sheets and duplicate copies have been weeded.

Processing was completed and finding aid written by Marcia Frank Peri, December 2002.
Archivist Peri, Marcia
Format records (documents)
People Society for Industrial Microbiology (U.S.);
Subjects Society for Industrial Microbiology (U.S.) -- Archives;
Industrial microbiology -- Societies, etc.;
Year Range from 1949
Year Range to 2001