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Collection American Association of Anatomists records
Call Number Coll021
Creator American Association of Anatomists;
Finding Aids Finding Aid available.
Digital Link Finding aid: http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/findingaids/coll021.php
Digital collection: http://contentdm.ad.umbc.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/aaa
Date 1900-2011
Description 18 boxes (14 linear feet)
Scope & Content Files contain the institutional papers, publications, and photographs of the American Association of Anatomists. Records include awards, committee files, planning files for Experimental Biology, financial documents, membership lists, AAA publications, and historic photographs.
Language English (eng)
Admin/Biographical History The AAA was formed in 1888 to serve the researchers, educators, and students of anatomical sciences; it has held annual meetings since the year of its formation. Membership for AAA is open to undergraduates, graduate and medical school students; postdoctoral fellows; medical residents; educators; researchers; and retirees.
Arrangement This collection is organized into eight series: Series I. Board of Directors, 1998-2008, Series II. Committees, 2000-2009, Series III. Membership, 1929-2009, Series IV. Financial, 1900-2010, Series V. Conferences, 1906-2010, Series VI. Awards, 2008-2010, Series VII. Publications, 1906-2010, Series VIII. Photographs, 2003-2011.
Access Conditions Materials less than 5 years old require permission from donor.
Copyrights Reproductions allowed for research purposes. Copyright maintained by the creator.
Citation American Association of Anatomists records, Center for Biological Sciences Archives, Collection 21, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).
Provenance and Aquisition Information All the materials were created by the American Association of Anatomists. This collection arrived in three different accessions: SARCV 2004-04, SARCV 2010-01, and SARCV 2011-08. In 2004, the AAA donated thirteen boxes, largely relating to EB, as part of SARCV 2004-04. The AAA donated an additional two boxes in 2010 (SARCV 2010-01) that contained records relating to awards, membership, and minutes. In 2011, the AAA donated six boxes (SARCV 2011-08), which included AAA publications, old cash and log books, records of the Board of Directors, and records relating to the Annual Meeting. Records were stored and maintained by the Science Archives and access was granted to researchers prior to processing.
Processing Information The American Association of Anatomists records were processed by graduate assistant Johanna Schein under the supervision of the Special Collections Archivist Lindsey Loeper in the Spring of 2012.

This collection was processed to the folder level. Materials originally housed in binders were removed from the binders and placed in folders, with the original order maintained. Publications were arranged chronologically and placed in format specific storage. When more than two exact copies of a document were found, the additional duplicates were destroyed. Records with social security numbers on them were copied so that the numbers were no longer visible, and the original documents were destroyed. Oversized or physically compromised materials were transferred to appropriate storage.
Archivist Schein, Johanna
Format records (documents)
People American Association of Anatomists;
Subjects American Association of Anatomists -- Archives;
Anatomy -- Societies;
Year Range from 1900
Year Range to 2011