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Collection Society for Developmental Biology records
Call Number Coll022
Creator Society for Developmental Biology;
Finding Aids Finding aid available.
Digital Link Finding aid:
Date 1940-2008; bulk 1963-1993
Description 40 boxes (40 linear feet)
Scope & Content This collection contains the organizational records for the Society for Developmental Biology, including documents relating to committees, members and membership, finances, meetings and conferences, awards, publications, and affiliated associations. Siginificant material is available from the earliest years of the Society, particularly in the Symposia and Officers series
Language English (eng)
Admin/Biographical History The Society for Developmental Biology is a professional, non-profit society focused on advancing the developmental biology field. It grew out of a symposium held in 1939, and now strives to provide a forum for education, research, and career development.
Arrangement Organized into eleven series: Series I. Executive Committee and Board of Trustees, 1940-1993, undated. Series II. Officers, 1940-1993, undated. Series III. Financial, 1941-1993. Series IV. Membership, 1941-1993, undated. Series V. Women's Caucus, 1972-1977, undated. Series VI. Symposia, Conferences, and Meetings, 1941-1993, undated. Series VII. Awards, 1984-1993. Series VIII. Publications, 1940-1993, undated. Series IX. Affiliated Associations, 1957-1993, undated. Series X. History, 1953-1993, undated. Series XI. Audiovisual, 1972-1977, 1992, undated.
Access Conditions No restrictions.
Copyrights Reproductions allowed for research purposes. Copyright maintained by the creator.
Citation Society for Developmental Biology records, Center for Biological Sciences Archives, Collection 22, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).
Provenance and Aquisition Information SARCV 1996-21, SARCV 2008-06 (interfiled 12/18/2008); SDB chose UMBC as the site to house their archives in 1995 and transferred the first 31 boxes of records in 1996 along with funds to assist in the initial processing. In 2008 they deposited another 2.5 linear feet that was interfiled with the first accession.
Processing Information The collection was arranged by graduate assistant Amy Ciesielski, under the supervision of Special Collections Archivist Lindsey Loeper, in the fall of 2008. The arrangement of materials was determined by subject, using the previously created subject list and box inventory. The numbers in parentheses refer to the original box and folder number assigned during the item level inventory. Both the inventory and subject list PDFs can be searched for specific folder numbers to view a complete list of items within folder, and the subjects included. Contact Special Collections to access the inventory and subject lists.

Within individual series and subseries, materials are organized chronologically at the folder level. Most of the boxes contained little to no organization when donated, making original order unavailable. All materials remain in their original folders, except when the folder was damaged, and item arrangement within each folder was maintained. While folders are grouped by subject, some folders contain other materials relating to different topics. Judgments on placement were made based on the topic that contained the most materials within each folder. This topic discrepancy makes the searchable PDF subject and inventory lists useful.

The folder level arrangement was completed to increase access to the collection in preparation for the Society's 70th anniversary in 2009. Further arrangement may be completed in the future.
Archivist Ciesielski, Amy
Format records (documents)
People Society for Developmental Biology;
Subjects Society for Developmental Biology -- Archives;
Developmental biology -- Societies;
Year Range from 1940
Year Range to 2008