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Collection Society of Protozoologists records
Call Number Coll013
Creator Society of Protozoologists;
Finding Aids Finding aid available.
Digital Link Finding aid:
Date 1947-2012
Description 39 boxes (57 linear feet)
Scope & Content Files documenting the development and growth of the Society of Protozoologists from its founding in 1947. The organization approved a name change to International Society of Protistologists (ISOP) in 2005. Collection contains records relating to society history, affiliated societies, and the Executive Committee, including: membership files, meetings, correspondence, publications (such as the Journal of Protozoology and the Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology), pamphlets, newsletters, audit reports, bank statements, reconciliation reports and invoices.
Language English (eng)
Admin/Biographical History Founded December 19, 1947 by a group of biologists then attending a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Chicago; the first formal meeting of the new society was held in 1949 in conjunction with the AAAS meeting in New York. In 1951 the Journal and Editorial Committees were established and in 1954 The Journal of Protozoology made its debut and in 1993 the journal changed its name to Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. The organization was renamed the International Society of Protistologists (ISOP) in 2005.
Arrangement Organized into seven series: Series I. History, 1949-2004. Series II. Executive Committee, 1947-2009. Series III. Membership, 1957-2002. Series IV. Meetings, 1953-2007. Series V. Publications, 1951-2012. Series VI. Affiliated Societies, 1953-2001. Series VII. Media, Photographs, and Artwork, 1958-2001. Series VIII. Committees, 1982-2001.
Access Conditions No restrictions.
Copyrights Reproduction for research purposes is allowed. Copyright maintained by creator.
Citation Society of Protozoologists records, Center for Biological Sciences Archives, Collection 13, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).
Provenance and Aquisition Information The collection came to UMBC Special Collections in two acquisitions. The first was accession number MSS 97-11 consisting of 16 boxes plus 47 bound and loose journals. The material dates from 1947 to 1990. It was transferred in March 1997 from Dr. Bruce Hill at Mt. Vernon College, Washington, D. C. The second acquisition came from Dr. Susan Langreth at the Herbert School of Medicine in Bethesda, Md. This consisted of three boxes of general records dating from 1984 to 1990. The acquisition number is SARCV 2000-13. Additional acessions: SARCV 2003-02, SARCV 2004-01, SARCV 2004-07, SARCV 2004-08, SARCV 2006-01, SARCV 2007-03, SARCV 2010-006, SARCV 2013-02, SARCV 2014-04.
Processing Information This collection was processed by Sharon Knecht under the supervision of Marcia Frank Peri and completed in May 2001.

This collection of the records of the Society of Protozoologists arrived in two acquisitions of 16 boxes plus 47 bound and loose journals in March 1997 and 3 additional boxes of general records in November of 2000. The records were filed and received in a very disordered state due to the fact that there was no central office for the Society and were therefore kept by individual officers while they served the Society. It was determined that the bulk of the documents fall into recognizable groupings by officer. These were thus designated as the Executive Committee and were divided into attempt to keep the records filed under the office of the Society who created the record originally. There were very few files on specific Society committees, however various committee reports can be found in annual and executive committee meeting files. Remaining files were organized by the type of activity and in the order in which they were received. Multiple copies have been disposed of whenever there were more than two copies of a given document as have old checks and checkbooks.

Two additional boxes of materials were processed in the fall of 2001 and are additions to Series II, Subseries 3 (Executive Committee, Treasurer). Records relating to the production of the Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology were donated in 2012 by editor Denis Lynn. The materials were incorporated into Series V: Publications.

In 2014, the Society requested a processing plan to incorporate subsequent accessions into the main collection. Archivist Lindsey Loeper prepared a plan, which was funded by the Society. The work was completed in 2016 and 2017 by Special Collections student assistants Graham Johnson and Riley Auer and Graduate Assistant Sarah Huston. The processing included adding two new series (Series VII. Media, Photographs, and Artwork and Series VIII. Committees). Previous Series VII. Miscellaneous was reviewed and incorporated into the arrangement. Lindsey Loeper supervised the processing and updated the finding aid.
Archivist Peri, Marcia
Format records (documents)
Other Creators International Society of Protistologists;
People Society of Protozoologists;
International Society of Protistologists;
Subjects Society of Protozoologists -- Archives;
Protozoology -- Societies, etc.;
Year Range from 1947
Year Range to 2012