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Collection American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology records
Catalog Number Coll011
Creator American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology;
Finding Aids Finding aid available.
Digital Link Finding aid: http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/findingaids/coll011.php
Date 1906-2005; bulk 1946-2005
Description 109 boxes (156.5 linear feet)
Scope & Content Files documenting the founding as the American Society of Biological Chemists and growth of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). Includes documents of the various committees, individuals, and groups responsible for the running of the society. Highlights include the records of the Executive Council, Officers, and President; correspondence and publication records for the Journal of Biological Chemistry and the journal Molecular and Cellular Proteomics; records of the Membership committee; and annual meeting records.
Language English (eng)
Admin/Biographical History The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) was founded as an offshoot of the American Physiological Society in 1906, under the original name of American Society for Biological Chemists. It publishes the Journal of Biological Chemistry and Molecular and Cellular Proteomics. Additional information about the formation of the ASBMB can be found in Russell H. Chittenden's work, "The First Twenty-Five Years of the American Society of Biological Chemists," published in 1945; a copy of this text is located in Series III, Subseries II.
Arrangement Organized into five series: Series I. Officers and Executive Council, 1925-2002. Series II. Publications, 1914-2005. Series III. Committees, 1906-2005. Series IV. Meetings, 1906-2002. Series V. Affiliated Organizations, 1933-2002.
Access Conditions No restrictions.
Copyrights Reproduction for research purposes. Copyright maintained by creator.
Citation American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology records, Center for Biological Sciences Archives, Collection 11, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).
Provenance and Aquisition Information MSS 1996-02; SARCV 2006-03; This collection was donated by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ABSBMB) under Executive Officer Charles Hancock in March of 1996.
Processing Information This collection was processed under the supervision of Marcia Frank Peri, by assistants Rose King, Kristen Tranier, and Angelica Marini. The processing of the collection began in the Fall of 2003 and was finished in December of 2006. This was a very large collection with 211 banker Boxes donated. The existing collection is 109 Boxes. During the initial inventory, multiple copies were disposed of whenever there were more than two copies of a given document. General invoices, receipts and personnel information such as time sheets and payroll documents were also taken out of the collection. Plastic spiral binders and oversized folders were removed from the collection. A second deposit of materials in August of 2006 contained six additional Boxes. The initial organization of the collection was complete and the records from the additional Boxes were fit into the collection. The majority of the records were found to be in relatively good order since they were kept by ASBMB at their headquarters. The remaining records have been organized by type of activity based on the order in which they were received. Whenever possible the original order has been maintained. For the most part items are organized in chronological order, followed by alphabetical order.
Archivist Peri, Marcia
Format records (documents)
People American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology;
Chittenden, R. H. (Russell Henry), 1856-1943;
American Society of Biological Chemists;
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology;
International Union of Biochemistry;
Subjects American Society of Biological Chemists;
Biochemistry -- History;
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology;
International Union of Biochemistry;
Chittenden, R. H. (Russell Henry), 1856-1943;
Year Range from 1906
Year Range to 2005