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Record Unit 7099,  Washington Academy of Sciences,  Records, circa 1888-1972

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Washington Academy of Sciences
Title: Records
Dates: circa 1888-1972
Quantity: 5.7 linear meters.
Collection: Record Unit 7099
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

The records of the Academy include proceedings of the Joint Commission, minutes of general Academy and Board of Managers meetings, correspondence, membership applications, scrapbooks, photographs, and publications.

Historical Note

The Washington Academy of Sciences was incorporated on February 18, 1898. It serves as the federal head of thirty-five affiliated scientific societies in the Washington, D.C., area. Most of the affiliates are local chapters of national organizations; some, however, are independent of any national organization. Each affiliated society selects a delegate to represent that society on the Board of Managers, the governing body of the Academy.

During the 1880s scientists in the Washington area were establishing scientific societies that catered to their needs and interests. As the number of these societies increased, it became obvious that a federation was needed to unite their activities. A Joint Committee of Conference met in 1882 with the union in mind, but the idea was dismissed when the Philosophical Society rejected the plan.

Toward the close of the decade, the desire for a federation was renewed. Thus, in 1888, a Joint Commission was created that served only as an advisory body to the scientific societies; individual societies were not bound to the Commission's decisions. In 1895 the functions of the Joint Commission were enlarged, empowering it to conduct joint meetings, print a Joint Directory of the Scientific Societies of Washington, and act in the interest of all affiliated societies. Resolutions promoting common interests were accepted in 1898, followed by the act of incorporation and bylaws. The incorporators, 14 in number, were designated as the only original members; they adopted the bylaws and elected officers. The Joint Commission held its final meeting on March 22, 1898; the Board of Managers then became the governing body.

Eight scientific societies comprised the original organization of the Washington Academy of Sciences. They were the Anthropological Society of Washington, the Biological Society of Washington, the Chemical Society of Washington, the Entomological Society of Washington, the National Geographical Society, the Geological Society of Washington, the Medical Society of the District of Columbia, and the Philosophical Society of Washington.

The primary function of the Academy is the promotion of science. This is achieved in various activities and publications of the Academy. The Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, and its predecessor, the Proceedings of the Washington Academy of Sciences, are designed to expose scientists, locally and nationally, to current research and studies in the form of scientific papers.

The functions of the Academy are extended to include high school students who manifest an interest and potential for the sciences. A Washington Junior Academy of Sciences exists for talented students. Scientific education is also promoted by the Joint Board on Science Education, which conducts science fairs in public and private schools, presents annual awards to promising high school students as well as to professional scientists for achievements in their research, and by sponsoring grants-in-aid for research.

The membership of the Academy is comprised of two classes--Members and Fellows. One can be accepted as a Member if he or she demonstrates an interest in the sciences and promotes the Academy's activities. A Fellow, on the other hand, must have conducted original research or have made an outstanding contribution to the scientific field.

Introduction

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women’s Committee.

Descriptive Entry

The records of the Academy include proceedings of the Joint Commission, minutes of general Academy and Board of Managers meetings, correspondence, membership applications, scrapbooks, photographs, and publications.

This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7099, Washington Academy of Sciences, Records

Container List

Series 1

PROCEEDINGS OF THE JOINT COMMISSION, 1888-1898, bound, 2 volumes.

The Joint Commission of the Scientific Societies of Washington, D.C., functioned as the advisory body of the local scientific societies until the act of incorporation was executed in 1898. The Proceedings provide accounts of the organizational meetings as well as procedural matters before incorporation. The original members of the Joint Commission were Robert Fletcher, Washington Matthews, Franklin A. Seely, Anthropological Society; William H. Dall, C. Hart Merriam, Richard Rathbun, Biological Society; Jerome Henry Kidder, Frank W. Clarke, Harvey Washington Wiley, Chemical Society; Gardiner G. Hubbard, John Russell Bartlett, Henry Gannett, Geographical Society; and Garrick Mallery, chairman, John Wesley Powell, Marcus Baker, secretary, Philosophical Society.

Box 1

Minutes of the Proceedings of the Joint Commission of Scientific Societies of Washington, volume 1, February 25, 1888-February 20, 1896; Minutes of the Organizing Committee, 1892; Minutes of the Executive Committee of the Joint Commission, February 27, 1895-January 18, 1897; Minutes of the Executive and Finance Committee of the local Committee of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, April 7, 1891-December 21, 1891.

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Minutes of the Proceedings of the Joint Commission of Scientific Societies of Washington, volume 2, January 20, 1897-March 22, 1898; Minutes of the Executive Committee of the Joint Commission, February 15, 1897-March 7, 1898; Minutes of the Committee on Constitution, January 11, 1898-January 31, 1898.

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Series 2

MINUTES OF ACADEMY MEETINGS, 1908-1936, MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF MANAGERS, bound, 14 volumes.

The Minutes of Academy Meetings are incomplete. The position of recording secretary of the Washington Academy of Sciences was created at the 48th meeting (10th annual) on January 16, 1908. The recording secretary's record book begins with this meeting. The Academy Meetings are open to the general membership. The Minutes of Meetings of the Board of Managers, the governing body of the Academy, are also incomplete. No records are available for the first 164 meetings. The Board of Managers' meetings are limited to the membership of that body.

Box 1

Minutes of Academy Meetings, January 16, 1908-January 16, 1936; also, Minutes of Annual Meetings, January 16, 1908-January 16, 1936 (10th-38th annual meetings). 1 volume.

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Box 2

Minutes of the Board of Managers, volume 3, January 31, 1911-December 19, 1929; also, resolutions on the deaths of Professor Leon Pierre Manouvrier, Charles D. Walcott, and Sebastian Jacob Mauchly.

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Minutes of the Board of Managers, volume 4, January 29, 1930-December 16, 1938.

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Minutes of the Board of Managers, volume 5, February 10, 1939-October 18, 1943.

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Minutes of the Board of Managers, volume 6, January 10, 1944-November 15, 1948.

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Minutes of the Board of Managers, volume 7, December 13, 1948-October 13, 1952.

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Minutes of the Board of Managers, volume 8, November 17, 1952-December 21, 1954.

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Minutes of the Board of Managers, volume 9, January 18, 1955-June 19, 1956.

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Minutes of the Board of Managers, volume 10, October 16, 1956-November 19, 1957.

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Minutes of the Board of Managers, volume 11, December 17, 1957-May 13, 1958.

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Minutes of the Board of Managers, volume 12, June 17, 1958-January 13, 1959.

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Minutes of the Board of Managers, volume 13, February 17, 1959-June 16, 1959.

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Minutes of the Board of Managers, volume 14, October 20, 1959-February 16, 1960.

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Minutes of the Board of Managers, volume 15, March 15, 1960-December 20, 1960.

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Series 3

OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, 1900-1912, bound letterpress, 6 volumes arranged chronologically.

There is no parallel incoming correspondence available for the time span of the outgoing correspondence, November 1, 1900-January 17, 1912. Each volume is indexed individually. Volume 1 in the series is missing. The remaining volumes are numbered 2-7.

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Volume 2 November 1, 1900-May 25, 1904; correspondence from the Academy corresponding secretary Frank Baker to new members on their election to the Academy; notification of election to committees, to non-resident membership; reports of committee chairmen.

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Volume 3 May 25, 1904-May 25, 1906.

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Volume 4 May 25, 1906-February 8, 1908.

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Volume 5 February 7, 1908-December 13, 1909; routine correspondence regarding election to and resignation from the Academy.

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Volume 6 December 21, 1909-April 7, 1911.

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Volume 7 April 7, 1911-January 17, 1912; past members; resolutions of the Board of Managers; routine matters.

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Series 4

GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1901-1968

The general correspondence, most of which consists of committee reports and correspondence regarding committee activities, is filed chronologically within each folder. The files have been maintained in the original order given them by the Washington Academy of Sciences. A few folders have been rearranged in order to restore what appeared to be the order originally.

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3. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Grants-in-Aide (1944) and regulations for Grants; 1952 Academy Conference and history of the Academy Conference (1926-1952).

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History of the Academy Conference, 1926-1952; Directory and Report on Activities of the Conference, 1952; committee report on fund granting; pamphlets from AAAS; constitution and bylaws of AAAS; general correspondence regarding AAAS grants.

4. Correspondence between Affiliated Societies and Washington Academy of Sciences, 1959-1963. 3 folders.

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General correspondence with affiliated societies pertaining to the selection of delegates to the Academy; lists of delegates and officials from affiliated societies; requests from scientific societies for affiliation in the Academy.

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1. Standing Rules of the Board of Managers of the Washington Academy of Sciences, 1948, 1949, 1959-1968.

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Includes drafts of revisions of the Standing Rules, 1949, 1959, early 1960s, also undated drafts; "Certificate of Amendment to Certificate of Incorporation of Washington Academy of Sciences," September 16, 1964; ballot for election of officers, 1968; committee report considering the creation of the office of "President-Elect," February 25, 1948.

2. Bylaws of the Washington Academy of Sciences, 1948- 1966.

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Includes draft revisions of Bylaws, from 1948-1966 with some years missing; copy of Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, December 1965, which includes the Bylaws, pp. 229-233; general correspondence regarding committee minutes and proposed amendments.

3. Committee on Policy and Planning, 1948-1949, 1952-1965. 3 folders.

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This committee's function is to improve relationships between the Academy and affiliates. Includes correspondence with affiliated societies; copy of Journal of Dental Research, December 1952; requests for affiliation from scientific societies; special committee reports on the improvement of the Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, October 12, 1954; minutes of meetings of the presidents and delegates of affiliated societies of the Academy; research grants and information from American Association for the Advancement of Science; committee reports.

4. Auditing Committee and Reports, 1945, 1958-1964

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Committee reports and correspondence (report not available for 1959).

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1. Committee on Science Education, 1954, 1958-1961. 2 folders.

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Roster of 1954 committee; general correspondence of the committee dealing with routine matters; 1954 list of cooperating school superintendents in the Academy's program of science education in the Washington area; information on the Joint Board for Science Education and Directory, 1958; information on National Science Foundation Academy of Science Program, Special Projects in Science Education, 1959; pamphlets on science education; annual and summary reports, 1960, 1961.

2. Committee for the Encouragement of Science Talents, 1949-1968.

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State Science Talent Search Report, 1949; Committee reports; Certificates of Merit, 1954; science fair reports; officials and committees in the promotion of science talent; lists of winners from various years; general correspondence.

3. Washington Junior Academy of Sciences, 1952-1968.

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Constitution and Bylaws of the Junior Academy; amendments to Bylaws; proposed directory of the Washington Junior Academy of Sciences, 1952-1954; science fair committee, 1955; certificate of copyright of Proceedings of the Washington Junior Academy of Sciences, November 1962; Science Aptitude Examinations; list of students selected by Washington Academy of Sciences from Westinghouse Science Talent Search, 1964-1967; plans for the administration of Science Talent Search; committee reports; charts on the status of states in Science Talent Search; general correspondence.

4. Annual Scientific Achievement Awards, 1956-1967.

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Programs of Annual meetings and dinners, 1956-1958; Scientific Achievement Committee reports; lists of award winners, 1939-1967; committee on membership roster; blank certificate presented to award winners; information and application for annual awards.

5. Joint Board on Science Education, 1956-1961. 2 folders.

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Minutes of Joint Board Meetings; Directory of Joint Board, 1956, 1957, 1959; correspondence regarding the promotion of science education; summary report; history and directory of the District of Columbia Council of Engineering and Architectural Societies; "Proposal to the National Science Foundation to Produce Ten Films on Basic Research for Secondary Schools."

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1. Joint Board on Science Education, 1962-1964.

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Booklets on the woman's role in physical sciences; summary reports; information on Summer Science Research Participation Program for High-Ability Secondary School Students; applications for National Science Foundation grants; membership list of Joint Board; Bylaws of Joint Board.

2. Correspondence in regard to the publication of the Proceedings of the Washington Academy of Sciences, 1901-1912, 1921.

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Price quotations from publishers; reports on publishing costs and progress; publication of scientific papers in the Proceedings; subscriptions to the Proceedings; settlement of financial debt; statement of receipts; Price List of Publications, volume 13, 1911.

3. Correspondence, Committee Reports, and Price Quotations on the Monograph, "The Parasitic Cuckoos of Africa," and the symposium, "Microsomal Particles and Protein Synthesis."

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Price quotations; preliminary statement of the monograph; certificate of registration of the monograph, 1949; committee reports.

4. Comments and Reports of the Committee on the Improvement of the Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, 1932, 1953-1955.

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Report to consider all matters connected with the Journal publication, 1932; distribution of papers in the Journal by subject area, 1948-1953; committee reports.

5. Records and correspondence regarding publication of articles in the Journal, 1931-1935.

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Inquiries concerning the publication of scientific papers in the Journal; requests for reprints.

6. Disposition of an Index for the Journal, volumes 1-40, and the Proceedings, volumes 1-13, 1948-1952.

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Reports and correspondence regarding the disposition; specifications; contract; requests for financial aid from scientific foundations.

7. Reports of the Board of Editors and Custodian of Publications of the Journal.

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Reports of the board, ca. 1926-1966; inventory lists submitted by the publisher; committee reports; chart listing cost of printing and subscriptions, 1928-1938; general correspondence.

8. Coding for 1956 Directory and correspondence of the Committee on Joint Directory of the Academy, 1961-1962.

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IBM Coding Directory, 1956; Directory of the Chemical Society of Washington, 1956; correspondence of the Committee on the Joint Directory.

9. Archivist's Records and Files, 1947-1961, incomplete.

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Correspondence regarding appointment of an archivist; archivist's files, 1950; projected history of scientific academies by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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1. Correspondence of the President of the Washington Academy of Sciences, 1959-1961.

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General correspondence; information on Summer Research Program for Senior High School Students and Science Teachers attending the Institute on Isotopes and Radioactivity.

2. Executive Committee Minutes, 1960, 1963, 1966

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Proposed Budget, 1960; minutes; organization for 1966.

3. Ways and Means Committee, 1941, 1942, 1955-1959

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Committee responsible for investigating the means of increasing Academy assets and improving the Academy's activities; reports; general correspondence.

4. Committee on Meetings, 1960.

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Annual report of the Committee on Meetings

5. Committee on Membership, 1960-1961.

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Procedure for election of members; Membership Bylaws; correspondence regarding activities of Membership Committee.

6. Health, Education, and Welfare-National Institute of Health Contracts, 1961.

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Three contracts from Department of Health, Education, and Welfare for research programs and projects.

7. Special Committee on Symposia, 1946.

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Reports on symposia in the scientific field.

8. Meeting place and permanent headquarters, 1940, 1958, 1966, 1968.

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Correspondence regarding the relocation of the Cosmos Club, 1940; the establishment of permanent headquarters, 1958; blueprint of the addition to the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Building, 1966; bills for storage and moving, 1968.

9. Nominating Committee, 1955, 1958-1960.

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Past officers and board of managers, 1940-1955; nomination and election ballots, 1958; committee minutes.

10. Report of the Board of Tellers, ca. 1944-1965, with some years not represented.

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Ballots for elections; lists of delinquent members; remarks on December 1959 referendum; general correspondence regarding board matters.

11. Elections, 1962-1967.

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Ballots for elections and bylaw revisions; officers of the Academy.

12. Ad Hoc Committee on Honorary Membership, 1961.

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Two letters dealing with the establishment of the Ad Hoc Committee.

13. Public Relations Committee, 1955-1956.

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Report on "Washington Area Scientists to Substitute for Teachers;" news release.

14. Committee on Grants-in-aid, 1960-1965.

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Committee reports, 1960-1962, 1964; Family Research Projects Report; general correspondence regarding funds from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

15. Legislative Committee, 1947-1948.

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Copy of Public Law 584-79th Congress, Chapter 723-2nd Session, S. 1636, An Act dealing with surplus property outside of the United States to be used in foreign exchange programs; abstract of Committee on Legislation Report to the Board of Managers, January 12, 1948.

16. Committee to Consider Questions regarding the Committee of Membership, 1942.

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Two reports to the Board of Managers; general correspondence.

17. Actuarial Basis for Life Membership in the Academy, 1930.

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Report and chart on actuarial basis for life membership.

18. National Research Foundation Committee, 1945.

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Summary of Testimony on Science Legislation; general correspondence regarding the National Science Foundation Bill (S1297) in Congress; telegram, June 16, 1945.

19. Joint Committee on Press Relations, 1948.

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Report of the Joint Committee; calendar of scientific societies' meetings.

20. Special Committee on the Joint Secretariat, 1951.

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Reports and proceedings of the committee regarding a central secretary for the affiliated scientific societies in the Washington Academy of Sciences.

21. Records of Deceased Members, 1934-1954.

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Notifications and newspaper clippings of obituaries; correspondence regarding the celebration of Dr. Lyman J. Briggs' birthday, 1954.

Series 5

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS.

The applications are adequate resources for biographical data concerning the nominee, including academic background, research in the area of specialization, and publications. With most applications an acceptance letter of election can be found. In the more recent applications the data may not be available or is only in an abbreviated form.

The applications for membership in boxes 21-28 are filed according to the date of nomination and election rather than alphabetically as found in boxes 13-20. The first date on the folder is the date of nomination; the second date is the election date. However, the dates on the boxes and in this description are the first date of nomination and the last date of election. Under the revised Bylaws of December 1962, persons can be elected to the Academy either as Members or as Fellows. Members may submit their own applications with final approval made by the Membership Committee. Fellows, however, must be nominated by at least two Fellows, recommended by the Membership Committee, and elected by the Board of Managers. They must have conducted original research or have made an outstanding service to the sciences, mathematics, or engineering. Folders are labeled either Members or Fellows.

Box 13

Membership Applications, 1898-1948. Aamodt-Butz

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Box 14

Membership Applications, 1898-1948. Caballero-G. M. Foster

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Box 15

Membership Applications, 1898-1948. M. D. Foster-Just

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Box 16

Membership Applications, 1898-1948. Kalmbach-Musgrave

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Box 17

Membership Applications, 1898-1948. Nachtrieb-Silverman

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Box 18

Membership Applications, 1898-1948. Simha-Wheeler

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Box 19

Membership Applications, 1898-1948. Wherry-Zon

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1949-1953. Aldrich-Hoffman

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Box 20

Membership Applications, 1949-1953. Hofstaetter-Zwemer

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Box 21

Membership Applications, December 15, 1952-October 19, 1954

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Box 22

Membership Applications, December 21, 1954-June 19, 1956

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Box 23

Membership Applications, June 19, 1956-June 17, 1958

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Box 24

Membership Applications, October 21, 1958-May 17, 1960

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Box 25

Membership Applications, May 17, 1960-June 13, 1961

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Box 26

Membership Applications, November 7, 1961-June 4, 1962

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Box 27

Membership Applications, October 2, 1962-April 27, 1964

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Box 28

Membership Applications, May 25, 1964-February 28, 1966

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Box 29

Membership Applications, March 17, 1966-October 19, 1967; also, miscellaneous material on membership--lists, resignations, committees, ballots, honorary memberships, emeriti memberships.

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Series 6

SCRAPBOOKS, 1898-ca. 1962, 2 volumes.

Of particular interest in the scrapbooks are the newspaper clippings of obituaries of past members. Most of the printed matter concerns meeting announcements, programs, and elections. There is some duplication found in the scrapbooks and the general correspondence files of certain committees.

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1898-1922, Volume 1. Assembled by Robert B. Sosman, corresponding secretary, in 1921. Complete only after 1917. Includes a Joint Committee Organization Report from 1897; printed meeting announcements; Act of Incorporation, Bylaws, Officers, Committees, and Members, December 1899; lectures; elections; miscellaneous printed matter.

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Miscellaneous Publications. "Lectures on Heredity," 1917; The Parasitic Cuckoos of Africa, 1948; Index to the Proceedings (volumes 1-13) and the Journal (volumes 1-40), 1953; Microsomal Particles and Protein Synthesis, 1958; Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, March 1972, volume 62; pamphlets.

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Box 31

1923-ca. 1962, Volume 2. Meeting announcements and programs; obituaries; ballots; newspaper clippings of scientific articles; science fair articles. [very fragile]

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Series 7

PHOTOGRAPHS

The photographs are of past presidents of the Washington Academy of Sciences. Photographs are available for every president from 1898 to 1951 with the exception of Charles E. Chambliss (1939), John E. Graf (1945), and Waldo Lasalle Schmitt (1947).

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1. John R. Eastman, 1898

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2. Charles D. Walcott, 1899-1910

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3. Frank Wigglesworth Clarke, 1911

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4. Frederick Vernon Coville, 1912

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5. Otto Hilgard Tittmann, 1913

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6. David White, 1914

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7. Robert S. Woodward, 1915

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8. Leland Ossian Howard, 1916

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9. William Henry Holmes, 1917

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10. Lyman J. Briggs, 1918

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11. Frederick Leslie Ransome, 1919

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12. Carl L. Alsberg, 1920

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13. Alfred H. Brooks, 1921

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14. William Jackson Humphreys, 1922

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15. T. Wayland Vaughan, 1923

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16. Arthur L. Day, 1924

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17. Vernon L. Kellogg, 1925

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18. George Kimball Burgess, 1926

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19. Alexander Wetmore, 1927

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20. Robert B. Sosman, 1928

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21. Ales Hrdlicka, 1929

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22. William Bowie, 1930

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23. Nathan A. Cobb, 1931

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24. Leason H. Adams, 1932

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25. Robert Fiske Griggs, 1933

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26. Louis B. Tuckerman, 1934

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27. George W. McCoy, 1935

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28. Oscar Edward Meinzer, 1936

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29. Charles Thom, 1937

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30. Paul E. Howe, 1938

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31. Eugene C. Crittenden, 1940

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32. Austin H. Clark, 1941

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33. Harvey L. Curtis, 1942

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34. Leland Wilbur Parr, 1943

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35. Clement Leinster Garner, 1944

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36. Hugh L. Dryden, 1946

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37. Frederick Dominic Rossini, 1948

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38. Frank H. H. Roberts, Jr., 1949

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39. Francis Briggs Silsbee, 1950

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40. Nathan R. Smith, 1951

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41. Francis Marion Defandorf, 1954

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42. Miscellaneous: photo of the 50th anniversary meeting of the Helminthological Society of Washington, October 31, 1960; list of past presidents, 1898-1950.

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Series 8

PUBLICATIONS, 1889-1972.

The Proceedings of the Washington Academy of Sciences was the first attempt made by the organization to publish scholarly works. The Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences succeeded the Proceedings as the major publication of the Academy in 1911. There are no issues of the Journal for the years 1912-1916 in this collection.

The Directories of the Washington Academy of Sciences appear to be biennial publications, although this sequence does not seem to have been maintained throughout. In 1962 the Directory Issue, as part of the Journal, replaced the Directory. The Academy also sponsored the publication of a monograph, "The Parasitic Cuckoos of Africa," a symposium, "Microsomal Particles and Protein Synthesis," and an index to the Proceedings and Journal.

Box 33

Proceedings of the Washington Academy of Sciences, volumes 1-3, 1899-1901.

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Box 34

Proceedings of the Washington Academy of Sciences, volumes 4-7, 1902-1905.

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Box 35

Proceedings of the Washington Academy of Sciences, volumes 8-13, 1906-1911.

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Box 36

Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, volumes 1, 7-11, 1911, 1917-1921.

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Box 37

Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, volumes 12-19, 1922-1927.

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Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, volumes 18-23, 1928-1933.

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Box 39

Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, volumes 24-29, 1934-1939.

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Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, volumes 30-39, 1940-1946.

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Box 41

Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, volumes 37-44, 1947-1954; November 1954 (44) is missing.

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Box 42

Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, volumes 45-54, 1955-1964; June 1956 (46) and August 1958 (48) are missing.

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Joint Directory of Scientific Societies of Washington, 1889-1898. 1 volume

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Directories of the Washington Academy of Sciences, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1903, 1905, 1907, 1911, 1913, 1915, 1917, 1919, 1923, 1925, 1927, 1930, 1932, 1935, 1937, 1939, 1941, 1947-48, 1953, 1956, 1959.

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Directory Issue, Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967.

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Washington Academy of Sciences--Members, Officers, and Committees--1918, 1920, 1924. 3 volumes.

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Personal Data (names, addresses, degrees, etc.) of Academy Members, 1901, compiled for inclusion in the Joint Directory.

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