The History of Science Society Editorial Manuscript Files consist of manuscript articles and reviews submitted for ISIS and OSIRIS publication. Rejected or cancelled ISIS reviews and articles span the years c. 1956 to 1993. Reviews and articles accepted into ISIS span the years c. 1955-1973 and 1979-1991. Some manuscripts are arranged by receipt date and some by issue date. Those arranged by issue date often include extra publication materials, such as front and back matter, notes on contributors, prize announcements, captions, and tables of content. Card indexes of rejected and accepted ISIS manuscripts are extant for the years 1972 to 1980, and log books recording the receipt of manuscripts are extant for the years 1958 to 1992. OSIRIS accepted and rejected articles cover the years c. 1984 to 1988. The HSS Manuscript Files are arranged according to the original accessions of the American Philosophical Society.
- Box List in accession file.
- Card Index in accession file.
- Electronic List in accession file.
- Log Books in accession file.
Organized into subseries: 1) ISIS Manuscript Articles 1974-1975, 1977-1978, 1981-1984; and Rejected Mss. 1973-1974 (boxes 1-14); 2) ISIS (Mss. Articles, published and unpublished), 1955-1966 (boxes 15-24); 3) ISIS (Published mss. articles and book reviews), 1962-1970; APS Acc. #1972-1883ms (boxes 25-33); 4) ISIS (Published mss. articles and book reviews), 1962-1970; APS Acc. #1974-256ms (boxes 34-39); 5) ISIS (Published mss. articles and book reviews), 1962-1970; APS Acc. #1975-287ms (boxes 44-47);6) APS Acc. #1976-391ms ISIS published articles, 1970-1971 (boxes 48-51); 7) APS Acc. # 1977-2052ms ISIS published articles, 1971-1972 (boxes 52-53); 8) APS Acc. #1978-1013ms ISIS unpublished articles (1970-1971), and published articles (1972-1973) (boxes 54-59); 9) ISIS (Published mss. articles and book reviews), 1956-1970; APS Acc. #1972-1883ms (boxes 60-72); 10) ISIS (Published mss. articles and book reviews), 1956-1970; APS Acc. #1974-256ms (boxes 73-77); 11) APS Acc. #1976-391ms; ISIS rejected articles, 1967-1969 (boxes 78-80); 12) APS Acc. #1987-711ms; ISIS reviews (Mar. 1979-Sept. 1981) and articles (Mar. 1979-Dec. 1981) (boxes 81-104); 13) ISIS reviews (Dec. 1981-Dec. 1982), and ISIS rejected mss. (1975-1979, 1985) (boxes 105-118); 14) APS Acc. #1992-484ms; Rejected and withdrawn manuscripts (boxes 199-124); 15) Mixture of ISIS and OSIRIS material removed from Smith Hall at U.Penn., Summer 1991 (boxes 125-155); 16) Mixture of ISIS and OSIRIS material removed from Smith Hall at U.Penn., Summer 1991 (boxes 156-172); 17) APS Acc. #1994-122ms; HSS Archives, ca. 1990-1993 (boxes 173-196)
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- c 1955-1993
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- Professional associations
- History of science and technology
- Collection descriptions
SIA Acc. 95-152
134.5 cu. ft. (72 record storage boxes) (125 document boxes)