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Records of the American Institute of Chemists

Identifier: imported-e38ab37a-82e2-4ee8-a86a-2048733899a2

Scope and Contents

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The first portion of the collection consists mainly of correspondence files labelled as either Special or General by the A.I.C. These files over an overview of the growth of the Institute from its founding in 1923 through to 1989. Remaining series are devoted to Minutes and Reports, Awards, Printed Matter Scrapbooks and fairly comprehensive Administrative Records covering the years 1989-2001.


  • Creation: 1923-2001
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1970-2000


Language of Materials

Text in English.

Biographical sketch

The American Institute of Chemists was founded in 1923 as an Economic Organization of Chemists. Over time, as other chemical industry trade associations took shape, the A.I.C. concentrated its energies more on questions of ethics, professional conduct and accreditation.


33 Linear Feet (79 boxes)


This is a collection of correspondence and documents generated by the American Institute of Chemists. The earlier years are presented more as an overview while the years 1970 through 2001 are covered in greater detail.


Organized into eight series. Series 1. Correspondence, 1923-1990; Series 2. Minutes and Reports, 1923-1985; Series 3. Awards, 1934-1980; Series 4. Printed Matter 1923-2000; Series 5. Scrapbooks, 1932-1983; Series 6. Ohio Institute of Chemists 1971-1991; Series 7. Administrative Records, 1987-2001; Series 8. Computer Software 1998.

Ownership and Custodial History

E. Gerald Meyer (then-President, A.I.C.) arranged for these records to be transferred to CHF.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--American Institute of Chemists. Method of acquisition--Gift;.

Related Archival Materials

Homer J. Hall A.I.C./ N.J.I.C. Collection, 1963-1991 at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, PA.

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Science History Institute Archives Repository

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