American Association for Clinical Chemistry Records
Scope and Content
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry Records deal in large part with the work of the Division of History of Clinical Chemistry of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry. There are also records of the Ohio Valley Section of the AACC in which several prominent members of the History Division were active. Files on some of the conferences sponsored by the AACC, AACC endowment funds and records created by Samuel Meites during his term as AACC National Secretary (1975-1977) round out the collection.
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry Records are arranged into the following seven series:
- History Division of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry Files
- American Association for Clinical Chemistry Secretarial Files
- Conferences (American Association for Clinical Chemistry and International Congress of Clinical Chemistry)
- Endowment Files
- American Association for Clinical Chemistry - Ohio Valley Section (OVS) Files
- Audio-Visual Materials
- Majority of material found within 1948-1998
- American Association for Clinical Chemistry (Organization)
There are no restrictions on materials and the collection is open to the public.
The Science History Institute holds copyright to the American Association for Clinical Chemistry Records. The researcher assumes full responsibility for all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) consists of clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, and researchers focused on clinical chemistry and related fields. Originally named the American Association of Clinical Chemists, the AACC was founded in New York City, New York in 1948, when nine hospital laboratories met to raise standards in the clinical laboratory profession. Subsequent meetings led to the establishment of the journal Clinical Chemistry in 1955. By 1960 there were a dozen local AACC sections spread throughout the country, including the Ohio Valley Section, which gained its charter in 1961. The AACC was originally under the administration of the American Chemical Society. In 1974, it became a stand-alone organization with its own executive director and administration. The AACC offers conferences, certificate programs, and publications to its members.
“Our History.” American Association of Clinical Chemistry. Accessed February 15, 2022. https://www.aacc.org/about-aacc/who-we-are/our-history.
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry Collection, Science History Institute Archives, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
8.2 Linear Feet (8 Boxes, 1 Folder, 1 Videotape, and 1 Audiocassette )
Language of Materials
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Records mainly contain materials concerned with the history of the AACC and to a lesser extent, divisional records of the Ohio Valley Section of the AACC. The files in this collection contain correspondence, publications, conference records, and meeting records. The American Association for Clinical Chemistry Records were compiled by Samuel Meites.
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry Records were donated to the Science History Institute (formerly the Chemical Heritage Foundation) by Samuel Meites in 2001.
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry Records were processed by Andrew Mangravite in 2001. This finding aid was revised by Birch Mezzaroba in February 2022.
- American Association for Clinical Chemistry Records
- Finding Aid created by Andrew Mangravite in 2001 an encoded into EAD by Birch Mezzaroba.
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- 2022: Finding aid revised by Birch Mezzaroba