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Records of the American Chemical Society Division of Environmental Chemistry

Identifier: DP01-03

Scope and Contents

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The collection is lacking in material dealing with the division's earlier years, but the material from 1954 onwards is fairly comprehensive, most it related to the various symposia.


  • Creation: 1948-


Language of Materials

Text in english.

Biographical sketch

The Division was formed in 1915 as the Division of Water, Sewage and Sanitation Chemistry. In 1959 and 1964 there were subsequent name changes and not until 1973 did the Division of Environmental Chemistry assume its current form. Since 1954, a regular feature of this division has been a series of regularly held symposia. In 1961-62 the division began to produce compendia of preprints of extended abstracts of the talks presented at these symposia.


25 Cubic Feet (27 boxes)


The collection is divided between division documents and collections of preprints of talks presented at various Division of Environmental Chemistry symposia.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry. Method of acquisition--gift;.

Related Archival Materials

Title--See also the Records of the American Chemical Society Division of Environmental Chemistry Midwest Region. Custodian--Science History Institute..

General Note

The preprints portion of the collection has undergone various physical changes. From its debut in 1961-62 until the year 2000 the Preprints of Extended Abstracts were presented in printed paper bound volumes. But commencing in 1999 with Vol. 39, the preprints began to appear solely in CD-ROM format. The CDs have been separated from the collection and stored in the Cold Room.

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Repository Details

Part of the Science History Institute Archives Repository

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