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Center for the History of Microbiology/ASM Archives (CHOMA)

Divisions

I.     General 

(See also Committee on Divisions under Membership Board, Part 7)

II.   Non-Current Divisions 

A. Agricultural and Industrial (now Q) 1956-69

B. Public Health 1953-59

C. Virology 1961-63

III.  Current Divisions

A. Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 1980--

B. Bacterial Infections and Pathogenesis 1979-90

C. Clinical Microbiology 1963--

D. General Medical Microbiology 1985--

E. Immunology 1979--

F. Medical Mycology 1982--

G. Mycoplasmology 1970-94

H. Genetics and Molecular Biology 1983

I. General Microbiology 1980-95

J. Morphology and Ultrastructure 1980--

K. Microbial Physiology and Metabolism 1953; 1980-95

L. Nosocomial Infections 1985-86

M. Bacteriophage 1992-93

N. Microbial Ecology 1963-91

O. Fermentation and Biotechnology 1967-95

P. Food Microbiology 1970--

Q. Environmental and General Applied Microbiology 1980-82

R. Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 1994--

S. DNA Viruses 1979-83

T. [RNA Viruses]

U. Mycobacteriology 1982--

V. Clinical and Diagnostic Microbiology 1983-95

W. Microbiology Education 1995--

X. Molecular, Cellular and General Biology of Eukaryotes 1997--

Y. Public Health Microbiology 1997

IV.  Divisional Lectures 

I. General (1969-86) (Division Records)

1. Reports and correspondence submitted to Council and CPC concerning divisions, 1969-86; lists of Division chairs and Group Representatives, 1977-88

2. Divisional officers meetings, memoranda, 1980-81

3. History of Branches and Divisions by Donald E. Shay, 1983, 1985: miscellaneous correspondence of the Archivist, 1982-85; memo of Harry Gooder on history of divisions, 1986

4. File of Ray Sarber, Executive Secretary, 1971-77

5. Clippings from SAB Newsletter/ASM News, 1944-86 (Clippings pertaining to specific Divisions are filed by Division)

II. Non-current Divisions

A.    Agricultural and Industrial (now Q)

see also correspondence concerning relations to Society for Industrial Microbiology, 12-II

          1. A&I Division Analytical Group: correspondence of the Secretary (J.H. Bailey, E.M. Foster, P. Gerhardt),                         1956-6

          2. A&I Division, Harlow Hall Award: Correspondence of William C. Haynes, Chairman, 1967--69; report to

          3. CPC and Council, 1970; clippings from ASM News, 1968-69

              Committee on Relations Between Division and Society for Industrial Microbiology, 1964-66

B.    Public Health Division

          1. Correspondence of the Secretary (John Hays Bailey, E.M. Foster), 1953-59

C.    Virology Division

          1. Correspondence of J.R. Porter, 1960-61; proposed bylaws, ca. 1963

III. Current Divisions

A. Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (A)

1) Minutes, 1980, 1983; correspondence of Barbara Lago, Secretary of ASM, 1987; newsletter, 1993,1996

 

B. Bacterial Infections and Pathogenesis (B)

1) Minutes, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1985; Newsletter, 1990,

 

C. Clinical Microbiology (C) 
For relations between clinical microbiologists and ASM see Dowdle Commission materials in Schaechter Presidential file, 13-IICJ, Folder 13

1) List of officers, 1963-1984; minutes, 1972, 1979, 1983, 1985; memo of A.C. Sonnenwirth, Chairman, 1972; clippings, 1963-1980; report of ad hoc Committee, 1972

2) Newsletter (Viewpoints), 1967-92; 1996-

3) Correspondence of the Archivist, 1985

 

D. General Medical Microbiology (D)

1) Newsletter, 1985, 1990, 1992, 1996

 

E. Immunology (E)

1) Minutes, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1997; newsletter, 1995-

 

F. Medical Mycology (F)

1) Minutes 1982-83; Newsletter, 1992, 1996-

 

G. Mycoplasmology (G)

1) Miscellaneous correspondence pertaining to founding of section and division, 1970, 1976; minutes, 1980-85; memos of John Davis, chairman, 1990-91

2) Newsletter, 1994-

 

H. Genetics and Molecular Biology (H)

1) Minutes, 1983

 

I. General Microbiology (I)

1) Reports, 1980-82; Newsletter, 1992, 1993, 1995

 

J. Morphology and Ultrastructure (J)

1) Minutes, 1980-83; memo from Susan Koval, Chair, 1991; Newsletter, 1996-

 

K. Physiology and Metabolism (K)

1) Minutes, 1980, 1983; Newsletter, 1991-95

2) History of Division by Perry W. Wilson, 1953

 

L. Nosocomial Infections (L)

1) Minutes, 1985-86

 

M. Bacteriophage (M)

1) Newsletter, 1992-93

 

N. Microbial Ecology (N)

1) Correspondence concerning name change, 1984

2) Aquatic Microbiology Newsletter, 1963-76, 1991.

 

O. Fermentation and Biotechnology (O)

1) Minutes, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984; memo from Arnold Demain, 1967

2) Correspondence of David Perlman, Chairman, 1973-75

3) Fermentation Newsletter, 1969-82; newsletter, 1995-

 

P. Food Microbiology (P)

1) Minutes, 1970-71, 1973-74, 1976-82, 1986

2) Division Newsletter, 1990; Food Microbiology Newsletter (produced jointly with the Food Microbiology Division of the Institute of Food Technologists), 1990-

 

Q. Environmental and General Applied Microbiology (Q)

1) Minutes, 1980-82

 

R. Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

1) Newsletter, 1994,1996-

 

S. DNA Viruses (S)

1) Minutes, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983

 

[T. RNA Viruses]

 

U. Mycobacteriology (U)

1) Minutes, 1983, 1984, 1986; newsletter, 1996-

2) Correspondence of George Kubica, Chairman, 1982-86

 

V. Clinical and Diagnostic

1) Notice to ASM News, 1984; correspondence concerning name change, 1989; newsletter, 1991,1993,1995

2) Petition for establishment of Medical Immunology Division, 1983

 

W. Education

1) File of Jeffrey Sich on establishment of Division

2) Newsletter, 1995-

 

X. Molecular, Cellular and General Biology of Eukaryotes

1) Newsletter, 1997-

 

Y. Public Health

1) File of Merry Sloane, Coordinator for Divisions on formation of Division, 1997

 

IV. Divisional Lectures (1979-83)

1. Texts of lectures, 1979-83