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This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
These records provide partial documentation of the history of HSS, circa 1930-1993. They consist mostly of records maintained by HSS officers which concern annual meetings;
membership; the work of HSS committees; the HSS Council; the publication of Isis, Osiris, and other HSS publications; elections of officers; HSS relations with
other professional societies; financial matters; and prizes and awards granted by HSS. Also included are records concerning an HSS fundraising campaign started in 1983; files
of the HSS Committee on Independent Scholars, 1986-1989; file of Nathan Reingold as chairman of the Conference on Science Manuscripts, 1960, which was co-sponsored by HSS;
and copies of the HSS Newsletter.
The History of Science Society (HSS) was established in 1924 to ensure the future of Isis, the international journal founded by George Sarton in 1912. The purpose
of HSS is to promote interest in the history of science, to provide a forum for discussion, and to encourage original research in the field. The Society meets these goals
by holding annual meetings and other programs; by issuing Isis, Osiris, and other publications; by awarding prizes and medals for exceptional contributions to
the field; and by cooperation with other professional groups. HSS is governed by a council consisting of the officers of the Society: a president, vice-president, executive
secretary, treasurer, and editor of Isis; the ex-presidents of the Society; and fifteen additional members elected from and by membership of the Society.
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These records primarily document activities of the Executive Committee, under Sally Kohlstedt, for the History of Science Society (HSS). Includes a list of donors and
lifetime members of HSS, information on Latin American Historians of Science, a copy of the International Union for the History and Philosophy of Science (IUHPS) constitution,
reports of the HSS President and "Friends of the HSS", and "Scientist to Scientist" newsletters. In addition there is background and budget information on publications OSIRIS
and ISIS, and the Human Genome Project.
The History of Science Society (HSS) Editorial Administrative Files consist of Arnold Thackray's personal files from circa 1967-1985, ISIS correspondence from
circa 1962-1978, advertising and promotional material from circa 1976-1981, and miscellaneous ISIS administrative files, spanning the years circa 1970-1992. OSIRIS
administrative files for the years 1972-1991 are also included. Editorial Administrative files are arranged in the original accession groups received by the American Philosophical
Referee Files in Box 45 are restricted for 50 years from the latest date of Referee Files (1992), restrictions will be lifted January 1, 2043; Transferring office; 8/10/2005 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details.
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
This accession consists of the Treasurer's records of the History of Science Society (HSS) and includes correspondence, committee minutes and reports, auditors' reports,
financial reports, Treasurer's reports, budget worksheets, audit and financial statements, and financial data on one grant.
This accession consists of records created and maintained by editors Ronald L. Numbers, 1989-1993, and Margaret W. Rossiter, 1994-2003, documenting the administration
of Isis and Osiris, publications of the History of Science Society. The records primarily document committee meetings, advisory editors, promotions, budgets,
and hiring searches as well as the production of the publications. Materials include correspondence; meeting agendas and minutes; invitations to meetings and other events;
lists of advisory editors; curricula vitae and resumes for advisory editors; budgets; contracts; promotional materials; and related materials.
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2019; Transferring office; 8/10/2005 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details.
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This accession documents the editorial process in producing the publications Isis and Osiris during the tenures of editors Charles Rosenberg (1986-1988),
Ronald L. Numbers (1989-1993), and Margaret W. Rossiter (1994-2003). Materials include correspondence, article and book review manuscripts, peer reviews, letters to the editor,
book review data cards, planning documents, handbooks, agreements, budgets, administrative files, images, contributor biographies, and related materials.
Restricted for 15 years from the latest date of record to which this restriction applies (2003). Restrictions will be lifted on January 1, 2019. Referee Files (marked with an asterisk) are restricted for 50 years from the latest date of Referee Files (2003). Restrictions will be lifted on January 1, 2054; Transferring office; 8/10/2005 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details.
This accession consists of records that document the activities of the President of the History of Science Society (HSS), during the tenure of Albert Van Helden. Materials
include agendas, budget records, committee reports, correspondence and memoranda, and HSS brochures and flyers. Also includes information on the HSS publication Osiris
and the International Union for the History and Philosophy of Science.