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Topic:
Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences (Serial)
Creator::
Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Extent:
21.5 cu. ft. (43 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Serials (publications)
Scrapbooks
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
circa 1888-1972
Descriptive Entry:
The records of the Academy include proceedings of the Joint Commission, minutes of general Academy and Board of Managers meetings, correspondence, membership applications, scrapbooks, photographs, and publications.
Historical Note:
The Washington Academy of Sciences was incorporated on February 18, 1898. It serves as the federal head of thirty-five affiliated scientific societies in the Washington, D.C., area. Most of the affiliates are local chapters of national organizations; some, however, are independent of any national organization. Each affiliated society selects a delegate to represent that society on the Board of Managers, the governing body of the Academy.

During the 1880s scientists in the Washington area were establishing scientific societies that catered to their needs and interests. As the number of these societies increased, it became obvious that a federation was needed to unite their activities. A Joint Committee of Conference met in 1882 with the union in mind, but the idea was dismissed when the Philosophical Society rejected the plan.

Toward the close of the decade, the desire for a federation was renewed. Thus, in 1888, a Joint Commission was created that served only as an advisory body to the scientific societies; individual societies were not bound to the Commission's decisions. In 1895 the functions of the Joint Commission were enlarged, empowering it to conduct joint meetings, print a Joint Directory of the Scientific Societies of Washington, and act in the interest of all affiliated societies. Resolutions promoting common interests were accepted in 1898, followed by the act of incorporation and bylaws. The incorporators, 14 in number, were designated as the only original members; they adopted the bylaws and elected officers. The Joint Commission held its final meeting on March 22, 1898; the Board of Managers then became the governing body.

Eight scientific societies comprised the original organization of the Washington Academy of Sciences. They were the Anthropological Society of Washington, the Biological Society of Washington, the Chemical Society of Washington, the Entomological Society of Washington, the National Geographical Society, the Geological Society of Washington, the Medical Society of the District of Columbia, and the Philosophical Society of Washington.

The primary function of the Academy is the promotion of science. This is achieved in various activities and publications of the Academy. The Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, and its predecessor, the Proceedings of the Washington Academy of Sciences, are designed to expose scientists, locally and nationally, to current research and studies in the form of scientific papers.

The functions of the Academy are extended to include high school students who manifest an interest and potential for the sciences. A Washington Junior Academy of Sciences exists for talented students. Scientific education is also promoted by the Joint Board on Science Education, which conducts science fairs in public and private schools, presents annual awards to promising high school students as well as to professional scientists for achievements in their research, and by sponsoring grants-in-aid for research.

The membership of the Academy is comprised of two classes--Members and Fellows. One can be accepted as a Member if he or she demonstrates an interest in the sciences and promotes the Academy's activities. A Fellow, on the other hand, must have conducted original research or have made an outstanding contribution to the scientific field.
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Science  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Serials (publications)
Scrapbooks
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7099, Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.), Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 7099
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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1. Correspondence of the President of the Washington Academy of Sciences, 1959-1961.

Collection Creator::
Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 43
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7099, Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.), Records
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Records / Series 4: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1901-1968 / Box 12
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7099-refidd1e1005

2. Executive Committee Minutes, 1960, 1963, 1966

Collection Creator::
Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 43
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7099, Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.), Records
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Records / Series 4: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1901-1968 / Box 12
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7099-refidd1e1024

3. Ways and Means Committee, 1941, 1942, 1955-1959

Collection Creator::
Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 43
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7099, Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.), Records
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Records
Records / Series 4: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1901-1968 / Box 12
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7099-refidd1e1043

4. Committee on Meetings, 1960.

Collection Creator::
Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 43
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7099, Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.), Records
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Records
Records / Series 4: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1901-1968 / Box 12
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7099-refidd1e1062

5. Committee on Membership, 1960-1961.

Collection Creator::
Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 43
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7099, Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.), Records
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Records
Records / Series 4: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1901-1968 / Box 12
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7099-refidd1e1082

6. Health, Education, and Welfare-National Institute of Health Contracts, 1961.

Collection Creator::
Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 43
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7099, Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.), Records
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Records
Records / Series 4: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1901-1968 / Box 12
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7099-refidd1e1101

7. Special Committee on Symposia, 1946.

Collection Creator::
Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 43
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7099, Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.), Records
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Records
Records / Series 4: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1901-1968 / Box 12
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7099-refidd1e1120

8. Meeting place and permanent headquarters, 1940, 1958, 1966, 1968.

Collection Creator::
Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 43
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7099, Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.), Records
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Records
Records / Series 4: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1901-1968 / Box 12
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7099-refidd1e1139

9. Nominating Committee, 1955, 1958-1960.

Collection Creator::
Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 43
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7099, Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.), Records
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Records
Records / Series 4: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1901-1968 / Box 12
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7099-refidd1e1158

10. Report of the Board of Tellers, ca. 1944-1965, with some years not represented.

Collection Creator::
Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 43
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7099, Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.), Records
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Records
Records / Series 4: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1901-1968 / Box 12
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7099-refidd1e1177

11. Elections, 1962-1967.

Collection Creator::
Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 43
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7099, Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.), Records
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Records
Records / Series 4: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1901-1968 / Box 12
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7099-refidd1e1197

12. Ad Hoc Committee on Honorary Membership, 1961.

Collection Creator::
Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 43
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7099, Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.), Records
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Records
Records / Series 4: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1901-1968 / Box 12
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7099-refidd1e1216

13. Public Relations Committee, 1955-1956.

Collection Creator::
Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 43
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7099, Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.), Records
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Records
Records / Series 4: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1901-1968 / Box 12
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7099-refidd1e1235

14. Committee on Grants-in-aid, 1960-1965.

Collection Creator::
Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 43
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7099, Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.), Records
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Records
Records / Series 4: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1901-1968 / Box 12
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7099-refidd1e1254

15. Legislative Committee, 1947-1948.

Collection Creator::
Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 43
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7099, Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.), Records
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Records
Records / Series 4: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1901-1968 / Box 12
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7099-refidd1e1273

16. Committee to Consider Questions regarding the Committee of Membership, 1942.

Collection Creator::
Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 43
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7099, Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.), Records
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Records
Records / Series 4: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1901-1968 / Box 12
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7099-refidd1e1292

17. Actuarial Basis for Life Membership in the Academy, 1930.

Collection Creator::
Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 43
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7099, Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.), Records
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Records
Records / Series 4: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1901-1968 / Box 12
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7099-refidd1e1312

18. National Research Foundation Committee, 1945.

Collection Creator::
Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 43
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7099, Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.), Records
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Records
Records / Series 4: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1901-1968 / Box 12
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7099-refidd1e1331

19. Joint Committee on Press Relations, 1948.

Collection Creator::
Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 43
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7099, Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.), Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Series 4: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1901-1968 / Box 12
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7099-refidd1e1350

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