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Society for the Study of Reproduction records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0196

Scope and Content

The collection (1962-2004) contains records associated with the function and activities of the Society for the Study of Reproduction. Included within the collection are annual meeting information, committee records, correspondence, financial records, presidential files, and publications. The collection also includes historical information on the Society, photographs of members and events, and material related to Society-sponsored symposia and programs.

The Society also produced a number of videotape recordings of speakers and workshops at annual meetings. Appendix I contains a listing of these videotapes along with their ISU Library call number.


  • 1962-2004

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


In June 1967, a group of approximately 300 scientists interested in reproductive biology met in Urbana, Illinois, and voted to establish the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR). The SSR’s purpose is to promote the study of the biological and medical aspects of fertility and reproduction by fostering interdisciplinary communication. It holds annual conferences and publishes the journal Biology of Reproduction three times a year. The organization is governed by elected officers including an overseeing committee. Membership is open to professionally qualified workers with an interest in this field, at the discretion of the Overseeing Committee.


20.51 Linear Feet (45 document boxes, 1 half-document box, and 1 oversized box)

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The collection is organized into 13 series:

Series 1, History, 1962-1973 (chronological)

Series 2, Committees, 1968-1999 (alphabetical)

Series 3, Correspondence, 1967-2001, undated (chronological)

Series 4, Annual Meetings, 1967-2004 (chronological)

Series 5, Meetings of the Board of Directors, 1968-2004 (chronological)

Series 6, Grants and Contracts, 1967-1988 (chronological)

Series 7, Financial Records, 1967-2003 (chronological)

Series 8, Membership, 1967-2004, undated (chronological)

Series 9, Symposia Programs and Papers, 1967-1983, undated (chronological)

Series 10, Awards and Addresses, 1968-1989 (chronological)

Series 11, Photographs, 1971-1994, undated (chronological)

Series 12, Presidents’ Files, 1967-2001 (chronological)

Series 13, Publications, 1990-1998 (chronological)

Appendix 1, Videotapes

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

MS-0196. Society for the Study of Reproduction records, 1962-2004
December 12, 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

403 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
(515) 294-6672