AOAC International records
Scope and Content
This collection (1891-2005) contains records of AOAC International, including annual meeting materials, artifacts, biographical information, correspondence files, committee records, photographs, proceedings, programs, and publications.
Annual meeting records include abstracts, announcements, programs, and audio recordings of speakers. A number of the annual meeting proceedings, along with many other AOAC International publications, can be found by searching the ISU Library catalog.
The collection also contains numerous committee files. The contents of most of these files include correspondence, membership information, meeting minutes, and reports. Some of the committees are joint committees with other societies, such as the Intersociety Relations Committee composed of members from AOAC, the American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC), the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and the American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS). The collection contains correspondence with numerous national and international organizations such as the World Health Organization, the United Nations, and various governments on issues of food safety and pollution control.
AOAC International sponsors several awards, but its most prestigious award is the Harvey W. Wiley Award. Named after one of the founding members of the organization, the award was established in 1956 and bestowed annually to a scientist or group of scientists who have made an outstanding contribution to analytical method development in an area of interest to AOAC International. Biographical information and photographs related to some of the award winners are included in these files.
There are two appendices attached to the end of the finding aid. Appendix I is a list of acronyms used throughout the finding aid and their corresponding meaning. Appendix II is a list of manuals and materials published by AOAC that were removed from this collection and cataloged as part of the Special Collections book collection. Other publications of AOAC International can be found by searching the ISU Library catalog.
- AOAC International (Organization)
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Open for research.
Consult Special Collections and University Archives
21.5 Linear Feet (9 records center cartons, 7 oversize boxes, and 1 map case folder)
The collection is organized into three series:
Series 1, General Records, 1891-2005 (chronological)
Series 2, Photographs, circa 1910-1984, undated (chronological)
Series 3, Artifacts, 1979-1994, undated (chronological)
Released on 2018-11-01.
Acronym AMC. Analytical Methods Committee
Acronym AOAC. Association of Official Analytical Chemists (now officially named AOAC)
Acronym AOCS. American Oil Chemists’ Society
Acronym ASTM. American Society for Testing and Materials
Acronym IDF. International Dairy Federation
Acronym ISO. International Organization for Standardization
Acronym OIML. International Organization of Legal Metrology
- MS-0477. AOAC International records, 1891-2005
- January 11, 2019
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