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Series 3
American Chemical Society, 1893-1938
Boxes 15-37

Scope and Content Note

Herty became a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in 1893, and he was actively involved with the organization for the following thirty-five years. He served as president in 1915 and 1916. During this time, he stressed the importance of cooperation between universities and industries, the need for more fundamental chemical research, and the need for improved tariff protection for the American chemical industry. He was the first full-time editor of the Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, and he did much to expand its influence. His editorials repeated the themes of his presidency. He also energetically defended the establishment of the Chemical Warfare Service, and emphasized the importance of chemistry in every-day life. He was the first director of the ACS news service.

Herty chaired the following committees: Advisory Committee to the Bureau of Mines (1916-1920), Committee on an Institute for Chemo-Medical Research (1919-1931, from 1919-1920 this was the Committee on an Institute for Drug Research), Committee on Coordination of Chemical Work Within the War Department (1919), Committee to Cooperate with Chemical Warfare Service (1920-1922), and the Division of Physical and Inorganic Chemistry (1908-1909).

He served on other committees, including: Committee on Inorganic Nomenclature (1913-1915), Committee on Nomenclature, Spelling and Pronunciation (1917-1921), Committee on Exchanges (1917-1921), Advisory Committee to the President (1917-1921) [In 1921, the name was changed to Committee on National Policy], Committee on Prize Essays (1923-1931), and Committee on Women's Award in Chemistry (1936-1938)

Herty was active in local sections. He worked for the establishment of the Georgia Section (1900-1903); and he was president (1906) and councillor (1907-1908) of the North Carolina section. He became a member of the New York Section in 1917, and served as chairman (1918), member of the executive committee (1920-1921), chairman of the publicity committee (1921), and councillor (1924-1929).

ACS administrative correspondence, arrangements for meetings and local section requests for appearances by Herty are filed in General Correspondence section along with correspondence about the ACS Institute of Chemistry. The Committees section includes correspondence about individual divisions and committees and correspondence relating to the Georgia, New York, and North Carolina sections. The series also includes files dealing with ACS publications and with the development of the ACS News Service, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry.

Correspondence is arranged as follows: General Correspondence includes correspondence with the public and with contributors of articles. Correspondence with the journal prior and subsequent to Herty's term as editor is also included. Office Correspondence concerns the physical operation of the journal; correspondence with staff and ACS officers about the journal; correspondence with the ACS advertising committee. Journal Requests Correspondence includes requests for reprints, back issues, photographic cuts and subscriptions. The 1916 journal files of the previous editor, Dr. M. C. Whitaker, are included among these papers.

Related material can be found in the following series: Series 6: Industrial Progress and National Defense; Series 7: Medicine and Health; Series 10: Educational Work; Series 13: Notebooks, Speeches, Writings, Clippings, and Office Filing System; and Series 15: Photographs.

General Correspondence, 1906-1915
Box Folder Content
15 1 1906-1908
15 2 1909
15 3 1910
15 4 1911-1914
15 5 January-February 1915
15 6 March-April 1915
15 7 May-June 1915
15 8 July-September 1915
15 9 October 1915
16 1 November-December 1915 and undated
16 2 January-March 1916
16 3 April-June 1916
16 4 July-August 1916
16 5 September-October 1916
16 6 November 1916
16 7 December 1916 and undated
16 8 January-April 1917
17 1 May-August 1917
17 2 September-October 1917
17 3 November-December 1917 and undated
17 4 January-April 1918
17 5 May-June 1918
17 6 July-December 1918
17 7 January-April 1919
17 8 May-July 1919
17 9 August-December 1919 and undated
18 1 January-July 1920
18 2 August-December 1920 and undated
18 3 1921
18 4 1922-1925
18 5 1926-1927
18 6 1928-1929
18 7 1930-1933
18 8 1934-1938
Institute of Chemistry
19 1 Correspondence: 1925-1926
19 2 Correspondence: January-May 1927
19 3 Correspondence: June-December 1927
19 4 Correspondence: 1928
19 5 Miscellaneous Papers: 1928
19 6 Lectures at West Point and Annapolis. Correspondence and other papers: 1921-1921, 1923-1924
Committees
19 7 American Section of the Commission on Inorganic Nomenclature of the International Association of Chemical Societies. Correspondence: 1912
19 8 Advisory Committee to the Bureau of Mines. Correspondence: 1916-1920
19 9 Advisory Committee to the President. Correspondence: 1917-1921
19 10 Committee Appointed to Study the Question of Increasing the Interest of Women Chemists in the Activities of the American Chemical Society. Correspondence: 1926-1927, undated
19 11 Committee for the Revision of Chemical Statistics. Correspondence: 1915-1916
19 12 Committee on Classification of the Chemical Elements. Correspondence: 1909
19 13 Committee on Code of Professional Ethics. Correspondence: 1915-1917, 1920
19 14 Committee on Conservation of Natural Resources. Correspondence: 1908-1910
19 15 Committee on Cooperation Between Universities and Industries. Correspondence:1915-1917, 1919
19 16 Committee on Endowments. Correspondence: 1916, 1925
19 17 Committee on Exchanges. Correspondence: 1916-1917
20 1 Committee on Exchanges. Correspondence: 1918-1921
20 2 Committee on Inorganic Chemical Nomenclature. Correspondence: 1913, 1915, 1929, 1931, undated
20 3 Committee on Inventions by Government Employees. Correspondence: 1916
20 4 Committee on Joseph Priestly Memorial. Correspondence: 1916
20 5 Committee on Nomenclature, Spelling and Pronunciation. Correspondence: 1918-1921, 1928
20 6 Committee on Occupational Diseases. Correspondence: 1916
20 7 Committee on Paper. Correspondence: 1919, 1916, 1921
20 8 Committee on Reorganization of Business Methods of the Society. Correspondence: 1910 and Report: 1914
20 9 Committee on Widely Separated Summer Meetings. Correspondence: 1908
20 10 Committee on Women's Award in Chemistry. Correspondence: 1936-1938
20 11 Committee to Investigate Charges Against Louis B. Allyn. Correspondence: 1915-1916
20 12 Committee to Prepare Resolutions On the Death of Professor Alfred Werner. Correspondence: 1919-1920
20 13 Coordinating Committee of the General Meeting. Correspondence: 1921
20 14 Executive Committee for the Entertainment of Madame Curie. Correspondence: 1921
20 15 Women's Service Committee. Correspondence: 1927-1933
20 16 Georgia Section. Correspondence: 1900, 1903-1904, 1907, 1915-1917, 1927, 1936
Sections
20 17 New York Section. Correspondence: 1916-1918
21 1 New York Section. Correspondence: 1919-1921
21 2 New York Section. Correspondence: 1923-1929, 1931-1932, undated
21 3 North Carolina Section. Correspondence: 1906-1907
21 4 North Carolina Section. Correspondence: 1908-1913, 1916, 1932-1933
21 5 North Carolina Section. Announcements and Reports: 1904-1931, 1913-1915
Other Papers: Divisions
21 6 Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Correspondence: 1933-1934
21 7 Division of Cellulose Chemistry. Correspondence: 1929-1930, 1932-19,;;6
21 8 Division of Cellulose Chemistry. Abstracts of Papers: 1930, 1936
21 9 Division of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. Correspondence: 1920, 1925-1926, 1933-1934
21 10 Division of Industrial Chemists and Chemical Engineers. General Correspondence and Papers: 1908-1910, 1912, 1915-1917-1919
21 11 Division of Industrial Chemists and Engineers. SubCommittee on Turpentine. Correspondence: 1910-1911, 1915
21 12 Division of Inorganic Chemistry. Correspondence: 1907-1908
21 13 Division of Medicinal Chemistry. Correspondence: 1928, 1930
21 14 Division of Medicinal Chemistry. Miscellaneous Papers: 1928-1930
21 15 Division of Medicinal Products. Correspondence: 1924-1925
21 16 Division of Organic Chemistry. Correspondence: 1908-1909, 1916-1918, 1920-1925, 1927-1928
21 17 Division of Organic Chemistry. . Correspondence: 1926-1929
21 18 Division of Organic Chemistry. Abstracts of Papers: 1930
21 19 Division of Physical Chemistry. Correspondence: 1908
21 20 Division of Physical and Inorganic Chemistry. Correspondence: 1908-1912, 1924
22 1 Division of Physical and Inorganic Chemistry. Correspondence: 1916, 1922, 1924-1926, 1930
22 2 Division of Physical and Inorganic Chemistry. Program: 1930
22 3 Dye Section and Division. Correspondence: 1917-1919, 1921-1928, 1930
American Chemical Society. Miscellaneous Papers
22 4 1893, 1907-1909
22 5 1910-1915
22 6 1916-1917
22 7 1918-1920
22 8 1921
22 10 1925-1927
23 1 1928-1934
23 2 undated
Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. General Correspondence, 1908-1938
23 3 1908-1910, 1912-1913, 1915
23 4 January-June, 1916
23 5 July-December, 1916
23 6 January-February, 1917
23 7 March, 1917
24 1 April, 1917
24 2 May 1-15, 1917
24 3 May 16-31, 1917
24 4 June 1-8, 1917
24 5 June 9-30, 1917
24 6 July, 1917
24 7 August, 1917
24 8 September, 1917
24 9 October, 1917
25 1 November, 1917
25 2 December, 1917
25 3 January, 1918
25 4 February 1-14, 1918
25 5 February 15-28, 1918
25 6 March, 1918
26 7 April, 1918
26 8 May, 1918
26 9 June, 1918
26 1 July 1-15, 1918
26 2 July 16-31, 1918
26 3 August, 1918
26 4 September, 1918
26 5 October 1-21, 1918
26 6 October 22-31, 1918
26 7 November, 1918
26 8 December, 1918 and undated
26 9 January, 1919
26 10 February, 1919
27 1 March, 1919
27 2 April, 1919
27 3 May, 1919
27 4 June, 1919
27 5 July, 1919
27 6 August, 1919
27 7 September, 1919
27 8 October, 1919
27 9 November, 1919
27 10 December, 1919
28 1 January, 1920
28 2 February, 1920
28 3 March, 1920
28 4 April, 1920
28 5 May-June, 1920
28 6 July-August, 1920
28 7 September-October, 1920
28 8 November, 1920
28 9 December, undated, 1920
28 10 January 3-12, 1921
29 1 January 13-18, 1921
29 2 January 19-31, 1SP-1
29 3 February 1-7, 1921
29 4 February 8-16, 1921
29 5 February 17-28, 1921
29 6 March 1-17, 1921
29 7 April, 1921
29 8 May 1-16, 1921
29 9 May 17-31, 1921
29 10 June 1-13, 1921
29 11 June 14-17, 1921
30 1 June 18-30, 1921
30 2 July 1-15, 1921
30 3 July 16-30, 1921
30 4 August 1-19, 1921
30 5 August 20-31, 1921
30 6 September 1-16, 1921
30 7 September 17-30, 1921
30 8 October 1-12, 1921
30 9 October 13-31, 1921
30 10 November-December, 1921
30 11 1922, 1925-1938
Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. Office Correspondence, 1916-1921
30 12 January-March, 1916
31 1 April-June, 1916
31 2 July-September, 1916
31 3 October, 1916
31 4 November, 1916
31 5 December, undated, 1916
31 6 January-February, 1917
31 7 March-April, 1917
31 8 May-June, 1917
31 9 July, 1917
31 10 August, 1917
31 11 September-October, 1917
31 12 November, 1917
31 13 December, undated, 1917
32 1 January-March, 1918
32 2 April-August, 1918
32 3 September-December, 1918
32 4 January-March, 1919
32 5 April-August, 1919
32 6 September, 1919
32 7 October-November, 1919
32 8 December, undated, 1919
33 1 January-February, 1920
33 2 March-April, 1920
33 3 May-June, 1920
33 4 July-August, 1920
33 5 September, 1920
33 6 October-November, 1920
33 7 December, undated, 1920
33 8 January-February, 1921
33 9 March, 1921
33 10 April-May, 1921
33 11 June-July, 1921
33 12 August, 1921
33 13 September, 1921
33 14 October-December, undated, 1921
Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. Financial Correspondence, 1916-1921
34 1 1916
34 2 January-July, 1917
34 3 August-December, undated, 1917
34 4 January-June, 1918
34 5 July-December, undated, 1918
34 6 January-May, 1919
34 7 June-September, 1919
34 8 October-December, undated, 1919
34 9 1920
34 10 1921
Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. Journal Requests Correspondence, 1916-1918
34 11 February-May, 1916
34 12 June-December, 1916
34 13 January-April, 1917
34 14 May-June, 1917
35 1 July-August, 1917
35 2 September, 1917
35 3 October, 1917
35 4 November-December, 1917
35 5 January-March, 1918
35 6 April-June, 1918
35 7 July-December, 1918
35 8 January-June, 1919
35 9 July-December, 1919
35 10 1920
35 11 January-February, 1921
35 12 March-May, 1921
36 1 June-July, 1921
36 2 August-September, 1921
36 3 October, 1921
36 4 November undated, 1921
Press and Publicity Committee
36 5 Correspondence: 1916
36 6 Correspondence: January-June, 1917
36 7 Correspondence: July-December, 1917 and undated
36 8 Correspondence: 1918
ACS News Service
36 9 Correspondence: January, 1919
36 10 Correspondence: February-March, 1919
36 11 Correspondence: April-July, 1919
37 1 Correspondence: August-December 1919 and undated
37 2 Correspondence: 1920
37 3 Correspondence: 1921
37 4 Correspondence: 1923-1930, 1933-1934, 1937
37 5 Press Releases: 1919-1923, undated
ACS Publications
37 6 Chemical Round Table: 1920-1922
37 7 Chemical Abstracts. Correspondence: 1908-1910, 1913, 1915-1917
37 8 Chemical Abstracts. Correspondence: 1918-1921, 1925-1928
37 9 Journal of the American Chemical Society. Correspondence: 1908-1915, 1918, 1927-1928, 1937
37 10 Popular Chemistry Magazine. Correspondence: 1915-1917, 1920 Includes correspondence about creating an ACS magazine of interest to the lay public.
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