Rochester Academy of Science Papers

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Rochester Academy of Science papers
Creator: Rochester Academy of Science
Call Number: BF.R67
Dates: 1879-2004
Physical Description: 22 boxes, 1 package
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Accruals
Access
Use
Custodial History
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Box 1 Correspondence, 1889-May 1915
Box 2 Correspondence, June 1915-1919
Box 3 Correspondence, 1920-1953
Box 4 Correspondence, 1954-1959
Box 5 Minutes, Publications, and Announcements/
Box 6 Council Ledgers and Records - 6 volumes
Box 7 Minutes, Records, and Photographs - 2 vol./
Box 8 Programs, Bulletins, and Announcements
Box 9 Records
Box 10 Records
Box 11 Section Records, General
Box 12 Botanical Section
Box 13 Botanical Section
Box 14 Botanical Section
Box 15 Botanical Section
Box 16 Botanical Section - Minutes (3 volumes), 1881-1920
Box 17 Botanical Section
Box 18 Botanical Section B - Records, 1947-1963
Box 19 Engineering Geology Sections (2 volumes)
Box 20 Genesee Ornithological Society Meetings, 1938-1975
Box 21 Genesee Ornithological Society Meetings, 1976-1994
Box 22 Genesee Ornithological Society Meetings, 1995-2004
Collection Overview
Title: Rochester Academy of Science papers
Creator: Rochester Academy of Science
Call Number: BF.R67
Dates: 1879-2004
Physical Description: 22 boxes, 1 package
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
The Rochester Academy of Science (RAS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing its members and the community with a means to study and learn about astronomy, anthropology, the life sciences, minerals, and fossils. Many members of the University of Rochester faculty were prominent in the Academy. Among the professors who figure frequently in Academy correspondence are Herman Leroy Fairchild, George Halcott Chadwick, Victor Chambers, and Charles Wright Dodge.

Scope and Content
The Rochester Academy of Science Papers include letters to and from the Academy, chiefly of a business nature. Also in the collection are lecture programs and announcements, reception programs, bulletins and information leaflets, lists of the membership and officers of the Academy, annual reports of officers, bills and receipts, copies of the various constitutions and bylaws, and miscellaneous folders containing papers given before the Academy, contracts with the University of Rochester Library, legislation, clippings and notices. Additionally, there are notebooks containing minutes of the geological and engineering divisions, and Entomology Section, 1946-1948; a list of the books belonging to the Academy Library, an album of photographs of the Academy members and photographs of some biological specimens, and seven boxes containing records of the Botanical Section.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
Science
Botany
Ornithology
Rochester Academy of Science
Accruals
Added material: Records of the Genesee Ornithological Society (Boxes 20-22) given by David Strong in May 2007.Access
The Rochester Academy of Science papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCustodial History
Deposited in the University of Rochester Library by the Rochester Academy of Science. Botanical Section Records added by Mrs. Bernard Harkness, 1966-1967. Five folders in Box X added by Mrs. Elizabeth Y. Pixley, May 1976. Additions to Box V and Box X made by Neil Moon, October 31, 1977.Citation
[Item title, item date], Rochester Academy of Science papers, BF.R67, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
Rochester Academy of Science Bulletins have been catalogued. Please see the record for this publication in the Library's online catalogue for details, including the call number.


Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
rarebks@library.rochester.edu
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Content List
Box 1Correspondence, 1889-May 1915
Box 2Correspondence, June 1915-1919
Box 3Correspondence, 1920-1953
Box 4Correspondence, 1954-1959
Box 5Minutes, Publications, and Announcements/
Council Minutes, 1918-1969, 1974-1975
Board Meeting Minutes, 1982-1985
Annual Business Meeting Minutes, 1983-1984
Rockester News, 1983-1987
This publication relates to the study of geology.

Event announcements, 1984, 1988
Box 6Council Ledgers and Records - 6 volumes
Secretary's Account Book, 1898-1911
Council Minutes, 1879-1917
Library Acquisitions
Box 7Minutes, Records, and Photographs - 2 vol./
Academy Minutes, 1884-1910
Photographs of Members
Seals of the Academy (2)
Medal (1)
Photographs of Biological Specimens
Box 8Programs, Bulletins, and Announcements
Lecture Programs, 1889-1957
Information Leaflets
Lecture Announcements, 1883-1953
Box 9Records
Annual Report of Officers, 1881-1940
Bills and Receipts, 1887-1859
Clippings
Committee on Finance
Committee on Sections and Membership
Constitution and Bylaws
*Constitution Revision (*Copyright registration), 1944
Legislation/
Library Contract
Box 10Records
Membership Lists, 1882-1917
Names to be Presented for Membership
Notices
Officers, 1890-1957
Papers given before the Academy
Publication fund
Membership Records (3 vol., 1 pkg.)
Miscellaneous
Treasurer's reports (annual and interim), 1959-1973
Correspondence and forms relating to IRS, 1964-1969
"Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax"

Correspondence, etc. re: incorporation, trademark, 1969, 1975
New York State "Exempt Organization" material, 1971
Contents of RAS Safe Deposit Box, 1971
(List of 17 items)

Agreement with the U of R, 1930
Associated Mortgage Investors agreement material, 1929-1934
Box 11Section Records, General
Anthropology Section
Entomology Section
Geology Section, Minutes
Junior Science Clubs
Microscopy Section, Bulletin
Mineralogical Section
Ornithology Section
Photography Section
Box 12Botanical Section
Clippings
Correspondence, 1881-1952
Essays
Field Trips and Notes, 1906-1929
Box 13Botanical Section
Herbarium
Herbarium - Correspondence on Specimen Exchange
History, 1881-1905
Milton S. Baxter-Correspondence
Miscellaneous
Notes concerning "Botanical Sentinel Enquirer"
Box 14Botanical Section
Periodical Articles relating to Willows
Personal Notebooks containing Specimen Lists
Photographs
Box 15Botanical Section
Plant Lists - Miscellaneous
Plant Lists - Monroe and Adjoining Counties
Plant and Seed Lists - Various Locals
Publications
Volumes (Catalogue and List of Plants)
John Walton - Botanical Illustrations
Box 16Botanical Section - Minutes (3 volumes), 1881-1920
Box 17Botanical Section
Minutes (2 vol.), 1921-1950
Miscellaneous Record Books (2 vol.)
Box 18Botanical Section B - Records, 1947-1963
Box 19Engineering Geology Sections (2 volumes)
Engineering Section Minutes, 1895-1897
Geology Section Minutes, 1889-1891
Box 20Genesee Ornithological Society Meetings, 1938-1975
Box 21Genesee Ornithological Society Meetings, 1976-1994
Box 22Genesee Ornithological Society Meetings, 1995-2004
Dormancy/Dissolution, 2005-2006


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