Optical Society of America. (Rochester Section) Papers

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Optical Society of America, Rochester Section papers
Creator: Optical Society of America. Rochester Section
Call Number: D.154
Dates: 1915-1997
Physical Description: 7 boxes
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)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Series I: Business records
Subseries I: Minutes and meeting notices
Subseries II: Ledgers
Subseries III: Correspondence
Subseries IV: Reports
Subseries V: Constitutions and by-laws
Subseries VI: Other material
Series II: Membership and activities
Subseries I: Programs and papers
Subseries II: Membership information
Series III: National OSA chapter
Collection Overview
Title: Optical Society of America, Rochester Section papers
Creator: Optical Society of America. Rochester Section
Call Number: D.154
Dates: 1915-1997
Physical Description: 7 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Founded in 1916, the organization was originally called the Association for the Advancement of Applied Optics.

Scope and Content
The Optical Society of America Papers consist of meeting minutes, Secretary's Reports, handbooks, correspondence, and other documentation relating to the Society's Rochester Section.

Subject(s):
Optics
Minutes (Records)
Optical Society of America. Rochester Section
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Optical Society of American Papers were received from Brian J. Thompson on November 8, 1971. The minutes of the regular meetings were received from the Rochester Section on May 1, 1979. Additional papers were transferred from the University of Rochester Institute of Optics on July 16, 2003.Access
The Optical Society of America, Rochester Section 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.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Optical Society of America, Rochester Section papers, D.154, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
See also: Optical Society of America (Rochester Section) Papers, Addition .


Administrative Information
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Content List
Series I: Business records
Subseries I: Minutes and meeting notices
Box 1, Folder 1, 4;
Box 7
Minutes of regular meetings, November 18, 1915-May 13, 1924
Minutes located in Box 7 are on microfilm

Box 1, Folder 2;
Box 7
Minutes of council meetings and annual meetings, 1915-1945
Minutes located in Box 7 are on microfilm

Box 3, Folder 2, 5Meeting minutes, 1969-1982
Box 4, Folder 6-7, 10, 18;
Box 5, Folder 1-3, 9;
Box 6, Folder 1, 11
Meeting notices, 1945-1956, 1958-1976
Box 2, Folder 2-5Meeting programs, 1924-1969
4 scrapbooks

Box 3, Folder 1Secretary's notes
Removed from binder

Subseries II: Ledgers
Box 1, Folder 3;
Box 7
Ledger, 1917-1937
Ledger located in Box 7 is on microfilm

Subseries III: Correspondence
Box 4, Folder 2, 15, 17, 19, 27-29;
Box 5, Folder 12;
Box 6, Folder 4, 10
Correspondence, 1934-1941, 1949-1959
Box 3, Folder 23Important correspondence, 1971-1979
Carbon and photocopied typescript

Box 4, Folder 22;
Box 6, Folder 2
Secretary's correspondence, 1947-1948, 1959
Box 4, Folder 30-31Correspondence and special notices, 1943-1947
Box 4, Folder 21Correspondence, meeting notices, membership lists, 1949-1952
Box 5, Folder 4Correspondence and records, 1960-1973
Box 3, Folder 15"The Rochester Engineer" and related photocopied correspondence, June 1976
Subseries IV: Reports
Box 3, Folder 25-31;
Box 4, Folder 23-25;
Box 5, Folder 11
Secretary's reports, 1916-1923, 1931-1946, 1950-1957, 1985-1993
Box 3, Folder 33Rochester Section, 1993-94 Secretary's Report; The First Fifty Years: The Institute of Optics, 1929-1979; OSA programs from 1994-98; miscellaneous typescript
Box 3, Folder 34Rochester Section, Secretary's report, 1996-1997
Bound, with related correspondence

Box 6, Folder 3Secretary's file, 1959-1960
Box 6, Folder 9Reports, 1954-1960
Box 4, Folder 41"Programs, directories of members, abstracts of lectures, secretary's reports, 1947-1952"
Removed from binder

Box 3, Folder 19Rochester Section House committee procedures, May 15, 1974
Photocopied typescript

Subseries V: Constitutions and by-laws
Box 5, Folder 8Rochester Section constitution and by-laws, 1941-1957
Box 4, Folder 20Constitution, Rochester Section, 1952-1957
Box 5, Folder 7Rochester Section constitution, amended December 1, 1959
Box 4, Folder 26Ballot, by-laws, OSA constitution, 1943
Box 3, Folder 4Ballots for candidate elections, 1992-1993 program year
Subseries VI: Other material
Box 4, Folder 39Hermann von Helmholtz, 1921
Box 5, Folder 6Miscellaneous, 1962-1973
Series II: Membership and activities
Subseries I: Programs and papers
Box 5, Folder 13Annual programs, 1930-1972
Box 4, Folder 32Programs, 1931-32
Box 6, Folder 7Programs, 1932-1992
Box 4, Folder 14Programs, 1951-1952
Box 4, Folder 4Programs, talk abstracts, 1954-1955
Box 3, Folder 3Programs, 1983-1984 and 1984-1985
Box 4, Folder 42-43Miscellaneous meeting announcements, programs, 1930s-1950s
Box 3, Folder 32Meetings, photocopied programs, 1933-1986
Box 3, Folder 6-10, 35Local section activities and miscellaneous papers, 1985-1991
Box 6, Folder 6OSA insignia and type for program, 1957-1958
Box 6, Folder 8OSA addresses, 1960-1961
Box 3, Folder 18Reprints of OSA emblem and the 50th anniversary
Subseries II: Membership information
Box 4, Folder 33-35, 37-38Membership, 1920s-1957, undated
Box 4, Folder 5, 8, 11-12Membership lists, 1951-1955
Box 4, Folder 13Membership notices, 1951-1952
Box 6, Folder 5Membership rolls correspondence, 1957-1958
Box 3, Folder 17Officers' list, 1915-1974
Photocopied typescript and manuscript

Box 3, Folder 24Officer's duties, December 1985
Photocopied typescript

Box 3, Folder 11-14Program year member handbook, 1980-1985
Box 3, Folder 20Honorary membership committee notebook, manuscript notes and inserted ALS, 1956-1957
Box 3, Folder 16Honorary member documentation, 1972-1973 program year
Original and photocopied typescript with manuscript revisions

Box 3, Folder 21-22Files, member handbook, and manuscript notes, 1973-1974 and 1978-1979
Box 2, Folder 1OSA Nomination for Membership cards of resigned members
Box 4, Folder 36OSA membership application blanks
Box 5, Folder 10Forms for members leaving
Box 6, Folder 12Letters attaching questionnaire, 1941
Series III: National OSA chapter
Box 4, Folder 3OSA National informal minutes, 1952-1953
Box 4, Folder 16OSA National, 1951-1952
Box 4, Folder 1, 9, 40OSA material, 1947-1949, 1951-1954
Box 5, Folder 5OSA research newsletter, 1966-1967


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