Optical Society of America (Rochester Section) Papers Addition

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Optical Society of America, Rochester Section papers addition
Creator: Optical Society of America. Rochester Section
Call Number: D.423
Dates: 1941-2011
Physical Description: 8 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
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Box 6 Account books, 1962-1973
Box 7 Membership cards (to 1965)
Box 7 Membership cards (to 1957)
Box 7 Membership nomination cards, 1922-1978 (mostly 1960s); 1988-1993
Box 8 Membership dues, 1970s
Box 7 Stamps: "OSA - Chicken,"; "OSA - Beef,"; "OSA - Fish"
Collection Overview
Title: Optical Society of America, Rochester Section papers addition
Creator: Optical Society of America. Rochester Section
Call Number: D.423
Dates: 1941-2011
Physical Description: 8 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
When World War I began in 1914, the United States, though initially neutral, found itself cut off from Germany's high-quality optical instruments and materials. At this time Rochester was the center of the nation's nascent but growing optical industry, boasting several well-known companies producing spectacles and other optical equipment. Rochester also had a variety of scientific societies, but none for this particular field, which was still quite new. On November 18, 1915 a meeting was called at the University of Rochester Department of Physics for the purposes of discussing plans for the formation of an optical society." Scientists from both Bausch & Lomb and Kodak were present. Things moved quickly, and the name "The Association for the Advancement of Applied Optics" was voted upon five days later.

By February 1916 the AAAO was already successful enough to warrant the establishment of a national group. The chairman was authorized to contact prominent scientists across the country who might be interested. Response was positive, and the Optical Society of America was founded in March during an Executive Council meeting of the AAAO. The OSA's constitution and by-laws were adopted from those of the AAAO and provided for local sections. Still, Rochester remained the only one until after World War II. The original AAAO had recognized itself as such in June 1916 and changed its name to the Rochester Section, Optical Society of America.

Subject(s):
Optics
Financial records
Minutes (Records)
Optical Society of America. Rochester Section
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Optical Society of America (Rochester Section) Papers Addition was received from the Rochester Section via Rick Plympton on June 23, 2011, and have been arranged alphabetically by subject. The greater Optical Society maintains its own online .Access
The Optical Society of America, Rochester Section papers addition 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 addition, D.423, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
See also: Optical Society of America (Rochester Section) Papers .

Reference: Hilda Kingslake, History of the Optical Society of America, 1916-1966 (Journal of the Optical Society of America)


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 1, Folder 1Activity grant progress report, 1997
Box 1, Folder 2Annual dinner notes, 1985-1986
Box 1, Folder 3Annual dinner tickets, 1995-1996
Box 1, Folder 4-5Audit and records, 1989-1991
Box 1, Folder 6Bank account registration - Lincoln Rochester Trust Company, 1970
Box 1, Folder 7Bank check records, 1985-1993
Box 1, Folder 8Bank statements, 2002-2003
Box 1, Folder 9The Benham Group, 1993-1994
Box 1, Folder 10By-laws and incorporation, 2009-2010
Box 1, Folder 11CD's, early 2000s
Box 1, Folder 12CD accounts - Chase, 1992-1994
Box 1, Folder 13-15Checking account records, 1974-1990
Box 1, Folder 16Checking account records - Lincoln Rochester, 1966-1973
Box 1, Folder 17-18Checking account records - Lincoln First Bank, 1977-1981
Box 1, Folder 19Constitution, 1960-1993
Box 1, Folder 20-21Deposits, 1991-1992, 2000-2001
Box 1, Folder 22Dues and membership data, 1958-1959
Box 1, Folder 23Dues forms - company pays, 2000
Box 1, Folder 24-26Dues notices, 1984-1998
Box 1, Folder 27Educational outreach, 2001-2002
Box 1, Folder 28Federal tax exemption, 1988
Box 1, Folder 29Financial documents, 1945-1954
Box 2, Folder 1-5Financial records, 1978-1988, 1997-1998
Box 2, Folder 6Financial statements - American Century, 2000-2001
Box 2, Folder 7Financial statements - Chase, 2001-2002
Box 2, Folder 8Financial statements - other, 2001
Box 2, Folder 9Floppy discs, 1990s
Box 2, Folder 10Forms and letterhead, 1990s
Box 2, Folder 11Information sent to prospective members, 1992
Box 2, Folder 12Invoices - Center for Optics Manufacturing, 2000-2002
Box 2, Folder 13Invoices - other, 1993, 2000-2002
Box 2, Folder 14Invoices - Rochester Engineering Society, 2000-2002
Box 2, Folder 15-16Lincoln Rochester Trust Company - miscellaneous, 1943-1971
Box 2, Folder 17Lincoln Rochester Trust Company - savings account, closed November 1983
Box 2, Folder 18List of paid members and correspondence, 1950-1951
Box 2, Folder 19Mailing list, 1993-1994
Box 2, Folder 20Mailing list for printed labels, 1994
Box 2, Folder 21-22;
Box 3, Folder 1
Membership dues forms, 2000-2003
Box 3, Folder 2-4Membership list, 1989-1990, 1992, 1995
Box 3, Folder 5Membership nomination and new members, 1994-2000
Box 3, Folder 6Miscellaneous
Box 3, Folder 7Overhead projection sheets, 2000
Box 3, Folder 8Paid receipts/invoices, 2002-2003
Box 3, Folder 9Postal service, 2001
Box 3, Folder 10-11Programs, 1922-2011
Box 3, Folder 12Programs and miscellaneous publications, 1971-2009
Box 3, Folder 13Receipts of cancelled vouchers, 1950-1951
Box 3, Folder 14Records of deposits and checking account statements with cancelled checks, 1951-1952
Box 3, Folder 15Rochester Engineering Society, 1985-1992
Box 3, Folder 16Rochester Gas & Electric, 1994-1995
Box 3, Folder 17-30;
Box 4, Folder 1-14
Rochester Section, 1951-1976, 1987-1994, 1996-1997
Box 5, Folder 1Rochester Section constitution and by-laws, 1972-1985
Box 5, Folder 2-3Roster, 1992-1994
Box 5, Folder 4Safe deposit box, 1982-1994
Box 5, Folder 5-19Secretary's report, 1993-2008
Box 5, Folder 20Sign-in sheets, 2001-2002
Box 5, Folder 21Student membership application and other registration matters, 1994
Box 5, Folder 22Tax forms, 2000
Box 5, Folder 23Treasurer, 1990-1991
Box 5, Folder 24Treasurer's correspondence, 1951-1952
Box 5, Folder 25-27;
Box 6, Folder 1-4
Treasurer's records, 1964-1965, 1977-1978, 1989-1990, 1993-1996
Box 6, Folder 5-7Treasurer's report, 1983-1987, 1992-1993
Box 6, Folder 8World War II savings bonds
Rediscovered in 1986

Box 6Account books, 1962-1973
2 Volumes

Box 7Membership cards (to 1965)
Box 7Membership cards (to 1957)
Box 7Membership nomination cards, 1922-1978 (mostly 1960s); 1988-1993
Box 8Membership dues, 1970s
Box 7Stamps: "OSA - Chicken,"; "OSA - Beef,"; "OSA - Fish"
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