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Optical Society of America miscellaneous publications, 1919-2000

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

Optical Society of America.

Size of collection

2 linear feet
4 manuscript box(s)

Short description of collection

Publications from the Optical Society of America (OSA) that include newsletters, membership directories, brochures, flyers and meeting programs.

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

AR20111022

Historical Note

The Optical Society was established in 1916 to increase and diffuse the knowledge of optics in all its branches, pure and applied, to promote the mutual interests of investigators of optical problems, of designers, manufacturers, and users of optical instruments and apparatus of all kinds, and to encourage cooperation among them. It is a founding Member Society of the American Institute of Physics.

Scope and Contents of Collection

The collection contains miscellaneous publications printed by the Optical Society of America (OSA) for their members, membership directories, meeting programs, brochures, reprints, and Optics and Photonics News (1996-1998).

Restrictions on Use and Access

https://www.aip.org/history-programs/niels-bohr-library/item-request.

Selected Search Terms

These papers have been indexed in the International Catalog of Sources for History of Physics and Allied Sciences (ICOS) using the following terms. Those seeking related materials should search under these terms.

Institutions

Optical Society of America

Subject terms

Optics. Congresses.
Optics. Societies, etc.
Physics. Publishing.

Genre terms

Directories
Newsletters

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

The collection is organized by type beginning with membership directories, then followed by reports or brochures, meeting materials, and newsletters. The membership directories, meeting materials, and newsletters are in chronological order; reports and brochures are arranged alphabetically.

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Collection is added to on an annual basis as new publications are received.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Amanda Nelson in 2011.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], Optical Society of America miscellaneous publications. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the Optical Society of America miscellaneous publications, 1919-2000

Publisher

American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740
USA
nbl@aip.org

2011

Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Amanda Nelson in 2011. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: Optical Society of America (OSA) miscellaneous publications

Box 1 Folder 1 Membership directories, 1919
Folder 2 Membership directories, 1924, 1926
Folder 3 Membership directories, 1928, 1931
Folder 4 Membership directories, 1935, 1938, 1942, 1944, 1948
Folder 5 Membership directories, 1950, 1954, 1961
Folder 6 Membership directories, 1965, 1969
Folder 7 Membership directories, 1976, 1985
Box 2 Folder 1 Membership directories, 1994-1995
Folder 2 Membership directories, 1998-1999
Folder 3 Conference on Laser and Electro-Optical Systems brochure, 1976
Folder 4 Fifty-year History of the Optical Society of America (OSA), 1966
Folder 5 Optics News article reprints, 1975-1976
Folder 6 Physics/Optics show brochures, 1969, 1974-1975
Folder 7 Products guide, 1997-1998
Folder 8 Your Career in Optics, undated
Folder 9 Optical Society of America (OSA) call for papers, 1998
Box 3 Folder 1 Optical Society of America (OSA) annual meeting programs, 1927-1930
Folder 2 Optical Society of America (OSA) annual meeting programs, 1931-1935
Folder 3 Optical Society of America (OSA) annual meeting programs, 1936-1945
Folder 4 Optical Society of America (OSA) meeting programs, 1946-1955
Folder 5 Optical Society of America (OSA) meeting programs, 1956-1960
Folder 6 Optical Society of America (OSA) meeting programs, 1961-1963
Folder 7 Optical Society of America (OSA) meeting programs, 1964-1967
Box 4 Folder 1 Optical Society of America (OSA) annual meeting and exhibit programs, 1995, 1997-1998
Folder 2 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO)/ Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS) call for papers, 2000
Folder 3 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO)/ Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS) advance program, 1998
Folder 4 Optics and Photonics News, January-June 1996
Folder 5 Optics and Photonics News, July-December 1996
Folder 6 Optics and Photonics News, January-May 1997
Folder 7 Optics and Photonics News, July-December 1997
Folder 8 Optics and Photonics News, January-February, August 1998