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Society of Rheology records, 1924-1997

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

Society of Rheology (U.S.)

Size of collection


6 linear feet
6 records box(s)

Short description of collection

This collection documents the history of the Society of Rheology from its founding years (1924-1929) through 1997.

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

AR1998-108

Biographical Note

A professional society of chemists, physicists, biologists, and others that seeks the advancement of rheology, the theory and precise measurement of the deformation and flow of matter and its applications, through meetings and publications. The Society was organized in 1929 and is a founding Member Society of the American Institute of Physics.

Scope and Contents of Collection

$aThis collection documents the history of the Society of Rheology from its founding years (1924-1929) through 1997. The collection includes constitution and bylaws and other founding and incorporation documents, annual meeting and Executive Committee meeting material and minutes, officers' correspondence, information on Society of Rheology publishing, membership lists, Bingham Award correspondence, and information on the relationship and agreements between the Society of Rheology and the American Institute of Physics. Publications represented include the JOURNAL OF RHEOLOGY, the RHEOLOGY BULLETIN, and the RHEOLOGY LEAFLET. Correspondents include: Eugene C. Bingham, Frank D. Dexter, George Julian Dienes, John Henry Dillon, A. Stuart Hunter, Hershel Markovitz, John C. Miller, and William R. Willets.

Restrictions on Use and Access

Permission of an officer of depositing organization required for access to records less than 25 years old. 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.

Persons

Bingham, Eugene Cook, 1878-
Dexter, Frank D.
Dienes, G. J. (George Julian), 1918-
Dillon, John Henry.
Hunter, A. Stuart.
Markovitz, Hershel, 1921-
Miller, John C.
Willets, William R.

Institutions

American Institute of Physics.
Society of Rheology (U.S.)

Subject terms

Physics. Awards.
Physics. Publishing.
Physics. Societies, etc.
Rheology. Societies, etc.

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into eight series: Series I: Historical and legal; Series II: Society of Rheology officers' files; Series III, Meetings; Series IV, American Institute of Physics; Series V, Publishing; Series VI, Membership; Series VII, Bingham Award; and Series VIII, Miscellaneous.

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Additions acquired through records management review, 1993; records transferred from Editorial Operations, June 2, 1998 and November 10, 2010.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Melanie J. Mueller in 2014.

This collection was processed in 2013 to combine four donations of related records of the Society of Rheology.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], Society of Rheology records, 1924-1997. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the Society of Rheology records, 1924-1997

Publisher

American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

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

2014

Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Melanie J. Mueller in 2014. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: Historical and legal

Box 1 Folder 1 Historical correspondence and collected items, 1924-1949
Folder 2 Constitution and by-laws - original, amendments, correspondence, 1929-1947
Folder 3 Early meetings - programs and abstracts, 1929-1949
Folder 4 Historical documents - articles, press, early membership, 1st issue of Jourmal of Rheology [photocopy], 1929-1975
Folder 5 History of the Society of Rheology - early meetings, rosters, articles, 1929-1976
Folder 6 Constitution and by-laws, 1947-1977
Folder 7 Constitution, 1958-1967
Folder 8 Incorporation proceedings, 1966-1979
Folder 9 Incorporation proceedings, 1967
Folder 10 Incorporation, 1967
Folder 11 Tax-exempt status, 1967-1969
Folder 12 Tax-exempt status - correspondence, 1978-1981
Folder 13 Legal - correspondence and summaries [incorporation, filing of certificates], 1980-1981

Series II: Society of Rheology officers' files

Subseries A: President

Box 1 Folder 14 Office of the President - correspondence of Hershel Markovitz, 1970-1971
Folder 15 President's file - correspondence of Robert A. Mendelson, 1989-1991
Folder 16 President's file - correspondence of Robert C. Armstrong, 1994-1995

Subseries B: Secretary/Treasurer

Box 1 Folder 17 Secretary's reports, records, and correspondence, 1940-1949
Folder 18 Correspondence - meetings, AIP anniversary - W. R. Willets, Secretary/Treasurer, 1949-1953
Folder 19 Correspondence - Secretary/Treasurer, G. J. Dienes (1 of 2), 1952-1953
Folder 20 Correspondence - Secretary/Treasurer, G. J. Dienes (2 of 2), 1952-1953
Folder 21 Correspondence - Secretary/Treasurer, W. R. Willets - re: publication policy, 1955-1957
Folder 22 Correspondence - Secretary/Treasurer, W. R. Willets - re: nomination of officers, 1955-1959
Folder 23 Correspondence - Secretary/Treasurer, W. R. Willets - re: editorial matters, 1958-1961
Folder 24 Secretary/Treasurer correspondence, 1962-1962
Folder 25 Secretary/Treasurer reports, business meetings, 1961-1965
Box 2 Folder 1 Correspondence - Secretary/Treasurer, J.C. Miller, 1962-1963
Folder 3 Correspondence - Secretary/Treasurer, 1965, 1971-1972
Folder 2 Secretary/Treasurer correspondence, 1966-1968
Folder 4 Treasurer - annual financial summaries and reports, 1969-1992
Folder 5 Secretary correspondence, 1975

Series III: Meetings

Subseries A: Annual meetings

Box 2 Folder 6 Annual Meeting - correspondence, exhibits, 1947
Folder 7 Annual Meeting - minutes and reports, 1949
Folder 8 Annual Meeting - Correspondence - Secretary/Treasurer, G. J. Dienes - minutes, reports, 1950
Folder 9 Annual Meeting - program and minutes, abtracts, 1950-1971
Folder 10 Annual Meeting -Correspondence of Secretary/Treasurer, G. J. Dienes - minutes, reports, 1951
Folder 11 Annual Meeting -Correspondence of Secretary/Treasurer, G. J. Dienes - minutes, reports, 1952
Folder 12 Annual Meeting - minutes, reports - Secretary/Treasurer materials, 1953
Folder 13 Annual Meeting - Secretary/Treasurer, W. R. Willets - File, Correspondence of Journal of Rheology - Editor Eirich, minutes, agenda, 1954
Folder 14 Annual Meeting - Correspondence of Secretary/Treasurer W. R. Willets - minutes, reports, 1955
Folder 15 Annual Meeting - Correspondence of Secretary/Treasurer W. R. Willets - minutes, reports, 1956
Folder 16 Annual Meeting - Correspondence of Secretary/Treasurer W. R. Willets - minutes, reports, 1957
Folder 17 Annual Meeting - Correspondence of Secretary/Treasurer W. R. Willets - minutes, reports, 1958
Folder 18 Annual Meeting - Correspondence of Secretary/Treasurer W. R. Willets - minutes, reports, 1959
Folder 19 Annual Meeting - minutes, reports - Bingham medal recipients - Philippoff [photos], 1962
Folder 20 Annual Meetings - programs, 1967, 1971

Subseries B: Executive Committee and business meetings

Box 3 Folder 27 Meeting minutes [Executive Committee], 1958
Box 2 Folder 21 Executive Committee - business meetings and correspondence, 1963-1968
Folder 22 Executive Committee Meeting- agenda, correspondence, minutes, 1965-1966
Folder 23 Executive Committee - correspondence, reports, meeting, 1966-1969
Folder 24 Executive Committee Meeting- agenda, notes, reports, October 1978
Folder 25 Executive Committee Meeting- agenda, notes, March 1979
Folder 26 Executive Committee Meeting- agenda, notes, reports, October 1979
Folder 27 Executive Committee Meeting- agenda, notes, reports, October 1981
Folder 28 Executive Committee Meeting- agenda, notes, April 1981
Folder 29 Executive Committee Meeting- agenda, notes, February 1981
Folder 30 Executive Committee Meeting- agenda, notes, March and October 1982
Folder 31 Executive Committee Meeting- agenda, notes, reports, April 1983
Box 3 Folder 1 Executive Committee Meeting- agenda, notes, October 1983
Folder 2 Executive Committee Meeting- agenda, notes, reports, April 1984
Folder 3 Executive Committee Meeting- agenda, notes, October 1985
Folder 4 Executive Committee - agendas, correspondence, 1985-1994
Folder 5 Executive Committee Meeting- agenda, notes, reports, October 1986
Folder 6 Executive Committee Meeting- agenda, notes, March 1987
Folder 7 Executive Committee Meeting- notes, correspondence, March 1987
Folder 8 Executive Committee Meeting- agenda, notes, October 1987
Folder 9 Executive Committee Meeting- agenda, notes, October 1988
Folder 10 Executive Committee - correspondence, meetings, 1988-1991
Folder 11 Executive Committee Meeting- agenda, program, notes, February 1989
Folder 12 Executive Committee Meeting- notes, agenda, reports, October 1989
Folder 13 Executive Committee Meeting- notes, April 1990
Folder 14 Executive Committee Meeting- agenda, notes, October 1990
Folder 15 Executive Committee Meeting- agenda, notes, March 1991
Folder 16 Executive Committee Meeting- agenda, notes, reports, October 1991
Folder 17 Business Meetings and Executive Committee - agendas, correspondence, 1991-1993
Folder 18 Executive Committee Meeting- agenda, notes, reports, April 1992
Folder 19 Executive Committee Meeting- agenda, notes, February and November 1993
Folder 20 Executive Committee Meeting- agenda, notes, October 1993
Folder 21 Society of Rheology - Executive Committee Meeting - correspondence, agenda, Spring 1994
Folder 22 Executive Committee Meeting- agenda, notes, October 1994
Folder 23 Executive Committee Meeting- program, notes, October 1995
Folder 24 Meeting Photos - Galveston, TX , October 1996
Folder 25 Executive Committee Meeting- agenda, notes, February 1997
Folder 26 Executive Committee Meeting- agenda, notes, October 1997

Subseries C: Other meeting files

Box 3 Folder 27 Meeting records - minutes, reports, agendas, 1961-1973
Folder 28 Meeting - Secretary reports, 1962
Folder 29 Meeting abstracts, 1971-1973
Folder 30 Education Committee reports on short courses, 1975-1986
Box 4 Folder 1 International Committee on Rheology - correspondence, newsletters, reports, 1978-1991
Folder 2 US National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics - correspondence, history, 1980-1988
Folder 3 Joint Meetings - correspondence, 1987-1988
Folder 4 Education Committee - correspondence, meetings, 1987-1991
Folder 5 Council of Scientific Society - President, CSSP - Executive Committee meetings, 1988-1989
Folder 6 Material Science Multi-Society Meeting - Argonne National Laboratory - correspondence, agenda, 1990
Folder 7 United States National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics - USNCTAM - correspondence, 1990-1992
Folder 8 Council of Scientific Society Presidents - CSSP - correspondence, meetings, 1990-1992
Folder 9 United States National Committee on Biomechanics - USCB - correspondence, meetings, 1990-1993

Series IV: American Institute of Physics

Box 4 Folder 10 American Institute of Physics statements and invoices for Society of Rheology, 1953-1965
Folder 11 Publication Agreement - Society of Rheology and American Institute of Physics, 1955
Folder 12 American Institute of Physics relations - correspondence, reports, membership, space needs, 1987-1989
Folder 13 American Institute of Physics Membership and Governance - meetings, correspondence, intellectual property rights, 1989-1994
Folder 14 American Institute of Physics Membership - correspondence, reports, 1990-1994
Folder 15 Society of Rheology meetings with American Institute of Physics - correspondence, 1991-1994

Series V: Publishing

Box 4 Folder 16 Society of Rheology Publications - American Institute of Physics Publishing - correspondence, 1932-1950
Folder 17 Journal of Rheology Editor - Bingham - American Institute of Physics- correspondence, 1932-1933
Folder 18 Editorial Matters with American Institute of Physics Publishing - Society of Rheology Secretary/Treasurer- A. S. Hunter - correspondence, 1932-1933
Folder 19 Society of Rheology Publications - editorial correspondence, 1932-1934
Folder 20 Journal of Rheology - printing, 1932-1947
Folder 21 Rheological Memoirs -American Institute of Physics publishing correspondence, 1939
Folder 22 Journal of Rheology - E. C. Bingham Memorial issue - correspondence, 1946
Folder 23 Rheology Bulletin - editing, 1946
Box 5 Folder 1 Rheology Bulletin - editing, 1947
Folder 2 Editorial Board - correspondence, reports, statistics, 1978-1990
Folder 3 Journal of Rheology Publishing file - correspondence, reports, agreements, 1985-1994
Folder 4 Journal of Rheology - American Institute of Physics publishing agreements - correspondence, 1988-1989
Folder 5 Editorial Board - meeting notes, 1989-1990
Folder 6 Editorial Board - correspondence, editorial report, 1990-1995
Folder 7 Journal of Rheology - publishing file - correspondence, editor reports, page changes, 1990-1994
Folder 8 Journal of Rheology Publication Award - correspondence, announcements, 1991-1995
Folder 9 Editorial Board - membership survey, 1993
Folder 10 Editorial Board - correspondence, statistics, 1993-1996
Folder 11 Journal of Rheology - search for new editor- correspondence, 1994-1995

Series VI: Membership

Subseries A: Rosters and member lists

Box 5 Folder 12 Membership rosters , 1940-1949
Folder 13 Membership lists , 1950-1952
Folder 14 Membership rosters , 1952, 1955-1956
Folder 15 Membership lists , 1953-1954
Box 6 Folder 1 Membership rosters , 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1969, 1970
Folder 2 Membership rosters , 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1990
Folder 3 Membership directories, 1971, 1975, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986
Folder 4 Membership directories, 1989
Folder 5 Membership - correspondence, roster cost, no dates

Subseries B: Officers and committees

Box 6 Folder 6 Officers and committees List, 1958-1983
Folder 7 Committee roster, 1958-1989
Folder 8 Committee roster, 1958-1994
Folder 9 Roster of officers and committees, 1958-1996

Subseries C: Other membership files

Box 6 Folder 10 Correspondence - Membership Committee - F. D. Dexter, 1949-1952
Folder 11 Correspondence - Membership Committee -J. H. Dillon, Chairman, 1956-1958
Folder 12 Membership Committee - correspondence, reports, 1976-1993
Folder 13 Society of Rheology - corporate membership, industrial support - correspondence, rosters, 1983-1989
Folder 14 Society Membership Policies - correspondence, 1991-1992
Folder 15 Membership Application, undated

Series VII: Bingham Award

Box 6 Folder 16 Correspondence - Bingham Award Fund, 1948
Folder 17 Bingham Award/Medal - correspondence, announcements, 1993-1995
Folder 18 Bingham Award/Medal - correspondence, announcements, 1980-1993

Series VIII: Miscellaneous

Box 6 Folder 19 Correspondence and data - viscosity of water, 1944-1946
Folder 20 Establishing Rheological Nomenclature - reports, correspondence, 1935-1947
Folder 21 Website design and online presence, 1995
Folder 22 European Societies - correspondence, meetings, 1995
Folder 23 Correspondence - electrorheology, 1989-1990
Folder 24 Miscellaneous files, no dates
Folder 25 Distinguished Service Award, 1978-1986
Folder 26 Society of Rheology nomenclature standards - correspondence, 1974-1984
Folder 27 Publications on rheology (7 items), 1948-1956
Folder 28 Short course - abstracts and announcements, 1971-1997