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American Vacuum Society addition to records, 1971-2015

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

American Vacuum Society

Size of collection

6 linear feet
6 records boxes

Short description of collection

This addition to the records of the American Vacuum Society (AVS) includes awards; education contracts and workshops; board of directors minutes and financial statements; information on publications and publishing; committees, chapters, divisions records; election results; short course materials; topical conference information; correspondence; membership materials; and photographs.

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

AR20151685

Historical Note

A professional society formed in 1953 to promote communication among people interested in high vacuum technology through symposia and publications. Originally formed as the Committee on Vacuum Techniques and mandated to initiate a symposium and develop programs for education and recommend standards. Name changed at 1957 symposium to American Vacuum Society, the society became an affiliate member of the American Institute of Physics in 1963, and a full member in 1976.

Scope and Contents of Collection

This addition to the records of the American Vacuum Society (AVS) includes awards; education contracts and workshops; board of directors minutes and financial statements; information on publications and publishing; committees, chapters, divisions records; election results; short course materials; topical conference information; correspondence; membership materials; and photographs. A series of oral history interviews conducted by AVS was removed and placed with the "AVS interview collection" and a section of newsletters and meeting materials was removed and placed with the AVS miscellaneous publications.

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/access-application.

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

American Vacuum Society.

Subject terms

Physics - Societies, etc.
Physics. Congresses.
Physics. Education.
Physics. Publishing.
Vacuum technology

Genre terms

Awards
Financial records
Minutes.
Newsletters.
Photographs.

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

Collection organized into 9 series:

  • Series I Awards
  • Series II Education
  • Series III Board of Directors
  • Series IV Committees, divisions, and chapters
  • Series V Elections
  • Series VI Membership
  • Series VII Topical Conferences and Symposia
  • Series VIII Short Courses
  • Series IX Historical Exhibits

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Gift of Yvonne Towse (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) and Bill Westwood (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014), AVS.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Emily Keithley in 2015.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], American Vacuum Society addition to records, 1971-2015. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the American Vacuum Society addition to records, 1971-2015

Publisher

American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

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

2015

Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Emily Keithley in 2015. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: Awards

Box 1 Folder 1 Awards, 1989
Folder 2 Awards, 2007
Folder 3 Awards, 2008
Folder 4 Awards, 2009
Folder 5 Awards, 2010
Folder 6 Awards, 2011-2012
Folder 7 Awards, 2012
Folder 8 Awards, 2013
Folder 9 Awards, 2014

Series II: Education

Box 1 Folder 10 Contracts, workshops , 2008
Folder 11 Contracts, 2009
Folder 12 Contracts, workshops , 2010
Folder 13 Workshops, 2009
Folder 14 Workshops, 2011
Folder 15 Workshops, 2011-2014
Folder 16 Workshops, 2011
Folder 17 Workshops, 2013

Series III: Board of Directors

Box 1 Folder 18 By-laws, 1971, 1999
Folder 19 Contracts and financial statements , 2010-2012
Folder 20 Contracts and financial statements , 2012
Folder 21 Contracts and financial statements , 2013
Folder 22 Executive session minutes , 2009-2010
Folder 23 Executive session minutes , 2011
Folder 24 Executive session minutes , 2012
Folder 25 Executive session minutes , 2013
Folder 26 Executive session minutes , 2014
Folder 27 Incorporation documents, 1978
Folder 28 Lease, meeting minutes , 2007
Folder 29 Lease Documents, 2008
Folder 30 Manuals, 2013-2014
Folder 31 Manuals, 2015
Folder 32 Meeting minutes and rosters , 2010-2014
Folder 33 Minutes, financial report , 2006
Box 2 Folder 1 Minutes, lease information, financial reports, 2008
Folder 2 Minutes, correspondence, lease, financial reports, 2009
Folder 3 Minutes, manual, rosters, financial reports, correspondence, 2010
Folder 4 Minutes and rosters, 2011
Folder 5 Minutes and rosters, 2012
Folder 6 Minutes and rosters, 2013

Series IV: Committees, divisions, and chapters

Box 2 Folder 7 Constitutions, election results, minutes, 2007
Folder 8 Correspondence, minutes, reports, 2008
Folder 9 Newsletters, meeting, financial report, 2009
Folder 10 Chapters -General 2013, 2013
Folder 11 Chapters -Florida, 2010
Folder 12 Chapters -Florida, 2011
Folder 13 Chapters -Florida, 2013
Folder 14 Chapters -Florida, 2014
Folder 15 Chapters -Hudson Mohawk, 2010
Folder 16 Chapters -Hudson Mohawk, 2011
Folder 17 Chapters -Hudson Mohawk, 2012
Folder 18 Chapters -Hudson Mohawk, 2013-2014
Folder 19 Chapters -Hudson Mohawk, 2014
Folder 20 Chapters -Michigan, 2010
Folder 21 Chapters -Michigan, 2011
Folder 22 Chapters -Michigan, 2012
Folder 23 Chapters -Michigan, 2014
Folder 24 Chapters - Mid-Atlantic, 2010
Folder 25 Chapters - Mid-Atlantic, 2011
Folder 26 Chapters - Mid-Atlantic, 2012
Folder 27 Chapters - Mid-Atlantic, 2013
Folder 28 Chapters - Mid-Atlantic, 2014
Folder 29 Chapters - Minnesota, 2011-2012
Folder 30 Chapters - Minnesota, 2012
Folder 31 Chapters - Minnesota, 2013
Folder 32 Chapters - Minnesota, 2014
Folder 33 Chapters - New England, 1977
Folder 34 Chapters - New England, 2010
Folder 35 Chapters - New England, 2011
Folder 36 Chapters - New England, 2012
Folder 37 Chapters - New England, 2013
Folder 38 Chapters - New England, 2014
Folder 39 Chapters - New Mexico, 1989
Folder 40 Chapters - New Mexico, 2010
Folder 41 Chapters - New Mexico, 2012
Folder 42 Chapters - New Mexico, 2012-2013
Folder 43 Chapters - New Mexico, 2013
Folder 44 Chapters - New Mexico, 2014
Folder 45 Chapters - Northern California, 2010
Folder 46 Chapters - Northern California, 2011
Folder 47 Chapters - Northern California, 2012
Folder 48 Chapters - Northern California, 2013
Folder 49 Chapters - Northern California, 2014
Folder 50 Chapters - Ohio, 2013
Folder 51 Chapters - Pacific Northwest, 2011
Folder 52 Chapters - Pacific Northwest, 2013-2014
Folder 53 Chapters - Pacific Northwest, 2014
Folder 54 Chapters – Prairie, 2008-2010
Folder 55 Chapters – Prairie, 2011-2012
Folder 56 Chapters – Prairie, 2011-2012
Folder 57 Chapters – Prairie, 2013-2014
Folder 58 Chapters – Prairie, 2014
Folder 59 Chapters - Rocky Mountain, 1983, 1988
Folder 60 Chapters - Rocky Mountain and Prairie - financial statements, 2009
Folder 61 Chapters - Rocky Mountain, 2010
Folder 62 Chapters - Rocky Mountain, 2011-2012
Folder 63 Chapters - Rocky Mountain, 2012
Folder 64 Chapters - Rocky Mountain, 2013
Folder 65 Chapters - Rocky Mountain, 2014
Folder 66 Chapters - Southern California, 2010-2011
Folder 67 Chapters - Southern California, 2011-2012
Folder 68 Chapters - Southern California, 2012
Folder 69 Chapters - Southern California, 2013
Folder 70 Chapters - Southern California, 2014
Box 3 Folder 1 Chapters - Tennessee Valley, 2011
Folder 2 Chapters - Tennessee Valley, 2012
Folder 3 Chapters – Texas, 2012
Folder 4 Chapters – Texas, 2013
Folder 5 Chapters – Texas, 2014
Folder 6 Committees, 2013-2014
Folder 7 Committees, divisions, chapters, 2008
Folder 8 Committees, divisions, chapters – election results, minutes, 2008
Folder 9 Committees, divisions, chapters – minutes, 2008
Folder 10 Committee - Educational Outreach and Materials – minutes, 2011
Folder 11 Committees–AVS history committee, 2009
Folder 12 History committee – minutes , 2010
Folder 13 Committee - History – minutes, 2011
Folder 14 Committee – History, 2012
Folder 15 Committees – Member needs assessment, minutes, 2007
Folder 16 Publications – JVST Manuscript tracking/review, 1979
Folder 17 Staff – JVST, 1996
Folder 18 Committee – Publications, 2013
Folder 19 Publications committee – biointerphases, vol. 1, 2006
Folder 20 Publications committee – corr, minutes, editor’s report, 1991
Folder 21 Publications committee –editor’s report, 1990-1991
Folder 22 Publications committee –editor’s report, corr, 1992
Folder 23 Publications committee –editor’s report, financial reports, 1993
Folder 24 Publications committee –editor’s report, financial reports, corr, 1994
Folder 25 Publications committee –financial reports, corr, subscription/membership, 1995
Folder 26 Publications committee – financial reports, corr, 1996
Folder 27 Publications committee – financial reports, corr, publishing agreements, 1997
Folder 28 Publications committee – financial reports, corr, journal catalog, 1998
Folder 29 Publications committee, 2009
Folder 30 Publications committee - marketing materials, 2010
Folder 31 Committee - Publications - marketing materials, 2011
Folder 32 Committee - Publications - marketing materials, 2012
Folder 33 Committee - Publicity - marketing materials, 1974-1979
Folder 34 Committee - Short course, 2012
Folder 35 Committee - Short Course Executive – minutes, 2011
Box 4 Folder 1 Division - Advanced Surface Engineering Division (ASED, 2011-2012
Folder 2 Division - Advanced Surface Engineering Division (ASED), 2014
Folder 3 Divisions – minutes, 2005
Folder 4 Divisions – minutes, financial report, 2006
Folder 5 Divisions – election results, minutes, 2007
Folder 6 Divisions- meeting agendas and minutes, 2009
Folder 7 Divisions - agreements, agendas, minutes, 2009-2011
Folder 8 Division - Applied Surface Science Division (ASSD), 1985-1988
Folder 9 Division - Applied Surface Science Division (ASSD), 1989-1990
Folder 10 Division - Applied Surface Science Division (ASSD), 1991-1993
Folder 11 Division - Applied Surface Science Division (ASSD), 1994-1997
Folder 12 Division - Applied Surface Science Division (ASSD), 1997
Folder 13 Division - Applied Surface Science Division (ASSD), 1998-2002
Folder 14 Division - Applied Surface Science Division (ASSD), 2003-2007
Folder 15 Division - Applied Surface Science Division (ASSD), 2011
Folder 16 Division - Applied Surface Science Division (ASSD), 2012
Folder 17 Division - Applied Surface Science Division (ASSD), 2012-2013
Folder 18 Division - Applied Surface Science Division (ASSD), 2014
Folder 19 Division - Biomaterial Interfaces Division (BID), 2012
Folder 20 Division - Biomaterial Interfaces Division (BID), 2014
Folder 21 Division - Electronic Materials and Processing Division (EMPD), 2011-2012
Folder 22 Division - Electronic Materials and Processing Division (EMPD), 2011-2012
Folder 23 Division - Electronic Materials and Processing Division (EMPD), 2013
Folder 24 Division - Electronic Materials and Processing Division (EMPD), 2014
Folder 25 Division - Magnetic Interfaces and Nanostructures Division (MIND), 2014
Folder 26 Division - Nanometer-scale Science and Technology Division (NSTD), 1993
Folder 27 Division - Nanometer-Scale Science and Technology Division (NSTD), 2011-2012
Folder 28 Division - Nano-Science and Technology Division (NSTD), 2010-2011
Folder 29 Division - Nano-Science and Technology Division (NSTD), 2014
Folder 30 Division - Plasma Science and Technology Division (PSTD), 2011
Folder 31 Division - Plasma Science and Technology Division (PSTD), 2012
Folder 32 Division - Plasma Science and Technology Division (PSTD), 2013
Folder 33 Division - Plasma Science and Technology Division (PSTD), 2014
Folder 34 Division - Thin Film Division (TFD), 1993
Folder 35 Division - Thin Film Division (TFD), 2014
Folder 36 Newsletters, 1961-1989
Folder 37 Newsletters, 1991-1992
Folder 38 Newsletters, 2007
Folder 39 Newsletters, 2008
Folder 40 Newsletters, 2009
Folder 41 Quarterly Chapters, Divisions, Groups, and Committees Conference, 2013
Folder 42 Student chapters - annual reports, 2007
Folder 43 Student chapters - annual reports, 2009
Box 5 Folder 1 Student chapters - annual reports, 2010
Folder 2 Student chapters - annual reports, 2011
Folder 3 Student chapters - annual reports, 2012
Folder 4 Student chapters - annual reports, 2013
Folder 5 Student chapters - annual reports, 2014

Series V: Elections

Box 5 Folder 6 Election results, 2007
Folder 7 Election results, 2008
Folder 8 Election results, 2009
Folder 9 Election results, 2010-2011
Folder 10 Election results, 2011-2012
Folder 11 Election results, 2012-2013
Folder 12 Election results, 2013-2014
Folder 13 Election results, 2014-2015

Series VI: Membership

Box 5 Folder 14 Membership- member prospectus, 2007
Folder 15 Membership- member prospectus, 2008
Folder 16 Membership- member prospectus, 2009
Folder 17 Membership - cards and announcements, 2010
Folder 18 Membership, 2011-2012
Folder 19 Membership, 2013-2014

Series VII: Topical Conferences and Symposia

Box 5 Folder 20 Symposia, 2007
Folder 21 Symposia, 2008
Folder 22 Symposia, 2009
Folder 23 Topical conferences, 1986
Folder 24 Topical conferences, handbook, 1991
Folder 25 Topical conferences, 2007
Folder 26 Topical conferences, 2008
Folder 27 Topical conferences, 2009
Folder 28 Topical conferences, 2010
Folder 29 Topical conferences, 2011
Folder 30 Topical conferences, 2011-2012
Folder 31 Topical conferences, 2012
Folder 32 Topical conferences, 2013-2014
Folder 33 Topical conferences, 2014

Series VIII: Short Courses

Box 6 Folder 1 Short courses, undated
Folder 2 Short courses, 1980
Folder 3 Short courses, 1991
Folder 4 Short courses, 1992
Folder 5 Short courses, 1995
Folder 6 Short courses, 1996
Folder 7 Short courses, 1997
Folder 8 Short courses, 1997
Folder 9 Short courses, 1997
Folder 10 Short courses, 1997
Folder 11 Short courses, 2002
Folder 12 Short courses, 2007
Folder 13 Short courses, 2008
Folder 14 Short courses, 2009
Folder 15 Short courses, 2010
Folder 16 Short courses, 2013
Folder 17 Short courses, 2014

Series IX: Historical Exhibits

Box 6 Folder 18 30th anniversary exhibit, 1983
Folder 19 History- photos, 1983, 2007, undated
Folder 20 History- historical corr, photo, undated
Folder 21 Thin film history exhibit (Folder 1 of 2), 1996
Folder 22 Thin film history exhibit (Folder 2 of 2), 1996