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Table of Contents

Institutional History

AbstractPast PresidentsImportant DatesPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as AuthorArchival as SubjectPublished as Author

American Crystallographic Association

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Dates

1949 – present

Authorized Form of Name

American Crystallographic Association

Additional Forms of Names

A.C.A.

ACA

Institutional History

Abstract

A professional society of chemists, physicists, mineralogists, and metallurgists, the American Crystallographic Association was formed in 1949 by a merger of the Crystallographic Society of America and the American Society for X-ray and Electron Diffraction. It promotes the study of the arrangement of atoms in matter. It has been affiliated with the American Institute of Physics since 1950, became an Associate Member in 1958, and has been a full Member Society since 1966.

Past Presidents

1950, I. Fankuchen.

1951, R. W. G. Wyckoff.

1952, P. P. Ewald.

1953, L. O. Brockway.

1954, E. W. Hughes.

1955, W. N. Lipscomb.

1956, J. D. H. Donnay.

1957, E. A. Wood.

1958, D. McLachlan.

1959, R. E. Rundle.

1960, J. Waser.

1961, K. N. Trueblood.

1962, V. Schomaker.

1963, G. A. Jeffrey.

1964, H. T. Evans.

1965, H. A. Levy.

1966, B. Post.

1967, J. S. Kasper.

1968, S. C. Abrahams.

1969, W. C. Hamilton.

1970, D. P. Shoemaker.

1971, W. R. Busing.

1972, J. Karle.

1973, R. A. Young.

1974, E. C. Lingafelter.

1975, R. D. Burbank.

1976, I. L. Karle.

1977, C. K. Johnson.

1978, P. Coppens.

1979, J. P. Glusker.

1980, H. W. Wyckoff.

1981, Q. C. Johnson.

1982, J. B. Cohen.

1983, D. Sayre.

1984, D. H. Templeton.

1985, R. E. Newnham.

1986, W. L. Duax.

1987, C. E. Bugg.

1988, H. M. Berman.

1989, B. M. Craven.

1990, D. Duchamps.

1991, J. Flippen-Anderson.

1992, K. Watenpugh.

1993, R. E. Marsh.

1994, E. T. Adman.

1995, H. Steinfink.

1996, C. Huber.

1997, J. Clardy.

1998, P. Codding.

1999, A. Clearfield.

2000, C. Chidester.

2001, W. Stallings.

2002, C. Carter.

2003, R. Davis.

2004, F. Jurnak.

2005, L. Delbaere.

2006, R. Bau.

2007, A. Pinkerton.

2008, M. Hackert.

2009, R. Von Dreele.

2010, J. Kelly.

2011, T. Koetzle.

2012, G. Philips.

2013, C. Klein-Stevens.

2014, M. Teeter.

Important Dates

1949American Society for X-ray and Electron Diffraction (ASXRED) and the Crystallographic Society of America (CSA) combine to form the American Crystallographic Association (ACA).

April 10, 1950 – April 12, 1950First meeting held at Pennsylvania State College (now Pennsylvania State University), University Park (Pa.).

1965Transactions of the ACA began to be published containing presentations from the Transactions Symposium at the Annual Meeting.

1966Became a full Member Society of the American Institute of Physics (AIP).

1970B. Warren Award established to recognize an important contribution to the physics of solids or liquids using X-ray, neutron, or electron diffraction techniques.

1971I. Fankuchen Award established to recognize contributions to crystallographic research by one who is known to be an effective teacher of crystallography.

1980A. Patterson Award established to recognize and encourage outstanding research in the structure of matter by diffraction methods, including significant contributions to the methodology of structure determination and/or innovative application of diffraction methods and/or elucidation of biological, chemical, geological or physical phenomena using new structural information.

1985M. J. Buerger Award established to recognize mature scientists who have made contributions of exceptional distinction in areas of interest to the ACA.

1997E. A. Wood Science Writing Award established for persons who have written books or articles that bring science to the attention of a wider audience.

2001K. Trueblood Award established to recognize exceptional achievement in computational or chemical crystallography.

2002Margaret C. Etter Early Career Award established to recognize outstanding achievement and exceptional potential in crystallographic research demonstrated by a scientist at an early stage of their independent career.

2004Charles E. Supper Instrumentation Award established to recognize scientists who have made exceptional contributions to crystallographic instrumentation.

2013Bau Neutron Diffraction Award established to recognize exceptional research achievement in neutron diffraction.

Places

Meeting

University Park (Pa.)

Subjects

Crystallography -- Societies, etc.

Crystallography.

Physics -- Societies, etc.

Relationships

People

Employees & Officers

Abrahams, S. C. (Sidney Cyril), 1924-

President.

Adman, Ellie

President.

Bau, Robert

President.

Berman, Helen M.

President.

Brockway, L. O. (Lawrence Olin), 1907-

President.

Bugg, Charles E.

President.

Burbank, R. D.

President.

Busing, William Richard, 1921-

President.

Carter, Charles W.

President.

Chidester, Connie G.

President.

Clardy, Jon

President.

Clearfield, Abraham

President.

Codding, Penelope W.

President.

Cohen, J. B. (Jerome Bernard), 1932-

President.

Coppens, Philip

President.

Craven, Bryan M.

President.

Delbaere, L. (Louis)

President.

Donnay, J. D. H. (Joseph Desire Hubert), 1902-

President.

Duax, William L., 1939-

President.

Duchamps, D. (David)

President.

Evans, H. T.

President.

Ewald, Paul Peter, 1888-1985

President.

Fankuchen, Isidor, 1904-1964

President.

Flippen-Anderson, Judith

President.

Glusker, Jenny Pickworth

President.

Hackert, Marvin L.

President.

Hamilton, Walter Clark

President.

Huber, Carol P.

President.

Hughes, Edward Wesley, 1904-1987

President.

Jeffrey, George A., 1915-

President.

Johnson, C. (Carroll)

President.

Johnson, Q. C.

President.

Jurnak, Frances A.

President.

Karle, Isabella, 1921-

President.

Karle, Jerome

President.

Kasper, John S.

President.

Kelly, J. A.

President.

Koetzle, T. F.

President.

Levy, Henri Arthur, 1913-2003

President.

Lingafelter, Edward C. (Edward Clay), 1914-

President.

Lipscomb, William N.

President.

Marsh, Robert E.

President.

McLachlan, Dan, 1905-

President.

Newnham, Robert E. (Robert Everest), 1929-2009

President.

Pinkerton, Alan

President.

Rundle, Robert Eugene

President.

Sayre, David

President.

Schomaker, Verner

President.

Shoemaker, David P.

President.

Stallings, William C.

President.

Steinfink, H.

President.

Stevens, Cheryl L.

President.

Teeter, Martha M.

President.

Templeton, David Henry

President.

Trueblood, Kenneth N.

President.

Von Dreele, R. B. (Robert B.)

President.

Watenpugh, K.

President.

Wood, Elizabeth A. (Elizabeth Armstrong)

President.

Wyckoff, Harold W.

President.

Wyckoff, Ralph W. G. (Ralph Walter Graystone), 1897-1994

President.

Young, R. A. (Robert Alan), 1921-

President.

Associates & Members

Bragg, William Lawrence, Sir, 1890-1971

Ford, Kenneth William, 1926-

Koch, Herman William, 1920-

Moore, Elizabeth Jean Weichel

Slack, L. (Lewis), 1924-

Institutions

Collaborators

American Institute of Physics

Member Society.

Associates

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. National Resource for Computation in Chemistry

Pennsylvania State University

Location of first meeting.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

American Crystallographic Association miscellaneous publications, 1948-2013.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

American Crystallographic Association records, 1953-1972.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Angelo Gavezzoti acceptance speech for Trueblood Award [sound recording], 2007.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Beginning of the dynamical theory of X-ray diffraction [sound recording] : at the American Crystallographic Association Meeting, 1967 January 27.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Charles Majkrzak acceptance speech for B. Warren Award [sound recording], 2006.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Dan McLachlan, Jr. records, 1957-1960 (bulk 1958).

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

David Watkin acceptance speech for Fankuchen Award [videorecording], 2010.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Frank Herbstein acceptance speech for Fankuchen Award [sound recording], 2007.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Helen M. Berman's acceptance speech for M. Buerger Award [sound recording], 2006.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Michael James's acceptance speech for M. Buerger Award [sound recording], 2009.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Ronald C. Hamlin Charles Supper Award acceptance lecture [videorecording], 2012.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Shih-Lin Chang's acceptance speech for B. Warren Award [sound recording], 2009.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

A career in crystallography, 1944-1998.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

AIP Office of the Director records of H. William Koch and Kenneth W. Ford, 1966-1992.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

AIP Office of the Director records of H. William Koch, 1932-1988 (bulk 1966-1987).

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

AIP Physics Programs Division records of Lewis Slack, 1968-1988.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

An introduction to a lecture on the background of Max von Laue's 1912 discovery of the diffraction of x-rays by crystals, 1948, and a goodwill message to the American Crystallographic Association on its 25th anniversary, 1948-1974.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Computational Methodology in Crystallography: Evaluation and Extension, June 19-22, 1978.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Correspondence and presidential address during Busing's tenure as president of the American Crystallographic Association, 1971-1972.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Dan McLachlan incoming correspondence, 1940-1974.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Edward W. Hughes papers, 1924-1979.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Isidor Fankuchen papers, 1933-1964.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

S. C. Abrahams papers, 1950-1988.

AT&T Archives and History Center

5 Reinman Road, Warren, NJ 07060, USA

Published Resources

Author

ACA RefleXions

Crystallography in North America

Evolution of Small Molecule Instrumentation in North America [video recording], 2012. [available online]

Radiation safety in x-ray diffraction and spectroscopy : proceedings of a conference held on January 6-7, 1970 at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Soviet physics. Crystallography

The History of Structural Biology [video recording], 2012.

Thomas C. Terwilliger's acceptance speech for Ken Trueblood Award [video recording], 2013.