Goals A. Preserve and expand the current archival collections.B. Provide access to the collections to scholars, the public, and the media. C. Clarify the collections policy for the Archives as a center for the history of microbiology.D. Use the material in the Archives to publicize the History of Microbiology.E. Provide service to the Society leadership, committees, and staff to ensure that knowledge of microbiological history benefits our present and future. F. Document the history, protocols and practices of microbiology.G. Increase awareness of the collection through education and outreach to the public. H. Serve the Society’s membership and the science of microbiology through increasing awareness of microbiological history and its impact on society.I. Organize an annual symposium, history of microbiology lecture, and exhibit for the General Meeting.