The Robert P. Williams Papers

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Robert Williams (1920-1993) received his B.A degree from Dartmouth College in 1942. After service in the U.S. Army (1943-45), he earned M.S. (1946) and Ph.D. (1949) degrees from the University of Chicago. Following two years of teaching at the University of Southern California, he joined the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine in 1951, from which he retired in 1991. Dr. Williams served the American Society for Microbiology in a variety of capacities, which are reflected in the series structure of this collection of papers:

 

SERIES 1: DIVISIONS, 1971-77

The ASM's Divisions are comprised of members with similar interests in sub-fields of microbiology, and for many years served as the basic programming units for the Society's Annual Meeting. During the latter part of this period, various related Divisions (Divisional Groups) were represented on the Society's governing body, the Council, by a single individual.

 

Williams served as Secretary, Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the Division of Medical Microbiology and Immunology during the years 1971-73. From 1975-77, he represented Divisional Group I on the ASM Council.

 

SERIES 2: COUNCIL POLICY COMMITTEE, 1972-81

The Council Policy Committee of ASM is the Executive Board of the Council, and is empowered to act ad interim on its behalf. Dr. Williams served on the CPC from 1972-1985. Folders concerning CPC during Williams' term as President are included in SERIES 4.

 

SERIES 3: AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MICROBIOLOGY, 1970-1982

The Academy was established in 1956 in order to promote professional recognition, foster the highest scientific and ethical standards among microbiologists, and to serve the science for the benefit of the public. Williams was a charter Fellow of the Academy, and served on the Board of Governors from 1974-77, and was its Chairman from 1976-82.

 

SERIES 4: PRESIDENTIAL, 1982-1986

Dr. Williams served as President of ASM in 1983-84.

 

FOLDER LIST

SERIES 1: DIVISIONS, 1971-77

1. Division of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, 1971-73

2. Division Group I, 1975-77

 

SERIES 2: COUNCIL POLICY COMMITTEE, 1972-81

1. 1972

2. 1976

3. 1979

4. 1980

5. 1981

 

SERIES 3: AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MICROBIOLOGY, 1970-1982

1. American Board for Medical Laboratory Immunology, organizing committee, 1976-78

2. American Board for Medical Laboratory Immunology, 1979

3. American Board of Medical Microbiology, 1972-84

4. American Board of Medical Microbiology, recertification of Williams, 1983, 1986

5. American Board of Microbiology, 1963-71

6. Appointments, 1980

7. Army Research and Development, ad hoc committee, 1977-79

8. Board of Governors

.1 Photocopied material from W.J. Cromartie (Williams' predecessor), 1975    

.2 1974    

.3 1975-76    

.4 Executive Committee, 1975-77    

.5 1974-78    

.6 1978    

.7 1979    

.8 1980-82

9. Budget, 1978-80

10. Caucus of Diplomates, 1981-82

11. Civil Service Standards committee, 1976, 1979

12. Continuing Education committee, 1976-80

[13. DELETED]

14. Correspondence, General, 1971-79

15. Distinguished Fellowships, 1982-83

16. Elections committee, 1970-86 (2 folders)

17. Environmental Microbiology, ad hoc committee, 1978-81

18. Ethics committee, 1977-78

19. Evaluation of Accrediting Agencies, ad hoc committee, 1977-78

20. Food Microbiology, ad hoc committee, 1977

21. Industrial Microbiology, ad hoc committee, 1977-82

22. Membership of Clinical Scientists in Hospital Staffs, ad hoc committee (regarding Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals), 1980-82

23. National Commission on Health Certifying Agencies, 1977-81

24. National Registry of Microbiologists, 1977-84

25. Nominating Committee, 1973-81

26. Office Microbiology (Physicians), ad hoc committee, 1977-78

27. Postdoctoral Educational Programs, committee (CPEP), 1979-81

28. Postdoctoral Fellowship Support, ad hoc committee, 1979-82

29. Professional Affairs in Clinical and Public Health Microbiology, ad hoc committee, 1977-82

30. Professional Services Review Organization, 1978

31. Recombinant DNA Working Panel, 1978

32. Round Table: AMicrobiology -- An Endangered Science,@ 1980

33. Space in Headquarters Building, 1978

34. Split with Virologists, 1981

35. Task Force for Planning Policy Development and Procedures, 1975

36. Young, Viola Mae, 1980

 

SERIES 4: PRESIDENTIAL, 1982-86

1. American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1983-86

2. Academic-Industry Relations Questionnaire, 1982

3. Academy (AAM), 1982-85. See also Series 3.

4. Affiliation Plans -- Other Societies, 1982-83

5. Aims and Goals Meeting (ASM officers), 1983-84

6. Animal Research, 1984

7. Annual Meeting, 1984

8. Annual Meeting, 1985

9. Archives committee, 1982-86

10. Awards, 1982-85

11. Board of Education and Training, 1982-84

12. Branch Visits -- Missouri/Illinois Joint Meeting, 1982

13. Branches, 1983-84

14. Budget, 1983

15. Budget, 1984

16. Budget, 1985

17. Building Purchase Proposal: 2011 Eye St., N.W., 1983-84

18. Chen, Yu-Mei, 1984

19. Clinical Laboratory Practice, 1983

20. Clinical Microbiology, 1983-84

21. College of American Pathologists, 1983-84

22. Colwell, Rita, 1984-86

23. Committee Appointments, 1982-83

24. Committee Appointments, 1983-84

25. Computer, 1985

26. Conference Calls, 1983

27. Congress, 1982, 1985

28. Congressional Fellow, 1982-84

29. Correspondence, General, 1983-84

30. Council, 1982-83

31. CPC, 1983-84

32. Council of Scientific Society Presidents, 1983-86. Williams was Chairman of the Executive Board, 1985

33. Council of Scientific Society Presidents: Government and Public Affairs Committee, 1984-85

34. Culture Collections, 1983

35. Curriculum in Biotechnology, 1984

36. Divisions, 1982-85

37. Dues to Other Organizations, 1983-84

38. Ethics, ad hoc and standing committees, 1982-84

39. Executive Director, ad hoc Search committee, 1983-84

40. Fellowships, 1983-85

41. Finance Committee, 1983-84

42. Fund Raising: contract with the Bruce Porter Co., 1982-85

43. Governance of ASM, 1982

44. Hoechst-Roussel award, 1982-84

45. Honors Committee., 1983-85

46. Honors Committee, 1985-87

47. Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), 1983-85

48. Immunologists, 1983-84

49. Insurance, ASM, 1982-83

50. International Congress, 1982-86

51. International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS), 1982-84

52. Investments, 1982

53. Joe Joseph Retirement, 1983-84

54. Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals, 1982-85

55. Manpower, 1982-83

56. Meetings Board, 1982-84

57. Membership, 1983-85

58. Membership Survey, 1984-85

59. Minorities [and women], 1982-85

60. Minority Recruitment Brochure: "Science Career Magazine", 1984

61. National Academy of Sciences, 1983-85

62. National Medical Laboratory Week, 1982

63. National Coalition for Science and Technology, 1982-83

64. Nominations (ASM National Science Foundation), 1983-84

65. Nominating Committee, 1982-85

[66. DELETED]

67. Nuclear Conference (Conference on Biological Effects of Nuclear War), 1983

68. Officers' Conference Call, 1982-83

69. Past President, 1985

70. Pathologists [College of American Pathologists' suit re Prospective Payment Plans, 1983]

71. People to People International, 1982-84

72. Personnel, 1982-84

73. Placement Committee, 1982-84

74. President ASM, 1982 [re election]

75. President, 1983-85

76. President-elect, 1982-84

77. Public and Scientific Affairs Board (PSAB), 1982-84. 3 folders

78. Publications Board, 1982-86

79. Public Relations Committee, 1983-84

80. Research Funding in the Next Decade, ad hoc committee, 1982-83

81. Rolicka, Mary, 1983-84

82. Southern California Branch, 1983

83. Sunset Committee on the AAM, 1983-84

84. Sunset Committee to Review Boards, 1982-83

85. Textbook Publishing and Royalties, 1983-84

86. Wellcome Visiting Professorship, 1982-84

87. Women Microbiologists, 1973-76, 1983-84

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