Harlyn O. Halvorson Papers

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These papers of Dr. Halvorson are all related to his activities in the American Society for Microbiology, and cover two periods: from his election as President-elect through his tenure as Past-President (1975-1979), and his service as Chairman of the Society's Public and Scientific Affairs Board (1979-1987). The PSAB materials are particularly notable in that they cover the period of the Board's beginnings, and also in that they document the Society's approach to many public policy issues: clinical laboratory regulation, research funding, biotechnology, etc.

  

SERIES 1: GENERAL ASM PAPERS, 1973-87. 2.5 feet.

 

SUBSERIES 1: COUNCIL POLICY COMMITTEE, 1973-81, 1986. 10"

BOX I, FOLDERS 1-6

BOX II, FOLDERS 1-6

 

 SUBSERIES 2: BOARDS, 1984-86. 1"

Board Retreat, 1984-85: III,1

Meetings Board, 1984-86: III,2

Publications Board, 1980, 1984-85: III, 3

 

SUBSERIES 3: COMMITTEES, 1975-86. 6"

ad hoc Constitution/Bylaws Revision, 1975-77: III,4-6

ad hoc Task force on Primate Tissue Availability, 1979: III,7

Ethics, 1984-85: III,8

ASM Foundation, 1984-85: III,9

Nominating, 1976-79: II,10; IV,1

Placement, 1985: V,2

Public Relations, 1984-86: V,3

US/USSR Working Group, 1978-81: V,4

 

SUBSERIES 4: AWARDS, 1971-79, 1987. 3"

Becton/Dickinson, 1977: V,5

Carski, 1975-77: V,6

Congressional Fellow, 1976-79, 1987: IV,7

Eli Lilly, 1971-79: V,8

Fisher Scientific, 1976-78: V,9

President's Fellowships, 1976-77: V,10

Wyeth, 1976-77: IV,11

Non-Society, 1978-79: V,12

 

SUBSERIES 5: MISCELLANEOUS, 1975-87. 5"

Acker Correspondence, 1975-80: V,1

ASM Budget, 1986-87: V,2

ASM Miscellaneous, 1984-86: V,3

ASM Policies, 1984-86: V,4

Executive Director, 1984-85: V,5

Grants and Contracts, 1975-77: V,6

Handbook Revision ASM, 1976-77: V,7

Headquarters Relocation, 1986: V,8:

IRS, 1975-79: V,9

Microbiology & Media Round Table, 1985: V,10

Personnel Manual, 1978(?): V,11

Possible purchase of 2011 I St., 1984: V,12

Survey of Membership, 1984-86: V,13

Whiteley, Helen: Nomination to National Academy of Sciences, 1978: V,14

 

SUBSERIES 6: AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MICROBIOLOGY, 1974-1981. 5"

Miscellaneous, 1974-76:VI,1

Miscellaneous, 1976-81: VI,2

Duplicated correspondence of William J. Cromartie: responses to survey re role of Academy, 1975: VI,3

           

 

SERIES 2: PRESIDENTIAL FILES, 1975-1980. 1.75 feet.                                

AIBS, 1976: VII,1  

Aims and Goals Meeting, 1976: VII,2:   

Aims and Goals Meeting, 1977: VII,3:   

Aims and Goals Meeting, 1978: VII,4     

Annual Meeting, 1976: VII,5   

Annual Meeting, 1977: VII,6   

Annual Meeting, 1978: VII,7   

Appointments, 1976-77: VII,8: 

BET Correspondence, 1975-77: VIII,1  

Branch Councilor Letter, 1976-77: VIII,2  

California Trip, 1977: VIII,3:  

NOTE: After the 1977 Aims and Goals meeting in California, ASM officers visited a number of CA Universities to evaluate the microbiology programs.

Correspondence, Miscellaneous, 1974-77 VIII,4   

Council, CPC, May, 1977: VIII,5-7, IX,1   

Day, Robert, 1977, 1980: X,2  

Duties of Officers, 1976: X,3

Friedman, Samuel, 1971-78 (files of several presidents):X,4   

ICAAC, 1976: X,5  

International Activities Committee, 1975-76: X,6    

International Association of Microbiological Societies, 1976-77: X,7:  

Lennette, Ed, 1976-79: X,8

Meetings Board, 1975-77: X,9  

Northeast Branch, 1975-78: X,1

President-elect, 1976: X,2:  

Publications Board Correspondence, 1976-78: X,3   

Rasmussen, A.F., 1976-80: X,4

Reimbursement Policy, 1976-77: X,5

Textbook Publication, 1976-77: X,6   

Whiteley, Helen, 1975-78: X,7

 

 

SERIES 3: PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, 1974-1980. 1.75 feet.  

[NOTE: Some materials overlap demise of committee and establishment of Public and Scientific Affairs Board)

Miscellaneous files I, 1974-77: XI,1-4  

Miscellaneous files II, 1976-77: II,1-5 

Clinical Laboratories Improvement Act, 1976-80: III,1-3 [see also material regarding New York State legislation on licensing of clinical lab personnel ca. 1959, ASM Archives 11-II U, Folder 12]

Coalition Statement on Basic Research, 1979: III,4  

Fetal Tissue, 1978-79: III,5   

News Clippings, 1977-78: III,6-7, XIV,1

Peer Review, 1975: IV,2    

President's Biomedical Research Panel, 1975-76: IV,3,4

Senate Human Resources Committee, 1977: IV,5
 

 

SERIES 4: PUBLIC AND SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS BOARD 1978-87. 10 feet.

 

SUBSERIES 1: BOARD RECORDS, 1978-1987. 15"

ad hoc Committee for New Board of Public & Scientific Services, 1978-79: V,1

Charges to Committees, 1979: V,2

Appointments, 1979, 1986-87: V,3

Board Meeting, March, 1979: V,4

Board Meeting, Nov., 1979: V,5

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1979-80: V,6

Board Meeting, Nov., 1980: V,7

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1980-81: V,8

Board Meeting, March, 1980: V,9

Annual Meeting, 1981: V,10

Board Meeting, 1981: V,11

Annual Meeting, 1984: VI,1

Board Meeting, Oct., 1984: VI,2

ASM Handbook (PSAB Section), 1984-85: VI,3

Action Items, 1984-86: VI,4

Budget, 1984-86: VI,5

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1985-86: VI,6

Board Meeting, March, 1985: VI,7-8, XVII,1

Board Meeting, Oct., 1985: VII,2

Board Meeting, March, 1986: VII,3

Board Meeting, Oct., 1986: VII,4

Board Meeting, March, 1987: VII,5

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1987: VII,6-7

 

SUBSERIES 2: COMMITTEES, 1978-87. 17"

ad hoc Task Force on Good Laboratory Practices, 1978-80) [succeeded by Laboratory Practices Committee in 1980]: VIII,1

Agricultural, Food and Industrial Microbiology, 1980-86: VIII,2

Agricultural, Food and Industrial Microbiology, 1984-86: VIII,3

Civil Service Affairs, 1982-86: VIII,4

Congressional Science Fellows, 1984-85: VIII,5

Culture Collections, 1985-86: VIII,6

Environmental Microbiology, 1984-86: VIII,7

Genetics, Molecular and Systematic Microbiology, 1984-86: VIII,8

International Activities, 1975-79: VIII,9

International Activities, China Exchange, 1984: IX,1:

International Activities, 1984-85: IX,2

International Activities, 1985-86: IX,3

International Activities, Schaechter/Orrego Report, Latin America, 1987: IX,4

Laboratory Practices, 1984-85: IX,5

Laboratory Practices, 1985-86: IX,6

Manpower, 1984-86: IX,7

Manpower: ASM Membership Survey of 1980, 1976-80: X,1

Medical Microbiology and Immunology, 1984-86: X,2

New Brunswick Lecture, 1984-87: X,3

Status of Minority Microbiologists, 1984-86: X,4

Status of Minority Microbiologists, NIH Grant Application, 1984-85: X,5

Status of Minority Microbiologists, Minority Programs, 1984-86: X,6

Status of Women Microbiologists, 1974-78: XI,1

Status of Women Microbiologists, 1984-86: XI,2

 

SUBSERIES 3: MEETINGS, 1984-87. 3"

Miscellaneous Board-sponsored meetings, 1984-86: XI,3

Engineered Organisms in the Environment, 1985: XI,4-5

Project Share, 1985-87: XI,6

 

SUBSERIES 4: GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, 1976-87. 30"

Centers for Disease Control, 1984-87: XII,1

Department of Agriculture, 1985, 1987: XII,2

Department of Energy, 1985-86: XII,3

Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1976 (Forward Plan for FY 1978-82); 1978: XII,4

Environmental Protection Agency (and Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development), 1985-87. Includes materials relating to Federal Insecticide, Rodenticide and Fungicide Control Act, Toxic Substances Control Act, and regulation of biotechnology: XII,5-6

Food and Drug Administration, 1976-77: XII,7

House Science Policy Task Force, 1984-86: XII,8

National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects, 1976-80: XII,9, XXIII,1

National Commission on Bioethics, 1985: XIII,2

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, 1976-81. Includes material on Workshop on Medical Mycology Research and Training National Needs and Problems, 1977: XIII,3-7

National Institutes of Health, 1976-79, 1985-87: XIII,8, XXIV,1-6, XXV, 1-2

National Science Board, 1979: XV,3

National Science Foundation, 1979: XV,4-6

National Science Foundation, 1985-87: XVI, 1-2

Office of Management and Budget, 1984-87. Material regarding circular A-21: Indirect Cost Accounting: XVI, 3-4:

Office of Naval Research, 1985-86: XVII,1

Office of Science and Technology Policy, 1981; 1984-86: XVII,2

Office of Technology Assessment, 1984: XVII,3

White House Science Council, Panel on the Health of Universities, 1986: XVII,4

 

SUBSERIES 5: OTHER ORGANIZATIONS, 1976-86. 11"

ad hoc group for Medical Research Funding, 1986-87: XVIII,1: See also GOVERNMENT AGENCIES: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 1976-78: XVIII,2

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 1984-86: XVIII,3

American Chemical Society, 1980: XVIII,4

American Institute of Biological Sciences, 1976-78: XVIII,5-6

American Society of Biological Chemists, 1977-80: XVIII,7

Association of American Medical Colleges, 1976-81. Materials on Biomedical and Behavioral Research Principles, 1978 (see also HEW): XVIII,8; XXIX,1

Association of American Medical Colleges, 1984-86: XIX,2

American Society of Plant Physiologists, 1984. Contains HOH lecture on Scientific Societies and Public Policy: XIX,3

American Type Culture Collection, 1976-78: XIX,4. Also materials on proposed Bacillus Genetic Culture Center.

Committee for Responsible Genetics, 1985-86: XIX,5

Committee of Scientific Society Presidents, 1975-76. (HOH was Vice-Chairman, 1977-78, Chairman, 1978-79): XIX,6. See also Council of Scientific Society Presidents, below

Committee on Genetic Experimentation, 1979-80: XIX,7

Council of Scientific Society Presidents, 1979: XIX,8

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, 1977-79, 1985: XIX,9

Foundation for the Advancement of International Research in Microbiology, 1977: XIX,10

Health Effects Institute, 1985: XIX,11

Inter-Society Council for Biology and Medicine, 1978-79: XX,1

National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council, 1984-86: XX,2

UNESCO, 1984: XX,3

 

SUBSERIES 6: MISCELLANEOUS LEGISLATION, 1979-80, 1987. 4"

Drug Regulation Reform Act, 1978: XX,3

Women in Science and Technology, 1979: XX,4

Health Sciences Promotion Act, 1979: XX,5-6

Health Research Act, 1980: XX,7

AIDS Education, Information, Risk Reduction, Training Prevention, Treatment, Care and Research Act of 1987: XX,8

Alternative Agricultural Products Research Act of 1987: XX,9

 

SUBSERIES 7: MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS, 1978-86. 10"

Animal Welfare, 1984-87: XXI,1-5

Biological Warfare, 1985-87: XXI,6

Government Restraints on Biomedical Research, 1978:XXII,1

Peer Review, 1984-85: XXII,2

Professional Standards, 1978-80: XXII,3

Professional Standards, 1987: XXII,4

State Level Activities, 1984: XXII,5

 

SUBSERIES 8: BIOTECHNOLOGY, 1977-80 (includes some PAC materials). 15"

Lawsuits: Mack v. Califano; Friends of the Earth v. Califano: XXIII,1

Misc. biotech materials, incl. Chakrabarty case, 1979: XXIII, 2

Clippings, 1977-80: XXIII,3

"Regulation of Recombinant DNA Research and the First Amendment," 1977: XXIII,4

ASM-NIAID contract to develop guidelines for training in RDNA techniques, 1977-78; subsequent NIH RFP for course on Biohazards, 1979: III,5-7

ASM Forum on Patentability of Microorganisms, 1980:XXIII,8

Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee, 1979-80. Some materials on ASM ad hoc Task Force on RDNA: XXIV,1-4

Legislation, 1977-80: XXIV,1; XXXV,1-3

"Friends of DNA," 1977-78 (Harvard Office of Government and Community Affairs): XXV,4

 

SUBSERIES 9: BIOTECHNOLOGY, 1985-87. 15" See also OTHER ORGANIZATIONS: COMMITTEE FOR RESPONSIBLE GENETICS and COMMITTEE ON GENETIC EXPERIMENTATION

(Note: The original folders in this subseries were labeled "Biotechnology," "Recombinant DNA," etc. Materials relating to a number of topics were filed here, with no real folder distinctions. As an aid to researchers, the following list of topics covered is offered. The list is not exhaustive; rather, it contains topics with repeated reference throughout the subseries. Letters following the folder numbers will refer back to this list. Materials contained in the folders include correspondence, clippings, congressional testimony, etc.)

    1. Biotechnology Science Coordination Act of 1986 (HR 4452)
    2. "Coordinated Framework for Regulation of Biotechnology," Federal Register, June 26, 1986
    3. Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, 1985-86 (HR 2482). See also SUBSERIES 7: GOVERNMENT AGENCIES: EPA
    4. Jeremy Rifkin, Biologics Corp., and pseudorabies vaccine, 1986
    5. ASM's proposed Biological Effects Institute. See also OTHER
    6. International Conference on Release of Genetically Engineered Organisms, 1986
    7. Toxic Substances Control Act, 1985, and subsequent amendment, 1986. See also SUBSERIES 7: GOVERNMENT AGENCIES: EPAORGANIZATIONS--HEALTH EFFECTS INSTITUTE
    8. House Science Policy Task Force Hearings, 1986
    9. House hearings on Advanced Genetics Sciences Inc. and unauthorized release of genetically engineered bacterium, 1986

XXVI,1: B

XXVI,2: A

XXVI,3: B, D

XXVI,4: H

XXVI,5: A, B, H

XXVI,6: B

XXVII,1: B

XXVII,2: A,B,C,D

XXVII,3: A,B

XXVII,4: C,D,F,G

XXVII,5: A,B,E,G,I

XXVIII,1: B

XXVIII,2: A

XXVIII,3: Misc.: includes testimony before Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, 1984

XXVIII,4: Miscellaneous, 1987

XXVIII,5: Miscellaneous, 1987 

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