Reports of the Local Committees on Arrangements (for Society of American Bacteriologists (SAB)* Annual Meetings

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 (*after 1960 - American Society for Microbiology)


  
From the earliest days of the SAB, the arrangements for the Society's annual meeting were handled by local volunteers in the cities selected as the meeting site. When local Branches began to be formed (after a constitutional change in 1917 formalized the conditions such organizations needed to meet for approval), they began to issue formal invitations to host the annual meeting, with the promise to handle local arrangements. Areas of responsibility could include publicity, commercial exhibits, the annual banquet, registration, hotel reservations and activities for the wives of attendees.

These local committees submitted reports after the meeting, both for accounting purposes, and in order to offer criticisms and suggestions for the benefit of future hosting Branches. A listing of the reports which are maintained in the Society's Archives follows. Occasionally there are additional files of correspondence from the Local Committee Chairman in addition to the formal reports. A number of the larger reports are very tightly bound, and photocopying may not be possible. Those who are interested in particular reports are urged to contact the Archivist:  jkarr@asmusa.org 410-455-3601

 

1940:

 

St. Louis.

December 27-29. 18 pp.

1941:

 

Baltimore.

December 29-31. 23 pp.

1944:

 

New York.

May 3-5. 7 pp.

1945:  

Detroit.

May 22-25.

(Meeting Canceled Feb. 6, 1945 by National War Committee on Conventions). 32 pp.

 

1946:

 

Detroit.

May 21-24. 52 pp.

(includes correspondence)

 

1949:

 

Cincinnati.

May 17-20. 63 pp.

(plus registration list)

 

1950:

 

Baltimore.

May 14-18. 53 pp.

1951:

 

Chicago.

May 27-31. 38 pp.

1952:  

 

Boston.

April 27-May 1. 39 pp.

1953:  

 

San Francisco.

August 10-14. 41 pp.

1954:

 

Pittsburgh.

May 2-7. 72 pp.

1955:  

 

New York.

May 8-12. 168 pp.

1956:

 

Houston.

April 29-May 3. 192 pp.

1957:

 

Detroit.

April 28-May 2. 124 pp.

1958:

 

Chicago.

April 27-May 1. 77 pp.

1959:  

Saint Louis.

May 10-May 15. 97 pp.

(plus detailed schedules from hotel convention service manager)

 

1960:

 

Philadelphia.

May 1-5. 226 pp.

1961:

 

Chicago.

April 23-27. 51 pp.

1963:

 

Cleveland.

May 5-9. 62 pp.

1964:

 

Washington, DC.

May 3-7. 61 pp.

1965:

 

Atlantic City.

April 25-29. 151 pp.

1966:

 

Los Angeles.

May 1-5. 144 pp.

1968:

 

Detroit.

May 5-10. 161 pp.

1969:

 

Miami Beach.

May 4-9. 111 pp.

1971:

 

Minneapolis.

May 2-7. 67 pp.

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