I. Publications (Publications Board Records)


A. General

1) Agreements with Williams & Wilkins Co., publishers,1919-1938; correspondence concerning Williams & Wilkins v. U.S. Government (library photocopying), 1972; misc. publication services agreements, 1972-78; 2nd class mailing permits, 1974

2) Financial statements of SAB journals submitted by Williams & Wilkins Co., 1940-1960

3) Correspondence file of J. M. Sherman, Secretary of SAB, 1926-35 -- includes letters to/from H.J. Conn and material on the Committee On Bacteriological Technic

4) Correspondence file of Barnett Cohen on relation of Journal of Bacteriology to Williams and Wilkins, 1948-50; includes letters by J.M. Sherman

5) Correspondence file of J. Roger Porter, Chairman, Ad Hoc Committee On Future Plans of the Society: Publications, 1955-59

6) Correspondence file and memoranda of E. M. Foster, Secretary of SAB, on the Ad hoc Committee On Future Plans of the Society: Publications, 1957, 1959

7) Miscellaneous materials concerning publications from the Council and CPC minutes, l970-85

8) Proposals to Council regarding ASM member subscription rates and dues, 1970, 1980

9) Manuscript of "The Cost of Journal Publication," 1959

10) Handbook for ASM Copy Editors, 1st-3rd eds., 1974-79

11) Information on holdings of journals in the Archives, 1961,1982; information prepared by the Archivist on the history of Editorial Office practice, 1985

12) Publication brochures and announcements, ca. 1973-96

13) Clippings from the SAB News Letter/ ASM News, 1938-79


B. Board of Publications (1941)

1) Minutes, 1958-79

2) Minutes, Agenda packs, 1980-1997

3) Annual reports to Council and CPC, 1958-1960

4) Annual reports to Council and CPC, 1981-87

5) Clippings from SAB Newsletter/ASM News, including published minutes, 1941-85

6) Correspondence file of J. Roger Porter, Chairman of the Board of Publications, 1952-1961

7) Correspondence of J. Roger Porter related to Council and CPC, l954-61

8) Correspondence of L. Leon Campbell, Chairman of the Board of Publications, concerning Bacteriological Proceedings, 1970

9) Correspondence of E.M. Foster, 6 folders, 1956-61 -- includes general correspondence on publications and survey of publishers in an effort to find an alternative to Williams & Wilkins


C. Managing Editor/Director of Publications/Publications Office

1) Reports to Council and CPC of the Managing Editor/Director of Publications, 1970-86, 1989-96

2) Correspondence of E. M. Foster, Secretary of ASM, on establishment of an ASM Editorial Office and appointment of Robert Day as Managing Editor, 1959-61 -- includes letters of Charles M. Evans, President, and J. Roger Porter

3) Journal files from office of Director of Publications. Arranged by journal, these files may contain correspondence, editorial board minutes, information on founding of the journal. See also files on individual journals, 4-II.

JB (1963-64; 1989-95)

MR (1972-1996)


AAC (1970-1994)

JVI (1966-1995)

IJSB (1970-1996)

IAI(1969-70, 1990)

JCM (1973-76, 1994)

MCB (1979-81, 1987-94)

CDLI (1992-95)

CMR (1987-88)