Newsletter for the 211th National ACS Meeting (Spring, 1996)
Marty Saltzman of Providence College has just completed a very successful year
chairing the division, and we all owe him a debt of gratitute for his outstanding
service. During 1995 your division sponsored three excellent symposia. At Anaheim
the Ninth Symposium on Archaeological Chemistry was well attended and international
in scope. Many of the papers presented will be published in the book Archaeological
Chemistry: Organic, Inorganic, and Biochemical Analysis edited by Mary
Virginia Orna for the ACS Symposium Series. Members of the division receive
a discount on the purchase of this book. In Chicago we sponsored a symposium
in appreciation of Sidney Edelstein's many contributions to chemistry through
the Dexter Chemical Corporation, the Division of the History of Chemistry,
and the Sidney Edelstein Centers in Israel. In addition, we sponsored a symposim
recognizing the Centennial of the Chicago Section of the ACS. The occasion
coincided with the 75th anniversary of the founding of your division. Accordingly,
members enjoyed a 75th Anniversary Dinner on the campus of Northwestern University,
where the initial discussions to form the division are thought to have occurred
in 1920 between Edgar Fahs Smith and Charles A. Browne. The Dexter Award Address
was delivered at the Chicago meeting by the Dexter Awardee, W. H. Brock of
the University of Leicester.
By now you should have received the index to history-related articles that
have been published in the Journal of Chemical Education, put together
largely by Mary Saltzman. You should also soon be receiving issues of the Bulletin again.
It has emerged from its production and legal problems. Paul Jones is now the
editor. Among other subjects, the papers from the Ingold Centennial Symposium
will be published.
Your officers are developing a homepage for the division, which should become
available during 1996. If you have graphics or ideas worthy of inclusion please
send them to me, email@example.com.
Your program chair, Richard Rice (firstname.lastname@example.org ),
needs to hear from you with regard to both submission of general papers at
national meetings and the development of future symposia. One suggested symposium
subject has been the contributions of American women to chemistry. If you want
to become involved in the organization of a symposium on such a subject, please
let me know.
The division will not have a program at the Orlando meeting. In New Orleans
we will have a business meeting first thing on Monday, March 15, followed by
general session. I look forward to seeing you there.