American Society of Pharmacognosy Records, 1953-2010
Collection No. 22

Abstract

The American Society of Pharmacognosy Records were donated by the American Society of Pharmacognosy in 2009. The collection primarily consists of newsletters, meeting materials, membership materials, administrative materials, correspondence, and photographs. Other materials include documentation related to the Taxol historical marker, such as committee records, an aluminum proof plaque, and a large conference poster. The collection as a whole contains items from 1953 to 2010; the bulk of the material is from the period between 1960 and 1980.
Volume: approximately 15 lin. ft.

Institutional Sketch

The American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP) was officially established at a meeting at the University of Illinois, College of Pharmacy, in 1959. The organization, however, existed on an informal basis as the Plant Science Laboratory Seminar since 1923. This early association involved small annual meetings of pharmacognosists, pharmacologists, botanists, and other medicinal plant scientists. While some efforts were made as early as 1947 to formalize and expand the organization, it took several years for these efforts to succeed. In 1958, Arthur E. Schwarting - Chairman of the 35th annual Plant Science Seminar - proposed a reorganization of the group and the establishment of a constitution and set of bylaws. By the next annual meeting, after extensive discussion, the American Society of Pharmacognosy was established as a formal membership organization. The purpose of this new organization, according to its original constitution, was "to promote the growth and development of pharmacognosy, to provide the opportunity for association among workers in that science, to provide opportunities for presentation of research achievements and to promote the publication of meritorious research." ASP's first president was Varro E. "Tip" Tyler, whose personal archives also resides at the Lloyd.

Since its formation, the ASP has continued the tradition established by the Plant Science Seminar of holding annual conferences. At the 2009 ASP annual meeting, the organization celebrated and commemorated its 50th Anniversary as a professional society. While the basic mission of the ASP has remained constant over the years, the organization has expanded and diversified. The A.S.P is presently involved in a variety of activities related to the support and promotion of natural products research, including co-publishing the Journal of Natural Products with the American Chemical Society (JNP was formerly Lloydia, which ASP co-published with the Lloyd Library and Museum), providing research awards to graduate and undergraduate students, and offering travel grants for individuals to attend annual meetings. The organization currently counts as members over 1,100 scientists across more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Finding Aid and Organization of Collection
July 20, 2011

Scope and Content Notes

The American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP) donated their organizational records to the Lloyd Library and Museum in 2009 during the 50th anniversary meeting of ASP. The two institutions have a long history together and share a mission, namely to promote research and development of natural products medicines and other compounds.

The collection was received in several batches through several members of the organization. The collection will continue to grow as ASP continues on. Further additions to the collection will receive a different collection number, but will appear as part of one contiguous collection here.

Series and Subseries Listing

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Container List

Series A: Administrative Materials

Box
File
Description
1
1
American Institute of the History of Pharmacy Awards, 1975, undated
1
2
Graduate Programs in Pharmacognosy, 1976-1977
1
3
Kilmer Prize, 1971-1973
1
4
Letterhead Samples, undated
1
5
Pamphlets, undated
1
6
Supplies Orders, 1970-1978
1
7
Treasurer Bonds, 1968-1978
1
8
UIC Plaque Dedication/Farnsworth Party, March 24, 2000
1
9
Undergraduate Recognition Certificate, 1971
20
-
Commemorative American Pharmacist Stamp Plaque, 1972

Subseries 1: Committees

1
10
Business Meeting Minutes, 1963-1969
1
11
Business Meeting Minutes, 1970-1975
1
12
Business Meeting Minutes, 1976-1979
1
13
Business Meeting Minutes, 1980
1
14
Business Meeting Minutes, 1981
1
15
Business Meeting Minutes, 1982-1983
1
16
Business Meeting Minutes, 1984-1989
2
1
Business Meeting Minutes, 1990-1995
2
2
Business Meeting Minutes, 1996-1999
2
3
Business Meeting Minutes, 2000-2005
2
4
Business Meeting Minutes, 2008
2
5
Business Meeting Minutes, 2009
2
6
Business Meeting Minutes, 2010
2
7
Committee Assignments, 1970-1979
2
8
Committee Assignments, 1979-1982
2
9
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes, 1965-1969
2
10
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes, 1970-1979
2
11
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes, 1980-1984

Subseries 2: Constitution & Bylaws

2
12
Constitution & Bylaws, 1960-1969
2
13
Constitution & Bylaws, 1972-1979
3
1
Constitution & Bylaws, 1981-1985

Subseries 3: Elections

3
2
1959-1977 Elections, 1959-1977
3
3
1978 Election, 1978-1979
3
4
1979 Election, 1979-1980, undated
3
5
1980 Election, 1980-1981
3
6
1981 Election, 1981-1982
3
7
1982 Election, 1982-1983, undated
3
8
1983 Election, 1983-1984
3
9
1984 Election, 1984-1985, undated
3
10
Ballot Samples, 1959-1965
3
11
Ballot Samples, 1966-1984, 2002
3
12
Ballot Samples, American Pharmaceutical Association, 1958-1966

Includes note dated 7-20-02 from D. Carew expressing confusion about why A. Ph. A. ballot samples were included among ASP ballot samples.

Subseries 4: History

3
13
50 Years of Progress in Natural Products Research, 2009
4
1
History of Plant Science Seminars, 1965-1972
4
2
History of Plant Science Seminars, Orders, 1972-1973, undated
4
3
The Origin and Early History of the ASP, 2002

Subseries 5: Incorporation

4
4
Annual Report for Non-Profit Corporations, 1966-1979
4
5
Annual Report for Non-Profit Corporations, 1980-1983, undated
4
6
Application for Income Tax Exemption, 1959-1963 (1 of 2)
4
7
Application for Income Tax Exemption, 1959-1963 (2 of 2)
4
8
Correspondence, 1960-1976
4
9
Incorporation Certificate, 1961-1963

Subseries 6: Related Organizations

4
10
Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 1969-1970
4
11
Gesellschaft fur Arneipflanzenfurschung, 1971-1984
4
12
Lloyd Library, 1972, 1981, undated
4
13
Lloyd Library, Lloydia, 1960-1973, undated
4
14
Other, 1973-1974

Series B: Membership Materials

5
1
Applications, 1968
5
2
Applications, 1969
5
3
Applications, 1970
5
4
Applications, January 1971-June 1971
5
5
Applications, July 1971-December 1971
5
6
Applications, 1972
5
7
Applications, January 1973-April 1973
5
8
Applications, May 1973-September 1973
5
9
Applications, 1974
5
10
Applications, 1975
5
11
Applications, 1976
6
1
Applications, 1977
6
2
Applications, 1978
6
3
Applications, January 1979-March 1979
6
4
Applications, May 1979-December 1979
6
5
Applications, February 1980-December 1980 [unsorted]

This file includes applications that were not sorted and attached to a memo; as a result, there is some chronological overlap with the sorted applications for this year.

6
6
Applications, April 1980
6
7
Applications, May 1980-July 1980
6
8
Applications, August 1980-November 1980
6
9
Applications, January 1981-July 1981 [unsorted]

This file includes applications that were not sorted and attached to a memo; as a result, there is some chronological overlap with the sorted applications for this year.

6
10
Applications, April 1981-July 1981
6
11
Applications, August 1981-October 1981
7
1
Applications, December 1981
7
2
Applications, January 1982-May 1982
7
3
Applications, June 1982-July 1982
7
4
Applications, August 1982-September 1982
7
5
Applications, January 1983
7
6
Applications, March 1983
7
7
Applications, May 1983
7
8
Applications, June 1983
7
9
Applications, July 1983
7
10
Applications, August 1983-September 1983
7
11
Applications, October 1983
8
1
Applications, December 1983
8
2
Applications, January 1984-February 1984
8
3
Applications, March 1984
8
4
Applications, April 1984
8
5
Applications, May 1984-August 1984
8
6
Applications, October 1984-December 1984
8
7
Applications, January 1985-March 1985
8
8
Applications, April 1985-June 1985
8
9
Applications, Charter Members, 1959-1960; 1988
8
10
Applications, Pending, Domestic, 1979
8
11
Applications, Pending, Foreign, 1979
8
12
Directory, 1996-1997
8
13
Honorary Members, 1961-1974
8
14
Honorary Members, Nomination, Farnsworth, February 1, 1985
9
1
Honorary Members, Nomination, Schwarting, 1978-1981, undated
9
2
Honorary Members, Nomination, Svoboda, February 26, 1985
9
3
Honorary Members, Nomination, Tyler, January 30, 1985
9
4
Membership Cards, Delinquent Foreign & Associate, 1971-1979
9
5
Membership Cards, Delinquent U.S. Members, 1970-1979
9
6
Membership Cards, Paid Up Foreign, Associate, Honorary, Patron, Deceased, 1970-1979
9
7
Membership Cards, Paid Up U.S. Members, 1960s-1979
9
8
Membership Lists, 1959
9
9
Membership Lists, 1961-1962
9
10
Membership Lists, 1963
9
11
Membership Lists, 1964
9
12
Membership Lists, 1965-1966
10
1
Membership Lists, 1967
10
2
Membership Lists, 1968
10
3
Membership Lists, 1969
10
4
Membership Lists, 1970
10
5
Membership Lists, 1971
10
6
Membership Lists, 1972
10
7
Membership Lists, 1973
10
8
Membership Lists, 1974
10
9
Membership Lists, 1975
10
10
Membership Lists, 1976
10
11
Membership Lists, 1977
10
12
Membership Lists, 1978
10
13
Membership Lists, 1979, undated
11
1
Membership Lists, 1980-1982
11
2
Membership Lists, 1983
11
3
Membership Materials, Obituaries, 1961-1968, undated
11
4
Patron Members, 1960-1969

Series C: Conference Materials

11
5
ASP Annual Meeting, 1960-1962
11
6
ASP Annual Meeting, 1963-1965
11
7
ASP Annual Meeting, 1967-1969
11
8
ASP Annual Meeting, 1970-1974
11
9
ASP Annual Meeting, 1975-1976
11
10
ASP Annual Meeting, 1977-1979
12
1
ASP Annual Meeting, 1980-1984
12
2
ASP Annual Meeting, 1985-1986
12
3
ASP Annual Meeting, 1991
12
4
ASP Annual Meeting, 1992
12
5
ASP Annual Meeting, 1997
12
6
ASP Annual Meeting, 1998
12
7
ASP Annual Meeting, 2009 (1 of 5)
13
1
ASP Annual Meeting, 2009 (2 of 5)
13
2
ASP Annual Meeting, 2009 (3 of 5)
13
3
ASP Annual Meeting, 2009 (4 of 5)
13
4
ASP Annual Meeting, 2009 (5 of 5)
13
5
ASP Annual Meeting, 2010
13
6
Plant Science Seminar, Annual Meeting, 1957-1959
13
7
Teachers Seminar on Pharmacognosy, 1953
13
8
Teachers Seminar on Pharmacognosy, 1954
14
1
Teachers Seminar on Pharmacognosy, 1959 (1 of 2)
14
2
Teachers Seminar on Pharmacognosy, 1959 (2 of 2)
14
3
Teachers Seminar on Pharmacognosy, 1967, 1972
20
--
ASP Annual Meeting, Memorabilia, Coins, 2009 (2)
20
--
ASP Annual Meeting, Memorabilia, DVD, 1986
20
--
ASP Annual Meeting, Memorabilia, Nametags, 2009 (2)
20
--
ASP Annual Meeting, Notepad, 1992
20
--
ASP Annual Meeting, Tote Bag, 1997
20
--
ASP Annual Meeting, Tote Bag, 1998

Series D: Newsletters
View past ASP Newsletters here

14
4
Newsletters, 1964-1969
14
5
Newsletters, 1970-1979
14
6
Newsletters, 1980-1989
14
7
Newsletters, 1990-1995
14
8
Newsletters, 1996-1999
15
1
Newsletters, 2000-2003
15
2
Newsletters, 2004-2005
15
3
Newsletters, 2008-2010

Series E: Correspondence

15
4
General (Youngken/Brady), November 1969-December 1970
15
5
General (Brady), January 1971-September 1971
15
6
General (Staba), September 1971-December 1971
15
7
General (Staba), January 1972-July 1972
15
8
General (Blomster), August 1972-December 1972
15
9
General (Blomster), January 1973-July 1973
15
10
General (Kelleher), August 1973-December 1973
16
1
General (Kelleher), January 1974-July 1974
16
2
General (Worthen), September 1974-November 1974
16
3
General (Worthen), January 1975-July 1975
16
4
General (Catalfomo), August 1975-December 1975
16
5
General (Catalfomo), January 1976-July 1976
16
6
General (Constantino), July 1976-December 1976
16
7
General (Constantino), January 1977-May 1977
17
1
General (Floss), August 1977-December 1977
17
2
General (Floss), January 1978-August 1978
17
3
General (Fong), August 1978-December 1978
17
4
General (Fong), January 1979-July 1979
17
5
General (Robbers), July 1979-December 1979, undated
17
6
General (Robbers), January 1980-July 1980, undated
17
7
General (Weir), August 1980-December 1980, undated
18
1
General (Weir), January 1981-June 1981, undated
18
2
General (Rosazza), July 1981-December 1981, undated
18
3
General (Rosazza), January 1982-July 1982
18
4
General (Schiff), August 1983-December 1983
18
5
General (Schiff), January 1984-June 1984
18
6
Miscellaneous, December 1961-January 2009

Includes loose correspondence and ASP-related correspondence from the E. John Staba, Ph.D. collection.

Series F: Taxol Materials

18
7
Ad Hoc Taxus Committee, 2000-2003, undated
18
8
Binder, 2000-2003 (1 of 2)
18
9
Binder, 2000-2003 (2 of 2)
19
1
Correspondence, January 2000-October 2002, undated
19
2
National Historic Chemical Landmarks, Nomination Form, March 2002
19
3
National Historic Chemical Landmarks, Taxol Brochure, April 2003
19
4
Photographs, 2000-2003 (undated)
19
5
Plaque Dedication, 2000-2003, undated
19
6
Press Releases, 1999-2003, undated
19
7
Site Scouting Trip, 2000, undated
19
8
Taxol Information, 2001, undated
21
--
Aluminum Proof Plaque, 2002
22
--
Poster, 2003

Series G: Photographs

19
9
ASP Album, 1970s, undated
19
10
ASP Annual Meeting, 2008
19
11
ASP Annual Meeting, 2009