American Ophthalmological Society Records

 
American Ophthalmological Society Records

Historical Note

Founded in 1864, the mission of the American Ophthalmological Society has been "to promote excellence in patient care, education and research, to address essential issues in medicine, and to advance the art and science of ophthalmology." As the oldest American specialty medical society, AOS upholds traditions of peer-reviewed independent research and scientific exchange. Meetings for Society business, lectures and discussion of ophthalmological practice and education have traditionally been held whenever possible in various cities and towns through the country, reflecting the growth of the AOS membership.

Collection Description

Scope and Content

Deposit includes a constitution and signature book, minutes of the American Ophthalmological Society, minutes of the Society's Council, and a copy of The American Ophthalmological Society 1864-1989: a Continuation of Wheeler's First Hundred Years by Frank W. Newell.

Arrangement of Collection

Most of the records are in bound volumes and chronological order has been maintained: Signature Book, 1864-1988; Minutes of the American Ophthalmological Society, 1864-1901 and 1902-1916; Minutes of the Council of the American Ophthalmological Society, 1924-1942, 1942-1974, 1975-1992, and 1993-2012 (last set of minutes are in folders); and The American Ophthalmological Society 1864-1989: a Continuation of Wheeler's First Hundred Years by Frank W. Newell (1989).

Administrative Info

Collection processed and described by Rebecca Pou. Updated 2012.

Available to those bearing a letter of permission from an officer of the Society.

Requests for permission to quote from or publish any materials should be directed to the reference librarian or curator in writing.

Preferred Citation

American Ophthalmological Society Records. The Drs. Barry and Bobbi Coller Rare Book Reading Room, New York Academy of Medicine Library.

Provenance

On deposit by the American Ophthalmological Society.

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The New York Academy of Medicine Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

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