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Title:Scientific and Educational Society Activity in the Environmental Sciences
Author(s):Quigley, Stephen T.
Subject(s):Environmental protection --Information services
Abstract:The nature of the work done on environmental problems at the American Chemical Society depends, of course, on the nature and purpose of the society. The society is a nonprofit scientific and educational society with a membership of 110,000 chemists and chemical engineers. Founded in 1876, the ACS has become the world's largest membership organization devoted to a single science. It operates under a national charter granted in 1937 by the seventy-fifth Congress and signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 25, 1937. Under the provisions of the charter, the objectives of the society are: (1) to encourage in the broadest and most liberal manner the advancement of chemistry in all its branches; (2) the promotion of research in chemical science and industry; (3) the improvement of the qualifications and usefulness of chemists through high standards of professional ethics, education, and attainments; and (4) the increase and diffusion of chemical knowledge, and by its meetings, professional contacts, reports, papers, discussions, and publications, to promote scientific interests and inquiry. It should thereby, foster public welfare and education, aid the development of our country's industries, and add to the material prosperity and happiness of our people.
Issue Date:1972
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In G.S. Bonn (ed). 1972. Information resources in the environmental sciences; Papers presented at the 18th annual Allerton Park Institute. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 97-110.
Series/Report:Allerton Park Institute (18th : 1972)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Public Domain
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-17

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