About ASMS


The History Committee is selected by the ASMS Board of Directors and appointed by the President. The ASMS Archivist/Historian is chair of the committee.

Committee Member Term: Two years, July 1 of year one to June 30 of year two


To preserve the history of mass spectrometry and ASMS for the enjoyment and enrichment of the community


  1. Collate and preserve all documents, memorabilia (including photographs), and other physical collateral deemed to be of historical interest.
  2. Represent ASMS at the biannual meetings of the Science History Institute of which ASMS is a member organization.
  3. Author and design one or two posters each year to illustrate history of mass spectrometric technology and notable scientists for display at the annual conferece.
  4. Suggest initiatives that reflect fresh perspectives and new ideas while providing continuity for on-going projects.
  5. Work with VP for Programs to organize history-related programming at the annual conference. 
  6. Meet in person at the annual conference and via teleconference and electronic correspondence at other times throughout the year as required.
  7. Report activities to the Board of Directors and to the general membership whenever appropriate.

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