History Projects sponsored by ASMS under the leadership of the Archivist.
The Oral History Project supports the transcription of interviews with luminaries in the field of mass spectrometry.
The History Posters illustrate the time line of the Society, historical instruments, and historical developments in mass spectrometry.
Science History Institute
ASMS has been an affiliated society of the Science History Institute
) for over 20 years. During that time, the ASMS archivist has served as an observer of the the Institute
Board Meetings, then as a member of the Board of Directors, and finally as a member of the Science History Council.
has contributed to ASMS by providing support and assistance on a number of projects.
- Collection and maintenance of significant mass spectrometry artifacts.
- Providing funds and services for the publication of “Measuring Mass” for the 50th Anniversary Conference.
- Providing funds and services in the collection and maintenance of oral histories of prominent scientists in the field of mass spectrometry.
- Providing funds and resources for the collection and organization of papers of prominent mass spectrometrists.
You are encouraged to visit the Institute
) or in person if you are in Philadelphia. The Science History Institute and Museum is located at 315 Chestnut Street, in the heart of the Philadelphia historic district.