About ASMS

History Posters

This series of posters illustrates the time line of the ASMS, historical instruments, and historical developments.  Many of these posters were first displayed at the 50th Anniversary Conference held in Orlando, FL, June 2–6, 2002.  Many of these posters are displayed each year at the ASMS conference.

View the posters below to learn more about the history of Mass Spectrometry and ASMS.  Please note that some of the files are large and may take some time to load.  You are welcome to download and print for educational purposes.

Much of the information covered in the historical poster series is available in hardcover in the ASMS 50th anniversary volume, Measuring Mass: From Positive Rays to Proteins, Michael A. Grayson, ed.  $10. [Purchase this book online]

The history posters are grouped into four broad categories:

  1. History of the Society
  2. Member Interactions and Giants in Mass Spectrometry
  3. History of the Science of Mass Spec
  4. History of Commercialization

History of the Society

Member Interactions and Giants in Mass Spectrometry

History of the Science of MS

History of Commercialization