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Guide to the Records of the American Institute of the City of New York for the Encouragement of Science and Invention
1808-1983 (Bulk 1828-1940)
 MS 17

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Series II: Children's Fair Years, 1921-1983

Subseries 1: Student Events and Programs, 1928-1983

Scope and Contents note

After the mid-1920's, the American Institute began to focus on science programs for children. This subseries contains information on the children's programs, workshops, and clubs that were sponsored by the American Institute.

Science Fairs - The first American Institute Children's Science Fair was held in 1928 in conjunction with the School Nature League at the American Museum of Natural History. The first fairs encouraged the study of agriculture, nature, and conservation. The fairs were held in the fall from 1928-1933. In 1934, the fair was moved to the spring and, because of the shift, there was no Children's Fair for that year. The fairs became popular and the large demand for exhibit space meant that the American Institute eventually had to limit the number of entries from each school. In 1938 the fair was renamed as the Junior Science Fair, and the name was changed to the Science and Engineering Fair in 1939. These fairs were no longer affiliated with the School Nature League and the exhibits became more technical. Although it is unclear when the American Institute fairs ended, the material documents the fairs until 1983.

The fairs from 1928-1939 are well documented but there is not much information on the fairs from 1940-1983. The material includes correspondence, judges reports, booklets, regulations, entries, vouchers, lists of prize winners, information on Parents Night, descriptions of the exhibits, and details of arrangements needed to set up the exhibits.

Science Clubs - With the success of the annual science fairs, the American Institute sought to establish a way for children to pursue their scientific interests all year round. The Institute created a Junior Science Club that consisted of existing science clubs sponsored by schools or other organizations. Children could not join individually. Members would be invited to participate in lectures, field trips, meetings, workshop courses, and museum courses. The American Institute science clubs were local to the New York City region until 1938 when the American Institute established a nationwide organization of clubs.

Material pertaining to the Science Clubs includes correspondence, reports, and membership items. There is also information on the planning of events including correspondence with speakers, course descriptions, sign-in sheets, applications, schedules, and lists of participants. There is little information on the activities of clubs outside of New York City or on any club activities after 1940. Publications of the science clubs included March of Science (1932-1937),  Science Leaflet (1934, 1939-1941),  Amateur Scientist (1937-1938), and  The Science Observer (1938-1941). These publications are located in Series 4: Pamphlets and Publications.

Science Congress - The Science Congress was an annual series of scientific meetings for members of the Junior Science Clubs. The congress was modeled on the scientific meetings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the adult meetings of the American Institute. Beginning in 1933, junior and senior high school students lectured, read scientific papers, and gave demonstrations of their work at the congress. In 1934, Christmas lectures modeled on the Christmas series at the Royal Institution of London became part of the congress which was held at the end of each year. Some of the Christmas Lectures were broadcast on the radio by NBC. There is no material on the Science Congress from 1940-1966. Material for a 1967 Junior Academy Science Congress is included in this subseries. It is unclear if the Science Congresses continued after that time. The Science Congress material includes applications to the congress, the topics of the talks and demonstrations of the students, ticket information, and attendance records.

Accent on Science - This was a short-lived American Institute weekly radio program that ran on WNYC in 1937. It was a fifteen-minute segment that consisted of conversations with members of the science community on various topics including chemical warfare, telescopes, the cures and causes of syphilis and gonorrhea, and the proper food to serve on airlines. The material includes transcripts of most of the shows and correspondence regarding plans for the program.

Scholastic Salon of Photography The Scholastic Salon of Photography was originally part of the Children's Science Fair, but it became a separate event in 1938 due to its popularity. Sponsored by the American Institute and several camera clubs from New York City schools, students from across the country submitted photographs to the salon and prizes were awarded to the winners. Prize winning photographs and selected entries were placed on display at the American Museum of Natural History. After the second salon, the winning photographs traveled to schools around the country for display. The Salon material includes brochures, correspondence, planning material, and publicity information for 1938-1940. Only a few photographs from the salons are in the collection.

Science Laboratory - After the success of the student laboratory at the 1939-1940 World's Fair, the American Institute started a permanent laboratory where students could experiment on their own outside of school. The lab was located in Manhattan on Fifth Avenue. By late December of 1941, the lab was closed due to a lack of funds. The material includes administrative information, correspondence, photographs, and examples of experiments performed in the laboratory.

Crime Prevention Bureau Courses - In 1933, the American Institute sponsored courses to officers of the Crime Prevention Bureau of the New York Police Department on establishing science clubs. The NYPD hoped that establishing science clubs, similar to their establishment of athletic activities, would help prevent juvenile delinquency. There is administrative material on the planning of these courses and events, with evaluations on of their progress.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 512 Box : 141 Children's Science Fair
1928
Offsite-Box: 512 Box : 141 Children's Science Fair
1928-1929
Offsite-Box: 513 Box : 142 Children's Science Fair
1929
Offsite-Box: 513 Box : 143 Children's Science Fair
1930
Offsite-Box: 514 Box : 144 Children's Science Fair
1931
Offsite-Box: 514 Box : 145 Children's Science Fair
1931-1932
Offsite-Box: 492 Box : 146 Children's Science Fair
1932
Offsite-Box: 492 Box : 147 Children's Science Fair
1932
Offsite-Box: 493 Box : 148 Children's Science Fair
1932
Offsite-Box: 493 Box : 149 Children's Science Fair
1932
Offsite-Box: 494 Box : 150 Children's Science Fair, Junior Science Club
1932
Offsite-Box: 494 Box : 151 Junior Science Club
1932
Offsite-Box: 495 Box : 152 Junior Science Club
1932
Offsite-Box: 495 Box : 153 Children's Science Fair
1933
Offsite-Box: 496 Box : 154 Children's Science Fair
1933
Offsite-Box: 496 Box : 155 Children's Science Fair
1933
Offsite-Box: 497 Box : 156 Children's Science Fair
1933
Offsite-Box: 497 Box : 157 Children's Science Fair, Junior Science Club
1933
Offsite-Box: 498 Box : 158 Junior Science Club
1933
Offsite-Box: 498 Box : 159 Junior Science Club
1933
Offsite-Box: 499 Box : 160 Junior Science Club- Bronx
1933
Offsite-Box: 499 Box : 161 Junior Science Club- Brooklyn-Queens
1933
Offsite-Box: 502 Box : 162 Junior Science Club- Queens-Staten Island, Science Club Course for Police Officers
1933
Offsite-Box: 500 Box : 163 Junior Science Club, Science Club Course for Police Officers, Club Membership
1933-1934
Offsite-Box: 500 Box : 164 Junior Science Club- Membership
1934
Offsite-Box: 501 Box : 165 Junior Science Club- Membership, Science Congress
1934
Offsite-Box: 501 Box : 166 Junior Science Club- Science Congress, Museum Courses
1934
Offsite-Box: 502 Box : 167 Junior Science Club- Museum Courses, Christmas Lectures
1934
Offsite-Box: 503 Box : 168 Junior Science Club- Christmas Lectures, Junior Activites
1934
Offsite-Box: 503 Box : 169 Junior Science Club- Junior Activites
1934
Offsite-Box: 504 Box : 170 Junior Science Club- Workshop Courses, Zone Meetings
1934
Offsite-Box: 504 Box : 171 Junior Science Club- Zone Meetings, Other
1934
Offsite-Box: 505 Box : 172 Childrens' Science Fair
1935
Offsite-Box: 505 Box : 173 Childrens' Science Fair
1935
Offsite-Box: 506 Box : 174 Childrens' Science Fair
1935
Offsite-Box: 506 Box : 175 Childrens' Science Fair
1935
Offsite-Box: 507 Box : 176 Student Science Clubs
1935
Offsite-Box: 507 Box : 177 Student Science Clubs- Membership
1935
Offsite-Box: 508 Box : 178 Student Science Clubs- Membership, Junior Activities, Central Meeting
1935
Offsite-Box: 508 Box : 179 Student Science Clubs- Planetarium Visit, Christmas Lectures
1935
Offsite-Box: 509 Box : 180 Student Science Clubs- Science Congress, Bibliography
1935
Offsite-Box: 509 Box : 181 Student Science Clubs- Bibliography, Workshop Courses
1935
Offsite-Box: 510 Box : 182 Student Science Clubs- Workshop Courses
1935
Offsite-Box: 510 Box : 183 Childrens' Science Fair
1936
Offsite-Box: 511 Box : 184 Childrens' Science Fair
1936
Offsite-Box: 511 Box : 185 Childrens' Science Fair
1936
Offsite-Box: 515 Box : 186 Childrens' Science Fair, Junior Science Clubs- Membership
1936
Offsite-Box: 515 Box : 187 Student Science Club- Membership, Central Meeting
1936
Offsite-Box: 516 Box : 188 Student Science Club- Science Congress, Christmas Lectures
1936
Offsite-Box: 516 Box : 189 Student Science Club- Workshop Courses
1936
Offsite-Box: 517 Box : 190 Student Science Club- Workshop Courses
1936
Offsite-Box: 517 Box : 191 Children's Science Fair
1937
Offsite-Box: 518 Box : 192 Children's Science Fair
1937
Offsite-Box: 518 Box : 193 Children's Science Fair
1937
Offsite-Box: 519 Box : 194 Children's Science Fair
1937
Offsite-Box: 519 Box : 195 Children's Science Fair
1937
Offsite-Box: 520 Box : 196 Student Science Club- Membership
1937
Offsite-Box: 520 Box : 197 Student Science Club- Science Congress
1937
Offsite-Box: 521 Box : 198 Student Science Club- Workshop Courses
1937
Offsite-Box: 521 Box : 199 Student Science Club- Workshop Courses, "Accent on Science" Radio Programs
1937
Offsite-Box: 522 Box : 200 "Accent on Science" Radio Programs
1937
Offsite-Box: 522 Box : 201 "Accent on Science" Radio Programs, Children's Science Fair
1937-1938
Offsite-Box: 523 Box : 202 Children's Science Fair
1938
Offsite-Box: 523 Box : 203 Children's Science Fair
1938
Offsite-Box: 524 Box : 204 Children's Science Fair
1938
Offsite-Box: 524 Box : 205 Student Science Clubs
1938
Offsite-Box: 525 Box : 206 Student Science Clubs- Science Congress, Salon of Photography
1938
Offsite-Box: 525 Box : 207 Student Science Clubs- Salon of Photography, Workshop Courses
1938
Offsite-Box: 526 Box : 208 "Accent on Science" Radio Programs
1938
Offsite-Box: 526 Box : 209 "Accent on Science" Radio Programs, Children's Science Fair
1938-1939
Offsite-Box: 527 Box : 210 Children's Science Fair
1939
Offsite-Box: 527 Box : 211 Children's Science Fair
1939
Offsite-Box: 528 Box : 212 Children's Science Fair
1939
Offsite-Box: 528 Box : 213 Children's Science Fair Floor Plans, Student Science Clubs
1939
Offsite-Box: 529 Box : 214 Student Science Clubs
1939
Offsite-Box: 529 Box : 215 Student Science Clubs, Photography Salon
1939
Offsite-Box: 530 Box : 216 Student Science Clubs- Workshop Courses, Science Congress
1939
Offsite-Box: 530 Box : 217 Student Science Clubs- Science Congress
1939
Offsite-Box: 531 Box : 218 Student Science Clubs- Workshop Courses, Photography Salon
1939-1940
Offsite-Box: 531 Box : 219 Student Science Clubs- Photography Salon
1940
Offsite-Box: 532 Box : 220 Student Science Clubs- Photography Salon
1940
Offsite-Box: 532 Box : 221 Student Science Clubs- Workshop Courses
1940
Offsite-Box: 533 Box : 222 Student Science Clubs- Workshop Courses, Student Laboratory
Offsite-Box: 533 Box : 223 Applications for Student Laboratory
1940-1941
Offsite-Box: 534 Box : 224 Student Science Clubs- Science Congress, Student Laboratory
1941
Offsite-Box: 534 Box : 225 Student Fairs, Science Congress
1942-1967
Offsite-Box: 535 Box : 226 Student Fairs, Science Congress
1967-1893
Offsite-Box: 430 Junior Science Clubs from NYC Boroughs- Index Cards
1934-1935
Offsite-Box: 431 Children's Science Fair- Card List
1932
Offsite-Box: 432 Children's Science Fair- Card List
1933
Offsite-Box: 433 Children's Science Fair- Card List
1935
Offsite-Box: 434 Children's Science Fair- Card List
1935
Offsite-Box: 435 Science and Engineering Fair- File Cards
1939
Offsite-Box: 436 Science and Engineering Fair- File Cards
1939-1940
Offsite-Box: 437 Photographic Salon- Index of Entries
1939
Offsite-Box: 438 Third Scholastic Salon of Photography- Entry Blanks
1940
Offsite-Box: 456 "Red Magic Page" from The World (oversize)
1927-1928

Subseries 2: Adult Programs, 1921-1941

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains material relating to the American Institute's adult programs from 1921 to 1941, which included lectures, exhibitions, luncheons, demonstration lectures, science roundtables, medal award (for scientific achievement) and other dinners, forums, 'get-togethers,' field trips, picnics, and movie nights (scientific topics).

The amount and type of material for each program or event varies. Common items include correspondence, speeches or lectures, invites and invite lists, announcements, work requisitions, cash statements, mailing lists, calendars, press releases, ticket records, regrets, and menus.

General subjects of various adult programs and events ranged from science and technology to health and medicine. Biology, astronomy, and psychology were also broad areas of study. From 1921 to 1929, lectures discussed agriculture, electricity, aeronautics, anatomy and health, energy, astronomy, and radiation. Some annual fair material, and items pertaining to the Centenary Dinner (1928) can also be found here.

Lecture and roundtable topics from 1930 to 1932 included criminology, aviation, monorails, heredity, animal virus diseases, rocketry, birth control, eugenics, relativity, t.v. and radio, cancer, cosmic rays, x-rays, vitamins, biology, and sterility. Programs from 1933 to 1934 discussed vitamins, geology, cells, science education, mental disorders, aviation, geometry, physics, farming, chemical engineering, crime, oxygen, population, radioactivity, and weather forecasting.

1935 demonstration meetings presented experiments with liquid air and chemicals, electricity, and steel alloys. Roundtables discussed botany, deep sea fish life, the social philosophy of race survival, chemical engineering, animal behavior, the Hayden Planetarium, insect control, and telescopes. Field trips were made to New York City subway car shops, and the American Museum of Natural History for a behind the scenes tour.

Topics for 1936 events included the scientific method, research, biology, television, telescopes, prefabricated houses, gases, cellulose, genes, blood tests and parentage, x-rays, insanity, and earthquakes. Programs and events during 1937 included discussions of mental hygiene, allergies, radioactivity, vitamins, radio, hormones, color photography, ESP, aviation, and organic chemistry. 1938 meetings dealt with air conditioning, isotopes, radio, meteors, patents, and photography.

From 1939 to 1941, a program entitled Short Courses in Science covered such topics as flying, neuroses, patents and inventions, atoms, genetics, psychiatry, bridge building, hormones, and insects. Demonstration meeting topics included lie detectors tests and roundtables discussed caffeine. Field trips were made to the Dept. of Agriculture and Western Union.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 535 Box : 227 Exhibitions, Dinners
1921-1929
Offsite-Box: 536 Box : 228 Luncheons, Medal Award Dinners
1930-1932
Offsite-Box: 536 Box : 229 Round Tables
1932
Offsite-Box: 537 Box : 230 Round Tables, Medal Award Dinners
1932-1933
Offsite-Box: 537 Box : 231 Round Tables
1933
Offsite-Box: 538 Box : 232 Round Tables
1933-1934
Offsite-Box: 538 Box : 233 General Meeting, Medal Award Dinner
1934
Offsite-Box: 539 Box : 234 Medal Award Dinner
1934
Offsite-Box: 539 Box : 235 Medal Award Dinner
1934-1935
Offsite-Box: 540 Box : 236 Medal Award Dinner
1935
Offsite-Box: 540 Box : 237 Lectures
1935
Offsite-Box: 541 Box : 238 Round Tables
1935
Offsite-Box: 541 Box : 239 Round Tables, Medal Award Dinners
1935-1936
Offsite-Box: 542 Box : 240 Anniversary and President's Dinner
1936
Offsite-Box: 542 Box : 241 Meetings, Lectures
1936
Offsite-Box: 543 Box : 242 Meetings, Round Tables
1936
Offsite-Box: 543 Box : 243 Round Tables, Medal Awards Dinner
1936-1937
Offsite-Box: 544 Box : 244 Dinners, General Meetings
1937
Offsite-Box: 544 Box : 245 Meetings, Lectures
1937
Offsite-Box: 545 Box : 246 Meetings, Lectures
1937
Offsite-Box: 545 Box : 247 Medal Award Dinner, General Meeting
1938
Offsite-Box: 546 Box : 248 Meetings
1938
Offsite-Box: 546 Box : 249 Meetings, Round Tables
1938
Offsite-Box: 547 Box : 250 Meetings, Forums
1938
Offsite-Box: 547 Box : 251 Medal Awards
1938-1939
Offsite-Box: 548 Box : 252 Medal Awards, Courses in Science
1939
Offsite-Box: 548 Box : 253 Round Table, Members' Night
1939
Offsite-Box: 549 Box : 254 Medal Awards Dinner, Science Courses
1940
Offsite-Box: 549 Box : 255 Science Courses, Medal Awards Dinner
1940-1941
Offsite-Box: 550 Box : 256 Members' Night, Science Courses
1941

Subseries 3: Administrative, 1921-1983

Scope and Contents note

Most of the material in the this Administrative subseries consists of bills, receipts, accounts, correspondence, reports, and membership lists. The material from the period after 1980 consists almost entirely of cancelled checks, deposit lists, and bills.

Correspondence - Most of the correspondence is to and from officers and employees of the American Institute, and concerns the everyday business of the Institute, such as finances, membership, letters of thanks to speakers, etc. Some of the topics addressed throughout the period 1921 - 1940 are: the future and purpose of the American Institute, the status of the Institute's investments and its solvency, relations with the state and municipal governments, rentals of venues for events, and publications of the American Institute. Specific topics include the merger of the American Institute with the New York Electrical Society in 1930; a conflict during the same period over control of the Institute; the Chicago World's Fair of 1932; a dispute by the Institute with the American Institute for the Scientific Care of the Hair over the name of the latter organization; and the affiliation school science clubs with the Institute.

Persons represented in the correspondence include trustees and officers of the Institute, such as Dr. Morris Meister, H.T. Newcomb, L.W. Hutchins, and Dr. H.H. Sheldon. Also represented throughout the 1930s is Frances Flanagan, the Institute's secretary.

Reports - Includes Treasurers' Reports, and reports of various committees, such as the Membership Committee, and Committee on Elections.

Business and Financial Records - Includes bills, vouchers, and cancelled checks, usually for everyday expenses of the American Institute. Some material, primarily from the 1930s, deals with the investments of the Institute, and for some years, primarily in the 1930s, the material includes ledger sheets documenting the Institute's finances. Also included are time sheets of various employees of the Institute.

Minutes - Most of the minutes are of Trustees meetings. Other minutes include those of specific committees of the American Institute, such as the Finance Committee.

Membership information - This material includes applications and proposals for membership, lists of lapsed, deceased, or delinquent members, and material relating to membership drives.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 550 Box : 257 Correspondence,Vouchers and Checks
1921-1922
Offsite-Box: 551 Box : 258 Checks and Vouchers, Old Information Files
1923
Offsite-Box: 551 Box : 259 Reports, Checks, and Vouchers
1924
Offsite-Box: 552 Box : 260 Reports, Checks, and Vouchers
1924-1925
Offsite-Box: 552 Box : 261 Correspondence
1925
Offsite-Box: 553 Box : 262 Correspondence, Speeches, Old Information Files
1925
Offsite-Box: 553 Box : 263 Speeches, Vouchers
1925-1926
Offsite-Box: 554 Box : 264 Board of Membership Meetings, Correspondence
1926
Offsite-Box: 554 Box : 265 Bank Information, Correspondence, Old Information Files
1926
Offsite-Box: 555 Box : 266 Old Information Files, Correspondence
1926-1927
Offsite-Box: 555 Box : 267 Vouchers and Checks, Correspondence
1927
Offsite-Box: 556 Box : 268 Correspondence, Reports
1927
Offsite-Box: 556 Box : 269 Old Information Files
1927
Offsite-Box: 557 Box : 270 Old Information Files
1927
Offsite-Box: 557 Box : 271 Old Information Files
1927
Offsite-Box: 558 Box : 272 Old Information Files, Annual Report
1927
Offsite-Box: 558 Box : 273 Vouchers for Cash Paid
1928
Offsite-Box: 559 Box : 274 Vouchers for Cash Paid, Resigned Members' Files (A-D)
1928
Offsite-Box: 559 Box : 275 Resigned Members' Files (E-P)
1928
Offsite-Box: 560 Box : 276 Resigned Members' Files (S-Z), Deceased Members' Files
1928
Offsite-Box: 560 Box : 277 Correspondence
1928
Offsite-Box: 561 Box : 278 Correspondence
1928
Offsite-Box: 561 Box : 279 Annual Reports, Activities Committee
1928
Offsite-Box: 562 Box : 280 Old Information Files
1928
Offsite-Box: 562 Box : 281 Expense Vouchers
1929
Offsite-Box: 563 Box : 282 Financial Information
1929
Offsite-Box: 563 Box : 283 Correspondence, Annual Reports, Meetings
1929
Offsite-Box: 564 Box : 284 Membership, Old Information Files, Vouchers
1929-1930
Offsite-Box: 564 Box : 285 Vouchers, Membership Committee, Ballots
1930
Offsite-Box: 565 Box : 286 Ballots, Correspondence
1930
Offsite-Box: 565 Box : 287 Correspondence, Annual Report
1930
Offsite-Box: 566 Box : 288 Correspondence
1930
Offsite-Box: 566 Box : 289 New York Electrical Society, Vouchers and Checks
1930-1931
Offsite-Box: 567 Box : 290 Checks and Vouchers, Financial Statements
1931
Offsite-Box: 567 Box : 291 Membership, Correspondence
1931
Offsite-Box: 568 Box : 292 Correspondence
1931
Offsite-Box: 568 Box : 293 Correspondence, Dinners, Annual Reports
1931
Offsite-Box: 569 Box : 294 Duplicate Checks
1932
Offsite-Box: 569 Box : 295 Financial Statements
1932
Offsite-Box: 570 Box : 296 Investment Records, Time Sheets
1932
Offsite-Box: 570 Box : 297 Time Sheets
1932
Offsite-Box: 571 Box : 298 Time Sheets, Deceased and Resigned Members
1932
Offsite-Box: 571 Box : 299 Deceased and Resigned Members, Correspondence
1932
Offsite-Box: 572 Box : 300 Correspondence, Finance, Investments
1932
Offsite-Box: 572 Box : 301 Correspondence, Meetings, Associations
1932
Offsite-Box: 573 Box : 302 March of Science Files, Annual Reports
1932
Offsite-Box: 573 Box : 303 Checks and Vouchers
1933
Offsite-Box: 574 Box : 304 Checks, Records of Requisitions
1933
Offsite-Box: 574 Box : 305 Investment Records, Time Sheets
1933
Offsite-Box: 575 Box : 306 Resigned Members' Files
1933
Offsite-Box: 575 Box : 307 Resigned Members' Files
1933
Offsite-Box: 576 Box : 308 Membership Programs and Committees
1933
Offsite-Box: 576 Box : 309 Correspondence
1933
Offsite-Box: 577 Box : 310 Correspondence
1933
Offsite-Box: 577 Box : 311 Annual Reports, Memorandums
1933
Offsite-Box: 578 Box : 312 Board Meetings, Quarterly Meetings
1933
Offsite-Box: 578 Box : 313 Subject Information, March of Science Files, Annual Report
1933
Offsite-Box: 579 Box : 314 Checks and Vouchers
1934
Offsite-Box: 579 Box : 315 Record of Requisitions
1934
Offsite-Box: 580 Box : 316 Finances, Time Sheets, Record of Requisitions
1934
Offsite-Box: 580 Box : 317 Associate Memberships, Other Files
1934
Offsite-Box: 581 Box : 318 Associate Memberships, Correspondence
1934
Offsite-Box: 581 Box : 319 Program Committees, Quarterly Meetings
1934
Offsite-Box: 582 Box : 320 Demonstration Meetings, Committes, Other Meetings
1934
Offsite-Box: 582 Box : 321 March of Science Files, Annual Reports, Checks and Vouchers
1934-1935
Offsite-Box: 583 Box : 322 Checks and Vouchers
1935
Offsite-Box: 583 Box : 323 Work Requisitions
1935
Offsite-Box: 584 Box : 324 Financial Reports, Time Sheets, Membership
1935
Offsite-Box: 584 Box : 325 Membership
1935
Offsite-Box: 585 Box : 326 Resigned and Associate Membership (A-P)
1935
Offsite-Box: 585 Box : 327 Resigned and Associate Membership (Q-Z)
1935
Offsite-Box: 586 Box : 328 Membership Campaign, Correspondence
1935
Offsite-Box: 586 Box : 329 Annual Reports, Dinners, Committees
1935
Offsite-Box: 587 Box : 330 Committees and Events
1935
Offsite-Box: 587 Box : 331 Committees and Fellowships
1935
Offsite-Box: 588 Box : 332 Checks and Vouchers
1936
Offsite-Box: 588 Box : 333 Checks and Vouchers, Requisitions
1936
Offsite-Box: 589 Box : 334 Requisitions, Financial Statements
1936
Offsite-Box: 589 Box : 335 Membership Committees
1936
Offsite-Box: 590 Box : 336 Medal Awards and Committees
1936
Offsite-Box: 590 Box : 337 Membership, Awards, Dinners
1936
Offsite-Box: 591 Box : 338 March of Science Files, Annual Reports, Checks and Vouchers
1936-1937
Offsite-Box: 591 Box : 339 Checks and Vouchers
1937
Offsite-Box: 592 Box : 340 Membership
1937
Offsite-Box: 592 Box : 341 Requisitons, Purchase Orders
1937
Offsite-Box: 593 Box : 342 Annual Reports, Committees
1937
Offsite-Box: 593 Box : 343 Awards, Meetings, Committees
1937
Offsite-Box: 594 Box : 344 Correspondence of Various Subjects
1937
Offsite-Box: 594 Box : 345 Amateur Scientist Papers
1937
Offsite-Box: 595 Box : 346 Amateur Scientist Papers
1937
Offsite-Box: 595 Box : 347 Amateur Scientist Papers
1937
Offsite-Box: 596 Box : 348 Amateur Scientist Papers
1937
Offsite-Box: 596 Box : 349 Amateur Scientist Papers
1937
Offsite-Box: 597 Box : 350 Checks and Vouchers
1938
Offsite-Box: 597 Box : 351 Checks and Vouchers, Financial Statements
1938
Offsite-Box: 598 Box : 352 Financial Papers, Membership
1938
Offsite-Box: 598 Box : 353 Membership
1938
Offsite-Box: 599 Box : 354 Membership, Correspondence
1938
Offsite-Box: 599 Box : 355 Committees, Club Activities
1938
Offsite-Box: 600 Box : 356 Adult Education, Clubs
1938
Offsite-Box: 600 Box : 357 Meetings, Special Interest Groups, Checks and Vouchers
1938
Offsite-Box: 601 Box : 358 Science Observer Papers
1938
Offsite-Box: 601 Box : 359 Science Observer Papers
1938
Offsite-Box: 602 Box : 360 Science Observer Papers and Amateur Scientist Papers
1938
Offsite-Box: 602 Box : 361 Checks and Vouchers
1939
Offsite-Box: 603 Box : 362 Checks and Vouchers
1939
Offsite-Box: 603 Box : 363 Checks and Vouchers
1939
Offsite-Box: 604 Box : 364 Checks and Vouchers
1939
Offsite-Box: 604 Box : 365 Checks and Vouchers, Purchase Orders
1939
Offsite-Box: 605 Box : 366 Requisitions for Purchases, Dues, Budgets, Subscriptions
1939
Offsite-Box: 605 Box : 367 Finances, Membership
1939
Offsite-Box: 606 Box : 368 Membership Applications, Correspondence
1939
Offsite-Box: 606 Box : 369 Membership Applications, Correspondence, Associate Members Program
1939
Offsite-Box: 607 Box : 370 Correspondence
1939
Offsite-Box: 607 Box : 371 Correspondence
1939
Offsite-Box: 608 Box : 372 Correspondence
1939
Offsite-Box: 608 Box : 373 Correspondence
1939
Offsite-Box: 609 Box : 374 Science Centers
1939
Offsite-Box: 609 Box : 375 Science Centers
1939
Offsite-Box: 610 Box : 376 Correspondence, Annual Reports
1939
Offsite-Box: 610 Box : 377 Annual Reports, Meetings, Awards, Board of Membership
1939
Offsite-Box: 378 Members, Sponsors
1939
Offsite-Box: 379 Articles, Science Center
1939
Offsite-Box: 380 Science Observer Papers
1939
Offsite-Box: 381 Checks and Vouchers
1940
Offsite-Box: 382 Checks and Vouchers
1940
Offsite-Box: 383 Checks and Vouchers, Time Sheets, Budget Statements
1940
Offsite-Box: 384 Membership
1940
Offsite-Box: 385 "Clubs Dropped from Affiliation"
1940
Offsite-Box: 386 Correspondence on Various Subjects
1940
Offsite-Box: 387 Annual Report, Meetings
1940
Offsite-Box: 388 Marconi Memorial Scholarship
1940
Offsite-Box: 389 Science Observer Correspondence (A-P)
1940
Offsite-Box: 390 Science Observer Correspondence (R-Z)
1940
Offsite-Box: 391 Science Observer Reports and papers
1940
Offsite-Box: 392 Science Observer Papers
1940-1941
Offsite-Box: 393 Clubs, Publications, Meetings
1941
Offsite-Box: 394 Membership Applications and Correspondence
1941
Offsite-Box: 395 Membership Applications and Correspondence, Science Observer Papers
1941
Offsite-Box: 396 Science Observer Papers
1941
Offsite-Box: 397 Adult Members, Resigned/Dropped (A-H)
1941
Offsite-Box: 398 Adult Members, Resigned/Dropped (I-T)
1941
Offsite-Box: 399 Adult Members, Resigned/Dropped (W-Z)
1941
Offsite-Box: 400 Invoices, Bids, Accounts
1942-1944
Offsite-Box: 401 Central Files, Annual Reports
1944-1952
Offsite-Box: 402 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)`
1952-1961
Offsite-Box: 403 Central and General Files
1962-1966
Offsite-Box: 404 General Files, AAAS Grants
1966-1973
Offsite-Box: 405 Annual Reports, Accounts, General Files
1974-1978
Offsite-Box: 406 Annual Meeting, Cancelled Checks
1978-1981
Offsite-Box: 407 Deposits, Checks, General Files
1981-1983
Offsite-Box: 427 Checks
[1930-1939]
Offsite-Box: 428 Checks and Deposit Slips
[1930-1939]
Offsite-Box: 429 Member Index Cards
[1930-1939]
Offsite-Box: 439 General Mailing List (A-C), Index Cards
[1933]
Offsite-Box: 440 General Mailing List (C-G), Index Cards
[1933]
Offsite-Box: 441 General Mailing List (G-K), Index Cards
[1933]
Offsite-Box: 442 General Mailing List (K-M), Index Cards
[1933]
Offsite-Box: 443 General Mailing List (M-S), Index Cards
[1933]
Offsite-Box: 444 General Mailing List (S-Z), and Businesses and Clubs, Index Cards
[1933]
Offsite-Box: 445 General Mailing List of Businesses and Clubs, Index Cards
[1933]
Offsite-Box: 446 Letter File of Names and Companies, Index Cards
[1844-1936]
Offsite-Box: 447 Letter File of Names and Companies, Index Cards
[1844-1936]
Offsite-Box: 448 The Science Observer, Expirations, Index Cards
[1930-1941]
Offsite-Box: 449 The Science Observer, Subscriptions, Index Cards
[1930-1941]
Offsite-Box: 450 The Science Observer, Subscriptions and Expirations, Index Cards
[1930-1941]
Offsite-Box: 451 Science Leaflet, Subscriptions, Index Cards Vol. 13
1939-1940
Offsite-Box: 452 Science Leaflet, Subscriptions, Index Cards Vol. 13
1939-1940
Offsite-Box: 453 Science Leaflet, Subscriptions, Index Cards Vol. 14
1940-1941
Offsite-Box: 454 Science Leaflet, Subscriptions, Index Cards Vol. 14
1940-1941
Offsite-Box: 455 Science Leaflet, Subscriptions, Index Cards Vol. 14
1940-1941

Subseries 4: World's Fair, 1935-1940

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains information on the American Institute's children's exhibit in the Westinghouse Pavilion of the 1939 World's Fair, which was co-sponsored with the Board of Education of the City of New York. The activities were meant for children 12-18 years of age and included science laboratory workshops, Junior Science Congress lectures, a photography laboratory, and an amateur radio station. The exhibition consisted of a rotation of science exhibits (generally exhibits from previous science fairs) and live experiments being conducted before spectators. The American Institute created the exhibits to promote interest in the American Institute Student Science and Engineering Clubs and to generate support for science education. The theme of the exhibition was "Science Makes the World of Tomorrow."

The subseries consists of many different types of material relating to the planning, design, and running of the American Institute's exhibit at the 1939 World's Fair. The subseries contains correspondence, student applications, budget information, planning notes, reports, and photographs. It also contains two World's Fair scrapbooks containing clippings, pamphlets, letters, and photographs documenting the American Institute exhibit at the Fair. Films about the fair are also in this subseries.

Container 1     Title Date
Offsite-Box: 408 World's Fair Committee, General Files
1935-1938
Offsite-Box: 409 Students
1939
Offsite-Box: 410 Students
1939
Offsite-Box: 411 Students
1939
Offsite-Box: 412 Students
[1939]
Offsite-Box: 413 Students
[1939]
Offsite-Box: 414 Students
[1939]
Offsite-Box: 415 Students, Sponsors, Budget
1939
Offsite-Box: 416 Accounts, Exhibits
1939
Offsite-Box: 417 Exhibits, Publicity, Lists, Membership
1939
Offsite-Box: 418 Dr. Alexander Efron's Files, Correspondence
1939
Offsite-Box: 419 General Files, Thank You Letters
1939
Offsite-Box: 420 Students
1940
Offsite-Box: 421 Students
1940
Offsite-Box: 422 Sponsor, General Files
1940
Offsite-Box: 423 General Files
1940
Offsite-Box: 424 Equipment Files, Correspondence
1940
Offsite-Box: 425 World's Fair Films and Pins
1939-1940
Offsite-Box: 426 World's Fair Scrapbooks
1939-1940

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