Microcirculatory Society Records, 1948-2001 (bulk 1954-1999) (MSS 0632)

Access: Items in the AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS series are restricted. Researchers must request user copies be produced.

Extent: 3.2 Linear feet (8 archives boxes)

The Microcirculatory Society Records, 1948-2001 (bulk 1954-1999), document primarily the society from its beginning through the 1990s. Items within the collection include documents pertaining to Society organization and operation, photographs of members and events, and reel-to-reel and digital audio of the first conference.

The Microcirculatory Society was organized in 1954; Edward Bloch served as its first president. It was organized from isolated and independent groups or individuals concerned with research on microcirculation. The Society first met in conjunction with the 67th annual meeting of the American Association of Anatomists. The conference was conceived and implemented by Edward Bloch, Department of Anatomy, Western Reserve University (now Case-Western Reserve) and John W. Irwin, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and subsequently Director of the Microcirculatory Laboratory, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston. The Society has met every year since then, with researchers being invited to present their findings and to discuss the latest news on microcirculation. At the second conference in 1955 the members voted to incorporate and hold separate annual conferences.

The Microcirculatory Society Records, 1948-2001 (bulk 1954-1999), are arranged in nine series: 1) ADMINISTRATIVE, 2) GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 3) CONFERENCES, 4) 25th ANNIVERSARY MEETING, 5) COMMITTEES, 6) MEMBERSHIP, 7) NEWSLETTERS, 8) AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS, and 9) KROGH MATERIALS.

SERIES 1: ADMINISTRATIVE

The ADMINISTRATIVE series, 1969-1999, contains Society by-laws, meeting minutes, treasurer's reports and notes contributed by members.

SERIES 2: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE

The GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE series contains correspondence of past presidents Herbert J. Berman (1972-1973), William L. Joyner (1987-1988), Robert W. Gore (1988-1989) and James B. Bassingthwaighte (1990-1991).

SERIES 3: CONFERENCES

The CONFERENCES series contains documents on the annual conference held by the Society from 1954-1997 (not a complete run).

SERIES 4: 25th ANNIVERSARY MEETING, 1979

The 25th ANNIVERSARY MEETING series contains correspondence between Edward Bloch and possible host locations, site location requests and responses, meeting correspondence, notes and a paper written by George P. Fulton documenting the history of the society to 1979.

SERIES 5: COMMITTEES

The COMMITTEES series has information on the various committees of the Society, including the Awards Committee, which chooses the winners of the Landis, Travel, Innovative Instrumentation and Young Investigator awards; the Liason Committee which organizes events with the World Congress on Microcirculation; and the Publications Committee.

SERIES 6: MEMBERSHIP

The MEMBERSHIP series contains membership lists, 1955-1998.

SERIES 7: MICROCIRCULATORY SOCIETY NEWSLETTERS

The MICROCIRCULATORY SOCIETY NEWSLETTERS series contains Society newsletters from the 1970s through the 1990s.

SERIES 8:AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS

The AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS series contains photographic prints and negatives of prominent Society members, lecture slides, and reel-to-reel audio of the first conference in 1954. The Society converted the reel-to-reel to both MP3 and WAV formats on two CD-R disks, included in the series.

SERIES 9: KROGH MATERIALS

The KROGH MATERIALS series contains items relating to August Krogh, prominent physiologist and winner of the Nobel Prize, as collected by the Society.

Container List

ADMINISTRATIVE

Box: 1 Folder: 1
Agenda for the Annual Business Meeting of the Microcirculatory Society, March 18, 1989
Box: 1 Folder: 2
Agenda for Executive Council Meeting of the Microcirculatory Society, March 17, 1989
Box: 1 Folder: 3
Bassingthwaite, Jim, Notes, 1990
Box: 1 Folder: 4
By-Laws, 1969
Box: 1 Folder: 5
By-Laws, 1979

Proposed revision.

Box: 1 Folder: 6
By-Laws, 1980

Proposed revision.

Box: 1 Folder: 7
By-Laws, 1983

Proposed revision.

Box: 1 Folder: 8
By-Laws, 1988

Proposed revision.

Box: 1 Folder: 9
By-Laws, 1992
Box: 1 Folder: 10
Treasurer's Report, 1989
Box: 1 Folder: 11
Treasurer's Report, 1993
Box: 1 Folder: 12
Compact for the Affiliation of the American Physiological Society and The Microcirculatory Society, 1985
Box: 1 Folder: 13
Directory of Microcirculation Societies, 1987
Box: 1 Folder: 14
Klitzman, Bruce notes, 1998 - 1999
Box: 1 Folder: 15
Kinsley Memorial Volume (under consideration), 1975
Box: 1 Folder: 16
Microcirculatory Society Council Meeting, April 9, 1976
Box: 1 Folder: 17
Microcirculatory Society Council Meeting, March 9-12, 1990
Box: 1 Folder: 18
Microcirculatory Society Council Meeting Agenda, March 22, 1993
Box: 1 Folder: 19
Minutes of Microcirculatory Society Council Meeting, April 29, 1988
Box: 1 Folder: 20
Minutes of Microcirculatory Society Conference Call, February 21, 1989
Box: 1 Folder: 21
Societies, Sites and Presidents/Chairmen of the Microcirculatory Society, 1974

GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE

Box: 1 Folder: 22
President's Correspondence, 1972 - 1973

Berman, Herbert J.

Box: 1 Folder: 23
President's Correspondence, 1987 - 1988

Joyner, William L.

Box: 1 Folder: 24-25
President's Correspondence, 1988 - 1989

Gore, Robert W.

Box: 1 Folder: 26
President's Correspondence, 1989 - 1991

Bassingthwaighte, James B.

Box: 1 Folder: 27
Society Secretary, 1989

Granger, Harris J.

CONFERENCES

Box: 1 Folder: 28
First Conference on Microcirculatory Physiology and Pathology, 1954
Box: 2 Folder: 1
First Conference on Microcirculatory Physiology and Pathology, 1954

Folder 2 of 2.

Box: 2 Folder: 2
Second Conference on Microcirculatory Physiology and Pathology, 1955
Box: 2 Folder: 3
Third Conference on Microcirculatory Physiology and Pathology, 1956
Box: 2 Folder: 4
Fourth Conference on Microcirculatory Physiology and Pathology, 1957
Box: 2 Folder: 5
Fifth Conference on Microcirculatory Physiology and Pathology, 1958
Box: 2 Folder: 6
Sixth Conference on Microcirculatory Physiology and Pathology, 1958
Box: 2 Folder: 7
Seventh Conference on Microcirculatory Physiology and Pathology, 1959
Box: 3 Folder: 1
Seventh Conference on Microcirculatory Physiology and Pathology, 1959
Box: 3 Folder: 2
Eighth Conference on Microcirculatory Physiology and Pathology, 1960
Box: 3 Folder: 3
Eleventh Conference on Microcirculatory Physiology and Pathology, 1963
Box: 3 Folder: 4
Twelfth Conference on Microcirculatory Physiology and Pathology, 1964
Box: 3 Folder: 5
Thirteenth Conference on Microcirculatory Physiology and Pathology, 1965
Box: 3 Folder: 6
Fourteenth Conference on Microcirculatory Physiology and Pathology, 1966
Box: 3 Folder: 7
Fifteenth Conference on Microcirculatory Physiology and Pathology, 1967
Box: 3 Folder: 8
Sixteenth Conference on Microcirculatory Physiology and Pathology, 1968
Box: 3 Folder: 9
Eighteenth Conference on Microcirculatory Physiology and Pathology, 1970
Box: 3 Folder: 10
Twentieth Conference on Microcirculatory Physiology and Pathology, 1972
Box: 3 Folder: 11
Twenty-Sixth Conference on Microcirculatory Physiology and Pathology, 1980
Box: 3 Folder: 12
Twenty-Ninth Conference on Microcirculatory Physiology and Pathology, 1982
Box: 3 Folder: 13
Thirtieth Conference on Microcirculatory Physiology and Pathology, 1983
Box: 3 Folder: 14
Thirty-First Conference on Microcirculatory Physiology and Pathology, 1984
Box: 3 Folder: 15
Thirty-Second Conference on Microcirculatory Physiology and Pathology, 1985
Box: 3 Folder: 16
Thirty-Third Conference on Microcirculatory Physiology and Pathology, 1986
Box: 3 Folder: 17
Thirty-Fourth Conference on Microcirculatory Physiology and Pathology, 1987
Box: 3 Folder: 18
Thirty-Fifth Conference on Microcirculatory Physiology and Pathology, 1988
Box: 3 Folder: 19
Thirty-Seventh Conference on Microcirculatory Physiology and Pathology, 1990
Box: 3 Folder: 20
Forty-Fourth Conference on Microcirculatory Physiology and Pathology, 1997

25th ANNIVERSARY MEETING, 1979

Box: 3 Folder: 21
25th Anniversary Essay: "The Founding of the Microcirculatory Society", 1954 - 1979
Box: 3 Folder: 22
25th Microcirculatory Meeting, History/Banquet
Box: 3 Folder: 23
Dr. Edward H. Bloch, Babson Institute
Box: 3 Folder: 24
Dr. Edward H. Bloch, Boston University
Box: 4 Folder: 1
Dr. Edward H. Bloch, Brandeis, 1974
Box: 4 Folder: 2
Dr. Edward H. Bloch, Case Western Reserve University, 1974
Box: 4 Folder: 3
Dr. Edward H. Bloch, University of Arkansas
Box: 4 Folder: 4
Dr. Edward H. Bloch, University of California, San Diego, 1974
Box: 4 Folder: 5
List to Whom the Site Letter is/has been sent
Box: 4 Folder: 6
Meeting Correspondence, 1972 - 1975
Box: 4 Folder: 7
Microcirculatory Society Correspondence with George Fulton, 1979
Box: 4 Folder: 8
Responses to Site Selection Letter
Box: 4 Folder: 9
Site Request Letter
Box: 4 Folder: 10
Site Visit Schedule, 1974

COMMITTEES

Box: 4 Folder: 11
Awards Committee, 1982 - 1990
Box: 5 Folder: 1-3
Awards Committee, Grega-Zacharkow Young Investigator Award, 1988 - 1993
Box: 5 Folder: 4
Awards Committee, Innovative Instrumentation Award, 1988 - 1989
Box: 5 Folder: 5-6
Awards Committee, Landis Award, 1983 - 1989
Box: 6 Folder: 1-2
Awards Committee, Pharmacia Travel Award, 1983 - 1990
Committee Assignments
Box: 6 Folder: 3
1978-1979
Box: 6 Folder: 4
1992-1994
Box: 6 Folder: 5-6
Historical Committee, 1954 - 1989
Box: 6 Folder: 7-8
Liaison Committee, 1975 - 1992
Box: 6 Folder: 9
Publications Committee, 1988 - 1995

MEMBERSHIP

Box: 7 Folder: 1
1955-1982
Box: 7 Folder: 2
1985-1998

MICROCIRCULATORY SOCIETY NEWSLETTERS, 1970-1999

Box: 7 Folder: 3
1970-1979
Box: 7 Folder: 4
1980 - 1989
Box: 7 Folder: 5
1990-1999

AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS

Photographs, Slides, and Negatives

Box: 7 Folder: 6
Bloch, E.H. - Portraits. Negatives, 1947-1966
Box: 7 Folder: 7
Bloch, E.H. - Portraits. Prints, 1968-1971
Box: 7 Folder: 8
Bloch, E.H. - Laboratory at Case Western Reserve University. Prints, circa 1960
Box: 7 Folder: 9
Bloch, E.H. with Louise Warner at the University of Chicago. Photographs taken by Fritz Goro. Prints, 1947
Box: 7 Folder: 10
Bloch, E.H. with Melvin Knisely and John and Mary Irwin at the Boston conference. Print, 1967
Box: 7 Folder: 11
Knisely, Melvin H. - Portraits. Prints, 1930-1975
Box: 7 Folder: 12
Krogh, August - Portraits. Prints and negatives, undated
Box: 7 Folder: 13 Oversize: FB-473-08
Quartz rod. Photograph taken by Fritz Goro. Print, undated
Box: 7 Folder: 14
Slides 1-20

Slides include portraits of Krogh and Bloch, among others and microcirculatory drawings.

Audio Materials

First Conference on Microcirculatory Physiology and Pathology, 1954
Box: 7 Folder: 15
Reels 1 and 2

Restrictions apply.

Box: 8 Folder: 1
Reels 3 and 4

Restrictions apply.

Box: 8 Folder: 2
Reels 5 and 6

Restrictions apply.

Box: 8 Folder: 3
Transcripts of reels 1 through 6
Box: 8 Folder: 4
Audio files on CD-R

Restrictions apply.

For original reel-to-reel audio content, see also Box 8, Folders 11-13.

KROGH MATERIALS, 1948

Box: 8 Folder: 5
Krogh, August. Hand written notes for his introduction to the Century Fund Lectures, 1948
Box: 8 Folder: 6 Oversize: FB-473-08
Poster - Oversize, 1948