Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Microcirculatory Society Records
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 632
Mandeville Special Collections Library
La Jolla, California 92093-0175
Language of Material:
3.2 Linear feet
8 archives boxes
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1954-1999
Date (inclusive): 1948 - 2001
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.
Scope and Content of Collection
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
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.
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
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Microcirculatory Society Records, MSS 0632. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.
Items in the AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS series are restricted. Researchers must request user copies be produced.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Bassingthwaighte, James B.
Berman, Herbert J.
Bloch, Edward H.
Gore, Robert W.
Loyner, William L.
Microcirculatory Society. -- Archives