|Repository:||University of Georgia Archives|
|Creator:||Association of Southeastern Biologists.|
|Title:||Association of Southeastern Biologists papers|
|Quantity:||20.0 Linear feet (20 boxes)|
The Association of Southeastern Biologists, a voluntary association of individuals engaged in research, teaching, and graduate study of biology and related sciences, was organized in 1937. The major objective of the Association is to encourage advances in biology and related sciences by promoting research, by preserving biological resources, and through its meetings, reports, and publications. Biologists in Georgia felt keenly a sense of professional isolation as they pursued research and teaching in the early decades of the twentieth century. In 1936, the Georgia Academy of Science invited representatives of other scientific academies to meet in Athens, Georgia to consider the organization of a regional association for biologists. No firm decision to organize was made at that time. The faculty of the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Georgia invited biologists from Georgia and the immediately surrounding states to a meeting May 7 and 8, 1937. Definite interest in a regional association of biologists grew out of that meeting, and the Association of Southeastern Biologists was organized with its next annual meeting to be held at the University of Georgia in 1938. Originally located at Emory University as manuscript collection 602, the archives were moved to UGA in 2002 and assigned the number UGA 02-030.
The collection consists of the records of the Association of Southeastern Biologists including administrative files, minutes, correspondence, bylaws, and research prize papers documenting activities and functions of the association, annual meetings, membership, executive committee, and organization presidents.
Boxes 1-10 are arranged by subject and chronological order. Boxes 11-19 are arranged according to an assigned number designation.
Association of Southeastern Biologists' papers, UA02-030, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University Archives, The University of Georgia Libraries.