Organized Collections

American Geophysical Union, 1919-1965

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) was organized in 1919 to represent the US in the International Research Council's International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics and to serve as the National Research Council Committee on Geophysics. In both of these capacities, the AGU promoted work in the fields of astronomy, geodesy, geology, meteorology, seismology, terrestrial electricity and magnetism, and vulcanology.

In 1972 the AGU separated from the National Academies and incorporated as an independent organization.

The American Geophysical Union collection contains correspondence, reports, and meeting minutes covering the years 1919-1965 for a span of 7 linear feet. The collection is arranged in two major divisions: 1919-1939 and 1940-1965.


AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION, 1919-1939: Index

ADMINISTRATION

EXECUTIVE Board

AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION

Activities

Reports to Division of Foreign Relations: 1923-1934

Annual Meetings: 1920-1938

Appointments: Members: 1920-1931

Auditing Committee: 1932-1939

Award: Bowie Medal: 1939

Beginning of Union: 1919-1920

Committee on Budget: 1920-1939

Committee on Exhibits: 1939

Committee on Geophysical & Geological Study of Continents: 1935-1938

Committee on Geophysical & Geological Study of Oceanic Basins: 1933-1939

Committee on Hydrology: 1923-1929

Committee on Meetings: 1920-1939

Committee on Membership: 1920-1939

Committee on Membership Qualifications: 1933-1934

Committee on Statues & Bylaws: 1920-1939

Committee to Consider Establishment of American Journal of Geophysics: 1935-1939

Executive Committee

Meetings: Minutes: 1920-1939
General: 1920-1939

Members: Formal Listings: 1921-1932

Members & Officers: Formal Listing: 1939

Planning & Project Committee: 1937-1938

Sections

Geodesy: 1920-1933
Geophysical Chemistry: 1920-1924
Hydrology: 1922-1939
Meteorology: 1920-1933
Oceanography: 1923-1933
Physical Oceanography: 1920-1922
Seismology: 1920-1933
Terrestrial Magnetism & Electricity: 1920-1933
Volcanology: 1920-1933

Statutes & Bylaws: 1919-1938

General: 1920-1939

INSTITUTIONS Associations Individuals

Geological Society of America: 1936

FINANCE & ACCOUNTING

FINANCE

Funds

National Research Council to American Geophysical Union: 1920-1939

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AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION, 1940-1965: Index

ADMINISTRATION

EXECUTIVE Board
GOVERNING Board
INSTITUTIONS Associations Individuals
PUBLICATIONS

DIVISIONS OF THE NRC
FINANCE & ACCOUNTING
GOVERNMENT
PERSONNEL RELATIONS
PROPERTY & EQUIPMENT

AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION, 1940-1965

ADMINISTRATION

EXECUTIVE Board

AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION

Activities

Reports to Division of Foreign Relations: 1940-1945
Reports to Division of Geology & Geography: 1945-1951
Reports to National Research Council: 1942-1951

Committee on Affiliation with American Geological Institute: 1946-1948

Committee on Audit: 1940-1950

Committee on Award of William Bowie Medal: 1941-1951

Committee on Establishment of American Journal of Geophysics: 1943

Committee on Exhibits: 1940

Committee on Meetings: 1940-1950

Committee on Membership: 1941-1951

Committee on Nominations: 1945-1950

Committee on Proposal for Journal of Geophysical Research: 1949-1950

Committee on Regionalization

Survey of Union Membership Regarding Proposed Regionalization Program: 1949
General: 1948-1949

Committee on Student Memberships: 1950

Editorial & Publications Committee

Meetings: Minutes: 1944-1951
General: 1944-1951

Executive Committee

Meetings: Minutes: 1940-1946
General: 1943-1950

Finance Committee: 1940-1947

Meetings

Annual: 1940-1951
Regional: 1947-1951

Members: Proposed: 1949-1951

Members & Officers: Formal Listings: 1940-1947

President: 1956

Proposition for New Journal: 1949-1950

Prospectus: 1950-1951

Regionalization

Analysis by Committee on Meetings: 1947-1948
Analysis by Section of Hydrology: 1947
Western Gulf Area: 1950-1951

Sections: Hydrology

Bequest: 1945
Committee for Selecting Horton Manuscripts for Publication: 1946
Committee on Bibliography of Hydrology: 1940
Committee on Hydrologic Regions: 1944-1948
Committee on Inter-Society Relations: 1944-1946
Committee on Permeability: 1947-1948
Committee on Runoff: 1944-1948
Committee on Snow: 1942-1946
Executive Committee: 1942-1950
Meetings: 1940-1950
General: 1940-1951

Sections: General: 1941-1944

Statutes & Bylaws: 1941-1950

General: 1940-1951

GOVERNING Board

AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION

Activities

Origin & Development of AGU 1919-1952
Reports to Division of Geology & Geography: 1952-1953
Reports to National Research Council: 1952-1959

Award

Terrestrial Magnetism & Atmospheric Electricity: 1952-1953

Committee for Study of Metric System in US: 1958-1959

Committee of Finance & Investment: 1959-1960

Committee of Tellers: 1953-1959

Committee on Advertising: 1957-1959

Committee on AGU Publications: 1958

Committee on AGU Salaries & Organization: 1959-1960

Committee on Audit: 1951-1960

Committee on Award in Terrestrial Magnetism & Electricity: 1954-1960

Committee on Award of William Bowie Medal: 1951-1959

Committee on Budget: 1952-1961

Committee on Corporation Membership: 1953-1961

Committee on Cosmic-Terrestrial Relationships: 1953-1959

Committee on Education: 1957-1959

Committee on Future of Journal of Geophysical Research: 1960

Committee on Geophysical Abstracting: 1958-1959

Committee on Geophysical & Geological Study of Continents: 1957-1959

Committee on International Participation

Appointments: Members: 1954-1959
Meetings: Minutes: 1954-1959
General: 1954-1959

Committee on James M Macelwane Memorial: 1957-1958

Committee on Meetings: 1952-1959

Committee on Membership: 1954-1959

Committee on Membership Dues: 1960

Committee on Nominations: 1952-1959

Committee on Relations Between AGU & NRC

Berkner Report: 1954
General: 1952-1954

Committee on Relations of AGU with US National Committee of IGY: 1957-1958

Committee on Resolutions: 1959-1960

Committee on Statues & Bylaws: 1952-1959

Committee to Study AGU Membership Committee Organization: 1956-1957

Committee to Study Relationship of AGU to AGI: 1957

Editorial & Publications Committee

Appointments: Members: 1951-1957
Meetings: Minutes: 1951-1958
General: 1951-1958

Executive Committee: 1952-1959

Geophysical Monograph Board: 1958-1959

Meetings

Annual: 1951-1959
Joint with American Meteorological Society: 1952
Officers of AGU: 1955-1960
Regional: 1951-1961

Membership

Corporation Membership: 1956-1959
Members Recommended to be Dropped for Nonpayment of Dues: 1952-1956
Recommended by Membership Committee: 1956-1959

Month-End Roundups: 1955-1959

Publications Program

Request for Funds: 1958-1959
General: 1958-1959

Regions

Mid-Pacific: 1954-1956
North Central: 1952-1953
Pacific Northwest: 1954-1960
Pacific Southwest: 1951-1959
Southeastern: 1953-1955

Reports of General Secretary to Executive Committee: 1955-1959

Representatives on Other Organizations: 1952-1959

Russian Translation Project: 1956-1959

Sections

Hydrology: 1951-1960
Meteorology: 1952-1959
General: 1957-1959

Solicitation of Financial Support Through Advertising in Transactions or Corporate Membership: 1958

Statutes & Bylaws: 1955-1958

Triennial Report to IUGG: 1959

Trips: Executive Secretary: 1957-1961

General: 1951-1961

INSTITUTIONS Associations Individuals

American Association for Advancement of Science

American Geophysical Union Affiliation: 1945-1951
Committee on Metric Usage: 1957-1959
Meetings: 1942-1958
Symposia: 1959

American Chemical Society
Committee on Exchanges: 1955-1957

American Meteorological Society: 1944-1959

American Society of Civil Engineers: 1950-1961

American Standards Association

Committee on Fluid Permeation Z59: 1948-1960

American Water Works Association

Symposium on Ground Water Problems: 1942

Geophysical Society of Hawaii: 1953-1959

Institute of Aerospace Sciences

Anniversary Banquet: 1961

National Education Association

National Commission on Teacher Education & Professional Standards: 1958-1959

Ohio State University

Institute of Geodesy Photogrammetry & Cartography: 1961

University of California

Symposium on Mass & Heat Transfer from Snow Lakes & Ground Surfaces: 1949-1950

University of Hawaii

Hawaii Institute of Geophysics: 1955-1961

University of Southern California

Hancock Foundation: 1950

Water Research Foundation

Study of Governmental Organization for Water Resources of Delaware River Basin: 1959

William Byrd Press Inc: 1961

General: 1945-1961

INTERNATIONAL Relations

Academies & Councils Abroad

Soviet Academy of Sciences: 1945

International Congresses

Conference on Atmospheric Electricity: 1954
Conference on Physics of Precipitation: 1958-1959

International Geophysical Year

US National Committee: 1955-1959

LEGAL Matters

Will: Horton R: 1945-1946

ORGANIZATION

Office Procedures & Memoranda

American Geophysical Union: 1941

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Brochures: AGU: 1959

Inaugurations Ceremonies Speeches: 1951-1961

PUBLICATIONS

Biological Abstracts: 1958

Geophysical Monograph Series: 1955-1959

Hydrology Publications in Horton Library: 1947

Journal of Geophysical Research

Advertising Space: 1959
Carnegie Institution as Publisher: 1949-1958
Editorial Board: 1958-1961
Exchange of Publications with Foreign Institutions: 1959
Mailing & Shipping: 1959-1961
Page Charges: 1958-1959
Permission to Quote: 1959-1962
Printing & Publishing: 1958-1962
Request for Funds: 1958-1959
Section on Geomagnetic & Solar Data: 1959-1960
Solicitation of Manuscripts: 1959
Symposium on Exploration of Space: 1959-1960

Manuscripts: Horton Manuscripts

Inventory: 1945-1948
Maximum Observed Rainfall Amounts: 1949
Progress on Completion: 1945-1947

Transactions

Advertising Space: 1955-1959
Bibliography of Papers Relating to Hydrology: 1932-1941
Exchange of Publications with Foreign Institutions: 1953-1959
Mailing Lists: 1926-1938
Permission to Quote: 1954-1961
Postal Laws & Regulations: 1945-1953
Printing & Publishing: 1951-1962
Request for Funds: 1947-1958
Subscriptions: 1953-1958
General: 1942-1959

DIVISIONS OF THE NRC

EARTH Sciences

American Geological Institute: 1958-1959

GEOLOGY & Geography

American Geological Institute

American Geophysical Union Affiliation: 1948

FINANCE & ACCOUNTING

ACCOUNTING

Vouchers: 1946

BANKS: 1956-1959

CONTRACTS

AF19(604)-754

Conference on Atmospheric Electricity: 1954-1955

Ilr-1585

Annotated Bibliography of Hydrology in US: 1941-1952

FINANCE

Funds: Grants: 1944-1959

TAXES

Tax Exemption: 1958-1959

GOVERNMENT

AGENCIES & Departments

Agriculture

Soil Conservation Service: 1939-1944

National Science Foundation

Conference on Theoretical Geophysics: 1956
General: 1955-1960

CONGRESS

Bills

Adoption of Metric System: 1959
Establishment of Geophysical Institute at U of Hawaii: 1955

Committee on Government Operations

Subcommittee on Reorganization & International Organizations: 1961

General: 1952-1959

EXECUTIVE

Federal Council of Science & Technology: 1959

National Resources Planning Board

National Roster of Scientific & Specialized Personnel: 1942-1947

INTERNATIONAL Relations: 1955-1965

STATE Governments

California

Department of Public Works: 1942

PERSONNEL RELATIONS

WELFARE: 1950-1960

PROPERTY & EQUIPMENT

REAL Estate

Buildings: Space: 1948-1956

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