Series I. Constitution and Bylaws. 1987-1988. 1 file folder.
This series consists of ABSAs constitution and bylaws in draft form, and in a final, published version.
Series II. Committee Records. 1983-1996. 0.5 box.
This series consists of meeting minutes, correspondence, and policy statements.
Subseries II.A. Steering Committee Minutes.
This subseries consists of Steering Committee Meeting minutes.
Subseries II.B. Annual Meeting Minutes.
This subseries consists of Annual Meeting minutes.
Subseries II.C. Business Meeting Minutes.
This subseries consists of Business Meeting minutes.
Subseries II.D. Executive Council.
This subseries consists of records of the Executive Council.
Sub-subseries II.D.1. Minutes.
This sub-subseries consists of Executive Council Meeting minutes, arranged chronologically.
Sub-subseries II.D.2. Policy.
This sub-subseries consists of the Executive Council policy, in draft form, and final, published form.
Sub-subseries II.D.3. Correspondence.
This sub-sub series contains correspondence to and from Executive Council members, regarding Executive Council business, arranged chronologically.
Sub-subseries II.D.4. Directors Files.
This sub-subseries consists of the files of Executive Director Edward Stygar, 1992-1996, and includes correspondence, financial documents and legal documents, arranged chronologically.
Series III. Presidential Files. 1978-1994. 0.25 box.
This series consists of the files of ABSA presidents, which contain correspondence, membership information, and memoranda, arranged chronologically by president.
Series IV. Financial Records. 1982-2004. 1 file folder.
This series consists of financial statements, reports and summaries for the organization and selected biological safety conferences.
Series V. Correspondence. 1985-1996. 1 file folder.
This series contains correspondence to and from ABSA committee members on a variety of topics.
Series VI. Membership. 1984-1994. 0.5 box.
This series contains materials relating to membership, including directories of general membership, charter members, and corporate members.
Series VII. Certification and Professional Registration. 1987-2006. 0.5 box.
This series contains correspondence, forms, and policies relating to Biological Safety Professional Registration and Biological Safety Professional Certification.
Series VIII. Annual Biological Safety Conferences. 1964-2007. 5 boxes.
This series contains materials relating to the annual Biological Safety Conferences. Materials are arranged chronologically within each subseries.
Subseries VIII.A. Planning and Registration. 1964-1997.
This subseries includes correspondence between ABSA officers, members speakers and vendors relating to conference planning and registration, papers presented, financial documents, and conference locations.
Subseries VIII.B. Programs and Proceedings. 1964-2007.
This subseries includes conference programs, schedules, proceedings and post conference reports.
Series IX. Publications. 1952-1997. 1 box.
This series contains publications relating to biological safety, including monographs and Biological Safety Bulletins. The materials are arranged chronologically.
Series X. Photographs. 1950-1984, n.d. 2 boxes.
This series includes photographs of attendees and speakers at biological safety conferences, and of biological safety equipment, arranged chronologically.
Subseries X.A. Biological Safety Conference Group Photographs. 1963-1985.
This subseries includes group photographs of Biological Safety Conference attendees.
Subseries X.B. Biological Safety Conference Speakers and Attendees. 1972-1984.
This subseries includes both professional and amateur photographs of conference attendees and speakers. Included are negatives for some images.
Subseries X.C. Laboratory Equipment and Laboratory Equipment in Use. 1950-1975.
This subseries includes images of animal transfer cages, Freon leak testing, a slit sampler, and lab personnel.
Subseries X.D. ABSA Logo. n.d.
This subseries consists of a negative of the ABSA logo.
Series XI. Equipment. n.d. 1 container.
Series XI consists of a Slit Sampler, a device used to collect and count samples of atmospheric dust or air-borne bacteria. The principle of operation is based on the passage of air by means of a vacuum source through the slit opening in the top of the sampler at the rate of one cubic foot per minute. The organisms in the air are impinged on an agar plate, which is rotated by means of a timer mechanism located in the base of the sampler.