The History of Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society (HIST) celebrates its centennial this year, but this gift is for you: free open-access to the commemorative issue of the Bulletin for the History of Chemistry. Prominent chemist-historians and historian-chemists were invited to contribute essays on the theme “Novel Insights in the History of Chemistry: Looking Back Yet Mostly Looking Forward.”
Cover art for the commemorative issue is a photo collage of all past (and one present) chairs of HIST. Go there to find Jane Miller (first on the left in the fourth row), 1977 HIST Chair. Jane Miller was a member of our Local Section and faculty of UM-St Louis. Jane cut her HIST teeth as the first Historian of the Section, and drafted the first section history narrative, now maintained by Jane’s successor, Lol Barton.
Archives of the Bulletin go open-access after a three-year moratorium for members’ and subscribers’ exclusive access. You can see the open-access archive here. Carmen Giunta, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Lemoyne College, is the editor of the Bulletin. Dr Giunta’s website presents an interesting compilation of histori-chemical sites to complement the Bulletin.
HIST is the home within ACS for chemists interested in the history of their discipline. You can see more information about the History of Chemistry Division at acshist.scs.illinois.edu.