ACA Beginnings




Meetings of ASXRED, CSA, and ACA, 1941-57




 Meetings, 1941-1956




1941    July 28-August 4        Gibson Island, MD

            December 30-31        Joint meeting with Mineralogical Society of America, Boston, MA


1942    July 27-August 31      Gibson Island, MD


1943    January 23                 Joint meeting with American Physical Society, Columbia Univ., New York, NY

            June 7-11                   Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


1944    August 21-25             Gibson Island, MD


1945    October 1-4                Lake Geneva, WI[i]


1946    June 10-14                 Lake George, NY

            December 5-7            Joint meeting with Electron Microscope Soc., Pittsburgh, PA


1947    June 23-26                 Ste. Marguerite, Quebec, Canada[ii]


1948    March 31-April 3        Joint meeting with. C.S.A. at Yale Univ., New Haven, CT.[iii]

            December 16-18        Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH[iv]


1949    June 23-25                 Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY

            December 1-3            Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA





1946    March 21-23              Smith College, Northampton. MA. See Am. Mineral, 31, 508 (1946)


1947    March 19-21              U.S. Naval Academy Postgraduate School, Annapolis, MD. See Am. Mineral.32, 684 (1947)


1948    March 31-April 3       Joint meeting with ASXRED at Yale Univ., New Haven, CT. See Am. Mineral. 33, 749 (1948)


1949    April 7-9                    Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.[v] See Am. Mineral. 35, 122 (l950)





1950    April 10-12                 Penn. State College, State College, PA.[vi]

            August 21-26             New Hampton, NH[vii]


1951    February 15-17         National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D. C.[viii]

            October 24-26           Hotels Sherman and Morrison, Chicago, IL


1952    June 16-20                Camp Tamiment, Tamiment, PA[ix]


1953    June 22-26                Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


1954   April 5-9                     Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA

            November 3-5           Joint meeting with Pittsburgh Diffraction Conference, Pittsburgh, PA


1955    April 11-13                Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY[x]

            June 27-July 2          California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA


1956    June 10-15                French Lick, IN[xi]


1957    Fall                            Joint meeting to be held with Pittsburgh Diffraction Conference, Pittsburgh, PA


Excerpted from: Wood, Elizabeth and William Parrish, Norelco Reporter 4, 48, 1957.





[i] Symposium on apparatus, experimental techniques and gadgets.

[ii] Symposium on Geiger counters in X-ray diffraction apparatus (design, chemical analysis, applications to metals and intensity measurements).

[iii] Symposium on organic structures (computational methods and organic structure determination).

[iv] Symposium on identification of materials by crystallographic means.

[v] Symposium on twinning.

[vi] Computer and phase determination conference.

[vii] Full day program of invited papers on solid state physics.

[viii] Symposium on structure methods. Fiftieth anniversary of the founding of National Bureau of Standards.

[ix] Three symposia: proteins, small angle scattering, twinning and related topics.

[x] Invited long papers on X-ray analytical technique. Centenary of Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn.

[xi] Symposium marking the l0th anniversary of neutron diffraction.