Nettie Fowler McCormick Biographical Association Records, 1802-1949

Container Title
Mss 149
Part 3 (Mss 149, Audio 1189A): 1987 Additions, 1940-1980
Physical Description: 8.4 cubic feet (1 records center carton and 19 archives boxes) and 12 tape recordings 
Scope and Content Note

The 1987 Additions include administrative materials, 1960-1980; board of trustees materials, 1940-1984; Committee of Revision correspondence; and correspondence and reports of the Drug Standards Laboratory and the National Formulary. Where possible, the records have been arranged to parallel the records in earlier accessions.

Administrative Materials encompass scattered convention materials (1960 and 1975), executive correspondence and “letters,” and special meeting materials of 1973. The 1973 special meeting documentation is complete, with background material, correspondence and transcriptions. This meeting was a watershed in USPC history and these records aid in revealing not only the internal processes of the organization, but also the concerns of members and delegates on the future of the USPC. Sound recordings of the 1975 Open Conference are also available in the Sound and Visual Archives; they provide an historical as well as a scientific backdrop for understanding the revision processes of the USPC. Speakers from industry, the Food and Drug Administration, and academia delivered addresses relating to revision committee topics such as bioavailability. Unfortunately, the speakers on these tapes are not always identified.

The Board of Trustees (1940-1984) materials again are incomplete and include financial committee letters, memoranda, and minutes of board meetings.

The largest series within the 1987 additions consists of records of the Committee of Revision . This series includes correspondence and conventions of allied professional associations (1952-1968); correspondence, reports, and memoranda of the Subcommittee on Scope and its various panels and scattered admission lists for the United States Pharmacopeia (USP); and subject correspondence (1942-1961) mainly dealing with drugs that is arranged alphabetically by pharmaceutical or chemical name.

The fourth series is the Drug Standards Laboratory , 1960-1974, which was incorporated into the USPC in 1975. The DSL records are subarranged into three series: administration, projects, and subject files. Administrative records include background and historical materials, budgets, and meeting correspondence and memoranda. The project files include grant proposals and project status reports. Unfortunately, few reports in the collection specifically document the research on pharmaceuticals tested by the laboratory, and in general, the projects are not well documented. However, the monthly and quarterly reports are fairly complete, and they shed some light on the kinds of projects undertaken by DSL if not the step-by-step history of each project. Provisional monographs (1963-67) summarize findings on drugs that were tested by DSL. Lastly, subject files include miscellaneous topics arranged alphabetically. These are particularly strong on correspondence with the World Health Organization (WHO), 1969-1974.

The last series in the 1987 additions to the USPC is National Formulary materials, 1961-1974. This series is comprised of admission panels, alphabetical correspondence, and subject files. The admission panels (1965-1974) appear fairly complete, with a strong concentration on correspondence, memoranda and reports of drugs and pharmaceuticals being considered for admission in the National Formulary. Alphabetical correspondence (1968-1974) is arranged by individual or company name and is very miscellaneous in subject matter. The subject files (1956-1974) contain scattered correspondence and memoranda on various drug topics such as expiration dates and microbiological contamination.

Series: Administrative Materials, 1960-1980
Box   189
Folder   1
Convention (USPC) materials, 1960, 1975
Box   189
Folder   2
Delegate sample forms, 1974-1975
Executive correspondence
Box   189
Folder   3-7
1968-1973
Box   190
Folder   1-3
1974-1975
Box   190
Folder   4
Executive “letters,” 1960-1961
Box   190
Folder   5
Member lists, 1975-1980
Box   190
Folder   6
News typescripts, 1985
Audio 1189A
Open Conference tapes, 1975
1189A/1
FDA and USPC
1189A/1
History of USPC
1189A/2-11
Speeches and discussions of various revision topics, such as international standards, purity tests, alternative assays, identification tests, storage methods, stability, specificity, pyrogen tests, disintegration, and reference standards
1189A/12
Phone conference call, USPC BOT, purchase approval of IVF, undated
Mss 149
Box   190
Folder   7
Personnel, 1969-1970
Box   190
Folder   8
Salary records, 1938-1960
Special meeting, 1973
Box   191
Folder   1
Background material
Box   191
Folder   2
Correspondence
Box   191
Folder   3
Drafts of speeches
Box   191
Folder   4
Handouts
Box   191
Folder   5
Macek affair
Box   191
Folder   6
Petition
Box   191
Folder   7
Resolutions and proceedings
Transcript
Box   191
Folder   8
Original
Box   191
Folder   9
Revised
Box   192
Folder   1
Takeover of the Drug Standards Laboratory (DSL) and the National Formulary (NF) of the American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA), 1974-1975
Series: Board of Trustees, 1940-1984
Box   192
Folder   2
Distribution and sale of the United States Pharmacoepia, 1940-1955
Financial committee
Box   192
Folder   3-4
1950-1970
Box   192
Folder   5
1984-1985
Box   192
Folder   6
Meetings, 1959-1961
Box   192
Folder   7
Nominating committee, 1980-1984
Series: Committee of Revision, 1945-1979
Allied associations and conferences, 1952-1968
Box   192
Folder   8
American Association of Armed Services (AAAS), 1968
Box   193
Folder   1
American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, 1958-1968
Box   193
Folder   2
American Society of Hospital Pharmacists (ASHP), 1966-1969
Box   193
Folder   3
Animal Nutrition Research Council (ANRC), 1960-1970
Box   193
Folder   4
Biometics Society, 1955-1960
Box   193
Folder   5
Drug Information Association (DIA), 1968-1970
Box   193
Folder   6
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, 1952-1963
Box   193
Folder   7
Ferris State College, School of Pharmacy, 1967
Box   193
Folder   8
Mid-West Hospital Association, 1967
Box   193
Folder   9
National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) district meetings, 1965-1970
Box   193
Folder   10
New York Academy of Sciences, 1955-1968
Box   193
Folder   11
New York Center for the Advancement of Professional Pharmacy, 1963-1967
Box   193
Folder   12
Parenteral Drug Association, 1969
Box   193
Folder   13
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers' Association, 1966
Box   194
Folder   1
Virginia Pharmaceutical Association, 1968
Box   194
Folder   2-3
West Virginia University, School of Pharmacy, 1968
Box   194
Folder   4
Article drafts of William Heller, 1966-1970
Director's correspondence
Box   194
Folder   5-7
1949-1959
Box   195
Folder   1-3
1961-1970
Drug Regulation Reform Act, 1976-1979
Correspondence
Box   195
Folder   4-5
1976-1978
Box   196
Folder   1
1979
Box   196
Folder   2
Miscellaneous, 1978-1979
Box   196
Folder   3
Testimony (USP), 1978
Subcommittee on Scope
Box   196
Folder   4-5
Correspondence, 1966-1968
Box   196
Folder   6
Members of scope panels, 1960-1970
Panels
Box   196
Folder   7
Allergy, 1966-1967
Box   196
Folder   8
Anethesiology, 1961-1967
Box   196
Folder   9
Biologic products, 1966-1969
Box   197
Folder   1
Cardiovascular therapy, 1966-1967
Box   197
Folder   2
Dermatology, 1966-1967
Box   197
Folder   3
Endocrinology, 1966-1967
Box   197
Folder   4
Gastroenterology, 1966-1968
Box   197
Folder   5
Hematology, 1966-1968
Box   197
Folder   6
Infectious disease therapy, 1966-1968
Box   197
Folder   7
Neoplastic disease therapy, 1966-1968
Box   197
Folder   8
Neuropsychiatry, 1966-1970
Box   197
Folder   9
Nutrition and metabolism, 1966-1968
Box   197
Folder   10
Ophthalmology, 1966-1967
Box   197
Folder   11
Parasitic disease therapy, 1966-1970
Box   197
Folder   12
Pediatrics, 1960-1967
Box   197
Folder   13
Pharmaceutic aids, 1961-1970
Box   197
Folder   14
Radiology, 1966-1968
Box   197
Folder   15
Policy, 1966-1967
United States Pharmacopeia (USP)
XVIII edition
Box   198
Folder   1
Admission lists
Box   198
Folder   2
Draft admission lists
Box   198
Folder   3
Items for consideration, 1965-1968
Box   198
Folder   4
Honoraria, 1960-1970
Box   198
Folder   5
Monographs for XI edition
Box   198
Folder   6
Panel assignments for XVII, XVIII and XIX editions
Box   198
Folder   7
Supplements to USP, 1951-1958
Subject correspondence, 1942-1961
Box   198
Folder   8
“A” miscellaneous
Box   198
Folder   9
Adrenal cortex injection, 1953-1955
Box   198
Folder   10
Aluminum phosphate gel, 1944-1956
Box   198
Folder   11
Aminopyrine, 1949-1953
Box   198
Folder   12
Antibiotics, 1953-1974
Box   199
Folder   1
Arsenic test, 1951-1965
Box   199
Folder   2
“B” miscellaneous
Box   199
Folder   3
Bentonite, 1944-1951
Box   199
Folder   4
Bile extract, 1945-1953
Box   199
Folder   5
Bishydroxycoumarin tablets, 1949-1953
Box   199
Folder   6
Boiling or distilling temperature range, 1946-1955
Box   199
Folder   7
Boric acid, 1944-1954
Box   199
Folder   8
Butopyronoxyl, 1949-1953
Box   199
Folder   9
“C” miscellaneous
Box   199
Folder   10
Calciferol, 1948-1954
Box   199
Folder   11
Calcium aminosalicylate, 1952-1959
Box   199
Folder   12
Calcium disodium edathamil, 1957-1961
Box   199
Folder   13
Chorionic gonadotropin, 1942-1951
Box   199
Folder   14
Citric acid, 1953
Box   199
Folder   15
Closures, 1954-1955
Box   199
Folder   16
Cod liver oil, 1945-1958
Box   199
Folder   17
Congo Red, 1949-1959
Box   199
Folder   18
Dermatological products, 1947-1949
Box   199
Folder   19
Dichlorophenarsine hydrochloride, 1943-1944
Box   199
Folder   20
Digitalis, 1943-1946
Box   199
Folder   21-22
Digotoxin/digoxin/digitoxin, 1946-1952
Box   199
Folder   23
Drug Information Association, 1967-1969
Box   199
Folder   24
“E” miscellaneous
Box   199
Folder   25
Epinephrine, 1942-1950
Box   199
Folder   26
Estradiol benzoate, 1942-1950
Box   199
Folder   27
Estrone, 1945-1954
Box   199
Folder   28
Ether, 1942-1944
Box   199
Folder   29
“G” miscellaneous
Box   199
Folder   30
Glass containers, 1941
Box   199
Folder   31
Glyceryl triacitate (nitroglycerine), 1946-1953
Box   199
Folder   32
“H” miscellaneous
Box   199
Folder   33
Halibut liver oil, 1947-1958
Box   199
Folder   34
“I” miscellaneous
Box   199
Folder   35
Insulin, 1953-1954
Box   199
Folder   36
Iodoalphionic acid, 1949-1956
Box   199
Folder   37
“M” miscellaneous
Box   199
Folder   38
Magnesium citrate, 1943-1949
Box   199
Folder   39
Melting range, 1948-1965
Box   199
Folder   40
Mercurophylline, 1942-1951
Box   199
Folder   41
Mercury oxide, yellow, 1947-1951
Box   199
Folder   42
Mersayl, 1947-1957
Box   199
Folder   43
Methacholine chloride, 1945-1953
Box   199
Folder   44
Metrazol, 1948-1949
Box   199
Folder   45
“N” miscellaneous
Box   199
Folder   46
National Formulary, 1960-1967
Box   199
Folder   47
Nomenclature, 1953-1955
Box   199
Folder   48
“P” miscellaneous
Box   199
Folder   49
Pancreatin, 1943-1955
Box   199
Folder   50
Para-aminobenzoic acid, 1951-1952
Box   199
Folder   51
Picrotoxin, 1943-1953
Box   199
Folder   52
Polysorbate 80, 1949-1954
Box   199
Folder   53
Progestrone, 1944-1947
Box   200
Folder   1
Pyrogen test, 1942-1954
Box   200
Folder   2
“R” - “S” miscellaneous
Box   200
Folder   3
Sodium radio-iodide, 1953-1954
Box   200
Folder   4
Stability, 1973
Box   200
Folder   5
Steroid identification test, 1963-1973
Box   200
Folder   6
Sulfa- drugs, 1942-1951
Box   200
Folder   7
Suramin, 1945-1949
Box   200
Folder   8
Surgical materials, 1949-1953
Box   200
Folder   9
“T” miscellaneous
Box   200
Folder   10
[d-] Tubocurarine, 1949-1950
Box   200
Folder   11
Tyrothricin, 1956-1961
Box   200
Folder   12
Undecylenic acid, 1945-1954
Box   200
Folder   13
Vitamin D, 1951-1950
Series: Drug Standards Laboratory, 1960-1974
Administrative records
Box   200
Folder   14
Background/historical materials
Box   201
Folder   1
Budget, 1960-1970
Box   201
Folder   2
Contributions committee, 1970-1971
Box   201
Folder   3-4
Correspondence (outgoing), 1963-1969
Meeting minutes and correspondence
Box   201
Folder   5-7
1962-1971
Box   202
Folder   1-2
1972-1974
Box   202
Folder   3
Moving file, 1974
Box   202
Folder   4
Personnel, 1960-1969
Projects
Box   202
Folder   5
Correspondence, 1960-1971
Grants
Box   202
Folder   6
Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD), contract #72-30, 1972-1974
Box   202
Folder   7
National Institutes of Health (NIH) denied grant requests, 1970-1971
National Institutes of Health and National Institute of Neurological diseases (NIH-NINDS)
Box   202
Folder   8
1973
Box   203
Folder   1
1974
Box   203
Folder   2
Laboratory furnishings, 1947-1962
Project status reports (general summaries)
Box   203
Folder   3
Monthly, 1968-1971
Box   203
Folder   4
Quarterly, 1962-1974
Box   203
Folder   5
Project status reports (specific findings), 1970-1972
Box   203
Folder   6
Provisional monographs, 1963-1967
Subject files
Box   203
Folder   7
American Pharmaceutical Association's Committee on USP, 1955-1959
Box   203
Folder   8
American Pharmaceutical Association's staff roster, 1968-1976
Box   204
Folder   1
College of American Pathologists (CAP Committee), 1970-1972
Box   204
Folder   2
Intern program of the University of Maryland, 1970-1975
Box   204
Folder   3
Publicity article drafts, 1971
World Health Organization (WHO)
Box   204
Folder   4-5
Correspondence, 1969-1974
Box   204
Folder   6
Monographs
Series: National Formulary, 1961-1974
Admission Panels, 1965-1974
Box   204
Folder   7
Admissions combinations, 1969-1973
Box   204
Folder   8
Admissions, Committee on, 1970-1974
Admissions considerations
Box   204
Folder   9
1964-1965
Box   205
Folder   1-2
1967-1974
Box   205
Folder   3
Admissions lists, 1972-1974
Box   205
Folder   4
Admissions policy, 1966
Box   205
Folder   5
Advisory panels, Miscellaneous, 1969-1974
Box   205
Folder   6
Dental Drugs, Advisory panel on, 1970-1975
Box   205
Folder   7
Functions of National Formulary
Box   205
Folder   8
Parenterals (large volume), Committee on, 1974
Box   206
Folder   1
Parenterals (large volume), Committee on (continued)
Box   206
Folder   2
Petitions for re-evaluation, 1972
Box   206
Folder   3
Pharmaceutical Preparations, Advisory panel on, 1973
Box   206
Folder   4
Pharmaceutics, Advisory panel on, 1965-1969
Box   206
Folder   5
Solubility correspondence, 1974-1975
Box   206
Folder   6
Thyrogloblin, Advisory panel on, 1969
Box   206
Folder   7
Vitamin E, Advisory panel on, 1970
Box   206
Folder   8
Vitamin Preparations, Advisory panel on, 1965-1969
Alphabetical correspondence, 1968-1974
Box   206
Folder   9-13
A-G
Box   207
Folder   1-13
H-Z
Subject files
Box   207
Folder   14
Acid-coming capacity, 1972-1964
Box   207
Folder   15
Aspirin, 1971
Box   207
Folder   16
Atomic weights, 1962-1974
Box   207
Folder   17
Expiration dates, 1969-1970
Box   207
Folder   18
Identity tests, 1956-1974
Box   207
Folder   19
Indicators, 1961-1966
Box   207
Folder   20
International pharmacopeia, 1968
Box   207
Folder   21
In-vitro drug release, 1974-1976
Box   207
Folder   22
Labeling requirements, 1963-1970
Box   207
Folder   23
Liver preparations, 1963
Box   208
Folder   1
Microbiological contamination, 1968-1974
Box   208
Folder   2
Miscellaneous
Box   208
Folder   3
Narcotics, 1961-1970