United States Pharmacopeial Convention Records, 1819-2005 (bulk 1900-2005)

Summary Information

Title: United States Pharmacopeial Convention Records
Inclusive Dates: 1819-2005 (bulk 1900-2005)

  • United States Pharmacopeial Convention
Call Number: Mss 149; Audio 1189A; PH 3843; M92-347; M98-043; M2011-017; M2014-016

Quantity: 174.2 cubic feet (205 archives boxes, 73 records center cartons, and 28 flat boxes), 12 tape recordings, and 456 photographs; plus additions of 41.8 cubic feet and 37 tape recordings

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Records, mainly 1900-2005, of the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USPC), a non-profit organization formed to establish and publish drug purity standards. The major publications of the Convention are the United States Pharmacopeia (1820- ), the United States Adopted Names (1961- ), and the National Formulary (1975- ). Well-documented are convention proceedings (1900-1985) and various subcommittees of the General Committee of Revision concerning pharmaceuticals, including organic chemistry (1930-1955), tests and standards (1947-1970), sterile products (1940-1969), the vitamin advisory board (specifically Vitamin B12) (1947-1959), and the subcommittee on scope and its various advisory panels (1920-1970). Also included are materials (1961-1974) from the Drug Standards Laboratory and the National Formulary prior to their incorporation into the USPC.


Forms part of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy Archives collection.

Language: English, German, Spanish

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-mss00149
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