Guide to the National Association of Science Writers and Council for the Advancement of Science Writing Records,
1934-2016

Collection Number: 4448

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

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Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
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Compiled by:
P. McCray
J. Parker
Date completed:
February 1993
EAD encoding:
Sarah Keen, April 2008
Evan Fay Earle, January 2009
Date modified:
Jude Corina, May 2016

© 2002 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
National Association of Science Writers and Council for the Advancement of Science Writing records, 1934-2016.
Collection Number:
4448
Creator:
National Association of Science Writers.
Quantity:
29 cubic ft.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Records of the National Association of Science Writers and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing include correspondence, membership records, financial records, administrative material, working papers for seminars and workshops, samples of science writing, papers and theses, published reports, and video and audiocassettes. Correspondents include Earl Ubell, William J. Cromie, Pierre Fraley, Philip M. Boffey, Jane Stafford, and Herbert L. Nichols. Organizations mentioned include the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Ford Foundation.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The National Association of Science Writers (NASW) is a professional society, established in 1934, serving science journalists and public information specialists. The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW), which was created in 1960, is a non-profit organization that sponsors various activities intended to improve the quality and quantity of information about science that reaches the public.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Records of the National Association of Science Writers and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing include correspondence, membership records, financial records, administrative material, working papers for seminars and workshops, samples of science writing, papers and theses, published reports, and video and audiocassettes. Correspondents include Earl Ubell, William J. Cromie, Pierre Fraley, Philip M. Boffey, Jane Stafford, and Herbert L. Nichols. Organizations mentioned include the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Ford Foundation.
Also, oral history interview with Jane Stafford by Bruce Lewenstein, 1987.

SUBJECTS

Names:
National Association of Science Writers.
Boffey, Philip M.
Cromie, William J.
Fraley, Pierre.
Lewenstein, Bruce V.,
Nichols, Herbert L.(Herbert Lownds), 1908-
Stafford, Jane.
Ubell, Earl.
American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Council for the Advancement of Science Writing.
Council for the Advancement of Science Writing.
Ford Foundation.
National Association of Science Writers.

Subjects:
Science news--United States.
Communication in science--United States.
Journalism--United States.

Form and Genre Terms:
Audio tapes.
Videotapes.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
National Association of Science Writers and Council for the Advancement of Science Writing records, #4448. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Date
Description
Container
Not all the material in the collection is covered by the above guide.
19-19
Publications and unpublished articles
Box 32
1984-1999
Conference files
Box 32
1989-2000
Awards files
Box 32
1993-2000
Awards files
Box 33
1987-1990
Fellowship files: Haseltine
Box 33
1990-1996
Fellowship files: Kellogg
Box 33
1985
Fellowship files: NASW-Duke University
Box 33
1983
Fellowship files: Ullman
Box 33
1985
Press release
Box 33
1989
Jane Stafford Oral History
Box 33
1992
Press Room Book
Box 33
1984-1996
Miscellaneous correspondence
Box 33
1985-1987
External correspondence
Box 33
Poster from University of California, Santa Cruz
Box 33
NASW LOGO Designs
Box 33
Letterhead and blank certificates
Box 33
American Chemical Society/Victor Cohn’s Presentation/October 15, 1999 (videotape)
Box 33
1990, 1994, 1998
General Meeting/Excom/ New Orleans, 2/17/1990; The New York Academy of Sciences, Panels 1 & 2, 9/27/1994; The Osgood File/Network Access Project IV, 1998
Box 33
1977-1992
Science Writing Survey
Box 34 Folder 1
1978-1981
CASW Report and correspondence
Box 34 Folder 2
1982
Washington Independent Writers: directory of members
Box 34 Folder 3
1982-2004
Membership rosters and miscellaneous
Box 34 Folder 4
1982, 1986-1990, 1992-1993
NASW directories of members
Box 34 Folder 5
1984-1986
Agenda
Box 34 Folder 6
1986-1996
CASW meeting minutes
Box 34 Folder 7
1987-1992
CASW - Traveling Fellowship Committee
Box 34 Folder 8
1988
Science Writing Survey
Box 34 Folder 9
1988-1990
New Horizons in Science proposal file copy
Box 34 Folder 10
1989-1992
NSF correspondence
Box 34 Folder 11
1990-1991
Agricultural Travel Fellowship Program
Box 34 Folder 12
1990-1993
Kellogg/report final letter/budget
Box 34 Folder 13
1991
CASW Agriculture Fellowships - applicants
Box 34 Folder 14
1991, 1992, 1994
Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ): membership directories
Box 34 Folder 15
1991-1995
Agriculture articles and publicity
Box 34 Folder 16
1991-2004
CASW Annual Briefing: New Horizons in Science
Box 34 Folder 17
1992
CASW Bio's '92 election
Box 34 Folder 18
1994-1995
Kellogg - Africa
Box 34 Folder 19
1994, 1996-1997
NASW Membership Directories
Box 34 Folder 20
1995
Mass Media Fellows: Directory
Box 34 Folder 21
1995-1996
SEJ: membership directories
Box 34 Folder 22
1997-1999
CASW programs and activities
Box 34 Folder 23
1997-1999
SEJ: membership directories
Box 34 Folder 24
1999-2001
NASW membership directories and resource guides
Box 34 Folder 25
2000
Science-in-Society journalism awards
Box 34 Folder 26
2001
NASW membership directory and resource guide
Box 34 Folder 27
2002
NOVA/Secrets, Lies, and Atomic Spies
Box 34 Folder 28
2002-2003
ScienceWriters newsletter volume 52
Box 34 Folder 29
2003
NASW membership directory and resource guide
Box 34 Folder 30
2003-2004
ScienceWriters newsletter volume 53
Box 34 Folder 31
2004
NASW membership directory and resource guide
Box 34 Folder 32
2004-2005
ScienceWriters newsletter volume 54
Box 34 Folder 33
2013-2016
ScienceWriters
Box 34 Folder 34
2013-2014
Brochures from NASW events
Box 34 Folder 35
2000-2004
CASW awards
Box 35 Folder 1
1989, 2001
News & Numbers, Victor Cohn
Box 35 Folder 2
2002
Victor Cohn prize: nomination Shannon Brownlee
Box 35 Folder 3
2004
Victor Cohn prize: nomination Christine Gorman
Box 35 Folder 4
2002
Victor Cohn prize: nomination Daniel Haney
Box 35 Folder 5
2004
Victor Cohn prize: nomination Michelle Trudeau, 2 CD-ROM
CD-420
Box 35 Folder 6-7
2002
Victor Cohn prize: nomination Jeff Wheelwright
Box 35 Folder 8
2001
Evolution t.v. series: "Darwin's Dangerous Idea" (drama script)
Box 35 Folder 9
2002
Engineering and Life, 2 CD-ROM
CD-421
Box 35 Folder 10
2003
Bloodlines: Technology Hits Home, CD-ROM
CD-422
Box 35 Folder 11-12
2003
Bloodlines: Technology Hits Home, videotape
Box 35
2002
Building a New Child. . .. and Free to Be Me
Box 35 Folder 13
2000, 2002-2004
Science in Society journalism awards
Box 35 Folder 14-18
1982-1983, 1991
NASW Roster of Members
Box 35 Folder 19
1996
NASW membership directory
Box 35 Folder 20
2001
NASW membership directory
Box 35 Folder 21
2002
NASW membership directory
Box 35 Folder 22
2001
Evolution t.v. series: 7 videotapes [7 programs]
Box 35
Evolution shows 1: Darwin's Dangerous Idea
Box 35 V-1359
Evolution shows 2: Great Transformations
Box 35 V-1350
Evolution shows 3: Extinction
Box 35 V-1361
Evolution shows 4: Evolutionary Arms Race
Box 35 V-1362
Evolution shows 5: Why Sex?
Box 35 V-1363
Evolution shows 6: The Mind's Big Bang
Box 35 V-1364
Evolution shows 7: What About God?
Box 35 V-1365
2001
NASW workshops (12 audio cassettes)
Box 35 TR-8270a-8281a
1993
Directory of Science Communication Courses and Programs in U.S.A.
Box 35 Folder 23
2000
Victor Cohn Award nomination: Laurie Garrett
Box 36 Folder 1
2002
Victor Cohn Award nomination: Dan Fagin
Box 36 Folder 2
2015
NASW newsletter
Box 36 Folder 3
2005-2006
NASW Newsletters
Box 37 Folder 1
1994
National Association of Science Writers, Inc. (NASW) Membership Directory
Box 37 Folder 2
2007
NASW Science in Society Journalism Award Winners
Box 37 Folder 3
2007
NASW Science in Society Journalism Award Winners: Beth Whitehouse, “The Match”
Box 37 Folder 4
2007
NASW Science in Society Journalism Award Winners: Stephen Lyons and Llewellyn M. Smith, Forgotten Genius. DVD
DVD-483
Box 37 Folder 5
2007
NASW Science in Society Journalism Award Winners: Alison Richard and David Malakoff, Climate Connections: How People Change Climate, How Climate Changes People. 2 CDs
CD-423, 425
Box 37 Folder 6
1977-2007
Membership lists and directories, 1977, 1979, 1982-1983, 1988, 1991, 1993-1995, 1997-2007
Box 38 Folder 1-15
1979-2007
Science in Journalism leaflets, 1979, 1985-1990, l992-1993, 1995-2002, 2004-2007
Box 38 Folder 16
2000
Membership recruitment leaflets
Box 38 Folder 16
2007-2008
Membership cards
Box 38 Folder 16
[1998]
A guide to careers in science writing
Box 38 Folder 17
"Engineering & Life" [CD]
Box 38 Folder 17
1998
Science journalism schools/courses
Box 38 Folder 17
1990-2005
Science Writers Awards, 1990, 1992, 1993, 2005
Box 38 Folder 18
2003
Award winner, 2003: "Bloodlines" [V-1099 and CD-315]
Box 38 Folder 19
A Field Guide for Science Writers, Deborah Blum, Mary Knudson, and Robin Morantz Henig
Box 38 Folder 19
1996
Communicating Science News
Box 38 Folder 19
1979
"Physics Today" March 1979
Box 38 Folder 20
1979-2006
NASW Newsletter
Box 38 Folder 21-29
1992
Tribute to Mosaic
Box 38 Folder 30
1987-2005
Science-in-Society Journalism Awards
Box 38 Folder 31-34
1998-2001
Conference session audio tapes (first copies)
Box 39
1998-2001
Conference session audio tapes (use copies) [not complete]
Box 40
1978
NASW membership list (2)
Box 41 Folder 1
The Writer magazine essay contest forms
Box 41 Folder 1
1991
Ballot
Box 41 Folder 1
NASW certificates
Box 41 Folder 2
Council of Writers Organization [now defunct]
Box 41 Folder 3
1989-2003
NASW financial statements
Box 41 Folder 4-5
1984-1998
CASW Board of Directors
Box 41 Folder 6
1999-2009
CASW Board of Directors
Box 41 Folder 7
1997-2009
CASW Annual Reports
Box 41 Folder 8
1996, 2003-2007
New Horizons
Box 41 Folder 9
2008-2010
New Horizons in Science
Box 41 Folder 10
2000-2010
Victor Cohn Award
Box 41 Folder 11
Victor Cohn Award
Box 41 Folder 12
Victor Cohn
Box 41 Folder 13
50th Anniversary
Box 41 Folder 14
CASW Miscellaneous
Box 41 Folder 15
NASW Miscellaneous
Box 41 Folder 16
CASW 50th Token of Appreciation to Guests and Speakers
Box 41
Additional files
Box 42
Additional files
Box 43