hospital standardization, or the
evolution of the requirements
for Fellowship. At other times
it means providing answers to
specific questions such as:
• Was my grandfather a Fellow?
•Do you have information on the
Canadian founders of the College?
• Was our hospital accredited by the
ACS in 1937?
•Can you provide a photo for the
article I am writing?
• Who were my fellow Initiates
from the Convocation of 1965?
•Can you send me information on
Dr. Jones for a book I am writing?
•Do you have any records of
the 1985 Planning Committee
•I wrote an article for Surgery,
Gynecology & Obstetrics in 1980.
Can you send me a copy?
Search the Archives Catalog
at facs.org/archivescatalog to
find detailed descriptions
of our holdings and to see
some photos and videos.
You can search by keyword
and browse by topic, subject
name, creator, or collection,
and you can view groups of
selected photos and videos.
If you are planning to visit the
ACS headquarters in Chicago,
IL, arrange for a brief tour
of the Archives by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit facs.
org/archives to learn about the
history of the College and how
to use the Archives. Members
are always given priority
access, and all research and
reproduction fees are waived.
History devotees are
encouraged to join the ACS
Surgical History Group (SHG).
Members may sign in with
a username and password at
join the History of Surgery online
community. The SHG sponsors
various events at Clinical
Congress, including a Poster
Session, a history presentation
given at the SHG breakfast,
and a special history panel
session. Also watch for regular
From the Archives columns in
upcoming issues of the Bulletin.
The College is committed to
using its resources, including the
human capital of its thousands
of members, to enhance the care
of surgical patients around the
world through OGB. In addition,
the College is committed to
preserving its more than 100-year
history for future generations of
health care professionals through
the ACS Archives. Members
looking for a way to engage with
the College are encouraged to
participate in these programs. ♦
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