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The Rochester Academy of Science, which was organized in 1881 and celebrates its centennial this year, has had a long history of publication of scientific papers. Volume 1 of the Proceedings of the Rochester Academy of Science was published in 1891; it contained reports of all Academy meetings for 1889-1891 and a number of papers on a variety of scientific topics. The Academy has been publishing the Proceedings since that time. Many of the papers published have focused on the natural history of the Genesee region. The Proceedings are distributed through the University of Rochester Library on an exchange basis to more than 500 academic institutions and museums around the world.

This issue represents the culmination of a cooperative publications venture between the Rochester Academy of Science, Rochester Committee for Scientific Information and the Rochester Chapter Society of Sigma Xi. It is a new departure for the Academy and one which recognizes the significant role that Rochester Committee for Scientific Information has played in defining and resolving environmental issues within Monroe County. The Academy is pleased to be a partner in publication of this history.


Proceedings of the Rochester Academy of Science Vol. 14 No. 2 pp. 97-243

Rochester Committee for Scientific Information: Studies of Pollution Control in a Lakefront Community, 1964-1981