AAAS Resolutions and Statements

Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods
20 October 2012

Statement Regarding Personal Attacks on Climate Scientists
28 June 2011

Statement Concerning the Virginia Attorney General’s Investigation of Prof. Michael Mann’s Work While on the Faculty of University of Virginia
18 May 2010

Statement On the Human Right to the Benefits of Scientific Progress
16 April 2010

Reaffirmation of Commitment to Scientific Peer Review
20 October 2009

Statement on the Great Ape Protection Act
25 April 2009

Statement Regarding the Importance of the Integrity of Science as Depicted in Film
18 April 2008

Statement Deploring Intimidation of Scientists Who Use Animals in Their Research
28 November 2007

Statement Regarding the President’s Veto of the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act and the New Executive Order
20 June 2007

Statement of Opposition to the UK University and College Union Motion for "an International Boycott of all Israeli Academic Institutions"
6 June 2007

Statement on the Crisis in Earth Observation from Space
28 April 2007

Statement on Climate Change
9 December 2006

Call for NATFHE to Withdraw Proposed Boycott of Israeli Scholars and Universities
26 May 2006

Extending Federal Funding for Research Institutions Affected by Hurricane Katrina
20 February 2006

On Free and Open Exchange
19 February 2006

Statement on the Teaching of Evolution
16 February 2006

Call for Repeal of a Boycott of Israeli Universities by the British Association of University Teachers
23 May 2005

Statement on Women in Science and Engineering
5 February 2005

On the OMB Proposed Peer Review Bulletin
9 March 2004

Endorsing the Declaration of 2005 as the World Year of Physics
15 February 2004

Regarding the Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission 4
15 February 2004

Membership On Federal Advisory Committees
3 March 2003

On Intelligent Design Theory
18 October 2002

In Tribute to Stephen Jay Gould
22 May 2002

Direction and Activities of Smithsonian Institution
17 February 2002

Freedom of Speech
17 February 2002

Statement on Human Cloning
14 February 2002

Unity, Diversity, and Interdependence Among the Sciences
18 February 2001

Affirming Scientific Integrity of Plant Research
20 February 2000

AAAS Statement on the Kansas State Board of Education Decision on the Education of Students in the Science of Evolution and Cosmology
15 October 1999

The Universality of Science and Freedom in the Conduct of Science
25 June 1999

Expressing Concern About Legislation Opening all Federally-Funded Research Awards to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Demands
24 January 1999

Changes to AAAS Bylaws Regarding Fellowship
24 January 1999

Science and Technology Counselors at U.S. Embassies
15 February 1998

Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
15 February 1998

Statement on Intellectual Property Protection for Databases
31 October 1997

Government Shutdown and Its Impact on Research and Education
11 February 1996

Federal Funding of Research and Development
23 June 1995

National Biological Service
19 February 1995

In Support of Continuation of the United States Geological Survey
19 February 1995

Task Force on AAAS Section Affairs
22 February 1994

Commemorative Stamp Recognizing the 150th Anniversary of the AAAS
22 February 1994

Appreciation for Michelle Balcomb
15 February 1993

Multi-Disciplinary Coverage in Science Magazine
13 June 1992

Concerning Proposed Federal Ethics Rules on Participation by Federal Employees in Professional Societies
4 October 1991

In Support of a National Center for Biodiversity
18 February 1991

RU 486 and Freedom of Medical Research
18 February 1991

In Support of Incorporation of Environmental Research and Training Into Public Policy
18 February 1991

Concerning World Population Growth
18 February 1991

Federal Legislation Providing Immunity for Investigations and Reporting of Scientific Fraud and Misconduct
27 April 1990

Use of Animals in Research, Testing, and Education
19 February 1990

Recommending U.S. Return to UNESCO
18 January 1989

Commendation to Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev
15 February 1988

Training and Standards for Science Teachers
18 February 1987

Commending Efforts to Enhance Science Education
18 February 1987

Release of Anatoly Koryagin and Other Soviet Scientists
18 February 1987

Reestablishment of the Ethics Advisory Board, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
29 May 1986

On the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Emergency Deficit Reduction Act of 1985
29 May 1986

Reaffirmation of Commitment to Scientific Peer Review
30 May 1985

Violations of Human Rights in Nicaragua
30 May 1985

Appeal on Behalf of Academician Sakharov and Dr. Bonner
28 May 1984

Reaffirmation of Commitment to Protect Fundamental Rights of Scientists
28 May 1984

Call to Affiliates and Academic Institutions to Reaffirm Commitment to Freedom on Inquiry
28 May 1984

Reaffirmation of Opposition to Restrictions on Unclassified Research
28 May 1984

Selection of New Editor of Science
27 May 1984

International Security, Nuclear War, and Nuclear Weapons
30 May 1983

Humanitarian Appeal on Behalf of Eleven Foreign Scholars
30 May 1983

Taxonomic Research and Services
30 May 1983

Maintenance and Improvement of Federal Statistical Programs
30 May 1983

Science Education
10 April 1982

National Security and Secrecy
7 January 1982

AAAS Endorsement of Immediate Ratification of the Genocide Treaty
7 January 1982

Endangered Species Act
7 January 1982

Denial of Scientific Basis for Statutory Finding on Beginning of Human Life
7 January 1982

Forced Teaching of Creationist Beliefs in Public School Science Education
7 January 1982

Thermonuclear War
7 January 1982

Protection of Yanomama People
7 January 1981

Protection of Human Subjects of Research
7 January 1981

Human Rights and Scientific Freedom
7 January 1981

Arctic Science Policy
7 January 1981

Reestablishment of the President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC)
7 January 1981

Science and Engineering Education
7 January 1981

Weapons of Mass Destruction
7 January 1981

Working Group on Nuclear Arms Control and Disarmament
7 January 1981

Amazonian Ecosystem and Human Populations
7 January 1980

Genocide
7 January 1980

In Memoriam: Elvin Charles Stakman, 1885-1979
7 January 1980

Conservation of Germplasm Resources
7 January 1980

National Academy of Peace and Conflict Resolution
7 January 1980

Nuclear Weapons Control
7 January 1980

State Programs for Science and Technology Policy
7 January 1979

Argentine Scientists
7 January 1979

National Medal of Science
7 January 1979

In Memoriam: Warren Weaver, 1894-1978
7 January 1979

Foundation for International Technological Cooperation
7 January 1979

Science Education in the National Science Foundation
7 January 1979

Annual Meeting Conduct
15 April 1978

In Memoriam: Chauncey Depew Leake, 1896-1978
16 February 1978

In Memoriam: James Bryant Conant, 1893-1978
16 February 1978

Commuting Sentence of Dr. Sergei Kovalev
16 February 1978

Academy for Peace and Conflict Resolution
16 February 1978

AAAS Fellows Selection (following controversy over nomination of psychologist Arthur R. Jensen)
16 February 1978

1979 Annual Meeting Site and the Equal Rights Amendment
13 February 1978

Delay of U.S. Regulations on Behalf of Handicapped (Rehabilitation Act of 1973)
23 February 1977

AAAS Fellows Criteria
23 February 1977

Ad Hoc, Problem-Oriented Cluster Groups
26 June 1976

Concerning the U.N. General Assembly Resolution of Zionism
21 February 1976

Nuclear Weapons Reduction
21 February 1976

Circulation of Science in the USSR
1 February 1976

Copyright Law
31 December 1975

Native American Science and Technology
31 January 1975

International Women's Year
31 January 1975

Position of Scholars in Chile
31 January 1975

Reinstitution of NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
31 January 1975

Research Across National Borders
31 January 1975

Clarification of Procedures for OMB Clearance of Federally-Funded Research Surveys
31 January 1975

Against Discrimination of Sexual Minorities
31 January 1975

Oceanic Research
31 January 1975

UNESCO and Exclusion of Israel
31 January 1975

Scientific Films
31 January 1975

AAAS Annual Meeting Program
31 January 1975

Freedom for Soviet Scientists
1 March 1974

International Cooperation in Science
1 March 1974

Motivating Minority and Women High School Students in Science and Mathematics
1 March 1974

Eligibility for Grants and Fellowships
1 March 1974

Assisting Chilean Scholars
1 March 1974

Geneva Protocol
1 March 1974

Forest Management
1 March 1974

Incarceration of Foreign Scientists Diagnosed as Mentally Ill
26 June 1973

Appeal for Cessation of Hostilities in Vietnam
30 December 1972

Appeal for Conservation of Nonhuman Primates
30 December 1972

Assessment of the Ecological Effects of U.S. Activities in Vietnam
30 December 1972

Against Inclusion of Creation Theory in Science Curricula
30 December 1972

Population Research
30 December 1972

Reexamine AAAS Annual Meetings
30 December 1972

Use of Recycled Paper
30 December 1972

Creationism and California Public Schools
22 October 1972

Opposition to Teaching Creation Accounts in Science Class
13 October 1972

Smoking at AAAS Meetings
30 December 1971

Women in Science
30 December 1971

Alleged Mistreatment of Academics in Mexico
30 December 1971

Avoiding Conflict of Interest in Nomination of AAAS Officers
30 December 1970

Reaffirmation of Commitment to Equal Opportunity
30 December 1970

Use of the Metric System in Scientific Publications
30 December 1970

Commending U.S. Government Phase-Out of Herbicides in Vietnam
30 December 1970

AAAS Governance
30 December 1970

Extension of Scientist Exchange Program
30 December 1969

Use of Herbicides in Vietnam: Call for Field Study
30 December 1969

Statement on AAAS Membership
19 October 1969

Study of Ecological Effects of Herbicides
30 December 1968

Disaffiliation with AAAS
30 December 1968

Delay Construction of Red River Dam
30 December 1967

Conservation of Land and Water Resources
30 December 1967

Committee on Effects of Biological and Chemical Warfare Agents
30 December 1966

Concern for Budgetary Effects
30 December 1965

Settlement of Vietnam War
30 December 1965

Establishment of an International Science Register
27 December 1961

Symposia in Cooperation with Foreign Associations and Academies
27 December 1961

In Recognition of Frederick P. H. Siddons
27 December 1960

United Nations and World Peace
30 December 1959

Elimination of the Affidavit Required by Section 1001 (f) of the National Defense Education Act
30 December 1959

International Communication
30 December 1959

Continuity of Research Support
30 December 1959

Books and Pamphlets to Address Public Understanding of Scientific Facts
30 December 1959

National Research and Education Program in Overall Health Area
30 December 1959

Study of the Metric System
30 December 1959

Committee on the Social Aspects of Science
30 December 1958

Federal Aid to Education
30 December 1958

Control of Nuclear Weapons Tests
30 December 1958

International Travel and Communication
30 December 1958

International Scientific Programs
30 December 1958

Parliament of Science
30 December 1958

Committee on Council Activities and Organization
30 December 1958

Recognition and Support for All Areas of Science
30 December 1957

Training for Secondary School Teachers of Mathematics and Science
30 December 1957

Revision of Tax Laws to Encourage Gifts to Education and Science
30 December 1957

Greetings to Soviet Scientists
30 December 1957

Committee on Adoption of the Metric System
30 December 1957

Hungarian Scientists
30 December 1956

Committee (Interim) on the Social Aspects of Science
30 December 1956

Scientific Information and National Security Classification
27 December 1956

AAAS Annual Meetings and Freedom from Racial Segregation
1 January 1956

Interim Committee on the Social Aspects of Science
30 December 1955

Government Funding of Travel to International Meetings
30 December 1955

Removal of Travel Restrictions (McCarran-Walter Act)
30 December 1955

Uniform Policy in Awarding Government Grants for Unclassified Research
30 December 1954

Fluoridation of Community Water Supplies
30 December 1954

Strengthening the Basis of National Security
6 December 1954

Beneficial Utilization of Nuclear Energy
30 December 1953

In Memoriam: Edwin Grant Conklin, 1863-1952
30 December 1953

In Memoriam: Robert Andrews Millikan, 1868-1953
30 December 1953

Maintaining Free Interchange of Knowledge (response to 1951 McCarran Act)
29 December 1951

Use of Scientific Personnel During the Present Emergency; Universal National Service
29 December 1950

Methodology of Human Ecology by the United Nations and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
29 December 1949

Revisions to the Atomic Energy Act Affecting Progress in Research
7 July 1949

Use of Animals for Experimental Purposes
15 September 1948

Safeguarding the Development and Maintenance of Scientific Manpower
26 April 1948

Protest Against Treatment of E. U. Condon by the House Committee on Un-American Activities
25 April 1948

Committee on Civil Liberties for Scientists
30 December 1947

Reconstruction of European Educational and Research Facilities
30 December 1947

Inter-Society Committee for a National Science Foundation
29 December 1946

In Memoriam: James McKeen Cattell, 1860-1944
6 January 1944

In Commemoration of the Hundredth Anniversary of the National University of Chile
17 January 1943

International Charter of Democracy
31 December 1940

National Roster of Scientific and Specialized Personnel
31 December 1940

Future Programs Dealing with Science and Society
27 December 1940

National Association of Science Writers
30 December 1939

Legislation to Control Stream Pollution
30 December 1939

Appreciation to the Smithsonian Institution
28 December 1938

Honorary Junior Memberships in the AAAS
28 June 1938

Support of International Scientific Meetings
27 June 1938

Animal Experimentation
30 December 1937

Promotion of Peace and Intellectual Freedom
30 December 1937

Protection of Yellowstone National Park from Commercial Projects
30 December 1937

Reaffirmation of Status of Federal Land Utilization Agencies
29 December 1937

Reaffirmation of Maintenance of Highest Standards in the Systems of National Parks in the United States
25 June 1937

Pan-American Institute of Geography and History
16 June 1936

Prevention of Plant Diseases, Especially Dutch Elm Disease
2 January 1936

Problems of Plant Quarantines
2 January 1936

Formation of Unofficial Councils of Citizens in Support of Preservation
1 January 1936

Reaffirmation of Calendar Reform
30 December 1935

Simplification of Patent Procedure
30 December 1935

International Biological Abstracts
30 December 1935

Unauthorized Use of Name of the AAAS
30 December 1935

Program of the Quetico-Superior Council
28 June 1935

Government Support of Scientific Work
31 December 1934

Approval of an Adequate United States Botanical Gardens
31 December 1934

Adoption of Legislation to Control Pollution of Public Waters
31 December 1934

Revision of the Pure Food and Drug Act
31 December 1934

Reaffirmation of Use of Dogs for Medical Experimentation in the District of Columbia
31 December 1934

Continuance in the Department of Agriculture of the Land Utilization Agencies
31 December 1934

Forest Service as Part of the United States Department of Agriculture
31 December 1934

Science Advisory Board Appointed by President of the United States
31 December 1934

Reaffirmation of AAAS to Advancement of Science in Promotion of Human Welfare
21 December 1934

Continuance of Scientific Work in the Government Bureau
15 April 1934

A Declaration on Intellectual Freedom
29 December 1933

Providing Public Funds for Unemployed Scientists and Engineers
27 December 1933

Establishment of a Center For Study of Growth, Mature Development and Senile Decay
30 December 1931

Establishment of Type-Plant Gardens of Patented Varieties of Plants
29 December 1931

Preservation of Redwood Areas in California
1 January 1931

Preservation of Everglades Areas
1 January 1931

Observance of the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of George Washington
1 January 1931

Revision of Copyright Laws of the United States
1 January 1931

Use of Dogs for Medical Experimentation in the District of Columbia
31 December 1930

Control of the Mediterranean Fruit Fly
1 January 1930

Reaffirmation for Highest Standards in the Systems of National Parks in the United States
31 December 1929

Pensions for Widows of Major Walter Reed, Major James Carroll, and Doctor Jesse W. Lazear
30 December 1929

Cooperation at the International Science Congress at Chicago, 1933
30 December 1929

Use of Standard Mathematical Symbols
31 December 1928

Establishment of a National Institute of Health
22 April 1928

Concerning the Provision of Courses in Elementary German and French in High Schools
22 April 1928

Maintenance of Highest Standards in the System of National Parks of the United States
28 December 1927

Establishment of Wildlife Experiment Stations in the United States
28 December 1927

Standard Engineering Symbols
17 October 1927

Incapacitation of Science Workers in the Employ of the Government
31 December 1926

Promoting Research in American Colleges
30 December 1926

Cooperation with National Academy of Sciences to Further American Scientific Research
25 April 1926

Protection of U.S. Public Lands and National Forests
25 April 1926

Protection of the Tule Indians of Darien
1 January 1926

Allow United States to be Member of International Copyright Union
1 January 1926

National Parks Policy of the United States
1 January 1926

Elimination of Water Pollution
1 January 1926

Smithsonian Institution Effort to Increase its Endowment
1 January 1926

Scientific Workers and Deduction of Expenses Incurred in Attending Scientific Meetings
1 January 1926

Literacy in English as Qualification for U.S. Citizenship
2 January 1925

In Support of U.S. Navy Study of the Sea
1 January 1925

Establishment of a National Arboretum
1 January 1925

Calendar Reform
1 January 1925

Conservation of Breeding and Feeding Grounds of Aquatic Birds
31 December 1924

Preservation of Glacier Bay Region of Alaska
31 December 1924

Pueblo Indian Lands
22 April 1923

Reaffirmation of Desirability of the Metric System for the United States.
29 December 1922

Promoting Austrian Science
29 December 1922

Conservation of Marine Animals
27 December 1922

Conservation of Floral and Faunal Areas in North America
27 December 1922

Present Scientific Status of the Theory of Evolution
26 December 1922

Selecting a Scientist as US Commissioner of Fisheries
30 December 1921

Reaffirmation of Adoption of Metric System in the United States (1921)
30 December 1921

Transfer of U.S. Forest Service and National Forests from Dept. of Agriculture to Dept. of Interior
29 December 1921

Introduction of Non-native Plants and Animals into National Parks of the United States
29 December 1921

Scientific Journals Published by the Government of the United States
29 December 1921

Desirability of the Duty-Free Importation of Scientific Materials and Apparatus by Educational and Research Institutions in the United States
24 April 1921

Preservation of National Parks and Monuments in the United States from Commercialization
31 December 1920

Preservation of Wild Life Not Included in Special Preserves
31 December 1920

Safeguarding Human and Animal Life
29 December 1920

Reaffirmation of Adoption of the Metric System for the United States (1920)
29 December 1920

Welcoming the Organization of Mexican Men of Science
29 December 1920

In Support of Government Research and Engineering (referring to 1920 Smith Bill, U.S. Senate)
1 January 1920

Endorsing the Save the Redwood League
1 January 1920

Preservation of the Okifinokee Swamp in Southern Georgia
1 January 1920

Adoption of the Metric System by National and State Governments
1 January 1920

Mobilization of Botanists for the War Effort (WW I)
1 January 1918

Use of Metric System
29 December 1916

Restriction of Government Officials from Using Funds to Attend Conferences, Conventions, or Meetings of Associations
28 December 1916

Committee on the Protection of Scientific Research
1 January 1915

Committee to Urge Appointment of Scientist as Chief of Weather Bureau
22 April 1913

Committee of One Hundred on Scientific Research
22 April 1913

Committee of Five Regarding Expert Testimony:
2 January 1913

Establishment of a National Department of Public Health
30 December 1911

Establishment of a Bureau of Astronomy
29 December 1911

National Quarantine and Inspection Law to Protect Against Insect and Plant Diseases
28 December 1911

Committee to Consider Scientific Work in the Plant Industry.
27 December 1911

Legislation to End Second-Class Postage for Scientific Journals
31 December 1910

Appointment of an Astronomer in Charge of Naval Observatory
31 December 1909

Recommending Congress Increase Scope of the US Bureau of Education
1 January 1909

In Support of Animal Experimentation
31 December 1908

Reaffirmation of Establishment of the Southern Appalachian and White Mountain Forest Reserve
3 January 1908

Cooperation with Committee of 100 on National Health
3 January 1908

Establishment of Research Laboratory in Panama for Study of Tropical Disease
2 January 1908

Legislation to Strengthen National Bureau of Education
2 January 1908

Committee on Conservation of Resources.
2 January 1908

Legislation to Prevent Extinction of Marine Vertebrata
1 January 1908

Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone
31 December 1907

Call for Conservation (response to President Roosevelt’s letter to the Governors of November 1907)
31 December 1907

Death of Dr. James Carroll from Yellow Fever Experimentation
30 December 1907

Preservation of Niagara Falls
30 December 1905

An Appalachian Forest Reserve
30 December 1905

Appointment of a Medical Doctor to Isthmian Canal Commission
3 January 1903

In Memoriam: Major Walter Reed
1 January 1903

Conversion of Donnelson Estate into a State Reserve
1 January 1903

American International Archeological Commission
3 July 1902

National Forest Reserve in Southern Appalachia
30 June 1900

Protection of Big Basin Redwoods
30 June 1900

Establishment of a National Standards Bureau
30 June 1900

Protest Against Vivisection Legislation
1 August 1896

Endorsement of Office of Director in Chief of Scientific Bureaus and Investigations at Department of Agriculture
1 August 1896

In Favor of Adoption of the Metric System
1 August 1896

Committee for Ethnographic Investigation of the White Race in the United States
1 August 1896

Protection of Public Forests
1 August 1894

Publication of Statistics on Botanical Libraries and Instruction at Universities
1 August 1893

Committee on Recording and Classifying Fossil Faunas and Floras
1 August 1893

Committee on Instruction in Botany
1 August 1893

Committee on Pacific Forest Reserve
1 August 1893

Catalogue of Scientific Papers Published by the Royal Society
1 August 1892

In Support of Forest Protection Legislation
1 August 1892

In Support of Forestry Division Studies and Experiments
1 August 1891

Appreciation to Wheeling Development Co. for Test Well
1 August 1891

In Support of a National Arboretum
1 August 1891

AAAS Fund for the Endowment of Original Research
1 August 1891

In Support of Metric System for Tariff Measures
1 August 1890

Urging U.S. Government to Send Documents to Designated Depositories
1 August 1890

Preservation of Groves of Sequoia Trees
1 August 1890

Commercial Use of Naval Observatory Time Signals By Western Union Telegraph Co.
1 August 1890

Maintenance of Timberlands
1 August 1889

Development of the Natural Resources of the Country
1 August 1889

Remeasurement of the Peruvian Arc
1 August 1889

Commending Western Reserve Historical Society for Securing Fort Hill, Ohio
1 August 1888

Appointment of Superintendent of U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1 August 1887

Establishment of a Bureau of Standards
1 August 1887

Index of Literature on Meteorology
1 August 1887

Preservation of Archaeologic Monuments
1 August 1887

Tarriff on Scientific Books and Apparatus
1 August 1887

Monument of J.J. Audubon
1 August 1887

Approval of Work Performed by the U.S. Coast Survey
1 August 1885

Extension of Geodetic and Topographic Surveys
1 September 1884

Committee on Uniform Rules for Graphic Illustrations
1 September 1884

Transmission of Botanical Specimens Through the Mail
1 September 1884

Indexing Literature of the Chemical Elements
1 August 1882

Committee on Survey of Niagara Falls
1 August 1881

Establishment of an International Park with Canada
1 August 1881

Usefulness of Meteorological Observations
25 August 1880

Establishment of Yellowstone National Park
1 August 1877

Committee on Studies of Science in Schools
1 August 1877

Committee on Relations of Science to Industrial Arts
1 August 1877

Committee on Meteorological Services
1 August 1877

Committee to Consider International Exhibition on Geology
1 August 1876

Centennial Census of the United States
1 August 1874

Geological Survey of Massachusetts
1 August 1874

Promoting Cultivation of Timber and Preservation of Forests
20 August 1873

International Statistical Congress
1 August 1873

Committee on Scientific Education
1 August 1873

Meteorological Signal Station at Dubuque, Iowa
21 August 1872

Completion of Geological Survey of Iowa
1 August 1872

Chinese Indemnity Fund for Education and Science in China
1 August 1872

Re-Survey of Surface Geology of Niagara Falls
16 August 1871

Committee on State Geological Surveys
1 August 1871

Committee on Missouri Geological Survey
1 August 1871

Committee on Observatory in Utah Basin
1 August 1870

International Statistical Congress in the United States
25 August 1869

Appeal to Secretary of State on Behalf of Mr. Porter C. Bliss
1 August 1869

Expedition to Nicaragua
1 August 1869

On the Establishment of an Observatory on the Line of the Union Pacific Railroad
12 August 1868

Resuscitation of Cincinnati Observatory
1 August 1868

Jubilaeum of Dr. Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg
1 August 1868

International Copyright
1 August 1868

Reaffirmation of Metrical System and Support for Gold Dollar
1 August 1867

Committee on Hydrographical Survey of the Lakes
1 August 1866

Scientific Commission to Attend Universal Exposition in Paris
1 August 1866

Committee on Geological Survey of West Virginia
1 August 1866

Legislation Authorizing Metric Weights and Measures
1 August 1866

Committee on Weights, Measures, and Coinage
1 August 1860

Reestablishment of the Colonial Magnetic Observatories
1 August 1859

Committee on Expedition to Determine the Solar Parallax
1 August 1859

Committee on Registration of Births, Deaths, and Marriages
1 August 1857

Committee to Report on Storm-Curves
1 August 1857

Committee on Coast Survey
1 August 1857

Committee on Geological Survey of Ohio
1 August 1856

Uniform Coinage Standards for the Mints of the United States
1 August 1856

Preservation of California Fir-Trees
1 August 1856

Establishment of Universities
1 August 1856

Index of Papers on Mathematical and Physical Science
1 August 1855

Communications Regarding Establishment of Universal Weights and Measures
1 August 1855

Appreciation to Chilean Government for Astronomical Observatory
1 May 1854

Thanks to Shelby College and Use of Astronomical Instruments
1 May 1854

Acknowledgment to Professor G.B. Airy, Astronomer Royal of Great Britain
1 May 1854

Committee to Arrange for Observation of Solar Eclipse of May 26, 1854
1 May 1854

Committee on Uniform Weights, Measures, and Coinage
1 May 1854

Establishment of Geographical Department of the Congress Library
1 August 1853

Committee to Communicate with Charles Babbage, Esq., Regarding his Analytical Engine
1 August 1853

Committee on Geographical Survey of New York State
1 August 1851

Committee on State Geographical Surveys
1 August 1851

Approval of Meteorological Instruments
1 August 1851

Committee to Present Zoological Results to Secretary of Interior
1 August 1851

Committee on Meteorological Observations
1 August 1851

Committee on Geological Survey of Ohio
1 May 1851

Committee on Geological Survey of Missouri
1 May 1851

Committee for Memorializing Congress in Relation to Scientific Explorations
1 May 1851

Uniting Magnetical and Meteorological Inquiries Between British Government, Hudson's Bay Company and the United States
26 August 1850

Establishment of a Zoological Journal
1 August 1850

Committee to Consider Addition of Naturalists and Geologists to Mexican Boundary Survey
1 August 1850

Subcommittee for System of Scientific Ethics
1 August 1850

Committee to Examine Experiments on Coal
1 August 1850

Committee on Scales and Standards for Scientific Measurement
1 August 1849

Establishment of State Societies for Development of Geology and Natural History
1 August 1849

Distribution of Results of Exploring Expedition
1 August 1849

Presenting Books, Charts, Maps, and Specimens to the Smithsonian
1 August 1849

Manual of Scientific Observations and Research
1 August 1849

Committee on Geological Report of Pennsylvania
1 August 1849

Continuance of the Coast Survey of the United States
1 August 1849

Committee to Request Aid for Lieut. Maury's Work on Navigational Charts
24 September 1848

Committee on the Sediments of the Mississippi River
24 September 1848

Geological Survey Report of Pennsylvania
24 September 1848