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µ•Notes, Vol.6 No.1, July 2007

  • Polarizers, Retarders, and Compensators: from the Celestial Sphere to the Poincare Sphere by Bill C. Mikuska


  • µ•Notes, Vol.5 No.1, July 2005

  • Acceptance Letter from Gilbert Hartley to SMSI
  • A Lucky Break for Polarization: The Optical Properties of Calcite by Mickey E. Gunter
  • Principles of Micromanipulators and Micromanipulation: A Mid-Century SMSI Lecture-Demonstration-Workshop by John Gustav Delly
  • SMSI President’s Report: July 2004 – July 2005 by Bill C. Mikuska
  • 2005 SMSI Emile Chamot Award Recipient (Dr. Osamu Shimomura)


  • µ•Notes, Vol.3 No.1, July 1999

  • A Protocol for Authentication of Paintings by Walter C. McCrone and Eugene Markowski
  • A Case of Art Fraud Unmasked by Skip Palenik
  • Beware the Duster by Richard Hoyt Lee
  • Using Electrographic Techniques in Microchemical Metal Tests by James J. Benko
  • Julian D. Corrington and the Bausch & Lomb Model R Microscope by John Gustav Delly
  • SMSI Treasurer's Report - 1998 by Susan N. Young
  • Emile Chamot: The Man Behind the SMSI Award by Richard Hoyt Lee

  • A Microscopist and His Shadows by Leo Barish, (1999 Emile M. Chamot Award Recipitant)


  • µ•Notes, Vol.2 No.2, August 1998

  • Inter/Micro-48 by Walter C. McCrone
  • A Reminiscence of Inter/Micro at Cambridge, England - 1973 by Anna S. Teetsov
  • The Polam 213 Polarized Light Microscope by David J. Roy
  • The Cap Gun and the Microscope: First Steps in a MIcroscopical Odyssey by John Gustav Delly
  • A Quick and Easy Dry Mount Prep by James J. Benko
  • Centering Wrenches - Elusive and Captive by John Gustav Delly
  • Alteration When it Alteration Finds: A Microscopical Approach to Writing Sequence Determination by Joseph G. Barabe
  • Historical Perspectives by Richard Hoyt Lee
  • Can it Be Thirty years Ago? by Brian J. Ford
  • One Man's Odyssey Starting from Ithaca by Walter C. McCrone
  • 1998 SMSI Emile M. Chamot Award Recipient (Walter C. McCrone)


  • µ•Notes, Vol.2 No.2, March 1998

  • Lquid Crystals by John Maple
  • McRI Flexi-Grad Program
  • Making a Microscope Slide Ring Oven by James J. Benko
  • New Use for an Old Grill by James J. Benko
  • SMSI Report for 1997 by Richard H. Lee
  • Exposure Determination in Photomicrography Using Gossen Meters with the Microscope Attachment by Joseph G. Barabe
  • Program for Certification in Applied Chemical Microscopy by McCrone Research Institute
  • SMSI Award Recipients - Part 1: A Look Back by Bill C. Mikuska
  • Publications of the State Microscopical Society of Illinois by John Gustav Delly
  • A Study in Frustration by Walter C. McCrone
  • SMSI Treasures Report - 1997
  • 1998 SMSI Dr. August Koehler Award Recipient (Arthur Lawrence Edward Barron)


  • µ•Notes, Vol.1 No.2, July 1997

  • Forever Amber and Not so Forever Copal by James J. Benko
  • Louis Pasteur Remembered by Richard H. Lee
  • More Examples of the Personal Touch in Do-it-Yourself Projects by John Gustav Delly
  • SMSI Statement of Purpose
  • SMSI By-Laws
  • The Polarized Light Macroscope by Walter C. McCrone
  • SMSI Treasurer Report
  • Essential Oils as Refractive Index Liquids by Bill C. Mikuska
  • Head Lice and the Home MIcroscopist by James R. Millette
  • Comments and Corrigenda
  • Building a Polarized Light Microscope by Theodore M. Clarke
  • Theodore Rochow (1997 Emile M. Chamot Award Recipient)
  • Microscopy (An excerpt from the Encyclopedia of Chemical Analysis)



  • µ•Notes, Vol.1 No.1, February 1997

  • Filter Holder and Specimen-Manipulation Apparatus Designed and Built by Charles H. Kruchten by John Gustav Delly
  • Some Hint for Snow Fun by James Benko
  • Ferrihydrite - An Unusual Material by Richard H. Lee
  • Preparation and Uses of Needles for Manipulating Small Particles by Anna Teetsov
  • Micro Tips - Using the Photomicrography Form by Joseph G. Barabe
  • Digital Imaging in the Materials Engineering Laboratory by Theodore M. Clarke
  • An Introduction to Labradorescence by Garth Ziemba
  • Update on the Turin Shroud by Walter C. McCrone
  • A Computer Program for the Double Variation Method by Thomas Polaski and Jeffrey Hollifield
  • 1997 SMSI Dr. August Koehler Award Recipient (Brian J. Ford) Photo by Joseph G. Barabe, courtesy of the McCrone Group, Westmount, IL


  • Micro-Notes, Vol.V No.1, January-March 1950

  • On the Natural Coloring Matter, Brazilin, and Its Use in Microscopical Technique. by John Luther Mohr, Ph. D.
  • Collecting And Identifying Diatoms. - I. by R. Fraser Bastow, F.R.M.S.
  • The Use of the Microscope in the Study of Mosses by Cloyd Burnley Stifler
  • Rotifer Chats by C. Rudlin, F.R.M.S., M.A.M.S.
  • Making Plastic Replicas Of Snow Crystals by Ben F. Laposky of Cherokee, Iowa.
  • New Products
  • Book Review
  • News from the Field


  • Micro-Notes, Vol.IV No.4, September-December 1949

  • The Mounting of Rotifera by John Hanley
  • The Garden Pond and Biology by H. G. S. Wright
  • Widgets and Gadgets No. 8 - Focusing a Photomicrographic Camera by Dan M. Stump
  • On the Action on the Gene by Peter J. Squicciarini
  • New-Products - Rolf Thienemann's Viewer
  • Super Microscope Using Mirrors
  • Beginning Structure of Heart
  • Elementary Particles Revealed
  • Plant Cells in Coal, New Technique
  • Mirror Microscope in Cancer Fight
  • Artificial Sapphires Made into Lenses
  • Fungus, not Frost, Causes Winterkill
  • Lenses of Germanium Metal Transmit Invisible Heat
  • "Dwarf" Germs Developed-from Big Ones
  • Miscroscope Gets X-Ray Eyes
  • Instrument Handle Acts Like Joy Stick
  • Ten Top Science Advances in 1949
  • Mass-Production of Schmidt Lens
  • Amateurs Bringing Fresh Viewpoints
  • X-Ray-Eyed Microscope Grows Powerful
  • Small Quantities


  • Micro-Notes, Vol.IV No.3, July-September 1949

  • Myxomycetes, Mycetozoa, or Slime Molds by Cloyd Burnley Stifler
  • Widget and Gadgets No. 7 - Kohler Illumination by Dan M. Stump
  • Further Notes on the Habits of Trichocerca Capucina by C. Rudlin, F.R.M.S., M.A.M.S.
  • Symposium on Fine Particles and Resolution June 9th to 11th 1949
  • Super-thin Tissue Sections
  • Plastic photographic Film
  • Camera Replaces Eyes
  • Things You've Never Wondered About
  • Electronics Reveal Make-up of Stars
  • Genes Nearer Identification
  • Fungi Present Own Evidence
  • New Lens Improves Eyesight
  • International Science Clubs
  • Food Possibilities of Water Plant
  • New Micro-Analysis Apparatus
  • Reflector Applied to Microscope
  • Growth Control Substance in Seaweed
  • Fluorescence Help Solve Soil Problems
  • National Quest for Knowledge
  • A Micro-Organism as Food Producer
  • Super Microscope Sees With Mirrors
  • Light for Photo Enlarger
  • Fingerprinting Powder Poisons Policemen
  • New Products - De Fonbrune Equipment for Probing the Unknown
  • Our Front Page
  • Laboratory Technique - A Good Algae Stain


  • Micro-Notes, Vol.IV No.2, April-June 1949

  • Possibilities for Biological Field Research in Chicago Area by Wm. Westfall
  • Fossil Diatomaceous Deposits in the United States of America by M. Rasmussen
  • Cancer under the Microscope on Regular TV Channel
  • Blood's "Police" Cells Surround Tantalum Metal
  • Dust Is Atomic Bomb Hazard, Study behind Iron Curtain Shows
  • Tropical Forest Mosquitoes Breed in Many Strange Places
  • "De-tailed" Bacteria Still Able to Swim
  • You Do Your Best Seeing with Eye's Index Point
  • New Insecticide Produces Hereditary Changes in Cells
  • "Dawn Redwood" Pollen Found in Scottish Coal
  • Mouse Ova with Extra Chromosomes Develop to Early Embryo Stage
  • Extracting Food from Yeast
  • Hair is 750 Times Thicker Than Thinnest Scientific Slices
  • Our Front Page


  • Micro-Notes, Vol.IV No.1, January-March 1949

  • TROCHOCERCA CAPUCINA - An European Cuckoo or an American Cow Bird Among the Rotifera by C. Rudlin, F.R.M.S., M.A.M.S.
  • What is the Relationship by J. E. Nielsen
  • Pleasures of the Microscope by M. Rasmussen
  • Early Flourite Objective Information obtained through Dr. Veda A. Latham
  • Widgets and Gadgets No. 6 - Correcting for Cover-glass Thickness by Dan M. Stump
  • Pleurosigma Angulatum by J. E. Nielson
  • New Products - A New Standard Laboratory Microscope
  • Laboratory Technique - Cleaning of Radiolaria from Barbados by Dr. V. A. Latham
  • Specimen Exchange
  • Our Front Page


  • Micro-Notes, Vol.III No.1, March 1948

  • STATE MICROSCOPICAL SOCIETY OF ILLINOIS (Founded 1869)CHICAGO
  • Carchesium Culture by J. E. Nielsen
  • Vermilion Sea Of California by Dr. M. W. Johnson
  • Moravia Deposit by J. Kinker
  • Widgets And Gadgets by Dan M. Stump
  • Diatoms And Oysters by J. Bartholomew
  • Botanical Possibilities Of Chicago Region by Floyd Swink
  • On Effect Of Penicillin On Seed Germination
  • Streptomycin
  • On Taxonomy
  • Field - Trip Report by Floyd Swink
  • The Society's Annual Election by Floyd Swink
  • Technical Sessions by I.J.C.
  • Book Notes
  • Members Of Guests Indicate Their Interest
  • A Martin Achromatic Microscope by Frank J. Kelley
  • Living Organisms Under High Pressure by J. E. Nielsen
  • OBITUARY - John A. Long, Sir Herbert Jackson by V.A.L
  • EDITORIAL

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