About ASMS

History Posters

This series of posters illustrates both graphically and in text the time line and development of the Society, technology, instrumentation, and applications.  Beginning with the 50th Anniversary Conference held in Orlando, FL, June 2–6, 2002, an exhibit of new and archived posters is displayed each year at the ASMS annual conference. 

View the posters below to learn more about the history of Mass Spectrometry and ASMS.  Please note that some of the files are large and may take some time to load.  You are welcome to download and print for educational purposes.

The history posters are grouped into four broad categories:

  1. History of the Society and Member Interactions
  2. Member Interactions and Giants in Mass Spectrometry
  3. History of the Science of Mass Spec
  4. History of Commercialization
  5. History of Applications