AASP Newsletter 2(2): 2, 1989.
Earl Petersen sent in this note:
"A reminder, Dear Member, that the Emblem Committee is still looking for emblem designs. You may have an excellent idea for a suitable emblem, but perhaps you don't feel you have the artistic or drafting talent to create an effective design.
Forget the artistic aptitude - just scrawl your idea on a handy scrap of paper, submit it, and we'll draft a draftsman to pretty it up. There is no limit on individual entries."
A few members have availed themselves and their suggestions are displayed elsewhere in the Newsletter.
Send your suggestions to:
Earl T. Petersen,
Atlantic Richfield Company,
P.O. Box 2819, Dallas,
AASP Newsletter 3(3): 8, 1970.
For your consideration, the Emblem Committee has selected six final designs from which will be chosen the official emblem of the Association at the Toronto meeting. The six designs shown on page 13 of the Newsletter were drafted to a uniform scale through the kind efforts of H. Tate Ames and the Coal Research Illustrative Sections at Pennsylvania State University. The Chairman of the Emblem Committee offers the belated recommendation that design no. 2 be altered to show a map of the Western Hemisphere, rather than North America.
As the process of selection is a committee responsibility, voting by those attending the convention was chosen as the fairest means of obtaining a consensus. However, many members will be unable to attend. If you desire to express a preference, you are encouraged to send a note to the address shown below, prior to the convention, and your preference will be included with the votes of the attendees.
Karl T. Peterson
Atlantic Richfield Company
P.O. Box 2819
Dallas, Texas 75221
AASP Newsletter 10(3): 9, 1977.
The Emb1em Committee is still alive and active even though the response from the March Newsletter's announcement has been somewhat less than overwhe1ming. At present, three suggestions have been submitted; one indicating that we should not adopt any form of emblem and two individuals who submitted design suggestions. Suggestions which have been submitted recently and in the past are included on a separate page at the end of the News1etter. Members are urged to contact the chairman of the Emblem Committee with their opinions concerning the emblems already submitted and are asked to send additional sketches which they wou1d like to have considered. At the mid-year AASP Executive Meeting it was suggested that some type of fina1 action concerning an AASP emblem should be taken at the annual meeting in Tulsa this October.
Please send your comments and sketches to the Emblem Committee Chairman: Leonard E. Eames, Amoco Production Co., Research Center, P.O. Box 591, Tulsa, OK. 74102, U.S.A.
AASP Newsletter 11(1): 7-8, 1977.
I was pleased to learn that my design for an emblem for AASP was selected from among the many interesting and imaginative submitted. Our organization deserves to have a symbol of the kind that enhances the publications and displays of the G.S.A, A.A.P.G., Paleontological Society, and others.
Some explanation of the design may be appropriate, for the record, The attributes of the emblem are simplicity, symmetry, and subtlety. From the center outward palynologists may recognize stylized representations of a chorate dinoflagellate cyst fossil or modern), a trilete spore (possibly of Paleozoic or Mesozoic age), and a triporate pollen grain (which could be Tertiary, Quaternary or modern). Other images may be discerned as well, depending on a person's predilections. It is hoped that at least some part of this device can appeal to each member of the A.A.S.P., which has a membership somewhat diverse in origin and occupation. The encircling banner with the name and founding date of our organization is like those found on the emblems of many professional societies. The final version was rendered by Ray Grahn, graphic artist with Chevron.
Douglas J. Nichols
Editor' s note: Special thanks is also extended to all those members who took time to either submit an emblem for consideration or voted for one of the emblems displayed either in past Newsletters or at the 10th Annual Meeting Len Eames deserves much of the credit as chairman of the Emblem Selection Committee and worked hard to try and develop some interest among the membership for this project.
In 2008, AASP changed its name from the "American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists, Inc." to "AASP - The Palynological Society" and changed its logo to reflect AASP's promotion of all aspects of palynology in academia and industry.