|Issued 1951, 75 year Jubilee|
Their Mission statement is “to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people.”Their primary way of dong this is through publications and journals. Their first journal, "Journal of the American Chemical Society," started publications in 1879. They now have 39 different journals.
Another activity of the Society is to administer grants through several trust fund.
The society received a federal charter in 1937 when Franklin Roosevelt was president.