PSA History: Chronology of PSA
Elena McTighe, APSA, PPSA
Associated Camera Clubs of America (ACCA) was founded.
Plans formulated for the establishment of PSA.
The birth of PSA.
April: The first Bulletin is published.
The first PSA convention, held in Pittsburgh.
March: the first PSA Journal was published.
The By-laws were finalized.
PSA was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in Illinois.
The first annual 100 Print Travel Salon was held: the precursor to today's PSA Exhibition.
The first special interest division was formed: The Techniques Division
Formation of the Historical Division.
Formation of the Pictorial Division, later called the Pictorial Print Division.
The first Honors were granted at the Cleveland Convention.
Formation of the Color Division, later called the Color Slide Division and then the Color Projected Image Division.
The first Chapters were organized.
The Camera Club Division was formed.
Formation of the Photojournalism Division.
The Charter for the Society's Permanent Print Collection was established.
Formation of the Motion Picture Division.
Dr. C.E.K. Mees received the first Progress Medal Award.
PSA Headquarters was established in Philadelphia with the help of Cornerstone Members.
Formation of the Stereo Division, later called the 3D Division.
Formation of the Photo Travel Division.
Conference attendance was at an all time high of 2,003 in San Francisco.
PSA membership was at an all time high of 18,962.
PSA Headquarters was moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
The first Distinctions were granted at the Conference in Tucson, Arizona.
Formation of the Electronic Imaging Division.
The first PSA Youth Showcase was held.