Donate To The Library

In 1999, Mr. Earl Merwin, a charter member of The Society of Flavor Chemists, donated his private collection of flavor reference materials.

This single, generous donation formed the foundation for establishing The Society of Flavor Chemists’ Library. Since that first donation the Society has been fortunate in receiving numerous financial donations and donations of additional books and other reference materials.

This enabled us to buy bookcases, and the Library has grown to some 1,600 entries.

How to donate

  • If you would like to make a financial donation to the Library, please send your check in name of The Society of Flavor Chemists with the notation “Library”.
  • If you would like to donate books and / or magazines to the Library, please contact any member of the Library Committee at “Contact the Library” or  A member of the Library Committee who is familiar with our collection will work with you in determining if your books fit the criteria of our collection.

We are a leading library on the subject of flavors, flavor ingredients and the flavor industry. Your donation will enhance this important position and will ensure that the library of the Society of Flavor Chemists will remain a valuable source of flavor information for generations to come. Please note that The Society of Flavor Chemists is listed by the IRS Code as a 501 ( c ) (3) organization and that donations may be tax deductible.