About the AIS Bulletin (updated November 13, 2013)
Photo: example cover of a previous AIS Bulletin
The AIS Bulletin: Irises-The Bulletin of the American Iris Society is the official publication of the American Iris Society.
The AIS Bulletin is published quarterly with issue cover dates of; January/February, April/May, July/August and October/November. The official publication of the AIS typically has a composition of approximately 60-70 pages, a size format of 8 1/2 x 11 and includes color photography. Contents include; activities of the AIS, growing and hybridizing different types of irises, reviews of show gardens, awards of top irises, people in the iris world, information about conventions, iris shows and administrative information about the AIS.
The AIS Bulletin is provided free to all AIS members as a benefit of membership. There are no public subscriptions offered. To receive an AIS Bulletin, you must be a member of the AIS. For full AIS membership information please click here: AIS membership information
AIS Electronic Membership:
AIS Emembers also have access to online viewing of The Basic Iris Culture booklet and access to irisregister.com, the online database of iris registrations and introductions. Additional services may be made available in the future. Please see the Electronic Membership information area of the website for more details on this membership option. You may purchase an AIS Emembership through the regular AIS Membership information area of the website.
The index is a bit more than just a table of contents. In addition to listing the articles, it includes an index entry for each individual, color, iris photo. For each article, if the title and/or subtopic don't describe the contents well, additional keywords are put in a description entry. The intent was to make the index searchable for things that people would normally look for. For example; everything written by a specific author/hybridizer or every reference to a particular variety of iris.
Though by no means complete, the entries
gathered by industrious volunteers to date can be downloaded here. There
are three file versions: a PDF version, an Excel file version and a Tabbed Text file version of
the database. Choose the version that suits your needs best.
Excel version: In the Excel file, the data is in the sheet/tab called "Database.” This
is sortable and searchable using the tools within Excel. Another
sheet/tab called “Info” explains the fields, the abbreviations and other
info about the format. The Excel version requires Microsoft Excel.
Special Hybridizing information AIS Bulletin index (new November 2013)
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