Eilers was a St. Louis patent lawyer who collected a wide variety of clippings from scientific and technological journals. Includes photographs, illustrations and drawings. These documents compile one of the finest sources of literature concerning science and technology from the 1850s through the 1930s, and is a good example of the journalistic treatment of these subject areas.
Large volume of clippings from popular scientific and technological journals, such as "Scientific American," including some documents from the late 1850s, but most ca. 1880s-1930s. All clippings are identified with an abbreviated journal title, volume number, year and page number. The majority of the journals are American, but there are some German, French and British documents also.
Roy Eilers Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
This collection is available for research, but it is stored off-site, so special arrangements in advance are required. Call 202-633-3270