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Publications - United States. National Bureau of Standards

Author:
United States National Bureau of Standards  Search this
Subject:
United States National Bureau of Standards Bibliography  Search this
Physical description:
v. 24-28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
1901
Topic:
Government publications--Bibliography  Search this
Call number:
Z1223 .U56
Z1223.U56
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_69697

National Bureau of Standards Radio Collection

Collector:
United States. National Bureau of Standards  Search this
Names:
United States. National Bureau of Standards  Search this
Snyder, Wilbert F.  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Letters (correspondence)
Date:
circa 1917-1933
Summary:
Documents relating to early development of radio aids to aerial navigation, mostly on behalf of the U.S. military services.
Scope and Contents:
Documents relating to early development of radio aids to aerial navigation, mostly on behalf of the U.S. military services.
Biographical / Historical:
This material describes developments related to the National Bureau of Standards work in radio technoloqy in its early days. It relates to specific projects (some classified) involving aerial navigation equipment and other electrical instrumentation. It was identified by Mr. Wilbert F. Snyder who was engaged in writing a history of radio work conducted by the National Bureau of Standards entitled "Achievement in Radio" and who•had access to the N3S files on this work. Most of the material he reviewed was sent to the National Archives and the present collection represents the residual.
Provenance:
Collection donated by National Bureau of Standards, through R. Kamper, and Boulder Laboratories, July 30, 1986.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence) -- 1900-1950
Citation:
National Bureau of Standards Radio Collection, 1917-1933, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0217
See more items in:
National Bureau of Standards Radio Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0217

John Clacey (1857-1931)

Subject:
Clacey, John 1857-1931  Search this
United States National Bureau of Standards  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Lenses  Search this
Opticians  Search this
Physics  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0109]
Restrictions & Rights:
All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_290636

William Weber Coblentz (1873-1962)

Subject:
Coblentz, William W (William Weber) 1873-1962  Search this
United States National Bureau of Standards  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Physics  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-1012]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_367702

William F. Meggers Aerial Photography Collection

Creator:
Meggers, William F., 1888-1966  Search this
Names:
United States. National Bureau of Standards  Search this
Meggers, William F., 1888-1966  Search this
Extent:
1.34 Cubic Feet ((1 records center box) (1 flatbox))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Aerial Photographs
Scrapbooks
Date:
1918
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of one photograph album and glass plates consisting of aerial photography of Washington D.C., 1918. There are also shots of the pilots and the aircraft.
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. William F. Meggers ( 1888 - 1966) was a noted physicist and spectroscopist at the National Bureau of Standards (NBS). In 1918, Meggers conducted a NBS research project on sensitizing glass plates and the effectiveness of certain aerial cameras. The glass plates were aerial shots of the Washington, D.C. area taken from a Fairchild aircraft. The flights were made from Bolling Field and a field near Port Comfort, Virginia. The results from Meggers' study were published in 'The Journal of the Optical Society of American,' 1920.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
William Meggers, gift, 1967, XXXX-0280, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aerial photography  Search this
Aerial photography -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Spectrum analysis  Search this
Genre/Form:
Aerial Photographs
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0280
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0280

Thomas Taylor Neill Collection

Creator:
Neill, Thomas Taylor, 1903-1988  Search this
Names:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
United States. National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics  Search this
United States. National Bureau of Standards. Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory  Search this
Neill, Thomas Taylor, 1903-1988  Search this
Extent:
17.25 Cubic feet ((2 legal document boxes) (15 records center boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Financial records
Photographs
Drawings
Logs (records)
Manuscripts
Publications
Reports
Date:
1926-1972
bulk 1938-1943
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains the research material that Neill used in compiling his book. The material consists of correspondence and reports dealing with inspection, specifications, and performance tests of automobile and aircraft engines and fuels from 1926 to 1944. There are also reports, articles, and log books of specific engine types, both aeronautical and automotive, collected from all over the world, as well as a rough manuscript copy of Neill's book.
Biographical / Historical:
Thomas Taylor Neill (1903-1988) was an aeropropulsion engineer and author. Following the completion of his degrees at Catholic University of America (BS.ME 1925) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MS 1926) he went to work in the Aircraft Engine Research lab at the United States National Bureau of Standard (engineer 1926-39). He served as an ignition engineer for the Army Air Corps in Dayton, OH (1939-42). He then spent nearly twenty years in research for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (Assistant to the Director of Research 1942-58) and its successor the National Aeronautics and Administration (NASA; Chief of Research Administration Division, Office of Advanced Research Programs 1958-61; Chief of Research and Technical Reports, Office of Advance Research and Technology, 1961-70). Following his retirement from NASA, Neill worked as a consultant to the National Air and Space Museum (1971- ) where he began compiling a book on aviation engines in the inter-war period.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Thomas Neill, transfer, unknown, XXXX-0181, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautical engineers  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aircraft engines  Search this
Airplanes -- Rocket engines  Search this
Airplanes -- Motors  Search this
Airplanes -- Jet propulsion  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Financial records
Photographs
Drawings
Logs (records)
Manuscripts
Publications
Reports
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0181
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0181

Lyman James Briggs (1874-1963)

Subject:
Briggs, Lyman J (Lyman James) 1874-1963  Search this
United States National Bureau of Standards  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Engineering  Search this
Physics  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0026]
Restrictions & Rights:
All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_290564

Lyman James Briggs (1874-1963)

Subject:
Briggs, Lyman J (Lyman James) 1874-1963  Search this
United States National Bureau of Standards  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1933
Topic:
Engineering  Search this
Physics  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0027]
Restrictions & Rights:
All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_290565

(left to right): Austin Moore Brues (1906-1991) and Edward Uhler Condon (1902-1974)

Creator:
Science Service  Search this
Subject:
Condon, Edward Uhler 1902-1974  Search this
Brues, Austin M (Austin Moore) 1906-  Search this
Argonne National Laboratory  Search this
United States National Bureau of Standards  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1945
Topic:
Physics  Search this
Biophysics  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0339]
Restrictions & Rights:
All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_290818

Burt Haring Carroll (1896-1983)

Subject:
Carroll, Burt H (Burt Haring) 1896-1983  Search this
Eastman Kodak Company  Search this
United States National Bureau of Standards  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Chemistry  Search this
Photography  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0376]
Restrictions & Rights:
All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_290847

David Murray Gates (1921-2016)

Subject:
Gates, David M (David Murray) 1921-2016  Search this
Boulder Laboratories (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Bureau of Standards  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Ecology  Search this
Atmospheric physics  Search this
Biology--Fieldwork  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-1842]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
No Known Copyright Restrictions National Bureau of Standards
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_383224

Testing Shoe Leather at the U.S. National Bureau of Standards

Subject:
Wallace, Everett Leland 1888-1974  Search this
United States National Bureau of Standards  Search this
Physical description:
Photographic prints; 8 x 10
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1939
June 1939
Topic:
Shoes  Search this
Testing-machines  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 06-135 [SIA2015-004746]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_386897

Henry David Hubbard (1870-1943)

Subject:
Hubbard, Henry David 1870-1943  Search this
United States National Bureau of Standards  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Physics  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-4031]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_393818

Horace Smith Isbell (1898-1992)

Subject:
Isbell, Horace S (Horace Smith) 1898-  Search this
United States National Bureau of Standards  Search this
American Chemical Society  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1938
09/1938
Topic:
Chemistry  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-4273]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_394162

Standards Western Automatic Computer Circuit Notebooks

Topic:
Standard Western Automatic Computer
Collector:
Science, Medicine and Society, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Science, Medicine and Society, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Creator:
Huskey, Harry D.  Search this
Larson, Harry  Search this
Rutland, Dave  Search this
Names:
United States. National Bureau of Standards  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Notebooks
Date:
1946-1952
Summary:
Collection documents circuit development for the Standards Western Automatic Computer (SWAC). SWAC was an early digital computer built in 1950 by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Los Angeles, California.
Scope and Contents:
Three bound notebooks maintained by Harry Huskey, Dave Rutland and Harry T. Larson, documenting circuit development for the Standards Western Automatic Computer (SWAC). SWAC was an early digital computer built in 1950 by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Los Angeles, California. Additional materials include one folder of test routines and coding sheets, from 1952.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Designed in 1950 by Huskey, and built by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Los Angeles, California, SWAC was an early version of an electronic digital computer.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Computers -- History -- 1940-1950  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Notebooks
Citation:
Standards Western Automatic Computer Circuit Notebooks, 1946-1952, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1217
See more items in:
Standards Western Automatic Computer Circuit Notebooks
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1217

First draft of a report on the EDVAC / by John von Neumann

Title:
Report on the EDVAC
EDVAC
Author:
Von Neumann, John 1903-1957  Search this
United States Army Ordnance Department  Search this
University of Pennsylvania  Search this
Former owner:
Alexander, Samuel N. 1910-1967 DSI  Search this
United States National Bureau of Standards DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[5], 100, [1] leaves ; 27 cm. in envelope 38 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1945
Topic:
Electronic digital computers  Search this
Call number:
MSS 001763 B
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_538961

Ladislaus Laszlo Marton Collection

Collector:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Author:
Marton, Ladislaus Laszlo, 1901-1979 (physicist)  Search this
Names:
United States. National Bureau of Standards  Search this
Extent:
4.66 Cubic feet (14 boxes, one (1) 16 mm film)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Blueprints
Lantern slides
Drawings
Photographs
Correspondence
Diagrams
Slides (photographs)
Notebooks
Date:
1932 - 1970
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of materials documenting the history of electron optics, especially electron microscopes. Included are engineering drawings of Marton's devices, designed in Belgium, Stanford and RCA in the 1930s and 1940s; notebooks concerning extensive investigations in electron microscopy; photographs and micrographs concerning development work in this area of physics; correspondence 1930s 702; and reprints of scientific literature relating to Marton's interests.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into three series.

Series 1: Notebooks, electron microscope, 1920s, undated

Series 2: Photographs, undated

Series 3: Printed Materials, 1940-1970
Biographical / Historical:
Ladislaus L. Marton 1901 1979 was a physicist best known for his pioneer work in electron physics, specifically in electron microscopy, electron optics, and electron interferences and scattering. He came to the United States in 1938, and became a naturalized citizen in 1944. He was a member of the faculty at the University of Brussels (Belgium), 1928 1938, and assistant professor from 1933 1938. He was a research physicist at the RCA Manufacturing Company from 1938 1941. He was associate professor of electron optics, head division Stanford University, 1941 1946. He was a physicist from 1946 1970 at the National Bureau of Standards in Washington. Until his death he was an honorable research associate at the Smithsonian Institution.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Ladislaus Laszlo Marton, circa 1970.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Electron microscopy  Search this
Electron physics  Search this
Physicists  Search this
Optics  Search this
Electron scattering  Search this
Electron optics  Search this
Physics  Search this
Electron interference  Search this
Genre/Form:
Blueprints
Lantern slides
Drawings -- 20th century
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 19th-20th century
Correspondence -- 20th century
Diagrams
Photographs -- Phototransparencies -- 20th century
Slides (photographs)
Notebooks
Citation:
Ladislaus Laszlo Marton Collection, 1932-1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0100
See more items in:
Ladislaus Laszlo Marton Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0100

Scientific Records, circa 1959-1986

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Atomic and Molecular Physics Division  Search this
Subject:
Radford, Harrison E  Search this
United States National Bureau of Standards  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Radio and Geoastronomy Division  Search this
Physical description:
1.25 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 half document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1959
1959-1986
circa 1959-1986
Topic:
Astrophysics  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 04-192
See more items in:
Scientific Records circa 1959-1986 [Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Atomic and Molecular Physics Division]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_254200

(left to right): Edward Uhler Condon (1902-1974), Brien McMahon (1903-1952), Helen Gahagan Douglas (1900-1980), Harlow Shapley (1885-1972); and William Hammatt Davis (1879-1964)

Subject:
Condon, Edward Uhler 1902-1974  Search this
Davis, William H (William Hammatt) 1879-1964  Search this
Douglas, Helen Gahagan 1900-1980  Search this
McMahon, Brien 1903-1952  Search this
Shapley, Harlow 1885-1972  Search this
Harvard College Observatory  Search this
United States National Bureau of Standards  Search this
United States National War Labor Board (1942-1945)  Search this
Type:
Black-and-White Prints
Date:
1945
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
Nuclear physics  Search this
Physics  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-1207]
Restrictions & Rights:
All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_297390

Dr. Ruby Worner operates a crease meter in a textile laboratory at the U.S. National Bureau of Standards

Subject:
Worner, Ruby Kathryn 1900-1995  Search this
United States National Bureau of Standards  Search this
University of Chicago  Search this
Physical description:
Photographic prints; 10 x 8
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Testing-machines  Search this
Textile fabrics  Search this
Chemistry  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 06-135 [SIA2015-004747]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_386898

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