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Electron Microscopy Society of America 1942-1943

Collection Creator:
Borasky, Rubin, 1910-1988  Search this
Schaeffer, Asa Arthur  Search this
Borasky, Charlotte S., Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Rubin Borasky Microscopy Collection, 1930-1988, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection
Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection / Series 4: Electron Microscopy Societies
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep86407049a-931b-4552-94b5-ae52be579e5f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0452-ref59

Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection

Creator:
Borasky, Rubin, 1910-1988  Search this
Schaeffer, Asa Arthur  Search this
Borasky, Charlotte S., Mrs.  Search this
Names:
Electron Microscopy Society of America.  Search this
General Electric Company  Search this
Temple University.  Search this
United States. Department of Agriculture  Search this
University of Illinois.  Search this
Extent:
5 Cubic feet (16 boxes )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Photomicrographs
Electron micrographs
Correspondence
Date:
1930-1988
Summary:
A collection of material relating to electron microscopes.
Scope and Contents:
This material was collected by Mr. Borasky over a long period during which he worked in the field of electron microscopy.

Borasky's correspondence with many of the major figures in the field is included. Much of this correspondence was initiated by Borasky as a means of documenting the history of electron microscopy that he attempted to write over many years. The question of priority of invention and the many steps in development of these instruments are prominent elements of the correspondence.

The collection includes documentation of early events in the development and use of the electron microscope. Numerous reprints of articles, some by pioneers in the field, are supplemented by micrographs (photos) of various materials.

As part of the collection, more than 70 audio tapes were made by Mr. Borasky, recording interviews and lectures relating to microscopy and other matters. The quality of these recordings is generally not satisfactory, however.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into seven series.

Series 1: Personal, 1948-1987

Series 2: Surveys of Colleagues and Responses, 1959-1982

Series 3: Other Correspondence, 1940-1988

Series 4: Electron Microscopy Societies, 1942-1974

Series 5: Development and Applications of Electron Microscopy, 1935-1986

Series 6: Early History of Electron Microscope (draft material; correspondence), 1942-1987

Series 7: Scientific Publications, 1930-1985; 8. Audio Tapes, 1971-1977
Biographical / Historical:
Rubin Borasky (1910- ) was born in Philadelphia, PA and was educated at Temple University (AB in 1932, AM in 1936, Ph. D. in 1950). He was employed as a teaching assistant at Temple 1932 1934 and as a teacher in Philadelphia secondary schools 1934-1939. Later he worked as a biologist and chemist in U. S. Department of Agriculture, as senior scientist (electron microscopy) for the General Electric Company and as electron micographer at the University of Illinois. He was a member of the Electron Microscopy Society of America and other professional societies in the field of electron microscopy.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Charlotte S. Borasky, August 1, 1992.
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 microscopes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century
Photomicrographs
Electron micrographs
Correspondence -- 1930-1950
Citation:
Rubin Borasky Microscopy Collection, 1930-1988, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0452
See more items in:
Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep817bcae52-793f-4653-a0ed-7baf08722793
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0452

EMSA and its people : the first fifty years / by Sterling P. Newberry ; with contributions by Joseph J. Comer ... [et al.] ; edited by Mary Schumacher

Author:
Newberry, Sterling P. 1915-  Search this
Schumacher, Mary  Search this
Electron Microscopy Society of America  Search this
Electron Microscope Society of America  Search this
Subject:
Electron Microscopy Society of America History  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 93, [3], iv, 95 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1992
C1992
Topic:
Electron microscopes--History  Search this
Electron microscopy--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_502087

Handbook of biological confocal microscopy / edited by James B. Pawley

Author:
Pawley, James B  Search this
Confocal Microscopy Workshop (1989 : San Antonio, Tex.)  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 232 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
Confocal microscopy--Congresses  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_466822

Introduction to analytical electron microscopy / edited by John J. Hren, Joseph I. Goldstein, and David C. Joy

Author:
Hren, John J  Search this
Goldstein, Joseph 1939-  Search this
Joy, David C. 1943-  Search this
Electron Microscopy Society of America  Search this
Microbeam Analysis Society  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 601 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1979
C1979
Topic:
Electron microscopy  Search this
Call number:
TA417.23 .I57X
TA417.23.I57X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_122772

Proceedings ... annual meeting, Electron Microscopy Society of America

Author:
Electron Microscopy Society of America  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. 26 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1967
1992
Topic:
Electron microscopes  Search this
Call number:
QH212.E4 E38
QH212.E4 E38
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_64279

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