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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
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
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Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0452

Electron micrographs c.1943-1953

Collection Creator:
Borasky, Rubin, 1910-1988  Search this
Schaeffer, Asa Arthur  Search this
Borasky, Charlotte S., Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 28
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 5: Development and Applications of Electron Microscopy
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0452-ref96

Electron Micrographs 1 | Nature–Design Triennial

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2019-07-02T14:48:16.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
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cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_iLPPjCuCEig

Electron Micrographs 2 | Nature–Design Triennial

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2019-07-02T14:50:56.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
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cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt__LOzcut-NDc

Electron Micrographs

Designer:
James C. Weaver, American  Search this
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, founded 2009  Search this
Medium:
Images on monitors
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2019
Credit Line:
Courtesy of James C. Weaver
Accession Number:
NATURE.003
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Exhibitions Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4aecf4d2e-e014-4a59-bfe1-9402fca5c453
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_NATURE.003

Save Our Earth

Designer:
Joanna Aizenberg, Russian, born 1960  Search this
Medium:
Synthetic cilia demonstrating the principle of self-assembly around a nanosphere and shown in a scanning electron micrograph with false color
Type:
Exhibitions
Digital print
Object Name:
Digital print
Date:
2009
Credit Line:
Courtesy of Aizenberg Lab and Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University
Accession Number:
s-e-3206
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Exhibitions Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq45949f8cb-6bef-4d42-8760-431e5ea60ae5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_s-e-3206

Synthetic Crystal Nanoflowers

Designer:
Joanna Aizenberg, Russian, born 1960  Search this
Wim Noorduin, Dutch, born 1980  Search this
Medium:
Synthetic crystal flowers sculpted at the nanoscale using timed interventions in molecular self-assembly and shown in a scanning electron micrograph image with false color.
Type:
Exhibitions
Digital print
Object Name:
Digital print
Date:
2013
Credit Line:
Courtesy of Aizenberg Lab and Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University
Accession Number:
s-e-3207
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Exhibitions Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq45e7931f6-6f11-4c91-8464-6096aa600e96
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_s-e-3207

Dr. Bruno Z. Kisch Papers

Source:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Science, Medicine, and Society  Search this
Creator:
Kisch, Bruno Z., 1890-1966  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Science, Medicine, and Society  Search this
Extent:
3.5 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Laboratory notebooks
Electron micrographs
Correspondence
Technical literature
Reprints
Photomicrographs
Date:
1904-1968.
Summary:
This collection consists of materials from the professional life of Dr. Bruno Z. Kisch.
Scope and Contents note:
Contains correspondence, most relating to Kisch's service as President of the American College of Cardiology; photomicrographs, of animal tissue specimens; writings and notes; notebooks on Dr. Kisch's experimentation and research, including many electrocardiograms; and printed material, such as medical journals containing articles by Dr. Kisch, and reprints of articles by Dr. Kisch.

The materials are useful to those with an interest in the American College of Cardiology during the 1950s, or those who have the ability to read and understand cardiological printouts.

Electrocardiograph: An instrument which records electrical currents produced by the heart.

Electrocardiography: A method of recording electrical currents traversing the heart muscle just previous to each heart beat. The study and interpretation of electrocardiographs.

Electrocardiogram: The graphic record of the heart's action currents obtained with the electrocardiograph.

Electrogram: Any record on paper or film made by an electrical event.

Tracing: Any graphic display of electrical or mechanical cardiovascular event.
Arrangement:
Divided into 5 series:

Series 1, Personal materials

Series 2, Correspondence

Series 3, Notebooks

Series 4, Photographs, Micrographs and Negatives

Series 5, Publications
Biographical/Historical note:
Dr. Bruno Zacharias Kisch (1890-1966) was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1890. He received his medical degree in 1913 at the Charles University of Prague and served in the Austrian army during World War I as a physician from 1914-1918. With the rise of Nazism, Kisch relocated to the United States in 1938 with his wife, Ruth, and their two children, Charlotte Rebecca and Arnold Emanuel. A colleague called him "one of the princely gifts that fell to America because of Adolph Hitler". In 1943, Kisch became a United States citizen.

Amongst his peers Kisch was credited as a "Da Vinci in a modern age" due to his wide range of interests. He was a founding member of the American College of Cardiology in 1949, and completed the first president's term upon his death in 1951. Kisch was elected as president in his own right at the end of the term and held the office of president from 1951-1953. From 1939 until 1966 Kisch had his own medical practice in New York City and was a researcher and consultant in cardiology. Kisch's major contribution to the field of cardiology was his experimentation with electron microscopes. He was the first scientist to use electron microscopes to perform cardiac research on warm-blooded animals. The microscope allowed researchers to study heart fibers more closely by magnifying cells by 30,000. Discoveries Kisch made through this research furthered the field of cardiology and led to the formation of the Electron Microscopic Institute in 1953.

The professorships he held at multiple schools, including Yeshiva University, in New York City, and Yale University, reflect his wide range of knowledge from physiology to the philosophy and history of science as does his consultation to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. on "the study of scales, weights, and measures", and his position as curator to the Edward Clark Streeter Collection of Weights and Measures at Yale University. Kisch's other interests can be found in the articles he wrote and the publications for which he served as founder/editor: "The Jewish Refugee and America"; "History of the Jewish Pharmacy (Judenapothek) in Prague"; "Scales and Weights – A Historical Outline"; "Shekel Metals and False Shekels"; Cardiologia; the Journal of Experimental Medicine and Surgery; and the Transactions of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Bruno Z. Kisch passed away while visiting Germany in 1966. The Electron Microscopic Institute was dedicated in his memory in 1967.
Related Materials:
xMaterials at the National Museum of American History

Division of Medicine and Science

Other artifacts in the collection include sphygmomanometers, sphygmographs, stethoscopes, pacemakers, stents, and one of Claud Beck's defibrillators. The collection also has early examples of Bayer Aspirin.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Dr. Bruno Kisch's wife, Prof. Ruth Kisch, of Brooklyn, New York, in 1971.
Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
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:
Cardiology  Search this
Medicine -- Research  Search this
Microscopy  Search this
Medical sciences  Search this
Electron microscopy  Search this
Physicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass -- 1890-1920
Laboratory notebooks
Electron micrographs
Correspondence -- 20th century
Technical literature
Reprints
Photomicrographs
Citation:
Dr. Bruno Z. Kisch Papers, 1904-1968, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0835
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Dr. Bruno Z. Kisch Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0835

Electron Micrographs Analysis by Optical Transforms by G. Donelli & L. Paoletti

Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Electricity and Modern Physics  Search this
Collection Author:
Marton, Ladislaus Laszlo, 1901-1979 (physicist)  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 2
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:
Ladislaus Laszlo Marton Collection, 1932-1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Ladislaus Laszlo Marton Collection
Ladislaus Laszlo Marton Collection / Series 3: Printed Materials / Copies of Author Index, Subject Index, Advances in Electronic and Electron Physics
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0100-ref44

Two New Species of Wockia Heinemann (Lepidoptera: Urodidae) from Coastal Dry-Forests in Western Mexico

Author:
Adamski, David  Search this
Landry, Jean-Francois  Search this
Sohn, Jae-Cheon  Search this
Boege, Karina  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2009
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Entomology  Search this
Insects  Search this
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Entomology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_77537

Untitled

Collection Creator::
Science Service  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Summary:
Subject 48 - Electron Micrograph
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-094, Science Service, Records
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Records
Records / Box 14
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa18-094-refidd1e2070

Electron Micrograph

Collection Creator::
Science Service  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-034, Science Service, Records
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Records
Records / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa13-034-refidd1e5014

Construction Analysis (alphabetical by chip)

Collection Creator:
Integrated Circuit Engineering Corporation.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1997 - 1997
Scope and Contents:
This series is arranged alphabetically by chip and contains analyses that cover x-rays, optical, scanning electron micrographs, cross sections, topological layout and dimensions, layer thickness, and materials.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
I.C.E. Integrated Circuit Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0600, Series 4
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I.C.E. Integrated Circuit Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0600-ref192

Product Analysis (about 50 out of 68)

Collection Creator:
Integrated Circuit Engineering Corporation.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1966 - 1971
Scope and Contents note:
This series contains illustrated reports that are aimed at the IC users who need reliable information on component quality for part qualification purposes, and IC manufacturers who need to stay abreast of competitive technologies being offered. The reports are very detailed and include scanning electron micrographs, x-rays, figures, tables, and historgram. A sampling of six reports a year from ICE's growing list (as of 1996, over 500 reports). The reports are aimed at IC users who need reliable information on component quality for part qualification purposes, and IC manufacturers who need to stay abreast of competitive technologies.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
I.C.E. Integrated Circuit Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0600, Series 2
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I.C.E. Integrated Circuit Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0600-ref21

Egypt: Scanning Electron Micrographs of Sand, 1962-1982

Collection Creator::
El-Baz, Farouk  Search this
Container:
Box 17 of 95
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for duration of Farouk El-Baz's lifetime without written permission from Donor. Transferring office; 2/27/1983 Agreement of Transfer; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-262, Farouk El-Baz Papers
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Farouk El-Baz Papers
Farouk El-Baz Papers / Box 17
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-262-refidd1e5799

Electron micrographs - Riftia

Collection Creator::
Jones, Meredith L.  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 14
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-017, Meredith L. Jones Papers
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Meredith L. Jones Papers
Meredith L. Jones Papers / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa90-017-refidd1e2569

Description of Larva, Adults, and Bionomics of Filatima Demissae Keifer (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Washington, U.S.A.

Author:
LaGasa, Eric H.  Search this
Adamski, David  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2009
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Entomology  Search this
Insects  Search this
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Entomology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_98142

Descriptions of life-stages of Blastobasis repartella (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Coleophoridae: Blastobasinae) and observations on its biology in switchgrass

Author:
Adamski, David  Search this
Boe, A. A.  Search this
Bradshaw, J. D.  Search this
Pultyniewicz, Alan  Search this
Johnson, P. J.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2010
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Entomology  Search this
Insects  Search this
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Entomology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_93301

Description and comparison of morphological structures of the eggs of Anopheles hyrcanus group and related species (Diptera: Culicidae) from the Republic of Korea

Author:
Kim, Heung-Chul  Search this
Brown, Tracy  Search this
Rueda, Leopoldo M.  Search this
Thongkukiatkul, Amporn  Search this
Sherwood, Van  Search this
Klein, Terry A.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2009
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Entomology  Search this
Insects  Search this
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Entomology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_80525

Systematics, host plants, and life histories of three new Phyllocnistis species from the central highlands of Costa Rica (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae, Phyllocnistinae)

Author:
Nishida, Kenji  Search this
Davis, Donald R.  Search this
Kawahara, Akito Y.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2009
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Entomology  Search this
Insects  Search this
See others in:
Entomology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_81327

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