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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

Personal

Collection Creator:
Borasky, Rubin, 1910-1988  Search this
Schaeffer, Asa Arthur  Search this
Borasky, Charlotte S., Mrs.  Search this
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.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0452, Series 1
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Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0452-ref10

Origin and Background of Invention of Electron Microscope;Reinhold Rudenberg 1959-1963

Collection Creator:
Borasky, Rubin, 1910-1988  Search this
Schaeffer, Asa Arthur  Search this
Borasky, Charlotte S., Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 3
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 6: Early History of Electron Microscope; Draft Material, Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0452-ref100

Origin of Magnetic Electron Microscope; Martin M. Freundlich (Correspondence) 1963

Collection Creator:
Borasky, Rubin, 1910-1988  Search this
Schaeffer, Asa Arthur  Search this
Borasky, Charlotte S., Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 4
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 6: Early History of Electron Microscope; Draft Material, Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0452-ref101

Correspondence; H. Gunther Rudenberg 1963-1987

Collection Creator:
Borasky, Rubin, 1910-1988  Search this
Schaeffer, Asa Arthur  Search this
Borasky, Charlotte S., Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 5
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.
See more items in:
Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection
Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection / Series 6: Early History of Electron Microscope; Draft Material, Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0452-ref102

Correspondence; Ernst Ruska 1981-1987

Collection Creator:
Borasky, Rubin, 1910-1988  Search this
Schaeffer, Asa Arthur  Search this
Borasky, Charlotte S., Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 6
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.
See more items in:
Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection
Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection / Series 6: Early History of Electron Microscope; Draft Material, Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0452-ref103

Other Correspondence 1960-1983

Collection Creator:
Borasky, Rubin, 1910-1988  Search this
Schaeffer, Asa Arthur  Search this
Borasky, Charlotte S., Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 7
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.
See more items in:
Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection
Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection / Series 6: Early History of Electron Microscope; Draft Material, Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0452-ref104

The Electron Microscope: Priority of Invention. Borasky 1978-1988

Collection Creator:
Borasky, Rubin, 1910-1988  Search this
Schaeffer, Asa Arthur  Search this
Borasky, Charlotte S., Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 8
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.
See more items in:
Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection
Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection / Series 6: Early History of Electron Microscope; Draft Material, Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0452-ref105

Scientific Publications

Collection Creator:
Borasky, Rubin, 1910-1988  Search this
Schaeffer, Asa Arthur  Search this
Borasky, Charlotte S., Mrs.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1930-1985
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.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0452, Series 7
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Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0452-ref106

1930-1959

Collection Creator:
Borasky, Rubin, 1910-1988  Search this
Schaeffer, Asa Arthur  Search this
Borasky, Charlotte S., Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 9
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.
See more items in:
Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection
Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection / Series 7: Scientific Publications
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0452-ref107

1960-1985

Collection Creator:
Borasky, Rubin, 1910-1988  Search this
Schaeffer, Asa Arthur  Search this
Borasky, Charlotte S., Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 10
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.
See more items in:
Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection
Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection / Series 7: Scientific Publications
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0452-ref108

Audio Tapes

Collection Creator:
Borasky, Rubin, 1910-1988  Search this
Schaeffer, Asa Arthur  Search this
Borasky, Charlotte S., Mrs.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1971-1977
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.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0452, Series 8
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Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0452-ref109

Notes, memoranda 1948-1987

Collection Creator:
Borasky, Rubin, 1910-1988  Search this
Schaeffer, Asa Arthur  Search this
Borasky, Charlotte S., Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, 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.
See more items in:
Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection
Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection / Series 1: Personal
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0452-ref11

Interviews with Asa Arthur Schaeffer C.1971-1974 (15 cassettes)

Collection Creator:
Borasky, Rubin, 1910-1988  Search this
Schaeffer, Asa Arthur  Search this
Borasky, Charlotte S., Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 11
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.
See more items in:
Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection
Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection / Series 8: Audio Tapes
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0452-ref110

Interviews with Asa Arthur Schaeffer C.1971-1974 (15 cassettes)

Collection Creator:
Borasky, Rubin, 1910-1988  Search this
Schaeffer, Asa Arthur  Search this
Borasky, Charlotte S., Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 12
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.
See more items in:
Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection
Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection / Series 8: Audio Tapes
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0452-ref111

Interviews C.1971-1977 (13 cassettes)

Collection Creator:
Borasky, Rubin, 1910-1988  Search this
Schaeffer, Asa Arthur  Search this
Borasky, Charlotte S., Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 13
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.
See more items in:
Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection
Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection / Series 8: Audio Tapes
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0452-ref112

Interviews, Lectures n. d. (13 cassettes)

Collection Creator:
Borasky, Rubin, 1910-1988  Search this
Schaeffer, Asa Arthur  Search this
Borasky, Charlotte S., Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 14
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.
See more items in:
Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection
Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection / Series 8: Audio Tapes
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0452-ref113

Interviews n. d. (12 cassettes; blank cassettes [11])

Collection Creator:
Borasky, Rubin, 1910-1988  Search this
Schaeffer, Asa Arthur  Search this
Borasky, Charlotte S., Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 15
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.
See more items in:
Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection
Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection / Series 8: Audio Tapes
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0452-ref114

Audio tapes (3 reels)

Collection Creator:
Borasky, Rubin, 1910-1988  Search this
Schaeffer, Asa Arthur  Search this
Borasky, Charlotte S., Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 16
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.
See more items in:
Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection
Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection / Series 8: Audio Tapes
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0452-ref115

Correspondence 1949-1984

Collection Creator:
Borasky, Rubin, 1910-1988  Search this
Schaeffer, Asa Arthur  Search this
Borasky, Charlotte S., Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, 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:
Rubin Borasky Microscopy Collection, 1930-1988, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection
Rubin Borasky Electron Microscopy Collection / Series 1: Personal
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0452-ref12

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