Guide to the C.L. Stong Papers
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0012
Creators:
Stong, C.L., 1902-1975 (electrical engineer)
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1952-1976
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
12.6 Cubic feet
38 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
These papers are the files of the editor of "The Amateur Scientist" section of the Scientific American from 1952 to 1976. They are arranged chronologically by date of article. The feature was started in 1952 as an expansion of "The Amateur Astronomer" section of the periodical. The papers include files of Stong's predecessor and files for articles prepared but not published before his death. The files contain correspondence with authors and readers, original illustrations, and reprints of articles.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Divided into 69 series, including: (1) Aerodynamics; (2) Analogue; (3) Antibubbles; (4) Antitwister; (5) Archeology; (6) Astronomical Instruments other than telescopes & photographs; (7) Birds; (8) Cavendish; (9) Clocks; (10) Collagen; (11) Color; (12) Cooling; (13) Coriolis; (14) Crystals; (15) Differentials; (16) Electrical Discharge; (17) Electrochemistry; (18) Electronics; (19) Electrostatics; (20) Experiments; (21) Fish; (22) Gibberellins; (23) Glass; (24) Gravitation; (25) Hall effect; (26) Hekeshaw; (27) Hilsch; (28) Holograms; (29) Hydrophone; (39) Interferometer; (31) Isotension; (32) Laser; (33) Liesegang; (34) Liquids; (35) Magnetics; (36) Mathematical Machines; (37) Mead; (38) Meteorology; (39) Micron; (40) Microscopy; etc.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
C. L. Stong (1902 1975), an electrical engineer with the Western Electric Company from 1926 to 1962, became editor of "The Amateur Scientist" feature of the Scientific American in 1957 and held that position until his death.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Robert S. Harding, April 1984; Revised D. Haberstich, 5/16/05; Revised Joe Hursey, May 2014.
Author
Robert Harding
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Mildred Stong, 1976.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
C. L. Stong Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Conditions Governing Use
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.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Transferred from the Division of Electricity and Nuclear Energy, 4/13/83.

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
Inventory available; contact the Archives Center for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Ornithologists -- 1950-1980 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Paleontologists -- 1950-1980 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mathematicians -- 1950-1980 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Meteorologists -- 1950-1980 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mineralogists -- 1950-1980 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Musicians -- 1950-2000 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Astronomers -- 1950-1980 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Biologists -- 1950-1980 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Botanists -- 1950-1980 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ichthyologists -- 1950-1980 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographers -- 1950-1980 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Publishing, scientific Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Electrical engineers -- 1950-1980 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aerodynamics -- 1950-1980 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Science -- 1950-1980 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zoologists -- 1950-1980 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Archeologists -- 1950-1980 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Physicists -- 1950-1980 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives