Oscar W. Richards Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0343
Creators:
Richards, Oscar W., Dr.
Dates:
1923-1988
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4 Cubic feet
6 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Articles by Dr. Richards and others in the field of microscopy and biology, copies of publications, reprints of articles by others in the field, books, trade catalogs, a small metal file cabinet with indexes to various subject matters by author/scientist, prints of microscopes from antique instruments to the modern design, sales catalogues, negatives (one glass slide) photoprints related to the history of microscopy, and teaching notes with related correspondence (1937-1988) on the many facets of microscopy and biology.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Divided into 5 series: (1) History (1650-1985); (2) Types of microscopes (1931-1986); (3) Technological Innovations (1925-1988); (4) Bibliography, References, Publications (1916-1970); (5) Loose Correspondence, Miscellaneous (1937-1988).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Oscar W. Richards (1902-1988) was born at Butte, Mont. Jan. 4, 1902. B.A., University of Oregon, 1923; M.A., 1925; Ph.D. in zoology, Yale University, 1931. Internationally known professor, lecturer, consultant, and author on microscopy and biology.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Robert Ageton, 1990
Author
Robert W. Ageton
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Dr. Richard E. Richards, 1989, May 25.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Oscar W. Richards Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
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.

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
Inventory available.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Articles -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trade catalogs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographic prints Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Microscopy Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Microscopes Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Microbiology Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Biology Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reprints Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sales catalogs -- 1900-1960 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Microbiologists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence -- 1930-1950 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Biologists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Richards, Oscar W., Dr. (biologist) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Optical Company Armed Forces Institute of Pathology 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