Max Kronenberg Machining Science Papers

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0813
Creators:
Kronenberg, Max, 1894-
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1954-1971
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.3 Cubic feet
4 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection includes technical reports containing laboratory notes, charts, graphs, drawings, and diagrams relating to Kroenberg's career as a researcher and analyst in the field of machining of metals from the 1920s to the 1960s. The papers are in English, in Kronenberg's native German as well as in French, Russian and Spanish. They relate to his employment with the Cincinnati Milling Machine Co., as well as his later career as independent consultant, including his work on United Nations studies of the machine Industry in developing countries.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Max Kronenberg was born in Berlin, Germany in 1894 and was educated there. He served in the German Army in World War I. Returning to Berlin he completed his higher education earning a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Berlin in 1927. He served as a professor there, but later moved to the U.S. where he was employed by the Cincinnati Milling Machine Co. in 1936. He specialized in developing techniques for machining of metals and became internationally known in the field, publishing more than 140 papers on those subjects in several languages. In 1941 he became a naturalized U.S. citizen and in 1945-1946 was consultant to the Secretary of War. Later he assisted the U.S. delegation to the U.N. and received numerous honors and awards from technical associations and societies. From 1948 he was self-employed as a consulting research engineer. He died in 1972 in Cincinnati.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Don Darroch and Robert S. Harding, September 2002.
Author
Don Darroch and Robert S. Harding
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Immediate source of acquisition is unknown.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Max Kronenberg Papers, 1954-1971, 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
This collection was transferred to the Archives Center in 2002 from the Division of the History of Technology.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Technical reports Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Technical drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Trade literature Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Diagrams Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Laboratory notes Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Engineering and Industry, 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