Nathan Reingold (1927- ), historian of American science, received his B.A. (1947) and M.A. (1948) degrees from New York University and his Ph.D. (1951) from the University of Pennsylvania. He was on the staff of the National Archives and Records Service from 1951 to 1959 and at the Library of Congress from 1959 to 1966. In 1966 Reingold was appointed Editor of the Joseph Henry Papers at the Smithsonian Institution. He continued in the position until 1985, when he was appointed Senior Historian in the National Museum of American History (NMAH). After his retirement in 1993, Reingold became Historian Emeritus at NMAH.
Reingold has researched and published extensively on the history of science in the United States. He is the author of Science in Nineteenth-Century America, A Documentary History, 1964; Science in America since 1820, 1976; Science in America, A Documentary History, 1900-1939, 1981; and Science American Style: Selected Writings of Nathan Reingold, 1991.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-286, Reingold, Nathan, 1927-, Nathan Reingold Papers
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