Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 77
Creators:
International Catalogue of Scientific Literature
Dates:
1893-1945
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
6 cu. ft. (12 document boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records contain correspondence about the formation of the International Catalogue, planning and operation of the reporting system, and the circumstances of the Catalogue's demise.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The International Catalogue of Scientific Literature was established by three international conferences in London in 1896, 1898, and 1900. Data collection began in 1901, and publications were issued annually until 1916; some activities, although not publication, resumed again after the First World War. The Smithsonian became the United States Bureau of the Catalogue in 1901, at first funding it by private funds and, after 1906, by special federal appropriations. Cyrus Adler, Librarian of the Smithsonian, encouraged the Smithsonian's participation and directed the Bureau's activities in the early years; he was succeeded by Leonard C. Gunnell. The titles of the Bureau's directors varied over the years, from assistant secretary to assistant-in-charge. The Smithsonian discontinued the Bureau in 1933.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 77, International Catalogue of Scientific Literature, Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gunnell, Leonard C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
International Catalogue of Scientific Literature Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scientific literature Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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