Query: United States. Bureau of Standards.
F. C. Brown Papers
Creators:
Brown, F.C. (Fay Cluff)
Dates:
1902 - 1964
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0693
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

F.C. Brown was a physicist and inventor who created and supervised the development of education exhibits, most notably as organizing director of the New York Museum of Science and Industry (part of the Museums of the Peaceful Arts), 1926-1931. He was also curator of physics exhibits at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, 1932-1937. Much of Brown's scientific research focused on the element selenium. He invented the phonopticon, an improvement on the optophone (invented by Fournier d'Albe, 1912). Material focuses on Dr. Brown's professional life: correspondence, photographs, photo albums, scrapbooks, and ephemera from the positions he held and research he conducted. Very little personal information is included.

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Robert W. Kearns Papers
Creators:
Brown, Brian Ivan
Kearns, Robert W.
Kearns, Timothy
Quan, John
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Dates:
1963 - 1999
Size:
8.5 Cubic feet (24 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1406
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the inventive career of physicist and engineer Robert W. Kearns. Kearns invented and patented in 1967 the windshield wiper system with intermittent operation (US 3,351,836), among other inventions. The papers include notebooks, correspondence, reports, memoranda, photographs, patents, drawings, and trade literature.

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National Bureau of Standards Radio Collection
Creators:
United States. National Bureau of Standards
Dates:
circa 1917-1933
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0217
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Documents relating to early development of radio aids to aerial navigation, mostly on behalf of the U.S. military services.

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Standards Western Automatic Computer Circuit Notebooks
Creators:
Huskey, Harry D.
Larson, Harry
Rutland, Dave
Dates:
1946-1952
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1217
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents circuit development for the Standards Western Automatic Computer (SWAC). SWAC was an early digital computer built in 1950 by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Los Angeles, California.

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William F. Meggers Aerial Photography Collection
Creators:
Meggers, William F., 1888-1966
Dates:
1918-1920
Size:
2.71 Cubic feet (4 photo albums, 384 glass plate negatives)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0280
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists predominantly of aerial photography of the Washington, D.C. area created by Dr. William F. Meggers (1888 - 1966), a noted physicist and spectroscopist at the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), as part of a research project on sensitizing glass plate negatives which he carried out during the period 1918 to 1919. The collection includes 384 glass negatives (predominantly 4 x 5 inches, with some 5 x 7 inches), four photo albums, several folders of loose photographs, and a document.

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Thomas Taylor Neill Collection
Creators:
Neill, Thomas Taylor, 1903-1988
Dates:
1926-1972
bulk 1938-1943
Size:
17.25 Cubic feet ((2 legal document boxes) (15 records center boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0181
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains the research material that Neill used in compiling his book. The material consists of correspondence and reports dealing with inspection, specifications, and performance tests of automobile and aircraft engines and fuels from 1926 to 1944. There are also reports, articles, and log books of specific engine types, both aeronautical …

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Fiscal Records, Federal
Dates:
1847-1942
Size:
58 cu. ft. (30 record storage boxes) (24 document boxes) (6 non- standard oversize boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 93
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records include ledgers, account books, bills, daybooks, journals, receipted vouchers, records of payment, requisitions, cash books, and other fiscal records documenting the Smithsonian's congressional appropriations. These records deal with the financial affairs of the following Smithsonian bureaus: United States National Museum, Astrophysical Observatory, Bureau of American Ethnology, National Zoological …

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Carl Barus Papers
Dates:
1891, 1893
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7214
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers consist of a typescript of the article prepared by Barus and a copy of an 1891 report by the Great Britain Board of Trade Committee on the subject.

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Ladislaus Laszlo Marton Collection
Creators:
Marton, Ladislaus Laszlo, 1901-1979 (physicist)
Dates:
1932 - 1970
Size:
4.66 Cubic feet (15 boxes, one (1) 16 mm film)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0100
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of materials documenting the history of electron optics, especially electron microscopes. Included are engineering drawings of Marton's devices, designed in Belgium, Stanford and RCA in the 1930s and 1940s; notebooks concerning extensive investigations in electron microscopy; photographs and micrographs concerning development work in this area of physics; correspondence 1930s 702; and …

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Jacob Rabinow Papers
Creators:
Rabinow, Jacob, 1910-
Dates:
1947-1990
Size:
5.5 Cubic feet (14 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0403
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents three major areas of Jacob Rabinow's work in improvement of electronic and other devices: phonograph record players, optical character recognition (reading machines) and automatic self regulation of watches and clocks.

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