Query: National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Physical Sciences
J. Harry DuBois Collection on the History of Plastics
Creators:
DuBois, J. Harry, 1903-1986
Dates:
circa 1900-circa 1975
Size:
2.66 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0008
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

J. Harry DuBois (1903-1986) was an industrial consultant in the field of petrochemicals and plastics. In 1927 at General Electric his studies resulted in extending the use of laminated plastics.

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Henry Wurtz Papers
Creators:
Wurtz, Henry, 1828-1910
Dates:
1861-1885
Size:
2 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0006
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Wurtz's scheme, presented in a report to the stockholders, was a new method for the dry distillation of non-caking coal to obtain liquid oils and paraffin. Included in this box are: the report to the stockholders of the Union Chemical Manufacturing Co., 1883; patent specifications, 1881; correspondence with the Patent Office, prospectus on coal distillation, 1885; a notebook of minutes from meetings of Union Chemical Manufacturing Co., 1881-1883.

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Curatorial Records
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Dates:
1956-1988 and undated
Size:
12 cu. ft. (24 document boxes) (oversize materials)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 332
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records include administrative files of the Division of Mathematics and its predecessors; Merzbach correspondence with computer industries, university professors, and pioneers or experts in the field of computing science; exhibition scripts, research material, and blueprints for the Hall of Mathematics; Computer History Project research files, correspondence, floor plans, and …

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in Record Unit 332 for National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Physical Sciences
Medical Sciences Film Collection
Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Medical Sciences
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Medical Sciences
Dates:
1938-1974
Size:
36 Cubic feet (81 Films, 16mm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0222
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Films vary in subject, production source, and intended audience. Includes both silent and sound black-and-white, and color films with sound.

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Russell H. Varian Papers
Creators:
Varian, Russell H., 1898-1959 (electrical engineer)
Dates:
1937.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0110
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Two notebooks, April 12-July 14 and July 14-September 8, 1937, documenting development of the klystron tube at Stanford University.

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Exhibition Records
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Physical Sciences
Dates:
1972-1980
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-132
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Jon B. Eklund, curator of chemistry, which document planning, development and production activities for the exhibitions "Henry Wurtz (1828-1910): An American Chemist," "Aspects of Art and Science," "Ceramics as Historical Evidence," and the Hall of American Science at the National Museum of American History …

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Walter Guyton Cady Papers
Creators:
Cady, Walter Guyton, 1874-1973 (physicist)
Dates:
1903-1974
Size:
22.5 Cubic feet (73 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0046
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Consists chiefly of Cady's research notebooks on various subjects in physics and a considerable technical reprint file; some records of Cady's consultant work and patents granted.

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in NMAH.AC.0046 for National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Physical Sciences
Curatorial Records
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Medicine and Science
Dates:
1962-2011
Size:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-384
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Paul Forman, Curator of modern physics, which document his curatorial and professional activities in the Division of Medicine and Science, and during the years when modern physics was part of the Division of Electricity and Nuclear Energy, the Division of Electricity and Modern …

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in Accession 12-384 for National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Physical Sciences
Records
Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Physical Sciences
Dates:
1956-1976
Size:
3.5 cu. ft. (7 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 293
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of public inquiries about scientific instruments; layout plans, scripts, and photographs for exhibitions; proposals for the Hall of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy in MHT; general correspondence with domestic and foreign science museums, universities, manufacturers and collectors of scientific instruments, and professional societies; administrative files consisting of annual …

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in Record Unit 293 for National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Physical Sciences
Research Records
Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Physical Sciences
Dates:
1955-1966 and undated
Size:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 579
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of the research files of Robert P. Multhauf, Curator in the Division of Physical Sciences. The records contain scripts for Hall of Chemistry exhibitions; historical information and illustrations pertaining to chemistry, chemical apparatus, and industrial laboratories; biographies of distinguished chemists; and selected early twentieth-century scientific catalogs …

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