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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 579

National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Physical Sciences

Research Records, 1955-1966 and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Physical Sciences
Title: Research Records
Dates: 1955-1966 and undated
Quantity: 3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Record Unit 579
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This record unit includes 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 and articles on chemistry. Also included are the research files of Eduard Farber, a visiting scholar.

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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 and articles on chemistry. Also included are the research files of Edouard Farber, a visiting scholar.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 579, National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Physical Sciences, Research Records

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Container List

Box 1

Chemistry, Exhibits

The Chemical Manipulation of Water and Air

Box 1 of 4

Materials Required: Hall of Chemistry

Box 1 of 4

Hall of Chemistry, General

Box 1 of 4

Origins of chemistry

Box 1 of 4

Discovery of Elements

Box 1 of 4

Chemical Revolution

Box 1 of 4

Early Laboratory

Box 1 of 4

1790 Laboratory

Box 1 of 4

Analytical Chemistry

Box 1 of 4

Experimental Chromatography

Box 1 of 4

The Chemical Reactions

Box 1 of 4

Tools and the Chemist

Box 1 of 4

United States Chemistry

Box 1 of 4

Industrial Chemistry: Introduction

Box 1 of 4

Industrial Chemistry: Liquid Air

Box 1 of 4

Industrial Chemistry: Miscellaneous Illustrations

Box 1 of 4

Pilot Plant

Box 1 of 4

Coal Tar and Dyes: Illustrations

Box 1 of 4

Electrochemistry: Illustrations and Sample

Box 1 of 4

Plastics

Box 1 of 4

Organic Chemistry

Box 1 of 4

Fermentation: Illustrations

Box 1 of 4

Soda Animation: Specifications

Box 1 of 4

Frasch Sulfur Animation: Specifications

Box 1 of 4

Sulfuric Acid

Box 1 of 4

Alkali

Box 1 of 4

Gas Industry: Illustrations

Box 1 of 4

Chemistry: Miscellaneous Exhibits

Box 1 of 4

Exhibits Drawings

Box 1 of 4

Optical Instruments: Exhibits

Box 1 of 4

Chemistry: Exhibits

Box 1 of 4

Chemical Museum Photographs, Aida M. Doyle Art, New York Museum of Science & Industry

Box 1 of 4

Chemistry: Exhibits, Aida M. Doyle Reports on Museum

Box 1 of 4

List of Chemicals in Section of Manufactures, Aida M. Doyle, November 5, 1941

Box 1 of 4

Tycho Brahe's Quadrans Minor

Box 1 of 4

Chemistry, Apparatus

Chemical Apparatus: Analytical

Box 1 of 4

Density (specific gravity), Solid, Liquid (for gas per molecule weight apparatus)

Box 1 of 4

Chemical Apparatus - History

Box 1 of 4

Chemical Apparatus, ca. 1926

Box 1 of 4

Chemistry Apparatus, Modern

Box 1 of 4

Melting Point Apparatus

Box 1 of 4

Molecular Weight Apparatus, Vapor Density Method

Box 1 of 4

Chemical Apparatus: Pneumatic Chemistry, Early Apparatus

Box 1 of 4

Chemical Apparatus, Saccharimeters

Box 1 of 4

Chemical Apparatus, Supports, etc.

Box 1 of 4

Chemical Apparatus, Miscellaneous

Box 1 of 4

Farber, Dr. Edouard

Farber, Chemistry

Box 1 of 4

Museum Hermeticum

Box 1 of 4

Dr. Edouard Farber

Box 1 of 4

5/6/7 Items

Box 1 of 4

Work Sheets: First Panel and Index Table

Box 1 of 4

Ammonia Synthesis: Illustrations

Box 1 of 4

Descriptions

Box 1 of 4

Distillation

Box 1 of 4

Dyestuffs

Box 1 of 4

Electrochemistry

Box 1 of 4

Electrochemistry Specifications Multiple Evaporation, Patented 1888

Box 1 of 4

Fermentation Scheme, Edouard Farber

Box 1 of 4

Instruments

Box 1 of 4

Organic

Box 1 of 4

Organic Chemistry Apparatus

Box 1 of 4

Pilot Plant

Box 1 of 4

Polymers

Box 1 of 4

Polymers Specifications

Box 1 of 4

Sulfuric Acid and Soda

Box 1 of 4

Finalizing

Box 1 of 4

Chemical Engineering News Price List, December 1959

Box 1 of 4

Box 2

Chemistry, Technical Data

Chemistry, Miscellaneous Technical Data

Box 2 of 4

Saline Water Distillation, Technical Reports, 1960

Box 2 of 4

Chemistry, History

Alchemy

Box 2 of 4

Analytical

Box 2 of 4

Atomic Weights

Box 2 of 4

Coal Tar Dyes

Box 2 of 4

Metallurgy

Box 2 of 4

Rare Earths

Box 2 of 4

Recent History

Box 2 of 4

Spectroscopy

Box 2 of 4

Gunpowder

Box 2 of 4

Miscellaneous

Box 2 of 4

Articles from R. Brown, ed., Science for All, ca. 1890 (?)

Box 2 of 4

Chemistry, Biographical

Acheson, Edward G., Carborundum

Box 2 of 4

Davy (1778-1829), Sir Humphry

Box 2 of 4

Ehrlich, Paul

Box 2 of 4

Faraday (1791-1867), Michael

Box 2 of 4

Gibbs, J. Willard

Box 2 of 4

Hare, Robert

Box 2 of 4

Langley (1841-1918), John Williams

Box 2 of 4

Lavoisier (1743 - ), Antoine

Box 2 of 4

Priestly (1733-1804), Joseph: Chemical Apparatus

Box 2 of 4

Richards, T. W.

Box 2 of 4

Popular Articles on Famous Chemists

Box 2 of 4

Industrial Chemistry

Acid, Hydrochloric, nitric

Box 2 of 4

Alum

Box 2 of 4

Ammonia

Box 2 of 4

Apparatus

Box 2 of 4

Borax

Box 2 of 4

Celluloid, Production Photographs, 1935

Box 2 of 4

Celluloid, 1878

Box 2 of 4

Coal Gas and Distillation

Box 2 of 4

Distillation

Box 2 of 4

Dow Chemical Company

Box 2 of 4

DuPont

Box 2 of 4

Dyes

Box 2 of 4

Hydrogen and Oxygen

Box 2 of 4

Heavy Chemicals, 1918-1919; Articles from DuPont Magazine

Box 2 of 4

Lime

Box 2 of 4

Mercury

Box 2 of 4

Metallurgy

Box 2 of 4

Paint

Box 2 of 4

Plastics

Box 2 of 4

Phosphorus

Box 2 of 4

Sal Ammoniac

Box 2 of 4

Salt

Box 2 of 4

Soda

Box 2 of 4

Solvay Processing Company

Box 2 of 4

Sodium and Potassium

Box 2 of 4

Sulfur

Box 2 of 4

Acid, Sulfuric

Box 2 of 4

History

Box 2 of 4

Coal Tar Dye Samples

Box 2 of 4

Economic Data, 1939

Box 2 of 4

History - Chronology from Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Vol. 18, No., 9, 1930

Box 2 of 4

Historical Sequence / Manufactures of Chemicals

Box 2 of 4

Illustrations 1750-1875; Report by Dr. Edouard Farber, March 17, 1961

Box 2 of 4

Assignment: Clark BR. Gas Patent to Karr, 1877 Cat. No. 180985

Box 2 of 4

Chemistry, Illustrations

Museum Photographs

Box 2 of 4

Photographs of Chemical Literature

Box 2 of 4

Industrial Apparatus and Processes

Box 2 of 4

Laboratory Apparatus and Scenes

Box 2 of 4

Portraits

Box 2 of 4

Illustrations Before 1600

Box 2 of 4

Miscellaneous Negatives

Box 2 of 4

Chemistry: Miscellaneous Advertisements

Box 2 of 4

Box 3

Dumas Apparatus for Vapor Density Determination

Box 3 of 4

Edouard Farber, History of Phosphorus: Negatives

Box 3 of 4

Surveying Illustrations

Box 3 of 4

Images of Apparatus

Box 3 of 4

Exhibit Script Proposals on "Materials," c. 1984?

Box 3 of 4

Oceanography, Technical Data

Box 3 of 4

Sounding

Box 3 of 4

Hydrography, Current Meters

Box 3 of 4

Venturi Meters

Box 3 of 4

Water Level Recorder

Box 3 of 4

Tide and River Stage Gauges - Illustrations

Box 3 of 4

Oceanography - Magazine Articles

Box 3 of 4

Tagliabue, Guiseppe

Box 3 of 4

Maury, M. F.

Box 3 of 4

Measurement - Fluid Flow

Box 3 of 4

Oceanography: Illustrations

Box 3 of 4

Industrial Laboratory History

Introductory Remarks

Box 3 of 4

Aluminum Company of America

Box 3 of 4

Anaconda American Brass Company, Waterbury, Connecticut

Box 3 of 4

Lederle Laboratories Division of the American Cyanamid Co., Pearl River, New York

Box 3 of 4

Brown Company, Berlin, New Hampshire

Box 3 of 4

The Bell Telephone Laboratories Incorporated

Box 3 of 4

ARMCO Steel Corporation

Box 3 of 4

Carborundum Company, Niagara Falls

Box 3 of 4

Corning Glass Company, Corning, New York

Box 3 of 4

E. I. DuPont, Wilmington, Delaware

Box 3 of 4

Eastman Kodak, Rochester, New York

Box 3 of 4

General Electric Company, Schenectady, New York

Box 3 of 4

Institute of Industrial Research, Washington, D. C.

Box 3 of 4

Arthur D. Little Incorporated

Box 3 of 4

Monsanto Chemical Company, St. Louis, Missouri

Box 3 of 4

Parke, Davis & Company, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Box 3 of 4

Pennsylvania Railroad Testing Laboratory, Altoona, Pennsylvania

Box 3 of 4

Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Box 3 of 4

Pittsburgh Testing Laboratory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Box 3 of 4

Scovill Manufacturing Company, Waterbury 20, Connecticut

Box 3 of 4

Socony Mobil oil Company, Inc., New York

Box 3 of 4

Standard Oil Company of Indiana (American Oil Company), Laboratory in Whiting, Indiana

Box 3 of 4

Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts

Box 3 of 4

Swift and Company, Chicago, Illinois

Box 3 of 4

United Shoe Machinery Company, Boston, Massachusetts

Box 3 of 4

United States Steel Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Box 3 of 4

Westinghouse Electric Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Box 3 of 4

Museum Business

Academic Meetings, 1963

Box 3 of 4

Museum of History and Technology Organization

Box 3 of 4

Accessioning

Box 3 of 4

Book Lists

Box 3 of 4

Patent Office Business

Box 3 of 4

Library of Congress Business

Box 3 of 4

National Archives Business

Box 3 of 4

Labels, Samples

Box 3 of 4

Forms

Box 3 of 4

Miscellaneous Lists of Addresses

Box 3 of 4

Miscellaneous - Old and New Literature

Instrument Catalogues, Modern

Box 3 of 4

Instrument Catalogues, Pre-1920

Box 3 of 4

Miscellaneous: Scientific Articles Before 1930

Box 3 of 4

Chemical Education Literature

Box 3 of 4

Miscellaneous: Articles in History of Chemistry

Box 3 of 4

Manuals, Articles - Modern

Box 3 of 4

Box 4

Modern Journals

Box 4 of 4

Oceanographic Instruments - Illustration of those Used on the Albatross Expedition (see United States National Museum Bulletin 27)

Box 4 of 4