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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 88-152

National Museum of History and Technology. Section of Mathematics

Research Records, circa 1954-1968

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of History and Technology. Section of Mathematics
Title: Research Records
Dates: circa 1954-1968
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (2 document boxes)
Collection: Accession 88-152
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records that document the activities of the Section, particularly exhibitions. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, photographs, drawings, blueprints, and publications pertaining to Museum administration; exhibition files, including the Hall of Mathematics; files concerning apparatus, and weights and measures; SELGEM procedures for the Museum; research files; records of visits to scientific museums; teaching files; and records of the Computer History Project, 1970-1972, funded by the American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Inc., which include correspondence, and articles on the development of the computer and analytical engines.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of weights and measurements records. Materials include articles, clippings, photographs, lists of objects, and a small amount of correspondence. See also Record Unit 332 for Section of Mathematics records.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 88-152, National Museum of History and Technology. Section of Mathematics, Research Records

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Container List

Box 1

Articles, 1961

Box 1 of 2

Balances, 1938, 1954, 1960

Box 1 of 2

Bigelow Mathematical Demonstration, 1961

Box 1 of 2

Chinese Weights Postcard, Undated

Box 1 of 2

Composition analysis, undated

Box 1 of 2

Exhibit, undated

Box 1 of 2

Exhibit, 1964-1965, weights and measures

Box 1 of 2

Exhibit, 1962-1965, weights and measures

Box 1 of 2

Exhibit, 1965, Japanese ancient weights

Box 1 of 2

Exhibit, undated "Hall of Pharmaceutical History"

Box 1 of 2

Exhibit, undated

Box 1 of 2

Fairbanks Scales, 1950

Box 1 of 2

Galton's Probability Apparatus, 1962

Box 1 of 2

Hassler, Ferdinand R., 1968

Box 1 of 2

Hassler, F. R.

Box 1 of 2

Length, 1883-1893

Box 1 of 2

Metric System 1876, 1885, 1892, 1917

Box 1 of 2

Photographs 1901-1902

Box 1 of 2

Standards, 1885, 1888, 1948, 1949

Box 1 of 2

Scales 1888, 1921

Box 1 of 2

Steelyards and Pompeii, undated

Box 1 of 2

Troyes, 1910

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

The Federal Basis for Weights and Measures, 1958

Box 2 of 2

Calibration of Line Standards of Length and Measuring Tapes at NBS, 1956

Box 2 of 2

Testing of Glass Volumetric Apparatus, 1959

Box 2 of 2

U.S. Dept. of Commerce, 1959-1967

Box 2 of 2

U.S. National Museum Collections, 1959

Box 2 of 2

U.S. Standards: History, 1958

Box 2 of 2

Weights and Measurements, 1952

Box 2 of 2

Weights and Measures, undated

Box 2 of 2

Weights and Measures, 1959, 1964

Box 2 of 2

Weights and Measures, 1958-1959, 1961

Box 2 of 2

Weights and Measures, undated

Box 2 of 2

Weights and Measures: Oriental, 1960

Box 2 of 2

Weights and Measures: U.S. Colonial, 1921

Box 2 of 2

Weights and Measures: Exhibit, undated

Box 2 of 2

Weights and Measures, undated

Box 2 of 2

Weights and Measures, undated

Box 2 of 2

Weights and Measures: Exhibit, 1961-1962 (Bismar Weights)

Box 2 of 2

Weights and Measures, Exhibit, undated (Physical Science Hall)

Box 2 of 2