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Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 05-059

Multhauf, Robert P.

Robert P. Multhauf Papers, 1947-2004 and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Multhauf, Robert P.
Title: Robert P. Multhauf Papers
Dates: 1947-2004 and undated
Quantity: 7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 05-059
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the papers of Robert P. Multauf, historian of science and former curator of chemistry and director of the National Museum of History and Technology. These materials consist of correspondence, both professional and personal, including correspondence with the History of Science Society and the Society for History of Technology; research notebooks; manuscripts of published and unpublished works, including work on the growth of technology and the origins of European firearms; research notes; and personal materials, including materials from junior high and high school, military records, teaching appointments; and traveling materials from trips to Japan and Europe.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of the papers of Robert P. Multauf, historian of science and former curator of chemistry and director of the National Museum of History and Technology. These materials consist of correspondence, both professional and personal, including correspondence with the History of Science Society and the Society for History of Technology; research notebooks; manuscripts of published and unpublished works, including work on the growth of technology and the origins of European firearms; research notes; and personal materials, including materials from junior high and high school, military records, teaching appointments; and traveling materials from trips to Japan and Europe.

These materials are arranged in the following subseries: 1) Correspondence; 2) Research; 3) Smithsonian; 4) Personal; and 5) Albums and scrapbooks.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-059, Robert P. Multhauf Papers

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Container List

Series 1

Correspondence

Box 1

A - 1980-2001

Box 1 of 7

B - 1985-2004

Box 1 of 7

C - 1984-2001

Box 1 of 7

D - 1973-2000

Box 1 of 7

E - 1966-1998

Box 1 of 7

F - 1984-2000

Box 1 of 7

G - 1988-2000

Box 1 of 7

H - 1985-2001

Box 1 of 7

I - 1989-1998

Box 1 of 7

J - 1982-1996

Box 1 of 7

Jayawardene, S.A., 1983-2002 [Accession 12-185]

Box 1 of 7

K - 1985-2001

Box 1 of 7

L - 1984-1993

Box 1 of 7

M - 1974-2001

Box 1 of 7

N - 1972-1997

Box 1 of 7

O - 1991-1998

Box 1 of 7

P - 1992-2000

Box 1 of 7

Q - 1969-1990

Box 1 of 7

R - 1979-1999

Box 1 of 7

S - 1975-2000

Box 1 of 7

T - 1954-2002

Box 1 of 7

V - 1986-1998

Box 1 of 7

W - 1972-1997

Box 1 of 7

Z - 1997

Box 1 of 7

American Philosophical Society re: catalogue - 1958-1961

Box 1 of 7

Book manuscript, "Travels in Japan, 1945-1948" - 1998-2000

Box 1 of 7

Dexter Prize - 1989-1991

Box 1 of 7

Dictionary of the Middle Ages - 1979-1981

Box 1 of 7

Dictionary of Scientific Biography - 1968-1975

Box 1 of 7

Geomagnetism - 1967-1987

Box 1 of 7

History of Science Society - 1989-2001

Box 1 of 7

International Academy of the History of Science - 1993-2000

Box 1 of 7

International Commission for the History of Salt - 1993-1996

Box 1 of 7

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science - 1995

Box 1 of 7

Peirce Edition Project - 1983-1987

Box 1 of 7

Radiosonde - 1986-1998 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 7

Society for the History of Technology - 1990-1997

Box 1 of 7

Smithsonian Institution - 1987-2001

Box 1 of 7

Box 2

Van der Heyden publication - 1993

Box 2 of 7

Correspondence and research notes - Sulphuric acid - 1994-1997 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 7

Inactive correspondence, A - 1955-1990

Box 2 of 7

Inactive correspondence, B - 1953-1993

Box 2 of 7

Inactive correspondence, C - 1953-1987

Box 2 of 7

Inactive correspondence, D - 1954-1997

Box 2 of 7

Inactive correspondence, E - 1953-1975

Box 2 of 7

Inactive correspondence, F - 1954-1991

Box 2 of 7

Inactive correspondence, G - 1953-1987

Box 2 of 7

Inactive correspondence, H - 1950-1989

Box 2 of 7

Inactive correspondence, I - 1954-1987

Box 2 of 7

Inactive correspondence, J - 1948-1966

Box 2 of 7

Inactive correspondence, K - 1949-1989

Box 2 of 7

Inactive correspondence, L - 1953-1990

Box 2 of 7

Inactive correspondence, M - 1955-1990

Box 2 of 7

Inactive correspondence, N - 1953-1988

Box 2 of 7

Inactive correspondence, O - 1953-1980

Box 2 of 7

Inactive correspondence, P - 1947-1987

Box 2 of 7

Inactive correspondence, R - 1951-1983

Box 2 of 7

Inactive correspondence, S - 1953-1988 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 7

Inactive correspondence, T - 1953-1987

Box 2 of 7

Inactive correspondence, U - 1954-1983

Box 2 of 7

Inactive correspondence, V - 1953-1987

Box 2 of 7

Inactive correspondence, W - 1949-1990

Box 2 of 7

Loose correspondence - 1961-2003 (1-3 of 8 folders)

Box 2 of 7

Box 3

Loose correspondence - 1961-2003 (4-8 of 8 folders)

Box 3 of 7

Series 2

Research

Box 3

Notebooks no. 1-4 - 1968

Box 3 of 7

Notebooks no. 5-12 - 1968-1969

Box 3 of 7

Notebooks no. 13-16 - 1969

Box 3 of 7

Notebooks no. 17-20 - 1969-1970

Box 3 of 7

Notebooks no. 21-22 - 1970-1971

Box 3 of 7

Notebooks no. 23-24 - 1971

Box 3 of 7

Notebooks no. 25-26 - 1971-1972

Box 3 of 7

Notebooks no. 27-28 - 1972

Box 3 of 7

Notebooks no. 29-30 - 1972-1973

Box 3 of 7

Notebooks no. 31, 33 - 1974-1976 (notebook no. 32 missing)

Box 3 of 7

Notebooks no. 34-35 - 1977

Box 3 of 7

Notebooks no. 36-37 - 1978-1980

Box 3 of 7

Notebooks no. 38-39 - 1981

Box 3 of 7

Notebooks no. 40-41

Box 3 of 7

Notebooks no. 42-43

Box 3 of 7

Notebooks no. 44-45 - 1994-1998

Box 3 of 7

Notebooks - Table of contents (notebooks no. 1-38)

Box 3 of 7

Notebooks - Indexes (notebooks no. 1-25)

Box 3 of 7

Notebooks - Subject index (notebooks no. 1-38)

Box 3 of 7

Box 4

Manuscript - "The exponential growth of technology"

Box 4 of 7

Chapter 1

Box 4 of 7

Chapter 2

Box 4 of 7

Chapter 3

Box 4 of 7

Chapter 4

Box 4 of 7

Chapter 5

Box 4 of 7

Chapter 6

Box 4 of 7

Footnotes - Chapter 1

Box 4 of 7

Footnotes - Chapter 2

Box 4 of 7

Footnotes - Chapter 3

Box 4 of 7

Footnotes - Chapter 4

Box 4 of 7

Footnotes - Chapter 5

Box 4 of 7

Book proposal - 1984-1987

Box 4 of 7

Manuscripts - Miscellaneous - 1955

Box 4 of 7

Manuscript - "Power Machinery" - 1956

Box 4 of 7

Manuscript - "Plowshares into guns: The first three centuries of European firearms" - 1993 (3 folders)

Box 4 of 7

Illustrations

Box 4 of 7

History of science collections in the library of the University of California, Berkeley: with comparative evaluations of other libraries in the San Francisco Bay area - 1953

Box 4 of 7

Salt - Zigong, China - 1990-1991

Box 4 of 7

Salt production - Notes

Box 4 of 7

Salt consumption - Notes

Box 4 of 7

Research notes - Amateurs and professionals

Box 4 of 7

Research notes - Ambroise Pare

Box 4 of 7

Research notes - Borax

Box 4 of 7

Research notes - Chemistry industry

Box 4 of 7

Research notes - Chemistry technology, bibliography of early works

Box 4 of 7

Research notes - Denis Papin, Oliver Evans, and James Watt

Box 4 of 7

Research notes - Early journals

Box 4 of 7

Research notes - Farber Collection of Chemical Photographs

Box 4 of 7

Research notes - Ferber on Neuchatal Ironworks

Box 4 of 7

Research notes - Gardens, theaters, and fountains

Box 4 of 7

Research notes - Johann Beckmann

Box 4 of 7

Research notes - Lime

Box 4 of 7

Research notes - List of battles

Box 4 of 7

Research notes - Medieval chemistry

Box 4 of 7

Research notes - Miscellaneous

Box 4 of 7

Research notes - Miscellaneous bibliographies

Box 4 of 7

Research notes - Salt (2 folders)

Box 4 of 7

Research notes - Synthetic nitrates

Box 4 of 7

Box 5

Journal articles by Robert P. Multhauf - 1954-1987 (5 folders)

Box 5 of 7

Unpublished work - Das Kochsalz, Ein Wirtscaftswunder des Letzten Jahrhunderts - 1976

Box 5 of 7

Unpublished work - Museums of history

Box 5 of 7

Unpublished work - Reflections on the relationship between science and technology

Box 5 of 7

Unpublished work - The relationship between science and technology in the work of Franklin, Henry, and Edison

Box 5 of 7

Unpublished work - Renaissance virtuosi

Box 5 of 7

Unpublished work - Salt: Middle Ages - 1979

Box 5 of 7

Unpublished work - Science, technology, and human values - 1978

Box 5 of 7

Unpublished work - Technology of salt production from natural brine - 1972

Box 5 of 7

Unpublished work - Trends in the history of science - 1976

Box 5 of 7

Unpublished work - Unbound Prometheus

Box 5 of 7

Translation - "News of some chemical factories, 1778"

Box 5 of 7

Presentations - 1976

Box 5 of 7

Lecture notes - Institute on the History and Philosophy of Science and Mathematics - 1962

Box 5 of 7

Lectures - The state of the world in the year...

Box 5 of 7

Book reviews by Robert P. Multhauf - 1957-2001

Box 5 of 7

Book reviews of Robert P. Multhauf - 1967-1987

Box 5 of 7

Web references to Robert P. Multhauf publications - 1999

Box 5 of 7

Series 3

Smithsonian

Box 5

SI Data - 1953-1976

Box 5 of 7

Exhibit text - Museum of History and Technology, Hall of Chemistry, Section I: Chemical science, draft

Box 5 of 7

Exhibit text - Museum of History and Technology, Hall of Chemistry, Section II: Industrial chemistry, draft

Box 5 of 7

Subject file - "Daily life as she was lived in the museum" - 1954-1957

Box 5 of 7

Subject file - "European travels" - 1956-2002 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 7

Subject file - "The first power hall (R.P.M.'s)" - 1954-1969

Box 5 of 7

Subject file - Nelson Hearings - Location of advanced industries - 1965

Box 5 of 7

Photographs - Robert P. Multhauf

Box 5 of 7

Photographs - National Museum of American History - 1964

Box 5 of 7

Cartoon - "RPM and the Last Staff Meeting" - 1987

Box 5 of 7

Series 4

Personal

Box 6

Short stories from junior high school - 1933

Box 6 of 7

Scrapbook - High School - 1934-1937

Box 6 of 7

Program from 50 year reunion for Newton high School, Class of 1937 - 1987

Box 6 of 7

Scrapbook - Clippings, writings by Robert P. Multhauf as "Oscar the Office Mouse" while at Iowa State University; and cartoons by Multhauf - 1940-1944

Box 6 of 7

Stereographs - Iowa State University, Chemistry lab

Box 6 of 7

University records and grades - 1942-1952

Box 6 of 7

Certificates, diplomas, etc. - 1933-1976

Box 6 of 7

U.S. Navy Officer Service Record - Robert P. Multhauf - 1944-1955

Box 6 of 7

U.S. Navy materials - Robert P. Multahuf - 1945-1956

Box 6 of 7

Curriculum vitae - 1996

Box 6 of 7

Applications - 1954

Box 6 of 7

George Washington University appointments - 1962-1984

Box 6 of 7

Teaching materials - Arizona - 1984

Box 6 of 7

Teaching data - 1961-1980

Box 6 of 7

Travel notes - Museum trip to Europe - 1959

Box 6 of 7

Index to Japan notes

Box 6 of 7

Index to scrapbook albums

Box 6 of 7

Cancelled passport - 1994

Box 6 of 7

Photographs of Robert P. Multhauf

Box 6 of 7

Obituary material - Joseph Needham - 1995-1997

Box 6 of 7

Obituary material - Rod Webster - 1997-1998

Box 6 of 7

Obituary material - John Burke - 1982-1990

Box 6 of 7

List of books in personal library

Box 6 of 7

Miscellaneous personal materials - 1931-2000 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 7

Series 5

Albums and scrapbooks

Box 7

Travels in Japan, 1945-1948 (2 albums)

Box 7 of 7

Scrapbook no. 1 - Chemistry, alchemy, clocks, etc. - Illustrations, drawings, and paintings

Box 7 of 7

Scrapbook no. 2 - Astronomy, machinery, salt production, etc. - Illustrations, drawings, and paintings

Box 7 of 7

Scrapbook no. 3 - Cities, churches, sculptures, etc. - Illustrations, drawings, and paintings

Box 7 of 7