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Accession 05-286

Reingold, Nathan, 1927-

Nathan Reingold Papers, 1965-1998

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Reingold, Nathan, 1927-
Title: Nathan Reingold Papers
Dates: 1965-1998
Quantity: 1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 05-286
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

Nathan Reingold (1927-2004), historian of American science, received his B.A. (1947) and M.A. (1948) degrees from New York University and his Ph.D. (1951) from the University of Pennsylvania. He was on the staff of the National Archives and Records Service from 1951 to 1959 and at the Library of Congress from 1959 to 1966. In 1966 Reingold was appointed Editor of the Joseph Henry Papers at the Smithsonian Institution. He continued in the position until 1985, when he was appointed Senior Historian in the National Museum of American History (NMAH). After his retirement in 1993, Reingold became Historian Emeritus at NMAH. Reingold has researched and published extensively on the history of science in the United States. He is the author of Science in Nineteenth-Century America, A Documentary History, 1964; Science in America since 1820, 1976; Science in America, A Documentary History, 1900-1939, 1981; and Science American Style: Selected Writings of Nathan Reingold, 1991. This accession consists of various materials which document Reingold's work. Included are materials regarding royalty payments for his published works; numerous drafts, notes, and other research materials for papers presented at conferences, including the Conference on Critical Problems and Research Frontiers; materials regarding his membership in the American Antiquarian Society; a copy of an interview with Reingold regarding his tenure on the governing council of the Rockefeller Archive Center; and materials regarding a course Reingold taught at Johns Hopkins University.

Historical Note

Nathan Reingold (1927- ), historian of American science, received his B.A. (1947) and M.A. (1948) degrees from New York University and his Ph.D. (1951) from the University of Pennsylvania. He was on the staff of the National Archives and Records Service from 1951 to 1959 and at the Library of Congress from 1959 to 1966. In 1966 Reingold was appointed Editor of the Joseph Henry Papers at the Smithsonian Institution. He continued in the position until 1985, when he was appointed Senior Historian in the National Museum of American History (NMAH). After his retirement in 1993, Reingold became Historian Emeritus at NMAH.

Reingold has researched and published extensively on the history of science in the United States. He is the author of Science in Nineteenth-Century America, A Documentary History, 1964; Science in America since 1820, 1976; Science in America, A Documentary History, 1900-1939, 1981; and Science American Style: Selected Writings of Nathan Reingold, 1991.

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Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of various materials which document Reingold's work. Included are materials regarding royalty payments for his published works; numerous drafts, notes, and other research materials for papers presented at conferences, including the Conference on Critical Problems and Research Frontiers; materials regarding his membership in the American Antiquarian Society; a copy of an interview with Reingold regarding his tenure on the governing council of the Rockefeller Archive Center; and materials regarding a course Reingold taught at John Hopkins University.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-286, Nathan Reingold Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Hill & Wang - 19th Century Documentary History, 1965-1989

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American Philosophical Society - "Joseph Henry's Reception of Darwinism," 1976-1981

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Material from 20th Century book, includes items from long version

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Institute for Advance Study - Draft, outlines, and notes for possible paper; 1982

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American Antiquarian Society, 1987-1991

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Rockefeller Archive Center, 1998

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Phone and E-mail messages, 1998

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Alexandrov, Daniel, 1995-1998

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Reprints, nos. 21-77 (2 folders)

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Conference on Critical Problems and Research Frontiers; Madison, Wisconsin; October 30-November 3, 1991 (5 folders)

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"An Ideology of Basic Research for a Great Age of Development: The USA after 1945"

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"Science and Government in the United States Since 1945," 1991-1996

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John Hopkins University, 1993

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John Hopkins University - Archival Sources and Methods for the History of U.S. Science and Medicine, 1994

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"1945-1964: An Age of Anxiety" - University of Minnesota, March 1988 - Notes

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Studies in History and Philosophy of Science - Slotten Revision, 1996

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Miscellaneous

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