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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 18-101

National Museum of History and Technology. Section of Mathematics

Curatorial Records, 1955-1974

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of History and Technology. Section of Mathematics
Title: Curatorial Records
Dates: 1955-1974
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 18-101
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the records of Dr. Uta C. Merzbach, Associate Curator. Topics covered include planning of the IBM computer terminal exhibit with collection viewing; museum fire of 1970; exhibit preparations for "1876: A Centennial Exhibition;" education and training; educational programs; and exhibit of a working computer, with Nicholas J. Suszynski, Jr., Director, Information Systems Division, 1968-1970. Some materials are dated from a time period before Merzbach started working at the National Museum of History and Technology in 1964. Additionally, some materials date to when the museum was known as the Museum of History and Technology and when the section was known as the Section of Mathematics and Antique Instruments as well as from when the sections were part of the Division of Physical Sciences and the Division of Electricity and Nuclear Energy. Materials include notes, memoranda, pamphlets, proposals, reports, correspondence, news clippings, photographs, drawings, and related materials.

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This accession consists of the records of Dr. Uta C. Merzbach, Associate Curator. Topics covered include planning of the IBM computer terminal exhibit with collection viewing; museum fire of 1970; exhibit preparations for "1876: A Centennial Exhibition"; education and training; educational programs; and exhibit of a working computer, with Nicholas J. Suszynski, Jr., Director, Information Systems Division, 1968-1970. Some materials are dated from a time period before Merzbach started working at the National Museum of History and Technology in 1964. Additionally, some materials date to when the museum was known as the Museum of History and Technology and when the section was known as the Section of Mathematics and Antique Instruments as well as from when the sections were part of the Division of Physical Sciences and the Division of Electricity and Nuclear Energy. Materials include notes, memoranda, pamphlets, proposals, reports, correspondence, news clippings, photographs, drawings, and related materials.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-101, National Museum of History and Technology. Section of Mathematics, Curatorial Records

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Container List

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IBM Computer Terminal Exhibit - List of Objects, 1968

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Computer Terminal Exhibit - List of Occupations, 1968

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Computerized Exhibits Directory - Preliminary Outline, 1968

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Geographic Breakdown, 1968

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Computer Terminal Exhibit - Directory Categories, 1968

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Disciplines and Subject Topics, 1968

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Computer Terminal Exhibit - Miscellaneous Drafts and Notes, 1968

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Exhibit Opening Dates, 1964-1967

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Smithsonian Institution (SI) Building Visitor Attendance Figures, circa 1955-1969

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Highlights - Museum of History and Technology (MHT), circa 1968

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Leaflets and Bibliographies, 1968

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Survey Questionnaire, 1968

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Revolutionary Period Objects, 1968

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Report and Agenda of the Smithsonian Museum Fire, 1970

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Fire Chronology and Observations, 1970

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Chronology Backup, 1970

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Fire at Museum of History and Technology, 1970

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Fire Board Draft of Preliminary Findings, 1970

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Uta C. Merzbach Notes, 1970

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Structural and Functional Details, 1970

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Organizational Details, 1970-1971

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Museum of History and Technology Fire - Final Report, 1970 (2 folders)

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Educational Book Publishers Correspondence - Exhibits from 1876 Centennial, 1973-1974

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Massachusetts - Correspondence, 1973-1974

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Michigan - Correspondence, 1974

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Nebraska - Correspondence, 1974

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New Jersey - Correspondence, 1974

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Ohio - Correspondence, 1974

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New York - Correspondence, 1973-1974

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Pennsylvania - Correspondence, 1974

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Rhode Island - Correspondence, 1974

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Tennessee - Correspondence, 1974

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West Virginia - Correspondence, 1974

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Wisconsin - Correspondence, 1974

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Connecticut - Correspondence, 1974

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Illinois - Correspondence, 1974

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Indiana - Correspondence, 1974

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Iowa and Louisiana - Correspondence, 1974

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Maine - Correspondence, 1974

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New Hampshire - Correspondence, 1974

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United States (U.S.) National Museum - Correspondence and Accession Information, circa 1960

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Notes, 1974

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Bicentennial Patent Models, 1974

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Educational Programs - Pre and Postdoctoral, 1965-1968

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Educational Programs Information and Correspondence, 1964-1966

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Research Opportunities, 1965

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Education and Training on Teaching at Universities, 1966

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Education Advisory Committee, 1964-1967

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National Science Foundation - Research and Proposals, 1965-1966

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Summer Intern Program, 1964-1965

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Summer Programs and Interns, 1966-1967

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Education and Training - District of Columbia (D.C.) Teachers College, 1966

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Computer as an Exhibit - Nicholas Suszynski, 1965-1968

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