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Robert P. Multhauf

Robert P. Multhauf
United States National Museum
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
c. 1970
Robert P. Multhauf (1919-2004), a historian of science specializing in the history of chemistry, served as curator in the National Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History from 1954 to 1966, when he was named Director of the museum. He was a Senior Scholar in the museum from 1970 until his retirement in 1987.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 17, Folder: 36
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History of Science and Technology, Museum directors, Historians, Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Multhauf, Robert P, National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Dept. of the History of Science and Medicine, National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH), National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.), United States National Museum
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Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic print
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Robert P. Multhauf, by Unknown, c. 1970, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, MAH64181.

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