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BOX 1-27 National Bureau of Standards, 1921-1983
Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, agendas, reports, studies, congressional testimony, printed matter, photographs, writings, speeches and conference papers, research data, university teaching and in-house training course records, and other material from Astin's career with the bureau.
Organized alphabetically by subject or type of material and chronologically thereunder.
BOX 1 Administrative files, Office of the Director
AD-X2 battery additive controversy
Correspondence, memoranda, and miscellany, 1952-1961, undated
"Report of the Committee on Battery Additives of the National Academy of Sciences," 1953
(7 folders)
BOX 2 (2 folders)
"Report to the Secretary of Commerce," Ad Hoc Committee for Evaluation of Present Functions and Operations of National Bureau of Standards, 1953
Letters of congratulations, 1951-1952
(2 folders)
Memoranda, clippings, and miscellany, 1951-1952
Swearing in ceremony, circa 1952
Authorizing legislation and orders, 1950-1968
Biographies, 1962-1969, undated
Boulder, Colo., laboratory, 1954-1961, undated
Planning documents, 1966-1967, undated
Statements, 1967-1969
Building research, 1962-1964, undated
BOX 3 "Century 21 Exposition," Seattle, Wash., 1958-1962
Conferences, 1952-1969, undated
Condon, Edward U.
Banquet to honor, 1951
Correspondence and clippings, 1952-1968
Congressional testimony, 1955-1969, undated
BOX 4 Curtis, Harvey Lincoln, 1975-1976
Diary, Apr.-Sept. 1954
Executive leadership programs, 1962-1964
Executive personality analysis, 1954
International Bureau of Weights and Measures, Sevres, France, 1958-1967, undated
International cooperation
General, 1956-1968, undated
(2 folders)
USSR, 1956-1966, undated
BOX 5 Administrative files, Office of the Director
Commerce Department, 1953-1968, undated
Interoffice, 1950-1969, undated
(2 folders)
Mission statement and goals, 1963-1965, undated
Oddities, 1955-1964, undated
(2 folders)
BOX 6 Photographs
Award presentations, dinners, 1951-1969, undated
Meetings, groups, and visitors, 1953-1970, undated
Portraits, circa 1950-1970, undated
Miscellaneous persons and places, 1955, undated
BOX 7 Relocation to Gaithersburg, Md.
Dedication week ceremonies
Open house printed matter, 1966, undated
Photographs, 1966, undated
(4 folders)
Miscellaneous, 1961-1969
BOX 8 Reports, 1947-1969, undated
Retirement, 1969, undated
Boulder, Colo., activities
(2 folders)
Gaithersburg, Md., activities
(2 folders)
Printed matter
BOX 9 Science policy, 1951-1967, undated
Semicentennial, 1951
Research support to universities, 1960-1967
Scientific institutions, 1968-1969
(2 folders)
Scientific personnel
General, 1953-1968, undated
(2 folders)
National Bureau of Standards, 1953-1966, undated
BOX 10 Telephone directories, 1950-1956
Awards, commendations, and honors
Civil Service League, Career Service Award, 1960
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Harry Diamond Award, 1970
Miscellaneous, circa 1945-1967
Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., Rockefeller Public Service Award, 1963
General correspondence
(2 folders)
BOX 11 1955-1970, undated
(5 folders)
Personnel records (Astin), 1935-1960
BOX 12 Publications
About Astin, clippings and offprints, 1949-1968
By Astin
Copies and offprints, 1931-1969, undated
(4 folders)
Drafts and related material
1948-1952, miscellaneous
"The IEC and the National Bureau of Standards," Magazine of Standards
"Physical Standards and Industrial Progress," for proposed book
1958, "Standardization of the Inch"
"An Atomic Standard for Length Measurement," Engineer's News Supplement, New York Herald Tribune Co.
Statement, Encyclopedic Dictionary of Electronics and Nuclear Engineering
BOX 13 1960, "Miniaturization -- A New Science," preface for proposed book
1961-1966, miscellaneous
1967, "Measurement Accuracy at Radio Frequencies," proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Oral history transcript, Eisenhower Administration Project, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
"A Time for Action in International Standardization," Materials Research and Standards
"Voluntary Standardization and the Government: Fifty Years of Cooperation," Magazine of Standards
1969, "Management and the Metric System," Defense Management Journal
1981-1983, Commerce Department oral history project
About the National Bureau of Standards
Clippings, offprints and reprints, 1951-1966, undated
Official brochures and pamphlets
(2 folders)
BOX 14 1952-1969
(2 folders)
"Measures of Assurance: A History of the National Bureau of Standards, 1951-1976," typescript for comment, 1972-1976
(3 folders)
By National Bureau of Standards staff
Printed matter, 1921-1975
(2 folders)
BOX 15 Typescripts, 1938-1976
(4 folders)
Miscellaneous, circa 1930-1968, undated
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