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Images from specific publications of the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) or the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

 



Annual Report FY1975

Annual reports were published for the Secretary of Commerce from Fiscal Year 1902 - Fiscal Year 1985. This collection has images from the 1975 report.

Dimensions October 1975

This collection of photos was from the October 1975 issue of Dimensions magazine, a popular NBS publication that informed scientists, engineers, businessmen, industry, teachers, students, and consumers of the latest advances in science and technology, primarily emphasizing the work at the National Bureau of Standards. It highlighted and reviewed such issues as energy research, fire protection, building technology, metric conversion, pollution abatement, health and safety, and consumer product performance in addition to NBS programs in measurement standards and techniques, properties of matter and materials, engineering standards and services, instrumentation, and automatic data processing.

Scientific and Engineering Work of the Government, Edward Bennett Rosa's Charts, 1910-1919

Answering the charge of extravagance in Federal spending, Dr. Edward B. Rosa (Chief Physicist at NBS) showed these charts in a 1920 federal budget report. The charts showed that interest on the national debt of past wars consumed 67.8 percent of Federal income. The military services received 25 percent, the cost of runing the federal government came to 3.2 percent, public works 3 percent, and research, education and development 1 percent. The images in this collection are those charts.

Special Publications

Formerly called the Miscellaneous Publications, this series includes material which, either because of the nature of the report or its size, did not fit into any of the other regular publication series. Some of these publications were charts, administrative pamphlets, directories of specifications, annual reports, weights and measures conference reports, and other subjects appropriate to this series. The images included here are from specific issues of this series:

 

 

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