There are approximately 1,100 titles in the NIST Historical Collection. This collective resource contains the writings of both prominent and famous scientists in the fields of physics, chemistry, mathematics and engineering; historical reports from government agencies that predate the National Bureau of Standards; collected papers of prominent NBS/NIST authors, and the writings of Ferdinand Hassler.
From the NIST Archives
The Archives Program provides comprehensive information about NBS/NIST historical programs and accomplishments by collecting, documenting, organizing and preserving significant archival materials.
NIST Digital Archives provides access to NIST historical photographs and museum artifacts. You can download and print (on 8 1/2" x 11" paper) postcards of some popular historic images:
Photograph Collection - Photos of NBS/NIST research activities, events, and portraits from early days to the present
Portraits - Photos of NBS/NIST Directors, scientists, engineers and program managers
Subject Files - Research materials on activities, projects, affiliations and research relating to NBS/NIST
Video, Cassette and Slide Collections - Audio visual materials relating to NBS/NIST activities
NIST History Publications
The following are official NBS/NIST history books and articles relating to NBS/NIST history that were published in the Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and other publications.