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A History of Encasements; Technology Preserving the Charters of Freedom

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Author(s)

Christopher J. Evans

Abstract

In its centennial year, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will complete the second set of hermetic encasements for the nation's founding documents - the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. This symposium will: Outline the context for the new encasements; describe the 1950s encasements and present new data on their performance; review the design, manufacture and initial performance results for the new encasements; and discuss the philosophy and implementation of the on-board instrumentation for the new encasements.
Conference Dates
September 17-18, 2001
Conference Location
Undefined
Conference Title
History of Encasements

Keywords

Bill of Rights, Charters of Freedom, Constitution, Declaration of Independence, encasement

Citation

Evans, C. (2008), A History of Encasements; Technology Preserving the Charters of Freedom, History of Encasements, Undefined (Accessed February 22, 2024)
Created October 16, 2008