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A Unique Institution: The History of NBS, 1950-1969



E Passaglia, K A. Beal


A follow-on to Measures for Progress by Rexmond C. Cochrane, this work covers the history of the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) from 1950-1969. While the book focuses on technical work, the management and administration of the Bureau are also discussed. A companion volume covers the period 1969-1993 including the transition from NBS to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (see NIST SP 955).
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 925
Report Number


history-NIST, NBS, NIST


Passaglia, E. and Beal, K. (1999), A Unique Institution: The History of NBS, 1950-1969, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed May 30, 2024)


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Created June 30, 1999, Updated September 20, 2022