Organized Collections

Vannevar Bush Papers

This small collection of Vannevar Bush’s papers covers Bush’s work with the National Research Council in the mid- to late-1930s. The work of the Committee on the Relation of the Patent System to the Stimulation of New Industries, of which Bush was a member, is documented in substantial depth in fifteen folders, which make up the bulk of the collection. Bush’s work as Chairman of the Research Council’s Division of Engineering and Industrial Research is also documented here, in addition to his work with the Committee on Scientific Aids to Learning. Additional folders document the Research Council interdivisional relations, as well as a prospective study for the Federal government’s Rural Electrification Administration.

Location: Mezzanine Annex, Shelf E Unit 2 Row 1
Provenance: Carnegie Institution of Washington
Volume: approximately 1 linear foot.
Span dates: 1934-1938

Box 1
Committee on Relation of Patent System to Stimulation of New Industries

American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) Resolution: 1935-1936
Correspondence: Compton D M: 1934-1936
Correspondence: Holland M: 1934-1936
Correspondence: Jewett F B: 1935-1938
Correspondence: Jewett F B: 1934
Correspondence: Poillon H: 1934-1938
Correspondence re Report: 1935-1936
Lists of Contacts to be Made by Committee: 1934
Patent Office Advisory Committee: 1935-1936
Suggested Modifications for Improving Patent System
Replies to Request for Comment: 1934
Replies to Request for Comment: 1935
Summaries of Comments: 1935

Box 2
Committee on Relation of Patent System to Stimulation of New Industries

General

1936-1938
1935
1934

Committee on Scientific Aids to Learning

1938
1937

Division of Engineering & Industrial Research

1937

Box 3
Division of Engineering & Industrial Research

1936: Sept-Dec
1936: Jan-Aug

NRC: 1934-1937
Study for Rural Electrification Administration: Proposed: 1936-1937

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