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The entire collection of Biographical Memoirs is now available online as PDFs. The collection includes more than 1,500 memoirs, including those of famed naturalist Louis Agassiz; Joseph Henry, the first secretary of the Smithsonian Institution; Thomas Edison; Alexander Graham Bell; noted anthropologist Margaret Mead; and psychologist and philosopher John Dewey.
Index of Available Memoirs
NAS members John Bardeen (left) Walter Brattain (seated) and William Shockley (right) in the Bell Labs laboratory where they made fundamental discoveries leading to the development of the transistor.
Photograph by Nick Lazarnick, Bell Laboratories, courtesy AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives.