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Brief History of Measurement Systems: with a Chart of the Modernized Metric System

Description: Pamphlet issued by the United States National Bureau of Standards providing an overview of the English system of measurement used in the United States and of the metric system. The internal pages of the pamphlet contain a chart labeled "The Modernized Metric System" which includes tables of common conversions and a chart of the seven base units: meter/length, kilogram/mass, second/time, ampere/electric current, kelvin/temperature, mole/amount of substance, and candela/luminous intensity, as well as two supplementary units: radian/plane angle and steradian/solid angle. There is also a graphic representation of yards versus meters in ruler form at the bottom.
Date: August 1976
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Letter from the United States National Bureau of Standards]

Description: Letter from the acting director of the U.S. National Bureau of Standards introducing the materials in the NBS Metric Kit. The kit was compiled to support the Metric Conversion Act, signed in December 1975, which would convert measurements used in the United States to the metric system of measurement. Includes an order form for additional materials and the metric kit envelope.
Date: 1977?
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Report of the Tenth National Conference on Weights and Measures, 1915

Description: Report of the annual conference on weights and measures, hosted by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Washington D.C. It includes conference proceedings, a list of attendees, information about committees and officers, and other reports or commentaries discussed at the meetings.
Date: 1916
Creator: United States. Bureau of Standards.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Report of the Twentieth National Conference on Weights and Measures, 1927

Description: Report of the annual conference on weights and measures, hosted by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Washington D.C. It includes conference proceedings, a list of attendees, information about committees and officers, and other reports or commentaries discussed at the meetings.
Date: 1928
Creator: United States. Bureau of Standards.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Report of the Thirtieth National Conference on Weights and Measures, 1940

Description: Report of the annual conference on weights and measures, hosted by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Washington D.C. It includes conference proceedings, a list of attendees, information about committees and officers, and other reports or commentaries discussed at the meetings.
Date: 1941
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Report of the Thirty-First National Conference on Weights and Measures, 1941

Description: Report of the annual conference on weights and measures, hosted by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Washington D.C. It includes conference proceedings, a list of attendees, information about committees and officers, and other reports or commentaries discussed at the meetings.
Date: 1941
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Report of the Thirty-Second National Conference on Weights and Measures, 1946

Description: Report of the annual conference on weights and measures, hosted by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Washington D.C. It includes conference proceedings, a list of attendees, information about committees and officers, and other reports or commentaries discussed at the meetings.
Date: 1947
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Report of the Forty-Fourth National Conference on Weights and Measures, 1959

Description: Report of the annual conference on weights and measures, hosted by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Washington D.C. It includes conference proceedings, a list of attendees, information about committees and officers, and other reports or commentaries discussed at the meetings.
Date: December 18, 1959
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Report of the Forty-Fifth National Conference on Weights and Measures, 1960

Description: Report of the annual conference on weights and measures, hosted by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Washington D.C. It includes conference proceedings, a list of attendees, information about committees and officers, and other reports or commentaries discussed at the meetings.
Date: December 16, 1960
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Report of the Forty-Seventh National Conference on Weights and Measures, 1962

Description: Report of the annual conference on weights and measures, hosted by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Washington D.C. It includes conference proceedings, a list of attendees, information about committees and officers, and other reports or commentaries discussed at the meetings.
Date: November 23, 1962
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Report of the Forty-Eighth National Conference on Weights and Measures, 1963

Description: Report of the annual conference on weights and measures, hosted by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Washington D.C. It includes conference proceedings, a list of attendees, information about committees and officers, and other reports or commentaries discussed at the meetings.
Date: December 30, 1963
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

NBS Metric Kit : Official Metric Information

Description: Kit issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards containing materials regarding conversion to the metric system of measurement. The kit includes a letter of introduction; an order form; two plastic cards printed with rulers and conversion information; and four booklets that discuss how the metric system is different from the English system of measurement, why America should switch, and reference materials for converting.
Date: 1977?
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Item Type: Collection
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

U.S. Bureau of Standards Annual Report: 1921

Description: Report describing the functions and operations of the United States Bureau of Commerce and its divisions during the fiscal year.
Date: July 1921
Creator: United States. Bureau of Standards.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[United States National Bureau of Standards Metric Conversion Card]

Description: Conversion card issued by the United States National Bureau of Standards containing conversion information for length, area, mass (weight), volume, and temperature (exact). The front lists "Approximate Conversions to Metric Measures" and includes a continuum of temperatures at the bottom and a centimeter ruler along the right side (to 8 cm.). The back of the card lists "Approximate Conversions from Metric Measures" and includes an inch ruler along the right side (to 3 in.).
Date: May 1976
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[United States National Bureau of Standards Ruler]

Description: Ruler issued by the United States National Bureau of Standards. The front includes measurements in centimeters (to 15) and inches (to 6); there is text on the back comparing metric and customary units for length, volume, and weight.
Date: December 1972
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department