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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

[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.

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

[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

[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.

Binary Phase Diagrams of Transition Elements

Description: Chart issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards illustrating the systematic relationships between phase diagrams of transition elements. This chart includes color illustrations.
Date: May 1980
Creator: Waterstrat, Richard M.
Item Type: Poster

Guideline on Major Job Accounting Systems: The System Management Facilities (SMF) for IBM Systems Under OS/MVT

Description: Report issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards discussing the System Management Facilities for IBM systems. As stated in the introduction, "the purpose of SMF, as stated in the IBM manual, is to provide the means for gathering and recording information that can be used for billing customers or evaluating system usage" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: October 1978
Creator: Durbin, Gary; Kinney, Todd; Lamasney, Peter; Newman, Edward & Syrett, Edward
Item Type: Report

Selection of Data Entry Equipment

Description: Report issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards discussing information on data entry equipment selection by Federal agencies and organizations. As stated in the abstract, "this report provides information about economic and general operational considerations, steps to be followed in acquisition and training, and other factors pertinent to data entry equipment selection" (p. iii). This report includes a table.
Date: November 1979
Creator: Recicar, Steve A.
Item Type: Report

Tentative Provisions for the Development of Seismic Regulations for Buildings: A Cooperative Effort with the Design Professions, Building Code Interests, and the Research Community

Description: Report issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards discussing building codes and standards in earthquake-prone areas. As stated in the introduction, "the basic purpose of this project is to present, in one comprehensive document, current state-of-knowledge in the fields of engineering seismology and engineering practice as it pertains to seismic design and construction of buildings" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: June 1978
Creator: Applied Technology Council
Item Type: Report

Research and Innovation in the Building Regulatory Process

Description: Report issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards discussing studies conducted on building codes, standards, and regulations. The report includes transcripts from the 12th annual National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: June 1980
Creator: Berry, Sandra A.
Item Type: Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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