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The NIST Digital Archives (NDA) include collections of images and publications from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and its predecessor, the National Bureau of Standards (NBS). NIST is a non-regulatory agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. These collections continue to grow as more images and full-text publications are digitized.
Featured: Automobile Research Photographic Collection
The Automobile Research Photographic Collection documents the research at the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) on automobiles in the first half of the twentieth century. Between 1920 and 1930 the number of cars registered in the United States leaped from 9 to 26.5 million. Browse images from this collection
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NDA Collections News
There are dozens of new photo collections from NIST's archives. To see a list of these photo collections, click here.