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This collection contains select NIST Technical Series publications written by or for NIST and published by the NIST Research Library. They are technical reports, recommendations, practice guides, industry handbooks, and other similar technical documents intended for external distribution. The publications are organized into periodical and nonperiodical series. Descriptions and access points for each series can be found here: NIST Technical Series Descriptions.

 

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Early Publications Indexes

The two National Bureau of Standards Circulars included here are indexes of publications from the National Bureau of Standards. One volume covers publications from 1901 to June 1947. The second volume covers July 1947 to June 1957. NBS Circulars were a publication series. They were compilations of information on various subjects related to the Bureau’s scientific, technical, and engineering activities. They included not only the results of Bureau studies, but also data of general interest from other sources.

This series also contained Recommended Specifications, United States Government Specifications, and United States Government Master Specifications formerly issued by the Bureau. These bore a specification number in addition to the Bureau Circular number, but all of these specifications were canceled or superseded by Federal Specifications formulated by the Federal Specifications Board.

The series was discontinued in June 1959 and circular material was directed to the Journal of Research and the Monograph series.

NBS Circular 460 - Publications of the National Bureau of Standards, 1901 to June 30, 1947

NBS Circular 460 - Supplementary List of Publications of the National Bureau of Standards. July 1, 1947, to June 30, 1957

 

NBS Summary Technical Reports

The NBS Summary Technical Reports (STRs) were typically brief summaries of research, developments, and test activities conducted by the National Bureau of Standards (NBS). Report topics were chosen for their importance to contemporary scientists, engineers, and industry members. The reports were published by the NBS Office of Public Information and were sometimes included in the NBS Technical News Bulletin. The series began in 1946 as the NBS Technical Reports, and was changed to the NBS Summary Technical Reports in 1953. The series was discontinued in 1975. Browse this collection

 

Polymers Division Annual Reports

This collection of Annual Reports was created as part of NIST's Materials Science and Engineering Division (MSED) Centennial Celebration. It contains the Annual Reports of MSED's Polymers Division from 1979-1997. Browse this collection

 
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