Physicist Dr. Wilmer Souder (1884-1974) worked at the National Bureau of Standards (NBS; today known as NIST, National Institute of Standards and Technology) in precision measurements for half a century from 1911 to 1961. For much of his NBS career, Souder led the Thermal Expansion Section but his activities spanned dental materials research and forensic identification research and casework. This collection of nine notebooks contains high-level summaries of cases describing his forensic science activities in handwriting, typewriting, and bullet analysis. These notebooks describe work performed on over 800 cases submitted from about 80 different agencies, mostly for cases in which the federal government was a party.
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