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The Historical Society of Pennsylvania obtains American Society for Testing Materials records

The American Society for Testing and Materials was founded in 1898 by a group of engineers and scientists to tackle the problem of frequent break in railroad tracks.  The ASTM, today called ASTM International, continues its work from its headquarters in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.

Susan Parry volumes, 1849-circa 1890, come to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

A graduate of the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1858, Pennsylvania, native Susan Parry , practiced medicine in Bucks County until her death in the 1890s.

Schoenberg and Albert Collections of Manuscripts donated to the University of Pennsylvania

Two collections containing important materials relating to the history of science, technology, and medicine were recently donated to the University of Pennsylvania. The first, the Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection of Manuscripts, focuses on medieval and renaissance works. The second, given by Dr. Daniel and Eleanor Albert, includes a noteworthy medical ephemera collection.

New Collections at Hagley Museum and Library

Hagley announces the addition of four new collections in the history of technology, covering the rise of shooting sports, computer developments at the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), a landmark gender equality battle at AT&T, and the formative years at Singer Manufacturing Company.

George F. Parry family volumes at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Bucks County, Pennsylvania, resident George F. Parry (1838-1886) was one of the first veterinarians to receive professional veterinary training in the United States. He served during the Civil War as a veterinary surgeon with the 7th Pennsylvania Calvary.

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