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Herbert Spencer Polin papers, 1931-1958

Description of Collection


American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

Polin, Herbert Spencer,

Size of collection

0.25 linear feet
1 half manuscript box(s)

Short description of collection

Patents developed by physicist and inventor, Herbert Spencer Polin.

Language(s) of collection


Collection number:


Biographical Note

Physicist (solid state physics, physical chemistry) and inventor.

Scope and Contents of Collection

Collection contains patents developed by Herbert Polin was working as a consulting chemist in the fields of solid state physics, instrumentation, and physical chemistry. Also includes news clippings which describe some of Polin's patents and their applications.

Restrictions on Use and Access

Researchers must have an approved access application on file in order to access archival materials.

Selected Search Terms

These papers have been indexed in the International Catalog of Sources for History of Physics and Allied Sciences (ICOS) using the following terms. Those seeking related materials should search under these terms.


Polin, Herbert Spencer, 1909-1979.

Subject terms

Chemistry, physical and theoretical.
Physical instruments
Solid state physics.

Genre terms


Organization and Arrangement of Collection

Organized into single chronological series:

  • Series I: Patents

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Melanie J. Mueller in 2014.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], Herbert Spencer Polin papers, 1931-1958. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information


Finding Aid to the Herbert Spencer Polin papers, 1931-1958


American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740


Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Melanie J. Mueller in 2014. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: Patents

Box 1 Folder 1 Patents (1 of 2), 1931-1958
Folder 2 Patents (2 of 2), 1931-1958