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Aubrey Drury papers, 1920-1950

Summary Information

Abstract

This collections contains correspondence, manuscripts, clippings and printed matter pertaining to Aubrey Drury's campaign for official world-wide adoption of the metric system.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0368
Bib ID 4078715 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Drury, Aubrey, 1891-1959
Title Aubrey Drury papers, 1920-1950
Physical Description 11 linear feet (24 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in four series.

Description

Summary

Correspondence and manuscripts of Drury, relating to his campaign for official world-wide adoption of the metric system of weights and measures. The collection also contains a considerable quantity of clippings.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Aubrey Drury papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Drury, Newton B. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--12/--/1960. Accession number--M-60-12.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/1989.

Revision Description

2012-05-29 XML document instance created by Alison Rhonemus.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Metric system Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Weights and measures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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Series I: Correspondence



Box 1 A - An



Box 2 Ar - I



Box 3 Ma - Metric



Box 4 Metric (date) - Pr



Box 5 Pu - Z

Series II: Miscellaneous and Unsorted



Box 6 Misc. Folders



Box 7 Misc. Folders



Box 8 Misc. Folders



Box 9 Unsorted



Box 10 Unsorted



Box 11 Unsorted



Box 12 Unsorted



Box 13 Unsorted

Series III: Clippings and Printed Matter



Box 14 Metric System Clippings



Box 15 Metric System Clippings



Box 16 Metric System Clippings



Box 17 Printed Matter



Box 18 Printed Matter



Box 19 Printed Matter



Box 20 Printed Matter



Box 21 Printed Matter

Series IV: Additions



Box 22 1964 - 1972



Box 23 1973



Box 24 Correspondence - Primarily Albert Herbert, 1976