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Series 1: Museum of Science, 1937 - 1995


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This collection documents the professional life of Bradford Washburn: his work at the Museum of Science and his mountaineering work, including climbing, cartography, and photography. It includes correspondence, meeting records, manuscript material, published works, maps, photographs, and audiovisual material. More detailed Scope and Content information can be found within the series and subseries listings.


  • 1937 - 1995

Language of Materials

From the Collection:

The textual materials are primarily in English. However, this collection does contain materials (primarily correspondence) in languages such as: German, Chinese, French, Russian, Japanese, Polish, and Spanish.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research with the exception of certain files that are listed as restricted. Any institutional records that are less than 25 years old and any personal records that are less than 75 years old are closed to researchers. Certain files which contain sensitive legal, financial, or personal information are restricted.

In addition, due to fragile condition of some materials, access may be restricted to where only Archives staff may handle the materials.


39.9 Linear Feet (88 letter document boxes; 2 half letter document boxes; 2 paige boxes; 1,576 folders; 41 items)

36.8 Cubic Feet


Repository Details

Part of the Museum of Science, Boston Archives Repository