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Bradford Washburn Awards Records

Identifier: A2023-06-01

Content Description

The scope of the collection includes the records of the Bradford Washburn awards including invitations, correspondence, web articles, news articles, published papers, programs, and speeches. The folders indicate the winners of the Washburn Awards from 1964 to 2014.


  • 1964 - 2014

Conditions Governing Access

There are technical limitations because of the need for a VHS and cassette player

Conditions Governing Use

The Bradford Washburn Award Records contains materials that are still under copyright. In particular, the Museum of Science maintains copyright over many of these materials. The records also contain works whose copyright is held by other individuals and organizations. The researcher assumes all responsibility for identifying copyright holders and attaining permission for reproduction.

Biographical / Historical

The Bradford Washburn Award is given to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution toward public understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in our lives. Bradford Washburn was the director of the Museum of Science for 40 years. The award is given to those who embody Washburn's spirit and passion for innovation, learning, and exploration.


2.31 Linear Feet (2.31 linear feet (2 document letter boxes, 1 carton box); 46 files, 15 objects)

Language of Materials



The current arrangement is chronological. It is divided by each year of the Bradford Washburn Awards.

Custodial History

The materials were found in storage. It is assumed they came from the Advancement Department, Marketing Department, and other museum staff dropped off at an undetermined time.

Related Materials

H. Bradford Washburn, Jr. Papers (A2018-01-01); Unprocessed Advancement Department and Marketing Department materials may be related archival content

Condition Description

Overall condition: good, stable Special rehousing needs: multimedia (DVDs, VHS tapes, Cassette tapes)

Bradford Washburn Award Records Finding Aid
Kalista Hill (Archives Volunteer)
April 2023
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Edition statement
1st edition

Repository Details

Part of the Museum of Science, Boston Archives Repository

One Science Park
Boston Massachusetts 02114