Brasch, Frederick E. (Frederick Edward), 1875-1967

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Frederick E. Brasch was educated at Stanford University (1899), the University of California (1901), and Harvard (1916). He worked as a librarian at Stanford, in Chicago, St. Paul, MN, and in Washington, D.C. before becoming chief of the Library of Congress scientific collection in 1925. He served as corresponding secretary of the history of science section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science from 1920 through 1928. Brasch died in 1967.

From the description of Frederick Edward Brasch papers, 1926-1938. (National Library of Medicine). WorldCat record id: 14317369

Frederick Edward Brasch, librarian and bibliographer, was employed by numerous institutions including the Library of Congress, where he served as Chief of the Scientific Collection from 1925 to 1943. From 1948 until his death in 1967 he was a consultant in bibliography at Stanford University. His primary interest was the history of science.

From the description of Frederick Brasch letters to his family from Harvard, 1902. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754864934

Frederick E. Brasch was educated at Stanford University (1899), the University of California (1901), and Harvard (1916). He worked as a librarian at Stanford, in Chicago, St. Paul, MN, and in Washington, D.C. before becoming chief of the Library of Congress's scientific collection in 1925. He served as corresponding secretary of the history of science section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science from 1920 through 1928. Brasch died in 1967.

From the guide to the Frederick Edward Brasch Papers, 1926-1938, (History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine)

Frederick E. Brasch, chief of the Smithsonian Division of the Library of Congress for many years, served on the Stanford Libraries staff as curator of this collection from 1948 until his death in 1967. Mr. Brasch attempted to build a library which would illuminate Newton's thought by tracing its origins and its influence; he brought together the works of Newton's teachers, colleagues, and disciples.

From the description of The Frederick E. Brasch collection of Sir Isaac Newton manuscripts and related materials on the history of scientific thought, 1684-1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122445225

Frederick Edward Brasch, librarian and bibliographer, was employed by numerous institutions including the Library of Congress, where he served as Chief of the Scientific Collection from 1925 to 1943. From 1948 until his death in 1967 he was a consultant in bibliography at Stanford University. Brasch's lifelong interest in the history of science was reflected in his personal life as well as his chosen occupation.

From the description of Frederick E. Brasch papers, 1745-1963. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122445344

Biographical Note

Frederick Edward Brasch was born December 18, 1875, the son of Otto Wilhelm and Carolyn E. (Johannsen). He attended Stanford University from 1897-1899; Univ. of California, 1899-1901, Harvard, 1916. On August 5, 1903 he married Winnifred E. Orpin (who died June 11, 1938). The marriage produced two children, Carolyn Mildred and Maxwell Frederick.

The following is a list of F. E. Brasch's occupations

Asst. observer, Harvard College Observatory, 1903-1904. Computer, Lick Observatory, Mt. Hamilton, CA. 1905 Asst. at Stanford Library, 1912-16. Asst. reference librarian, John Cresar Library, Chicago. 1917-21. Reference librarian, James Jerome Hill Reference Library, St. Paul, Minn. 1921-22 Bibliographic research, National Research Council, Wash., D.C. 1922-3. Librarian, Dept. of Terrestrial Magnetism, carnegie Institution, Wash. 1923-4 Secretary of the history of science section, A.A.A.S. 1920-28. Secretary of Isaac Newton commemoration, 192- Chief of Scientific Collection, Library of congress. 1925-43. Consultant in history of science, 1944-8. Consultant in bibliography, Stanford Univ., 1948-67.

The following is a list of F. E. Brasch's associations:

American Assn for the Advancement of Science Royal Astronomical Society History of Science Society International Astronomical Union Astronomical Society of the Pacific American Astronomical Society American Antiquarian Society Phi Beta Kappa Sigma Xi Unitarian Church

In 1941, on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Stanford University, F. E. Brasch donated his entire Newton Collection to the University, in gratitude for the opportunity of pursuing scientific astronomical studies there (1897-9).

Frederich Brasch died on October 26, 1967.

From the guide to the Frederick E. (Frederick Edward) Brasch Papers, 1745-1963, (Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Ewald Flügel collection, 1896-1914. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn George Sarton additional papers, 1901-1956. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Roy Vernon Sowers Papers, 1920-1984 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn George Sarton additional papers, 1901-1956. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Brasch, Frederick E. (Frederick Edward), 1875-1967,. The Frederick E. Brasch collection of Sir Isaac Newton manuscripts and related materials on the history of scientific thought, 1684-1949. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Brasch, Frederick E. (Frederick Edward), 1875-1967. Frederick Brasch letters to his family from Harvard, 1902. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University Press archival book copies, 1900-2012 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Brasch, Frederick E. (Frederick Edward), 1875-1967. Correspondence with Edgar Fahs Smith, 1919-1920. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Brasch, Frederick E. (Frederick Edward), 1875-1967. Frederick E. Brasch papers, 1745-1963. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Curie, Marie, 1867-1934. Ceremony in honor of : press clippings, photographs, etc., 1929 Oct. 30. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Brasch, Frederick E. (Frederick Edward), 1875-1967. Pamphlet collection, ca. 1700-1950. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Frederick E. Brasch correspondence, 1962-1965 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Brasch, Frederick E. (Frederick Edward), 1875-1967. Manuscript fragments removed from Newton's PRINCIPIA. SELECTIONS. Oxonii, e Typographeo Academico, 1831 : notes, ca. 1831-1848. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Frank Manny papers, 1890-1955 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Swope, Henrietta Hill, 1902-. Papers of Henrietta Hill Swope, 1923-1979. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Sowers, Roy Vernon, 1897-. Papers, 1920-1984. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Frederick Edward Brasch Papers, 1926-1938 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Manny, Frank Addison, 1868-1954. Frank Addison Manny papers, 1890-1955. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Brasch, Frederick Edward, 1875-. Frederick Edward Brasch papers, 1926-1938. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Brasch family. Brasch family papers, 1891-1920. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University, Library, Bender Room scrapbooks, 1926-1969 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Bliven, Bruce, 1889-1977. Bruce Bliven papers, 1906-1985. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Sowers, Roy Vernon, 1897-. Correspondence, 1952-1957. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University. Libraries. Stanford University, Libraries, Bender Room scrapbooks, 1926-1969. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Brasch, Frederick E. (Frederick Edward), 1875-1967. Frederick E. Brasch correspondence, 1962-1965. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Frederick E. (Frederick Edward) Brasch Papers, 1745-1963 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Ewald Flügel collection, 1896-1914 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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associatedWith Brasch family. family
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Death 1967

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