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The R. H. Schallenberg Bottled Energy research files


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Richard H. Schallenberg was born in Chicago, IL in June 1943. He graduated from Brooklyn Polytechnic in 1965. After service in the Vietnam War he enrolled at Columbia University to study economic history. He began to teach at Yale University in 1970 then moved on to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University at Blacksburg. He died suddenly in 1980.

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This is an extensive research collection covering all aspects of electrical engineering from the early 1800s to the end of World War II. It consists of photocopies of individual newspaper and journal articles as well as sections of published monographs. There is a small amount of original Schallenberg material in the form of comments on his readings.

Organized into four series. Series 1.Binders; Series 2.Photocopies; Series 3.Research Series 4. Patents.

Material used in the publication of: Bottled energy : electrical engineering and the evolution of chemical energy storage by Richard H. Schallenberg, American Philosophical Society,1982.

Transferred from National Museum of American History Smithsonian Institution.

Source of acquisition--American Museum of Natural History. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--2013..

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