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Archive: August 2023 (5 Posts)

Opening Access to the Office of Scientific Research and Development

Posted by: Sean Bryant

The Library of Congress Science Reference Section and Technical Reports Section are creating an open access collection of Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSRD) materials, which have previously been accessible only onsite. The collection starts with material from two of the OSRD’s administrative divisions, Division 12: Transportation and Division 16: Optics & Camouflage. Information on topics such as amphibious vehicle studies, DUKW design, bridge, ponton and ferry designs and much more, can be found in reports in Division 12 (Transportation). The Optics/ Camouflage (Division 16) collection includes reports on topics such as aerial photography, camouflage applications, periscopes and other optical instruments.