Ancestry.com. U.S., National Register of Scientific and Technical Personnel, 1921-1970 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2019.Original data:
1954 National Register of Scientific and Technical Personnel. NAID: 1513441. Series: National Register of Scientific and Technical Personnel Files, 1954 - 1970; Record Group: 307, Records of the National Science Foundation, 1907 - 2007, National Archives at College Park - Electronic Records (RDE), College Park, Maryland.
About U.S., National Register of Scientific and Technical Personnel, 1921-1970
This register was initially created to be a ready source to identify specialized personnel during a national emergency. As the value of the data for statistical purposes was recognized, the main purpose of maintaining the registers shifted to providing a source of statistical information on scientific and engineering personnel. The National Register was a major source of data for studies related to the development of national science policy, and provided information to Congress, agencies of the executive branch, State governments, private industry, and institutions of higher education.