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Kaempffert, Waldemar, 1877-1956



  • Existence: 1877 - 1956


Waldemar Kaempffert was born on September 27, 1877 in New York City. He graduated from City College of New York in 1897 after which he worked at "Scientific American" first as a translator (1897–1900), then as managing editor (1900–1916). He also wrote articles about science for other publications during this time, including three articles for "Harper's," beginning in 1908. In 1916, he started working as the editor of "Popular Science Monthly." In 1922, he began writing essays about science for The New York Times, where he was named Editor of Science and Engineering in 1927. During the 1920s, he also wrote free-lance magazine articles. In 1928, Kaempffert became the director of the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago. He died on November 27. 1956.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

"Science Today and Tomorrow" typescript

Identifier: MS-302
Date(s): 1939

"Science Today and Tomorrow." The collection contains the typescript and mounted clippings with handwritten corrections, of the book of essays on popular topics in science by Waldemar Kaempffert, some of which had appeared earlier as magazine and newspaper essays.

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