Leonard C. Bruno

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Leonard C. Bruno (born 1944) was the Science Manuscript Historian and subject specialist in the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress. Amongst his books are reference guides to the library’s collections in the history of science. After more than forty years of service at the Library of Congress he retired in June 2012.[1]

His career at the Library of Congress began with a temporary writing and research position in the Library of Congress’ Science and Technology and Business Division in 1969. Twenty-six years later shifted to work in the Library of Congress' manuscript division.[2] As the manuscripts historian for science at the Library of Congress he was primarily responsible for the exhibition and acquisition of the papers of scientists. He was instrumental in the digitization and exhibition of the Wright Brothers's papers[3] and the acquisition of Carl Sagan's Papers.[4]

His work has been reviewed in journals such as Technology and Culture,[5] and Isis.[6]

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