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Samuel A. Goudsmit Papers, 1921-1979

Series X. Writings by Goudsmit

Goudsmit was a prolific writer. This series of his written work contains four subseries.

Subseries A. Unpublished manuscripts, published articles, reports, and a patent
This is the largest subseries, and is arranged chronologically by year and then alphabetized by title within years. Most of this work is on scientific topics, but there is also work on science and government, World War II, and German science, and some papers reflect his other interests such as archeology and Egyptology. Multiple language versions of papers are grouped together under English title (if it exists). Related notes and correspondence are also in some files.
Subseries B. Letters to the editor of various publications
Includes some letters which were not published. They are arranged chronologically by the publication date if there was one and it is known, otherwise by the date they were written.
Subseries C. Obituaries
Subseries D. Book reviews
Arranged chronologically by review date.
Box Folder  
Subseries A. Unpublished manuscripts, published articles, reports, and a patent
Box 42 Folder 1 "Relativistische Auffassung des Dubletts," Die Naturwissenschaften 1921
Folder 2 "Les doublets dans les spectres visibles," Archives Nerlandaises des Sciences Exactes et Naturelles 1922
Folder 3 "Het Anomale Zeeman-Effect en de Bouw der Spectra," Physica 1924
Folder 4 "The Magnetic Resolution of the Scandium Lines," Nature 1924
Folder 5 "Magnetic Resolution of the Scandium Spectrum," Proceedings of Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen te Amsterdam, J. Van der Mark and Pieter Zeeman, coauthors 1924
Folder 6 "Termnames of some Multiplets in the Ironspectrum," Proceedings of Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen te Amsterdam 1924
Folder 7 "Der Zeemaneffect im Scandiumspektrum," Die Naturwissenschaften 1924
Folder 8 "Zuschriften und Vorlufige Mitteilungen: Zur Ordnung des Lanthanspektrums", Die Naturwissenschaft 1924
Folder 9 "De bouw van het Lanthanspectrum," Handelingen van het XXe Nederlandsch Natuur- en Geneeskundig Congres 1925
Folder 10 "Determinations of the Terms in the Lanthanum Spectrum," Proceedings of Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen te Amsterdam 1925
Folder 11 "Ersetzung der Hypothese vom unmechanischen Zwang durch eine Forderung bezglich des inneren Verhaltens jedes einzelnen Elektrons," Die Naturwissenschaften, George E. Uhlenbeck, coauthor 1925
Folder 12 "Het Grondniveau in het Neonspectrum," Physica 1925
Folder 13 "Iets over Spectra en Atoombouw," Physica 1925
Folder 14 "The Intensities of the Zeeman Components," Proceedings of Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen te Amsterdam 1925
Folder 15 "Opmerking over die Spectra van Waterstof en Helium, Physica 1925
Folder 16 "Uber den Grundterm des Neonspektrums," Zeitschrift für Physik 1925
Folder 17 "Uber die g-Werte der Terme in Spektren höherer Stufe," Die Naturwissenschaften 1925
Folder 18 "Uber die Komplexstruktor der Spektrun," Zeitschrift für Physik 1925
Folder 19 "Die Koppelung der Quantenvektoren bei Neon, Argon, und einigen spektren der Kohlenstoffgruppe," Zeitschrift für Physik, Ernst Back, coauthor 1926
Folder 20 "Die Kopplungsmöglichkeiten der Quantenvektoren im Atom," Zeitschrift fr Physik, George E. Uhlenbeck, coauthor 1926
Folder 21 "Over Het Ruteerende Electron en de Structuur der Spectra," Physica, George E. Uhlenbeck, coauthor 1926
Folder 22 "Spinning Electrons and the Structure of Spectra," Nature, George E. Uhlenbeck, coauthor 1926
Folder 23 "Atommodel en Structuur der Spectra" 1927
Folder 24 "Feinstrukturen und Termordnung des Wismutspektrums," Zeitschrift für Physik, Ernst Back 1927
Folder 25 "The Structure of the Calcium Fluoride Band Lambda 6087," Proceedings of Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen te Amsterdam [1927]
Folder 26 "Kernmoment und Zeemaneffekt von Wismut," Zeitschrift für Physik, Ernst Back 1928
Folder 27 "Multiplet Separations," Physical Review, C. J. Humphrey, coauthor 1928
Folder 28 "Multiplet Separations for Equivalent Electrons and The Roentgen Doublet Law," Physical Review 1928
Folder 29 "An Extension of Houston's and Slater's Multiplet Relation," Physical Review 1929
Folder 30 "Gibt es eine Isotopenverschiebung im Cadmiumspektrum?" Die Naturwissenschaften 1929
Folder 31 "The Paschan-Back Effect of Hyperfine Structure," Physical Review, Robert F. Bacher, coauthor 1929
Folder 32 "A Problem in Brownian Motion," Physical Review, George E. Uhlenbeck, coauthor 1929
Folder 33 "Quantum Mechanics," Journal of the Franklin Institute 1929
Folder 34 "Separations in Hyperfine Structure," Physical Review, Robert F. Bacher, coauthor 1929
Folder 35 "The Nuclear Moment of Lithium," Nature 1930
Folder 36 "A Remark on Hyperfine Structure: Predictions of Manganese Hyperfine Structure," Physical Review 1930
Folder 37 "Zur Hyperfeinstruktur des Wismuts," Zeitschrift für Physik, Pieter Zeeman and Ernst Back, coauthors 1930
Folder 38 "Hyperfine Structure in Ionized Bismuth," Physical Review, Russell A. Fisher, coauthor 1931
Folder 39 "Hyperfine Structure in Ionized Lithium," Physical Review, D. R. Inglis, coauthor 1931
Folder 40 "Many Electron Selection Rules," Physical Review, L. Gropper, coauthor 1931
Folder 41 "Present Difficulties in the Theory of Hyperfine Structure," Convergo di Fisica Nucleare, Roma 1931
Folder 42 "Theory of Hyperfine Structure Separations," Physical Review 1931
Box 43 Folder 43 "Anomalies in Hyperfine Structure," Physical Review, Robert F. Bacher, coauthor 1933
Folder 44 "Atomic Energy Relations. I," Physical Review, Robert F. Bacher, coauthor 1933
Folder 45 "Nuclear Magnetic Moments," Physical Review 1933
Folder 46 "Viscosity of Lubricating Oils," J. S. Owens, coauthor 1933
Folder 47 "Note on the Spectrum of the Corona," Physical Review, Ta-You Wu, coauthor 1934
Folder 48 "Statistical Energy Distributions for a Small Number of Particles," Pieter Zeeman, Verhandelingen, George E. Uhlenbeck, coauthors 1935
Folder 49 "Diffusion of Slow Neutrons," Physical Review 1936
Folder 50 "A Method for the Determination of Absorption Cross Sections for Thermal Neutrons," Physical Review, C. T. Zahn and E. L. Harrington, coauthors 1936
Folder 51 "Misuse of the Theory of Errors" 1936
Folder 52 "On the Slowing Down of Neutrons," Physical Review 1936
Folder 53 "The Density of Nuclear Energy Levels" 1937
Folder 54 "Symmetry of Symbols," Nature 1937
Folder 55 "Multiple Scattering of Charged Particles," Physical Review, J. L. Saunderson, coauthor 1939
Folder 56 "Radioactivity in Biological Experiments," Science 1939
Folder 57 "Sur la masse des particules lmentaires," Le journal de physique et le radium 1939
Folder 58 "Sur la masse du msoton et des autres particules, lmentaires," Comptes Rendus, A. Proca, coauthor 1939
Folder 59 "Introduction to the Problem of the Isochronous Hairspring," Journal of Applied Physics 1940
Folder 60 "Multiple Scattering of Electrons," Physical Review, J. L. Saunderson, coauthor 1940
Folder 61 "Reflection of Coefficients and Impedance Charts," MIT Radiation Laboratory report 1942
Folder 62 "The Comparison Between Signal and Noise," MIT Radiation Laboratory report 1943
Folder 63 "Hyperbolic Position-Plotting Instrument," patent 1943
Folder 64 "Kinetic Derivations of the Thermal Noise Formula," MIT Radiation Laboratory report 1943
Folder 65 "Statistics of Circuit Noise," MIT Radiation Laboratory report 1943
Folder 66 "Significant Figures of Numbers in Statistical Tables," Nature, Wendell H. Furry, coauthor 1944
Folder 67 "Random Distribution of Lines in a Plane," Reviews of Modern Physics 1945
Folder 68 "Accuracy of Position Finding Using Three of Four Lines of Position," Navigation 1946
Folder 69 "How Germany Lost the Race," Bulletin of Atomic Scientists 1946
Folder 70 "Secrecy or Science," Science Illustrated 1946
Folder 71 "Our Task Force in Germany," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 1948
Folder 72 "Proposed Method for Measuring Scattering of Particle Tracks," Physical Review, William T. Scott, coauthor 1948
Folder 73 "A Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer," Physical Review 1948
Folder 74 "Toward a Positive Security Program," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, John B. Phelps and Ralph S. Brown, Jr., coauthors ca. 1948
Box 44 Folder 75 "Freedom of Science," Research 1949
Folder 76 "Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer," E. E. Hayes and Paul I. Richards, coauthors 1949
Folder 77 "Energy Loss of Million Volt Electrons," Physical Review 1950
Folder 78 "Freedom of Science," Proceedings of the American Physical Society 1950
Folder 79 "Mass Difference of Rubidium and Potassium Isotopes," Physical Review, E. E. Hayes and Paul I. Richards, coauthors 1951
Folder 80 "Mass Measurements with a Magnetic Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer," Physical Review, E. E. Hayes and Paul I. Richards, coauthors 1951
Folder 81 "Eminent American Scientists Give their Views on American Visa Policy: Samuel Goudsmit," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 1952
Folder 82 "Masses of Lead and Bismuth," Physical Review, Paul I. Richards and E. E. Hayes, coauthors 1952
Folder 83 "What the Layman Needs to Know About Science," General Education in Science 1952
Folder 84 "Loyalty and U.S. Public Health Service Grants," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, by Scientists Committee on Loyalty and Security 1955
Folder 85 "The Task of the Security Officer," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 1955
Folder 86 "Scientific Intelligence," Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 1956
Folder 87 "A Magnetic Time-of-Flight Spectrometer" 1957
Folder 88 "A Melting Model," Richard C. Sill, coauthor 1961
Folder 89 "The Michigan Symposium on Theoretical Physics" 1961
Folder 90 "The Michigan Symposium on Theoretical Physics" 1961
Folder 91 "Pauli and Nuclear Spin," Physics Today 1961
Folder 92 "Huygens en Egyptology" 1962
Folder 93 "Coverage Problem," Paul I. Richards 1964
Folder 94 "The Discovery of Electron Spin" 1964
Folder 95 "The Order of Electron Shells in Ionized Atoms," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Paul I. Richards, coauthor 1964
Folder 96 "The Order of Electron Shells in Ionized Atoms," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Paul I. Richards, coauthor 1964
Box 45 Folder 97 "Consequences of the Knowledge Explosion," The Knowledge Explosion 1966
Folder 98 "Is the Literature Worth Retrieving?" Physics Today 1966
Folder 99 Time (Time-Life Books) 1966
Folder 100 Time (Time-Life Books) 1966
Folder 101 "Unusual Prime Number Sequences," Nature 1966
Folder 102 "The Science Writer's Role," International Science Writers Association Newsletter 1969
Folder 103 "What Happened to My Paper?" Physics Today 1969
Folder 104 "De ontdekking van de electronenrotatie," Natuurkunde 1971
Folder 105 "Guess Work: The Discovery of the Electron Spin," Delta 1972
Folder 106 "Not for the Art Trade," Expedition 1972
Folder 107 "Atomic Structure," Encyclopedia Britannica 1974
Folder 108 "I am Scared," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 1974
Folder 109 "An Illiterate Scribe," American Journal of Archaeology 1974
Folder 110 "Forward," Authenticity in Art 1976
Folder 111 "It Might as Well be Spin," Physics Today 1976
Folder 112 "An Irrelevant Debate," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 1977
Folder 113 "Pitfalls in Elementary Probability," Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 1977
Folder 114 "Backview of Human figures in Ancient Egyptian Art," Journal of Near Eastern Studies 1978
Folder 115 "Collecting Egyptians Stamps," Post Boy 1978
Folder 116 "Fractional parentage for p-electrons in j-j coupling," P. L. Altick, coauthor [1978]
Folder 117 "The First Digit Phenomenon," Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 1978
Folder 118 "Angular Momentum in Atoms and Nuclei," Encyclopedic Dictionary of Physics undated
Folder 119 "Statistics" undated
Subseries B. Letters to the editor of various publications
Box 46 Folder 120 "The Spectrum of Manganese," Nature 1924
Folder 121 "Uber die Intensität der Rntgenspektrallinien," Die Naturwissenschaften , D. Coster, coauthor 1925
Folder 122 "Low States of the Heaviest Elements," Physical Review 1933
Folder 123 "War Physics in Germany," Review of Scientific Instruments 1946
Folder 124 "German Scientists in Army Employment," Bulletin of The Atomic Scientists 1947
Folder 125 "Heat of Atomization of Carbon," Nature 1947
Folder 126 "Scientist Disputes Statement on development of Bomb," New York Times 1947
Folder 127 "Soviet Atom Knowledge," New York Times 1949
Folder 128 "Uses of Atomic Science," New York Times 1955
Folder 129 "Chain Letters Condemned," New York Times 1959
Folder 130 "Fallout Fallacies," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 1959
Folder 131 "Big Risks and Small," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 1961
Folder 132 "Ancestor Worship," Science 1962
Folder 133 "Credo of an Angry Old Man," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 1963
Folder 134 "100-Per-Cent Russian Rockets," Saturday Review 1965
Folder 135 "Editors Must Have Roles," Physics Today 1966
Folder 136 Letter to The Territorial Enterprise and Virginia City News 1967
Folder 137 "Epic-Making Research," Scientific Research 1968
Folder 138 Letter to Physics Today 1969
Folder 139 "The German atomic bomb," Nuclear News 1970
Folder 140 "Citation Analysis," Science 1974
Folder 141 "Pay Your Page Charges," Physics Today 1974
Folder 142 Reply to A. Layzer, Physics Today 1974
Folder 143 "Voluntary or Not?" Science 1974
Folder 144 "Science in America," The Center Magazine 1975
Folder 145 "Scooped by Verne," New Scientist 1975
Subseries C. Obituaries
Box 46 Folder 146 David M. Dennison, Nature 1976
Folder 147 Paul Ehrenfest, Science, George E. Uhlenbeck, and Gerhard H. Dieke, coauthors 1933
Folder 148 Werner Heisenberg, Yearbook of the American Philosophical Society 1976
Folder 149 Simon Pasternack, Physics Today 1976
Subseries D. Book Reviews
Box 46 Folder 150 William A. Shurcliff, Bombs at Bikini , reviewed in Chemical and Engineering News 1948
Folder 151 The Atomic Age: Sir Halley Stewart Lectures for 1948, reviewed in Research 1949
Folder 152 John D. Bernal, Marx and Science, reviewed in Physics Today 1953
Folder 153 Paul L. Kirk, Crime Investigation , reviewed in Physics Today 1953
Folder 154 F. Mandl, Quantum Mechanics , reviewed in The Review of Scientific Instruments 1955
Folder 155 Alexander G. Korol, Soviet Education for Science and Technology, reviewed in News Bulletin 1958
Folder 156 International Education in Physics: Proceedings of the International Conference on Physics Education, reviewed in News Bulletin 1961
Folder 157 Voices in Stone, reviewed in advertising brochure 1961
Folder 158 H. Cramer, Random Variables, reviewed in Physics Today 1962
Folder 159 Friedrich Drrenmatt, The Physicists (play) reviewed for Physics Today 1964
Folder 160 Irving T. Richards and Paul I. Richards, Proper Words in Proper Places , reviewed in Physics Today 1965
Folder 161 Emilio Segrè, Enrico Fermi: Physicist, reviewed in Nature 1971
Folder 162 Alan D. Beyerchen, Scientists Under Hitler reviewed in The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 1978