of the Center for History of Physics
One Million Dollars Added to the Center's Endowment
$1,000,000 has been pledged to the Center's endowment
program by the Richard Lounsbery Foundation. This grant will be a great
help as we raise additional matching funds in order to maintain for perpetuity
the Center's activities of preserving and making known the history of
modern physics and allied sciences. The award is a powerful endorsement
not only of the importance of the Center's mission, but also of the high
reputation for cost-effective work that the staff has earned both in the
physics community and in wider circles. Income from the endowment, enhanced
now by the Foundation's grant, will help sustain the Center's activities
in making grants to archives to catalog and preserve the papers of scientists,
grants to scholars to conduct oral history interviews, and much else.
Details of the multi-year Lounsbery award will be forthcoming in the Spring
edition of the Newsletter.