AIP History Center Newsletter
Volume XXXIV , No. 2, Fall 2002

 

40th Anniversary for the Niels Bohr Library

Joe Anderson, Associate Director and Head of the Niels Bohr Library
Joe Anderson, Associate Director and Head of the Niels Bohr Library, giving a tour of
the archives.

The Niels Bohr Library celebrated its 40th anniversary on April 5, 2002. The reception was held downstairs from the Library in the American Center for Physics. The Library became an arm for the Center for History of Physics after the Center was created as a divison of the American Institute of Physics. In 1962, when the Library was opened, Robert Oppenheimer spoke about its value at a dedication ceremony. "The enterprises which are now under way," he said, "and for which this room will serve as hearth, should make it possible, if there are serious students of the human predicament in the future, to know very much more about what has befallen us than we who are acting and living in it."

The Library is now a premier repository for books, oral history interviews and other materials documenting the history of modern physics, astronomy and geophysics.
Spencer R. Weart, Director of the Center for History of Physics John Marburger, Presidential Science Advisor and Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy
Spencer R. Weart, Director of the Center, introducing Presidential Science Advisor John Marburger. John Marburger, Presidential Science Advisor and Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Robert Resnick Joan Warnow-Blewett
Robert Resnick. Joan Warnow-Blewett reminiscing about the Library's early years.

 
John Toll and Bernard Khoury Lillian McDermott, Mark McDermott, and Robert Resnick
John S. Toll (left) and
Bernard Khoury (right).
Left to right: Lillian McDermott, Marck McDermott, and
Robert Resnick.

 
Reception celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Niels Bohr Library Ken Ford, Leonard Kuhi, and Arol Landolt
Reception celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Niels
Bohr Library.
Ken Ford, Leonard Kuhi,
and Arlo Landolt.

Tom McIlrath, Gloria Lubkin, and D. Allan Bromley Anthony Johnson, John Marburger, Rudolf Ludeke, and Ben Snavely
Left to right: Tom McIlrath, Gloria Lubkin, and D. Allan Bromley. Left to right: Anthony Johnson, John Marburger, Rudolf Ludeke, and Ben Snavely.


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