AIP History Center Newsletter
Volume XXXIX , No. 2, Fall 2007

Documentation Preserved, New Collections
Compiled by Jennifer S. Sullivan

Much more detailed information on many of these items may be found in our online International Catalog of Sources for History of Physics and Allied Sciences.

Royal Astronomical Society. Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BQ, United Kingdom.

Royal Astronomical Society records. Collection Dates: 1820-1945.

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften. Archiv zur Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. Boltzmannstr. 14, 14195 Berlin, Germany.

Wolfgang Gentner papers. Collection Dates: 1925-1946. Size: 0.15 shelf meters. Restrictions: Collection is restricted in whole or in part, contact the repository for details.

Otto Hachenberg papers. Collection Dates: 1963-1977. Size: 0.3 shelf meters. Restrictions: Collection is restricted in whole or in part, contact the repository for details.

Hans Pauly papers. Collection Dates: 1950-2000. Size: 3.6 shelf meters. Restrictions: Collection is restricted in whole or in part, contact the repository for details.

Brigham Young University. Harold B. Lee Library. Special Collections Division. P.O. Box 26835, Provo, UT 84602-6835, USA.

Collection on Harvey Fletcher. Collection Dates: 1947-1955. Size: 8 items.

Brigham Young University College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences records. Collection Dates: 1956-1992. Size: 54 boxes (27 linear feet.). Restrictions: Closed for 25 years after the creation of the records and thereafter open to the public after consultation with the University Archivist and in accordance with the General Restriction Statement of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections.

Brigham Young University Department of Physics records. Collection Dates: 1950-1971. Size: 1 box (6 linear inches). Brief history of the Physics Department at Brigham Young University. Collection Dates: 1960s. Size: 6 pages.

E. John Eastmond papers. Collection Dates: 1936-1980. Size: 16 folders (18 linear inches).

Wayne B. Hales oral history interview. Collection Dates: 1978 May 25. Size: 1 reel to reel audio tape (1.5 hours). Transcript: 19 pages.

Wayne B. Hales records. Collection Dates: 1944-1945. Size: 27 items.

Vern Knudsen laboratory notebooks. Collection Dates: 1913-1940. Size: 10 notebooks.

Joseph Francis Merrill collection. Collection Dates: 1887-1952. Size: 4 boxes (20 linear inches).

Oral history interview with Roland Perry. Collection Dates: 1981 March 13. Size: Tape: 2 sound tape reels (135 minutes). Transcript: 28 pages.

Central State University. Hallie Q. Brown Memorial Library. 1400 Brush Row Road, Wilberforce, OH 45384, USA.

Herman R. Branson papers. Collection Dates: 1952-1970. Size: circa 8 linear feet.

Chemical Heritage Foundation. The Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer Library of Chemical History. 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2702, USA.

Addenda to the papers of Robert G. Parr. Collection Dates: 1935- 2001 (bulk 1950-1995). Size: 5.25 linear feet (37 boxes).

The Papers of Robert G. Parr. Collection Dates: 1945-2002 (bulk 1950-1990) Size: 69 linear feet (161 boxes).

Papers of Dudley A. Saville. Collection Dates: 1976-2006. Size: 27 linear feet.

The Papers of Sir John A. Pople. Collection Dates: 1930-2004 bulk 1965-2000. Size: 21 linear feet. (49 boxes). Restrictions: Portions of this collection may be restricted due to intellecutal property issues.

Chemical Heritage Foundation. The Beckman Center for History of Chemistry. 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2702, USA.

Oral history interview with Raymond Boyer. Collection Dates: 1986 January 14 and August 19. Size: Transcript: 59 pages. Recording: 270 minutes.

Oral history interview with Andrew S. Grove. Collection Dates: 2004 July 14 and September 1. Size: Transcript: 41 pages.

Oral history interview with Michael A. Kelly. Collection Dates: 2002 March 19. Size: Transcript: 27 pages.

Oral history interview with William G. McMillan. Collection Dates: 1992 March 25. Size: Transcript: 95 pages. Restrictions: Semirestricted Access. Users may view the oral history with the permission of CHF. Permission of the interviewee is required to quote from, cite, or reproduce the oral history. Please contact CHF to request interviewee’s permission.

Oral history interview with Henry I. Smith. Collection Dates: 2005 October 25. Size: Transcript: 49 pages. Recording: 211 minutes.

Oral history interview with Charles P. Smyth. Collection Dates: 1986 May 30. Size: Transcript: 81 pages. Recording: 540 minutes.

Claremont College. Archives. 800 N. Dartmouth Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, USA.

Harvey Mudd College oral history project on the Atomic Age : Athelstan Spilhaus. Collection Dates: 1975. Size: 2 v. : port. ; 28 cm.

Fisk University. Library & Special Collections. Nashville, TN 37208, USA.

Augustus Shaw records. Collection Dates: 1925-1926. Size: 0.5 linear feet.

Georgia Institute of Technology. Library and Information Center, Atlanta, GA 30332-0900, USA.

Georgia Institute of Technology School of Physics photograph collection. Collection Dates: 1933-1945. Size: 0.10 linear feet.

Georgia Institute of Technology School of Physics records. Collection Dates: 1919-1951 (bulk 1932-1948). Size: 1.2 linear feet. Restrictions: Some personnel files may be restricted and require Archivist’s approval for examination.

Geoffrey Gunter Eichholz papers. Collection Dates: 1960-1980. Size: 16 linear feet.

R. A. Young papers. Collection Dates: 1967-1992. Size: 12 linear feet.

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM). Archives. Route 100, Somers, NY 10589, USA.

Richard L. Garwin Papers. Collection Dates: circa 1949-2007. Restrictions: Papers are unprocessed and restricted, contact the IBM Corporate Archives for more information.

Johns Hopkins University. Special Collections, Milton S. Eisenhower Library. 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA.

Johns Hopkins University oral history collection. Collection Dates: 1999-[ongoing]. Size: 55 half-document cases (9 cubic feet)

Charles S. Peirce notebook. Collection Dates: 1880-1880 Size: 1 volume.

Kentucky State University. Blazer Library Special Collections and Archives. 400 East Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40601, USA.

Kentucky State University Departmental records. Collection Dates: 1951-1995. Size: 213 linear feet.

Lincoln University. Special Collections and Archives. 1570 Baltimore Pike, Lincoln University, PA 19352, USA.

Herman R. Branson records. Collection Dates: 1970-1986. Size: 6.5 linear feet.

National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. Archives. PO Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000, USA.

Janet S. Roberts collection. Collection Dates: 1940-1980 (circa). Size: 2 linear feet.

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research records on the creation of HAO, UCAR, and NCAR and general correspondence regarding UCAR and NCAR divisions and projects. Collection Dates: 1940-1980. Size: 7.5 linear feet. Restrictions: Consultation with UCAR requested prior to accessing some files.

Northern Arizona University. Cline Library. Special Collections and Archives Department. Flagstaff, AZ 86011, USA.

Arthur Adel collection. Collection Dates: 1909-2000. Size: 2 linear feet.

Oregon State University. University Archives. Corvallis, OR 97331-4501, USA.

“Oceanography: The Making of a Science” Videotapes. Collection Dates: 2000 Size: 3 cubic feet ( 110 videotapes)

Princeton University. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. 65 Olden Street, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA.

William O. Baker papers. Collection Dates: 1959-1999. Size: 51 linear feet. Restrictions: Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Curator of the Public Policy Papers. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.

Biographical sketches of some members of the mathematics and physics faculty of Princeton University : typescript. Collection Dates: circa 1950. Size: 1 bound manuscript (39 pages).

Princeton-Pennsylvania Accelerator records. Collection Dates: 1963-1971. Size: 20.0 linear feet (16 boxes). Restrictions: Access to this collection is restricted. Contact repository for details.

Lincoln Gilmore Smith collection. Collection Dates: 1950-1966. Size: 0.20 linear feet (1 half-size archival box).

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Schlesinger Library. Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.

Dorrit Hoffleit papers. Collection Dates: 1906-2005. Size: 14.33 linear feet.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Folsom Library. Institute Archives and Special Collections. Troy, NY 12180, USA.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Astrophysical Society records. Collection Dates: circa 1939-1963. Size: 0.2 linear feet (1 half manuscript box, 1 oversized folder).

Smithsonian Institution Archives. Capital Gallery. Suite 3000. MRC 507, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20024- 2520, USA.

Richard H. Emmons Papers. Collection Dates: c. 1954-1998. Size: 4 cubic feet (4 record storage boxes).

Frederick Atwood Greeley Papers. Collection Dates: 1920-1979. Size: 0.5 linear meter. Restrictions: (1) Additional materials on the SAO solar constant program and Greeley’s reports and correspondence can be found in record unit 85; (2) use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Charles Greeley Abbot papers. Collection Dates: circa 1891-1950. Size: 6.43 cubic feet (6 record storage boxes; 1 oversize box).

Riccardo Giacconi videohistory interviews. Collection Dates: 2004. Size: 5 audiotapes (5 hours). 5 videotapes.

Smithsonian Institution. National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division. MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560, USA.

Early Rocketry (V-2) photograph collection. Collection Dates: 1942- 1990 (bulk 1942-1948). Size: 2.93 cubic feet (7 legal document boxes).

Texas A&M University. Cushing Memorial Library and Archives. College Station, TX 77843-5000, USA.

Oral History Collection, Miscellaneous Tapes and Transcriptions. Collection. Dates: circa 1958-1984

The Oran W. Nicks Papers. Collection Dates: 1960-1991

University of Alaska. Alaska and Polar Regions Collections. Fairbanks, AK 99775, USA.

Franklin E. Roach papers. Collection Dates: 1931-1994 Size: 13 cubic feet.

University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections. Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA.

Reminiscences of wartime Los Alamos [sound recording]. Collection Dates: 1975. Size: 10 sound cassettes.

University of Idaho. Library. Special Collections and Archives. Moscow, ID 83843-4198, USA.

David Denault papers. Collection Dates: 1969-1977. Size: 19 linear feet

Samuel Chan papers. Collection Dates: 1962-1988. Size: 1 cubic foot.

University of Missouri. Western Historical Manuscript Collection. 23 Ellis Library, Columbia, MO 65201, USA.

Lankford, John, Papers. Size: .4 linear feet.

Lewis, Meriwether (1774-1809), Astronomy Notebook. Collection Dates: [1805]. Size: 1 volume.

Morris, Wilson C. (1877-1947), Papers. Collection Dates: 1877- 1947 Size: .2 linear feet.

Thomas Jefferson Jackson (1866-1962), Notebooks. Collection Dates: 1892-1896. Size: 3 folders.

Alliance For The Construction of Telescopes. Collection Dates: 1983-1989 Size: .4 linear feet.

University of Pennsylvania. University Archives and Records Center. Philadelphia, PA 19104-6320, USA.

Jerry Donohue papers. Collection Dates: 1941 - 1985 Size: 12 Cubic feet.

College of Arts and Sciences Department of Astronomy Records. Collection Dates: 1839-1975 Size: 19 Cubic feet.

College of Arts and Sciences Department of Physics Records, 1901 -1953. Collection Dates: 1901-1956 Size: 1 cubic foot.

Gaylord P. Harnwell papers. Collection Dates: 1889-1992 1924-1982. Size: 30 cubic feet.

University of Tennessee. Special Collections Library. Knoxville, TN 37996-4006, USA.

Ronald L. Kathren Collection. Collection Dates: 1956-1995 Size: 6 linear feet.

George Warlick Health Physics Papers. Collection Dates: 1940s- 1950 Size: .5 linear feet.

University of Utah. J. Willard Marriott Library. Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA.

The Kenneth L. Cook Papers. Collection Dates: 1950-1996 Restrictions: Materials must be used on-site. Two business days advance notice required. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law, fragile condition of the material, or by the donor. No use of original audio-visual materials will be allowed; access copies will be made available for viewing.

Department of Geology and Geophysics Research Records. Collection Dates: 1970-1982. Size: 1 linear foot. Restrictions: Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

The David Breck Morris papers. Collection Dates: 1961-1993. Size: 1.75 linear ft. Restrictions: Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Finding Aids Available Online

We have learned of many new finding aids that are now available online. The finding aids, which are detailed descriptions of archival collections, were reported in 2007 to the International Catalog of Sources for History of Physics and Allied Sciences. The listing of collections with finding aids newly available are available on this page. Note also that there are now 360 finding aids from 48 repositories whose entire text is indexed and searchable on our Physics History Finding Aids Web site at (see article "Improvements in Web Access to Finding Aids in Physics and Allied Fields").

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