Documentation Preserved

Compiled by Jennifer S. Sullivan

Our report of new collections or new finding aids is based on our regular survey of archives and other repositories. Many of the collections are new accessions, which may not be processed, and we also include previously reported collections that now have an online finding aid available.

To learn more about any of the collections listed below, use the International Catalog of Sources for History of Physics and Allied Sciences at www.aip.org/history/icos. You can search in a variety of ways including by author or by repository.

Please contact the repository mentioned for information on restrictions and access to the collections.

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New Collections

Vega Science Trust, Sussex Innovation Centre, Science Park Square, Brighton BN1 9SB, England.

Video Interviews with Nobel Prize Winners in Physics. Collection Dates: 2004–2006. Size: 12 video oral history interviews.


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

George Hansen collection. Collection Dates: circa 1900–1981. Size: 7366 items. Restrictions: All of the collection, except the negatives, is open for public use. However, it is kept in cold storage and access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Eugene McPike papers. Collection Dates: 1870–1946. Size: 56 boxes. Restrictions: Access to the papers is restricted, preliminarily processed collection, access is granted through the Supervisor of Reference Services, L. Tom Perry Special Collections.


Carnegie Mellon University, Hunt Library, University Archives, 4909 Frew Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.

Carnegie Mellon University Archives, College of Engineering and Science records. Collection Dates: 1901–1987. Size: 15.5 linear feet.

Emerson M. Pugh papers. Collection Dates: 1932–1976. Size: 7 linear feet.

Charles Proteus Steinmetz collection. Collection Dates: 1885–1978, Bulk Dates 1885–1947. Size: 1 linear foot.


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

Georgia Institute of Technology Nuclear Engineering and Health Physics program photograph collection. Collection Dates: 1964–1990. Size: 0.25 linear feet, 27 photographs.

Earl McDaniel papers. Collection Dates: circa 1970–1991. Restrictions: This collection is restricted until processed.


Harvard University Archives, Pusey Library, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.

Alexander Dalgarno papers. Collection Dates: 1974–2002. Size: 100 cubic feet. Restrictions: Restrictions may apply.


National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Archives, 520 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA.

Papers of John Kraus. Collection Dates: 1895–2004. Size: 51 linear feet. Restrictions: Permission of the estate executor is required to quote or reproduce print and non-print materials from the collection. Contact the National Radio Astronomy Observatory Archivist for further information.

Papers of Ronald N. Bracewell. Collection Dates: 1938–2007. Size: 75 linear feet.


Pennsylvania State University. Libraries, Special Collections Division, University Park, PA 16802, USA.

Pennsylvania State University research general vertical file [archival material]. Collection Dates: 1926–[ongoing]. Size: 5 linear feet.

Pennsylvania State University department of physics publications. Collection Dates: 1964–1979. Size: 15 volumes.

Ernest Pollard papers. Collection Dates: 1930–1985. Size: 2 boxes. Restrictions: No restrictions.

Forrest J. Remick papers. Collection Dates: [dates unknown].

Gordon P. Garmire papers. Collection Dates: 1976–1998. Size: 34 cubic feet. Restrictions: Unrestricted access. These materials are stored offsite. Please allow three days for retrieval before use.

Robert L. Weber papers. Collection Dates: [dates unknown].

Frank C. Whitmore papers. Collection Dates: [dates unknown].

Henry L. Yeagley papers. Collection Dates: 1918–1994. Size: 3.91 cubic feet. Restrictions: Unrestricted access. These materials are stored offsite. Please allow three days for retrieval before use.


Princeton University, Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, 65 Olden Street, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA.

Walter Kauzmann papers. Collection Dates: 1940–1993. Size: 0.6 linear feet (1 archival box, 1 half-size archival box).


University of California, San Diego, Mandeville Special Collections Library, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 USA.

John Miles papers. Collection Dates: 1943–1998. Size: 4 linear feet (10 archives boxes).


University of Minnesota Libraries, University Archives, Andersen Library, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Phyllis St. Cyr Freier papers. Collection Dates: 1948–1990. Size: 2 boxes. Restrictions: Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


University of Southern California, Library, University Archives, University Park, CA 90007, USA.

Claude C. Van Nuys notebooks, correspondence, research reports. Collection Dates: 1906–1952. Size: 3 boxes.


University of TN, Knoxville, Special Collections Library, James D. Hoskins Library, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA.

Ronald L. Kathren collection. Collection Dates: 1973–1992. Size: 4.5 linear feet 3 boxes. Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Hymer Friedell papers. Collection Dates: 1943–1996. Size: 1.0 linear feet. Restrictions: Collection is open for research.


University of Wisconsin–Madison, University Archives, Steenbock Library, Madison, WI 53706, USA.

Olin J. Eggen papers. Collection Dates: 1943–1998. Size: 6 linear feet (9 boxes).

Hugh T. Richards papers. Size: 14 cubic feet.


Vanderbilt University, Special Collections and University Archives, Jean and Alexander Heard Library, 419 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203, USA.

Francis G. Slack collection. Collection Dates: 1928–1978. Size: 0.21 linear feet (10 items).


Wesleyan University, Special Collections & Archives, Olin Memorial Library, Middletown CT, 06459, USA.

Rosa Club records. Collection Dates: 1923–1952. Size: 0.75 linear feet (1 box).


New Finding Aids

Duke University. Archives. 341 Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, NC 27706, USA.

Walter Gordy Papers. Collection Dates: 1949–1986. Size: 37.5 linear feet 29,000 Items. Restrictions: Patrons must sign the Acknowledgement of Legal Responsibility and Privacy Rights form before using this collection. Records, such as search committee files or others pertaining to employment where individuals are identified, are closed for 70 years. Unprocessed materials are closed pending processing. In off–site storage; 24 hours advance notice is required for use.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections. M.I.T. Libraries, Rm. 14N–118, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

MIT Office of the President and Chancellor records of the President. Collection Dates: 1960–1984. Size: 84.6 cubic feet Restrictions: In accordance with MIT policy, there are restrictions on access to portions of this collection. Researchers may request permission to use restricted materials. Consult the Institute Archivist for further information. Retrieval requires advance notice.

Victor Weisskopf papers. Collection Dates: 1922–2002. Size: 60 cubic feet. Restrictions: The collection is open for research. Access to MIT records is governed by Institute record policy. Personnel and student records are restricted for 75 years.


Syracuse University. Archives and Records Management. E. S. Bird Library, Syracuse, NY 13244, USA.

Alfred M. Mayer papers. Collection Dates: 1858–1897. Size: 1.5 linear feet.


University of California, San Diego. Mandeville Special Collections Library. 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 USA.

Gerald Woodrow Johnson papers. Collection Dates: 1938–1995. Size: 17.60 linear feet (45 archives boxes).

Maria Goeppert Mayer papers. Collection Dates: 1925–1973. Size: 4.5 linear feet (12 archives boxes; 1 oversize folder).


University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Special Collections Library. James D. Hoskins Library, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA.

L. H. Gray papers. Collection Dates: 1932–1970 (bulk 1944–1965). Size: 49.5 linear feet (33 boxes).

Antoine Lacassagne collection. Collection Dates: 1900–1994 (bulk 1914–1971). Size: 16 linear feet.

D. E. Lea papers and notebooks. Collection Dates: 1931–1943. Size: 2.0 linear feet. Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Egon Lorenz reprints. Collection Dates: 1934–1968. Size: 24 linear feet. Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Biology Division collection. Collection Dates: 1955–1988. Size: 1.0 feet (1 box). Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Richard David Present collection. Collection Dates: 1931–1978 (bulk 1946–1978). Size: 13.5 feet (9 boxes). Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Warren K. Sinclair radiology papers. Collection Dates: 1948–2006. Size: 1.0 linear feet. Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Lauriston Sale Taylor radiation research papers. Collection Dates: 1908–1989. Size: 19.5 feet. Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Paul Todd collection. Collection Dates: 1959–1987. Size: 13.5 linear feet (9 boxes). Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Karl G. Zimmer papers. Collection Dates: 1933–1962. Size: 2.0 linear feet. Restrictions: Collection is open for research.


University of Utah. Marriott Library. Special Collections. Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA.

James John Brophy papers. Collection Dates: 1962–1991. Size: 12.0 linear feet (24 boxes). Restrictions: Twenty-four hours advance notice encouraged. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Henry Eyring papers. Collection Dates: 1919–1982. Size: 40.25 linear feet. Restrictions: Twenty–four hours advance notice encouraged. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Steven E. Jones papers. Collection Dates: 1983–1992. Size: 1.5 linear feet. Restrictions: Twenty-four hours advance notice encouraged. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Don L. Lind papers. Collection Dates: 1963–1994. Size: 6.5 linear ft.

J. Irvin Swigart papers. Collection Dates: 1918–1981. Size: 5 linear feet. Restrictions: Twenty-four hours advance notice encouraged. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Department of Geology and Geophysics records. Collection Dates: 1968–1983. Size: 4 linear feet. 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.

Department of Physics records. Collection Dates: 1953–1983. Size: 6.5 linear feet. Restrictions: Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested.

Department of Physics records. Collection Dates: 1948–1978 (bulk 1966–1976). Size: 11.25 linear feet. 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.


University of Virginia. Alderman Library. Special Collections. Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA.

Thomas Fauntleroy Ball papers. Collection Dates: 1825–1961. Size: 265 items. Restrictions: There are no restrictions.

Thomas Fauntleroy Ball papers. Collection Dates: 1902–1960. Size: 3 boxes (200 items). Restrictions: There are no restrictions.

Leander McCormick Observatory records. Collection Dates: 1920–1948. Size: 10 linear feet (101 bundles). Restrictions: There are no restrictions.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Archives. George C. Gordon Library. 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609 USA.

A. Wilmer Duff collection. Collection Dates: 1894–1951. Size: 2 linear feet (2 manuscript boxes). Restrictions: Permission from Archivist required.

Robert H. and Esther Goddard collection. Collection Dates: 1904–1998. Size: 1.7 linear feet (4 document cases). Restrictions: Permission from Archivist required.

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