AIP History Center Newsletter
Volume XXXI, No. 2, Fall 1999

 

AIP History Center Awards Grants to Eight Archives

The AIP History Center initiated a grants program last year to help archives at universities, government labs, corporations, and other facilities make significant collections in the history of physics and allied fields accessible to researchers. Eight grants totaling $73,000 have now been awarded for 1999, and they will make a wide variety of resources fully available to scholars for the first time. The program is designed to increase the money available to organize and preserve original sources in our field, and applicants are required to provide matching funds. This year’s recipients plan to contribute or raise over $300,000 in matching money to complete the work that they will undertake.

The 1999 grants are supported jointly by the Richard Lounsbery Foundation and the Friends of the Center for History of Physics. They have been awarded to the following archives: California Institute of Technology (to process the papers of Robert Leighton and of Robert Walker), Niels Bohr Archive, Copenhagen (Aage Bohr and Allan Mackintosh papers), Princeton University (survey and organize physics collections), Smithsonian Institution Archives (Riccardo Giacconi papers), Stanford University (Burton Richter papers), University of Alaska (Sydney Chapman papers), University of California-Berkeley (Exploratorium records), and University of California-San Diego (Edward Allan Frieman papers).

The maximum amount of an individual grant is $10,000. The deadline for next year's grant applications is July 1, 2000. For information on the program, check our Web site at /history/grntann.htm or contact the Center at chp@aip.org, phone (301) 209-3165.


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