AIP History Center Newsletter
Volume XXXVI , No. 1, Spring 2004

Documentation Preserved
Compiled by Katherine A. Hayes

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Académie des Sciences. Archives et Patrimoine historique. 23 quai de Conti, 75006 Paris, France. Contact: Florence Greffe.

Papers of Louis Néel, 1904-2000. French geophysicist specializing in magnetism. Contains notes; speeches, interviews and congratulatory material for Nobel Prize won in 1970; correspondence; teaching activities; photographs; speeches for colloquia. Index to correspondents and subjects. 1934-1999. 7 lin. meters (62 boxes). Some boxes contain restricted materials.

Papers (fonds) of Francis Henri Perrin, 1901-1992. Theoretical physicist and professor at the Université de Paris from 1935-1946. He was a director of the French atomic energy commission when it was established in 1946. In 1951 he took over as the organization's high commissioner of atomic energy, following the dismissal of Frédéric Joliot-Curie, until 1970. Includes biographical documents; scientific titles and works; tributes to other scientists; scientific notes and manuscripts; Advisory Assembly of the provisional government of the French Republic; correspondence sent and received; and material on courses taught in the Collège de France from 1946-1972. 1917-1973. 11 cartons.


Russian Academy of Sciences. Archive. ul. 34 Novocheremushkinskaia, 117218 Moscow, Russia. Contact: Archivist.

Addition to the scientific works, biographical documents, work-related documents, and correspondence of V. I. (Vitalii Iosifovich) Goldanskii, 1923-2001. Soviet physicist and chemist. Member of Russian Academy of Sciences from 1981. Worked in the Physical Institute of the Academy of Sciences and in the Institute of Chemical Physics. The collection includes speeches, testimonials, manuscripts, autobiography, correspondence with foreign and domestic scientists, conference and symposia materials, student exchanges. Most of his work relates to nuclear physics and chemical physics. Additional material includes manuscripts and addresses; popularization of science; research reports; administrative correspondence with Soviet and foreign academic institutions and societies; conference programs; general correspondence; photographs; and personalia. 1956-1999. 1.5 lin. meters (232 folders); additional material, 3.5 lin. meters.

Addition to the scientific works, research materials, biographical documents, and correspondence of IA. B. (IAkov Borisovich) Zeldovich, 1914-1987. Soviet Physicist. Member of the Academy of Sciences from 1958. Worked in the Institute of Chemical Physics, Nuclear Research Center, Institute for Cosmic Research. Collection includes working notebooks, drafts of scientific papers, lectures and correspondence. Zeldovich's idiosyncratic work style left its mark on his archives and its organization, particularly the notebooks. He recorded his work (calculations, sketches, articles, reports, and lectures) not on individual sheets of paper, but in notebooks. These notebooks contain many subjects, often running together, overlapping, and with no headings or stopping points, few dates, etc. The same subject is often picked up again in a different notebook. The notebooks also contain works written with coauthors and the work of other authors. Collection also includes reprints of Zeldovich's works in Russian and English for 1934-1970; "Collections of Works by Academician Ya. B. Zeldovich," 1973-1976, consisting of 4 volumes compiled in 1989 by B. I. Khlebnikov. The correspondence contains letters from a number of foreign scientists. Additional material includes research notebooks; drafts; manuscript reports and addresses; research reports; reviews; recollections; general notebooks. 1932-1984. 202 folders; additional material, 4.5 lin. meters.


Science Museum (Great Britain). Library. Imperial College Road, London SW7 5NH, England. Contact: Robert Sharp.

Design of superconducting machines by A. D. (Anthony Derek) Appleton. Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of London, 1977. Relates to the research undertaken with the first superconducting electric motor (Inv. No 1987-1158) developed in 1966 by the International Research & Development Co. Ltd. Inscribed and signed on flyleaf. 253 pp.; illustrated (some color); 30 cm. bound.

Materials relating to repetition of the "Cavendish experiment" by C. V. (Charles Vernon) Boys, 1855-1944. Items include: technical drawings regarding Boys' repetition of the Cavendish experiment, some with annotations; original sketches of the apparatus used by Boys; 3 notebooks kept by Boys during the repetition; a portfolio of result traces, summaries of results, notes, etc.; observations; 18 black and white photographs of apparatus used in repeating the experiment; and a ms. note to Mr. Hill of the So. Kensington Museum regarding the experiment apparatus and radiomicrometer (1900). Also includes the first series of observations by H. E. Hadley regarding Boys' repetition of the experiment. 1888-1894.

Draft report on certain optical and other instruments in the Paris [Universal] Exhibition by Sir David Brewster, 1781-1868. Report by Brewster, as Vice President of the Jury Class VIII, is addressed to Lord Stanley of Alderley as President of the Board of Trade. With 4 pp., holograph, on two leaves, by William Lassell dated March 22 "to be substituted in Brewster's Report in place of the description of Lassell's Telescope;" and 2 pp., holograph, on two leaves, re Secretan's Achromatic Telescope, by Brewster dated March 30, also to be substituted. Total number of pages is 57. 1856. 53 pp. plus title page, on 31 leaves ; 23.5 X 19 cm. Holograph signed.

Photographs of a differential analyzer from the Building Research Station (Great Britain), made there in the early 1950s. The photos show it in the course of construction. See MSP 135 for drawings of the machine. 1951-1954. 28 black and white photographs.

Lectures on calculating machines from the Building Research Station (Great Britain). Comprises: Notes nos. E137, Description of Hand Calculating Machines; E140, The Use of Hand Machines - Addition and Subtraction; E147, The Use of Hand Machines - Multiplication; E152, The Use of Hand Machines - Division; E153, Some Special Types of Calculations. 1948-1949. 1 volume; 31 x 22 cm.

Correspondence with F. A. B. Ward and Sir James Chadwick, 1891-1974. Correspondence (1938 June 10 - Aug 26, Science Museum, London) chiefly concerning supply of copies of E. O. Lawrence's color slides, needed by Chadwick; also includes discussion of Lawrence's cyclotron and of Chadwick's cyclotron (now nearing completion). Ward's are copy letters, typescript; Chadwick's are typescript signed or holograph signed. 1938. 9 leaves (9 items); 26 x 21 cm. or smaller.

Volume of manuscript letters from Sir William Crookes (1832-1919) to his laboratory assistant, C. H. Gimingham. The 51 letters, including numerous ones from Paris, are all addressed to 'My dear Charlie'. They chiefly concern laboratory work and specific experiments. They are numbered 4 to 184 as if from a much larger collection. 1 volume; 22.5 x 18 cm.

Manuscript laboratory notebooks of Sir William Crookes (1832-1919). (1) Rough Note Book, July 1876 to April 1877 (includes contents page re experiments with 'viscosity apparatus'); (2) Rough Note Book, April 1877 to March 1880 (a few pages at rear contain notes for lectures in Dublin and Sheffield and at Chemical Society); (3) Chemical Note Book, Feb. 7, 1881 to July 7, 1883 (detailing experiments 1 - 185; some pages at rear are damaged); (4) Laboratory Note Book, July 1875 to Dec. 1877 (detailing experiments 758 to 1334; with Index at front); (5) Laboratory Note Book, Jan. 1, 1878 to May 4, 1881 (detailing experiments 1335 to 1646). 1875-1883. 5 volumes ; 23.5 x 19.5 cm. (1-3); 32.5 x 21 cm. (4-5). (1-2) and (4-5) have recorded slightly higher than background radiation and have consequently been withdrawn; the copying of these volumes is currently under consideration. (3) is available.

Magnetism & electricity manuscript notebook by Willis F. Dent. References are made to the work of Volta, Cruickshank, Faraday, et al; to the electric telegraph; and to numerous experiments. Inside cover bears date 1869 November 3. 1 volume (75 pages are used); illustrations; 23 x 19 cm.

Correspondence to J. D. Hamilton Dickson regarding his experiments with the vacuum flask by James Dewar. Comprises approximately 98 holograph letters. 1898-1903. 1 portfolio case.

Collection of biographical material regarding Sir Norman Lockyer and Alfred Fowler, chiefly collected by Herbert Dingle (1890-1978) during preparations for his 1928 biography of Norman Lockyer, and includes 34 letters he received regarding Lockyer and his work . Also includes a detailed personal manuscript notebook of Alfred Fowler regarding Fowler's life, career and colleagues. 1896-1940. 1 box.

‘Elements of practical astronomy,' once belonging to Edmund Ferrers. Bears title and date 1810 on spine. Contains brief historical section on classical astronomer Manilius, followed by the main work, being chiefly notes and measurements, largely from credited sources. One page bears 'Edmund Ferrers May 10, 1810' ; volume includes slip bearing note 'To The Reverend Edmund Ferr..'. At end are details of life and work of Sir William Herschel. 1 volume; 12.5 cm.

Physics, practical notes of Sir David H. (David Henry), Follett, 1907-. Notes of experimental work done in Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford while a student at Brasenose College. 65 leaves; 23 cm.

Radar claims (transcripts of hearings) from the Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors (Great Britain). The claims were heard by the Commission at Somerset House, Strand, sitting over 44 days and chaired by Lord Justice Cohen. Numbered parts 1-44, part 18 is missing. Twenty awards were made, totaling 93,100, the bulk to Sir Robert Watson Watt (50,000), Dr. E. G. Bowen (12,000) and A. F. Wilkins (12,000). 46 parts in 4 boxes; typescript; [boxes] 35.5x23.5 cm.

Papers regarding astronomical instrument making, particularly the Cape telescope from Sir Howard Grubb, 1844-1931. Collection of papers regarding the astronomical instrument making, particularly the Cape telescope. Includes detailed specifications for instruments for named customers. 1869-1903. 1 archive box.

Catalogue of spectra from Sir Walter Noel Hartley (1846-1913). Vol. 1 (covering 1 to 71) is titled 'Researches on Bessemer Flame Spectra'; volumes 2 - 4 (covering 77-164, 165-296 and 297- 391) are titled 'Researches in Spectrum Analysis.' Oxyhydrogen Flame Spectra of various minerals and metallic substances showing their composition. 4 volumes.

Papers collected by Leslie B. (Leslie Bernard) Hunt (1906- ) regarding pressure measurement, especially the instruments of Lucien Vidie. Comprised of an offprint of Hunt's article in Journal of Scientific Instruments 21, 1944, 'The History of Pressure Responsive Elements'; numerous patent specifications; details of court case of 1858 between Lucien Vidie and Eugene Bourdon re: invention of aneroid barometer; translation of 1849 German article re: the Schinz steam pressure gauge for locomotives; typescript. notes re: Bourdon's 1851 paper to the Institute of Civil Engineering on a new metallic manometer; photo of Burdon's monometer and of Vidie, etc. 1844-1944. 1 folder.

Manuscript physics exercise book of Douglas Keens, 1933- . The exercise book records practical work in final year at Shrewsbury School, and subsequently in Cavendish Laboratory when at St. John's College, Cambridge. Includes school experiment to find the surface tension of mercury using an electronic stroboscope. 1951-1956. 1 volume; illustrated; 25.5 x 20.5 cm.

Letters to Sir Arthur and Lady Rucker by Sir Oliver Lodge, 1851-1940. Nine autograph letters to Rucker (4) and to his wife (5) on scientific subjects and a proposed trip to France. Four are written from the University of Birmingham, two from Mariemont, Edgbaston. With an annotated carbon copy of Lodge's paper, "Atomic Theory and Radioactivity," (8 page typescript.), and a portrait photo of him, seemingly from 'Sir Oliver Lodge. A Biographical Sketch' by J. H. P. (1906), bearing facsimile signature. 1894-1913. 11 items.

Memorandum on a 250 ft. aperture Steerable Radio Telescope by Sir Bernard Lovell, 1913- . Copy of the unpublished memorandum known as the "Blue Book," written to support an application for funds to build the Jodrell Bank Mk.1 telescope. Includes chapter by Dr. J. A. Clegg on Radio Frequency Design and by J. G. Davies on the Control Mechanism. Stenciled typescript. 1 volume (104 leaves); illustrated, maps, photos, charts.

Our present knowledge of the universe by Sir Bernard Lovell, 1913- . Lecture at the University College of North Wales, broadcast on the BBC's Third Programme on 9 March 1967. 1 sound disc: analog, 33-1/3 rpm. 12 in.

Printed material regarding the history and work of the National Physical Laboratory (Great Britain), 1924-1957. 9 booklets.

Negretti and Zambra's pocket spectroscope for observing the rain-band. Reproduces paper by Smyth, Astronomer Royal for Scotland, "Spectroscopic weather discussions", from Nature of 5 October, 1882. Also bears advertisements for two N & Z publications. 1882. 8 pp.

Materials relating to astronomical and meteorological observations made at Rousdon, near Lyme Regis, Devon, Peek, by Sir Edgar Cuthbert, 1855-1901. Printed and manuscript material. Much of the astronomical observation was carried out by Peek's assistant, Charles Grover. 1886-1900. 5 items.

Mechanics by James Plumpton. 1 volume (111 pp. and 13 folding plates): illustrated, ink and monochrome wash; 28 x 22 cm. Ms. text book containing definitions, theorems and exercises.

Correspondence of Ernest, Lord Rutherford of Nelson, 1871-1937. Collection (set 3) of photocopied manuscript and typescript letters, edited for the Rutherford Memorial Committee of the Royal Society. Letters are arranged alphabetically by author and chronologically. 9 volumes; [each] 32.5 x 29 cm. This correspondence is not public and should only be made available for purposes of private study to specifically authorized persons.

On developments of spectroscopic apparatus in the nineteenth century by Elizabeth A. Sarson. Thesis (B. Sc.) - University of Oxford, 1973. Author was student of Lady Margaret Hall. 279 pp.; illustrated, photos; 26 x 21 cm.

Unpublished biography of William Henry Maw by William Edward Simnett, 1880-1958. C.E. Maw was an engineer, journalist and astronomer, President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (1901-02) and of the Institution of Civil Engineers (1922-23) and editor of the periodical Engineering for 58 years. He was a founding member of the British Astronomical Association in 1890 and became treasurer and later president. He erected the Thorrowgood Telescope at his home in Surrey in 1896, and used it for measurements of double stars. Includes contents page and associated photographs and letters. 251 pp.; 28.5 x 23 cm.

Catalogus Novus Stellarum Duplicium et Multiplicium maxima ex parte in Specula Universitatis Caesareae Dorpatensis per magnum telescopium achromaticum Fraunhoferi detectarum by F. G. W. (Friedrich Georg Wilhelm) Struve, 1793-1864. The copy of J. F. W. Herschel, bearing his copious manuscript notes on interleaved blank pages. His signature is on title page. 1 volume; 33.5 x 21.5 cm.

Papers on the life and work of optical instrument makers H.D. (Harold Dennis) Taylor (1862-1943) and his son E. W. Taylor. Comprises press cuttings, obituary notices and, chiefly, offprints of articles by E. W. Taylor. H. D. Taylor worked primarily for Thomas Cooke & Sons, E. W. Taylor for Cooke, Troughton & Simms Ltd. 1907-1995. 1 folder.

An epistemological re-assessment of Einstein's special relativity theory and of the conceivable alternatives to it by Robert R. Traill. The paper was written at the Institute of Cybernetics, Brunel University and includes as an appendix, a translation of Fresnel's letter to Francois Arago on the influence of terrestrial movement on several optical phenomena, 1818. 1978-1979. 32 leaves; 30 cm.

Correspondence between University of Oxford Physical Chemistry Laboratory and Metropolitan-Vickers concerning Mass Spectrometer Type MS 2 serial no. 1. Much of the correspondence, concerning problems with installation and maintenance, is between C. J. Danby, of Oxford University's Physical Chemistry Laboratory, and J. Blears of the Research Dept. of Metropolitan-Vickers, Manchester. The file includes five letters from between 1955 and 1959. The actual mass spectrometer (inv. no. 1970-379) was presented to the Science Museum in July 1970 and is in the Experimental Chemistry collection. 1948-1954. 1 file.

Letter to F. A. B. Ward dated March 26, 1935 by Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869-1959). Letter suggests a source for a photograph of the first Wilson cloud chamber. 2 pp. on one leaf; 17.5 x 11.5 cm. Holograph signed.

Three letters to F. S. Taylor by Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869-1959). Replies to Taylor's questions concerning the arrangement of the Wilson cloud chamber during Wilson's experiments of 1911-1912. 1954 April 12-27. 6 pp. on four leaves; 17.5 x 13.5 cm. Holograph signed.

Papers of A. B. (Albert Beaumont) Wood. Correspondence, reminiscences, published paper and newspaper cuttings concerning Wood's education in Manchester, his work on radioactivity, particularly thorium active deposit and his work for the Admiralty on the cathode ray oscillograph and echo sounders. 1912-1980. 3 boxes; 38 x 29 x 13 cm.


University of Bristol. Arts and Social Sciences Library. Special Collections. Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 ITJ, England. Contact: Hannah Lowery.

Papers and correspondence of Peter Howard Fowler, 1923-1996. Physicist; member of C. F. Powell's cosmic rays research group at University of Bristol. Appointed Assistant Lecturer in Physics in 1948, Lecturer in 1951, and Reader in 1961. Visiting Professor at University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in 1956-57. Elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1964 (Rutherford Lecturer 1971, Hughes Medal 1974) and later that year appointed a Royal Society Research Professor in Physics which he held until his retirement in 1988. Research centered on the study of elementary particles created naturally by interactions of cosmic rays in the upper atmosphere of the earth, using high-altitude balloons and later VC10 aircraft carrying nuclear emulsion film recording cosmic ray activity and launched from sites worldwide. Continued after Powell's death in 1996, extending it through the use of solid-state detectors and gas scintillator detectors flown on satellites in the 1980s. His measurements of super heavy nuclei lead to an understanding of the supernova mechanism. His work also extended to meteorology, medical physics and radiotherapy, and using thermal neutrons in screening luggage for explosives. Biographical material includes Fowler's personal file from the Department of Physics at the University of
Bristol and other documents relating to his career; honors and awards including his Royal Society Fellowship and Research Professorship; also historical material relating to C. F. Powell. There are substantial lecture notes from the undergraduate studies of Fowler and Rosemary Brown from the Bristol Physics Department in the 1940s, as well as other University of Bristol materials from Fowler's tenure there. Largest amount of records are from the numerous microscope observers, scanners, balloon makers and technicians employed by the H. H. Wills Laboratory in cosmic ray research. Includes some material relating to balloon flights for cosmic ray studies arranged chronologically; most dates from the 1960s, covering various balloon flight launches worldwide, and includes correspondence and papers relating to arrangements for flights, balloon technical specifications, flight plans, proposals, and analysis of results. Other research interests documented include pi-mesons in cancer treatment, magnetic monopoles, the heavy primary cosmic ray detector for the Ariel 6 satellite, and the assessment of the radioactive fallout from the Ukrainian nuclear plant Chernobyl, ten years after its explosion. Materials relating to publications are arranged chronologically, 1947-ca. 1996, and includes offprints, drafts, figures and correspondence. There are records of physics teaching at Bristol in the 1950s-1960s, and Fowler's public and invited lectures, principally on cosmic rays, 1964-1996. Visits and conferences are documented for the period 1956-1993. Involvement with seventeen UK and international organizations is covered, in particular the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, the Joint MRC/NRPB Committee on Radiological Protection (1983-1992), the Royal Astronomical Society, the Royal Society, and the Science and Engineering Research Council. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically following Fowler's original order; correspondents are mainly scientific colleagues and historians of science, but there are no extended exchanges. 1940-2002. 33 boxes. Processed. Visits by appointment only; identification required.


University College, Cork. Archives Service. Cork, Ireland. Contact: Carol Quinn.

Papers of George Boole (1815-1864). First professor of mathematics at Queens College, Cork (now University College, Cork). The inventor of Boolean Logic, he laid the foundations in the latter half of the 19th century of a system of mathematical expression which formed the basis for all modern computer languages. Mostly personal correspondence from Boole to family and friends describing his working life and activities in Cork. Unfortunately, none of his academic material, e.g., notes, lectures, etc. is contained here. Section C, academic material, contains copies of published works, some unpublished lectures and some mathematical exercises, along with his testimonials. 1847-1856. 1 linear meter (377 items). Access is by prior appointment with the archivist only.


University of Edinburgh. University Library, Special Collections. George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LJ, Scotland. Contact: Richard Ovenden.

Papers of Charles Glover Barkla (1877-1944). Physicist. Chair of Physics at King's College, London (1909); Professor of Natural Philosophy at Edinburgh University (1913). For outstanding contributions to physics and his work on the nature of X-radiation and its interaction with matter, awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics, 1917. Includes lectures and notes (1903, 1917); citation for the Nobel Prize for Physics (1917); congratulatory telegrams on the award of the Nobel Prize for physics (1918-1919). 1903-1919. 1 box (ca. 24 letters, 1 Nobel Laureate Diploma). Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in
advance.


University of Newcastle upon Tyne. The Robinson Library. Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HQ, England. Contact: Special Collections Librarian.

Miscellaneous manuscripts of Baron William Thomson Kelvin (1824-1907). Physicist and Fellow of the Royal Society. Includes 2 letters to Michael Faraday explaining accompanying diagrams by James Clerk Maxwell. 1859. 1 folder. Users from outside the University are advised to give 2 days notice.

Miscellaneous manuscripts of James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879). Physicist (mathematical physics, electricity, and magnetism) and mathematician. Chair, natural philosophy, Marischal College, Aberdeen, Scotland (1856-1860); professor of physics and astronomy, King's College, London (1860-1865); and professor of experimental physics, Cambridge University (1871-1879). Includes 22 diagrams of fields of force, accompanied by two explanatory letters from Lord Kelvin to Michael Faraday. (ca. 1859). 22 diagrams. Users from outside the University are advised to give 2 days notice


University of Strathclyde. Archives and Records Management Centre. McCance Building. 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow G1 1XQ, Scotland. Contact: Jim McGrath.

Papers of staff and students in the University of Strathclyde. The University of Strathclyde originated in Anderson's Institution, which was established in 1796 according to instructions in the will of John Anderson (1726-1796). Materials range from original correspondence to secondary sources copied from other repositories. The following are the principal collections within this group relevant to history of physics and allied fields: OM17 -- James Blyth (1838-1906), professor of Natural Philosophy, 1880-1906 (electricity and magnetism, air turbines); OM 45 -- Sir Samuel Curran (1912-1998), involved in Manhattan project, Atomic Energy Authority, Director of the Royal College of Science and Technology 1959-1964 and first Principal of the University, 1964-1980; OM 64 -- Thomas Garnett, first Professor of Natural Philosophy, 1766-1802; OM 72 -- Alexander Herschel (1836-1907), Professor of Natural Philosophy, 1866-1872; OM 105 -- Dougald McQuiston (1879-1946), Professor of Natural Philosophy, 1938-1942; OM 157 -- Frederick Symon, lecturer in Natural Philosophy, 1921-1964; OM 183 -- George Foster (1835-1919), Professor of Natural Philosophy, 1862-1865; OM 196 -- James Muir (1875-1945), Professor of Natural Philosophy, 1906-1938; OM 201 -- George Forbes (1849-1936), Professor of Natural Philosophy, 1872-1880, inventory of the carbon brush; OM 202 -- Andrew Ure (1778-1857), Professor of Natural Philosophy, 1804-1830. Some collections may be restricted; contact repository.

Records of the University of Strathclyde (1964 to date) and its antecedents, including Anderson's Institution, University and College (1796-1888), the Glasgow Mechanics Institution (1823-1888) and the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College, Royal Technical College and Royal College of Science and Technology (1889-1964). Includes minutes, calendars, annual reports, student records, staff records, departmental records, etc. which provide an overview of the development of physics teaching and research in a major educational institution that was founded around natural philosophy. 1796 to present; ca. 160 lin. ft. of pre-1964 materials; ca. 4,500 lin. ft. of post-1964 materials.


Cornell University. Carl A. Kroch Library. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections. University Archives. 2B Carl A. Kroch Library, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA. Contact: Elaine Engst.

Papers of Boyce D. (Boyce Dawkins) McDaniel (1917-2002). Nuclear physicist. Professor at Cornell University and Director of Nuclear Studies Laboratory from 1967. Professional papers and correspondence relating to McDaniel's work at Newman Laboratory and in the Physics Dept. especially files relating to the Cornell Electron Storage Ring (CESR) and the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC). Also includes information about Robert Wilson and his memorial service. 1980-2002. 10.5 cubic ft.

‘Even E. O. Lawrence would be surprised' by Boyce D. (Boyce Dawkins) McDaniel (1917-2002). Nuclear physicist. Professor at Cornell University and Director of Nuclear Studies Laboratory from 1967. McDaniel traces Robert Wilson's distinguished career in the field of particle accelerator development. His reflections include Wilson's graduate student days at Berkeley in 1932 when the first cyclotron was built by E. O. Lawrence and the many advances in particle physics made by Wilson both at Cornell and Fermilab. 1994. 1 sound cassette (43 min): analog, mono.


Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. Archives Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA. Contact: Elena Danielson.

Miscellaneous papers of Sidney D. (Sidney David) Drell (1926- ). American physicist; chairman, International Conference in Honor of Andrei Sakharov, 1981. Speeches and writings, correspondence, memoranda, clippings, and other printed matter, relating to the dissident Soviet physicist Andrei Sakharov, and to efforts on his behalf by Western scientists. Includes writings and letters by Sakharov. 1966-2000. 7 ms. boxes.

Additions to the papers of Edward Teller (1908- ). American physicist; assistant director, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, 1949-1952; associate director, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, 1954-1975. Correspondence, speeches and writings, reports, studies, memoranda, printed matter, photographs, motion picture films, video tapes, sound recordings, and memorabilia relating to his contributions in the fields of chemical, molecular and nuclear physics; development of new energy resources; national energy research planning; space exploration; and national and international security issues, including nuclear weapons and arms control. 1946-2003. 193 ms. boxes, card file, 2 OS boxes.


Huntington Library. 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108 USA. Contact: Dan Lewis.

Papers of Horace Welcome Babcock (1912-2003), a distinguished solar and stellar astronomer, was also the fourth director of Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories. He received a BS in physics in 1934 from the California Institute of Technology, and a PhD in 1938 from University of California at Berkeley. The papers in this collection are, for the most part, those of Babcock's when he was director of the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories from 1964 to 1978, and do not include his personal and scientific papers. As director, he led the Observatories through many important changes including the establishment of the observatories in Chile. 1948-1978. 89 boxes (28,000 pieces). Papers were opened upon death.


Iowa State University. Archives of Women in Science and Engineering. 403 Parks Library, Ames, Iowa 50011-2140, USA. Contact: Tanya Zanish-Belcher.

Papers of L. A. (Lee Anne) Willson (1947- ). Astronomer; B.S., Harvard University, 1968; Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1973. First tenured woman faculty member of Iowa State University's Department of Physics (later Department of Physics and Astronomy). Her analysis of variable starts has challenged established paradigms and won wide-spread recognition. She has served on several national astronomy policy boards. Includes course materials, research, correspondence. ca. 1970-2000. 10 lin. ft. Additional material forthcoming.


Princeton University. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections, One Washington Road, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA. Contact: Don Skemer.

Papers of David T. Wilkinson (1935- ). Experimental physicist and cosmologist. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in physics from the University of Michigan. In 1963, he became an instructor in the Department of Physics at Princeton University, where he would spend his entire academic career. He was appointed assistant professor at Princeton in 1965, received tenure in 1968, and served as department chairman from 1987 to 1990. He retired from Princeton in 2002 as the Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics Emeritus. Consists primarily of the scientific writings, professional correspondence, and subject and project files of David T. Wilkinson. Wilkinson was a pioneer in the study and analysis of cosmic microwave background radiation, the nature and existence of which have yielded, through his lifetime's work, solid evidence for the Big Bang theory of the universe's birth. The collection contains the administrative files (including his NASA and/or National Science Foundation funding and accounting paperwork) and background history material for two of Wilkinson's main projects the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) and Microwave Anisotropy Probe (MAP) as well as evidence of the many and varied academic activities in his career. Not included in the David Wilkinson Papers are his professional and personal letters of recommendation, files on Conferences and Committees, and Preprints, among others, which remain the property of the Wilkinson Family. 1957-2002. 16 lin. ft. (16 boxes).


Smithsonian Institution. National Museum of American History (U.S.). Archives Center. MRC 601, 12th Street and Constitution Avenue, N. W., Washington, D. C. 20560, USA. Contact: John Fleckner.

ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) Industrial Research Laboratories Electron Tube Research Records. ITT was incorporated in 1920. The company expanded and established facilities throughout the country. The Fort Wayne, Indiana facility resulted when Philo T. Farnsworth, the inventor of electronic television, who had set up the Farnsworth Television and Radio Corporation, sold his company to ITT in 1949. The research files of several scientists who worked for ITT industrial Laboratories in Fort Wayne, Indiana, including television pioneer Philo T. Farnsworth. 1934-1983. 4 cu. ct.: 4 boxes. Collection is unprocessed. Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves. Fees for commercial reproduction. Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark.

Atomic Clocks Collection of Harold Lyons, 1913- . A physicist whose work on microwave frequency standards enabled the development and construction on the first atomic clock in 1948. Archival material documenting Dr. Harold Lyons and his work with atomic clocks. Includes his research as manifested in published papers, presentations, reports, correspondence, laboratory notes, photographs, and diagrams. 1935-1991. Approx. 2 cu. ft. (6 boxes). Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves. Fees for commercial reproduction. Copyright transferred to Smithsonian Institution in Deed of Gift.


Smithsonian Institution Archives. A & I Building, Room 2135, MRC 414, Washington, DC 20560, USA. Contact: Edie Hedlin.

Reminiscences George V. Barton, marine electronics specialist and amateur astronomer. Discussed his hiring at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, orientation to the Satellite Tracking Program, the launching of Sputnik, installation of Baker-Nunn cameras, and his technical innovations such as the Barton Scope and reels for winding film. 1982-1983. Audiotapes: 4 reels. Transcript: 135 pp.


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

Papers of Martin David Kamen (1913-2002). Professor of biochemistry, University of California, San Diego. Professor at University of California, Berkeley in the late 1930s. Correspondence, research notebooks, manuscripts and publications, newspaper clippings, and other miscellaneous materials documenting Kamen's career, particularly his legal efforts to clear his name of charges of being a "spy and a traitor" and to regain his passport. The bulk of the collection dates from 1945-1955 and reflects Kamen's re-organization of his files in preparation for writing Radiant Science, Dark Politics. In addition to his legal travails, the collection illuminates Kamen's endeavors in biochemical research and his central role in the development of the UCSD's Chemistry Dept. and the university generally. Kamen's affiliation with Washington University is also well documented in the collection, but not so his affiliations with Brandeis University or the University of Southern California. Also, notably lacking are materials relating to his co-discovery of carbon-14; these are held at UC-Berkeley's Bancroft Library. Major correspondents include: Arthur H. Compton, Robert Oppenheimer, Linus Pauling, James Franck, Georg von Hevesy, and Melvin Calvin. 1923-1992. 7 linear feet (14 archives boxes, 1 oversize folder)


Vassar College. Archives and Special Collections. Poughkeepsie, NY 12604, USA. Contact: Ronald Patkus.

Morris and Adele Bergreen's Albert Einstein (1879-1955) Collection. Physicist; professor of physics at the University of Zurich and the University of Berlin. From 1933 until his death in 1955 he was a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University. Composed mainly of correspondence between Einstein and his executor, Otto Nathan. A number of letters discuss the fate of Jews in Europe and other aspects of World War II. Others deal with Brandeis University, Jewish affairs in the United States, and personal matters. There are also letters from Elsa Einstein to Nathan, and letters to Albert Einstein from Sigmund Freud, Felix Frankfurter, Charles Beard, and others. The collection includes some manuscripts, ephemera and photographs of Einstein. 1919-1988. Ca. 2 lin. ft. (11 boxes).


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