Documentation Preserved

Compiled by Melanie Brown

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

California Institute of Technology. Institute Archives. 1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA


Helen Wright collection on George Ellery Hale. Collection Dates: 1887–1972. Size: 6 linear feet. Restrictions: The collection is open for research. Researchers must apply in writing for access.


Churchill College. Archives Centre. Cambridge CB3 0DS


John David Lawson papers. Collection Dates: 1945–2009. Size: 7 boxes. Restrictions: The collection is open for consultation by researchers during normal business hours; a prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.


California Academy of Sciences. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118 USA


George Davidson papers. Collection Dates: circa 1845–1911. Size: 33 cubic feet.


California Institute of Technology. Institute Archives. 1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA


Sheldon Brown collection on S. J. Barnett. Collection Dates: [dates unknown]. Size: 6 linear feet.

Donald Clark papers. Collection Dates: 1906-1972. Size: 1.5 linear feet. Kanpur Indo-American Program (KIAP) records. Collection Dates: [dates unknown]. Size: 4 linear feet.

Arthur L. Klein papers. Collection Dates: 1928–1974. Size: 1.5 linear feet. Restrictions: Copyright has not been assigned to the California Institute of Technology Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the California Institute of Technology Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Oral history interview with Arthur L. Klein. Collection Dates: 1979 February 14, 18, 21 and 1982 April 20. Size: 61 pages.

Oral history interview with Paul B. MacCready. Collection Dates: 2003 February 14, 25 and March 14. Size: 78 pages.

Oral history interview with Milton Plesset. Collection Dates: 1981 December 8. Size: 25 pages.

Maarten Schmidt LIGO papers. Collection Dates: [dates unknown]. Size: 0.5 linear feet. Restrictions: Papers are partially closed per Dr. Schmidt’s instructions. Period of closure to be determined.

Oral history interview with Maarten Schmidt. Collection Dates: 1996 April 11 and May 2, 15. Size: 61 pages.

Leon Watters papers. Collection Dates: 1887–1967. Size: 0.5 linear feet.

Oral history interview with Amnon Yariv. Collection Dates: 1999 November 17, 24 and December 1. Size: 79 pages.


Clemson University. Libraries. Special Collections. Senator Strom Thurmond Institute Building, Clemson, SC 29634-3001, USA


Donald Clayton papers. Collection Dates: 1963–1999. Size: 0.3 cubic feet. Restrictions: Unavailable for research at this time.


College of William and Mary. Earl Gregg Swem Library. Special Collections Research Center. Williamsburg, VA 23185, USA


Alfred R. Armstrong papers. Collection Dates: 1932-1933. Size: 0.17 cubic feet.

College of William and Mary, Department of Physics Records. Collection Dates: 1960–[ongoing]. Size: 0.4 cubic feet.

Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF), Jefferson Laboratory Records, College of William and Mary. Collection Dates: 1983-1996. Size: 0.67 cubic feet.

Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility Records. Collection Dates: 1983- . Size: 0.25 cubic feet.


DePauw University. Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism. Roy O. West Library. Greencastle, IN 46135, USA


Paul S. Godwin papers. Collection Dates: [dates unknown]. Size: 1 folder.

Francis W. Hanawalt papers. Collection Dates: [dates unknown]. Size: 1 folder.

Vance L. Sailor papers. Collection Dates: [dates unknown]. Size: 1 folder.


Harvard University Archives. Pusey Library. Cambridge, MA 02138


Harvard College Observatory records: the Boyden Station, Arequipa, Peru. Collection Dates: 1888–1927. Size: 4.2 cubic feet (12 document boxes; 1 portfolio box).

Harvard College Observatory records: photographs. Collection Dates: 1887–circa 1930. Size: 4.2 cubic feet (1200 photographs; 46 flat boxes).


Harvard University. Lamont Library. Cambridge, MA 02138


Nuclear winter study papers. Collection Dates: 1972–1993. Size: 11.13 linear feet (27 boxes). Restrictions: Access to the papers is open. Please consult the Archives for detailed information.


IEEE History Center. Rutgers University. 39 Union Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901


Oral history interview with Charles Kao. Collection Dates: 2004 February 26. Size: Transcript: 9 pages.

Oral history interview with George E. Smith. Collection Dates: 2001 January 17. Size: Transcript: 19 pages.


Library of Congress. Manuscript Division. James Madison Memorial Building, First Street and Independence Avenue, S. E., Washington, DC 20540, USA


William R. Bennett papers. Size: circa 52,000 items.

Lawrence E. Glendenin papers. Size: circa 300 items.

Jerome and Isabella Karle papers. Size: 271 records boxes.

Jack S. Kilby papers. Collection Dates: 1878–2003 (bulk 1970–1998). Size: 34,500 |f items. 108 containers plus 20 oversize. 45.8 linear feet. Restrictions: Restrictions apply.

Cornell Mayer papers. Size: circa 500 items.


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


Peter E. Glaser papers. Collection Dates: 1944–2000 (bulk 1975–1995). Size: 32 cubic feet (95 manuscript boxes; 1 flat document box). Restrictions: No restrictions on access to the collection.


New Jersey Historical Society. Library. 52 Park Place, Newark, NJ 07102, USA


Joseph Addison Freeman notebook. Collection Dates: 1851. Size: 1 notebook. Restrictions: Open for research.


Iowa State University. Parks Library. Department of Special Collections. Ames, IA 50011, USA


Ames Laboratory oral history collection. Collection Dates: 2007. Size: 0.42 linear feet. Contains audio recordings as well as transcripts. Restrictions: Open for research.


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. University Archives. 1408 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801, USA


E. Atlee Jackson papers. Collection Dates: 1956–2005. Size: 1.6 cubic feet.


Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Stanford, CA 94305, USA


Marvin Chodorow papers. Collection Dates: 1929–1993 (bulk 1943–1974). Size: 12 linear feet.


Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Stanford, CA 94305, USA


Robert B. Vaile professional papers, correspondence, notes, etc. Collection Dates: circa 1941–1967. Size: 0.5 linear feet (1 manuscript box). Restrictions: Collection is open for research, material must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.


University of Alaska. Elmer E. Rasmuson Library. Archives and Manuscript Collections. Alaska and Polar Regions Department. Fairbanks, AK 99775


Victor P. Hessler papers. Collection Dates: 1955–1966. Size: 0.25 linear feet (1 document box). Restrictions: Access limited to Alaska and Polar Regions Collections research room hours.


University of California. Los Angeles. University Research Library. Department of Special Collections. Los Angeles, CA 90024-1575 USA


John M. Dawson papers. Collection Dates: circa 1956–1995. Size: 1 linear foot (1 records box). Restrictions: Collection is stored off-site; advance notice required for access.


University of Florida. George A. Smathers Libraries. Special and Area Studies Collections. Gainesville, FL USA


Frank Bradshaw Wood papers. Collection Dates: 1936–1981 Size: 0.4 linear feet (1 box). Restrictions: Collection is open for research.


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. University Archives. 1408 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801, USA


Larry Smarr papers. Collection Dates: 1956–2000. Size: 21.4 cubic feet.

Department of Physics course notebooks. Collection Dates: 1935–1946. Size: 0.3 cubic feet.


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


Kenneth Fox papers. Collection Dates: 1970–1990. Size: 1.0 linear feet.


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


Daniel Billen papers. Collection Dates: 1965–1980 Size: 13.5 linear feet.

L. J. Tolmach papers. Collection Dates: 1953–1984 Size: 1 linear foot.


Yale University Library. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Box 208240, New Haven, CT 06520.


Martin J. Klein papers. Collection Dates: 1951–2004. Size: 8 linear feet. Restrictions: Original audiotape, videotape, and motion picture film, as well as preservation masters and duplicating masters, are restricted. Researchers needing to consult the original materials should refer to the finding aid for policies governing reproduction for access.


New Finding Aids

University of California, San Diego. Archives of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Mail Code C-075-C. La Jolla, CA 92093-0175, USA


Rudolf W. Preisendorfer papers. Collection Dates: 1950–1962. Size: 7.5 linear feet.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Manuscripts Department. Southern Historical Collection. Wilson Library CB# 3926, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3926. USA


John Lyman papers. Collection Dates: 1968–1973. Size: 30 linear feet (20,000 items). Restrictions: RESTRICTED: Closed pending processing.

A. H. Patterson papers. Collection Dates: 1902–1925. Size: 0.5 linear feet (52 items). 7 volumes. Restrictions: No restrictions; open for research.


University of Rochester. Rush Rhees Library, Dept. of Rare Books, Manuscripts and Archives. Rochester, New York 14627


William Harkness papers. Collection Dates: 1849–1900. Size: 1.5 cubic feet (4 boxes).


University of Texas at Austin. Center for American History. Archives of American Mathematics. Austin, TX 78713. USA


Mathematical Association of America records. Collection Dates: 1916–present. Size: 319 linear feet. Restrictions: Remote storage, 24 hour notice required.

Mathematical Association of America History of American Mathematics in World War II Committee records. Collection Dates: 1943–1981. Size: 10 inches. Restrictions: These records are stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval. Note: Audiotapes and photographs are stored onsite.

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