Documentation Preserved

Compiled by Melanie Mueller

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

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


Walter Heinrich Munk papers, additions (Collections 96-04 and 2009-27). Collection Dates: 1953-1998. Size: 9.5 manuscript boxes.


Austin History Center P.O. Box 2287, Austin, TX 78768-2287, USA


Frederick Albert Matsen papers. Collection Dates: 1938-2010. Size: 0.25 linear feet (1 box). Restrictions: Open to all users.


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


Oral history interview with Clarence R. Allen. Collection Dates: 1994 April 1 and 4. Size: Transcript: 48 pages. Audio recording: 1 cassette. Restrictions: The interview is unrestricted.

Elmer and Joseph Heller collection on Richard P. Feynman. Collection Dates: 1935-1990. Size: 0.25 linear feet. Restrictions: The collection is open for research. Researchers must apply in writing for access.

Oral history interview with Joseph H. Heller. Collection Dates: 2010 May 5. Size: Transcript: 20 pages.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory papers. Collection Dates: 1939-1968. Size: 7.5 linear feet.

Keck Telescope papers. Collection Dates: dates unknown. Size: 1 linear foot.

Palomar Observatory motion picture collection. Collection Dates: 1935-1996 (bulk 1935-1948). Size: 10 black and white 16 mm film reels; 43 color 16 mm film reels; 1 black and white 35 mm reel; 19 video tapes and 1 DVD. Restrictions: The collection is open for research. Researchers must apply in writing for access.

Milton Plesset papers. Collection Dates: dates unknown. Size: 1.5 linear feet.

Gordon J. Stanley papers. Collection Dates: dates unknown.

Oral history interview with Valentine L. Telegdi. Collection Dates: 2008 March 4 and 9. Size: Transcript: 78 pages. Audio recording: 1 cassette. Restrictions: The interview is unrestricted.

Oral history interview with Michael Werner. Collection Dates: 2008 July 25. Size: Transcript: 45 pages. Restrictions: The interview is unrestricted.

James Westphal papers. Collection Dates: dates unknown.


Carnegie Institution of Washington. Department of Terrestrial Magnetism. Library and Archives. 5241 Broad Branch Road, N. W., Washington, DC 20015, USA


Department of Terrestrial Magnetism Cooperative Expedition records. Collection Dates: 1921-1972, 1935-1937. Size: 6 linear feet. Restrictions: There are no access restrictions to this collection.


Carnegie Institution of Washington. Geophysical Laboratory. Library and Archives. 5241 Broad Branch Road, N. W., Washington, DC 20015, USA


Geophysical Laboratory financial records. Collection Dates: 1905-1961 (bulk 1905- 1919). Size: 14.5 linear feet. Restrictions: There are no access restrictions.

Geophysical Laboratory photograph collection. Collection Dates: 1906-present. Size: 18 linear feet. Restrictions: There are no access restrictions.

Geophysical Laboratory research notes and files. Collection Dates: 1907-present. Size: 5 records center cartons. Restrictions: There are no access restrictions to this collection.


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


Clemson University Department of Physics and Astronomy records. Collection Dates: 1957-2001. Size: 27 cubic feet. Restrictions: Access to these files is restricted to office staff only until processing is complete.


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


DePauw University Physics Department records. Collection Dates: 1962-1985. Size: 0.8 linear feet (2 document cases). Restrictions: Collection is open for research.


Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. Archives. Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA


Albert V. Baez papers. Collection Dates: 1955-2004. Size: 51 manuscript boxes and 1 oversize box. Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

William Offutt Doub papers. Collection Dates: 1970-1974. Size: 68.8 linear feet (165 manuscript boxes). Restrictions: Collection is open for research.


Houston Academy of Medicine Texas Medical Center Library 1133 John Freeman Blvd. Houston, TX 77030, USA


William H. Ellett Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission papers. Collection Dates: 1945-1992. Size: 1 cubic foot (2 boxes, 1 map drawer). Restrictions: Access to this material is not restricted. Some use restriction may apply, including copyright restrictions. Consult an archivist.


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


Willet Beavers papers. Collection Dates: 1965-1985 and undated. Size: 0.42 linear feet (1 document box). Restrictions: Open for research

Wallace C. Caldwell papers. Collection Dates: 1983-2003. Size: 0.42 linear feet (1 document box). Restrictions: Open for research.

Iowa State University John Franklin Carlson Lecture records. Collection Dates: 1955-1969. Size: 0.71 linear feet (1 half document box and 1 card file box). Restrictions: Open for research.

Iowa State University Department of Physics and Astronomy Erwin W. Fick Observatory records. Collection Dates: 1972-2007 and undated. Size: 0.42 linear feet (1 document box). Restrictions: Open for research.


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


Frank Kameny papers. Collection Dates: 1843-2006 (bulk 1957-1996). Size: 56.8 linear feet (142 containers, 1 oversize). Restrictions: Restrictions apply governing the use, photoduplication, or publication of items in this collection. Many collections are stored off-site and advance notice is needed to retrieve these items for research use.

Edward N. Lorenz papers. Size: Unprocessed collection of four accessions. Restrictions: Restrictions may apply to unprocessed material.


Ohio Historical Society. Archives- Library Division. 1982 Velma Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211, USA


North American Astrophysical Observatory records. Collection Dates: 1950-1990. Size: 0.5 cubic feet.


Rice University. Fondren Library. Woodson Research Center. P. O. Box 1892, Houston, TX 77001, USA


Neal Lane papers. Collection Dates: 1964- 2002. Size: 115 cubic feet (89 boxes). Restrictions: This material is open for research.


Southern Methodist University. De- Golyer Library. 6404 Hilltop Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, USA


Ben S. Melton papers. Collection Dates: 1931-1988. Size: 2 linear feet (2 boxes). Restrictions: Collection is open for research use.


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


Albert V. Baez papers. Collection Dates: 1949-1995. Size: 9 linear feet (9 boxes).

Robert T. Jones papers. Collection Dates: 1912-1996. Size: 23 linear feet. Restric- tions: Collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.


University of California, Irvine. University Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections. P.O. Box 19557, Irvine, CA 92623-9557, USA


F. Sherwood Rowland papers. Collection Dates: 1928-2009 (bulk 1960-1998). Size: 178 linear feet (312 boxes and 2 oversized folders).


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


Lawrence H. Aller papers. Collection Dates: 1928-2001. Size: 1 linear foot (2 boxes). Restrictions: Collection stored offsite: Advance notice required for access.

W. D. Hershberger papers. Collection Dates: 1931-1984. Size: 1 linear foot (2 boxes). Restrictions: Collection stored offsite: Advance notice required for access.

UCLA Department of Physics administrative files of the department chairs. Collection Dates: 1923-1987. Size: 23.2 linear feet (58 boxes).


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


Harmon Craig papers. Collection Dates: 1923-2005. Size: 376 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 1 slide box, 2 film boxes.

Jørgen Holmboe papers. Collection Dates: 1929-1972, bulk 1934-1945. Size: 2.5 manuscript boxes.

Charles D. Keeling papers. Collection Dates: 1950-1995. Size: 537 manuscript boxes, 15 record cartons, 1 oversize box and 3 videocassettes. Restrictions: Access is restricted to some portions of the collection; contact the archives staff at Scripps for more information.

Charles F. Kennel papers. Collection Dates: 1970-2006. Size: 26 manuscript boxes.

Philip Frederick Rehbock papers. Collection Dates: 1760-2001. Size: 92 manuscript boxes.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Office of the Director, Charles F. Kennel records. Collection Dates: 1963-2006 (bulk 1987-2006). Size: 56 manuscript boxes, 16 16mm films, video cassettes, slides.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Office of the Director, Edward Frieman records. Collection Dates: 1924-2002. Size: 183 manuscript boxes, 2 record cartons.

Fred Noel Spiess films (Collection 2007- 21). Collection Dates: 1949-1989. Size: 166 8 mm films, 8 DVDs, 2 audio cassettes.

Fred Noel Spiess additions to papers: Collection 2007-17 (1964-2006, 91 manuscript boxes) and Collection 2009-22 (1945-2009, 47 manuscript boxes).


University of Chicago. The Joseph Regenstein Library. Department of Special Collections. 1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA


Charles D. Coryell papers. Collection Dates: 1945-1959. Size: 2 linear feet (4 boxes). Restrictions: No restrictions.

Philip Fox notebooks. Collection Dates: 1905-1933. Size: 2.5 linear feet (5 boxes). Restrictions: This collection contains a recording which requires reformatting for access. The remainder of the collection is open for research.

Yoichiro Nambu papers. Collection Dates: undated. Size: 27 containers.

Atomic scientists’ printed and near-print material. Collection Dates: 1945-1952. Size: 3.5 linear feet.

University of Chicago Department of Meteorology records. Collection Dates: 1937-1950. Size: 1.75 linear feet (4 boxes). Restrictions: Open for researchers. no restrictions.

Yerkes Observatory logbooks and notebooks. Collection Dates: 1892-1988. Size: 26.5 linear feet (53 boxes).


University of Colorado. Libraries. Archives Department. Campus Box 184, Boulder, CO 80302-0184, USA


David Hawkins papers. Collection Dates: 1863-2001. Size: 18.5 linear feet (37 boxes, 2 oversize folders). Restrictions: The collection is open for research.


University of Colorado. Libraries. Western Historical Collections. Campus Box 184, Boulder, CO 80302- 0184, USA


Atomic West collections. Collection Dates: 1945-2000.


University of Minnesota. Charles Babbage Institute. Center for the History of Computing. University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA


Oral history interview with Robert S. Cooper. Collection Dates: 1993 September 3. Size: Transcript: 42 pages. Audio recording: 2 cassettes.


University of Mississippi. John Davis Williams Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA


Robert B. Fulton tests collection. Collection Dates: 1884-1886. Size: 0.5 linear feet (1 box). Restrictions: Open for research.


University of Oregon. Library Eugene, OR 97403, USA


J. Hugh Pruett papers. Collection Dates: undated. Size: 4 boxes.

J. Hugh Pruett photographs. Collection Dates: 1900s-1950s. Size: 0.75 linear feet (42 containers).


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


John R. Huizenga collection on cold fusion. Collection Dates: undated. Size: 6 boxes.


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


Brown Ayres diplomas and other materials. Collection Dates: 1872-1939. Size: 3.17 linear feet (2 boxes). Restrictions: Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 24 hours is needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Department of Physics records. Collection Dates: 1942-1962. Size: 2 linear feet (2 boxes). Restrictions: Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 24 hours is needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.


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


John Matthias Kuehne photograph collection. Collection Dates: 1894-1950. Size: 8 linear feet (571 silver gelatin prints, 1 color print, 356 glass negatives, 184 film negatives, 289 lantern slides and other glass positives, 2 film positives, 280 autochromes and glass film color transparencies, 15 35mm color slides). Restrictions: Prints are unrestricted, all transparent media are restricted. Please contact Photo Archivist for more information.

J. Craig Wheeler papers. Collection Dates: 2005-2010. Size: 1 linear foot. Restrictions: This collection is open for research use.


New Finding Aids

American Philosophical Society. Library 105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA


Radium and its rays. Collection Dates: 1914. Size: 62 pages: typed.

Thomas Darlington Cope papers. Collection Dates: circa 1909-1964. Size: 7 linear feet.

Reminiscences of Albert P. Crary: oral history. Collection Dates: 1962. Size: 87 leaves (on 1 microfiche).

Augustus De Morgan letters. Collection Dates: 1841-1866. Size: 30 items.

Enrico Fermi letters to Enrico Perisco. Collection Dates: 1918-1926. Size: 28 items.

Samuel A. Goudsmit papers. Collection Dates: 1928-1932. Size: 32 items.

George Ellery Hale papers. Collection Dates: 1882-1937. Size: 100 microfilm reels.

William Rowan Hamilton correspondence. Collection Dates: 1827-1852. Size: 0.25 linear feet (circa 95 items).

Joseph Henry letters. Collection Dates: 1836-1878. Size: 45 items.

John F. W. Herschel correspondence. Collection Dates: 1817-1871. Size: 40 items.

Erinnerungen aus meinem Leben. Collection Dates: 1936. Size: 1 volume (344 pages).

Donald H. Menzel autobiography. Collection Dates: September 1974. Size: 669 pages. Restrictions: Access restricted; consult the repository.

Rose C. L. Mooney-Slater papers. Collection Dates: 1917-1981. Size: 11 linear feet (circa 4000 items).

Chalres P. Olivier correspondence. Collection Dates: 1915-1962. Size: 0.5 linear feet (circa 400 items).

Notes taken from Professor Olmsted’s lectures on natural philosophy. Collection Dates: 1827-1829. Size: 1 volume (141 pages).

James Paget correspondence. Collection Dates: 1784-1932. Size: 192 items.

Physics Club of Philadelphia archives. Collection Dates: 1909-1918, 1945-1971. Size: circa 2000 items (2.5 linear feet).

Max Plank correspondence. Collection Dates: 1919-1948. Size: 18 items.

Franco Rasetti papers. Collection Dates: 1941-1966. Size: 1.5 linear feet (circa 1,500 items).

Meteorological observations. Collection Dates: 1784. Size: 1 volume (33 pages).

Anne Roe papers. Collection Dates: 1949- 1971. Size: 6 linear feet (circa 6000 items). Restrictions: These files are restricted and may not be consulted until ten years after the death of the individual.

William G. Spencer letters to Caroline Watts. Collection Dates: 1839-1849. Size: 42 items.

J. H. Van Vleck papers. Collection Dates: 1923-1959. Size: 189 items.

Fred Whipple correspondence. Collection Dates: 1965-1975. Size: 0.25 linear feet (circa 100 pages).


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


Paul M. Gross papers. Collection Dates: 1924-1965. Size: 3 filing drawers and 33 boxes.


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


Cleveland Abbe papers. Collection Dates: 1850-1954. Size: 12.4 linear feet (34 containers, 9500 items). Restrictions: The papers of Cleveland Abbe are open to research.

Nicholas E. Golovin papers. Collection Dates: 1943-1970 (bulk 1958-1969). Size: 10.8 linear feet (27 containers).

Piccard Family papers. Collection Dates: 1470-1983 (bulk 1926-1983). Size: 82 linear feet (204 containers plus 1 oversize drawer).

United States Naval Observatory records. Collection Dates: 1830-1900. Size: 12 linear feet (29 containers, 8,000 items).

E. H. Vestine papers. Collection Dates: 1932-1968. Size: 18 containers ( 3900 items).


Lowell Observatory. 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA


C. O. Lampland papers. Collection Dates: 1894-1951. Size: 20 linear feet. Restrictions: Researchers wishing to use the collections of the Lowell Observatory should make an appointment in advance.

Percival Lowell papers. Collection Dates: 1882-1916. Restrictions: Researchers wishing to use the collections of the Lowell Observatory should make an appointment in advance.

Vesto M. Slipher papers. Collection Dates: 1899-1965. Size: 29 linear feet. Restrictions: Researchers wishing to use the collections of the Lowell Observatory should make an appointment in advance.


New York University Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, USA


Draper family collection. Collection Dates: 1836-1982. Size: 2.5 linear feet.


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


Richard A. Haubrich papers. Collection Dates: 1969-1984. Size: 1 record carton.

James M. Snodgrass papers. Collection Dates: 1945-1975 (bulk 1960-1970). Size: 5 cubic feet (5 record center cartons).


University of Chicago. The Joseph Regenstein Library. Department of Special Collections. 1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA


Association of Cambridge Scientists records. Collection Dates: 1945-1946. Size: 28 folders.

Association of Los Alamos Scientists records. Collection Dates: 1945-1948. Size: 5.5 linear feet (11 boxes).

Association of Oak Ridge Engineers and Scientists records. Collection Dates: 1945- 1952. Size: 10.5 feet.

Association of Pasadena Scientists records. Collection Dates: 1945-1946. Size: 1 foot (1000 items).

Association of Scientists for Atomic Education records. Collection Dates: 1946-1948. Size: 2 linear feet.


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


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate College Campus Research Board records. Collection Dates: 1929-2005. Size: 104.2 cubic feet. Restrictions: Campus Research Board Files relating to the recruitment and retention of faculty members, found in boxes 52-55 are restricted from access for 20 years from the date of the action recorded in the file. During that period, researchers wishing to examine these files must first secure the written permission of the Executive Secretary of the University Research Board.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Senate Committee on the History of the Participation of the University [of Illinois] in World War I records. Collection Dates: 1915-1923. Size: 20.6 cubic feet.


University of Mississippi. John Davis Williams Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA


Robert B. Fulton papers. Collection Dates: 1890-1906. Size: 12.0 linear feet (24 boxes).

Sanford C. Gladden papers. Collection Dates: 1930-1945. Size: 1.0 linear feet (2 boxes).


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


Charles R. Mann papers. Collection Dates: circa 1908-1923. Size: 1 linear foot.


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


Sir James W. Gordon family papers. Collection Dates: 1808-1861. Size: 39 items.

Brian O’Brien papers. Collection Dates: 1899-2001. Size: 17 boxes.

Optical Society of America Rochester Section minutes and records. Collection Dates: 1915-2010. Size: 15 boxes.

Cyril J. Staud papers. Collection Dates: 1925-1942. Size: 0.3 cubic feet.


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


Warren K. Sinclair experiment papers. Collection Dates: 1960-1981. Size: 12 linear feet.


University of Texas at Austin. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center. P.O. Drawer 7219, Austin, TX 78713- 7219, USA


Albert Einstein collection. Collection Dates: 1906-1955. Size: 5 boxes (2.5 linear feet).


Vassar College Libraries. Archives and Special Collections. Poughkeepsie, NY 12604, USA


Caroline Furness papers. Collection Dates: 1887-1928. Size: 2.6 linear feet (5 boxes).

Maria Mitchell papers. Collection Dates: 1853-2007, (bulk 1853-1889) Size: 12 cubic feet (52 boxes). Restrictions: This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Libraries Department of Archives and Special Collections without any additional restrictions.

Vassar College Astronomy Department records. Collection Dates: 1888-1936. Size: 2 linear feet (8 boxes, 1 volume).

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