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

University of Sheffield. Main Library. Special Collections and Archives. Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN


Sir Gareth Roberts papers. Collection Dates: 1960–2007. Size: 225 linear feet.


CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) Scientific Information Service. CH-1211 Geneva, Switzerland


CERN Directors of Research records. Collection Dates: 1967–2003. Size: 6 linear meters. Restrictions: Access restrictions are described in the finding aid (available online).

Giorgio Brianti papers. Collection Dates: 1972–1995. Size: 4 linear meters. Restrictions: Access restrictions are described in the finding aid (available online).

>Nuclear Physics Division records. Collection Dates: 1956–1975. Size: 10 linear meters. Restrictions: Access restrictions are described in the finding aid (available online).

Nuclear Physics Research Committee records. Collection Dates: 1972–1995. Size: 2 linear meters. Restrictions: Access restrictions are described in the finding aid (available online).

Christopher Hubert Llewellyn Smith papers. Collection Dates: 1987–1998. Size: 31 linear meters (276 boxes). Restrictions: Access restrictions are included in the finding aid (available online).

Herwig F. Schopper papers. Collection Dates: circa 1975–1989. Size: 31 linear meters. Restrictions: Access restrictions are included in the finding aid (available online).

John B. Adams papers. Collection Dates: 1965–1983. Size: 38 linear meters.

Leon Van Hove papers. Collection Dates: 1954–1982. Size: 16 linear meters (146 boxes). Restrictions: Access restrictions are included in the finding aid (available online).

Victor F. Weisskopf papers. Collection Dates: 1958–1984. Size: 2 linear meters.


Chemical Heritage Foundation. The Beckman Center for History of Chemistry. 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2702, USA


Oral history interview with Paul K. Hansma. Collection Dates: 2006 May 2 and August 7. Size: 73 pages. Restrictions: Users may view, quote from, cite, or reproduce the oral history with the permission of the Chemical Heritage Foundation.

Oral history interview with Alan J. Heeger. Collection Dates: 2006 March 13 and 16. Size: 75 pages.

Oral history interview with Masao Horiba. Collection Dates: 2004 November 19 and 20. Size: 148 pages. Restrictions: Users may view, quote from, cite, or reproduce the oral history with the permission of CHF.


Harvard College Observatory. 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA


Harvard College Observatory plate collection. Collection Dates: 1885–1989. Size: 525,000 glass plate negatives. Restrictions: Open for research.


Henry E. Huntington Library. 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108, USA


Mount Wilson Observatory records of George Ellery Hale. Collection Dates: 1901–1925. Size: 25 boxes.

John Tyndall notebook. Collection Dates: circa 1860. Size: 1 volume.


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


Oral history interview with Joseph Giordmaine. Collection Dates: 1995 April 18.

Arthur Edwin Kennelly papers. Collection Dates: 1902–1940. Size: 18 items.


Louisiana State University. Hill Memorial Library. Special Collections. Lousiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections. Baton Rouge, LA, USA


Louisiana State University Department of Physics and Astronomy records. Collection Dates: 1975–1993. Size: 1 report and 10 posters. Restrictions: No restrictions on access.

Louisiana State University College of Basic Sciences records. Collection Dates: 1973–1997. Size: 7 linear feet. Restrictions: No restrictions on access.


National Institute of Standards and Technology. NIST Research Library and NIST Archives. Information Services Division. 100 Bureau Drive, MS 2500, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA


Charlotte Moore Sitterly papers. Collection Dates: 1948–1985. Size: circa 30 linear feet. Restrictions: Access to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Archives requires prior appointment. Researchers must complete a registration form and receive permission to access the collection.


North Carolina State University. Special Collections Research Center. NCSU Libraries. Box 7111, Raleigh, NC 27695-7111, USA


Jerome Kohl papers. Collection Dates: 1942–1995. Size: 22 linear feet (47 archival boxes, 5 slide boxes). Restrictions: Collection is open for research; access requires at least 24 hours advance notice.

North Carolina State University, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences collections. Collection Dates: 1916–2010 (bulk).

North Carolina State University, graduate physics student association records. Collection Dates: 1969–1978. Size: 0.5 linear feet (1 archival box). Restrictions: Collection is open for research; access requires at least 24 hours advance notice.


Ohio State University. University Archives. 2700 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210, USA


John E. Pfeiffer correspondence. Collection Dates: 1954–1958. Size: 20 items.


Ohio University. Vernon R. Alden Library. Robert E. and Jean R. Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections. Park Place, Athens, OH 45701-2978, USA


H. Richard Blackwell and Olive M. Blackwell collection. Collection Dates: 1943–1992. Size: 4.5 cubic feet (5 boxes). Restrictions: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the Ohio University Library.


Oregon State University Libraries. Special Collections. Corvallis, OR 97331, USA


Hanford Site forty-year environmental data collection. Collection Dates: 1943–1986. Size: 7 linear feet (18 boxes).

Nuclear science technical reports collection. Collection Dates: 1946–1979. Size: 50 linear feet (105 boxes). Restrictions: Permission to examine the collection will be granted to qualified researchers upon completion of an “Application for Use” form, and contingent upon the researcher’s agreement to abide by the rules and policies governing the use of manuscripts.

Barton C. and Sally L. Hacker nuclear affairs collection. Collection Dates: 1938–2002. Size: 51 linear feet (653 items). Restrictions: Permission to examine the Hacker collection will be granted to qualified researchers upon completion of an “Application for Use” form, and contingent upon the researcher’s agreement to abide by the rules and policies governing the use of manuscripts.

Roger Hayward papers. Collection Dates: 1899–2007. Size: 15 linear feet (33 boxes).

Leonard M. Maki nuclear power collection. Collection Dates: 1935–1975. Size: 5 linear feet (4 boxes, 24 books). Restrictions: Permission to examine the Maki collection will be granted to qualified researchers upon completion of an “Application for Use” form, and contingent upon the researcher’s agreement to abide by the rules and policies governing the use of manuscripts.


Oregon State University Libraries. University Archives. Corvallis, OR 97331, USA


Melvin Cutler papers. Collection Dates: 1951–1958. Size: 0.05 cubic feet (1 box). Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Rubin H. Landau papers. Collection Dates: 1966–2008, (bulk 1975–2005). Size: 19 cubic feet (20 boxes). Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Victor A. Madsen papers. Collection Dates: 1964–1998. Size: 1.8 cubic feet (2 boxes). Restrictions: Collection is open for research.


Princeton University. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. 1 Washington Road, Princeton, NJ 08544 USA


Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory records. Collection Dates: 1958–2007. Size: 1.71 linear feet (5 volumes, 1 box). Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Charles Greene Rockwood collection on earthquakes. Collection Dates: 1872–1907. Size: 3.25 linear feet (5 archival boxes, 1 oversize print box). Restrictions: Collection is open for research use.

Henry De Wolf Smyth papers. Collection Dates: 1898–1988. Size: 0.20 linear feet (1 half-size archival box). Restrictions: The collection is open for research.


Smithsonian Institution Archives. Capital Gallery. Suite 3000, MRC 507, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520, USA


Farouk El-Baz papers. Collection Dates: (bulk 1965–1983). Size: 32.8 linear meters. Restrictions: Restricted; use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Arthur Edward Lilley papers. Collection Dates: circa 1972. Size: 0.25 cubic feet (1 half document box).

William H. Pickering papers. Collection Dates: 1892–1893. Size: 0.15 cubic feet (1 3x5 box).


Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. 600 Maryland Ave., S.W., Suite 2001, Washington, D. C. 20560 USA


The science of sound [sound recording], produced by the Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc. Size: 2 phonograph records Restrictions: Restrictions on access.


Smithsonian Institution. National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division. MRC 322, Washington, D.C., 20560, USA


Leo Goldberg diary. Collection Dates: 1960, 1979. Size: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder). Restrictions: No restrictions on access.

Theodore von Karman collection [microfiche]. Collection Dates: 1881–1963. Size: 2 cubic feet (10 shoeboxes). Restrictions: No restrictions on access, restrictions on permission to publish.


Smithsonian Institution. National Museum of American History. Archives Center. MRC 601, 12th Street and Constitution Avenue, N. W., Washington, D. C. 20560, USA


Lewis M. Rutherfurd collection. Collection Dates: 1846–1884. Size: 0.3 cubic feet (1 box, 1 oversize folder).


Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). National Accelerator Laboratory. Archives and History Office. 2575 Sand Hill Road, MS 88, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA


Gerry Fischer papers. Collection Dates: 1945–1993. Size: 57 cubic feet. Restrictions: Please contact the SLAC Archivist for more information regarding access.

Edward L. Garwin papers. Collection Dates: 1950–2003 Size: 36 cubic feet. Restrictions: Please contact the SLAC Archivist for more information regarding access.

Robert H. Siemann papers. Collection Dates: 1991–2005. Size: 15 cubic feet. Restrictions: Please contact the SLAC Archivist for more information regarding access.

Herbert C. deStaebler papers. Collection Dates: 1953–2007. Size: 4 cubic feet. Restrictions: Please contact the SLAC Archivist for more information regarding access.


Stanford University. Music Library and Archive of Recorded Sound. Stanford, CA 94305, USA


Arthur H. Benade papers. Collection Dates: 1961–1987.

Catgut Acoustical Society records. Collection Dates: 1963–1994. Size: 54 linear feet.


University of Iowa Libraries. Main Library. Archives. Iowa City, IA 52242-1420, USA


Kenneth J. Hartmann papers. Collection Dates: 1945–2000. Size: 6 boxes. Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Gustavus Hinrichs papers. Collection Dates: 1864–1890. Size: 1 linear foot (2 boxes). Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

George H. Ludwig papers. Collection Dates: 1957–2009. Size: 7.5 linear feet. Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

James P. Wells papers. Collection Dates: 1949–1963. Size: 0.25 linear feet. Restrictions: This collection is open for research.


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


John Overend papers. Collection Dates: circa 1949–1982. Size: 2.6 linear feet. Restrictions: In-house use only.


University of Notre Dame Archives. 607 Hesburgh Library, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA


Bernard D. Cullity papers.v Collection Dates: 1945–1978. Size: 33 linear feet.


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


Joseph P. Cassinelli papers. Collection Dates: 1985–2001. Size: 7 folders.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Astronomy Aerobee rocket records. Collection Dates: 1962–1982. Size: 1 cubic foot.


University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center. Dept. 3924, 1000 E. University Avenue, Laramie, WY 82071, USA


John C. Bellamy papers. Collection Dates: 1944–1981. Size: 13 cubic feet (13 boxes).

George Paulikas papers. Collection Dates: 1960–1985. Size: 7 cubic feet (16 boxes). Restrictions: There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

Emerson M. Pugh papers. Collection Dates: 1906–1975. Size: 1.25 cubic feet (2 boxes).

Robert Anthony Rivera papers. Collection Dates: 1912–1991. Size: 113 cubic feet (127 boxes).

Ronald C. Surdam papers. Collection Dates: 1965–1986. Size: 2.05 cubic feet (5 boxes, 1 oversize folder).


W.E.B. Du Bois Library. Special Collections and Archives. University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003, USA


Lazar Mayants papers. Collection Dates: 1941–2003. Size: 3 linear feet (2 boxes).

Clause M. Penchina papers. Collection Dates: 1963–2008 Size: 18 linear feet (12 boxes).


Yale University Library. Manuscripts and Archives. Box 208240, New Haven, CT 06520, USA


Dorrit Hoffleit papers. Collection Dates: 1847–2006 (bulk 1945–2000). Size: 8.5 linear feet; 9 boxes. Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

Yale University Department of Astronomy records of the Astronomical Observatory. Collection Dates: 1874–1890. Size: 1.25 linear feet.


New Finding Aids

Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Butler Library, 6th Floor East, New York, NY 10027, USA


Bergen Davis papers. Collection Dates: 1898–1960. Size: 1 linear foot (2 boxes).

Henry M. Foley papers. Collection Dates: 1913–1982. Size: 10 linear feet (22 boxes).

Dana Paul Mitchell papers. Collection Dates: circa 1925–1960. Size: 4 boxes. Restrictions: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.

Taras K. Novak papers. Collection Dates: circa 1950–1968. Size: 6 boxes.

George Braxton Pegram papers. Collection Dates: 1903–1958. Size: 95 records boxes, 2 flat oversize volumes. Restrictions: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.

Shirley L. Quimby papers. Collection Dates: 1918–1974. Size: 21 boxes. Restrictions: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.

Willard L. Severinghaus papers. Collection Dates: 1895–1947. Size: 2.5 linear feet (5 manuscript boxes). Restrictions: 8 boxes of arranged material are shelved off-site and require advance notice of intent to use. This collection has no restrictions.


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


Solon Irving Bailey papers. Collection Dates: 1889–1931. Size: 7 cubic feet. Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

Papers of Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin. Collection Dates: 1959. Size: 3 folders. Restrictions: Permission of the Harvard University Archives is required for access to the Papers of Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin. Digital images and autobiography are accessible without special permission. Please see the reference staff for details.


University of Iowa Libraries. Main Library. Archives. Iowa City, IA 52242-1420, USA


George Walter Stewart papers. Collection Dates: 1899–1955. Size: 0.75 linear foot. Restrictions: This collection is open for research.


University of Michigan. Bentley Historical Library. Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2113, USA


Heber Doust Curtis papers. Collection Dates: 1889–1890, 1900–1908, and 1921–1942. Size: 1.3 linear feet.


Yale University Library. Manuscripts and Archives. Box 208240, New Haven, CT 06520, USA


Charles Sheldon Hastings papers. Collection Dates: 1869–1930. Size: 1 linear foot.

Alois Francis Kovarik papers. Collection Dates: 1902–1951. Size: 7 linear feet (15 boxes).

David Peck Todd papers. Collection Dates: 1862–1939. Size: 46 linear feet (124 boxes, 1 folio).

Yale University Department of Astronomy records. Collection Dates: 1848–1993. Size: 66.5 linear feet. Restrictions: Access is partially restricted. Details available at repository.

Yale University Department of Geology and Geophysics records. Collection Dates: 1789–1957. Size: 3.5 linear feet. Restrictions: Access to the records is partially restricted. See inventory for details.

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