Record-Breaking Year for Book Donations

The Niels Bohr Library & Archives had a record-breaking year for donations, receiving over 1000 books from 45 donors in the last 12 months.

Some of the larger book donations we received this year included the library of Charles Duke; nearly 200 books from William Lanouette that focus on nuclear physics and the life of Leó Szilárd; 174 titles in astronomy and astrophysics from Charles J. Peterson; over 100 quantum physics and general physics titles from Kenneth W. Ford; over 80 titles in geophysics and the history of science from History Center Director Greg A. Good; 60 titles from the library of Dr. Harvey Casson, donated by his wife, Sophie Casson; over 60 titles from Paul Forman, a collection rich in early twentieth-century German materials; 60 books from Mark L. Montroll; over 50 titles from the library of Victor Weisskopf, donated to the library by his wife Duscha Weisskopf; 32 textbooks and technical monographs, mostly in crystallography, from John Higgins; and 30 books in radiology and physics in medicine from the library of Paul Rosenbaum, gift of his wife Joan Rosenbaum.

We also received generous book donations from the following individuals and institutions:

  • David Bohlin
  • John A. Cape
  • Ugo Carpentieri
  • David Cassidy
  • Leonard Dobrznski
  • Geoffrey G. Eicholz
  • Dieter Hoffman
  • Gerald Holton
  • John L. Hubisz
  • David J. Lockwood
  • Jeffrey Marque
  • John Moreschi
  • George Mueller
  • Melvin Oakes
  • Randolph Reeder
  • Sheila T. Rose
  • Carol Rossini
  • Marc Rothenberg
  • Charles E. Schmid
  • Benjamin Snavely
  • Joan Stirling
  • Alex Wellerstein
  • American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • Physics Today

In addition to the donations listed above, we received several titles from the libraries of physicists who have passed away, donated to the library by family members:

  • Alexander N. Gerritsen, Gift of Rob and Jeroen Gerritsen
  • Henry Kolm, Gift of Cornelia Cesari
  • Arthur L. Schawlow, Gift of Helen Schawlow Johnson and Edith Schawlow Dwan

Individual titles donated to the library by their authors and editors this year included:

  • Sterken, Christiaan and John B. Hearnshaw, eds. 100 Years of Observational Astronomy and Astrophysics: A Collection of Papers on the History of Observational Astrophysics; Homage to Miklós Konkoly Thege (1842–1916). Brussels: Universitaire Stichting, 1999.
  • Halpern, Paul. Edge of the Universe. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2012.
  • Blackmore, John T., Ryoichi Itagaki, and Setsuko Tanaka. Great Realists from Galileo to Planck. Enfield, NH: Sentinel Open Press, 2011.
  • Maushart, Marie-Ann. Hertha Sponer: A Woman’s Life As a Physicist in the 20th Century ‘’so You Won’t Forget Me.’’ Edited by Brenda P. Winnewisser. Translated by Ralph A. Morris. Additional material by Annette Vogt. Durham, N.C.: Dept. of Physics, Duke University, 2011. (Donated by Brenda P. Winnewisser).
  • Bloembergen, Nicolaas. Nelineinaia optika. Moskva: Mir Publishers, 1966. (This is the Russian translation of Bloembergen’s Nonlinear Optics, which was donated along with a Chinese translation).
  • Pavlovic, Arthur S. Physics at WVU: A History : 1896–1990. [Morgantown, W. Va.]: A.S. Pavlovic, 2011.

For information on donating books, contact Kim Hukill, Librarian, at 301-209-3182 or .


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