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

Chemical Heritage Foundation. The Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer Library of Chemical History. 315 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA


Rudolph Pariser papers. Collection Dates: 1951–1995. Size: 4.5 linear feet.


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


Louis Planck Hammett papers. Collection Dates: 1921–1986. Size: 3 linear feet (6 boxes, 1 oversize folder). Restrictions: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least 24 hours in advance.

Marcus G. Langseth diaries. Collection Dates: 1955–1996. Size: 2.25 linear feet (2 record cartons). Restrictions: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least 24 hours in advance.


Fermilab. History and Archives Project Office, MS-109 PO Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510, USA


John Linsley papers. Collection Dates: 1946–2002 (bulk 1950–2002). Size: 33.5 linear feet (55 boxes, 3 oversize boxes, 3 cartons, 1 media carton, 1 flatfile). Restrictions: Portions of this collection are Documentation Preserved Compiled by Melanie Mueller restricted; wherever possible, surrogate copies are provided for patron use, as noted in the series listings. The remainder of the collection may be used by qualified readers in the Reading Room of the Fermilab History and Archives Project in Wilson Hall or the Archives House in the Fermilab Village. All collections are available for patron use only with advance notification; please consult the Archivist for the current retrieval schedule.


George Mason University. Special Collections & Archives Fairfax, VA 22030-4444, USA


Clarence E. Larson science and technology oral history collection. Collection Dates: 1983–1993. Size: 3 linear feet (5 boxes). Restrictions: Collection is open to research.

Colin F. McClare papers. Collection Dates: 1960s–1970s. Size: 1 linear foot. Restrictions: Open.

Eugenie V. Mielczarek papers. Collection Dates: 1966. Size: 13.5 linear feet (38 boxes).


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


Oral history interviews with Lewis McAdory Branscomb. Collection Dates: 2009–2010. Size: 0.17 cubic feet (1 halfdocument box). Restrictions: Open for research.

Harry Mimno lecture notes for physics courses. Collection Dates: 1925–1928. Size: 0.1 cubic foot (1 folder).


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


Albert R. Hibbs papers. Collection Dates: 1884–2009 (bulk 1931-1999). Size: 80 boxes. Mount Wilson Observatory Optical Shop papers. Collection Dates: 1903–1938. Size: 931 items.

Mount Wilson Observatory legal papers. Collection Dates: 1903–1938. Size: 84 items (1 box).

Seth Barnes Nicholson papers. Collection Dates: 1914–1963. Size: 3 boxes (445 items).

Alexander Pogo papers. Collection Dates: 1952–1959. Size: 936 items.

Frederic Eugene Wright. Collection Dates: 1924–1961. Size: 6 boxes, 3 oversize folders (865 items).


Indiana University. Office of University Archives and Records Management. Bryan Hall 201, 107 South Indiana Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA


Frank K. Edmondson papers. Collection Dates: 1904–2003. Size: 95 cubic feet (95 records boxes).


Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Archives and Records Office. One Cyclotron Road, Bldg. 69-107, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL) Chemical Sciences Division scientist files of Patricia Durbin. Collection Dates: 1941–1969. Size: 3.75 linear feet (3 records boxes). Restrictions: This collection requires permission for access. Please contact the repository for more information.

LBL Life Sciences Division technical records of Robert K. Mortimer. Collection Dates: 1950–1999. Size: 6.25 linear feet (5 records boxes). Restrictions: This collection requires permission for access. Please contact the repository for more information.

LBL Office of the Director administrative files of Donald Cooksey. Collection Dates: 1946–1957. Size: 32.5 linear feet (26 records boxes). Restrictions: This collection requires permission for access. Please contact the repository for more information.

LBL Office of the Director administrative files of Donald Cooksey. Collection Dates: 1958–1963. Size: 22.5 linear feet (18 records boxes). Restrictions: This collection requires permission for access. Please contact the repository for more information.

LBL Office of the Director logbooks of Donald Cooksey. Collection Dates: 1945– 1980. Size: 5 linear feet (4 records boxes). Restrictions: This collection requires permission for access. Please contact the repository for more information.

LBL Office of the Director records of Edwin M. McMillan [microfilm]. Collection Dates: 1907–1991. Size: 5 linear feet (4 records boxes). Restrictions: This collection requires permission for access. Please contact the repository for more information.

LBL Physics Division Group A (Louis Alvarez Group) logbooks. Collection Dates: 1961–1989. Size: 2.5 linear feet (2 records boxes). Restrictions: This collection requires permission for access. Please contact the repository for more information.

Lawrence Radiation Laboratory Manhattan Engineering District records. Collection Dates: 1939–1946. Size: 52.5 linear feet (43 records boxes). Restrictions: This collection requires permission for access. Please contact the repository for more information.

LBL Information and Computing Sciences Division records of Joseph G. Hamilton and the Biomedical Research Group [microform]. Collection Dates: 1943–1975. Size: 20 linear feet (16 records boxes). Restrictions: This collection requires permission for access. Please contact the repository for more information.

LBL Physics Division Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) records of George Smoot. Collection Dates: 1975–1995. Size: 27.5 linear feet (22 records boxes). Restrictions: This collection requires permission for access. Please contact the repository for more information.

LBL Physics Division oversize scientific files of George Smoot. Collection Dates: 1989. Size: 1.25 linear feet (1 records box). Restrictions: This collection requires permission for access. Please contact the repository for more information.

LBL Physics Division scientific papers of George Smoot. Collection Dates: 1975– 2007. Size: 45 linear feet (36 records boxes). Restrictions: This collection requires permission for access. Please contact the repository for more information.

LBL Physics Division technical documents of George Smoot. Collection Dates: 1980–1995. Size: 2.5 linear feet (2 records boxes). Restrictions: This collection requires permission for access. Please contact the repository for more information.


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


Raymond Leroy Murray papers. Collection Dates: 1948–1993. Size: 271.75 linear feet.

John S. Risley papers. Collection Dates: 1961–2002. Size: 66 linear feet (43 boxes, 2 oversized folders, 1 flat box).

Superconducting super collider publications collection. Collection Dates: 1986–1988.. Size: 4 linear feet (8 boxes). Restrictions: Access to this collection is restricted until processed. Contact the repository for details.


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


Jack Dunitz papers. Collection Dates: 1927–2009. Size: 30 linear feet (67 boxes). Restrictions: Portions of specified folders are restricted.


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


Philip W. Anderson papers. Collection Dates: 1954–1980. Size: 13 linear feet. Restrictions: This collection is stored offsite. Please consult with the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections about having the collection recalled to Firestone Library for your use. This process normally requires 48–72 hours notice. The collection is open for research with the exception of the student files, which are closed due to FERPA restrictions.


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


Jean-Claude de Bremaecker manuscript, “Geophysics: The Earths Interior.” Collection Dates: 1985. Size: 0.25 linear feet.

Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union records. Collection Dates: 1985– 1989. Size: 3.75 cubic feet.

Arthur Few academic papers. Collection Dates: 1967–2006. Size: 10.5 linear feet (21 boxes).

John Wright Freeman papers. Collection Dates: 1965–1979. Size: 4.5 cubic feet.

Geophysical Research Letters editorial files. Collection Dates: 1985–1988. Size: 36 cubic feet (36 boxes).

Journal of Geophysical Research correspondence and article files. Collection Dates: 1965–1969. Size: 15 linear feet (15 boxes).

F. Curtis Michel academic papers. Collection Dates: 1963–1991. Size: 29 linear feet.

Rice University Vice President for Student Affairs records of Ronald Stebbings. Collection Dates: 1969–1985. Size: 1 linear foot (1 box).

Rice University Space Science Department records. Collection Dates: 1960s– 1990s. Size: 1 linear foot (1 box).

Norman Ricker papers. Collection Dates: 1916–1978 (bulk 1922–1965). Size: 12 linear feet.

Fred Terry Rogers papers. Collection Dates: 1931–1956. Size: 9.5 linear feet (13 boxes, 25 bound volumes).

Albert Van Helden academic papers. Collection Dates: 1976–1989. Size: 1 linear foot (1 box).

Harold Wilson papers. Collection Dates: 1898–1963. Size: 2 linear feet (3 boxes).


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


Bellcomm, Inc Technical Library collection. Collection Dates: 1957–1972. Size: 230 boxes.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory publications collection. Collection Dates: 1947–1980. Size: 71 boxes.

Samuel P. Langley collection. Collection Dates: 1866–1962, undated. Size: 65 boxes.

National Air and Space Museum sound archives. Collection Dates: circa 1950– 1988. Size: 27 boxes.

National Air and Space Museum Glennan- Webb-Seamans Project oral history interviews. Collection Dates: 1985–1990. Size: 193 hours of interviews with 22 individuals. Restrictions: Access and use conditions range from public to permission required for access.

National Air and Space Museum Peenemünde Project records. Collection Dates: 1987–1990. Size: 39 hours of interviews with 13 individuals. Restrictions: Access and use conditions range from public to permission required for access.

National Air and Space Museum Rand History Project oral history interviews. Collection Dates: 1985–1990. Size: 104 hours of interviews with 29 individuals. Restrictions: Access and use conditions range from public to permission required for access.

National Air and Space Museum Space Astronomy Oral History Project. Collection Dates: 1981–1986. Size: 225 hours of interviews with 56 individuals. Restrictions: Access and use conditions range from public to permission required for access.

National Air and Space Museum Space Telescope History Project records. Collection Dates: 1983–1990. Size: 235 hours of interviews with 80 individuals. Restrictions: Access and use conditions range from public to permission required for access.

Homer Edward Newell, Jr. speech transcripts. Collection Dates: 1960–1973. Size: 2 boxes.

Peenemünde aerodynamics reports. Collection Dates: 1938–1945. Size: 5 boxes.

Peenemünde technical reports, Fort Bliss / Putkammer collection. Collection Dates: 1938–1945. Size: 4 boxes.

Richard Porter papers. Collection Dates: 1934–1996. Size: 22 boxes.

Science Service astronomy and astronautics files. Collection Dates: 1920s– 1970s. Size: 114 boxes.


University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections. Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA


Lawrence Badash papers. Collection Dates: circa 1921–1987. Size: 3 linear feet (2 records cartons). Restrictions: Collection is stored off-site; advance notice is required for retrieval.

Herbert P. Broida papers. Collection Dates: 1957–1979. Size: 6.7 linear feet (16 document boxes, 1 half-sized document box and 1 flat oversize box. Restrictions: Boxes 14–16 restricted pending staff review. Collection is stored off-site; advance notice required for retrieval.

Alan J. Heeger papers. Collection Dates: 1952–2003 (bulk 1980–2000). Size: 23.4 linear feet (58 document boxes and 1 halfsized document box).

Walter Kohn papers. Size: 41.2 linear feet (104 boxes).


University of Maryland. Hornbake Library. Archives and Manuscripts Department. College Park, MD 20742, USA


Mukul Kundu papers. Collection Dates: 1970–2010 (bulk 1980–2010). Size: 25.5 linear feet. Restrictions: This collection has several restricted folders and may require additional pre-screening before viewing. Please contact the Archives and Manuscripts Department for more information.


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


Emmett N. Leith papers. Collection Dates: 1954–2005. Size: 12 linear feet. Restrictions: The collection is open to research.

Martha Ludwig papers. Collection Dates: 1974–2006. Size: 63 linear feet (92 boxes). Restrictions: The collection is open to research.

University of Michigan Department of Physics publications. Collection Dates: 1915–ongoing. Size: 1 linear foot. Restrictions: The records are open for research.


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


Russell K. Hobbie Computer Animation films. Collection Dates: 1974. Size: 1 box (4 items). Restrictions: Access to the collection is unrestricted.


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


Kenneth L. Cashdollar class notes. Collection Dates: 1972–1973. Size: 11 volumes.

Charles H. Holbrow lab notebooks. Collection Dates: 1960–1962 Size: 2 notebooks.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Astronomy Orbiting Astrophysical Observatory records. Collection Dates: 1959–1973. Size: 4 cubic feet.

Wisconsin Ultraviolet Photo-Polarimeter Experiment records. Collection Dates: 1982–1995. Size: 2 cubic feet.

Washburn Observatory logbook. Collection Dates: 1965–1986. Size: 1 volume (22 centimeters).


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


Sherwin F. Kelly papers. Collection Dates: 1938–1975 (bulk 1959–1975). Size: 1.35 cubic feet (3 boxes).

University of Wyoming Infrared Observatory records. Collection Dates: 1976–2004. Size: 3.83 cubic feet (5 boxes). Restrictions: There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.


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


Robert E. Apfel papers. Collection Dates: 1973–2000. Size: 1.25 linear feet (2 boxes). Restrictions: Box 2 is restricted until 1 January 2033 by Yale University policy.


New Finding Aids

University of Alberta. University Archives. 1-19 Rutherford (South), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E2


A. B. Bhatia papers. Collection Dates: 1940–1987.


University of Toronto. University Archives. 120 St. George St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5, Canada


Elizabeth J. Allin papers. Collection Dates: 1910–1989. Size: 1.32 metres.

David Dunlap Observatory records. Collection Dates: 1921–1970. Size: 0.91 linear meters (6 boxes).

Frank S. Hogg papers. Collection Dates: 1929. Size: 0.13 metres.

Kenneth G. McNeill papers. Collection Dates: 1940s–1980s Size: 4.0 metres.

Ruth J. Northcott papers. Collection Dates: 1953–1968. Size: 0.60 metres (5 boxes).

University of Toronto Department of Astronomy records. Collection Dates: circa 1884–1953. Size: 4.0 linear meters.


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


Giovanni Valentino Mattia Fabroni correspondence. Collection Dates: 1770s– 1875. Size: 8 linear feet.


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


Atoms for Peace Award records. Collection Dates: 1944–1972. Size: 5 cubic feet. Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to this collection. Materials are stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use.

Alfred L. Loomis papers. Collection Dates: 1926–1975. Size: 0.3 cubic feet (1 manuscript box). Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to this collection. Retrieval requires advance notice.

MIT Radiation Laboratory records. Collection Dates: 1941–1991. Size: 2 cubic feet (1 record carton, 3 manuscript boxes). Restrictions: In accordance with MIT policy, there are restrictions on access to portions of this collection. Researchers may request permission to use restricted materials. Consult the Institute Archivist for further information. Materials are stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use.

Physical Science Study Committee records. Collection Dates: circa 1958–1971 Size: 12.7 cubic feet (11 record cartons, 5 manuscript boxes, 1 CD box). Restrictions: This collection is unprocessed but it is open for research. In accordance with MIT policy, there may be restrictions on access to MIT records.


National Archives and Records Administration. Pacific Sierra Region. 1000 Commodore Drive, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA


Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL) Office of the Director records of Edwin M. McMillan. Collection Dates: 1907–1991. Size: 323.75 linear feet (259 records boxes). Restrictions: This collection requires permission for access. Please contact the repository for more information.

LBL Office of the Director records of Edwin M. McMillan. Collection Dates: 1940– 1973. Size: 1.25 linear feet (1 records box). Restrictions: This collection requires permission for access. Please contact the repository for more information.

LBL Physics Division hydrogen bubble chamber logbooks. Collection Dates: 1953–1957. Size: 1.25 linear feet (1 records box). Restrictions: This collection requires permission for access. Please contact the repository for more information.

LBL Physics Division scientific logbooks of Owen Chamberlain, Emilio Segrè and Clyde Wiegand. Collection Dates: 1946– 1954. Size: 1.25 linear feet (1 records box). Restrictions: This collection requires permission for access. Please contact the repository for more information.

LBL Physics Division technical records of Emilio Segrè. Collection Dates: 1942– 1963. Size: 1.25 cubic feet (1 records box). Restrictions: This collection requires permission for access. Please contact the repository for more information.


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


Oral history interview with Carl S. Benson. Collection Dates: 22 June 2001. Size: Sound recording: 3 cassettes. Transcript: 67 pages.

Interview with Donald L. Carpenter. Collection Dates: 2002. Size: Transcript: 52 pgs.

Oral history interview with John Kraus. Collection Dates: 2002. Size: Transcript: 18 pages.

Oral history interview with Arlo Landolt. Collection Dates: 10 April 2001. Size: Sound recording: 1 cassette. Transcript: 40 pages.


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.

Oregon State University Radiation Center photographs. Collection Dates: 1959–1965. Size: 0.01 cubic foot (2 boxes, 1 oversize box).


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


Newton Lacy Pierce papers. Collection Dates: 1937–1950. Size: 2 linear feet (5 boxes).


Rutgers University. Libraries. Special Collections and Archives. New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA


Consumers’ Research, Inc. government war preparation general files on post- 1945 national defense. Collection Dates: 1945–1980. Size: 3.5 linear feet. Restrictions: Stored offsite: advance notice required to consult these records.

Consumers’ Research, Inc. science and engineering technical files on acoustics. Collection Dates: 1930–1980. Size: 2 linear feet. Restrictions: Stored offsite: advance notice required to consult these records.

Consumers’ Research, Inc. science and engineering technical files on radioactivity. Collection Dates: 1946–1980. Size: 1.5 linear feet. Restrictions: Stored offsite: advance notice required to consult these records.


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


Charles G. Abbot papers and records of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Collection Dates: 1889–1973. Size: 30 linear meters and oversize. Restrictions: Series 4 partially microfilmed.

Charles G. Abbot papers and records of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Collection Dates: 1891–1950s. Size: 6.5 cubic feet (6 record boxes).

Carl Barus papers. Collection Dates: 1891–1893. Size: 1 folder. Restrictions: Use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Center for Short-lived Phenomena publications. Collection Dates: 1968–1974. Size: 1.5 cubic feet (1 record box, 1 document box).

Center for Short-lived Phenomena records. Collection Dates: 1968–1974. Size: 3 linear meters.

Frank Wigglesworth Clarke papers. Collection Dates: 1873–1921. Size: 0.2 linear meter. Restrictions: (1) Some of the correspondence is written in French and German; (2) use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Henry Helm Clayton papers. Collection Dates: 1877–1949 and undated. Size: 1.6 linear meters and oversize. Restrictions: Use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archvies staff.

David H. DeVorkin papers. Collection Dates: circa 1979–2002. Size: 3 cubic feet (3 record boxes). Restrictions: Until the death of the Donor, SIA will notify the Donor prior to, or within 7 days after, the materials have been accessed for research. Contact reference staff for details.

Richard H. Emmons papers. Collection Dates: circa 1935–1976, 1990–1995, 2005. Size: 4.5 cubic feet (4 record storage boxes, 1 document box).

Riccardo Giacconi papers. Collection Dates: 1955–2000. Size: 94 records storage boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 blueprint storage tube. Restrictions: Restricted for duration of Riccardo Giacconi’s lifetime without written permission from Donor; contact reference staff for details.

Riccardo Giacconi papers. Collection Dates: circa 1958–1992, 2008. Size: 28 cubic feet (28 record boxes). Restrictions: Restricted for duration of Riccardo Giacconi’s lifetime without written permission from Donor; contact reference staff for details.

Riccardo Giacconi papers. Collection Dates: circa 1971–2004. Size: 6.5 cubic feet (5 record boxes, 2 oversize boxes). Restrictions: Restricted for duration of Riccardo Giacconi’s lifetime without written permission from Donor; contact reference staff for details.

Robert H. Goddard papers. Collection Dates: 1917–1946. Size: 1 linear meter. Restrictions: (1) Record unit available on microfilm; (2) use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Frederick Atwood Greeley papers. Collection Dates: 1920–1979. Size: 0.5 linear meters. Restrictions: (1) Additional materials on the SAO solar constant program and Greeley’s reports and correspondence can be found in record unit 85; (2) use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Bruce C. Heezen papers. Collection Dates: circa 1947–1981. Size: 42.5 linear meters and oversize. Restrictions: Use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Vioalle Hefferan papers. Collection Dates: 1943–1974. Size: 0.5 cubic feet (1 document box).

History of Science Society editorial manuscript files. Collection Dates: 1986–2003. Size: 55 cubic feet.

Imre G. Izsak papers. Collection Dates: 1961–1965. Size: 0.1 linear meters.

Harry Stephen Ladd papers. Collection Dates: circa 1915–1982, undated. Size: 1.2 linear meters. Restrictions: Use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Mount Hopkins Department records. Collection Dates: 1966–1970. Size: 0.7 linear meters. Restrictions: Use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Robert P. Multhauf papers. Collection Dates: circa 1957–1987. Size: 2 linear meters.

National Academy of Sciences records. Collection Dates: 1863–1887. Size: 0.1 linear meter. Restrictions: Use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

National Air and Space Museum Office of Cooperative Programs program files. Collection Dates: 1987–1996. Size: 5 cubic feet (5 record boxes).

National Air and Space Museum Office of the Deputy Director records. Collection Dates: 1961–1988. Size: 10.3 linear meters. Restrictions: (1) Restricted; (2) use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

National Air and Space Museum Office of the Director records. Collection Dates: circa 1972–1989. Size: 13.5 linear meters. Restrictions: (1) Restricted; (2) use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

National Air and Space Museum Department of Space History, Space Telescope History Project records. Collection Dates: circa 1968–1988. Size: 16 cubic feet (16 record boxes).

National Air and Space Museum Space History Division videohistory records. Collection Dates: 1985–1992. Size: 1 cubic feet (1 record box).

National Museum of History and Technology Division of Electricity and Modern Physics records. Collection Dates: 1886–1978. Size: 1.4 linear meters. Restrictions: Use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

National Museum of History and Technology Office of the Director special project records. Collection Dates: 1953– 1978. Size: 0.8 linear meter. Restrictions: Use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Radio Meteor Project records. Collection Dates: circa 1959–1971. Size: 44.86 linear meters. Restrictions: Use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Radio Meteor Project records. Collection Dates: 1964–1969. Size: 54.5 cubic feet (54 record boxes, 1 document box).

Franco Dino Rasetti papers. Collection Dates: 1944-1965, undated. Size: 0.2 linear meter.

Richard B. Roberts notebook. Collection Dates: 1938–1939. Size: 1 volume. Restrictions: Use of this record unit requires prior arrangment with the Archives staff.

Science Service records. Collection Dates: 1921–1974. Size: 3 cubic feet (3 record boxes).

Irwin I. Shapiro papers. Collection Dates: circa 1960–1990. Size: 5 cubic feet (5 record boxes).

Keneth A. Simons papers. Collection Dates: circa 1957–1958. Size: 0 cubic feet.

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Star Catalogue star charts. Collection Dates: 1967. Size: 6.16 cubic feet (16 blueprint storage tubes).

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory records. Collection Dates: 1893–1899. Size: 0.1 linear meter. Restrictions: Use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory records. Collection Dates: 1923–1954. Size: 2.9 linear meters. Restrictions: Use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory records. Collection Dates: circa 1954– 1966. Size: 26.5 linear meters. Restrictions: Use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory website records. Collection Dates: 2011.

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Assistant Director (Administration) subject files. Collection Dates: 1964–1973. Size: 1.6 linear meters. Restrictions: Use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Assistant Director (Management) records. Collection Dates: 1956–1967. Size: 5 linear meters. Restrictions: Use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Assistant Director (Science) records. Collection Dates: 1961–1973. Size: 7.5 linear meters. Restrictions: Use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Atomic and Molecular Physics Division records. Collection Dates: circa 1959–1986. Size: 1.25 cubic feet (1 record storage box) and (0.5 document boxes). Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Central Engineering Department contract files. Collection Dates: 1978–1996. Size: 73 cubic feet (73 record boxes).

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Division of High Energy Astrophysics records. Collection Dates: 1973–1985. Size: 0.8 linear meter. Restrictions: (1) Restricted; (2) use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project (Prairie Network) records. Collection Dates: circa 1962–1975. Size: 0.4 linear meter. Restrictions: Use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Moonwatch Division records. Collection Dates: 1956–1975. Size: 8.5 linear meters. Restrictions: Use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Office of the Deputy Director records. Collection Dates: circa 1963–1983. Size: 15.2 linear meters. Restrictions: (1) Restricted; (2) use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Office of the Director records of Irwin I. Shapiro. Collection Dates: circa 1964–1994. Size: 86.5 cubic feet 86 record boxes, 1 document box). Restrictions: Accession 98-078 boxes 2, 23 and 25 contain materials restricted indefinitely; contact reference staff for details.

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Optical and Infrared Astronomy Division departmental records. Collection Dates: 1957–1979, undated. Size: 3.5 cubic feet (3 record boxes, 1 document box).

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Project Celescope records. Collection Dates: 1958–1968. Size: 2.6 linear meters. Restrictions: Use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Radio and Geoastronomy Division records. Collection Dates: 1978–1983. Size: 1.2 linear meters. Restrictions: (1) Restricted; (2) use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Satellite Tracking Program Baker-Nunn films. Collection Dates: 1955–1969. Size: 8.61 linear meters. Restrictions: Use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Satellite Tracking Program records. Collection Dates: 1957–1983. Size: 26.7 linear meters and oversize. Restrictions: (1) Restricted; (2) use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Satellite Tracking Station program records. Collection Dates: 1953–1968. Size: 10.9 linear meters. Restrictions: Use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Senior Research Fellow correspondence of George B. Field. Collection Dates: 1982–1983, 1986–1994. Size: 1.5 cubic feet (1 record box, 1 document box).

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Southwest Meteor Spectral Patrol records. Collection Dates: 1968–1972. Size: 0.2 linear meter. Restrictions: Use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Research records. Collection Dates: 1985–1987. Size: 8.2 linear meters. Restrictions: (1) Restricted; (2) use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Research records. Collection Dates: circa 1973–1990. Size: 7 linear meters. Restrictions: (1) Restricted; (2) use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Science records. Collection Dates: 1963–1973. Size: 9.5 linear meters. Restrictions: Use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Science records. Collection Dates: 1963–1978. Size: 19.9 linear meters. Restrictions: Use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Science records. Collection Dates: circa 1963–1986. Size: 29.6 linear meters. Restrictions: (1) Restricted; (2) use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary correspondence of Samuel P. Langley. Collection Dates: 1887–1907. Size: 5.7 linear meters. Restrictions: Use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with Archvies staff.

Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary records of Alexander Wetmore and Leonard Carmichael. Collection Dates: 1949–1964. Size: 42.9 linear meters. Restrictions: Use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary records of Charles D. Walcott, Charles G. Abbot, and Alexander Wetmore. Collection Dates: 1925–1949. Size: 29.1 linear meters. Restrictions: (1) Arrangement will be changed; (2) use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary records of S. Dillon Ripley. Collection Dates: 1972–1984. Size: 201.4 linear meters. Restrictions: (1) Restricted; (2) use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary records of the Research Corporation. Collection Dates: 1912–1959. Size: 1.6 linear meters. Restrictions: Use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

International Ultraviolet Explorer videohistory collection [videorecording]. Collection Dates: 1990. Size: Videorecordings, 4 cassettes (6.7 hours); transcripts, 185 pages. Restrictions: To view videohistory projects, call or write the SIA, MRC 414, 900 Jefferson Drive, SW, Washington, DC, 202-357-1420.

Manhattan Project videohistory collection [videorecording]. Collection Dates: 1987–1990. Size: 29 videotapes, 18 transcripts. Restrictions: To view videohistory projects, call or write the SIA, MRC 414, 900 Jefferson Drive, SW, Washington, DC, 202-357-1420.

Manhattan Project videohistory collection. Collection Dates: 1987–1990. Size: 29 videocassettes (VHS): sound, color; 1/2 inch.

Rand Corporation oral history interviews [videorecording]. Collection Dates: 1987–1990. Size: 15 videotapes, 8 transcripts. Restrictions: To view videohistory projects, call or write the SIA, MRC 414, 900 Jefferson Drive, SW, Washington, DC, 202-357-1420.

United States National Museum Division of Mineralogy and Petrology correspondence. Collection Dates: 1932–1963. Size: 1.3 linear meters.

Vail family telegraph collection. Collection Dates: 1830–1898, 1912–1917. Size: 2.2 linear meters. Restrictions: (1) Some items cannot be reproduced on special order due to bindings; (2) use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.


Smithsonian Institution. National Museum of American History. Archives Center. MRC 601, 12th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20560, USA


Grace Murray Hopper papers. Collection Dates: 1944–1965. Size: 3.0 cubic feet.

James W. Queen & Company collection. Collection Dates: 1850–1952. Size: 3.5 cubic feet (7 boxes).

Harold Lyons collection on atomic clocks. Collection Dates: 1935–1991. Size: circa 2 cubic feet (6 boxes). Restrictions: 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.

Whirlwind Computer Collection. Collection Dates: 1945–1949. Size: 10.3 cubic feet (31 boxes).

National Company (NATCO) atomic clocks records. Collection Dates: 1955– 1968. Size: 5.5 cubic feet (15 boxes, 3 oversize boxes). Restrictions: Unrestricted research use on site, by appointment. Gloves required with unprotected photographs. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.

Computer Oral History Collection. Collection Dates: 1969–1973, 1977. Size: 43.5 cubic feet (158 boxes). Restrictions: Some interviews may be restricted.

Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) Collection. Collection Dates: 1985–1992. Size: 4 cubic feet (8 boxes).

Society for the History of Technology, Technology and Culture records. Collection Dates: 1958–1992. Size: 95 cubic feet (285 boxes). Restrictions: Some correspondence and editorial reviews may be restricted.

Charles Sumner Tainter papers. Collection Dates: 1878–1919. Size: 2 cubic feet (6 boxes).

Paul G. Watson collection. Collection Dates: 1963–1965. Size: 1 cubic foot (2 document boxes).


Temple University. Libraries, Special Collections, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA


François Joseph Jérôme Nicklès correspondence. Collection Dates: 1848–1869. Size: 1.2 cubic feet (3 boxes).


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


Harry F. Olson papers. Collection Dates: 1938–1966. Size: 0.25 linear feet.

University of Iowa Department of Physics records. Collection Dates: 1888–1997. Size: 40 linear feet. Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

University of Iowa Physics Department Space Exploration Artifacts collection. Size: 19.5 linear feet.


University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Libraries. University Archives. Room 308, Love Library. Lincoln, NE 68588- 0410, USA


Theodore Townsend Smith correspondence. Collection Dates: 1953.

Joel Stebbins astronomy notebook. Collection Dates: 1900. Size: 1.0 item.


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


Henry J. Bolger papers. Collection Dates: 1900–1964. Size: 2.5 linear inches. Restrictions: Contractual restrictions may apply.

Charles J. Mullin papers. Collection Dates: 1940–1960s. Size: 17.5 linear feet. Restrictions: Contractual restrictions may apply.

University of Notre Dame Department of Physics records. Collection Dates: circa 1955–1970s. Size: 18 boxes.

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