History Newsletter

History Newsletter 53/22

Latest issue – Vol. 53 (2021), No. 2

Highlights:

 - Rutherford — Be Wary of Secondary Sources

 - National History Day 2021: Computers to the Rescue!

 - Featured OHI — Benjamin Peery, Jr.

 - Acquisitions Spotlight 2020

 - Melba Phillips’s “Studying Physics in the Thirties—a Personal Reflection”

 - In the Sky with Diamonds: Photographs of Physics in the 1960s

 - Inaugural Helleman Fellows Selected

 - The Birth of X-Ray Diffraction: Excerpts from a 1963 Interview with Walter Friedrich

 - History: To the Future!

 - Documentation Preserved

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Our free newsletter reports on work in the history of physics (and allied fields such as astronomy and geophysics), carried out at the American Institute of Physics and elsewhere. Its goal is to bring resources and current topics in the history of the physical sciences to scientists, historians, and all interested audiences. Every issue includes spotlights on archival collections, news from researchers, reports on papers deposited in archives worldwide, and more. The newsletter is usually issued in the spring and fall each year. To stop or start receiving your printed subscription, call us at 301-209-3165.