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Finding Aid to the James A. Van Allen Papers, 1938-1990


This finding aid has been encoded by the Center for History of Physics, American Institute of Physics as part of a collaborative project supported by a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities, an independent federal agency. Collaboration members in 1999 consisted of: American Institute of Physics, California Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, Rice University, University of Alaska, University of Illinois, University of Iowa, and University of Texas.


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Description of the Collection

Location of collection:

University of Iowa Archives.
Iowa City, IA 52242

Title and dates of collection:

James A. Van Allen Papers, 1938-1990

Papers/Records created by:

Van Allen, James Alfred, 1914-

Size of collection:

210.5 linear feet

Short description of collection:

The papers of Dr. James A. Van Allen, 1914-, comprise a diverse and rich record of one of the leading scientists in the early exploration and study of the upper atmosphere, the near-Earth space environment, and the solar system using rocket propelled vehicles. The papers span fifty years and provide ample documentation of his central participation in this signal scientific achievement of the 20th century. In addition to detailing Van Allen's productive research career, these records illuminate broader themes in the evolution of science after World War II.

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Access to Collection

Student records in advisee files are restricted.

Restrictions on Use of Collection

No restrictions.

Provenance and Acquisition Information

This collection is one of several deposits since the early 1970s -- from Dr. Van Allen and the Department of Physics and Astronomy.


The papers of Dr. James A. Van Allen, 1914-, comprise a diverse and rich record of one of the leading scientists in the early exploration and study of the upper atmosphere, the near-Earth space environment, and the solar system using rocket propelled vehicles. The papers span fifty years and provide ample documentation of his central participation in this signal scientific achievement of the 20th century. In addition to detailing Van Allen's productive research career, these records illuminate broader themes in the evolution of science after World War II.

Trained as a nuclear physicist, Van Allen spent most of his professional career at the University of Iowa as a professor of physics and Head of its Department of Physics and Astronomy (1951-1985) after working at the Carnegie Institution's Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (1939-1942), serving on active duty as a naval officer (1942-1946), and working at Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory (1942, 1946-1950). It was during his post World War II tenure at the APL that Van Allen initiated and pursued the use of rocket-based instruments to observe upper atmospheric phenomena and the primary cosmic radiation above the atmosphere. This work laid the foundation for his subsequent research at Iowa.

Van Allen's career spanned a period of important changes in the conduct and organization of science in the post World War II period during which the federal government established itself as an active partner in encouraging and facilitating the work of university scientists. In the late 1940s he was one of a small number of researchers who pursued their scientific investigations through the use of V-2 rockets captured from the Germans late in the war and the use of American-built Aerobee rockets. Through the 1950s Van Allen continued research utilizing rocket technology, culminating in his historic participation in the United States' first earth-orbiting satellite, Explorer I, launched in early 1958. During the 1960s and 1980s Van Allen acted as principal investigator for a wide range of instrumentation launched aboard satellites of the Earth and many planetary/interplanetary spacecraft: Mariner 2 and Mariner 5 to Venus, Mariner 4 to Mars, and Pioneers 10 and 11 to Jupiter and Saturn. Pioneers 10 and 11 are still operative after twenty years, traveling toward the boundary of the heliosphere. Pioneer 10 is the most remote manmade object in the universe.

The expense, complexity, and infrastructure necessary for the use of the new rocket and satellite technologies required federal sponsorship and helped spawn a complex set of relationships between scientists and the government, primarily with the military, until the establishment of NASA in 1958. Van Allen's career offers important insight into the new roles assumed by scientists as science came to involve politics and government bureaucracies. While research is central to the story, it is closely tied to a host of activities outside the laboratory: policy-making and advice to presidents, congress, and mission agencies; the work of a diverse array of advisory organizations; and the intricacies of the federal contract process.

The use of rocket and satellite technologies was also associated with a trend toward 'big' science. Research came increasingly to be conducted by teams of scientists and engineers, each with specialized roles such as project management, design and fabrication, systems integration and testing, launch and in-flight operations, and data acquisition and reduction. There was a premium not only on scientific skill but on managerial and organizational capabilities. These specializations became increasingly formalized after the advent of space-based missions and were more characteristic of NASA projects than of earlier military projects.

The changing research trends also affected pedagogy by incorporating the training of graduate students into the process of specialization associated with larger-scale investigations. In the early years, graduate students assisted with many phases of research including fabrication, testing, and data reduction often utilizing this work as the basis for theses and/or dissertations. Eventually, however, the increasingly intricate instruments came to be designed and constructed by mission engineers and technicians, often with highly specialized areas of expertise. Consequently, graduate student efforts shifted in focus from working directly with the equipment to data reduction and interpretation.

This guide attempts to represent this complex organization of science, both outside the university and within the laboratory, by describing four distinct but related collections. Together they provide an integrated view of Van Allen's research, pedagogical, and professional activity; his tenure as Head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy; and his leadership of an extended management structure for implementing projects. The first and largest collection, The James A. Van Allen Papers, includes material created or collected by Dr. Van Allen, excepting activity as Head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The second collection, The Physics Department Papers Under James A. Van Allen (1951-1985), documents the administration and management of a department growing from a small nucleus in 1951 to an extended administrative structure in the 1970s including project managers, and a contract administrator. The third collection, Project Manager Mission Papers, and the fourth collection, Mission Engineering Papers, contain the papers of the technical team formed for each mission. These materials provide a detailed picture of how scientific objectives interacted with the engineering process and the requirements of work performed under federal contract.

In arranging and processing these collections we have sought to untangle the often confusing array of documentation for the user, respecting provenance as much as possible. Toward this end, processing was organized as a team effort and included archival and historical expertise as well as the active involvement of the papers' principal creator, Dr. Van Allen. This approach proved an effective mechanism for understanding this complex of materials. Where appropriate, materials have been organized to make explicit the scientific and engineering steps taken in implementing an experiment or mission. Throughout the guide additional information is offered to make the significance and interrelationship of materials more understandable. Appraisal decisions were also made using this team approach.

The collections described here are the organized accumulation of several deposits since the early 1970s--from Dr. Van Allen and the Department of Physics and Astronomy--totaling 225 linear feet. In 1986, when the processing began, a thorough survey of Dr. Van Allen's office files and relevant departmental records was undertaken to identify additional materials which should be included within these collections. This resulted in approximately 75 linear feet of additional processed material. Information on the copyright, access, and use conditions may be obtained from the staff of Special Collections, University of Iowa Archives, where the material is housed.

Further materials on Van Allen's early career may be found at the Carnegie Institution of Washington and the Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory. Some of the material is still classified.

As project archivist I have had the honor and pleasure of working with Dr. Van Allen and Mrs. Robison. Their unending patience and willingness to assist me untangle the often confusing web of material greatly enhanced the success of this project. I thank them for their time, patience, encouragement and sense of humor. I cannot emphasize enough how important Mrs. Robison's work has been to the success of this endeavor--thank you. I also know Mrs. Robison would like to acknowledge with gratitude the support and love of her husband William Robison in being able to accomplish her many goals.

I would also like to thank the following individuals who contributed to the James A. Van Allen Papers and Related Collections project: Martin Collins, of the Smithsonian!s National Air and Space Museum, who consulted with Dr. Van Allen, myself and Earl Rogers at the beginning of this project and at important junctures throughout the processing of these papers; and for Martin's meaningful comments and input on the Guide; Earl Rogers of the University of Iowa Archives for his advice, support and assistance arranging space for these materials; and student assistants Mary Sims and particularly Marianne Toney. Marianne was largely responsible for refoldering the documents I organized. Her good work and persistence through the years are greatly appreciated and provided continuity which helped to assure the finish of a successful project. I am also grateful to Barbara Siebensuch for her funny cartoons and support; Susan Hansen and the library Copy Center staff (Barbara Canon, Kathy Gregory) and Nicole Devine and Jana Klingbeil for their work processing the photographs. I would also like to thank Francis Fang and the staff at the university printing service for their work. I have learned a great deal through my work on this project including about the history of space physics, all aspects of the archival process, computers and desk-top publishing. My deepest thanks to all who worked on this momentous project.

-- Christine D. Halas, Project Archivist


By good fortune, I have had a responsible role in planning and conducting many investigations in space over a 47-year period. This period encompasses the "space age" from its beginning in 1957 to the present date, as well as the preparatory period 1946-1958.

Most of my accumulated professional papers are now collected, organized, and accessible to historians of science. Others, which I retain for current use, will be added to the collection in due course.

The proper archiving of this material has been an undertaking of heroic dimensions, in part because my own filing system resembled the process of sedimentary geology.

Christine D. Halas has been principally responsible for this work, with the able guidance of Evelyn D. Robison, my long time project assistant, and with the help of Marianne Toney.

We are all indebted to Earl M. Rogers, director of Special Collections of the University of Iowa Library for his professional hospitality and oversight. At various stages we have had important encouragement and advice from Martin Collins of the National Air and Space Museum.

-- James A. Van Allen, Regent Distinguished Professor, 9 February 1993

A Special Thanks to Evelyn D. Robison

For the past three decades Evelyn Robison has been my project assistant. The compilation and organization of my voluminous papers would have been impossible without her devoted and assiduous efforts on a daily basis over these years.

Moreover and more fundamentally, she has made it possible for me to accomplish much of the work that is represented by my archived papers. She has handled innumerable administrative matters--phone calls, my daily calendar, travel arrangements, correspondence, minutes of meetings, proposals, progress reports, lecture notes, theses, dissertations, examinations, and manuscripts for publication. And she is (almost) always able to find just the documentation that I am looking for. During the past several years she has computerized my activities--no small undertaking--to further improve this success.

My special thanks and gratitude, Mrs. R.

-- James A. Van Allen, April 1993

Biography of James A. Van Allen

"What is a Space Scientist? An Autobiographical Example," Originally published For Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, June 1989


Space science is not a professional discipline in the usual sense of that term as exemplified by the traditional terms astronomy, geology, physics, chemistry, and biology. Rather it is a loosely defined mixture of all of these fields plus an exotic and expensive operational style. The distinctive features of space science are the use of rocket vehicles for propelling scientific equipment through and beyond the appreciable atmosphere of the earth; the rigorous mechanical, electrical, and thermal requirements on such equipment; and (usually) the remote control of the equipment and the radio transmission of data from distant points in space to an investigator at a ground laboratory. Space science is primarily observational and interpretative, being directed toward the investigation of natural conditions and natural phenomena. But it can be and sometimes is experimental in the sense that artificial conditions are created and the consequences observed. Most space science has been and will continue to be conducted by unmanned, automated, commandable spacecraft. But some is conducted by human flight crews performing direct hands-on manipulation of equipment. The latter mode of operation is of dubious efficacy and, in any case, will probably be the technique of choice only in specialized sub-fields involving preliminary laboratory-type experiments under free-fall or low g conditions.

The personal and professional backgrounds of space scientists are diverse, as is commonly the case in new and interdisciplinary fields. In accepting the invitation of Editor Wetherill of the Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences to write an autobiographical account of my career as a space scientist, I did so with a full realization of the diversity and individualism of those who belong to the fraternal order of space scientists. My account is a personal one and does not include references to primary sources as would a proper scholarly paper. Some of this account is abridged from my monograph Origins of Magnetospheric Physics (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983), but most of it is not.


I was born to Alfred Morris and Alma Olney Van Allen on the 7th of September 1914, the second of their four sons, in Mount Pleasant (population then about 3000), Iowa, the county seat of Henry County. My mother grew up near Eddyville, Iowa, on a small farm which her father had inherited from his father who had moved from Ohio to Iowa in the mid-1840s. My paternal grandfather, George Clinton Van Allen, was one of 11 children of Cornelius and Lory Ann Van Allen, the former a ship builder in Pillar Point, New York, at the eastern end of Lake Ontario. He attended Wesleyan University in Connecticut for two years and later studied law and became proficient in land titles and surveying. He passed through Mount Pleasant in 1862 as a member of the survey party that was laying out the route of the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad, which later became part of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy (now the Burlington Northern) Railroad. [Several of my prized possessions are the magnetic compass and the drafting instruments that he used.] In late 1862, with his wife of five years, Jennie, he settled in Mount Pleasant, built a small house, and established a law office. My father, an only child, was born in Mount Pleasant in 1869. He attended the local public schools and Iowa Wesleyan College; then studied law at the University of Iowa in Iowa City and received an LL.B. degree in 1892. He joined his father as a practicing lawyer and continued in the practice of law for the remainder of his life.

My boyhood activities were all centered within our closely knit family which had a strong resemblance to that of earlier pioneer families.

The virtues of frugality, hard work, and devotion to education were enforced rigorously and on a daily basis, especially by my father. My mother exemplified the pioneer qualities of affection and nurture for her husband and their children and of comprehensive self-reliance: cooking all meals from scratch, baking delicious bread twice a week, washing clothes with a wash board and tub, maintaining a meticulous standard of household cleanliness, canning large quantities of fruit and vegetables, and, most important of all, ministering to her children through health and frequent sickness during the many epidemics of those days. Before her marriage she had taught in one-room country schools near Eddyville and had attended the Iowa Wesleyan Academy for two years.

My first clear recollection is waving a tremulous farewell to her as I set off on foot to kindergarten a few days after my fourth birthday. Two months later, my older brother and I went with my father to the public square in Mount Pleasant to witness the celebration of the Armistice of World War I by a horde of raucous and exuberant people of all ages. The culmination of this celebration was the burning of a huge straw-filled effigy of Kaiser Wilhelm.

I enjoyed school work greatly under the guidance of devoted teachers, most of whom were unmarried women who had gone into teaching as a durable profession. Our father read to my brothers and me for about an hour after supper nearly every evening -- from the Book of Knowledge, An Illustrated History of the Civil War, the National Geographic magazine, and, occasionally, from the Atlantic Monthly. Then he shooed us off to our respective comers to do our homework for two or three hours. Our chores varied with the seasons. We raised a large flock of chickens year round. In the summer we planted and cultivated a one-acre vegetable garden and a large apple orchard, and in the winter we split wood for the cook stove, shoveled snow, ran errands, fired the furnace, and tried to keep warm. We had a car but seldom used it even during the summer. During the winter, the car was set up on wooden blocks in the bam to "save the tires". For the most part, we walked everywhere.

I was intensely interested in mechanical and electrical devices. Popular Mechanics and Popular Science were my favorite magazines. I built elementary electrical motors, primitive (crystal) radios, and other devices described therein. Two highlights were the construction of a Tesla coil which produced, to my mother's horror, foot-long electrical discharges and caused my hair to stand on end and the complete disassembly and re-assembly of those mysterious "black boxes" -- the engine and planetary transmission of an ancient Model T Ford which my older brother and I had bought for $25, later recovered on resale.

In high school my favorite subjects were mathematics including solid geometry, Latin, grammar, and manual training (wood working). As a senior in 1930-31, I had my first course in physics, with many opportunities for laboratory work, a memorable experience. During the same year I edited the senior annual The Target. I graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in June 1931 as class valedictorian. My valedictory oration was entitled "Pax Romana -- Pax Americana", based on my study of Roman history in school and on my father's tutelage. The thesis of this oration was that America, by virtue of its economic, cultural, and military strength, would dominate world affairs and enforce world peace for a limited period of history but would then lose its influence because of its preoccupation with "bread and the circus games".


Throughout my boyhood, there was never any doubt that my three brothers and I would go to college and have an opportunity to "amount to something". The matter was not subject to discussion. In the autumn of 1931, following in the footsteps of my father, mother, and older brother George, I entered Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant. The tuition was $45 per semester and I lived at home. The academic work was demanding and I took all the courses offered there in physics, chemistry, and mathematics (four years of each), a summer field course in geology, and the one available course in astronomy (using Moulton's 1933 Astronomy which I still have), the only formal course in astronomy that I ever took. Professor Thomas Poulter in physics and Professor Delbert Wobbe in chemistry were my principal inspirations. Each was the one-man faculty of his respective department. I wavered between choosing physics or chemistry as my major but decided on physics after Poulter offered me a part-time student assistantship. I worked in his high-pressure research laboratory and learned to blow glass, to run a metal-turning lathe and a milling machine, and to braze, silver-solder, and weld. More importantly, I came to have an almost worshipful regard for his mechanical ingenuity, his intuitive use of physics and chemistry as a way of life, and his devotion to experimental research. Poulter was in the process of preparing for his role as chief scientist of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition, a part of the Second International Polar Year. Following my freshman year I became a part of those preparations. I helped build a simple seismograph and was entrusted with checking out a field magnetometer on loan from the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, one of the most beautiful instruments that I have ever seen. In the autumn of 1932 I used this instrument to make precision measurements of the geomagnetic field at three ad hoc locations in Henry County. The measurements involved also the determination of latitude and longitude by observation of the sun with the, theodolite on the magnetometer. All of this was done by carefully following the 3rd edition of Daniel L. Hazard's Directions for Magnetic Measurements, U. S. Department of Commerce, Serial Number 166, 1930. I copied my field notes onto clean forms and mailed them proudly to John A. Fleming, then director of DTM/CIW, as a modest contribution to the world survey that was underway. I received a prompt acknowledgment from him which concluded by making it clear that only raw field notes could be accepted as valid. I then sent him those, thereby learning a durable lesson in the sanctity of raw data.

My other introduction to geophysical research was serving as an observer of meteor trails during the Perseid shower of August 1932. Arrangements for the observations were worked out between Poulter and astronomy professor C. C. Wylie of the University of Iowa, using sky "reticles" devised and built by Poulter from welding rods. These six foot long conical devices with an eye-ring at the vertex and a coordinate system of radial and circular rods at the other were mounted on fixed stands. One was located in my back yard in Mount Pleasant and the other in Iowa City, fifty miles to the north. The conical fields of view were positioned so that they included a common volume of the atmosphere spanning the estimated altitude range of meteoric luminosity. During the early morning hours of 22 August, Raymond Crilley manned the Iowa City reticle and I manned the Mount Pleasant one, using accurate watches for coordination. Each of us observed about twenty bright meteor trails. Of these, Wylie identified seven as identical cases. He later published the calculated altitudes of the beginning and end points of each of these trails. At the time, I had the impression that this was the first successful attempt to make such measurements and the impression provided part of the thrill of making them. Later, I learned that my impression was not true. During the ensuing Antarctic expedition Poulter used this system to obtain one of the world's most comprehensive sets of observations of meteor trails. Also he made extensive use of the DTM/CIW magnetometer and the seismograph that I had helped construct. The 1935 graduation ceremony at Iowa Wesleyan College included a public parade honoring Poulter and Admiral Richard E. Byrd. The latter gave the commencement address. I graduated summa cum laude and was the first student to walk across the platform. Poulter moved forward to congratulate me but I was so flustered that I scurried past him, clutching my diploma.

During the summer of 1934, I went by automobile to California with my mother, father, and two brothers to visit prospective graduate schools in the west. Two of my most pleasurable recollections were visits to the laboratories of Jesse Du Mond at Caltech and Paul Kirkpatrick at Stanford. My eyes popped at the elegance and scope of their laboratories and I was deeply grateful for the careful explanations of their research that they gave me, a young kid who had dropped in uninvited. But in the end I followed my family's tradition of attending the University of Iowa. In 1935, the faculty of its Department of Physics numbered five: George W. Stewart head of the department since 1909, John A. Eldridge, Edward P. T. Tyndall, Claude J. Lapp, and Alexander Ellett. The latest addition occurred in 1928 with Ellett's arrival. My assigned advisor was Tyndall, a warm-hearted and spirited individual with a Ph.D. from Cornell University. My central preoccupation was with introductory graduate level courses based on Slater and Frank's Introduction to Theoretical Physics, Abraham and Becker's Classical Electricity and Magnetism, and Pauling and Wilson's Introduction to Quantum Mechanics; on instructors' original lectures on classical mechanics, statistics, and partial differential equations; and on lectures and laboratories in atomic physics. I found the work to be rigorous and demanding.

I was eager to start research and soon after my arrival Tyndall introduced me to the art of growing large single crystals of spectroscopically pure zinc and of measuring their physical properties. I completed an M.S. degree in June 1936 with an original experimental thesis, "A Sensitive Apparatus for Determining Young's Modulus at Small Tensional Strains". By that time Ellett, who formerly worked with atomic beams, was actively converting his research interests to the new field of experimental nuclear physics. I decided to join in this work. Together with Robert Huntoon, a more senior graduate student, and others, I helped build a copy of the famous Cockroft-Walton high voltage power supply and accelerator. Our capacitors were made of plates of window glass on which we glued aluminum foil; the rectifiers and the accelerator tube used glass cylinders from a local company which supplied them to service stations for the then prevalent model of gasoline pumps. Everything was improvisation. Central elements of the measuring equipment were an ionization chamber and a Dunning-type pulse amplifier with a voltage gain of about one million, built with vacuum tubes of course, and a nightmare to shield adequately against pick-up of A.C. ripple and coronal discharges, of which we had a plethora. Because of the absence of air conditioning or any effective humidity control, operation during the summer was impossible. But on a good day in the autumn of 1938, we finally got an ion beam of a few microamperes with an accelerating potential of 400 kilovolts. My objective was to measure the absolute cross section of the reaction

H2 + H2?H3 + H1

over as great a range of bombarding energy as possible. The novel feature of my experiment was the use of a gaseous (i.e., infinitesimally thin) target which involved the controlled flow of deuterium gas through the custom-built reaction chamber. After several months of fixing leaks in the vacuum system, replacing burned out filaments in the rectifiers, repairing damage from high voltage spark-overs, etc., etc., I finally got everything to work at the same time. With the help of a fellow graduate student, I then made a continuous run of 40 hours, being unwilling to turn off anything because of the well-founded expectation that many weeks might be required to restore full operation. However, with good luck, I was able to make a confirmatory run two weeks later. These two runs provided the basis of my Ph.D. dissertation which, with Ellett's approval, I then wrote up under the title "Absolute Cross-Section for the Nuclear Disintegration H2 + H2?H3 + H1 and Its Dependence on Bombarding Energy" [50 to 380 keV]. I defended my work successfully before the examining committee and received the degree in June 1939.

Following an oral paper that I gave at the spring 1939 American Physical Society meeting, Hans Bethe expressed a keen interest in the results but found that the trend of my curve of cross section vs. bombarding energy was impossible to believe at the lower energies because of basic quantum mechanical theory. This criticism was unsettling to put it mildly. Ellett and I went over the entire matter critically and eventually realized that my method of measuring the beam current through the reaction chamber was faulty. I had collected the ion beam in a Faraday cup after it had passed through the chamber and had measured the charge collected per unit time there. I failed to take account of the partial neutralization of the beam by charge exchange in the target gas, an effect of increasing importance at the lower energies. As a result, the measured current was too low and the calculated cross section was correspondingly too large. A follow-on experiment by Stanley Atkinson, using the same apparatus, established the magnitude of this effect and corrected my results.

Many years later, the cross section of the deuteron-deuteron reaction at much lower energies became a matter of importance in the development of equipment for the current major effort on achieving controlled fusion in the laboratory.


Concurrently with the early nuclear physics work at Iowa, Merle Tuve, Lawrence Hafstad, and Odd Dahl had built a Van de Graaff (electrostatic) power supply and an ion accelerator tube at DTM and had succeeded in getting a stable beam at bombarding energies up to 1 MeV. The principal emphasis of their early work, under the urging of theoretician Gregory Breit, was the careful measurement of the proton-proton scattering cross section, then regarded as one of the most fundamental problems in nuclear physics. Norman Heydenberg, also one of Ellett's former students at Iowa, was one of Tuve's principal collaborators. In the spring of 1939 Ellett recommended me to Tuve, and I received a Carnegie Research Fellowship to work at DTM.

Earlier, in late 1938, Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassman in Germany had discovered nuclear fission. The DTM laboratory was converted immediately to confirmatory experiments, which were successful. More importantly, Richard Roberts discovered the delayed emission of neutrons from fission products. This discovery provided the basis for the laboratory control of nuclear fission in all subsequently developed nuclear power plants.

My own work at DTM during 1939-40 was the measurement of the absolute cross section for photodisintegration of the deuteron by 6.2 MeV gamma rays from protons on fluorine. This was done in collaboration with Nicholas Smith, another Carnegie fellow, formerly at the University of Chicago. Also Norman Ramsey, still another Carnegie fellow, and I measured neutron-proton cross sections using a small proportional counter which I had devised for observing the recoil protons.

Of much greater importance to my future career was my crossing of the culture gap at DTM from nuclear physics to the department's traditional research in geomagnetism, cosmic rays, aurorae physics, and ionospheric physics. I was impressed especially by the work of Scott Forbush and Harry Vestine. Also there were occasional visits by Sydney Chapman and Julius Bartels who were then completing their great two-volume treatise Geomagnetism. As a result, my interest in low energy nuclear physics dwindled and I resolved to make geomagnetism, cosmic rays, and solar-terrestrial physics my fields of research -- at some unidentified future date.


By late 1939, the war in Europe was already several months old and Tuve foresaw the inevitable involvement of the United States. He abandoned experimental work and turned his remarkable talents to the problem of what scientists in the United States should be doing to help remedy the desperately inadequate quality of our military establishment. He made intensive inquiries, especially among high ranking naval officers, and returned to DTM with a vivid impression of the ineffectiveness of antiaircraft guns and with full knowledge of the embryonic British work on proximity fuzes for eliminating the range error of time-fuzed projectiles. He seized on this as the matter to which he would devote his own staff and, by recruitment, other physicists and engineers of kindred inclination -- including Ellett from Iowa and Charles Lauritsen, his son Thomas, and William Fowler from Caltech. As a Carnegie fellow, I was apart from these early efforts but by the summer of 1940, I asked to become a part of this enterprise and was appointed to a staff position in Section T (for Tuve) of the National Defense Research Council (NDRC) of the newly created Office of Scientific Research and Development, headed by Vannevar Bush.

I worked first on a photoelectric proximity fuze and succeeded in solving the basic problem of making a circuit such that the fuze would have equal sensitivity over a large range of ambient light levels. My circuit gave an output approximately proportional to the logarithm of the current from a photoelectric cell by using a fundamental characteristic of a vacuum tube diode. My demonstration of a breadboard of this circuit to Charlie Lauritsen and Willy Fowler showed that I got the same size pulse by waving my hand in front of a photocell when illuminated by full sunlight as I got in a darkened room. Their exuberant response not only made my day, it propelled the photoelectric fuze into the realm of serious consideration.

But soon thereafter, I was transferred to work on the radio proximity fuze. Dick Roberts had built a simple self-excited r.f. oscillator operating at about 70 MHz after the fashion of the one that the British called an autodyne circuit. In brief, the plate current of the one-tube oscillator with a short antenna was affected by the reflected signal from a nearby conductor. The basic scheme was that the transient pulse as a fuze passed an aircraft could be amplified so as to trigger a gaseous tube (thyratron) to fire the detonator of the projectile. This device became the focus of a truly huge development.

For the first time in my life I worked under conditions in which urgency was the motto, multiple approaches to a problem were fostered, money was no object, and the first approximation to a solution was the prime objective. As Tuve put it, "I don't want you to waste your time saving money.


The radio proximity fuze group soon outgrew the capacity of DTM and Tuve negotiated an arrangement with Johns Hopkins University such that JHU would assume contractual oversight of the project. In early 1942 JHU rented a large Chevrolet garage in Silver Spring, Maryland and established the Applied Physics Laboratory. Along with other members of the group, I was transferred to APL/JHU in April 1942, thereby qualifying as a plank-owner, as that term is used in the navy for a member of the crew who places a new ship in commission.

My own work was principally on developing what was termed a rugged vacuum tube, i.e., one that would survive acceleration of some 20,000 g as it was propelled through the barrel of a 5"/38 navy gun. The starting point was the miniature vacuum tubes that had been developed for use in electronic hearing aids by the Raytheon and Sylvania companies. I worked principally with tube engineer Ross Wood of Raytheon in the trial-and-error process of remedying the numerous shortcomings of the early tubes. I conducted field tests of each batch of tubes by putting them in a small cylinder which was mounted in a projectile. These projectiles were then fired vertically by a converted 10-pounder gun at a test site in southern Maryland along the Potomac River. We recovered the projectiles with a post-hole digger and returned the tubes to the laboratory for detailed scrutiny. [In July 1942, I was commissioned a deputy sheriff of Montgomery County in order to legally carry a loaded revolver for coping with hypothetical hijackers on our daily expeditions to and from the test site.] I would then report the results to Ross by phone or if we had important conclusions, by personal visit by train to Newton, Massachusetts where he operated a pilot line. On most of these trips I would return to Silver Spring, Maryland with a batch of improved tubes. One of the most nagging problems was the breakage of the fine filaments. I reasoned that distortion of the structure that supported the filaments was the cause of the failure. In a moment of inspiration I sketched out a scheme for a minute coil spring (wrapped around a mandrel) to the free end of which one end of the filament would be welded. My hope was that the spring would maintain nearly constant tension on the filament during acceleration in the barrel of the gun and also that the tension could be such as to tune microphonics outside of the frequency pass-band of the amplifier. Wood executed this idea using the microscopic skill of the women who built these tubes. The scheme worked and became an essential feature of the millions of tubes that were manufactured during the three subsequent years of World War II.

By late autumn 1942, the first of the Section T radio proximity fuzes were coming off the production line. Realistic and extensive testing at the Dahlgren Proving Ground over the Potomac River ("air bursts" as the projectile approached the water) and past an aircraft suspended between two towers at Jack Workman's test facility near Socorro, New Mexico had been conducted. Despite numerous duds and premature bursts, it was estimated that the effectiveness of naval antiaircraft fire would be increased by a factor of the order of five if the proximity fuzes were substituted for the time fuzes then in use throughout the fleet.

In early November 1942, the Naval Bureau of Ordinance determined that the fuzes were ready for issue to the Pacific Fleet. Neil Dilley, Robert Peterson, and I were given spot commissions as USNR line officers with the rank of lieutenants, junior grade. Our job was to assist Commander William S. Parsons, USN, principal liaison officer from Bu Ord during the development work, in introducing this new fuze to gunnery officers of combatant ships in the South Pacific. "Deke" Parsons (later the bombardier on the Enola Gay which dropped the first atomic bomb at Nagasaki) flew ahead to an unrevealed location in the Pacific theater. Dilley, Peterson, and I oversaw the loading of the first secret issue of some 3,000 carefully counted proximity-fuzed (also called VT fuzes as a disguise of their nature) 5"/38 projectiles into the hold of a troop ship at Mare Island near San Francisco. Within a week of receiving our commissions, signed personally by Frank Knox, Secretary of the Navy, we were at sea en route to a secret destination. The ship traveled without escort. I was able to keep track of our progress in latitude by elementary celestial observations and in longitude by the progressive change in mean time between sunrise and sunset and the occasional one-hour changes in ship's time.

About two weeks later we arrived in Noumea, New Caledonia, headquarters of the Commander of the South Pacific Fleet (COMSOPAC). Parsons had already laid the groundwork and assigned us to various segments of the fleet I was assigned as assistant gunnery officer on the staff of Rear Admiral Willis A. Lee, a task group commander of Task Force 38 (commanded by Admiral William F. Halsey) and Task Force 58 (commanded by Admiral Raymond A. Spruance). Admiral Lee was also type commander of battleships in the Pacific Fleet (COMBATPAC) with headquarters on the U.S.S. Washington. I arrived on the Washington only about two weeks after her celebrated role in the major engagement with a Japanese task force in the strait between Tulagi and Guadalcanal, thereafter called iron-bottom bay. Lee was the informal president of the Navy "gun club" and was acknowledged to be one of the leading gunnery officers of the U.S. Navy. He was thoroughly familiar, both theoretically and practically, with the fundamental ineffectiveness of antiaircraft weapons and of the, often fatal, fallacy of supposing that an attacking aircraft could be stopped by "filling the air with shrapnel". He was deeply impressed by my briefings on the VT fuzes and immediately recognized their potential in quantitative terms. I gave him a clear statement on the necessity of a clear field of fire (not over our own ships), of the expectation of at least fifteen percent duds and premature bursts (which posed no hazard to the firing ship), and of the air bursts which occurred as the projectile approached the sea at the end of flight. Also I informed him of the then prevailing doctrine that despite the potential effectiveness of proximity-fuzed projectiles for shore bombardment, such usage was forbidden on the security ground that duds might be recovered by the enemy and either duplicated by them or used as a basis for countermeasures, i.e., "jamming" by radio transmitters so as to cause premature bursts. He endorsed my written description of the properties of the new ammunition and immediately ordered a pro rata distribution of the available supply to all combatant ships of his task group. My job was to effect this distribution and to brief gunnery officers and commanding officers on their proper use. I encountered a wide range of understanding and lack of understanding of the range-error problem and varying degrees of acceptance. The toughest operational problem was the restriction on firing over other ships of the task group under the complex conditions of actual air attack.

After eight months of sea duty on the Washington and other ships I was ordered back to Bu Ord to serve as liaison officer with APL/JHU and to read and summarize combat reports from ships using the VT fuze against attacking aircraft. Finding such desk work onerous, I requested transfer back to the Pacific Fleet to help remedy the grave shortcomings of the fuzes -- most notably the large percentage of duds which were occurring as the useful shelf life of their batteries expired during the long and usually elevated temperature conditions of their transport by cargo ships from the states to combatant ships. I then made contact again with Admiral Lee on the Washington and with Commander Lloyd Muston, COMSOPAC staff gunnery officer, in Noumea and engaged in setting up re-batterying stations at ammunition depots at Noumea, Espiritu Santo, Tulagi, Guadalcanal, and Manus Island; and on ammunition barges at Eniwetok Atol, Kwajalein, and Ulithi. I also had temporary duty on a succession of destroyers to instruct gunnery officers and conduct tests of the fuzes. And I made frequent reports to Bu Ord on the status of the work and (usually urgent) requests for fresh batteries, tools, and equipment -- by air transport, if possible, to try to maintain the feet's supply of workable fuzes. During this period I was on the Washington as assistant staff gunnery officer during the Battle of the Philippines Sea in which the ship successfully defended herself against kamakazi attack. In March 1945, I returned to duty at Bu Ord and as liaison officer at APL/JHU until my transfer to the inactive reserve as a Lieutenant Commander in March 1946, after the end of World War II hostilities.

The period 1940-1945 was a part of my life totally foreign to my previous aspiration to become an academic physicist. But I lost no energy grieving over the turn of events. On the contrary I plunged into "the war effort" with the patriotic fervor of those days and with the exhilaration of applying my knowledge of physics and mathematics and my laboratory skills to solving difficult problems of practical importance and national urgency. My service as a naval officer was, far and away, the most broadening experience of my lifetime. I had considerable responsibility in the real world of life-or-death and, for the first time, I dealt with a vertical cross-section of the human race on a one-to-one basis from apprentice seamen to admirals. I was deeply impressed by every such relationship, by the code-of-honor of the navy, and by the validity of military protocol. I gained a profound respect for the raw power and grandeur of the sea and a corresponding respect for seamen. Much of my boyhood reading was in that vein. As a high school senior, I had hoped for an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy and our U.S. congressman, a close friend and former classmate of my father's in college and law school, nominated me subject to passing the academic and physical examinations. But I failed the latter. Eleven years later I received a spot commission as a Lt. (j.g.) in the Naval Reserve under the relaxed wartime standards.

Among other things that I learned in the navy by close observation of my peers and superiors was how to make a sound decision when the basis for a decision was diffuse, inadequate, and bewildering. This lesson has served me well. Another strong and durable impression was the great gap between the life of a bureaucrat in Washington and the real situation on a combatant ship.


While still on terminal leave from the navy, I was rehired as a physicist at APL and encouraged to organize a research group to engage in high altitude research based on the prospectively available opportunity to conduct experiments with captured and refurbished German V-2 rockets. I had earned my spurs by my wartime work, and Tuve gave me a free hand and ample financing to develop this field as I saw fit. My interest in geophysics stemmed from Tom Poulter's work and from my association with the "old-line" geophysicists at DTM. This line of scientific interest and my laboratory experience in nuclear physics and with rugged electronic devices and high performance ordnance combined to lay the groundwork for my future research career. I was eager to attack problems of the primary cosmic radiation, the ionosphere, and geomagnetism by rocket techniques which promised direct observation of many phenomena that had been previously a matter of conjecture, albeit sophisticated conjecture.

I gathered together a spirited group of like-minded individuals -- Robert Peterson, Lawrence Fraser, Howard Tatel, Clyde Holliday, John Hopfield, and several others and got to work. Parallel efforts were underway at several other military or quasi-military laboratories. Of these, the group at the Naval Research Laboratory, inspired by their long-time leader in atmospheric and ionospheric physics, Ed Hulburt, was the most noteworthy. We adopted NRL as our principal competitor and sometime collaborator.

The opportunity to use V-2's for scientific work was provided by the Army Ordnance Department by virtue of the foresight and broad vision of Colonel Holger N. Toftoy.

Under the leadership of Ernst Krause of NRL a small and highly informal group of prospective participants in this effort was assembled to maximize the scientific work and to allocate flight opportunities in an equitable manner. I was a member of this group, which called itself the V-2 Rocket Panel. We had no formal organization, no official authority, and no budget. Nonetheless, we oversaw, in effect, the entire national effort in this field for over a decade. Krause was the original chairman but he left the NRL in 1946, and I was chosen to succeed him, continuing thereafter as chairman until the effective termination of our functions in 1958.

In 1946, with the support of Merle Tuve, I initiated and supervised the development of a high performance American sounding rocket, the Aerobee, exclusively for scientific purposes. This rocket soon joined the V-2 as a basic vehicle for high altitude research. During the period 1946-1951, payloads of scientific instruments were carried by forty-eight V-2's and thirty Aerobees.

The emphasis of our APL work was in the fields of cosmic rays, solar ultraviolet, high altitude photography, atmospheric ozone, and ionospheric current systems. The site for most of the launchings was the White Sands Proving Ground near Las Cruces, New Mexico. But in 1949 and 1950, I organized successful Aerobee-firing expeditions on the U.S.S. Norton Sound to the equatorial Pacific and the Gulf of Alaska, respectively. [As of 17 January 1985, a total of 1037 -Aerobees had been fired for a wide variety of investigations in atmospheric physics, cosmic rays, geomagnetism, astronomy, and other fields.]

The national effort in high altitude research during those early free-wheeling and spirited days was characterized by many failures and many noteworthy successes. Substantial advances in knowledge were achieved in atmospheric structure, ionospheric physics, cosmic rays, high altitude photography of large areas of the cloud cover and surface of the earth, geomagnetism, and the ultraviolet and x-ray spectra of the sun.

The V-2 Rocket Panel (later renamed the Upper Atmosphere Rocket Research Panel and still later the Rocket and Satellite Research Panel) presided over the entire effort. Beginning in the mid-1950s, the Panel spawned one of the important components of our national participation in the 1957-58 International Geophysical Year. Its members became influential in the IGY, actively promoted the adoption of scientific satellites of the earth as an element of the IGY program, and laid the foundations for the scientific program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, a major agency of the federal government created in 1958.


In 1950 and despite the flourishing of our high altitude work, the new director of APL, R. C. Gibson, split my assignment so as to include supervision of the residual proximity fuze group. I was competent to provide such supervision but had no interest in pursuing further developmental work on fuzes. I did the job but interpreted the split assignment as foreshadowing the termination of academic style research in geophysics at APL. A few months later I received a telephone call from Professor Tyndall, my former research mentor at the University of Iowa. He informed me that Louis A. Turner had resigned as head of the Department of Physics after four years and that he (Tyndall) had suggested me as a possible successor. I was thrilled by this prospect and soon thereafter made a short visit to Iowa City for interviews and a departmental colloquium. Several weeks dragged on after I returned to Silver Spring, with no news. I finally received a letter from Tyndall advising me that they had offered the position to the individual who was their first choice and were awaiting his response. Another few weeks of suspense came to an end when Tyndall called to offer me the position which would also carry the rank of full professor. At that time my wife of five years had been west of the Mississippi only once and considered Iowa to be terra incognito from the cultural point of view. Nonetheless, she agreed to support my decision whatever it might be. I then accepted the offer but told Tyndall that I would need six months to wind up my obligations at APL. This was agreed.

On a very cold first of January 1951, my wife and I with our then two young daughters arrived in Iowa City in our old station wagon pulling an even older trailer containing most of our earthly possessions. We plowed through the snow to move into a "barracks apartment", one of a cluster of small metal-sheathed buildings which had been erected during the war as temporary quarters for naval cadets and other personnel associated with the University. The sole source of heat was a cast iron stove which was fed fuel oil from an external fifty-five gallon drum by gravity flow through a small copper tube. The small living room could be made comfortably warm but the remainder of the apartment presented a challenging problem in heat transfer. However, the monthly rent was only $35.

I entered my new duties with enthusiasm and dedication. I had a zero research budget but the department had an excellent machine shop and two skilled instrument makers as well as a large stock of more-or-less obsolete but still usable electrical instruments.

With the help of George W. Stewart I got a small but very important grant from the private Research Corporation as seed money and started research on cosmic rays using balloon-borne equipment; and I recruited several able graduate students as collaborators. Soon thereafter, I wrote a proposal to the U.S. Office of Naval Research for measuring the primary cosmic ray intensity at high latitudes above the appreciable atmosphere, using small military-surplus rockets carried to an altitude of about 50,000 feet by a balloon and launched from that starting point to reach a summit altitude of some 250,000 feet. By this inexpensive technique, I hoped to resume high altitude research on a low budget. The proposal was accepted. Support by the ONR has continued without a break for the subsequent thirty-eight years and has provided the base for all of my research during this period.

In the summer of 1952, two of my students, Leslie Meredith and Gary Strein, our lab technician Lee Blodgett, and I made our first Arctic rockoon (rocket-balloon combination) expedition to measure the cosmic ray intensity above the atmosphere. We traveled on the Coast Guard ice breaker, the USCGC Eastwind, whose primary mission was the resupply of the weather station at Alert on the shore of the Arctic Ocean in northeastern Ellesmere Island. We released balloon-borne Deacon rockets from the helicopter deck whenever we could persuade the captain to steam downwind for an hour while we inflated and released the balloon under zero relative wind conditions. After several failures we diagnosed and cured the problem and got a succession of successful flights to altitudes of about 200,000 feet at locations off the coast of Greenland -- the first research rocket flights ever made at such high geomagnetic latitudes. All of the instrumentation, including the telemetry transmitters and nose cones, were built in our own shop; a single Geiger-Mueller tube was the radiation sensor.

We reported our results with pride to the UARRP and set to work to refine the instrumentation using ionization chambers and scintillation counters as well as G.M. tubes.

During succeeding summers, Arctic rockoon expeditions on various ships were the heart of our work. These were led by Melvin Gottlieb and Frank McDonald. The 1953 expedition yielded a remarkable new finding, namely, the first direct detection of the electrons which, we surmised, were the primaries for producing auroral luminosity.

For a fifteen-month period 1953-54, my family and I took a leave from the University of Iowa to join Lyman Spitzer at Princeton University in an experimental program for investigating the confinement of hot plasma by a magnetic field in a twisted figure-eight shaped tube which he called a stellerator -- so named with the hopeful prospect of providing a demonstration of controlled thermonuclear fusion in deuterium and eventually in a mixture of deuterium and tritium. All of this recalled my Ph.D. thesis. I built and operated a crude model of such a machine, called the Model B- I stellerator. (Model A was a previously-built smaller device of table-top size.) I demonstrated the validity of Spitzer's rotational transform of magnetic fields in the twisted toroid with a miniature electron gun and fluorescent screen and got plasma confinement times of a few milliseconds in a hydrogen plasma. The difficulty of making a much larger machine of this nature and, as it appeared to me, the remote prospect for achieving self-sustained fusion on a reasonable time scale convinced me to return to Iowa and resume my high altitude research, which was already yielding significant original results. This I did in August 1954.

Plans for the International Geophysical Year were by then being formulated, and my colleagues and I on the UARRP were eager to add investigations with rocket-borne equipment to these plans. I proposed to continue the rockoon program with further auroral, cosmic ray, and magnetic field measurements in the Arctic, equatorial latitudes, and the Antarctic. This program was funded by the National Science Foundation within its special IGY program. Our field work culminated in 1957 with two shipboard expeditions which I led. The first was aboard the U.S.S. Plymouth Rock from Norfolk to northwestern Greenland; the second, aboard the large icebreaker the U.S.S. Glacier from Boston via the Panama Canal to the Central Pacific and thence to Antarctica. Of the thirty rockoon flights which Laurence Cahill and I attempted during these two expeditions which ranged from 79° N to 75° S latitude within a four month period, twenty were successful in yielding high altitude cosmic-ray, auroral particle, and magnetic field data.


In 1956 I had made a formal proposal to the IGY directorate for a simple but globally comprehensive cosmic-ray investigation in one of the early U.S. satellites of the earth as a powerful follow-on to my previous and planned work with rockets. In addition, I proposed study of the auroral primary radiation, also on a global basis, if and when orbits of sufficiently high inclination were available.

The cosmic-ray proposal was given a favorable rating, placed in the pool of experiments to be conducted by one of the early IGY satellites and funded by the National Science Foundation. The development of the instrument was in the capable hands of George H. Ludwig, a former Air Force pilot and a graduate student at Iowa. He introduced many novel features including the use of then new transistors throughout the electronics and the design and construction of a miniature magnetic tape recorder.

Following the Soviet's successful flights of the first earth satellite Sputnik I and then Sputnik II, the Army's rocket vehicle Jupiter C was adopted as a U.S. alternative to the planned but faltering Vanguard vehicle for placing an early U.S. payload into earth orbit. By virtue of preparedness and good fortune, the Iowa cosmic-ray instrument was selected as the principal element of the payload of the first flight of a four-stage Jupiter C, launched on 31 January 1958 (1 February GMT).

Both the vehicle worked and our instrument worked. The data from the single Geiger-Mueller tube on Explorer I (as the payload was called) yielded the discovery of the radiation belt of the earth -- a huge region of space populated by energetic charged particles (principally electrons and protons), trapped within the external geomagnetic field. The attempted launch of Explorer II was a vehicular failure, but the launch of Explorer III on 26 March 1958, with an augmented version of the Iowa instrument, was successful. The Explorer III data provided massive confirmation of our earlier discovery and clarified many features of the earlier body of data.

Soon thereafter we were invited to provide radiation-detecting instruments for two satellites that were to observe the effects of several nuclear bombs to be detonated after delivery to high altitudes by rockets. On a time scale of less than three months, Carl McIlwain, George Ludwig, and I designed and built radiation packages for these satellites--using much smaller and more discriminating detectors, chosen for the first time with knowledge of the existence of the natural radiation belts and the enormous intensity of charged particles therein.

Explorer IV was launched successfully on 26 July 1958. Our apparatus operated as planned and provided the principal body of observations of the artificial radiation belts that were produced by the three high-altitude nuclear bursts --- called Argus I, II, and III. The back-up of our apparatus on Explorer V was a vehicular failure. Analysis of our Explorer IV data on the natural radiation belt as well as on the artificial radiation belts from the Argus bursts propelled the entire subject to a new level of understanding and broad scientific interest.

The first Soviet confirmation of the existence of natural radiation belts came from Sputnik III launched in May 1958.

Late in 1958, the Iowa group supplied radiation detectors on two missions, Pioneer I and Pioneer III, that were intended to impact the moon. The lunar objective was not achieved, but data established the large-scale structure and radial dimensions of the region containing geomagnetically trapped radiation. Another lunar flight, Pioneer IV (also unsuccessful in reaching the Moon), carried our apparatus in early 1959 and provided a valuable body of confirmatory data.


Our early satellite work was done under the auspices of the IGY/National Science Foundation program, the Office of Naval Research, the Army Ballistic Missile Agency, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the Air Force.

The creation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as a new, civilian agency of the federal government was formalized by President Eisenhower's signature on the enabling legislation on 10 October 1958. As NASA got itself organized, it moved toward becoming the central national agency for the planning and support of space science and applications. Nonetheless, a substantial effort in these areas continued under the auspices of the Department of Defense, our principal relationship therein being with the Office of Naval Research.

The creation of NASA led to a dramatic change in space research in the United States. Whereas previously it had been performed by only a small cadre of individuals who might well be described as members of the UARRP and their immediate associates, principally in military and quasi-military laboratories, it then assumed national scope and became "civilianized." In anticipation of the NASA legislation, the National Academy of Sciences established the Space Science Board (SSB) in the early summer of 1958 to advise the federal government on the conduct of scientific research in space. This board was chaired during its important and most influential period by Lloyd Berkner. I was an original member of the SSB and served from 1958 to 1970 and again from 1980 to 1983. A major planning study was conducted under my chairmanship during a two-month period in the summer of 1962 at the University of Iowa. This study yielded a classical document and became the prototype from subsequent summer studies by the SSB. Space science in the United States benefited greatly from the close relationship and mutual respect between Berkner and James Webb, the second administrator of NASA and an especially effective one during the period of great growth of the agency. Indeed, the members of the SSB had the heady, but only partially true, perception that they were writing the national scientific program in space in the form of well-considered advice from the interested segment of the scientific community.

Space exploration was transformed from being an arcane field with only a handful of participant to an activity of high national visibility. Members of Congress vied for membership on freshly created space committees. Senator Lyndon B. Johnson and Congressman John W. McCormack led the legislative drive to put the United States in space on a scale adequate to restore national pride and international prestige following what was perceived as national humiliation by the early successes of the Soviet Union, previously thought by most Americans to be a technically backward nation. The political scene culminated in the hesitant by eventually dramatic decision by President John F. Kennedy to undertake the landing of a man on the Moon and his safe return to the Earth. His formal public announcement of the Apollo project was made on 25 May 1961. The politics of this decision has been discussed voluminously by many, many others, and I have nothing to add.

In parallel with the Apollo project, programs of space science and the numerous practical applications of space technology were also flourishing. These had much less public visibility but in the long run have proven to be of far greater importance and durability.

Our research at Iowa centered on expanding our knowledge of the energetic particle population of the earth's external magnetic field and the multifold physics thereof. In 1959 Thomas Gold suggested the term 'magnetosphere' for the region around the earth in which the geomagnetic field has a controlling influence on the motion of charged particles and the term 'magnetospheric physics' was widely adopted. Magnetosphere joined the already established list of 'spheres'-- atmosphere, ionosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere, etc. -- as a geophysical term.

Much earlier, the presence of thermal and quasi-thermal plasma (ionized gas) in the earth's magnetic field had been established by Owen Storey and others in the interpretation of 'whistlers', a low frequency electromagnetic phenomenon resulting from lightning strokes. In situ measurements of this plasma became a central objective of magnetospheric physics using earth satellites. Another central objective was the investigation of the physics of the aurorae, geomagnetic storms, and the ring current of the earth. Also space technology opened up new fields of investigation of cosmic rays, energetic particles from the sun, solar x-ray flares, and the detailed nature of the interplanetary medium.

The Iowa group has an important role in these developments. Louis Frank made a marked advance in the plasma physics of the magnetosphere by developing and flying, first on the NASA/Orbiting Geophysical Observatory II in 1965, a low energy proton electron differential energy analyzer (LEPEDEA) which was sensitive to particles having energies as low as 1 keV.

With the support of the Office of Naval Research and later of NASA we developed and built complete satellites with full complements of scientific instrumentation, thus becoming the first university to succeed in this comprehensive undertaking. Indeed, at one point in time, we had built and flown more satellites than the combined number built by all foreign nations, excepting the Soviet Union. The Injun series of Iowa satellites comprised Injun I (launched 29 June 1961), Injun II (not placed in orbit because of a launch vehicle failure on 24 January 1962), Injun III (launched 12 December 1962), Injun IV (launched 21 November 1964), and Injun V (launched 8 August 1968). These were placed in low altitude, high inclination orbits and had investigation of the aurorae as one of their primary objectives. A notable advance was made by Donald Gurnett in devising and successfully flying a VLF (very low frequency) radio receiver on Injun III. A large variety of plasma/wave phenomena were observed and this new field of investigation began to assume an important role in magnetospheric physics.

We also provided, under increasingly competitive circumstances, instruments as part of the scientific payload of NASA spacecraft: OGO I, II, III, and IV; Explorers VII, XII, and XIV; and IMP's (Interplanetary Monitoring Platforms) -D, -E, and -F (Explorers 33, 35, and 34). IMP-D was placed into a very eccentric orbit of the earth with apogee beyond the moon's orbit and IMP-E was injected into a durable orbit around the moon. Both of these spacecraft were exceedingly fruitful in studying solar x rays and solar energetic particles and in exploring the outer fringes of the magnetosphere, especially the magnetotail which had been discovered by other groups using Explorer VI and studied further by us and others with Explorer XII and Explorer XIV in very eccentric orbits.

The latest of the University of Iowa's small satellites is Hawkeye I, which was placed in an eccentric, 90° inclination orbit in 1974 and continued to operate properly until its reentry into the atmosphere nearly four years later. It yielded important results on the configuration of the bow shock and magnetopause and the topology of the geomagnetic field at large radial distances over the northern polar cap and in the vicinity of the polar cusp -- a special feature of central importance in the entry of solar plasma into the magnetosphere.

Other earth satellite missions in which the University of Iowa has had an important role have included IMP-G, IMP-I, IMP-H, IMP-J, UK-4 (United Kingdom-4), S3 (Small Standard Satellite), DE-1 (Dynamics Explorer I), and ISEE-1, -2, and -3 (International Sun Earth Explorers 1, 2, and 3). Frank's imaging camera on DE-1 has provided a large and classical album of global images of the aurorae and other faint light features of the earth under lighting conditions previously thought to make such images impossible. One of my great regrets has been that Sydney Chapman did not live to see these, inasmuch as he often expressed such an aspiration when he lectured here on auroral physics in 1954. Meanwhile the investigations of Gurnett and his colleagues with their VLF receivers on ISEE-3 have been exceedingly fruitful as have the plasma measurements on ISEE-1 and -2 by Frank et al. The imaginative scheme of Robert Farquhar at the Goddard Space Flight Center for diverting ISEE-3 from its original station at the L1 Lagrangian libration point of the earth-Sun system to an orbit for flying by the Comet Giacobini-Zinner, the spacecraft being then renamed ICE (International Comet Explorer), resulted in the first in situ observation of dust and plasma physical phenomena associated with a comet (September 1985).


As early as 1960 and in parallel with the activities just sketched, one of my driving aspirations was to push on with magnetospheric studies of the other planets.

The emphasis at NASA in the early 1960s was on manned lunar flights. But the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and other groups had already made extensive general studies of the ballistics of flight to other planets -- especially Venus and Mars. The interest in Mars was driven by the desire for geological studies of its surface and, perhaps more importantly, by the desire to search for any form of biological activity there. Also Mars and Venus were ballistically much easier to reach than was Mercury or the outer planets. The first planetary target to be adopted by JPL/NASA was Venus. I proposed a simple radiation detector for the first mission with the purpose of searching for the existence of a Venusian radiation belt and the consequent inferences on the magnetization of this planet, then completely unknown. My instrument was selected and was incorporated into the payload of Mariner I, an early in-flight failure, and of Mariner II, launched successfully on 27 August 1962. The cruise phase was quite successful, yielding, most importantly, the first continuous measurements of the solar wind by Conway Snyder and Marcia Neugebauer, the interplanetary magnetic field by Paul Coleman et al., and the detection of numerous solar energetic particle events by my apparatus and a companion instrument of Hugh Anderson and Victor Neher. Mariner II passed by Venus on 14 December 1962 at a radial miss distance of 41,000 km. In our measurements there was not the slightest indication of the presence of the planet, thereby implying an upper limit on its magnetic moment as 0. 18 that of the earth, its "sister" planet. A casual, and perhaps even correct, interpretation of this result is that Venus is simply rotating too slowly (period 243 days) to drive an internal self-excited dynamo.

I had an improved model of the radiation instrument on Mariner III (launch failure) and Mariner IV (launched successfully on 28 November 1964) which made the first ever encounter with Mars on 15 July 1965. The interplanetary data yielded a nearly continuous record of solar x-ray flares and of the presence of energetic solar particles, including the discovery of energetic solar electrons and, in stereoscopic combination with data from Explorer 35 in lunar orbit, the first determination of the altitude in the sun's atmosphere at which 2 - 10 Å x rays are emitted. At Mars as at Venus, we got a null result and inferred an upper limit on Mars' magnetic moment as 0.001 that of the earth.

Meanwhile, as a member of the Space Science Board and from 1966-70 as a member of the Lunar and Planetary Missions Board, I had adopted the role of being a special and unremitting advocate of missions to the outer planets -- especially Jupiter. The first fruits of these efforts were the adoption by NASA of two missions to Jupiter -- later called Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11 -- with emphasis on energetic particle and magnetic field measurements. A special motivation for this emphasis was the radio-astronomical evidence that Jupiter has a huge radiation belt whose population of relativistic electrons emits the observed synchrotron radiation in the decimetric wavelength range. The Pioneer 10/11 project was managed by the Ames Research Center of NASA with a keen concern for optimizing the scientific yield of the mission. The spacecraft were built by the TRW Company. My proposal for an energetic particle instrument was accepted, after some reduction in its scope, during the vigorous national competition for payload space. Pioneer 10 was launched successfully on 3 March 1972 and Pioneer 11 on 6 April 1973. For the subsequent 17 years, the inflight data from these two spacecraft have been a central part of my research life and that of several of my students and associates. Pioneer 10 made the first ever encounter (December 1973) with Jupiter and yielded a large body of new knowledge, most especially on its magnetosphere. Pioneer 11 encountered Jupiter a year later along a different trajectory and confirmed and substantially expanded the earlier findings. Pioneer 10 has continued on an escape trajectory out of the solar system and, at the date of writing, is about 47 AU from the sun (nearly 7 billion km) -- the most remote man-made object in the universe -- still working well and providing daily data on cosmic rays and the interplanetary medium in the outer heliosphere. After its close encounter with Jupiter, Pioneer 11 made the first ever encounter with Saturn in September 1979, discovering its magnetosphere and yielding a rich body of new information on the planet itself and its system of rings and satellites. This spacecraft is now also on a solar-system-escape trajectory at a current distance of over 28 AU and it too is transmitting data on a daily basis.

In the late 60's and early 70's a Grand Tour of the Outer Planets was being advocated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in particular, and by other planetary enthusiasts who were advising NASA on new programs. JPL had shown that the forthcoming configuration of the outer planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune (a once-in-179-year phenomenon) would make it ballistically feasible to have a single spacecraft fly by all four of these remote planets. The Grand Tour, as such, was a budgetary causality of late 1970. Soon, thereafter, I was asked by JPL to chair a Science Working Group to develop a more modest-sounding mission, tentatively called MJS (Mariner/Jupiter Saturn). The two-spacecraft mission that we developed was eventually approved and came to life in 1974. It was later renamed Voyager. Although the term Grand Tour was now eschewed in polite conversation, it did not escape our attention that the configuration of the outer planets was independent of budgetary-political considerations in the White House and the Congress.

The successes of the two Pioneer missions produced a greatly enhanced interest in the Voyager missions, as well as in ground-based study of the outer planets. Competition for payload space brought forth a wealth of proposals of new and sophisticated instruments and eventual selection of an excellent complement.

Both Voyagers were launched successfully in the late summer of 1977. Each flew by Jupiter and Saturn and provided great advances, most notably in high-resolution imaging of the atmospheres of the planets and their satellites and rings and the plasma-physics of their magnetospheres. Since its Saturn encounter, Voyager I is on a solar-system-escape trajectory, but Voyager 2 made the first ever encounter with Uranus in early 1986 and is now approaching Neptune for a 25 August 1989 encounter -- thus prospectively achieving the objectives of the Grand Tour as visualized at the outset of this program.

I have had no part in the execution of the Voyager program but have been a guilty bystander, so to speak, and one of its enthusiastic fans.

In 1976-77, I chaired still another JPL/ARC science working group, called JOP/SWG (Jupiter Orbiter with (Atmospheric) Probe/Science Working Group). Our purpose was to develop a follow-on Jupiter mission of more advanced capability than the Pioneers and the Voyagers, with a deep atmospheric entry probe and an orbiter having a useful lifetime of at least two years in contrast to the limited period (days to weeks) of nearby observation available on a fly-by.

The mission, renamed Galileo, has suffered a plethora of delays -- financial, political, and technical -- principally as the result of the inadequacies and defaults of the shuttle launching system which had been adopted by NASA in the late 1970's and 1980's. The launch of Galileo is now scheduled for October 1989 but many uncertainties remain. Also because of the less-than-originally-planned capability of the shuttle, it has been necessary to adopt an ingenious but very long flight path to Jupiter, requiring over six years vs. the twenty-month flights of Pioneers 10/11. I recognize that the probability of my own survival to 1995 is substantially less than unity. Nonetheless, I still hope to function in my interpretative role as an Interdisciplinary Scientist beginning after Galileo's scheduled entry into orbit around Jupiter in that year.


In the period 1951-1985, I served as head of the Department of Physics (which became the Department of Physics and Astronomy in 1959) of the University of Iowa. My formal teaching involved a full gamut of courses: General Physics, General Astronomy, Electricity and Magnetism, Introduction to Modem Physics, Radio Astronomy, Intermediate Mechanics, and a specialized course in Solar-Terrestrial Physics. Perhaps my favorite was General Astronomy, an introductory but rigorous course on the solar system, with laboratory, which I taught for 17 years.

My closest working relationships with students involved ones at the graduate level. The following are those who finished advanced degrees under my guidance (see Appendix B). Some students who did their M.S. work with me later earned a Ph.D. elsewhere or under another advisor at Iowa. Others terminated their graduate work at the M.S. level. Every one was a collaborator in the fullest sense of the word, a fact that is amply represented in authorship or co-authorship of published work.

In addition, I have benefited by the highly competent efforts of an uncounted number of members of our technical staff of whom the following are representative: William A. Whelpley, Roger F. Randall, Robert B. Brechwald, Evelyn D. Robison, John E. Rogers, Joseph G. Sentinella, Donald C. Enemark, W. Lee Shope, Edmund Freund, and Robert Markee.

Finally and most importantly, I am indebted to my wife of 44 years, Abigail, and our five children who have provided the circumstances under which sustained and intensive professional work has seemed worthwhile.

Select Flight Chronology
1958 January 31 Explorer 1 launched aboard a Jupiter C rocket and achieved Earth orbit as the first United States' satellite.
1958 March 5 Explorer 2 failed to orbit due to an unsuccessful 4th stage.
1958 March 26 Explorer 3 launched into Earth orbit.
1958 July 26 Explorer 4 mapped the project Argus radiation.
1958 August 24 Explorer 5 failed to orbit--upper stages misfired.
1958 October 11 Pioneer 1 set the distance record but failed to reach moon.
1958 December 6 Pioneer 3 failed to reach the moon
1959 March 3 Pioneer 4 passed within 37,300 miles of the moon.
1959 October 13 Explorer 7 launched into Earth orbit.
1961 June 29 Injun 1 launched but failed to separate from the Solrad 3.
1961 August 15 Explorer 12 launched into Earth orbit.
1961 November 15 TRAAC launched.
1962 January 24 Injun 2 launch vehicle failure.
1962 August 27 Mariner 2 launched into solar orbit.
1962 October 2 Explorer 14 launched into Earth orbit.
1962 October 27 Explorer 15 launched into Earth orbit.
1962 December 12 Injun 3 launched
1964 September 4 OGO 1 launched.
1964 November 21 Injun IV (Explorer 25) first NASA dual payload launch.
1964 November 28 Mariner 4 launched to Mars.
1965 October 14 OGO 2 launched.
1966 June 6 OGO 3 launched.
1966 July 1 Explorer 33 (IMP-D) launched, lunar orbit not achieved.
1967 June 14 Mariner 5 launched into solar orbit and flew-by Venus.
1967 July 19 Explorer 35 (IMP-E) launched into orbit around moon.
1967 July 28 OGO 4 launched.
1968 March 4 OGO 5 launched.
1968 August 8 Injun 5 (Explorer 40) launched.
1972 March 2 Pioneer 10 launched as first flight to Jupiter.
1973 April 5 Pioneer 11 launched to Jupiter and Saturn.
1974 June 3 Hawkeye launched, built by the University of Iowa
Curriculum Vitae James A. Van Allen
    September 7, 1914, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
    Alfred Morris and Alma Olney Van Allen
    Marital Status
    Married Abigail Fithian Halsey II, October 13, 1945; Five Children: Cynthia, Margot, Sarah, Thomas, and Peter
    Home Address
    5 Woodland Mounds Road, Iowa City, Iowa 52245, USA
    Educational Data
  • Public Elementary Schools, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, 1918-1927
  • Public High School, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, 1927-1931 (Valedictorian 1931)
  • Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, 1931-1935: Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude, with major in Physics, 1935
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1935-1939: Master of Science with major in Physics, 1936; Ph.D. with major in Physics, 1939
    General Professional Data
  • 1939-1941 Research Fellow of Carnegie Institution of Washington (at Department of Terrestrial Magnetism in Washington, D.C. in Nuclear Physics)
  • 1941-1942 Physicist, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, D.C. (Development of photo-electric and radio-proximity fuzes for Office of Scientific Research and Development and National Defense Research Council)
  • 1942 Physicist, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, Silver Spring, Maryland (Development of radio-proximity fuzes for gun-fired projectiles and ballistic)
  • 1942-1946 Ordnance and Gunnery Officer and Combat Observer, United States Navy. Service with Pacific Fleet and Navy Bureau of Ordnance. Lt. (j.g.) U.S.N.R. 1942. Lt. Cdr. U.S.N.R. 1946. Introduction of radio-proximity fuzes for anti-aircraft and shore bombardment use into the Pacific Fleet and assessment of combat effectiveness
  • 1946-1950 Physicist, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, supervisor high-altitude research group and supervisor proximity fuze unit. Engaged in high-altitude experiments in cosmic rays, atmospheric ozone, geomagnetic field, ultraviolet solar spectroscopy, high-altitude photography of the earth. Pioneered in use of V-2 rockets for this work. Supervised development of Aerobee rocket and pioneered in its use for similar work.
  • 1951 Research Fellow, Guggenheim Memorial Foundation at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
  • 1953-1954 Research Associate, Princeton University, Project Matterhorn, for early experimental work on controlled thermonuclear reactions.
  • 1951-1985 Professor of Physics and Head of Department of Physics (since 1959 Department of Physics and Astronomy), University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1981 Regents' Fellow, Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.
  • 1985-1990 Carver Professor of Physics, Emeritus, University of Iowa
  • 1990 Regent Distinguished Professor
    Special Professional Activities
  • Leader, Scientific Expedition to Central Pacific on U.S.S. Norton Sound, 1949, for study of cosmic rays and earth's magnetic field, using Aerobee rockets.
  • Leader, Scientific Expedition to Gulf of Alaska on U.S.S. Norton Sound, 1950, for study of cosmic rays, using Aerobee rockets.
  • Leader, Scientific Expedition to Arctic on U.S.C.G.C. Eastwind, 1952, for study of cosmic rays with balloon-launched rockets.
  • Leader, Scientific Expedition (International Geophysical Year) to Arctic on U.S.S. Plymouth Rock, 1957, for study of cosmic rays, aurorae, and geomagnetic field with balloon-launched rockets and to Atlantic, Central Pacific, South Pacific, and Antarctic areas on U.S.S. Glacier, 1957, for same purposes.
  • Associate Editor, Physics of Fluids, 1958-1962.
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research, 1959-1967.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Space Science Reviews, 1962.
  • Lecturer, Enrico Fermi International Summer School, Varena, Italy, 1962.
  • Lecturer, NATO Conference, Bergen, Norway, 1965.
  • President-Elect, American Geophysical Union, 1980-1982; President, 1982-1984.
  • Acting Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research of Space Physics, 1991-1992.
    Membership in Societies
  • Fellow, American Physical Society
  • Fellow, American Geophysical Union
  • Member, Iowa Academy of Science
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences
  • Founding Member, International Academy of Astronautics
  • Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Member, American Astronomical Society
  • Member, Sigma Xi
  • Member, Gamma Alpha
  • Member, Cosmos Club
  • Fellow, American Rocket Society
  • Member, Royal Astronomical Society (U.K.)
  • Member, American Philosophical Society
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Foreign Member, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
    External Professional Activities
  • Member, Rocket and Satellite Research Panel (formerly V-2 Rocket Panel, then Upper Atmosphere Rocket Research Panel) 1946-1960, Chairman 1947-1958, and member executive committee 1958-1960.
  • Member, Technical Panel on Earth Satellite Program (I.G.Y) 1955-1958 and Chairman, Working Group on Internal Instrumentation 1956-1958.
  • Member, Technical Panel on Rocketry (I.G.Y.) 1955-1958.
  • Member, Technical Panel on Cosmic Rays (I.G.Y) 1956-1958.
  • Member, Technical Panel on Aurora and Airglow (I.G.Y.) 1957-1958.
  • Member, Subcommittee on Upper Atmosphere, National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics 1948-1952.
  • Member, Advisory Committee on Nuclear Physics, Office of Naval Research 1957-1960.
  • Member, Advisory Committee on Physics, National Science Foundation 1957-1960.
  • Consultant, President's Science Advisory Committee 1957-1960.
  • Member, Space Science Board of the National Academy of Sciences 1958-1970, 1980-1983.
  • Member, Particles and Fields Subcommittee of Space Science and Applications Steering Committee, National Aeronautics and Space Administration 1959-1963 [approximately] 1966-1969.
  • Member, Panel on Science and Technology of the Committee on Science and Astronautics of the U. S. House of Representatives 1959-1972.
  • Member, Board of Directors, First National Bank, Iowa City, Iowa, 1967-1988.
  • President, Planetary Sciences Section, American Geophysical Union, 1964-1968.
  • Chairman, Iowa's International Cooperation Year Committee on Science and Advanced Technology 1965.
  • Member, Ad Hoc Science Advisory Committee, National Aeronautics and Space Administration 1967.
  • Chairman, Ad Hoc Panel on Small Planetary Probes, Space Science Board, National Academy of Sciences 1966.
  • Member, Lunar and Planetary Missions Board, NASA 1967-1971 [also Chairman, Jupiter Panel].
  • Governor's Science Advisory Committee 1967-1969.
  • Director-at-Large, Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy [AURA], Inc.; Chairman of Space Subcommittee, Scientific Committee, March 1968--March 1971.
  • Member, U. S. Committee for the Global Atmospheric Research Program [USC-GARP]-- 1968 through 30 June 1970.
  • Member, CALTECH Board of Visitors 1968.
  • Member, Board of Directors, Iowa Electric Light & Power Company, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 1970-1987.
  • Member, JPL Science Advisory Group on the Outer Planets 1970-1972 [Consultant, 1 June 1971--l June 1972].
  • Chairman, Outer Planets Science Working Group [OPSWG]and Member of the Senior Planetary Strategy Council, 8 August 1972 ...
  • Chairman, JPL Mariner Jupiter Uranus Science Advisory Committee, 17 December 1973--30 June 1975.
  • Co-Chairman, ESRO/NASA Mission Definition Group for Pioneer Jupiter Orbiter 1974.
  • President, Solar and Planetary Section, American Geophysical Union, 1976-1978.
  • Member, Committee on Planetary and Lunar Exploration of the Space Science Board, National Academy of Sciences [COMPLEX] 1975-1976.
  • Member, Jupiter Orbiter/Probe Science Working Team 1975-1976 [Chairman, 1976].
  • Member, Board of Governors of National Space Institute 1975 ...
  • Member, Arecibo Advisory Board 1975-1977.
  • Member, Visiting Committee for the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism 1976-1977.
  • Member, Visiting Committee for the Max Planck Institute of Physics and Astrophysics at Garching [Fachbeirat] 1977-1981.
  • Member, Science Steering Group, Jupiter Orbiter/Probe 1977 ...
  • Chairman, Magnetosphere Working Group, Galileo Project/NASA 1977-1984
  • Member, Geophysics Film Committee/National Research Council 1984-1986
  • Member, Steering Committee, Space Science Board Study 1984-1986 SPACE SCIENCE IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY - Imperatives for Two Decades (1995-2015)
  • Member, NAS/NRC Committee on NASA Scientific and Technological Reviews 1984 ...
  • Consultant, Office of Technology Assessment [OTA] 1984 ...
  • Member, Advisory Committee for the NASA/JPL Visiting Scientist Program 1986 ...
  • Member, Board of Directors, IE Industries, Inc. 1986-1988
  • Member, NAS/NRC Postdoctoral Associateship Advisory Committee 1987-1990
  • Member, Governor's Science Advisory Council 1 July 1989 -- 30 June 1991
    Honors, etc. (Doctor of Science Degrees)
  • 1951 Iowa Wesleyan College
  • 1957 Grinnell College
  • 1958 Coe College
  • 1959 Cornell College
  • 1960 University of Dubuque
  • 1961 University of Michigan
  • 1961 Northwestern University
  • 1963 Illinois College
  • 1966 Butler College
  • 1966 Boston College
  • 1967 Southampton College
  • 1969 Augustana College
  • 1982 St. Ambrose College
  • 1987 University of Bridgeport
    Honors, etc.
  • 1949 C. N. Hickman medal of American Rocket Society for development of Aerobee
  • 1949 Physics award of Washington Academy of Science
  • 1958 Space Flight Award, American Astronautical Society
  • 1959 Distinguished Civilian Service medal (U. S. Army)
  • 1960 Louis W. Hill 1959 Space Transportation Award
  • 1960 Richtmyer Memorial Lecture
  • 1961 First Iowa Award in Science
  • 1961 First Annual Research Award, American Rocket Society
  • 1961 Elliot Cresson medal, Franklin Institute
  • 1962 David and Florence Guggenheim International Astronautics Award
  • 1963 John A. Fleming Award, American Geophysical Union
  • 1963 Golden Omega Award, Electrical Insulation Conference
  • 1964 Commander of the Order du Merite pour la Recherche et L'Invention
  • 1964 Iowa Broadcasters Association Award
  • 1972-1985 Carver Distinguished Professor, University of Iowa
  • 1974 NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement
  • 1975 Distinguished Fellow of the Iowa Academy of Science
  • 1976 Navy's Distinguished Public Service Award
  • 1977 Recipient of the William Bowie Medal for "Outstanding Contributions to Fundamental Geophysics and for Unselfish Cooperation in Research" [39th Presentation--AGU Spring 1977 Meeting]
  • 1978 Gold Medal, Royal Astronomical Society
  • 1978 Award of Merit, American Consulting Engineers Council
  • 1982 Space Science Award, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • 1982 The Governor's Science Medal
  • 1984 Recipient of the 1984 COSPAR Award for "Outstanding Contributions to Space Science"
  • 1984 Inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame, Alamogordo, New Mexico, 29 September 1984
  • 1986 Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Iowa
  • 1986 Member of The Franklin Institute of the State of Pennsylvania for the Promotion of the Mechanic Arts [Gold and Silver Salute]
  • 1986 First recipient of AAAS-Philip Hauge Abelson Prize
  • 1987 National Medal of Science
  • 1987 Society of Satellite Professionals Hall of Fame Award -- For Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Satellite Technology
  • 1987 Sigma Xi's 1987 William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement
  • 1987 National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges,University of Iowa Centennial Alumnus
  • 1989 Crafoord Prize, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1990 The 1990 Nevada Medal
  • 1990 Hancher-Finkbine Medallion in Recognition of Leadership and Service to the University of Iowa
  • 1990 Cosmos Club Award for 1990
  • 1990 Nansen Medal and Nansen Prize Award, The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Oslo, Norway
  • 1991 National Space Club Science Award
  • 1991 National Science Board Vannevar Bush Award
  • 1992 James Harlan Award for Exemplary Service to the Nation
  • 1992 University of Iowa Presidential Award
  • 1992 Paul Harris Fellow/Iowa City Rotary Club
  • Patent No. 2,573,823, Issued 1951 Nov. 6, Altimeter Actuated by Cosmic Rays (J.W.B. Barghausen and J. A. Van Allen)
  • Patent No. 2,744,697, Issued 1956 May 8, Cosmic Ray Altimeter (J. A. Van Allen)
  • Patent No. 2,931,897, Issued 1960 Apr. 5, Radio Sonde (J. A. Van Allen and M. A. Tuve)
  • Patent No. 2,996,008, Issued 1961 Aug. 15, Projectile Nose Structure (R. G. Ferris and J. A. Van Allen)
  • Patent No. 3,113,235, Issued 1963 Dec. 3, Rugged Vacuum Tube (H. H. Porter, S. Karrer, R. D. Mindlin, and J. A. Van Allen)
  • 254 research papers in scientific journals and research monographs
  • Editor, Scientific Uses of Earth Satellites [Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1956 and Second Revised Edition, 1958]
  • Co-Author, Pioneer of First to Jupiter, Saturn and Beyond, NASA SP-446 [Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1980]
  • Author, Origins of Magnetospheric Physics, 144 pp. [Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983] QC809 .M35 V35, ISBN 0-87474-940-9
  • Director of Graduate Student Research
  • 34 Ph.D. Dissertations and 45 M.S. Theses in physics and astronomy at the University of Iowa

Scope and Contents of Collection

THE JAMES A. VAN ALLEN PAPERS, 1938-1990, chronicle the professional career in upper atmosphere research, space physics research, and academia of Dr. James Van Allen; and document how the shifting research trends affected the career of one scientist. This substantial collection includes papers created or consolidated by Dr. Van Allen excluding those connected to his tenure as Head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Iowa. The Van Allen Papers (The Papers) encompass a multitude of topics from early upper atmospheric research in the 1950s, using balloons, to spacecraft missions to the outer planets in the 1970s; from the unofficial post-World War II V-2 Panel in the mid 1940s to the creation of NASA in 1958; and from his advice to students and to presidents. In addition, Van Allen's membership on numerous planning and advisory committees, documented in this collection, complement the technical record contained in the extensive mission files.

The documentary material preserved by Van Allen has extraordinary richness and breadth in describing the evolution of upper atmospheric research and the birth and evolution of space research. Dr. Van Allen's invaluable participation in the archival processing of these papers provided both continuity and a context which greatly enhanced the collection.

Technological advances were essential to the progression of scientific investigations in space. Prior to 1945, ionization chambers and Geiger tubes were carried aloft into the Earth's lower atmosphere by balloons. Advances in military rocketry made during World War opened the possibility of scientific research at higher altitudes. The capture and subsequent transfer of German rocket engineers and V-2 rocket components to the U.S. by the Army Ordnance Department was a major technological advance. The U.S. military sought development of ballistic missile capabilities by examining the V-2 rocket's performance while at the same time offering payload space for scientific research.

Van Allen's proximity fuze work at the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) during the war established his research credentials. Immediately after the war, Van Allen was in a position to oversee the construction of scientific payloads for launch aboard the captured V-2 rockets. The Papers document both early V-2 rocket research and the advances which allowed later instrumentation to orbit the Earth and other planets. The experience gained by Van Allen at the APL served him well in later years.

In the early 1950s the National Science Foundation was established to enable scientists from industry and universities to obtain funding for research under nonmilitary auspices. This step was the beginning of a major shift from military oriented research to research funded by a civilian agency. A further formalization of this shift occurred in 1958 when the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was established to coordinate, fund, and logistically support research in the upper atmosphere and the nation's emerging space program. Because NASA was a federally funded agency, the acceptance of federal tax support imposed additional administrative requirements on scientific activity, involving additional paperwork and changes in the division of labor in the laboratory. This evolution is evidenced in The Papers by comparing the volume of administrative records for the Explorer I mission launched in 1958 and the Pioneer 10 mission launched in 1972.

This collection is divided into ten main series reflecting Van Allen's diverse career: Personal and Biographical Papers (1.7 linear feet) Department of Terrestrial and Magnetism Papers (0.5 linear feet), Applied Physics Laboratory Papers (3.3 linear feet), University of Iowa Papers (170.4 linear feet), Manuscripts and Publications (9.6 linear feet), Photographs (5.4 linear feet), James A. Van Allen Library, Audio-Visual Material (13.0 linear feet), Artifacts and Sample of Data (7.0 linear feet). This collection contains numerous forms of documentation including proposals, correspondence, contracts, varied reports, handwritten notes, logsheets, artifacts, audio-visual material, and manuscripts.


PERSONAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL PAPERS, 1932-1990, contain primarily Van Allen's undergraduate and graduate academic papers include research papers and dissertation work papers. In addition, Van Allen's correspondence files from the mid 1930's and other personal correspondence from later years have been retained in the series. Other interesting materials include a copy of his autobiographical article written in 1990 for the Annual Review of earth and Planetary Sciences, copies of Van Allen's vitae, and a copy of the 1981 oral history interviews of Dr. Van Allen by David Devorkin of the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum (Box 0 Folders 1-3). In addition, a relatively complete listing of the awards received by Van Allen is contained in Box 0 Folder 4 and in his vitae.


DEPARTMENT OF TERRESTRIAL MAGNETISM PAPERS, 1939 - 1942 briefly document Van Allen's position first as a research fellow (1939-1941) and then as a physicist (I 941-1942) at the Carnegie Institution's Department of Terrestrial Magnetism. Most of his research was classified and what remains in this series is the unclassified correspondence, manuscripts, and a sampling of Van Allen's notebooks and holograph notes. It was during this period that Van Allen's research interest shifted from nuclear physics to what would later be called space physics. Impressed by the research of coworkers Forbush and Vestine, Van Allen resolved to "make geomagnetism, cosmic rays, and solar terrestrial physics his fields of research - at some unidentified future date." (Van Allen autobiography p.8) Further information on Van Allen's research activities at the DTM may be obtained from the Carnegie Institution.


THE APPLIED PHYSICS LABORATORY PAPERS, 1942 and 1946-1961, chronicle Van Allen's tenure as a physicist at the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL); however much of his work was classified and remains at the APL. Research at the APL focused upon proximity fuzes in 1942 and high altitude experimentation in the mid-late 1940s. Van Allen's postwar research interests at the APL were to measure the intensity of the primary cosmic radiation, to conduct high altitude photographic reconnaissance, and to measure atmospheric ozone.

While working at the APL, Van Allen was invited to join a small cadre of American scientists from universities and governmental laboratories, to form an unofficial group called the V-2 Panel whose goal was to guide and oversee a program of scientific research using V-2 rockets and Aerobee rockets. The most complete picture of this Panel is detailed in the unabridged and complete set of Panel meeting minutes (1945-1958), filed under the Advisory and Professional Activities of the University of Iowa Papers.

V-2 rocket research constituted a unique period in the conduct of scientific research. The V-2 Panel identified potential research scientists, reviewed proposals, and assigned available resources and launch priorities. Operations were at an intense pace due of the Army's time schedule, and rocket flight opportunities strained the scientists' ability to prepare instrumentation. This ample availability of flights greatly reduced competition among scientists. Scientific payloads were based primarily on gentleman s agreements between the scientist and the military. Administrative requirements for the V-2 research program were also minimal. Researchers prepared brief informal reports describing their instruments, scientific objectives, and results. This informal modus operandi contrasts sharply with the formal procedures that characterize present day research. This luxury of ample flight opportunities and the minimal administrative requirements are primary characteristics of what is often referred to by researchers as the "good old days".

In addition to retaining Panel documentation, individual V-2 flight folders containing correspondence, data graphs, blueprints, proposals, reports, and a summary of V-2 work, are filed under the APL Papers. These flight folders depict only a portion of the total V-2 record since this research program required the coordination of a diverse group of people and organizations. The Army supplied the V-2 rockets; the Naval Research Laboratory was responsible for telemetry, ground stations, command receivers, and payload shells; and the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts provided valuable assistance including tracking, telemetry reception, and equipment recovery. Additional information may be available from these organizations. A map of several V-2 impact points is a part of this collection (Box 11 Folder 5).

While others were responsible for the launch and operations of the V-2 rockets, the research scientists controlled the design and development of their instruments guided by available resources and the size and weight restrictions mandated by the launch vehicle. In spite of cooperation between military and civilian personnel, experimenters were given minimal knowledge of the rocket technology.

Research utilizing V-2 rockets produced valuable results concerning the nature of cosmic rays, the solar spectrum, and the distribution of atmospheric ozone. Additionally cameras aboard the V-2 rockets were used to take high altitude photographs of the Earth. The limited supply and the expense of assembling and firing the V-2 rockets led to the development of a low cost sounding rocket to be utilized for scientific research. This rocket, the Aerobee, was developed under the joint guidance of Van Allen at the APL and Rolf Sebersky at the Aerojet Corporation and was supported by the Navy Bureau of Ordnance and the Naval Office of Research and Inventions (later ONR). The Aerobee drastically reduced the cost of a single research mission.

Most of the early Aerobees were launched from the White Sands Proving Ground, beginning on November 24, 1947. Later Aerobees were launched from the USS Norton Sound on its 1949 mission to the Peruvian coast and its 1950 mission to the Gulf of Alaska. Instrumentation flown aboard these rockets consisted of radiation detectors of various types, solar spectrographs, magnetometers, mass spectrometers, and cameras. Van Allen and his associates developed the scientific objectives of each flight and prepared all sensors, batteries, power supplies, and ,electronics and conducted all preflight testing and post flight data reduction, analysis and interpretation. In the period 1946-1951 forty-eight V-2 rockets and thirty Aerobee rockets carried scientific equipment for all U.S. groups.

In addition to the foldered material on the V-2 and Aerobee rockets, field notes taken by Van Allen during his research may be found in the University of Iowa Papers Subseries K, Field Notebooks.

It was during this early postwar period that Van Allen developed his research style of identifying scientific objectives and building instruments as simply and reliably as possible. In addition, Van Allen formed a network of working relationships with a diverse group of people from different military, university, and governmental institutions.

The APL Papers house a variety of information including V-2 and Aerobee flight files which may contain correspondence, data, telemetry information, and/or blueprints. The general APL files contain proposals, correspondence, memos, research manuscripts or reports, and holograph notes. Additional material includes a booklet explaining the story of APL (Box 7 Folder 2), files on the post-war brainstorming group called the Young Turks Committee (Box 7 Folders 6-11), a memo explaining early rocketry nomenclature (Box 12 Folder 3), and files on a data analysis course taught by Van Allen (Box 7 Folders 14-17).

The year 1950 marked the beginning of a new decade and a dramatic change in Van Allen's career. In December 1950, Van Allen ended his work at the APL to return to the University of Iowa and become a tenured professor of physics and Head the Department of Physics (expanded to become the Department of Physics and Astronomy in 1969). Many ties made during the war and at the APL continued as Van Allen began what became an accomplished career at the University of Iowa.


THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA PAPERS (1951-1990) document Van Allen's professional career at the University of Iowa and is the largest body of material in this collection. Van Allen established upper atmosphere and magnetospheric research at the university and led the development of an internationally recognized program which is documented by the extensive satellite and spacecraft mission files and other research files. In addition to teaching and research, he contributed to the national policy by advising presidents and Congress, participating in professional organizations and serving on numerous advisory committees and panels. Extensive documentation of these advisory activities is included in this collection under Subseries D, Advisory and Professional Activities (Boxes 229-342).

A great change in available research resources accompanied Van Allen's new job. Instead of the ample funding of the APL under Merle Tuve's directorship, Van Allen was confronted with no research budget and the need to raise research funds. In addition, there were no established laboratory facilities within the department in which he could initiate a program of cosmic ray research. Van Allen began by cleaning an obsolete battery storage room within the physics building and setting up a basic laboratory. However, no university moneys were allotted to purchase the necessary balloons and equipment to be used in high altitude cosmic ray research.

In 1951, Van Allen was able to secure a $2,500 grant from the Research Corporation (Box 42 Folder 4). This grant combined with the department's two skilled instrument workers and five newly recruited graduate students allowed Van Allen to begin a series of balloon flights designed to study the composition of cosmic rays. In 1951, the Department of Physics was comprised of 12 faculty members, 20-25 graduate students, undergraduate students, and one departmental secretary who worked for the entire faculty. Realizing that the university would be unable to support a high altitude research program, Van Allen applied for a grant from the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) in 1951. The proposal for a comprehensive study of the latitude dependence of cosmic ray intensities using balloon launched rockets, "Rockoons", was approved and funded. A "Rockoon" is a small, instrument-carrying rocket launched at an altitude of about 15 kilometers from a balloon-designed as a low cost technique for reaching altitudes up to about 100 kilometers. The University received a great deal of additional support from the Navy which supplied surplus Deacon rockets and the helium used by the balloons. The Navy also provided transportation by ship to the various launching sites including the Arctic and the Antarctic. Papers documenting these activities may be found in the subseries Research Papers under ONR, Rockoon, and the balloon files.

The University of Iowa Papers are divided into thirteen subseries: A. General correspondence; B. Research papers; C. Reference and subject files; D. Advisory and professional activities; E. Conference files; F. Trip files; G. Professorial material; H. Journals and diaries; I. Calendars; J. Telephone logbooks; K. Field notebooks; L. Van Allen holograph notes; and M. Speeches and congressional testimony.

General Correspondence

Subseries A, General Correspondence (Boxes 15-42), 1952-1985, are comprised principally of letters and memos filed by Evelyn D. Robison, Van Allen's long time project assistant. Approximately two-thirds of these letters are professional correspondence with colleagues; the rest are letters to Van Allen in his role as a public figure. These papers are divided into three categories: letters separated chronologically by the first letter of the author's last name (referred to by Mrs. Robison as the Misc. A-Z files), subject files, and lastly correspondence filed chronologically. The first two categories were created by Mrs. Robison as a normal course of business operations; the last category was formed to organize unfoldered correspondence. Letters from colleagues include letters from and to Wernher Von Braun, Hannes Alfven (Box 223 Folders 1-3), and Arthur Compton. Many politicians including Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon also contacted Van Allen. In addition students of all ages and the general public sent inquiries ranging from requests for an autograph to requests for a review of their new theory. The more bizarre letters received by Van Allen were filed by Mrs. Robison in the "Unfortunate Persons" subject file (Box 30-31).


Subseries B, Research (Boxes 42-208), 1950-1989, encompass material involved with the funding, organization, and implementation of Dr. Van Allen's numerous scientific projects supported by both military and civil agencies. This subseries has been further divided into 1. Sponsoring Agencies including the Research Corporation, ONR, NASA, NSF, and the AEC (Boxes 42-66); 2. Proposals (Boxes 67-83); 3. Satellite and Spacecraft Mission files including Explorer I and subsequent missions for which Van Allen either acted as the Principal Investigator, had an interest in, or student working on (Boxes 84-179); 4. Satellite and Spacecraft Missions, Department Research (Boxes 180-182); 5. Proposed Iowa spacecraft which never flew including Pioneer H and Mariner Mars 1971 (Boxes 183-187); 6. Other non-satellite research including balloons, rockoons, and the Starfish Project (Boxes 188-203); and 7. Security Files (Boxes 204-208).

Sponsoring agency files detail military and government contracts, evolving research interests, and the expanding administrative requirements necessitated by the acceptance of federal funding. This documentation includes proposals, contracts, budget and progress reports, correspondence, and final reports. Interesting papers include a series of NASA files documenting the university's unsuccessful attempt to persuade NASA to build an Electronics Center in Iowa City (Boxes 53-54). Records from the ad hoc Science Advisory Committee, Committee on Astronautics and Aeronautics, and OSSA are also filed under NASA. The proposals are divided into three categories: Van Allen's proposals, Iowa Faculty proposals, and Miscellaneous proposals. The proposals reflect not only the heart of Van Allen's scientific interest but also the formalization of space science research as revealed by their increasing complexity.

The third and fourth categories, Satellite and Spacecraft Missions, contain the core record of Van Allen's experimental activity over several decades at the University of Iowa. These mission files are arranged chronologically and frequently document Van Allen and his colleagues' research from conception to completion. Records include proposals, contracts, progress reports, design blueprints, test data, flight data, and final reports. In addition to flying instrumentation on 24 satellite missions as principal investigator, Van Allen also led Arctic and Antarctic research expeditions, and participated in early work on developing controlled fusion (Project Matterhorn at Princeton University) and ONR research. Records of research conducted during shipboard expeditions utilizing balloons and Rockoons have been retained in this subseries. Additional research by Van Allen contained in this subseries includes files on the Starfish Test, the Argus Program, and cosmic ray research.

A small fraction of Van Allen's research at the University of Iowa involved classified information and appropriate precautions were taken to protect the restricted files. The Security Files represent a cross section of the security requirements from the 1940s to the 1980s. In 1970 and again in 1984 the University of Iowa took steps to restrict classified research from being done on university grounds.

Reference and Subject Files

Subseries C, Reference and Subject Files (Boxes 209-228), 1941-1984, represent a body of material collected by Van Allen in support of his professional research interests. This subseries is further segregated into the following categories: Soviet file (Boxes 209-215), instrumentation brochures (Boxes 216-219), non-SUI spacecraft missions (Boxes 219-221), catalog of solar x-rays (Box 222), and material on the Amana company. Material in the Soviet file includes papers on Van Allen's trip to the Soviet Union in 1959, the 1960 visit to Iowa City by Russian scientists, and numerous translations of Russian scientific papers. Non-SUI missions detail research from the early 1950s to the Solar Maximum mission in the mid-1970s.

Advisory and Professional Activities

Subseries D, Advisory and Professional Activities (Boxes 229-342), documents Van Allen's extensive and influential participation in numerous non-academic advisory bodies, beginning soon after the end of World War II. This subseries has been further segregated into 1. Committees, Panels and Working Groups; 2. Professional Societies and Other Affiliations; and 3. Refereeing and Reviews.

In late 1945, Ernst Krause of the NRL organized a group of scientists, including Van Allen, to oversee the scientific utilization of refurbished German V-2 rockets. This informal group called the V-2 Rocket Panel supervised the nation's upper atmospheric rocket research for over a decade. In his book Origins of Magnetospheric Physics, Van Allen describes the Panel meetings as "a mixture of shared experiences, plans and results and a continuous updating of schedules and assignments of payload space". A complete set of formal (and some draft) Panel meeting minutes, as drafted by the secretary and edited into final form by Van Allen, are contained in Boxes 229-231.

As rocket technology evolved, so too did the V-2 Panel. In 1946 Van Allen succeeded Ernst Krause as chairman and served as chairman until the group's dissolution in 1958. In 1951, the Panel was renamed the Upper Atmosphere Rocket Research Panel (UARRP) as the focus of space science research shifted from utilizing V-2 rockets to exploring the earth's upper atmosphere using the Aerobee and other U.S. rockets. In 1955 it was further renamed the Rocket and Satellite Research Panel (RSRP) to encompass the expected use of artificial satellites for research. This Panel embodied the spirit of scientific research at high altitudes in the postwar era, namely a small group of scientists funded primarily by military agencies requiring minimal administrative arrangements.

The 1957-1958 International Geophysical Year, partly an outgrowth of the work by the V-2 Panel, contributed to fostering space physics research. In 1958 the National Academy of Sciences established the Space Science Board to advise the federal government on the nation's emerging space policy. Van Allen was a member of the SSB from 1958-1970 and from 1980-1983 (Boxes 258-294). He also served as a consultant to the President's Science Advisory Committee from 1957-1960 (Boxes 257-258); as a member of the Panel on Science and Technology of the Committee on Science and Astronautics of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1959-1972; and testified on numerous occasions before congressional committees. A complete listing of Dr. Van Allen's external professional activities and membership in professional societies may be found in his curriculum vitae contained in this guide. Additional advisory responsibilities included acting as a referee of papers for the Physical Review Letters and the Journal of Geophysics Research(Box 342). A wide variety of papers including correspondence, memos, meeting minutes, and issued reports document Van Allen's advisory activities.

Conference Files

Subseries E, Conference Files (Boxes 342-348), 1940-1985, document the meetings and conferences in which Van Allen was a participant. Professor G. W. Stewart, Van Allen's predecessor, sponsored an annual Colloquium of College Physicists (Boxes 342-343) which attracted eminent scientists such as Erwin Schrodinger, Neils Bohr and H. Lorentz. This colloquium continued under Van Allen's guidance until 1959. In addition, other prominent conferences, including the Midwest Cosmic Ray Conference and the International Cosmic Ray Conference, are also documented in this collection by programs, correspondence, and holograph notes in boxes 343 and 344, respectively.

Trip Files

Subseries F, Trip Files (Boxes 348-352), 1956-1983, record Dr. Van Allen's scientific and advisory trips. Originally much of this material was in binders compiled by Mrs. Robison; however, travel vouchers prior to 1963 have been filed chronologically. In addition to Arctic and Antarctic expeditions on Naval vessels and a trip to the Soviet Union, Van Allen traveled extensively throughout the United States for research and advisory meetings.

Professorial Papers

Subseries G, Professorial Papers (Boxes 352-372), 1951-1988, catalogue Van Allen's pedagogical career and is separated into two subcategories: the first documents Van Allen's teaching (Boxes 352-361); the second contains his advanced degree advisee files (Boxes 362-371). The teaching files reflect Van Allen's teaching style which emphasized the student's importance and contain lecture notes, homework assignments, and exams. Despite extensive research and administrative responsibilities, Van Allen maintained an open-door policy whereby a student need only knock on the door to ask him a question.

Van Allen also advised undergraduate and graduate research students. The files of student advisees who received an advanced degree under Van Allen's guidance were removed from the departmental office and have been retained in this collection. A list of all Van Allen's advanced degree advisees is attached as Appendix B. The undergraduate advisee files were discarded pursuant to a processing decision. Currently university policy restricts the disclosure of certain confidential student information. Consequently the original advisee files had to be separated into restricted and unrestricted documents. For full details, please refer to the staff at Special Collections, University of Iowa Archives.

Professional Journals and Diaries

Subseries H, Journals and Diaries (Boxes 372-377), 1939-1992, comprise Van Allen's research notes, progress reports, personal reflections, agendas, and opinions on a wide range of topics. These journals include annual evaluations of his graduate students but cover a broader base of topics than the field notebooks since they are not limited to research matters. A photocopy of these journals and diaries has been archived since Dr. Van Allen retained the originals.


Subseries I, Calendars (Box 378), 1952-1986, contains the monthly calendars which remained in Van Allen's papers and are often marked with appointments, trips, and notes.

Telephone Logbooks

Subseries J, Telephone Logbooks (Boxes 378-382), function as a daily record of Van Allen's telephone activities for the years late 1961-1982. Reference notes on phone conversations and letters received, prearranged plans, or informal reports received during the business day are contained in these logbooks. Logbooks for the years after 1982 have been retained by Dr. Van Allen and will be added to the collection in due course.

Field Notebooks

Subseries K, Field Notebooks (Boxes 383-388), 1942-1963, record Van Allen's thoughts, speculations, and data obtained during various experiments. There are primarily two types of field notebooks which correspond to different time periods. For the time period 1942-1962, small hand-held spiral notepads functioned as field notebooks. These were kept consistently during the V-2, Aerobee, and Rockoon experiments. Since a single notebook may cover several topics these notebooks are filed chronologically. Beginning in August 1958 and continuing until November 1972 Van Allen kept gray field notebooks which have been arranged in chronological order. In later years, Van Allen created mission specific notebooks which have been identified and filed in the mission folders. Particular subjects covered by these notebooks include Pioneer 4 (Box 385 Folder 4), SSB Jan. 1959 (Box 385 Folder 5) and Van Allen's June 1959 trip to USSR (Box 386 Folder 1).

Van Allen Holograph Notes

Subseries L, Van Allen Holograph Notes (Boxes 388-390), 1950-1989, represent a sampling of the innumerable pieces of paper upon which Van Allen took notes. He often made notes regarding his research, daily activities and tasks which needed to be performed or ideas which needed further study. The dated pieces of paper were retained and put in chronological order; undated notes were discarded.

Speeches and Congressional Testimony

Subseries M, Speeches and Congressional Testimony Files (Boxes 391-402), contain texts of almost all speeches and Congressional testimony given by Van Allen between 1948-1975 and have been filed chronologically. Van Allen has retained the texts for speeches given after 1975. These will be added to the collection in due course. A second group of files also organized in alphabetical order contains correspondence and other non-text material concerning each speech (Boxes 395-400). Van Allen has also testified on numerous occasions before committees of the United States Congress (Boxes 401-402), this represents a third category of material. As a well known and respected public figure, Van Allen received numerous invitations to give presentations many of which he had to decline. This correspondence has been retained under "Declined Speaking Engagements".


MANUSCRIPTS AND PUBLICATIONS, 1940-1986, contain a variety of writings which are segregated into three subcategories: first Van Allen's manuscripts and publications (Boxes 403-416), second Van Allen's Books (Boxes 417-418), and third miscellaneous papers and reprints of other researchers important to Van Allen's work (Boxes 419-424). Papers which showed no indication of having been published and relevant miscellaneous reference papers have been retained in the last subcategory. The numbered research papers present work primarily by Van Allen. Special Collections at the University of Iowa maintains a separate and fairly complete set of numbered physics department research reports.

Series VI, PHOTOGRAPHS (Boxes 425-439)

PHOTOGRAPHS, 1946-1985, visually document many activities within Van Allen's forty years of scientific research from V-2 rocket photographs and drawings to the dedication of Van Allen Hall on the University of Iowa campus in 1982. These photographs originate principally from Dr. Van Allen's materials; some photographs do originate from within the Project Manager Files. An extensive array of photographic and publication figure negatives as collected within the physics department master file has been donated to the archives. Please direct inquiries on this negative collection which covers the years 1910-1970 to the staff at Special Collections. Negatives for later years have been retained within the department.


THE JAMES A. VAN ALLEN LIBRARY consists of books that were particularly influential to Van Allen's research and were not readily available in the physics department library. During his fifty years of research Van Allen collected a large library of books including some he did not utilize. These books and other materials with little or no relevance to his research were donated to the department library and included NASA Special Publications. A second group of books donated to the department library was a collection of physics texts which Dr. Van Allen segregated for donation. A third and most important category are the classic physics books which greatly influenced Van Allen's research and compose the Van Allen Library. He has retained these texts which will be added to the collection in due course; however, an inventory of these books may be found in Box 437 Folder 5.

Series VIII, AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIAL (Housed Separately)

AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIAL contains motion picture films, one-quarter inch audio tapes, audio-cassette tapes, and video-cassette tapes all of which document a rich variety of activities in Van Allen's research career. The motion picture category includes films of the USS Washington "Crossing the Line Ceremonies" from 1944, balloon launches, flight animations of Pioneers 10 and 11, and footage of rockoon launches on expeditions in 1952, 1955, and 1956. The one-quarter inch audio-tape category includes recordings of data signals from Aerobee and Explorers 1, 3, 4, and 7, and Van Allen's May 1, 1958 lecture at the National Academy of Sciences presenting the discovery of the radiation belts around the Earth which would later bear his name. The audio-cassette tapes include recordings of Van Allen's 1982 lecture on the genesis of the IGY, his 1992 Presidential Lecture at the University of Iowa, and a tape of music composed for Dr. Van Allen by Anders Hultqvist in 1989. Finally the video-cassette category contains footage of the Van Allen Hall rededication on June 10, 1982 and various lectures by Dr. Van Allen. A full listing of the audio-visual material is contained in the inventory.

Series IX, Artifacts (Housed Separately)

ARTIFACTS document a sample of the technical hardware including Loki rocket experiment racks, model solar panels, rocket housings, and an Injun 3 model. In addition, desk-top models of several spacecraft, including Pioneer, Injun 5, Hawkeye and Explorer 18 models have been retained and are housed at the University of Iowa Archives. In addition, the Smithsonian Institution!s National Air and Space Museum in Washington will retain a proximity fuze and Rockoon payload.

Series X, Sample of Data (Boxes 439-444)

Sample of Data, 1946-1975, documents the evolutionary changes in the experimental data from the early V-2 and Aerobee data, taken in the late 1940s and 1950s, through to data received from Pioneers 10 and 11 in the 1970s. Since it was not possible to retain the data in its entirety, a representative sample of data was taken from each mission where Van Allen acted as the Principal Investigator. In some cases calibration data and experimental data were retained to provide a overview of the technical process.

Organization of Collection

Organized into the following series: Series I, Personal and Biographical Papers (1.7 lin ft.); Series II, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism Papers (0.5 lin. ft.); Series III, Applied Physics Laboratory Papers (3.3 lin. ft.); Series IV, University of Iowa Papers (170.4 lin. ft.); Series V, Manuscripts and Publications (9.6 lin ft.); Series VI, Photographs (5.4 lin. ft.); Series VII, James Van Allen Library; Series VIII, Audio-Visual Material (13.0 lin. ft.); Series IX, Artifacts; and Series X, Sample of the Scientific Data (7.0 lin. ft).

Other Related Materials

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Materials Separated from Collection

The following materials were removed from the James A. Van Allen Papers and the related collections.

  • Duplications.
  • Data telexes.
  • Published reprints readily available elsewhere.
  • Index cards sent to Van Allen requesting reprints.
  • Security file material not retained during sampling.
  • Terminated employee files from the business office.
  • NASA press releases.
  • Public relations material.
  • Dynamic Explorer material readily available elsewhere.
  • Routine material from the board of trustees of the IAU.
  • Operator schedules.
  • Orbital predictions and listings of spacecrafts crossing of the equator.
  • Smithsonian reports.
  • Injun V lists of data shipments.
  • All lantern slides under the assumption the negatives retained by department.
  • Subsystem calibration worksheets.
  • AGU publications.
  • NSI newsletters.
  • Acquisition lists for the math-physics library.
  • IGY bulletins.
  • Routine letters circulated in the professional societies.
  • Balance sheets from professional organizations.
  • Galileo material from 1985 (per JAVA).
  • Iowa Heritage Foundation material donated to the library.
  • Weekly status reports.
  • Attitude tape summaries.
  • SUI class catalogs and commencement programs.
  • Non Van Allen abstracts from professional meetings.
  • Blueprints contained in the final engineering reports.
  • NASA publications with reference numbers.
  • Travel vouchers and requisitions not oriented toward equipment.
  • Xeroxing expense breakdowns.
  • University Computer Center summaries.
  • Abstracts of student theses.
  • Exam schedule announcements.
  • Overtime charts.
  • AIP folders summarizing internal departments.

The following is a listing of the acronyms and abbreviations contained in the James A. Van Allen Papers and related collections.

    American Astronomical Society
    American Association for the Advancement of Science
    Army Ballistic Missile Agency
    Air Density Injun Explorer
    Atomic Energy Commission
    Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratory
    Anchored Interplanetary Monitoring Platform
    American Institute of Physics
    Announcement of Opportunity
    Applied Physics Laboratory (Johns Hopkins University)
    American Physical Society
    Air Density Injun Explorer
    Associated Universities for Research in Astronomy check 302
    Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility
    Bulletin of American Astronomical Society
    Ball Brothers Research Corporation
    Board of Directors
    Council for the Advancement of Science Writing
    Critical Design Review
    Carnegie Institution of Washington
    French National Center for Space Studies
    Cosmic Background Explorer
    Committee on Data Management and Computation
    Committee on Lunar and Planetary Exploration
    Committee on Space Research
    Cosmic Rays
    Committee on Solar and Space Physics
    Civil Space Technology Initiative
    Circuit Technology Initiative
    Defense Atomic Support Agency
    Design Certification Review
    Dynamics Explorer
    Digital Equipment Corporation
    Departmental Executive Officers
    Department of Defense
    Department of Energy
    Department of Terrestrial Magnetism
    Eccentric Orbiting Geophysical Observatory
    Experiment Implementation Program
    Expendable Launch Vehicle
    Energetic Particles Team
    Earth System Science Committee
    European Space Agency
    Earth System Sciences Committee
    Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer
    Fields and Particles Science Team
    Flight Readiness Review
    Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer
    Government Accounting Office
    Global Atmospheric Research Panel
    Geophysics Research Board
    Gamma Ray Observatory
    Ground Support Equipment
    Goddard Space Flight Center
    High Energy Astrophysics Observatory
    Hubble Space Telescope
    Inter-Agency Coordinating Group
    Iowa Academy of Sciences
    International Astronomical Union
    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    International Geophysical Year
    Interplanetary Monitoring Platform
    Infrared Astronomical Satellite
    International Sun and Earth Explorer
    International Solar Polar Mission
    International Ultraviolet Explorer
    Iowa Wesleyan College
    James A. Van Allen
    Journal of Geophysical Review
    Jupiter Orbiter Probe
    Jupiter Orbiter Probe Magnetospheric Working Group
    Jupiter Orbiter Probe Science Working Group
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    Kitt Peak National Observatory
    Low Energy Proton and Electron Differential Energy Analyzer
    Lunar and Planetary Missions Board
    Langley Research Center
    Vought Missiles and Space Company
    Mariner Jupiter Saturn
    Mariner Jupiter Uranus
    Marshall Space Flight Center
    Midwest University for Research in Astronomy
    NASA Advisory Council
    National Academy of Sciences
    National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    National Commission on Space
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    North Liberty Radio Observatory
    National Research Council
    National Radio Astronomical Observatory
    Naval Research Laboratory
    National Science Foundation
    Orbiting Astronomical Observatory
    Orbiting Geophysical Observatory
    Office of Naval Research
    Outer Planetary Science Working Group
    Office of Space Science and Applications
    Orbiting Space Observatory
    Office of Technology
    Plasma Diagnostics Package
    Preliminary Design Review
    Pioneer International Quiet Sun Year
    Pioneer Jupiter Orbiter
    Plasma Subsystem
    Polar Orbiting Geophysical Observatory
    Physics Research Center
    Physical Review Letters
    President's Science Advisory Committee
    Quality Assurance Quality Control
    Restricted Access
    Request for Proposal
    Recoverable Plasma Diagnostics Package
    Rocket and Satellite Research Panel
    Science Advisory Group
    Society for Individual and Applied Math
    Strategy for Outer Planetary Exploration
    Space Physics Instrument Repair and Calibration Shop
    Space Science Board
    Solid State Detector
    Satellite and Tracking Data Acquisition Network
    Space Technology Laboratory
    Shuttle Transportation System
    State University of Iowa
    Science Working Group
    Technical Panel on Earth Satellite Project
    Technical Panel on Rocketry
    University Research Association
    Upper Atmosphere Rocket Research Panel
    Union Radio Scientifique Internationale
    United States National Committee
    Union of Soviet Socialist Republic
    Very Long Baseline Array
    Very High Frequency
    Very Low Frequency
    Window Aerological Sounding Projectile
    Working Group on Internal Instrumentation
    Wallops Station
    World Space Science Agency
    White Sands Test Facility
    Western Test Range

Container List

Series I. Personal and Biographical Papers, 1934-1988
A. Biographical Sketch
Box 0 Folders 1-2 Dr. DeVorkin's Oral History of Van Allen, June 1981
Folder 3 Van Allen's Holograph Notes Regarding the Oral History Interview, 1981
Folder 4 Relatively complete listing of awards received by JAVA (see also C.V.)
Box 1 Folder 1 Van Allen' s Biographical Sketch
Folder 2 Van Allen's Bachelors Commencement, IWC, June 1953
B. Personal Correspondence
Box 1 Folder 3 Awards, Correspondence, 1963-1985
Folder 4 Honors, Correspondence, 1951-1962
Folder 5 Van Allen's Personal Correspondence, 1961-1984
Folder 6 Van Allen's World War II Papers, 1944
C. Academic Career Papers
Box 2 Folder 1 Dissertation, Rough Notes for Discussion Period, April '47
Folders 2-3 Statistics, 1935-1936
Folders 4-6 Partial Differential Equations, JAVA's Brown Folder, 1936-1937
Folder 7 Optics, Material from Van Allen's Manila Folder, Second Semester, 1937-1938
Folders 8-9 Quantum Mechanics, JAVA's Black Notebook
Folder 10 Quantum Mechanics, Material from Van Allen's State U of I Folder, Van Allen's Holograph Notes
Folder 11 Correspondence, [A-D], 1936-1939
Box 3 Folder 1 Correspondence, [E-J], 1936-1939
Folder 2 Correspondence, [K-P], 1936-1939
Folder 3 Correspondence, [Q-Z], 1936-1939
Folder 4 Graduate Work, Miscellaneous, 1936, n.d.
Folder 5 Graduate Work, File 1, Miscellaneous, 1939, n.d.
Folder 6 Graduate Work, File 1, JAVA's Holograph Notes, 1937
Folder 7 Graduate Work, File 2, Correspondence, 1939, n.d.
Folder 8 Graduate Work, File 2, Graphs
Folder 9 Graduate Work, File 2, French Grammar
Folder 10 Graduate Work, File 2, Van Allen's Holograph Notes
Folder 11 Graduate Work, File 3, Material from JAVA's U of I Folder, Blueprints
Folder 12 Graduate Work, File 3, Material from JAVA's U of I Folder, Misc.
Folder 13 Graduate Work, File 3, Material from Van Allen's U of I Folder, Papers, 1937, n.d.
Folder 14 Graduate Work, File 3, Material from Van Allen's U of I Folder, Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1937-1938
Folder 15 Graduate Work, File 3, Miscellaneous, 1935-1937
Box 4 Folder 1 Graduate Work, File 3, Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1936-1937
Folder 2 Van Allen's Brown Notebooks, Ph.D. Thesis, 1939
Folder 3 Van Allen's Brown Notebooks, Ph.D. Thesis, 1940
Folder 4 Ph.D. Thesis, File 1, Articles
Folder 5 Ph.D. Thesis, File 1, Diagrams and Graphs
Folder 6 Ph.D. Thesis, File 1, Van Allen's Holograph Notes
Folder 7 Ph.D. Thesis, File 2, Articles, 1937-1938
Folder 8 Ph.D. Thesis, File 2, Miscellaneous, Graph and U.S. Map
Folder 9 Ph.D. Thesis, File 2, Van Allen's Holograph Notes
Folder 10 Ph.D. Thesis, File 3, Diagrams
Folder 11 Ph.D. Thesis, File 3, Papers
Folder 12 Ph.D. Thesis, File 3, Van Allen's Holograph Notes
Folder 13 Ph.D. Thesis, File 4, Graphs
Folder 14 Ph.D. Thesis, File 4, Papers, 1932, n.d.
Folder 15 Ph.D. Thesis, File 4, Van Allen's Holograph Notes
Folder 16 Ph.D. Thesis, File 1, U.S. Patent Office, Camera Shutter
Folder 17 "Absolute Cross-Section for the Nuclear Disintegration H2+H2-H1+H3 and its dependence on Bombarding Energy", Part 1, Draft
Folder 18 "Absolute ...", Part 1, Rough Draft
Folder 19 "Absolute ...", Part 1, Working Copy
Folder 20 Miscellaneous
Folder 21 Announcement, Final Examination of Van Allen for PhD., May 1939
Box 5 Folder 1 Van Allen's Master Thesis
Folder 2 Van Allen's Ph.D. Dissertation
Folder 3 Dissertation, "Absolute Cross-Section for the Nuclear Disintegration H2+H2-H1+H3, Atchison, Dec. 1942
Folder 4 Incomplete listing of awards and honors.
Series II. Department of Terrestrial Magnetism
Box 6 Folder 1 Annual Reports of the Director of the DTM, Carnegie Institute of Washington, Dec. 1937, 1939, 1940
Folder 2 Correspondence, July 1939-May 1966
Folder 3 Material from a Yardley Beers envelope, Corresp., May-Aug. 1941
Folder 4 Material from a Yardley Beers envelope, Canadian Journal of Research, 1937
Folder 5 Material from a Yardley Beers envelope, Papers, 1941
Folder 6 Material from a Yardley Beers envelope, JAVA's Holograph Notes, and Derivations of Equations, 1941
Folder 7 JAVA Publication, "The Absolute Number of Quanta from the Bombardment of Fluorine with Protons", including corresp., 1941-1942, n.d.
Folder 8 JAVA Publication, "The Absolute Number of Quanta from the Bombardment of Fluorine with Protons", Holograph Notes, 1936-1941
Folder 9 JAVA Publ., "Distribution in Angle of Protons in the Deuteron+ Deuteron Reactions", incl. Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1940
Folder 10 Van Allen's Black Notebook, 1940
Folder 11 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, [1940?]
Folders 12-13 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, Misc., 1939-1940, n.d.
Folder 14 Receipts, Jan. 1944-March 1950, n.d
Folder 15 References, 1935-1961
Folder 16 Visiting Committee Correspondence, 1976-1977, n.d.
Folder 17 Visiting Committee Reports, 1976
Folder 18 Visiting Committee JAVA Holograph Notes, Minutes, 1976
Series III. Applied Physics Laboratory
A. General Files
Box 7 Folder 1 Proposal for the Organization of the Institute of Cooperative Research, John's Hopkins University
Folder 2 Booklet, "The Story of the Applied Physics Laboratory"
Folders 3-4 Correspondence, May 1939-Dec. 1949
Folder 5 Correspondence, Miscellaneous, 1937,n.d.
Young Turks Committee (Folders 6-11)
Box 7 Folder 6 Forwarding Addresses, Jan. 1945
Folder 7 Memoranda, Aug.-Sept. 1945
Folder 8 Mutual Broadcasting System, "Science in War and Peace", Nov. [1946?]
Folder 9 Patented Material, 1929, 1934 and 1937
Folder 10 Van Allen's Holograph Notes/Sketches
Folder 11 Reference Material, 1948, n.d.
Folder 12 High Altitude Advisory Board Personnel List, Outline, 1946-1947
Folder 13 Miscellaneous, Financial Statements, May 1949-June 1950
Van Allen's Course on Data Analysis (Folders 14-17)
Box 7 Folder 14 Assignments, Dec. 1949-Jan. 1950
Folder 15 Miscellaneous, 1947-1949
Folder 16 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1949-1950
Folder 17 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, Outlines, 1949-1950
Folder 18 Van Allen's APL Holograph Notes and Data, 1941-1954, n.d
Folder 19 Draft Article, "Loss of Spin of Projectile Part I, Experimental Method", Aug. 1946-Jan. 1947
Folder 20 JAVA Papers, 1947-1950
Folder 21 MSS, "Rockets in the High Atmosphere", Drafts, 1949
Folder 22 MSS, "Rockets in the High Atmosphere", Misc., Latitude and Longitude of Outstanding Landmarks, Sept. 1949
Folder 23 MSS, "Rockets in the High Atmosphere," JAVA's Holograph Notes, February [?], n.d
Folder 24 MSS, "Rockets in the High Atmosphere,"Correspondence, April 1950-February 1951
Box 8 Folder 1 Symposium, "Cosmic Ray Symposium, Inter-University High Altitude Laboratory," March-June, 1949, n.d.
Folder 2 Supplement, Conference on the Earth's Albedo Neutron Flux APL), Oct. 1963
Folder 3 Map, Aerial Photography of the United States
Folder 4 Data and Graphs, Feb. 1944-Nov. 1950, n.d
Folder 5 Van Allen's Holograph Papers, 1948, n.d
Folder 6 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1949, n.d.
Folder 7 Van Allen's APL Holograph Notes, 1950, n.d.
Folder 8 Miscellaneous, 1943-1949, n.d
Folder 9 Consultant, JHU, Oct. 1971
Folder 10 The News, Nov. 1944-1982
Folder 11 Miscellaneous, Weekly Bulletins, References, 1950
Folder 12 JAVA's Brown Notebook, "A Neutron, Capture Theory of the Formation and Relative Abundance of the Elements"
Folder 13 JAVA's Brown Notebook, "On the Relative Abundance of the Elements"
Folder 14 JAVA's Brown Notebook, "Theoretical Geomagnetic Effects in Cosmic Radiation by R.A. Alpher"
Folder 15 Papers, July 1944-Dec. 1946
Box 9 Folder 1 Papers, March 1947-Dec. 1950
Folder 2 Papers, n.d.
Folder 3 Papers Published at APL, Aug. 1946-June 1948
Folder 4 Papers Published at APL, JAVA's Brown Notebook, "Artificial Earth Satellites, Designed and Fabricated by APL/JHU", April 1966
Folder 5 APL Section T Reprint Series, Feb. 1947-Nov. 1949
Folder 6 Booklet, APL Technical Digest, Sept.-Oct. 1961
Folders 7-9 Manual, Artificial Earth Satellite Designed and Fabricated by JHU/APL, Sept. 1975
Folder 10 References, Booklets, Oct. 1944-May 1946
Folder 11 U.S. Army Signal Missile Support Agency Reports, April 1959-March 1960
Box 10 Folder 1 Reference Reports, June 1949-July 1950, n.d
Folder 2 Reference Papers, May 1946-1951, n.d.
B. V-2 Materials
Box 11 Folder 1 Proposals, Feb.-March 1947
Folder 2 Correspondence, 1946-1950
Folder 3 Experiments performed in V-2 Rockets by APL, 1946-1949
Folder 4 Data File, Diagrams and Graphs
Folder 5 Blueprints, Map of V-2 impact points
Folder 6 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1947
Folder 7 Van Allen's Holograph Notes and Data Graphs, 1948
Folder 8 Blueprint, Map of V-2 Impact Points
Folder 9 Flight Folders #3, May 10, 1946, Memorandum, May 1946
Folder 10 Flight Folders #9, July 30, 1946, Aug. 1946
Folder 11 Flight Folders #13, Oct. 24, 1946, Data Graphs,Oct. 1946
Folder 12 Flight Folders #17, 1946, n.d.
Folder 13 Flight Folders #22, Feb. 19, 1947, n.d.
Folder 14 Flight Folders #22, #23, March 10, 1947, March 1947, n.d.
Folder 15 Flight Folders #23, March 10, 1947, Data, n.d.
Folder 16 Flight Folders #30, July 29, 1947, Graph, n.d.
Folder 17 Flight Folders #35, Jan. 1948, Data
Folder 18 Flight Folders #40, JAVA's Holograph Notes, July 26, 1948
Folder 19 Flight Folders #40, July 26, 1948, Data
Folder 20 Flight Folders #48, Feb. 17, 1949, Data, Feb. 1949
Folder 21 Flight Folders #48, Feb. 17, 1949, Telemetering Report, Feb. 1949
Folder 22 Flight Folders #56, Data, n.d.
Folder 23 Flight Folders #56, Nov. 18, 1949, Telemetering Data, Nov. 1949
Folder 24 Flight Folders #56, Nov. 18, 1949, Telemetering Data, Nov. 1949
Folder 25 Flight Folders #59, May 1952, Memorandum, Revised Firing Schedule, Feb. and March 1952
Folder 26 Flight Folders #60, Firing Schedule at White Sands Proving Ground, Aug. 1951, n.d.
Folder 27 Papers, "Transition Effects of Primary Cosmic Radiation in Lead Aluminum and the Atmosphere" and "Utilization of the V-2 (A-4) Rocket in Upper Atmosphere Research," 1950
Folder 28 Paper with Spectra, "The Ultraviolet Spectrum of the Sun from V-2 Rockets," May 1947
Folder 29 Summary Material, n.d.
Folder 30 White Sands Proving Ground, Personnel Records
Folder 31 White Sands Proving Ground, Releases, 1946
Folder 32 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, File re: Summary of V-2 work, 1946-1947
Folder 33 Van Allen's Holograph Notes
Folder 34 Van Allen's Notebook, 1946
C. Aerobee Files
Box 12 Folder 1 Correspondence, 1949-1957, n.d.
Folder 2 Aerojet Correspondence, April-December, 1958
Folder 3 Aerobee Rockets and Nomenclature, memo, Jan.-June 1954
Folder 4 AFCRC, Geophysics Research Division T-Day Plan, 1956
Folder 5 Blueprints, Map of White Sounds Proving Ground
Folder 6 Diagrams
Folder 7 Blueprints, Antenna Designs, 1948
Folder 8 Aerobee General Design
Folder 9 Aerobee General Design, Data
Folder 10 Aerobee General Design, Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1949, n.d.
Folder 11 Wind Affects on Aerobee, 1947-1949
Folder 12 Wind Affects on Aerobee, Data
Folder 13 Wind Affects on Aerobee, Van Allen's Holograph Notes
Folder 14 Flight Folder, A-2, Data
Folder 15 Flight Folder, A-4, Nov. 24, 1947, Blueprints and Data
Folder 16 Flight Folder, A-4, Nov. 24, 1947, JAVA's Holograph Notes
Folder 17 Flight Folder, A-5, Data and Graphs
Folder 18 Flight Folder, A-5 Telemetering Report and Stencils, November 1947
Folder 19 Flight Folder, A-9, March 1949
Folder 20 Flight Folder, A-10, A-11, Blueprints, 1949
Folder 21 Flight Folder, A-10, Blueprints and Data, 1949
Folder 22 Flight Folder, A-10, Telemetering Report and Stencils, March 1949
Folder 23 Flight Folder, A-11, 1949-1950, n.d.
Box 13 Folder 1 Flight Folder, A-11, Partial Telemetering Report and Stencils, March '49
Folder 2 Flight Folder, A-11, Telemetering Report, Stencils, March 1949
Folder 3 Flight Folder, A-11, Van Allen's Holograph Notes
Folder 4 Flight Folder, A-12
Folder 5 Flight Folder, A-13 Telemetering Data, NRL Contract Section, Nov.'46
Folder 6 Flight Folder, A-13, Telemetering Report, Stencils, June 1949
Folder 7 Flight Folder, A-13, Van Allen's Holograph Notes
Folder 8 Flight Folder, A-14, Blueprints and Data
Folder 9 Flight Folder, A-15, Blueprints and Graphs
Folder 10 Flight Folder, A-15, Telemetering Processing Section Data and Stencils, Jan. 1950
Folder 11 Flight Folder, A-15, Telemetering Report, Data, Stencils and Worksheets, January 1950
Folder 12 Norton Sound Notes Covering A-15 and A-16, 1950
Folder 13 Norton Sound Notes Covering A-15 and A-16; Graphs from Brown Envelope, "HVAR Firings 7 March"
Folder 14 Flight Folder, A-16, Jan. 1950
Folder 15 Flight Folder, A-16, Telemetering Data and Report, Stencils,Jan. 1950
Folder 16 Flight Folder, A-17, March 1950-1954
Folder 17 Flight Folder, A-17, Dec. 1946, Telemetering Data and Report
Folder 18 Flight Folder, A-18, "A Report of Aerobee A-18", Dec. 1950
Folder 19 Flight Folder, A-19, Jan. 1950
Folder 20 Flight Folder, A-22, Summary, April 1, 1947
Box 14 Folder 1 Flight Folder, A-22, Telemetry Report Stencils, April 1, 1947
Folder 2 Flight Folder, A-23, Telemetry Report and Data, April 8, 1947
Folder 3 Flight Folder, A-30, Telemetry Data and Report, July 29, 1947
Folder 4 Flight Folder, A-35, Telemetering Report, May 27,1948
Folder 5 Flight Folder, A-40, Telemetering Report, July 26, 1948
Folder 6 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1958, n.d.
Folder 7 Van Allen's Holograph Data, Charts and Graphs
Folder 8 Data Graphs, Miscellaneous
Folder 9 Aerojet Reports, Dec. 1947-Nov. 1948
Folder 10 Aerojet Reports, Aerobee Venus, Oct. 1949
Folder 11 Aerojet Reports, U.S. Air Force and Navy Department Reports, June 1949-May 1950
Folder 12 AFCRC, USAF Aerobee Rocket Performance Summary, Dec. 1949-1951
Box 14a Folder 1 NRL Project Directives, 1952-1954
Folder 2 NRL Project Directives, 1955
Folder 3 NRL Project Directives, 1955-1956
Folder 4 NRL Project Directives, 1955-1959
Folder 5 Blueprints, not numbered, 1954-1957
Folder 6 Upper Atmosphere Research Report No. XUV, Sept. 1955
Folder 7 JAVA's File, Wind Affects on Aerobee, Signal Corps Engineering Lab, "Development of a Semiautomatic Ballistic Wind Displacement Computers for Upper Atmosphere Research Rockets," Feb. 1957
Folder 8 Manuscripts, April - September 1957
Folder 9 IGY Fort Churchill Rocket Project, 1957-1958
Folder 10 Aerojet Report, Van Allen's Black Notebook, "Aerojet"
Folder 11 Aerojet-General Corporation Report, April 1958, n.d.
Folder 12 Manuscripts, Homer E. Newell, Sounding Rocket, Agreements, Dec. 1957
Folder 13 Aerobee 20th Anniversary Committee, 1968
Series IV. University of Iowa Material
A. Correspondence
1. Miscellaneous A-Z
a. Incoming Correspondence (Chronological)
Box 15 Folder 1 A-H, 1958-1959
Folder 2 I-R, 1959
Folder 3 S-Z, 1959
Folder 4 A, 1962, I, 1963
Folder 5 J-U, 1963
Box 16 Folder 1 V-E, 1963-1964
Folder 2 F-N, 1964
Folder 3 O-B, 1964-1965
Folder 4 C-H, 1965
Folder 5 I-N, 1965
Folder 6 O-T, 1965
Box 17 Folder 1 U-A, 1965-1966
Folder 2 B-K, 1966
Folder 3 L-T, 1966
Folder 4 U-D, 1966-1967
Folder 5 F-H, 1967
Folder 6 I-N, 1967
Box 18 Folder 1 O-Z, 1967
Folder 2 A-F, 1968
Folder 3 G-T, 1968
Folder 4 U-G, 1968-1969
Folder 5 H-Z, 1969
Folder 6 A-J, 1970
Folder 7 K-Y, 1970
Folder 8 Z-O, 1970-1971
Box 19 Folder 1 Q-B, 1971-1972
Folder 2 C-R, 1972
Folder 3 S-Z, 1972
Folder 4 A-E, 1973
Folder 5 F-O, 1973
Folder 6 P-X 1973
Folder 7 Y-F, 1973-1974
Box 20 Folder 1 G-N, 1974
Folder 2 Q-Z, 1974
Folder 3 A-E, 1975
Folder 4 F-L, 1975
Folder 5 M-Z, 1975
Folder 6 A-G, 1976
Folder 7 H-Q, 1976
Box 21 Folder 1 R-Z, 1976
Folder 2 A-I, 1977
Folder 3 J-P, 1977
Folder 4 R-Z, 1977
Folder 5 A-E, 1978
Folder 6 F-M, 1978
Folder 7 N-R, 1978
Box 22 Folder 1 S-Z, 1978
Folder 2 A-F, 1979
Folder 3 G-K, 1979
Folder 4 L-U, 1979
Folder 5 W-G, 1979-1980
Folder 6 H-L, 1980
Folder 7 M-Z, 1980
Box 23 Folder 1 A-M, 1981
Folder 2 N, 1981
Folder 3 R-Z, 1981
Folder 4 A, 1982
Folder 5 B-C, 1982
Folder 6 D, 1982
Folder 7 E-F, 1982
Folder 8 G-H, 1982
Folder 9 I, 1982
Box 24 Folder 1 J-N, 1982
Folder 2 O-R, 1982
Folder 3 S, 1982
Folder 4 T-Z, 1982
Folder 5 A, 1983
Folder 6 B, 1983
Box 25 Folder 1 C-D, 1983
Folder 2 E-G, 1983
Folder 3 H, 1983
Folder 4 I, 1983
Folder 5 J-N, 1983
Folder 6 P-R, 1983
Box 26 Folder 1 S, 1983
Folder 2 T-V, 1983
Folder 3 W, 1983
Folder 4 X-Z, 1983
Folder 5 Speech Inquiries and Interviews, 1959-1983
b. Subject Files
Box 27 Folder 1 Akasofu, S.I, 1965-1981
Folder 2 Argonne, Proposed Accelerator, Reports, 1983
Folder 3 Bicentennial Iowa Heritage Exhibition, Drake University, 1976
Folder 4 Brookhaven National Laboratory Survey, 1974
Folder 5 Cambridge University Press, 1963-1964
Folder 6 Chapman, Sydney, 1970, n.d.
Folder 7 Christmas Cards, 1982
Folder 8 Conference Study Magnetospheres of the Earth & Jupiter, 1974
Folder 9 Dessler, A.J, Foreword by Van Allen to Physics of the Magnetosphere, 1982
Folder 10 DE Program Panel Feb. 10-11, Dallas, Texas, 1977
Folder 11 EASCON, 1968
Folder 12 Encyclopedia of Physics "Radiation Belts" Aug. 1976, 1975-1976
Folder 13 National Energy Policy Statement, 1975-1976
Folder 14 Frank, Louis 1964-1976
Folder 15 Foerstner Scholarship Foundation Inc., 1981-1982
Folder 16 Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Correspondence, 1951-1965
Folder 17 Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Brochures, 1951-1988
Folder 18 Haney, William L., 1973-1974
Folder 19 Hess-O'Brien Controversy, 1963
Folder 20 Hill, Louis W., Space Transportation Award 195 9, 1963 -1964
Folder 21 Knowledge & the Future of Man, St. Louis University Sesquicentennial, 1967
Folder 22 JGR, 1965
Folder 23 Humphrey, Muskie, 1968
Folder 24 President Johnson, Scientists & Engineers for Johnson, 1964
Folder 25 Lunar Science Institute Consortium, 1968
Folder 26 MacGraw Hill Book Co. Encyclopedia Articles, 1963-1965
Folder 27 MASUA Interloper, Chairpersons Meeting, Colo. 1982
Folder 28 MASUA Interloper, Bozeman Montana, 1983
Box 28 Folder 1 McIlwain, Test Computer Program, 1962
Folder 2 Midwest Univ. Physics Department Second Annual Meeting, Sept. 1977
Folder 3 Miscellaneous Copy, 1968
Folder 4 Miscellaneous, 1969
Folder 5 Miscellaneous, 1970
Folder 6 Miscellaneous, July-Dec. 1970
Folder 7 Miscellaneous Masters, 1971
Folder 8 Miscellaneous Masters, 1972
Folder 9 Moon Rocks/Lunar Samples, April 1-20, 1979
Folder 10 NASA Film List, 1971
Folder 11 National Medal of Sciences, Pickering, W., 1975
Folder 12 Ness, N.F., 1965
Folder 13 New Horizons Publishers, Inc., Van Allen Radiation Belts, 1968
Folder 14 Newsweek, February 1968
Folder 15 Piddington, J.H., Cosmic Electrodynamics, 1967-1968
Folder 16 Physics Editorial Board Handbook of Chemistry & Physics, 1964-1965
Folder 17 Proton Flare Project, Dr. P. Simon, Meudon, France, 1966-1969
Folder 18 Ramo Woolridge, Van Allen Consultant, 1955-1959
Folder 19 Rasool, S.I, Space Science Reviews, Articles, 1974
Folder 20 Rogers, J.R., 1965
Folder 21 Salisbury, 1961-1965
Folder 22 Salt II, The White House, 1979
Folder 23 Saturday Review Controversy, Singer, F., 1963
Folder 24 The Inner Magnetospheres of Saturn, T. Gehrels (ed.), 1982-1983
Folder 25 Scientists & Engineers for Secure Energy Inc., 1979-1980
Folder 26 Scientists & Engineers for Secure Energy Inc., 1983
Box 29 Folder 1 Shapiro, Maurice, 1961-1964
Folder 2 Solar Wind Conference, 1973-1974
Folder 3 Space Science Working Group, 1982
Folder 4 Stanley Foundation, 1981-1982
Folder 5 Stewart, George W., 1956-1957
Folder 6 Translations, 1965
Folders 7-9 TWX Messages, Misc., 1966
Folders 10-11 TWX Messages, Misc., January-March 1967
Folder 12 TWX Messages, Misc., April-June 1967
Folder 13 TWX Messages, Misc., Oct.-Dec. 1967
Box 30 Folder 1 TWX Messages, Misc., January-March 1968
Folder 2 TWX Messages, Misc., April-June 1968
Folder 3 TWX Messages, Misc., July-Sept. 1968
Folder 4 TWX Messages, Misc., Oct.-Dec. 1968
Folder 5 TWX Messages, Misc., January-March 1969
Folder 6 TWX Messages, Misc., April-June 1969
Folder 7 TWX Messages, Misc., July-Sept. 1969
Folder 8 TWX Messages, Misc., Oct.-Dec. 1969
Folder 9 TWX Messages, Misc., January-March 1970
Folder 10 TWX Messages, Misc., April-June 1970
Folder 11 TWX Messages, Misc., 1974
Folder 12 TWX Messages, Incoming Messages, 1978-1979
Folder 13 Unfortunate Persons File, 1963-1965
Folder 14 Unfortunate Persons File, 1968-1969
Folder 15 Unfortunate Persons File, 1970-1971
Folder 16 Unfortunate Persons File, 1972
Box 31 Folder 1 Unfortunate Persons File, 1973
Folder 2 Unfortunate Persons File, 1974
Folder 3 Unfortunate Persons File, 1976-1983
Folder 4 Union of Concerned Scientists, 1983
Folder 5 Waller, P., ARC, Jupiter Press Seminar, May 1976, 1976
Folder 6 Weber, A.H., Data Transfer Project, 1966-1967
Folder 7 Western States Navy Research & Dev. Clinic, July 1964
Folder 8 Who's Who in America, Van Allen, Members of Board of Advisors, 1981-1983
2. General Correspondence
a. Incoming Correspondence
Box 32 Folder 1 1943-1948
Folder 2 1951-1952
Folder 3 1953
Folder 4 1954-1955
Folder 5 1956
Folder 6 1957
Folder 7 1958
Box 33 Folder 1 1958
Folders 2-5 1959
Folders 6-8 1960
Box 34 Folders 1-7 1961
Box 35 Folder 1 Jan. 1962
Folder 2 Feb. 1962
Folder 3 March 1962
Folders 4-5 April 1962
Folder 6 May 1962
Folder 7 June 1962
Folder 8 July 1962
Folder 9 Aug. 1962
Folder 10 Sept. 1962
Box 36 Folder 1 Oct. 1962
Folder 2 Nov. 1962
Folder 3 Dec. 1962
Folder 4 Jan. 1963
Folder 5 Feb. 1963
Folder 6 March 1963
Folder 7 April 1963
Folder 8 June, Oct. and Nov. 1963
Folder 9 1964
Folder 10 1965
Folder 11 1966
Folder 12 1967
Box 37 Folder 1 1968
Folder 2 1969
Folders 3-4 1970
Folder 5 1971
Folder 6 1972
Folder 7 1973
Folder 8 1974
Folder 9 1975-1976
Folder 10 1977
Folder 11 1978-1980
Box 38 Folders 1-2 1981
Folder 3 1982-1983
Folder 4 1984
Folder 5 1985-1986
Folder 6 1988
Folder 7 Miscellaneous
Box 39 Folder 1 Miscellaneous
Folder 2 Correspondence, n.d.
Folder 3 Subject Files, Itokawa, Hideo, 1956-1957
Folder 4 Samples of Requests for Autographs
Folder 5 Autographs and Information Requests
Folders 6-7 Professional Societies
b. Outgoing Correspondence
Box 40 Folder 1 1939-1950
Folder 2 1951-1954
Folder 3 1955-1956
Folder 4 1957
Folders 5-6 1958
Folder 7 1959-1960
Box 41 Folder 1 1961
Folders 2-3 1962
Folder 4 1963-1964
Folder 5 1965-1968
Folder 6 1969-1971
Folder 7 1972-1975
Box 42 Folder 1 1976-1979
Folder 2 Aug. 1979-1981
Folder 3 1982-1984
B. Research
These files reflect the process of Dr. Van Allen's research including proposals, administrative reports, security precautions and flight folders from Explorer through Voyager. Additional materials document Van Allen's upper atmosphere research using balloons, and rockoons and other research including the Matterhorn project.
1. Sponsoring Organizations
a. Research Corporation
Box 42 Folder 4 Research Corporation Grant, 1950-1953
b. ONR
Box 43 Folder 0 Sketch of Van Allen, n.d
Folder 1 ONR Mission Statement, 1954
Folder 2 SUI Proposals to the ONR, 1951-1959
Folder 3 Material from Van Allen's Manila Folder, ONR Proposals by Van Allen, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1964
Folder 4 Correspondence, 1948-1954
Folder 5 Correspondence, 1955-1959
Folder 6 Correspondence, 1960-1976, n.d
Folder 7 Contracts, Revisions and Extensions, 1952-1956
Folder 8 Budget Report Revised, includes Proposals, Oct. 1968
Folder 9 Budget Report, July-Sept. 1970
Folder 10 Budget Report, April 1974-Aug. 1975
Folder 11 Budget Report, incl. JAVA Proposals, July 1976-June 1977
Box 43a Folder 1 Budget Report, includes Proposals, 1954-1964
Folder 2 Summary of Operations, 1951-1958
Folder 3 Contractor's Fiscal Report, 1952-1957
Folder 4 ONR Research Guideline Brochures, 1952
Folder 5 The Naval Reservist, Nov. 1948-March 1957
Folder 6 Research Review Booklets, April 1956-May 1969
Folder 7 ONR Bills of Lading and Receipts, 1952-1956
Box 44 Folder 1 Technical Reports, 1951-1959
Folder 2 Miscellaneous, 1956-1968, n.d.
Material from Van Allen's Brown Folders (Folders 3-11)
Box 44 Folder 3 left side, GUAM Expedition, EQUEX 1957, Jan.-Feb. 1957
Folder 4 center, ONR Fiscal Records, 1955-1961
Folders 5-6 left side, ONR Fiscal Records, 1955-1961
Folder 7 center, ONR Cosmic Rays, July 1958
Folders 8-9 left side, ONR Cosmic Rays, July 1958
Folders 10-11 ONR Contract, 1958-1960
Box 45 Folder 1 ONR Advisory Committee, 1960-1964
Folder 2 ONR Contract, 1961-1962
Folder 3 ONR Contract, 1963-1964
Folder 4 center, ONR, (JAVA File 1), 1962,1964
Folders 5-6 left side, ONR, (JAVA File 1), 1962,1964
Folders 7-8 left side, ONR, (JAVA File 2),1965-1967
Folder 9 ONR, (JAVA File 2),1965-1967
Folder 10 ONR, (JAVA File 3),1968-1971
Box 46 Folder 1 ONR Proposals, (Van Allen), 1969-1973
Folder 2 center, ONR, (JAVA File 3), Jan. 1, 1970,1968, July 1971
Folders 3-4 left side, ONR, (JAVA File 3), Jan. 1, 1970, 1968, July 1971
Folder 5 left side, ONR, (File 4), Aug. 1971 -June 30, 1973
Folders 6-7 left side, ONR, 1972-1974
Folder 8 ONR, (File 4), Aug. 1971-1974
Box 47 Folder 1 center, ONR, (File 5), Sequence No.06803-G-374, July 1, 1973, 1976
Folder 2 left side, ONR, (File 5), Sequence No.06803-G-374, July 1973, 1976
Folder 3 left side, ONR, (File 5), Sequence No.06803-G-374, July 1, 1973, 1976
Folders 4-5 ONR Proposals, (Van Allen), 1974-1976
Folder 6 ONR File, 1975
Folder 7 ONR File, 1976
Folders 8-9 left side, ONR, N00014-76-C-0016, 1977-1981
Folder 10 ONR File, 1977
Box 48 Folder 1 Workshop on Electronic and Solid State Sciences Report, Nov. 9-11, 1977-Jan. 1978
Folder 2 ONR File, 1978
Folder 3 ONR File, 1979
Folder 4 ONR File, 1980
Folder 5 ONR File, 1981
Folder 6 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, ONR, N00014-76-C-0016, 1981-1983
Box 49 Folder 1 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, ONR, N00014-76-C-0016, 1981-1983
Folder 2 ONR File, Contract N00014-76-C-0016, 1982
Folder 3 ONR File, N00014-76-C-0016, 1982
Folder 4 Not Labeled
Folder 5 NRL, Material from Blue Folder, 1923-1973 50 Years of Science for the Navy and the Nation, 1973
Folder 6 Bureau of Ordnance Directory, Nov. 1945
Folder 7 Naval Research Lab Correspondence, 1954-1959
Folder 8 Naval Research Lab Viking Project Sounding Rocket, Rocket Research Report No. XXI, Photography from the Viking 12 Rocket of Altitude Ranging up to 14.3 Miles, April 1959
Folder 9 Naval Research Lab Viking Project Sounding Rockets,includes Corresp., 1951-1957
Planning Documents (Folders 1-9)
Box 50 Folder 1 Bills "Astronautics Act of 1958," and "National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958," April 1958
Folder 2 Planning Documents, 1961
Folder 3 Summary Report Future Programs Task Group, Jan. 1965
Folder 4 Space Physics Planning Panel of the Planning Steering Group, Aug. 1969
Folder 5 Program Options, The Grand Design, Physics and Astronomy, Nov. 1974, n.d.
Folder 6 Mission Plans, A Venus Multiple-Entry-Probe Direct Impact Mission Scientific Objectives and Technical Description, GSFC, Jan. 1969
Folder 7 Mission Plans, Planetary Explorer Phase A Report, Technical Plan, GSFC, Oct. 1969
Folder 8 Announcements of Flight Opportunities, April 1964-Oct. 1981, n.d.
Folder 9 Announcement of Flight Opportunities, Space Science Notices and Research Announcement, March 198 1 -Feb. 1988
Box 51 Folder 1 Proposal, "Technical Description of Project ARENTS", Oct. 1961
Folder 2 Proposal, "Measurements of Geomagnetically Trapped Radiation from Geostationary Satellites, May 1965
Folder 3 Proposals, Aug.-Sept. 1965
Folder 4 Proposals, Nov. 1965 connected with Feb. 1963
Folder 5 Proposals, June-July 1966
Folder 6 Proposals, The Plan for Lunar Exploration, Feb. 1968
Folder 7 A Set of Mission Assignments for Lunar Exploration Plan and Venus Multiple-Entry-Probe Direct Impact Mission (Preliminary) March and Oct. 1968
Folder 8 Proposals, Oct. 1985
Folder 9 Budget, Jan. 1973-Nov. 1986
Folder 10 Budget Summaries, Fiscal Years 1968, 1969, 1974-1976
Folder 11 Budget Testimony, March 1981
Folder 12 Statement on the 1982 NASA Budget to the House Subcommittee of Space Science and Application, J. Clark, [1982?]
Box 52 Folder 1 Proposals for Funding, March 1973-May 1977
Folder 2 Memoranda, Jan.-July 1962
Folder 3 Contract NsG233-62, NASA Grant, Nov. 1961-May 1962
Folder 4 Proposal for Continuation of NASA Research Grant, 1962-Nov. 1965
Folder 5 Terminal Inventory on Grant NAS5-1683, June 1965
Folder 6 Progress Reports, April 1964-March 1966
Folder 7 Annual and Semi-Annual Reports, Dec. 1974 and Nov. 1975
Folder 8 Misc. Contract Modifications, 1972-1981
Folder 9 Correspondence, March 1940-Oct. 1969
Folder 10 Correspondence, Jan. 1971 -Feb. 1987, n.d.
Folder 11 Space Physics Program Memorandum, Draft, Aug. 1968
Folder 12 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1966
Folder 13 Reference "Guide for Advisors and Consultants ... Avoiding Conflict of Interest in the Federal Government"
Folder 14 Committees, Membership Lists
Folder 15 SSB Recommendations for Scientific Instrument Needs for Space Research, March 1961
NASA-University Relations on Space Sciences (Folders 1-3)
Box 53 Folder 1 Proceedings of the NASA -University Relations Conference on the Science and Technology of Space Exploration, Nov. 1-3, 1962
Folder 2 University Program Review Conference, Jan. and March 1965
Folder 3 University Relations Program, Summary Report on the NASA University Program Review Conference, March 1965
Committee on Astronautics and Aeronautics (Folders 4-6)
Box 53 Folder 4 Chronology on Science, Technology and Policy (HHR-17), Aug. 1964
Folder 5 Chronology on Science, Technology and Policy (EIHR-20 Draft) Dec. 1965
Folder 6 Comment Draft, 1966
NASA Electronics Center (Folder 7-Box 54 Folder 10)
Box 53 Folder 7 NASA Long Range Space Sciences Thinking Document May 1962
Folder 8 The Iowa City Area as a site for the proposed NASA Electronics Research Center, Dec. 1963
Folder 9 Addendum to Proposal of the Iowa City Area as the Site for NASA Electronics Research Center, Dec., 1963
Folder 10 Focus on Columbia, A proposal to NASA to locate the Electronic Research Center, Dec. 1963
Box 54 Folder 1 Support for NASA Electronics Research Center in the Chicago Area, Jan. 1964
Folder 2 Second Addendum to Proposal of the Iowa City Area as the site for the NASA Electronics Research Center, Jan. 1964
Folder 3 NASA Electronics Center Bound Report, n.d.
Folder 4 Proposal to NASA to locate the Electronics Research Center in Columbus, Ohio, n.d.
Folders 5-6 Correspondence, Oct. 1963-Jan. 1964
Folder 7 JAVA's Brown Folder, center, "NASA Electronics Center", '63 -64
Folder 8 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "NASA Electronic Center", 1963
Folder 9 Memorandums and Miscellaneous, 1963-1964, n.d.
Folder 10 Press Coverage, Dec. 1963-March 1966
Folder 11 Summaries, Nov. 1961 -Oct. 1969
Folder 12 NASA/SOVIET Correspondence, Dec. 1971 and Oct. 1972
Folder 13 NASA/SOVIET Report, "Foundations of Space and Biology and Medicine, Physical Characteristics of Interplanetary Space," Dec. 1971
Office of Space Science and Applications (Folders 1-Box 57 Folder 8)
Box 55 Folder 1 Prospectus 1962, NASA Program Planning in Space Sciences
Folder 2 Prospectus 1962, NASA Program Planning in Space Sciences Supplement
Folder 3 Prospectus 1964
Folder 4 Prospectus 1964
Folder 5 Prospectus 1965
Folder 6 Prospectus 1965, Appendix A
Folder 7 Prospectus 1965, Appendix B
Folder 8 Prospectus 1966, Draft, June 1966
Box 56 Folder 1 Prospectus 1966, Sept. 1966
Folder 2 Prospectus 1966, Appendix A, Draft, June 1966
Folder 3 Prospectus 1966, Appendix A, Sept. 1966
Folder 4 Prospectus 1966, Appendix B, Draft, June 1966
Folder 5 Prospectus 1966, Appendix B, Sept. 1966
Folder 6 Prospectus 1967, Planetology
Folder 7 Goals and Objectives Symposium, 1975
Folder 8 NASA Program Planning in Space Sciences, Nov. 1961
Box 57 Folder 1 NASA Program Planning in Space Sciences, Sept. 1963
Folder 2 Manned Lunar Orbital Missions, Preliminary Mission Definition for Post Apollo Manned Exploration of Space Report April 1965
Folder 3 Reports, Launch Vehicle Estimating Factors for Generating OSSA Prospectus 1966, Jan. 1966
Folder 4 Statement of NASA/OSSA Personnel, NASA Conference Proceedings, 1967
Folder 5 Reports, Summary of Nimbus Program E&F and Summary of the Voice Broadcast Satellite Program, March 1967
Folder 6 PRD "Science and Applications Management," June 1967
Folder 7 Solar Terrestrial Programs A Five-Year Plan, Aug. 1978
Folder 8 Testimony, April 1959-Nov. 1982
Box 58 Folder 1 Statement of Homer E. Newell before the Committee of Aeronautical and Space Sciences, United States Senate
Folder 2 Statement of Donald P. Hearth before the Subcommittee of Space Sciences and Applications, Planetary Program, Outer Planet Exploration
Folder 3 "The Atmosphere of Uranus" Proceedings of a ARC Workshop, Sept. 1974
Folder 4 Report on Active and Planned Spacecraft and Experiment, Jan. 1975
Folder 5 Report on Active and Planned S/C and Exp. (Supplement), July 1975
Folder 6 Conference Publication, Essays on the History of Rocketry and Astronautics Proceeding of the 3rd-6th History Symposia of IAA, Vol. 1, 1977
Folder 7 Conference Publication, Essays on the History of Rocketry and Astronautics Proceeding of the 3rd-6th History Symposia of IAA, Vol.II, 1979
Box 59 Folder 1 Reference, Feb. 1966-June 1967, n.d.
Miscellaneous (Folders 2-Box 48 Folder 10)
Box 59 Folder 2 March 1959-Dec. 1962
Folder 3 1963
Box 60 Folder 1 1964
Folder 2 1965
Folder 3 Jan.-April 1966
Folder 4 May-October 1966
Folder 5 1967
Folder 6 February-December 1968, n.d.
Folder 7 1969
Folder 8 May 1970-December 1973
Folder 9 December 1974-September 1975
Folder 10 1976-1983
d. National Science Foundation
Box 61 Folder 1 Proposals, 1956-1980
Folder 2 Proposals, Mathematical and Physical Engineering Science Division, April 1950-Nov. 1959
Folder 3 Graduate Traineeships Proposal
Folder 4 Proposed Program at Five College Radio Astronomy Observatory, July 1978
Folder 5 Correspondence, Van Allen's review of Proposals to NSF, 1958-1978
Folder 6 Correspondence, 1955-1959
Folder 7 Correspondence, 1960-1965
Folder 8 Correspondence, 1967-1982
Folder 9 Graduate Fellow Foundation Announcements of Fellowships, 1959
Folder 10 Material from JAVA Brown Folder, "Advisory Panel for Physics," 1957-1960
Box 62 Folder 1 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, January 1965
Folder 2 Graduate Fellow Program, 1959-1968
Folder 3 Misc. Graduate Fellow Program, 1959-1968
Folder 4 Junior Summer Program Newsletters
Folder 5 Space Applications Summer Study, 1969 Interim Report
Folder 6 Newsletters, 1977
Folder 7 Miscellaneous, 1956-1980
e. AEC
Box 63 Folder 1 Contract AT(11-1)-1190, 1962
Folder 2 Contract AT(11-1)-1190 Correspondence, 1963-1964
Folder 3 Correspondence, 1952-1978
Material from Van Allen's Brown Folders (Folders 4-17)
Box 63 Folder 4 center, "Current Satellite Work, SUI", 1958
Folder 5 left side, "Current Satellite Work, SUI", 1958
Folder 6 center, "Fission Products"
Folder 7 left side, "Fission Products", 1958
Folder 8 center, "Five Year Satellite Program", 1956-1957
Folder 9 left side, "Five Year Satellite Program", 1956-1957
Folder 10 center, "Life Sciences with Satellite, 1958
Folder 11 left side, "Life Sciences with Satellites", 1958
Folder 12 center, "Meteorites", 1956-1958
Folder 13 left side, "Meteorites", 1957
Folder 14 center, "Soft Radiation 1955-1957"
Folder 15 left side, "Soft Radiation 1955-1957"
Folder 16 center, "SUI, Current Satellite Work 1957-1958"
Folder 17 left side, "SUI, Current Satellite Work 1957-1958"
Box 64 Folder 1 Progress Reports SUI, March 1958-1959
Folder 2 Progress Reports SUI, March 1960-February 1961
Folder 3 Progress Report from SUI, Vol. I, 1961-1962
Folder 4 Progress Report from SUI, Vol. II, 1961-1962
Folder 5 Final Report to US AEC from SUI, Project 3, March 1954
Folder 6 Semiannual Report to AEC, Argonne Cancer Research Hospital, Sept. 1964
Folder 7 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 195 8
Box 65 Folder 1 "Proceedings of the Symposium on the Protection Against Radiation Hazards in Space", Book 1, Nov. 1962
Folder 2 "Proceedings of the Symposium on the Protection Against Radiation Hazards in Space", Book 2, Nov. 1962
Folder 3 Technical Information Papers Division, 1944-1948
Folder 4 Technical Information Papers Division, 1944-1948
Folder 5 Technical Information Papers Division, 1948-1951
Folder 6 Technical Information Papers Division, 1948-1953
Box 66 Folder 1 Technical Information Papers Division, 1951-1954
Folder 2 Technical Information Papers Division, 1952-1954
Folder 3 Technical Information Papers Division, 1949-1954
Folder 4 Papers, Dec. 1949, Jan. 1968, n.d.
Folder 5 Paper, Jan. 1968, n.d.
2. Proposals
a. Van Allen's Proposals
Box 67 Folder 1 Memorandum for SSB of NAS, July 1958
Folder 2 Proposal for a New Observatory Equipped with a 24 in. Newtonian Reflector, Preliminary Draft, April 1961
Folder 3 Proposal to NASA for Continuing Grant for Research in Space Science, Nov. 1961
Folder 4 Request for Support of Basic in Nuclear Physics Pertinent General Considerations, February 1962
Folder 5 Purchase of Scientific Equipment for Undergraduate Instruction, Dec. 1962
Folder 6 Proposal to ONR for Increased Funding., Dec. 1962,1963
Folder 7 Modification of Proposed Earth Orbiting IMP, Feb. 1964
Folder 8 Requests for the Inclusion of SUI Particle Detectors on One or More Satellites of the LUFTI Series, June 1964
Folder 9 Preliminary Proposals for Construction and Flight of Second Air Density/Injun Explorer Satellite, Dec. 1964
Folder 10 Proposed Plan for Preparing and Launching A Second Air/Density Injun Explorer Satellite, Draft, Dec. 1964
Folder 11 Injun-Explorer Flight Performance Summary, Preliminary, Dec. 1964
Folder 12 Proposed Continuation of Research Grant NsG-233-62, Dec. 1964
Folder 13 Proposed Re-establishment of Step Funding for NASA Research Grant, April 1968
Folder 14 Letter of Inquiry Re: Asteroid/Jupiter Mission,Preliminary Proposal, July 1968
Folder 15 Proposal for Extension and Further Funding of NASA Grant.., Feb. 1969
Folder 16 Proposal to the Nuclear Physics Branch, ONR and Dept. of Navy ... Radiation in Outer Space, Oct. 1969
Folder 17 Proposal for Extension and Additional Funding of Grant, Nov. 1969
Folder 18 Proposal for Extension and Additional Funding of Grant, July 1970
Folder 19 Proposal for Extension and Additional Funding of Grant, Aug. 1971
Folder 20 Application for Grant under the NSF instructional Scientific Equipment Program, Jan. 1970
Folder 21 Proposal for Extension and Additional Funding of Spacecraft Control, Telemetry Station Operation and Data Reduction for the Injun-Explorer 40 Mission C (Injun V) Contract, April 1970
Folder 22 Proposed Extension and Further Funding, July 1970
Folder 23 Revised Budget of ONR Contract, Sept. 1970
Folder 24 Proposed Participation in Mission Definition for Grand Tour Mission to the Outer Solar System, January 1971
Folder 25 Proposed Extension on ONR Contract Aug. 1971
Folder 26 Revised Proposal for Pioneer F/G Data Analysis of the Jovian Charged Particles Experiment, April 1972
Folder 27 Intent to Propose Experiment for the MJS 1977 Mission, April 1972
Folder 28 Proposal for a Energetic Particles Experiment for Mariner Jupiter/Sa tum 1977 Mission, Management Section, Aug. 1972
Folder 29 Proposal for a Energetic Particles Experiment for Mariner Jupiter/Sa tum 1977 Mission, Technical Section, Aug. 1972
Box 68 Folder 1 Proposed Extension and Further of ONR Contract, Sept. 1977
Folder 2 Proposal for Extension and Additional Funding of NASA Grant, Sept. 1972
Folder 3 Revised Budget for Extension and Additional Funding of NASA Grant, March 1973
Folder 4 Proposal to the Nuclear Physics Branch of ONR and Department of Navy for Extension and Further of Contract Re: Cosmic Radiation, May 1973
Folder 5 Revised Budget for Proposed Extension, March 1974
Folder 6 Continuing Research on the Primary Cosmic Radiation, ONR, April 1975
Folder 7 MJV 79/Cosmic Ray and Magnetosphere Investigations, Technical Section, 1975
Folder 8 Midwest Radio Telescope for VLB Interferometry, Jan. 1979
Folder 9 Proposal to the Galileo Project JPL for Investigations as an Interdisciplinary Scientist, March 1979
Folder 10 Proposal to the Galileo Project JPL for Investigations as an Interdisciplinary Scientist, U of I Funds Application Summary, March 1979
Folder 11 Eleventh Supplemental Proposal for Pioneer 10/11, Data Analysis of the Jovian Charged Particles Experiment July 1981
Folder 12 Proposal for Extension and Additional Funding of NASA Grant, July 1981
Folder 13 Proposal for Cosmic Ray Balloon Flights in the Arctic, n.d.
b. Faculty Proposals
These proposals were prepared by faculty or staff within the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Iowa. The proposals are filed chronologically according to the date on the proposal. A single proposal may have been revised, resubmitted or extended, however, each is organized by date not subject
Box 69 Folder 1 A Proposal to NASA for Support in Further Investigation of Equatorial Electrojet, L. Cahill, 1959-1960
Folder 2 Proposal for Renewal of Contract AT(I 1-72), Project 3, Feb. 1962
Folder 3 Research Proposal to the NSF, M. Dresden, Renewal, Feb. 1962
Folder 4 Proposal to Establish a Community Observatory in Conjunction with Iowa City's Recreation Center, S. Matsushima, Nov. 1962
Folder 5 A Proposal for a Low Energy Electron and Proton Detector for EGO 3, L. Frank, Oct. 1963
Folder 6 A Proposal for a Graduate Research Program in Solid State Physics, W. Savage, May and Sept. 1964
Folder 7 Departmental Instrument Repair and Calibration Proposal, L. Frei, May 1965
Folder 8 Graduate Research in Solid State Physics, W. Savage, May 1965
Folder 9 A Proposal for a Three Year Graduate Research Program in Solid State Physics, W. Savage, May 1965
Folder 10 Photometric Studies of Variable Stars with Moderate Spectral Resolution, J. Neff., June and Aug. 1965
Folder 11 Lithium-Induced Nuclear Reaction and Other Structure Studies Budget Revision, R. Carlson, Sept. 1968
Folder 12 A Plasma Wave Experiment for the Mariner Venus, Mercury Fly-by Mission, May 1969
Folder 13 A Revised Proposal for Funding the Creation of Duplicate Copies of the Injun 1, 3 and 4 Master Science Data Files..., Sept. 1970
Folder 14 26 MHz VLBI Experiment Revised, S. Shawhan, J. Basart, W. Cronyn, and T. Clark, June 1971
Folder 15 Proposal for Continuation of Grant for Research into Waves in Plasmas, July 1971
Folder 16 Revised Proposal for a Plasma Wave Experiment on ATS-G Management. Section, D.Gumett and S. Shawhan, Oct. 1971
Folder 17 Interplanetary Medium and Astronomical Studies Using a Decametric Wavelength Phased Array, S. Shawhan and Cronyn, W., March 1973
Folder 18 Renewal Proposals Studies of the Interplanetary Medium Using the Iowa/COCOA Cross, S. Shawhan, 1973-1974
Folder 19 Determination of Cross Sections for Li+Li and other Nuclear Fusion, E. Norbeck, March 1974
Folder 20 Hawkeye Magnetometer Revisions, J. Davidson, 1973-1974
Folder 21 Numerical and Analytical Investigation of Nonlinear Properties of the Vlasov Equation and of Plasmas, Revised Budget for a Renewal Proposal to Atomic Energy Commission, G. Knorr, 1973-1974
Folder 22 Interplanetary Medium and Astronomical Studies Using Very Large Radio Telescope, S. Shawhan and W. Cronyn, Feb.-Aug. 1974
Folder 23 Numerical and Analytical Investigation of Nonlinear Properties of the Vlasov Equation and of Plasmas, G. Knorr, Renewal, June 1974
Folder 24 Nonlinear Low and Intermediate Frequency Instabilities of Plasma and Their Simulation, (NATO Proposal), G. Knorr, June 1974
Folder 25 Recoil Radiation Damage Studies, N. Hershkowitz, June 1974
Folder 26 Polarimetric Observations of the Planet Pluto, J. Fix, Neff, July 1974
Folder 27 Proposal for Processing and Analysis of Data from the U of I Plasma Wave Experiment on Helios A and B, D.Gumett, July 1974
Folder 28 A Survey of Stellar Microwave OH Sources (NSF), J. Fix and S. Spangler Oct. 1974
Folder 29 NSF Instructional Scientific Equipment Program, E. Nelson, Nov. '74
Box 70 Folder 1 A Plasma Wave Experiment for the Electrodynamics Explorer Mission, Technical Section, S. Shawhan, 1974
Folder 2 Proposal for Extension and Additional Funding for Data Reduction and Analysis of the IMP-788 Low Energy Electrons and Protons Experiment, L. Frank, Nov. 1974
Folder 3 Stellar Radio Astronomy at the University of Iowa, (NSF), Draft, J. Fix, Nov. 1974
Folder 4 Stellar Radio Astronomy at the University of Iowa, (NSF), Final Copy, J. Fix, Nov. 1974
Folder 5 Prediction of Solar Particle Events and Geomagnetic Activity Using Interplanetary Scintillation Observations from the Iowa Cacao Cross Radio Telescope, (APL), S. Shawhan and Cronyn, W., Nov. 1974-Feb. 1975
Folder 6 Numerical Investigation of Microscopic and Macroscopic Plasma Properties with Application to the Space Plasmas, (NSF), G. Joyce, S. Shawhan and C. Goertz, Nov. 1974, Sept. 1975
Folder 7 Instructional Scientific Equipment (NSF), R. Carpenter, Dec. 1974
Folder 8 Interplanetary Medium and Radio Astronomical Observations Using a Large Radio Telescope: Budget Increase Report, S. Shawhan and Cronyn, W., Dec. 1974 and Jan. 1975
Folder 9 Proposal for Continuation of NASA Grant for Research on Waves in Plasmas, D. Montgomery, 1974
Folder 10 A Plasma Wave Experiment for Electrodynamics Explorer Missions, Management Section, S. Shawhan, 1974-1976
Folder 11 Proposal for a Supplemental Agreement to the MJS '77 Plasma Wave Subsystem, D. Gumett, Jan. 1975
Folder 12 Proposal for a Supplemental Agreement to the MJS '77 Plasma Wave Subsystem, Modifications, D. Gumett, Jan.-Oct. 1975
Folder 13 Proposals for Continued Processing and Analysis of Data from the IMP-JAC Electric and Magnetic Fields Experiment, D. Gumett, Jan. 1975
Folder 14 A Phenomenological Analysis of Production Reaction, W. Klink, March-June 1975
Box 71 Folder 1 Plasma Ion Acceleration Using Cylindrically Convergent Ion Acoustic Waves, (NSF), N. Hershowitz, April-May 1975
Folder 2 A Program for Measuring Solar Radiation to Support the Design of Systems Using Solar Energy, (Iowa Energy Policy Council), J. Neff., May 1975
Folder 3 Proposal for a Study of Localized Cusp Confinement of High Density Plasma, Possibility of a Fusion Reactor, (Electric Power Research Institute), Hersohowitz, N., June 1975
Folder 4 A Plasma Wave Experiment for the Electrodynamics Explorer Missions, (GSFC), Shawhan et al., July 1975
Folder 5 Proposal for a Study of Plasma Confinement by a Picket Fence (Air Force Office of Scientific Research), N. Hershowitz, July 1975
Folder 6 A Proposal for University of Iowa Participation in a Plasma Wave Investigation for the IAU Heliocentric, D. Gumett, Aug. 1975
Folder 7 Proposal for a Study of Localized cusps Confinement of High Density Plasma, Possibility of a Fusion Reactor, (Iowa Energy Policy Council, ONR), N. Hershowitz, 1975
Folder 8 A Proposal to Study Liquefaction of Coal of Low Temp. and Pressures (Iowa Energy Policy Council), E. Norbeck, Sept. 1975
Folder 9 Solar Winds Studies Using the Cocoa Cross Radio Telescope, W. Cronyn and S. Shawhan, (Renewal Request), Nov. 1975
Folder 10 Space Probing at the University of Iowa, Historical Sketch, J. Wells, Revised in July 1978, [1975?]
Folder 11 Proposal for Continuation of Grant for the Research on Waves in Plasmas, Montgomery, July 1975-Jan. 1976
Folder 12 Renewal Proposal Numerical and Analytical Investigation of Nonlinear Properties of the Vlasov Equation and of Plasmas, G. Knorr, May 1975-1976
Folder 13 Renewal Proposal Numerical and Analytical Investigation .... G. Knoff, May 1975-1976
Folder 14 Observations and Analysis of Interplanetary Turbulence Using Interferometer Visibility Scintillations, (Research Corporation), R. Mutel Dec. 1975, May 1976
Folder 15 Spectra of Low Frequency Variable Sources, (National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center), S. Spangler, Jan. 1976
Folder 16 Study of Nonlinear Wave Plasma Interaction, (NSF), K. Longren, and N. Hershowitz, Jan. 1976
Folder 17 Radio Continuum Observations of Galactic Star Clusters, (National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center), S. Spangler, March 1976
Folder 18 Prediction of Geomagnetic Activity using Interplanetary Scintillation Observations Taken with the Cocoa Cross Telescope, (APL), S. Shawhan and W. Cronyn, March-June 1976
Folder 19 Linear Polarization Measurements of Selected Radio Sources, (NRAO), S. Spangler, April 1976
Box 72 Folder 1 Investigation of Configuration Mixing in [?] by Allowing with CaS and ScS, (NSF), J. Schweitzer, D. Cater, and W. Savage, May 1976
Folder 2 Supplemental Proposal, A Program for Measuring Solar Radiation to Support the Design of Systems Using Solar Energy, (Iowa Energy Policy Council), J. Neff, 1976
Folder 3 An Ejectable Plasma Diagnostics Package for the Spacelab I Mission, Management Section, (NASA), S. Shawhan, June 1976
Folder 4 An Ejectable Plasma Diagnostics Package for the Spacelab I Mission, Scientific and Technical Section, (NASA), S. Shawhan, June 1976
Folder 5 A Proposal to Study a Method for Dissolving Coal at Low Temperatures and Pressures, Draft, (Energy and Mineral Resources Research Institute), E. Norbeck, June 1976
Folder 6 A Proposal to Study a Method for Dissolving.... Final Copy, (Energy and Mineral Resources Research Institute), E. Norbeck, June 1976
Folder 7 VLBI of NLRO, (NSF), R. Mutel, June 1976
Folder 8 An Ejectable Plasma Diagnostics Package for the Spacelab 2 Mission, S. Shawhan et al, Nov. 1976
Folder 9 A Proposal for a Laboratory Experiment of Ionospheric Interest: Microwave Scattering by a System of Plasma Waves or Irregularities, (NSF), N. D'Angelo, Nov. 1976
Folder 10 Request for Continuation of NASA Grant for 'Research on Waves in Plasmas', D. Montgomery, and D. Gumett, 1976-1977
Folder 11 Prediction of Geomagnetic Activity Using Interplanetary Scintillation Observations taken with the Cocoa Cross Radio Telescope, Modification, (APL), S. Shawhan and W. Cronyn, Aug. 1976-Feb. 1978
Folder 12 Observations of Radio Variable Binary Systems, (NAIC), R. Mutel, Dec. 1976, Jan. 1977
Folder 13 Spectrophotometry of Binary Stars, J. Fix, Dec. 1976-Oct. 1978
Folder 14 Update of the Proposal for the Determination of Cross Sections for Li+Li and Other Nuclear Reactions Relevant to the Development of Controlled Nuclear Fusion, (Electric Power Research Institute), Norbeck, Dec. 1976,1977
Box 73 Folder 1 Proposal for Continued Processing and Analysis of Data from the IMP-8 AC Electric and Magnetic Fields Experiment, (NASA), D. Gumett, Jan. 1977
Folder 2 Numerical and Analytical Investigation of Nonlinear Properties of the Vlasov Equation and of Plasmas, G. Knorr and N. Hershowitz, Feb. 1977
Folder 3 Proposal for Contract Adjustment to Contract No.954013 in response to Unilateral Modifications No.7, Gumett, Feb. 1977
Folder 4 Ambient Temperature Solvent for Coal, (ERDA), Norbeck, March '77
Folder 5 The Cusp Geometry as a Possible Thermonuclear Confinement Scheme Hershkowitz, Knorr and Lonngren, March 1977
Folder 6 Charged Particle Cross Sections for Fusion Reactors, (ERDA), E. Norbeck, March-April 1977
Folder 7 Analysis of Cometary Gas and Dust, (NASA), J. Neff, April-May 1977
Folder 8 Investigation of intermediate Valence Phenomena in Solid Solutions of Sms with Samarium Monopictides, (NSF), J. Schweitzer, D. Cater, W. Savage, July 1977
Folder 9 A Proposal for an Investigation of a Plasma As A Strong Microwave Power Source, N. Hershkowitz and G. Knorr, July 1977
Folder 10 Interplanetary Scintillation Measurements of Solar Wind Density.... Cost Section, W. Cronyn, S. Shawhan and E. Roelof, Aug. 1977
Folder 11 Interplanetary Scintillation Measurements of Solar Wind Density.... Management Sect., W. Cronyn, S. Shawhan, E. Roelof, Aug. 1977
Folder 12 Interplanetary Scintillation..., Scientific/Technical Section, W. Cronyn, S. Shawhan, E. Roelof, Aug. 1977
Folder 13 VLBI at NLRO, (NSF), R. Mutel, Aug.-Sept. 1977
Folder 14 A Proposal for a Laboratory Experiment of Ionospheric Interest: Microwave Scattering by a System of Plasma Waves or Irregularities (NSF), D'Angelo et. al. 1977
Folder 15 Holomorphic Induction and the Reduction of Tensor Products of Compact Groups, (NSF), W. Klink and T. Ton-That, Oct. 1977
Folder 16 Proposal for Graduate Traineeships in Plasma Physics, US Energy Research and Development Administration, G. Knorr, Oct. 1977
Box 74 Folder 1 Numerical and Analytical Investigation of Nonlinear Properties of Plasma and Experimental Studies of Cusp Confinement, Progress Reports, G. Knorr, Nov. 1977
Folder 2 Numerical and Analytical Investigation of Nonlinear Properties of Plasma ... Renewal Proposal,Knoff, Nov. 1977
Folder 3 Midwest Radio Telescope, R. Mutel et al, 1977-1978
Folder 4 Nuclear Interactions of Low Energy Lithium Ions, (NSF), E. Norbeck and R. Carlson, Jan. 1978
Folder 5 Request for NSF Instructional Scientific Equipment Program, (ISEP), J. Van Allen, Jan.-Feb. 1978
Folder 6 Solar Wind Studies Using the Cocoa Cross Radio Telescope, (NSF) S. Shanwhan, March 1978
Folder 7 Proposal for the Flight of the Spacelab 2 Plasma Diagnostics Package, Shawhan et al. April-July 1978
Folder 8 Study of Nonlinear Wave Plasma Interaction, (NSF), K. Longren, and N. Hershkowitz, April-Sept. 1978
Folder 9 Experiment Implementation Plan for the Plasma Instrument on Galileo, Prelim., (JPL), L. Frank, May 1978
Folder 10 Investigation of a Plasma as a Strong Microwave Power Source, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, N. Hershkowitz and G. Knorr, June 1978
Box 75 Folder 1 Investigation of Microscopic and Macroscopic Plasma Properties with Application to Space Plasma, (NSF), G. Joyce, June 1978
Folder 2 Nuclear Interactions of Low Energy Lithium Ions, (DOE), E. Norbeck, June 1978
Folder 3 Spectrophotometry of Binary Stars with Ultraviolet Excesses, J. Fix, June 1978
Folder 4 Proposal for Continuation of NASA Grant for Research on Waves in Plasmas, Gumett and N. D'Angelo, July 1978
Folder 5 Renewal Proposal Numerical and Analytical Investigation of Nonlinear Properties of Plasma and Experimental Studies of Cusp Confinement, G. Knoff and N. Hershkowitz, Sept. 1978-Aug. 1979
Folder 6 A Center for Basic Research on Alkalic Metal Vapors and for Utilization of this Research for Industrial and Government Applications, Division of Basic Energy Sciences of the DOE, W. Stawlley, Jan. 1979
Folder 7 Dynamics Explorer Plasma Wave Instrument Phase III Data Analysis Proposal, Management and Cost Section, Technical. Section, S. Shawhan and D. Gumett, Jan. 1979
Folder 8 Investigation of a Plasma as a Strong Microwave Power Source, (NASA), N. Hershkowitz and G. Knorr, Jan. 1979
Folder 9 VLBI at NLRO, (NSF), R. Mutel, Jan. 1979
Folder 10 Solitons and Ionospheric Modification, (NSF), D. Nicholson and G. Payne, April 1979-Feb. 1980
Folder 11 A Universal Remote Control System for Radio Telescopes, (NSF), R. Mutel, June 1979
Folder 12 University of Iowa Co-Investigator Participation WISP Definition Phase, S. Shawhan, July 1979
Box 76 Folder 1 Proposal for Cost Impact of the Delay in Launch for the Spin Scan Global Auroral Imaging Instrument for the Dynamics Explorer, (NASA), Frank et al., July-Aug. 1979
Folder 2 OH Masers and the Structure of Long Period Variable Circumstellar Mass Flow, (NSF), J. Fix, Aug. 1979
Folder 3 A Plasma Wave Investigation for the Solar Probe Mission, D. Gumett and F. Scarf, Aug. 1979
Folder 4 Revised Proposal for Dynamic Explorer Plasma Wave Instrument: Phase III Data Analysis, Management and Cost Section, S. Shawhan and D. Gumett, Aug. 1979
Folder 5 Revised Proposal for Phase III Data Analysis for Spin Scan Global Auroral Imaging at Visible and Ultraviolet Wavelengths for the D.E., Management & Cost Section, Frank, K. Ackerson, Aug. 1979
Folder 6 Proposal for Continuation of Grant for Research on Waves In Plasmas, Gumett and D'Angelo, Aug.-Sept. 1977
Folder 7 Proposal for the Cost Impact of the Delay In Launch for the Plasma Wave Instrument for the D.E., Management and Cost Section Modifications, (NASA) S. Shawhan, Aug.-Dec. 1979
Folder 8 Proposal for Continued Data Reduction and Analysis for the ISEE A&B, (NASA), L. Frank, Sept. 1979
Folder 9 Acceleration and Radiation in Space Plasmas, (NASA), C. Goertz et al, Oct. 1979
Folder 10 Tensor Product Decomposition of Holomorphically Induced Representations and Racah Coefficients of the Compact Groups, (NSF), W. Klink and T. Ton-That, Oct. 1979
Folder 11 Co-Investigator Participation WISP Definition Phase, Budget Revision Cost and Contractual Section, S. Shawhan, Nov. 1979
Folder 12 Proposals for Cost Impact of the Delay in Launch for the Spin Scan Global Auroral Imaging Instrument for the D. E. Budget Revision, (NASA) L. Frank, Dec. 1979
Folder 13 Renewal Proposal Nuclear Interactions of Low Energy Lithium Ions, E. Norbeck, Feb. 1980
Box 77 Folder 1 Proposal for Continued Data Reduction and Analysis of the IMP-8 Electric Field Instrument, (NASA), D. Gumett, Feb. 1980
Folder 2 A Plan for the Participation in a Plasma Wave Investigation on OPEN Equatorial Magnetosphere Laboratory (TRW) W. Kurth and S. Shawhan, March 1980
Folder 3 A Plasma Wave Investigation for the Halley/Tempel 2 Comet Mission, Technical Section, Probe and Rendezvous Spacecraft, D. Gumett et al., March 1980
Folder 4 A Plasma Wave Investigation for the Halley/Tempel 2 Comet Mission, Management and Cost Plan, Probe and Rendezvous Spacecraft, D. Gumett et al., March 1980
Folder 5 Renewal Proposal Numerical and Analytical Investigation of Nonlinear Properties of Plasmas and Experimental Studies of Cusp Confinement, (DOE), G. Knorr and N. Hershkowitz, May 1980
Folder 6 Laboratory Plasma Experiment of Space Physics Interest, (NSF), N. D'Angelo, May-Nov. 1980
Folder 7 Investigation of Microscopic and Macroscopic Plasma Properties with Applications to Space Plans, (NSF), G. Joyce et al., July 1980
Folder 8 Nuclear Interactions of Low Energy Lithium Ions, (NSF), E. Norbeck, Dec. 1980
Folder 9 Study of Nonlinear Wave Plasma Interaction, (NSF), K. Lonngren et al., Dec. 1980
Folder 10 Investigation of a Plasma as a Strong Microwave Power Source Air Force Weapon Laboratory, G. Knorr, Dec. 1979-Feb. 1981
Folder 11 Proposal for Additional Effort for Data Reduction and Analysis of the PWI on the ISEE Mission, (NASA), D. Gumett, Jan. 1981
Box 78 Folder 1 Wave Accessibility and Ducting, W. Calvert, Feb. 1981
Folder 2 A Revised Budget for a Proposal for the Participation in the Jupiter Data Analysis Program, (TRW), W. Kurth, and D. Gumett, Feb.-March 1981
Folder 3 Cost Proposal for the 1985 Galileo Mission for the Galileo PWI, (JPL), D. Gumett et al., March 1981
Folder 4 A Plasma Wave Investigation for the International Solar Polar Mission, (NASA), Gumett, F. Scarf, March 1981
Folder 5 Proposal for Increased Funding for Global Auroral Imaging at Visible and UV Wavelengths for the D.E. Mission, L. Frank, March 1981
Folder 6 Proposal for Supplementary Funding for Reduction and Scientific . Analysis of Voyager Plasma Wave Data, (JPL), March 1981
Folder 7 Revised Proposal for the Plasma Investigation (PLS) for the Galileo Orbiter Mission Cost Proposal, (JPL), L. Frank, F. Corenti and V. Vasyliunas, March-April 1981
Folder 8 A Search for Ducted Extraordinary-Mode Echoes, W. Calvert, March-April 1981
Folder 9 Solitons and Ionospheric Heating, (NSF), D. Nicholson et al., March-April 1981
Folder 10 Proposal for Continuation and Supplemental Funding for Support for the Waves In Space Plasma (WISP Program), (TRW), S. Shawhan and W. Calvert, April 1981
Folder 11 Design and Development Proposal: A RPDP for Spacelab, Part III, Cost Plan, S. Shawhan, May 1981
Box 79 Folder 1 Design and Development Proposal: A RPDP for Spacelab, Part III, Cost Plan, Appendices, S. Shawhan, May 1981
Folder 2 Proposal for a Plasma Wave Inset on the AMPTE/IRM Spacecraft, (ONR), D. Gumett, May 1981
Folder 3 Proposal to Analyze Ray Paths of Jovian Low Frequency Radio Emissions, D. Gumett, May 1981
Folder 4 RPDP, Program Plan and Technical Plan, Part I, R. Randall, May 1981
Folder 5 Revised Cost Proposal for the Plasma Investigation for the Galileo Orbiter Mission, (JPL), L. Frank, May 1981
Folder 6 Second Revised Cost Proposal for the Plasma Investigation Galileo Orbiter Mission, (JPL), L. Frank, May 1981
Folder 7 Numerical and Analytical Investigation of Nonlinear Properties of Plasmas and Experimental Studies of Cusp Confinement, Renewal Proposal, G. Knorr and R. Carpenter, May-Oct. 1981
Folder 8 Configuration Space Faddeev Calculations, (DOE), Revised Budget, G. Payne and W. Klink, June 1981
Folder 9 Revised Proposal for the Polar Plasma Laboratory and Equatorial Magnetospheric Open Spacecraft, Volume II, Cost and Management Plan, W. Calvert et al, June 1981
Folder 10 Improvement of Ion Thruster Design by Reduction of Wall Losses, (NASA), R. Carpenter, June 1981
Box 80 Folder 1 Production of the Hot Electron in Ion Beam Generated Plasmas, (NSF), G. Payne and J. Perez, June 1981
Folder 2 Revised Proposal for Increased Funding for Global Auroral Imaging at Visible and UV for the D.E. Mission, (NASA), L. Frank et al., June 1981
Folder 3 Supplemental Proposal for Phase III Data Analysis for Spin Scan ... L. Frank et al, June 1981
Folder 4 VLBI at NLRO, (NSF), R. Mutel, June 1981
Folder 5 Preliminary Design Phase Proposal: A RPDP for Spacelab, Management Plan and Cost Plan, S. Shawhan, July 1981
Folder 6 Proposal for a Three Month Extension for Continues Data Reduction and Analysis with the Helios Project, (NASA/GSFC), D. Gumett, July 1981
Folder 7 Supplemental Proposal for ISEE A&B Data Reduction and Analysis, (NASA), Frank, L, July 1981
Folder 8 Investigation of Charged Particle Acceleration Mechanism in Space Plasma, Renewal Proposal, NASA, C. Goertz et al., July-Oct. 1981
Folder 9 Proposal for the Plasma Wave Investigation for the Extended Voyager Mission to Uranus, (JPL), D. Gumett, Aug. 1981
Folder 10 ISEE Guest Investigator Proposal: Stimulated Auroral Kilometric Radiation, (NASA/OSS), Calvert, Sept. 1981
Folder 11 Proposal for a Three Month Extension of the Voyager Mission, (JPL), D. Gumett, Sept. 1981
Folder 12 Proposal for Continuation of the Measurement of Low-Energy Electrons and Protons in the Earth's Magnetospheric and the Interplanetary Medium with IMP's 7 & 8, (NASA/GSFC), L. Frank, Sept. 1981
Folder 13 Proposal for Data Reduction and Analysis of the Plasma Wave Instrument on the ISEE Mission, (NASA/GSFC), D. Gumett, Sept. 1981
Folder 14 Supplemental Proposal for ISEE Data Reduction and Analysis, (NASA), D. Gumett, Sept. 1981
Folder 15 Wave Accessibility and Ducting, Budget Revisions, W. Calvert, Sept. 1981
Folder 16 Investigation of Microscopic and Macroscopic Plasma Properties w/Applications to Space Plasmas, Goertz, Oct. 1981
Folder 17 Investigators of Radio Emissions from Planetary Magnetospheres Revised Proposal, Grabbe Oct. 1981 and May 1982
Box 81 Folder 1 Proposal to Recognize a Spacelab Mission Launch Delay to November 1984, S. Shawhan et al., Nov. 1981
Folder 2 Studies of Cosmic Hydroxyl Masers and the Structure of Long Period Variable Circumstellar Mass Flow, (NSF), J. Fix, Nov. 1981
Folder 3 RPDP Project, Run Out Cost Estimates, (MSFC), R, Randall, and S. Shawhan, Nov. 1981, Jan. 1982
Folder 4 Laboratory Plasma Experiment of Space Physics Interest, (Air Force Office of Scientific Research), N. D'Angelo, Dec. 1981
Folder 5 Laboratory Plasma Experiment of Space Physics Interest (ONR), N. D'Angelo, Dec. 1981
Folder 6 A Plasma Wave Investigation for RADSAT, (Dept. of Air Force), R. Anderson and D. Gumett, Dec. 1982
Folder 7 Energetic Upstreaming Ions, A Laboratory Stimulation, (Research Corp.), R. Merlino, Jan. 1982
Folder 8 Proposal for Additional Data Reduction and Analysis of the PWI on the ISEE Mission, D. Gumett, Jan. 1982
Folder 9 Proposal for Modification to OSS-IPDP and for Increased Data Analysis Effort, (NASA/MSFC), S. Shawhan et al. 1982
Folder 10 A Summary of the Progress in the Jupiter Data Analysis Program, (NASA-TRW), W. Kurth and D. Gumett, Jan. 1982
Folder 11 Configuration Space Faddeev Calculations, Renewal Proposal, (DOE), G. Payne and W. Klink, Feb. 1982
Folder 12 Improvement of Ion Thruster Design by Reduction of Wall Losses, Renewal Proposal, (NASA), R. Carpenter, Feb. 1982
Folder 13 Revised Budget for Unsolicited Proposal for a Plasma Wave Investigation for RADSAT, R. Anderson, Gumett, Feb. 1982
Folder 14 Theoretical Aspects of Mirror Fusion, (DOE), D. Nicholson, G. Knorr and G. Payne, Feb. 1982
Folder 15 New Method for Measuring Depth Distribution of Phosphorous Phosphosilicate Glass Films, (ONR), E. Norbeck, March 1982
Folder 16 PWI for the OPEN Geomagnetic Tail Laboratory Experiment Definition Phase, (GSFC), D. Gumett, March 1982
Folder 17 PWI for the OPEN Polar Plasma Laboratory Experiment Definition Phase, (GSFC), S. Shawhan et al., March 1982
Folder 18 Proposal for Design, Fabrication, Calibration and Support of a Kn-Band Field Strength Monitor to be Flown on the PDP on Spacelab 2, (MSFC/NASA), Shawhan et al, March 1982
Folder 19 A Proposal for Development of Hybrid Electronic Circuits and Custom LSI Devices for the OPEN Plasma Wave Investigations, (GSFC), D. Gumett and S. Shawhan, March 1982
Box 82 Folder 1 University of Wisconsin System, Subcontract, (DOE), R. Carpenter, March 1982
Folder 2 Configuration Space Faddeev Calculations, Revised Budget for Renewal, (DOE), G. Payne and W. Klink, April 1982
Folder 3 Cost Proposal for the 1985 Galileo Delta VEGA Mission for the Galileo PWI, (JPL), D. Gumett, April 1982
Folder 4 Investigation of Charged Particle Acceleration Mechanisms in Space Plasmas, Renewal, (NASA), C. Goertz et al., April 1982
Folder 5 Third Revised Proposal for the Plasma Investigation for the Galileo Orbiter Mission, Accommodation of 1985 Delta VEGA Mission, Cost Proposal, (JPL), L. Frank, April 1982
Folder 6 Revised Cost Proposal for the 1985 Galileo Delta VEGA Mission for Galileo PWI, (JPL), Gumett et al., May 1982
Folder 7 Proposal for Continued Data Reduction and Analysis of Helios Plasma Wave Data, (NASA/GSFC), D. Gumett, May 1982
Folder 8 Proposal for Detector Calibration, Sandia National Labs,. E. Norbeck, May 1982
Folder 9 Third Revised Proposal for PWI for the Galileo Orbiter, Cost Proposal, (JPL), L. Frank et al., May 1982
Folder 10 Proton Experiments at the Indiana University Cyclotron Facility, (NSF), E. Norbeck, June 1982
Folder 11 Proposal for Extension of Analysis of Jovian Low Frequency Radio Emissions, (JPL), D. Gumett, July 1982
Folder 12 VLBI Research at NLRO, (NSF), R. Mutel, July 1982
Folder 13 VLA Research and Image Processing at the University of Iowa, (NSF), J. Fix, S. Spangler and R. Mutel, July 182
Folder 14 Continuation of DE-1/Plasma Wave Instrument Data Analysis for FY83 (NASA/GSFC), S. Shawhan, Dec. 1982-March 1983
Folder 15 Proposal for Continuation of Grant for Investigation of Wave Emissions from Planetary Magnetospheres, Budget Revision, C. Grabbe, and C. Goertz, July 1983
Folder 16 Proposed Contributions by the University of Iowa to the Economic Development of the State of Iowa: Building Strength, Jan. 1985
Folder 17 A Multi-disciplinary Study of Cosmic Dust, June 1985
Folder 18 A Proposal to Measure Pluto's 2380 Mhz brightness Using the Arecibo 1000 ft Telescope, n.d.
c. Miscellaneous Proposals
These proposals were culled from the many papers of Dr. Van Allen and relate to a variety of topics and are also organized chronologically.
Box 83 Folder 1 Huitieme Consei de Physique Solvay, 1939
Folder 2 Research Proposal by W. Stoud and U.S. Army Signal Research and Development Laboratory, July 1958
Folder 3 Proposal for the Measurement of Cosmic Radiation from an Earth Satellite, (JPL), July 1956
Folder 4 Investigation of the Feasibility of Developing Miniature High Sensitivity Magnetometer for Use in Earth Satellites, Nov. 1956
Folder 5 Satellite-Bome Cosmic Ray Experiment, April 1958
Folder 6 Satellite-Bome Cosmic Ray Experiments I and 2, April 1958
Folder 7 Program of RVAR for Two Year Period Beginning Jan. 1959, F. Bartman, July 1958
Folder 8 Technical Proposal for and Experimental Program to Determine the Nature ... Outer Space, Dec. 1958
Folder 9 Proposal for 1961 Summer Science Training for Secondary School Students, August 1960
Folder 10 Proposal to NSF for Support of Seminar on Dissemination of News and Information about Science..., Nov. 1963
Folder 11 Polar Observations of Solar Cosmic Ray Events During the IQSY, Space Science Department, May 1966
Folder 12 Preliminary Report of OV 1 Application to U of I Satellite, Feb. 1967
Folder 13 Research Proposed to NASA ... The Ring Count.... Sept. 1968
Folder 14 Proposal for Development of Instruments for Mars Landers, Oct. 1968
Folder 15 NASA's Earth Resources Technical Satellite Program, Dr. Tuthille's Plan, March 1971
Folder 16 Proposal to Continue to Conjugate Point Riometer Program, April 1971
Folder 17 ERTS Proposal, May 1971
Folder 18 Newsletter on the Argonne Proposal for Heavy-Ion Accelerator, April 1977
Folder 19 A Thin Film Magnetic Field Effect Transistor Deposited by Splitting, Jan. 1974
Folder 20 Project Columbus, A Proposal for a Planetary Mission Project Plan, March 1976
Folder 21 The Implication of Precise Time keeping for Doppler Gravitational Wave Observations, (Caltech), Dec. 1981
Folder 22 A Proposal for a Center of the Arms Limitation and International Security Studies (CALISS), June 1982
Folder 23 Starlab, Project Concept and Scientific Goals, Sept. 1982
Folder 24 Altitude Dependence and Time Variation of the Radiation Intensity Observed b the U.S. Satellite 1958 alpha, Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, n.d.
Folder 25 Development of an Active Optical Miffor for Astronomical Application
Folder 26 Proposal for an Electron Spectrometer for the First Polar Orbiting Geophysical Observatory, (POGO 1-S-50)
Folder 27 Proposal to Establish a High Energy Physics Association
3. Spacecraft Missions
a. Explorer 1
Box 84 Folder 1 Chronology of State University of Iowa Space Instrumentation, George Ludwig, 1954-1960
Folder 2 ABMA Satellite Lifetime Study, May 1956
Folder 3 Literature on the Explorers and the Juno Program, March 1957, n.d.
Folders 4-5 Explorer Satellite and Pioneer Space Probes, NASA Report, May '59
Folder 6 Planning Documents, Sept. 1955 - April 1957
Folder 7 Report, "Some Cosmic-Ray Aspects of the Orbit of the IGY Satellite" by E.C. Ray April 23, 1957
Folder 8 Correspondence, June 1955-April 1970
Folder 9 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 195 8
Folder 10 Van Allen's Original Data Graphs which lead to the deduction of the radiation belts, and Holograph Notes of May 1, 1958 Presentation
Folder 11 George Ludwig's contribution of important correspondence and proposals re: Explorer November 1954-March 1959
Folder 12 Photocopy of George Ludwig's Journals #56-1, #57-1, #57-2
Folder 13 Photocopy of George Ludwig's Personal Journal, Jan. 1958 to Aug. 1960
Box 85 Folder 1 Deal I, Blueprints
Folders 2-4 JAVA's Green Binder, "Deal I Payload Drawings"
Folder 5 Deal I Bound Report, "Deal I Payload", [1958?]
Folder 6 Deal I Blueprints, Jan. 1958
Box 86 Folder 1 Progress Reports on Cosmic Ray Earth Satellite Experiment, April 1957-Feb. 1985
Folder 2 Quarterly Proposals, April and Oct. 1957
Folder 3 Deal I, Earth Satellite Reports, Feb.-May 1958
Folder 4 Deal I, Earth Satellite Reports, (Calibration Records), '58
Folder 5 Informal Instrumentation Reports, 1957-1978
Folder 6 World Map, Trajectory Graph, "Van Allen's Working Chart for Explorer I Firing
Folder 7 Juno II Space Probe Rocket Press Releases
Folder 8 Press Coverage, May 1958, March 1970 and Jan. 1983
Folder 9 News Releases, DOD of Public Information and NAS
Folder 10 Material from JAVA's Brown Folder, center, "Satellite Results," 1958
Folder 11 Material from JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "Satellite Results," '58
Folder 12 Miscellaneous, March 1958-Feb. 1962
Folder 13 Reference, [1956-1957?]
Folder 14 Orbital Elements, Smithsonian Astrophysics Observation, 1965-1967
Box 87 Folder 1 Explorer I and III, JAVA's Brown Folder, "Master Data Recording Log," 1959, Oct. 1975
Folder 2 Explorer I and III Reports, March 1958-1962
Folder 3 JPL 10th Anniversary Symposium Feb. 1968, Correspondence, Nov. 1967-Jan. 1968
Folder 4 20th Anniversary Celebration
Folder 5 Material from Van Allen's Red Notebook, "News Clip Book, Explorer I 20th Anniversary Celebration, 1978-1985," Jan. 31 -Feb. 1, 1978
b. Explorer 2
Box 87 Folder 6 Correspondence, Feb.-March 1958
Folder 7 Deal II, Blueprints, Jan. 20, 1958
c. Explorer 3
Box 88 Folder 1 Correspondence, March 1958, n.d.
Folder 2 JAVA's Brown Binder, "Explorer Gamma, Deal II Temperature Data," 1958
Folder 3 JAVA's Brown Binder, "Explorer Gamma, Deal II Temperature Data"
Folder 4 Material from Van Allen's Black Binder, "Data Summary and Interrogation Log Interrogation Log for Explorer III," 1958
Folder 5 Material from Van Allen's Brown Binder, "Interrogation Log, 1958 Gamma, Telemetering Commands, Test Data Records, Misc. Troubles"
Folder 6 Telemetering Command Turn-On Logs, 1958
Folder 7 Press Release, CIT, JPL, DOD, Office of Public Information
Folder 8 JAVA's Brown Folder, center, " 1958 Epsilon Manuscripts"
Folder 9 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, " 1958 Epsilon Manuscripts"
Folder 10 Reports, 1958
Folder 11 Flight-spare tape recorder for the Smithsonian, 1968
d. Explorer 4
Box 89 Folder 1 Correspondence, 1958-1961
Folder 2 JAVA's Brown Folder, center, "Explorer IV"
Folder 3 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "Explorer IV"
Folder 4 JAVA's Brown Folder, center, "Explorer IV"
Folder 5 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "Explorer IV"
Folder 6 JAVA's Brown Folder, center, "Explorer IV,V(cont) ... Army Ordnance Corps"
Folders 7-8 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "Explorer IV,V(cont) ... Army Ordnance Corps"
Folder 9 JAVA's Brown Folder, "1958 Epsilon, SUI Blueprints and Drawings," 1958
Folder 10 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1956-1961
Folder 11 Blueprints, 1958
Folder 12 Telemetering Command, Turn-On Log
Folder 13 DOD Fact Sheets
Folder 14 Data Graphs, 1958-[1961?]
Folder 15 Conversion Tables, Channels 2 & 5, 3, and 4, Dec. 1, n.d.
Box 90 Folder 1 DOD, Defensive Atomic Support, Agency Report, Nov. 1966
Folder 2 DOD, DASA NASA Report File 2052-1, Feb. 1968
Folder 3 Reports, 1958-1960[?]
Folder 4 Report, Smithsonian Contribution to Astrophysics, 1958
Folder 5 Van Allen's Rough Drafts and Reports
Folder 6 Van Allen's Rough Drafts and Reports, Nov. 1958
Folder 7 Explorer VI Satellite, A Collection of Six Scientific Publications
Folder 8 Miscellaneous
e. Pioneer 1
Box 91 Folder 1 Proposal, Pioneer System Application, June 1965
Folder 2 Misc. Van Allen's Holograph Notes
Folder 3 Misc. Blueprints, Data from JPL Launch Site
Folder 4 Proposed Electrostatic Spectro for Pioneer Spacecraft, March 1963
Folder 5 "Ionizing Radiation at Altitudes of 2000 to 20,000 Nautical Miles: Pioneer 1," n.d.
f. Pioneer 2
Box 91 Folder 6 "Ionizing Radiation Detected by Pioneer 2," u.d.
Folder 7 Precursor Studies, Advanced Planetary Probe, Final Technical Report, Volume 1, Study Approach, July 1966
Folder 8 Precursor Studies, Advanced Planetary Probe, Final Technical Report, Volume 2, Spin-Stabilized Spacecraft for the Basic Mission July 1966
Folder 9 Precursor Studies, Advanced Planetary Probe, Final Technical Report Volume 3, Alternate Spacecraft and Missions, July 1966
Folder 10 Precursor Studies, Advanced Planetary Probe, Final Technical Report, Volume 4, Appendixes, July 1966
g. Pioneer 3
Box 92 Folder 1 Correspondence, 1958
Folder 2 JAVA's Black Notebook, "Lunar Probe," Graphs, Nov. 1958
Folder 3 Blueprints, 1958
Folder 4 Diagrams, 1958
Folder 5 JAVA's Black Folder, center, "Summary of the SUI Radiation Calibrations of the Pioneer III Payloads", July 1959
Folder 6 Graphs
Folder 7 Papers, 1958
h. Pioneer 4
Box 92 Folder 8 Correspondence, 1959
Folder 9 Pamphlets, The Moon Probe Pioneer IV by NASA and JPL
Folder 10 Graphs
Folder 11 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, March 1959
Folder 12 Material from Van Allen's Brown Notebook, "Juno IIa, Pioneer IV #4," Instrumentation Test Graphs
Folder 13 Instrumentation Test Graphs
Folder 14 Temperature Control in the Explorer Satellites and Pioneer Space Probes, May 1959
Folder 15 JAVA's Brown Notebook, Juno IIA Telemetering Payload Data, 1959
Folder 16 JAVA's Brown Notebook, Juno IIA Telemetering Payload Data, 1959
Box 93 Folder 1 JAVA's Brown Folder, center, "Pioneer IV Plateau, [Lou?], Calculations Furnished Nov. 19,1959"
Folder 2 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "Pioneer IV Plateau Calculations furnished Nov. 19, 1959,'incl. data, March 1959
Folder 3 JPL News Release, 1959
Folder 4 NASA News Release, 1959
Folder 5 Scientific Results from the Explorer Satellites and Pioneer Space Probe, May 1959
Folder 6 "Radiation Measurements to 658,300 Km with Pioneer 4," JAVA's Holograph Draft, Aug. 1959
Folder 7 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "Pioneer IV, M.S.S., 'Radiation Measurements to 658,300 Km with Pioneer IV'", Final Copy, Aug. 1959
i. Explorer 6
Box 93 Folder 8 May and Sept. 1959
j. Explorer 7
Box 93 Folder 9 Payload 16, Planning Documents., Feb.-June 1959
Folder 10 Correspondence, Feb. 1958-Aug. 1960
Folder 11 Correspondence, Sept. 1960-1966
Folder 12 Minutes of Meetings, Oct. 1959-April 1961
Folder 13 JAVA's Brown Folder, " 1959 Iota SUI Blueprints and Drawings," 1958-1959
Folder 14 JAVA's Brown Folder, center, "Payload 16, Juno II, Explorer VII, 1959 IOTA," Blueprints
Folder 15 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "Payload 16 Juno II, Explorer VII, 1959 IOTA"
Box 94 Folder 1 Blueprints with Correspondence, 1958
Folders 2-3 Payload 16, JAVA's Black Notebook, "Checkout Procedure for Missile File 16 Payload Instrumentation, May 1959"
Folder 4 Test Procedure for Payload 16, March 1959
Folder 5 Report and Correction Table April and Sept. 1960, "Telemetering Code, Calibration for Satellite 1959 IOTA"
Folder 6 Telemetering 1959 IOTA
Folder 7 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "SUI Station Log"
Folder 8 NASA Press Conference Project Background and Experiment Dec. 30, 1959
Folder 9 Data Punchcards
Folder 10 Data Graphs, 1958-1961
Folder 11 Miscellaneous, Nov. 1959-May 1960
Folder 12 Orientation of Explorer 7, Army Ballistic Missile Agency, June 1960
Folder 13 3 "Fusion," Dec. 1959; Data User's Notes, "Heavy Primary Cosmic Ray Experiment," 1965; "Radiation and Solar Proton Experiment," Jan. 1967
Box 95 Folder 1 Report on Transistors, ABMA, Nov. 1958
Folder 2 SUI Reports, Oct. 1959-Jan. 1961 [?]
Folder 3 SUI Research Report, 1959, 1960 and 1962
Folder 4 SUI Research Report, 1963
Folder 5 SUI Research Report, 1963 and 1964
k. Explorer S-46 (Explorer 8)
Box 95 Folder 6 Correspondence, 1959-1961
Folder 7 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "S-46 SUI Drawings," includes blueprints, 1959
Box 96 Folder 1 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "S-46 SUI Drawings," 1959
Folder 2 Material from Van Allen's Brown Folder, center, "S-46"
Folders 3-4 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "S-46"; blueprints
Folder 5 Blueprints, 1959 and 1960
Folder 6 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1959, n.d.
Folder 7 Reports, Sept. 1959-April 1960
l. Explorer 9
Box 96 Folder 8 Material from Van Allen's Brown Folder, center, "S-64"
Folder 9 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "S-64," 1961-1962
Folder 10 News Release from NASA, April 10, 1964
Folder 11 Planning Documents, May 1961
m. Injun 1
Box 97 Folder 1 Correspondence, 1961-1975
Folder 2 Memorandum, May 1961 -June 1963
Folder 3 TWXs re: Satellites, Jan. 196 1 -Nov. 1964
Folder 4 JAVA's Brown Folder, center, "Injun 1961 Omicron 2"
Folders 5-6 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "Injun 1961 Omicron 2"
Folder 7 Design Diagrams and Blueprints, 1961, n.d.
Folder 8 Transit 4A Design Data Sheets, March 196 1 -Feb. 1962
Folder 9 Flight Path Map, "Chart for Injun," June 7, 1961
Folder 10 NASA/GSFC Operations Plans, May 1961
Folder 11 Injun Cookbook, May 1961
Box 98 Folder 1 Clock Corrections, Jan. 1962, n.d.
Folders 2-4 Injun Command and Telemetering Schedules, Aug. 196 1 -Dec. 1963
Folder 5 JAVA's Brown Folder, center, "Injun Command and Telemetering," 1961
Folder 6 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "Injun Command and Telemetering," Feb.-Oct. 1961
Folder 7 Diagrams and Graphs
Folder 8 Data Graphs, June-March 1963
Folder 9 Solar X-Ray Observations by Injun 1, Working Copy, July 1964
Folder 10 Publication Lists, Oct. 1966-April 1972
Folder 11 NASA/GSFC Data Users Note Injun 1 Soft X-Ray Experiment Aug. 1969
n. Explorer 12
Box 99 Folder 1 Correspondence, July 1960-Sept. 1968
Folder 2 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, [1961?]
Folder 3 Blueprints, S-3, 1960
Folder 4 JAVA's Brown Folder, center, "S-3 Explorer XII"
Folders 5-6 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "S-3 Explorer XII"
Folder 7 JAVA's Blue Binder, "S-3, G.M. Tube for Spectrometer"
Folder 8 Miscellaneous, Nov. 1960, n.d.
Folder 9 Data Graphs, 1961
Folder 10 Satellite S-3 Data Reduction, April 30, 1962
Folder 11 Papers and Publications, 1961-1966
Box 100 Folders 1-5 Ion Electron Detector Data, Aug.-Dec. 1961, 1968
o. Ranger
Box 100 Folder 6 Correspondence, April-Dec. 1960
Folder 7 Correspondence, March 1961-1967, n.d.
Folder 8 Memoranda, Feb. 1957, n.d.
Folder 9 Meeting Minutes and Agenda Ranger Instrument Conference, April 1960
Folder 10 Blueprints with Correspondence, March 1960, n.d.
Box 101 Folder 1 Material from Van Allen's Brown Folder, center, "Ranger"
Folders 2-3 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "Ranger," [1960-1961?]
Folder 4 Van Allen's Holograph Notes
Folder 5 Material from Van Allen's Black Notebook, Blueprints, 1960
Folder 6 Blueprints, March 1960
Folder 7 Blueprints, March-June 1960
Folder 8 Blueprints, July-Nov. 1960
Folder 9 Blueprints, Jan. 196 1, n.d.
Box 102 Folders 1-3 "Operation and Maintenance of Ranger A-1 and A-2 Scientific Experiment," JPL, March 1, 1961,
Folder 4 JPL Technical Reports, Jan.-Dec. 1961
Folder 5 Reports, 1960, n.d.
Folder 6 JPL Press Kits, July 1961, n.d.
Folder 7 JAVA's Black Binder, "Scientific Data from Ranger 1" also Blueprints
Folder 8 Miscellaneous
Box 103 Folder 1 Correspondence, 1961-1962
Folder 2 Blueprints, 1960-1961
Folder 3 Papers, 1961
q. Discoverer
Box 103 Folder 4 JAVA's Brown Folder, center, "Discoverer," 1961
Folder 5 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "Discoverer," 1961-1962
r. Injun 2
Box 103 Folder 6 Correspondence, Jan. 1961-March 1962
Folder 7 Blueprints, Sept. 1960-1961
Folder 8 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "Injun II," Sept.-Dec. 1961
Folder 9 Special Operations Plan A062 Navy Composite 1 (Buckshot), Jan. 1962
s. Mariner 1
Box 103 Folder 10 Mariner A and B, Correspondence, 1961-1964
Folder 11 Material from Van Allen's Brown Folder, Mariner A Flight
Folders 12-13 Material from Van Allen's Brown Folder, Mariner A (Venus)
Box 104 Folder 1 Mariner B Blueprints, 1960, April 1961, n.d.
Folder 2 Mariner A Blueprints, May-July 1961-1963
Folder 3 Mariner Experiment, File 2, Blueprints
Folders 4-6 Mariner A Blueprints, JAVA File 1
Folder 7 Mariner A Blueprints, JAVA File 2
Box 105 Folders 1-3 Mariner A Blueprints, JAVA File 2
Folders 4-6 Mariner A Blueprints, JAVA File 3
Box 106 Folder 1 JPL Report, Mariner Communication System Design, May 1961
t. Mariner 2
Box 106 Folder 2 Material from Van Allen's Brown Folder, Mariner B, Mars, 1961
Folder 3 Mariner 2, 1963-1964
u. Explorer 14
Box 106 Folder 4 Correspondence, July 1962-May 1963
Folder 5 Memorandum, 1962-1963
Folder 6 TWX Messages, July 1962-April 1963
Folder 7 Material from Van Allen's Brown Folder, center, "S-3A," 1962
Folder 8 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "S-3A," 1961-1962
Folder 9 Blueprints, July 1962
Folder 10 Data Graphs, 1962 with Explorer XIV",
Folder 11 "Absolute Intensities of Geomagnetically Trapped Particles 1962 and "Energetic Particles Satellite S-3a", 1963
Folder 12 SUI Research Reports, Jan.-Aug. 1964
v. Explorer 15
Box 107 Folder 1 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "Serb-S3B Explorer XV"
Folder 2 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, n.d.
w. Explorer 16
Box 107 Folder 3 NASA Facts
x. Explorer 17
Box 107 Folder 4 Preliminary Results of Explorer 17 Announced, April 1973
y. Explorer 19
Box 107 Folder 5 NASA Facts
z. Injun 3
Box 107 Folder 6 Correspondence, March 1962-June 1964
Folder 7 TWX's, March 1961-1965
Folder 8 Informal Spacecraft Reports, April 1972, n.d.
Folder 9 Schematics and Harness Interconnections, May 1963
Folder 10 Informal Calibration Reports, Feb., Dec. 1963
Folder 11 Clock Calibrations, Oct. 1962-1963
Folders 12-14 Command and Telemetry Schedules, Dec. 1962-Nov. 1963
Folder 15 NASA/GSFC Operation Plans, Dec. 1962
Box 108 Folder 1 Satellite Report, n.d.
Folder 2 Miscellaneous, Data Graphs, 1962-Sept. 1963
Folder 3 Report, "Geophysical Research with Satellites Injuns I,II,III"
Folder 4 Papers, Feb. 1968, n.d.
Folder 5 References, NASA/GSFC, Data Users Note, Oct. 1969
aa. Relay
Box 108 Folder 6 Correspondence, 1962-1964
Folder 7 Material from Van Allen's Brown Folder, center, "RELAY"
Folder 8 Material from Van Allen's Brown Folder, left side, "RELAY," 1961-1962
Folder 9 Schematic Listing, Construction Techniques and Experiment Descriptions, Jan. 1965
bb. OGO 1
Box 108 Folder 10 Correspondence, April 1961 -May 1962
Folder 11 Correspondence, June-Dec. 1962
Folder 12 Correspondence, Jan. 1963-Dec. 1964
Folder 13 Correspondence, Jan. 1965-April 1969
Box 109 Folder 1 Announcement of Flight Opportunities
Folder 2 Correspondence, TWX Messages, Nov. 1961 -Oct. 1964
Folder 3 NASA Contract, Aug. 1962-May 1972, n.d.
Folder 4 Progress Reports for EGO and POGO, April 1964-March 1972
Folder 5 Inter-Departmental Memoranda, Nov. 1962-1964
Folder 6 Meeting Minutes, "S-49 Experimenters Working Group Transactions Third Meeting, George H. Ludwig, Chairman, GSFC," Sept. 11, 1963
Folder 7 Meeting Minutes, Van Allen's Holograph Notes, June 1962-Oct. 1963
Folders 8-9 EGO, Experiment Descriptions, 1962-1964
Box 110 Folders 1-2 GSFC, Experimenter Information Bulletins, Sept. 1962-March 1964
Folder 3 GSFC, OGO Experiment Bulletins, Oct.-Dec. 1964
Folder 4 GSFC, OGO Experiment Bulletins, Jan. 1965-July 1968
Folder 5 Blueprints and Drawings, March, July and Nov. 1962
Folder 6 "Identification of Experiment Mounting Locations in OGO/POGO Appendages Project S-49 and S-50", Sept. 1962
Folder 7 Reports, Oct. and Dec. 1961; March 1962
Folder 8 Reports, March and Sept. 1962; Jan. and March 1963
Box 111 Folder 1 Reports, Sept., Oct. 1963; Jan., June, Aug. and Dec. 1964
Folder 2 OGO I and III Experimentors Newsletters, July 1966-Feb. 1967
Folder 3 JAVA's Brown Folder, center, "OGO A Post Launch File #1 through Oct. 31, 1964"
Folders 4-5 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "OGO A Post Launch File #1 through Oct. 31, '64
Folder 6 JAVA's Brown Folder, center, 'OGO A Post Launch File #2, (Nov. 1, 1964 ... )"
Folders 7-8 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "OGO A Post Launch File #2, (Nov. 1, 1964...)"
Folder 9 NASA/GSFC OGO Experiment Bulletin, Operation Summary Reports, Nov. 1966, July 1968 and May 1970
Folder 10 OGO Experimenters News Bulletin, March and April 1964
cc. Mariner 3
Box 112 Folder 1 Correspondence, July 1961 and 1963-May 1964
Folder 2 Correspondence, June 1964-March 1966
Folder 3 Contract Correspondence and Status Reports, 1963-1964
Folder 4 TWX Messages, 1963-1964
Folders 5-8 Material from Van Allen's Brown Folder "Mariner C"
Folder 9 Reports, 1962-1963
Box 113 Folder 1 Reports, 1963-1964
Folder 2 Reports, 1964
Folder 3 Occulation Experiment, Graphs and Data, April 1964
Folder 4 Proposals, March 1963-June 1964
Folder 5 Correspondence, Aug. 1962-Dec. 1964
Folder 6 Correspondence, June 1965-March 1968
dd. Injun 4
Box 113 Folder 7 Rhodesian Space Research Center, Correspondence, March 1964-Feb. 1965
Folder 8 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "Injun IV Contract," 1963-1965
Folder 9 Minutes of Meetings, Jan. 1963-Nov. 1967
Box 114 Folder 1 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1965, n.d.
Folder 2 Blueprints and Graphs, July 1963-Oct. 1966
Folder 3 Negatives of Spacecraft Drawings
Folder 4 JAVA's Brown Folder, center, "Injun IV Miscellaneous File," 1963-1964
Folders 5-6 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "Injun IV Miscellaneous File" 1963-1964
Folder 7 Design Data Sheets, 1963 and Analysis Program, 1964
Folder 8 Operation Plans, Dec. 1964, Aug. [1965?]
Folder 9 JAVA's Brown Folder, center, "Injun IV, Launch, Operation and Flight Matters," '65
Folders 10-11 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "Injun IV Launch Operation and Flight Matters," 1964-1965
Folder 12 Summary of Explorer XXV Command and Pass Schedule, Dec. 1964-March 1966
Folder 13 8 Second Sums Nov. 1964-Sept. 1965
Folder 14 Summary of Recorded Data for Explorer XXV (Injun IV), Nov. 1964-July 1965
Box 115 Folder 1 Summary of Recorded Data for Explorer XXV (Injun IV), Nov. 1964-July 1965
Folder 2 Reports and Papers, April 1963-July 1964
Folder 3 Reports and Papers, March 1965-July 1966
ee. Mariner 4
Box 115 Folder 4 Correspondence, March 1965-Feb. 1968
Folder 5 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1965-1967
Folder 6 Material from Van Allen's Blue Notebook: Extract Logs 11-20; Mariner IV Data Package File 13-File 20, Feb. 24,1964-April 14, 1965; Blueprints; Mars Flight Trajectory; Graphs of Missing Data Frames, 1964-1965
Folders 7-8 JAVA's Blue Notebook "Extract Tape Information," 1965
Folder 9 JAVA's Brown Folder, "Mariner 1966," 1964
Box 116 Folder 1 Mariner Mars 1964 Project Quarterly Review, Oct. 1965
Folder 2 Testing, Material from Van Allen's Manilla Envelope, "Log Temp Plots", Test Data
Folder 3 SUI Data Requirement for Systems Test on Mariner C, July 1963
Folder 4 Space Flight Operations Facility Data Processing System, Jan. 1963
ff. OGO 2
Box 116 Folder 5 Proposal for SUI Experiment on First POGO S50, April 1962
Folders 6-8 Proposals (POGO), 1962
Folder 9 Correspondence, April 1962-Dec. 1963
Folder 10 Correspondence, March 1964-[1966?]
Folder 11 Correspondence, Feb. 1967, n.d.
Box 117 Folder 1 SUI OGO C Memoranda, June 1963-Dec. 1964
Folder 2 Experiment File 5010, TWX Messages, April 1963 -Oct. 1964
Folder 3 Correspondence, TWX Messages, March 1964-Nov. 1967, n.d.
Folder 4 TWX Messages from JAVA's Gray Binder, Oct. 1963-Aug. 1964
Folder 5 Experiment File 5010, Correspondence, March-Nov. 1964
Folder 6 OGO C and D, U of I/GSFC Contract NAS5-3097, June 1964-Feb. 1969
Folder 7 OGO C and D, U of I/GSFC Contract NAS5-3097, Supplement Agreements and Modifications, March 1966-1968, n.d.
Folder 8 Material from Van Allen's Brown Folder, center, "POGO"
Folder 9 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "POGO," 1962-1966
Folder 10 Technical Drawings
Folder 11 Miscellaneous, Blueprints, May 1965, n.d.
Folder 12 Instrument Report for Experiment 5010, Working Copy, April 1964
Folder 13 S-50 Experiment Bulletins, (GSFC), Dec. 1962-March 1965
Folder 14 S-50 Experiment Bulletins, (STL), Feb. and June 1964
Folder 15 S-50 Experiment Bulletins, (STL), July 1964 and May 1965
Folder 16 OGO Experiment Bulletins, (GSFC), Feb. 1965-Dec. 1968
Box 118 Folders 1-4 OGO Experiment Bulletins, Weekly Operations Reports, 1965-1966
Folder 5 OGO Experiment Bulletins, Operations Summary Reports, 1966
Folder 6 Specification Reports, 1963-1965
Folder 7 Experiment 5010 Cabeling Information, Oct. 1963, Jan. 1964 and Integration Reports, Jan.-Feb. 1964
Folder 8 Experiment 5010 Integration Test Procedure, Aug. 1964 and transmittal of S50 Experiment Test Data, May-July 1965
Folder 9 Reports, STL, Cover Letters, 1963-1965
Box 119 Folder 1 SUI Instrument Report on Experiment Number 5010, April 1964
Folder 2 Test Data Summaries for POGO Experiment File 5010, 1964-1965
Folder 3 Data Reduction Formats and Requirements for POG Experiment File 10(5010) (GSFC-SUI Interface), June 1964
Folder 4 NASA Appendix I, Spacecraft Command, Tracking and Telemetering Systems, Oct. 1965
Folder 5 Fabrication and Assembly, Quick Look Data Sample, 1965
Folder 6 Flight Data, Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1965
Folder 7 Miscellaneous, Experimental Data
Folder 8 Press Clippings, 1965
Folder 9 Miscellaneous, March-Aug. 1965, n.d.
gg. OGO 3
Box 119 Folder 10 Correspondence, Oct. 1963-Sept. 1965
Folder 11 Correspondence, Jan. 1966-July 1968, n.d.
Folder 12 Correspondence, TWX Messages, Nov. 1964-Oct. 1967, n.d.
Folder 13 Material from Van Allen's Brown Folder, left side, "OGO III," 1966
Folder 14 JAVA's Brown Folder, "EGO-3 (OGO 3)," 1964-1965
Folder 15 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "OGO III Operations Summary Reports, 1966," includes some twx messages
Box 120 Folders 1-2 OGO Experiment Bulletin, (GSFC), 1964-1966
Folder 3 STL Report, Aug. 1963
hh. Explorer 33 (IMP-D)
Box 120 Folder 4 Correspondence, Oct. 1967
Folder 5 JAVA's Critical Review Paper, Nov. 1967 and IMP-D Research Report, April 1968
Folder 6 Van Allen's Holograph Notes
ii. Mariner 5
Box 120 Folder 7 Reports, Oct. 1967 and May 1968; Proposal, Dec. 1967 Master Data Library Package, Jan. 1968
Folder 8 Mariner Venus 1967, Flow Chart, June 1966
Folder 9 Correspondence, July 1967-March 1969
Folder 10 JAVA's Brown Folder, "Mariner-Venus 1967," 1965-1966
Folder 11 JAVA's Brown Folder, "Mariner-Venus 1967," 1966
Box 121 Folders 1-6 Blueprints from Mariner-Venus Mission
Box 122 Folder 1 Blueprints from Mariner-Venus
Folder 2 Mariner Venus 1967 (Mariner 5) Specification Reports, July 1966
Folder 3 Mariner Venus 1967 Test and Operation Plan, Sept. 1966
Folders 4-7 Data on 1967 Venus Fly-by, 1966
Folder 8 Data Analysis Support of the Mariner V Mission, June 1968
Folder 9 Mariner Venus 1967 Preliminary Report on Results, Oct 1967
jj. Explorer 35 (IMP-E)
Box 122 Folder 10 Data Graphs, 1968-1971
Folder 11 Preliminary Flight Report, July 1967
Folder 12 Van Allen's Draft Paper on Explorer 35, 1968
Folder 13 Critical Review of Iowa Experiment on Explorer 35 and Research Report 1967
Folder 14 Blueprints, Aug. 1964
Folder 15 Correspondence, 1964-1971
Folder 16 Miscellaneous 1969
Folder 17 Modifications of Proposed Experiment for Earth Orbiting IMP, Feb. 1964
Folder 18 Reports, March-Nov. 1966
Folder 19 IMP D&E Meeting Minutes, Van Allen's Holograph Notes, March 1965-Oct. 1966
Folder 20 IMP D&E, Report
kk. IMP F&G
Box 123 Folder 1 Blueprints, Oct. 1964
Folder 2 NASA Contract, Memo, 1964-1974
Folder 3 Correspondence, 1964-1974
Folder 4 Financial Reports, 1965
Folder 5 Misc., Electron Study and Project Schedule
Folder 6 IMP F Data Processing U of I LEPEDEA Experiment, Feb. 1966
Folder 7 SUI Research Report, Working Copy, Sept. and Dec. 1964
ll. OGO 4
Box 123 Folder 8 Correspondence, Nov. 1964-Dec. 1966
Box 124 Folder 1 Correspondence, Feb. 1967-Sept. 1969, n.d.
Folder 2 TWX Messages, Nov. 1965-April 1970
Folder 3 Material from Van Allen's Brown Folder, center, "OGO -D"
Folder 4 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "OGO-D," 1965-1966
Folder 5 Blueprints, Dec. 1965
Folder 6 Monthly Technical Status Progress Report, March-Sept. 1966
Folders 7-8 OGO Experiment Bulletins, (GSFC), 1966-1968
Folder 9 Experiment Bulletins TRW STL, Oct. 1965-March 1966
Folder 10 Experiment Bulletins TRW STL, May 1966
Folder 11 Experiment Bulletins TRW STL, June, Aug. 1966
Folder 12 Experiment Bulletins TRW STL, Sept. 1966-July 1967
Box 125 Folder 1 OGO Experiment Bulletins with Reports, Specifications for OGOS D-F, 1965, OGO D instrument Latitude, 1966
Folder 2 "OGO-D Project Operations Requirements GSFC," May 1967
mm. OGO 5 (OGO E)
Box 125 Folder 3 Correspondence, Aug. 1964-Sept. 1968
Folder 4 TWX Messages, Sept. 1964-Oct. 1968
Folder 5 Contract Proposal, NAS5-9196, Nov. 1967
Folder 6 Contract NAS5-9196, Sept. 1964-Nov. 1967
Folder 7 Contract NAS5-9196, March 1968-Feb. 1973
Folder 8 Testing Report, March 1967
Folder 9 Solar X-Rays Data Graphs, March 1968
nn. Injun V
Box 125 Folder 10 LEPEDEA Proposal, Feb. 1965
Folder 11 Program Continuation Proposal, March 1965
Folder 12 Modification of VLF Proposal, March 1965
Folder 13 Data Reduction Proposal and Revised Proposal, Dec. 1967 and March 1968
Box 126 Folder 1 Proposal for Extension and Addl. Funding, July-Aug. 1969
Folder 2 Additional Revised Proposals, Nov. 1969, April-Sept. 1970
Folder 3 Monthly Technical Progress Reports, Nov. 1969-April 1971
Folder 4 Final Report Spacecraft Operations, Sept. 1971
Box 127 Folder 1 Contract Modification Proposals, May 1968
Folders 2-4 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "Injun V Contract," 1966
Folder 5 Contract Documents, 1962-1965
Folder 6 Contract Documents, 1965
Folder 7 Correspondence, 1960-1967
Folder 8 Correspondence, 1968
Folder 9 Modifications, 1965-1967
Box 128 Folder 1 Modifications, 1967-1968
Folder 2 Contractor Financial Management Report, 1963-1968
Folder 3 Technical Progress Reports, 1965-1968
Folder 4 NASA Contracts, June 1968-March 1970
Folder 5 NASA Contracts, March 1970-1973
Folder 6 LEPEDEA Monthly Technical Progress Reports, 1968-1969
Folder 7 LEPEDEA Technical Progress Report, 1969-1971
Folder 8 SSD Flight Data, Correspondence, 1968-1972
Folder 9 SSD Monthly Technical Progress Reports, 1968-1970, 1972
Folder 10 University Quarterly Contractor Financial Management Report, 1970-1971
Folder 11 University Quarterly Contractor Financial Management Report, 1972
Folder 12 Final Reports, 1972-1973
Box 129 Folder 1 Modifications, 1968-1973
Folder 2 Station Operation and Macro-Data Reduction, 1968
Folder 3 Injun V Macro Data Reduction, 1968-1970
Folder 4 Technical Progress Reports, 1969
Folder 5 Technical Progress Reports, 1970
Folder 6 Technical Progress Reports, 1971
Folder 7 Correspondence, March 1965-Dec. 1968
Folder 8 Correspondence, Feb. 1969-Jan. 1974
Folder 9 Memoranda, March 1965-Sept. 1966
Folder 10 Memoranda, October 1966-Aug. 1968
Box 130 Folder 1 Correspondence and Memoranda, May 1968-June 1972
Folder 2 Misc. Correspondence, Dec. 1964, n.d.
Folder 3 TWX Messages, Jan. 1965-Sept. 1972
Folder 4 Correspondence, Van Allen's Holograph Notes, Nov. 1965-April 1970
Folder 5 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, 'Injun V,' 1964-1966
Folder 6 Minutes of Meetings Van Allen Holograph Notes, Jan 1965, Oct. 1966, Sept. 1969
Folder 7 Status Reports, July-Sept. 1966
Folder 8 LRC Visitation Report, Jan. 1967
Folder 9 Monthly Technical Status Reports, July-Nov. 1966
Folder 10 VLF Experiment, Monthly Technical Progress Reports, 1968-1972
Folder 11 VLF Experiment, Progress Reports, 1-12, 1965-1966
Folder 12 VLF Experiment, Progress Reports, 13-25, 1967-1968
Folder 13 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1964-1970, n.d.
Folder 14 Internal Expenditure Summaries, 1966
Folder 15 Internal Expenditure Summaries, 1967
Box 131 Folder 1 Internal Expenditure Summaries, 1968
Folder 2 Miscellaneous, May 1966-[Aug. 1971?]
Folder 3 Pert Schedules, 1966-1967
Folder 4 Production Charts, Aug. 1968
Folder 5 Blueprints, Dec. 1962-Feb. 1966
Folder 6 Technical Description of LEPEDEA Instrument, July 1966
Folder 7 Design Analysis Report, Sept. 1966
Folder 8 VLF Experiment Description, Oct. 1966
Folder 9 SSD Experiment Description, Oct. 1966
Folder 10 VLF Experiment Reports, Dec. 1965 and Jan. 1966
Folder 11 Technical Papers, Feb. 1965-Jan. 1969
Folder 12 Payload Description Document, April 1968
Folder 13 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "Injun V Final Design Review," June 1968
Box 132 Folder 1 Injun V Final Engineering Report Spacecraft, Sept. 1968
Folder 2 LEPEDEA Final Engineering Report, Oct. 1968
Folder 3 Testing, 1967-1968
Folder 4 Scout Documents, Jan. 1966
Folder 5 Reports OWL Explorer with Rice University, July 1965, n.d.
Folder 6 Flight Schedules, Jan.-April 1968
Folder 7 Flow Charts, Injun V Station Operation and Macro-Data Reduction Operational and Supervision Scheme, July 1968
Folder 8 Safety and Operation Plan, 1968
Folder 9 NASA-GSFC Operation Plan, June 1968
Box 133 Folder 1 Range Operations Manual, Sept. 1964
Folder 2 NASA Support Plan, March 1968
Folder 3 Data Reduction Plans, 1967-1970
Folder 4 SSD Data Reduction Document, Nov. 1966
Folder 5 JAVA's Black Notebook, "Injun V Command Status"
Folder 6 JAVA's Black Notebook, "Injun V, Orbit Start Times," Aug. 1968-June 1971
Folder 7 Preliminary Report on Flight Operation of Injun V, Aug. 1968
Folder 8 Assessment of In-Flight Performance of Explorer 40, Oct. 1966
Folders 9-10 JAVA's Black Notebook, "Injun V Command Log," 1968
Box 134 Folder 1 JAVA's Black Notebook, "Injun V Command Log," 1968
Folder 2 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "Injun V Extended Operation," 1970
Folder 3 JAVA's Brown Folder, center, "Injun V Post Launch," 1968-1970
Folders 4-6 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side,"Injun V Post Launch," 1970
Folder 7 Post-Launch Papers, July 1967, n.d.
Folder 8 Analog Tape Log, Aug.-Oct. 1968
Folder 9 Processed Data Status, April 1969
Folder 10 Monthly Data Accounting Report, Aug.-Sept. 1968
Box 135 Folder 1 Monthly Data Accounting Report, Sept.-Oct. 1968
Folder 2 Monthly Data Accounting Report, Oct.-Nov. 1968
Folder 3 Monthly Data Accounting Report, Nov.-Dec. 1968
Folder 4 Monthly Data Accounting Report, Dec. 1968, Jan. 1969
Folder 5 Monthly Data Accounting Report, Jan.-Feb. 1969
Folder 6 Monthly Data Accounting Report, Feb.-March 1969
Folder 7 Monthly Data Accounting Report, April-May 1969
Folder 8 Monthly Data Accounting Report, May-June 1969, June-July 1969
Folder 9 Monthly Data Accounting Report, July-Aug. 1969, Aug.-Sept. 1969
Box 136 Folder 1 Monthly Data Accounting Report, Oct. 1969, Nov. 1969
Folder 2 Monthly Data Accounting Report, Nov. 1969, Dec. 1969
Folder 3 Monthly Data Accounting Report, Sept.-Dec. 1969, Oct. 1969-Jan. 1970
Folder 4 Monthly Data Accounting Report, Jan.-Feb. 1970, Feb.-March 1970
Folder 5 Monthly Data Accounting Report March-April 1970, April-May 1970
Folder 6 Monthly Data Accounting Report, May-June 1970, June-Aug. 1970
Folder 7 Thermal Analysis of Injun 5, 1968
Folder 8 Initial Orbital Temperature Production for Revised S/C, July 1967
Folder 9 Master Science File, Low Rate, 1970-1971
Folder 10 Master Science File, Low and High Rate, 1970-1971
Folder 11 Master Science File, High Rate, 1970-1971
Folder 12 Master Science File, German Block, 1972
Folder 13 Lists of Publications, Theses and Abstracts, 1965-1972
Folder 14 Research Paper, 1969
Folder 15 Quotation for a Mechanical Prototype, Jan. 1975
Folder 16 Reactivation German Research Satellite AZUR, Corresp., Sept. 1970-Oct. 1973
Folder 17 Reactivation German Research Satellite AZUR, TWX Messages, Aug. 1971 -March 1973
oo. Mariner Mars 1969
Box 137 Folder 1 Drafts, Reports and Proposals, 1966
Folder 2 JAVA's Brown Folder, "Voyager and Mariner 1969"
Folder 3 JAVA's Brown Folder, "Mariner-Mars 1969"
Folder 4 Mariner Venus Mercury, Mission Visibility Study, 1967
Folder 5 Mariner 10, Venus Mercury 1973, NASA Bulletin and Correspondence, 1970-1975
pp. OSO Experiment
Box 137 Folder 6 Announcement of Opportunities for Flight Participation, 1970-1973
Folder 7 Proposal for a Trapped Radiation Monitor for the Cosmic X-Ray Experiment NASA/GSFC, March 1972
Folder 8 Modifications, Jan. 1973
Folder 9 Design Manual, Radiation Monitor Cosmic X-Ray Experiment, Working Copy, Sept. 1972
Folder 10 Monthly Progress Letters, Sept. 1972-Feb. 1973
Folder 11 Correspondence, 1965-1984
Folder 12 Blueprints, 1961-1972
Folder 13 Final Project Report for Radiation Monitor Cosmic X-Ray Experiment, March 1973
Folder 14 Final Report, OSO Satellite, May 1970
Folder 15 Radiation Monitor, Cosmic X-Ray Experiment Environmental Calibration Data and Unit Level Test Program, June 1972-Feb. 1973
qq. Pioneer 10 (Pioneer F)
Box 138 Folder 1 Planning Documents, 1969-1971
Folder 2 Correspondence, 1972-1979
Folder 3 Mission Analysis and Trade Off Studies Through May 1, 1970
Folder 4 Asteroid Analysis, Aug. 1970
Folder 5 Working Group Meeting Minutes, Pioneer F Jupiter Periapsis, Sept. 1971
Folder 6 Working Group Meeting Minutes, Trajectory, Nov. 1971
Folder 7 Readiness Reviews, 1973
Folder 8 Readiness Reviews on Pioneer 10 Encounter, Nov. 1973
Folder 9 Van Allen's Working File on Pioneer 10 Encounter with Jupiter, 1973, JAVA's File 1
Box 139 Folder 1 Van Allen's Working File on Pioneer 10 Encounter with Jupiter, 1973, JAVA's File 2
Folder 2 Van Allen's Working File on Pioneer 10 Encounter with Jupiter, 1973, JAVA's File 3
Folder 3 Van Allen's Working File on Pioneer 10 Encounter with Jupiter, 1973, JAVA's File 4
Folder 4 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1974-1983
Folder 5 Graphs received from Sentman, 1974
Folder 6 Miscellaneous Graphs
Folder 7 Miscellaneous, 1971-1980
Folder 8 Special Issue, The Astrogram, Pioneer Mission to Jupiter Feb. 1972
Folder 9 Science, Article, Jan. 1974
Folder 10 Broadcast Engineering, Feb. 1974
Folder 11 Pioneer 10 Mission, Jupiter Encounter, JGR reprint, 1974
Folder 12 Bruce Randall's Holograph Notes, 1974-1980
Folder 13 The Magnetosphere of Jupiter As Observed with Pioneer, Van Allen's Holograph Rough Draft Manuscript
Folder 14 The Magnetosphere of Jupiter As Observed with Pioneer, Part I, Instrument and Principal Findings, Van Allen's Holograph, Draft
Folder 15 The Magnetosphere of Jupiter As Observed with Pioneer, Final Copy, May 1974
Folder 16 The Magnetosphere of Jupiter As Observed with Pioneer, Graphs
Folder 17 Newspaper Article, 1974-1985
Folder 18 Papers, 1973-1983
Box 140 Folder 1 Administrative and Project Management Mission Overview at 25 A.U., July 1981
rr. Pioneer 11 (Pioneer G)
Box 140 Folder 2 Correspondence, 1972-1980
Folder 3 Memorandums, 1974-1978
Folder 4 Trajectory Working Group Meeting, April 1972
Folder 5 Asteroid Analysis, Aug. 1972
Folder 6 Graphs, Detector ABaker, Flight Unit, Nov. 1972
Folder 7 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1974-1982
Folder 8 Summaries, 1972
Folder 9 Graphs
Folder 10 Tables, 1974-1975
Folders 11-12 Pre-Skipp Reviews, Feb. 1973
Folder 13 Newspaper Articles, Dec. 1974
Folder 14 Progress Reports on Analysis of U of I Pioneer 11 Observations of Saturn's Magnetosphere, Oct. 1979
Folder 15 Pioneer 11 Jupiter Occultation and Key Events, Dec. 1974
Folder 16 U of I Pioneer 11 Observations of Energetic Particles in the Jovian Magnetosphere, Feb. 1975
Folder 17 Summary of Initial Results from the GSFC Fluxgate Magnetometer on Pioneer 11, (GSFC/NASA), Oct. 1975
Folder 18 Miscellaneous, 1974-1980
ss. Pioneer 10/11
Galactic Jupiter Probe Study, (Folder 19-Box 141 Folder 3)
Box 140 Folder 19 Mission Analysis Office Technical Study, 1965-1966
Folder 20 Section V, Spacecraft Functional Integration, Nuclear Radiation
Box 141 Folder 1 Spacecraft Design Report, Vol. 2, Nov. 1967
Folder 2 Program Concept, NASA, OSSA, GSFC, March 1967
Folder 3 Thesis, "A Comparison of Sequential Decoding Metrics by Computer Simulation," 1968
Planning Documents
Box 141 Folder 4 TRW, Vol. II, Advanced Planetary Probe Study, Final Technical Report July 1966
Folders 5-7 TRW, Vol. 11, Advanced Planetary Probe Study, Final Technical Report, July 1966
Box 142 Folder 1 TRW, Vol. II, Advanced Planetary Probe Study, Final Technical Report, July 1966
Folders 2-3 TRW, Vol. III, Advanced Planetary Probe Study, Final Technical Report, July 1966
Folders 4-5 TRW, Vol. IV, Advanced Planetary Probe Study, Final Technical Report, July 1966
Folder 6 TRW Alternative Approaches to A Jupiter Exploration Program
Folder 7 TRW Pioneer System Capabilities, 1966
Folder 8 TRW Pioneer, Capability for Solar System Exploration at 4 A.U. Pioneer, 1971, n.d.
Folder 9 Planning Documents 4 A.U. Power, June 1966
Box 143 Folder 1 Planning Documents, n.d.
Folder 2 Planning Documents JOVE, Vol. I, Mission & System Study, Aug. 1971
Folder 3 Planning Documents JOVE, Vol. II, Appendices, Aug. 1967
Folder 4 General Dynamics Final Technical Report, "A Study of Jupiter Fly by Missions," May 1966
Folder 5 Study of Pioneer Missions to Jupiter Work Statement, Revision 1, March 1968
Folder 6 Mission Objectives, Aug. 1968
Box 144 Folder 1 AO to Participate, Interplanetary & Jovian Physics, Van Allen's Holograph Notes and Draft, May 1968
Folder 2 AO to Participate, Asteroid/Jupiter Missions, 1968
Folder 3 U of I Request for Proposal, April 1969
Folder 4 Preparation of Proposal for Pioneer F/G Scientific Instruments, April 1969
Folder 5 NASA/ARC Preliminary Plan, April 1972
Folder 6 Pioneer Class Missions and Other Planetary Initiatives Report
Folder 7 NASA Information Plan, Jan. 1972
Folder 8 Studies, May 1970 and Jan. 1972
Proposals (Folders 1-Box 146 Folder 6)
Box 145 Folder 1 U of I An Energetic Charged Particle Experiment for the Asteroid/Jupiter Missions Pioneers F and G, Part I, Scientific and Technical, (Working Copy), Nov. 1968
Folder 2 U of I An Energetic Charged Particle Experiment for the Asteroid/Jupiter Missions Pioneers F and G, Part I, Scientific and Technical, Nov. 1968
Folder 3 U of I An Energetic Charged Particle Experiment Asteroid/Jupiter Missions Pioneers F and G, Part II, Management Section, A Revised Proposal, Nov. 1968
Folder 4 LEPEDEA Proposal, Nov. 1968
Folder 5 LEPEDEA Proposal, Management Section, Nov. 1968
Folder 6 LEPEDEA Proposal, Technical Section, Nov. 1968
Folder 7 LEPEDEA Proposal, Technical Section, (ARC), Dec. 1968
Folder 8 Jupiter Encounter Trapped Radiation Experiment, 1969
Folder 9 U of I An Energetic Charged Particle Experiment for the Asteroid/Jupiter Missions Pioneers F and G, Part II, Management, Revised Proposal, May 1969
Folder 10 U of I An Energetic Charged Particle Experiment for the Asteroid/Jupiter Missions Pioneers F and G, Part II, (Revised Working Copy), Sept. 1969
Folder 11 U of I An Energetic Charged Particle Experiment for the Asteroid/Jupiter Missions Pioneers F and G, Part II, (Revised) Miscellaneous, Sept. 1969
Folder 12 U of I Proposal, April 1971
Folder 13 U of I Proposal, (Second Revised), June 1973
Folder 14 U of I Revised Proposal for Data Analysis
Folder 15 U of I Third Revised Proposal NASA-6553, May 1974
Box 146 Folder 1 U of I Fourth Revised Proposal, April 1975
Folder 2 U of I Fourth Revised Proposal for Data Analysis Supplemental Material, May 1975
Folder 3 U of I Fifth Supplemental Data Analysis, Draft, April 1976
Folder 4 U of I Sixth Supplemental Data Analysis, Feb. 1977
Folder 5 U of I Ninth Supplemental Data Analysis, July 1979
Folder 6 U of I Eleventh Supplemental, Data Analysis, July 1981
Folder 7 U of I NASA/ARC, Supplemental Fiscal Year, June 1982
Folder 8 Monthly Progress Letters, Contract NAS2-6553, 1972
Folder 9 Monthly Progress Letters, Contract NAS2-5603, 1970-1972
Geiger Tube Telescope Experiment for Pioneer F&G,
Box 146 Folder 10 Geiger Tube Experiment Contract, (Working Copy), June 1969
Folder 11 Contract Modifications, 1969-1973
Folder 12 Pioneer F/G Project, Specifications PC-220, Spacecraft Scientific Instrument, 1972
Folder 13 Memoranda, 1969-1971
Folder 14 Monthly Progress Letters, 1969-1971
Folder 15 Pioneer F/G Data Analysis of the Jovian Charged Particles Experiment, Modification, 1972-1973
Box 147 Folder 1 Pioneer F/G Data Analysis of the Jovian Charged Particles Experiment, Subject Contract, 1971
Folder 2 Analog Technology Corporation, Subcontract, 1970
Folder 3 Analog Technology Corporation, Subcontract Mod. 1970
Folder 4 Analog Technology Corporation, Subcontract Progress Reports, March 1970
Folder 5 Mid-Continent Laboratory, Subcontract, 1970
Folder 6 Mid-Continent Laboratory, Subcontract Modifications, 1970
Folder 7 Mid-Continent Laboratory, Subcontract Testing Specification Approvals, 1970
Folder 8 Letters of Inquiries Asteroid/Jupiter Space Flight Missions, 1968
Folder 9 Pioneer F/G Standards Scientific Instruments, Correspondence, June-Sept. 1969
Correspondence (Folders 10-Box 148 Folder 4)
Box 147 Folder 10 1967-1968
Folder 11 1969
Folders 12-13 1970
Folder 14 1971
Folder 15 1972
Folder 16 1973
Box 148 Folder 1 1974
Folder 2 1975-1979
Folder 3 1981
Folder 4 1982-1986
Folder 5 n.d.
Folder 6 Memoranda, 1969-1976
Folder 7 Memoranda and Corrections, 1977
Folder 8 List, Pioneer F/G Experiment and Experimenters, 1970-1971
Folder 9 JAVA's Brown Folder, center, "Pioneer F/G," 1969
Folder 10 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "Pioneer F/G," 1969-1970
Folder 11 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1968-1972
Folder 12 Van Allen's Blue Notebook, "Pioneer F/G," 1972
Folder 13 Van Allen's Green Notebook, "Pioneer F/G," 1972-1973
Folder 14 Papers, 1969-1974
Folder 15 Summaries, 1969, n.d.
Folder 16 NASA News Fact Sheets, June 1970, n.d.
Folder 17 NASA News Status Reports, n.d.
Folder 18 NASA Newsletter Pioneer/Jupiter, July 1972-April 1973
Folder 19 Experimenters Meeting Aug. 26, 1968, 1968
Folder 20 Experimenters Meeting Aug. 26, 1968, JAVA's Orange Notebook, "Jupiter," 1968
Box 149 Folder 1 Experimenters Meeting April 26, 1969 and Coordination Meeting, 1969
Folder 2 Presentation Orientation/Propulsion Subsytem, NASA/ARC, April 1969
Folder 3 Coordination Meeting Nov. 3 & 7, 1969, Agenda and Van Allen's Holograph Notes, June-Oct. 1969
Folder 4 Design Review Minutes, Preliminary and Final, Feb. and Oct. 1970
Folder 5 Experimenters Meeting May 6-8, 1970, Coordination Meeting, 1969
Folder 6 Experimenters Meeting May 6-8, 1970, Van Allen's Green Booklets, 1970
Folder 7 Experimenters Meeting March 3 -4, 1971, Quarterly Reviews, 1971
Folder 8 Experimenters Meeting March 3 -4, 1971, Quarterly Reviews and Experiment Coordination Meetings, 1971
Folder 9 Quarterly Reviews July 22, 1971, 1971
Folder 10 Pioneer Jupiter Briefing, June 1971
Folder 11 Quarterly Review, Pioneer 10 & 11, 1972
Folder 12 JAVA's Holograph Notes, Meeting and Seminars, 1973-1981
Folder 13 Fabrication Schedules, 1970
Folder 14 U of I, Descriptions of Geiger Tube Telescope Experiment Instrument of the Jovian Charged Particles Experiment, Supplemental Material for Proposal, May 1975
Folder 15 Experiment for Pioneer F&G, Working Parameter List
Folder 16 Instrument Fact Sheets
Folder 17 Charts, Project Milestones, 1971
Blueprints (Folder 18-Box 150 Folder 8)
Box 149 Folder 18 1965
Box 150 Folders 1-3 1969
Folder 4 1970
Folder 5 May 1970
Folder 6 1971
Folder 7 1972
Folder 8 n.d.
Folder 9 Scientific Instruments, Standards Reports, 1969
Folder 10 Performance Assurance Guidelines, Scientific Instruments, Reference Document, Jan. 1970
Folder 11 Specifications, Oct. 1970
Box 151 Folder 1 U of I Instrument Development Plan, GTTE, (Working Copy), Sept. 1969
Folder 2 U of I Instrument Development Plan, GTTE, (Revisions), Oct. 1969
Folder 3 U of I, Performance Assurance Plan, GTTE, (Working Copy), Oct. 1969
Folder 4 U of I Performance Assurance Plan, GTTE, (Revisions), Nov. 1969
Folder 5 U of I Working Copies, Jan. 1970
Folder 6 U of I Pioneer F,G Reliability Analysis, GTTE, July 1970
Folder 7 Technical Plan, Sept. 1970
Folder 8 Mission Operations Plan, (Working Copy), May 1971
Folder 9 Specifications, Feb. 1972
Folder 10 Specifications, [1970-1972?]
Folder 11 Materials Lists, Pioneer F/G
Folder 12 Charts, Sequence of Events, Pioneer 10, 1972
Folder 13 Pioneer 10 and 11, Telecommunications Link Performance Calculator, 1972
Folder 14 U of I Final Technical Report, GTTE, Aug. 1974
Folder 15 Program Documentation Outer Planets, March 1973
Box 152 Folder 1 Outer Planets (Revision 1), April 1974
Folder 2 Pioneer Program, Off Line Data, Processing System Description, 1971
Folder 3 TRW Test Procedures, GTTE, 1970
Folder 4 TRW Test Procedures, Post Environmental Instrument Performance and ETR Test Procedure, Aug. 1972
Folder 5 U of I Test Documents, (Working Copy), April and June 1970
Folder 6 U of I Level Testing Report, (Working Copy), May 1971
Folder 7 U of I System Test Requirements, Level Testing Report, U of I Scientific Instrument Test Program, July-Nov. 1970
Folder 8 U of I Scientific Objective, Design and Qualification Testing of the Pioneer G, (Working Copy), March 1972
Folder 9 Charts and Test Schedules, 1972
Box 153 Folder 1 Calibration Sheets, June-Sept. 1971
Folder 2 Calibrated Data Lists, 1971
Jupiter Radiation Belt Workshop (Folders 3-10)
Box 153 Folder 3 Agendas, 1971
Folder 4 Correspondence, May 1971 -Feb. 1972
Folder 5 Memoranda; JPL Draft Radiation Workshops Presentation on the Jupiter Radiation Belt, (Rough Draft), 1971
Folder 6 JAVA's Blue Notebook, Jupiter Radiation Belt Workshop, July 1971
Folder 7 Proceedings and Technical Memorandum, July 1971
Folder 8 Appendix A, In Situ Observation of Planetary Magnetospheres, Aug. 1972
Folder 9 Reports, 1969-1971
Folder 10 Miscellaneous, 1971, n.d.
Folder 11 Pioneer 10/11 Jupiter Encounter
Folder 12 Description of the U of I Pioneers 10 and 11 Jupiter Encounter Data Files
Folder 13 U of I Analysis of Data Anomaly, Dec. 1974-Feb. 1975
Folder 14 AIAA, Pioneer Spacecraft for Atmospheric Entry Missions to the Outer Planets Reports, July 1973
Folder 15 Press References, (Bendix), Pioneer 10 to Jupiter, First Exploration, Nov. 1973
Folder 16 Press References, (TRW), Pioneer to Jupiter, First Encounter of Pioneer I 0, Dec. 1973
Box 154 Folder 1 Drawings and Tables
Folder 2 Graphs, 1972-1973, n.d.
Folder 3 Data Graphs and Diagrams, n.d.
Folder 4 Energetic Electrons in the Magnetosphere of Jupiter, (Rough Draft), Dec. 1973
Folder 5 California Presentation by D.N. Baker, March 1975
Folder 6 Van Allen's Papers, 1973-1980
Folder 7 Reference Papers, 1968-1972, n.d.
Folder 8 Reference Reports, (GSFC), Oct. 1969-Nov. 1973
Folder 9 Reference Reports, April 1971 and Nov. 1972
Folder 10 Reference Magazine Articles, 1965-1970
Folder 11 Reference Newspaper Articles, Feb. 1972-Dec. 1973
Folder 12 Photographs
Folder 13 Pioneer Program Saturn Mission, Blueprints and Saturn Probe Interface
Folder 14 Pioneer Program Saturn Mission, Van Allen's Holograph Notes, Nov. 1972
Folder 15 Pioneer Saturn Atmospheric Probe Mission Spacecraft, Probe Interface Description, June 1972
Folder 16 Pioneer Program Saturn Mission: Summaries of Saturn and Uranus Entry Probe Strategies, 1981-1982
Folder 17 Pioneer Mars Proposal, Aug. 1974
tt. Hawkeye
Box 155 Folder 1 Proposals, Outlines, Nov. 1968
Folder 2 Proposals, Drafts, Dec. 1968-Jan. 1969
Folder 3 Proposal, Part I, Scientific and Technical, Dec. 1968
Folder 4 Proposal, Part II, Management, Feb. 1969
Folder 5 NASA Request for Design Proposal for Hawkeye Design Studies, Aug. 1970
Folder 6 Data Acquisitions and Data Reduction Proposals, Jan. 1971
Folder 7 Design Studies, September 1970
Folder 8 Revised Proposal, Nov. 1971
Folder 9 Proposals for Spacecraft Control and Data Red., Sept. 1973
Box 156 Folder 1 Draft Proposal for Data Reduction, Jan. 1974
Folder 2 Proposals for Extension and Additional Funding, Jan. and Sept. 1975
Folder 3 Iowa Request for Proposal, Nov. 1971
Folder 4 Ball Brothers Research Corporations, Reports, Support Services for Injun Explorer Mission VI, Vol. 1, Technical and Business Management Proposal, Dec. 1971
Folder 5 JAVA Black Notebook, "NASA-RFP Injun F", Nov. 1971
Folder 6 Injun F NASA Contract, Feb. 1972
Folder 7 JAVA's Black Notebook, "Injun F Contract, Design, Development, Fabrication, Testing and Launch Support of the Injun F Spacecraft", March 1972
Folder 8 NASA Contract "Feasibility Studies for the Injun Mission", April 1972; "Hawkeye Spacecraft Hawkeye Cost Ceiling Analysis", Dec. 1972
Folder 9 NASA Contract "Acquisition of Automatic Data Processing Equipment"; "Revised Proposal for the Investigation of the Earth's Polar Magnetosphere at Large Radial Distances", Jan. 1973
Folder 10 NASA Contract, Amendment of Solicitation/Modification Contract, July 1972-May 1974
Box 157 Folder 1 NASA Contract, May 1974
Folder 2 NASA Contract Modifications, May 1974-Dec. 1975
Folder 3 ONR Contract Data Deuteron Hawkeye I
Folder 4 U of I/Adcole Corporation Subcontract, "Injun F Optical Aspect System"; Modifications, Sept. 1971 and June 1972
Folder 5 AVCO Corporation Subcontracts, 1971
Folder 6 U of I/AVCO Corporation Subcontract, July 1972, Jan. 1973
Folder 7 U of I/BBRC Subcontract, "Quick Reaction Engineering, Design, Fabrication, Technical, Technical Writing and Associated Supporting Services", March 1972-Aug. 1973
Folder 8 Fairchild Space & Electronics Division, "Injun F Extendible Retractable Electric Filed Antenna Subcontract"; Modifications, April and May, 1972
Folder 9 Fairchild Space & Electronics Division, "Injun F Extendible, Retractable Electric Filed Antenna Subcontract" and Modifications, Oct. 1972-Jan. 1974
Folder 10 U of I/Fairchild Space and Electronics Division, "Files Support Services for Electric Field Antenna", April 1973
Folder 11 U of I/ Parsons Corporation Subcontract, "Hawkeye Solar Panel Subcontracts", July 1972 and Oct. 1973
Box 158 Folder 1 U of I/Schonstedt Instrument Co., Subcontract Multirange Triaxial Fluxgate Magnetometer, April 1972
Folder 2 U of I/SCI Electronics Inc., Subcontract "Telemetry Transmitter" and Modifications, July 1972
Folder 3 U of I/SCI Systems Inc., Subcontract "Hawkeye Data Encoder and Command Decoder", July 1972
Folder 4 U of I/SCI Systems Inc., Subcontract "Hawkeye Data Encoder and Command Decoder", Feb. 1973
Folder 5 U of I/Spectrolab Division of Textron, Subcontract, Hawkeye Solar Array Panels", 1972-1973
Folder 6 Correspondence, 1961-1973
Folder 7 Correspondence, 1974-1978
Folder 8 Memoranda, Jan. 196 1 -Sept. 1972
Folder 9 Memoranda, Jan. 1973-April 1981
Correspondence and Working Documents (Box 159-160 Folder 2)
Box 159 Folder 1 June-Dec. 1968
Folder 2 Jan. 1969, n.d.
Folder 3 1970
Folder 4 Feb.-Sept. 1971
Folder 5 Oct. 197 1, n.d
Folder 6 Jan.-May 1972
Folder 7 June-Dec.1972
Folder 8 Jan.-Oct. 1973
Folder 9 Nov. 1973, n.d.
Folder 10 Jan.-April 1974
Folder 11 May-Dec. 1974
Folder 12 1975
Box 160 Folder 1 1976
Folder 2 Feb. 1977-May 1978
TWX Messages (Folders 3-Box 161 Folder 2)
Box 160 Folder 3 April 1967-Dec. 1971
Folder 4 Jan.-May 1972
Folder 5 June 1972
Folder 6 July-Sept. 1972
Folder 7 Oct.-Dec. 1972
Folder 8 Jan.-March 1973
Folder 9 April-May 1973
Folder 10 June-Aug. 1973
Folder 11 Sept.-Dec. 1973
Box 161 Folder 1 Jan.-Aug. 1974
Folder 2 Jan., May and Nov. 1976, July 1977
Folder 3 Magnetometer Data, Corresp. with R. Heacock, Jan. 1975-April 1977
Folder 4 Magnetometer Data from Van Allen's White Envelope labeled "Hawkeye I :R.R.Heacock", 1975
Folder 5 Van Allen's Master Files, 1974
Folders 6-8 JAVA's Holograph Notes from Injun 5 Meeting Minutes, Oct. 1965-Sept. 1968
Folder 9 Van Allen's Holograph Notes of Meetings, Oct. 1969-March 1974
Folder 10 Material from Van Allen's Brown Folder, center, "Injun"
Folder 11 Material from Van Allen's Brown Folder, left side, "Injun"
Box 162 Folder 1 Material from Van Allen's Brown Folder, left side, "Injun"
Folder 2 JAVA's Brown Folder, center, "Injun 6", Feb. 1969
Folders 3-4 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "Injun 6", 1969-1971
Folder 5 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, Oct. 1968
Folder 6 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, Feb. 1971-April 1978
Folder 7 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1975, n.d.
Folder 8 Critical Design Reviews of Hawkeye Project, Jan.-Feb. 1973
Folder 9 Readiness Review at LRC, April 1974
Folder 10 Hawkeye/Neutral Point Explorer Revision 1
Folder 11 Publicity
Folder 12 Hawkeye I VLF Micro-Data Reduction Progress Report, May-July 1975
Folder 13 Magnetometer Micro-Data Reduction Progress Reports, June 1975-Oct. 1976
Technical Progress Narrative Reports "Design, Development, Fabrication, Testing and Launch Support of Hawkeye Spacecraft" (Folders 1-5)
Box 163 Folder 1 March-Sept. 1972
Folder 2 Oct.-Dec. 1972
Folder 3 January-June 1973
Folder 4 Aug.-Dec. 1973
Folder 5 Jan.-Sept. 1974
Technical Progress Reports Spacecraft Control Operation Telemetry Station Operations and Macro-Data Reduction" (Folders 6-8)
Box 163 Folder 6 July-Dec. 1974
Folder 7 1975
Folder 8 Jan.-Aug. 1976
Folder 9 Monthly Technical Progress Report, "Injun F Design Studies for the Proposed Investigation of the Earth's Polar Magnetosphere at Large Radial Distances," Jan.-July 1971
Folder 10 Monthly Progress Report Letter, "Injun F Design Studies for the Proposed Investigations of the Earth's Polar Magnetosphere at Large Radial Distances," April-Dec. 1971
Folder 11 U of I Technical Progress Reports, Sept. 1965-Jan. 1969
Box 164 Folder 1 Labor Cost Analysis by Job Category
Folder 2 Financial Data, Feb. 1973-Dec. 1974
U of I Financial Management Reports (Folders 3-12)
Box 164 Folder 3 March-July 1972
Folder 4 July-Dec. 1972
Folder 5 Jan.-April 1973
Folder 6 May-Dec. 1973
Folder 7 Feb.-Aug. 1974
Folder 8 May 1974-Dec. 1978
Folder 9 Jan. 1976-April 1978
Folder 10 July 1976-Feb. 1976
Folder 11 Financial Management Summary, Dec. 1975
Folder 12 Feb.-March, July 1979
Box 165 Folder 1 Miscellaneous, Oct. 1960-April 1964
Folder 2 Missiles and Space Division Report on Small Payload Svcs., Nov. 1968
Folder 3 "Altitude Determination of Spin Stabilized Spacecraft using a Digital Aspect Sensor", March 1965
Folder 4 Comments on an AC Electric and Magnetic Fields Experiment for Injun 6, Oct. 1968
Folder 5 Missiles and Space Division LTV Aerospace Corporation, "Results of an Analysis on Using the Five Stage Scott to Achieve the Van Allen Mission", Dec. 1968
Folder 6 U of I LTV Aerospace Corporation, "Injun VI Preliminary Mission Analysis," June 26,1970
Folder 7 LRC Design Studies, Aug. 1970
Folder 8 JAVA's Black Notebook: "Injun F Phase, B Design",Nov. 1970
Folder 9 AVCO Final Report on Spacecraft Dynamics, Sept. 1971
Folder 10 U of I Design Reports, April and Oct. 1971
Folder 11 U of I Final Report for Injun F Studies, Part 1, Jan. 1972
Box 166 Folder 1 U of I, Final Report for Injun F, Part II, Jan. 1972
Folder 2 Design and Miscellaneous Summaries, [1971-1973?]
Folder 3 Adcole Corporation, Sept. 1971 and Feb. 1973
Folder 4 Missiles and Space Division LTV, May 1968 -June 1970
Folder 5 Engineering Work Reports, Oct. 1969-April 1971
Folder 6 Engineering Work Reports, March-Nov. 1972
Folder 7 Engineering Work Reports, Feb.-Oct. 1973
Folder 8 Engineering Work Reports, Jan.-Ju 197
Folder 9 Design Review Reports, April 1971
Folder 10 Estimated Inertia Value About X,Y and Z Axis, Jan. 1971
Folder 11 Summaries, Oct. 1971-Feb. 1972
Box 167 Folder 1 Miscellaneous, 1971
Folder 2 Blueprints and Graphs, April 1971 -March 1978
Folder 3 Graphs and Transparencies, 1971-1972
Folder 4 Blueprints and Diagrams, 1961-1972
Folder 5 Blueprints and Diagrams, 1973, n.d.
Folder 6 U of I/SCI Systems Inc. Subcontract, "Hawkeye Data Encoder and Command Decoder', Blueprints and Project Parts, Devices and Material List, Aug. 1971-July 1972
Folder 7 Equipment and Support Instrumentation Papers, 1972
Folder 8 Miscellaneous Engineering Work Papers, n.d.
Folder 9 Design Final Reports, "Optical Aspect System; Magnetometer Experiment; Nutation Damper", Jan. 1972
Folder 10 Reports, Clock Simulator Instruction Manual
Final Engineering Reports (Folders 1-7)
Box 168 Folder 1 VLF Experiment, Oct. 1968
Folder 2 SSD Experiment, Oct. 1968
Folder 3 SSD Experiment, June 1969
Folder 4 Design and Analysis of Satellite Structure, Oct. 1969
Folder 5 U of I Design and Testing, March-Oct. 1972
Folder 6 U of I Critical Design Reviews, LEPEDEA Presentation and Hawkeye Plasma Wave Experiment, Feb. 1973
Folder 7 Payload Description for Hawkeye Neutral Point Explorer, March 1974
Folder 8 Technology in the Science of Man, A Special Review 1974, NASA/LRC, Oct. 1974
Box 169 Folder 1 U of I Design and Testing Reports, May 1973-Jan. 1974
Folder 2 U of I Reports, Hawkeye I Data Formats, April 1974
Folder 3 Final Report for Hawkeye I Spacecraft, June 1974
Folder 4 Final Report of Spacecraft Control Operation Contract, March 1977
Folder 5 Bibliography and Reliability and Quality and Assurance Manual, May 1978, n.d.
Box 170 Folder 1 Master Test Plan, (Draft and Final), Jan. and May 1973
Folder 2 Master Test Plan Injun F, Contract, April 1972
Folder 3 Testing, Jan. 1973-March 1974
Folder 4 LTV Thermal Analysis Report, Dec. 1967
Folder 5 Publications Lists, Oct. 1971
Folder 6 Ground Safety Plan, Aug. 1973
Folder 7 Post Launch Operation Plan, May 1974
Folder 8 Data Processing Plan for Injun V Contract, Oct. 1968
Folder 9 Hawkeye I/Explorer 52 Post Launch Report, July 1974
Folder 10 Van Allen's Black Notebook, 'Injun F Orbit, 1972
Folder 11 Hawkeye I Command Schedules, Coverage 1976-1978
Folder 12 Hawkeye I Command Schedules, Coverage 1975-1976
Folder 13 Hawkeye I Command Schedules, Coverage 1974-1975
Box 171 Folder 1 Hawkeye I Final Contract Reports, May 1979
uu. Voyager Project
Grand Tour (Folder 2 - Box 172)
Box 171 Folder 2 Announcement of Opportunity for Participation in the Voyager Mission to Mars, 1965-1967
Folder 3 Correspondence and Proposals, 1965-1979
Folder 4 Correspondence, 1965-1977
Folder 5 Papers, May 1965
Folder 6 Summaries, 1965-1967
Folder 7 NASA News Release, The Voyage to the Planets, March 1967
Folder 8 Progress Reports, Voyager Mars Orbital Experiment Capsule Briefing, July 1967
Folder 9 Proposed Participation in Mission Definition for Grand Tour Mission to the Outer Solar Systems, Jan. 1971
Folder 10 Proposal Experiment for Grand Tour Spacecraft, 1971-1974
Folder 11 Material from Van Allen's Brown Notebook, center, "Grand Tour", n.d.
Folder 12 Material from Van Allen's Brown Notebook, left side, "Grand Tour", 1970-1971
Folder 13 Correspondence, 1969-1970
Folder 14 Presentations Grand Tour Missions
Box 172 Folder 1 Presentations Outer Planets Grand Tours, Science Pre-Proposal Briefing, Nov. 1970
Folder 2 Articles, 1969
Grand Tour, SNAP-27 Program (Folders 3-6)
Folder 3 Paper, "Working Paper, RTG Interferences with Spacecraft Experiments, Final Copy, June 1966
Folder 4 Program, 1968
Folder 5 Reports, 1967
Folder 6 Grand Tour, TOPS Project, 1970-1971
OPSAC (Folder 7-14)
Folder 7 Correspondence, 1973-1974
Folder 8 Correspondence with Reports, 1973
Folder 9 Van Allen's Green Notebook, "OPSAC-1973 ", 1973
Folder 10 Van Allen's Holograph notes, 1967-1972, n.d.
Folder 11 Summaries, 1972
Folder 12 Space Research Priorities: Science Objectives, (JAVA's Holograph Draft), July 1973
Folder 13 Space Science Priorities: Science Objectives, (Final Copy), July 1973
Folder 14 Miscellaneous, July 1973
OPSWG (Folder 15-Box 174 Folder 7)
Folder 15 Membership Lists, 1972
Folder 16 Multi-Planet Mission Study, 1968
Folder 17 Planning Documents, 1969
Box 173 Folder 1 Mini-Pioneer Baseline Concept Brochure, 1969
Folder 2 Correspondence, 1971-1973
Folder 3 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1970, n.d.
Folder 4 Agendas, 1971-1973
Folders 5-6 Meeting Minutes, 1972-1973
Folder 7 Presentations, John C. Niehoff, 1969-1973
Folder 8 Papers, 1968-1972
Folder 9 Papers, 1969-1973
Folder 10 Van Allen's Green Notebook, OPSWG, 1972
Folder 11 References, 1972
Folder 12 Outer Planet Entry Probe Study, 1972
Folder 13 Van Allen's Blue Notebook, "Outer Solar System and OPSWG, 1973 1972-1973
Box 174 Folder 1 Outer Planet Entry Probe System Study, 1973
Folder 2 Summaries, 1970-1972, n.d.
Folder 3 Summaries, 1971, n.d.
Folder 4 Miscellaneous Summaries, 1975, n.d.
Folder 5 Transparency
Folder 6 Miscellaneous Papers, 1975, n.d.
Folder 7 Reference Material, 1969, n.d.
Mariner Jupiter/Saturn Mission (Folder 8-Box 176 Folder 3)
Box 174 Folder 8 Announcement of Flight Opportunities, 1972
Folder 9 Proposals, An Energetic Particles Experiment for the MJS'77 Mission, (Drafts), 1972
Folder 10 Proposals, An Energetic Particles Experiment for the MJS'77 Mission Management and Technical Section, (Working Copy), 1972
Folder 11 Proposals, A Minimal Radiation Monitor for MJS Mission, Feb. 1973
Folder 12 Proposals, Plasma Wave Investigation/Experiment for MJS Mission, 1972-1974
Box 175 Folders 1-2 Proposals, Plasma Wave Investigation/Experiment for MJS Mission, 1972-1974
Folder 3 Contract, (JPL), 1974-1978
Folder 4 Correspondence, 1972-1975, n.d.
Folder 5 Material from Van Allen's Black Notebook, Not Labeled, n.d.
Folder 6 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1972, n.d.
Folder 7 Worksheets, 1972
Folders 8-9 Project Documents, 1972
Folder 10 Miscellaneous Summaries, 1972
Folder 11 Radiation Study for MJS Project, July 1974
Box 176 Folder 1 Miscellaneous Reports, 1972, n.d.
Folder 2 Presentations, 1973-1974
Folder 3 Presentations, 1975-1976
Outer Planets Science Steering Group (Folder 4-Box 177 Folder 3)
Box 176 Folder 4 JAVA's Black Notebook, Outer Planets Grand Tour Mission and Spacecraft Design, Dec. 2, 1971, 1971
Folders 5-8 Meeting Minutes, 1971
Box 177 Folders 1-2 JAVA's Black Notebook, Science Steering Group-Outer Planets/Grand Tour, 1971
Folder 3 Reports, 1971-1972
SAG-OSSM (Folder 4 -178 Folder 8)
Box 177 Folder 4 Membership Lists, 1971-1972
Folder 5 Correspondence, 1971-1972
Folder 6 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1971-1972
Folder 7 Meeting Minutes, Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1971
Folder 8 Meeting Minutes, 1971-1972
Folder 9 Meeting Minutes, 1972
Folder 10 Meeting Minutes, JAVA's Green Notebook Outer Planets, 1972
Folder 11 Presentations, Jupiter Atmosphere Entry Probe Study, October 1971
Box 178 Folder 1 Reports, 1971, n.d.
Folder 2 Presentations to PSAC, "The Exploration of the Outer Solar System", June 1972
Folder 3 Presentations, 1972
Folder 4 Investigation of the Outer Solar System, Dec. 1972
Folder 5 A Strategy for in Situ Investigation of the Outer Solar System, (Van Allen's Holograph Draft), May 1972
Folder 6 A Strategy for in Situ Investigation of the Outer Solar System, (Draft), May 1972
Folder 7 A Strategy for in Situ Investigation of the Outer Solar System, (Working Copy), May 1972
Folder 8 A Strategy for in Situ Investigation of the Outer Solar System., Revision, (Review Draft), June 1972
Folder 9 A Strategy for in Situ Investigation of the Outer Solar System, (Final Version), Aug. 1972
Folder 10 A Strategy for in Situ Investigation of the Outer Solar System, (Final Copy), 1972
Folder 11 Miscellaneous, Attachments, 1971, n.d.
Folder 12 Miscellaneous, 1971, n.d.
Folder 13 References, 1972
SOPE (Folder 1-5)
Box 179 Folder 1 Correspondence, 1974-1975
Folder 2 Reports, 1974, n.d.
Folder 3 Strategy for Outer Planets Exploration, Preliminary Reports of the Seminar, (Drafts), 1975
Folder 4 Strategy for Outer Planets Exploration, (Final Copy), June 1975
Folder 5 Miscellaneous, 1975
Folder 6 Bulletins, 1977-1981
Folder 7 Voyager 1 Papers, 1979
Folder 8 Voyager 2 Papers, 1979
Folder 9 Space Physics Seminar, 1979
Folder 10 Voyager 2 Jupiter Encounter, 1979
Folder 11 Voyager 1 Saturn Encounter, 1980
vv. Miscellaneous
Box 179 Folder 12 Blueprints
4. Spacecraft Missions, Department Research
a. Project 11, (Kent Hills)
Box 180 Folder 1 Blueprints, 1060-1961
Folder 2 Correspondence, 1962-1964
Folder 3 Kent Hills Holograph Notes, 1960-1962
Folder 4 Kent Hills Worksheets, 1964
Folder 5 Testing Worksheets, Analog Data Sheets, 1963 -1964
b. Very Low Frequency Experiment, Javelin Rockets, (Dr. Gurnett)
Box 180 Folder 6 Proposal, Management Section, June and July 1965
Folder 7 Contract Quarterly Status Reports, Feb.-Oct. 1966
Folder 8 Correspondence, 1961-1972, n.d
Folder 9 Contract Quarterly Status Reports, Nov. 1966-Oct. 1967
Folder 10 ORS-III Satellite, Proposals, May-Oct. 1966
c. IMP H and J, (S. Krimigis and K. Hills)
Box 180 Folder 11 Proposals, Nov. 1966
Folder 12 U of I Proposals, Sept. 1966
Folder 13 Contract Modifications, 1968-1974
Folder 14 Contract Material
Box 181 Folder 1 Contract Modifications, 1973
Folder 2 Contract Monthly Progress Reports, 1971-1972
Folder 3 Correspondence, 1967-1975
Folder 4 Miscellaneous, Nov. 1966
d. IMP I
Box 181 Folder 5 NASA Contract, 1968-1973
Folder 6 NASA Contract Modifications, 1964-1968
Folder 7 NASA Contract Modifications, 1968-1973
Folder 8 Correspondence, 1965-1974
Folder 9 IMP-I Interface Requirements, U of I, AC Electric & Magnetic Field Experiment, Preliminary, Pfeiffer, n.d
Folder 10 Observations of Solar Wind During the Flight of IMP-I, Sept. 1965
Folder 11 IMP I Experiment Report, Management Section, Sept. 1966
e. Small Standard Satellites, S3, (Dr. Gurnett)
Box 181 Folder 12 Project Proposal and Electric Fields Experiment for the S3 Satellite, Addendum, July 1966 and March 1968
Folder 13 Feasibility Study, March 1966, Jan. 1967
Folder 14 NASA Contract, 1968-1977
Folder 15 NASA Contract Modifications, 1971-1974
Folder 16 Correspondence, 1965-1973
f. UK-4 Satellite Experiment, (Dr. Frank)
Box 181 Folder 17 Proposal, July 1969
Folder 18 Correspondence, 1968-1972
Box 182 Folder 1 Contract Documents, 1970-1971
Folder 2 NASA Contract Modifications, 1971-1974
Folder 3 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1971
g. Helios Mission, (Dr. Gurnett)
Box 182 Folder 4 NASA Contract Modification, 1970-1978
Folder 5 NASA Contract Correspondence, 1970-1978
Folder 6 NASA Contract Progress Reports, 1970-1972
Folder 7 NASA Contract Memorandum, Helios Solar Probes, Science Summaries, Aug. 1980
Folder 8 NASA Contract Diagrams
h. Spacelab
Box 182 Folder 9 Correspondence, March-May 1976
Folder 10 Announcement of Opportunity, First Spacelab Mission, April 1976
Folder 11 TWX Messages Incoming, 1978-1980
Folder 12 TWX Messages Outgoing, 1978-1980
i. Spacelab 2
Box 182 Folder 13 Brochures
Folder 14 Papers, 1978
Folder 15 Papers, 1979-1982, n.d.
Folder 16 Experiment Three Ejectable PDP, Correspondence, 1976-1978
j. RPDP, (Dr. Gurnett)
Box 182 Folder 17 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1981
Folder 18 Papers, 1981
5. Van Allen's Proposed Instruments that Never Flew
Box 183 Folder 1 Proposals, March 1963
Folders 2-3 Proposals
Folder 4 Proposals, Ames Research Center
Folder 5 Provisional Program, Nov. 1962
Folder 6 Material from Van Allen's Brown Folder, left side, "Pioneer," 1963
Folder 7 Minutes of Meetings, Particles and Fields Subcommittee of the Space Sciences Committee, 1963
Folder 8 Miscellaneous
b. Pioneer Venus Orbiter
Box 183 Folder 9 Proposal for a study of a Pioneer Venus Orbiter for 1970, April 1967
Folder 10 Pioneer Venus Swingby Mission Proposals
Folder 11 1970 Pioneer Venus Orbiter Mission Proposals
Folder 12 1970 Pioneer Venus Swingby to Mercury Proposal, Feb. 1968
Folder 13 Density and Scale Height of the Upper Atmosphere of Venus Proposal, Management Section, (Working Copy), Dec. 1973
Box 184 Folder 1 Density and Scale Height of the Upper Atmosphere of Venus Proposal, Technical Section, (Working Copy), Dec. 1973
Folder 2 Miscellaneous Proposal, 1974, n.d.
Folder 3 Correspondence, 1972-1978
Folder 4 Van Allen's Holograph Notes attached to Reports, 1973
Folder 5 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1972-1973
Folder 6 ARCNASA Reports, 1972-1973
Folder 7 ARCNASA Reports, 1973
Folder 8 Commonality between Pioneer Venus and Uranus Probe Subsystems, 1973
Folder 9 Chart
Folder 10 Graph
Folder 11 Miscellaneous
c. Pioneer H
Box 184 Folder 12 Presentation to NASA Headquarters on Pioneer H Jupiter Swing by, July 1971
Folder 13 Final Report, "Pioneer H Jupiter Swingby Mission Study," July 1971
Folder 14 Final Report, Excerpts from Pioneer ... Mission Study, Aug. 1971
Folder 15 Technical Presentation to ESRO and NASA Pioneer H Mission, April 1974
Box 185 Folder 1 Mission Definition Meetings, June 1974
Folder 2 Announcement of Opportunity, April 1977
Folder 3 NASA Mission Description, 1977
Folder 4 NASA Proposal Preparation Guidelines, May 1977
Folder 5 A Plasma Wave Investigation for the Out of the Ecliptic, Exhibit A, Technical Proposal, Aug. 1977
Folder 6 A Plasma Wave Investigation for the Out of the Ecliptic, Exhibit B, Management Section, Aug. 1977
Folder 7 A Plasma Wave Investigation for the Out of the Ecliptic, Exhibit C, Cost Section, Aug. 1977
Folder 8 U of I Proposals, Scientific Technical Section, Aug. 77
Folder 9 Correspondence, 1973-1980
Folder 10 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1977
Folder 11 Papers, 1976-1977
Folder 12 Article, Scientific Exploration with an Out of the Ecliptic Spacecraft
d. Sunblazer Project
Box 185 Folder 13 Proposal and Miscellaneous, 1965-1967
e. Mariner Mars 1971
Box 186 Folders 1-3 Draft of a Proposal
Folder 4 Correspondence, July 1965-Oct. 1972
Folders 5-7 Reports
Folder 8 Status Bulletin, May 1971-February 1972
f. Mariner Mars 1973, (Mariner 9 Mars Orbiter)
Box 186 Folders 9-10 Ultraviolet Spectrometer Experiment Bound Reports and Data
g. Hawkeye II
Box 187 Folder 1 Scientific Section Proposal, Oct. and July 1974
Folder 2 Management Section Proposal, Nov. 1974
Folder 3 Hawkeye Auroral Physics Explorer Study, Proposal submitted by Van Allen, July and Aug. 1976
Folder 4 Correspondence, Feb. 1974-1977
Folder 5 Informal Progress Report 1, Sept. 1976
Folder 6 Status Report on Hawkeye/Auroral Physics Explorer Study, Hawkeye II Scientific and Technical Section, Jan. 1977
Folder 7 Final Status Report, Hawkeye/Auroral Physics Explorer Study Hawkeye II, June 1977
Folder 8 Miscellaneous, July 1974-Nov. 1975
Folder 9 Miscellaneous, June 1976-May 1977
Folder 10 Summaries
6. Other Research
a. Balloons
Box 188 Folder 1 THULE Greenland Project, Cosmic Ray Balloon, Corresp., 1946-1951, n.d.
Folder 2 THULE Greenland Project, Cosmic Ray Balloon, Instruction Books, 1943-1948
Folder 3 Correspondence, 1952-1975
Folder 4 ONR Correspondence, 1953-1954
Folder 5 NCAR Newsletters, July 1964-Dec. 1965
Folder 6 Raven Newsletters, July 1958-Oct. 1963
Folder 7 Brief Summary of SUI Greenland Flights, Oct. 1952
Folder 8 Summary of High Altitude Balloon Program As of Jan. 1959, Jan. 1959
Folder 9 Van Allen's Holograph Notes
Folder 10 Data Graphs, 1957-1960, n.d.
Folder 11 Papers, 1976, n.d.
Folder 12 Air Force Missile Development Center, Technical Report, June 1959
Folder 13 Sky Car Low Level Manned Balloon System, Technical Publication, Oct. 1959
Folder 14 Skyhook Project Correspondence, 1953-1954
Folder 15 Skyhook Project Balloon Flight with Top-Mounted Lead for ONR, Final Report Oct. 1959
Folder 16 Project Skyhook Report covering the period May 1, 1959-April 30, 1959, Dec. 1959
b. Expeditions, (Rockoon Projects)
Box 189 Folder 1 Proposals, 1952-1958
Folder 2 Van Allen's Proposals
Folder 3 Pictures
Folder 4 Correspondence, 1949-1954
Folder 5 Correspondence, 1955-1961
Folder 6 Van Allen's Stenographic Notebook
Folder 7 Flight Tables
Folder 8 Blueprints LOKI, 1951-1955
Folder 9 Blueprints IGY Rockets
Folder 10 Blueprints Type A Hawk
Folder 11 Blueprints Type B Hawk
Folder 12 Blueprints ASP Rockets
Folder 13 Blueprints WASP Rocket
Folder 14 Blueprints, 1957-1960
Folder 15 Miscellaneous Blueprints
Folder 16 JAVA's Brown Folder, center, "Homing Cooper", 1955-1958
Folder 17 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "Homing Cooper, " 1954-1958
Folder 18 SUI and Office of Public Information Press Releases, 1952
Box 190 Folder 1 JAVA's Brown Folder, center, Not Labelled, 1955-1958
Folder 2 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, Not Labelled, 1957-1958
Folder 3 JAVA's Brown Folder, center, "Rockoon Technical Matters," 1957
Folder 4 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "Rockoon Technical Matters," 1957
Folder 5 Magnetometer, 1948-1955
Folder 6 Magnetometer, 1956-1957
Folder 7 Magnetometer, 1958-1965
Folder 8 Magnetometer Diagrams
Folder 9 Magnetometer Papers, n.d.
Folder 10 Magnetometer Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1952-1955
Folder 11 Data, Adiabatic Chart, Department of Navy
Folder 12 Climatological Summary, References, 1950-1951
Folder 13 Arctic Expedition 1952, Correspondence, 1951-1952
Folder 14 Arctic Expedition 1952, Maps
Box 191 Folder 1 Arctic Expedition 1952, (ONR), Memoranda, 1952, n.d.
Folder 2 Arctic Expedition 1952, Van Allen's Holograph Notes
Folder 3 Arctic Expedition 1952, Receipts, 1952
Folder 4 Rockoon Data, 1952
Folder 5 Van Allen's Holograph Data, 1952
Folder 6 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1952-1955
Folder 7 Arctic Expedition 1953, Roster of Officers, 1953
Folder 8 Arctic Expedition 1953, The Polar Periscope, 1953
Folder 9 Arctic Expedition 1953, Report and Correspondence, 1953
Folder 10 Project MUSHRAT, 1952-1954
Folder 11 Data Reports, Flight Determination Laboratory, Deacon Rd. 16 & 17, 1952
Folder 12 Data Reports, Flight Determination Laboratory, Deacon Rd. 18, 1952
Folder 13 Data Reports, Flight Determination Laboratory, HVAR Rd A&B, 1952
Folder 14 General Mills Mechanical Division Final Report per contract, 1954
Folder 15 NRL Summary of Field Operations, 1956
Folder 16 Expeditions 1958, 1957-1958
Box 191a Folder 1 Deacon Rockets Papers, Oct. 1952-Nov. 1954
Folder 2 Deacon Correspondence, June 1951-1957
Folder 3 Deacon Blueprints and Drawings, 1942-1954
Folder 4 Report of Deacon firings Jan. 1950; Aerodynamic Fundamentals May 1951; Report of Testing Igniters March 1955
Folder 5 Handling and Operation of Instruments for Deacons Allegany Ballistics Lab, 1956
Folder 6 Receipts for Classified Documents, 1952
Box 192 Folder 0 September 1955 Expedition to the Arctic, 1955
Folder 1 Technical Reports, 1953-1955, n.d.
Folder 2 Shipment Receipts, 1954
Folder 3 Antarctic Expedition 1957, Correspondence, 1957-1958
Folder 4 Antarctic Expedition 1957, Maps
Folder 5 Antarctic Expedition 1957, Papers, 1955-1959
Folder 6 Antarctic Expedition 1957, Report, Antarctic Program, Sept. 1957
Folder 7 Antarctic Expedition 1957, Ship News, 1957
Folder 8 DART II Correspondence, 1949-1958
Folder 9 DART II Van Allen's Holograph Notes
Folder 10 DART II Van Allen's Holograph Drawings
Folder 11 DART II Blueprints, 1948
Folder 12 DART II Maps, Goode's Series of Base Maps
Folder 13 DART II Receipts, 1958
Folder 14 DART II X-Ray Tubes, Feb. 1959
Folder 15 DART 11 Data
Folder 16 Data World Maps
Folder 17 Data Graphs, 1954, n.d.