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American Center for Physics, Board of Directors. Records of Bernard Khoury, 1990-2005.

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics.

Papers created by

Bernard Khoury, physicist and administrator

Size of collection

8.0 linear feet
(8 records boxes)

Short description of collection

The collection contains records of the American Center for Physics, Board of Directors, created during Bernard Khoury's term as President and Chair of the Board of Directors.

Language(s) of collection

English

Biographical note

The American Center for Physics (ACP) was founded in 1992 to serve as the headquarters facility for three physics-based organizations: The American Institute of Physics, The American Physical Society, and the American Association of Physics Teachers. Later, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine entered into a sublease agreement for office space. ACP is governed by a Board of Directors, made up of six members - including two appointed by each of the three original societies. Prior to purchasing the property in 1992, the Board of Directors existed as the ACP Steering Committee and the ACP Advisory Committee.

The ACP headquarters consists of a 24-acre site and a 120,000 square foot building located in College Park, MD, a short distance from the Washington Metro system and the University of Maryland flagship campus. Financing for the project was provided by State of Maryland tax-exempt revenue bonds. The building includes offices for society staff, and a suite of conference rooms to serve physics based meetings.

Bernard Khoury served as the President and Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Center for Physics from its founding in 1992 until 2007. He also served during this time as the Executive Officer of the American Association of Physics Teachers from 1990 to 2006.

Dr. Khoury has extensive experiences in university administration, academic affairs, academic planning, science and public policy, and physics education. His professional experience before coming to the AAPT includes serving as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Policy and Planning and the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Maryland System, Executive Director for the Graduate Record Examinations Program of the Educational Testing Service, Associate Executive Secretary for the Association of American Universities, and Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Maryland.

Scope and Contents of Collection

The bulk of this collection is comprised of files from the monthly meetings of the American Center for Physics (ACP) Steering Committee (later, Board of Directors). These files contain agendas, handouts, correspondence and notes taken by Khoury. In addition to the meeting files, this collection also contains copies of the ACP Lease and Agreements; documents related to the design and construction of the new ACP headquarters in College Park, MD; financial documents; legal files, including building planning and zoning, attorney information and tax information; and miscellaneous files, including documents from the dedication of the new building, documents pertaining to partnerships with the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), and documents related to technology issues in the new headquarters building.

Restrictions on Use and Access

Permission of an officer of the American Center for Physics is required for access to records less than 25 years old.

Open to approved researchers without restrictions. Use of primary source material in the Niels Bohr Library requires prior approval through an Application for Access, which includes a statement of research purpose and the names and addresses of two scholars as references. Access applications can be obtained by contacting the Library (telephone 301-209-3177; or e-mail nbl@aip.org). The application can also be printed from our website.

The scholar pledges not to quote from, cite, or reproduce by any means this material except with the written permission of the Institute.

Selected Search Terms

These papers have been indexed in the International Catalog of Sources for History of Physics and Allied Sciences (ICOS) using the following terms. Those seeking related materials should search under these terms.

Persons

Khoury, Bernard

Institutions

American Association of Physics Teachers.
American Association of Physicists in Medicine
American Center for Physics.
American Institute of Physics.
American Institute of Physics. Member Societies.
American Physical Society.

Subject terms

Physics – Societies, etc.

Arrangement of Collection

The collection is organized into the following series, with subseries where necessary:

  • Series I. ACP lease and agreements
  • Series II. Steering Committee and Board meeting files
  • Series III. Other documentation

This collection is arranged chronologically within each series.

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Transferred to the Niles Bohr Library and Archives by Bernie Khoury, ACP Board member, in September 2006.

Processing Information

This collection was partially processed in September 2006, and the finding aid created in January 2007.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Cite as: Box [number], Folder [number], American Center for Physics, Board of Directors. Records of Bernard Khoury, 1990-2005. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Related Collections

American Association of Physics Teachers, Executive Office. Records of Bernard Khoury, 1985-2002.

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the American Center for Physics, Board of Directors. Records of Bernard Khoury, 1990-2005.

Publisher

American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics.

One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740
nbl@aip.org

March 6, 2007

Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD 2002 by Melanie J. Brown in March 2007. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: ACP leases, agreements and contracts

Box 1 Folder 1 ACP Lease of Occupancy, 1991
Folder 2 Lease Agreement among ACP and its members, 1992
Folder 3 Lease Agreement among ACP and its members, 1992
Folder 4 Lease agreements, purchase agreements and contracts, 1992

Series II: Steering Committee/Board meeting files

Box 1 Folder 5 ACP Steering Committee meeting files, November 1990
ACP Steering Committee meeting files, December 1990
Folder 6 ACP Advisory Committee, 1991
Folder 7 ACP Steering Committee meeting files, January 1991
Folder 8 ACP Steering Committee meeting files, February 1991
Folder 9 ACP Steering Committee meeting files, March 1991
Folder 10 ACP Steering Committee meeting files, April 1991
Folder 11 ACP Steering Committee meeting files, May 1991
Folder 12 ACP Steering Committee meeting files, June 1991
Folder 13 ACP Steering Committee meeting files, July 1991
Folder 14 ACP Steering Committee meeting files, July 1991
Folder 15 ACP Steering Committee meeting files, August 1991
Folder 16 ACP Steering Committee meeting files, September 1991
Folder 17 ACP Steering Committee meeting files, October 1991
Folder 18 ACP Steering Committee meeting files, November 1991
Box 2 Folder 1 ACP Steering Committee meeting files, December 1991
Folder 2 ACP Steering Committee meeting files, January 1992
Folder 3 ACP Steering Committee meeting files, February 1992
Folder 4 ACP Steering Committee meeting files, March 1992
Folder 5 ACP Steering Committee meeting files, April 1992
Folder 6 ACP Steering Committee meeting files, May 1992
Folder 7 ACP Steering Committee meeting files, June 1992
Folder 8 ACP Steering Committee meeting files, July 1992
Folder 9 ACP Steering Committee meeting files, July 1992
Folder 10 ACP Steering Committee meeting files, August 1992
Folder 11 ACP Steering Committee meeting files, September 1992
Folder 12 ACP Steering Committee meeting files, October 1992
Folder 13 ACP Board meeting files, November 1992
Folder 14 ACP Board meeting files, December 1992
Folder 15 ACP Board meeting files, January 1993
Folder 16 ACP Board meeting files, February 1993
Box 3 Folder 1 ACP Board meeting files, March 1993
Folder 2 ACP Board meeting files, April 1993
Folder 3 ACP Board meeting files, May 1993
Folder 4 ACP Board meeting files, June 1993
Folder 5 ACP Board meeting files, July 1993
Folder 6 ACP Board meeting files, July 1993
Folder 7 ACP Board meeting files, September 1993
Folder 8 ACP Board meeting files, October 1993
Folder 9 ACP Board meeting files, October 1993
Folder 10 ACP Board meeting files, November 1993
Folder 11 ACP Board meeting files, November 1993
Folder 12 ACP Board meeting files, November 1993
Folder 13 ACP Board meeting files, December 1993
Folder 14 ACP Board meeting files, December 1993
Folder 15 ACP Board meeting files, February 1994
Folder 16 ACP Board meeting files, March 1994
Folder 17 ACP Board meeting files, April 1994
Folder 18 ACP Board meeting files, May 1994
Box 4 Folder 1 ACP Board meeting files, June 1994
Folder 2 ACP Board meeting files, June 1994
Folder 3 ACP Board meeting files, July 1994
Folder 4 ACP Board meeting files, August 1994
Folder 5 ACP Board meeting files, August 1994
Folder 6 ACP Board meeting files, October 1994
Folder 7 ACP Board meeting files, November 1994
Folder 8 ACP Board meeting files, December 1994
Folder 9 ACP Board meeting files, January 1995
Folder 10 ACP Board meeting files, February 1995
Folder 11 ACP Board meeting files, March 1995
Folder 12 ACP Board meeting files, April 1995
Folder 13 ACP Board meeting files, May 1995
Folder 14 ACP Board meeting files, August 1995
Folder 15 ACP Board meeting files, September 1995
Folder 16 ACP Board meeting files, October 1995
Folder 17 ACP Board meeting files, November 1995
Folder 18 ACP Board meeting files, January 1996
Folder 19 ACP Board meeting files, February 1996
Folder 20 ACP Board meeting files, March 1996
Folder 21 ACP Board meeting files, April 1996
Folder 22 ACP Board meeting files, June 1996
Folder 23 ACP Board meeting files, July 1996
Folder 24 ACP Board meeting files, August 1996
Folder 25 ACP Board meeting files, October 1996
Box 5 Folder 1 ACP Board meeting files, November 1996
Folder 2 ACP Board meeting files, December 1996
Folder 3 ACP Board meeting files, January 1997
Folder 4 ACP Board meeting files, March 1997
Folder 5 ACP Board meeting files, May 1997
Folder 6 ACP Board meeting files, June 1997
Folder 7 ACP Board meeting files, July 1997
Folder 8 ACP Board meeting files, August 1997
Folder 9 ACP Board meeting files, September 1997
Folder 10 ACP Board meeting files, October 1997
Folder 11 ACP Board meeting files, November 1997
Folder 12 ACP Board meeting files, December 1997
Folder 13 ACP Board meeting files, January 1998
Folder 14 ACP Board meeting files, February-March 1998
Folder 15 ACP Board meeting files, April-May 1998
Folder 16 ACP Board meeting files, June-July 1998
Folder 17 ACP Board meeting files, August-September 1998
Folder 18 ACP Board meeting files, October-November 1998
Folder 19 ACP Board meeting files, January-February 1999
Folder 20 ACP Board meeting files, March-April 1999
Folder 21 ACP Board meeting files, May-June 1999
Folder 22 ACP Board meeting files, August-September 1999
Box 6 Folder 1 ACP Board meeting files, November-December 1999
Folder 2 ACP Board meeting files, January-July 2000
Folder 3 ACP Board meeting files, September 2000-January 2001
Folder 4 ACP Board meeting files, March-June 2001
Folder 5 ACP Board meeting files, July 2001
Folder 6 ACP Board meeting files, January 2002
Folder 7 ACP Board meeting files, September 2002
Folder 8 ACP Board meeting files, October 2002
Folder 9 ACP Board meeting files, November 2002
Folder 10 ACP Board meeting files, January 2003
Folder 11 ACP Board meeting files, June 2003
Folder 12 ACP Board meeting files, June-October 2003
Folder 13 ACP Board , 2004
Folder 14 ACP Board meeting files, January 2004
Folder 15 ACP Board meeting files, February 2004
Folder 16 ACP Board meeting files, March 2004
Box 7 Folder 1 ACP Board, 2004-2005

Series III: Other documentation (folders not numbered individually)

Box 7 Documents related to the design and construction of the ACP building in College Park, MD
Financial information
Box 8 Legal files, including building planning and zoning, attorney information and tax
Miscellaneous files, including documents from the dedication of the new building, work with AAPM, and documents related to technology issues