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University of Iowa, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Records of James Van Allen, 1951-1987

Description of Collection


University of Iowa Archives.

Iowa City, IA 52242

Papers created by

University of Iowa. Dept. of Physics and Astronomy.

Size of collection

24.2 linear feet

Short description of collection

This collection documents Van Allen's tenure as head of the University of Iowa's Department of Physics (renamed Physics and Astronomy in 1959). Van Allen was an active participant in the efforts to improve and expand the facilities within the physics department and the university which resulted in a new Physics Research Center, a radio telescope, an optical observatory, and a particle accelerator for the department.

Language(s) of collection


History of the University of Iowa Dept. of Physics and Astronomy under James A. Van Allen

Beginning in 1951 and continuing until his retirement in 1985, Van Allen served continuously as a tenured professor and department head except for brief research sabbaticals in 1953 and 1982. In 1953 Van Allen took a year's leave of absence at Princeton University to work on a controlled fusion project, the B-1 Stellarator. Nearly thirty years later (1981), he took a second leave of absence to serve as a Regents Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution, where he wrote the book Origins of Magnetospheric Physics.

Van Allen's return to the University of Iowa began in mid-1950 while working at the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University. He received a telephone call from Professor Tyndall, his former mentor at Iowa, and was informed that he had been suggested as a possible successor to Dr. Louis Turner to head the University of lowa's Physics Department. Van Allen was selected to head the physics department and become a full tenured professor at the University of Iowa. After finishing his obligations at the APL, he and his family arrived in Iowa City on January 1, 1951.

During his 34-year tenure as department head, Van Allen's responsibilities evolved to include participation in numerous university and department committees, supervision of an expanded administrative and technical staff and faculty, and development of the departmental budget. Dealing with increasingly complicated contracts and administrative procedures and recruiting personnel were in addition to Van Allen's teaching and research duties.

Van Allen's concern for the physics department and the university led him to be an active participant in the efforts to improve and expand the facilities within the physics department and the university. This arduous task resulted in a new Physics Research Center, a radio telescope, an optical observatory, and a particle accelerator for the department. At the university level, Van Allen and Dr. E. F. Lindquist of testing services combined forces to obtain the university's first digital computer in the early 1960s. In later years, Van Allen was also instrumental in the planning and establishment of a campus wide computer center, and he supervised the expansion of the computer facilities within the physics department. Each of these activities is documented within this collection through proposals, correspondence, and reports.

Scope and Contents of Collection

THE PHYSICS DEPARTMENT PAPERS UNDER JAMES A. VAN ALLEN, 1951-1987, document Van Allen's tenure as Head of the University of lowa's Department of Physics (renamed Physics and Astronomy in 1959). These documents and files were collected by Van Allen with the assistance of the departmental secretary with some overlap between his personal files and the department's files.

The Physics Department Papers are separated into two major series: I. University Activities (4.6 linear feet) and II. Physics Department Papers (19.6 linear feet).


UNIVERSITY ACTIVITIES, 1951-1985, document Van Allen's and the Physics Department's involvement in the operations of the Graduate and Liberal Arts Colleges and their respective committees. These papers are further separated into the following categories: A. College and Faculty Groups; [1. Graduate College Annual Files; 2. College of Liberal Arts Annual Files; 3. Miscellaneous University Departments; 4. Graduate Faculty; 5. Liberal Arts Faculty; 6. Faculty Senate; 7. School of Religion; 8. University Research Association] and B. Committees as delineated below. General university-wide information from the Graduate College such as summaries, reports on student enrollment, manuals, and meeting notices and minutes sent from or related to the Graduate College is organized into files arranged chronologically by year. In addition, the minutes of Graduate Faculty meetings have been retained in these papers. A similar body of material has been organized for documents sent by or relating to the Liberal Arts College. Additional files documenting Van Allen's interaction with other university departments have also been retained in this series. Some physics department correspondence is contained within these files; however, the bulk of the material is filed under the second subseries.

Subseries B, the committee files, document university-level committees including: l. University Patent Committee; 2. Departmental Executive Officers; 3. Education Committee; 4. Educational Policy Committee; 5. Energy Conservation Committee; 6. Executive Committee; 7. General Science Liason Committee; 8. Graduate Council; 9. Inter-institutional Committee; 10. University Editorial Board; 11.University Faculty Council; 12. University Research Council; 13.Miscellaneous Committees. These files chronicle committee activities through notice of meetings, correspondence, and meeting minutes.


PHYSICS DEPARTMENT PAPERS, 1951-1987, document not only the daily operations of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Iowa but also the growth and expansion of the department through the addition of facilities, faculty, staff, and students. These papers are further segregated into the following subseries: A. Correspondence; B. Facilities; C. Administration; D. Personnel; E. Pedagogy; and F. Fellowships and Awards.


Subseries A, Correspondence (Boxes 12-20), 1951-1987, files contain the written communications distributed or received by Van Allen in his capacity as departmental head and/or as a physics department professor. These letters and memos document department and university operations, applications for faculty and student positions, seminar and committee meetings, and departmental activities.


Subseries B, Facilities (Boxes 20-31), 1961-1984, chronicle the creation and expansion of the physics department facilities including: l. Physics Research Center; 2. Proposed Accelerators; 3. Hills Optical Observatory; 4. Satellite Tracking and Radio Astronomy Facility; and the 5. Computer Center. Included are proposals, building plans and reports on construction of the Physics Research Center which was completed in 1965 and renamed in Van Allen's honor in 1982. Photographs of the rededication are contained in the Van Allen Papers Series V.


Subseries C, Administration files (Boxes 32-49), 1951-1986, document the routine department operations including papers on the financial, teaching, and research endeavors of the faculty and students. The following subcategories have been established: l. Financial Files; 2. Committee Files; 3. Departmental Research Reports; 4. General Files; and 5. Miscellaneous Files. As department head Van Allen kept annual "budget files" specially segregated in his standard tri-sectioned brown folders beginning in 1956 (Boxes 32-40). Budget material for 1951-1955 was retained by Van Allen and will be added to the collection in due course. These budget files encapsulate the department's staff, students, and budget as it grew in size and research capacity. Of particular interest is the set of departmental research reports which review the annual research accomplishments of the department (Boxes 43-44). This report also includes a complete listing of all publications by department personnel.


Subseries D, Personnel (Boxes 49-53), 1951-1980, document the department's development into a internationally known institution for the performance of space science research. This subseries is further broken down into the following categories: 1. Faculty; 2. Salary Dissemination Reports; 3. Wage and Salary Review; 4. Undergraduate Recruitment; and 5. Applications for Faculty and Research Associate Positions. The primary form of documentation here is correspondence; however, faculty and staff salary reports and reviews have also been retained.


Subseries E, Pedagogy (Boxes 53-56), 1948-1983, document a sampling of the departmental curricula as taught by professors other than Van Allen whose teaching files are contained in the Van Allen Papers. These files are segregated by class and contain handouts, notes, and other material. In addition to passing classwork, each doctoral candidate must pass a general exam and the comprehensive exam. Copies of these exams have been retained for the years 1948-1973.

Fellowships and Awards

Subseries F, Fellowships and Awards (Boxes 56-57), 1964-1982, record the student honors that have been established within the department apart from the NSF and NASA fellowships. Correspondence and announcements of awards dominate this material. Files kept specifically by Van Allen include the Link Foundation Fellowship in Aerospace Physics and Assistantship Matters 1959-1985.

Colloquia and Seminars

Subseries G, Colloquia and Seminars (Boxes 57-59), 1951-1984, document the many and varied lectures by visiting physicists and others since the early 1950s. These files are comprised of lecture announcements and holograph notes Van Allen took during the presentation. Colloquium speakers are usually professors or research scientists from other institutions whereas seminar speakers were usually a person from the research group sponsoring the seminar.

Restrictions on Use and Access

No restrictions.

No restrictions.

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.


Lindquist, E. F.
Van Allen, James Alfred, 1914-


University of Iowa. Dept. of Physics and Astronomy -- Administration.
University of Iowa. Hills Optical Observatory.
University of Iowa. Physics Research Center.

Subject terms

Artificial satellites -- Tracking.
Astronomical observatories.
Astronomy -- Study and teaching.
Physics -- Study and teaching.
Radio astronomy.
Research grants.
Scientific apparatus and instruments.
Space sciences -- Research.

Genre terms


Organization of Collection

Organized into the following series: I. University Activities (4.6 lin. ft.); II. Physics Department Papers (19.6 lin. ft.).

Material 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.

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.

Processing Information

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 1, 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 1O 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

Related Collections

This finding aid originates from a guide that contains three other collections related to James A. Van Allen:

  • Van Allen, James Alfred, 1914-. James A. Van Allen Papers, 1938-1990. Finding aid
  • University of Iowa. Department of Physics and Astronomy. Mission Engineering Papers, 1962-1980. Finding aid
  • University of Iowa. Department of Physics and Astronomy. Project Manager Mission Papers, 1963-1984. Finding aid

Although the guide was published as one edition, the four individual finding aids have been encoded separately. Therefore, users who find cross-references in this file should be prepared to consult the related finding aids if necessary.

Administrative Information


Finding Aid to the University of Iowa, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Records of James Van Allen, 1951-1987


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.


American Institute of Physics.
Center for History of Physics.

One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740

Published in 2000

Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD v.1.0 by Clay Redding on July 18, 2000 from an existing finding aid using NoteTab Pro and C++ scripts created by James P. Tranowski (provided by Elizabeth Dow, Special Collections, University of Vermont). Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process. Reviewed by Dick Kolbet, University of Iowa, on October 5, 2000 .

Series I. University Activities

A. College and Faculty Groups

1. Graduate College Annual Files

Box 1 Folder 1 Graduate College Annual Files 1949-1952
Folder 2 1965
Folders 3-4 1966
Folders 5-6 1967
Folder 7 1968
Folder 8 1969
Folder 9 1974
Folder 10 1974-1975
Folder 11 1975
Folder 12 1977
Folder 13 1978
Folder 14 1979
Folder 15 1980
Box 2 Folder 1 1981
Folder 2 1982
Folder 3 1983
Folder 4 1984
Folder 5 1985

2. Liberal Arts Annual Files

Box 2 Folder 6 1978
Folder 7 1979
Folder 8 1980-1981
Folder 9 1984
Folder 10 1985
Folder 11 Post-Audit Review of Bachelors Degree in Astronomy 1980-1985
Folder 12 Dean H.Laster, 1982
Box 3 Folders 1-2 Dean H.Laster, 1983

3. Miscellaneous University Departments

Box 3 Folder 3 1950's
Folder 4 May-Dec. 1963
Folders 5-6 Jan.-Aug. 1964
Folder 7 September-Dec. 1964
Folder 8 1965
Folder 9 1966
Folder 10 1967
Box 4 Folder 1 1968
Folder 2 1969
Folder 3 1960's
Folder 4 1970-1971
Folder 5 1972
Folder 6 1973
Folder 7 1974
Folder 8 1975
Folders 9-10 1976
Folder 11 1977
Box 5 Folder 1 1977
Folder 2 1978
Folder 3 1979
Folder 4 1970's
Folders 5-6 1980
Folders 7-8 1981
Folder 9 1982
Folder 10 1983
Box 6 Folder 1 1983
Folders 2-3 1984
Folder 4 1985, n.d.

4. Graduate Faculty

Box 6 Folder 5 1955-1971
Folder 6 1966-1979

5. Liberal Arts Faculty

Box 6 Folder 7 Correspondence, 1953-1980
Box 7 Folders 1-2 Meeting Minutes, 1948-1975

6. Faculty Senate

Box 7 Folder 3 Governmental Relations Committee, Senate and Faculty Council Constitution, 1968
Folder 4 Governmental Relations Committee, Faculty Senate, 1968-1982

7. School of Religion

Box 7 Folder 5 1959-1961
Folder 6 1962-1964
Folder 7 1965-1967
Folder 8 1968-1971
Folder 9 1974-1977
Box 8 Folder 1 1978-1980

8. University Research Association

Box 8 Folder 2 Articles of Incorporation
Folder 3 Bylaws, 1965
Folder 4 Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
Folder 5 Correspondence, 1965-1966
Folder 6 Council of Presidents Annual Meeting on Jan. 28, 1972, 1971-1972
Folder 7 University Research Association Organizational Meeting, June 20,1965
Folder 8 University Research Association Organizational Meeting, Nov. 7, 1965

B. Committees

1. Committee on Patents - University Patent Committee

Box 8 Folder 9 Statements of Patent Policies, 1958 -1968
Folder 10 Correspondence, 1948-1951
Folder 11 Meeting Minutes, 1948-1965

2. Departmental Executive Officers

Box 8 Folder 12 1949-1954
Folder 13 1955-1958
Folder 14 1959-1962
Box 9 Folder 1 1963
Folder 2 1964
Folder 3 1965
Folder 4 1966-1967
Folder 5 1968
Folder 6 1969-1979
Folder 7 1980-1984
Folder 8 College of Liberal Arts, 1974
Folder 9 College of Liberal Arts, 1976
Folder 10 College of Liberal Arts, 1978
Folder 11 College of Liberal Arts, 1979
Folder 12 College of Liberal Arts, 1980
Folder 13 College of Liberal Arts, 1981
Folder 14 College of Liberal Arts, 1982
Folder 15 College of Liberal Arts, 1983
Folder 16 College of Liberal Arts, 1984
Folders 17-18 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "DEO and General Departmental Matters," 1965 -1966
Box 10 Folder 1 JAVA's Brown Folder, center, "DEO Meeting and Administrative", 1969
Folder 2 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "DEO Meeting and Administrative, 1969-1970

3. Education Committee

Box 10 Folder 3 Educational Communication Systems, University of Iowa Committee, 1965

4. Education Policy Committee

Box 10 Folder 4 Correspondence and Recommendation on General Education Requirements, 1979-1980
Folder 5 Meeting Minutes, 1967-1980

5. Energy Conservation Committee

Box 10 Folder 6 Thermal Subcommittee, 1974

6. Executive Committee

Box 10 Folder 7 College of Liberal Arts - Correspondence, 1966-1980
Folder 8 College of Liberal Arts - Meeting Minutes, 1967-1983
Folder 9 College of Liberal Arts - Meeting Minutes, 1978-1981

7. General Science Education Liaison Committee

Box 10 Folder 10 General Science Advisory Committee, 1968-1979
Folder 11 Science Education Center, 1984-1985

8. Graduate Council

Box 11 Folder 1 1955-1956
Folder 2 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "Committee on Electronic Computers - SUI Machine Computing," 1957-1958

9. Interinstitutional Committee on Education Coordination

Box 11 Folder 3 Academic Planning for Fall, 1972

10. University Editorial Board

Box 11 Folder 4 Correspondence, 1977-1979
Folder 5 Correspondence, 1980
Folder 6 Meeting Minutes, 1977-1980

11. University Faculty Council

Box 11 Folder 7 Correspondence, 1962-1968
Folder 8 Meeting Minutes, 1955-1967
Folder 9 Reports, 1958-1968

12. University Research Council

Box 11 Folder 10 Correspondence, Jan. 1962-Sept. 1964
Folder 11 Agendas, Oct. 1962-Nov. 1963
Folder 12 Meeting Minutes, Feb. 1962-April 1964
Folder 13 Report, n.d.

13. Miscellaneous Committees

Box 12 Folder 1 1958-1963
Folder 2 Committee of Relationships with the Federal Government, 1959-1960 Note: The headings of the acid-free folders are PRC and Facilities not Physics Department

Series II. Physics Department

A. Correspondence

Box 12 Folder 3 1949-1951
Folder 4 1951
Folder 5 1952
Box 13 Folders 1-2 1953
Folders 3-5 1954
Folders 6-7 1955
Folder 8 1956
Folder 9 1957
Box 14 Folder 1 1958
Folder 2 1959
Folder 3 1960
Folders 4-5 1961
Folder 6 1962
Folder 7 1963
Box 15 Folders 1-2 1964
Folders 3-5 1965
Folders 6-7 1966
Box 16 Folders 1-2 1967
Folder 3 1968
Folder 4 1969
Folder 5 1970
Folder 6 1971
Folder 7 1972
Box 17 Folder 1 1973
Folder 2 1974
Folder 3 1975
Folder 4 1976
Folder 5 1977
Folder 6 1978
Box 18 Folder 1 1979
Folders 2-3 1980
Folders 4-5 1981
Folder 6 1982
Box 19 Folders 1-2 1982
Folders 3-5 1983
Folders 6-8 1984
Box 20 Folder 1 1984
Folder 2 1985
Folder 3 1986-1987
Folder 4 n.d.

B. Facilities

1. Physics Research Center

Box 20 Folder 5 Proposal for Approval for Establishment of Space Information & Educational Center
Folder 6 Proposal, March 1962
Box 21 Folder 1 Proposals, 1962
Folder 2 Proposed Physics Research Building, Preliminary Version, March 1962
Folders 3-4 Proposed Physics Research Building, Working Copy, March 1962
Folder 5 Project Location Bids Due, Physics and Mathematics Building, Oct. 1963
Folder 6 Blueprints
Folder 7 Floorplans, 1962
Folder 8 1963 [original Folder labeled "NEW-1963"]
Box 22 Folder 1 Van Allen's Holograph Draft Report, "Construction of Physics Research Building," March 1962
Folder 2 Reports, 1962
Folder 3 JAVA's Brown Folder, center, "Building," 1963
Folders 4-6 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, "Building", 1963-1964
Folder 7 Material from Van Allen's Orange Notebook, "Physics Building", 1971
Folder 8 Correspondence, 1961-1962
Folder 9 Correspondence, 1964
Folder 10 Correspondence, 1965
Folder 11 Correspondence, 1966
Folder 12 Correspondence, 1967
Folder 13 Correspondence, 1968
Folder 14 Correspondence, 1969-1973
Folder 15 Committee to Consider Space Needs for the Division of Mathematical Sciences and Undergraduate Physics, Center of Excellence Proposal, 1965
Folder 16 Library Committee - Separation of the combined Department of Mathematics and Department of Physics and Astronomy Library, 1965
Folder 17 Reports - Building Committee for Undergraduate and Graduate Instructional Building, 1965-1966
Box 23 Folder 1 Abstracts, 1964
Folder 2 Final Fiscal Report, 1966
Folder 3 Progress Reports, 1966
Folder 4 Report of the National Academy of Sciences Site Evaluation Committee, March 1966
Folder 5 Physics Building 11, Architects and Engineers Plan, Sept. 1967
Folder 6 Physics Research Center II, Equipment Requests, 1970
Folder 7 Physics Research Center 11, Request for Capital Equipment Allocation, 1970
Folder 8 Material from Van Allen's Black Notebook, "Building Areas Occupancies and Uses of the Department of Physics and Astronomy - Aug. 1972"
Folder 9 Dedication Ceremony of Van Allen Hall, June 10, 1982
Folder 10 MURA, Multi-BeV Range Accelerator, Bevatron and Cosmotron, 1953-1956
Folder 11 MURA Correspondence, 1958

2. Proposed Accelerators

Box 23 Folder 12 20 MeV Van de Graff, 1962
Folder 13 20 MeV Van de Graff Proposal
Folder 14 200 BeV Particle Accelerator, Midwest Resource Association Proposal, 1965
Folder 15 200 BeV Particle Accelerator Proposal, "Iowa as a Site For the National Accelerator Laboratory", July 1965
Folder 16 200 BeV Particle Accelerator, Proposal, Maps
Folder 17 200 BeV Particle Accelerator, Correspondence, 1965-1967
Folder 18 200 BeV Particle Accelerator, Meeting Minutes Accelerator Site Visits, 1965
Folder 19 200 BeV Particle Accelerator, Meeting Minutes Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1965
Folder 20 200 BeV Particle Accelerator, Reports, 1965
Folder 21 200 BeV Particle Accelerator, Press Clippings/Reports, 1965

3. Hills Observatory

Box 24 Folder 1 Proposal, 1961
Folder 2 Drawings, 1962
Folder 3 Correspondence, 1960-1965
Folder 4 Specifications, April 1964
Folder 5 Blueprints, 1964
Folder 6 Observatory Reports, 1963-1974

4. Satellite Tracking and Radio Astronomy Facility

a. Midwest Telescope Proposals
Box 24 Folder 7 1978
Folder 8 VLBI Proposal, Feb. 1978
Folder 9 E-Systems Servo Control System Specifications, 1976-1978
b. Proposed Radioheliograph
Box 24 Folder 10 Collins Radio Company, June 1967
Folder 11 "Collins Radio Company Proposal for Radioheliograph," 1967
Folder 12 Introduction and Summary
Folder 13 University of Iowa/Collins Radio Company, Scientific Objectives, Preliminary, July 1966
Radiometer/Polarimeter Subcontracts

Folders 14-17

Box 24 Folder 14 Collins Radio Company, 1966-1968
Folder 15 Collins Radio Company, Blueprints, 1967
Folder 16 Collins Radio Company, Reports, 1967
Folder 17 Supplemental Agreements, 1966-1968
Folder 18 Correspondence on Proposed Radioheliograph, 1966-1967

5. Computer Center

Box 25 Folder 1 Proposal Control Data 6000 Series University Information System, May 1965
Folder 2 Proposals NSF Grant, Feb. 1965
Folder 3 Proposals, 1960-1968
Folder 4 Proposals for upgrading Physics Computer Facility, June 1974
Folder 5 Van Allen's Grey Notebook, 'Computer', 1964
Folder 6 JAVA's Brown Folder, center,'Computer Center', 1970
Folders 7-8 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, 'Computer Center,' 1963-1965
Folder 9 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, June 1964
Folder 10 Data Analysis, miscellaneous, 1959-1957
Folder 11 IBM Computer Data Processing, April 1964
Folder 12 'Operations Research and Management Science Computer Programs' Report 1964
Box 26 Folder 1 Project Listings, Program Progress Reports, 1962-1967
Folder 2 JAVA's Black Notebook, 'Physics Research Center LTNIVAC 418 II System 1968-1969 Fiscal Year, Time Accounting Summary,'July 3, 1969
Folder 3 Miscellaneous, 1962-1963
Folder 4 Miscellaneous, 1964
Folder 5 Miscellaneous, 1965
Folders 6-7 Miscellaneous, 1966
Folder 8 Miscellaneous, 1967
Folder 9 Miscellaneous, 1968
Folder 10 Miscellaneous, 1969
Box 27 Folder 1 Monthly Reports, Sept.-Dec. 1964
Folder 2 Monthly Reports, 1965
Folder 3 Monthly Reports, 1966
Folder 4 Monthly Reports, 1967-1968
Folder 5 Statements, Aug.-November 1963
Folder 6 Statements, 1964
Folder 7 Statements, Jan.-June 1965
Box 28 Folder 1 Statements, July-Dec. 1965
Folders 2-3 Statements, Jan.-June 1966
Folders 4-5 Statements, July-Dec. 1966
Folders 6-7 Statements, Jan.-June 1967
Folder 8 Statements, July-Dec. 1967
Box 29 Folders 1-2 Statements, Jan.-June 1968
Folder 3 Statements, July-Dec. 1968
Folder 4 Statements, Jan.-June 1969
Folder 5 Statements, July-Dec. 1969
Folder 6 Statements, Jan.-June 1970
Folder 7 Statements, July-Dec. 1970
Folder 8 Graduate College, Monthly Summary Statements, 1965-1968
Folder 9 Graduate College, Monthly Summary Statements, 1968
Folder 10 Graduate College, Monthly Summary Statements, Jan.-June 1969
Box 30 Folder 1 Computer Committee Correspondence, 1957, 1965-1969
Folder 2 Computer Center Memoranda, 1966-1967
Folder 3 Computer Committee Meeting Minutes, 1965-1967
Folder 4 Statistical User's Guide IBM 7040/44
Folder 5 VAX Computer Acquisitions, 1982-1984
Folder 6 Physics Computer Facility VAX Computer Systems, 1985
Folder 7 UNIVAC, 1965
Folder 8 UNIVAC, 1968
Folder 9 UNIVAC, 1969
Folder 10 UNIVAC, 1970
Folder 11 UNIVAC, 1971
Folder 12 UNIVAC, 1972
Folder 13 UNIVAC, 1973
Folder 14 UNIVAC, 1974
Folder 15 UNIVAC, 1975
Folder 16 UNIVAC, JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, '418 Computer Jan.-June 1966'
Folder 17 IBM Computer, Executive Reference 7040 and 7044
Box 31 Folder 1 IBM Computer, General Information Manuals, 1960-1961
Folder 2 IBM Computer, Student Text IBM 7040 and 7044 Data Processing Systems, 1963
Folder 3 IBM Computer, Systems Reference Library, 1964

C. Administration

1. Financial

Box 32 Folders 1-2 Departmental Budget, miscellaneous, 1955-1956
Folder 3 JAVA's Manila Envelope, 'Proposed Budget, 1954-1956 Official Copies'
Folder 4 JAVA's Manila Envelope, 'Prof Van Allen Physics', 1956
Folder 5 JAVA's Manila Envelope, 'Van Allen - Physics Department,' 1955 -1956
Van Allen's Annual Brown Folders re: 'Departmental Budget'

Folder 6- Box 40 Folder 6

Box 32 Folder 6 center, 'Departmental Budget,' 1956-1957
Folder 7 left side, 'Departmental Budget,' 1956-1957
Folder 8 center,'Departmental Budget,' 1957-1958
Folders 9-10 left side, 'Departmental Budget,' 1957-1958
Folder 11 center, 'Departmental Budget,' 1958-1959
Folder 12 left side, 'Departmental Budget,' 1958-1959
Box 33 Folder 1 center, 'Departmental Budget,'1959-1960
Folders 2-3 left side, 'Departmental Budget,' 1959-1960
Folder 4 center, 'Departmental Budget,'1960-1961
Folders 5-6 left side, 'Departmental Budget,' 1960-1961
Folder 7 center, 'Departmental Budget,' 1961-1962
Folders 8-9 left side, 'Departmental Budget,' 1961-1962
Folder 10 center, ' Budget,' 1961-1962 (cont.)
Folder 11 left side, 'Budget,' 1961-1962 (cont.)
Folder 12 center, 'Budget,' 1962-1963
Folder 13 left side, 'Budget,' 1962-1963
Box 34 Folder 1 left side, 'Budget,' 1962-1963
Folder 2 center, 'Departmental Budget,' 1963-1964
Folder 3 left side, 'Departmental Budget,' 1963-1964
Folder 4 center, 'Departmental Budget,'1964-1965
Folders 5-7 left side, 'Departmental Budget", 1964-1965
Folder 8 center, 'Departmental Budget,' 1965-1966
Folder 9 left side, 'Departmental Budget,' 1965-1966 - No. 1
Folder 10 left side, 'Departmental Budget,' 1964-1965 - No.2
Folder 11 left side, 'Departmental Budget,' 1964-1965 - No.
Folder 12 center, 'Departmental Budget,' 1966-1967
Box 35 Folder 1 left side, 'Departmental Budget,' 1966-1967 - No. 1
Folder 2 left side, 'Departmental Budget,' 1964-1965 - No.2
Folder 3 center, 'Budget 1967-1968 Dept. of Physics and Astronomy'
Folders 4-5 left side,'Budget 1967-1968 Dept. of Physics and Astronomy'
Folder 6 center, 'Budget 1968-1969 Dept. of Physics and Astronomy'
Folders 7-8 left side, 'Budget 1968-1969 Dept. of Physics and Astronomy'
Folder 9 center, 'Budget 1969-1970' [includes Summer Session Budget 1969]
Folder 10 left side, 'Budget 1969-1970' [includes Summer Session Budget 1969]
Box 36 Folders 1-2 left side, 'Budget 1969-1970' [includes Summer Session Budget 1969]
Folder 3 center, 'Budget,' 1970-1971
Folders 4-5 left side, 'Budget,' 1970-1971
Folder 6 center, 'Budget,' 1971-1972
Folders 7-8 left side, 'Budget,' 1971-1972
Box 36a Folder 1 center,'Budget,' 1972-1973
Folder 2 left side, 'Budget,' 1972-1973
Folder 3 center,'Budget,' 1973-1974
Folders 4-5 left side, 'Budget,' 1973-1974
Folder 6 center, 'Budget,' 1974-1975
Folders 7-8 left side, 'Budget,' 1974-1975
Folder 9 center,'Budget,' 1975-1976
Box 36b Folder 1 left side,'Budget,' 1975-1976
Folder 2 center,'Departmental Budget,' 1976-1977
Folders 3-4 left side, 'Departmental Budget,' 1976-1977
Folder 5 center,'Departmental Budget,' 1977-1978
Folders 6-8 left side,'Departmental Budget,' 1977-1978
Box 37 Folder 1 center, 'Departmental Budget,' 1979-1980
Folders 2-4 left side, 'Departmental Budget,' 1979-1980
Folder 5 center, 'Departmental Budget etc,' 1980-1981
Folders 6-7 left side, 'Departmental Budget etc,' 1980-1981
Folder 8 center, 'Departmental Budget etc,' 1981-1982
Folders 9-10 left side, 'Departmental Budget etc,' 1981-1982
Box 38 Folder 1 left side, 'Departmental Budget etc,' 1981-1982
Folders 2-3 left side, 'Departmental Budget etc,' 1982-1983, Vol.I
Folder 4 center, 'Departmental Budget etc,' 1982-1983, Vol.II
Folders 5-7 left side, 'Departmental Budget etc,' 1982-1983, Vol.II
Folder 8 center, 'Departmental Budget etc,' 1983-1984, Vol.I
Folders 9-10 left side, 'Departmental Budget etc.' 1983-1984, Vol.I
Box 39 Folder 1 center, 'Departmental Budget etc.' 1983-1984, Vol.11
Folders 2-4 left side, 'Departmental Budget etc,' 1983-1984, Vol.11
Folders 5-6 center, 'Departmental Budget etc,' 1984-1985, Vol.1
Folder 7 left side, 'Departmental Budget etc,' 1984-1985, Vol.1
Folders 8-10 left side, 'Departmental Budget etc,' 1984-1985, Vol.II
Box 40 Folder 1 left side, 'Departmental Budget etc.' 1984-1985, Vol.II
Folder 2 center, 'Departmental Budget etc,' 1985-1986
Folder 3 left side, 'Departmental Budget etc,' 1985-1986
Folder 4 center, 'Indirect Costs,' 1974-1984
Folders 5-6 left side, 'Indirect Costs,' 1977-1985
Box 41 Folder 1 Faculty Contracts (Sampled) 1978-1982

2. Committee Files

Box 41 Folder 2 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty and Staff Meeting Minutes, 1953-1977
Folder 3 Faculty and Staff Meeting Minutes, 1977-1984
Folder 4 Faculty Meeting, 1981
Folder 5 Faculty Meeting, 1982
Folder 6 Faculty Meeting, 1983
Folder 7 Faculty Meeting, 1984
Folder 8 Faculty Meeting, 1985
Folder 9 EO Committee Meeting Minutes, 1974-1984
Folder 10 EO Committee Meetings, 1982
Folder 11 EO/PPB Committee Meetings, 1983
Folder 12 EO/PPB Committee Meetings, 1984
Folder 13 Departmental Review Committee Reports, 1974
Box 42 Folder 1 Departmental Review Committee Supporting Material for Report, 1974
Folder 2 CIC Aeronomy Facility S. Bowhill, 1966
Folder 3 CIC Aeronomy Facility S. Bowhill, Jan.- March 1967
Box 43 Folder 1 CIC Aeronomy Facility S. Bowhill, April-June 1967
Folder 2 CIC Aeronomy Facility S. Bowhill, Reports, April-June 1967
Folder 3 CIC Aeronomy Facility S. Bowhill, Aug.-Sept. 1967
Folder 4 CIC Aeronomy Facility S. Bowhill, Oct.-Dec. 1967
Folder 5 CIC Aeronomy Facility S. Bowhill, Jan.-March 1968
Folder 6 CIC Aeronomy Facility S. Bowhill, April-June 1968
Folder 7 CIC Aeronomy Facility S. Bowhill, Oct.-Dec. 1968
Folder 8 CIC Aeronomy Facility S. Bowhill, Jan. 1969
Folder 9 CIC Summer Radio Astronomy Institute, 1971

3. Departmental Research Reports

Box 43 Folder 10 Annual Departmental Reports: Research in Space Physics, 1962-1973
Folder 11 Research in Space Physics at UofI 1967-1968, Feb. 1969
Folder 12 Research in Space Physics at UofI 1967-1968, Oct. 1969
Box 44 Folder 1 Brief Description of Summary, Sept. 1969
Folder 2 Research in Space Physics at UofI 1970, July 1970
Folder 3 Biennium Report, Jan. 1972
Folder 4 Annual Report, 1974
Folder 5 Annual Reports: Research in Space Physics, 1974-1980
Folder 6 Annual Reports: Research in Space Physics, Preparations for Report, 1980-1981
Folder 7 Sample of Faculty Research Report, 1982

4. General Files

Box 44 Folder 8 Account Summaries, 1956-1972
Folder 9 Financial Summaries, 1963-1981
Folder 10 Budget 1966-1967, 1961-1967
Folder 11 Copies of Purchase Orders, 1962-1984
Folder 12 Hertzberg New Method Inc., 1965-1968
Folder 13 MURA, Midwest Physics Department Chairmen Meetings, Third Annual Meeting, Departmental Data Oct. 1, 1978
Folder 14 MURA ,Midwest Physics Department Chairmen Meetings, Annual Fall Meetings, Oct. 21, 1982
Folder 15 MURA, Midwest Physics Department Chairmen Meetings, Annual Fall Meetings, Oct. 8, 1983
Folder 16 MURA, Radiation Research Lab, 1963-1965
Folder 17 Radiation Protection Office, 1979-1980
Box 45 Folders 1-2 James P. Wells, Annals of a University of Iowa Department from National Philosophy to Physics and Astronomy, 1979
Folder 3 James P. Wells, Department Annals Correspondence, 1980
Folder 4 Miscellaneous Masters - Van Allen, 1968
Folder 5 Miscellaneous Masters - Fix, 1972-1974
Folder 6 Miscellaneous Masters - Van Allen, 1973
Folder 7 Miscellaneous Masters - Van Allen, 1974
Folder 8 Miscellaneous Masters - Van Allen, 1975
Folder 9 Miscellaneous Masters - Van Allen, 1976
Folder 10 Miscellaneous Masters - Van Allen, 1977
Box 46 Folder 1 Miscellaneous Masters - Fix, 1975
Folder 2 Miscellaneous Masters - Fix, 1976
Folder 3 Miscellaneous Masters - Mutel, 1976
Folder 4 Miscellaneous Masters - Neff, 1974
Folders 5-6 Staff Publication Lists
Folder 7 Mailing Lists, Oct. 1957-Jan. 1981
Folder 8 Mailing Lists Correspondence, 1956-1959, n.d.
Folder 9 Midwest Physics Department Chairpersons Ph.D. Grantin Departments, 1981
Box 47 Folder 1 Miscellaneous Masters - Neff, 1975
Folder 2 Miscellaneous Masters - Neff, 1976
Folders 3-4 Academic Career Clusters Project, 1979-1980
Folder 5 Academic Career Clusters Project, 1980-1981

5. Miscellaneous

Box 47 Folder 6 Art Gallery Building Fund, 1964-1965
Folder 7 Catalog Copies for Physics Department, 1953-1967
Folder 8 Catalog Copies for Physics Department, n.d.
Folder 9 Departmental Historical Sketches James P. Wells, 1955-1984
Folder 10 Evaluations and Recommendations, 1964
Folder 11 Federal Legislation and Higher Education Bulletins, 1963 -1965
Folder 12 Federal Legislation and Higher Education Bulletins, 1966
Folder 13 International Education and Services, 1973-1974
Box 48 Folder 1 International Education and Services, 1978
Folder 2 IAS, Iowa Junior Academy of Science, Research Topic Survey, Floyd Woods Jr., Washington Community High School, 1971
Folder 3 Willard Libby, Fall-Out Shelter Controversy, 1961
Folder 4 Photocopy of SUI First Catalogue, 1857
Folder 5 Photocopy of SUI First Circular, 1855
Folder 6 T.R. Porter, College of Education, University High School, Corresp., 1985-1962
Folders 7-8 Reports of Distribution of Grades at SUI, 1952-1959
Folder 9 Herbert Schaffron, Solid Waste Disposal Corporation Recycling Plan, 1972-1973
Folder 10 Transcript of the Address of K. Stone before SUI Board of Directors, Dec. 1856
Folder 11 University Reports, 1948-1960, n.
Folder 12 Universities Space Research Association (USRA) Correspondence, 1977
Folder 13 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1951-1954
Folder 14 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1955-1978
Box 49 Folder 1 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1979-1984

D. Personnel

1. Faculty

Box 49 Folder 2 Adjunct Associate Professor, 1980
Folder 3 Faculty List, 1951-1967
Folder 4 Promotions and Tenure, 1975-1977
Folder 5 Developmental Assignments, 1976-1978
Folder 6 Personnel Matters, 1967-1969
Folder 7 Personnel Matters, 1974
Folder 8 Personnel Matters, 1975
Folder 9 Personnel Matters, 1976
Folder 10 Personnel Matters, 1977
Folder 11 Personnel Matters, 1978-1979
Folder 12 Fujita, Yoshio, 1966-1967
Folder 13 Gumett, Donald A., 1965
Folder 14 Hones, Edward W., 1964-1965
Folder 15 Jenkins, Jim F., 1950-1952
Folder 16 Kleinberger, Paul J., 1968
Folder 17 Klink, William H, 1965
Folder 18 Lunde, Barbara K., 1972-1973
Folder 19 Millis, Robert L., 1967
Folder 20 Montgomery, David, 1964-1965
Folder 21 Neff, John S., 1965-1966
Box 50 Folder 1 Northrop, Theodore G., 1974
Folder 2 Ogilive, Keith W., 1959
Folder 3 Payne, George, 1965
Folder 4 Rankin, John M., 1973-1974
Folder 5 Resumes of Wade and Whepley, 1986
Folder 6 Resumes of Rogers, John E., 1977
Folder 7 Savage, William R., 1968-1972
Box 51 Folder 1 Shawhan, Stanley D., 1971
Folder 2 Swift, Daniel W., 1971
Folder 3 Waggoner, Margaret Ann, 1965
Folder 4 Senior Faculty Position Applications, 1974

2. Salary and Dissemination Reports

Box 51 Folder 5 1965-1966
Folder 6 1967-1968

3. Wage and Salary Review

Box 51 Folder 7 Wage and Salary Reviews, 1965-1967

4. Undergraduate Recruitment

Box 51 Folder 8 1970-1973
Folders 9-11 Survey of Iowa High Schools, 1969
Folder 12 Open House - Jan. 10 or 17, 1970
Folder 13 Open House, Dec. 1970

5. Applications for Faculty Positions

Box 52 Folder 1 Physics Department 1958-1959
Folder 2 Physics Department 1963
Folder 3 Physics Department 1964
Folder 4 Physics Department 1965
Folder 5 Teaching Faculty and/or Research Associate (A-L), 1969
Folder 6 Teaching Faculty and/or Research Associate (M-Z), 1969
Folder 7 Teaching Faculty and/or Research Associate (A-C), 1970
Folder 8 Teaching Faculty and/or Research Associate (D-I), 1970
Folder 9 Teaching Faculty and/or Research Associate (J-L), 1970
Box 53 Folder 1 Teaching Faculty and/or Research Associate (0-R), 1970
Folder 2 Teaching Faculty and/or Research Associate (S-T), 1970
Folder 3 Teaching Faculty and/or Research Associate (U-Z), 1970
Folder 4 Assistant Professor of Astronomy, 1975
Folders 5-7 Assistant Professor of Astronomy, 1977-1978
Folder 8 Assistant Professor of Astronomy, 1978-1979
Folder 9 Assistant Professor of Astronomy, 1979-1980
Folder 10 Faculty Positions, 1979
Folder 11 Faculty Positions, 1980-1982
Folder 12 Faculty Positions, 1982-1983
Folder 13 Department Curricula 29:263, 1973-1974
Folder 14 Department Curricula 29:263, 1974-1975
Folder 15 Department Curricula 29:263, 1975-1976
Folder 16 Department Curricula 29:263, 1975-1976
Box 54 Folder 1 Basic Physics 29:8, E. Nelson and E. Norbeck, 1982-1983
Folder 2 Chemical Physics Program, 1964
Folder 3 Curricula Schedules, 1965-1981
Folder 4 Descriptive Course Material Orientation Program, 1974
Folder 5 General Astronomy 29:50, J. Fix 1974-1975
Folder 6 General Astronomy 29:62, 1967
Folder 7 General Astronomy 29:62, R. Mutel, 1976
Folder 8 General Astronomy 29:62, J. Neff, 1973-1974
Folder 9 General Astronomy 29:105, J. Fix, 1974
Folder 10 Historical/Cultural Astronomy, 1980
Folder 11 Intermediate Laboratory 29:132, J. Neff, 1975-1976
Folder 12 The Optical System for the Biomechanics Laboratory, J. Neff, 1974
Folder 13 Radio Astronomy, R. Mutel, 1976
Folder 14 Particles and Fields, W. Ployzou, 1982-1983
Folder 15 Unified Program, 1979-1982
Folder 16 Evaluation and Exam Service 1974, 1973-1975
Folder 17 Evaluation and Exam Service 1975, 1975-1976
Folder 18 Evaluation and Exam Service 1976, 1975-1976
Folder 19 Evaluation and Exam Service 1977-1978
Box 55 Folder 1 Evaluation and Exam Service 1979-1980
Folder 2 Copies of the general examinations, 1948-1973
Folder 3 Copies of the PhD exams, 1949-1965
Folder 4 JAVA's Black Notebook, 'Advanced Lab, Nov. Class,' 1947-1948
Folder 5 JAVA's Black Notebook, 'Problems 29:13 9, Problems of Mechanics'
Folder 6 JAVA's Black Notebook, 'Physics 29:13 3 and 134 Atomic and Nuclear Physics Laboratory, E. Nelson,' 1950
Folder 7 JAVA's Black Notebook, 'Methods of Theoretical Physics-F. Coester,' 1951
Folder 8 JAVA's Black Notebook, not labeled but contains R. Missert's "A Report of Performance Calculations for High Altitude Launched Sounding Rockets, 1955
Folder 9 JAVA's Brown Notebook, "Theoretical Nuclear Physics"

E. Pedagogy

Box 55 Folder 10 JAVA's Black Notebook, 'Graduate Students 1963 -1964 (Also summer 1963), 1963-1964
Box 56 Folder 1 JAVA's Brown Folder, center, 'Ernest C. Ray, Experimental Results of Flights in the Stratosphere
Folder 2 JAVA's Brown Folder,left side, 'Ernest C. Ray Experimental Results of Flights in the Stratosphere
Folder 3 Miscellaneous, 1952, n.d.
Folder 4 Van Allen's File on Leslie Merediths Thesis, June 1952
Folder 5 JAVA's File on Raymond Missert Dissertation, August 1957
Folder 6 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, 'Varian Associates, Satellite Magnetometer Design Study/R.C. Johnson Thesis," 1956-1957
Folder 7 Scholars - Matsushima, Satoshu, 1967-1968
Folder 8 Scholars - Vladimirovitch, Vedyayeo A., 1970
Folder 9 Chinese Scholars or Graduate Students in Physics, 1980-1981
Folder 10 Employment of Ph.D.'s in Physics, 1955-1959
Folder 11 Graduate Student Lists, 1950-1981
Folder 12 Graduate Student Lists, 1952-1966
Folder 13 Undergraduate/Graduate Student List, 1952-1967
Folder 14 Holders for NASA Traineeships - prepared for Frank Smith, Assistant Administrator for University Affairs, 1962-1968
Folder 15 Student Enrollment Graphs
Folder 16 Tax Status of Graduate Assistance, 1982-1983
Folder 17 Undergraduate Student Lists, 1950-1980

F. Fellowships and Awards

Box 56 Folder 18 Day Fund and Lectureship - Arthur Day Award, 1977
Folder 19 Developmental Semester Fellowships, 1977
Folder 20 Foerstner Scholarships Foundation, 1976-1977
Box 57 Folder 1 JAVA's Brown Folder, center, 'Assistantship Matters 1958-1959,' 1957-1958
Folder 2 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, 'Assistantship Matters 1958-1959,' 1957-1959
Folders 3-4 JAVA's Blue Binder, 'Link Fellowship,' 1970-1975
Folder 5 Van Allen/Link Foundation Fellowship in Aerospace Physics, 1969-1977
Folder 6 John Warren and Esto Davies Memorial Award, 1981
Folder 7 Applications to NSF Science Development Program, 1964
Folder 8 Old Summer Research Fellowships, 1974-1982
Folder 9 Sloan Fellowships for Basic Research, 1973
Folder 10 U.S. Steel Foundation Fellowships, 1970-1973
Folder 11 Van Allen's Scholarship Fund, 1965-1972
Folder 12 Western Electric College Gift Programs, 1975
Folder 13 Western Electric College Gift Programs, 1977
Folder 14 Western Electric College Gift Programs, 1979
Folder 15 Western Electric College Gift Programs, 1980

G. Colloquia and Seminars

Box 57 Folder 16 Announcements, 1951 and 1952
Folder 17 Announcements, 1954
Folder 18 Announcements, 1955
Folder 19 Announcements, 1957
Folder 20 Announcements, 1959
Folder 21 Announcements, 1960
Folder 22 Announcements, 1961
Folder 23 Announcements, 1962
Folder 24 Announcements, 1963
Folder 25 Announcements, 1964
Folder 26 Announcements, 1965
Box 58 Folder 1 Announcements, 1966
Folder 2 Announcements, 1967
Folder 3 Announcements, 1968
Folder 4 Announcements, 1970
Folder 5 Announcements, 1971
Folder 6 Announcements, 1972
Folder 7 Announcements, 1973
Folder 8 Announcements, 1974
Folder 9 Announcements, 1975
Folder 10 Announcements, 1977
Folder 11 Announcements, 1978
Folder 12 Announcements, 1980
Folder 13 Announcements, 1981
Folder 14 Announcements, 1982
Folder 15 Announcements, 1983
Folder 16 Announcements, 1984
Folder 17 Announcements, n.d.
Folder 18 Colloquia Schedules, 1951
Folder 19 Departmental Colloquia Programs, 1952-1953
Folder 20 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1951-1953
Folder 21 JAVA's Brown Folder, center, 'Colloquia and Seminars 1966-1967 Department of Physics and Astronomy'
Folders 22-23 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, 'Colloquia and Seminars 1966-1967 Department of Physics and Astronomy'
Folder 24 JAVA's Brown Folder, center, 'Colloquia and Space Physics Seminars,' 1967-1968
Folder 25 JAVA's Brown Folder, center, 'Colloquia and Space Physics Seminars,' 1967-1968
Folder 26 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, 'Ralph Baldwin's Lecture on the Moon - Summer Colloquium 1957'
Folder 27 JAVA's Brown folder, left side, 'Seminars and Colloquia,' 1956-1966
Box 59 Folders 1-2 JAVA's Brown folder, left side, 'Seminars and Colloquia,' 1956-1966
Folder 3 Nuclear Physics and Cosmic Rays Seminars Correspondence, 1952-1953
Folder 4 Nuclear Physics and Cosmic Rays Seminars, Schedules, 1952-1953
Folder 5 Nuclear Physics and Cosmic Rays Seminars, Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1951-1953
Folder 6 JAVA's Brown Folder, center, 'Seminars & Colloquia,' 1964-1965
Folders 7-9 JAVA's Brown Folder, left side, 'Seminars & Colloquia,' 1964-1965
Folder 10 Van Allen's Holograph Notes, 1966-1979
Folder 11 Urey, Harold 1951-197

Appendix A. Acronyms and Abbreviations

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

  • AASAmerican Astronomical Society
  • AAASAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science
  • ABMAArmy Ballistic Missile Agency
  • ADIEAir Density Injun Explorer
  • AECAtomic Energy Commission
  • AFCRLAir Force Cambridge Research Laboratory
  • AIMPAnchored Interplanetary Monitoring Platform
  • AIPAmerican Institute of Physics
  • AOAnnouncement of Opportunity
  • APLApplied Physics Laboratory (Johns Hopkins University)
  • APSAmerican Physical Society
  • ADIEAir Density Injun Explorer
  • AURAAssociated Universities for Research in Astronomy check 302
  • AXAFAdvanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility
  • BAASBulletin of American Astronomical Society
  • BBRCBall Brothers Research Corporation
  • BODBoard of Directors
  • CASWCouncil for the Advancement of Science Writing
  • CDRCritical Design Review
  • CIWCarnegie Institution of Washington
  • CNESFrench National Center for Space Studies
  • COBECosmic Background Explorer
  • CODMACCommittee on Data Management and Computation
  • COMPLEXCommittee on Lunar and Planetary Exploration
  • COSPARCommittee on Space Research
  • CRCosmic Rays
  • CSSPCommittee on Solar and Space Physics
  • CSTICivil Space Technology Initiative
  • CTICircuit Technology Initiative
  • DASADefense Atomic Support Agency
  • DCRDesign Certification Review
  • DEDynamics Explorer
  • DECDigital Equipment Corporation
  • DEODepartmental Executive Officers
  • DODDepartment of Defense
  • DOEDepartment of Energy
  • DTMDepartment of Terrestrial Magnetism
  • EGOEccentric Orbiting Geophysical Observatory
  • EIPExperiment Implementation Program
  • ELVExpendable Launch Vehicle
  • EPTEnergetic Particles Team
  • ESSCEarth System Science Committee
  • ESAEuropean Space Agency
  • ESSCEarth System Sciences Committee
  • EUVEExtreme Ultraviolet Explorer
  • FPSTFields and Particles Science Team
  • FRRFlight Readiness Review
  • FUSEFar Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer
  • GAOGovernment Accounting Office
  • GARPGlobal Atmospheric Research Panel
  • GRBGeophysics Research Board
  • GROGamma Ray Observatory
  • GSEGround Support Equipment
  • GSFCGoddard Space Flight Center
  • HEAOHigh Energy Astrophysics Observatory
  • HSTHubble Space Telescope
  • IAGCInter-Agency Coordinating Group
  • IASIowa Academy of Sciences
  • IAUInternational Astronomical Union
  • IEEEInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • IGYInternational Geophysical Year
  • IMPInterplanetary Monitoring Platform
  • IRInfrared
  • IRASInfrared Astronomical Satellite
  • ISEEInternational Sun and Earth Explorer
  • ISPMInternational Solar Polar Mission
  • IUEInternational Ultraviolet Explorer
  • IWCIowa Wesleyan College
  • JAVAJames A. Van Allen
  • JGRJournal of Geophysical Review
  • JOPJupiter Orbiter Probe
  • JOPMWGJupiter Orbiter Probe Magnetospheric Working Group
  • JOPSWGJupiter Orbiter Probe Science Working Group
  • JPLJet Propulsion Laboratory
  • KPNOKitt Peak National Observatory
  • LEPEDEALow Energy Proton and Electron Differential Energy Analyzer
  • LPMBLunar and Planetary Missions Board
  • LRCLangley Research Center
  • LTVVought Missiles and Space Company
  • MJSMariner Jupiter Saturn
  • MJUMariner Jupiter Uranus
  • SFCMarshall Space Flight Center
  • MURAMidwest University for Research in Astronomy
  • NACNASA Advisory Council
  • NASNational Academy of Sciences
  • NACANational Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
  • NASANational Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • NCOSNational Commission on Space
  • NOAANational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • NLRONorth Liberty Radio Observatory
  • NRCNational Research Council
  • NRAONational Radio Astronomical Observatory
  • NRLNaval Research Laboratory
  • NSFNational Science Foundation
  • OAOOrbiting Astronomical Observatory
  • OGOOrbiting Geophysical Observatory
  • ONROffice of Naval Research
  • OPSWGOuter Planetary Science Working Group
  • OSSAOffice of Space Science and Applications
  • OSOOrbiting Space Observatory
  • OTAOffice of Technology
  • PDPPlasma Diagnostics Package
  • PDRPreliminary Design Review
  • PIQSYPioneer International Quiet Sun Year
  • PJOPioneer Jupiter Orbiter
  • PLSPlasma Subsystem
  • POGOPolar Orbiting Geophysical Observatory
  • PRCPhysics Research Center
  • PRLPhysical Review Letters
  • PSACPresident's Science Advisory Committee
  • QA/QCQuality Assurance Quality Control
  • RRestricted Access
  • RFPRequest for Proposal
  • RPDPRecoverable Plasma Diagnostics Package
  • RSRPRocket and Satellite Research Panel
  • SAGScience Advisory Group
  • SIAMSociety for Individual and Applied Math
  • SOPEStrategy for Outer Planetary Exploration
  • SPIRCSSpace Physics Instrument Repair and Calibration Shop
  • SSBSpace Science Board
  • SSDSolid State Detector
  • STADANSatellite and Tracking Data Acquisition Network
  • STLSpace Technology Laboratory
  • STSShuttle Transportation System
  • SUIState University of Iowa
  • SWGScience Working Group
  • TPESPTechnical Panel on Earth Satellite Project
  • TPRTechnical Panel on Rocketry
  • TWXTelex
  • URAUniversity Research Association
  • UARRPUpper Atmosphere Rocket Research Panel
  • URSIUnion Radio Scientifique Internationale
  • USNCUnited States National Committee
  • USSRUnion of Soviet Socialist Republic
  • LTVUltraviolet
  • VLBAVery Long Baseline Array
  • VHFVery High Frequency
  • VLFVery Low Frequency
  • WASPWindow Aerological Sounding Projectile
  • WGIIWorking Group on Internal Instrumentation
  • WSWallops Station
  • WSSAWorld Space Science Agency
  • WSTFWhite Sands Test Facility
  • WTRWestern Test Range