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Records of the American Institute of Physics, Office of the Director, Assistant to the Executive Director Andrzej Herczynski, 1989-1994

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics.

College Park, MD 20740

Papers created by

American Institute of Physics. Office of the Director.

Size of collection

3.5 linear feet (7 boxes)

Short description of collection

The Office of the Director is responsible for the general management of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) and its relationships with its various constituencies and the wider physics and technology community. Herczynski held AIP's Physics Management Fellowship and served as assistant to Executive Director Kenneth Ford from 1990-1994. The records document his major contributions, which were organizing the last three of five bilateral conferences with scientists of the U.S. and the former Soviet Union on chaos or nonlinear science; the development and coordination of AIP's programs to donate scientific journals to scientists and institutions in the former Soviet Union and other Eastern European countries; and the coordination of the Corporate Associates meetings and programs.

Language(s) of collection

English

Unit ID

AR 1994-117

History of the American Institute of Physics, Office of the Director, Assistant to the Executive Director Andrzej Herczynski

The Office of the Director is responsible for the general management of the American Institute of Physics and its relationships with its various constituencies including Member Societies, Corporate Associates, and the wider physics and technology community.

Andrzej Herczynski held the American Institute of Physics's Physics Management Fellowship and served as assistant to Executive Director Kenneth Ford from 1990-1994. He is a native of Poland and completed a Master of Science in mathematics at Warsaw University in 1980. He completed a Ph.D. in physics at Lehigh University in 1987 based on the topic, "Eigenfunction Expansion for Problems in Elastodynamics." His research interests lie in analytical modeling in fluid dynamics, kinetic theory, and biophysics. He is fluent in Polish, Russian, French, and English, and competent in German.

Herczynski's expertise in both physics and Eastern European and Russian language and culture made his contribution to the Office of the Director invaluable in the areas of coordinating and maintaining the scientific information flow into and out of the former Soviet Union and Eastern European countries at a critical point in history. His major contributions were in the organization of the last three of five bilateral conferences with scientists of the United States and the former Soviet Union on chaos or nonlinear science from which the publication of the interdisciplinary journal Chaos grew; the development and coordination of AIP's programs to donate scientific journals to the former Soviet Union and other Eastern European scientists and institutions; and the coordination of the Corporate Associates meetings and programs.

Scope and Contents of Collection

Comprised of Herczynski's working files, including correspondence and planning documents for the Chaos conferences (1991, 1992, 1993), the donation of journals to the Former Soviet Union and other science and technical exchange programs, and the Corporate Associates program of the American Institute of Physics. The Chaos conference files also include limited information on the Chaos I and II conferences held prior to Herczynski's tenure.

Restrictions on Use and Access

Permission of the Office of the Director required for access to records less than 25 years old.

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.

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

Herczynski, Andrzej.

Institutions

American Institute of Physics. Corporate Associates.
American Institute of Physics. Office of the Director.
Soviet-American Conference on Chaos, 1989-1993.

Subject terms

Nonlinear science.
Physics literature — Russia.
Physics literature — Soviet Union.
Physics — History.
Physics — Societies, etc.

Arrangement/Organization of Collection

The records were retained in their original three series: Chaos, Corporate Associates, and Science in the Former Soviet Union, but with minimal reordering to achieve a more consistent subject/chronological order.

Provenance and Acquisition Information

The records were received from the Office of the Director upon Dr. Herczynski's departure in September 1994.

Processing Information

Some of the folder titles were changed slightly to more accurately reflect their contents. Duplicates within files were removed. Some exceptionally large files were split to facilitate preservation and handling. The files were removed from their original manilla folders and placed in acid-free folders and archival document cases. Staples, clips, and rubber bands were removed for preservation purposes, and telefaxes were photocopied to acid-free paper and the originals removed from the collection. Photographs were copied for the collection and the originals placed in the photo archives of the Niels Bohr Library. Processed by Sandra Johnson, September 1995.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Cite as: [Folder title, date; Folder number, Box number], Records of the American Institute of Physics Office of the Director, Assistant to the Executive Andrzej Herczynski, 1989-1994.

Related Collections

See collections under the American Institute of Physics, Office of the Director; American Institute of Physics, Corporate Associates.

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the Records of the American Institute of Physics, Office of the Director, Assistant to the Executive Director Andrzej Herczynski, 1989-1994

Publisher

American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics.

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

December 23, 2004

Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD 2002 by Katherine A. Hayes on December 23, 2004. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process. .

Series I. Chaos Conferences, 1989-1993

Box 1 Folder 1 Chaos I, 1989
Folder 2 Chaos I Funding, 1989
Folder 3 Chaos II, 1990
Folder 4 Chaos III General Information, 1991
Folder 5 Chaos III Steering Committee Correspondence, 1991
Folder 6 Chaos III Steering Committee Meeting, Dec. 1990
Folder 7 Chaos III Steering Committee Meeting, Jan. 1991
Folder 8 Chaos III U.S. Invitees, 1991
Folder 9 Chaos III Soviet Invitees, 1991
Folder 10 Chaos III Responses to Invitations, 1991
Folder 11 Chaos III Soviet Participants, 1991
Folder 12 Chaos III State Dept. Visas, 1991
Folder 13 Chaos III Fund Raising, 1991
Folder 14 Chaos III N.A.S Woods Hole Center, 1991
Folder 15 Chaos III Aeroflat, 1991
Folder 16 Chaos III Abstracts, 1991
Folder 17 Chaos III Herczynski's U.S.S.R. Trip, 1991
Folder 18 Chaos III Post Conference, 1991
Box 2 Folder 1 Chaos III Accounting, 1991
Folder 2 Chaos Journal, 1990-1991
Folder 3 Chaos IV Steering Committee, Dec. 1991
Folder 4 Chaos IV At a Glance, 1992
Folder 5 Chaos IV General Correspondence, Jan.-Mar. 1992
Folder 6 Chaos IV General Correspondence, Apr.-July 1992
Folder 7 Chaos IV Responses to Invitations, 1992
Folder 8 Chaos IV Report, Sept. 1992
Folder 9 Chaos IV Post Conference, 1992
Folder 10 Chaos V Correspondence, 1992
Folder 11 Chaos V Correspondence, Jan.-Mar. 1993
Folder 12 Chaos V Correspondence, Apr.-July 1993
Box 3 Folder 1 Chaos V FSU Invitations, Jan.-Apr. 1993
Folder 2 Chaos V FSU Invitations, May-July 1993
Folder 3 Chaos V U.S. Invitations, 1993
Folder 4 Chaos V Abstracts, 1993
Folder 5 Chaos V Woods Hole Planning, 1993
Folder 6 Chaos V Woods Hole Reference, 1993
Folder 7 Chaos V Funding, 1993
Folder 8 Chaos V Accounting, 1993
Folder 9 Chaos V Reports, 1993
Folder 10 Chaos V Post Conference, 1993
Folder 11 Chaos I - V Program Brochures, 1993

Series II. Corporate Associates, 1990-1994

Box 4 Folder 1 Corporate Associates Advisory Committee, Oct. 1990
Folder 2 Corporate Associates General Correspondence, 1990-1991
Folder 3 Corporate Associates Advisory Committee, Jan. 1991
Folder 4 Corporate Associates Advisory Committee, Oct. 1991
Folder 5 Corporate Associates Invitations, 1991
Folder 6 Corporate Associates Brochure, 1991
Folder 7 Corporate Associates Mid-year Workshop, 1991
Folder 8 Corporate Associates Meeting Photo, 1991
Folder 9 Corporate Associates Post Meeting, 1991
Folder 10 Corporate Associates Invitations, Oct. 1991
Folder 11 Corporate Associates General Correspondence, 1992
Folder 12 Corporate Associates Advisory Committee, Jan. 1992
Folder 13 Corporate Associates Advisory Committee, Oct. 1992
Folder 14 Corporate Associates Speakers Correspondence, 1992
Folder 15 Corporate Associates Post Meeting, 1992
Box 5 Folder 1 Corporate Associates Advisory Committee, Jan. 1993
Folder 2 Corporate Associates General Correspondence, 1993
Folder 3 Corporate Associates Speakers Correspondence, 1993
Folder 4 Corporate Associates Calspan Corporation, 1993
Folder 5 Corporate Associates Invitations, 1993
Folder 6 Corporate Associates AIP Business, 1992
Folder 7 Corporate Associates Industrial Applications Prize, 1991-1992
Folder 8 Corporate Associates Industrial Applications Prize, 1993-1994
Folder 9 Corporate Associates Membership Advertisement, 1993
Folder 10 Corporate Associates Tapes Inventory, 1992

Series III. Science in the Former Soviet Union, 1991-1993

Box 5 Folder 11 Journals to FSU "Project 100", 1992
Folder 12 Journals to FSU Requests for Editorial Boards, 1992
Folder 13 Journals to FSU Editorial Boards, 1991-92
Box 6 Folder 1 Journals to FSU Physics Today Inventory, 1992
Folder 2 Journals to FSU Complimentary, 1992
Folder 3 Journals to FSU Complaints and Suggestions, 1992-1993
Folder 4 Journals to FSU A.A.A.S. Program, 1992-1993
Folder 5 Journals to FSU General Correspondence, Jan.-Mar. 1993
Folder 6 Journals to FSU General Correspondence, Apr.-Aug. 1993
Folder 7 Journals to FSU General Correspondence, Sept.-Dec. 1993
Folder 8 Journals to FSU Quick Reference, 1993
Folder 9 Journals to FSU Feedback, 1993
Folder 10 Journals to FSU Feedback, 1993
Folder 11 Journals to FSU Eastern Europe, 1992-1993
Box 7 Folder 1 Journals to FSU Data, 1992
Folder 2 Journals to FSU Complimentary Journals, 1992-1993
Folder 3 Journals to FSU Shipping, 1992-1993
Folder 4 Journals to FSU A.I.P. Summary Talk, Sept. 1993
Folder 5 Journals to FSU SABRE Foundation, 1993
Folder 6 Science in FSU General Correspondence, 1992
Folder 7 Science in FSU Computer Equipment, 1992
Folder 8 Science in FSU Computer Equipment, 1993
Folder 9 Science in FSU United Nations Presentation, 1993
Folder 10 Science in FSU N.A.S. Meeting, 1993
Folder 11 Science in FSU IOFFE Institute, 1993