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Commission on College Physics records, 1960-1971

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

Commission on College Physics

Size of collection

64.5
1 manuscript box
64 records boxes

Short description of collection

Files from the Commission on College Physics, including correspondence, agendas, minutes, newsletters, lists of commissioners, teaching materials, curriculum reports, and reprints.

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

AR1995341

Historical Note

The Commission on College Physics (CCP) operated from 1960 to 1971. It was established at the recommendation of three national conferences on the improvement of college physics programs; members of the Commission were academic physicists. Its mission was to bring the resources of the community of physicists to the task of curriculum development, teaching, and appraisal of college physics programs throughout the United States. CCP meetings were sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation which ended in 1971.

Scope and Contents of Collection

The Commission on College Physics records include correspondence, agendas, minutes, newsletters, lists of commissioners, teaching materials, curriculum reports, and reprints. The records also include correspondence with the American Association of Physics Teachers and other physics organizations and with the National Science Foundation and other government agencies.

Restrictions on Use and Access

Researchers must have an approved access application on file in order to access archival materials. https://www.aip.org/history-programs/niels-bohr-library/access-application.

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.

Institutions

American Association of Physics Teachers.
Commission on College Physics.
National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Subject terms

Curriculum planning
Physics. Study and teaching.

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into six series: Series I: Administrative Files; Series II: Cooperative Organizations; Series III: Curriculum and Course Development; Series IV: Teaching Materials; Series V: Communication with the Profession; Series VI: Preparation of Physics Teachers.

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Received from Leonard Jossem, past chairman of CCP, March 1995. Addition from John Hubisz, 2016.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2006.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], Commission on College Physics records, 1960-1971. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the Commission on College Physics records, 1960-1971

Publisher

American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

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

2006

Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Melanie J Brown in 2006. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: Administrative files

Box 1 Commission on College Physics Meetings, 1960-1969
Box 2 Commission on College Physics Meetings, 1970-1971
Notices to Commissioners, 1960-1963
Correspondence files with Sanborn C. Brown, Malcolm Correll, Kenneth Davis, Robert Hulsizer, Walter Knight, R.N. Little, L.W. Phillips, Matthew Sands, Van Zandt Williams, undated
CLIP file Computer Library for Instruction in Physics, undated
Miscellaneous CCP publications and reports, undated
CCP Newsletters, 2-25, 1962-1971
Box 3 CCP Commissioners files, undated
Operating Procedures, undated
Council on Physics in Education (CPE), undated
Commission Staff/Professional Staff, undated
Box 4 Professional Staff, undated
Miscellaneous CCP publications (Includes duplicates), undated
CCP Newsletters, undated
Box 5 Fiscal Arrangements/Proposals to NSF, undated
Office Headquarters, undated
Box 6 Office Headquarters, undated
Commission relocations, undated
CCP Publicity, undated
Boulder Conference on Physics for Nonscience Majors, undated
Atmospheric Physics Meeting, Boulder - Minutes, 1967
Seminar on the Teaching of College Physics, MD, 1968
CCP - Priorities for Physics Education, undated
Miscellaneous CCP publications and newsletters, undated
Box 7 CCP The Divergent Laboratory, undated
The Instrumented Laboratory, undated
CCP miscellaneous publications, reprints, reports, undated
CCP Chronological Files, 1968
Box 8 CCP Chronological Files, 1968-1971

Series II: Cooperating Organizations

Box 9 Regional Associations in Physics, undated
Cooperative Activities, undated
COSIP-College Science Improvement Programs, undated
Box 10 Science Organizations, undated
Box 11 Science Organizations, undated
CCP-AAPT Committee on Physics in Secondary Education - , undated
Secondary School Projects, undated
Box 12 Secondary School Projects, cont'd., undated
Physical Science Study Committee, undated
Two-year College Projects, undated
Junior Colleges- brochures, undated

Series III: Curriculum and Course Development

Box 13 Curriculum and Course Development Conferences, undated
Box 14 Curriculum and Course Development Conferences, undated
Physics for Nonscience Majors Conferences, undated
Box 15 Regional Conferences, undated
Courses for Nonscience Majors, undated
Box 16 Courses for Nonscience Majors, undated
Course and Curriculum Development - General, undated
Box 17 Introductory Courses for Science and Engineering Majors, undated
Upper Level Study Groups for Physics Majors, undated
Graduate Preparation for College Teaching, undated
Box 18 Graduate Preparation of College Physics Teachers, undated
Apparatus Files, undated
Computers in Physics Instruction/Computer-Assisted Instruction, undated

Series IV: Teaching Materials

Box 19 Computer-Assisted Instruction - Irvine Conference, undated
Projects Film Files - General, undated
CCP catalogue, undated
Computer-Animated Film, undated
Box 20 Film Files - General subject files, undated
Correspondence, undated
Box 21 Film Files - "Powers of Ten" by Charles Eames, undated
Single Concept, undated
New Instructional Materials in Physics, undated
Box 22 New Instructional Materials in Physics, undated
Laboratory Approaches in Teaching, undated
Box 23 Laboratory Approaches, undated
Monographs - Seattle Conference on New Instructional Materials in Physics, Univ. of Washington, 1965
Box 24 Reviews of Physics Materials, undated
Programmed Instruction, undated
CCP Programmed Instruction Project, undated
Box 25 Resource Letters, undated
Videotape and Educational Television correspondence, undated
Multidisciplinary Courses, undated
American Physical Society Conference-Pennsylvania, 1974
Communication with the Profession - CCP Projects, undated

Series V: Communication with the Profession

Box 26 Communication with the Profession -CCP Questionnaire, undated
Research in Small Colleges, undated
Summer Workshops/Projects, 1968
Box 27 Communication with the Profession - CCP Projects, undated
Conference on Changing Career Opportunities for Physicists, undated
CCP Publications - Newsletters, Progress Reports, undated
Box 28 CCP Publications - Staff Reports, undated
General Conferences, undated
Grass Roots Conferences, undated
Committee on Undergraduate Programs in Mathematics, undated
Box 29 Communication with the Profession - miscellaneous articles and statistics, undated
Summer Conferences, 1963-1965

Series VI: Preparation of Physics Teachers

Box 30 Summer Institutes, 1963-1966
Textbook Publishers, undated
Resource Letters for Instructors, undated
CCP Newsletters - Library copy, undated
Physics for Nonscience Majors - Strassenburg file, undated
Elementary Science Study Newsletters, undated
CCP Panel on the Preparation of Physics Teachers, undated
Box 31 CCP Panel on the Preparation of Physics Teachers, undated
CCP Newsletter, #20, undated
Intermediate Mathematics publications, 17-18, undated
Box 32 Intermediate Mathematics publications, 19-20, undated
Panel on Physics in the Two-Year College, undated
Graduate Preparation for Teaching - "The Missing Component", undated
Box 33 Graduate Preparation for Teaching - "The Missing Component", undated
Regional conferences, undated
Survey of College Teaching, undated
Conference on Computers in Undergraduate Science Education, undated
Box 34 Conference on Computers in Undergraduate Science Education (COMUSE) , 1970
Box 35 Computer-Based Physics - 3 binders, undated
COMUSE Conference Proceedings, undated
CCP Newsletters, #23-25, undated
Originals of computer monographs, programmed instruction materials, undated
Missing Component, undated
U.S. Naval Academy Self-Paced Physics Course, undated
Box 36 U.S. Naval Academy Self-Paced Physics Course and Multi-Media Course in Physics, undated
Box 37 U.S. Naval Academy Multi-Media Course in Physics, undated
Elementary School Education Projects, undated
Foundations, undated
Government Agencies - National Science Foundation, undated
Box 38 Government Agencies - National Science Foundation, undated
CCP - miscellaneous correspondence, undated
Box 39 Instructional Resources Centers, undated
Organizations- Science Teaching Centers, undated
Box 40 Government Agencies - U.S. Office of Education, undated
President's Office of Science and Technology, undated
CCP - miscellaneous correspondence and reports, undated
CCP - newsletters and miscellaneous memos, reports, undated
CCP - miscellaneous NSF materials, undated
Computer Working Group Occasional Newsletter, undated
Box 41 Interdisciplinary Conferences and Panels, undated
Interdisciplinary Groups, undated
Box 42 Interdisciplinary Groups, undated
CCP - miscellaneous correspondence, publications, and reports, undated
Box 43 Physics Organizations - American Association of Physics (AAPT), undated
Box 44 Physics Organizations, undated
CCP - miscellaneous correspondence, publications, reports, reprints, undated
Box 45 School Mathematics Study Group - curricular publications, undated
Box 46 CCP Conferences and Workshops - Proceedings and reports, undated
Box 47 Earth Science Curriculum Project (ESCP) - Text, Laboratory, Manual, and Teacher's Guide, undated
Earth Science curriculum materials, undated
Minnesota School Mathematics Center - MINNEMAST (Minne Math and Science Teaching) Project, undated
Box 48 Vendor Brochures - Computer and Graphics Equipment Companies, undated
Resource Letter Reprints - American Journal of Physics, arranged by author, undated
Box 49 Education Commissions - Newsletters and Publications, undated
Box 50 Education and Teaching - Newsletters and Publications from various Committees, Councils, Institutes and Foundations, undated
Box 51 Curricular Studies and Course Materials, undated
Harvard Project Physics materials, undated
Box 52 Math and Science Curricular Development Materials, undated
Report of the International Clearinghouse on Science and Mathematics, undated
Box 53 Curricular Developments, 1966-1968, 1970
Miscellaneous journals, newsletters, and reprints - "Experiments in Electromagnetics", undated
Scientific American Reprints, undated
Physics Today, undated
Sky and Telescope, undated
RCPG (Regional Cooperative Physics Group) newsletter, undated
Scientist and Citizen, undated
Scientists' Institute for Public Information, undated
Box 54 Curricular Studies and Text Materials for Colleges - Biology, Chemistry, Physics, undated
Box 55 Science Books and Texts, undated
Standard Industrial Classification Manual, 1967
Box 56 Elementary School Science and Mathematics Teaching and Curricular Materials, undated
Box 57 Teacher/Teaching Materials, undated
Curricular Development, undated
Course Outlines, undated
Box 58 Laboratory Notes and Materials, undated
Box 59 Course and Curricular Materials, undated
Computer-Based Physics Materials, undated
ICCS (Inter-University Committee on the Superior Student) newsletter, undated
Time, Space and Matter, undated
Junior High School Science Project, undated
Box 60 ELIZA Conversational Tutoring System, undated
Science Library publications, undated
Bibliographie Programmierter Unterricht, undated
Curricular Consultants Reports, undated
Teaching, Testing, and Assessment Materials, undated
Box 61 Physics Texts (International series), undated
International Reports, undated
Curricular Materials in Energy, Quantum Mechanics, Electricity, undated
Audio Visual brochures, undated
Film Comments, undated
Correspondence, undated
Miscellaneous Materials, undated
Box 62 AAPT-CCP Texts saved from "Physics Library", undated
Box 63 AAPT-CCP Statistical summaries and reports on science, physics, teaching and education, undated
Box 64 AIP and member society publications and vertical file, undated
Box 65 Relativity Projects from Cornell Conference on Relativity in College Physics, 1964
Time Dilation (16 mm film) - Transparencies and reprints, undated