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Finding Aid to the American Association of Physics Teachers, Executive Office, Records of Bernard Khoury, 1985-2002.

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics.

College Park, MD 20740

Papers created by

Bernard Khoury, physicist and administrator

Size of collection

9.0 linear feet
(9 records boxes)

Short description of collection

The collection contains records of the American Association of Physics Teachers Executive Office, created under the leadership of Bernard Khoury.

Language(s) of collection

English

Accession number

AR 2007-739

Historical note

The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) is a professional organization devoted to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of physics education through teaching at all levels. Its membership of 11,000 includes teachers and physicists at the secondary, two-year college, and college/university levels. Major activities include the AAPT Announcer, the American Journal of Physics, The Physics Teacher, two national meetings, topical conferences, faculty and teacher workshops, and working closely with government and private groups interested in science education.

Bernard Khoury served as AAPT Executive Officer from July 1990 to September 2006. In his time as Executive Officer, he oversaw several projects including the formation of the American Center for Physics, the hosting of the International Physics Olympiad by the United States in 1993, the beginning and maturation of New Faculty Workshops, the accumulation of a significant financial reserve, and the sale of the Homer L. Dodge Building in College Park, Maryland.

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.

(Portions of this biographical information were supplied by the Texas State University website: http://uweb.txstate.edu/~dd14/tp/khoury.html.)

Scope and Contents of Collection

The collection contains materials pertaining to the meetings of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Executive Board including agendas, handouts, meeting packets, and correspondence. In addition to the official meeting packets distributed by AAPT, this collection contains separate files kept by Khoury containing his personal notes on the meetings that he attended. This collection also includes a set of binders kept by Khoury, titled "Board Books."

Restrictions on Use and Access

Permission of an officer of the American Association of Physics Teachers 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. – Executive Office.
American Center for Physics.
American Institute of Physics.
International Physics Olympiad.

Subject terms

Education – Societies, etc.
Physics – Societies, etc.
Physics – Study and teaching.

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

Organized into the following series:

  • Series I. Executive Board meeting files
  • Series II. Executive Board meeting packets
  • Series III. "Board Books"

This collection is arranged chronologically within each series.

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Transferred to the Niles Bohr Library and Archives by the American Association of Physics Teachers Executive Office in September 2006.

Processing Information

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

Preferred Citation of Collection

Cite as: Box [number], Folder [number], American Association of Physics Teachers, Executive Office, Records of Bernard Khoury, 1985-2002. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Related Collections

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

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the American Association of Physics Teachers, Executive Office, Records of Bernard Khoury, 1985-2002.

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: Executive Board meeting files

Box 1 Folder 1 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, October 1991
Folder 2 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, April 1992
Folder 3 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, August 1992
Folder 4 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, November 1992
Folder 5 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, November 1992
Folder 6 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, January 1993
Folder 7 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, January 1993
Folder 8 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, April 1993
Folder 9 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, August 1993
Folder 10 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, October 1993
Folder 11 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, January 1994
Folder 1 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, April 1994
Folder 2 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, August 1994
Box 2 Folder 3 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, November 1994
Folder 4 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, November 1994
Folder 5 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, January 1995
Folder 6 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, January 1995
Folder 7 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, April 1995
Folder 8 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, April 1995
Folder 9 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, August 1995
Folder 10 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, August 1995
Folder 11 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, August 1995
Folder 12 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, October 1995
Folder 13 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, October 1995
Folder 14 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, October 1995
Folder 15 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, January 1996
Box 3 Folder 1 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, January 1996
Folder 2 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, April 1996
Folder 3 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, May 1996
Folder 4 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, May 1996
Folder 5 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, May 1996
Folder 6 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, August 1996
Folder 7 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, August 1996
Folder 8 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, August 1996
Folder 9 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, September 1996
Folder 10 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, September 1996
Folder 11 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, October 1996
Folder 12 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, January 1997
Folder 13 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, January 1997
Folder 14 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, January 1997
Folder 15 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, January 1997
Box 4 Folder 1 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, April 1997
Folder 2 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, August 1997
Folder 3 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, August 1997
Folder 4 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, August 1997
Folder 5 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, October 1997
Folder 6 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, October 1997
Folder 7 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, October 1997
Folder 8 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, January 1998
Folder 9 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, January 1998
Folder 10 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, January 1998
Folder 11 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, April 1998
Folder 12 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, April 1998
Folder 13 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, August 1998
Box 5 Folder 1 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, August 1998
Folder 2 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, August 1998
Folder 3 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, October 1998
Folder 4 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, January 1999
Folder 5 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, January 1999
Folder 6 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, January 1999
Folder 7 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, March 1999
Folder 8 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, March 1999
Folder 9 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, August 1999
Folder 10 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, August 1999
Folder 11 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, August 1999
Box 6 Folder 1 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, October 1999
Folder 2 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, October 1999
Folder 3 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, January 2000
Folder 4 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, January 2000
Folder 5 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, January 2000
Folder 6 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, April 2000
Folder 7 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, April 2000
Folder 8 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, July 2000
Folder 9 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, July 2000
Folder 10 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, August 2000
Folder 11 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, August 2000
Folder 12 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, October 2000
Box 7 Folder 1 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, January 2001
Folder 2 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, January 2001
Folder 3 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, January 2001
Folder 4 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, April 2001
Folder 5 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, July 2001
Folder 6 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, August 2001
Folder 7 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, August 2001
Folder 8 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, August 2001
Folder 9 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, August 2001
Folder 10 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, October 2001
Folder 11 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, October 2001
Folder 12 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, January 2002
Folder 13 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, January 2002
Box 8 Folder 1 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, January 2002
Folder 2 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, January 2002
Folder 3 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, January 2002
Folder 4 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, April 2002
Folder 5 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, August 2002
Folder 6 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, August 2002
Folder 7 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, August 2002
Folder 8 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, November 2002
Folder 9 AAPT Executive Board meeting files, November 2002

Series II: Executive Board meeting packets

Box 9 Folder 1 AAPT Executive Board meeting packets, October 1985
Folder 2 AAPT Executive Board meeting packets, January 1986
Folder 3 AAPT Executive Board meeting packets, June 1986
Folder 4 AAPT Executive Board meeting packets, October 1986
Folder 5 AAPT Executive Board meeting packets, January 1987
Folder 6 AAPT Executive Board meeting packets, March 1987
Folder 7 AAPT Executive Board meeting packets, June 1987
Folder 8 AAPT Executive Board meeting packets, September 1987
Folder 9 AAPT Executive Board meeting packets, January 1988
Folder 10 AAPT Executive Board meeting packets, March 1988
Folder 11 AAPT Executive Board meeting packets, June 1988
Folder 12 AAPT Executive Board meeting packets, October 1988
Folder 13 AAPT Executive Board meeting packets, January 1989
Folder 14 AAPT Executive Board meeting packets, April 1989
Folder 15 AAPT Executive Board meeting packets, June 1989
Folder 16 AAPT Executive Board meeting packets, October 1989
Folder 17 AAPT Executive Board meeting packets, January 1990
Folder 18 AAPT Executive Board meeting packets, April 1990
Folder 19 AAPT Executive Board meeting packets, June 1990
Folder 20 AAPT Executive Board meeting packets, October 1990
Folder 21 AAPT Executive Board meeting packets, October 1990
Folder 22 AAPT Executive Board meeting packets, January 1991
Folder 23 AAPT Executive Board meeting packets, June 1991

Series III: “Board Books”

Box 10 Folder 1 AAPT Executive Board – “Board Books ”, April 1991
AAPT Executive Board – “Board Books ”, June 1991
Folder 2 AAPT Executive Board – “Board Books ”, October 1991
AAPT Executive Board – “Board Books ”, January 1992
Folder 3 AAPT Executive Board – “Board Books ”, April 1992
AAPT Executive Board – “Board Books ”, August 1992
AAPT Executive Board – “Board Books ”, November 1992
Folder 4 AAPT Executive Board – “Board Books ”, January 1993
AAPT Executive Board – “Board Books ”, April 1993
Folder 5 AAPT Executive Board – “Board Books ”, August 1993