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American Institute of Physics Office of the Director records of the Special Assistant for the 75th anniversary celebration, 1931-2006.

Description of Collection


American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

American Institute of Physics, Office of the Director.

Size of collection

1 linear foot
(2 manuscript boxes)

Short description of collection

Files pertaining to the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the American Institute of Physics (AIP).

Language(s) of collection


Collection number:


Historical Note

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is a not-for-profit membership corporation chartered in New York State in 1931 for the purpose of promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare. Its members are leading societies in the fields of physics and astronomy, and its activities include providing services to its member societies in publishing, finance, and education.

Scope and Contents of Collection

The collection includes files from the meetings of the 75th Anniversary Committee, including meeting agendas and minutes; copies of historical documents gathered for the celebration; programs from related events; exhibit materials; and articles published in honor of the anniversary. The collection also contains copies of video interviews with past and current executives of the AIP and member societies, past and current members of the AIP Governing Board, as well as representatives from the Society of Physics Students. Transcripts of the interviews are available in the collection.

Restrictions on Use and Access

Permission of an officer of depositing organization required for access to records less than 25 years old.

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.


American Institute of Physics. Anniversaries, etc.
American Institute of Physics. History.

Subject terms

Physics. Congresses.

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

Organized into three series:

  • Series I, 75th Anniversary Committee meetings
  • Series II, Miscellaneous anniversary materials
  • Series III, Video interviews

Each series is arranged chronologically.

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Received from various employees of AIP, including Kenneth McNaughten, Nathalie Quets, CeCe Brescia.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Melanie J. Brown in December, 2008.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], American Institute of Physics Office of the Director records of the Special Assistant for the 75th anniversary celebration, 2005-2006. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information


Finding Aid to the American Institute of Physics Office of the Director records of the Special Assistant for the 75th anniversary celebration, 1931-2006.


American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740


Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Melanie J. Brown in December 2008. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: 75th Anniversary Committee

Box 1 Folder 1 75th Anniversary Committee meeting minutes, 2005-2006
Folder 2 75th Anniversary Committee meetings, December 2005
Folder 3 75th Anniversary Committee meetings, January 2006
Folder 4 75th Anniversary Committee meetings, February 2006
Folder 5 75th Anniversary Committee meetings, March 7, 2006
Folder 6 75th Anniversary Committee meetings, March 22-29, 2006
Folder 7 75th Anniversary Committee meetings, April 2006
Folder 8 75th Anniversary Committee meetings, May 2006
Folder 9 Past AIP anniversaries, 1931-2005

Series II: Miscellaneous anniversary materials

Box 1 Folder 10 Historical documents, 2005
Folder 11 75th anniversary exhibit materials, 2006
Folder 12 75th anniversary data disc, 2006
Folder 13 75th anniversary celebration programs, 2006
Folder 14 75th anniversary article - "High Impact Papers from AIP Journals", 2006
Folder 15 75th anniversary article - "Impact of the Industrial Physicist Articles on Society", 2006

Series III: Video interviews

Box 2 Folder 1 Transcripts and supplemental materials for video interviews, "75 Years that Matter", [undated]
Interview with John A. Armstrong, 2006
Interview with Richard Baccante, 2006
Interview with Theresa C. Braun, 2006
Interview with Marc H. Brodsky, 2006
Interview with Mildred S. Dresselhaus, 2006
Interview with Kenneth W. Ford, 2006
Interview with Hans Frauenfelder, 2006
Interview with Roderck M. Grant, 2006
Interview with William C. Kelly, 2006
Interview with H. William Koch, 2006
Interview with Gloria B. Lubkin, 2006
Interview with Robert H. Marks, 2006
Interview with Elaine Moran, 2006
Interview with Norman F. Ramsey, 2006
Interview with John S. Rigden, 2006
Interview with Roland W. Schmitt, 2006
Interview with Frederick Seitz, 2006
Interview with Benjamin B. Snavely, 2006
Interview with Justin T. Stimatze, 2006
Interview with James H. Stith, 2006
Interview with Darlene A. Walters, 2006
Interview with Krystle Williams, 2006
Interview with Lindsay Windsor, 2006
75 Years that Matter, 2006