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International Union of Crystallography records of Paul Peter Ewald, 1936-1967

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

International Union of Crystallography.

Size of collection

2.5
1 manuscript box(s)
2 records box(s)

Short description of collection

This collection includes International Union of Crystallography (IUC) committee files, conference papers and university directories, collected by Paul Peter Ewald.

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

AR134

Historical Note

The International Union of Crystallography (IUC) is a scientific union of the International Council for Scientific Unions (ICSU). Its objectives are to promote international cooperation in crystallography and to contribute to all aspects of crystallography, to promote international publication of crystallographic research, to facilitate standardization of methods, units, nomenclatures and symbols, and to form relationships between crystallography and other sciences.

In 1946, the Provisional International Crystallographic Committee was formed to explore the possibility of publishing an international journal of interest to the crystallographic community. This journal committee met in July 1946 to discuss what parent organization should assume responsibility for the proposed journal, or whether the field of crystallography needed independent representation. It was agreed unanimously to recommend the immediate formation of a separate International Union of Crystallography.

The Draft Statutes and By-Laws were submitted to ICSU and on 7 April 1947 the International Union of Crystallography was formally admitted to ICSU.

Paul Peter Ewald was a member of the International Union of Crystallography Executive Committee from 1948 to 1966, and the President of the IUC from 1960 to 1963.

(Condensed from the website of the International Union of Crystallography, 04/23/2007)

Scope and Contents of Collection

The records of Paul Peter Ewald contain correspondence, published reports, minutes and agendas of meetings, and miscellaneous directories and newsletters. Materials were collected by Ewald in his position as member of the International Union of Crystallography (IUC) Executive Committee and as IUC president. Ewald's files document the activities of various committees of the IUC during his terms of office, particularly meetings held by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), and meetings held jointly with the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU). Most correspondence is with Donald W. Smits, General Secretary of the IUC.

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.

Persons

Ewald, Paul Peter, 1888-1985.
Smits, Donald W.

Institutions

International Council of Scientific Unions.
International Union of Crystallography.
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.
International Union of Pure and Applied Physics.

Subject terms

Crystallography.
Crystallography. Societies, etc.

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

Organized into the following series:

  • Series I: International Union of Crystallography files
  • Series II: Conferences
  • Series III: Directories
  • Series IV: Miscellaneous

This collection is arranged chronologically within each series.

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Donated to the Niels Bohr Library and Archives by Paul Peter Ewald in 1966.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Lara D’Agaro in April 2007.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], International Union of Crystallography records of Paul Peter Ewald, 1936-1967. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the International Union of Crystallography records of Paul Peter Ewald, 1936-1967

Publisher

American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

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

2009

Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Melanie J. Mueller in April 2007. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: International Union of Crystallography (IUC) files

Box 1 Folder 1 International Union of Crystallography (IUC) 2nd General Assembly, Stockholm, Sweden, 1951
Folder 2 International Union of Crystallography (IUC) 4th General Assembly, Montreal, Canada, July 10-19, 1957
Folder 3 International Union of Crystallography (IUC) financial reports, 1959-1965
Folder 4 International Union of Crystallography (IUC), Smits, D.W., Executive Committee, April 1960-April 1962
Folder 5 International Union of Crystallography (IUC) 5th General Assembly, Cambridge, England, August 15-20, 1960
Folder 6 International Union of Crystallography (IUC) 5th General Assembly, Cambridge, England, August 15-20, 1960
Folder 7 International Union of Crystallography (IUC) Commission on Crystallographic Apparatus, November 1960-May 1962
Folder 8 International Union of Crystallography (IUC) Intertabs Committee, 1960-1961
Folder 9 International Union of Crystallography (IUC) Commission of Crystallographic Computing, 1960-1963
Folder 10 International Union of Crystallography (IUC) Commission on Crystallographic Data, 1960-1963
Folder 11 International Union of Crystallography (IUC) Commission on Solid State Physics, 1960-1963
Folder 12 International Union of Crystallography (IUC), Ewald, Paul Peter, 1960-1963
Folder 13 International Union of Crystallography (IUC) structure reports, 1960-1963
Folder 14 International Union of Crystallography (IUC) Teaching Committee, 1960-1963
Folder 15 International Union of Crystallography (IUC) Executive Committee meeting , July 28-31, 1962
Folder 16 International Union of Crystallography (IUC) Executive Committee meeting , July 28-31, 1962
Folder 17 International Union of Crystallography (IUC), Smits, D.W., Executive Committee, September 1962-July 1963
Folder 18 International Union of Crystallography (IUC) Commission on Crystallographic Apparatus, radiation hazards, 1962
Folder 19 International Union of Crystallography (IUC) Commission on Crystallographic Apparatus, 1962-1963
Box 2 Folder 1 International Union of Crystallography (IUC) Commission on Crystallographic Apparatus, Rome exhibits, 1962-1963
Folder 2 International Union of Crystallography (IUC) Commission on Crystallographic Apparatus, Rome session diffractometers, 1962-1963
Folder 3 International Union of Crystallography (IUC) Journal of Applied Crystallography, 1962-1963
Folder 4 International Union of Crystallography (IUC) Ad-hoc Publications Committee , June 1963
Folder 5 International Union of Crystallography (IUC) 6th General Assembly, Rome, Italy, September 9-14, 1963
Folder 6 International Union of Crystallography (IUC) Ad-hoc Committee on Structure Designation, 1963
Folder 7 International Union of Crystallography (IUC) Executive Committee meeting, Netherlands, 1964
Folder 8 International Union of Crystallography (IUC) Executive Committee meeting, London, England, April 12-15, 1965
Folder 9 International Union of Crystallography (IUC) 7th General Assembly, Moscow, July 12-21, 1966
Folder 10 International Union of Crystallography (IUC) 7th General Assembly, Moscow, July 12-21, 1966

Series II: Conferences

Box 2 Folder 11 Proceedings of the International Conference on the Physics of Very Low Temperatures, 1949
Folder 12 USA National Committee for Crystallography, 1958-1965
Folder 13 USA National Committee for Crystallography, Cambridge, MA, March 28, 1963
Folder 14 American Crystallographic Association – spring meeting, March 28-30, 1963
Folder 15 International Council of Scientific Unions, General Assembly, Vienna, Austria , November 17-21, 1963
Folder 16 International Council of Scientific Unions, General Assembly, Vienna, Austria , November 17-21, 1963
Folder 17 International Council of Scientific Unions, General Assembly, Vienna, Austria , November 17-21, 1963
Folder 18 International Conference on Lattice Dynamics, 1963
Folder 19 American Crystallographic Association meeting, Bozeman, MT, July 26-31, 1964
Folder 20 International Conference on Electron Diffraction and Crystal Defects, Melbourne, Australia, 1965
Folder 21 USA National Committee for Crystallography, Washington, DC, May 9, 1966
Folder 22 International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Comptes Rendus XXIV conference, 1967

Series III: Directories and bulletins

Box 2 Folder 23 Directory, Undated
Folder 24 Technische Hochschule Stuttgart Personal and Lecture Listing (German), 1936-1937
Folder 25 Mitglieder der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaften (German), 1948
Folder 26 International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Repertory of Cosmic Rays Laboratories and Physicists, 1949
Folder 27 International Council of Scientific Unions: the Year Book, 1956
Folder 28 Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn Directory, 1956-1957
Folder 29 International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry information bulletin number 5, December 1957
Box 3 Folder 1 International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry information bulletin, 1957-1958
Folder 2 International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry information bulletin number 7, 1958
Folder 3 Office of Naval Research Directory of Research – metallurgists and metal physicists in Western Europe, 1958
Folder 4 Physikalische Verhandlungen (German), 1958
Folder 5 Directory (Japanese), 1959
Folder 6 Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn – Teaching and Research Staffs, 1960-1961
Folder 7 Directory (Japanese), 1963
Folder 8 Office of Naval Research Directory, part I: the United Kingdom, 1963
Folder 9 Directory (Japanese), 1966
Folder 10 International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry – information bulletin number 25, February 1966
Folder 11 International Council of Scientific Unions – bulletin number 7, July 1966
Folder 12 International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry – bulletin number 27, December 1966
Folder 13 International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry – information bulletin number 29, July 1967
Folder 14 International Union of Pure and Applied – information bulletin number 31, March 1968

Series IV: Miscellaneous

Box 3 Folder 15 Reflexions sur les termes “cristallographie,” “cristallochimie”-French, 1959
Folder 16 The Institute of Physics, X-ray analysis group, 1961
Folder 17 American Crystallographic Association newsletters, January 1964-May 1967
Folder 18 International Council of Scientific Unions Guide to International Data Exchange, July 1965