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Eastern Association of Physics Teachers records, 1895-1979.

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

Eastern Association of Physics Teachers.

Size of collection

0.5 linear feet
1 manuscript box(s)

Short description of collection

Meetings materials, reports and correspondence of the Eastern Association of Physics Teachers.

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

AR155

Historical Note

Founded in 1895 to promote greater efficiency in the teaching of physics in secondary schools, the Eastern Association of Physics Teachers affiliated with the New England Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers in 1960.

Scope and Contents of Collection

Proceedings, minutes, bylaws, clippings. The minutes and proceedings document the founding and early meetings of the Eastern Association of Physics Teachers, and include membership lists, lists of officers, newly admitted members, guests at association meetings, and topics in late 19th-early 20th century physics education, as well as announcements of meetings and mailings to members. The annually published by-laws (1900, 1903-1905) include a statement of purpose, constitution, list of current members and officers, and a list of association publications. The clippings are from popular press coverage of association meetings.

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.
Eastern Association of Physics Teachers.

Subject terms

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

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into two series:

  • Series I: Reports and proceedings
  • Series II: Correspondence

Each series is arranged chronologically.

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Received from the New England Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers, 1962; and the Harvard University Department of Physics, 1979.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Lara D'Agaro in 2007.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], Eastern Association of Physics Teachers records. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the Eastern Association of Physics Teachers records, 1895-1979.

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. Brown in 2007. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: Reports and proceedings

Box 1 Proceedings of the Eastern Association of Physics Teachers, January 1895-December 1899
Reports of the Eastern Association of Physics Teachers, 1897-1905
Proceedings of the Eastern Association of Physics Teachers, January 1900-December 1905

Series II: Correspondence

Box 1 Folder 1 Letter from Katherine Sopka, Harvard University, March 12, 1979