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Newell S. Gingrich student notebooks, 1927-1929.

Description of Collection


American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

Gingrich, Newell Shiffer,

Size of collection

0.5 linear feet
1 manuscript box

Short description of collection

Gingrich's student notes of ten courses taken at the University of Chicago.

Language(s) of collection


Collection number:


Biographical Note

Physicist (x-rays, solid state physics). On the physics faculty at Massachusetts, 1931-1936; and University of Missouri at Columbia from 1937.

Scope and Contents of Collection

This collection consists of Newell Gingrich's notes of ten courses taken while a student at the University of Chicago, including: Positive Rays by Arthur J. Dempster; Spectroscopy, part II by Henry G. Gale; Theoretical Physics: Physical Optics by Albert A. Michelson; Analytical Mechanics by William D. MacMillan; Electrodynamics and Vector Analysis Electrodynamics by Frank C. Hoyt; Electromagnetic Theory by Harold A. Wilson; Wave Mechanics by John C. Slater; and X-rays and Quantum Theory by Arthur H. Compton.

Restrictions on Use and Access

Researchers must have an approved access application on file in order to access archival materials.

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.


Compton, Arthur Holly, 1892-1962.
Dempster, Arthur Jeffrey.
Gale, Henry Gordon, 1874-1942.
Gingrich, Newell Shiffer, 1906-
Hoyt, Frank Clark.
MacMillan, W. D. (William Duncan), b. 1871.
Michelson, Albert Abraham, 1852-1931.
Slater, John Clarke, 1900-1976.
Wilson, Harold A. (Harold Albert), 1874-1964.


University of Chicago.

Subject terms

Electromagnetic theory.
Physical optics.
Quantum theory.
Spectrum analysis.
Wave mechanics.

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into a single series:

  • Series I: Notebooks

This series is arranged chronologically.

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Received from Newell S. Gingrich, 1975.

Processing Information

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

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], Newell S. Gingrich student notebooks. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information


Finding Aid to the Newell S. Gingrich student notebooks, 1927-1929.


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

Series I: Notebooks

Box 1 Folder 1 Theoretical Physics: Physical Optics, Professor Albert A. Michelson, Summer 1927
Folder 2 Positive Rays, Professor Arthur J. Dempster, Summer 1927
Folder 3 Spectroscopy II, Professor Henry G. Gale, Fall 1927
Folder 4 Electromagnetic Theory, Professor Harold A. Wilson, Summer 1928
Folder 5 Wave Mechanics, Professor John C. Slater, Summer 1928
Folder 6 X-rays, Professor Arthur H. Compton, Summer 1928
Folder 7 Analytical Mechanics, Professor William D. MacMillan, Fall 1928
Folder 8 Electrodynamics, Professor Frank C. Hoyt, Fall 1928
Folder 9 Vector Analysis Electrodynamics, Professor Frank C. Hoyt, Spring 1929
Folder 10 X-rays and Quantum Theory, Professor Arthur H. Compton, Spring 1929