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Harvard Project Physics publications and reports, 1962-1982

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

Harvard Project Physics

Size of collection

11.5 linear feet
1 manuscript box
7 records boxes

Short description of collection

Records of the Harvard Project Physics project.

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

AR1997346

Historical Note

Harvard Project Physics, in existence from 1964 to 1972, involved personnel from the Physics Dept., Faculty of Education and outside Harvard. Its funding was external. The purpose of the project was to develop curriculum for secondary and college physics courses, and an introductory physics course designed for non-science majors.

Scope and Contents of Collection

This collection documents the workings of the Harvard Project Physics programs, and includes copies of different versions of units of the Text and Handbook, Reader, Supplementary Units, Student Workbooks, Handbook, Appendix, Tests, Film Guide, Experiments and Equipment, Teacher's Resource Book, Overhead Transparencies, and sales/publisher's materials. While this collection includes primarily versions of published materials, there are also some letters commenting on the project. Duplicates have been removed. The materials from John Rigden may have been used as part of experimental courses taught during the developmental stages of the course.

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

Harvard Project Physics.

Subject terms

Curriculum planning
Physics. Study and teaching.

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into a single series:

  • Series I: Publications and reports

This series is arranged chronologically.

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Received from John Rigden (1997), the Niels Bohr Library (1999), and Robert Morse (2018).

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jennifer Sullivan in 2006.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], Harvard Project Physics publications and reports, 1962-1982. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the Harvard Project Physics publications and reports, 1962-1982

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 2006. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: Publications and reports

Box 1 Folder 1 Maxwell’s equations - handwritten article, undated
Folder 2 Index - page 247, undated
Folder 3 Educational Services Incorporated Newsletter, 1962
Folder 4 Educational Services Incorporated Quarterly Report - Winter, undated
Folder 5 Teacher’s Guide to the PSSC films, 1963
Folder 6 Educational Services Incorporated Quarterly Report Fall - Winter, 1963
Folder 7 Newsletter 1 - Fall, 1964
Folder 8 Educational Services Incorporated-Review of current programs, 1965
Folder 9 Newsletter 2 - Spring, 1965
Folder 10 Rosenbaum’s criticism of edition 1, 1965
Folder 11 An Introduction to Physics- Concepts of Motion and Motion in the Heavens (Units 1 and 2), 1965
Folder 12 An Introduction to Physics-Conservation and Chaos, Waves and Fields (Units 3 and 4), 1965
Folder 13 An Introduction to Physics-Models of the Atom and the Nucleus (Units 5 and 6), 1965
Folder 14 Appendix, 1965
Folder 15 Tests units 1 and 2 - Form A, 1965
Folder 16 Physical Science Study Committee Teacher’s Resource Book and Guide, parts I and II, 1966
Folder 17 The Physics Teacher Volume 4, Numbers 1 January and 2 February, 1966
Folder 18 The Physics Teacher Volume 4, Numbers 3 March, 4 April, and 5 May, 1966
Folder 19 Newsletters 3 and 4 Spring and Winter, 1966
Folder 20 Physics Reader About Science, Unit 1, 1966
Folder 21 Physics Reader Units 2 and 3, 1966
Folder 22 Educational Services Incorporated Quarterly Report, 1966
Folder 23 Teacher’s Resource and Guide Part IV, 1966
Folder 24 Unit 3 Test - Form A, 1966
Folder 25 Unit 3 Test - Answers, 1966
Box 2 Folder 1 An Introduction to Physics - Units 1 and 2 - Concepts of Motion, Motion in the Heavens, 1966
Folder 2 An Introduction to Physics - Units 3 and 5 - Energy, Models of the Atom, 1966
Folder 3 An Introduction to Physics - Unit 6 - The Nucleus, 1966
Folder 4 Text and Student Workbook - Vectors, 1966
Folder 5 Text and Student Workbook - Velocity and Acceleration, Review of Graphs, 1966
Folder 6 Progress Report, 1967
Folder 7 Comments on Teacher Education, Number 1, 1967
Folder 8 The Physics Teacher - progress report, 1967
Folder 9 Physical Science teaching tips from The Science Teacher, 1967
Folder 10 Spring and Winter Newsletters, 1967
Folder 11 Texts - Vectors and The Kinetic-Molecular Theory of Gases, 1967
Folder 12 Sky photographs for Mars and Orbit of Mars Experiment, 1967
Folder 13 An Introduction to Physics - Unit 1 - Concepts of Motion, 1967
Folder 14 An Introduction to Physics - Unit 2 - Motion in the Heavens, 1967
Folder 15 An Introduction to Physics - Unit 4 - Fields and Waves, 1967
Folder 16 Supplemental unit Elementary Particles, 1967
Folder 17 Supplemental Unit Discoveries in Physics, 1967
Folder 18 Laboratory experiments and equipment, 1967
Folder 19 Overhead projection transparencies - Unit 3, 1967
Folder 20 Overhead transparencies - Unit 4, 1967
Folder 21 People and Particles film guide and notes, 1967
Folder 22 Tests Unit 1 and 2 Concepts of Motion and Motion in the Heavens, 1967
Box 3 Folder 1 Tests Unit 3 The Triumph of Mechanics, 1967
Folder 2 Reader - Concepts of Motion and Motion in the Heavens, 1967
Folder 3 Reader - Triumph of Mechanics, 1967
Folder 4 Reader - Light and Electromagnetism, 1967
Folder 5 Reader - Models of the Atom, 1967
Folder 6 Reader - The Nucleus, 1967
Folder 7 Project Physics Teacher Guide: An Introduction to Physics (preliminary version) 1 of 2, undated
Folder 8 Project Physics Teacher Guide: An Introduction to Physics (preliminary version) 2 of 2, undated
Folder 9 Teacher Guide 1, undated
Folder 10 Teacher Guide 1, undated
Folder 11 Teacher Guide 2, undated
Folder 12 Teacher Guide 2, undated
Folder 13 Teacher Guide 3, undated
Folder 14 Teacher Guide 3, undated
Folder 15 Teacher Guide 4, undated
Box 4 Folder 1 Teacher Guide 4, undated
Folder 2 Teacher Guide 5, undated
Folder 3 Teacher Guide 6, undated
Folder 4 Handbook 1 Concepts of Motion, 1968
Folder 5 Handbook 2 Motion in the Heavens, 1968
Folder 6 Handbook 3 The Triumph of Mechanics, 1968
Folder 7 Handbook 4 Light and Electromagnetism, 1968
Folder 8 Handbook 5 Models of the Atom, 1968
Folder 9 Handbook 6 The Nucleus, 1968
Folder 10 Reader 1 Concepts of Motion, 1968
Folder 11 Reader 2 Motion in the Heavens, 1968
Folder 12 Reader 3 The Triumph of Mechanics, 1968
Folder 13 Reader 4 Light and Electromagnetism, 1968
Folder 14 Reader 5 Models of the Atom, 1968
Folder 15 Reader 6 The Nucleus, 1968
Folder 16 Teacher Guide 1 Concepts of Motion, undated
Folder 17 Teacher Guide 1 Concepts of Motion, undated
Folder 18 Text 2 Motion in the Heavens, undated
Folder 19 Teacher Guide 6 The Nucleus, 1968
Folder 20 Teacher Guide 6 The Nucleus, 1968
Folder 21 Text 1 Concepts of Motion, 1968
Box 5 Folder 1 Text 2 Motion in the Heavens, 1968
Folder 2 Text 3 The Triumph of Mechanics, 1968
Folder 3 Text 4 Light and Electromagnetism, 1968
Folder 4 Text 5 Models of the Atom, 1968
Folder 5 Text 6 The Nucleus, 1968
Folder 6 Waves part I, 1968
Folder 7 Waves part II, 1968
Folder 8 Spring Newsletter 7, 1968
Folder 9 Winter Newsletter 8, undated
Folder 10 Project Physics Laboratory, Experiment, and Equipment, 1968
Folder 11 Project Physics Description and Price List, 1969
Folder 12 “Evaluation of Harvard Project Physics Course, Interim Report” February 3, 1969
Folder 13 Equipment operating procedures, 1969
Folder 14 Winter Newsletter, undated
Folder 15 William Stiles’ Review of HPP, 1970
Folder 16 Handbook, 1970
Folder 17 Reader 1 Concepts of Motion, 1970
Folder 18 Reader 2 Motion in the Heavens, 1970
Folder 19 Text and Handbook 1 Concepts of Motion, 1970
Folder 20 Text and Handbook 2 Motion in the Heavens, 1970
Folder 21 Text and Handbook 3 The Triumph of Mechanics, 1970
Folder 22 Text and Handbook 4 Light and Electromagnetism, 1970
Folder 23 Text and Handbook 5 Models of the Atom, 1970
Box 6 Folder 1 Text and Handbook 6 The Nucleus, 1970
Folder 2 Tests 1-6 (1:Concepts of Motion, 2:Motion in the Heavens, 3:The Triumph of Mechanics, 4:Light and Electromagnetism, 5:Models of the Atom, 6:The Nucleus), 1970
Folder 3 Introduction to the Teacher Resource Book, 1970
Folder 4 Teacher Resource Book 1: Concepts of Motion, 1970
Folder 5 Teacher Resource Book 2: Motion in the Heavens, 1970
Folder 6 Teacher Resource Book 3: The Triumph of Mechanics, 1970
Folder 7 Teacher Resource Book 4: Light and Electromagnetism, 1970
Folder 8 Teacher Resource Book 5: Models of the Atom, 1970
Folder 9 Teacher Resource Book 6: The Nucleus, 1970
Folder 10 Catalog and Order Form, 1970
Folder 11 Spring Newsletter Number 10, 1971
Folder 12 Programmed instruction, Vectors 1, 1971
Folder 13 Programmed instruction, Equations 1, 1971
Folder 14 Reader 3 The Triumph of Mechanics, 1971
Folder 15 Reader 4 Light and Electromagnetism, 1971
Folder 16 Reader 5 Models of the Atom, 1971
Folder 17 Reader 6 The Nucleus, 1971
Box 7 Folder 1 Supplemental unit A Elementary Particles, 1971
Folder 2 Introduction to the teacher resource book pamphlet, 1971
Folder 3 Part of a teacher resource packet (D37-D46), undated
Folder 4 Teacher Resource Book 3 The Triumph of Mechanics, 1971
Folder 5 Teacher Resource Book 4 Light and Electromagnetism, 1971
Folder 6 Teacher Resource Book 5 Models of the Atom, 1971
Folder 7 Teacher Resource Book 6 The Nucleus, 1971
Folder 8 Harvard University Newsletter #3 of Program on Public Conceptions of Science, 1973
Folder 9 Introducing the Project Physics Course, 1973
Folder 10 Supplemental unit, Discoveries in Physics, 1973
Folder 11 Programmed instruction - Waves and Kinetic-Molecular Theory of Gases, 1974
Folder 12 Posters and Buyer’s Guide, 1975
Folder 13 Introducing the Second Edition publication and order forms, 1975
Folder 14 Supplemental Unit, The Nucleus, 1975
Folder 15 Buyer’s Guide, 1975
Folder 16 Handbook, 1975
Folder 17 Resource Book, 1975
Folder 18 Texts, 1975
Folder 19 Education Development Center Annual Report, 1976
Folder 20 Handbook, 1981
Folder 21 The Astronomers - W.M. Keck Foundation, 1990
Box 8 Folder 1 Resource book, 1981
Folder 2 Individualized P.S.S.C. Physics 8th Revision, 1 of 2, 1982
Folder 3 Individualized P.S.S.C. Physics 8th Revision, 2 of 2, 1982