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Julius Sumner Miller papers, 1948-1967

Description of Collection


American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

Miller, Julius Sumner,

Size of collection

0.75 linear feet
1 manuscript box(s)
1 half manuscript box(s)

Short description of collection

The materials document Julius Sumner Miller's efforts to revitalize the study and teaching of physics.

Language(s) of collection




Collection number:


Biographical Note

Physicist and educator. On the faculty of Dillard University, 1937-1951; and El Camino College from 1953.

Scope and Contents of Collection

The materials document Miller's efforts (1950-1966) to revitalize the study and teaching of physics through demonstration experiments, popular journals, educational games, and television appearances in the United States, Europe, and Australia. A typescript contains Miller's account of his 1962 trip around the world lecturing and visiting significant sites of science history while on sabbatical.

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.


Miller, Julius Sumner, 1909-1987.

Subject terms

Australia. Description and travel.
Europe. Description and travel.
Physics. Study and teaching.
Science. History.
Teaching demonstrations.

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into a single series:

  • Series I: Papers

This series is arranged chronologically.

Processing Information

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

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], Julius Sumner Miller papers. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information


Finding Aid to the Julius Sumner Miller papers, 1948-1967


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: Papers

Box 1 Folder 1 On the death of a willow in a hurricane, 1948
Folder 2 Student essays, 1950, 1958
Folder 3 Newspaper and magazine clippings, 1950, 1958-1966 and undated
Folder 4 Julius Sumner Miller resume with addendums, 1961-1966
Folder 5 The sabbatical report for Julius Sumner Miller, 1962
Folder 6 Currency, April 1963
Folder 7 Currency, May 1963
Folder 8 En samling fysikaliska demonstrationsforsok, 1963
Folder 9 Julius Sumner Miller, teaching physics to-day, 1963
Folder 10 The Nucleus, June 1964
Folder 11 Currency, July 1964
Folder 12 Currency, August 1964
Folder 13 Science Experimenter, 1964
Folder 14 El Camino College press releases, 1964-1966
Folder 15 TV Guide, January 1965
Folder 16 The PTA magazine, January 1965
Folder 17 Reader’s Digest, January 1965
Folder 18 The Nucleus, June 1965
Folder 19 Currency, July 1965
Folder 20 Currency, Spetember 1965
Folder 21 TV Times, October 1965
Folder 22 The A.C. Gilbert Company catalog, 1965
Folder 23 Woniora, Blakehurst High School, 1965
Folder 24 Disney News, Winter 1965-1966
Folder 25 Disneyland record catalog, 1965-1966
Folder 26 Spectrum, January 1966
Box 2 Folder 1 Archimedes, February 1966
Folder 2 Junior College Journal, February 1966
Folder 3 Archimedes, April 1966
Folder 4 Spectrum, April 1966
Folder 5 Popular Science Monthly, May 1966
Folder 6 The Nucleus, June 1966
Folder 7 Spectrum, October 1966
Folder 8 Julius Sumner Miller designed physics apparatus catalogs, 1966 and undated
Folder 9 10th Anniversary summer science school, January 9-20, 1967