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Ralph A. Sawyer student notes, 1916-1917

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

Sawyer, Ralph Alanson, 1895-

Size of collection

0.25 linear feet
1 half manuscript box(s)

Short description of collection

This collection of notes was taken by Sawyer while a graduate student of Albert Abraham Michelson at the University of Chicago.

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

AR409

Biographical Note

Physicist (spectroscopy, ordnance). On the physics faculty of University of Michigan, 1919-1965; dean Horace B. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, 1946-1965; director, Phoenix Project, 1951-1959. He died in 1978.

Scope and Contents of Collection

This collection of notes was taken by Sawyer while a graduate student of Albert Abraham Michelson at the University of Chicago. Courses included: mechanics and wave motion, electromagnetic theory of light, and physical optics.

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

Michelson, Albert Abraham, 1852-1931.
Sawyer, Ralph Alanson, 1895-

Institutions

University of Chicago.

Subject terms

Electromagnetic theory.
Lights.
Mechanics.
Physical optics.
Wave motion, Theory of.

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into a single series:

  • Series I: Notes

This series is arranged chronologically.

Provenance and Acquisition Information

John R. Ray, Clemson University, 1980.

Processing Information

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

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], Ralph A. Sawyer student notes, . American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the Ralph A. Sawyer student notes, 1916-1917

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: Notes

Box 1 Folder 1 Electro-Magnetic Theory of Light, Professor Albert A. Michelson - photocopy, Spring 1916
Folder 2 Mechanics and Wave Motion, Professor Albert A. Michelson - photocopy, Fall 1916
Folder 3 Mechanics and Wave Motion, Professor Albert A. Michelson - original, Fall 1916
Folder 4 Physical Optics, Professor Albert A. Michelson - photocopy, Spring 1917