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Glen W. Spielbauer papers, 1969-1975

Description of Collection


American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

Spielbauer, Glen W.

Size of collection

0.5 linear feet
1 manuscript box(s)

Short description of collection

Professional and personal papers of Glen Spielbauer, including letters, manuscripts, laboratory notes, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

Language(s) of collection


Collection number:


Biographical Note

Inventor. B.A., University of Texas. Systems technician, Continental Electronics, Dallas; member, American Technical Education Association.

Scope and Contents of Collection

Professional and personal papers of Glen Spielbauer, including letters, manuscripts, laboratory notes, newspaper clippings, and photographs. The collection consists primarily of incoming letters concerning questions raised by Spielbauer's independent research in physics, his published articles and responses to his inquiries concerning certain scientific institutions and their research. Manuscripts are of articles published while in high school and as a college freshman in journals such as the AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS, the PHYSICS TEACHER, and the JOURNAL OF THE ELECTROCHEMICAL SOCIETY on x-ray design, cathodoluminescence, electrochemistry, and proofs of relativity. Laboratory notes cover work in electrochemistry, electric fields, high frequency radiation, properties of lead, sound produced by electromagnetism, and the properties of sulfur. Clippings document Spielbauer's early and enthusiastic interest in physics. The collection also includes personal photographs.

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.


Spielbauer, Glen W.

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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], Glen W. Spielbauer papers. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information


Finding Aid to the Glen W. Spielbauer papers, 1969-1975


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 Papers and letters, 1969-1971
Folder 2 Scrapbook , 1969-1972
Folder 3 Personal papers, 1971-1972
Folder 4 Electrical conduction through gelatin, 1972
Folder 5 Personal papers, 1972
Folder 6 Articles and correspondence, 1973
Folder 7 Autobiographical essay and letters, 1973
Folder 8 Ppersonal papers, 1974
Folder 9 Articles and correspondence, 1974-1975
Folder 10 Laboratory notes, undated