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American Association of Physics Teachers American Journal of Physics editor's reports, 1967-2001

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

American Association of Physics Teachers.

Size of collection

0.5 linear feet
1 manuscript box

Short description of collection

A collection of reports from the editor of the American Journal of Physics.

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

AR2001509

Historical Note

This professional society of teachers of physics in colleges, universities, and secondary schools, was established in 1930 to advance the teaching of physics and further the appreciation of the role of physics in society and culture. It was a founding Member Society of the American Institute of Physics.

Scope and Contents of Collection

A collection of reports from the editor of the American Journal of Physics. Items include summary reports from the editor, editor's reports from the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Publications Committee, and a folder of miscellaneous editor's files including correspondence and editorials. The collection also contains clippings from the cartoon strip "Fox Trot," as Robert Romer was featured several times as a character in the strip.

Restrictions on Use and Access

Permission of an officer of depositing organization required for access to records less than 25 years old. https://www.aip.org/history-programs/niels-bohr-library/item-request.

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

American Association of Physics Teachers.

Subject terms

Education. Societies, etc.
Physics. Publishing.
Physics. Societies, etc.

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into two series:

  • Series I: Editor's reports
  • Series II: Miscellaneous

Each series is arranged chronologically.

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Received from Bernard Khoury in 2001.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Katherine Hayes, Melanie Brown in 2001, 2010.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], American Association of Physics Teachers American Journal of Physics editor's reports. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the American Association of Physics Teachers American Journal of Physics editor's reports, 1967-2001

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 2001, 2010. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: Editor's reports

Box 1 Folder 1 Editor's reports - Taylor and Boley era, 1967-1988
Folder 2 Editor's reports - AAPT Publications Committee, 1982-1988
Folder 3 Editor's reports, 1988-1996
Folder 4 Editor's reports, 1997-2001

Series II: Miscellaneous

Box 1 Folder 5 Editor's files - miscellaneous correspondence, editorials, cartoons, 1987-2001; undated