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American Association of Physics Teachers Chesapeake Section records of the secretary, 1956-1984.

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

American Association of Physics Teachers. Chesapeake Section.

Size of collection

2 linear feet
2 records boxes

Short description of collection

This collection contains documents from the office of the secretary of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Chesapeake Section.

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

AR2007809

Historical Note

The Chesapeake Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) represents educators from high schools and universities in Delaware, the DC area, Virginia and Maryland, and is part of the national AAPT. The goal from the Section's constitution is "...the advancement of the teaching of physics, the professional advancement of the teachers of physics at all levels, and the furtherance of the appreciation of the role of physics in our culture." The Section meets twice a year to discuss educational practices and how to better promote physics education and research.

Scope and Contents of Collection

This collection contains documents from the office of the secretary of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Chesapeake Section, a post that was filled by several people during the creation of these records. The files consist mostly of correspondence and meeting materials for Executive Committee meetings and business meetings of the AAPT Chesapeake Section. The collection also contains section and officer directories for selected years, drafts of the section constitution, and one folder of materials outlining the history of the AAPT Chesapeake Section.

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/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

American Association of Physics Teachers.
American Association of Physics Teachers. Chesapeake Section.

Subject terms

Education. Societies, etc.
Physics teachers Societies, etc. United States.
Physics. Congresses.
Physics. Societies, etc.
Physics. Study and teaching.

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into a single series:

  • Series I: Records of the Secretary

This series is arranged chronologically.

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Gift of John Layman, former secretary of the AAPT Chesapeake Section, 2007.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Melanie J. Brown in 2007.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], American Association of Physics Teachers Chesapeake Section records of the secretary,, . 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 Chesapeake Section records of the secretary, 1956-1984.

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: Records of the Secretary

Box 1 Folder 1 John R. Smithson, Secretary and Treasurer, notebook, 1956-1959
Folder 2 Meeting materials, 1958-1971
Folder 3 Correspondence and membership information (1 of 2), 1962-1963
Folder 4 Correspondence and membership information (2 of 2), 1962-1963
Folder 5 Correspondence (1 of 3), 1963-1964
Folder 6 Correspondence (2 of 3), 1963-1964
Folder 7 Correspondence (3 of 3), 1963-1964
Folder 8 Correspondence, 1963-1964
Folder 9 Correspondence – committees, 1963-1964
Folder 10 Member lists, 1963-1964
Folder 11 Constitution of the section, 1963-1964
Folder 12 Correspondence – membership, 1964
Folder 13 Correspondence – membership, 1964
Folder 14 Correspondence – Washington area, 1964
Folder 15 Correspondence, 1964
Folder 16 College Cooperation of Physics Teachers in the Chesapeake Region – meeting materials, 1964
Folder 17 Section spring meeting – correspondence and meeting materials, 1964
Folder 18 Section fall meeting – correspondence and meeting materials, 1964
Folder 19 Meeting materials – notes and agendas, 1964
Folder 20 Correspondence, 1964
Folder 21 Correspondence – section secretary, 1964-1965
Folder 22 Correspondence, 1964-1965
Folder 23 Member lists, 1964-1965
Folder 24 Correspondence – AAPT president, 1964-1965
Box 2 Folder 1 Correspondence – committees and annual meetings, 1964-1965
Folder 2 Correspondence – committees and annual meetings , 1964-1965
Folder 3 Correspondence – membership, 1965
Folder 4 Correspondence, 1965
Folder 5 AAPT Washington area and Chesapeake sections – correspondence and meeting materials, 1965
Folder 6 Member lists – Delmarva, Baltimore, VA and DC, circa 1965
Folder 7 Fall section meeting – meeting materials, 1965
Folder 8 Correspondence, 1965-1966
Folder 9 Correspondence – Spring section meeting, 1965-1966
Folder 10 Materials for “The Early Years,” and history of the AAPT Chesapeake Section, 1965-1984
Folder 11 Correspondence, 1966
Folder 12 Correspondence, 1966
Folder 13 Correspondence – section business, 1966-1967
Folder 14 Correspondence – section business, 1967-1968
Folder 15 Member list, 1971
Folder 16 Section constitution, 1971
Folder 17 Chesapeake Physics Association Bulletin, 1971
Folder 18 Correspondence – Planning Committee, High School Physics Teachers, 1971-1972
Folder 19 Constitution – copies, 1971-1975
Folder 20 Program planning notes, fall meeting, 1974
Folder 21 Correspondence – mailing and membership, 1974
Folder 22 Spring meeting notes, 1974
Folder 23 Fall meeting notes, 1974
Folder 24 Council minutes, business meeting minutes, 1974
Folder 25 Correspondence – Planning Committee, High School Physics Teachers, 1974
Folder 26 Executive Committee minutes and correspondence, 1974-1975
Folder 27 Section officers, 1974-1975
Folder 28 Executive Committee minutes, 1974-1976
Folder 29 Correspondence – spring meeting, 1975
Folder 30 Fall meeting program, 1975
Folder 31 Executive Council minutes – fall meeting, 1975
Folder 32 Graduate course needs questionnaire, 1975
Folder 33 Fall meeting materials, 1975
Folder 34 Spring business meeting, 1975
Folder 35 Spring section planning meeting, 1975
Folder 36 Correspondence, 1975-1976
Folder 37 Meeting notes, 1975-1976
Folder 38 Spring business meeting notes, 1976
Folder 39 Correspondence and notes – spring meeting, 1976
Folder 40 Member lists, 1976-1977
Folder 41 Correspondence – Executive Committee meeting, 1977
Folder 42 Correspondence and meeting materials, 1978-1979
Folder 43 Member list, 1978-1979
Folder 44 Meeting materials, 1978-1979
Folder 45 Correspondence and meeting materials, 1978-1979
Folder 46 Spring meeting materials, 1979
Folder 47 Fall meeting agendas and notes, 1979
Folder 48 Section directory, 1979-1980
Folder 49 Maryland Association of Science Teachers (MAST) – meeting materials, 1979-1980
Folder 50 Section officer directory, 1979-1980
Folder 51 Fall and spring meeting materials , 1979-1980
Folder 52 Meeting actions and notes, 1979-1980
Folder 53 Correspondence and meeting materials, 1979-1980
Folder 54 Section officer directory, 1981
Folder 55 Meeting materials, 1981-1984