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American Association of Physics Teachers Office of the Secretary records of Roderick M. Grant, 1968-1991.

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

American Association of Physics Teachers. Office of the Secretary.

Size of collection

2 linear feet
2 records boxes

Short description of collection

This collection contains correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, and personnel records relating to Roderick Grant’s tenure as Executive Secretary of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT).

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

AR199936

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. Grant was a physicist and professor at Dennison University in Ohio.

Scope and Contents of Collection

This collection contains correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, and personnel records relating to Roderick Grant’s tenure as Executive Secretary of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). Correspondence constitutes the bulk of the material, and deals extensively with publication issues surrounding the American Journal of Physics and other AAPT titles. Also included are other records documenting various boards and councils within AAPT. Documentation spans from 1968 through 1991, although the bulk of the material ranges from 1977 through 1983.

Restrictions on Use and Access

Permission of an officer of depositing organization required for access to records less than 25 years old. Publications and awards committee records closed. 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

Grant, Roderick M.

Institutions

American Association of Physics Teachers.
American Association of Physics Teachers. Office of the Secretary.

Subject terms

Physics. Publishing.
Physics. Societies, etc.
Physics. Study and teaching.

Genre terms

Memorandums.
Minutes.
Personnel records.

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into two series:

  • Series I: Correspondence
  • Series II: American Association of Physics Teachers affairs

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Gift of Roderick M. Grant, April 1999.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], American Association of Physics Teachers Office of the Secretary records of Roderick M. Grant. 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 Office of the Secretary records of Roderick M. Grant, 1968-1991.

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

Series I: Correspondence

Box 1 Folder 1 Correspondence, 1981-1983
Folder 2 Correspondence, 1977-1981
Folder 3 Correspondence, 1979-1980
Folder 4 Correspondence, 1976-1978
Folder 5 Correspondence, 1978
Folder 6 Correspondence, 1980-1981
Folder 7 Correspondence, 1981

Series II: American Association of Physics Teachers affairs

Box 1 Folder 8 Nominating Committee Charge, Cover Letter, 1976-1982
Folder 9 Review board, 1978-1982
Folder 10 Task Force on AAPT Operations and Procedures, 1978-1980
Folder 11 Publication appeals - RESTRICTED, 1978-1983
Folder 12 Publication appeals - RESTRICTED, 1977-1979
Folder 13 Awards Committee - RESTRICTED, 1978-1982
Folder 14 Awards Committee - RESTRICTED, 1978-1981
Folder 15 Awards Committee - RESTRICTED, 1978-1980
Folder 16 Awards Committee - RESTRICTED, 1977-1980
Box 2 Folder 1 American Journal of Physics editor search - RESTRICTED, 1972-1988
Folder 2 American Journal of Physics editor search - RESTRICTED, 1987
Folder 3 Executive officer search - RESTRICTED, 1979-1982
Folder 4 American Journal of Physics review - RESTRICTED, 1990-1991
Folder 5 American Journal of Physics review - RESTRICTED, 1977-1990
Folder 6 Executive Board minutes and council, 1978-1983
Folder 7 Executive Board minutes and council, 1977-1982
Folder 8 Executive Board minutes and council, 1978-1983
Folder 9 Science education for the general public, 1976
Folder 10 Executive officer computer/compositor, 1979-1981
Folder 11 Resource letter editor - RESTRICTED, 1975-1978
Folder 12 Publications Committee business, 1977-1983
Folder 13 Publications Committee background, 1977-1978
Folder 14 Visual aids, notes and drafts, 1968-1972
Folder 15 Personnel and Finance Committee - RESTRICTED, 1979-1983
Folder 16 Personnel and Finance Committee - RESTRICTED, 1977-1982
Folder 17 AAPT secretarial timetable, 1976-1983
Folder 18 AAPT retreat, 1981
Folder 19 Scratch minutes, 1977-1983