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American Geophysical Union History of Geophysics Committee records, 1981-2004

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

American Geophysical Union. History of Geophysics Committee

Size of collection

0.5 linear feet
1 manuscript box

Short description of collection

Records of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) History of Geophysics Committee.

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

AR2010944

Historical Note

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is an international non-profit scientific association, established in 1919 as a committee within the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences before becoming independently incorporated in 1972. AGU is dedicated to furthering the sciences of geophysics through through publishing scientific journals and other technical publications, sponsoring scientific meetings of various sizes throughout the year and a variety of other educational and scientific activities. The AGU History of Geophysics Committee (HGC) includes members from each of the AGU Sections, as well as historians and librarians with an interest in the Earth and space sciences.

Scope and Contents of Collection

The records of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) History of Geophysics Committee include meeting agendas, minutes and notes, and correspondence. Folders contain name and subject indexes for the contents of the collection.

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 Geophysical Union.
American Geophysical Union. History of Geophysics Committee.

Subject terms

Geophysics. Congresses.
Geophysics. History.
Geophysics. Societies, etc.

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Gift of David Stern, American Geophysical Union.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Melanie J. Brown in 2010.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], American Geophysical Union History of Geophysics Committee records. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the American Geophysical Union History of Geophysics Committee records, 1981-2004

Publisher

American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740
USA
nbl@aip.org

2010

Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Melanie J. Brown in 2010. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: Meetings and correspondence

Box 1 Folder 1 Meeting material and correspondence (History CTEE 1-265), 1981-1984
Folder 2 Meeting material and correspondence (History CTEE 266-444), 1984-1987
Folder 3 Meeting material and correspondence (Current history; 445- ; contents 266-name index) (1 of 2), 1984-2004
Folder 4 Meeting material and correspondence (Current history; 445- ; contents 266- name index) (2 of 2), 1984-2004