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American Physical Society Southeastern Section records, 1934-2004

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

American Physical Society. Southeastern Section.

Size of collection

6.75 linear feet
6 records boxes,
1 manuscript box,
1 half manuscript box

Short description of collection

The Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society is dedicated to the advancement and diffusion of knowledge of physics within the Southeastern region of the United States, including the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. This collection consists of records from the offices of E. A. Jones, Francis Slack, E. Scott Barr, Ronald E. Mickens, Larry Cain, and Brad Cox, which were accessioned in 1974, 1988, 2002, 2005, 2010, and 2012 and processed as a whole in 2012.

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

AR2010957

Historical Note

First organized in 1935 in Decatur, Georgia as the Southeastern Association of Physicists, renamed the Southeastern Society of Physicists in 1936, the group affiliated with the American Physical Society (APS) as the Southeastern Section of the APS (SESAPS) in 1937. Its objective is the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics within the Southeastern region of the United States, including the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Scope and Contents of Collection

This collection of the American Physical Society (APS) Southeastern Section (SESAPS) records includes constitution and bylaws, awards, publications, correspondence, treasurer's reports, a scrapbook, and subject files. It documents the activities of the executive committee and the treasurer, as well as planning of the annual meetings.

The collection includes the papers of Chairman Ronald E. Mickens, documenting the period during which he served as Vice-Chair, Program Chair/Coordinator, Chair and Immediate Past Chair of the Section. The collection also includes Treasurer's records, including reports (1940-2003), receipts, software and data discs and other miscellaneous items.

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.

Persons

Mickens, Ronald E., 1943-

Institutions

American Physical Society.
American Physical Society. Southeastern Section.
American Physical Society. Southeastern Section. History.
American Physical Society. Southeastern Section. Membership.

Subject terms

Physics. Societies, etc.
Physics. Societies, etc. Administration.

Genre terms

Awards
Bylaws.
Constitutions.
Correspondence.
Financial records
Scrapbooks.

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into six series:

  • Series I: Historical materials
  • Series II: Executive Committee
  • Series III: Papers of Ronald E. Mickens
  • Series IV: Treasurer

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Chip Calhoun in 2012.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], American Physical Society Southeastern Section records, . American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the American Physical Society Southeastern Section records, 1934-2004

Publisher

American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

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

2012

Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Chip Calhoun in 2012. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I. Historical materials

Box 1 Folder 1 Annual meeting (1935, 1936) - past and present officers of the Southeastern Association of Physicists, 1935; 1967
Folder 2 Annual meeting (1937) - abstracts of papers, 1936-1937
Folder 3 Annual meeting (1937) - abstracts of papers, 1936-1937
Folder 4 Annual meeting (1938), 1938
Folder 5 Awards - George Pegram Award and Jesse W. Beams Award, undated
Folder 6 Awards - George Pegram Award and Jesse W. Beams Award sample medals, undated
Folder 7 Awards - George Pegram Award sample certificate, undated
Folder 8 Awards - Jesse W. Beams Award sample certificate, undated
Folder 9 Constitution and by-laws, 1936, undated
Folder 10 Constitution and by-laws, 1936, undated
Folder 11 Election, 1937-1938
Folder 12 Histories of SESAPS, 1967-1980, undated
Folder 13 Meetings, 1938, 1941, undated
Folder 14 Membership, 1936, undated
Folder 15 Membership, 1936-1937, undated
Folder 16 Membership, 1937, undated
Folder 17 Membership, 1936-1938, undated
Folder 18 Southeastern Association of Physicists, 1934-1941
Folder 19 Southeastern Association of Physicists, 1935-1941

Series II. Executive Committee

Box 1 Folder 20 American Physical Society executive committee meeting (1990), 1990-1991
Folder 21 American Physical Society council meeting (1991), 1991
Folder 22 American Physical Society membership department subunit meeting (1992), 1992
Folder 23 Annual meetings, 1973-1975
Folder 24 Annual meetings - planning, 1989, undated
Folder 25 Annual meeting (1969) - Bernard D. Kern notes, 1969
Folder 26 Annual meeting (1972) - Bernard D. Kern notes, 1972
Folder 27 Annual meeting (1975), 1975-1976
Folder 28 Annual meeting (1975) - Bob Clark notes, 1975
Folder 29 Annual meeting (1976), 1976-1977
Folder 30 Annual meeting (1977), 1975-1977
Folder 31 Annual meeting (1978), 1973-1978
Box 2 Folder 1 Annual meeting (1979), 1976-1979
Folder 2 Annual meeting (1980), 1975-1981
Folder 3 Annual meeting (1981) (1 of 2), 1971-1982
Folder 4 Annual meeting (1981) (2 of 2), 1971-1982
Folder 5 Annual meeting (1982), 1978-1982
Folder 6 Annual meeting (1983), 1981-1983
Folder 7 Annual meeting (1983) - Bernard D. Kern notes, 1983
Folder 8 Annual meeting (1984), 1982-1984
Folder 9 Annual meeting (1985), 1983-1986
Folder 10 Annual meeting (1986), 1982-1986
Folder 11 Annual meeting (1987), 1987-1988
Folder 12 Annual meeting (1988), 1986-1988
Folder 13 Annual meeting (1989), 1987-1990
Folder 14 Annual meeting (1990), 1988-1990
Folder 15 Annual meeting (1991), 1985-1991
Folder 16 Annual meeting (1991), 1991
Folder 17 Annual meeting (1991), 1991-1992, undated
Folder 18 Annual meeting (1992), 1991-1992
Folder 19 Annual meeting (1993), 1993
Folder 20 Awards Committee, 1972-1973
Folder 21 Awards Committee, 1976
Folder 22 Awards - George Pegram Award, undated
Folder 23 Awards - George Pegram Award and Jesse W. Beams Award, 1973-1984, undated
Folder 24 Awards - George Pegram Award and Jesse W. Beams Award selection committees, undated
Folder 25 Awards - Sample citations and certificates, 1973-1992, undated
Folder 26 Business meetings - minutes (1 of 2), 1947-1990
Folder 27 Business meetings - minutes (2 of 2), 1947-1990
Folder 28 Charter members, 1935, 1967
Folder 29 Charter members, 1967
Box 3 Folder 1 Constitution and by-laws, 1960-1975
Folder 2 Correspondence, 1939-1946
Folder 3 Correspondence (1 of 2), 1940-1947
Folder 4 Correspondence (2 of 2), 1940-1947
Folder 5 Correspondence, 1978-1980
Folder 6 Correspondence, 1971-1982
Folder 7 Correspondence, 1989-1991
Folder 8 Correspondence, 1989-1992
Folder 9 Correspondence, 1990-1992, undated
Folder 10 Correspondence, 1990-1995
Folder 11 Correspondence, undated
Folder 12 Correspondence - annual meetings, 1967-1988
Folder 13 Correspondence - constitution and by-laws, 1969-1974, 1991
Folder 14 Correspondence - deaths, 1977-1990
Folder 15 Correspondence - news, 1989-1991
Folder 16 Correspondence - Physics Today, 1959-1980, undated
Folder 17 Correspondence - treasury, 1974-1975
Folder 18 Elections - ballot preparation, 1979-1988
Folder 19 Elections - ballot samples, 1978-1987
Folder 20 Executive Committee meetings - minutes, 1946-1990
Box 4 Folder 1 Invited papers - form, 1975, undated
Folder 2 Invited papers - instructions for preparing abstracts, 1988
Folder 3 Invited papers - instructions for preparing abstracts, undated
Folder 4 Newly elected members, 1953-1955
Folder 5 Nominations for membership, 1947-1948
Folder 6 Officers, 1969-1990
Folder 7 Officers' duties, 1967-1973
Folder 8 Page charges, 1990-1991
Folder 9 Postal service, 1984-1995
Folder 10 Postal service - third class mail and tax exemptions, 1986-1992
Folder 11 Presiding officers, undated
Folder 12 Program Chair's Handbook to Producing a Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 2000, undated
Folder 13 Scrapbook (1 of 2), 1935-1956
Folder 14 Scrapbook (2 of 2), 1935-1956
Folder 15 Seal, undated
Folder 16 C. G. "Pete" Shugart, 1989-1992
Folder 17 Summary of accomplishments of Robert Norman Compton, undated
Folder 18 Travel grants (2003), 2002-2003

Series III. Papers of Ronald E. Mickens

Box 4 Folder 19 American Physical Society unit meeting (2001), 2001
Folder 20 Annual meeting (2000), 1999
Folder 21 Annual meeting (2000), 1999-2000
Folder 22 Annual meeting (2000), 2000
Folder 23 Annual meeting (2000), 2000
Folder 24 Annual meeting (2000) - banquet speaker, Walter E. Massey, 1999-2000
Folder 25 Annual meeting (2000) - chairs of sessions, 2000
Folder 26 Annual meeting (2000) - Executive Committee business, 2000
Folder 27 Annual meeting (2000) - invited session: optics, 2000
Folder 28 Annual meeting (2000) - invited session: "the role of computation in real world applications", 2000
Folder 29 Annual meeting (2000) - invited speakers, 2000
Folder 30 Annual meeting (2000) - invited speakers, 2000
Folder 31 Annual meeting (2000) - invited speakers, 2000
Folder 32 Annual meeting (2000) - invited talks, 1998-2000
Folder 33 Annual meeting (2000) - meeting announcements, 2000
Folder 34 Annual meeting (2000) - Ronald E. Mickens, 1999-2000
Folder 35 Annual meeting (2000) - nominations for vice chair, 1998-1999
Folder 36 Annual meeting (2000) - preamble, 2000
Folder 37 Annual meeting (2000) - program, 2000
Folder 38 Annual meeting (2000) - registration, 2000
Folder 39 Annual meeting (2000) - sorters meeting, 2000
Folder 40 Annual meeting (2000) - sorters meeting, abstracts master list, 2000
Box 5 Folder 1 Annual meeting (2000) - sorters meeting, abstract sorting forms, 2000
Folder 2 Annual meeting (2000) - tentative program, 1999-2000
Folder 3 Annual meeting (2001), 2000-2001
Folder 4 Annual meeting (2001), 2001
Folder 5 Annual meeting (2001) - awards, 2000-2001
Folder 6 Annual meeting (2001) - Awards Committee chairs and members, 2001
Folder 7 Annual meeting (2001) - Jesse W. Beams Award, 2001
Folder 8 Annual meeting (2001) - George Pegram Award, 2001
Folder 9 Annual meeting (2001) - Francis Slack Award, 2001
Folder 10 Annual meeting (2001) - chair materials, 2001-2002
Folder 11 Annual meeting (2001) - planning details, 2001
Folder 12 Annual meeting (2002), 2001
Folder 13 Annual meeting (2002), 2002
Folder 14 Annual meeting (2003), 2001-2003
Folder 15 Annual meeting (2003), 2002-2003
Folder 16 Annual meeting (2004), 2002-2004
Folder 17 Awards, 2002-2004
Folder 18 Awards regulations (2001), 2000-2001
Folder 19 By-laws, 2001-2002
Folder 20 By-laws change, 2001
Folder 21 Correspondence, 2004
Folder 22 General SESAPS materials, 2000-2001

Series IV. Treasurer

Box 5 Folder 23 American Physical Society, 1968-1972
Folder 24 American Physical Society, 1989-1991
Folder 25 Annual meeting, 1982-1983, 1988-1991, undated
Folder 26 Jesse Wakefield Beams, 1898-1977, a biographical memoir by Walter Gordy, 1983
Folder 27 Beams-Pegram fund, 1973-1975
Folder 28 Beams-Pegram fund, 1975-1991
Folder 29 Correspondence, 1950-1951
Folder 30 Correspondence, 1951-1952
Folder 31 Correspondence, 1950-1953
Folder 32 Correspondence, 1953-1954
Folder 33 Correspondence, 1953-1956
Folder 34 Correspondence, 1954-1956
Folder 35 Correspondence, 1956-1957
Folder 36 Correspondence, 1977
Folder 37 Correspondence, 1974-1985
Folder 38 Correspondence - executive committee (1 of 2), 1974-1984, 1991
Folder 39 Correspondence - executive committee (2 of 2), 1974-1984, 1991
Box 6 Folder 1 Correspondence - members, 1986-1991
Folder 2 Correspondence - secretary, 1976-1982
Folder 3 Correspondence - secretary, 1979-1984
Folder 4 Executive Committee, 1992
Folder 5 Executive Committee, 1993
Folder 6 Executive Committee, 1994
Folder 7 Executive Committee, 1995
Folder 8 Executive Committee, 1996
Folder 9 Executive Committee, 1997
Folder 10 Executive Committee, 1998
Folder 11 Executive Committee, 1999
Folder 12 Executive Committee, 2000
Folder 13 Executive Committee, 2001
Folder 14 Executive Committee, 2002
Folder 15 Executive Committee, 2003
Folder 16 General files, 1949-1952
Folder 17 General files, 1978-1980, 1989, undated
Folder 18 Instructions for collecting dues and gifts, 1987, undated
Folder 19 Internal Revenue Service reports, 1945, 1963-1991
Folder 20 Stationery and membership correction sheet, undated
Folder 21 Treasurer's procedures and membership list, 1973
Folder 22 Treasurer's records - papers received from W. S. Nelms, 1936-1940
Folder 23 Treasurer's records - old financial statements, 1948-1950
Folder 24 Treasurer's records - bank statements and correspondence, 1947-1951
Folder 25 Treasurer's records, 1955-1957
Folder 26 Treasurer's records and new members, 1953-1958
Folder 27 Treasurer's records, 1957-1978
Folder 28 Treasurer's records, 1977-1980
Folder 29 Treasurer's records, 1979-1990
Folder 30 Treasurer's records - "for new Treasurer", 1992
Folder 31 Treasurer's reports (1940-1946), 1940-1946
Folder 32 Treasurer's report (1947), 1947
Folder 33 Treasurer's report (1950-1951) - audit, 1951
Folder 34 Treasurer's report (1951-1952), 1952
Folder 35 Treasurer's report (1952-1953), 1953
Folder 36 Treasurer's report (1953-1954), 1953-1954
Folder 37 Treasurer's report (1954-1955), 1954-1955
Folder 38 Treasurer's report (1970-1971), 1971
Folder 39 Treasurer's report (1972-1973), 1973-1974
Folder 40 Treasurer's report (1974-1975), 1975
Folder 41 Treasurer's report (1975-1976), 1976
Box 7 Folder 1 Treasurer's report (1976-1977), 1977
Folder 2 Treasurer's report (1977-1978), 1978
Folder 3 Treasurer's report (1978-1979), 1979
Folder 4 Treasurer's report (1979-1980), 1980
Folder 5 Treasurer's report (1980-1981), 1981
Folder 6 Treasurer's report (1981-1982), 1982
Folder 7 Treasurer's report (1982-1983), 1983
Folder 8 Treasurer's report (1983-1984), 1984
Folder 9 Treasurer's report (1984-1985), 1985
Folder 10 Treasurer's summary (1980-1985), 1985
Folder 11 Treasurer's report (1985-1986), 1986
Folder 12 Treasurer's report (1986-1987), 1987
Folder 13 Treasurer's report (1987-1988), 1988
Folder 14 Treasurer's report (1988-1989), 1989
Folder 15 Treasurer's report (1989-1990), 1990
Folder 16 Treasurer's report (1990-1991), 1990-1991
Folder 17 Treasurer's report (1990-1991), 1991
Folder 18 Treasurer's reports (1968-1991), 1969-1991
Folder 19 Treasurer's report (1991-1992), 1991-1992
Folder 20 Treasurer's report (1992-1993), 1992-1994
Folder 21 Treasurer's report (1993-1994), 1993-1994
Folder 22 Treasurer's report (1994-1995), 1994-1995
Folder 23 Treasurer's report (1995-1996), 1995-1996
Folder 24 Treasurer's report (1996-1997), 1996-1997
Box 8 Folder 1 Treasurer's report (1997-1998), 1997-1998
Folder 2 Treasurer's report (1998-1999), 1998-1999
Folder 3 Treasurer's report (1999-2000), 1999-2000
Folder 4 Treasurer's report (2000-2001), 2000-2001
Folder 5 Treasurer's report (2001-2002), 2001-2002
Folder 6 Treasurer's report (2002-2003), 2002-2003
Folder 7 University of Tennessee, 1976