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American Association of Physics Teachers miscellaneous publications, 1934-2013

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

American Association of Physics Teachers

Size of collection

6 linear feet
12 manuscript boxes

Short description of collection

Publications from the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) that include newsletters, membership directories, brochures, reports, pamphlets, reprints, and annual reviews. Includes ANNOUNCER from 1971-2006.

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

AR20111005

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

The collection contains miscellaneous publications printed by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) for their members, and include newsletters, membership directories, brochures, reports, pamphlets, reprints, and annual reviews. As well as issues of ANNOUNCER from 1971-2006.

Restrictions on Use and Access

Researchers must have an approved access application on file in order to access archival materials. 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.

Subject terms

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

Genre terms

Annual reports.
Directories.
Newsletters.
Reprints.

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

The collection is organized by type beginning with membership directories, then followed by reports or brochures, meeting materials, and newsletters. The membership directories, meeting materials, and newsletters are in chronological order; reports are arranged alphabetically.

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Collection is added to on an annual basis as new publications are received.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Amanda Nelson in 2016.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], American Association of Physics Teachers miscellaneous publications, 1934-2013. 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 miscellaneous publications, 1934-2013

Publisher

American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

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

2016

Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Amanda Nelson in 2016. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) miscellaneous publications

Box 1 Folder 1 Membership directories, 1934, 1936
Folder 2 Membership directories, 1940, 1946, 1948, 1951
Folder 3 Membership directories, 1955, 1958, 1961
Folder 4 Membership directories, 1964, 1966, 1970
Folder 5 Membership directories, 1980
Folder 6 Membership directories, 1985, 1989
Folder 7 Membership directories, 1994, 1996
Box 2 Folder 1 Membership directories, 1998
Folder 2 Directory of academic physics departments, 1961-1963
Folder 3 Directory of academic physics departments, 1963-1965
Folder 4 Directory of physics faculties, 1965-1966
Folder 5 Directory of physics and astronomy faculties, 1967-1968
Box 3 Folder 1 Annual physics show, 1970, 1973-1976, 1979
Folder 2 Member rates/services, 1989, 1991
Folder 3 Officers, 1963
Folder 4 Product advertisements, 1976, undated
Folder 5 Programs, undated
Folder 6 75: Celebrating 75 Years of Excellence in Enhancing the Understanding and Appreciation of Physics Through Teaching, 2006
Folder 7 Aids and sources for the science teacher, undated
Folder 8 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) application for membership, undated
Folder 9 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) brochures, 1960, 1962
Folder 10 American Association of Physics Teachers Guidelines for the Review of Baccalaureate Physics Programs, 1987
Folder 11 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) resources, undated
Folder 12 Center for Educational Apparatus in Physics: Physics experiments and demonstrations, 1965
Folder 13 Committee on Apparatus in Educational Institutions: Apparatus for physics teaching, 1961
Folder 14 Committee on Apparatus in Educational Institutions: Apparatus for physics teaching, 1961
Folder 15 Committee on Apparatus in Educational Institutions: Lecture demonstrations in physics, 1963
Folder 16 Committee on Physics Faculties in Colleges reports, 1964-1965
Folder 17 Course Content in High School Physics, 1988
Folder 18 Federal Support for Undergraduate Laboratory Work in Physics, 1989
Folder 19 Graduate Education in Physics: Report of the Joint American Physical Society (APS) - American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Task Force, 2005
Box 4 Folder 1 Guide to Innovations in Physics Teaching Volume 2: Courses for Nonscientists, 1974
Folder 2 Guide to Innovations in Physics Teaching Volume 3: Courses for Majors, 1973
Folder 3 Guidelines for High School Physics Programs, 1986, 2003
Folder 4 Guidelines for Self-Study and External Evaluation of Undergraduate Physics Programs, 2005
Folder 5 Guidelines for Two-Year College Physics Programs, 2001
Folder 6 International Physics Olympiad, 1993
Folder 7 Issue Oriented Module: Automobiles and Collisions, undated
Folder 8 Issue Oriented Module: Control of Environmental Noise, 1977
Folder 9 Issue Oriented Module: Ionizing Radiation in Health Care, undated
Folder 10 Issue Oriented Module: Radiation Damage in Solids, 1977
Folder 11 Issue Oriented Module: Radioactive Radiations and their Biological Effects, 1977
Folder 12 Issue Oriented Module: Radioactive Waste Management, 1977
Folder 13 Issue Oriented Module: Thermodynamic Efficiencies and Thermal Pollution, 1980
Folder 14 A Model for Reform - Two-Year Colleges in the Twenty-First Century: Breaking Down Barriers, undated
Folder 15 Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Weapons Proliferation, and the Arms Race, 1963, 1982
Folder 16 Planning for Graduate Studies in Physics and Related Fields, 1994, 2002
Folder 17 Powerful Ideas in Physical Science, 1996
Folder 18 Publishing a Physics Textbook: Information for the Potential Author, undated
Folder 19 The Regional Counselor Program in Physics, 1966
Folder 20 Resource Letters: Book One, 1961-1966
Folder 21 Resource Letters: Book Two, 1966-1968
Box 5 Folder 1 Resource Letters: Book Three, 1968-1972
Folder 2 Resource Letters: Book Four, 1972-1982
Folder 3 Resource Letters: Book Five, 1982-1993
Folder 4 The Role, Education, and Qualifications of the High School Physics Teacher, 1988
Folder 5 Selected reprints: Achievement Testing in Physics, 1965
Folder 6 Selected reprints: Black Holes, 1982
Folder 7 Selected reprints: Friction, 1963
Folder 8 Selected reprints: Kinematics and Dynamics of Satellite Orbits, 1963
Folder 9 Selected reprints: Mossbauer Effect, 1963
Folder 10 Selected reprints: Nuclear Structure, 1965
Folder 11 Selected reprints: Polarized Light, 1961
Folder 12 Selected reprints: Quantum and Statistical Aspects of Light, 1963
Folder 13 Selected reprints: Superconductivity, 1964
Box 6 Folder 1 SI: The International System of Units, 1982
Folder 2 Strategic Programs for Innovations in Undergraduate Physics at Two-Year Colleges: Best Practices of Physics Programs, 2005
Folder 3 Strategic Programs for Innovations in Undergraduate Physics at Two-Year Colleges: Case Studies and Survey Findings, 2004
Folder 4 Survey of teaching apparatus in physics, 1961, 1965
Folder 5 Teaching Physics Safely, 1979
Folder 6 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Awards Luncheon program, 2006
Folder 7 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) meeting programs, 1971
Folder 8 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) meeting programs, 1995-2002, 2005-2006
Folder 9 Conference on the Teaching of Modern Physics, 1986
Folder 10 Lab Focus 93: A national conference highlighting current initiatives in high school and undergraduate physics laboratories, 1993
Folder 11 Proceedings of the Wesleyan Conference on Lecture Demonstrations, 1959
Folder 12 United States - Japan - China Trilateral Planning Conference on Physics Education, 1989
Box 7 Folder 1 Volunteer Experience: a symposium on international physics education, 1978
Folder 2 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 1971-1972
Folder 3 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 1973
Folder 4 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 1974
Folder 5 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 1975
Folder 6 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 1976
Folder 7 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 1977
Folder 8 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 1978
Box 8 Folder 1 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 1979
Folder 2 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 1980
Folder 3 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 1981
Folder 4 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 1982
Folder 5 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 1983
Folder 6 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 1984
Box 9 Folder 1 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 1985
Folder 2 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 1986
Folder 3 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 1987
Folder 4 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 1988
Folder 5 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 1989
Folder 6 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 1990
Box 10 Folder 1 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 1991
Folder 2 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 1992
Folder 3 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 1993
Folder 4 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 1994
Folder 5 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 1995
Folder 6 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 1996
Folder 7 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 1997
Box 11 Folder 1 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 1998
Folder 2 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 1999
Folder 3 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 2000
Folder 4 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 2001
Folder 5 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 2002
Folder 6 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 2003
Folder 7 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 2004
Box 12 Folder 1 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 2005
Folder 2 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Announcer, 2006
Folder 3 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Annual Report, 2006-2007
Folder 4 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Annual Report, 2007-2008
Folder 5 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Annual Report, 2009-2010