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Records of Marc Brodsky and Fred Dylla, 1995-2008

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

American Institute of Physics. Office of the Director.

Size of collection

4 linear feet
4 records boxes

Short description of collection

This collection contains meeting material collected by the American Institute of Physics (AIP) Office of the Director during the tenure of Marc Brodsky and Fred Dylla.

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

AR2009895

Historical Note

Marc H. Brodsky served as the Executive Director and CEO of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) from 1993 to 2007. During his tenure, Brodsky oversaw dramatic changes in AIP publishing and publishing services, as nearly all editorial, production, distribution and business processes were changed to deal with electronic publishing. All the journals and magazines AIP publishes for itself and others went onto the World Wide Web, increasing access to the physics literature to more people than ever before in history. Brodsky also worked to increase AIP Member Society participation in programs of common interest, including free Member Society student memberships for Society of Physics Students undergraduates, funding of the Physics Olympiad U.S. Team, and coordination of many media and government relations activities. He also actively defended AIP's freedom of the press rights on many fronts, including attempted government restrictions on the processing of manuscripts from certain countries and suits from some who tried to restrict knowledge from comparisons of journal prices.

H. Frederick Dylla took over the position of Executive Director and CEO of AIP in 2007. Prior to his role as Executive Director, Dylla served on the AIP Governing Board in the early 1990s and from 2004 to 2007. He was also a member of AIP's Corporate Associates Advisory Committee for many years and hosted the Corporate Associates' Industrial Physics Forum at Jefferson Lab in 2002. He also served as Chair of the Physics Today Advisory Committee and as a member of the Committee on Public Policy. Dylla is a Past President of the AVS: Science & Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing, one of AIP's ten Member Societies, where he was elected a Fellow in 1998 and is currently a distinguished lecturer for the society. He has helped to design imaginative sessions at AVS meetings on the 100th Anniversary of Electronics and Benjamin Franklin's contributions to vacuum sciences and related fields.

[condensed in part from www.aip.org]

Scope and Contents of Collection

This collection contains meeting material collected by the American Institute of Physics (AIP) Office of the Director during the tenure of Marc Brodsky and Fred Dylla, and covers the period of transition between the two officers. The collection mostly documents the meetings of the Executive Committee and Governing Board of AIP, as well as some other committees and meetings.

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/item-request.

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

Brodsky, M. H. (Marc Herbert), 1938-
Dylla, H. F.

Institutions

American Institute of Physics.
American Institute of Physics. Office of the Director.

Subject terms

Physics. Publishing.
Physics. Societies, etc.

Genre terms

Administrative records

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into two series:

  • Series I: Executive Committee and Governing Board meetings
  • Series II: General committees and meetings

Each series is arranged chronologically.

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Donated by the Office of the Director, 2008 and 2010.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Melanie J. Brown in 2011.

Where available, the owner of each meeting book (Brodsky or Dylla) is noted in the folder titles in the collection.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], Records of Marc Brodsky and Fred Dylla, . American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the Records of Marc Brodsky and Fred Dylla, 1995-2008

Publisher

American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

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

2011

Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Melanie J. Brown in 2011. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: Executive Committee and Governing Board meetings

Box 1 Folder 1 Executive Committee meeting, January 2004
Folder 2 Executive Committee meeting, June 2004
Folder 3 Executive Committee and Governing Board meeting, April 2004
Folder 4 Executive Committee meeting, September 2004
Folder 5 Executive Committee meeting, October 2004
Folder 6 Executive Committee meeting, January 2005
Folder 7 Governing Board meeting, April 2005
Folder 8 Executive Committee meeting (Brodsky), June 2005
Folder 9 Executive Committee meeting (Brodsky), September 2005
Folder 10 Executive Committee and Governing Board meeting (Brodsky), November 2005
Folder 11 Executive Committee meeting (Brodsky), February 2006
Folder 12 Executive Committee and Governing Board meeting (Brodsky), May 2006
Folder 13 Executive Committee meeting (Brodsky), June 2006
Box 2 Folder 1 Executive Committee meeting (Brodsky), September 2006
Folder 2 Executive Committee and Governing Board meeting (Brodsky), November 2006
Folder 3 Governing Board meeting (Dylla), November 2006
Folder 4 Executive Committee meeting (Brodsky), February 2007
Folder 5 Executive Committee meeting (Dylla), February 2007
Folder 6 Governing Board meeting (Brodsky), March 2007
Folder 7 Governing Board meeting (Dylla), March 2007
Folder 8 Executive Committee meeting, June 2007
Folder 9 Executive Committee meeting, September 2007
Folder 10 Executive Committee and Governing Board meeting, November 2007
Folder 11 Executive Committee and Governing Board meeting, May 2008

Series II: General committees and meetings

Subseries A: Physics Resources Center (PRC)

Box 3 Folder 1 Physics Resources Center (PRC) Policy Committee meeting (Brodsky), March 2006
Folder 2 Physics Resources Center (PRC) Advisory Committee meeting (Brodsky) (1 of 2), March 2006
Folder 3 Physics Resources Center (PRC) Advisory Committee meeting (Brodsky) (2 of 2), March 2006
Folder 4 Physics Resources Center (PRC) Policy Committee meeting, March 2007
Folder 5 Physics Resources Center (PRC) Advisory Committee meeting (Brodsky) (1 of 2), March 2007
Folder 6 Physics Resources Center (PRC) Advisory Committee meeting (Brodsky) (2 of 2), March 2007
Folder 7 Physics Resources Center (PRC) recruitment meeting, June 2008

Subseries B: American Institute of Physics (AIP) Committee on Committees

Box 3 Folder 8 American Institute of Physics (AIP) Committee on Committees meeting (Brodsky), January 2004
Folder 9 American Institute of Physics (AIP) Committee on Committees meeting (Brodsky), January 2005
Folder 10 American Institute of Physics (AIP) Committee on Committees meeting (Brodsky), February 2006
Folder 11 American Institute of Physics (AIP) Committee on Committees meeting (Dylla), February 2007
Folder 12 American Institute of Physics (AIP) Committee on Committees meeting (Brodsky), February 2007

Subseries C: Other

Box 4 Folder 1 World Conference on Research and Communications in Physics meeting (Brodsky), 1995
Folder 2 Planning meeting on international collaboration (Brodsky), October 1997
Folder 3 Physics Today Advisory Committee meeting (Brodsky), January 2005
Folder 4 Corporate Associates Advisory Committee meeting, January 2006
Folder 5 Physics Today Advisory Committee meeting (Brodsky), January 2006
Folder 6 American Institute of Physics (AIP) Subcommittee on Publishing Services meeting, April 2006
Folder 7 United State Liaison Committee for the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (USLC-IUPAP) meeting (Brodsky), June 2006
Folder 8 American Institute of Physics (AIP) Journal Editors' Panel, October 2006
Folder 9 Physics Today Advisory Committee meeting, January 2007
Folder 10 American Institute of Physics (AIP) Committee on Public Policy (Dylla), March 2007
Folder 11 American Institute of Physics (AIP) Audit committee, 2007
Folder 12 American Institute of Physics (AIP) Subcommittee on Publishing Services, April 2007
Folder 13 American Institute of Physics (AIP) Subcommittee of Classification and Information Retrieval, April 2007
Folder 14 Physics of Plasmas Review Committee meeting, November 2007
Folder 15 Publishing Policy Committee meeting, December 2007
Folder 16 American Institute of Physics (AIP) Subcommittee on Publishing Services, November 2007