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American Institute of Physics Education and Manpower Division miscellaneous publications, 1959-2016

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

American Institute of Physics. Education and Manpower Division

Size of collection

12.5 linear feet
25 manuscript boxes

Short description of collection

Publications from the American Institute of Physic's Education and Manpower division that include directories, newsletters, reports, pamphlets, and brochures.

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

AR20111028

Historical Note

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is a not-for-profit membership corporation chartered in New York State in 1931 for the purpose of promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare. Its members are leading societies in the fields of physics and astronomy, and its activities include providing services to its member societies in publishing, finance, and education. In recognition of the increasing role which educational projects played in the American Institute of Physics, a formal Education Department was established in 1958. It was joined with the AIP program on manpower in 1961, forming the Education and Manpower Division. In 1971 education and manpower became separate entities again.

Scope and Contents of Collection

The collection contains miscellaneous publications printed by the American Institute of Physics Education and Manpower division for the public, and include directories, pamphlets, brochures, reports, and newsletters on various education and career topics. Includes Sigma Pi Sigma Radiations (1987-2015) and Society of Physics Students Observer (1968-2015) newsletters.

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 Institute of Physics. Education and Manpower Division.

Subject terms

Physics. Public relations.
Physics. Publishing.
Physics. Societies, etc.
Physics. Study and teaching.
Physics. Vocational guidance.
Statistics. Societies, etc. Archival resources.

Genre terms

Directories
Newsletters
Pamphlets

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

The collection is organized by type beginning with directories of educational physics programs and faculties, then followed by reports, brochures, and newsletters. Each type is arranged alphabetically with directories and newsletters in chronological order.

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 Institute of Physics Education and Manpower Division miscellaneous publications, 1959-2016. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the American Institute of Physics Education and Manpower Division miscellaneous publications, 1959-2016

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 Institute of Physics. Education & Manpower Division miscellaneous publications

Box 1 Folder 1 Directory of academic physics departments, 1960-1964
Folder 2 Directory of academic physicists, 1959-1960
Folder 3 Directory of doctoral programs in physics, 1965
Folder 4 Directory of graduate assistantships and fellowships in physics in academic institutions, 1961-1962
Folder 5 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 1968
Folder 6 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 1981-1982
Box 2 Folder 1 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 1982-1983
Folder 2 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 1983-1984
Folder 3 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 1984-1985
Box 3 Folder 1 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 1985-1986
Folder 2 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 1986-1987
Folder 3 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 1987-1988
Box 4 Folder 1 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 1988-1989
Folder 2 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 1989-1990
Folder 3 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 1990-1991
Box 5 Folder 1 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 1991-1992
Folder 2 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 1992-1993
Folder 3 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 1993-1994
Box 6 Folder 1 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 1994-1995
Folder 2 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 1995-1996
Folder 3 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 1996-1997
Box 7 Folder 1 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 1997-1998
Folder 2 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 1999
Folder 3 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 2000
Box 8 Folder 1 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 2001
Folder 2 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 2002
Folder 3 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 2003
Box 9 Folder 1 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 2004
Folder 2 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 2005
Folder 3 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 2006
Folder 4 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 2007
Box 10 Folder 1 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 2008
Folder 2 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 2009
Folder 3 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 2010
Folder 4 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 2011
Box 11 Folder 1 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 2012
Folder 2 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 2013
Folder 3 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 2014
Folder 4 Directory of graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 2015
Box 12 Folder 1 Directory of physics faculties, 1964-1967
Folder 2 Directory of physics and astronomy faculties, 1967-1969
Folder 3 Directory of physics and astronomy faculties, 1969-1971
Folder 4 Directory of physics and astronomy faculties, 1971-1973
Folder 5 Directory of physics and astronomy faculties, 1973-1975
Box 13 Folder 1 Directory of physics and astronomy staff members, 1975-1977
Folder 2 Directory of physics and astronomy staff members, 1977-1979
Folder 3 Directory of physics and astronomy staff members, 1979-1981
Folder 4 Directory of physics and astronomy staff members, 1982-1983
Folder 5 Directory of physics and astronomy staff members, 1984-1985
Box 14 Folder 1 Directory of physics and astronomy staff members, 1986-1987
Folder 2 Directory of physics and astronomy staff, 1988-1989
Folder 3 Directory of physics and astronomy staff, 1990-1991
Folder 4 Directory of physics and astronomy staff, 1993-1994
Folder 5 Directory of physics, astronomy, and geophysics staff, 1997
Box 15 Folder 1 Directory of physics, astronomy, and geophysics staff, 2006
Folder 2 Directory of physics research support for academic institutions, 1967
Folder 3 Areas of concentration of master's programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 1979-1989
Folder 4 Attrition of Physics Students, 1969
Folder 6 Careers in College Physics Teaching brochure, 1962
Folder 7 Careers in High School Physics Teaching brochure, 1962
Folder 8 Catalogs of academic programs and brochures, 1982-1983, 1992, 1996-1998
Folder 9 Center for Educational Apparatus in Physics: Apparatus Notes, 1960-1965
Folder 10 Center for Educational Apparatus in Physics: brochure, undated
Folder 11 Center for Educational Apparatus in Physics: Physics Apparatus, Experiments, and Demonstrations - a bibliographic guide, 1965
Folder 12 Center for Educational Apparatus in Physics: Physics Experiments and Demonstrations - an annotated subject index, 1965
Box 16 Folder 1 Checklist of Books and Periodicals for an Undergraduate Physics Library, 1966
Folder 2 Checklist for Physics Buildings, 1965
Folder 3 Committee on Apparatus for Educational Institutions: Novel Experiments in Physics - a selection of laboratory notes now used in colleges and universities, 1964
Folder 4 Depository of Physics Photographs, 1965
Folder 5 Geographical List of Academic Institutions, 1988-1989
Folder 6 Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships in Physics in Academic Institutions, 1961-1962
Folder 7 Graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields: brochures, 1986-1989
Folder 8 Graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields: summaries, 1971, 1977, 1981
Folder 9 Handbook of Resources for Physics Departments, 1969
Folder 10 Heads of Physics Departments, 1962-1971
Folder 11 High School Physics Teaching: A report on current practices, 1972
Box 17 Folder 1 Institutions by highest astronomy program, 1979-1983
Folder 2 Institutions by highest physics program, 1979-1983
Folder 3 List of Colleges and Universities Offering Astronomy Majors in Astronomy Departments, 1967-1970
Folder 4 List of Colleges and Universities Offering Physics Majors, 1963-1970
Folder 5 Periodical Literature of Physics: a handbook for graduate students, undated
Folder 6 Physics: A Career for You?, 1977
Folder 7 Physics Buildings Today, 1965
Folder 8 Physics in your High School: a handbook, 1960
Folder 9 Physics Manpower Studies 1969, 1969
Folder 10 Planning for Graduate Study in Physics brochure, 1960, 1977, 1980
Folder 11 Pressing Needs in School Science, 1969, 1974
Folder 12 Registry of opportunities abroad for United States physicists, 1972
Folder 13 Registry of physicists interested in study, teaching, and research opportunities abroad, 1972
Folder 14 Report on the Physics Register, 1960
Folder 15 Research specialties of doctoral programs in physics, 1967
Folder 16 Research specialties of doctoral programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields, 1979-1989
Folder 17 Rewarding Careers for Women in Physics brochure, 1962
Box 18 Folder 1 Sigma Pi Sigma: brochures, undated
Folder 2 Sigma Pi Sigma: Golden anniversary program from Columbia, South Carolina, 1971
Folder 3 Sigma Pi Sigma: Procedure for the reception of members, 1986
Folder 4 Sigma Pi Sigma: Proceedings, 1996, 2004
Folder 5 Society of Physics Students (SPS): brochures, undated
Folder 6 Society of Physics Students (SPS): Chapter lists, 1974, 1978, 1980
Folder 7 Society of Physics Students (SPS): Information book, 1983-1987
Folder 8 Society of Physics Students (SPS): Information book, 1987-1989
Folder 9 Society of Physics Students (SPS): Information handbook, 1997-1998
Folder 10 Society of Physics Students (SPS): Information handbook, 1998-1999
Folder 11 Society of Physics Students (SPS): Information handbook, 2000-2001
Box 19 Folder 1 Society of Physics Students (SPS): Information handbook, 2001-2002
Folder 2 Society of Physics Students (SPS): Information handbook, 2001-2002
Folder 3 Society of Physics Students (SPS): Information handbook, 2002-2003
Folder 4 Society of Physics Students (SPS): Information handbook, 2002-2003
Folder 5 Society of Physics Students (SPS): Information handbook, 2003-2004
Folder 6 Society of Physics Students (SPS): Information handbook, 2005-2006
Folder 7 Society of Physics Students (SPS): Information handbook, 2012
Folder 8 Society of Physics Students (SPS): meeting announcements, 1982
Box 20 Folder 1 Society of Physics Students (SPS): Speakers, Tours, and Films, 1974-1975, 1978-1979, 1983-1984
Folder 2 Society of Physics Students (SPS): Speakers, Tours, and Films, 1985-1987
Folder 3 Society of Physics Students (SPS): Speakers, Tours, and Films, 1987-1989
Folder 4 Statistical Data Resources on Physics and Physicists - an index, 1970
Folder 5 Student's Guide to Undergraduate Physics Major Departments, 1969
Box 21 Folder 1 Student sections, 1962-1963, 1967
Folder 2 Summary of physics and astronomy manpower statistics, 1979-1982
Folder 3 Technical Institutes in the United States Which Offer Physics Courses, 1970
Folder 4 United States institutions by highest physics program, 1972
Folder 5 Why Should You Study Physics in High School? brochure, 1959
Folder 6 Wise Use of Science brochure, 1970, undated
Folder 7 Work Complex Study: the match between academic training and employment of physicists brochure, 1969
Folder 8 American Institute of Physics Educational Newsletter, 1963-1971
Folder 9 American Institute of Physics Student Sections Newsletter, 1961-1968
Folder 10 Bulletin of Physics Education News, 1996
Folder 11 Journal of Undergraduate Research in Physics, 1999
Folder 12 Physics Department Reveille, 1995-1999
Folder 13 Radiations, 1987, 1990, 1994-1996
Folder 14 Radiations, 1997-1999
Box 22 Folder 1 Radiations, 2000-2002
Folder 2 Radiations, 2003-2005
Folder 3 Radiations, 2006-2008
Folder 4 Radiations, 2009-2012
Folder 5 Radiations, 2013-2015
Folder 6 Radiations, 2016
Box 23 Folder 1 Society of Physics Students (SPS) Newsletter, 1968-1973
Folder 2 Society of Physics Students (SPS) Newsletter, 1974-1979
Folder 3 Society of Physics Students (SPS) Newsletter, 1980-1984
Folder 4 Society of Physics Students (SPS) Newsletter, 1985-1989
Folder 5 Society of Physics Students (SPS) Newsletter, 1990-1993
Folder 6 Society of Physics Students (SPS) Newsletter, 1995-1998
Folder 7 Society of Physics Students (SPS) Newsletter/Observer (as of 2000), 1999-2002
Box 24 Folder 1 Society of Physics Students (SPS) Observer, 2003-2006
Folder 2 Society of Physics Students (SPS) Observer, 2007-2010
Folder 3 Society of Physics Students (SPS) Observer, 2011-2012
Folder 4 Society of Physics Students (SPS) Observer, 2013-2015
Box 25 Folder 1 Society of Physics Students (SPS) Observer, 2016
Folder 2 Wonder Science, 1995-1998