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AIP Information Division miscellaneous publications, 1985-1995

Description of Collection


American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

American Institute of Physics. Information Division.

Size of collection

0.25 linear feet
1 half manuscript box

Short description of collection

Publications from the American Institute of Physics (AIP) Information Division that include information on Physnet and Physics Information Network (PI-NET).

Language(s) of collection


Collection number:


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. The responsibility of this office is to provide support and service to the computing infrastructure of the American Institute of Physics.

Scope and Contents of Collection

The collection contains miscellaneous publications printed by the American Institute of Physics (AIP) Information Division for its customers, and includes brochures, user guides and business plans describing Physnet and the Physics Information Network (PI-Net).

Restrictions on Use and Access

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.


American Institute of Physics.
American Institute of Physics. Information Division.

Subject terms

Information networks.
Physics. Publishing.
Physics. Societies, etc.

Genre terms


Organization and Arrangement of Collection

Collection is arranged in chronological order.

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Collection is added to as new material is acquired.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Amanda Nelson in 2011.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], AIP Information Division miscellaneous publications. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information


Finding Aid to the American Institute of Physics Information Division miscellaneous publications, 1985-1995


American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740


Encoding Information

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

Series I: American Institute of Physics (AIP) Information Division miscellaneous publications

Box 1 Folder 1 Physnet, 1985
Folder 2 Physics Information Network (PI-NET), 1986, 1989-1990, 1995