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American Institute of Physics Center for History of Physics addition to miscellaneous publications, 1963-2017

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics

Size of collection

1.75 linear feet
3 manuscript boxes
1 half manuscript box

Short description of collection

Publications from the American Institute of Physics's Center for History of Physics that include newsletters, marketing materials and brochures.

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

AR20121099

Historical Note

The Center for History and Philosophy of Physics was established as a division of the American Institute of Physics in 1965 by the joining of the AIP's Project on the History of Recent Physics in the United States, which was started in 1961, and the Niels Bohr Library for History of Physics, which had opened in 1962. Its purpose is to aid in the efforts of scientists, historians, and archivists to document, investigate, and understand the nature and origin of developments in 20th century physics and their impact on society. In 1972 the name was changed to the Center for History of Physics.

Scope and Contents of Collection

The collection contains miscellaneous publications printed by the American Institute of Physics' Center for History of Physics, and includes newsletters, pamphlets, brochures, catalogs, marketing materials and booklets for the Center for History of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, and the Emilio Segre Visual Archives. The collection includes a full run of the AIP History Newsletter from 1964-current.

Restrictions on Use and Access

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

Center for History of Physics (American Institute of Physics)

Subject terms

Physics. History.
Physics. Publishing.
Physics. Societies, etc.

Genre terms

Brochures.
Newsletters

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

The collection is organized by type beginning with brochures and marketing materials and followed by the Center for History of Physics newsletters. The brochures and other materials are arranged alphabetically, while the newsletters are in chronological order.

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Amanda Nelson in 2016.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], American Institute of Physics Center for History of Physics addition to miscellaneous publications, 1963-2017. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the American Institute of Physics Center for History of Physics addition to miscellaneous publications, 1963-2017

Publisher

American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

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

2014

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 Center for the History of Physics miscellaneous publications

Box 1 Folder 1 Articles and marketing materials for publications, 1970-1985
Folder 2 Brochures - Center for the History of Physics, 1973-1993
Folder 3 Brochures - Emilio Segre Visual Archives, undated
Folder 4 Brochures - Niels Bohr Library & Archives, 1963-1985
Folder 5 Exhibits, 1968-1979
Folder 6 Friends of the Center for the History of Physics/ Friends of the Niels Bohr Library, 1963-1972
Folder 7 Images of Einstein: A Catalog, 1979
Folder 8 National Catalog of Sources, 1971-1980
Folder 9 Preservation Guidelines for the Records of the United States Department of Energy, 1980-1985
Box 2 Folder 1 Projects, 1964-1983
Folder 2 Sources, 1963, undated
Folder 3 Transistorized!, undated
Folder 4 Friends of the Niels Bohr Library newsletter, 1964-1965
Folder 5 Newsletter, 1964-1974
Folder 6 Newsletter, 1975-1985
Folder 7 Newsletter, 1986-1989
Folder 8 Newsletter, 1990-1994
Box 3 Folder 1 Newsletter, 1995-1997
Folder 2 Newsletter, 1998-2001
Folder 3 Newsletter, 2002-2005
Folder 4 Newsletter, 2006-2010
Box 4 Folder 1 Newsletter, 2011
Folder 2 Newsletter, 2012-2013
Folder 3 Newsletter, 2014-2015