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American Institute of Physics Statistical Research Center miscellaneous publications, 1961-2014

Description of Collection


American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

American Institute of Physics. Statistical Research Center

Size of collection

2.5 linear feet
5 manuscript boxes

Short description of collection

Publications from the American Institute of Physics' Statistical Research Center that includes number publication and statistical survey results.

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 collect, analyze and disseminate data on education and employment in physics and related fields.

Scope and Contents of Collection

The collection contains miscellaneous publications printed by the American Institute of Physics' Statistical Research Center for the public, and includes numbered publications and statistical survey results. Includes publications from when it was formerly known as the Education and Employment Statistical Division. Focus On reports (2009-2014) available online.

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. Statistical Research Center.

Subject terms

Physics. Publishing.
Physics. Societies, etc.
Scientists. Employment. Statistics. 20th century.
Statistics. Societies, etc. Archival Research Center.

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

The collection is organized by publication number chronologically with those without publications numbers at the beginning of the collection in alphabetical order.

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Amanda Nelson in 2014.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], American Institute of Physics Statistical Research Center miscellaneous publications, 1961-2014. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information


Finding Aid to the American Institute of Physics Statistical Research Center miscellaneous publications, 1961-2014


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 2014. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: American Institute of Physics Statistical Research Center miscellaneous publications

Box 1 Folder 1 Committee on Opportunities in Physics - Physics Faculty Workforce Survey, 1988
Folder 2 Foreign Teaching Assistants in Physics Departments, 1988
Folder 3 Physics, Manpower and Educational Statistics 1962, 1962
Folder 4 Road Map for Conducting Employment Surveys of Doctoral Graduates in S & E, 1998
Folder 5 Women Physicists Speak: The 2001 International Study of Women in Physics, 2001
Folder 6 R-151 to R-151.20: Data on Physics Enrollment and Degrees, 1961-1983
Folder 7 R-151.21 to R-151.35: Data on Physics Enrollment and Degrees, 1984-1999
Folder 8 R-151.36 to R-151.43: Data on Physics Enrollment and Degrees, 2000-2008
Folder 9 R-151.17A to R-151.31A: Data on Physics Enrollment and Degrees - a supplement, 1980-1994
Folder 10 R-151.17B to R-151.31B: Data on Astronomy Enrollment and Degrees - a supplement, 1980-1994
Folder 11 R-161: Physics Education, Employment, and Financial Support - a Statistical Handbook 1964, 1964
Box 2 Folder 1 R-196: Physics Manpower 1966 - Education and Employment Statistics, 1966
Folder 2 R-205.3 to R-205.11: Supplement to Summary of Data from Graduate Programs in Physics, Astronomy and Related Fields, 1977-1986
Folder 3 R-207 to R-207.10: Graduate Student Survey, 1962-1978
Folder 4 R-207.12 to R-207.20: Graduate Student Survey, 1980-1988
Folder 5 R-207.21 to R-207.35: Graduate Student Survey, 1989-2006
Folder 6 R-211 to R-211.15: Survey of Physics Bachelor's Degree Recipients, 1961-1984
Folder 7 R-211.16 to R-211.31: Survey of Physics and Astronomy Bachelor's Degree Recipients, 1985-2002
Box 3 Folder 1 R-220: Physics Manpower 1969 - Education and Employment Statistics, 1969
Folder 2 R-255: Physics Manpower 1973 - Education and Employment Studies, 1973
Folder 3 R-268: Nuclear Physics Manpower, 1975
Folder 4 R-270: Post-Doctoral Positions in Physics and Astronomy, 1975
Folder 5 R-282.1 to R-282.14: Employment Survey, 1978-1991
Folder 6 R-282.15 to R-282.26: Employment Survey, 1992-2007
Folder 7 R-297: American Institute of Physics Member Societies Entering the 1980's, 1980
Folder 8 R-301: Society Membership 1980 Profile - Stability and Change, 1981
Folder 9 R-306: Society Membership 1981 Profile - an Expanded View, 1982
Folder 10 R-306.3: Society Membership Profile - Rich Diversity and Common Concerns, 1994
Folder 11 R-311 to R-311.07: Salaries Society Membership Survey, 1983-1993
Box 4 Folder 1 R-311.08 to R-311.11: Salaries Society Membership Survey, 1995-2001
Folder 2 R-311.09a to R-311.10a: Salaries Society Membership Survey summaries, 1997-1999
Folder 3 R-340: Physics in the High Schools, 1988
Folder 4 R-343: Summary Report: 1986-1987 Survey of Secondary School Teachers of Physics, 1988
Folder 5 R-345: Who Takes Science? - A report on student coursework in high school science and mathematics, 1989
Folder 6 R-390: Physics in the High Schools II, 1994
Folder 7 R-392.1 to R-392.6: Academic Workforce Report, 1994-2005
Folder 8 R-394.1 to R-394.14: Roster of Physics Departments with Enrollment and Degree Data, 1995-2008
Folder 9 R-395.3 to R-395.13: Roster of Astronomy Departments with Enrollment and Degree Data, 1997-2007
Folder 10 R-396.1: National Laboratory Workforce Report, 1995
Folder 11 R-397: Overcoming Inertia - High School Physics in the 1990s, 1996
Box 5 Folder 1 R-398.1: What Are Masters Doing?, 1996
Folder 2 R-398.2: Physicists in Government - The Impace of Institutional Setting and Degree Level on Career Outcomes, 1997
Folder 3 R-399.1: Underemployment Among Postdoctorates - 1994 Society Membership Survey, 1996
Folder 4 R-425: Physics in the Two-Year Colleges, 1998
Folder 5 R-427: Maintaining Momentum - High School Physics for a New Millennium, 1999
Folder 6 R-430 and R-430.02: Women in Physics, 2000, 2005
Folder 7 R-432: Mastering Physics for Non-Academic Careers, 2001
Folder 8 R-433: The Early Careers of Physics Bachelors, 2002
Folder 9 R-433.02: Physics Bachelors with Master's Degrees, 2003
Folder 10 R-433.03: Does It Matter Where I Go to College? - Effects of Physics Departments on Student Outcomes, 2004
Folder 11 R-436: Physics in the Two-Year Colleges - 2001-2002, 2003
Folder 12 R-437: Physics Students From Abroad in the Post-9/11 Era, 2003
Folder 13 R-439: Broadening the Base - High School Physics Education at the Turn of a New Century, 2003
Folder 14 R-441: Women Physicists Speak Again, 2006
Folder 15 R-442: Reaching the Critical Mass - The Twenty Year Surge in High School Physics, 2008
Folder 16 Focus On: Roster of Physics Departments with Enrollment and Degree Data, 2013-2014
Focus On reports [available online], undated