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American Institute of Physics Publishing Division addition to records, 1941-1992

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

American Institute of Physics. Publishing Division.

Size of collection

4 linear feet
3 records boxes
1 flat manuscript box

Short description of collection

The records of the American Institute of Physics Publishing Division document the production and publication of monographs and journals, and include correspondence, meeting material and reports.

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

AR398

Historical Note

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) publishes scientific journals reporting original research in all the principal areas of physics and allied sciences including translation journals and journals on behalf of its Member Societies. The Publications Division handles this principal responsibility of the AIP.

Scope and Contents of Collection

The records of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) Publishing Division document the production and publication of AIP and Member Society monographs and journals, and include correspondence, meeting material, reports and legal documents. Series I, Correspondence, is comprised mainly of the chronological correspondence files of Bob Marks and Paul Parisi, among others. The collection contains many publishing agreements between AIP and other institutions, as well as the negotiations and discussions leading up to a signed contract. Also featured in the collection are reports and research on page charges and subscription and use statistics for AIP journals.

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/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. Publishing Division.

Subject terms

Physics. Publishing.
Publishers and publishing.

Genre terms

Contracts.

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into six series:

  • Series I: Correspondence
  • Series II: Publishing committees
  • Series III: Russian translation
  • Series IV: Member Society publishing
  • Series V: Institute of Physics (IOP) publishing
  • Series VI: Miscellaneous files

Each series is arranged chronologically, with the exception of Series IV which is arranged alphabetically by Member Society name.

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Aquired through records retention, 1992-1993.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Melanie J. Mueller in 2012.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], American Institute of Physics Publishing Division addition to records. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the American Institute of Physics Publishing Division addition to records, 1941-1992

Publisher

American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

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

2012

Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Melanie J. Mueller in 2012. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: Correspondence

Subseries A: Chronological correspondence

Box 1 Folder 1 Chronological correspondence, September 1984
Folder 2 Chronological correspondence, December 1984
Folder 3 Chronological correspondence (1 of 2), 1984
Folder 4 Chronological correspondence (2 of 2), 1984
Folder 5 Chronological correspondence, January 1985
Folder 6 Chronological correspondence, February-March 1985
Folder 7 Chronological correspondence, April-May 1985
Folder 8 Chronological correspondence, June 1985
Folder 9 Chronological correspondence, September 1985
Folder 10 Chronological correspondence, October 1985
Folder 11 Chronological correspondence, November 1985
Folder 12 Chronological correspondence, December 1985
Folder 13 Chronological correspondence, January 1986
Folder 14 Chronological correspondence, February 1986
Folder 15 Chronological correspondence, March 1986
Folder 16 Chronological correspondence, April 1986

Subseries B: Bob Marks' correspondence

Box 1 Folder 17 Bob Marks' Book Division correspondence, 1982-1987
Folder 18 Bob Marks' chronological correspondence, 1984

Series II: Publishing committees

Box 1 Folder 19 AIP Publishing Policy Committee - meetings, 1983
Folder 20 AIP Publishing Policy Committee - meetings, 1985-1986
Folder 21 Book Production Committee - meetings, notes, 1985-1987
Folder 22 Publishing Operational Planning meeting, 1989-1990

Series III: Russian translation

Box 2 Folder 1 AIP/NSF Translation Program - correspondence re: Soviet translation agreements, 1955-1969
Folder 2 Russian negotiations - correspondence, 1973-1974
Folder 3 Soviet translation negotiations - copyright, back-up material, 1973-1985
Folder 4 Soviet translation negotiations - correspondence, 1974
Folder 5 VAAP (Russian copyright agency) - agreements and addenda, 1974-1978
Folder 6 Soviet journals - contracts, reports, 1974-1980
Folder 7 FIZ contract - edits, changes, 1984
Folder 8 Russian royalties, 1984-1988
Folder 9 FIZ contract - agreements, changes, 1985
Folder 10 VAAP/AIP contract - agreements, correspondence, 1987-1988
Folder 11 Moscow - VAAP (Russian copyright agency) - correspondence, 1988-1989
Folder 12 Mezdunarodnaya Kniga (MK) - agreements, correspondence, 1988-1990
Folder 13 Russkii Yazyk publishers - English/Russian dictionary - correspondence, agreements, 1988-1991
Folder 14 Robert Baensch - Russia trip - correspondence, 1989
Folder 15 Moscow trip - correspondence, 1989-1990

Series IV: Member Society publishing

Box 3 Folder 1 American Physical Society (APS) - correspondence, 1985-1988
Folder 2 Astronomical Society of America (ASA) - correspondence re: AIP/AIDC distribution of "ASA Standards", 1990-1991
Folder 3 Optical Society of America (OSA) - AIP/OSA translation of "Chinese Physics - Lasers" - agreements, correspondence, 1980-1992
Folder 4 Optical Society of America (OSA) - publishing agreement proposal - correspondence, contracts, 1985-1989
Folder 5 Optical Society of America (OSA) - new journal "Atmospheric Physics" and publishing relations with AIP - correspondence, agreements, 1988-1989

Series V: Institute of Physics (IOP) publishing

Box 3 Folder 6 Institute of Physics (IOP) journals - subscription and pricing statistics, correspondence re: agreements, 1989-1990
Folder 7 Institute of Physics (IOP) journals - agreements, addenda, correspondence, 1989-1991
Folder 8 Institute of Physics (IOP) books - agreements and changes, correspondence, 1990-1991
Folder 9 Institute of Physics (IOP) books - contracts re: book sales, 1990-1991

Series VI: Miscellaneous files

Box 4 Folder 1 Subject and page data for journals, 1941-1988
Box 3 Folder 10 King Research Inc. - reports on page charges, pricing, demand, subscriptions and use of publications by physicists - correspondence, reports, 1978-1991
Folder 11 Materials Research Society (MRS) - correspondence and agreements, 1983-1985
Folder 12 World Scientific Publishing Company - agreements, correspondence, 1985-1992
Folder 13 Cowan, Liebowitz and Latman - publishing contract negotiations, Gordon and Breach, Russia contract, and other legal matters (1 of 2), 1986-1991
Folder 14 Cowan, Liebowitz and Latman - publishing contract negotiations, Gordon and Breach, Russia contract, and other legal matters (2 of 2), 1986-1991
Folder 15 Physics Today Buyers' Guide - correspondence, notes, agreements, 1987
Folder 16 Department of Energy - contracts, negotiations, 1987-1988