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Archives of British Men of Science records, 1969-1972

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

Archives of British Men of Science.

Size of collection

15 linear feet
15 records boxes

Short description of collection

Administrative records, correspondence and reports generated by the survey for the Archives of British Men of Science.

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

AR1998381

Historical Note

Survey of private and institutional holdings of British scientific archives authored by Roy M. MacLeod and James R. Friday. Subjects were British scientists living between 1870 and 1950, who were born before and died after 1890. This project received initial funding in 1969-1970 from the Social Science Research Council. Subsequently, the Royal Society funded additional efforts to survey Fellows of the Royal Society who were elected between 1848 and 1939, and listed in the "Record of the Royal Society", published in 1940.

Scope and Contents of Collection

Administrative records, correspondence and reports generated by the survey for the Archives of British Men of Science.

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.

Persons

Friday, James R.
MacLeod, Roy M.

Institutions

Archives of British Men of Science.

Subject terms

Scientists. United Kingdom. Archives.

Genre terms

Surveys.

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into a single, unprocessed series:

  • Series I: Archives of British Men of Science records

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Received from Roy M. MacLeod in 1998.

Processing Information

This collection is largely unprocessed, with little order.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], Archives of British Men of Science records, 1969-1972. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the Archives of British Men of Science records, 1969-1972

Publisher

American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

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

2013

Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Melanie J. Mueller in 2013. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: Archives of British Men of Science records

Box 1 Manuscript for British Men of Science, Volume I - Chemists, undated
Manuscript for British Men of Science, Volume II - Cavendish Laboratory Research Students and Physicists, undated
Manuscript for British Men of Science, Volume III - Entomologists, undated
Box 2 Manuscript for British Men of Science, Volume IV - Astronomers, undated
Manuscript for British Men of Science, Volume V - Geologists, undated
Alphabetical files of the Fellows of Royal Society, undated
Miscellaneous papers, undated
Box 3 Cavendish Laboratory files, undated
Miscellaneous administrative files, undated
Box 4 Eugenists, undated
Manuscripts of supplementary volumes of British Men of Science, undated
Administrative files, undated
Box 5 Administrative files, undated
Photocopies of manuscripts and papers, undated
Box 6 Photocopies of manuscripts and papers, undated
Box 7 Miscellaneous papers, undated
Typescripts for microfiche 43-58, undated
Box 8 Miscellaneous papers, undated
Box 9 Typescripts for microfiche 1-17, undated
Miscellaneous papers, undated
Box 10 Miscellaneous papers, undated
Box 11 Miscellaneous papers, undated
Box 12 Miscellaneous papers, undated
Box 13 Miscellaneous papers, undated
Box 14 Miscellaneous papers, undated
Reprints, undated
Box 15 Miscellaneous papers, undated
Reprints, undated