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John C. Hubbard papers, 1901-1952

Description of Collection


American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

Hubbard, John Charles, 1879-

Size of collection

0.5 linear feet
1 manuscript box

Short description of collection

Correspondence, diaries, reprints, laboratory manuals of physicist John Charles Hubbard.

Language(s) of collection


Collection number:


Biographical Note

Physicist (ultrasonics, acoustics). On the physics faculty at Clark College, 1906-1916; New York University as department chair, 1916-1927; and Office of Naval Research Project, Catholic University of America from 1947.

Scope and Contents of Collection

Correspondence, diaries, reprints, laboratory manuals of John Charles Hubbard. The correspondence consists of family correspondence about student experiences at Clark University, experiences in France during World War I, and professional correspondence concerning recommendations and professional appointments. The diaries are personal, reflecting his thoughts on his education and career. Reprints by Hubbard concern trends in physics teaching, chemical physics, and acoustics; the laboratory manuals are on the subjects of ultrasonics, optical studies, and basic laboratory physics. Correspondents include: A.L. Bonton, H.O. Jueser, Henry Lefavour, and Wallace C. Sabine.

Restrictions on Use and Access

Researchers must have an approved access application on file in order to access archival materials.

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.


Bonton, A. L.
Hubbard, John Charles, 1879-
Kueser, H. O.
Lefavour, Henry
Sabine, Wallace Clement.


Clark University (Worcester, Mass.)

Subject terms

Chemistry, physical and theoretical.
Physics. Study and teaching.
World War, 1914-1918.

Genre terms


Organization and Arrangement of Collection

Collection organized into three series:

  • Series I: Correspondence
  • Series II: Reprints, articles, manuals
  • Series III: Diaries

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Received from Mrs. Gertrude Hubbard, 1964.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Melanie J. Mueller in 2014.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], John C. Hubbard papers, 1901-1952. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information


Finding Aid to the John C. Hubbard papers, 1901-1952


American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740


Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Melanie J. Mueller in 2014. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: Correspondence

Correspondence - name index of correspondents, undated
Correspondence - chronological, 1901-1913
Correspondence - alphabetical, 1901-1952
Correspondence - personal - chronological, 1901-1918

Series II: Reprints, articles, manuals

Reprints, articles, manuals (1 of 2), undated
Reprints, articles, manuals (2 of 2), undated

Series III: Diaries

Diaries (1902-1917), letter to editor (1925), undated