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AIP Office of the Secretary addition to records of Ben Snavely, email correspondence, 2000-2015

Description of Collection


American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

American Institute of Physics. Office of the Secretary

Size of collection

2.2 GB

Short description of collection

This collection consists of emails sent and received by Ben Snavely during his tenure as corporate secretary of the American Institte of Physics.

Language(s) of collection


Collection number:


Historical Note

The Office of the Secretary keeps all official and legal documents of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) including copyright records and current records of the Governing Board and AIP committee memberships. It is responsible for the official minutes from the Governing Board and the Executive Committee meetings and carries on official correspondence with Member Societies concerning membership, Governing Board representation, and proxies to the annual meetings of the AIP Corporation. The Secretary is a member of the AIP Management Committee.

Scope and Contents of Collection

This collection includes emails sent and received by Ben Snavely. The collection includes the contents of the account's email Cabinet (excluding a folder titled "Personal"), as well as the Inbox and Sent Items folders. Topics addressed include: AIP committees; AIP corporate associates; AIP governance, including executive officers, the governance committee, and the governing board; meeting minutes; Tate Medal.

Restrictions on Use and Access

Permission of an officer of depositing organization required for access to records less than 25 years old.

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.


Snavely, Benjamin


American Institute of Physics. Corporate Associates.
American Institute of Physics. Office of the Secretary.

Genre terms


Organization and Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into three series:

  • Series I: Cabinet
  • Series II: Inbox
  • Series III: Sent Items

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Gift of Ben Snavely, 2014.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Chip Calhoun in 2015.

These emails have been output as Outlook .pst files, and converted to PDF.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], AIP Office of the Secretary addition to records of Ben Snavely, email correspondence, 2000-2015. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information


Finding Aid to the AIP Office of the Secretary addition to records of Ben Snavely, email correspondence, 2000-2015


American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740


Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Chip Calhoun in 2015. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: Cabinet

  • Committee on Committees
  • Compton Committee
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Corporate Associates
  • Exec. Officer Search Committee
  • Governance Committee
  • Governing Board
    • GB vote for XD
  • Handbook
  • Investment Advisory Committee
  • Minutes
  • Nominating Committee
  • Secretary's Office
    • addresses
    • Legal
      • Primers
  • Tate Committee
  • Tate Medal 2011

Series II: Inbox

Series III: Sent Items