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American Association of Physics Teachers, Office of the Secretary, records of John Layman, 1947-2000, 2011, undated

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

American Association of Physics Teachers. Office of the Secretary.

Size of collection

4 linear feet
4 records box(s)

Short description of collection

This collection contains correspondence, memoranda, congressional testimony, meeting minutes, officer handbooks, workshop materials, and floppy disks created and collected primarily during John Layman's tenure as Secretary of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT).

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

AR2009899

Historical Note

The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) is a professional society of teachers of physics in colleges, universities, and secondary schools, established in 1930 to advance the teaching of physics and further the appreciation of the role of physics in society and culture. It was a founding Member Society of the American Institute of Physics.

Scope and Contents of Collection

This collection contains correspondence, memoranda, congressional testimony, meeting minutes, officer handbooks, workshop materials, and floppy disks relating to John Layman's tenure as Secretary of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), from 1991-1995. A small portion of the material relates to John Layman's work with AAPT outside his role as Secretary, including his tenures as Vice President (1980-1981), President-elect (1981-1982), and President (1982-1983).

The collection includes material on the Center for the Teaching of Physics (CTP), a project which began in 1993. John Layman received these materials from Howard Voss, Chair of the CTP Board of Governors. The collection also includes material from a 1999-2000 revision of the AAPT constitution.

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.

Persons

Layman, John W.
Voss, Howard G.

Institutions

American Association of Physics Teachers.
American Association of Physics Teachers. Office of the Secretary.

Subject terms

Physics. Societies, etc.
Physics. Study and teaching.

Genre terms

Constitutions.
Correspondence.
Handbooks.
Minutes.

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into nine series:

  • Series I. Center for the Teaching of Physics
  • Series II. Committee reports
  • Series III. Congressional testimony
  • Series IV. Constitution
  • Series V. Executive board meetings
  • Series VI. Officers handbook
  • Series VII. Secretary general notes
  • Series VIII. Workshops
  • Series IX. General

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Received from John Layman in 2010.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Chip Calhoun in 2015.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], American Association of Physics Teachers, Office of the Secretary, records of John Layman,, 1947-2000, 2011, undated. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the American Association of Physics Teachers, Office of the Secretary, records of John Layman,, 1947-2000, 2011, undated

Publisher

American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

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

2015

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. Center for the Teaching of Physics

Box 1 Folder 1 Center for the Teaching of Physics, 1991-1994
Folder 2 Center for the Teaching of Physics, 1992-1993
Folder 3 Center for the Teaching of Physics, Boise, 1993
Folder 4 Center for the Teaching of Physics, 1993-1994
Folder 5 Center for Physics Education, Howard Voss files, 1993-1994
Folder 6 Center for the Teaching of Physics, 1993, 2011
Folder 7 Center for Physics Education, 1994
Folder 8 Center for Physics Education, Orlando, 1994
Folder 9 Center for Physics Education, 1995
Folder 10 Center for Physics Education organizational plan, 1995

Series II. Committee reports

Box 1 Folder 11 Committee chairs notes, James Stith, 1992-1993
Folder 12 Committee chairs orientation, James Stith, undated

Series III. Congressional testimony

Box 1 Folder 13 Congressional testimony, 1989
Folder 14 Congressional testimony of John W. Layman, 1989
Folder 15 National Science Board background documents, 1985, 1999
Folder 16 House of Representatives testimony, Howard G. Voss, 1999
Folder 17 House of Representatives testimony, Howard G. Voss, 1999
Folder 18 House of Representatives committee on science, hearing #1, 1999
Folder 19 House of Representatives committee on science, hearing #2, 1999
Folder 20 American Institute of Physics brochures: Communicating with Congress, FYI, undated

Series IV. Constitution

Box 1 Folder 21 AAPT Announcer, 1978-1979
Folder 22 Incorporation papers: liability, 1958, 1984-1986
Folder 23 Certificate of incorporation, 1958, 1998-1999
Folder 24 Organization and activities, history, constitution and bylaws: second draft, 1966
Folder 25 Constitution, 1994, 1997, 1999
Folder 26 Articles of incorporation, 1999
Folder 27 Constitution and Handbook Revision Committee formation, 1999
Folder 28 Constitution: Rod Gent's added documents, 1999
Folder 29 Constitution: notes by Rod Grant, John Layman, and Bernie Khoury, 1999
Folder 30 Constitutional revision older notes, 1999
Folder 31 Master constitution (February 10, 1999), 1999
Folder 32 Constitution notes (February 28, 1999), 1999
Folder 33 Constitution and by-laws (March 20, 1999), 1999
Folder 34 Constitutional revision, 1999
Folder 35 Final constitution notes, 1999
Folder 36 Final constitution (October 16, 1999), 1999
Folder 37 Final constitution (January 2000), 1999-2000
Folder 38 Constitution and by-laws (January 2000), 2000
Folder 39 Constitution (February 2, 2000), 2000
Folder 40 Constitution (April 13, 2000), 2000
Box 2 Folder 1 Constitution: committee email exchange, 1999
Folder 2 Constitution: committee email exchange, 1999
Folder 3 Constitution: lawyer correspondence, 1999

Series V. Executive board meetings

Box 2 Folder 4 Executive board retreat (June 1981), 1981
Folder 5 Executive board retreat (June 1981), 1981
Folder 6 Executive board retreat, 1981, 1986
Folder 7 Executive board meeting (March 1990): minutes, 1990
Folder 8 Executive board meeting (June 1990): minutes, 1990
Folder 9 Executive board retreat (June 1990), 1990
Folder 10 Executive board meeting (October 1990): minutes, 1990
Folder 11 Executive board meeting (April 1991), 1991
Folder 12 Executive board meeting (April 1991): minutes, 1991
Folder 13 Executive board meeting (June 1991): board packet, 1991
Folder 14 Executive board meeting (June 1991): minutes, 1991
Folder 15 Executive board meeting (October 1991): board packet, 1991
Folder 16 Executive board meeting (October 1991): John Layman's notes, 1991
Folder 17 Executive board meeting (October 1991): minutes, 1991
Folder 18 Executive board meeting (January 1992): board packet (1 of 2), 1991-1992
Folder 19 Executive board meeting (January 1992): board packet (2 of 2), 1991-1992
Folder 20 Executive board meeting (January 1992): documents, 1991-1992
Folder 21 Executive board meeting (January 1992): draft minutes, 1992
Folder 22 Executive board meeting (January 1992): minutes, 1991-1992
Folder 23 Executive board meeting (January 1992): minutes, 1992
Folder 24 Executive board meeting (April 1992): board packet (1 of 2), 1992
Folder 25 Executive board meeting (April 1992): board packet (2 of 2), 1992
Folder 26 Executive board meeting (April 1992): Bob Sears, dues and rates charts, 1992
Folder 27 Executive board meeting (April 1992): Bob Sears, profit and loss statements, 1992
Folder 28 Executive board meeting (April 1992): minutes and notes, 1992
Folder 29 Executive board meeting (April 1992): draft minutes, 1992
Folder 30 Executive board meeting (April 1992): final minutes, 1992
Folder 31 Executive board meeting (April 1992): summary of executive board actions, 1992
Folder 32 Executive board meeting minutes, 1991-1995

Series VI. Officers handbook

Box 2 Folder 33 Officers handbook, Section Representatives: bylaws, etc.; New Orleans, 1992
Folder 34 Officers handbook, Section Representatives summary, 1992-1994
Folder 35 Officers handbook, Section Representatives: Boise, 1993
Folder 36 Officers handbook (November 1994), 1994
Folder 37 Officers handbook, 1996-1999

Series VII. Secretary general notes

Box 2 Folder 38 Secretary correspondence, 1991
Folder 39 Secretary's questions and to-do lists, 1992
Folder 40 Secretary files, Reuben Alley, 1996

Series VIII. Workshops

Box 2 Folder 41 Workshop 15, 1968-1970, 1974-1979, 1987, 1991-1994
Box 3 Folder 1 Workshop 16, 1992-1995
Folder 2 Workshop 17, 1987-1989

Series IX. General

Box 3 Folder 3 Programs of meetings, 1947-1971
Folder 4 Commission on College Physics, 1969-1971
Folder 5 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1972-1975, 1980-1987, 1993-1995
Folder 6 "New directions for high school physics teacher preparation?", John Layman, circa 1973
Folder 7 Resource letter on the preparation of high school and college physics teachers, Les Paldy publications, 1973-1974
Folder 8 American Institute of Physics management, 1974
Folder 9 American Journal of Physics editorial, 1975
Folder 10 Workshop on Physics Teaching and the Development of Reasoning, 1975
Folder 11 Task force about American Association of Physics Teachers operations, part I, 1977
Folder 12 Task force about American Association of Physics Teachers operations, part II, 1975-1978
Folder 13 Distinguished service citation, Kenneth E. Davis, 1977
Folder 14 The Physics Teacher notes, 1977-1979
Folder 15 Microcomputers in the classroom: a reprint from The Physics Teacher, 1978
Folder 16 The role of the laboratory in physics education, 1978
Folder 17 American Physical Society general notes on meetings, 1980-1982
Folder 18 Physics Olympics proposal and funding attempt, Committee on Physics and Pre-college Education, 1980-1982
Folder 19 National Science Foundation conference on cooperative relationships between college and university scientists and pre-college educators, 1981
Folder 20 Minority Faculty Improvement Project, 1981
Folder 21 American Physical Society / American Association of Physics Teachers aid to high school teachers project, 1981
Folder 22 American Physical Society / American Association of Physics Teachers college / high school interaction project (CHIP) Maryland area notes, 1981
Folder 23 American Physical Society / American Association of Physics Teachers Albert A. Bartlett letters, 1981-1982
Folder 24 International meetings, Simon George, 1981-1982
Folder 25 E. J. Wenham correspondence, "New trends in physics teaching", 1981-1982
Folder 26 Foreign teaching assistants committee notes, 1981-1986
Folder 27 American Society for Engineering Education: Andres F. Rodriguez, 1982
Folder 28 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Consortium of Affiliated Societies for Science and Mathematics Education, 1982
Folder 29 Ontario Section newsletter, 1982
Folder 30 "The role of lecture demonstrations in physics teaching", John Layman, 1982
Folder 31 Interface workshop, 1982
Folder 32 American Institute of Physics highlights of 1982, 1982
Folder 33 "Crisis in physics teaching": John Layman talk to Corporate Associates, 1982
Folder 34 "The crisis in high school physics teaching": Physics Today article notes, 1982-1983
Folder 35 "Crisis in physics teaching": John Layman, 1983
Folder 36 Exxon grant: developing student confidence in physics, 1982-1983
Folder 37 High school teacher shortage: potential solutions, 1983
Folder 38 High school teacher shortage: potential solutions and resolutions, 1983
Folder 39 American Physical Society / American Association of Physics Teachers college / high school interaction committee, 1983
Folder 40 Loan to J. H. Wilson for house purchase, 1984
Folder 41 High school documents revision, 1984-1985
Folder 42 American Institute of Physics: physics survey, 1984-1985
Folder 43 Topical conference of departmental chairs in physics, 1984-1985
Folder 44 Task force on computer journal / magazine, 1985-1986
Folder 45 Committee on special projects for high-school physics, 1985-1987
Box 4 Folder 1 Purchase of Homer L. Dodge building, 1985-1988
Folder 2 Homer L. Dodge building, 1986-1987
Folder 3 Deed of Trust note, 1986
Folder 4 National Science Teachers Association plan for teacher certification, 1986
Folder 5 Frank Oppenheimer memorial exhibit, 1986-1987
Folder 6 Instructional Media Center discussions and proposal, 1986-1993
Folder 7 Grant policy manual, 1988
Folder 8 Funders group, 1988
Folder 9 Executive board correspondence, Jack Wilson, 1988-1991
Folder 10 Howard G. Voss commendation letters, 1988-1992
Folder 11 Federal support for undergraduate laboratory work in physics, 1989
Folder 12 Adaptation program for teaching high school physics: University of Wisconsin, National Science Foundation, Bill Walters, 1989
Folder 13 Workshop program, 1989
Folder 14 American Institute of Physics / American Chemical Society national survey of high school teachers of physics and chemistry, 1989-1990
Folder 15 Associate executive officer search, 1991
Folder 16 Urban Physics Initiative notes, 1991
Folder 17 Executive board general correspondence, 1991
Folder 18 American Institute of Physics constitution amendments, 1991
Folder 19 American Institute of Physics committee nominations, 1991-1992
Folder 20 American Association of Physics Teachers / American Association for the Advancement of Science sections on physics and education, 1992
Folder 21 American Physical Society survey of educational activities, 1992
Folder 22 American Journal of Physics / The Physics Teacher database, 1992-1993
Folder 23 Campaign for Physics: table of needs meeting agenda, New York, 1992
Folder 24 Campaign for Physics: American Physical Society / American Association of Physics Teachers, 1994-1995
Folder 25 Campaign for Physics, 1996
Folder 26 Personnel and Finance Committee meeting (January 1993): notes and minutes, 1993
Folder 27 John Layman, active file: Task Force on National Science Standards; Council, Executive Board, and committee minutes, 1993-1995
Folder 28 American Association of Physics Teachers / American Physical Society alliances, 1994
Folder 29 Instructional Media Center review (March 1994), 1994
Folder 30 Venture fund, 1994
Folder 31 Venture fund, 1994-1996
Folder 32 Institute of Physics exchange subscriptions, 1994-1995
Folder 33 Powerful Ideas in Physical Science: Physical Science Instruction of Preservice Elementary Teachers (PSI-PET), 1994-1995
Folder 34 Kenneth D. Challenger correspondence, 1995
Folder 35 Physics Teaching Resource Agents: Urban PTRA, 1996
Folder 36 Physics Teaching Resource Agents: PTRA Plus, 1997
Folder 37 Powerful Ideas in Physical Science workshop, 1997
Folder 38 Powerful Ideas in Physical Science summer program, 1997
Folder 39 Conference of physics department chairs, 1997
Folder 40 Associate executive officer Jack G. Hehn, 1998
Folder 41 "National applicability and evaluation in college physics courses", John Layman, undated
Folder 42 Executive board master list, undated
Folder 43 Brochures: program guide and conferences guide, undated
Folder 44 Brochure: Leading educators into the future, undated