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American Physical Society Committee on Applications in Physics records, 1975-1999

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

American Physical Society

Size of collection

4 linear feet
4 records boxes

Short description of collection

Records of the American Physical Society’s (APS) Committee on Applications in Physics (CAP), Committee on Careers and Professional Development (CCPD), and Forum on Applied and Industrial Physics (FIAP). Records include meeting minutes, attendance forms, correspondence, meeting handouts, mailing lists, symposia, travel expenses, photographs, a career questionnaire, and two floppy disks.

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

AR20151732

Historical Note

The Committee on Applications in Physics (CAP) was formed by the American Physical Society (APS) in 1974. One of the committee’s primary functions was to advise APS on matters related to industry and applied physics. To this end, CAP established the Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics, which later subsumed many of CAP's core functions. In 1998, the Committee on Applications in Physics changed its name to “Committee on Careers and Professional Development.” The new mandate for this committee involved career and professional development in physics.

Scope and Contents of Collection

Records of the American Physical Society’s (APS) Committee on Applications in Physics (CAP), Committee on Careers and Professional Development (CCPD), and Forum on Applied and Industrial Physics (FIAP). Records include meeting minutes, attendance forms, correspondence, meeting handouts, mailing lists, symposia, travel expenses, photographs, a career questionnaire, and two floppy disks.

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/item-request.

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

Sessler, A. M. (Andrew Marienhoff)

Institutions

American Physical Society.
American Physical Society. Committee on Applications in Physics
American Physical Society. Committee on Careers and Professional Development
American Physical Society. Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Subject terms

Physics - Education
Physics - Societies, etc.
Physics. Congresses.
Physics. Industrial applications.

Genre terms

Correspondence.
Financial records
Meeting Minutes
Membership lists.
Pamphlets.
Photographs.
Surveys.

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

Collection organized into 5 series:

  • Series I Committee on Applications in Physics (CAP) Meetings
  • Series II Committee on Careers and Professional Development (CCPD) Files
  • Series III Forum on Applied and Industrial Physics (FIAP) Meetings
  • Series IV Physicists in Business and Industry Questionnaire
  • Series V Miscellaneous

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Gift of Crystal Bailey, American Physical Society.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Emily Keithley in 2015.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], American Physical Society Committee on Applications in Physics records, 1975-1999. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the American Physical Society Committee on Applications in Physics records, 1975-1999

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 Emily Keithley in 2015. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: Committee on Applications in Physics (CAP) Meetings

Box 1 Folder 1 Committee on Applications in Physics File, 1975
Folder 2 Committee on Applications in Physics File, 1976
Folder 3 Committee on Applications in Physics File, 1977
Folder 4 Committee on Applications in Physics File, 1978-1981
Folder 5 Committee on Applications in Physics File (Folder 1 of 2), 1990
Folder 6 Committee on Applications in Physics File (Folder 2 of 2), 1990
Folder 7 Committee on Applications in Physics March File, 1991
Folder 8 Committee on Applications in Physics September File, 1991
Folder 9 Committee on Applications in Physics April File (Folder 1 of 3), 1992
Folder 10 Committee on Applications in Physics April File (Folder 2 of 3), 1992
Folder 11 Committee on Applications in Physics April File (Folder 3 of 3), 1992
Folder 12 Committee on Applications in Physics September File, 1992
Folder 13 Committee on Applications in Physics January File (Folder 1 of 2), 1993
Folder 14 Committee on Applications in Physics January File (Folder 2 of 2), 1993
Folder 15 Committee on Applications in Physics March File, 1993
Box 2 Folder 1 Committee on Applications in Physics June File, 1993
Folder 2 Committee on Applications in Physics June File, 1993
Folder 3 Committee on Applications in Physics February (Folder 1 of 2), 1994
Folder 4 Committee on Applications in Physics February (Folder 2 of 2), 1994
Folder 5 Committee on Applications in Physics Symposium March, 1994
Folder 6 Committee on Applications in Physics Symposium Attendance March, 1994
Folder 7 Plans for Committee on Applications in Physics Meeting and Minutes March, 1994
Folder 8 Committee on Applications in Physics Meeting June (Folder 1 of 2), 1994
Folder 9 Committee on Applications in Physics Meeting June (Folder 2 of 2), 1994
Folder 10 Committee on Applications in Physics Meeting Minutes June, 1994
Folder 11 Committee on Applications in Physics Meeting Book and Arrangements June, 1994
Folder 12 Committee on Applications in Physics Meeting September (Folder 1 of 2), 1994
Folder 13 Committee on Applications in Physics Meeting September (Folder 2 of 2), 1994
Folder 14 Committee on Applications in Physics September Meeting Arrangements , 1994
Folder 15 Committee on Applications in Physics September Meeting Minutes, 1994
Folder 16 Committee on Applications in Physics Meetings, 1994-1995
Folder 17 Committee on Applications in Physics March Symposia, 1995
Folder 18 Committee on Applications in Physics March Meeting, 1996
Folder 19 Committee on Applications in Physics File (Folder 1 of 2), 1997
Folder 20 Committee on Applications in Physics File (Folder 2 of 2), 1997
Folder 21 Committee on Applications in Physics January Meeting Minutes, 1997

Series II: Committee on Careers and Professional Development (CCPD) Files

Box 2 Folder 22 Committee on Careers and Professional Development File (Folder 1 of 4), 1996
Folder 23 Committee on Careers and Professional Development File (Folder 2 of 4), 1996
Folder 24 Committee on Careers and Professional Development File (Folder 3 of 4), 1996
Folder 25 Committee on Careers and Professional Development File (Folder 4 of 4), 1996
Box 3 Folder 1 Committee on Careers and Professional Development File (Folder 1 of 3), 1998
Folder 2 Committee on Careers and Professional Development File (Folder 2 of 3), 1998
Folder 3 Committee on Careers and Professional Development File (Folder 3 of 3), 1998
Folder 4 Joint Committee on Applications in Physics and Committee on Careers and Professional Development January Meeting (Folder 1 of 3), 1998
Folder 5 Joint Committee on Applications in Physics and Committee on Careers and Professional Development January Meeting (Folder 2 of 3), 1998
Folder 6 Joint Committee on Applications in Physics and Committee on Careers and Professional Development January Meeting (Folder 3 of 3), 1998
Folder 7 Committee on Careers and Professional Development File (Folder 1 of 2), 1999
Folder 8 Committee on Careers and Professional Development File (Folder 2 of 2), 1999

Series III: Forum on Applied and Industrial Physics (FIAP) Meetings

Box 3 Folder 9 Forum on Applied and Industrial Physics Meeting Minutes and Petitions, 1994
Folder 10 Forum on Applied and Industrial Physics Game Plan, 1995
Folder 11 Joint Committee on Applications in Physics and Forum on Applied and Industrial Physics February Meeting, 1995
Folder 12 Forum on Applied and Industrial Physics February Meeting Book, 1995
Folder 13 Joint Committee on Applications in Physics and Forum on Applied and Industrial Physics June Meeting, 1995
Folder 14 Joint Committee on Applications in Physics and Forum on Applied and Industrial Physics June Attendance Forms and Handouts, 1995
Folder 15 Joint Committee on Applications in Physics and Forum on Applied and Industrial Physics June Meeting Book, 1995
Folder 16 Joint Committee on Applications in Physics and Forum on Applied and Industrial Physics June Minutes, 1995
Folder 17 Joint Committee on Applications in Physics and Forum on Applied and Industrial Physics September Meeting, 1995
Folder 18 Forum on Applied and Industrial Physics File (Folder 1 of 3), 1996
Folder 19 Forum on Applied and Industrial Physics File (Folder 2 of 3), 1996
Folder 20 Forum on Applied and Industrial Physics File (Folder 3 of 3), 1996
Box 4 Folder 1 Joint Committee on Applications in Physics and Forum on Applied and Industrial Physics January Meeting (Folder 1 of 2), 1996
Folder 2 Joint Committee on Applications in Physics and Forum on Applied and Industrial Physics January Meeting (Folder 2 of 2), 1996
Folder 3 Joint Committee on Applications in Physics and Forum on Applied and Industrial Physics September Meeting (Folder 1 of 4), 1996
Folder 4 Joint Committee on Applications in Physics and Forum on Applied and Industrial Physics September Meeting (Folder 2 of 4), 1996
Folder 5 Joint Committee on Applications in Physics and Forum on Applied and Industrial Physics September Meeting (Folder 3 of 4), 1996
Folder 6 Joint Committee on Applications in Physics and Forum on Applied and Industrial Physics September Meeting (Folder 4 of 4), 1996
Folder 7 Joint Committee on Applications in Physics and Forum on Applied and Industrial Physics September Meeting (Folder 1 of 2), 1997
Folder 8 Joint Committee on Applications in Physics and Forum on Applied and Industrial Physics September Meeting (Folder 2 of 2), 1997

Series IV: Physicists in Business and Industry Questionnaire

Box 4 Folder 9 Physicists in Business and Industry Questionnaire (Folder 1 of 2), 1994
Folder 10 Physicists in Business and Industry Questionnaire (Folder 2 of 2), 1994
Folder 11 Questionnaire Drafts and Correspondence, 1994

Series V: Miscellaneous

Box 4 Folder 12 Committee on Applications in Physics Miscellaneous File, 1994-1995
Folder 13 Joint Committee on Applications in Physics and Forum on Applied and Industrial Physics Miscellaneous File, 1994-1995
Folder 14 Joint Committee on Applications in Physics and Forum on Applied and Industrial Physics Travel Expenses, 1994-1995
Folder 15 Forum on Applied and Industrial Physics Volunteer List and Mailing List, 1995
Folder 16 Forum on Applied and Industrial Physics Audio Tape Orders, 1995-1996
Folder 17 Seminar Speakers List, 1997-1998