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Elizabeth P. Korn sketches of physicists, 1928-1940s

Description of Collection


American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

Korn, Elizabeth P.

Size of collection

0.75 linear feet
1 flat manuscript box
1 manuscript box

Short description of collection

Portraits of many scientists and other people sketched by commission at meetings and conferences throughout Europe in the 1930s and during the postwar period in the United States.

Language(s) of collection


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Biographical Note

Artist and illustrator. Children's book illustrator (Skippy's Family); at home with children from 1943; on the faculty of Drew University from 1947.

Scope and Contents of Collection

Portraits of many scientists and other people. The scientists were drawn by commission at meetings and conferences throughout Europe in the 1930s and during the postwar period in the United States. Included are sketches of Allers; Raymond Clare Archibald; Edwin Ford Beckenbach; Garrett Birkhoff; Ralph Philip Boas; Bostrom; Horace Robert Byers; Richard Courant; Marie Curie; Karl K. Darrow; Bergen Davis; Charles Stark Draper; Arnold Dresden; Esau; Tomlinson Fort; Philipp Frank; Kurt Otto Friedrichs; Hilda Geiringer; Nathan Ginsberg; Melville Green; Thomas H. Greene; Fritz Haber; Jacques Solomon Hadamard; Otto Hahn; Ralph Vinton Lyon Hartley; Caryl Parker Haskins; Werner Heisenberg; William Conyers Herring; Heubner; Henry Hurwitz, Jr.; E. N. Jacobs; Edward Kasner; Arthur Kennelly; Cassius Jackson Keyser; Alexander Klemin; Kogbetliantz; Arthur Korn; Koyre; Kuhn; Land; N. Levinson; Lund; Eugene W. Lyman; Maritani; Edward James McShane; Philip McCord Morse; Morris Neiburger; W. Nernst; Alfred Nobel; Rufus Oldenburger; Gerald Leondus Pearson; Jean Perrin; Charles Emile Picard; Prager; Hans Adolph Rademacher; Walter Ramberg; William E. Ritter; Roentgen; Alexander P. Seversky; Elmer Ambrose Sperry; Johannes Stark; William Francis Gary Swann; John Lighton Synge; Tamarkin; O. Toeplitz; Max Von Laue; Richard Von Mises; Pierre Ernst Weiss; Harry Wexler; Herman Weyl; Norbert Wiener; Pieter Zeeman; Zeiss; Zysmund.

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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.


Archibald, Raymond Clare, 1875-1957
Beckenbach, Edwin F.
Birkhoff, Garrett, 1911-1996
Boas, Ralph P. (Ralph Philip), 1912-1992
Byers, Horace Robert, 1906-
Courant, Richard, 1888-1972
Curie, Marie, 1867-1934
Darrow, Karl K. (Karl Kelchner), 1891-
Davis, Bergen, 1869-1958.
De Seversky, Alexander P. (Alexander Procofieff), 1894-1974
Draper, C. S. (Charles Stark)
Dresden, Arnold, 1882-
Fort, Tomlinson, 1886-
Frank, Philipp, 1884-1966
Friedrichs, K. O. (Kurt Otto), 1901-
Geiringer, Hilda, 1893-1973
Ginsburg, Natha
Green, Melville S.
Haber, Fritz, 1868-1934.
Hadamard, Jacques, 1865-1963
Hahn, Otto, 1879-1968
Hartley, Ralph Vinton Lyon, 1888-1970.
Haskins, Caryl P. (Caryl Parker), 1908-2001
Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976
Herring, William Conyers, 1914-
Hurwitz, H. (Henry)
Kasner, Edward, 1878-1955
Kennelly, Arthur E. (Arthur Edwin), 1861-1939
Keyser, Cassius Jackson, 1862-1947
Klemin, Alexander, 1888-1950
Korn, Arthur, 1870-1945
Laue, Max von, 1879-1960.
McShane, E. J. (Edward James), 1904-
Morse, Philip M. (Philip McCord), 1903-1985
Neiburger, Morris.
Nernst, Walther, 1964-1941.
Nobel, Alfred Bernhard, 1833-1896
Oldenburger, Rufus, 1908-
Pearson, Gerald L. (Gerald Leondus)
Perrin, Jean, 1870-1942
Picard, Emile, 1856-1941
Rademacher, Hans, 1892-1969
Ritter, William Emerson, 1856-1944
Sperry, Elmer Ambrose, 1860-1930
Stark, Johannes, 1874-1957.
Swann, W. F. G. (William Francis Gary), 1884-1962
Synge, J. L. (John Lighton), 1897-
Von Mises, Richard, 1883-1953
Weiss, Pierre, 1865-1940
Wexler, Harry, 1911-1962
Weyl, Hermann, 1885-1955
Wiener, Norbert, 1894-1964
Zeeman, Pieter, 1865-1943.

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Processing Information

This collection was processed by Sarah Cochrane in 2015.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], Elizabeth P. Korn sketches of physicists,, 1928-1940s. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information


Finding Aid to the Elizabeth P. Korn sketches of physicists, 1928-1940s


American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740


Encoding Information

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

Series I: Elizabeth P. Korn Sketches of Physicists and Related Materials

Box 1 Folder 1 Letters to E.P. Korn, 1930s-1940s
Folder 2 Identified Physicists, undated
Folder 3 Allers, undated
Folder 4 Archibald, Raymond Clare, undated
Folder 5 Beckenbach, Edwin Ford, undated
Folder 6 Birkhoff, Garrett, undated
Folder 7 Boas, Ralph Philip, undated
Folder 8 Bostrom, 1934
Folder 9 Byers, Horace Robert, undated
Folder 10 Courant, Richard, undated
Folder 11 Curie, Marie, 1934
Folder 12 Darrow, Karl K., undated
Folder 13 Davis, Bergen, undated
Folder 14 Draper, Charles Stark, undated
Folder 15 Dresden, Arnold, undated
Folder 16 Esau, 1934
Folder 17 Fort, Tomlinson, undated
Folder 18 Frank, Philipp, 1940
Folder 19 Friedrichs, Kurt Otto, undated
Folder 20 Geiringer, Hilda, undated
Folder 21 Ginsberg, Nathan, undated
Folder 22 Green, Melville, undated
Folder 23 Greene, Thomas H., undated
Folder 24 Haber, Fritz, 1929-1930
Folder 25 Hadamard, Jacques Solomon, undated
Folder 26 Hahn, Otto 1879-1968, undated
Folder 27 Hartley, Ralph Vinton Lyon, 1927
Folder 28 Haskins, Caryl Parker, undated
Folder 29 Heisenberg, Werner, 1934
Folder 30 Herring, William Conyers, undated
Folder 31 Heubner, 1934
Folder 32 Hurwitz, Henry Jr., 1942
Folder 33 Jacobs, E. N., undated
Folder 34 Kasner, Edward, undated
Folder 35 Kennelly, Arthur, 1929
Folder 36 Keyser, Cassius Jackson, undated
Folder 37 Klemin, Alexander, undated
Folder 38 Kogbetliantz, undated
Folder 39 Korn, Arthur, 1940
Folder 40 Koyre, undated
Folder 41 Kuhn, 1934
Folder 42 Land, undated
Folder 43 Levinson, N., undated
Folder 44 Lund, 1934
Folder 45 Lyman, Eugene W., undated
Folder 46 Maritani, undated
Folder 47 McShane, Edward James, undated
Folder 48 Morse, Philip McCord, undated
Folder 49 Neiburger, Morris, undated
Folder 50 Nernst, W., 1929
Folder 51 Nobel, Alfred, 1933
Folder 52 Oldenburger, Rufus, undated
Folder 53 Pearson, Gerald Leondus, undated
Folder 54 Perrin, Jean, 1930
Folder 55 Picard, Charles Emile, undated
Folder 56 Prager, undated
Folder 57 Rademacher, Hans Adolph, undated
Folder 58 Ramberg, Walter, undated
Folder 59 Ritter, William E., undated
Folder 60 Roentgen, undated
Folder 61 Seversky, Alexander P., undated
Folder 62 Sperry, Elmer Ambrose, undated
Folder 63 Stark, Johannes, 1934
Folder 64 Swann, William Francis Gary 1884-1962, undated
Folder 65 Synge, John Lighton, undated
Folder 66 Tamarkin, undated
Folder 67 Toeplitz, O., undated
Folder 68 Von Laue, Max, undated
Folder 69 Von Mises, Richard, undated
Folder 70 Weiss, Pierre Ernst, 1929
Folder 71 Wexler, Harry, undated
Folder 72 Weyl, Herman, undated
Folder 73 Wiener, Norbert, undated
Folder 74 Zeeman, Pieter, 1928
Folder 75 Zeiss, 1934
Folder 76 Zysmund, undated
Folder 77 Named but unidentified miscellaneous, undated
Folder 78 Familiar personages not identified at this time, undated
Folder 79 Unidentified Sketches, undated
Folder 80 Named sketches, but could not identify or were not physicists, undated
Folder 81 Named sketches, but could not identify or were not physicists, undated
Folder 82 Named sketches, but could not identify or were not physicists, undated
Folder 83 Misc. programs, 1940s
Box 2 Folder 1 Sketches in publications, 1920s-1940s