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Paul Hoch oral history interviews of solid state physicists tapes, 1981-1993

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

Hoch, Paul

Size of collection

1 linear foot
2 tape/card boxes

Short description of collection

This collection contains the oral history interviews of figures significant to education and solid-state physics which were conducted by Paul Hoch, Lillian Hoddeson, Steven Keith, and Ernest Braun.

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

AV20192660

Biographical Note

Paul Hoch, Lillian Hoddeson, Steven Keith, and Ernest Braun conducted interviews for personal means and on behalf of the American Institute of Physics. Some interviews of solid state physicists were used by AIP’s Center for the History of Physics, while others were utilized for the interviewers’ personal writings, such as Hoddeson’s 1992 book, "Out of the Crystal Maze: Chapters from the History of Solid State Physics."

Scope and Contents of Collection

All interviews were recorded on cassette tapes and contain the oral histories of A. Abragem, M. Azbel, Cohen, A. H. Cooke, H. Frolich, A. Hill, C. Hilsum, H. G. Kuhn, T. S. Kuhn, N. Kurti, F. Lafitte, W. Mitchell, M. F. Perutz, C. Simon, E. Simpson, C. Smith, E. Sondheimer, D. Shoenberg, R. Smoluchowski, G. Wannier, and C. Zener. Interviewees include details of their upbringings, family histories, educations, professional experiences, professional works, and significant historical events which influenced their lives.

Restrictions on Use and Access

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

Azbelʹ, M. I︠A︡. (Mark I︠A︡kovlevich)
Braun, Ernest,
Cooke, A. H.
Hilsum, Cyril
Hoch, Paul
Hoddeson, Lillian
Keith, Stephen T.,
Kuhn, H. G. (Heinrich Gerhard), 1904-
Kuhn, Thomas S.
Kurti, Nicholas
Lafitte, François
Perutz, Max F.
Shoenberg, D. (David)
Simon, F. E. (Francis Eugene), 1893-1956
Simpson, Esther, 1903-
Smith, Cyril Stanley, 1903-1992
Smoluchowski, Roman 1910-1996
Wannier, Gregory E.
Zener, Clarence, 1905-

Institutions

American Institute of Physics

Subject terms

History
Physics - Education
Physics -- Societies, etc.
Physics. History.

Genre terms

Audiotapes.
Interviews.
Oral histories.

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

Arranged into one series.

  • Series I: Oral history interviews with solid state physicist tapes

Provenance and Acquisition Information

This collection was donated in 2017 by Frances Hoch.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Sam Holland in 2019.

One tape within the collection containing the Cohen interview is damaged.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], Paul Hoch oral history interview of solid state physicist tapes, 1981-1993. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the Paul Hoch oral history interviews of solid state physicists tapes, 1981-1993

Publisher

American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

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

2019

Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Sam Holland in 2019. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series 1: Oral history interviews with solid state physicist tapes

Box 1 Interview with A. Abragem, undated
Interview with Mark I︠A︡kovlevich Azbel' [1 of 2], March 1982
Interview with Mark I︠A︡kovlevich Azbel' [2 of 2], March 1982
Interview with Cohen (damaged), 1981
Interview with A. H. Cooke, April 1981
Interview with Herbert Frolich, undated
Interview with Albert J. Hill [1 of 2], August 1982
Interviews with Albert J. Hill [2 of 2] and Cyril Smith [2 of 2], undated
Interview with Cyril Hilsum [1 of 2], August 1981
Interview with Cyril Hilsum [2 of 2], August 1981
Interview with Heinrich Gerhard Kuhn [1 of 2], undated
Interviews with Heinrich Gerhard Kuhn [2 of 2] and Max F. Perutz [2 of 2], undated
Interview with Thomas S. Kuhn, 1982
Interview with Nicholas Kurti [1 of 2], 1981
Interview with Nicholas Kurti [2 of 2], 1981
Interview with Nicholas Kurti [1 of 2], undated
Interview with Nicholas Kurti [1 of 2], undated
Interview with François Lafitte, November 1984
Interview with William Mitchell, January 1993
Interview with Max F. Perutz [1 of 2], undated
Interview with Lady Charlotte Simon regarding Sir Francis Simon [1 of 2], undated
Interview with Lady Charlotte Simon regarding Sir Francis Simon [2 of 2], undated
Interview with Esther Simpson, March 1981
Interview with Esther Simpson [1 of 2], undated
Interview with Esther Simpson [2 of 2], undated
Interview with Cyril Smith [1 of 2], August 1982
Interview with E. Sondheimer, December 1981
Interview with David Shoenberg [1 of 2], February 1981
Interview with David Shoenberg [2 of 2], February 1981
Interview with Roman Smoluchowski [1 of 3], August 1982
Interview with Roman Smoluchowski [2 of 3], August 1982
Interview with Roman Smoluchowski [3 of 3], August 1982
Box 2 Interview with Gregory Wannier [1 of 3], June 1982
Interview with Gregory Wannier [2 of 3], June 1982
Interview with Gregory Wannier [3 of 3], June 1982
Interview with Clarence Zener [1 of 4], April 1981
Interview with Clarence Zener [2 of 4], April 1981
Interview with Clarence Zener [3 of 4], April 1981
Interview with Clarence Zener [4 of 4], April 1981