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College of the City of New York (1926-1961). City College. Physics Division

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Dates

1926 – 1961

Authorized Form of Name

College of the City of New York (1926-1961). City College. Physics Division

Institutional History

Abstract

Originally founded as the Free Academy of the City of New York in 1847, it was renamed the College of the City of New York in 1866. In 1926 it became known as the College of the City of New York City College until the creation of the City University of New York (CUNY) system in 1961.

Important Dates

1926College of the City of New York became the City College of New York, New York (N.Y.).

1929 – 1930Jerrold Zacharias was on faculty.

1932 – 1941Walter Zinn was on faculty.

1937 – 1938Herman Feshbach was on faculty.

1941Theodore Holstein was on faculty.

1941 – 1942Robert Hofstadter was on faculty.

1941 – 1943Marvin Chodorow was on faculty.

1961City University of New York is formally established as the umbrella organization for New York City's municipal college system, New York (N.Y.).

Places

Headquarters

New York (N.Y.)

Subjects

Physics -- Study and teaching.

Relationships

People

Employees & Officers

Chodorow, Marvin

Instructor.

Feshbach, Herman

Obtained SB and Tutor in Physics.

Hofstadter, Robert, 1915-1990

Obtained BS and Instructor.

Holstein, Theodore David, 1915-1985

Instructor in Physics.

Zacharias, Jerrold Reinach, 1905-1986

Tutor in Physics.

Zener, Clarence, 1905-

Professor of Physics.

Zinn, Walter H. (Walter Henry), 1906-2000

Instructor to Assistant Professor of Physics.

Associates & Members

Bederson, Benjamin

Received BSc in 1946.

Compton, Alfred G., (Alfred George)

Dash, J. G., 1923-

Received BS in 1944.

Hellinger, Samuel

Henley, Ernest M.

Received BEE.

Herman, Robert, 1914-

Lederman, Leon M.

Received BS.

Millman, S. (Sidney), 1904-2006

Nierenberg, William Aaron, 1919-2000

Received BS in 1939.

Penzias, Arno A.

Received BS in 1954.

Phillips, Melba, 1907-2004

Press, Frank, 1924-

Received BS in 1944.

Schweber, S. S. (Silvan S.)

Institutions

Institutional Hierarchy

City University of New York. City College. Physics Department

Changed names in 1961 when the City University of New York was formally established.

College of the City of New York (1926-1961). City College

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Department of Physics personnel files and curriculum vitae, 1939-1969.

Archives and Special Collections

City College of the City University of New York

North Academic Center, New York, NY 10031, USA

Department of Physics records, 1898-1998 (bulk 1960-1985).

Archives and Special Collections

City College of the City University of New York

North Academic Center, New York, NY 10031, USA

Department of Physics records, 1913-1969.

Archives and Special Collections

City College of the City University of New York

North Academic Center, New York, NY 10031, USA

Subject

Alfred G. Compton papers, 1853-1965.

Archives and Special Collections

City College of the City University of New York

North Academic Center, New York, NY 10031, USA

On the occasion of the 80th birthday celebration for Clarence Melvin Zener, 1985.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Billie K. Press, 1996 March 15 and 1997 July 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Edward Gerjuoy, 2012 April 1, October 7, and 2013 April 14.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Frank Press, 1997 July 1 and 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with I. I. Rabi, 1963 December 8.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Melba Newell Phillips, 1977 December 5.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Ralph Alpher and second session is joint interview with Robert Herman, 1983 August 11 and 12.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Robert Herman, 1983 April 11.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Sam Schweber, 1998 October 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Sidney Millman, 1974 August 2, September 13 and 1975 August 21.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with William Aaron Nierenberg, 1986 February 6 and June 26, 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Samuel Hellinger notebooks, 1898-1976.

Archives and Special Collections

City College of the City University of New York

North Academic Center, New York, NY 10031, USA