Papers, 1945-1991.


Papers, 1945-1991.

Papers include correspondence, subject files, reprints of scholarly publications, and teaching and biographical materials which span the years 1945-1991 and document Hannes Alfven's career as a research physicist and faculty member of UCSD's engineering school. Significant correspondents include Syun Ichi Akasofu, Victor C. Anderson, Halton Arp, Per Carlqvist, Gunnar Johanson, Zdenek Kopal, Bo Lehnert, Linus Pauling, Anthony L. Peratt, Harold Urey, and Herbert York. Cite as: Hannes Alfven Papers. MSS 225, Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

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