Papers, 1925-1973.


Mayer, Maria Goeppert, 1906-1972. Papers, 1925-1973.

Papers, 1925-1973.

Personal papers of a Nobel Prize winning physicist and professor at the University of California, San Diego. The papers cover the years 1925-1973 and include correspondence, research notes, drafts of lectures, teaching materials, and various other document types. Prominent correspondents include Niels Bohr, Max Born (Maria Mayer's thesis advisor), Johannes Jensen and Roger Revelle. A good portion of the correspondence files is comprised of holograph letters written in German. Biographical materials include a substantial number of photographs, including photographs of Maria Mayer receiving the 1963 Nobel Prize, and basic life documents. The collection does not contain many manuscripts of Maria Mayer's published research. The additions processed in 1997 contain photographs, diplomas, certificates, and awards.

4.5 lin. ft. (12 archives boxes and 1 oversize folder)

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