Papers, 1929-1981, bulk 1958-1978.

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Papers, 1929-1981, bulk 1958-1978.

Consists largely of Urey's office files from throughout his career; most heavily documented are his years at UC San Diego (1958-1978). Includes a complete record of Urey's writings. In addition to scientific matters, correspondence documents his nuclear nonproliferation activities, his efforts on behalf of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and the early development of UCSD. Prominent scientific correspondents include Neils Bohr, Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi, James Franck, Joseph Mayer, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Linus Pauling, Leo Szilard, and Edward Teller. Personal ephemera includes appointment books and passports. Photographs include portraits of Urey and others, laboratories, and the 1946 atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll. The Lunar Orbiter photos and charts document NASA Ranger and the Apollo moon missions. Awards include the Nobel medal and the Priestley medal. The collection does not document Urey's activities at Johns Hopkins and Columbia Universities or his work on the Manhattan Project.

75.2 linear ft. (156 archives boxes, 49 oversize folders, 5 art bin items)

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