Papers, 1954-1994.

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Petersen, Laurence E., 1931-. Papers, 1954-1994.

Papers, 1954-1994.

Documentation of the professional career of a UCSD astrophysicist, administrator, and teacher from 1954 to 1994. The collection includes Peterson's outgoing and incoming correspondence files, presentation files, manuscripts for journal articles, notebooks, teaching and course materials for UCSD physics classes, and records of his professional activities.

38 lin. ft. (81 archives boxes and 10 records cartons)

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