Records of the Dept. of Physics, 1879-1983 (inclusive), 1910-1983 (bulk).


Records of the Dept. of Physics, 1879-1983 (inclusive), 1910-1983 (bulk).

These records document the development and organization of the Department of Physics, its laboratories and libraries, as well as the academic, research and social life of the Department from the late 19th century through the 20th century. Most of the records document the Department from 1910 to 1983.

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