Papers, 1897-1970.


Fulcher, Gordon Scott, 1884-. Papers, 1897-1970.

Papers, 1897-1970.

Correspondence; reprints; reports; clippings. The correspondence (bulk dates, 1910-1945) relates to professional and technical topics, teaching and research positions, the National Research Council "Descriptive Glossary of Physics," Fulcher's role as managing editor of the PHYSICAL REVIEW (1923-1925), and the 1936 and 1940 Chicago "Century of Progress" expositions. The reprints (1909-1948) are by Fulcher and others; topics include canal rays, the Stark-Doppler effect, spectroscopy, and the preparation of scientific abstracts. The unpublished reports (1897-1924, 1950) are on the League of Nations, international intellectual cooperation, and the establishment of the National Science Foundation, as well as other early writings by Fulcher. The clippings document events in Fulcher's career. Correspondents include: Niels Bohr, Arthur H. Compton, Henry Crew, Robert A. Millikan, and Johannes Stark.

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