Records of Elmer Hutchisson, 1948-1966, (bulk 1957-1964)

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American Institute of Physics. Office of the Director. Records of Elmer Hutchisson, 1948-1966, (bulk 1957-1964)

Records of Elmer Hutchisson, 1948-1966, (bulk 1957-1964)

Correspondence; reports; printed matter; memoranda; grant proposals; drafts of articles; speeches; minutes of meetings. The records of Hutchisson, director of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) (1957-1964) are primarily from his tenure as director, a period of enormous growth at the AIP with the initiation of the Education Department, the history of physics project, the Documentation Research Project, and a major increase in journal publication, particularly Soviet translation journals. The collection focuses on the areas of Hutchisson's particular interests: science education including various projects to improve physics teaching at all levels and increase the public understanding of physics; physics history including the creation of the Niels Bohr Library; journal publication including internal examination of publishing procedures at AIP, and an evaluation of SCIENCE ABSTRACTS. The largest series reflects Hutchisson's activities in the scientific community at large with correspondence discussing educational and scientific legislation and funding, and international cooperation on scientific matters. Other material concerns AIP awards, organizational structure and operations with coverage of the revision of the constitution and bylaws to create associate member society status and of the physical expansion at the new headquarters; public relations activities with press releases and files on seminars for science writers; the development of citation indexing; and the placement of physics graduates. Files of the Member Societies: Acoustical Society of America, American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), American Physical Society (APS), Optical Society of America, and Society of Rheology, are mostly informational copies, although the APS and AAPT files contain some substantive correspondence. Also contains speeches, reprints, personal correspondence, and correspondence concerning Hutchisson's involvement with the AIP in capacities other than director. Correspondents include: Henry A. Barton, W. Kenneth Brasher. Ferdinand G. Brickwedde, Karl K. Darrow, John Henry Dillon, George F. Gainsborough, Grant O. Gale, Conyers Herring, William C. Kelly, W. James King, Robert E. Maizell, Thomas Harris Osgood, Shirley Leon Quimby, Norman Foster Ramsey, Raymond John Seeger, Frederick Seitz, Wallace Waterfall, Robert T. Webber, and Hugh Wolfe.

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Kelly, William Clark, 1922-

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American physical society

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This professional society of educators, industrial and government research workers, and students of physics and related fields, was established in 1899 to promote the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics. It was a founding Member Society of the American Institute of Physics. The Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) Study was commissioned by the American Physical Society on November 20, 1983 to evaluate the status of the science and technology of DEW. A study group was formed by Novembe...

American Institute of Physics. Education Division.

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American Institute of Physics Documentation Research Project

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Barton, Henry Askew, 1898-1983.

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Osgood, Thomas Harris.

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American Institute of Physics. Office of the Director.

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The responsibility of this office is the general management of the American Institute of Physics. From the description of Records of Elmer Hutchisson, 1948-1966, (bulk 1957-1964) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81949161 ...

Seeger, Raymond John, 1906-

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Raymond John Seeger is a physicist and physics teacher. From the description of Companions in zealous research: the story of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society of North America, 1976. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64072458 Physicist (fluid dynamics, solid state physics) and teacher. On physics faculty at George Washington University, 1930-1946; chief of Mechanical Division, Ordnance Laboratory, U.S. Department of the Navy, 1942-1946; and program di...

Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008

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Physicist. On the physics faculty at University of Rochester, 1935-1937; research physicist, General Electric Company, 1937-1939; on the physics faculty at University of Pennsylvania, 1939-1942; Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1942-1949; and University of Illinois, 1949-1965; president, National Academy of Sciences, 1962-1969; president, Rockefeller University, 1968-1978. From the description of Summary of 1987 conference: The Origins of Solid State Physics in Italy: 1945-1960, 198...

Herring, William Conyers.

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King, W. James (William James), 1915-

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Gale, Grant D.

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Wolfe, Hugh C.

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American association of physics teachers

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This professional society of teachers of physics in colleges, universities, and secondary schools, was established in 1930 to advance the teaching of physics and further the appreciation of the role of physics in society and culture. It was a founding Member Society of the American Institute of Physics. From the description of American Journal of Physics editor's reports, 1982-2001. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78113826 From the description of Records of early history, 192...

Darrow, Karl K. (Karl Kelchner), 1891-

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Physicist (science writer). Physicist, Western Electric Company, 1917-1924 and Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1925-1956; Secretary, American Physical Society, 1941-1966. Died 1982. From the description of Karl Kelchner Darrow Papers, 1872-1978, (bulk 1917-1972) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154306668 Physicist (science writer). Physicist with Western Electric Company, 1917-1924 and Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1925-1956; Secretary, American Physical Society, 1941-1966. Died 1...

Niels Bohr Library & Archives (College Park, Md.)

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The Niels Bohr Library is part of the Center for History of Physics of the American Institute of Physics. Its primary mission is to preserve and make known the history of modern physics and allied sciences. The photograph collection is named in honor of Emilio Segrè, best known for his Nobel Prize-winning work in nuclear and high-energy physics, but also an avid photographer and author of books on the history of modern physics. From the description of The Emilio Segrè visual archiv...

Quimby, Shirley L.

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Brasher, W. Kenneth.

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Maizell, Robert E.

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Acoustical society of America

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A professional society of physicists and engineers in all fields of acoustics: electroacoustics, ultrasonics, architectural acoustics, physiological and psychological acoustics, musical acoustics, noise, vibration control, underwater acoustics, biological response to vibration, and speech communication. Founded in 1929, its purpose is to increase and diffuse the knowledge of acoustics and promote its practical applications. The Society was a founding Member Society of the American Institute of P...

Webber, Robert C.

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Optical society of America

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The Optical Society was established in 1916 to increase and diffuse the knowledge of optics in all its branches, pure and applied, to promote the mutual interests of investigators of optical problems, of designers, manufacturers, and users of optical instruments and apparatus of all kinds, and to encourage cooperation among them. It is a founding Member Society of the American Institute of Physics. From the description of Programs, 1927-1967. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80490136 ...

Waterfall, Wallace.

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Gainsborough, George F.

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Ramsey, Norman, 1915-2011

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Physicist. From the description of Reminiscences of Norman Ramsey : oral history, 1960. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309723266 Physicist. Higgins professor of physics, Harvard University, from 1966. From the description of Materials on the history of magnetic resonance. 1983-1995. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79200209 ...

Hutchisson, Elmer, 1902-

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Physicist (atomic physics). On the physics faculty at University of Pittsburgh, 1926-1944; on faculty of Case Institute of Technology: dean of faculty, 1944-1950, dean of the Graduate School and director of Research Division, 1952-1957; director of the American Institute of Physics, 1957-1964. From the description of Papers, 1919-1982. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78375203 Physicist (atomic physics). On the physics faculty at University of Pittsburgh, 1926-1944; on the fac...

Society of Rheology (U.S.)

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A professional society of chemists, physicists, biologists, and others that seeks the advancement of rheology, the theory and precise measurement of the deformation and flow of matter and its applications, through meetings and publications. The Society was organized in 1929 and is a founding Member Society of the American Institute of Physics. From the description of Miscellaneous publications, 1919-2006. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154303344 From the description of Recor...

Dillon, John Henry, 1905-

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Brickwedde, F. G. 1903-

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