Papers [microform], 1833-1967, (bulk 1880-1940)

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Papers [microform], 1833-1967, (bulk 1880-1940)

Collection is primarily professional correspondence (1880s-1930s) between Crew and physicists, astronomers, and other colleagues documenting his work as a professor and scientist. The largest portion of the correspondence reflects his professional social obligations: letters of introduction, invitations to conferences, notes of recognition and thanks for the same. There is also much correspondence on the current state of a particular scientific inquiry with discussions of experiments in solar research and instrumentation, collaborative work in publishing texts and sharing materials, and opinions solicited and given on candidates for various academic and administrative posts. Also contains some family correspondence mainly between Crew and his sister Caroline, and Crew and his son William Henry, on a wide range of domestic and family matters; and a small amount of clippings and printed matter. Correspondents include Joseph Sweetman Ames, John Alfred Brashear, George Ellery Hale, Albert Abraham Michelson, Robert Andrews Millikan, Henry A. Rowland, Ernest Rutherford, Arthur Gordon Webster, and Robert William Wood.

3 microfilm reels.

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Ames, Joseph Sweetman, 1864-1943

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Biographical Note: Joseph Sweetman Ames (1864-1943) was a physicist, professor (1891-1926) and president (1929-1935) of The Johns Hopkins University, and chairman of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Ames took his B.A. and Ph. D. (1890) degrees from Hopkins. In 1886-87 he studied with Helmholtz at the University of Berlin. Returning to Hopkins Ames studied spectroscopy with Henry Rowland and succeeded Rowland as director of the Physical Laboratory in 1901....

Wood, Robert Williams, 1868-1955

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Physicist (optics, metals). On physics faculty at University of Wisconsin, 1897-1900; and Johns Hopkins University from 1901. From the description of Papers, 1838-1942. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77766866 Physicist (optics, metals). On the physics faculty at University of Wisconsin (1897-1900), and Johns Hopkins University from 1901. From the description of Letters to A. H. Raynolds, 1925-1927. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122575306 Ro...

Webster, Arthur Gordon, 1863-1923

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Physicist (acoustics, mechanics). On the faculty at Harvard University, mathematics, 1885-1886; and Clark University, physics, from 1890. From the description of Incoming letters, 1893-1913. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83823679 Professor of physics at Clark University. From the description of Collected papers / A.G. Webster. (Clark University). WorldCat record id: 190863023 ...

Michelson, Albert A. (Albert Abraham), 1852-1931

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Albert Abraham Michelson (December 19, 1852 – May 9, 1931) was an American physicist known for his work on measuring the speed of light and especially for the Michelson–Morley experiment. In 1907, he received the Nobel Prize in Physics, becoming the first American to win the Nobel Prize in a science. He was also the founder and the first head of the physics department of the University of Chicago....

Brashear, John A. (John Alfred), 1840-1920

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Dr. Brashear was born in Brownsville, Pa. He studied science and became director of the Allegheny Observatory. He also served as Chancellor for the Western University of Pennsylvania. He was a member of several scientific and astronomical societies. From the description of John Alfred Brashear papers 1872-1915. (Historical Society of W Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 39397488 ...

Crew, Henry, 1859-1953

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Physicist (spectroscopy). Astronomer, Lick Observatory, 1891-1892; professor of physics, Northwestern University, 1892-1931; and chief, Division of Basic Sciences, A Century of Progress Exposition, Chicago, 1931-1933. From the description of Papers [microform], 1833-1967, (bulk 1880-1940) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84584808 Henry Crew was born June 4, 1859 in Richmond, Ohio, the first son of William Henry and Deborah Ann Hargrave Crew. He had one brother, Ch...

Century of progress international exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)

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The Century of Progress Exposition, the World's Fair, was held in Chicago, 1933-1934. From the description of Records, 1933-1934 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007613 A Century of Progress International Exposition was held in Chicago during the summers of 1933 and 1934. The fair celebrated the scientific and technological advances made in the century since the founding of Chicago in 1833. The main features of the fair included exhibits depicting th...

Northwestern university

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During World War II, Northwestern offered its facilities for use by the War Department. The Army, Navy, and Civil Aeronautics Administration operated eleven training programs at Northwestern in addition to the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (N.R.O.T.C.) established in 1926: the Navy V-7, Naval Reserve Midshipmen's School; the Navy V-5, Naval Aviation Prepatory Program; the Navy V-1, Accredited College Program; the Naval Training School (Radio); the Army Signal Corps Officers Training Scho...

Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937

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Ernest Rutherford was a British physicist. From the description of Correspondence, 1890-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173465954 From the guide to the Ernest Rutherford correspondence, 1890-1937, 1890-1937, (American Philosophical Society) Ernest Rutherford was a physicist and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1904. From the description of Letters, 1904-1924, to Bertram Borden Boltwood. (American Philosophical Society Library). W...

Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953

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Physicist (photoelectricity, ions) and educator. On the physics faculty at the University of Chicago, 1896-1921; on the faculty at California Institute of Technology: director, Norman Bridge Laboratory of Physics and chairman of the Executive Council, 1921-1946, emeritus professor of physics and chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1946; Nobel Prize in physics, 1923. From the description of Papers [microform], 1847-1953. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77594601 Millikan was...

Rowland, Henry Augustus, 1848-1901

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Biographical Note: First professor of physics at the Johns Hopkins University. He married Henrietta Harrison in 1890, and they had three children Harriet, Henry, and Davidge. From the description of Rowland (Henry Augustus) papers, 1793-1970. (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 49310918 Henry Augustus Rowland was a physicist and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1896. From the description of Scrapbook, [n.d.]. (American Philosophica...

Hale, George Ellery, 1868-1938

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George Ellery Hale was an astrophysicist. He was the organizer and director of the Mount Wilson Observatory of the Carnegie Institute of Washington, 1904-1923, and was honorary director until his death in 1938. His principal scientific researches were made in stellar spectroscopy. From the description of Papers, 1903-1935. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82798019 From the description of Papers, 1882-1937. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122523501...