Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Physics Department Records, 1909-1974

Scope and Content Note

Given differences in the series designations and date ranges between the paper and microfilm records in this group, the microfilm reels are described separately below and in the inventory.

General correspondence on microfilm consists of reports to the President's Office and letters and memoranda pertaining to research projects, equipment, professional organizations, general administrative operations, and the Photo Services Unit. Series II on microfilm consists of materials pertaining to KOAC radio licenses and applications, equipment, budget, and radio talks by department members.

In the paper records, Series I consists largely of correspondence covering the years 1969 to 1974, picking up where the microfilm records end and pertaining to department faculty, research equipment and facilities, and administrative matters with other OSU departments and colleges. Series II contains correspondence, memoranda, and blank forms covering the years 1957 to 1973 and pertains to procedural guidelines for curriculum development and instruction. Series III consists of proposals for scientific research, renewal requests for approved research projects, and final reports dating from 1966 to 1974. Series IV consists of minutes from Physics Dept. staff and graduate student meetings. Series V primarily consists of flyers for seminar presentations and lectures by professors and researchers from OSU and other universities.

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