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J. Brookes Spencer Papers, 1952-1979

By Finding aid prepared by Trevor Sandgathe.

Collection Overview

Title: J. Brookes Spencer Papers, 1952-1979

ID: MSS SpencerJ

Primary Creator: Spencer, J. Brookes

Extent: 0.0 . More info below.

Arrangement: 4.2 linear feet of reprints are arranged alphabetically. All other materials are unprocessed.

Languages of Materials: English [eng], Danish [dan]


The J. Brookes Spencer Papers contain records of Spencer's work as an instructor, researcher, and tenured professor from 1952-1979. Included in this collection are research notes, grade books, student-created documents, photographs, miscellaneous administrative documents, lecture notes, correspondence, and an extensive collection of reprints relating to the history of science in the modern era.

Scope and Content Notes

The contents of the J. Brookes Spencer Papers were collected between 1952-1979 and include theses, class materials, research notes, administrative documents from Oregon State University and other institutions of higher learning, miscellaneous correspondence, travel information, extensive bibliographic records and reprints relating to the history of science, documents from Spencer’s tenure as a professor of physics and history of science, and assorted photographs, brochures, and periodicals.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 25 boxes; 400 books

Statement on Access: The collection is open for research.

Physical Access Note: Physical quality of materials in The J. Brookes Spencer Collection ranges from good to very good.

Preferred Citation: J. Brookes Spencer Papers, Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: 4.2 linear feet of reprints have been arranged alphabetically by J. Brookes Spencer. All other materials are boxed and awaiting processing by Special Collections staff.


Spencer, J. Brookes

People, Places, and Topics

History of Science
Spencer, J. Brookes
University History

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