Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Department of Physics Historical records, 1862-1997, bulk 1906-1957

Series I: Columbia University Department of Physics, 1905-1992

This series contains materials generally associated with activities of the Department of Physics. Materials include exhibition labels, histories of the department, photographs, correspondence, catalogs, event planning documents, correspondence, and some departmental records. Of particular interest are press releases and photographs concerning the original cyclotron in Pupin and its removal in 1965.

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Box 1 American Physical Society, 1930-1980

Box 1 Background Information for Departmental History, 1987-1991

Box 1 Butler Exhibit Labels, 1991

Box 1 The Columbia University Physics Department, A Brief History , 1992

Box 1 Cyclotron-photographs, 1965

Box 1 Department of Physics History Presentation by T.D. Lee, 1991-1992

Box 1 Departmental Nobel Celebration, 1988-1989

Box 1 Nobel Laureates, 1980s

Box 1 Physics Colloquium -- Paul Forman, 1991

Box 1 Quimby PhD's, 1970

Box 1 Sign-out Cards for Physics Dept. Office and Mailbox Keys, 1929-1958