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Taras Konstantinovich Novak Papers, 1950-1968

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/Novak
Bib ID 4077879 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Novak, Taras Konstantinovich, 1887-1968
Title Taras Konstantinovich Novak Papers, 1950-1968
Physical Description 300 items (6 boxes)
Language(s) Russian .

This collection is located on-site.



The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, notebooks, diagrams and tables, lists of addresses, and printed materials. Correspondence is mostly drafts of letters by Novak and letters to and from Mark Weinbaum. The bulk of the collection consists of manuscripts by Novak dealing with topics in engineering and physics. Novak criticizes Einstein's Theory of Relativity and Newton's laws of mechanics in his discussions. Notebooks include drafts of articles. Diagrams and tables mostly complement his manuscripts. Printed materials include copies of a pamphlet by Novak"Fizika 3-khmernogo prostranstva.".

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.


Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers: Source of acquisition--Vera K. Novak. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1971.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1971.

Papers Processed 05/--/80.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diagrams Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letters (correspondence) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lists (document genres) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pamphlets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Engineering -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Physics literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Railroads -- Soviet Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Railroads -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Teacher of mathematics and physics and a mechanical engineer in the U.S.S.R., who emigrated to the United States after World War II.