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Shirley Leon Quimby papers include correspondence, manuscripts of works by Quimby and others, notes on lectures, teaching materials, photographs of physicists, some instrument catalogs and other printed materials. Much of the material documents grant funded research directed by Quimby on CuAu. In his later years Quimby did research on the Mayan Calendar.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Shirley Leon Quimby papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Ownership and Custodial History
Transferred from Columbia University Physics Department, 1985.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Source of acquisition--Columbia University. Dept. of Physics. Method of acquisition--Transfer; Date of acquisition--10/25/85.
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Papers Processed JCA 04/--/86.
April 2020 PDF replaced with full finding aid, YH
History / Biographical Note
Shirley Leon Quimby (1893-1986) was a physicist (Columbia Ph.D., 1925), Columbia faculty member, 1919-1962, fellow of the American Physical Society and treasurer of that organization from 1957 to 1970. His research topics included ferromagnetism, solid state physics, magnetism, and elasticity and internal friction solids.