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Shirley Leon Quimby papers, 1918-1974

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1038
Bib ID 4078378 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Quimby, Shirley L
Title Shirley Leon Quimby papers, 1918-1974
Physical Description 21 boxes (21 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

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Description

Summary

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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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Shirley Leon Quimby papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

Transferred from Columbia University Physics Department, 1985.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

Papers Processed JCA 04/--/86.

Revision Description

April 2020 PDF replaced with full finding aid, YH

Subject Headings

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

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.