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Shirley Leon Quimby papers, 1918-1974

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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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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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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.

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Papers Processed JCA 04/--/86.

Revision Description

April 2020 PDF replaced with full finding aid, YH

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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.

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Shirley Leon Quimby papers



Box 1 Manuscripts by S.L. Quimby



Box 2 Manuscripts by S.L. Quimby


Manuscripts by others and notes on lectures of others



Box 3 Barrett, C.S.


Box 3 Crawford, R.T.


Box 3 D., S.


Box 3 Dienes,


Box 3 Feder, R.


Box 3 Greenberg, Daniel


Box 3 Hall


Box 3 Kane, Thomas R.



Box 4 Liberman, D.S.


Box 4 Markhaem, Elizabeth


Box 4 Metzel, J.C.


Box 4 Nicholson, Alexander McLean


Box 4 Nowick, A.S.


Box 4 Rudman, P.S.


Box 4 Schwartz


Box 4 Scheib, R.


Box 4 Slate


Box 4 Slater


Box 4 Wiedemann



Box 5 Cu3Au research and grant materials



Box 6 Cu3Au research and grant materials



Box 7 Cu3Au research and grant materials


General Subject and Correspondence Files



Box 8 American Institute of Physics/American Physical Society


Box 8 B


Box 8 Biophysics


Box 8 Boole on Probability


Box 8 C


Box 8 Clemence on Time


Box 8 Crystal model cards


Box 8 D


Box 8 Drawings


Box 8 Electromagnetic Theory (notes)


Box 8 Enck, Frank


Box 8 F-G


Box 8 Gray to Benairy


Box 8 H


Box 8 Heliochron


Box 8 Instructions for constructing instruments


Box 8 J-K


Box 8 L


Box 8 M


Box 8 Margolish, Merry A.


Box 8 Milbauer, Barbara, Great Discoveries in Physics Proposal


Box 8 N-O


Box 8 P-R


Box 8 Pegram, George Baxter


Box 8 Problems and Fallacies


Box 8 Publishers



Box 9 Quantum Theory - Notes on Rojanski


Box 9 Rabi, I.I.


Box 9 Structure of Quartz


Box 9 S


Box 9 T


Box 9 Tan (Pi)X/X against X


Box 9 Tan (Pi)X/X against X; platinum resistance thermometer materials


Box 9 U-V


Box 9 U.S. Navy


Box 9 W-Z


Box 9 Yang McGlashan Theory


Box 9 Miscellaneous and unidentified



Box 10 Quimby's notebooks



Box 11 Notebooks and Teaching materials for physics courses



Box 12 Notebooks and Teaching materials for physics courses



Box 13 Notebooks and Teaching materials for physics courses



Box 14 Notebooks and Teaching materials for physics courses



Box 15 Notebooks and Teaching materials for physics courses



Box 16 Notebooks and Teaching materials for physics courses



Box 17 Notebooks and Teaching materials for physics courses



Box 18 Slides, Notecards


Photographs



Box 19 American Institute of Physics, Annual Dinner, 1965


Box 19 American Institute of Physics, Governing Board


Box 19 AmesBarus, Carl


Box 19 Bridgman, P.W.


Box 19 Briggs, Lyman


Box 19 Bumstead, H.A.


Box 19 Compton, Arthur H.


Box 19 Compton, Karl T.


Box 19 Coadon, E.U.


Box 19 Dempster, A.J.


Box 19 DuBridge, Lee Alvin


Box 19 Fletcher, Harvey


Box 19 Foote, P.D.


Box 19 Gale, Henry G.


Box 19 Hull, A.W.


Box 19 Lorentz, H.A.


Box 19 Lyman, Theodore


Box 19 Magicians


Box 19 Magin, B.F.


Box 19 Merritt, Ernest


Box 19 Michelson, A.A.


Box 19 Miller, Dayton C.


Box 19 Millikan, Robert A.


Box 19 Nichols


Box 19 Oppenheimer, J Robert


Box 19 Pegram, George B.


Box 19 Peirce, B.O.


Box 19 Quimby, Edith H.


Box 19 Quirnby, Shirley L.


Box 19 Kandall, H.M.


Box 19 Richtmyer, F.K.


Box 19 Stewart, G.W.


Box 19 Swann, W.F.B.


Box 19 Tate, John T.


Box 19 U.S. Navy


Box 19 Webster, A.G.


Box 19 Wood, R.W.


Box 19 Zeleny, John


Box 19 Miscellaneous photographs



Box 20 Printed materials: Apparatus catalogs and reprints



Box 21 Oversize material