Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Bergen Davis papers, 1898-1960

Series III: Addition, 1901-1955

The records in this series were transferred from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library to the University Archives in 1997. In Fall 2020, they were reunited with the rest of the collection. These records include photographs, articles, correspondence, and writings by Prof. Davis.

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Box 3 Blueprints for scientific instruments, 1927-1933

(Condenser plates and generator)

Cavendish Physical Laboratories

Box 3 Photograph of a group of scientists including Bergen Davis, 1902

(Names included)

Box 3 Post-prandial proceedings (poems/song lyrics), circa 1907

(Sent to Bergen by O.W. Richardson)


Compton, Arthur H.

Box 3 The Reflection Coefficient of Monochromatic X-Rays from Rocksalt and Calcite, 1917-1921

Box 3 Possible Method of Determining the Nature and Origins of Cosmic Rays, 1932

Box 3 Kellogg, Jerome, 1937 September 3

(Biographical sketch of M.I. Pupin)

Box 3 Correspondence re: Professor Davis's article on Michael I. Pupin, 1937-1938

Box 3 Hallock, Professor William, undated


Gottingen, Germany

Box 3 Photographs, 1901-1902

Box 3 Subjects and faculty names, 1901-1902

(Davis's notebook)

Box 3 Pegram, Professor George B., 1907-1955

(Au revoir dinner program, photograph circa 1920, obiturary and Pegram lab article)

Printed Materials

Box 3 Articles about M.I. Pupin, 1932-1938

Box 3 Articles by M.I. Pupin, 1920-1933


Box 3 "Bergen Davis 1869-1958. A Biographical Memoir" by Harold W. Webb, 1960

(National Academy of Sciences, reprinted from Biographical Memoirs, Volume XXXIV)

Box 3 Testimonial dinner programs, 1925-1937

(Edward Dean Adams, Charles P. Berkey, Hendrik Antoon Lorentz)

Writings by Professor Davis

Box 3 Continuous X-Ray Spectrum, undated


Box 3 The Grating Space of Some Crystals, undated

Box 3 International Peace and Research in the Physical-Chemical Sciences, undated

Box 3 Minute in Memory of Professor Albert Potter Wills, 1937

(Includes photograph of Professor Mills, circa 1920, and a list of his graduate students. Presented to the Faculty of the School of Engineering)

Box 3 A Proposed Investigation into the Nature of Cosmic Rays, undated

Michael Idvorsky Pupin memoir by Bergen Davis

Box 3 Manuscript, undated

(Includes lists of publications and patents)

Box 3 Typescript, undated

Box 3 Reflectivity of Crystals for X-Rays, undated

Box 3 A Suggested Method of Determining the Nature of Cosmic Rays, undated