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This collection is arranged in two series.
These papers represent Lucy Hayner's work as a student, teaching assistant, research physicist at General Electric, and faculty member at Columbia. There is coursework, research notes, article drafts, offprints and correspondence (professional, personal and with students).
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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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Lucy Julia Hayner papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.
Series II was processed by Arenah Grace in June 2001.
2012-07-09 xml document created by Judith Zupnick.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
2019-07-18 Added Series II. Papers (2000 Addition) (formerly UA#0025, BIBID 6943103)
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
A specialist in atomic and electronic physics, Lucy Hayner graduated from Barnard College in 1919. Her teaching career at Columbia began in 1920 when she received her MA degree. She conducted research at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, UK from 1924 to 1925 and completed her PhD in 1926. She then worked for three years in the research laboratory of General Electric Co. on problems of electron emission in vacuum tubes. After returning to Columbia in 1929, she taught in and later headed the Ernest Kempton Adams Laboratory. Hayner also designed and constructed a circular slide rule with Braille markings for blind students. A professor emerita of physics at Columbia University, Hayner died on 23 September 1971 at the age of 73.