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Dana Paul Mitchell papers, 1925-1960

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0883
Bib ID 4079115 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Mitchell, Dana Paul, 1899-1966
Title Dana Paul Mitchell papers, 1925-1960
Physical Description 4 boxes (4 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Cataloged and listed.

Description

Summary

Professional and personal correspondence, administrative records, manuscript lecture notes, and some miscellaneous printed materials. The general correspondence file, 1927-1958, contains letters, both personal and professional, with colleagues, with and about his students, about laboratory equipment, about weapons for the Army and Navy, and with industry concerning his research. The subject file, 1926-1960, contains some additional professional and personal correspondence, a number of administrative records on property control of laboratory equipment, particularly for government research projects, other Columbia Physics Department matters, several typescripts on cyclotron coil designs, Mitchell's personal records relating to employment, and other miscellaneous personal files. There are handwritten lecture notes for Mitchell's courses, the most complete being those for Physics R6 and General Studies Physics 18.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

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); Dana Paul Mitchell papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Physics Department. Method of acquisition--Transfer; Date of acquisition--1978. Accession number--M-78.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. Department of Physics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cyclotrons -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Industries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Physicists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Physics -- Laboratories Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Physics -- Research Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Physics -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Army Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Navy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Professor of physics at Columbia University, 1921-1966. Columbia University, Ph.D., 1936.

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Series I: Cataloged Correspondence



Box 1 Fermi, Enrico


Box 1 Pegram, George B.

Series II: Correspondence Files, 1927-1958


Box 1 1927-1929


Box 1 1930-1939


Box 1 1945-1949


Box 1 1950-1958

Series III: Subject Files, 1926-1960


Box 1 Apparatus


Box 1 Appointments


Box 1 Berkeley Radiation Laboratory


Box 1 Biographical Sketches of Mitchell


Box 1 Boats


Box 1 Co1mnbia College Faculty


Box 1 Columbia University -Personnel File for Mitchell


Box 1 Color Code Marking

Series IV: Subject Files, 1926-1960



Box 2 Committee on Undergraduate Instruction


Box 2 Cyclotron Coils -Miscellaneous Design Papers


Box 2 Davis, Bergen -Books


Box 2 Faculty of Pure Science -Misc. Memos


Box 2 Los Alamos Project


Box 2 Miscellaneous


Box 2 Mitchell, Dana P. -Misc. Personal Materials (with a snapshot)


Box 2 Physics R6


Box 2 Physics Department Misc. Memos


Property Control:


Box 2 -Carbide and Chemicals Corp. Fellowships


Box 2 -Columbia Radiation Laboratory


Box 2 -Decals


Box 2 -"N.B."


Box 2 -Nevis Laboratories


Box 2 -"Project Michael"


Box 2 -Rabi's Navy Contract


Box 2 -Government Surplus


Box 2 Sales Catalogs -Sales Catalogs for equipment


Box 2 Systems for Purchase, Distribution & Inventory Control of Property, 29 Sep., 1943

Series V: Lecture Notes



Box 3 Physics R6


Box 3 General Studies Physics 18

Series VI: Lecture Notes



Box 4 Physics R7


Box 4 Physics S3


Box 4 Hoops and Rolling Problems; Waves; Gavitation


Box 4 Miscellaneous Printed Materials