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   Dana Paul Mitchel Papers, [ca. 1925]-1960

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[Collection Name]. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079115 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Mitchell, Dana Paul, 1899-1966.
Title:Dana Paul Mitchel Papers, [ca. 1925]-1960
Physical description:ca. 1,500 items (4 boxes)
Language(s):In English
Access: 3 boxes of arranged material are shelved off-site and require advance notice of intent to use.  More information »


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Scope and Content

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.

Series I: Cataloged Correspondence

Series II: Correspondence Files, 1927-1958

Series III: Subject Files, 1926-1960

Series IV: Subject Files, 1926-1960

Series V: Lecture Notes

Series VI: Lecture Notes

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

 3 boxes of arranged material are shelved off-site and require advance notice of intent to use.

Preferred Citation

[Collection Name]. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 08/--/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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CUL Collections:
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
College teachers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University.--Physics Dept.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cyclotrons--Designs and plans.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Physics--Study and teaching.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States.--Army.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States.--Navy.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note


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

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