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Series II: Miscellaneous Correspondence
Series VIII: Subject Files: Columbia University
At a Glance
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Correspondence, manuscripts, and subject files on most aspects of Pegram's career. Also, a large quantity of research notes made by Lucy J. Hayner (1898-1971), Professor Emeritus of Physics at Columbia University, who was writing a history of Columbia's Physics Dept., 1905-1954, can be found in folders throughout the collection.
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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); George Braxton Pegram papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Physics Department. Method of acquisition--Transfer; Date of acquisition--1972. Accession number--M-72.
Subseries VIII.4 was added in July 2019. The materials were originally accessioned in July 2005 (2005.0005), transferred by Joan Rouse, 313 Low Library.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89. Subseries VIII.4 was processed by Joanna Rios in July 2019.
2009-06-26 File created.
2014-10-13 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
2019-07-29 Added Subseries VIII.4 from materials transferred from the University Archives (former BIBID 6953941, part of accession 2005.005)
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Nuclear physicist, professor of physics, and Dean of Graduate Faculties at Columbia University. Pegram, a prominent nuclear physicist, conducted a great deal of defense-related research and was responsible for the famous meeting between Franklin Delano Roosevelt and American nuclear scientists prior to World War II that eventually led to the establishment of the Manhattan Project.