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I. I. Rabi papers, 9999

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1889
Bib ID 5453218 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Rabi, I. I (Isidor Isaac), 1898-1988
Title I. I. Rabi papers, 9999
Physical Description 22 linear feet (18 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Description

Summary

Correspondence, manuscript drafts, pamphlets, lectures, articles, interviews, reports, panel discussions, transcripts, books, and conference materials about Rabi's work. Includes photographs, VHS recordings, audiocassettes, scrapbooks, and press clippings related to his career. Subjects include science, atomic energy and weapons, peace, education, NATO, history, government, world affairs, and honors. Also includes awards, honorary degrees, certificates, medal, the Nobel Peace Prize, and other memorabilia. In addition, correspondence regarding his estate, the awards established in his honor, and related memorials.

Papers, photographs, scrapbooks, clippings, maps, honorary degrees, citations, awards, medals, audio recordings, video tapes, and memorabilia. These were the materials that Mrs. Rabi did not donate to the Library of Congress but kept as her own mementos.

David Adler Nobel Prize Columbia University Bill Moyers J. R. Zacharias R. B. Palmer V. F. Weisskopf J. R. Schwinger E. R. Purcell Brandeis University George Rupp John F. Kennedy Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

Material is unprocessed. Please contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

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.

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); I. I. Rabi Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative.

Papers processed [name] [date].

Subject Headings

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

American physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1944 for his discovery of nuclear magnetic resonance, which is used in magnetic resonance imaging. He was also one of the first scientists in the United States to work on the cavity magnetron, which is used in microwave radar and microwave ovens. He was associated with Columbia University in New York. During World War II, Rabi took part in development of the atomic bomb. After the war he promoted peace and the limiting of nuclear weapons. He also played a significant role in establishing major research laboratories in Bookhaven and CERN. Isidor Isaac Rabi was married and had two daughters.