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At a Glance
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.
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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); I. I. Rabi Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative.
Papers processed [name] [date].
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.