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C.S. (Chien-Shiung) Wu Papers, 1945-1994, bulk 1960-1979

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Call No.: UA#0017
Bib ID 4369972 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Wu, C. S. (Chien-shiung), 1912-1997
Title C.S. (Chien-Shiung) Wu Papers, 1945-1994, bulk 1960-1979
Physical Description 9.42 linear feet (9 record cartons 1 manuscript box)
Language(s) English , Croatian , Serbian , Chinese .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection has been arranged into seven series.

Description

Summary

The collection consists of speeches, reports, publications, research notes, and correspondence. The bulk of the collection relates to Wu's involvement in the American Physical Society as well as her research activities. The correspondence is chiefly professional, relating to C. S. Wu's physics research, professional commitments, appointments, meetings, conferences, and publications. Correspondence also includes letters from individuals around the world praising Wu for her accomplishments, asking advice, arranging speaking engagements, discussing administrative matters, and trading research notes, as well as information on publications and other topics. In addition, the collection contains information on Wu's involvement in the development of an affirmative action program at Columbia University in the 1970's.

  • Series I: Correspondence, 1958-1992

    This series contains correspondence between C. S. Wu and her colleagues and friends. It includes English language and Chinese language correspondence from all over the world. The letters relate to Wu's research and professional obligations, such as her positions at Columbia University and the American Physical Society. Correspondence with the American Physical Society and Columbia University also appear in Series II and Series IV, respectively. The correspondence was originally separated into a chronological series and an alphabetical series. Those series have been maintained as sub-series and a third sub-series of general correspondence has been added.

  • Series II: American Physical Society (APS), 1962-1982

    This series holds material relating to Wu's participation in the American Physical Society (APS), of which she was president during the mid-1970s. The series is divided into six sub-series: Sub-series II.1. Correspondence; Subseries II.2. Meetings; Subseries II.3. Administrative Matters; Subseries II.4. Publications and Reports; Subseries II.5. Awards and Events; and Subseries II.6. Research and Studies.

  • Series III: Conferences, 1975-1980

    This series consists of papers, notes, and pamphlets from various conferences and symposia in which Wu participated. Wu appeared to have played a major role in the Michael Idvorsky Pupin Symposium in Novi Sad (Serbia) in October, 1979. Included are research materials concerning Pupin and the symposium, Wu's paper on Pupin, "Michael Idvorsky Pupin at Columbia College and His Role in the Rise of Idealism in American Science," and the published papers of the symposium in both Serbo-Croatian and English.

  • Series IV: Columbia University, 1945-1994

    This series contains correspondence, papers, data, articles, teaching materials, and general administrative materials related to Wu's time at Columbia University. Correspondence with Columbia University faculty and administrators is also housed in Series I. Correspondence under both the alphabetical sub-series and the chronological sub-series. The series is divided into three subseries: Subseries IV.1. Affirmative Action; Subseries IV.2. Physics Department; and Subseries IV3. Assorted Materials.

  • Series V. Research, 1948-1985

    This series contains reports, papers, research notes, laboratory notebooks, and transparencies of figures relating to physics research Wu was involved in. Also included are articles, papers, and research notes used as reference material by Wu. There is some correspondence with other physicists regarding their research in relation to Wu's. The laboratory notebooks all seem to relate to the work done by Wu and her assistants for the Atomic Energy Commission in the 1940's and 1950's.

  • Series VI. Speeches and Lectures, 1958-1984

    This series includes speeches and lectures by Wu with a few by others. A folder of speeches in Chinese was unlabeled. Of particular note is Dr. Moche's interview with Wu on women in physics.

  • Series VII. Publications, 1957-1994

    This subseries contains articles written by or about Wu, as well as articles, papers, and books written by others. The folder of "Clippings and Press Releases about Wu" contains material spanning much of Wu's career in physics. Also included are articles regarding women, in particular women in science, as well as articles on various aspects of physics. The folder "Publication Lists" contains listings of Wu's various publications throughout the years up to the 1970s. The folder "Reviews of Wu and Moszkowski Book" contains book reviews of Beta Decay.

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); C.S. (Chien-Shiung) Wu Papers; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University in the City of New York.

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Chien-Shiung Wu (吳健雄) was born in 1912 in a small town near Shanghai, China to Wu Zhongyi, a 1911 revolution participant, and Fan Fu-Hua. Wu attended a private girls' school in China and eventually went to Soochow Girls School, where the curriculum was chiefly Western. She graduated in 1930 and went on to attend Nanjing University, where she studied physics and graduated in 1934. Wu immigrated to the United States in 1936 to seek post-doctoral programs in physics. She attended the University of California at Berkeley and received her Ph.D. in 1940. In 1942, she married Luke Yuan and they moved to the east coast. In 1947, they had a son, Vincent Yuan, who became a research scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Wu took a position teaching at Smith College, but left soon after for Princeton. The Division of War Research at Columbia University recruited Wu in 1944 for work at a secret facility in New York for the development of sensitive radiation detectors for the atomic bomb project. Her research included, among other topics, groundbreaking work on beta decay, the irregularity of K-meson decay in particle accelerators, and K-meson's violation of parity. She became a full professor in 1948, and in 1972 Columbia University named Wu the Michael I. Pupin Professor of Physics.

Throughout her career Wu was awarded numerous prizes and honors for her work. She was the first female president of the American Physical Society as well as the first woman to receive the Comstock Award, the Research Corporation Award, and an honorary doctorate in science from Princeton University. She also received the National Medal of Science, the Wolf Prize in Physics and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Wu died on February 16, 1997 in New York.

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Series I: Correspondence, 1958-1992

This series contains correspondence between C. S. Wu and her colleagues and friends. It includes English language and Chinese language correspondence from all over the world. The letters relate to Wu's research and professional obligations, such as her positions at Columbia University and the American Physical Society. Correspondence with the American Physical Society and Columbia University also appear in Series II and Series IV, respectively. The correspondence was originally separated into a chronological series and an alphabetical series. Those series have been maintained as sub-series and a third sub-series of general correspondence has been added.


Subseries I.1: Chronological, 1964-1992

Correspondence in this series is arranged by year and month.



Box 1 Folder 1 Undated


Box 1 Folder 2 1964-1973


Box 1 Folder 3 1974 January-May, 1974


Box 1 Folder 4 1974 June-August, 1974


Box 1 Folder 5 1974 September-December, 1974


Box 1 Folder 6 1975 January-May, 1975


Box 1 Folder 7 1975 June-July, 1975


Box 1 Folder 8 1975 August-December, 1975


Box 1 Folder 9 1976 January-February, 1976


Box 1 Folder 10 1976 March-May, 1976


Box 1 Folder 11 1976 June-September, 1976


Box 1 Folder 12 1976 October-December, 1976


Box 1 Folder 13 1977 January-February, 1977


Box 1 Folder 14 1977 March-May, 1977


Box 1 Folder 15 1977 June-July, 1977


Box 1 Folder 16 1977 August-September, 1977


Box 1 Folder 17 1977 October-December, 1977


Box 1 Folder 18 1978 January-February, 1978


Box 1 Folder 19 1978 March-April, 1978


Box 1 Folder 20 1978 May-June, 1978


Box 1 Folder 21 1978 July-September, 1978



Box 2 Folder 1 1978 October, 1978


Box 2 Folder 2 1978 November-December, 1978


Box 2 Folder 3 1979 January-February, 1979


Box 2 Folder 4 1979 March-April, 1979


Box 2 Folder 5 1979 May-July, 1979


Box 2 Folder 6 1979 August-September, 1979


Box 2 Folder 7 1979 October-November, 1979


Box 2 Folder 8 1979 December, 1979


Box 2 Folder 9 1980 January, 1980


Box 2 Folder 10 1980 February, 1980


Box 2 Folder 11 1980 March-April, 1980


Box 2 Folder 12 1980 May-June, 1980


Box 2 Folder 13 1980 September-October, 1980


Box 2 Folder 14 1980 November-December, 1980


Box 2 Folder 15 1982 February-July, 1982


Box 2 Folder 16 1983-1989


Box 2 Folder 17 1990-1992


Subseries I.2: Alphabetical, 1958-1992

Alphabetical correspondence is not only organized by last name, but also by topic, such as "Commencement," "Chicago, University of," and "Proof Reading." In the alphabetical subseries, there is considerable correspondence with Kay Runge of the University of Heidelberg. The folders of "Alphabetical-Moszkowski, Steven A." and "Miscellaneous-John Wiley and Sons" contain correspondence regarding,Beta Decay, a book co-authored by Wu and Moszkowski and published by John Wiley Sons Publishers in 1965. Folder "Miscellaneous-Fan Mail" contains some requests for autographs and photos of Wu, but similar letters can be found throughout the chronological correspondence files as well. The folder of correspondence of Glenn R. Schleede contains a photograph from the White House of President Ford signing the bill to create the Office of Science and Technology Policy in 1976. Folder "Miscellaneous-Job Inquiries Declined" contains letters to and from Wu and other faculty in the Physics Department of Columbia University regarding teaching positions and are arranged alphabetically by surname of the person applying. Similar correspondence can be found throughout the chronological correspondence. The folder "Miscellaneous-Free Circulation of Scientists" focuses on the resolution of that name passed by the International Council of Scientific Unions regarding issues like the Soviet scientists who were being prevented from leaving the country. In a letter dated April 9, 1975, Wu declined an invitation from President McGill to serve on the Ad Hoc Committee of Columbia to study comparative salaries of men and women.


Box 2 Folder 18 A, 1964-1982


Box 2 Folder 19 B, 1959-1971


Box 2 Folder 20 C, 1959 1965-1983, 1959, 1965-1983


Box 2 Folder 21 Chow, Ying-Wei, 1965-1966


Box 2 Folder 22 D-E, 1961-1975


Box 2 Folder 23 F, 1958-1978


Box 2 Folder 24 G, 1962-1979


Box 2 Folder 25 H, 1958-1969


Box 2 Folder 26 J, 1966-1977


Box 2 Folder 27 K, 1960-1978



Box 3 Folder 1 L, 1963-1971


Box 3 Folder 2 Lee, Wo-Yen, 1965


Box 3 Folder 3 Lee, Y.K., 1983


Box 3 Folder 4 M, 1958-1970


Box 3 Folder 5 Mao, Yi-Sheng T. E., 1979-1982


Box 3 Folder 6 Mo, Luke W., 1970


Box 3 Folder 7 Moszkowski, Steven A., 1964-1968


Box 3 Folder 8 N, 1965-1978


National Academy of Sciences


Box 3 Folder 9 Committee on Human Rights, 1978-1985


Box 3 Folder 10 Foreign Associates, 1983


Box 3 Folder 11 National Museum of American History--Fall of Parity Exhibit, 1981-1982


Box 3 Folder 12 National Research Council--Nuclear Physics Survey Panel, 1969-1970


Box 3 Folder 13 O, 1962-1969


Box 3 Folder 14 P, 1956-1971, undated, 1956-1971, undated


Box 3 Folder 15 Phillips, Melba, 1963-1980


Box 3 Folder 16 R, 1958-1976


Box 3 Folder 17 S, 1958-1981


Box 3 Folder 18 Schleede, Glenn R., 1976


Box 3 Folder 19 T, 1959, 1964-1979, 1959, 1964-1979


Box 3 Folder 20 U, 1964-1978


Box 3 Folder 21 V, 1968


Box 3 Folder 22 W, 1959-1971


Box 3 Folder 23 Y-Z, 1959, 1964-1977, 1959, 1964-1977


Subseries I.3: General, 1958-1992

This subseries of additional correspondence was added to the existing Chronological and Alphabetical files. It is arranged alphabetically by description.


Box 3 Folder 24 Awards and Citations, 1958-1978


Box 3 Folder 25 Book Donations for China, 1979


Box 3 Folder 26 Columbia University--China Scholarly Exchange Project, 1978-1979, 1992


Box 3 Folder 27 Committee of Concerned Scientists on Benjamin Levich, 1975


Box 3 Folder 28 Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China, 1976


Box 3 Folder 29 Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China--Mary Brown Bullock Report, 1978


Box 3 Folder 30 Davis, Harold--Physics Today Editor, 1975


Box 3 Folder 31 Delegations from China, 1978


Box 3 Folder 32 Delegations from China--Nuclear and Plasma Physics Delegation, 1978


Box 3 Folder 33 Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1978-1980


Box 3 Folder 34 Empty Envelopes, 1967-1969, undated, 1967-1969, undated


Box 3 Folder 35 Fan Mail, 1978


Box 3 Folder 36 Free Circulation of Scientists (Resolution of the International Council of Scientific Unions), 1973-1974


Box 3 Folder 37 Holiday Cards, undated


Box 3 Folder 38 Invitations, 1974-1976, undated, 1974-1976, undated


Box 3 Folder 39 Job Inquiries Declined (alphabetical by surname), 1973-1976


Box 3 Folder 40 John Wiley & Sons Publishers Re: Beta Decay, 1963-1971, undated, 1963-1971, undated


Box 3 Folder 41 Leonard Kasday and A.M. Rushton, 1970-1971


Box 3 Folder 42 Letter from Gerald Ford, 1976


Box 3 Folder 43 Letters of Congratulations and Thanks, 1957-1974, undated, 1957-1974, undated


Box 3 Folder 44 National Medal of Science, 1975-1983


Box 3 Folder 45 Pupin Laboratory's 50th Anniversary--Dinner in Honor of I.I. Rabi, 1978


Box 3 Folder 46 Requests to Work in C.S. Wu's Lab, 1961-1963


Box 3 Folder 47 Research Corporation, 1964-1967


Box 3 Folder 48 Symposium Honoring Bob Serber, 1977



Box 4 Folder 1 Telephone Messages and Postcards, 1982-1983


Box 4 Folder 2 Testimony and Documents Relating to National Science Foundation, 1975-1977


Box 4 Folder 3 Chinese/Japanese Language materials, 1968, undated

Incoming letters (dated with no year), lecture poster at Osaka University, Chinese news articles about Wu, lecture transcript, etc.


Box 4 Folder 4 Wolf Foundation, 1978-1983, undated, 1978-1983, undated

Series II: American Physical Society (APS), 1962-1982

This series holds material relating to Wu's participation in the American Physical Society (APS), of which she was president during the mid-1970s. The series is divided into six sub-series: Sub-series II.1. Correspondence; Subseries II.2. Meetings; Subseries II.3. Administrative Matters; Subseries II.4. Publications and Reports; Subseries II.5. Awards and Events; and Subseries II.6. Research and Studies.


Subseries II.1: Correspondence, 1962-1978

This subseries contains correspondence on issues of importance to the APS, including persecution of Soviet scientists, committee appointments and decisions, science and physics issues in the federal government, and publications. The correspondence is arranged by subject as well as by individual names, committees and organizations. The folder of correspondence with Karl Darrow includes letters responding to a dispute surrounding an article published inPhysical Reviewin the 1960's, about which Harvard faculty suggested a publishing bias in favor of Columbia University. Some strong language is used in these letters. The two folders of voter correspondence from 1966 reflect Wu's position on the Board of Tellers of the APS when a vote on a new constitution and bylaws sparked controversy. The correspondence in these folders relates to that controversy.


Box 4 Folder 5 American Institute of Physics (AIP), 1971-1977


Box 4 Folder 6 Associate Members, 1973


Box 4 Folder 7 Committee Appointments and Nominations, 1974-1977


Box 4 Folder 8 Committee on Minorities, 1970-1975


Box 4 Folder 9 Committee of Scientific Society Presidents (CSSP), 1974-1977


Box 4 Folder 10 Complaints and Suggestions from APS Membership, 1974-1975


Box 4 Folder 11 Education Committee, 1974-1975


Box 4 Folder 12 Energy Reactor Safety Studies, 1975


Box 4 Folder 13 General, 1970-1974


Box 4 Folder 14 General, 1975 January-August, 1975


Box 4 Folder 15 General, 1975-1976 September, 1975-1976


Box 4 Folder 16 H. Guyford Steever, 1975


Box 4 Folder 17 Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE), 1974


Box 4 Folder 18 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 1974-1975


Box 4 Folder 19 J.A. Burton, 1974


Box 4 Folder 20 Karl Darrow, 1962-1973


Box 4 Folder 21 K.C. Nomura Re: Use of "JAP,", 1975


Box 4 Folder 22 Kistiakowsky, Vera, 1975


Box 4 Folder 23 Letter to President Gerald Ford, 1975


Box 4 Folder 24 Letters to P.Y. Chou, Y.S. Woo and W.Y. Chang, 1975,undated, 1975


Box 4 Folder 25 National Science Foundation Grants, 1974


Box 4 Folder 26 Prior Publication Release Restriction, 1975


Box 4 Folder 27 Re:Nelson Rockefeller, 1975


Box 4 Folder 28 S.A. Goudsmit and G. Uhlenbeck Dinner, 1975-1976


Box 4 Folder 29 Soviet Scientists, 1975-1976


Box 4 Folder 30 Soviet Scientists and Censorship at APS, 1973-1976


Box 4 Folder 31 Technology Resources Survey and Applications Act, 1974


Box 4 Folder 32 Title IX of the Civil Rights Act Regulation, 1974


Box 4 Folder 33 UNESCO and Israel, 1975


Box 4 Folder 34 Voter Correspondence, 1966


Box 4 Folder 35 Voter Correspondence, Balloting, 1966


Box 4 Folder 36 W.K.H. Panofsky, 1974-1975


Box 4 Folder 37 Women in Science and Technology Equal Opportunity Act (S. 2550), 1978


Box 4 Folder 38 W.W. Havens Correspondence, 1974-1975


Box 4 Folder 39 W.W. Havens, Letters to Nominees (alphabetical by surname), 1975


Subseries II.2: Meetings, 1966-1982

This subseries consists of material on the various meetings held by the APS including executive and budget meetings, council meetings, general and annual meetings, and background material for meetings.


Box 4 Folder 40 American Philosophical Society Conference, 1982


Box 4 Folder 41 Background Material for June 1974 Executive and Budget Committees, 1974, June 1974, 1974


Box 4 Folder 42 Background Material for 1975 January Meeting, 1974-1975, 1975 January, 1974-1975



Box 5 Folder 1 Background Materials for 1976 February Meeting, 1976, 1976 February, 1976


Box 5 Folder 2 Council Meetings, 1974 January-April, 1974


Box 5 Folder 3 Council Meetings, 1974-1976 October, 1974-1976


Box 5 Folder 4 Executive/Budget Committee, 1974-1977


Box 5 Folder 5 General Meetings, 1966-1979


Box 5 Folder 6 Meeting Schedules, 1973-1975


Box 5 Folder 7 Panel on "Women in Physics,", 1970-1971


Subseries II.3: Administrative Matters, 1968-1976

This subseries contains material regarding administrative matters including governing documents, lists of committee members, fellowship program guidelines, and membership information. Also included are documents on the Committee on Professional Concerns and the Panel on Public Affairs.


Box 5 Folder 8 APS Industrial Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, 1977


Box 5 Folder 9 Committee on Professional Concerns, 1973 1976, 1973, 1976


Box 5 Folder 10 Constitution and By-Laws, 1975-1976


Box 5 Folder 11 Lists of Committee Members, 1968, 1973-1974, 1968


Box 5 Folder 12 Membership, 1974


Box 5 Folder 13 Panel on Public Affairs, 1975


Box 5 Folder 14 Resolution to Admit Sigma Pi Sigma in the APS Insurance Trust, 1974


Box 5 Folder 15 Travel Vouchers, 1975


Subseries II.4: Publications and Reports, 1964-1972

This subseries consists of publications and reports of the APS. Included are financial and treasurer reports, presidential reports, and Wu's address upon retiring as president of the APS.


Box 5 Folder 16 Ad Hoc Committee on a Washington Representative Report, 1974


Box 5 Folder 17 American Institute of Physics (AIP), 1973-1974


Box 5 Folder 18 Assorted Financial Reports, 1974-1975


Box 5 Folder 19 Auditor's Reports, 1973-1975


Box 5 Folder 20 Benjamin S. Cooper Report on Experience as APS Fellow, 1974


Box 5 Folder 21 Clippings Re: APS, 1974-1975


Box 5 Folder 22 Committee on Women in Physics Annual Report, 1974-1978, 1982, 1974-1978, 1982


Box 5 Folder 23 Committee on Women in Physics Report: "Women in Physics"(to Appendix G), 1972


Box 5 Folder 24 Committee on Women in Physics Report: "Women in Physics"(H-Z), 1972


Box 5 Folder 25 General Considerations on a Center for Physics, 1976


Box 5 Folder 26 High Resolution Studies of Muonic X-rays, 1965


Box 5 Folder 27 Interim Report of the Selection Committee of APS Congressional Fellows, ca. 1974


Box 5 Folder 28 Muons and Nuclear Structure by Samuel Devons, 1964


Box 5 Folder 29 Preliminary Report on APS Committees, 1974


Box 5 Folder 30 President's Report, 1975


Box 5 Folder 31 Press Releases on Reactor Safety Study, 1975


Box 5 Folder 32 Report of Ad Hoc FORUM Committee on Placement, 1974-1975


Box 5 Folder 33 Study of Women High School Physics Teachers, 1975


Box 5 Folder 34 Treasurer's Reports, 1974-1976


Box 5 Folder 35 Wu's Retiring Presidential Address, 1976


Subseries II.5: Awards and Events, 1974-1975

This subseries contains documents relating to awards and events offered by the APS.


Box 5 Folder 36 1975 Particle Accelerator Conference, 1974, 1975, 1974


Box 5 Folder 37-38 1976 International Conference on the Interactions of Neutrons with Nuclei, 1974, 1976, 1974, (2 folders)


Box 5 Folder 39 APS Prize in High Polymer Physics, 1974


Box 5 Folder 40 Davisson-Germer Prize, 1974-1975


Box 5 Folder 41 Leo Szilard Award and Forum Award, 1974


Box 5 Folder 42 Oliver Buckley Solid State Physics Prize, 1974


Subseries II.6: Research and Studies, 1973-1975

This subseries holds documents on the research and studies performed and proposed by the APS.


Box 5 Folder 43 List of Members of Reactor Safety Study Panel, 1975


Box 5 Folder 44 Proposal for Summer Study on Improving Energy Utilization in Commercial Buildings, undated


Box 5 Folder 45 Proposals for APS Studies, 1974-1975


Box 5 Folder 46 Summer Study on Nuclear Reactor Safety, 1973-1975

Series III: Conferences, 1975-1980

This series consists of papers, notes, and pamphlets from various conferences and symposia in which Wu participated. Wu appeared to have played a major role in the Michael Idvorsky Pupin Symposium in Novi Sad (Serbia) in October, 1979. Included are research materials concerning Pupin and the symposium, Wu's paper on Pupin, "Michael Idvorsky Pupin at Columbia College and His Role in the Rise of Idealism in American Science," and the published papers of the symposium in both Serbo-Croatian and English.



Box 6 Folder 1 Conference on Weak Interactions as Probes of Unification-Neutrino Mass Paper, 1980


Box 6 Folder 2 Fourth International Conference on the Unity of the Sciences, 1975


Box 6 Folder 3 Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF) Meeting, 1979


Box 6 Folder 4 Mini Conference on Neutrino Mass-Double Beta Decay Paper, 1980


Box 6 Folder 5 Miscellaneous, 1979


Box 6 Folder 6 Sixth International Conference on Atomic Physics, 1978


Symposium on "Life and Work of Michael Idvorsky Pupin"


Box 6 Folder 7 General, 1979-1980, undated, 1979-1980, undated


Box 6 Folder 8 Papers of, 1979


Box 6 Folder 9 Wu's Notes and Research, 1979,undated, 1979


Box 6 Folder 10 Wu's Paper, ca. 1979

Series IV: Columbia University, 1945-1994

This series contains correspondence, papers, data, articles, teaching materials, and general administrative materials related to Wu's time at Columbia University. Correspondence with Columbia University faculty and administrators is also housed in Series I. Correspondence under both the alphabetical sub-series and the chronological sub-series. The series is divided into three subseries: Subseries IV.1. Affirmative Action; Subseries IV.2. Physics Department; and Subseries IV3. Assorted Materials.


Subseries IV.1: Affirmative Action, 1968-1977

This subseries contains detailed correspondence and collected data on the creation of an affirmative action program at Columbia University. Included are background materials for making decisions on the program, copies of Harvard and Princeton University's affirmative action programs, and documents concerning women at Columbia. Wu was an active member of the President's Faculty Advisory Committee for Affirmative Action and was part of a group of women members of the Committee who decided to form the Women's Caucus, which appears to have been unofficial. The material in the sub-series also contains information on the Commission on the Status of Women along with the Advisory Committee on Affirmative Action, since the two were intertwined.


Box 6 Folder 11 Affirmative Action Program, 1972 December, 1972


Box 6 Folder 12 Data, ca. 1972


Box 6 Folder 13 Discarded Tables, 1972


Box 6 Folder 14 Equal Pension Benefits, 1975-1977


Box 6 Folder 15 Faculty Advisory Committee, 1971-1972


Box 6 Folder 16 Harlem Hospital Data, ca. 1972


Box 6 Folder 17 Harvard University, 1971-1972


Box 6 Folder 18 Information from External Sources, 1971-1976, undated, 1971-1976, undated


Box 6 Folder 19 Interim Affirmative Action Program, 1972 February, 1972


Box 6 Folder 20 List of Names of Female Faculty Members, 1972


Box 6 Folder 21 Marion E. Jemmott, Memo on Columbia Professional Women's Association, 1976


Box 6 Folder 22 Medical School Data Drafts, 1971-1972


Box 6 Folder 23 Original Data on Seniority, ca. 1972


Box 6 Folder 24 Princeton University, 1968-1973


Box 6 Folder 25 Ruth Harris, Carolyn Denning and Anneliese Sitarz Cases, 1975-1976


Box 6 Folder 26 Statements and Memoranda, 1972-1975, undated, 1972-1975, undated


Box 6 Folder 27 Tables Prepared for the Affirmative Action Committee, 1971-1972


Box 6 Folder 28 "Where We Are and How We Got There" Draft, 1975


Box 6 Folder 29 Women Members of the Faculty, Data on, 1972


Box 6 Folder 30 Women Members of President's Faculty Advisory Committee-Stamp, undated


Box 6 Folder 31 Women's Caucus, 1971-1972


Subseries IV.2: Physics Department, 1958-1994

This subseries consists of material relating to the Physics Department at Columbia University. Included are reports on trips taken under the auspices of the department, class notes, and teaching materials for some of Wu's courses.


Box 6 Folder 32 Foreign Travel Report of Visit to Second International Conference on High Energy Physics and Nuclear Structure, 1967


Box 6 Folder 33 Miscellaneous, 1958-1979 1994, 1958-1979, 1994


Box 6 Folder 34 Nuclear Research at Columbia University, Dept. of Physics, 1963


Box 6 Folder 35 Ph.D. Qualifying Exam, 1979-1980


Box 6 Folder 36 Physics 4040y and 8057x Problem Sets and Exams, 1965-1977


Box 6 Folder 37 Report on Work in Progress of the Mössbauer Group, undated


Box 6 Folder 38 Steven C. Cheng's Notes from Wu's Advanced Nuclear Physics Class (Physics 8057x)-Part I, 1966


Box 6 Folder 39 Steven C. Cheng's Notes from Wu's Advanced Nuclear Physics Class (Physics 8057x)-Part II, 1966


Box 6 Folder 40 Trip Report to Tokyo, Japan, 1967


Subseries IV.3: Assorted Materials, 1945-1979

This subseries contains general material relating to Columbia University including administrative guides, equipment orders, job postings sent to Wu from other universities, and travel reports.



Box 7 Folder 1 Administrative Guides, 1969-1976


Box 7 Folder 2 Columbia Professional Women's Association, 1976


Box 7 Folder 3 Equipment and Supplies, 1964-1966


Box 7 Folder 4 Job Postings, 1973-1976


Box 7 Folder 5 Nevis Laboratories, 1975-1976


Box 7 Folder 6 Personnel Information, 1945-1981


Box 7 Folder 7 TIAA, 1982-1984


Box 7 Folder 8 Travel Reports and Costs, 1965-1967, 1980, 1965-1967, 1980


Box 7 Folder 9 Zhang Xiang, 1978-1979

Series V. Research, 1948-1985

This series contains reports, papers, research notes, laboratory notebooks, and transparencies of figures relating to physics research Wu was involved in. Also included are articles, papers, and research notes used as reference material by Wu. There is some correspondence with other physicists regarding their research in relation to Wu's. The laboratory notebooks all seem to relate to the work done by Wu and her assistants for the Atomic Energy Commission in the 1940's and 1950's.


Box 7 Folder 10 Assorted Tables, Figures and Charts, undated


Box 7 Folder 11 Beta Decay--Original Figures, 1984


Box 7 Folder 12 Brookhaven National Laboratory-Alternate Gradient Synchrotron, 1974-1975


Box 7 Folder 13 Brookhaven National Laboratory-High Energy Discussion Group, 1975-1979


Box 7 Folder 14 Brookhaven National Laboratory--Miscellaneous, 1975-1977, undated, 1975-1977, undated


Box 7 Folder 15 Ca48 Notes and Correspondence, 1961-1973, undated, 1961-1973, undated


Box 7 Folder 16 Contributions of Beta Decays to the Developments of Electro-Weak Interaction, undated


Box 7 Folder 17 Double Beta Decay in 48Ca, 1967,undated, 1967


Box 7 Folder 18 Double Beta Decay of Ca48 and the Conservation of Leptons, undated


Box 7 Folder 19 Drafts on Fund Properties of Elementary Particles K-, P-, and Σ-, 1974,undated, 1974


Box 7 Folder 20 Electronic Laboratory, Double Beta Instrumentation, 1965


Box 7 Folder 21 Electronic Structure of Iron-Dioxygen Bond in Oxy Hb-A and Its Isolated Oxy α and Oxy β Chains, 1980


Box 7 Folder 22 Emperor Tandem Accelerator, 1963


Box 7 Folder 23 Experimental Verification of the Relativistic Find Structure Term of the Klein-Gordon Equation, 1978


Box 7 Folder 24 Fermi-Gamow-Teller Mixing in the Allowed Isospin-Hindered Positron Decay of 56Co, 1982-1983


Box 7 Folder 25 Final Plots of Gamma Rays Spectrum and Background Spectrum, 1970


Box 7 Folder 26 Final Report on Fundamental Properties of the Elementary Particles K-, P-and Σ-, undated


Box 7 Folder 27 How the Nuclear Shell Model has Contributed to the Study of Electroweak and Muonic Atoms,", 1985


Box 7 Folder 28 Isotope Shift Figures, undated


Box 7 Folder 29 "Isotope Shifts and Isomer Shifts in Muonic Atoms,", undated


Box 7 Folder 30 Isotope Shifts in Tin, 1967-1969


Box 7 Folder 31 Kaonic Atoms, undated


Box 7 Folder 32 Laboratory Notebook Assigned to A.F. Reid, 1954-1955


Box 7 Folder 33 Laboratory Notebook Assigned to W.A. Nierenberg, 1954-1955



Box 8 Folder 1 Laboratory Notebook of Alice Lenz, 1948-1949


Box 8 Folder 2 Laboratory Notebook of Alice Lenz, 1950-1951


Box 8 Folder 3 Laboratory Notebook of Alice Lenz, 1951-1952


Box 8 Folder 4 Laboratory Notebook for AEC Contract AT-30-1, Gen 72, ca. 1950


Box 8 Folder 5 Laboratory Notebook for Radiochemistry, 1958-1960


Box 8 Folder 6 Low Energy Nuclear Physics and Weak Interactions, undated


Box 8 Folder 7 Materials Connected with Applications for Funds, 1970-1971,undated, 1970-1971


Box 8 Folder 8 "Measurements of the Nuclear Gamma Rays in Muonic Atoms of Several Deformed Nuclei,", ca. 1968


Box 8 Folder 9 Mesic X-rays, 1965


Box 8 Folder 10 Monte Carlo Calculation and Present Status of ββ Research, 1974-1975


Box 8 Folder 11 Mössbauer Study, 1974


Box 8 Folder 12 Mössbauer Study of FeNH4(SO4)2 · 12H2O at Temperatures Below 1º K, 1978


Box 8 Folder 13 Muonic Atoms, Mesonic Atoms and Nuclear Structure, undated


Box 8 Folder 14 Muonic X-rays and Nuclear Structure, undated


Box 8 Folder 15 Notebooks, 1979-1984


Box 8 Folder 16 Nuclear Orientation Facility for the Study of the Angular Distribution of γ Radiation and β Particles Emitted by Polarized Nuclei, undated


Box 8 Folder 17 Peter Gollon's Revised Problem, 1969


Box 8 Folder 18 Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme, 1975


Box 8 Folder 19 Pionic Atoms, undated


Box 8 Folder 20 Preliminary Report on the Results of K-and P-Atoms by Columbia-Yale Group, 1974


Box 8 Folder 21 Progress Report on High Resolution Studies of Muonic X-rays, 1966


Box 8 Folder 22 Progress Report of Pupin Cyclotron Laboratory, 1958


Box 8 Folder 23 Prompt and Delayed γ Rays in 109Bi and 205Tl, undated


Box 8 Folder 24-25 Proposal to Atomic Energy Commission for Research Program in Neutron and Photon Gases, 1970, (2 folders)


Box 8 Folder 26 Proposal to Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare for the Study of Sickle Cell Anemia, 1970


Box 8 Folder 27 Proposal to National Science Foundation, 1979


Box 8 Folder 28-29 Proposal for Research on Radiative Muon Capture in Gaseous 3He, 1978, (2 folders)


Box 8 Folder 30 Reading Notes on Public Policies, 1975


Reference


Box 8 Folder 31 Articles by C.P. Wang, 1979


Box 8 Folder 32 Doppler Effect, 1963-1964


Box 8 Folder 33 Double Beta Decay, 1970-1973


Box 8 Folder 34 Locality and the Einstein Podolsky Rosen Paradox by P.A. Moldauer, undated


Box 8 Folder 35 Mössbauer Spectroscopy, 1966-1967


Box 8 Folder 36 Papers on Muonic Atoms, 1963-1970


Box 8 Folder 37 Radioisotopes, Stable Isotopes Research Materials, 1967


Box 8 Folder 38 Stable Isotope Cross Section and Heavy Element Research Pool Inventory, 1970


Box 8 Folder 39 Stable Isotope Research Pool Inventory, 1976-1978


Box 8 Folder 40 Sum Rules and Mass Relationships Obtained from the Gravitational Linear Rotator Model of Baryons by Motz and Epstein, undated


Box 8 Folder 41 References in NDP-RECON, 1975



Box 9 Folder 1 Roger Barrett, 1966-1969


Box 9 Folder 2 Status of Double Beta Decay Experiments, undated


Box 9 Folder 3 Synchrotron Radiation, 1974-1976, undated, 1974-1976, undated


Transparencies


Box 9 Folder 4 AGS Proposal, 1973


Box 9 Folder 5 Muonic Atoms, undated


Box 9 Folder 6 Parity Violation in Atoms, 1984


Box 9 Folder 7 Presentation at Nevis Laboratories, 1974 March, 1974


Box 9 Folder 8 Shell Models, 1984


Box 9 Folder 9 Weak Interactions Paper, 1958


Box 9 Folder 10 Why Are We Interested in Nuclear Physics?--Paper, undated


Box 9 Folder 11 Wu's Notes on Double Beta Decay Articles, 1957, 1968-1970, 1957, 1968-1970


Box 9 Folder 12 W-Y. P. Hwang and H. Primakoff, 1978-1979

Series VI. Speeches and Lectures, 1958-1984

This series includes speeches and lectures by Wu with a few by others. A folder of speeches in Chinese was unlabeled. Of particular note is Dr. Moche's interview with Wu on women in physics.


Box 9 Folder 13 Acceptance Speech for 1958 Research Contribution Award, 1958, 1958, 1958


Box 9 Folder 14 Acceptance Speech for 1975 Tom Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics-Subtleties and Surprises, 1975, 1975, 1975


Box 9 Folder 15 Address at the Golden Anniversary of Sigma Delta Epsilon, 1971


Box 9 Folder 16 Address on Receipt of Chinatown Planning Council Woman of the Year Award, 1979


Box 9 Folder 17 Committee Against Genocide by Vietnam, 1979


Box 9 Folder 18 Concluding Remarks by Peter Axel, undated


Box 9 Folder 19 Double Beta Decay in Ca48 and the Conservation of Lepton, undated


Box 9 Folder 20 Dr. Moche Interview re: Women in Physics, 1974


Box 9 Folder 21 Impact of Science: Ended or Only Begun?, undated


Box 9 Folder 22 On the Study of Physics and its development, in Chinese, undated


Box 9 Folder 23 Michael Idvorsky at Columbia College and His Role in the Rise of Idealism in American Science, 1979


Box 9 Folder 24 The Muonic X-ray as a New Tool for Nuclear Structure Studies, undated


Box 9 Folder 25 Nishima Memorial Lecture, 1983


Box 9 Folder 26 Panel on Women in Physics Talk, 1971


Box 9 Folder 27 Recent Progress in Muonic Atoms, 1968


Box 9 Folder 28 Remarks at the Symposium on American Women in Science and Engineering, 1964


Box 9 Folder 29 Report to be Presented to Nevis Laboratory, 1969


Box 9 Folder 30 Research in Physics, 1958


Box 9 Folder 31 Research in the University of Tomorrow, 1967


Box 9 Folder 32 A Review Talk on Muonic Atoms, 1971


Box 9 Folder 33 Society of Japanese Women Scientists, undated


Box 9 Folder 34 Speech for Distinguished Contribution Award by Chia-Hsin Culture Foundation, 1965


Box 9 Folder 35 Statement of Dr. Tsung-Dao Lee, undated


Box 9 Folder 36 Subtleties and Surprises: The Contribution of Beta Decay to the Synchrotron Radio Talk, undated


Box 9 Folder 37 Talk at University of Northern Iowa, 1969


Box 9 Folder 38 Talks at Wisconsin and Padua, 1984


Box 9 Folder 39 Talks Re: Women in Science, undated


Box 9 Folder 40 Test of Time-Reversal Invariance in Electromagnetic Interactions by L.W. Mo, 1969


Box 9 Folder 41 University of Utah Frontiers of Science, 1971


Box 9 Folder 42 Unlabeled, undated


Box 9 Folder 43 Women in Higher Education by Alan Pifer, 1971

Series VII. Publications, 1957-1994

This subseries contains articles written by or about Wu, as well as articles, papers, and books written by others. The folder of "Clippings and Press Releases about Wu" contains material spanning much of Wu's career in physics. Also included are articles regarding women, in particular women in science, as well as articles on various aspects of physics. The folder "Publication Lists" contains listings of Wu's various publications throughout the years up to the 1970s. The folder "Reviews of Wu and Moszkowski Book" contains book reviews of Beta Decay.


Box 9 Folder 45 American Astronomical Society Manpower Study, undated


Box 9 Folder 46 Articles re: Women, 1976-1982, undated, 1976-1982, undated


Box 9 Folder 47 Benjamin Franklin and the Conservation of Electricity (unknown author), 1970


Box 9 Folder 48 Beta Decay. I. Classical Beta Decay Experiments, undated


Box 9 Folder 49 Beta Spectra of 12B and 12N Reanalyzed, 1977


Box 9 Folder 50 Japanese Language Publications: 原子核構造の新しい研究手段としてのμ中間子X線, 日本物理学会誌第23巻第4号別刷, 1968


Box 9 Folder 51 Clippings and Press Releases about Wu, 1957-1988, undated, 1957-1988, undated


Box 9 Folder 52 Clouds over University's Basic Researches, 1975


Box 9 Folder 53 Comparison Study of Ferrous Ions in Deoxygenated Hb-A and Its Isolated Subunits, 1974


Box 9 Folder 54 Directional Distributions of Beta-Rays Emitted from Polarized 60Co Nuclei, undated


Box 9 Folder 55 The Discovery of the Parity Violation in Weak Interactions and its Recent Developments, 1983


Box 9 Folder 56 Double-Photon Decay in 90Zr Nucleus, 1973


Box 9 Folder 57 Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu and Her Research in Science by Wu Tze Wo, undated


Box 9 Folder 58 The Fall of Parity by the National Museum of History, 1982


Box 9 Folder 59 Magnetic Dipole and Electric Quadrupole Hyperfine Effects in Bi209 Muonic X-rays, 1966-1967


Box 9 Folder 60 Mössbauer Studies of Hyperfine Interactions at Ultralow Temperatures, 1978


Box 9 Folder 61 Muon-Electron Universality and PCAC in Muon Capture in Hydrogen by Zavattini,, 1983


Box 9 Folder 62 Muonic Atoms and Nuclear Structure, 1969


Box 9 Folder 63 Muonic Atoms. I. Dynamic Hyperfine Structure in the Spectra of Deformed Nuclei, 1970


Box 9 Folder 64 National Academy of Sciences, 1968, 1987-1992, 1968, 1987-1992


Box 9 Folder 65 The Neutrino, 1959


Box 9 Folder 66 Phase Transitions Along and Off the Yrast Line by Tanabe, 1982


Box 9 Folder 67 Physics Related Articles, 1968-1979, undated, 1968-1979, undated



Box 10 Folder 1 Present Experimental Status on the Second Class Currents and the Conserved Vector Current Theory, 1977


Box 10 Folder 2 Publications Lists, 1977,undated, 1977


Box 10 Folder 3 Publications Re China and Chinese, 1967-1979, 1991, 1967-1979, 1991


Box 10 Folder 4 Reviews of Wu and Moszkowski Book Beta Decay, 1967-1968


Box 10 Folder 5 R.M. Sternheimer Articles, 1976-1977


Box 10 Folder 6 A Search for the Double Beta Decay of 48Ca and Lepton Conservation, 1970


Box 10 Folder 7 Sigma Delta Epsilon, 1992-1994


Box 10 Folder 8 Subtleties and Surprises (Columbia University Forum), 1966


Box 10 Folder 9 T.D. Lee and C.N. Yang by C.S. Wu, 1958


Box 10 Folder 10 Time-Reversal Test and Nuclear-Structure Study Using 110rmAg, undated


Box 10 Folder 11 Weak Interactions(First and Second Sections), 1965-1966


Box 10 Folder 12 Yearbook of the Newspaper Guild of New York, 1958