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

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.

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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