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

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.

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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