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Guide to the Homer W. Ibser papers, 1969-1990 (1970-1989)
MSS 2007/02  
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  • Accruals note
  • Custodial History note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note
  • Related Archival Materials
  • Processing Information note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Conditions Governing Access note

  • Title: Homer W. Ibser papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 2007/02
    Contributing Institution: California State University, Sacramento Special Collections & University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 13.75 Linear feet (11 record cartons)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1970-1989
    Date (inclusive): 1969-1990
    Language of Materials note: English.
    creator: Ibser, Homer W.

    Accruals note

    No further additions are expected.

    Custodial History note

    The Homer W. Ibser papers were maintained by Homer Ibser himself and, after his death, were transferred to the Department of Special Collections and Archives by his wife in 2007.

    Preferred Citation note

    [Identification of item including date], MSS 2007/02, Homer W. Ibser papers, Department of Special Collections and University Archives, University Library, California State University, Sacramento.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, Chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. Reqquests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce from collections must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Permission for publication is given on the behalf of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, The Library, California State University, Sacramento as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    The Homer W. Ibser papers were given to the CSUS Special Collections and University Archives by Tomiko Ibser in 2007. Additions were gifted in 2012.

    Related Archival Materials

    Related materials to nuclear energy and anti-nuclear movements may be found in the following collections in this repository:
    John E. Moss papers (MSS 1977/01); Sacramento Peace Center (MSS 1985/01); Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (MSS 2001/13); Sacramento/Yolo Peace Action Chapter records (MSS 2002/12); Robert Kloss papers (1999/29); American Lung Association, Sacramento-Emigrants Chapter records (MSS); and the Rancho Seco Nuclear Power Plant Oral History Project (OH-001).

    Processing Information note

    Processed by Christopher Rockwell.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Homer W. Ibser was born on September 17, 1920 in the state of Nebraska. He received his bachelor's degree at Nebraska University in Physics, and later his masters and doctorate degree at the University of Wisconsin in Physics and Mathematics. In 1943, Ibser went to Chicago, Illinois to join the Manhattan Project as a research assistant until 1946. He later returned to the University of Wisconsin, where he finished graduate school.
    By 1959, Ibser arrived at Sacramento State as a professor in the Departments of Physics and Astronomy where he focused primarily on nuclear power and the negative effects of radiation. He served as a member of the National Advisory Board of the Nuclear Information and Resource Service, and frequently attended meetings of the Sacramento Muncipal Utilities District (SMUD) Board of Directors. He was also an advocate for the closing of the Rancho Seco nuclear power plant and was even given the nickname "The Conscience of Rancho Seco." He passed away on October 28, 2004.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    Collection is open for research. Some restrictions may apply.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Ibser, Homer W.
    Ibser, Tomiko
    Matsui, Robert T., 1941-2005
    Moss, John E. (John Emerson), 1913-
    Rancho Seco (Nuclear power plant : Calif.).
    Sacramento Municipal Utility District (Calif.).
    Anti-nuclear movements
    Nuclear energy
    Nuclear power plants
    Nuclear reactor accidents
    Nuclear waste