Guide to the Karl P. Cohen papers

Franz Kunst
Processing supported by a grant from the Center for History of Physics, American Institute of Physics.
Stanford University Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford, California
2013-4-10
Copyright © 2014 The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. All rights reserved.


Overview

Call Number: M1798
Creator: Cohen, Karl P.
Title: Karl P. Cohen papers
Dates: 1931-2010
Physical Description: 30 Linear feet (61 boxes: 59 manuscript boxes ; 1 record storage box ; 1 flat box)
Summary: Dr. Karl Paley Cohen was a physicist and advisor involving nuclear energy and reactor development who began his career making scientific advances in uranium production with the Manhattan Project at Columbia University in the 1940s. Working under Harold Urey, Cohen developed the now universal method of centrifugal isotope separation for enriching uranium. While the collection includes many declassified lab notebooks and journals from this time, it largely covers Cohen’s long period of service with General Electric as well as various consultancies, and includes reports, correspondence, notes, and other material related to nuclear electric power generation and its safety, economic viability, public policy and other concerns.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Physical Location: Special Collections and University Archives materials are stored offsite and must be paged 36-48 hours in advance. For more information on paging collections, see the department's website: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html.
Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford University Libraries.
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
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Administrative Information

Provenance

This collection was given by Karl Cohen to Stanford University, Special Collections in 2010.

Information about Access

The materials are open for research use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

Ownership & Copyright

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Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

[identification of item], Karl Cohen papers (M1798). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical

Karl Paley Cohen (1913-2012) was born in New York City. He studied chemistry at Columbia University from 1929 to 1936, followed by post-doctoral work in Paris (where he met his wife, Marthe-Hermance Cohen). Beginning in 1937 Cohen was research assistant to professor Harold Urey, who had earned the 1934 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on isotopes. As the war escalated, Urey was named director of the Manhattan Project at Columbia, and Cohen was hired as head of the project’s Theoretical Division, with the responsibility for determining processes for U-235 (uranium) isotope separation. Subsequently, Cohen was deeply involved with perfecting the gaseous diffusion and centrifuge techniques for enrichment, and uranium sources and production would be a major focus of his career.
In 1944 Dr. Cohen began working for Standard Oil, primarily studying the economics of the emerging nuclear energy industry. Following this, Cohen was a technical director for H.K. Ferguson's Atomic Energy Division, responsible for the construction of the Brookhaven nuclear reactor. By 1952, Cohen was a founder, vice president and operating manager of Walter Kidde Nuclear Laboratories, a privately-funded research facility formed to commercially develop nuclear power. The lab’s principal contract was with the Atomic Energy Commission for R&D on reactors, and established many industry standards, especially regarding slightly enriched uranium and water moderated reactor concepts.
Cohen’s long association with General Electric began in 1956, at first as a consultant, then as a manager involved with advanced engineering, advanced products, breeder reactor development, and operational planning. In 1973 Cohen was appointed Chief Scientist of G.E.'s commercial nuclear department. After his retirement in 1978, Cohen consulted for companies such as G.E., Boeing, and Exxon, and organizations such as the Institute for Energy Research, Scientists and Engineers for Secure Energy and the Electric Power Research Institute. Cohen also continued to be active on committees, at conferences, and in more informal peer review of technology and policy papers. He also taught intermittently at Stanford during this time. Karl Cohen passed away after a long illness in 2012.
Cohen holds several patents in nuclear reactor technology and isotope separation, having developed the now universally-used centrifuge method, and wrote the standard reference text "Isotope Separation" in 1945. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1967 and served as president of the American Nuclear Society for 1968-1969.

Scope and Contents

The papers of Karl Cohen include reports, papers, articles, notes, memoranda and correspondence, primarily related to nuclear power generation. The collection has been divided into fourteen series. Cohen's own work, with some declassified items dating from the 1930s and 40s, is contained for the most part in Series 1-4, although his student notebooks are in Series 9, and scientific reprints in Series 11. There are also media-specific series here for photographs, slides, and audiovisual material. The subject file series has been arranged alphabetically, and represent companies, organizations, countries, technical processes, and concerns (such as forecasting, economics, proliferation, and safety) which featured heavily in Cohen’s career.

Access Terms

Cohen, Karl P.
General Electric Company.
Manhattan Project (U.S.).
Urey, Harold Clayton, 1893-1981
Nuclear energy.
Nuclear reactors


Collection Contents

 

1. Cohen papers 1939-1992

Scope and Content Note

Material created and chronologically arranged by Cohen, including scientific papers, lectures, articles, reports, notes, memoranda, correspondence, transcripts, and prepared testimony. Wartime documents were declassified in 1972. Some are copies and appear related to legal research, possibly for patents. 1939-1940 files are all reprints. There are no files for 1990 and 1991. Other work by Cohen can be found throughout the collection.
 

1939-1940

Box 7, Folder 11

Papers

Box 7, Folder 12

Dunning Claim 1940-1962

Box 8, Folder 1

Declassified Reports M-446, M-1340, M-1342 [etc., contains list]

Box 8, Folder 2

ALSOS/DIV IV 1944

 

1945-1952

Box 8, Folder 3

Esso [Laboratories, part of Standard Oil]

Box 8, Folder 4

talks, papers, seminar

Box 8, Folder 5

AEC Consulting

Box 8, Folder 6

Slightly Enriched Reactors

 

1952-1956

Box 8, Folder 7

Investment in Atomic Energy - Prospectus for Development Company 1952

Box 8, Folder 8

Brookhaven and AEC Consulting 1948-1956

Box 8, Folder 9

papers, talks

 

1956-1965

Box 8, Folder 10

papers, talks, correspondence 1958-1968

Box 8, Folder 11

Speeches to 1965

 

1966-1975

Box 9, 9, Folder 1-2

papers

Box 9, Folder 3

Correspondence to 1976

Box 10, Folder 1

Speeches

 

1976

Box 10, Folder 2

papers

Box 10, Folder 3

JCAE (Joint Committee on Atomic Energy)Testimony 1976-02

 

1977

Box 10, Folder 3

papers

 

1978

Box 10, Folder 4

Oregon Paper

Box 10, Folder 5

papers

Box 10, Folder 6

IIASA Drafts

 

1979

Box 10, Folder 7

papers

 

1980

Box 11, Folder 1

papers

 

1981

Box 11, Folder 2

papers

 

1982

Box 11, Folder 3

papers

 

1983

Box 11, Folder 4

papers

Box 11, Folder 5

Urey

 

1984

Box 11, Folder 6

papers

Box 11, Folder 7

Front End of the Fuel Cycle

Box 11, Folder 8

Privatization 1984-1986

 

1985

Box 11, Folder 9

presentation with slides

 

1986

Box 11, Folder 10

papers

Box 11, Folder 11

Phoenix Forum

Box 12, Folder 1

Saratoga Paper

 

1987

Box 12, Folder 2

papers

 

1988

Box 12, Folder 3

papers

 

1989

Box 12, Folder 4

ANS Fuel Cycle

 

1992

Box 12, Folder 5

papers

 

2. Cohen writing 1931-2001

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous work by Cohen, including papers, lectures, and other writing, arranged chronologically.
Box 6, Folder 2

untitled presentation [draft with notes and transparencies]

Box 16, Folder 4

"A Modest Proposal" school paper 1931

Box 7, Folder 10

Thesis 1936-1938

Box 41, Folder 4

MIT Lecture 1947

Box 6, Folder 4

The Future of Nuclear Energy [draft manuscript of presentation] 1969

Box 6, Folder 3

Science Article [Cohen breeder reactors article with notes] 1970

Box 6, Folder 5

Berkeley Seminars 1970

Box 7, Folder 8

Urey Biography material 1983

Box 7, Folder 9

Urey Biography. The War Years 1939-1944 [draft typescript] 1983-03-21

Box 22, Folder 7

quantum mechanics paper, etc. [labeled AIF Phoenix 86]

Box 22, 22, Folder 3-4

Think Pieces 70s-80s [mainstream/popular articles with notes]

Box 56, Folder 6

Techsnabexport notebook c. 1970s

Box 46, Folder 6

Issues Affecting Nuclear Power in the Next Century (BNES "Nuclear Energy" reprint) 2001

 

3. Cohen patents

Scope and Content Note

Material related to Cohen's patents, including correspondence, articles, etc.
Box 17, 17, Folder 2-3

Patents

Box 17, Folder 4

Books and Articles 1946-1951

 

4. unclassified/declassified files

Scope and Content Note

These files (including correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, and journals) had been kept in a safe at the General Electric library prior to release to Cohen, but much of it pre-dates his employment there. Folders were originally organized in two numerical sequences, but contain significant gaps. Some itemized lists are enclosed.
Box 2, Folder 1

lists and miscellaneous

Box 2, Folder 4

1.02 Correspondence from AEC 1959-1967

Box 2, Folder 5

1.23 Gas Characteristics - AEC 1955-1956

Box 2, Folder 6

2.56.01 General Correspondence Consultants 1962-1964

Box 2, Folder 7

2.57 Proposals 1962-1964

Box 2, Folder 8

7.16 Mass Flow - Foreign 1959-1960

Box 2, Folder 9

9.01 Correspondence to KPC 1959-1964

Box 2, Folder 10

9.02 Correspondence to KPC 1960-1967

Box 2, Folder 11

9.08 General Calculation Methods - KPC 1951-1958

Box 2, Folder 12

11.01 Correspondence to Allied 1962-1967

Box 2, Folder 13

11.02 Correspondence from Allied 1962-1965

Box 2, Folder 14

11.53 Allied - Security 1963

Box 2, Folder 15

11.90 Allied - Economics 1961-1965

Box 3, Folder 1

2. Secret 1958

Box 3, Folder 2

5. Chicago Reports 1943-1944

Box 3, Folder 3

6. Washington Reports 1944-1946

Box 3, Folder 4

8. Columbia Reports 1944-1945

Box 3, Folder 5

10. Reactor Physics Planning Group (RPPG) 1954-1955

Box 3, Folder 6

11. RPPG Second Meeting 1955

Box 3, Folder 7

13. RPPG Fourth Meeting 1951-1962

Box 3, Folder 8

14. RPPG Fifth Meeting 1954

Box 3, Folder 9

16. KPC Patent, Pre-WKNL 1950-1961

Box 3, Folder 10

17. W.O.1492C Reports 1951-1962

Box 3, Folder 11

18. Baird Associates Proposal 1952

Box 3, Folder 12

22. Contract W-7405-ENG-50 1944-1945

Box 3, Folder 13

23. Information Meetings [draft report from Oak Ridge]

Box 3, Folder 14

24. OEMsr-412 1941-1943

Box 3, Folder 15

26. E. Teller - Slightly Enriched Reactor 1949-1950

Box 3, Folder 16

27. WO-1384 1950

Box 3, Folder 17

30. OA-LXXX-729-3A TS-1050 1951

Box 17, Folder 1

1002. Legislative, Governmental Control and Commissions - Public Policy (Pre-MacMahon) 1945-1946

Box 3, Folder 8

Dr. Irving Kaplan S.A.M. Lab notebook

Box 17, Folder 6

Columbia lab notebook 1940

Box 17, Folder 7

Yearbooks - 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1946

 

5. correspondence 1978-2000

Scope and Content Note

Incoming correspondence as well as some outgoing drafts and copies, arranged chronologically. Also includes memoranda and some printed email.
Box 50, Folder 2

1978

Box 50, Folder 3

1979

Box 50, Folder 4

1980

Box 50, Folder 5

1981

Box 50, Folder 6

1982

Box 50, Folder 7

1983

Box 50, Folder 8

1984

Box 47, Folder 1

1985

Box 15, Folder 3

1986

Box 51, Folder 1

1987

Box 51, Folder 2

1988

Box 51, Folder 3

1989

Box 51, Folder 4

1990

Box 56, 56, Folder 1-2

papers, articles, email and other correspondence [includes Kramish correspondence] 1999-2000

 

6. people 1958-1992

Scope and Content Note

Majority of files assembled by Cohen. See also correspondence series and elsewhere.
Box 32, Folder 8

Bethe, Hans A.

Box 22, 48, Folder 2, 4

Connolly, Thomas J. [Stanford] 1984-1992

Box 1, Folder 2

Crowley, John H. 1983-1984

Box 19, Folder 5

Davis, W. Kenneth [Bechtel] 1958-1979

Box 14, Folder 5

Fuhse, Wilmar A. 1972-1974

Box 33, Folder 1

Häfele, Wolf 1972-1980

Box 19, Folder 6

Heimann, Fritz F. 1967-1982

Box 34, Folder 2

Hurwitz, Henry Jr.

Box 34, Folder 4

Keck, Dr. Otto 1980-1988

Box 20, Folder 1

Kennedy, William F. [G.E.] 1970-1971

Box 39, Folder 2

Komanoff, Charles 1981

Box 20, Folder 2

Lewis, W. Bennett 1962-1974

Box 20, Folder 3

Lovins, Amory B.

Box 48, Folder 5

Marchetti, Cesare 1978-1986

Box 20, Folder 4

Maxey, Margaret N. 1977

Box 34, Folder 8

Olander, Donald 1980-1981

Box 34, Folder 1

Perry, Alfred M. 1972-1978

Box 47, Folder 4

Phung, Doan L. 1979-1983

Box 47, Folder 5

Phung - Safety 1983

Box 33, Folder 2

Radkowsky, Alvin 1975

Box 34, Folder 3

Richards, Robert B. 1979-1980

Box 20, Folder 5

Salaff, Stephen 1978-1980

Box 20, Folder 6

Starr, Chauncey [EPRI] 1970-1992

Box 20, Folder 7

Stathakis, George J. [G.E.] 1976-1977

Box 20, Folder 8

Teller, Edward 1963-1980

Box 21, Folder 1

Weinberg, Alvin 1972-1988

Box 21, Folder 2

Wolcott, J.R. [NUEXCO]

Box 50, Folder 9

Wolcott, J.R. Correspondence re: Privatization 1984-1985

Box 21, Folder 3

Wolfe, Bertram [G.E.] 1976-1989

Box 34, Folder 5

Zacharias, Jerrold 1980-1982

Box 21, Folder 4

Zebroski, E.L. 1959-1985

 

7. conferences 1974-1987

Scope and Content Note

Chronologically arranged. Conference material also present elsewhere in collection.
Box 36, Folder 4

Vienna Meeting - English/French/German glossary 1974

 

Center for Theoretical Studies, University of Miami 1977-1982

Scope and Content Note

Initially known as the International Scientific Forum on an Acceptable World Energy Future, but its name changed with every meeting.
Box 19, Folder 4

Florida 1977

Box 13, Folder 4

Miami 1978

Box 13, Folder 5

Paper 1978-11-28

Box 13, Folder 7

Other [notes, correspondence]

Box 13, 24, Folder 6, 6

International Scientific Forum on Energy for Developed and Developing Countries. Nice, France 1979

Box 32, Folder 4

Miami - Texts 1978-1981

Box 32, Folder 5

Miami 1980 1980-1981

Box 32, Folder 6

Miami Billings

Box 32, Folder 7

Miami 1982

Box 53, Folder 1

International Scientific Forum on Geopolitics of Energy (Fouth in a Series) - University of Miami. Program and Correspondence 1980-11

Box 19, Folder 2

AIF International Conference on the Nuclear Fuel Cycle. Stockholm, Sweden 1975

Box 19, Folder 1

AIF International Conference on Uranium Enrichment. New York, New York 1976

Box 19, Folder 3

International Conference on Nuclear Power and its Fuel Cycle. Salzburg, Austria 1977

Box 18, Folder 4

AIF Fuel Cycle Forum. Kansas City, Kansas 1977

 

ANS Symposium. Las Vegas, Nevada 1978

Box 24, Folder 5

American Nuclear Society Symposium. Las Vegas 1978

Box 37, Folder 4

Uranium Resouces - An International Assessment. Proceedings of ANS/DOE Topical Symposium 1978-09

Box 18, Folder 3

AIF International Conference on Uranium Enrichment. New Orleans, Louisiana 1978

 

AIF Fuel Cycle Forum. Atlanta, Georgia 1984

Box 52, Folder 3

brochures, reports 1984

Box 52, Folder 2

Conference Papers 1984

Box 16, Folder 2

AIF Fuel Cycle Conference. Scottsdale, Arizona 1986

Box 16, Folder 1

AIF "Enrichment Marketplace in the 1990's" Conference, San Francisco, California 1987

 

8. subject files

Scope and Content Note

The subject file series was created to group all of Cohen's files related to his consultancies, special projects, technical processes and developments, and overall concerns within the nuclear power industry (such as proliferation). Most files related to his work at G.E. are contained here.
 

1. American Nuclear Society (ANS)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

American Nuclear Society.
Box 34, Folder 7

Policy Statements 1979-1987

Box 55, Folder 2

directories 1973, 1999

Box 33, 33, Folder 4-5

China trip 1980

Box 33, Folder 6

China trip - Photographs and Slides 1980

 

2. Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc. (AIF)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Atomic Industrial Forum.
Box 12, Folder 6

AIF Committee 1977-1982

Box 13, 13, Folder 1-2

AIF Technical Papers 1977-1978

Box 23, Folder 1

AIF Committee 87 [reports, articles] 1982-1992

Box 48, Folder 1

AIF Committee [Subcommittee on Enrichment] 1983-1985

Box 48, Folder 2

AIF Committee [Subcommittee on Enrichment] - Correspondence 1983-1985

 

3. Boeing

Scope and Content Note

Cohen consulted for Boeing on gas centrifuge enrichment and privatization.
Box 27, Folder 2

Boeing 1975-1990

Box 27, Folder 3

Contract/Billing 1984

 

4. breeder reactors

Box 30, Folder 4

Breeder APO (Advanced Products Operation) Plans - KC

Box 30, Folder 3

Breeder APO [Clinch River Breeder, etc.]

Box 25, Folder 6

Breeders - FRG

Box 25, Folder 7

Breeders - France

Box 30, Folder 1

FBR (Fast Breeder Reactor) Safety

Box 31, Folder 1

FBR - External Review - AEC 1965-1979

Box 30, Folder 5

FBR Internal Review 1968-1971

Box 31, Folder 2

FBR Cost Benefit Analysis 1972-1978

Box 31, Folder 3

Breeder Papers - G.E. 1971-1973

Box 34, Folder 6

Clinch River Breeder Reactor (CRBR) 1978-1982

Box 14, Folder 7

5. British Nuclear Fuels Ltd. (BNFL)

 

6. Canada

Box 31, 31, Folder 6-7

Candu (Canadian Deuterium Uranium Reactors) Cohen Calculations, etc. 1958-1979

Box 31, Folder 5

Candus - Philip Sporn 1974

Box 49, Folder 1

Cost Experience - Canada 1980-1985

Box 4, Folder 4

7. Carbon Dioxide (CO ) Articles

Box 22, Folder 1

8. Chernobyl 1986-1988

 

9. Civex Method

Box 13, Folder 8

reports 1978

Box 13, Folder 9

Assignment 1978

Box 54, Folder 1

10. Commonwealth Edison Project reunion 1988

Box 31, Folder 4

11. Deuterium Oxide (D O) [Heavy Water]- KPC Correspondence 1962-1964

 

12. economics

Box 24, 24, Folder 3-4

Economics 78 1966-1984

Box 47, Folder 6

Economics - Recent 1980-1983

 

13. Electric Power Research Institute (ERPI)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Electric Power Research Institute.
Box 14, Folder 1

reports, slides 1978-1979

Box 14, Folder 2

Multicomponent Cascades 1979

Box 41, Folder 2

Multicomponents - EPRI Paper 1979

Box 51, Folder 5

Contract 1978-1982

Box 53, Folder 4

Contract, Billings 1982

Box 4, Folder 9

14. energy 1973-1980

 

15. Exxon

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Exxon Corporation.
Box 7, Folder 7

Laser 1969-1979

Box 7, Folder 4

Separation Demand 1975-1979

Box 7, Folder 5

Pre-Contract Correspondence 1977

Box 7, Folder 3

Security 1977-1978

Box 7, Folder 1

Enrichment/Proliferation 1978-1980

Box 7, Folder 2

Organization 1978

Box 7, Folder 6

DOE Contract Negotiation 1978

Box 53, Folder 2

Contract 1978-1980

Box 53, Folder 3

Billings 1979

Box 25, Folder 5

16. Fast Flux Clad Damage 1973-1980

 

17. forecasting

Box 5, Folder 1

Forecasts (non-G.E.) 1971-1982

Box 1, Folder 1

Nuclear Forecasts - Recent "Official" 1974-1988

Box 5, Folder 2

Energy Forecasts [includes Cohen AEIC Talk] 1973-1977

Box 18, Folder 1

18. France

 

19. Freeman Consulting Inc./SWUCO

Box 23, 23, Folder 2-3

Freeman 1983-1987

Box 24, Folder 1

SWUCO Correspondence

Box 24, Folder 2

Billing

 

20. fuel cycle

Box 4, Folder 2

Fuel Cycle reports, etc. 1974-1977

Box 4, Folder 3

Fuel Cycle - Uranium History

Box 48, Folder 3

Fuel Cycles + Foreign 1980-1985

Box 35, 35, Folder 2-3

21. fusion 1968-1990

 

22. General Electric Company (G.E.) 1953-1982

Subjects and Indexing Terms

General Electric Company.
Box 32, Folder 3

G.E. Policy, BWR [many Cohen papers] 1953-1972

Box 37, Folder 2

Advanced Development Programs in BWR Technology - AEC Proposal 1958

Box 37, Folder 3

Program for the Attainment of Competitive Nuclear Power / Zebroski 1958

Box 55, Folder 3

Electric Utility Executives Conference. Woodside, California 1958-09

Box 55, Folder 4

Report of Study Team on Nuclear Technology 1959-08

Box 2, Folder 3

Saratoga R+D Facility Sketch

Box 2, Folder 2

G.E. reports 1959-1962

Box 32, Folder 2

G.E. Policy, Fast Breeders 1968-1974

Box 32, Folder 1

G.E. Policy, Recent 1971-1977

Box 55, Folder 5

Electricity Consumption to the Year 2000 / Crooks 1972-07

Box 18, Folder 2

Overview [Centrifuge?] 1973

Box 13, Folder 3

Fairfield 1978

Box 56, Folder 4

Operation Sunrise: Program for the Attainment of Competitive Nuclear Power reprint [dedicated to KPC, signed by G.E. staff] 1978-02

Box 6, Folder 6

Simulator [G.E. LMFB Program] 1980

Box 15, Folder 2

Reed Study 1982

 

23. G.E. Consulting

Subjects and Indexing Terms

General Electric Company.
Box 6, Folder 11

Vienna 1977-1978

Box 6, Folder 10

Purchase Orders [payment receipts] 1978

Box 6, Folder 12

Sunnyvale 1978-1979

Box 51, Folder 7

Billings 1978-1982

Box 6, Folder 13

G.E. Future 1978-1979

Box 38, 38-39, Folder 1, 4-5

G.E. Advanced Engineering Team (AET) NEBG Design Reviews - Improved Plant Definition/Feasability Study Vol.1&2 1979

Box 35, Folder 1

[BWR6] Design Review 79 [G.E. Product & Quality Assurance Operation. KCP Consultant] 1978-1980

Box 6, Folder 14

Design Reviews 1978

Box 47, Folder 2

Corporate Research and Development 1979-1980

Box 51, Folder 6

Contract 1980-1981

Box 1, Folder 5

Zimmer 1985-1987

Box 1, Folder 6

Assignments- PRISM 1985-1986

Box 27, Folder 4

SP-100 Safety Advisory Board 1986-1990

Box 28, Folder 1

SP-100 program Contract/Billing

 

24. Heritage Foundation. The Resourceful Earth: A Response to Global 2000. "Nuclear Power" chapter by Cohen 1982-1983

Scope and Content Note

See also 1983-1984 correspondence.
Box 38, Folder 1

Paper

Box 38, Folder 2

Data

Box 38, Folder 3

The Future of Nuclear Power: A Projection - AAAS Detroit 1983

Box 25, Folder 2

25. High Temperature Reactors (HTRs) 1972-1978

 

26. Institute for Energy Analysis (IEA)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Institute for Energy Analysis.
Box 52, Folder 4

reports, notes, correspondence 1976-1982

Box 14, Folder 4

Institute for Energy Analysis, Oak Ridge 1978-1979

Box 52, Folder 5

IEA reports 1980-1986

Box 14, Folder 3

27. International Energy Systems 1978

 

28. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis [IIASA]

Subjects and Indexing Terms

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.
Box 26, Folder 1

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis [labeled USCEA 87] 1975-1977

Box 33, Folder 3

IIASA Papers 1976-1979

Box 50, Folder 1

Correspondence 1978-1979

 

29. isotope separation

Box 14, Folder 8

Other Methods 1951-1992

Box 15, Folder 1

Lasers 1973-1981

Box 55, Folder 1

Developments in Isotope Separation reports 1981-1984

Box 26, 26-27, Folder 1-3

CRISLA (Condensation Repression by Isotope Selective Laser Activation) 1984-1990

Box 40, Folder 3

30. Light Water Reactor (LWR) History 1976-1982

 

31. NUEXCO 1987-1996

Scope and Content Note

Monthly reports, annual reviews, etc. from this uranium market consulting and brokerage firm.
Box 52, Folder 1

Contract 1983-1984

Box 28, Folder 2

NUEXCO/SWUCO reports [misc.]

Box 28, Folder 3

reports, January-December 1987

Box 29, Folder 1

reports, January-December 1988

Box 43, Folder 3

reports, January-June 1989

Box 44, Folder 1

reports, July-December 1989

Box 44, Folder 2

reports, January-June 1990

Box 44, Folder 3

reports, July-December 1990

Box 44, Folder 4

reports, January-June 1991

Box 45, Folder 1

reports, July-December 1991

Box 45, Folder 2

reports, January-June 1992

Box 45, Folder 3

reports, July-December 1992

Box 46, Folder 1

reports, January-June 1993

Box 46, Folder 2

reports, July-December 1993

Box 29, Folder 2

reports, January-December 1994

Box 30, Folder 1

reports [incomplete] 1995-1996

Box 17, Folder 8

32. Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant (ORGDP) 1968-1981

Box 40, Folder 1

33. Plutonium (Pu) Denaturing 1977-2000

 

34. proliferation

Box 4, Folder 5

general 1949-1980

Box 4, Folder 6

AEC 1967

Box 4, Folder 7

Arms Control and Disarmament Agency Meeting 1973-12-12

Box 53, Folder 5

articles, reports, etc. 1977-1983

Box 53, Folder 7

articles, reports, papers 1983

Box 53, Folder 11

Nuclear Connection (Oak Ridge Study) paper correspondence 1984

Box 53, Folder 6

Nuclear Connection project correspondence. Washington, D.C. 1984

Box 53, Folder 10

The Front End of the Fuel Cycle. KPC (IEA Nuclear Connection project) 1984

Box 53, Folder 8

Pre-1983 KPC 1978-1984

Box 53, Folder 9

Pre-83 Others

Box 4, Folder 10

35. radiation 1972-1989

 

36. Reason Foundation - privatization study

Box 46, Folder 4

material 1978-1988

Box 46, Folder 3

Assignment 1987-1988

Box 46, Folder 5

Guides - Think Piece

 

37. reports, miscellaneous

Box 41, Folder 5

Anderson Rep. [?] - Nuexco Report 1984, Tricastin Project Report 1979

Box 6, Folder 1

Reactor Orders 1974-1988

Box 4, Folder 1

Ford Foundation report 1977

Box 56, Folder 5

misc.

 

38. safety

Box 40, Folder 2

Reactor Safety 1972-1982

Box 1, Folder 3

Safety History 1982-1986

Box 1, Folder 4

Safety History - Cohen

 

39. Scientists and Engineers for Secure Energy, Inc. (SE )

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Scientists and Engineers for Secure Energy.
Box 36, 39, 47, Folder 2-3, 7

SE2 1981

Box 36, Folder 3

report

Box 36, Folder 1

Statements 1980

Box 47, Folder 3

Billing 1980

Box 49, 49, Folder 2-3

Committee on Regulatory Assessment 1982-1983

Box 22, Folder 6

Current Opinion 84-85 - Scientists and Engineers for Secure Energy, Inc.

Box 22, Folder 5

Current Opinion 84-85 [articles, papers, reports] 1982-1986

Box 25, Folder 3

40. Sweden [brochures]

Box 25, Folder 1

41. Thorium 1975-1978

 

42. Three Mile Island

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant (Pa.).
Box 54, Folder 2

TMI 1978-1993

Box 54, Folder 3

Nuclear Safety Analysis Center (NSAC) Analysis report 1979

Box 54, Folder 4

Kemeny Report, etc. 1979-1980

Box 25, Folder 4

43. USSR 1971-1973

Box 5, Folder 3

44. waste 1975-1983

Box 35, Folder 4

45. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) 1978-1982

 

46. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Department of Energy.
Box 5, Folder 4

U.S. Policies 1975-1977

Box 41, Folder 1

Uranium Enrichment Annual Reports 1979-1986

Box 42, Folder 1

Updates - Nuclear Power Program Information and Data 1980-1982

Box 42, Folder 2

Updates - Nuclear Power Program Information and Data 1982-1983

Box 43, Folder 1

Updates - Nuclear Power Program Information and Data 1984

 

9. Columbia University textbooks & notebooks 1930s

Box 58, Folder 1

Analytical Dynamics / [Wills?] 1933

Box 59, Folder 1

Continuous Geometry / Von Neumann 1936

Box 58, Folder 4

Continuous Groups / Weyl 1935

Box 36, Folder 5

Electromagnetics 1&2 / Quimby 1934-1935

Box 58, Folder 5

Functional Operators Vol.I / Von Neumann 1935

Box 37, Folder 1

Functional Operators Vol.II / Von Neumann 1935

Box 58, Folder 3

Mathematical Statistics / Wilks 1943

Box 58, Folder 2

Theory of Invariants / Weyl 1936

Box 58, Folder 6

Theory of Positron / Pauli 1936

Box 17, Folder 5

Electromagnetics notebook 1934

Box 56, Folder 7

Analysis III, IV, V notebooks 1934-35

Box 57, Folder 1

Physics/Chemistry notebooks 1933-1934

Box 57, Folder 2

Optics notebook 1930s

Box 57, Folder 3

Function Theory notebooks 1930

Box 57, Folder 4

Research notebook 1934

 

10. consulting, misc.

Box 6, Folder 7

Consulting Agreements, Planning 1976-1978

Box 6, Folder 8

Stanford Business 1979

Box 6, Folder 9

Universities 1978-1979

Box 51, Folder 8

misc. expense reports 1978-1987

 

11. reprints

Box 40, Folder 4

Isotope Separation / Coop. Phenom. 1931-1964

Box 40, Folder 4

Isotope Separation -Theory 1958-1981

Box 41, Folder 3

KPC [Cohen], HCU [Urey] And Others 1937-1963

Box 56, Folder 2

Solvent Action on Optical Rotary Power [Cohen, etc.] 1940

Box 14, Folder 6

Foreign 1973-1992

Box 43, Folder 2

RMP (Reviews of Modern Physics) Specials 1975-1985

Physical Description: 6 issue(s)
 

12. mementos

Box 16, 60, Folder 3

Mementos

Scope and Content Note

Souvenirs such as commemorative paperweights, plates and ashtrays, Cohen's customized hard hat, nametag, etc. Most are from General Electric. Box 60 is all objects.
Box 61

awards and certificates of recognition from the ANS, California Society of Professional Engineers, and G.E.

Box 59, Folder 2

ANS Presidential Year Scrapbook items 1968-1969

Scope and Content Note

Items removed from scrapbook. Includes photographs, clippings from Nuclear News, conference programs, and correspondence.
 

13. photographs and slides

Box 16, Folder 6

family photographs c. 1920s

Box 59, 59

Eastman plates [graphs and equations] c. 1920s-1930s

Box 16, Folder 5

Atomic Energy Commission photograph [document signing ceremony, early to mid-1950s]

Box 59, Folder 3

slides - 4/26/77 Speech ; 11/8/77 Speech [autobiographical presentations; at least one image is a copy of a print in "Family Photos"] 1977

Box 59, 59, Folder 4-5

slides - numbered for presentations

Box 59

slide box - 1) Aix. M. Cohen. Session III [presentation slides]

Box 59

slide box - After 23. Blackboard [presentation slides]

Box 59

slide box (metal Kodak case) [presentation slides]

 

14. audio and video

Box 59

Karl P. Cohen Interview by Dr. Clarence Larson. Pioneers of Science and Technology Historical Association 1988-03-29

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s)

Alternative Form of Materials Available

Digital copy available.
Box 59, Folder 6

video interview documentation [copied from correspondence series]

Box 59

Karl Cohen

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette(s) (Ampex 60 min.)
Box 59

C,R & D. Side #1 Only 1980-01-30

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette(s) (Scotch AVC-120)