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Guide to the Stanford University, Physical Sciences Program, Records
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0169
    Creator: Stanford University. Physical Sciences Program.
    Title: Stanford University, Physical Sciences Program, records
    Dates: 1931-1973
    Physical Description: 2.5 Linear feet
    Summary: Collection pertains both to the School of Physical Sciences and the later program in physical sciences. Included are correspondence, budgets, fiscal records, and miscellaneous items, 1934-72; one file on courses, 1931-32; course materials for the general program classes (survey of physical sciences and astronomy), 1952-73; and course materials for several physics classes, 1955-65. Collection also includes a file on the campus observatory, 1960-64.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Stanford University Libraries
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

    Administrative Information

    Provenance

    Administrative transfer 1977.

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    Stanford University, Physical Sciences Program, Records (SC0169). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    The School of Physical Sciences, instituted in 1926, consisted of the departments of chemistry, geology, mathematics, and physics; in 1949 the School of Humanities and Sciences was organized and retained a general program in physical sciences. The program was administered by chemistry professor Claudio Alvarez-Tostado.

    Description of the Collection

    Collection pertains both to the School of Physical Sciences and the later program in physical sciences. Included are correspondence, budgets, fiscal records, and miscellaneous items, 1934-72; one file on courses, 1931-32; course materials for the general program classes (survey of physical sciences and astronomy), 1952-73; and course materials for several physics classes, 1955-65. Collection also includes a file on the campus observatory, 1960-64.

    Access Terms

    Alvarez-Tostado, Claudio.
    Stanford University--Curriculum..
    Stanford University. Observatory.
    Stanford University. Physical Sciences Program.
    Stanford University. School of Physical Sciences.
    Physical sciences.
    Science --Study and teaching.