Roy G. Post Papers 2008.019.r

Finding aid prepared by Claudia Horn
Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
One University Drive
Orange, CA, 92866
(714) 532 - 7711

Title: Roy G. Post Papers, 1944-1984
Identifier/Call Number: 2008.019.r
Contributing Institution: Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Leatherby Libraries
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
Date (inclusive): 1944-1984
Abstract: This is a small collection of papers from Roy G. Post that covers his work in the atomic energy industry.
Location note: Leatherby Libraries
creator: Greenewalt, Crawford H., 1902-1993
creator: Post, Roy , (Roy Grayson), 1923-2007

Preferred Citation note

[identify item], Roy G. Post Papers, Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Chapman University, CA.

Conditions Governing Use note

There are no restrictions on the use of this material.

Scope and Contents note

Roy G. Post papers pertains to the early years of the Atomic Energy Commission. The ephemera consists of various documents, pamphlets, reports, and documents relating to nuclear energy and nuclear waste hazards that Mr. Post collected. It also contains a small amount of ephemera pertaining to Chicago Pile 1 (CP1). There is a slight amount of personally authored correspondence and copies of three speeches on radioactive waste by Mr. Post.

Biographical/Historical note

Born in Asherton, Texas in 1923 and raised in Edinburg, Texas, Roy Grayson Post was the fourth of five children born to Ruth Grisham Post and Albert Kendall Post. He married Kate Jordan (Becky) in 1946. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1944, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1952 from the University of Texas. In the interim of these degrees, he served during WWII as a member of the Manhattan Project in Chicago. Dr. Post dedicated his professional life to applied research and later to teaching in the field of nuclear engineering and nuclear waste management. He was an engineer at General Electric Co. in Richland, Washington starting in 1952, and in 1956 moved to Texas Instruments in Richardson, Texas. In 1961 he joined the faculty of the University of Arizona as Professor of Nuclear Engineering, where he continued until becoming professor emeritus in 1988. He authored over 100 publications in the field of nuclear engineering, as well as edited books on nuclear fuel reprocessing and radioactive waste management. He served as editor of the journal Nuclear Technology from 1969 until 1988. He was founding chief executive of the Waste Management Symposia, Inc, sponsor of the annual international Waste Management conference held in Tucson, AZ from 1973 until 2007. Roy Grayson Post passed away peacefully July 23, 2007 in Tucson, AZ after a hard fought battle with cancer.
The Roy G. Post Foundation is a non-profit corporation formed by his students, peers and protégés to provide scholarships to students to develop careers in the safe management of nuclear materials and to participate in the annual Waste Management Symposium.

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Roy and Becky Post.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Manhattan Project (U. S.) -- History
Nuclear energy -- History
Nuclear power plants

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence, business 1948-1980

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box 1, Folder 2

Speeches, atomic energy 1979

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box 1, Folder 3

Publication, Business and Economic Charts, Ebasco Service, Inc. 1980

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box 1, Folder 4

Documents, U.S.Government on atomic energy 1945-1979

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box 1, Folder 5

Binder, Clinton Laboratories Research and Development Problem Assignment {owned by] C. H. (Crawford) Greenewalt (1902-1993) "Lecture Series on the Nuclear Atom." March 16, 1944 - June 6 1944

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box 1, Folder 6

Reports, on atomic energy and nuclear waste hazards 1945-1982

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box 1, Folder 7

Transcript, Walter Cronkite's Universe, CBS. Aug. 24, 1982

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box 1, Folder 8

Map and pamphlet, Nuclear Energy Power Plants 1979-1980

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box 1, Folder 9

Pamphlets, electric power and citizen involvement issued by Arizona Electric Power Production 1981

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box 1, Folder 10

Clippings, Nuclear energy and atomic spills. 1979-1984

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box 1, Folder 11

Ephemera, Chicago Pile 1 (CP-1), list of "People in West Stands and chart, "New Chem", office diagram of individuals working at CP-1. 1944

Physical Description: (1 folder)