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Finding Aid for the Carl D. Anderson Papers 1923-1987
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Series 1. Course Notes and Teaching Files, 1920s-1940s

 

Subseries 1. Course notes (courses taken by Carl Anderson)

Box 1, Folder 1

Complex variable 1927-1930

Note

Ma 114, taught by Professor Morgan Ward.
Box 1, Folder 2

Complex variable, part 2 1927-1930

Note

Ma 114, taught by Professor Morgan Ward.
Box 1, Folder 3

Electricity and magnetism 1927-1930

Note

Probably Ph 122, taught by Professor Paul Epstein.
Box 1, Folder 4

Electromagnetic waves 1928-1930

Note

Ph 123, taught by Professor Paul Epstein.
Box 1, Folder 5

Electron theory 1927

Note

Ph 114, taught by Professor Robert A. Millikan.
Box 1, Folder 6

Heat radiation and quantum mechanics 1930

Note

Ph 126, taught by Professor Paul Epstein.
Box 1, Folder 7

Math analysis, parts 1 and 2 1927-1930

Note

Ma 119, taught by Professor E. T. Bell.
Box 1, Folder 8

Math analysis, part 3 1927-1930

Note

Ma 119, taught by Professor E. T. Bell.
Box 1, Folder 9

Problems in wave mechanics 1928-1929

Note

Ph 129; note from original file indicates taught by Arnold Sommerfeld (visiting from Munich).
Box 1, Folder 10

Quantum theory, part 2 1930

Note

Ph 134, taught by Professor J. Robert Oppenheimer.
Box 1, Folder 11

Relativity 1927-1929

Note

Probably Ph 136, taught by Professor Richard C. Tolman.
Box 2, Folder 1

Theory of Relativity undated, 1941

Note

Unclear what course these notes pertain to.
Box 2, Folder 2

Thermodynamics 1927-1930

Note

Ph 111, taught by both Professors Fritz Zwicky and Paul Epstein.
 

Subseries 2. Teaching notes (courses taught by Carl Anderson)

Box 2, Folder 3

Modern physics (Ph 3) 1934-1937

Box 2, Folder 4

Modern physics (Ph 3) 1938, undated

Box 2, Folder 5

Modern physics (Ph 3): exams and problems 1928, 1935-1935

Note

Includes exam on special theory of relativity, 1928.
Box 2, Folder 6

Sophomore physics (Ph 3) undated

 

Series 2. Administrative files

 

Subseries 1. Chairmanship files, Physics, Math and Astronomy Division

Box 2, Folder 7

Planning, Division of Physics, Math and Astronomy (PMA) 1964-1970

Box 2, Folder 8

Division Chairmen's meetings, Administrative Council meetings 1965-1970

Physical Description: Spiral-bound notebook.
Box 2, Folder 9

Provost, physics faculty meetings, new appointments, executive officer, executive officers' meetings 1967-1970

Physical Description: Spiral-bound notebook.
Box 2, Folder 10

Instruction (teaching assignments) 1966-1970

Physical Description: Spiral-bound notebook.
Box 2, Folder 11

High Energy Physics 1965-1970

Physical Description: Spiral-bound notebook.
Box 2, Folder 12

Kellogg-Sloan (laboratories) 1966-1969

Physical Description: Spiral-bound notebook.
Box 2, Folder 13

Solid state (physics) 1964-1969

Physical Description: Spiral-bound notebook.
Box 3, Folder 1

Nuclear spectroscopy 1965-1967

Physical Description: Spiral-bound notebook.
Box 3, Folder 2

Space physics 1965-1966

Physical Description: Spiral-bound notebook.
Box 3, Folder 3

Astronomy 1965-1967

Physical Description: Spiral-bound notebook.
Box 3, Folder 4

Radio astronomy 1965-1970

Physical Description: Spiral-bound notebook.
 

Subseries 2. Miscellaneous memos

Box 3, Folder 5

Memos: Robert Leighton: Divisional Activities on a Per Professor Basis 1971

Box 3, Folder 6

Memos: Robert F. Christy: Research involving Human Subjects; Faculty Growth at Caltech 1972-1973

Box 3, Folder 7

Memo: Jon Mathews: Courses and Teaching in 1973-1974 1973

Box 3, Folder 8

Memo: Robert A. Huttenback: Graduate and undergraduate degree programs in social science 1971

 

Series 3. Correspondence

Box 3, Folder 9

A - L 1949-1958

Box 3, Folder 10

M - P 1944-1961

Box 3, Folder 11

R 1951-1960

Box 3, Folder 12

S 1951-1961

Box 3, Folder 13

T - V 1944-1961

Box 3, Folder 14

W - Z 1951-1961

Box 4, Folder 1

Butler, C. C. 1950-1953

Box 4, Folder 2

Continental Classroom 1959

Note

Television course.
Box 4, Folder 3

Lauritsen Memorial Lectures 1971-1975

Box 4, Folder 4

Neher, H. Victor 1951-1956

Box 4, Folder 5

Rossi, Bruno 1952-1954, 1980

Box 4, Folder 6

Shockley, William (1) 1962-1970

Box 4, Folder 7

Shockley, William (2) 1962-1970

Box 4, Folder 8

Sigma Xi (1) 1938-1940, 1957-1958

Box 4, Folder 9

Sigma Xi (2) 1938-1940, 1957-1958

Box 4, Folder 10

Sorrels, John D. 1973

Box 4, Folder 11

Thompson, R. W. 1954-1979

Note

Includes 1 letter to E. W. Cowan, 1 letter to R. B. Leighton, and 1 letter from Isao Kita.
Box 4, Folder 12

Wald, Edwin 1956-1957, 1961

Box 4, Folder 13

York, Carl 1952-1959

Box 4, Folder 14

Correspondence, miscellaneous 1970-1973

 

Series 4. Technical files and biographical

Box 5, Folder 1

Student notebook, untitled 1929

Box 5, Folder 2

Summaries and transcripts of articles by Kolhörster, Kolhörster and Bothe, and Skobelzyn 1923, 1927, 1929, 1932, undated

Box 5, Folder 3

Magnetic field calculations undated (ca. 1930s)

Box 5, Folder 4

Notes for talk, probably on cosmic rays undated (after 1939)

Physical Description: Two sets of 3 x 5 cards.
Box 5, Folder 5

Notebook, Cosmic Rays, Vol. I 1942 Jun-Aug

Box 5, Folder 6

Notebook, Cosmic Ray Data, B-29 flights 1947 Jul 2

Box 5, Folder 7

Notebook, untitled, with loose papers 1970-1971

Box 5, Folder 8

Reprints by Anderson and others 1934-1971

Note

Includes Reviews of Modern Physics special issue, Symposium on Cosmic Rays, U. of Chicago, June 1939.
Box 5, Folder 9

Reprint, Anderson and Neddermeyer, "Cosmic Ray Particles of Intermediate Mass," Physical Review 54 (1938); with note concerning discovery of muon and photograph 1938, 1987

Physical Description: Photocopy of original article.

Note

Includes cloud chamber photograph and 1987 MS note by Anderson with explanation of photo: a muon passing through a Geiger counter and stopping in a cloud chamber.
Box 5, Folder 10

Photographs of cosmic-ray research and World War II rocket project ( See also: E. W. Cowan, description of Carl Anderson's photos) 1930s-1940s

Physical Description: Prints and negatives made from original glass slides. Includes Carl Anderson's original captions.

Note

Includes cloud chamber photos of positron, muon (μ-meson), and other particles; cosmic-ray apparatus; expedition to Pikes Peak, Colorado, summer 1935; and Holy Moses rocket damage to German tank.
Box 5, Folder 11

E. W. Cowan, description of Carl Anderson's photographs ( See also: Photographs of cosmic-ray research and World War II rocket project) 1987 Dec 9

Physical Description: Cassette tape and interview transcript.
Box 5, Folder 12

Project Moses (Holy Moses aircraft rocket) 1944, undated

Note

This rocket also known as HVAR 5.0" (high-velocity aircraft rocket).
Box 5, Folder 13

Interview with Carl Anderson on Caltech aircraft rocket program, World War II, by A. B. Christman, Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, California 1970 Oct 5

Physical Description: Photocopy of interview transcript.
Box 5, Folder 14

Biographical sketch 1975