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Guide to the William M. Fairbank Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0383
    Creator: Fairbank, William M., 1917-1989.
    Title: William M. Fairbank papers
    Dates: 1961-1989
    Physical Description: 10.5 Linear feet
    Summary: Correspondence, notes, talks, papers, graphs and charts, articles, reports, research proposals, laboratory notebooks, and photographs largely related to his research projects, including free fall experiment, gravity gradiometer, lambda point experiment, gravitational radiation, HE³ nuclear gyro, magnetic susceptometer, and magnetocardiography.
    Language(s): 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

    Deposited by Mrs. William M. Fairbank, 1990.

    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

    William M. Fairbank Papers (SC0383). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Processing Notes

    The papers are only partially processed. The listing that follows indicates only the subjects covered in each box. Materials relating to his experiments and research are contained in boxes 1 through 12. Papers relating to his professional career are contained in boxes 12 and 13. Boxes 13 through 19 contain papers and talks with related correspondence. Laboratory notebooks are in boxes 20 and 21.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Professor emeritus of physics at Stanford University. Fairbank earned his Ph.D. from Yale in 1948; he taught at Amherst College and Duke University before joining the Stanford faculty in 1959. His research interests included superconductivity, gravity waves, individual quarks and monopoles.

    Description of the Collection

    Correspondence, notes, talks, papers, graphs and charts, articles, reports, research proposals, laboratory notebooks, and photographs largely related to his research projects, including free fall experiment, gravity gradiometer, lambda point experiment, gravitational radiation, HE³ nuclear gyro, magnetic susceptometer, and magnetocardiography.
    These papers, dating from 1961 to 1989, document Prof. Fairbank's research interests and academic affairs. Materials include correspondence, notes, talks, articles, graphs (some as transparencies used to illustrate talks), papers, reports, proposals, lab notebooks, and photographs.

    Access Terms

    Fairbank, William M., 1917-1989.
    Stanford University. Dept. of Physics--Faculty.
    Gravitational waves
    Medical physics.
    Physics--Experiments.
    Physics--Research.