Letters written to him and copies of letters by him; manuscripts and reprints of his articles and papers; speeches; research
data including notebooks; lecture notes, course descriptions, exams and other University-related material; papers (minutes
of meetings, programs, etc.) relating to professional organizations, including American Association for the Advancement of
Science, American Institute of Physics, American Physical Society and National Academy of Sciences. Covers his research on
band spectra and physical constants as well as his academic career.
Raymond Thayer Birge was born in Brooklyn, New York, March 13, 1887, to John Thaddeus and Caroline S. (Raymond) Birge. He
attended high school in Troy, New York. From there he went to the University of Wisconsin where he obtained his A.B. in 1909,
his A.M. in 1910 and his Ph.D. in 1914. His dissertation was on the photographing of the band spectrum of nitrogen and required
a technique including careful measurement.
Number of containers: 42 boxes, 25 cartons and 7 oversize folders
Linear feet: ca. 45.5
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