Maria Goeppert Mayer Papers

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Mayer, Maria Goeppert, 1906-1972
Title: Maria Goeppert Mayer Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1925-1973
Extent: 4.50 linear feet (12 archives boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Abstract: Papers of a Nobel Prize winning physicist and professor at the University of California, 1960-1964. The materials include general and family correspondence, and correspondence with physicists Hans Jensen and Edward Teller. Also included are reprints and writings of hers, as well as research notebooks, class lectures, and teaching materials from both the University of Chicago and the University of California, San Diego. The collection is arranged in seven series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) REPRINTS, WRITINGS AND LECTURES, 3) RESEARCH NOTEBOOKS AND CLASS LECTURES, 4) TEACHING MATERIALS, 5) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 6) NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, and 7) SUBJECT MATERIALS. The addition processed in 1997 contains photographs, diplomas, certificates, and awards. The materials are arranged in two series: 1) PHOTOGRAPHS and 2) AWARDS, CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS.
Repository: University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
La Jolla, California 92093-0175
Collection number: MSS 0020
Language of Material: Collection materials in English

Access

Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Information

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Preferred Citation

Maria Goeppert Mayer Papers, MSS 0020. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

Publication Rights

Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

Biography

Maria Goeppert Mayer was born on June 28, 1906 in Kattowitz, Germany, to Friedrich and Maria (nee Wolff) Goeppert. In 1910 she moved with her parents to Gottingen where her father taught pediatrics at the University. She enrolled at the University at Gottingen in the spring of 1924 with the expectation of pursuing a career in mathematics, but soon became attracted to physics and the developing field of quantum mechanics. In 1930 Mayer took her doctorate in theoretical physics under the direction of Nobel prize winners Max Born, James Franck, and Adolf Windaus.
While completing her studies at Gottingen she met and married Joseph Edward Mayer, an American post-doctoral fellow working in physical chemistry under James Franck. Together they moved to Baltimore, Maryland where Joseph taught at the Johns Hopkins University. In 1939 they went to Columbia University. There Maria worked under the direction of Harold Urey at the S.A.M. (Strategic Alloy Metals) Laboratory which researched the separation of isotopes of uranium. She co-authored a text entitled STATISTICAL MECHANICS (1940) with her husband. After the war she took a professorship of physics at the Institute for Nuclear Studies, University of Chicago. During this period Mayer began a long correspondence with Edward Teller.
In 1948, Mayer began work on nuclear shell structure and the meaning of the "magic numbers"- those nuclei that have a special number of protons. She postulated these numbers to be the shell numbers of a shell model, a "nuclear counterpart to the closed shells of electrons" at the atomic level. In 1950 she met and began a collaboration with Johannes Hans Daniel Jensen which led to the publication of the book entitled ELEMENTARY THEORY OF NUCLEAR SHELL THEORY (1955). In 1963, Maria Mayer was awarded the Nobel Prize jointly with Hans Jensen for their work on the Shell Model.
Maria Goeppert Mayer came to the University of California, San Diego, in 1960 as a professor of physics. At San Diego she taught while conducting research in nuclear physics under grants administered by Keith Brueckner. During this period Mayer publically encouraged young women to pursue careers in the sciences. She was a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Akademie der Wissenschafter in Heidelberg, and the Philosophical Society. After a protracted illness, she died on February 20, 1972.

Scope and Content of Collection

Accession Processed in 1988
Maria Mayer's papers contain a relative abundance of correspondence, much in German, with family members, professional colleagues, and admirers. In addition, her research notebooks provide a unique resource. Unfortunately, the collection largely lacks manuscript materials related to her numerous publications. The materials have been arranged in seven series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) REPRINTS, WRITINGS, AND LECTURES, 3) RESEARCH NOTEBOOKS AND CLASS LECTURES, 4) TEACHING MATERIALS, 5) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 6) NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, and 7) SUBJECT MATERIALS.
The CORRESPONDENCE is arranged in a number of subseries by provenance, with a general correspondence subseries, a family subseries, and letters from Edward Teller. Within the subseries, folders follow a chronological order. An index lists selected authors and the dates of each item (see Addendum 1).
The Teller letters were probably written in the period 1939-1971 by Dr. Edward Teller, physicist, and "Father of the H-Bomb." Most of the letters are on plain paper, handwritten, and signed "Edward". A few are typed on letterhead from the University of Chicago, University of California (Berkeley), and a Santa Fe Post Office Box (Los Alamos). One letter was written in German, while the remaining letters are in English, and for the most part appear to have been written from hotel rooms or during transit on planes or trains.
The letters were written against a background of national and international events: the outbreak of World War II in Europe in 1939; the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the entry of the United States into the War; the dropping of atom bombs on Japan in 1945; the political situation in the post war United States; the re-election of President Truman in 1948; the Klaus Fuchs exposure in 1950; the Soviet take-over of Hungary; the United States entry into the Korean War in 1950; and the investigation of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Director of the Manhattan Project.
From this historical background, it is possible to assign tentative year dates to many of the letters. In a very few cases, a month has been added when a family event, for example a birth or death, has been mentioned. When the letters were received from the donor there was no apparent organization. They have now been organized into 16 folders by date. The general nature of these letters is purely personal. Although there are occasional references to particular physics problems in which Teller or Mayer was engaged, there are no detailed discussions of a scientific nature.
There are innumerable references to mutual friends and physicists, their locations and activities. Occasionally, Teller mentions his wife Mici and his children Paul, Susan, and Wendy. Teller speaks about his family in Hungary. He discusses the condition of postwar Germany and of what might be done to get surviving scientists out and to the United States. He speaks of his great love for the Hungarian language and for Hungarian poetry and of his regret that Maria does not know that language. He takes note of place as well as time, speaking of walking by the Danube River, the beauty of New Mexico, and the climate of California.
The great strength of the letters is the completely open way in which Teller writes about his hopes, fears, disappointments, and rages, his dissatisfaction with himself, his work habits, and his frequently stormy relations with fellow scientists. This is particularly true of the period 1946 when he was trying to choose between remaining at Los Alamos, returning to the University of Chicago, or accepting an offer from the University of California. It is also true of a later period, 1950, when the issue of the loyalty oath in California caused him to refuse a position as professor at the University. He expressed himself vigorously on this issue. Finally, there are no apparent direct references to his testimony before the Atomic Energy Committee in their enquiry into J. Robert Oppenheimer.
Also contained in the CORRESPONDENCE are letters from Maria's dissertation advisor, Max Born, who emigrated to England before World War II. Most of his letters are of a personal nature, discussing the impending war with Germany, life in besieged England, and the affairs of mutual friends and colleagues.
Within the REPRINTS, WRITINGS, AND LECTURES series reprint materials are organized chronologically, while "writings and lectures" by Mayer are alphabetized. "Writings by other authors" are also alphabetized. RESEARCH NOTEBOOKS were assigned arbitrary numbers and each reflects her descriptive subdivisions. The TEACHING MATERIALS are divided by institution. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS are alphabetized by subject and include a subseries of photographs in chronological order. The NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS are accompanied by Addendum 3 and also follow a chronological order. Finally, the SUBJECT MATERIALS are alphabetized.
Accession Processed in 1997
Additions to the Maria Mayer Papers processed in 1997 contain photographs, awards, certificates, and diplomas of Maria Mayer. The materials are arranged in two series: 1) PHOTOGRAPHS and 2) AWARDS, CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS.
SERIES 1: PHOTOGRAPHS
The PHOTOGRAPHS series contains a large group photograph of seated attendees to the Alfred Nobel Dinner in 1964, images taken of Maria in her UCSD office after the announcement of her Nobel Prize and a photograph album that documents her trip to Japan for "Women's Week in Japan." The photograph album was created as a memento by her Japanese hosts and contains numerous images of Mayer.
SERIES 2: AWARDS, CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS
This series contains Mayer's academic diplomas and certificates, as well as awards she received during her career.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Mayer, Maria Goeppert, 1906-1972 -- Archives
Teller, Edward, 1908-
University of California, San Diego. -- Dept. of Physics -- Archives
University of California, San Diego -- History -- Archives
University of California, San Diego -- Faculty -- Archives
Thermodynamics
Nuclear shell theory
Quantum theory
Superconductivity
Nuclear physics -- Study and teaching
Physics -- Study and teaching
Physicists -- Biography
Manuscripts, German -- California -- San Diego
Photographic prints -- 20th century.

Contributors

Bohr, Niels Henrik David, 1885-1962, -- correspondent
Born, Max, 1882-1970, -- correspondent
Jensen, Johannes, 1934- -- correspondent
Revelle, Roger, 1909- -- correspondent
Teller, Edward, 1908- -- correspondent


Collection Contents

 

Accession Processed in 1988

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

General Correspondence

box 1, folder 1

General Correspondence 1933 - 1934

box 1, folder 2

General Correspondence 1935

box 1, folder 3

General Correspondence 1936

box 1, folder 4

General Correspondence 1937

box 1, folder 5

General Correspondence 1938

box 1, folder 6

General Correspondence 1939

box 1, folder 7

General Correspondence 1940

box 1, folder 8

General Correspondence 1941

box 1, folder 9

General Correspondence 1942

box 1, folder 10

General Correspondence 1943

box 1, folder 11

General Correspondence 1944

box 1, folder 12

General Correspondence 1945

box 1, folder 13

General Correspondence 1946

box 1, folder 14

General Correspondence 1947

box 1, folder 15

General Correspondence 1948

box 1, folder 16

General Correspondence 1949

box 1, folder 17

General Correspondence 1950

box 1, folder 18

General Correspondence 1951

box 1, folder 19

General Correspondence 1952

box 1, folder 20

General Correspondence 1953

box 1, folder 21

General Correspondence 1954

box 1, folder 22

General Correspondence 1955

box 1, folder 23

General Correspondence 1956

box 1, folder 24

General Correspondence 1957

box 1, folder 25

General Correspondence 1958

box 1, folder 26

General Correspondence 1959

box 1, folder 27

General Correspondence 1960

box 1, folder 28

General Correspondence 1961

box 1, folder 29

General Correspondence 1962

box 2, folder 1

General Correspondence 1963

box 2, folder 2

General Correspondence 1963

box 2, folder 3

General Correspondence 1964

box 2, folder 4

General Correspondence 1964

box 2, folder 5

General Correspondence 1965

box 2, folder 6

General Correspondence 1966

box 2, folder 7

General Correspondence 1967

box 2, folder 8

General Correspondence 1968

box 2, folder 9

General Correspondence 1969

box 2, folder 10

General Correspondence 1970

box 2, folder 11

General Correspondence 1971

box 2, folder 12

General Correspondence 1972

box 2, folder 13

General Correspondence 1973

 

Edward Teller Correspondence

box 3, folder 1

Edward Teller Correspondence

Note

No Date
box 3, folder 2

Edward Teller Correspondence 1939 - 1941

box 3, folder 3

Edward Teller Correspondence 1944

box 3, folder 4

Edward Teller Correspondence 1945

box 3, folder 5

Edward Teller Correspondence 1946 - 1947

box 3, folder 6

Edward Teller Correspondence 1947

Note

[Summer]
box 3, folder 7

Edward Teller Correspondence 1948 - 1949

box 3, folder 8

Edward Teller Correspondence 1950

Note

Los Alamos
box 3, folder 9

Edward Teller Correspondence 1950 - 1951

Note

Los Alamos and leaving Los Alamos
box 3, folder 10

Edward Teller Correspondence 1952

Note

Livermore, California
box 3, folder 11

Edward Teller Correspondence 1953

box 3, folder 12

Edward Teller Correspondence 1954

Note

Berkeley, Radiation Laboratory
box 3, folder 13

Edward Teller Correspondence 1955

Note

Livermore, California
box 3, folder 14

Edward Teller Correspondence 1956

Note

Berkeley
box 3, folder 15

Edward Teller Correspondence 1960

Note

Berkeley
box 3, folder 16

Edward Teller Correspondence 1963 - 1969

box 3, folder 17

Edward Teller Correspondence 1971

Note

Livermore, California
 

Undated Correspondence (arranged alphabetically )

box 3, folder 18

Undated Correspondence

Note

A - H
box 3, folder 19

Undated Correspondence

Note

I - Z
 

Family Correspondence (in German)

box 3, folder 20

Family Correspondence (in German) - Maria Wolff (Mayer's mother) 1929

box 3, folder 21

Family Correspondence (in German) - Maria Wolff (Mayer's mother) 1930

box 3, folder 22

Family Correspondence (in German) - Maria Wolff (Mayer's mother) 1930

box 3, folder 23

Family Correspondence (in German) - Maria Wolff (Mayer's mother) 1931

box 4, folder 1

Family Correspondence (in German) - Maria Wolff (Mayer's mother) 1932

box 4, folder 2

Family Correspondence (in German) - Maria Wolff (Mayer's mother) 1933

box 4, folder 3

Family Correspondence (in German) - Maria Wolff (Mayer's mother) 1933

box 4, folder 4

Family Correspondence (in German) - Maria Wolff (Mayer's mother) 1934

box 4, folder 5

Family Correspondence (in German) - Maria Wolff (Mayer's mother) 1935

box 4, folder 6

Family Correspondence (in German) - Maria Wolff (Mayer's mother) 1936

box 4, folder 7

Family Correspondence (in German) - Maria Wolff (Mayer's mother)

Note

No Date
box 4, folder 8

Family Correspondence (in German) - Catherine Mayer (mother) to Maria Wolff 1930 - 1932

box 4, folder 9

Family Correspondence (in German) - Hannah Fehler 1937 - 1968

box 4, folder 10

Family Correspondence (in German) - Kathe Fehler 1937 - 1951

box 4, folder 11

Family Correspondence (in German) - Wilhelm Fehler 1945 - 1962

box 4, folder 12

Family Correspondence (in German) - Heinrich Goeppert 1926 - 1933

box 4, folder 13

Family Correspondence (in German) - Otto Goeppert 1937 - 1941

box 4, folder 14

Family Correspondence (in German) - Vera Goeppert 1950 - 1971

box 4, folder 15

Family Correspondence (in German) - Miscellaneous Goeppert Family Members

Note

No Date
box 4, folder 16

Family Correspondence (in German) - Margarete Marquardt 1949 - 1964

box 4, folder 17

Family Correspondence (in German) - Niels Marquardt 1970 - 1971

 

REPRINTS, WRITINGS AND LECTURES

 

Reprints

box 5, folder 1

Reprints 1925 - 1938

box 5, folder 2

Reprints 1940 - 1949

box 5, folder 3

Reprints 1950 - 1952

box 5, folder 4

Reprints 1953 - 1958

box 5, folder 5

Reprints 1960 - 1965

 

Writings and Lectures

box 5, folder 6

DYNAMISCHE GITTERTHEORIE DER KRISTALLE, with Max Born

Note

ca. 1931. Item has been removed and added to Rare Book Collection. A list laid into the front of the book is retained in this folder.
box 5, folder 7

Elementary Theory of Nuclear Shell Structure - Reviews and Illustrations 1955

box 5, folder 8

Magic Numbers in Nuclear Structure, UCSD Faculty Lectures

Note

Handwritten draft. September 23, 1960
box 5, folder 9

Shell Model 1963

box 5, folder 10

Fine Arts Society Lecture 1964

box 5, folder 11

Changing Status of Women as Seen by a Scientist

Note

Speech delivered in Japan, ca. 1965
box 5, folder 12

Hans Jensen Biography written for the ENCYCLOPEDIA AMERICANA 1965

box 5, folder 13

Speech to the New Citizens

Note

January 7, 1966
box 5, folder 14

Obituary for Max Born

Note

January 1970
box 5, folder 15

Book Review for the AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS - "Physics in My Generation"

Note

By Max Born. Reviewed September 1970
box 5, folder 16

On the Abundance and Origin of Elements

Note

With Edward Teller. Undated
 

Writings by Other Authors

box 5, folder 17

Fermi, Enrico

Note

"Polarization of High Energy Protons Scattered by Nuclei" 1954. Also includes "Uber die Anwendung der statistischen methode auf die probleme des Atombaues" No Date
box 5, folder 18

Suess, Hans E. "Contributions to Science"

Note

Undated
 

RESEARCH NOTEBOOKS AND CLASS LECTURES

 

Notebooks

box 6, folder 1

Notebook One - Part 1

box 6, folder 2

Notebook One - Part 2

box 6, folder 3

Notebook One - Part 3

box 6, folder 4

Notebook Two - Miscellaneous experimental

box 6, folder 5

Notebook Three - Part 1

box 6, folder 6

Notebook Three - Part 2

box 6, folder 7

Notebook Four - Part 1

box 6, folder 8

Notebook Four - Part 2

box 7, folder 1

Notebook Five - Part 1

box 7, folder 2

Notebook Five - Part 2

box 7, folder 3

Notebook Six -- Thermodynamics

box 7, folder 4

Notebook Seven -- "Chaneleer Laboratories"

Note

No Date
box 7, folder 5

Notebook Eight -- untitled

box 7, folder 6

Notebook Nine -- Quantum Mechanics III -- Fall 1955

box 7, folder 7

Notebook Ten -- Class Lecture

box 7, folder 8

Notebook Eleven -- Poetry

 

Research Subjects

box 7, folder 9

Irrotational Flow

box 8, folder 1

Neptuniam Hexafluoride

box 8, folder 2

Opacity

box 8, folder 3

Quantum Theory

box 8, folder 4

Rand Radio Signal

box 8, folder 5

Superconductivity

box 8, folder 6

Transuranic Elements

 

TEACHING MATERIALS

 

University of Chicago, 1947-1956

box 8, folder 7

Atomic Physics 231 1947

box 8, folder 8

Physics 241/242 1947 - 1949

Note

Course outlines and examinations
box 8, folder 9

Physics 251 (Thermodynamics) 1949 - 1951

box 8, folder 10

Physics 252 (Statistical Mechanics)

Note

ca. 1949
box 8, folder 11

Miscellaneous course outlines

 

University of California, San Diego, 1960-1970

box 8, folder 12

Nuclear Physics 213

box 8, folder 13

Nuclear Physics 213

box 8, folder 14

213A - Theoretical Nuclear Physics

Note

Taught by Keith Brueckner
box 8, folder 15

213B - Theoretical Nuclear Physics

Note

Taught by Keith Brueckner
box 8, folder 16

Advanced Nuclear Physics 222

box 8, folder 17

Candidacy examination for the Department of Physics

box 8, folder 18

Development of undergraduate curriculum for Physics and Chemistry

box 9, folder 1

Miscellaneous outlines and examinations

Note

undated
 

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

box 9, folder 2

Autobiographies

box 9, folder 3

Biographical Information

Note

Correspondence with biographical reference publishers
box 9, folder 4

Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificates / Medical History

box 9, folder 5, oversize MC03715

Charcoal Portrait of Maria and Joe Mayer 1966

box 9, folder 6

Genealogical Chart

box 9, folder 7

Naturalization Documents

Note

U.S. Immigrant Identification Card, February 25, 1930. Naturalization Paper, March 13, 1933
box 9, folder 8

Obituaries

box 9, folder 9

Photographs - Portraits

box 9, folder 10

Photographs

Note

ca. 1920 - 1930
box 9, folder 11

Photographs

Note

ca. 1930
box 9, folder 12

Photographs - Heidelberg

Note

February 7, 1951
box 9, folder 13

Photographs - "Bothe-Festspiele" 1951

box 9, folder 14

Photographs - "International Conference on Nuclear Structure"

Note

September 8, 1957 - September 14, 1957 - Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovoth, Israel
box 9, folder 15

Photographs - Nobel Prize Ceremony 1963

box 9, folder 16

Photographs - Graduate students at UCSD 1960 - 1964

box 9, folder 17

Photographs - Women in Science

Note

February 24, 1964
box 9, folder 18

Photographs - Gordon Research Conference

Note

August 23,1965 - August 27,1965 Kimball Union Academy. Meriden, New Hampshire
box 9, folder 19

Photographs - At the University of Portland with the Reverend Joseph L. Poivers

Note

June 12, 1968
box 9, folder 20

Photographs - "Lindau 19" 1968

box 9, folder 21, oversize MC03715

Photographs - Instituts Internationaux de Physique et de Chimie

Note

May 5, 1969 - May 10, 1969
box 9, folder 22

Photographs - International Conference on Statistical Mechanics 1968

box 9, folder 23

Photographs - Miscellaneous

Note

No Date
box 9, folder 24

Moon, the atom ... and the urge to know

Note

A special report to the Regents of the University of California, ca. 1968
box 9, folder 25

Vitae

 

NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

box 9, folder 26

About Maria Goeppert Mayer 1933 - 1956

box 9, folder 27

About Maria Goeppert Mayer 1960 - 1962

box 9, folder 28

About Maria Goeppert Mayer

Note

November 5-6, 1963
box 9, folder 29

About Maria Goeppert Mayer

Note

November - December 1963
box 9, folder 30

About Maria Goeppert Mayer 1964

box 9, folder 31

About Maria Goeppert Mayer 1965

box 9, folder 32

About Maria Goeppert Mayer 1966 - 1972

box 9, folder 33

Miscellaneous clippings not about Maria Mayer

 

SUBJECT MATERIALS

box 9, folder 34

American Academy of Arts and Science / American Philosophical Society

Note

Statement on U.S. policy in Vietnam
box 10, folder 1

Brueckner contract with the Atomic Energy Commission 1960 - 1971

box 10, folder 2

Calling cards/nameplate

box 10, folder 3

Certificates

Note

Daughters of the American Revolution; ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA; University of California Regents
box 10, folder 4

Dag Hammarskjold Foundation

box 10, folder 5

Financial materials (primarily in German)

box 10, folder 6, oversize MC03715

GOTTINGER TAGEBLATT

Note

April 29, 1936
box 10, folder 7

Gottingen University. List of friends and visitors from the U.S.

Note

No Date
box 10, folder 8, oversize MC03715

HAMBURGER TAGEBLATT

Note

September 16, 1935
box 10, folder 9

Heidelberg Conference 1951

Note

Agenda and etc.
box 10, folder 10

Honorary Degrees -- citations and programs

Note

Russell Sage College,1960; Mount Holyoke College,1961; Ripon College 1970
box 10, folder 11

Kanpur Indo - American Program materials

box 10, folder 12

National Academy of Science Centennial

Note

Participation/academic costume information
box 10, folder 13

National Citizens Organizing Committee for Johnson-Humphrey

Note

Roster of members
box 10, folder 14

New Year's Eve Parties 1952 - 1959

Note

Invitation lists and menus
box 10, folder 15

Nobel Foundation - Nobel Prize Lecture "The Shell Model"

Note

December 12, 1963
box 10, folder 16

Nobel Foundation - Das Schalenmodell des Atomkerns (German translation of Nobel

box 10, folder 17

Nobel Foundation - Correspondence regarding the publication of the Nobel Prize L

box 10, folder 18

Nobel Foundation - Invitaitons to events in Stockholm

box 10, folder 19

Nobel Foundation - Letters of congratulation

box 10, folder 20

Nobel Foundation - Newspaper Clippings

box 10, folder 21

Nobel Foundation - Miscellaneous Materials

box 10, folder 22

Nursery School Report for Marianne Mayer

box 10, folder 23

Poetry and Prose

box 11, folder 1

Programs

Note

National Academy of Sciences, 1956; LOS ANGELES TIMES, 1962; Women of the Year Awards; American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1963; American Academy of Achievement, 1971; Die Tagungen der Nobelpriestager in Lindau, 1971
box 11, folder 2

Reprints of a work by Maria Mayer's father, Friederich Goeppert

Note

"Festrede Gehalten Bei Der Reichsgrundungsfeier"; and another reprint -- "Ein Morgan in der Kinderklinik" 1920
box 11, folder 3

Scientific notes and papers

box 11, folder 4

Tanganjika Territory, Poland, inheritance documents

box 11, folder 5

Travel Materials -- passports, itineraries, bills

box 11, folder 6

University of California - Miscellaneous materials

box 11, folder 7

Women's Week in Japan 1965

Note

Ephemera
box 11, folder 8

Other individual's writings - Max Born

box 11, folder 9

Other individual's writings - Johannes Jensen

box 11, folder 10

Other individual's writings - Eugene Wigner

box 11, folder 11

Originals of Preservation Photocopies

 

Accession Processed in 1997

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

box 12, folder 1, oversize FB18801

Alfred Nobel Dinner, Los Angeles 1964

box 12, folder 2, oversize FB18802

Photographs taken at the time of notification of Nobel Prize Award

box 12, folder 3, oversize FB18901

Women's Week in Japan

Note

Photograph album of Mayer's trip to Japan, April 1965.
 

AWARDS, CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS

box 12, folder 4, oversize FB18803

Awards, certificates and diplomas. 1930 - 1969

box 12, folder 5, oversize FB18804

Pillars of American Freedom Award 1964

box 12, folder 6

Who's Who in the World 1971 - 1972