Guide to the Leonard I. Schiff Papers

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0220
Creator: Schiff, Leonard I. (Leonard Isaac), 1915-
Creator: Schiff, Leonard I., 1915-1971.
Title: Leonard I. Schiff papers
Dates: 1948-1971
Physical Description: 26 Linear feet
Summary: Professional correspondence, reports and committee papers relating to Professor Schiff's work at Stanford as well as with the National Academy of Science and NASA. Of note are papers relating to his term as head of the Physics Department at Stanford 1948-66 and as a faculty leader. Also includes mimeographed version of his textbook on quantum mechanics, 1947.
Language(s): The materials are 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

Gift of Mrs. Leonard Schiff, 1979.

Information about Access

none

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

Leonard I. Schiff Papers (SC0220). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Professor of physics at Stanford University, 1947-1970; head of the Physics Department 1948-1966.

Description of the Collection

Professional correspondence, reports and committee papers relating to Professor Schiff's work at Stanford as well as with the National Academy of Science and NASA. Of note are papers relating to his term as head of the Physics Department at Stanford 1948-66 and as a faculty leader. Also includes mimeographed version of his textbook on quantum mechanics, 1947.

Access Terms

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Barschall, H. H. (Heinrich Hermann), 1915-
Bloch, Felix , 1905-
Drell, Sidney D.
Hofstadter, Robert.
Kaplan, Henry S., 1918-
Schawlow, Arthur L., 1921-1999
Schiff, Leonard I., 1915-1971.
Stanford University--Faculty.
Stanford University. Dept. of Physics.
United States. Air Force.
College teachers.
Nuclear physics --Research.
Physicists.
Physics.
Quantum theory.
Relativity (Physics)
Reports.


Collection Contents

 

Accession ARCH-1987-031 Records

Box 1, Folder 1

Experimental Towing Tank, E. T. T., Stevens Institute of Technology

Box 1, Folder 2

Super conducting gyroscope (original mss), 1959, and Proposed Experimental Test of General Relativity (proposal letter), 1960

Box 1, Folder 3

Relativity and gyroscope experiment

Box 1, Folder 4

Gyro experiment after 1971

Box 1, Folder 5

Technical papers, 1930s

Box 1, Folder 6

Technical papers, 1940s

Box 1, Folder 7

Technical papers, 1950s

Box 1, Folder 8

Technical papers, 1960s-1970

Box 2

Schiff, Notes on Quantum Mechanics (bound volume of mss notes), 1943-44

Box 2, Folder 2

Physics 340, Autumn 1970/71 (1)

Box 2, Folder 3

Physics 340, Autumn 1970/71 (2)

Box 2, Folder 4

Physics 340, Autumn 1970/71 (3)

Box 2, Folder 5

Quantum physics course evaluations

Box 2, Folder 6

Quantum physics class file, part 1

Box 2, Folder 7

Quantum physics class file, part 2

Box 3, Folder 1

Dept. of Physics, Annual Report, Oct 1, 1966

Box 3, Folder 2

Federation of American Scientists, 1947-58

Box 3, Folder 3

General Electric Microwave Lab, 1956-62

Box 3, Folder 4

Journal of Mathematical Physics, correspondence re, 1957-71

Box 3, Folder 5

Ladera (Peninsula Housing Association) Board, 1948-49

Box 3, Folder 6

Lectures, non-technical, 1958-69

Box 3, Folder 7

Members of the Corporation Visiting Committee, MIT, 1970-71

Box 3, Folder 8

Nobel Prize nomination forms, 1950-57

Box 3, Folder 9

Vernon J. Pick

Box 3, Folder 10

L. I. Schiff, biographical and bibliographical

Box 3, Folder 11

L. I. Schiff, memorials

Box 3, Folder 12

Space Science Board and Committee (NAS) 1968

Box 3, Folder 13

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (Bombay) 1962

Box 3, Folder 14

Varian Associates, miscellany, 1949-64