Bernd Matthias Papers

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Matthias, Bernd T., 1918-1980
Title: Bernd Matthias Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1958 - 1980
Extent: 19.20 linear feet (48 archives boxes)
Abstract: Papers of Bernd Teo Matthias (1918-1980), physicist, professor and researcher in superconductivity. Matthias began his research in superconductivity at the University of Chicago (1949-1951), joined the UCSD Physics Department in 1961, worked at Bell Laboratories and the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and founded the Institute for the Study of Matter at UCSD in 1962. Included in the collection are correspondence, writings, proposals, subject files, calendars, and biographical materials. The collection is arranged into eleven series: 1) BIOGRAPHY, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) ORGANIZATIONS, 4) CONFERENCES, 5) PROPOSALS, 6) EDITORIAL FILES, 7) WRITINGS, 8) UCSD, 9) SUBJECT FILES, 10) IMAGES, and 11) CALENDARS.
Repository: University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
La Jolla, California 92093-0175
Collection number: MSS 0101
Language of Material: Collection materials in English

Access

Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Information

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Preferred Citation

Bernd Matthias Papers, MSS 0101. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

Publication Rights

Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

Biography

Bernd Teo Matthias (1918-1980) was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on June 8, 1918. He completed his Ph.D. in physics in 1943 at the Eidgenďssische Technische Hochschule Zĕrich and continued his research there for four more years. He immigrated to the United Stated in 1947. Matthias was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1965 and is most noted for his discovery of nearly 1,000 superconducting materials.
Superconductivity is a phenomenon that occurs in metals at very low temperatures. When a metal is superconductive, it loses all electrical resistance. This means that electric currents can flow through a ring of superconducting material indefinitely, without losing any energy, as long as the material is kept at the very low temperature at which it becomes superconducting. Matthias's career focused on the search for materials with ever-higher transition temperatures.
In 1947, Matthias accepted an appointment at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The following year he began an affiliation with the Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey. On leave from Bell Labs in 1949-51, Matthias was an assistant professor at the University of Chicago, where he developed a career-long collaborative relationship with Willy Zachariasen, a crystallographer and the head of Chicago's Physics Department at that time. While at the University of Chicago, Matthias turned to superconductivity and ferromagnetism in collaboration with John K. Hulm. His interest in the relationship between these two phenomena continued throughout his career.
In 1951, Matthias returned to Bell Labs where he discovered many more superconducting materials and developed the concept of "electron counting." This was an empirical guide that related the transition temperature of superconducting materials with their number of valence electrons per atom, a tool he used to discover many superconducting materials. Matthias was invited to Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) as a consultant in the Theoretical Division in 1956 or 1957. In 1961 he joined the physics faculty at the University of California, San Diego, and maintained a part-time presence in the labs at Murray Hill. He also maintained a presence at LANL as well, collaborating there with some of his former UCSD students, thus participating in and conducting research in three labs simultaneously.
A year after joining the Physics Department at UCSD, Matthias founded the Institute for the Study of Matter, funded first by the Air Force and later by the National Science Foundation. In 1966, the Institute merged with the Physics Department's Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences under the direction of Keith Brueckner. Matthias became associate director. Matthias explored the boundaries of science and metaphysics in his courses for undergraduates titled "Frontiers of Science." He was still actively researching and teaching when he died of a heart attack on October 27, 1980.

Scope and Content of Collection

Accession Processed in 1992
The Matthias Papers are organized into eleven series: 1) BIOGRAPHY, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) ORGANIZATIONS, 4) CONFERENCES, 5) PROPOSALS, 6) EDITORIAL FILES, 7) WRITINGS, 8) UCSD, 9) SUBJECT FILES, 10) IMAGES and 11) CALENDARS.
SERIES 1: BIOGRAPHY
1962-1980 5 folders
This series includes Matthias's yearly UCSD biographical forms, his extensive publication list, entries from various Who's Who publications, news clippings describing Matthias and his research, letters of notification and congratulations for awards, and security questionnaires prepared for the Institute for Defense Analyses, Los Alamos, and the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.
SERIES 2: CORRESPONDENCE
1961-1980 8.4 l.f.
Matthias organized his correspondence in two ways. He interfiled incoming and copies of outgoing letters alphabetically year by year, and filed additional duplicate copies of outgoing letters separately in monthly chronological files. The monthly files, which merely duplicated portions of the larger alphabetical file have been discarded. The series contains letters to and from numerous international scientists such as Linus Pauling and Christopher Raub and includes letters in French and German.
The CORRESPONDENCE series also contains materials and information on upcoming conferences, as well as letters to and from editors of scientific journals on specific articles and general issues. It contains materials regarding membership in organizations, writings, job inquiries sent by prospective employees, and departmental memos. In fact, this series contains elements of most of the other series, including course work, personnel materials, graphs and illustrations. Materials can be found under the names of people or organizations which reappear through the years. Researchers interested in the contents of other series might also look through the CORRESPONDENCE for additional information.
SERIES 3: ORGANIZATIONS
1965-1980 .8 l.f.
This series contains materials generated through Matthias's involvement in three organizations, the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), and the National Academy of Science (NAS). Materials are arranged chronologically within each organization. The ARPA folder holds records of Matthias's participation in the Materials Research Council summer studies programs of 1968 and 1969. The AAAS folder contains general information on balloting and membership, letters from academy officers to science and culture officials in Moscow protesting the persecution of A.D. Sakharov and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (honorary members of the academy), and Matthias's nomination and support of Harry Suhl, a colleague at Bell Labs and UCSD physics professor, to membership in the academy. The NAS subseries is the largest, consisting of news, minutes, balloting and nomination materials. A folder named for William Shockley, a Stanford professor and Bell scientist, describes Shockley's attempt to engage the NAS council in genetic studies linking intelligence to race. This folder holds numerous enclosures detailing Shockley's position and opposing views in the controversy that grew around it.
SERIES 4: CONFERENCES
1962-1979 4 folders
This series contains two subseries: the Conference on superconductivity in d and f band metals-- held at UCSD and organized by Matthias and his group, and Other Conferences, containing applications and correspondence arranging Matthias's attendance at conferences in London and New York. This series contains only administrative materials. Papers and talks delivered at conferences are in the WRITINGS series.
SERIES 5: PROPOSALS
1961-1981 2.1 l.f.
This series contains research proposals and documentation of Matthias's research funding. Subseries are ordered alphabetically by the organizations to which Matthias applied for support. Materials are ordered chronologically within each subseries. The bulk of Matthias's UCSD research was funded by the Air Force, which supported his research from 1962 to 1978, when the National Science Foundation (NSF) assumed support. The Air Force materials begin with a folder of instructions for writing proposals and crediting the Air Force. The succeeding files document the creation, rationale, and funding of the Institute for the Study of Matter (ISM), which Matthias directed until 1966 when the ISM merged with the Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences. Matthias became the associate director of the new institute under Keith Brueckner. The Air Force files document sixteen years of continuous funding; although titles of proposals change every few years, the account numbers do not. Matthias's Air Force Correspondence consists almost exclusively of enclosed articles documenting research results and the Air Force's confirmation of receipt.
The folders containing proposals submitted to ARPA and the Department of Transportation (DOT) contain single documents submitted in 1973.
More information on the early years of the ISM and its funding can be found in the Physics Department subseries under UCSD in the folder, "ISM, B report and Centennial report."
SERIES 6: EDITORIAL FILES
1962-1980 .4 l.f.
This series contains Matthias's referee reports and his correspondence as editorial advisor to several scientific journals.
SERIES 7: WRITINGS
1952-1981 4.4 l.f.
The subseries, Publications, drafts, and related correspondence of Matthias and his group preserves Matthias's original alphabetical arrangement of items by title of the journals in which Matthias and his research group published. Submissions and related materials are arranged chronologically under each title, integrating group work with Matthias's own. Matthias's filing system has been maintained as much as possible, so that although the processor created a subseries called Talks, any talks that Matthias filed in this alphabetical file, under Rochester Conference for instance, remain there. Also, under the journal title Nature, Matthias kept proposal materials on the green flash just following his green flash article. It hasn't been refiled in the PROPOSALS series.
Talks and Reports are filed in chronological order and include works by group members.
Writings of others is composed of reprints Matthias collected to form informational files on materials research, including several translated from Russian into English. In most cases, both Russian and English versions appear in this subseries. Only the last folder contains untranslated reprints.
SERIES 8: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
1962-1980 4 l.f. feet
This series contains materials related directly to Matthias's work at the university. The collected articles detail the early development of the university under Roger Revelle. The Physics Department subseries contains interdepartmental memos filed in chronological order and a file compiled by Matthias for a 1966 university report describing the Institute for the Study of Matter. Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences contains administrative files. In Teaching Materials, Matthias kept files on his courses, notably the class "Frontiers in Science," in which he examined physical and metaphysical issues. A number of international scientists visited this class and lectured on personal scientific pursuits. Course book lists and articles reside here and reflect Matthias's own metaphysical and intellectual interests. In the mid-seventies, enrollment in this course diminished enough to threaten its existence, but interested students petitioned to continue it as directed study, and the class reappears among the Physics materials under the name "Space and Time."
SERIES 9: SUBJECT FILES
1963-1979 6 folders
The Buckley Prize folder contains nominations and related materials sent to Matthias as a member of the prize's nominating committee in 1970. Lightning Balls contains first-hand accounts of balled lightning and "plasmoids." News Clippings contains magazine and newspaper items on various scientific issues related to Matthias's research: engine emissions, superconductivity, energy, magnets, and Bell Labs. Patents holds Matthias's patents--superconducting and magnetic devices--and related policy information from the university and Bell Labs. Miscellaneous press materials contains items describing Matthias's courses for university publications or his research for the general media. Finally, the Th-Rh phase folder holds a single document by an unknown author on the Th-Rh phase.
SERIES 10: IMAGES
mostly undated 7 folders
This series contains chiefly unidentified graphs, diagrams, transparencies, and photographs maintained separately from the lectures or texts they might have accompanied.
SERIES 11: CALENDARS
1973-1980 10 folders
This series contains Matthias's wall calendars documenting travel, meetings, conferences, business and social engagements.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Matthias, Bernd T., 1918-1980 -- Archives
University of California, San Diego. -- Dept. of Physics -- Archival resources
University of California, San Diego -- Faculty -- Archival resources
Physicists -- Biography
Physics -- Research
Science -- Social aspects
Science -- Social aspects -- Manuscripts
Superconductivity
Superconductors


Collection Contents

 

BIOGRAPHY

box 1, folder 1

Biographical forms and publication list

box 1, folder 2

Autobiographical entries, WHO'S WHO, etc...

box 1, folder 3

News clippings about Matthias

box 1, folder 4

Awards

box 1, folder 5

Security questionnaire

 

CORRESPONDENCE

box 1, folder 6

1961: A - Z

box 1, folder 7

1962: A - G

box 1, folder 8

1962: H - L

box 2, folder 1

1962: M - R

box 2, folder 2

1962: S - Z

box 2, folder 3

Miscellaneous

box 2, folder 4

1963: A - E

box 2, folder 5

1963: F - K

box 2, folder 6

1963: L - O

box 2, folder 7

1963: P - Z

box 2, folder 8

1964: A - D

box 2, folder 9

1964: E - H

box 3, folder 1

1964: I - L

box 3, folder 2

1964: M - P

box 3, folder 3

1964: Q - T

box 3, folder 4

1964: U - Z

box 3, folder 5

1965: A - D

box 3, folder 6

1965: E - H

box 3, folder 7

1965: I - L

box 3, folder 8

1965: M - P

box 4, folder 1

1965: Q - S

box 4, folder 2

1965: T - Z

box 4, folder 3

1966: A

box 4, folder 4

1966: B - D

box 4, folder 5

1966: E - H

box 4, folder 6

1966: I - J

box 4, folder 7

1966: K - L

box 5, folder 1

1966: M - P

box 5, folder 2

1966: Q - S

box 5, folder 3

1966: Smi - T

box 5, folder 4

1966: U - Z

box 5, folder 5

1967: A - D

box 5, folder 6

1967: E - F

box 5, folder 7

1967: G - H

box 6, folder 1

1967: I - J

box 6, folder 2

1967: K - L

box 6, folder 3

1967: M - P

box 6, folder 4

1967: Q - T

box 6, folder 5

1967: U - Z

box 6, folder 6

1968: A - B

box 6, folder 7

1968: C - E

box 7, folder 1

1968: F

box 7, folder 2

1968: G - H

box 7, folder 3

1968: I - J

box 7, folder 4

1968: K - M

box 7, folder 5

1968: N - Pa

box 7, folder 6

1968: Pe - Pu

box 7, folder 7

1968: Q - T

box 8, folder 1

1968: U - Z

box 8, folder 2

1969: A - Ba

box 8, folder 3

1969: Be - D

box 8, folder 4

1969: E - H

box 8, folder 5

1969: I - Le

box 8, folder 6

1969: Lo - Man

box 8, folder 7

1969: Mar - P

box 9, folder 1

1969: Q - Sta

box 9, folder 2

1969: Ste - T

box 9, folder 3

1969: U - Z

box 9, folder 4

1970: A - D

box 9, folder 5

1970: E - H

box 9, folder 6

1970: I - L

box 9, folder 7

1970: M - P

box 10, folder 1

1970: Q - T

box 10, folder 2

1970: U - Z

box 10, folder 3

1971: A - C

box 10, folder 4

1971: D - E

box 10, folder 5

1971: F

box 10, folder 6

1971: G - H

box 10, folder 7

1971: I - L

box 10, folder 8

1971: M - P

box 11, folder 1

1971: Q - Sc

box 11, folder 2

1971: Se - Z

box 11, folder 3

1972: A

box 11, folder 4

1972: B - D

box 11, folder 5

1972: E - G

box 11, folder 6

1972: H

box 11, folder 7

1972: I - J

box 11, folder 8

1972: K - Los

box 12, folder 1

1972: Low - Mi

box 12, folder 2

1972: Mow - Pea

box 12, folder 3

1972: Pen - Q

box 12, folder 4

1972: R - S

box 12, folder 5

1972: T - Z

box 12, folder 6

1973: A - D

box 12, folder 7

1973: E - Z

box 13, folder 1

1973: H - Li

box 13, folder 2

1973: Lo - Ma

box 13, folder 3

1973: Me - R

box 13, folder 4

1973: S -Sl

box 13, folder 5

1973: St - Z

box 13, folder 6

1974: A - Ba

box 14, folder 1

1974: Be - D

box 14, folder 2

1974: E - H

box 14, folder 3

1974: I - KPBS

box 14, folder 4

1974: Kr - L

box 14, folder 5

1974: M - P

box 14, folder 6

1974: Q - S

box 14, folder 7

1974: T - Z

box 15, folder 1

1975: A - B

box 15, folder 2

1975: Ca - Ch

box 15, folder 3

1975: Cl - Cod

box 15, folder 4

1975: Com - D

box 15, folder 5

1975: E - H

box 15, folder 6

1975: I - K

box 15, folder 7

1975: L

box 15, folder 8

1975: M - N

box 16, folder 1

1975: O - P

box 16, folder 2

1975: Q - Sa

box 16, folder 3

1975: Sc - Sm

box 16, folder 4

1975: So - T

box 16, folder 5

1975: U - Z

box 16, folder 6

1975: Book

box 16, folder 7

1976: A - B

box 16, folder 8

1976: C - D

box 17, folder 1

1976: E - H

box 17, folder 2

1976: I - K

box 17, folder 3

1976: L

box 17, folder 4

1976: M - O

box 17, folder 5

1976: P - R

box 17, folder 6

1976: S - T

box 17, folder 7

1976: U - Z

box 18, folder 1

1977: A - B

box 18, folder 2

1977: C - Com

box 18, folder 3

1977: Con - D

box 18, folder 4

1977: E - F

box 18, folder 5

1977: G - K

box 18, folder 6

1977: L - Mc

box 18, folder 7

1977: Me - R

box 19, folder 1

1977: S - T

box 19, folder 2

1977: U - Z

box 19, folder 3

1977: Miscellaneous

box 19, folder 4

1977: Matthias's Festschrift

box 19, folder 5

1978: A - Col

box 19, folder 6

1978: Com - D

box 19, folder 7

1978: E - H

box 19, folder 8

1978: I - K

box 20, folder 1

1978: L

box 20, folder 2

1978: M - P

box 20, folder 3

1978: Q - S

box 20, folder 4

1978: T - Z

box 20, folder 5

1978: Miscellaneous

box 20, folder 6

1979: A - D

box 20, folder 7

1979: E - H

box 21, folder 1

1979: I - L

box 21, folder 2

1979: M - P

box 21, folder 3

1979: Q - R

box 21, folder 4

1979: S

box 21, folder 5

1979: T - Z

box 21, folder 6

1979: Miscellaneous

box 21, folder 7

1980: Ab - Arc

box 21, folder 8

1980: Arg - D

box 21, folder 9

1980: B - D

box 21, folder 10

1980: E - I

box 22, folder 1

1980: K - L

box 22, folder 2

1980: M - N

box 22, folder 3

1980: O - Sa

box 22, folder 4

1980: Sc - V

box 22, folder 5

1980: W - Z

box 22, folder 6

1980: Miscellaneous

box 22, folder 7

1980: Miscellaneous

box 23, folder 1

1980: Secretary's current "to do" file

box 23, folder 2

Reprint requests, letters 1966 - 1979

 

ORGANIZATIONS

box 23, folder 3

American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1972 - 1980

box 23, folder 4

Advanced Research Projects Agency 1967 - 1969

box 23, folder 5

National Academy of Science (NAS) 1965 - 1980

Note

General news, minutes, information on balloting and communicating papers. 1965-1975.
box 23, folder 6

National Academy of Science (NAS) 1965 - 1980

Note

General news, minutes, information on balloting and communicating papers. 1965-1975.
box 23, folder 7

National Academy of Science (NAS) 1965 - 1980

Note

General news, minutes, information on balloting and communicating papers. 1965-1975.
box 24, folder 1

National Academy of Science (NAS) 1965 - 1980

Note

General news, minutes, information on balloting and communicating papers. 1976-1980.
box 24, folder 2

National Academy of Science (NAS) 1965 - 1980

Note

General news, minutes, information on balloting and comunicating papers. 1976-1980.
box 24, folder 3

National Academy of Science (NAS)

Note

Books--ELECTION OF MEMBERS.
box 24, folder 4

National Academy of Science (NAS) 1967 - 1968

Note

Biographical sketches of nominees.
box 24, folder 5

National Academy of Science (NAS) 1967 - 1968

Note

Biographical sketches of nominees.
box 24, folder 6

National Academy of Science (NAS) 1967 - 1968

Note

Biographical sketches of nominees.
box 24, folder 7

National Academy of Science (NAS)

Note

Biographical sketches of nominees--1973 and 1978.
box 24, folder 8

National Academy of Science (NAS) 1967 - 1970

Note

Biographical sketches of nominees -- Shockley, William, articles and letters re: race and intelligence.
box 24, folder 9

National Academy of Science (NAS) - Report of Solid State Sciences Panel 1967 - 1968

Note

Matthias's endorsements.
box 25, folder 1

National Academy of Science (NAS) - Report of Solid State Sciences Panel 1967 - 1968

Note

Correspondence.
box 25, folder 2

National Academy of Science (NAS) - Report of Solid State Sciences Panel 1967 - 1968

Note

Preliminary report.
box 25, folder 3

National Academy of Science (NAS) - Report of Solid State Sciences Panel 1967 - 1968

Note

Final report.
 

CONFERENCES

box 25, folder 4

Conference on superconductivity in d- and f- band metals, 1979

Note

Program materials.
box 25, folder 5

Conference on superconductivity in d- and f- band metals, 1979

Note

Correspondence
box 25, folder 6

Conference on superconductivity in d- and f- band metals, 1979

Note

Proceedings.
box 25, folder 7

Other conferences 1962 - 1963

Note

Correspondence, applications.
 

PROPOSALS

box 25, folder 8

Air Force 1966 - 1975

Note

Proposal materials from the Air Force.
box 25, folder 9

Air Force -- Institute for the Study of Matter (ISM) 1962 - 1971

Note

Creation and development--correspondence.
box 25, folder 10

Air Force - Institute for the Study of Matter (ISM) 1962 - 1971

Note

Creation and development--proposal and drafts.
box 25, folder 11

Air Force - Institute for the Study of Matter (ISM) 1962 - 1971

Note

Creation and development--progress report, 1962.
box 25, folder 12

Air Force - Institute for the Study of Matter (ISM) 1962 - 1971

Note

First and second renewal--proposals, 1963 and 1966.
box 26, folder 1

Air Force - Institute for the Study of Matter (ISM) 1962 - 1971

Note

First and second renewal--progress reports, 1963-1968.
box 26, folder 2

Air Force - Institute for the Study of Matter (ISM) 1962 - 1971

Note

First and second renewal--progress reports, 1963-1968.
box 26, folder 3

Air Force - Institute for the Study of Matter (ISM) 1962 - 1971

Note

First and second renewal--expenditures.
box 26, folder 4

Air Force - Institute for the Study of Matter (ISM) 1962 - 1971

Note

Final renewal--proposal, 1969.
box 26, folder 5

Air Force - Institute for the Study of Matter (ISM) 1962 - 1971

Note

Final renewal--progress reports, 1969-1972.
box 26, folder 6

Air Force - Institute for the Study of Matter (ISM) 1962 - 1971

Note

Final renewal--expenditures, 1969-1971.
box 26, folder 7

Air Force - Correspondence 1962 - 1970

box 26, folder 8

Air Force - Correspondence 1962 - 1970

box 27, folder 1

Air Force - Correspondence 1971 - 1978

box 27, folder 2

Air Force -Crystallographic instabilities and high temperature superconductivity 1971 - 1974

Note

Proposal, 1971.
box 27, folder 3

Air Force -Crystallographic instabilities and high temperature superconductivity 1971 - 1974

Note

Contracts, progress reports, expenditures.
box 27, folder 4

Air Force -Crystallographic instabilities and high temperature superconductivity 1971 - 1974

Note

Renewal proposal, 1972.
box 27, folder 5

Air Force -Crystallographic instabilities and high temperature superconductivity 1971 - 1974

Note

Progress reports and contracts.
box 27, folder 6

Air Force - Superconductivity and lattice instabilities 1973 - 1976

Note

Annual progress reports.
box 27, folder 7

Air Force - Superconductivity and lattice instabilities 1973 - 1976

Note

Proposal (and drafts) to continue research.
box 27, folder 8

Air Force - Superconductivity and lattice instabilities 1973 - 1976

Note

Second renewal proposal and expenditure reports.
box 27, folder 9

Air Force - Superconductivity and lattice instabilities 1973 - 1976

Note

Closing report.
box 28, folder 1

Air Force - Publication list

Note

1976.
box 28, folder 2

Air Force - A metallurgical approach to high temperature superconductivity 1976 - 1978

Note

Same grant number as previous. Proposal, drafts, expenditures.
box 28, folder 3

Air Force - A metallurgical approach to high temperature superconductivity 1976 - 1978

Note

Same grant number as previous. Renewal proposal.
box 28, folder 4

Air Force - A metallurgical approach to high temperature superconductivity 1976 - 1978

Note

Same grant number as previous. Execution of award.
box 28, folder 5

Air Force - A metallurgical approach to high temperature superconductivity 1976 - 1978

Note

Same grant number as previous. Final report.
box 28, folder 6

ARPA - Superconductors operating abover 25 degrees K

Note

1973.
box 28, folder 7

Department of Transportation (DOT)

Note

Application of Catalysis and superconductivity to problems in transportation.
box 28, folder 8

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Note

1961--Construction of an additional floor to proposed building C of the University of California, San Diego.
box 28, folder 9

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Note

1965--Development and application of instrumentation for the study of low temperature crystal structure changes.
box 28, folder 10

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Note

1971--The study of the physics of heterogenous catalysis.
box 28, folder 11

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Note

1972--Materials research (includes correspondence).
box 28, folder 12

National Science Foundation (NSF) 1973 - 1974

Note

Research on superconducting metals with high transition temperatures, a multidisciplinary approach (not funded).
box 28, folder 13

National Science Foundation (NSF) 1973 - 1975

Note

Spin and charge fluctuations in heterogenous catalysis.
box 28, folder 13

National Science Foundation (NSF) 1976 - 1980

Note

Superconductivity of multicomponent materials.
box 29, folder 1

National Science Foundation (NSF) 1976 - 1980

Note

Superconductivity of multicomponent materials--proposal, drafts, and correspondence.
box 29, folder 2

National Science Foundation (NSF) 1976 - 1980

Note

Superconductivity of multicomponent materials--expenditure reports.
box 29, folder 3

National Science Foundation (NSF) 1977 - 1978

Note

Discovering entirely new superconductors.
box 29, folder 4

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Note

1980--Correlations between superconductivity and magnetism through new ternary compounds--proposals, drafts, correspondence.
box 29, folder 5

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Note

1980--Correlations between superconductivity and magnetism through new ternary compounds--resubmission after Matthias's death.
box 29, folder 6

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Note

1980--Correlations between superconductivity and magnetism through new ternary compounds--1980--NSF on-site visit.
box 29, folder 7

Project Clean Air 1970 - 1971

Note

Superconducting power transmission--newsletters, dated proposal materials.
box 30, folder 1

Project Clean Air 1970 - 1971

Note

Superconducting power transmission--proposal.
box 30, folder 2

Project Clean Air 1970 - 1971

Note

Superconducting power transmission--drafts and undated proposal materials.
box 30, folder 3

USAEC

Note

1966--Two proposals on superconductivity and crystal structure change.
box 30, folder 4

Unsubmitted

Note

1973--Energy crisis proposal.
box 30, folder 5

Unsubmitted

Note

Undated--handwritten drafts of "new proposal."
box 30, folder 6

Proposals by others in Matthias' group

Note

Fisk, Zachary.
box 30, folder 7

Proposals by others in Matthias' group

Note

Smith, T.F.
box 30, folder 8

Proposals by others in Matthias' group

Note

Taylor, John.
box 30, folder 9

Matthias' referee reports of proposals by others

 

EDITORIAL FILES

box 30, folder 10

Collective Phonomena

Note

1971.
box 30, folder 11

Journal of Solid State Chemistry 1968 - 1979

box 30, folder 12

Materials Resource Bulletin. 1966 - 1979

Note

Materials Resource Bulletin.
box 30, folder 13

Physics 1964 - 1970

box 31, folder 1

Progress in Solid State Chemistry 1970 - 1977

box 31, folder 2

Referee Reports, various journals 1962 - 1975

box 31, folder 3

Referee Reports, various journals 1962 - 1975

box 31, folder 4

Referee Reports, various journals 1962 - 1975

box 31, folder 5

Referee Reports, various journals 1962 - 1975

box 31, folder 6

Referee Reports, various journals 1978 - 1980

box 31, folder 7

Science 1975 - 1980

 

WRITINGS

 

Publications, drafts and related correspondence

box 31, folder 8

Abstracts submitted for meetings of the American Physical Society

box 31, folder 9

ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA

box 31, folder 10

ACTA METALLURGIC

box 31, folder 11

ADVANCES IN CRYOGENIC ENGINEERING

box 31, folder 12

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS

box 31, folder 13

AMERICAN SCIENTIST

box 32, folder 1

A. FUR PHYSIK

box 32, folder 2

APPLIED SPECTROSCOPY

box 32, folder 3

Applied Superconductivity Conference

box 32, folder 4

Articles without journal titles

box 32, folder 5

Bell Labs 1952 - 1981

box 32, folder 6

Bell Labs 1952 - 1981

box 32, folder 7

Bell Labs 1952 - 1981

box 32, folder 8

Comments on Solid State Physics

box 32, folder 9

Cooperative Phenomena

box 32, folder 10

Critical Materials Problems in Energy Production

box 32, folder 11

Cryogenics

box 32, folder 12

Electron Microscopy in Material Science

box 33, folder 1

Extension - Modern physics for the engineer

box 33, folder 2

Ferroelectrics

box 33, folder 3

HELVETICA PHYSICA ACTA

box 33, folder 4

High pressure and low temperature physics - talk and articles for conference

box 33, folder 5

IBM JOURNAL OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

box 33, folder 6

International Conference on Electronic Properties of Solids Under High Pressures

box 33, folder 7

International Conference on Ternary Superconductors

box 33, folder 8

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MAGNETISM

box 33, folder 9

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUANTUM CHEMISTRY

box 33, folder 10

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THE PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY OF SOLIDS

box 33, folder 11

JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS

box 33, folder 12

JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE

box 33, folder 13

JOURNAL OF LESS-COMMON METALS

box 34, folder 1

JOURNAL OF LOW TEMPERATURE PHYSICS

box 34, folder 2

JOURNAL OF MAGNETISM AND MAGNETIC MATERIALS

box 34, folder 3

JOURNAL OF PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY OF SOLIDS

box 34, folder 4

J. Phys. F: Metal Phys

box 34, folder 5

JOURNAL OF SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY

box 34, folder 6

JOURNAL OF VAC. SCI. TECHN

box 34, folder 7

Low Temperature Physics Conference 11

box 34, folder 8

Low Temperature Physics - LT 13

box 34, folder 9

Magnetism - chapters for book

box 34, folder 10

Magnetism and magnetic materials

box 34, folder 11

MATERIALS RESEARCH BULLETIN 1969 - 1980

box 34, folder 12

MATERIALS RESEARCH BULLETIN 1969 - 1980

box 34, folder 13

NATURE - pinched lightening

box 34, folder 14

NATURE - green flash

box 35, folder 1

NATURE - green flash proposal

box 35, folder 2

Organic ferroelectricity

box 35, folder 3

Optique de Rayons

box 35, folder 4

PHYSICA

box 35, folder 5

PHYSICAL REVIEW 1963 - 1978

box 35, folder 6

PHYSICAL REVIEW 1963 - 1978

box 35, folder 7

PHYSICAL REVIEW 1963 - 1978

box 35, folder 8

PHYSICAL REVIEW 1963 - 1978

box 35, folder 9

PHYSICAL REVIEW 1963 - 1978

box 35, folder 10

PHYSICAL REVIEW letters 1963 - 1967

box 36, folder 1

PHYSICAL REVIEW letters 1963 - 1977

box 36, folder 2

PHYSICAL REVIEW letters 1967 - 1977

box 36, folder 3

PHYSICAL REVIEW letters 1963 - 1977

box 36, folder 4

PHYSICAL REVIEW letters 1963 - 1977

box 36, folder 5

PHYSICAL REVIEW letters 1980

box 36, folder 6

PHYSICS BULLETIN

box 36, folder 7

Physics letters 1964 - 1981

box 36, folder 8

Physics letters 1964 - 1981

box 36, folder 9

Physics of Modern Materials

Note

Correspondence and drafts for talk at spring college in Trieste.
box 37, folder 1

Physics of Modern Materials

Note

Transcript of talk.
box 37, folder 2

PHYSICS TODAY

box 37, folder 3

PHYSICS TODAY

box 37, folder 4

PHYSIK KONDENS

box 37, folder 5

PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE 1968 - 1980

box 37, folder 6

PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE 1968 - 1980

box 37, folder 7

PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE 1968 - 1980

box 37, folder 8

PROCEEDINGS OF THE PHYSICAL SOCIETY

box 37, folder 9

LA RECHERCHE

box 38, folder 1

REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS

box 38, folder 2

REVIEWS OF MODERN PHYSICS

box 38, folder 3

Rochester Conferences

Note

Talk transcripts and published articles: 1971, 1976, 1979.
box 38, folder 4

Rochester Conferences

Note

Talk transcripts and published articles: 1971, 1976, 1979.
box 38, folder 5

SCIENCE 1964 - 1980

box 38, folder 6

SCIENCE 1964 - 1980

box 38, folder 7

SCIENCE 1964 - 1980

box 38, folder 8

Science and Technology of Superconductivity

Note

Correspondence, reprints, drafts of talks.
box 39, folder 1

Science and Technology of Superconductivity

Note

Drafts of "Tc's: the high and low of it."
box 39, folder 2

Societe Francaise de Microscopie Electronique

box 39, folder 3

Solid State Communications 1966 - 1981

box 39, folder 4

Solid State Communications 1966 - 1981

box 39, folder 5

Solid State Communications 1966 - 1981

box 39, folder 6

Solid State Communications 1966 - 1981

box 39, folder 7

Technology Forecast for 1980

box 39, folder 8

Trans. American Crystallographic Association

box 39, folder 9

TRANSACTIONS OF THE METALLURGICAL SOCIETY OF AIME

box 39, folder 10

ZEITSCHRIFT FUR ANORTANISCHE UND ALLGEMEINE CHEMIE

box 39, folder 11

ZEITSCHRIFT FUR METALKUNDE

box 39, folder 12

ZEITSCHRIT FUR PHYSIK

box 39, folder 13

Matthias's reprints in German and Russian

box 39, folder 14

Miscellaneous manuscripts

box 40, folder 1

Miscellaneous manuscripts

 

Talks

box 40, folder 2

Talks

Note

1963--Impurities and Superconductivity, Cornell University Materials Science Lecture Series.
box 40, folder 3

Talks

Note

1967--5f electrons and superconductivity--Stanford, CA, proceedings of the conference on the science of superconductivity.
box 40, folder 4

Talks

Note

1968--Systematics of superconductivity--Lectures I, II, and III; McGill University, Montreal.
box 40, folder 5

Talks

Note

1969--How and where to find high temperature superconductors, Spring superconductivity symposia.
box 40, folder 6

Talks

Note

1969--Superconductivity, Crygenics Applications Panel, Chicago--Proceedings of the National Conference on Industrial Research.
box 40, folder 7

Talks 1969 - 1970

Note

Superconductivity, Chicago Solid State Colloquium Series.
box 40, folder 8

Talks

Note

1970--Magnetic Susceptivility of alpha-Ce under pressure, Grenoble.
box 40, folder 9

Talks

Note

1970--Effect of the atomic polarizability on the superconducting transition.
box 40, folder 10

Talks

Note

1972--Materials for electricity and magetism, advanced materials usage in the Southwest, Report of the UCLA forum on national materials policy.
box 40, folder 11

Talks

Note

1972--Magnetization curves of superconductors, Proceedings of proton linear accelerator conference, Los Alamos.
box 40, folder 12

Talks

Note

1976--Catalysis vs. superconductivity, UCLA Libby symposium.
 

Reports

box 40, folder 13

Reports

Note

Matthias's congressional testimony, 1972.
box 40, folder 14

Reports

Note

History of superconducting transition temperatures for the Bureau of Mines--correspondence and dated materials.
box 40, folder 15

Reports

Note

History of superconducting transition temperatures for the Bureau of mines--drafts and undated materials.
box 41, folder 1

Reports

Note

History of superconducting transition temperatures for the Bureau of Mines---drafts and undated materials.
box 41, folder 2

Reports

Note

History of superconducting transition temperatures for the Bureau of Mines--final report.
box 41, folder 3

Reports

Note

Miscellaneous reports by members of Mathias's group.
 

Writings of Others

box 41, folder 4

Writings of others 1935 - 1966

Note

Articles and drafts on materials research, various authors.
box 41, folder 5

Writings of others 1935 - 1966

Note

Articles and drafts on materials research, various authors.
box 41, folder 6

Writings of others 1935 - 1966

Note

Articles and drafts on materials research,, various authors.
box 41, folder 7

Writings of others

Note

Articles by authors from Bell Labs.
box 41, folder 8

Writings of others

Note

Articles by authors from Bell Labs.
box 41, folder 9

Writings of others

Note

Citations or Russian talk.
box 42, folder 1

Writings of others 1961 - 1976

Note

Articles translated into English.
box 42, folder 2

Writings of others 1961 - 1976

Note

Articles translated into English.
box 42, folder 3

Writings of others 1961 - 1976

Note

Articles translated into English.
box 42, folder 4

Writings of others 1961 - 1976

Note

Articles translated into English.
box 42, folder 5

Writings of others

Note

Untranslated Russian reprints (3).
 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO

box 42, folder 6

Collected articles on history of the UCSD Physics Department

box 42, folder 7

Physics Department 1962 - 1968

Note

Interdepartmental memos.
box 42, folder 8

Physics Department 1962 - 1968

Note

Interdepartmental memos.
box 42, folder 9

Physics Department 1962 - 1968

Note

Interdepartmental memos.
box 43, folder 1

Physics Department 1969 - 1980

Note

Interdepartmental memos.
box 43, folder 2

Physics Department 1969 - 1980

Note

Interdepartmental memos.
box 43, folder 3

Physics Department 1969 - 1980

Note

Interdepartmental memos.
box 43, folder 4

Physics Department 1969 - 1980

Note

Interdepartmental memos.
box 43, folder 5

Physics Department 1969 - 1980

Note

Interdepartmental memos.
box 43, folder 6

Physics Department 1969 - 1980

Note

Interdepartmental memos.
box 43, folder 7

Physics Department

Note

Institute for the Study of Matter, B report and Centennial report.
box 44, folder 1

Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences (IPAPS)

Note

Correspondence regarding development.
box 44, folder 2

Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences (IPAPS)

Note

Matthias's stipend.
box 44, folder 3

Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences (IPAPS) 1975 - 1980

Note

Memos.
box 44, folder 4

Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences (IPAPS) 1975 - 1980

Note

Memos.
box 44, folder 5

Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences (IPAPS) 1975 - 1980

Note

Memos.
box 44, folder 6

Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences (IPAPS) 1965 - 1972

Note

Inquiries for jobs.
box 44, folder 7

Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences (IPAPS) 1965 - 1972

Note

Inquiries for jobs.
box 44, folder 8

Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences (IPAPS) 1965 - 1972

Note

Inquiries for jobs.
box 44, folder 9

Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences (IPAPS) 1965 - 1972

Note

Inquiries for jobs.
box 45, folder 1

Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences (IPAPS) 1974 - 1980

Note

Inquiries for jobs.
box 45, folder 2

Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences (IPAPS) 1974 - 1980

Note

Inquiries for jobs.
box 45, folder 3

Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences (IPAPS) 1974 - 1980

Note

Inquiries for jobs.
box 45, folder 4

Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences (IRAPS)

Note

Radioisotope clearance request.
box 45, folder 5

Maria Mayer Memorial

box 45, folder 6

Parking

box 45, folder 7

Sabbatical materials

Note

Princeton, 1967.
box 45, folder 8

Teaching materials

Note

Frontiers of Science: General Materials: 1973, Fall--118.
box 45, folder 9

Teaching materials

Note

Frontiers of Science: General Materials: 1974, Spring, Fall--118.
box 46, folder 1

Teaching materials

Note

Frontiers of Science: General Materials: 1975, Spring--124, The Next Faltering Steps of Man.
box 46, folder 2

Teaching materials

Note

Frontiers of Science: General Materials: 1976, Winter--125, 30 Years Later.
box 46, folder 3

Teaching materials

Note

Frontiers of Science: General Materials: 1977, Winter--118, A Trinity of Approaches.
box 46, folder 4

Teaching materials

Note

Frontiers of Science: General materials: 1978-118.
box 46, folder 5

Teaching materials

Note

Frontiers of Science: General Materials:1978, Winter--129, Metaphysics II
box 46, folder 6

Teaching materials

Note

Frontiers of Science: General Materials: 1979, Fall 129, Metaphysics II.
box 46, folder 7

Teaching materials

Note

Frontiers of Science: General Materials: 1980, Winter--118, Metaphysics.
box 46, folder 8

Teaching materials

Note

Frontiers of Science: General Materials: Readings 1980.
box 46, folder 9

Teaching materials

Note

Frontiers of Science: General Materials: Readings 1980.
box 46, folder 10

Teaching materials

Note

Frontiers of Science: General Materials: Readings 1980
box 47, folder 1

Teaching materials

Note

Physics: 1974--199.
box 47, folder 2

Teaching materials

Note

Physics: 1975, Fall Physics 198, Space and Time.
box 47, folder 3

Teaching materials

Note

Physics:1976, Winter--131.
box 47, folder 4

Teaching materials

Note

Physics: 1976, Spring--198, Space and Time.
box 47, folder 5

Teaching materials

Note

Physics: 1977, Winter--131.
box 47, folder 6

Teaching materials

Note

Physics: 1978, Winter--131.
box 47, folder 7

Teaching materials

Note

Physics: 1978, Spring--198, Space and Time.
box 47, folder 8

Teaching materials

Note

Science and Technology--1980, Winter--15B lab.
box 47, folder 9

Teaching materials

Note

Physics Colloquia-1966, Winter.
box 47, folder 10

Teaching materials

Note

Physics Colloquia-1969, Spring.
box 47, folder 11

Teaching materials

Note

Physics Colloquia-1974, Spring.
box 47, folder 12

Teaching materials

Note

Seminars-Bardeen Seminar, 1969 and undated superconductivity seminar.
box 47, folder 13

Teaching materials

Note

Seminars-Solid state seminars, 1977 and 1980.
 

SUBJECT FILES

box 47, folder 14

Buckley Prize

box 47, folder 15

Lightening Balls

Note

Documents describing fireballs.
box 47, folder 16

News clippings

Note

Engine emissions, superconductivity, energy, magnets.
box 47, folder 17

Patents

box 48, folder 1

Miscellaneous press materials

Note

University and general regarding Matthias and his research.
box 48, folder 2

Th-Rh phase

Note

Memo.
box 48, folder 3

Curves, 1964

box 48, folder 4

Ben Roberts

Note

Two -peak diagram.
box 48, folder 5

Stein's curve

Note

Graphs.
box 48, folder 6

Uranium pictures

Note

Photographs.
box 48, folder 7

Willy's (Zachariasen?) masters

Note

Transparencies.
box 48, folder 8

Miscellaneous illustrations

Note

Graphs, diagrams, etc...
 

CALENDARS

box 48, folder 9

1973

box 48, folder 10

1973

box 48, folder 11

1973

box 48, folder 12

1974

box 48, folder 13

1975

box 48, folder 14

1976

box 48, folder 15

1977

box 48, folder 16

1978

box 48, folder 17

1979

box 48, folder 18

1980