Finding Aid for the Theodore David Holstein Papers, 1940-1990, bulk 1965-1986

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Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Finding Aid for the Theodore David Holstein Papers, 1940-1990, bulk 1965-1986

Collection number: 387

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Russell A. Johnson, 1997
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, January 2003
© 1997 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Theodore David Holstein Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1940-1990, bulk 1965-1986
Collection number: 387
Creator: Holstein, Theodore David, 1915-1985
Extent: 9 cartons (9 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Theodore David Holstein (1915-1986) was a physicist who worked on atomic physics at Westinghouse Research Laboratories (1941-1959), and served on the physics faculty at the University of Pittsburgh (1959-65) and at UCLA where he studied electron and energy transport phenomena in solids. The collection consists of Holstein's manuscripts, lectures, publications, grant applications, subject files, class lecture notes and examination, laboratory notebooks, and committee notes and memoranda. Subject files in the collection pertain to electron transport phenomena in solids.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Restrictions on Access

Portions of this collection are restricted. Student files, confidential departmental records, and personnel records (in sealed envelopes in box 9) are closed until 2051, 2054, and 2060 A.D., respectively.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

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Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Beverlee R. Holstein, 1987 & 1993.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Theodore David Holstein Papers (Collection 387). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Holstein was born on September 18, 1915 in New York City; BS, New York University (1935); MS, Columbia University (1936); Ph.D, New York University (1940); worked on atomic physics at Westinghouse Research Laboratories in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1941-59); in mid-1950s began increasing study of solid state physics, publishing papers on the optical and galvanomagnetic properties of metals and the first of his polaron papers; served on physics faculty at the University of Pittsburgh (1959-65), then became professor of physics at UCLA in 1965; from 1960 until his death, he studied electron and energy transport phenomena in solids; he died in 1986.

Biographical Narrative

Theodore Holstein, professor of physics, was born September 18, 1915. He earned a B.S. degree from New York University in 1935, an M.S. at Columbia University in 1936, and his Ph.D. at New York University in 1940. Holstein worked nearly two decades (1941-1959) at Westinghouse Research Laboratories (East Pittsburgh, Pa.), where he concentrated on atomic physics. Beginning in the mid-1950s Holstein increasingly devoted himself to solid-state physics (which had commenced in 1940 with the Holstein-Primakoff paper on the microscopic theory of magnetization, which initiated spin-wave theory), publishing papers on the optical and galvanomagnetic properties of metals and the first of his polaron papers. Holstein served on the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh (1959-1965), then became Professor of Physics at UCLA in 1965. Although he continued his research in atomic physics, Holstein's efforts from about 1960 until his death were primarily directed toward electron and energy transport phenomena in solids. He died shortly before his 71st birthday, in 1986.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of manuscripts, lectures, publications, grant applications, subject files, class lecture notes and examination, and committee notes and memoranda of UCLA physics professor Theodore David Holstein. Subject files pertain to electron transport phenomena in solids. Also includes the laboratory notebook Holstein kept at the Westinghouse Research Laboratories (East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), where he concentrated on atomic physics.

Expanded Scope and Content

The papers of Theodore Holstein span the years 1940-1990; the bulk of the material covers the period he spent at UCLA, from 1965-1986.
Much of the collection consists of manuscripts, lectures, publications, grant applications and subject files pertaining to electron transport phenomena in solids, including self-trapping, polaron motion, hopping transport and transport in metals (1940-1988). One highlight of this material is the laboratory notebook Holstein kept at the Westinghouse Research Labs (East Pittsburgh, PA; between 1941 and 1959). Class lecture notes, examinations and problem sets for courses in quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics (1960s-1984) comprise a significant portion of Holstein's papers. His administrative duties in the UCLA Department of Physics during the 1980s are sparsely represented by committee meeting notes and memoranda, inexplicably including newsletters and minutes from meetings for several years following his death. Lacunae include Holstein's own education (aside from an abridgment of his Ph.D. thesis), correspondence other than that involving routine exchanges of papers, and documentation of his personal life (aside from one photograph of his wife).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Holstein, Theodore David 1915-1985--Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles--Dept. of Physics--Faculty--Archival resources.
Physicists--United States--Archival resources.


Container List

Box 1

Professional File (curriculum vitae, biobibliographies), 1984.

Box 1

UCLA Physics Department Committees, 1980s.

Box 1

Classes, 1973-1974.

Box 1

Referee reports on grant applications or manuscripts, 1973-1974.

Box 1

Subject files (Manuscript notes; reprints received; photocopied articles), 1969-1980s.

Box 2

Grant applications, 1984, 1987.

Box 2

UCLA Physics Department Committees, Condensed Matter Area, 1984.

Box 2

Research subject files, 1950s-1980s.

Box 2

Classes, 1979, n.d.

Box 2

- Physics 241A (n.d.).

Box 2

- Physics 241B (n.d.).

Box 2

- Physics 243 (1979).

Box 2

Correspondence, 1980-1984.

Box 2

T.D. Holstein's manuscripts, preprints, speeches and lectures, 1980s, n.d.

Box 2

Subject files (preprints, reprints, and correspondence received), 1960s-1980s.

Box 3

Subject files (preprints, reprints, and correspondence received), 1950s-1980s.

Box 3

- Far infrared EPI in metals.

Box 3

- Polaronic systems.

Box 3

- Hopping in disordered systems.

Box 3

- Low frequency EPI effects.

Box 3

- Small polaron theory.

Box 3

- Disordered systems.

Box 3

- Vibrational deactivation.

Box 3

- Solid state line-widths.

Box 3

- Anomalous transport.

Box 3

- Transition-metal oxides.

Box 3

- V-K centers organic materials.

Box 3

- Hubbard-model studies.

Box 4

Lectures: Conferences and classes, 1960s-1980s.

Box 4

Quantum Mechanics (class lecture notes), 1957-1958.

Box 4

Manuscripts, preprints, and notes, 1970s-1980s.

Box 4

Committee and faculty meeting memoranda, 1983-1985.

Box 4

Subject files, D-F, 1960s-1970s.

Box 4

Subject files, miscellaneous (correspondence, preprints, offprints and reprints received), 1960s-1980s.

Box 5

Biobibliography supplement, 1973.

Box 5

Guggenheim application, 1982.

Box 5

TH publications: Westinghouse Research Labs, 1952-1955.

Box 5

TH publications: abridgment of Ph.D. thesis (1940), 1941.

Box 5

TH publications (offprints and reprints), 1940-1941.

Box 5

TH publications (offprints and reprints), 1952-1959.

Box 5

TH publications (offprints and reprints), 1973-1974.

Box 5

Lectures and manuscripts, 1970s-1980s.

Box 5

Physics 115A, 115B (lecture notes, evaluations, viewgraphs), 1982-1984.

Box 5

Physics 241A, 241B, 241C (lecture notes), 1970-1971, n.d.

Box 5

Physics 242 (lecture notes, viewgraphs), n.d.

Box 5

Journal Club, 1978.

Box 5

Committees and faculty duties, 1982-1985.

Box 5

Correspondence, 1982.

Box 5

Raymond Lee Orbach dissertation, 1960.

Box 6

Physics 115A: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (viewgraphs), n.d.

Box 6

Physics 115B (exams), 1973-1984.

Box 6

Physics 215A: Statistical Mechanics (lecture viewgraphs), n.d.

Box 6

Physics 215A (reserve readings), 1981.

Box 6

Physics 241A (lecture viewgraphs), 1979.

Box 6

Physics 242A (lecture notes), n.d.

Box 6

Physics 242B (lecture viewgraphs), n.d.

Box 6

SE (lecture viewgraphs), n.d.

Box 6

Polaron Seminar (lecture viewgraphs), n.d.

Box 6

Manuscripts, preprints, and lectures, 1952-1980s.

Box 6

TH publications (photocopies, offprints and reprints), 1946-1981.

Box 7

NSF grant expenditures, 1971-1976.

Box 7

NSF grants, 1978-1984.

Box 7

Self-trapping (notes, trips, etc.), 1970s-1985.

Box 7

CDW (Manuscript notes), n.d.

Box 7

Tunneling (notes, photocopied articles), ca. 1984.

Box 7

Department, 1976-1984.

Box 7

Correspondence 1977, 1977-1984.

Box 7

Photograph (Beverlee Holstein?), ca. 1960s?.

Box 7

Subject file: A-B, 1960s-1980s.

Box 7

Subject files, n.d.

Box 8

Correspondence, 1966-1982.

Box 8

Correspondence, 1966-1975.

Box 8

Correspondence, 1966-1976.

Box 8

Physics Department Committee Meetings, 1973-1988.

Box 8

Physics Department: Executive and Policy Committee, 1977-1978.

Box 8

UCLA Physics Newsletter, 1988-1990.

Box 8

Grant proposals, 1970-1983.

Box 8

Grant proposals, 1974-1982.

Box 8

Physics 112A and 115A (notes, problems, examinations), n.d.

Box 8

Physics 115A (lecture notes: Rae), n.d.

Box 8

Physics 115A (lecture notes), n.d.

Box 8

Physics 115A (examinations), 1977, 1984.

Box 8

Physics 115B (lecture notes), n.d.

Box 8

Physics 115B (final examination, problem set), 1984.

Box 8

Physics 215A: Statistical Mechanics (lecture notes), n.d.

Box 8

Physics 215A: Statistical Mechanics (lecture notes), 1980.

Box 8

Physics 215A: Statistical Mechanics (final exam), 1981.

Box 8

Physics 221A (outline), n.d.

Box 8

Physics 241A, 1981.

Box 8

Physics 241A (examinations, problem sets), n.d.

Box 8

Physics 241A (lecture notes: Zimm), 1979.

Box 8

Physics 241A (lecture notes: Ashcroft and Meruhi), 1981.

Box 8

Physics 241B (problem sets), n.d.

Box 8

Physics 256 (examinations), 1964, n.d.

Box 8

Physics 256 (examinations), 1959-1960.

Box 8

Miscellaneous class lecture notes, n.d.

Box 8

UCLA Transport class -- notes, n.d.

Box 8

Course on Quantum Mechanics (lecture notes), n.d.

Box 9

Electrostatics (Introduction) (lecture notes), n.d.

Box 9

Quantum Theory course (lecture notes), n.d.

Box 9

Miscellaneous class lecture notes and examinations, n.d.

Box 9

Physics 112A: Thermodynamics (lecture notes), n.d.

Box 9

Lecture viewgraphs, n.d.

Box 9

- Conventional band-theory picture of electron transport.

Box 9

- Large polaron talk.

Box 9

- 1D-large polaron seminar.

Box 9

- Seminar on electron trapping in solids.

Box 9

Lecture and manuscript notes, n.d.

Box 9

- Quantum theory of transport (electrical properties).

Box 9

- Evaluation of 1st order exchange term.

Box 9

- Many-body theory.

Box 9

- Superconductivity lectures.

Box 9

- Small polaron talk.

Box 9

- The electron S.E.P.

Box 9

- Polaron lectures:

Box 9

- Electron trapping in solids.

Box 9

- Formal small-polaron theory.

Box 9

- Self-localized electron states in solids.

Box 9

Westinghouse Research Labs (East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) laboratory notebook, between 1941 and 1959.

Box 9

V-center 'theory' (Manuscript notes), n.d.

Box 9

Dislocations (Manuscript notes, photocopied articles), 1960s-1970s.

Box 9

EPI-EI interference problems (Manuscript notes, photocopied articles), 1970s.

Box 9

Blanck's Law -- Transport of ions in gaseous medium (Manuscript, Typescript notes), n.d.

Box 9

The magnetic E-P problem (Manuscript notes), n.d.

Box 9

The Hall mobility of the small polaron II (Manuscript), ca. 1967.

Box 9

Optical absorption (annotated typescript), n.d.

Box 9

Preprints (Typescripts) and unpublished manuscripts, 1950s-1970s?.

Box 9

Reprints, offprints, and photocopies, 1940-1958.

Box 9

Reprints, offprints, and photocopies, 1961-1981.

Box 9

Preprints received, n.d.

Box 9

Preprints, technical reports, 1956-1981.

Box 9

Correspondence, letters of recommendation (CLOSED UNTIL 2051 A.D.), 1976.

Box 9

Committee meetings -- Confidential (CLOSED UNTIL 2054 A.D.), 1977-1979.

Box 9

Department committee meetings -- Personnel (Removed from Box 7; CLOSED UNTIL 2060 A.D.), 1978-1985.