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J.H. Van Vleck papers, 1853-1981

Author: J H Van Vleck
Edition/Format:   Archival material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Correspondence; manuscripts; notes; reprints; clippings; memorabilia; photographs. Professional correspondence (ca. 1920-1970s) is mostly alphabetized by correspondent. Other correspondence and related materials are by subject on such topics as quantum theory of solids, meetings on magnetism and ferromagnetism, the 1977 Nobel Prize, his role in the American Institute of Physics's history of science project, recent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Genealogy
History
Named Person: P W Bridgman; William Shockley; Edward Burr Van Vleck; John M Van Vleck; P W Bridgman; William Shockley; Edward Burr Van Vleck
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: J H Van Vleck
OCLC Number: 960179072
Description: 29.25 linear feet (58 manuscript boxes and 1 half manuscript box)
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Correspondence; manuscripts; notes; reprints; clippings; memorabilia; photographs. Professional correspondence (ca. 1920-1970s) is mostly alphabetized by correspondent. Other correspondence and related materials are by subject on such topics as quantum theory of solids, meetings on magnetism and ferromagnetism, the 1977 Nobel Prize, his role in the American Institute of Physics's history of science project, recent history of science, railroads, the Shockley controversy over race and intelligence, the American Institute of Physics Committee on mathematical typography (1940s), and the National Bureau of Standards battery additive controversy. Manuscripts include materials for a revision of his 1932 book, THE THEORY OF ELECTRIC SUSCEPTIBILITIES, and five course theses written as a graduate student of Percy W. Bridgman (1920-1922). Also included are speeches, miscellaneous notes and calculations, book reviews, news releases, teaching materials, mostly from Harvard, and notes taken at Van Vleck's quantum mechanics course (1927-1928). Genealogical and family materials on the Van Vleck family include correspondence of his grandfather, John M. Van Vleck (astronomer and mathematician) and his father, Edward B. Van Vleck (mathematician).

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