Finding Aid for the J.J. Sakurai Papers, 1950-1982

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2002
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the J.J. Sakurai Papers, 1950-1982

Collection number: 1355

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:
Manuscripts Division staff, 11 March 1995
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, April 2003
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: J.J. Sakurai Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1950-1982
Collection number: 1355
Creator: Sakurai, J.J. (Jun John), 1933-1982
Extent: 7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: J.J. Sakurai (1933-1982) was a physicist credited with independently discovering the V-A theory of the weak interactions. He was a professor in the UCLA Department of Physics (1970- ), a Sloan Fellow (1962-66), a Fellow of the American Physical Society (1964-82), a Guggenheim Fellow (1975-76), and a von Humboldt Fellow (1981-82). The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and publications related to Sakurai's career and life.
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

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
Portions of this collection are restricted. Consult finding aid for additional information.

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  • 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

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Noriko Sakurai, 1984-87.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], J.J. Sakurai Papers (Collection 1355). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Sakurai was born in Tokyo in 1933; graduated from Harvard summa cum laude in 1955; Ph.D, Cornell, 1958; while still a student at Cornell, he independently discovered the V-A theory of the weak interactions; became an assistant professor at University of Chicago in 1959 and a full professor in 1964; joined UCLA Department of Physics in 1970; was a Sloan Fellow (1962-66), a Fellow of the American Physical Society (1964-82), a Guggenheim Fellow (1975-76), and a von Humboldt Fellow (1981-82); publications include Advanced quantum mechanics (1967) and Modern quantum mechanics (c. 1985); died in Geneva in 1982.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and publications related to the career and life of UCLA physicist J.J. Sakurai.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Sakurai, J.J. (Jun John), 1933-1982--Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles--Faculty--Archival resources.
Physicists--United States--Archival resources.


Container List

Box 1

Biographical.

Scope and Content Note

Obituary notices, etc.
Box 4

Class Notes. 1957.

Note

Identified by instructors.
Box 6

Conference correspondence. 1971.

Scope and Content Note

Batavia weekend correspondence.
Box 1

Faculty Center.

Box 6

Guggenheim Fellowship. 1972.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, etc.
Box 3

Harvard Admissions Correspondence.

Box 3

Manuscript in Japanese.

Note

[Not identified in English]
Box 3

Notes in Japanese.

Box 3

Photographs.

Box 4

Professional Writings.

Scope and Content Note

Letters rejecting articles.
Box 7, Folders 1-2

Sakurai Memorial correspondence.

Box 7

Sakurai Papers.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence about.
 

Correspondence

Box 4

ca. 1976-1982.

Scope and Content Note

Professional correspondence with physicists, physics journals, professional associations, etc.
Box 5

[v.d.].

Scope and Content Note

Personal correspondence, immigration status correspondence, etc.
 

Publications

Box 7, Folders 1-4

Correspondence about Modern Quantum Physics.

Box 2

J.J. Sakurai: Advanced Quantum Mechanics(1967, revised 1973).

Box 6

Modern Quantum Physics(1985 edition).

 

Reprints

Box 5

Sakurai physics article.

Box 6

Labeled important.