Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Sidney D. Drell miscellaneous papers, 1966-2000
Collection Number: 80074
Creator: Drell, Sidney D. (Sidney David), 1926-
7 manuscript boxes
(2.8 linear feet)
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: The collection contains speeches and writings, correspondence, memoranda, clippings, and other printed matter relating to
the dissident Soviet physicist Andreĭ Sakharov and to efforts on his behalf by Western scientists. Documents include writings
and letters by Sakharov.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Most materials are in English with some documents in Russian.
Collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], Sidney D. Drell miscellaneous papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1980.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find
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Scientists for Sakharov, Orlov, And Shcharansky records, Hoover Institution Archives
Paul J. Flory papers, Hoover Institution Archives
William Shockley miscellaneous papers, Hoover Institution Archives
||Born, Atlantic City, New Jersey
||A.B. in Physics, Princeton University
||M.A. in Physics, University of Illinois
||Ph.D. in Physics, University of Illinois
||Member, President's Science Advisory Committee
||Elected to the National Academy of Sciences
||Consultant, U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
||Executive Head, Theoretical Physics, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
||First met Andreĭ Sakharov in Moscow
||Accepted the Joseph Human Rights Award for Sakharov
||Member, American Committee on U.S.-Soviet Relations (formerly Committee on East-West Accord)
||Advisory Board, Andrei Sakharov Defense Campaign
||Chairman, International Conference in Honor of Andrei Sakharov
||Founding Co-Director, Stanford's Center for International Security and Arms Control
||Prize Fellowship of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
||President, American Physical Society
||Adjunct Professor, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
||Chairman, House Armed Services Committee Panel on Nuclear Weapons Safety
||Chair, JASON Study for Department of Energy on Nuclear Testings
||Retired as deputy director from Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
||Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Source: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Scope and Content of Collection
These records document Sidney D. Drell's efforts to aid Andreĭ Sakharov during Sakharov's arrest and exile, as well as his
personal relationship with Sakharov and Elena Bonner (also known as Yelena Bonner). The
Andreĭ Sakharov chronological file includes correspondence with Sakharov and family members such as Elena Bonner, Tat'iana Yankelevich (Bonner's daughter and
Sakharov's step-daughter) and Tat'iana's husband Efrem Yankelevich. Letters to scientists and members of various organizations
document Drell's efforts to arrange petitions, plan conferences, and disseminate information about Sakharov's work and exile
in Gor'kiĭ (also known as Gorky). The series includes open letters between Drell and Sakharov discussing topics such as Sakharov's
arrest and arms control. Also included are writings and typescripts by Drell and Sakharov. Material concerning the Andreĭ
Sakharov Institute can be found in this series.
In 1981, Drell was the chairman of the International Conference in Honor of Andreĭ Sakharov, a birthday tribute to Sakharov
designed to recognize his scientific contributions as well as express support for him. The
Andreĭ Sakharov collected materials and
Andreĭ Sakharov chronological file contain correspondence and conference materials related to this event.
Speeches and writings series includes typescripts, manuscripts, and clippings written by Drell and Sakharov. Writings by Sakharov include physics
papers (with typescripts in Russian), interviews with Sakharov, articles describing Sakharov's views on human rights, and
descriptions of his experience in exile.
The collection is organized into 3 series: Andreĭ Sakharov chronological file, Andreĭ Sakharov collected materials, and Speeches
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Sakharov, Andreĭ, 1921-
Civil rights--Soviet Union.