Register of the Sidney D. Drell Miscellaneous Papers, 1966-2000

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Register of the Sidney D. Drell Miscellaneous Papers, 1966-2000

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Beth Goder
Date Completed:
2012
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Machine-readable finding aid derived from Microsoft Word and MARC record by Beth Goder.
© 2012 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Title: Sidney D. Drell miscellaneous papers, 1966-2000
Dates: 1966-2000
Collection Number: 80074
Creator: Drell, Sidney D. (Sidney David), 1926-
Collection Size: 7 manuscript boxes (2.8 linear feet)
Repository: 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
Languages: Most materials are in English with some documents in Russian.

Administrative Information

Access

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Sidney D. Drell miscellaneous papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1980.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog Searchworks at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Searchworks is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Related Materials

Scientists for Sakharov, Orlov, And Shcharansky records, Hoover Institution Archives
Paul J. Flory papers, Hoover Institution Archives
William Shockley miscellaneous papers, Hoover Institution Archives

Biographical Note

1926 Born, Atlantic City, New Jersey
1946 A.B. in Physics, Princeton University
1947 M.A. in Physics, University of Illinois
1949 Ph.D. in Physics, University of Illinois
1966 Member, President's Science Advisory Committee
1969 Elected to the National Academy of Sciences
1969-1981 Consultant, U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
1969-1986 Executive Head, Theoretical Physics, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
1974 First met Andreĭ Sakharov in Moscow
1977 Accepted the Joseph Human Rights Award for Sakharov
1977-1990 Member, American Committee on U.S.-Soviet Relations (formerly Committee on East-West Accord)
1980 Advisory Board, Andrei Sakharov Defense Campaign
1981 Chairman, International Conference in Honor of Andrei Sakharov
1983-1989 Founding Co-Director, Stanford's Center for International Security and Arms Control
1984 Prize Fellowship of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
1986 President, American Physical Society
1989-1996 Adjunct Professor, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
1990-1991 Chairman, House Armed Services Committee Panel on Nuclear Weapons Safety
1995 Chair, JASON Study for Department of Energy on Nuclear Testings
1998 Retired as deputy director from Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
1998- Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Source: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
http://www-group.slac.stanford.edu/do/people/drell.html

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.
The 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.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into 3 series: Andreĭ Sakharov chronological file, Andreĭ Sakharov collected materials, and Speeches and writings.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Dissenters--Soviet Union.
Sakharov, Andreĭ, 1921-
Civil rights--Soviet Union.
Scientists--Soviet Union.


Box: 1-3

Andreĭ Sakharov chronological file 1968-1992

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, writings, typescripts, and clippings.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically. Contains many of Drell's original folder labels (folders labeled by year) and order.
Box/Folder: 1 : 1

1968 - Articles about Sakharov

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

1974-1976

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

1977

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

1978

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

1978 June - Article by Sakharov, "Nuclear Energy and the Freedom of the West"

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

1979

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

1980

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

1980-1982

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

1981

Box/Folder: 1 : 10

1981 January 31 - Open letter from Sakharov to Drell, 1981

Box/Folder: 1 : 11

1981 June - Letter from Sakharov to Drell, 1981

Box/Folder: 1 : 12

1981 June 1 - Article by Sakharov, "The Social Responsibility of Scientists," 1981

Box/Folder: 1 : 13

1982

Box/Folder: 1 : 14

1983

Box/Folder: 2 : 1

1983 February 2 - Open letter from Sakharov to Drell, "The Danger of Thermonuclear War," 1983

Box/Folder: 2 : 2

1983 September 20 - Drell's reply to Sakharov's February 2, 1983 open letter, 1983

Box/Folder: 2 : 3

1984

Box/Folder: 2 : 4

1985

Box/Folder: 2 : 5

1986

Box/Folder: 2 : 6

1986 - Elena Bonner

Box/Folder: 2 : 7

1986 May 21 - Congressional Record regarding Sakharov's 65th birthday, 1986

Box/Folder: 2 : 8

1987

Box/Folder: 2 : 9

1987 June 14 - Sakharov and Bonner commencement addresses, 1987

Box/Folder: 2 : 10

1987-1988 - Sakharov book chapters with English translations, 1987-1988, undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 11

1988

Box/Folder: 3 : 1

1988 November 11 - Edward Teller. Includes speech by Sakharov, 1988

Box/Folder: 3 : 2

1989

Box/Folder: 3 : 3

1990-1992

Box: 3-6

Andreĭ Sakharov collected materials 1966-2000

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings, conference materials, correspondence and printed matter.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject or format.
Box/Folder: 3 : 4-5

General, 1980, 1984

Box: 3

Andrei Sakharov Institute

Box/Folder: 3 : 6

1966-1967, 1984-1985

Box/Folder: 3 : 7

1984-1985

Box/Folder: 3 : 8

Tribute to Sakharov, Carnegie Hall, 1984

Box: 3

Biographical material

Box/Folder: 3 : 9

General, circa 1986

Box/Folder: 3 : 10

Autobiographical note, 1981

Box/Folder: 3 : 11-12

Bonner, Elena, 1981-1986

Box: 3-4

Clippings

Box/Folder: 3 : 13

Undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 14

1970-1975

Box/Folder: 3 : 15

1977

Box/Folder: 3 : 16

1979

Box/Folder: 3 : 17

1980

Box/Folder: 4 : 1

1981

Box/Folder: 4 : 2

1982

Box/Folder: 4 : 3

1983

Box/Folder: 4 : 4

1984

Box/Folder: 4 : 5

1985

Box/Folder: 4 : 6

1986

Box/Folder: 4 : 7

1987

Box/Folder: 4 : 8

1988

Box/Folder: 4 : 9

1990

Box/Folder: 4 : 10

Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE), 1980-1981

Box: 4

Correspondence

Box/Folder: 4 : 11

General, 1968-1986

Box/Folder: 4 : 12

Sakharov, Andreĭ and Bonner, Elena, 1978-1983, undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 13

"Humanity in the Universe" poster (New York Academy of Sciences Symposium), undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 14

Human rights (Sakharov and Orlov), 1983

Box/Folder: 4 : 15

Hunger strike, 1981

Box/Folder: 5 : 1-7

International Conference in Honor of Andrei Sakharov (May 1-2, 1981), 1968, 1980-1981, undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 8

Joseph Prize for Human Rights, 1977

Box/Folder: 5 : 9

Khronika Press Information Bulletins, 1983-1985

Box: 5-6

Memorial and death

Box/Folder: 5 : 10

General, 1981-1990

Box/Folder: 6 : 1

International Andrei Sakharov Memorial Congress, 1991

Box/Folder: 6 : 2

National Academy of Sciences (NAS), 1980-1985

Box/Folder: 6 : 3

Photographs, Drell and Sakharov, August 1989

Box: 6

Physics Today Sakharov Issue, August 1990

Box/Folder: 6 : 4

Printed matter, 1990

Box/Folder: 6 : 5

Eisenhower, Susan and Sagdeev, Roald, "Sakharov in His Own Words," 1990

Box/Folder: 6 : 6

Fainberg, Vladimir, "Precursor of Perestroika," 1990

Box/Folder: 6 : 7

Gol'danskiĭ, Vitalii, "Scientist, Thinker, Humanist," 1990

Box/Folder: 6 : 8

Protests and statements of support, 1980-1983

Box/Folder: 6 : 9

Reports and lectures, 1981-1982

Box/Folder: 6 : 10

Scientists for Orlov and Shcharansky (SOS), 1979

Box/Folder: 6 : 11

Stanford Daily and Stanford University Campus Report, 1984

Box/Folder: 6 : 12

Testimony, 1980

Box/Folder: 6 : 13

Miscellany, 1969-1990, undated

Box: 6-7

Speeches and writings 1966-2000

Scope and Content Note

Includes typescripts, manuscripts, clippings, and interviews.

Arrangement

Arranged into two groups, Drell and Sakharov, then chronologically.
Box 6

Drell

Box/Folder: 6 : 14

1976. Travelogue

Box/Folder: 6 : 15

1976 May 27. "Panel on U.S.-Soviet Relations in a World Perspective," The Dickinson Symposia, Stanford University

Box/Folder: 6 : 16

1981 January 26. "Introductory Remarks for Special Symposium to Honor Andrei Sakharov"

Box/Folder: 6 : 17

1981 May/June. "Basing the MX Missile: A Better Idea"

Box/Folder: 6 : 18

1981 May 1-2. "Opening Remarks at the International Conference in Honor of Andrei Sakharov"

Box/Folder: 6 : 19

1983 March 18. "News Media Coverage of Nuclear Weapons," Keynote address to Conference on War, Peace, and the News Media

Box/Folder: 6 : 20

1983 September/October. "On Sakharov, Human Rights, & Arms Control"

Box/Folder: 6 : 21

1984 May 22. "Statement on Andrei Sakharov to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe"

Box/Folder: 6 : 22

1986 February 11. "Remarks at Dinner for Yelena Bonner"

Box/Folder: 6 : 23

1989 (circa). "Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov, 1921-1989"

Box/Folder: 6 : 24

2000 May. "Andrei Sakharov and the Nuclear Danger"

Box: 6-7

Sakharov

Box/Folder: 6 : 25

1966 January. "The Initial Stage of an Expanding Universe and the Appearance of a Nonuniform Distribution of Matter"

Box/Folder: 6 : 26

1966 June. "Maximum Temperature of Thermal Radiation," 1966, undated

Box/Folder: 6 : 27

1966 June. "Maximum Temperature of Thermal Radiation," 1966, undated

Box/Folder: 6 : 28

1968 November. Book Review, "The Sakharov Manifesto" reviewed by Marshall Shulman

Box/Folder: 6 : 29

1970 April 13. "A Letter From Dr. Sakharov"

Box/Folder: 6 : 30

1973. Interview of Sakharov, "Dissent in the Soviet Union"

Box/Folder: 7 : 1

1974 March 21. "How I Came to Dissent"

Box/Folder: 7 : 2

1974 August 24. "Tomorrow: The View From Red Square"

Box/Folder: 7 : 3

1975. "Spectral Density of Eigenvalues of the Wave Equation and Vacuum Polarization"

Box/Folder: 7 : 4

1975 October 27. "Soviet Physicist Urges 'Full' Disarming"

Box/Folder: 7 : 5

1975 November. "The Need for an Open World"

Box/Folder: 7 : 6

1977 March 14. Interview of Sakharov by Coleman, "Sakharov on Human Rights"

Box/Folder: 7 : 7

1979 April. "The Baryonic Asymmetry of the Universe"

Box/Folder: 7 : 8

1980 (circa). "World Security, Human Rights Linked"

Box/Folder: 7 : 9

1980. Sakharov quote from the New York Times

Box/Folder: 7 : 10

1980 April. "Mass Formula for Mesons and Baryons," 1980

Box/Folder: 7 : 11

1980 May. "Estimate of the Quark-Gluon Coupling Constant"

Box/Folder: 7 : 12

1980 June 8. "Sakharov: A Letter From Exile"

Box/Folder: 7 : 13

1980 June 13. "Observations in Exile: Sakharov Sends a Letter to the West"

Box/Folder: 7 : 14

1980 June 27. "Sakharov's Statement Carried From Gorky to Moscow by His Wife"

Box/Folder: 7 : 15

1980 July. "Cosmological Models of the Universe with Rotation of Time's Arrow," 1980, undated

Box/Folder: 7 : 16

1980 October 20. "An Open Letter to the President of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, A.P. Aleksandrov"

Box/Folder: 7 : 17

1981. "Statement for Press and Radio"

Box/Folder: 7 : 18

1981 January. Open letter to Drell

Box/Folder: 7 : 19

1981 April 22. "A Letter From Sakharov in Exile"

Box/Folder: 7 : 20

1981 June 25. "The Responsibility of Scientists," 1981

Box/Folder: 7 : 21

1981 August 16. "An Appeal"

Box/Folder: 7 : 22

1983. "The Danger of Thermonuclear War"

Box/Folder: 7 : 23

1983 February. "Multisheeted Models of the Universe," 1982-1983

Box/Folder: 7 : 24

1983 October. "Andrei Sakharov From Exile." International League for Human Rights

Box/Folder: 7 : 25

1984 May. Cosmological Transitions with a Change in Metric Signature," 1984, undated

Box/Folder: 7 : 26

1984 May. "Andrei Sakharov's Appeal on Beginning His Hunger Strike," Khronika Press Information Bulletin

Box/Folder: 7 : 27

1986 February 24. "My KGB Ordeal"

Box/Folder: 7 : 28

1987 June 14. "Commencement Addresses," The College of Staten Island.

Scope and Content Note

Includes speech by Elena Bonner.
Box/Folder: 7 : 29

1988. Interview of Andreĭ Sakharov and Elena Bonner by Mark Levin

Box/Folder: 7 : 30

1988 November 16. "Remarks of Dr. Andrei Sakharov for the Seventh Annual Ethics and Public Policy Dinner Honoring Dr. Edward Teller"