Guide to the Stanford University, Physical Sciences Program, Records

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0169
Creator: Stanford University. Physical Sciences Program.
Title: Stanford University, Physical Sciences Program, records
Dates: 1931-1973
Physical Description: 2.5 Linear feet
Summary: Collection pertains both to the School of Physical Sciences and the later program in physical sciences. Included are correspondence, budgets, fiscal records, and miscellaneous items, 1934-72; one file on courses, 1931-32; course materials for the general program classes (survey of physical sciences and astronomy), 1952-73; and course materials for several physics classes, 1955-65. Collection also includes a file on the campus observatory, 1960-64.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Provenance

Administrative transfer 1977.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

Stanford University, Physical Sciences Program, Records (SC0169). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

The School of Physical Sciences, instituted in 1926, consisted of the departments of chemistry, geology, mathematics, and physics; in 1949 the School of Humanities and Sciences was organized and retained a general program in physical sciences. The program was administered by chemistry professor Claudio Alvarez-Tostado.

Description of the Collection

Collection pertains both to the School of Physical Sciences and the later program in physical sciences. Included are correspondence, budgets, fiscal records, and miscellaneous items, 1934-72; one file on courses, 1931-32; course materials for the general program classes (survey of physical sciences and astronomy), 1952-73; and course materials for several physics classes, 1955-65. Collection also includes a file on the campus observatory, 1960-64.

Access Terms

Alvarez-Tostado, Claudio.
Stanford University--Curriculum..
Stanford University. Observatory.
Stanford University. Physical Sciences Program.
Stanford University. School of Physical Sciences.
Physical sciences.
Science --Study and teaching.


Collection Contents

 

Records

 

General Files

Box 1, Folder 1

Advisee placement, 1965-66

Box 1, Folder 2

Appointments of lab assistants, 1949-65

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence, 1936-38

Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence, 1950 and 1972

Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence re lab instructors, 1960-72

Box 1, Folder 6

Courses, 1931-32 and undated

Box 1, Folder 7

Courses 1, 2, 3, 50 – correspondence, 1955-66

Box 1, Folder 8

Fiscal records, budget statements, 1934-45

Box 1, Folder 9

Fiscal records, budget statements, 1945-48

Box 1, Folder 10

Fiscal records, miscellaneous, 1934-37

Box 1, Folder 11

Fiscal records, miscellaneous, 1938-46

Box 1, Folder 12

Fiscal records, miscellaneous, 1946-48

Box 1, Folder 13

Fiscal records, miscellaneous, 1951-61

Box 1, Folder 14

Lab schedules and general material, 1966, 1972 and undated

Box 1, Folder 15

Miscellaneous material, 1964-70 and undated

Box 1, Folder 16

Miscellaneous T.A. material, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 17

Observatory, 1960-64

Box 1, Folder 18

Undergraduate instructional scientific equipment, proposal, ca. 1966

 

Courses

Box 1, Folder 19

P.S. 1 [survey of physical sciences, with lab work], 1965-67

Box 1, Folder 20

P.S. 1 handouts, 1960s

Box 1, Folder 21

P.S. 1 old exams, 1959-64

Box 1, Folder 22

P.S. 1 labs, 1966-68 and undated

Box 1, Folder 23

P.S. 1 labs 2-4, 1964-65

Box 1, Folder 24

P.S. 1 labs 5-9, 1964-65

Box 1, Folder 25

P.S. 2 [survey of physical sciences, with lab work], 1965-68

Box 1, Folder 26

P.S. 2 handouts, 1960s

Box 2, Folder 1

P.S. 2 labs, 1965-66

Box 2, Folder 2

P.S. 2 old exams, 1960-67

Box 2, Folder 3

P.S. 2 stencils, 1963-64

Box 2, Folder 4

P.S. 3 [survey of physical sciences, with lab work], 1966-68

Box 2, Folder 5

P.S. 3 handouts, 1960s

Box 2, Folder 6

P.S. 3 labs, 1965-66

Box 2, Folder 7

P.S. 3 old exams, 1952-60

Box 3, Folder 1

P.S. 3 old exams, 1962-71

Box 3, Folder 2

P.S. 3 labs, 1966 and n.d.

Box 3, Folder 3

P.S. 5 [survey of physical sciences, no lab work], 1966-72 and n.d.

Box 3, Folder 4

P.S. 6 [survey of physical sciences, no lab work], old exams, 1969-70

Box 3, Folder 5

P.S. 6, 1972, 1973

Box 3, Folder 6

P.S. 7 [survey of physical sciences, no lab work], 1966-72

Box 3, Folder 7

P.S. 10, 1971-72 and n.d

Box 3, Folder 8

P.S. 50 [astronomy], 1966, 1971 and n.d.

Box 3, Folder 9

P.S. 100, 1971 and n.d.

Box 3, Folder 10

P.S. 150, 1970-73

Box 3, Folder 11

Physics, miscellaneous, 1960

Box 3, Folder 12

Physics 51, 1955

Box 3, Folder 13

Physics 100, 1961-65