Guide to the John Marsh Wilcox Papers

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

Call Number: SC0380
Creator: Wilcox, John M., (John Marsh), 1925-1983.
Title: John Marsh Wilcox papers
Dates: 1955-1990
Bulk Dates: 1955-1983
Physical Description: 17 Linear feet
Summary: Correspondence, astrophysics papers, refereeing reports, lecture notes, travel records, reprints, research notes, films, and biographical materials, largely relating to his research and teaching.
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

Transferred from the Stanford Solar Observatory, 1990, and the Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory, 2001.

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

John Marsh Wilcox Papers (SC380). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

A solar physicist, Wilcox worked around the world studying the influence of solar magnetism on global weather patterns. A professor at Stanford University from 1971 to his death in 1983, he was also director of the Stanford Solar Observatory, 1973-1983.

Description of the Collection

Correspondence, astrophysics papers, refereeing reports, lecture notes, travel records, reprints, research notes, films, and biographical materials, largely relating to his research and teaching.

Access Terms

Alfvén, Hannes, 1908-1995
Benson, Herbert, 1935-
International Sun-Earth Explorers.
Olson, Roger.
Roberts, Walter Orr.
Scherrer, Phillip H.
Severny, A.B.
Stanford Solar Observatory.
Stanford University. Dept. of Applied Physics --Faculty.
Svalgaard, Leif.
Wilcox, John M., (John Marsh), 1925-1983.
Willett, Hurd C. (Hurd Curtis), 1903-
Physics.
Solar activity.
Solar magnetic field.
Weather.


Collection Contents

 

Papers Accession ARCH-2001-319

Box 1, Folder 1

NCAR – data, general

Box 1, Folder 2

NCAR, troughs – data, general, 1979-80; includes correspondence with Roger H. Olson

Box 1, Folder 3

Sun Weather Workshop, 11-15 August 1980, notes

Box 1, Folder 4

Sun Weather Workshop, related articles

Box 1, Folder 5

Sun Weather Workshop, minutes and correspondence, 1980

Box 1, Folder 6

Sun weather correspondence, 1980-81

Box 1, Folder 7

Sun Weather research ideas, including letter to Walter O. Roberts summarizing their meeting on troughs, 1978

Box 1, Folder 8

Troughs – new data (1 of 2)

Box 1, Folder 9

Troughs – new data (2 of 2)

Box 1, Folder 10

Maps, January 1967 (1 of 2)

Box 1, Folder 11

Maps, January 1967 (2 of 2)

Box 1, Folder 12

Maps, February 1967 (1 of 2)

Box 1, Folder 13

Maps, February 1967 (2 of 2)

Box 1, Folder 14

Maps, February 1967 – computer printouts

Box 1, Folder 15

Correspondence, A. Ebel, Jan. 9, 1978, re tape for 10-mb-height differences

Box 1, Folder 16

Correspondence re out-of-ecliptic space flight, 1972-74

Box 1, Folder 17

Correspondence re troughs, 1979 (Roger Olson, James G. Brasseur)

Box 1, Folder 18

Monthly Weather Review, 3 issues from 1957 and 1959

Box 1, Folder 19

Flattery, Tom, "Hough Functions," 1979

Box 1, Folder 20

"Characteristics of FGGE Level IIIA Data Sets from the NMC Global Data Assimilation System," draft June 1979

Box 2, Folder 1

Bergman, Kenneth, "A Multivariate Optimum Interpolation Analysis System for Temperature and Wind Fields," 1979

Box 2, Folder 2

Jenne, Roy, "Notes on NCM Analysis," 1979

Box 2, Folder 3

Forecast analyses

Box 2, Folder 4

Viewer's Guide to the Film "The Solar X-Ray Corona," 1979

Box 2, Folder 5

Sun weather notebook July 1976 – 200mb

Box 2, Folder 6

Sun weather notebook July 1976 – 300mb data

Box 2, Folder 7

Sun weather notebook July 1976 – VAS 500 D16 to VAI 500 D30

Box 2, Folder 8

Sun weather notebook July 1976 – [no label]

Box 2, Folder 9

Sun weather notebook July 1976 – [no label]

Box 2, Folder 10

Sun weather notebook July 1976 – special weight factors

Box 2, Folder 11

Sun weather notebook July 1976 – different key lists

Box 2, Folder 12

Sun weather notebook July 1976 – more key lists

Box 2, Folder 13

Sun weather notebook July 1976 – graphs

Box 2, Folder 14

Troughs and IMF polarity notebook – polarities

Box 2, Folder 15

Troughs and IMF polarity notebook – lags

Box 2, Folder 16

Troughs and IMF polarity notebook – trough times and sector boundaries

Box 2, Folder 17

Troughs and IMF polarity notebook – random polarities and epochs

Box 2, Folder 18

Troughs and IMF polarity notebook – IMF/VAI

Box 2, Folder 19

Troughs and IMF polarity notebook – data sets, files, and POLTEXT

Box 2, Folder 20

Troughs and IMF polarity notebook – loose items

Box 2, Folder 21

Unlabelled notebook – summary grand spe and 200mb SB133 grand spe

Box 2, Folder 22

Unlabelled notebook – 300mb SB133 grand spe and 300mb SB28A grand spe

Box 2, Folder 23

Unlabelled notebook – 500mb SB133 grand spe, 500mb SB28A grand spe, and phase analysis

Box 2, Folder 24

Unlabelled notebook – morphology nature, 700mb SB133 grand spe, and SB28 A vs B

 

Films:

Box 3

Radio Hot Spots on the Quiet Sun (Bracewell) [16 mm]

Box 3

Interplanetary Magnetic Fields, copy #7 and #10 [16 mm, color, 17 min.]

Box 3

Solar Differential Rotation, Mt. Wilson Observations [16 mm]

Box 3

Solar Differential Rotation, Eastern and Western halves –80 - +80 Lat., Aug. 1966-Mar. 1970, #1 and #2 [16 mm]

Box 3

The Active Sun, McGraw-Hill Text-Films 657274 [16 mm, color]

Box 3

Interplanetary Space, McGraw-Hill Text-Films 657273 [16 mm, color]

Box 3

A New Look at the Sun, CSIRO Film Unit, Melbourne, [16 mm, color, 21 min.]

Box 3

Newkirk Movie (in box labeled NCAR #121) [16 mm]

Box 3

Solar Differential Rotation, Doppler Observations, Aug. 1966-Mar. 1970, Eastern and Western Hemispheres Displayed Separately [16 mm] – 2 copies

 

Data Tape:

Box 3

USENIX 84.2 Distribution Tape #111, 1600 BPI [marked with note "obsolete"]

 

Films:

Box 4

Solar Differential Rotation, Doppler Observations, Aug. 1966-Mar. 1970 [35 mm]

Box 4

Solar Differential Rotation, Doppler Observations, Aug. 1966-Mar. 1970, Eastern and Western Hemispheres Displayed Separately [35 mm]

Box 4

Unlabeled 35 mm film (not on a reel) that may be another Solar Differential Rotation film

 

Microfilms:

Box 4

Preliminary Kitt Peak Photoelectric Solar Atlas of Solar Spectrum [35mm on extra large reel]

Box 4

National Center for Atmospheric Research:

Box 4

5 reels for Svalgaard, Sequences 8239 (4/14/73), 8313 (4/14/73), 5700 (4/13/73), 8253 (4/15/73), and 5845 (4/14/74)

Box 4

1 reel for Astrik, Sequence 7744 (3/73)

Box 4

1 reel for Roy Jenne, Sequence 2236 (2/7/73)

Box 4

1 reel for F. Stanford, Sequences 5069, 5070, 5071, 5072, 5068, and 5073 (no date)