Guide to the William M. Fairbank Papers

compiled by Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University Library Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
Copyright © 2010 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

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Overview

Call Number: SC0383
Creator: Fairbank, William M., 1917-1989.
Title: William M. Fairbank papers
Dates: 1961-1989
Physical Description: 10.5 Linear feet
Summary: Correspondence, notes, talks, papers, graphs and charts, articles, reports, research proposals, laboratory notebooks, and photographs largely related to his research projects, including free fall experiment, gravity gradiometer, lambda point experiment, gravitational radiation, HE³ nuclear gyro, magnetic susceptometer, and magnetocardiography.
Language(s): 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

Deposited by Mrs. William M. Fairbank, 1990.

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

William M. Fairbank Papers (SC0383). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Processing Notes

The papers are only partially processed. The listing that follows indicates only the subjects covered in each box. Materials relating to his experiments and research are contained in boxes 1 through 12. Papers relating to his professional career are contained in boxes 12 and 13. Boxes 13 through 19 contain papers and talks with related correspondence. Laboratory notebooks are in boxes 20 and 21.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Professor emeritus of physics at Stanford University. Fairbank earned his Ph.D. from Yale in 1948; he taught at Amherst College and Duke University before joining the Stanford faculty in 1959. His research interests included superconductivity, gravity waves, individual quarks and monopoles.

Description of the Collection

Correspondence, notes, talks, papers, graphs and charts, articles, reports, research proposals, laboratory notebooks, and photographs largely related to his research projects, including free fall experiment, gravity gradiometer, lambda point experiment, gravitational radiation, HE³ nuclear gyro, magnetic susceptometer, and magnetocardiography.
These papers, dating from 1961 to 1989, document Prof. Fairbank's research interests and academic affairs. Materials include correspondence, notes, talks, articles, graphs (some as transparencies used to illustrate talks), papers, reports, proposals, lab notebooks, and photographs.

Access Terms

Fairbank, William M., 1917-1989.
Stanford University. Dept. of Physics--Faculty.
Gravitational waves
Medical physics.
Physics--Experiments.
Physics--Research.


Collection Contents

 

Accession ARCH-1990-119 William M. Fairbank Papers

Box 1

Free fall experiment

Box 2

Free fall experiment; gravity gradiometer

Box 3

Gravity gradiometer

Box 4

Gravity gradiometer; gravitational radiation

Box 5

Gravitational radiation

Box 6

Gravitational radiation; squid magnometers

Box 7

Miscellaneous research files; HE3 nuclear gyro

Box 8

HE3 nuclear gyro; magnetic susceptometer; magnetocardiography

Box 9

Magnetocardiography

Box 10

Magnetocardiography; Research Corporation; Lambda point experiment

Box 11

Lambda point experiment

Box 12

Lambda point experiment; U. unrestricted folders; grant/contract administration;W. M. Fairbank affiliations; W. M. Fairbank conference/special lectures

Box 13

Correspondence; papers and talks

Box 14

Papers and talks

Box 15

Papers and talks

Box 16

Papers and talks

Box 17

Papers and talks

Box 18

Papers and talks

Box 19

Papers and talks; research proposal; technical report

Box 20

Laboratory notebooks

Box 21

Laboratory notebooks; miscellaneous transparencies