Finding Aid for the Joseph Kaplan Papers, ca. 1940-1978

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Finding Aid for the Joseph Kaplan Papers, ca. 1940-1978

Collection number: 156

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff, 11 January 1993
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Text converted and initial container list EAD tagging by:
Apex Data Services
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, July 2002
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Joseph Kaplan Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1940-1978
Collection number: 156
Creator: Kaplan, Joseph, 1902-
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Joseph Kaplan (1902- ) was a professof of physics at UCLA, chairman of the department and the director of the Institute of Geophysics. He was also a member of the National Academy of Science, and served as chairman of the U.S. National Committee for the International Geophysical Year (1957-58). The collection consists of framed photographs, files containing clippings, vitae, printed items, manuscripts, and memorabilia.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Additional Physical Form Available

A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Frances Kaplan, 1992.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Joseph Kaplan Papers (Collection 156). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1972957 

Biography

Kaplan was born in Tapolcza, Hungary on September 8, 1902; arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1910; BS in chemistry (1924) and MA (1926) and Ph.D (1927) in physics, Johns Hopkins University; National Research Council fellow at Princeton University (1927-28); assistant professor (1928-35), associate professor (1935-40), then professor, UCLA; chairman, Department of Physics (1938-44); director, Institute of Geophysics (1946-47); research centered on diatomic molecule spectra; nitrogen, oxygen, and mixture afterglows; upper atmosphere chemical processes; member, National Academy of Science; served as chairman of the U.S. National Committee for the International Geophysical Year, 1957-58; wrote Methods and Results of Upper Atmosphere Research (1954).

Scope and Content

Collection consists of materials relating to UCLA physics Professor Joseph Kaplan, including framed photographs, and files containing clippings, vitae, printed items, manuscripts, and memorabilia. Includes report of operations analysis in World War II, The Aeronomy Story, oral history transcript, statement to the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Independent Offices, Early days in Baltimore, and report on International Cooperation in Geographical Research and the Air Force Role in Geophysics.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Kaplan, Joseph, 1902- --Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles--Dept. of Physics--Faculty--Archives.
Geophysicists--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
Manuscripts for publication.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

The Voice of Carelton Alumni(1957).

Box 1, Folder 2

Miscellaneous personal papers [v.d.].

Box 1, Folder 3

Operations Analysis in World War II (1947)--report.

Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence [v.d.].

Box 1, Folder 5

National Research Fellow (1927)--notebook.

Box 1, Folder 6

Articles and clippings [v.d., v.p.].

Box 1, Folder 7

Photographs.

Box 1, Folder 8

International Cooperation in Geographical Research & the Air Force Role in Geophysics (August 1967)--report.

Physical Description: 2 copies.
Box 1, Folder 9

The Aeronomy Story.

Physical Description: Typescript. 2 copies and abstract.
Box 1, Folder 10

Oral history transcript (April 1978).

Physical Description: typescript
Box 1, Folder 11

Speeches.

Box 1, Folder 12

Awards and citations.

Box 1, Folder 13

International Geophysical Year (1957-1958) [n.d.].

Physical Description: Typescript.
Box 1, Folder 14

Subcommittee on Independent Offices--House of Representatives--statement to [n.d.].

Box 1, Folder 15

Union Geodesique et Geophysique International Association de Meterologie (1948)--program with English and French text.

Box 1, Folder 16

Office of Aerospace Research--U.S. Air Force (1968).

Box 1, Folder 17

Early Days in Baltimore--Chapter 1.

Physical Description: Holograph manuscript.
Box 1, Folder 18

Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, UCLA [n.d.].

Box 2, Folder 1

Favorite Professor of UCLA Class of 1942--plaque.

Box 2, Folder 2

National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America--award [1957].

Box 2, Folders 3-5

Photographs.

Box 2, Folder 6

Birthday note from Pol Swings (International Astronomical Union) [n.d.].

Box 2, Folder 7

Research Fellow Board--National Research Council--certificate of award (1927).