Guide to the Papers of Richard Chase Tolman, 1735-1958

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Guide to the Papers of Richard Chase Tolman, 1735-1958

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Richard Chase Tolman papers,
Date (inclusive): 1735-1958
Collection number: Consult repository
Creator: Tolman, Richard Chace, 1881-1948
Extent: 5.75 linear feet
Repository: California Institute of Technology. Archives.
Pasadena, California 91125
Abstract: This collection documents the career of Richard Chace Tolman, who served on the faculties of the Universities of Michigan, Cincinnati, California (Berkeley) and Illinois. Collection includes family photographs, personal and biographical materials including his Ph. D. Thesis, sporadic and limited correspondence, lecture notes, speeches, reprints, photocopies of unclassified correspondence and documents relating to the U. S. Atomic Energy commission Tolman Committee on Declassification. The collection covers a broad range of topics from his work in physical chemistry and mathematical physics.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item, box and file number], Papers of Richard Chase Tolman. Archives, California Institute of Technology.

Acquisition Information

Collection includes family photographs, personal and biographical materials including his Ph. D. Thesis, sporadic and limited correspondence, lecture notes, speeches, reprints, photocopies of unclassified correspondence and documents relating to the U. S. Atomic Energy commission Tolman Committee on Declassification. Also there is one box of materials relating to his wife, Ruth Tolman who was a psychologist. The collection covers a braod range of topics from his work in physical chemistry and mathematical physics.

Biography

Richard Chace Tolman was born March 4, 1881 in West Newton, Massachusetts. He attended MIT, earning his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering in 1903. He spent the next year in Berlin, then returned to complete his graduate work with a PhD at MIT in 1910. From that time until World War I he served on the faculties of the Universities of Michigan, Cincinnati, California (Berkeley) and Illinois. During the war Tolman began what would be a distinguished career as a scientific advisor and administrator for the US government. His first assignment was with the Chemical Warfare Service, and later (1919-1922) as associate director and then director of the Fixed Nitrogen Research Laboratory, whose purpose was to continue the government's research program on the nitrogen products used in explosives and fertilizers. In 1922, Tolman accepted a position at the California Institute of Technology, where he would remain for the rest of his academic career. He served as professor of physical chemistry and mathematical physics, as well as holding the position of dean of the graduate school.
Tolman became interested in relativity theory early in his career and published several key papers. His scientific work between the wars ranged over statistical mechanics, relativistic thermodynamics and cosmology. His classic book, The Principles of Statistical Mechanics, was published in 1938. Between 1940 and 1946 Tolman had major responsibilities in the joint efforts of science, industry and the military to achieve victory in the Second World War. He served as vice chairman of the National Defense Research Committee (NDRC), with special cognizance for armor and ordnance, including the development of the proximity fuse and rockets. He served as scientific advisor to General Leslie R. Groves on the Manhattan Project, as US advisor to the wartime Combined Policy Committee, and immediately after the war as chief technical advisor to the US delegation to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission. At the time of his death in September 1948 he was chairman the Declassification Committee of the Atomic Energy Commission.
Tolman earned the US Medal for Merit and the rank of honorary officer of the Order of the British Empire. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1923.
Richard Tolman was married to Ruth Sherman Tolman, a psychologist.

Scope and Content of Collection

Collection includes family photographs, personal and biographical materials including his Ph. D. Thesis, sporadic and limited correspondence, lecture notes, speeches, reprints, photocopies of unclassified correspondence and documents relating to the U. S. Atomic Energy commission Tolman Committee on Declassification. Also there is one box of materials relating to his wife, Ruth Tolman who was a psychologist. The collection covers a braod range of topics from his work in physical chemistry and mathematical physics.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection.
Tolman, Ruth S.
California Institute of Technology
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Chemistry, Physical and theoretical
Mathematical physics
Lecture notes
Correspondence
Photographs
Reprints
Speeches
Physicists

Materials Separated from Collection

The following books were removed from the Tolman collection and added to the archive book collection:
Graham Laing, Towards Technology [inscribed by author]
Vannevar Bush, Modern Arms and Free Men [inscribed by author]
John Burchard, MIT in World War II QED [inscribed by author]
Walter Goodnow Everett, Moral Values [inscribed by author]
Lillie Buffum Chace Wyman, Elizabeth Buffum Chace and Her Environment, 2 vols.

Container List

 

Series I:  Personal and Biographical

 

Family correspondence

Box 1, Folder 1

R. C. Tolman to Harriet S. Tolman 1895-1921

Box 1, Folder 2

James P. Tolman to Harriet S. Tolman 1902

Box 1, Folder 3

Edward Tolman 1928

Box 1, Folder 4

Miscellaneous letters and documents

 

Family photographs

Box 1, Folder 5

Elizabeth Metcalf Smith Tolman's 80th birthday 1888; photographs and notes ca. 1870s

Box 1, Folder 6

Harriet S. Tolman ca. 1871-1896; Harriet S. and Elizabeth M. S. Tolman n.d.

Box 1, Folder 7

Richard Chace Tolman as a young boy n.d.

Box 1, Folder 8

Tintypes of Abby, Harriet, and James Tolman (children of James and Elizabeth M. S. Tolman) n.d.

Box 1, Folder 9

Rev. Charles P. Lombard and Elizabeth B. Langford Lombard in Munich 1908 (photos given to Harriet S. Tolman, Feb 1914)

Box 1, Folder 10

Formal photographs of R. C. Tolman

Box 1, Folder 11

Informal photographs of R. C. Tolman alone, with others, and with family, undated

 

Miscellaneous personal items

Box 1, Folder 12

Weaving sampler made by R. C. Tolman for grandmother's birthday 1886

Box 1, Folder 13

Memorial booklet: "In Memory of Elizabeth M. S. Tolman. A Typical Life," written by Harriet S. Tolman 1891

Box 1, Folder 14

Voyage journals of Michael Smith 1801, 1806 [2 journals]

Box 1, Folder 15

Probate distribution records of Michael Smith 1811, 1822

Box 1, Folder 16

Journal of Louisa Battelle 1814-?

Box 1, Folder 17

Memorandum book of Anna Durant 1772

Box 1, Folder 18

Legal matters (with wrapper noting: "From the fire at Charleston-S.C. after Fort Sumter," "From Charleston in the war brought by Mr. Wm. Lloyd Garrison after the war I believe.") 1735

Box 1, Folder 19

Memorial booklet: "In Memoriam. Edward Chace Tolman, 1886-1959"

Box 1, Folder 20

Moral Values, by Walter G. Everett 1918

Box 2, Folder 1

Loyalty issue, University of Illinois: MS drafts and correspondence 1918 [includes Univ. of Illinois student newspaper, The Daily Illini, and other misc. news clippings]

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Box 2, Folder 2

Miscellaneous: report cards, graduation program, senior portfolio, newsclippings, etc. 1899, 1903

Box 2, Folder 3

Song book: Tech Songs. The MIT Kommer's Book 1907

Box 2, Folder 4

Ph.D. thesis: "The Electromotive Force Produced in Solutions by Centrifugal Action" 1910

 

Honors and Awards [See also: Box 13 (Oversize)]

Box 2, Folder 5

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) diploma 1914

Box 2, Folder 6

Order of the British Empire (OBE) insignia award: Caltech news bulletin, correspondence 1948-1952

Box 2, Folder 7

Honorary Ph.D. degree, Princeton University: correspondence, newsclippings, Princeton Alumni Weekly (publication) 1942

 

Miscellaneous

Box 2, Folder 8

Trip to Europe: maps, guides, notes, etc. ca. 1907

Box 2, Folder 9

Financial matters 1923, 1942-1948

Box 2, Folder 10

Biographical notes and articles about R. C. Tolman 1949

Box 2, Folder 11

News releases and clippings 1923-1950

Box 2, Folder 12

Caltech memorial service for R. C. Tolman: invitations, guest lists, speeches, correspondence 1949

Box 2, Folder 13

Tribute to R. C. Tolman by Caltech Board of Trustees 1948

Box 2, Folder 14

Postcards, mileage ration coupons 1919-1920, 1940

 

Photographs

Box 2, Folder 15

Bell, Eric Temple [undated]

Box 2, Folder 16

Oppenheimer, Robert J. [undated]

 

Series II:  Correspondence With Individuals

Box 3, Folder 1

Arnold, Samuel 1946-1948

Box 3, Folder 2

Bohr, Niels 1945-1946 [includes family photo]

Box 3, Folder 3

Boyce, Joseph C. 1946

Box 3, Folder 4

Brady, Carroll 1939

Box 3, Folder 5

Bridgman, Percy 1947

Box 3, Folder 6

Conant, James 1947

Box 3, Folder 7

Conrad, R. D. 1946

Box 3, Folder 8

DuBridge, Lee A 1946

 

Einstein, Albert

Box 3, Folder 9

1931, 1941 [photocopies, in German]

Box 3, Folder 10

Letter translation 1945

Box 3, Folder 11

Evereth, Helen 1919-1920

Box 3, Folder 12

Groves, General L. R. 1946

Box 3, Folder 13

Jewett, Frank B. 1946

Box 3, Folder 14

Lewis, F. A. 1947

Box 3, Folder 15

Millikan, Robert A. 1946

Box 3, Folder 16

Morgan, Thomas Hunt 1941

Box 3, Folder 17

Northrop, Filmer 1947

Box 3, Folder 18

Noyes, Arthur A. 1916, 1919

Box 3, Folder 19

Noyes, W. A. 1916

Box 3, Folder 20

Oppenheimer, J. Robert 1938

Box 3, Folder 21

Pauling, Linus 1945

Box 3, Folder 22

Waddington, C. H. 1940

Box 3, Folder 23

Weaver, Warren 1948

 

Series III:  Correspondence With Organizations

Box 3, Folder 24

California Institute of Technology 1947

Box 3, Folder 25

Clarendon Press 1940-1946

Box 3, Folder 26

Department of Agriculture: Fixed Nitrogen Research Laboratory 1922-1923 [including F. G. Cottrell]

Box 3, Folder 27

Department of Commerce: National Bureau of Standards 1946

Box 3, Folder 28

Department of the Interior: Bureau of Mines 1919

Box 3, Folder 29

George Washington University 1947

Box 3, Folder 30

Intercollegiate Socialist Society 1920

Box 3, Folder 31

Michelson Laboratory Dedication, Inyokern 1948

Box 3, Folder 32

National Civil Liberties Bureau 1919-1920

Box 3, Folder 33

National Defense Research Committee (NDRC) 1940-1947

Box 3, Folder 34

National Policy Committee 1945

Box 3, Folder 35

Navy Office of Research And Inventions 1946

Box 3, Folder 36

Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSRD) 1946-1948

Box 3, Folder 37

Princeton University: Physics Advisory Council 1941

Box 3, Folder 38

Royal Society 1943

Box 3, Folder 39

United Nations Atomic Energy Commission: U.S. Representative 1946-1948

Box 4

Atomic Energy Commission: Tolman Committee on Declassification [Photocopies of unclassified Tolman documents. Originals are in the custody of the U.S. Department of Energy.]

Note

Note: Box 4 contains serially numbered unclassified documents from the Tolman Committee on Declassification. Please use the index in the first file (4.1) as a guide to this box. A green check beside a serial number indicates that the document is in this box. Other documents from the Tolman Declassification Committee lacking a serial number are in the following box.
Box 5, Folder 1

Formation of Committee on Declassification 1945

Box 5, Folder 2

Declassification Guide for Military Utilization Project 1946

Box 5, Folder 3

Special Declassification Guide for U.S. Member, United Nations Atomic Energy Commission 1946

Box 5, Folder 4

Smyth Report 13 (Russian translation): general and technical information, publications 1948

Box 5, Folder 5

Declassification Guide for U.S. Member, United Nations Atomic Energy Commission n.d.

Box 5, Folder 6

Sample guides and tables extracted from Section 9 and Table 1 of Nov 17 Classified Substances Report of Tolman Committee on Declassification 1946

Box 5, Folder 7

Tolman Committee Report, nos. 2 and 3 1946 Jan 20, 1946 Jun 21

Box 5, Folder 8

Tolman Declassification Policy 1946-1947

Box 5, Folder 9

Declassification information 1946-1947

Box 5, Folder 10

Meetings with industries 1945 Dec 27-29

Box 5, Folder 11

Correspondence and memoranda prepared on the release of information about the Manhattan Project 1946

Box 5, Folder 12

Selection of declassification reviewers 1946

Box 5, Folder 13

Release Committee of the Manhattan Project 1945

Box 5, Folder 14

Reclassification of the Report (Nov. 1945) of the Tolman Committee on Declassification 1946-1948, 1950

Box 5, Folder 15

Request by Arnold Kramish (Rand Corp.) for full declassification of the original committee report 1965

Box 5, Folder 16

Addendum: Committee on Postwar Policy Declassification Report 1944 [added Oct 1991]

 

Series IV:  Lecture Notes

 

Lectures on selected topics in thermodynamics

Box 6, Folder 1

Part 1: General Principles n.d.

Box 6, Folder 2

Parts 2 and 3: Relation of Thermodynamics to Statistical Mechanics; Fluctuations in Total Number of Particles in a Grand Canonical Ensemble n.d.

Box 6, Folder 3

Part 4: Radiation 1946-1947

Box 6, Folder 4

Relativistic Thermodynamics, spring term 1948

Box 6, Folder 5

Space and Time in Modern Physics n.d.

 

Series V:  Calculations And Notes

Box 6, Folder 6

Best value of c for field nebulae [undated]

Box 6, Folder 7

Calculations to accompany On the Principles of Statistical Mechanics [undated]

Box 6, Folder 8

Current calculations on nebular distribution [undated]

Box 6, Folder 9

Expanding cloud: starting from point source with distribution of velocities

Box 6, Folder 10

Non-static line elements in isotropic co-moving coordinates [undated]

Box 6, Folder 11

Non-static solutions (starting from Sen formulae) [undated]

Box 6, Folder 12

Non-static solutions of Einstein's field equations for spheres of fluids [undated]

Box 6, Folder 13

Non-static spheres of fluids [undated]

Box 6, Folder 14

Stability of fluid spheres [undated]

Box 6, Folder 15

Thermal transfer in stars by convection and by radiation [undated]

Box 6, Folder 16

Origin of life studies [undated]

Box 6, Folder 17

Miscellaneous calculations [undated]

Box 7, Folder 1

Notebooks ca. 1915 [2]

 

Series VI:  Manuscripts

Box 7, Folder 2

Table of contents: "Applications of Thermodynamics to Steady State"; "Problems in Thermodynamic Chemistry," ch. 21a [undated]

Box 7, Folder 3

"Applications of Thermodynamics to Steady State," ch. 1 [2 drafts, undated]

Box 7, Folder 4

"Thermodynamics with Relations to Statistical Mechanics," ch. 1 1949 [handwritten draft and final copy]

Box 7, Folder 5

"Thermodynamic Property of Radiation," ch. 4 [undated notes]

Box 7, Folder 6

"A Survey of the Sciences" 1947 [handwritten draft]

Box 7, Folder 7

"Correlation of Nebular Counts with Recession" [2 drafts, undated]

Box 7, Folder 8

"Correlation of Nebular Counts with Recessional Motion" [handwritten and typed drafts, undated]

Box 7, Folder 9

"On the Theory of Surface Tension and the Behavior of Droplets and Vapor" [handwritten draft, undated]

Box 7, Folder 10

"The Effect of Droplet Size on Surface Tension" [2 handwritten drafts, undated]

Box 7, Folder 11

"On the Stability of Stellar Models with Remarks on the Origin of Novae" [handwritten draft, undated]

Box 7, Folder 12

"On the Stability of Spheres of Simple Mechanical Fluid held together by Newtonian Gravitation" [undated notes and miscellany]

Box 7, Folder 13

"Consideration of the Gibbs Theory of Surface Tension" [undated]

Box 7, Folder 14

"The Superficial Density of matter at a Liquid-Vapor Boundary" [undated]

 

Series VII:  Patents, Reviews, Reprints

Box 8, Folder 1

Patents on liquefaction apparatus 1928-1929

Box 8, Folder 2

Book review: The Philosophy of Physical Science , by Sir Arthur Eddington 1939

Box 8, Folder 3

Reprints

 

"The Concentration of Hydrogen Ion in Sulfuric Acid," with L. H. Greathouse 1912

 

"The Molecular Mechanism of Colloidal Behavior," with A. E. Stern 1918

 

"A Tyndallmeter for the Examination of Disperse Systems" 1919

 

"Review of the Present Status of the Two Forms of Quantum Theory" 1922

 

"Further Experiments on the Mass of the Electric Carrier in Metals," with Ernest W. Guernsey 1923

 

"The Initial Rate of Decomposition of Nitrogen Pentoxide," with E. C. White 1925

 

"The Mechanism of Chemical Reaction" 1925

 

"Further Study of the Inertia of the Electric Carrier in Copper," with L. M. Mott-Smith 1926

 

"Methods of Statistical Mechanics," and "Statistical Mechanics and Its Application to Physical-Chemical Problems" 1927

 

"On the Astronomical Implications of the De Sitter Line Element for the Universe" 1929

 

"On the Possible Line Elements for the Universe" 1929

 

"The Reflection and Transmission of Light by Photographic Plates," with D. B. McRae 1930

 

"Thermodynamics and Relativity" 1933

 

"The Present Status of Cosmology" 1936

 

"Remarks on the Doctor of Philosophy Degree" 1938

 

"A Survey of the Sciences" 1947

Box 8, Folder 4

Reprints by relatives

 

"The Fatherhood of God as Seen by Modern Faith," by H. S. Tolman 1891 [2 copies]

 

"More Concerning the Temporal Relations of Meaning and Imagery," by E. C. Tolman 1917

 

"Psychological Monographs," by E. C. Tolman n.d.

 

"History of Psychology in Autobiography," E. C. Tolman n.d.

Box 8, Folder 5

Reprints by Niels Bohr

 

"A Challenge to Civilization" 1945

 

"A Discussion with Einstein on Epistemological Problems in Atomic Physics," n.d.

Box 8, Folder 6

Reprints by others

 

"An Interpretation of Orthogenesis," by A. H. Sturtevant 1924

 

"Essays on Evolution," (parts 1-3) by A. H. Sturtevant 1937-1938

 

"The Interrelations of Inversions, Heterosis, and Recombination," by A. H. Sturtevant and K. Mather 1938

 

"The Radial Distribution Function in Liquids," by J. G. Kirkwood and E. M. Boggs 1942

 

"The Reality Problem in Quantum Mechanics," by Paul S. Epstein 1945

 

"Thermodynamics of an Ice Age: The Cause and Sequence of Glaciation," by G. N. Lewis 1946

 

"A Theorem in the Charge-Symmetrical Meson Theory," by W. Heitler 1946

 

"The General Affine Field Laws," by E. Schrdinger 1946

 

"The Foundation of the Theory of Probability-I," by E. Schrdinger 1947

 

"The Final Affine Field Laws I," by E. Schrdinger 1947

 

"Proton Isobars in the Theory of Radiation Damping," by W. Heitler and N. Hu 1947

 

"On the Representation of the Wave Function of a Quantized Field by Means of a Generating Function," by H. W. Peng 1947

 

"Radiation Damping in the General Theory of Relativity," by N. Hu 1947

 

"The Challenge to Americans," by Henry L. Stimson 1947

 

"The Beginning of Civilization in America," by G. N. Lewis 1947

 

"Robert Andrews Millikan: 1868-1953," by L. A. DuBridge 1954

 

"Letters of J. Robert Oppenheimer," by A. K. Smith and C. Weiner, The Sciences 1980 Mar

 

"Dr. Oppenheimer," magazine article by P. Hamburger n.d.

 

Series VIII:  Speeches

Box 8, Folder 7

"The Effects of the Annihilation of Matter," National Academy of Sciences meeting 1930

Box 8, Folder 8

Speech for the second dinner for A. Einstein 1931 Feb

Box 8, Folder 9

Transcript of remarks for Associates meeting 1931 Jan 16

Box 8, Folder 10

Albert Einstein speeches translated by R. C. Tolman 1931-1932

Box 8, Folder 11

"Physical Science and Philosophy," Natural Philosophy Symposium 1943

Box 8, Folder 12

"Remarks on the Foundations of Freedom in Science," Princeton University Bicentennial 1946 [includes correspondence]

Box 8, Folder 13

Speech for Caltech Associates meeting 1946 Jan 16

Box 8, Folder 14

Correspondence re: "A Survey of the Sciences," Graduate School Convocation of Brown University 1947

Box 8, Folder 15

Notes for "The Age of the Universe," Occidental College 1948 May 17

Box 8, Folder 16

Speech for R. A. Millikan's 80th birthday 1948

Box 9, Folder 1

"The Crisis of Materialism," School of Philosophy, Catholic University of America 1948 Feb 20

Box 9, Folder 2

Speech for Sunset Club Christmas party [undated]

Box 9, Folder 3

Speech and abstract of paper, "Further Discussion of the Rate of Annihilation of Matter and the Red-Shift, Luminosity and Angular Extension of the Nebulae in Non-static Curved Universe," for Eugene meeting [undated]

 

Series IX:  Reports And Other Printed Matter

Box 9, Folder 4

Reports

 

"The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki," by the Manhattan Engineer District 1945

 

"A Report on the International Control of Atomic Energy," by the U.S. Dept. of State 1946, 1947 [2 reports]

Box 9, Folder 5

"Second Semiannual Report to the Congress by the United States Atomic Energy Commission" 1947

 

"Report to the Congress by the United States Atomic Energy Commission" 1947

 

"Third Semiannual Report to the Congress by the United States Atomic Energy Commission" 1948

 

"Fourth Semiannual Report to the Congress by the United States Atomic Energy Commission" 1948

 

"Development and Control of Atomic Energy," report to Congress by the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy 1948

 

"Providing for Extension of the Terms of Office of the Present Members of the Atomic Energy Commission," report to Congress by the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy 1948

Box 9, Folder 999

U.S. Atomic Energy Commission

Box 9, Folder 6

Misc. reports and correspondence 1946-1948

Box 9, Folder 7

Isotopes Division reports 1947

 

Miscellaneous printed matter

 

United Nations Atomic Energy Commission

Box 9, Folder 8

Security Council verbatim records of meetings 1948 [3 records]

Box 9, Folder 9

Official records, nos. 1-4 1946

Box 9, Folder 10

Atomic energy proposals and resolutions

Box 10, Folder 1

International Control of Atomic Energy. Documents under discussion by the Atomic Energy Commission of the United States 1947 [2 copies]

Box 10, Folder 2

Miscellaneous 1946-1948

Box 10, Folder 3

Public Affairs Bulletin No. 44: Atomic Power. Issues before Congress 1946

Box 10, Folder 4

"1943-1983, Los Alamos: The Lab, The Town, The People," The Chronicle 1983 [newspaper article]

Box 10, Folder 5

Four Lights, nos. 11-14 1917 Jun-Jul [periodical]

Box 10, Folder 6

Newsclippings re: Oppenheimer, Atom Bomb, Tolman 1945

Box 10, Folder 7

Open letter to the U.S. President and Congress re: World War II [undated]

Box 10, Folder 8

General Chemistry, by Linus Pauling 1947 [inscribed]

Box 10a

Relativity, Thermodynamics and Cosmology 1934 [with notes]

 

Series X:  Ruth Tolman

 

Correspondence

Box 11, Folder 1

Richard C. Tolman 1930

Box 11, Folder 2

Miscellaneous 1945, 1957

Box 11, Folder 3

Photographs: Ruth Tolman and others [undated]

Box 11, Folder 4

Correspondence re burial

Box 11, Folder 5

Reprints

 

"An Attempt to Study the Effect of Scientific Training upon Prejudice and Illogicality of Thought," by J. H. Sinclair and R. S. Tolman 1933

 

"Six Years After: A Study of Predictions," by R. S. Tolman 1946

 

The Journal of Social Sciences, 4th vol. 1948

 

"A Semantic Study of Concepts of Clinical Psychologists and Psychiatrists," by H. M. Grayson and R. S. Tolman 1950

 

"Teaching by Free Group Discussions," by M. L. Johnson 1952

 

"The Group Interview in the Selection of Medical Students," by M. L. Johnson 1952

 

"Seeing's Believing," by M. L. Johnson 1953

 

"Virtue Rewarded and Vice Punished," by R. S. Tolman 1953

 

"Theory of Free Discussion Group," by M. L. Johnson 1953

 

Reprints of letters sent to Dr. Sanford from spokespersons of various psychological associations nationwide re state legislative activity 1955

 

"Psychotherapy and Personality Change," by R. S. Tolman 1955

 

"A Course on Factors Influencing Scientific Judgement," by M. L. Johnson 1955

 

"A Factor-Analytic Investigation of the Factor Called General Reasoning," by J. P. Guilford, N. W. Kettner, and P. R. Christensen 1955

 

"The Relationship between Certain Factor-Analyzed Abilities and Success in College Mathematics," by J. R. Hills 1955

 

"Observer Error: Its Bearing on Teaching," by M. L. Johnson 1955

 

"Evolution of Community Mental Health Concepts," 1956

 

"Testing for Learnt Skill in Observation and Evaluation of Evidence," D. W. James, M. L. Johnson, and P. Venning 1956

 

"Education for Health - Some Principles and Their Application," D. B. Nyswander 1956

 

"Who Returns to the Clinic for More Therapy?," by R. S. Tolman and M. M. Meyer 1957

 

"Perception and Interpretation," by M. L. Johnson n.d.

Box 11, Folder 6

Scientists Against Time, by James Baxter 1946 [inscribed copy]

 

Series XI:  Supplements

 

1998 Supplement

Box 11, Folder 7

Personal correspondence 1912-1922, undated

 

2000 Supplement

Box 12, Folder 1

R. C. Tolman reprints

 

"The Electromotive Force Produced in Solutions by Centrifugal Action" 1911

 

"Relativity Theory: General Dynamical Principles" 1914 [2 copies]

 

"The Specific Heat of Solids and the Principle of Similitude" 1914

 

"The Principle of Similitude and the Principle of Dimensional Homogeneity" 1915

 

"Note on the Homogeneity of Physical Equations" 1916 [2 copies]

 

"The Electromagnetic Force Produced by the Acceleration of Metals" with T. Dale Stewart, 1916 [2 copies]

 

"On Mr. R.C. Tolman's 'Principle of Similitude' " by T. Ehrenfest-Afanassjewa

 

"The Mass of the Electric Carrier in Copper, Silver and Aluminium" with T. Dale Stewart, 1917 [2 copies]

 

"The Measurable Quantities in Physics" 1917

 

"A General Theory of Energy Partition with Applications to Quantum Theory" 1918

 

"Relation between Intensity of Tyndall Beam and Size of Particles" 1919

 

"Relation between Intensity of Tyndall Beam and Concentration of Suspensions and Smokes" 1919

 

"The protection Afforded by Various Filters against Bacterial Suspensions in Air" 1919

 

"An Electrical Precipitator for Analyzing Smokes" 1919

 

"The Disappearance of Smoke in a Confined Space" 1919

 

"Statistical Mechanics Applied to Chemical Kinetics" 1920

 

"Relativity Theories in Physics" 1920 [2 copies]

 

"The Entropy of Gases" 1920

 

"Motion of Droplets and Particles in the Field of the Corona Discharge" 1920

 

"The Thermal Ionization of Metallic Vapors" 1921 [2 copies]

 

"Note on the Theory of Monomolecular Reactions" 1921 [2 copies]

 

"Review of the Present Status of the Two Forms of Quantum Theory" 1922

 

"Contributions to the Study of Ammonia Catalysts" 1922

 

"The Moral and the Socially Desirable" 1922 [3 copies]

 

"The Temperature Coefficient of Photochemical Reaction Rate" 1923 [2 copies]

 

"The Entropy of Diatomic Gases and Rotational Specific Heat" 1923

 

"Rotational Specific Heat and half Quantum Numbers" 1923

 

"Weak Quantization" 1924 [2 copies]

 

"Duration of Molecules in Upper Quantum States" 1924 [2copies]

 

"On the Derivation of the Equation for the Effect of Temperature on Reaction Rate" 1925 [2copies]

 

"The Entropy of Supercooled Liquids at the Absolute Zero" 1925

 

"On the Estimation of Maximum Coefficients of Absorption" 1925 [2 copies]

 

"The Mechanism of Chemical Reaction"

 

"Note on the Problem of the Quantitative Formulation of Bohr's Correspondence Principe" 1925 [2 copies]

 

"The Principle of Microscopic Reversibility" 1925 [2 copies]

 

"On the Equilibrium between Radiation and Matter" 1926 [2 copies]

 

"Remarks on Professor Lewis's Note on the Path of Light Quanta in an Interference Field" 1926

 

"On the Nature of Light" 1926

 

"A New Kind of Test of the Correspondence Principle Based on the Prediction of the Absolute Intensities of Spectral Lines" 1926

 

"Further Study of the Inertia of the Electric Carrier in Copper" 1926

 

"On Chemical Activation by Collisions" 1927

 

"Methods of Statistical Mechanics" 1927 [2 copies]

 

"The Thermal Decomposition of Ozone" 1927

 

"The Thermal Decomposition of Ozone: part I" 1927

 

"The Thermal Decomposition of Ozone: part II" 1927

 

"The Thermal Decomposition of Ozone: part III" 1927

 

"On the Extension of Thermodynamics to General Relativity" 1928

 

"On the Equilibrium between Radiation and Matter in Einstein's Closed Universe" 1928

 

"On the Energy and Entropy of Einstein's Closed Universe" 1928

 

"Further Remarks on the Second Law of Thermodynamics in General Relativity" 1928 [2 copies]

 

"Experimental Demonstration of the Equivalence of a Mechanically Oscillated Electrostatic Charge to an Alternating Current" 1929

 

"On the Possible Line Elements for the Universe" 1929

 

"On the Astronomical Implications of the De Sitter Line Element for the Universe" 1929

 

"A Test of the Radiation Hypothesis of Chemical Reaction" 1929

 

"The Rate of Decomposition of Nitrogen at Moderately Low Pressures" 1929

 

"The Effect of the Annihilation of Matter on the Wave-Length of Light from Nebulae" 1930

 

"More Complete Discussion of the Time-Dependence of the Non-Static Line Element for the Universe" 1930

 

"On the Estimation of Distances in a Curved Universe with a Non-Static Line Element" 1930

 

"On the Use of the Entropy Principle in General Relativity" 1930

 

"On the Use of the Energy-Momentum Principle in General Relativity" 1930

 

"On the Weight of Heat and Thermal Equilibrium in General Relativity" 1930

 

"Temperature Equilibrium in a Static Gravitational Field" 1930

 

"The Rate of Decomposition of Nitrogen Pentoxide at Very Low Temperatures" 1930

 

"On the Gravitational Field Produced by Light" 1931

 

"Knowledge of Past and Future in Quantum Mechanics" with Albert Einstein, 1931

 

"Nonstatic Model of the Universe with Reversible Annihilation of Matter" 1931

 

"On Thermodynamic Equilibrium in a Static Einstein Universe" 1931

 

"On the problem of Entropy of the Universe as a Whole" 1931

 

"On the Theoretical Requirements for a Periodic Behaviour of the Universe" 1931

 

"On the Behavior of Non-Static Models of the Universe when the Cosmological Term is Omitted" 1932

 

"Experiments on the Rate of Dissociation of Nitrogen Tetroxide" 1932

 

"Thermodynamics and Relativity" 1933

 

"Effect of Inhomogeneity on Cosmological Models"

 

"Suggestions as to the Energy-Momentum Principle in a Non-Conservative Mechanics" 1934

 

"Suggestions as to Metric in a Non-Conservative Mechanics" 1934

 

"A Mechanical Rectifier for the Measurement of Small, Commercial-Frequency, Alternating Potentials' 1934

 

"The Thermal decomposition of Nitrosyl Chloride" 1935

 

"Thermal Equilibrium in a General Gravitational Field" 1935 [2 copies]

 

"Contributions from the Mount Wilson Observatory" 1935

 

"The present Status of Cosmology' 1936

 

"Remarks on the Doctor of Philosophy Degree" 1938

 

"The Purpose of University Study" c. 1938

 

"Static Solutions of Einstein's Field Equations for Spheres of Fluid" 1939

 

"On the Stability of Spheres of Simple Mechanical Fluid Held Together by Newtonian Gravitation" 1939

 

"The Philosophy of Physical Science: book review" 1940 [2 copies]

 

"On the Establishment of Grand Canonical Distributions" 1940

 

"Physical Science and Philosophy" 1943

 

"Models of the Physical Universe" 1945

 

"A Survey of the Sciences" 1947 [3 copies]

 

2001 Supplement

Box 12, Folder 2

Personal correspondence 1919-1954 [transferred from the collection of Robert Bacher]

 

2003 Supplement

Box 13 (Oversize)

Miscellaneous awards, diplomas, and certificates

 

Newton Grammar Schools, diploma, June 28, 1895

 

Newton High School Battalion, certificate, June 27, 1899

 

Newton High School, diploma, June 27, 1899

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, warrant of appointment to sergeant in company of Battalion of Cadets, MIT, May 10, 1900

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science, June 9, 1903

 

Königliche Technische Hochschule zu Berlin, certificate, April 28, 1904

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dalton Fellowship, June 6, 1906

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dalton Fellowship, June 4, 1907

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Doctor of Philosophy, June 7, 1910

 

National Academy of Sciences, diploma of election, April 25, 1923

 

Princeton University, Doctor of Science, h.c., June 16, 1942