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Moyer (Burton J.) Papers
BANC MSS 74/89 c  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
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  • Processing Information

  • Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library
    Title: Burton J. Moyer papers
    Creator: Moyer, Burton J., 1912-1973
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 74/89 c
    Physical Description: 5.4 linear feet (4 cartons, 1 box)
    Date (inclusive): 1861-1973
    Date (bulk): 1933-1973
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Language of Material: English .

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Lela B. Moyer, September 1973.

    Biographical / Historical

    Burton J. Moyer was born February 24, 1912 in Greenville, Illinois; attended school in Fargo, N.D.; received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Seattle Pacific College in 1933 and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1939. Moyer was on the faculty of mathematics and physics at Greenville College from 1939 to 1942. He joined the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory at Berkeley, California in 1942, working on the Manhattan Project at Berkeley and Oakridge, Tennessee. At the laboratory, Moyer worked on the separation of uranium isotopes; his research eventually encompassed topics in both nuclear and high-energy physics. He would become one of the leading high energy physicists in the world, known best for his paper entitled "High Energy Photons from Proton Nucleon Collisions" (1950), which announced the discovery of the neutral p meson, a milestone in the field of particle physics. Moyer was a faculty member in the Department of Physics at UC Berkeley until 1971 and then served as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Oregon from 1971 to 1973. Moyer died on April 21, 1973

    Preferred Citation

    Burton J. Moyer papers, BANC MSS 74/89 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Content Description

    Contains correspondece, teaching materials, conference materials, biographical materials, manuscript materials, and subject files on nuclear physics.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user. For additional information about the University of California, Berkeley Library's permissions policy please see: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/about/permissions-policies.

    Processing Information

    Processed minimally by Bancroft Library staff. Finding aid created from preliminary listing created during accessioning of the collection.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Moyer, Burton J., 1912-1973 -- Archives