Finding Aid to the Burton J. Moyer Papers

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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

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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

carton 1, folder 1

Correspondence-India 1965-1966

carton 1, folder 2

General Correspondence 1960-1973

carton 1, folder 3

Internal System Fundamentals 1955

carton 1, folder 4

Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship 1971

carton 1, folder 5

Lawrence Hall of Science Mechanics Letter 1950-1973

carton 1, folder 6

Mohanty and Moyer 1971

carton 1, folder 7

Mu- Abs. Kaplan 1967

carton 1, folder 8

National Council for Protestant Church 1946

carton 1, folder 9-14

Personal letters 1966-1973

carton 1, folder 15

π-p=π°π°n 1967

carton 1, folder 16

π+ π- Lifetime Comparisons 1967

carton 1, folder 17

Seattle Pacific College 1967

carton 1, folder 18

University of California 1972-1973

carton 1, folder 19

University of California, Berkeley 1972

carton 1, folder 20

UCB-Lawrence Laboratory-Correspondence 1972

carton 1, folder 20

Notes on Progress undated

carton 1, folder 21

University of Oregon 1970-1971

carton 1, folder 23-39

Teaching Materials 1936-1961

carton 2, folder 1-14

Teaching Materials 1962-1973

carton 2, folder 15-33

Writings 1947-1970

carton 3, folder 1-20

Conference Materials 1950-1970

carton 3, folder 21-24

Professional Association 1970

carton 3, folder 25-47

Subject Files 1936-1973

carton 4, folder 1-25

Subject Files 1937-1973

carton 4, folder 26-43

Biographical Materials 1861-1973

carton 5

Lifetime Scrapbook 1970

carton 5

Daily Logs 1947-1973

box 1

Binders 1957-1958