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Segrè (Emilio) papers
BANC MSS 78/72 cp  
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Description
This collection documents the personal and professional life of Nobel Prize-winning physicist and University of California, Berkeley professor Emilio Segrè and offers insights into the history of physics and physicists in the 20th Century. Segrè's papers include personal and professional correspondence; family papers and personalia; materials related to Segrè’s mentor and colleague, Enrico Fermi; articles, drafts, manuscripts, talks, and publications; journals and notebooks; book projects; records from the Lawrence Berkeley Radiation Lab and Los Alamos National laboratory; materials related to Segrè’s Nobel Prize; administrative records from the University of California Berkeley; course materials; and works by other physicists.
Background
Emilio Gino Segrè was born in 1905 in Tivoli, Italy. His father, Giuseppe, was a successful industrialist, and his mother, Amelia Treves, was the daughter of a prominent architect. He had two brothers, Angelo Marco and Marco Claudio. Segrè married Elfriede Spiro in 1936. They had three children, Claudio, Amelia Segrè Terkel, and Fausta Segrè Walsby. Elfriede died in 1970, and Segrè married Rosa Mines in 1972.
Extent
60 Linear Feet (40 cartons, 2 card file boxes, 1 oversize box, 3 oversize folders, 1 tube)
Restrictions
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. All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.
Availability
Cartons 1-38, Card File Boxes 1-2, Oversize Box 1, Oversize Folders 1-3, and Tube 1 are open for research. Carton 39 contains restricted personal and personnel information and is closed to researchers until 2057.