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Guide to the Herbert P. Broida Papers
UArch FacP 3  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Contents of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Herbert P. Broida Papers
    Dates: 1957-1979
    Collection number: UArch FacP 3
    Creator: Broida, Herbert P.
    Collection Size: 6.7 linear feet (16 document boxes, 1 half-sized document box and 1 flat oversize box).
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: The collection contains correspondence, teaching and research materials, and some files on science organizations from Herbert P. Broida, UCSB professor of Physics.
    Physical location: Annex 2.
    Languages: English

    Access Restrictions

    Boxes 14-16 restricted pending staff review. Collection is stored off-site; advance notice required for retrieval.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Herbert P. Broida Papers. UArch FacP 3. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information



    Herbert P. Broida was born in Aurora, Colorado in 1920. He obtained his bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado in 1944, and began graduate work at Harvard. During World War II he taught science at Wesleyan University to military students, then returned to Harvard, obtaining his Masters in 1945 and his Ph.D. in physics in 1949. In the 1950s he did extensive research and work for the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), and in 1963 he joined the physics faculty at UCSB. He was instrumental in the creation of the UCSB Quantum Institute and was director from 1973 to 1978. Broida was an active member of many scientific organizations. He died in Santa Barbara in 1978.
    For more information see the Office of Public Information Biographical Files, UArch 11, and his obituary in the UC publication In Memoriam.

    Scope and Contents of Collection


    The Broida Papers are arranged in the following series:
    • Biographical material - Includes CV, a few photographs
    • Conferences and meetings
    • Correspondence - Includes UCSB, organization, project correspondence
    • Organizations
    • Research - Includes Air Force and Navy projects
    • Travel
    • UCSB - Includes teaching files, and files on the Broida Memorial Fund created after his death

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Broida, Herbert P.
    University of California, Santa Barbara. Dept. of Physics

    Related Material

    Collections with material relating to Broida:
    • UCSB Office of Public Information Biographical Files, UArch 11.
    • UCSB Office of the Chancellor, Chancellors' Records, UArch 17.
    Collections with material relating to the Physics Department:
    • Walter Kohn Papers, UArch FacP 34.
    • UCSB Office of Public Information Subject Files, UArch 12.
    • UCSB Academic Senate Records, UArch 13.
    • University Archives Photographs Collection, UArch 112.
    Elsewhere in the UCSB Library:
    • Reminiscences of Los Alamos, 1943-1945, ed. Lawrence Badash, Joseph O. Hirschfelder, and Herbert P. Broida. Sciences Engineering Library QC791.96 .R44.
    • Formation and trapping of free radicals, ed. Arnold M. Bass and H.P. Broida. Sciences Engineering Library QD471 .B32.