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  • Title: Arthur Edward Ruark papers
    Date (inclusive): 1885-1979
    Collection Number: 80112
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 56 manuscript boxes (22.4 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: This collection contains writings, technical reports, reprints, lectures, correspondence, notes, and printed matter relating to physics.
    Creator: Ruark, Arthur Edward, 1899-1979
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.


    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1980.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Arthur Edward Ruark papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    American physicist; assistant and senior associate director of research, Atomic Energy Commission, 1961-1969.
    1899 Born in Washington, D.C.
    1921 Received A.B. cum laude from Johns Hopkins University
    1923 Received A.M. from Johns Hopkins University
    1927-1929 Worked as a physicist for Gulf Oil Co., Mellon Institute
    1926-1927 Served as assistant professor of physics at Yale University
    1924 Received Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University
    1922-1926 Served as a member of the Atomic Structure Section of the Bureau of Standards, Washington, D.C.
    circa 1945-1956 Started the graduate program of physics at the University of Alabama
    1934 Served as the head of the physics department at the University of North Carolina
    1930-1934 Served as professor of physics at the University of Pittsburgh
    1930 Served as chief of physics division for the Gulf Research Laboratory
    1979 Died in Washington, D.C.
    1930 Wrote Atoms, Molecules, and Quanta with Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner Harold Clayton Urey
    1959 Wrote "Material for the McKinney Report - Progress Towards Fusion-Power"

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Writings, technical reports, reprints, lectures, correspondence, hand-written notes, and printed matter relating to physics. Publications include The Physical Review, American Journal of Physics, Physics Today, the German language Zeitschrift Für Physik, and the French language Le Journal de Physique et le Radium. Also includes published reports from the United States Atomic Energy Commission.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Nuclear energy -- United States
    U.S. Atomic Energy Commission