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Roy G. Post Papers 2008.019.r
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  • Preferred Citation note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note

  • Title: Roy G. Post Papers, 1944-1984
    Identifier/Call Number: 2008.019.r
    Contributing Institution: Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Leatherby Libraries
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
    Date (inclusive): 1944-1984
    Abstract: This is a small collection of papers from Roy G. Post that covers his work in the atomic energy industry.
    Location note: Leatherby Libraries
    creator: Greenewalt, Crawford H., 1902-1993
    creator: Post, Roy , (Roy Grayson), 1923-2007

    Preferred Citation note

    [identify item], Roy G. Post Papers, Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Chapman University, CA.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    There are no restrictions on the use of this material.

    Scope and Contents note

    Roy G. Post papers pertains to the early years of the Atomic Energy Commission. The ephemera consists of various documents, pamphlets, reports, and documents relating to nuclear energy and nuclear waste hazards that Mr. Post collected. It also contains a small amount of ephemera pertaining to Chicago Pile 1 (CP1). There is a slight amount of personally authored correspondence and copies of three speeches on radioactive waste by Mr. Post.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Born in Asherton, Texas in 1923 and raised in Edinburg, Texas, Roy Grayson Post was the fourth of five children born to Ruth Grisham Post and Albert Kendall Post. He married Kate Jordan (Becky) in 1946. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1944, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1952 from the University of Texas. In the interim of these degrees, he served during WWII as a member of the Manhattan Project in Chicago. Dr. Post dedicated his professional life to applied research and later to teaching in the field of nuclear engineering and nuclear waste management. He was an engineer at General Electric Co. in Richland, Washington starting in 1952, and in 1956 moved to Texas Instruments in Richardson, Texas. In 1961 he joined the faculty of the University of Arizona as Professor of Nuclear Engineering, where he continued until becoming professor emeritus in 1988. He authored over 100 publications in the field of nuclear engineering, as well as edited books on nuclear fuel reprocessing and radioactive waste management. He served as editor of the journal Nuclear Technology from 1969 until 1988. He was founding chief executive of the Waste Management Symposia, Inc, sponsor of the annual international Waste Management conference held in Tucson, AZ from 1973 until 2007. Roy Grayson Post passed away peacefully July 23, 2007 in Tucson, AZ after a hard fought battle with cancer.
    The Roy G. Post Foundation is a non-profit corporation formed by his students, peers and protégés to provide scholarships to students to develop careers in the safe management of nuclear materials and to participate in the annual Waste Management Symposium.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    This collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    Gift of Roy and Becky Post.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Manhattan Project (U. S.) -- History
    Nuclear energy -- History
    Nuclear power plants