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Preliminary Guide to the Lawrence Badash Papers
UArch FacP 33  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Lawrence Badash Papers
    Dates: ca. 1921-1987
    Collection Number: UArch FacP 33
    Creator: Badash, Lawrence
    Extent: 3 linear feet (2 records cartons)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: Primarily auction, company, dealer, and exhibit catalogs relating to scientific instruments, publications, and the history of science, from a UCSB history faculty member.
    Physical Location: Annex 2.
    Language: English.

    Access Restrictions

    Collection is stored off-site; advance notice is 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

    Lawrence Badash Papers. UArch FacP 33. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Lawrence Badash, 2002.


    Lawrence Badash (1934-2010) was a UCSB Professor of History and author of several works on the history of science in the nuclear age, including Rutherford and Boltwood: Letters on Radioactivity (1969), The Rutherford Correspondence Catalog (1974), Radioactivity in America: Growth and Decayof a Science (1979), Reminiscences of Los Alamos, 1943-1945 (1980), Kapitza, Rutherford, and the Kremlin (1985), Nuclear Fission: Reaction to the Discovery in 1939 (1985), and Scientists and the Development of Nuclear Weapons: From Fission to the Limited Test Ban Treaty, 1939-1963 (1995).

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection primarily contains auction, company, dealer, and exhibit catalogs relating to scientific instruments, publications, and the history of science. These generally are arranged by name of company or repository. There also are some items pertaining to Badash's interest in astrolabes, clocks, scientific instruments, Sumerian clay tablets, sundials, and telescopes.
    Some monographs and other published materials have been cataloged separately and can be searched on Pegasus, the UCSB Libraries online catalog.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Badash, Lawrence