Department of Physics and Astronomy Records
UA.16.95

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Title
Department of Physics and Astronomy records
ID
UA.16.95
Date [inclusive]
1890-2012
Extent
0.1 Cubic feet , 13 folders
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Historical Note

The Physics Department separated from the Chemistry Department at Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) in 1889. In 1901 physics combined with Electrical Engineering to form the Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering, which then separated in 1915. For the next several years the department was housed in many different buildings on campus. In 1949, the department moved into its own building it shared with the Math department. In the 1960s the Math Department moved out and the Astronomy Department was established. Circa 1982, the Departments of Physics and Astronomy merged. In 2002 Physics and Astronomy moved to the new Biomedical and Physical Sciences complex. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is part of the College of Natural Science.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of records including blueprints of the Old Chemistry Building (Old Chemistry Laboratory), correspondence regarding a physics textbook, experiments, graduate opportunities, a laboratory manual, materials tests, a proposal to the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, and telescope advertisements from the late nineteenth century.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Revision Description

  January 2013

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Annual reports
  • Blueprints
  • Correspondence
  • Handbooks and manuals

Personal Name(s)

  • Paris, Clark D.

Subject(s)

  • Astronomy -- Study and teaching
  • Physics
  • Universities and colleges -- Curricula

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

After Dark newsletter 2011-2012 

F.D. 1

Blueprints – "Old Chem Bldg" (Old Chemistry Laboratory) 1926 

L.F.D. 1

Correspondence – Physics Textbook 1945 

F.D. 2

Experiments Undated 

F.D. 3

Graduate Opportunities 1963-1965 

F.D. 4

Graduate Research Opportunities Undated 

F.D. 5

Graduate Study in Physics and Astronomy circa 1970s 

F.D. 6

Laboratory Manual for Physics 158, 168, 178 Undated 

F.D. 7

Material Tests 1939, 1942, Undated 

F.D. 8

Photographic Division, Physics Department pricing list 1925 

F.D. 14

Physics Alumni Letter newsletter 1981 

F.D. 9

A Proposal to the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission for a Nuclear Research Facility in the Medium Energy (50 MEU) range utilizing a 64” variable Energy Multi Particle Cyclotron 

Drawer Folder

 June, 1960 

F.D. 10

 June 1961 

F.D. 11

 Undated 

F.D. 12
Drawer Folder

Telescope Advertisements 1896, Undated 

F.D. 13

Annual Reports 

Volume

Published in State Board Reports 

Bd. of Ag.

1890 

1892 

1893 

1894 

1895 

1897 

1900 

1901 

1902 

1903 

1904 

1905 

1906 

1907 

1908 

1909 

1910 

1911 

1912 

1913 

1914 

1915 

1916 

1917 

1918 

1919 

1920 

1922 

1923 

1924 

1925 

1926 

1927 

1928 

1929 

1930 

1931 

1932 

1933 

1934 

1935 

Box

Unpublished 

Annual Reports

1954-1955 

1955-1956 

1956-1957 

1957-1958 

1958-1959 

1959-1960 

1960-1961 

1961-1962 

1962-1963 

1964-1965 

1965-1966 

1966-1967 

1967-1968 

1968-1969 

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