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   Bergen Davis Papers 1898-1960.

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[Collection Name]. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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Summary Information

Abstract

Professional papers of Bergen Davis (1869-1958) Professor of Physics, Columbia University, 1903-1939 (A.M., 190ffl; Ph.D. 1901;DD.Sc. 1929) containing correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, memorabilia and printed materials.

At a Glance

Bib ID:4078681 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Davis, Bergen, 1869-1958.
Title:Bergen Davis Papers 1898-1960.
Physical description:1 linear ft (2 boxes).
Language(s):In English
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Arrangement

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into two series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Professional papers of Davis, including correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, memorabilia, and printed materials. The correspondence consists chiefly of Davis' typescript carbons of his letters to Columbia colleagues, other physicists, and other individuals at various manufacturers of equipment. The topics covered deal with Columbia students, faculty, course and research work, and his life long interest in the study of x-rays. The majority of these files cover the years 1914 to 1921 and 1932 to 1936. The cataloged letters include one each from Michael I. Pupin, Isidor I. Rabi, and Robert Simpson Woodward, one lengthy letter from Davis, and ten letters from Nicholas M. Butler. Also included are letters from Mrs. Davis relating to the research of Lucy J. Hayner and Harold Webb for Webb's biography of Davis that appeared in the National Academy of Sciences' Biographical Memoirs (v. 34, 1960) along with extensive notes, bibliographies and manuscript and typescript versions of Webb's article. There are also manuscripts, typescripts, and notes by Davis relating to his research and writings, photographs of Davis and of his x-ray spectograph, and clippings and memorabilia of his life and work.

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Using the Collection

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Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts.

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[Collection Name]. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 06/--/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2012-05-22 xml document instance created by Judi Zupnick

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University--Faculty.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University--Students.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hayner, Lucy J.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Physics--Study and teaching.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pupin, Michael Idvorsky, 1858-1935.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rabi, I. I. (Isidor Isaac), 1898-1988.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Webb, H. B. (Harold B.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Woodward, Robert Simpson, 1849-1924.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
X-rays--Research.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Professor of Physics, Columbia University, 1903-1939 (Columbia University A.M., 1900; Ph.D., 1901; D.D. Sc., 1929)

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