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   C.S. (Chien-Shiung) Wu Papers, 1945-1994 [Bulk Dates: 1960-1979]

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); C.S. (Chien-Shiung) Wu Papers; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University in the City of New York

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Series I: Correspondence, 1958-1992

This series contains correspondence between C. S. Wu and her colleagues and friends. It includes English language and Chinese language correspondence from all over the world. The letters relate to Wu's research and professional obligations, such as her positions at Columbia University and the American Physical Society. Correspondence with the American Physical Society and Columbia University also appear in Series II and Series IV, respectively. The correspondence was originally separated into a chronological series and an alphabetical series. Those series have been maintained as sub-series and a third sub-series of general correspondence has been added.

Subseries I.1: Chronological, 1964-1992

Correspondence in this series is arranged by year and month.

Undated

Box 1
Folder 1
1964-1973
Box 1
Folder 2
1974 January-May
Box 1
Folder 3
1974 June-August
Box 1
Folder 4
1974 September-December
Box 1
Folder 5
1975 January-May
Box 1
Folder 6
1975 June-July
Box 1
Folder 7
1975 August-December
Box 1
Folder 8
1976 January-February
Box 1
Folder 9
1976 March-May
Box 1
Folder 10
1976 June-September
Box 1
Folder 11
1976 October-December
Box 1
Folder 12
1977 January-February
Box 1
Folder 13
1977 March-May
Box 1
Folder 14
1977 June-July
Box 1
Folder 15
1977 August-September
Box 1
Folder 16
1977 October-December
Box 1
Folder 17
1978 January-February
Box 1
Folder 18
1978 March-April
Box 1
Folder 19
1978 May-June
Box 1
Folder 20
1978 July-September
Box 1
Folder 21
1978 October

Box 2
Folder 1
1978 November-December
Box 2
Folder 2
1979 January-February
Box 2
Folder 3
1979 March-April
Box 2
Folder 4
1979 May-July
Box 2
Folder 5
1979 August-September
Box 2
Folder 6
1979 October-November
Box 2
Folder 7
1979 December
Box 2
Folder 8
1980 January
Box 2
Folder 9
1980 February
Box 2
Folder 10
1980 March-April
Box 2
Folder 11
1980 May-June
Box 2
Folder 12
1980 September-October
Box 2
Folder 13
1980 November-December
Box 2
Folder 14
1982 February-July
Box 2
Folder 15
1983-1989
Box 2
Folder 16
1990-1992
Box 2
Folder 17

Subseries I.2: Alphabetical, 1958-1992

Alphabetical correspondence is not only organized by last name, but also by topic, such as "Commencement," "Chicago, University of," and "Proof Reading." In the alphabetical subseries, there is considerable correspondence with Kay Runge of the University of Heidelberg. The folders of "Alphabetical-Moszkowski, Steven A." and "Miscellaneous-John Wiley and Sons" contain correspondence regarding, Beta Decay , a book co-authored by Wu and Moszkowski and published by John Wiley Sons Publishers in 1965. Folder "Miscellaneous-Fan Mail" contains some requests for autographs and photos of Wu, but similar letters can be found throughout the chronological correspondence files as well. The folder of correspondence of Glenn R. Schleede contains a photograph from the White House of President Ford signing the bill to create the Office of Science and Technology Policy in 1976. Folder "Miscellaneous-Job Inquiries Declined" contains letters to and from Wu and other faculty in the Physics Department of Columbia University regarding teaching positions and are arranged alphabetically by surname of the person applying. Similar correspondence can be found throughout the chronological correspondence. The folder "Miscellaneous-Free Circulation of Scientists" focuses on the resolution of that name passed by the International Council of Scientific Unions regarding issues like the Soviet scientists who were being prevented from leaving the country. In a letter dated April 9, 1975, Wu declined an invitation from President McGill to serve on the Ad Hoc Committee of Columbia to study comparative salaries of men and women.

A, 1964-1982
Box 2
Folder 18
B, 1959-1971
Box 2
Folder 19
C, 1959 1965-1983
Box 2
Folder 20
Chow, Ying-Wei, 1965-1966
Box 2
Folder 21
D-E, 1961-1975
Box 2
Folder 22
F, 1958-1978
Box 2
Folder 23
G, 1962-1979
Box 2
Folder 24
H, 1958-1969
Box 2
Folder 25
J, 1966-1977
Box 2
Folder 26
K, 1960-1978
Box 2
Folder 27
L, 1963-1971

Box 3
Folder 1
Lee, Wo-Yen, 1965
Box 3
Folder 2
Lee, Y.K., 1983
Box 3
Folder 3
M, 1958-1970
Box 3
Folder 4
Mao, Yi-Sheng T. E., 1979-1982
Box 3
Folder 5
Mo, Luke W., 1970
Box 3
Folder 6
Moszkowski, Steven A., 1964-1968
Box 3
Folder 7
N, 1965-1978
Box 3
Folder 8
National Academy of Sciences
Committee on Human Rights, 1978-1985
Box 3
Folder 9
Foreign Associates, 1983
Box 3
Folder 10
National Museum of American History--Fall of Parity Exhibit, 1981-1982
Box 3
Folder 11
National Research Council--Nuclear Physics Survey Panel,
1969-1970
Box 3
Folder 12
O, 1962-1969
Box 3
Folder 13
P, 1956-1971, undated
Box 3
Folder 14
Phillips, Melba, 1963-1980
Box 3
Folder 15
R, 1958-1976
Box 3
Folder 16
S, 1958-1981
Box 3
Folder 17
Schleede, Glenn R., 1976
Box 3
Folder 18
T, 1959, 1964-1979
Box 3
Folder 19
U, 1964-1978
Box 3
Folder 20
V, 1968
Box 3
Folder 21
W, 1959-1971
Box 3
Folder 22
Y-Z, 1959, 1964-1977
Box 3
Folder 23

Subseries I.3: General, 1958-1992

This subseries of additional correspondence was added to the existing Chronological and Alphabetical files. It is arranged alphabetically by description.

Awards and Citations, 1958-1978
Box 3
Folder 24
Book Donations for China, 1979
Box 3
Folder 25
Columbia University--China Scholarly Exchange Project, 1978-1979, 1992
Box 3
Folder 26
Committee of Concerned Scientists on Benjamin Levich, 1975
Box 3
Folder 27
Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China, 1976
Box 3
Folder 28
Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China--Mary Brown Bullock Report, 1978
Box 3
Folder 29
Davis, Harold--Physics Today Editor, 1975
Box 3
Folder 30
Delegations from China, 1978
Box 3
Folder 31
Delegations from China--Nuclear and Plasma Physics Delegation, 1978
Box 3
Folder 32
Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1978-1980
Box 3
Folder 33
Empty Envelopes, 1967-1969, undated
Box 3
Folder 34
Fan Mail, 1978
Box 3
Folder 35
Free Circulation of Scientists (Resolution of the International Council of Scientific Unions), 1973-1974
Box 3
Folder 36
Holiday Cards, undated
Box 3
Folder 37
Invitations, 1974-1976, undated
Box 3
Folder 38
Job Inquiries Declined (alphabetical by surname), 1973-1976
Box 3
Folder 39
John Wiley & Sons Publishers Re: Beta Decay, 1963-1971, undated
Box 3
Folder 40
Leonard Kasday and A.M. Rushton, 1970-1971
Box 3
Folder 41
Letter from Gerald Ford, 1976
Box 3
Folder 42
Letters of Congratulations and Thanks, 1957-1974, undated
Box 3
Folder 43
National Medal of Science, 1975-1983
Box 3
Folder 44
Pupin Laboratory's 50th Anniversary--Dinner in Honor of I.I. Rabi, 1978
Box 3
Folder 45
Requests to Work in C.S. Wu's Lab, 1961-1963
Box 3
Folder 46
Research Corporation, 1964-1967
Box 3
Folder 47
Symposium Honoring Bob Serber, 1977
Box 3
Folder 48
Telephone Messages and Postcards, 1982-1983

Box 4
Folder 1
Testimony and Documents Relating to National Science Foundation, 1975-1977
Box 4
Folder 2
Unidentified Chinese Language Documents, undated
Box 4
Folder 3
Wolf Foundation, 1978-1983, undated
Box 4
Folder 4

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