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

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Series II: American Physical Society (APS), 1962-1982

This series holds material relating to Wu's participation in the American Physical Society (APS), of which she was president during the mid-1970s. The series is divided into six sub-series: Sub-series II.1. Correspondence; Subseries II.2. Meetings; Subseries II.3. Administrative Matters; Subseries II.4. Publications and Reports; Subseries II.5. Awards and Events; and Subseries II.6. Research and Studies.

Subseries II.1: Correspondence, 1962-1978

This subseries contains correspondence on issues of importance to the APS, including persecution of Soviet scientists, committee appointments and decisions, science and physics issues in the federal government, and publications. The correspondence is arranged by subject as well as by individual names, committees and organizations. The folder of correspondence with Karl Darrow includes letters responding to a dispute surrounding an article published in Physical Review in the 1960's, about which Harvard faculty suggested a publishing bias in favor of Columbia University. Some strong language is used in these letters. The two folders of voter correspondence from 1966 reflect Wu's position on the Board of Tellers of the APS when a vote on a new constitution and bylaws sparked controversy. The correspondence in these folders relates to that controversy.

American Institute of Physics (AIP), 1971-1977

Box 4
Folder 5
Associate Members, 1973
Box 4
Folder 6
Committee Appointments and Nominations, 1974-1977
Box 4
Folder 7
Committee on Minorities, 1970-1975
Box 4
Folder 8
Committee of Scientific Society Presidents (CSSP), 1974-1977
Box 4
Folder 9
Complaints and Suggestions from APS Membership, 1974-1975
Box 4
Folder 10
Education Committee, 1974-1975
Box 4
Folder 11
Energy Reactor Safety Studies, 1975
Box 4
Folder 12
General, 1970-1974
Box 4
Folder 13
General, 1975 January-August
Box 4
Folder 14
General, 1975-1976 September
Box 4
Folder 15
H. Guyford Steever, 1975
Box 4
Folder 16
Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE), 1974
Box 4
Folder 17
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 1974-1975
Box 4
Folder 18
J.A. Burton, 1974
Box 4
Folder 19
Karl Darrow, 1962-1973
Box 4
Folder 20
K.C. Nomura Re: Use of "JAP," 1975
Box 4
Folder 21
Kistiakowsky, Vera, 1975
Box 4
Folder 22
Letter to President Gerald Ford, 1975
Box 4
Folder 23
Letters to P.Y. Chou, Y.S. Woo and W.Y. Chang, 1975, undated
Box 4
Folder 24
National Science Foundation Grants, 1974
Box 4
Folder 25
Prior Publication Release Restriction, 1975
Box 4
Folder 26
Re:Nelson Rockefeller, 1975
Box 4
Folder 27
S.A. Goudsmit and G. Uhlenbeck Dinner, 1975-1976
Box 4
Folder 28
Soviet Scientists, 1975-1976
Box 4
Folder 29
Soviet Scientists and Censorship at APS, 1973-1976
Box 4
Folder 30
Technology Resources Survey and Applications Act, 1974
Box 4
Folder 31
Title IX of the Civil Rights Act Regulation, 1974
Box 4
Folder 32
UNESCO and Israel, 1975
Box 4
Folder 33
Voter Correspondence, 1966
Box 4
Folder 34
Voter Correspondence, Balloting, 1966
Box 4
Folder 35
W.K.H. Panofsky, 1974-1975
Box 4
Folder 36
Women in Science and Technology Equal Opportunity Act (S. 2550), 1978
Box 4
Folder 37
W.W. Havens Correspondence, 1974-1975
Box 4
Folder 38
W.W. Havens, Letters to Nominees (alphabetical by surname), 1975
Box 4
Folder 39

Subseries II.2: Meetings, 1966-1982

This subseries consists of material on the various meetings held by the APS including executive and budget meetings, council meetings, general and annual meetings, and background material for meetings.

American Philosophical Society Conference, 1982
Box 4
Folder 40
Background Material for June 1974 Executive and Budget Committees, 1974
Box 4
Folder 41
Background Material for 1975 January Meeting, 1974-1975
Box 4
Folder 42
Background Materials for 1976 February Meeting, 1976

Box 5
Folder 1
Council Meetings, 1974 January-April
Box 5
Folder 2
Council Meetings, 1974-1976 October
Box 5
Folder 3
Executive/Budget Committee, 1974-1977
Box 5
Folder 4
General Meetings, 1966-1979
Box 5
Folder 5
Meeting Schedules, 1973-1975
Box 5
Folder 6
Panel on "Women in Physics,"
1970-1971
Box 5
Folder 7

Subseries II.3: Administrative Matters, 1968-1976

This subseries contains material regarding administrative matters including governing documents, lists of committee members, fellowship program guidelines, and membership information. Also included are documents on the Committee on Professional Concerns and the Panel on Public Affairs.

APS Industrial Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, 1977
Box 5
Folder 8
Committee on Professional Concerns, 1973 1976
Box 5
Folder 9
Constitution and By-Laws, 1975-1976
Box 5
Folder 10
Lists of Committee Members, 1968, 1973-1974
Box 5
Folder 11
Membership, 1974
Box 5
Folder 12
Panel on Public Affairs, 1975
Box 5
Folder 13
Resolution to Admit Sigma Pi Sigma in the APS Insurance Trust, 1974
Box 5
Folder 14
Travel Vouchers, 1975
Box 5
Folder 15

Subseries II.4: Publications and Reports, 1964-1972

This subseries consists of publications and reports of the APS. Included are financial and treasurer reports, presidential reports, and Wu's address upon retiring as president of the APS.

Ad Hoc Committee on a Washington Representative Report, 1974
Box 5
Folder 16
American Institute of Physics (AIP), 1973-1974
Box 5
Folder 17
Assorted Financial Reports, 1974-1975
Box 5
Folder 18
Auditor's Reports, 1973-1975
Box 5
Folder 19
Benjamin S. Cooper Report on Experience as APS Fellow, 1974
Box 5
Folder 20
Clippings Re: APS, 1974-1975
Box 5
Folder 21
Committee on Women in Physics Annual Report, 1974-1978, 1982
Box 5
Folder 22
Committee on Women in Physics Report: "Women in Physics"(to Appendix G),
1972
Box 5
Folder 23
Committee on Women in Physics Report: "Women in Physics"(H-Z), 1972
Box 5
Folder 24
General Considerations on a Center for Physics, 1976
Box 5
Folder 25
High Resolution Studies of Muonic X-rays, 1965
Box 5
Folder 26
Interim Report of the Selection Committee of APS Congressional Fellows, ca. 1974
Box 5
Folder 27
Muons and Nuclear Structure by Samuel Devons, 1964
Box 5
Folder 28
Preliminary Report on APS Committees, 1974
Box 5
Folder 29
President's Report, 1975
Box 5
Folder 30
Press Releases on Reactor Safety Study, 1975
Box 5
Folder 31
Report of Ad Hoc FORUM Committee on Placement, 1974-1975
Box 5
Folder 32
Study of Women High School Physics Teachers, 1975
Box 5
Folder 33
Treasurer's Reports, 1974-1976
Box 5
Folder 34
Wu's Retiring Presidential Address, 1976
Box 5
Folder 35

Subseries II.5: Awards and Events, 1974-1975

This subseries contains documents relating to awards and events offered by the APS.

1975 Particle Accelerator Conference, 1974
Box 5
Folder 36
1976 International Conference on the Interactions of Neutrons with Nuclei, 1974
(2 folders)
Box 5
Folder 37-38
APS Prize in High Polymer Physics, 1974
Box 5
Folder 39
Davisson-Germer Prize, 1974-1975
Box 5
Folder 40
Leo Szilard Award and Forum Award, 1974
Box 5
Folder 41
Oliver Buckley Solid State Physics Prize, 1974
Box 5
Folder 42

Subseries II.6: Research and Studies, 1973-1975

This subseries holds documents on the research and studies performed and proposed by the APS.

List of Members of Reactor Safety Study Panel, 1975
Box 5
Folder 43
Proposal for Summer Study on Improving Energy Utilization in Commercial Buildings, undated
Box 5
Folder 44
Proposals for APS Studies, 1974-1975
Box 5
Folder 45
Summer Study on Nuclear Reactor Safety, 1973-1975
Box 5
Folder 46

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