Northwestern

Klopsteg Lecture Committee, Records of the Edit

Summary

Identifier
0/11/12

Dates

  • 1962-1993 (Creation)

Extents

  • 2.00 Boxes (Whole)

Names

Subjects

Notes

  • Abstract

    Paul E. Klopsteg was professor of applied science and director of research of the Technological Institute at Northwestern University from 1944 to 1954. Prior to, and following, that he served Northwestern on advisory committees and as a consultant.
    In 1943 he donated $12,500 to the Physics Department. In 1960, because of the greater availability of governmental research funds for the department, Klopsteg changed the purpose of the fund he had established to the support of an annual lecture or lecture series.

  • Scope and Contents

    Materials for each lecture vary considerably. The lectures for 1978 through 1985 are extensively documented in terms of correspondence, notes and publicity, pertaining primarily to the choice of the lecturer and the pertinent social events.

    Texts of the lectures are irregularly available; see list in Folder 1.

  • Method of Acquisition

    The bulk of these records were transferred to the University Archives by Professor Martin Bailyn on Jan. 15, 1991, as Accession #91-7. Two additional folders were transferred from the Archives' University Lecture Series Records, in the General Files.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    None.

  • Separated Materials

    Four posters were transferred to the University Archives' poster collection.

  • Related Materials

    See Paul E. Klopsteg Papers, Series 22/4/11, especially Box 4, Folder 13

  • Processing Information

    William K. Beatty, January - February 1994.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    unspecified

  • Conditions Governing Use

    None.

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