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Records of the Klopsteg Lecture Committee

Identifier: 0/11/12
Materials available for each Klopsteg 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.


  • 1962-1993


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use



2.00 Boxes


Paul E. Klopsteg was professor of applied science and director of research of Northwestern University's Technological Institute from 1944 to 1954. 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.


Materials for the Klopsteg lectures are in chronological order.

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.

Related Materials

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

Separated Materials

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

Processing Information

William K. Beatty, January - February 1994.
Guide to the Records of the Klopsteg Lecture Committee
William K. Beatty
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US