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Arthur J. Freeman Papers

Identifier: 11/3/21/7

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Scope and Contents

The Arthur J. Freeman Papers fill 100 boxes and span the years from 1953-2012. Contained within the collection are correspondence, published and unpublished research papers, conference and lecture materials, and administrative papers.

The collection is organized into six series: Correspondence, Research, Presentations, Conferences, Subject files and Restricted.

Correspondence, contained in boxes 1-20, spans the years 1953-2011. Included is professional, research and personal communications.

Research, contained in boxes 21-80, is divided into four sub-series; Papers, Papers in progress, Calculations, projects and notes, and Other papers. The sub-series Papers, box 21-71, contains papers by Arthur Freeman, along with his associates, and are research papers that were published in various scientific journals. Papers in progress, boxes 72-74, contain research papers that were unpublished or in the editing process. Calculations, projects and notes, boxes 75-79, contain calculations and notes regarding work in progress along with email correspondence with colleagues working on different projects. Other papers, boxes 77-80, are research in progress, papers by other scientists and related email correspondence and notes.

Presentations and Course Lectures, boxes 81-88, contain notes, transparencies and PowerPoint files used in presentations and lectures spanning the years 1995-2012.

Conferences, boxes 89-93, and spanning the years 1994-2012, contain information regarding various conferences and symposiums attended by Freeman, travel arrangements and related email correspondence.

Clippings and Subject Files, boxes 94-99, contain various topics related to Freeman’s research and business activities, articles about him and his research, and administrative topics related to Northwestern University.

The restricted materials, box 100, contain student and employee information.


  • 1953-2012


Conditions Governing Use

Box 100 is restricted.


100 Boxes

Language of Materials



Arthur J. Freeman (1930-2016) was chair of the Physics Department at Northwestern University, 1967-2014. He was a solid-state theorist interested in the electronic and magnetic properties of rare-earth and other transition metals. He was well known among solid-state experimentalists for his work on hyperfine interactions in transition metals. This colleciton of his papers fills 100 boxes and span the years from 1953-2012; it contains correspondence, published and unpublished research papers, conference and lecture materials, and administrative papers.


The papers of Arthur J. Freeman are organized into: correspondence (arranged alphabetically by last name); research (papers by Freeman, in chronological order; papers in progress, in alphabetical order; calculations, projects and notes, arranged by category and date; and other papers, arranged alphabetically by title); presentations (in alphabetical order); conferences (in chronological order); clippings and subject files (in alphabetical order); and restricted materials.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Arthur Freeman Papers, accession #13-81, were donated to the University Archives by Arthur Freeman, April 24, 2013.

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Processing Information

Emily Head, 2018.

Guide to the Arthur J. Freeman Papers
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Mimi Head
June 2018
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Library Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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