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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Association of Pasadena Scientists Records 1945-1946

© 2000 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Association of Pasadena Scientists. Records

Dates:

1945-1946(inclusive)

Size:

1 linear ft. (2 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637

Abstract:

The Association of Pasadena Scientists was founded late in 1945 as a response to the growing controversy over the use of atomic energy. Membership in the organization was open to scientists, graduate students, and technicians in the Pasadena area. The main purpose of the group was "to meet the increasingly apparent responsibility of scientists in promoting the welfare of mankind and the achievement of a stable world peace." The records of the Association of Pasadena Scientists cover the period 1945 to 1946 and include press releases, statements and correspondence of members of the Association.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is:

Association of Pasadena Scientists. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.

Historical Note

The Association of Pasadena Scientists was founded late in 1945 as a response to the growing controversy over the use of atomic energy. Membership in the organization was open to scientists, graduate students, and technicians in the Pasadena area, and was composed mainly of persons on the staff of the California Institute of Technology, and a few graduate students. The main purpose of the group was "to meet the increasingly apparent responsibility of scientists in promoting the welfare of mankind and the achievement of a stable world peace." The Association also wished to insure the existence of a spirit of free inquiry especially with regard to atomic energy, and also to assure the free flow of accurate information to the public.

Scope Note

The records of the Association of Pasadena Scientists cover the period 1945 to 1946 and include press releases, statements and correspondence of members of the Association. Some correspondence of interested individuals outside the Association is included. The bulk of the material consists of papers and memos generated by the internal workings of the group. The Association was affiliated with the Federation of American Scientists.

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Federation of American Scientists material,

n.d.

Box 1   Folder 2

FAS material, Nov 20, 1945-Jan 22,

1946

Box 1   Folder 3

FAS material, Jan 25, 1946-Mar 19,

1946

Box 1   Folder 4

FAS material, Mar 27, 1946-Aug 2,

1946

Box 1   Folder 5

Association of Pasadena Scientists Newsletters Vol. 1, number 1-Vol II, number 1

Box 1   Folder 6

APS letters and releases, undated-Sept 5,

1046

Box 1   Folder 7

APS membership lists and data

Box 1   Folder 8

APS membership data

Box 1   Folder 9

APS minutes of general meetings, Nov 23, 1945-April 23,

1946

Box 1   Folder 10

APS committee lists, notices about steering committee meetings, APS constitution

Box 1   Folder 11

APS steering committee minutes

Box 1   Folder 12

Bull of the Atomic Scientists, UCLA correspondence, CIT statements, Association of Cambridge Scientists correspondence

Box 2   Folder 1

Correspondence, Atomic Scientists of Chicago; Columbia University; Conscription News; Cornell Scientists, Fellowship of Reconciliation; US Government

Box 2   Folder 2

Correspondence, Hollywood Writers Mobilization; U of Illinois; Independent Citizens Committee of the Arts, Sciences, and Professions, Inc. (Hollywood); Nat Comm. on Atomic Information

Box 2   Folder 3

Correspondence, Legislators; William N. Lipscomb; Assoc. of Los Alamos Scientists; Assoc. of Manhattan Project Scientists; MIT; Gene Maun.

Box 2   Folder 4

Correspondence, Miscellaneous; New York Scientists; North California Assoc. of Scientists

Box 2   Folder 5

Correspondence, Richard M. Noyes

Box 2   Folder 6

Correspondence, Oak Ridge Scientists; J.R. Oppenheimer; University of Pennsylvania; Bradford Shank; Science Society of Washington

Box 2   Folder 7

Correspondence, American Assoc. of Scientific Workers; National Assoc. of Scientific Writers; David P. Shoemaker; Southern California Science Teachers Assoc.; University of Texas; Charles Wagner

Box 2   Folder 8

Materials concerning the J. R. Oppenheimer hearing before the Senate