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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Joseph H. Rush Papers 1945-1948

© 2000 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Rush, Joseph H. Papers

Dates:

1945-1948(inclusive)

Size:

1 linear ft. (2 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,

1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637

Abstract:

Joseph H. Rush was the first Secretary-Treasurer of the Federation of American Scientists (FAS). The Joseph H. Rush papers cover the period 1945 through 1948 and deal primarily with the formation and early years of the FAS. They consist mostly of letters about the business of FAS or its predecessors.

Information on Use

Citation

When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is:

Rush, Joseph H. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.

Biographical Note

Dr. Joseph H. Rush served as the first Secretary-Treasurer of the Federation of American Scientists from 1946 to 1947. The Federation of American Scientists, a federation of seven associations of scientists and engineers, was organized in 1946 for the purpose of promoting world peace, international control of atomic energy, and the proper use of science for general welfare. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., FAS sought to influence government policy and educate the public concerning the social implications of new knowledge in science.

Scope Note

Joseph H. Rush was the first Secretary-Treasurer of the Federation of American Scientists (FAS). The Joseph H. Rush papers cover the period 1945 through 1948 and deal primarily with the formation and early years of the FAS. The papers consist mostly of letters about the business of FAS or its predecessors. The papers are arranged in their original order and the headings in the guide were those used by Joseph H. Rush.

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

FAS,

1948

Box 1   Folder 2

Administrative Committee

Box 1   Folder 3

ASAE

Box 1   Folder 4

Atomic Energy Legislation

Box 1   Folder 5

Clippings - J.H.R.

Box 1   Folder 6

Clippings, General

Box 1   Folder 7

Commies, etc.

Box 1   Folder 8

FAS

Box 1   Folder 9

Financial Statements

Box 1   Folder 10

International Control of Atomic Energy

Box 1   Folder 11

Historical - Oak Ridge

Box 2   Folder 1

Social Scientists

Box 2   Folder 2

World Government

Box 2   Folder 3

Austin, Texas

Box 2   Folder 4

Los Alamos

Box 2   Folder 5

Pasadena

Box 2   Folder 6

Dallas

Box 2   Folder 7

Granville, Ohio

Box 2   Folder 8

Association of Oak Ridge Scientists, Exec. Committee

Box 2   Folder 9

A.D. Glover - J.M. Kuehne

Box 2   Folder 10

Announcements - A.O.R. Scientists

Box 2   Folder 11

Local - for General Distribution

Box 2   Folder 12

Material from other Labs

Box 2   Folder 13

General Information

Box 2   Folder 14

Misc. Letters, Mostly Pre-FAS

Box 2   Folder 15

Misc. Letters & Speeches, FAS,

1946-1947

Box 2   Folder 16

FAS Letters,

1945-1947

Box 2   Folder 17

FAS, etc. - Correspondence

Box 2   Folder 18

Federation of Scientific Organizations Meeting, November,

1945