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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Marcel Schein Papers 1929-1960

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Schein, Marcel. Papers

Dates:

1929-1960

Size:

3 linear feet (6 boxes)

Repository:

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

Abstract:

This collection contains correspondence, proposals, reports, notes, manuscripts, photographs, diagrams, and films pertaining to physicist Marcel Schein's research on cosmic rays.

Information on Use

Access

This collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Schein, Marcel. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.

Biographical Note

Marcel Schein, born in Czechoslovakia in 1902, was educated at the University of Vienna, the University of Wurzburg, and the University of Zurich, where he received his Ph.D. magna cum laude. After teaching in several European universities, he emigrated to the United States in 1938. In that year, he was appointed a research associate in the Department of Physics at the University of Chicago. In 1946, he was appointed professor of physics and a member of the staff of the Institute for Nuclear Studies, until his death in 1960. His major field of research was in the investigation of cosmic rays.

Scope Note

The Marcel Schein Papers primarily consist of proposals, reports, manuscripts, notes, diagrams and articles pertaining to Schein's research into cosmic rays during the 1940s and 1950. It is organized into nine series: Series I General Files; Series II Proposals; Series III Reports; Series IV Notes and Diagrams; Series V Notebooks and Research Albums; Series VI Drafts and Manuscripts; Series VII Published Articles and Books; and Series VIII Audio-Visual.

Series I, General Files, consists of general files, including awards, correspondence, and a list of conferences that Schein participated in.

Series II, Proposals, consists of research and budget proposals.

Series III, Reports, contains reports submitted by Schein to various organizations, including the United States Navy and the University of Chicago.

Series IV, Notes and Diagrams, consists of undated fragmentary drafts, research notes, photographs of equipment, diagrams and graphs.

Series V, Notebooks and Research Albums, consists of two research notebooks and four research albums containing graphs, diagrams and photographs. Each research album was removed from their original binders and placed into folders.

Series VI, Drafts and Manuscripts, consists of manuscripts and corrected drafts of various articles and reports.

Series VII, Published Articles and Books, contains some of Schein's published articles and books. Also included in this series are galley proofs and reprints.

Series VIII, Audio-Visual, consists of photographs of equipment, graphs and diagrams directly related to research, and various photographs not directly pertaining to Schein's research. The graphs and diagrams are included in this series because they were originally filed with the equipment photographs. Two collections of non-research photographs, the Balloon Photograph Album and the Mount McKinley Album, were removed from their original binders and placed in folders. Also contained within this collection are glass plate photographs pertaining to Schein's Expedition to Mount Elbrus, and six reels of 16mm film covering cosmic ray experiments in Guam, the Caribbean, and Stagg Field at the University of Chicago.

Related Resources

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: General Files

Box 1   Folder 1

Awards, 1956, 1957

Box 1   Folder 2

Correspondence, 1951-1960

Box 1   Folder 3

Open Letter to Members of the International Cooperative Emulsion Projects, 1959

Box 1   Folder 4

Programs of conferences and discussions in which Schein participated, 1957, undated

Series II: Proposals

Box 1   Folder 5

Budget Proposal for Office of Navy Research, undated

Box 1   Folder 6

Research Proposals to the Office of Naval Research for Cosmic Ray Research, 1953-1954

Box 1   Folder 7

Research Proposals to the Office of Naval Research for Cosmic Ray Research, 1957

Box 1   Folder 8

Research Proposals to the Office of Naval Research for Cosmic Ray Research, 1958

Box 1   Folder 9

Research Proposals to the Office of Naval Research for Cosmic Ray Research, 1959

Box 1   Folder 10

Research Proposals to the National Science Foundation, 1957-1958, undated

Box 1   Folder 11

Various Research Proposals, 1956-1958, undated

Series III: Reports

Box 1   Folder 12

Reports on Office of Naval Research research, 1947-1958

Box 1   Folder 13

Report on University of Chicago Large Rectangular Cloud Chamber and Carnegie Model C Meters, undated

Box 1   Folder 14

Report on "Cosmic Ray Reconnaissance, Mt. McKinley, Alaska," 1947-1949

Box 1   Folder 15

Report on Summer Institute for Cooperative Emulsion Research at the University of Chicago, July and August, 1956

Box 1   Folder 16

Report on Research in the Ultra-High Energy Field, 1958

Box 1   Folder 17

Reports on Research Projects at University of Chicago, 1955-1959

Series IV: Notes and Diagrams

Box 2   Folder 1

Handwritten Notes and Diagrams, undated

Box 2   Folder 2

Handwritten Notes and Diagrams, undated

Box 2   Folder 3

Handwritten Notes and Diagrams, undated

Box 2   Folder 4

Notes and Fragmentary Drafts, undated

Box 2   Folder 5

Notes and Fragmentary Drafts, undated

Box 2   Folder 6

Notes and Fragmentary Drafts, undated

Box 2   Folder 7

Graphs and Diagrams, undated

Series V: Notebooks and Research Albums

Box 2   Folder 8

Bound Notebook labeled "S.S.," undated

Box 2   Folder 9

Bound Bibliographic Notebook, undated

Box 2   Folder 10

Untitled Research Album #1, undated

Box 2   Folder 11

Untitled Research Album #1, undated

Box 2   Folder 12

Untitled Research Album #1, undated

Box 2   Folder 13

Untitled Research Album #1, undated

Box 3   Folder 1

Untitled Research Album #2, undated

Box 3   Folder 2

Untitled Research Album #2, undated

Box 3   Folder 3

Untitled Research Album #2, undated

Box 3   Folder 4

Untitled Research Album #3, undated

Box 3   Folder 5

Untitled Research Album #4, undated

Box 3   Folder 6

Untitled Research Album #4, undated

Series VI: Drafts and Manuscripts

Box 3   Folder 7

Early drafts of articles with corrections, undated

Box 3   Folder 8

Early drafts of articles with corrections, undated

Box 3   Folder 9

Article manuscripts, undated

Box 3   Folder 10

Carbon copies of article manuscripts, undated

Box 3   Folder 11

Mimeographed copies of article manuscripts, undated

Box 3   Folder 12

Mimeographed copies of article manuscripts, undated

Series VII: Published Articles and Books

Box 3   Folder 13

Reprints and galley proofs of articles, 1944-1955, undated

Box 3   Folder 14

Offprint titles, A-M

Box 3   Folder 15

Offprint tittles, N-Z

Box 3   Folder 16

Opitsche Messungen am Quecksilber-Atom, 1929

Series VIII: Audio-Visual

Box 4   Folder 1

Photographs of equipment, graphs and diagrams, undated

Box 4   Folder 2

Photographs of equipment, graphs and diagrams, undated

Box 4   Folder 3

Photographs of equipment, graphs and diagrams, undated

Box 4   Folder 4

Photographs of equipment, graphs and diagrams, undated

Box 4   Folder 5

Photographs of equipment, graphs and diagrams, undated

Box 4   Folder 6

Photographs of equipment, graphs and diagrams, undated

Box 4   Folder 7

Photographs of equipment, graphs and diagrams, undated

Box 4   Folder 8

Photographs of equipment, graphs and diagrams, undated

Box 4   Folder 9

Photographs of equipment, graphs and diagrams, undated

Box 4   Folder 10

Photographs of equipment, graphs and diagrams, undated

Box 4   Folder 11

Photographs of equipment, graphs and diagrams, undated

Box 5   Folder 1

Photographs of equipment, graphs and diagrams, undated

Box 5   Folder 2

Photographs of equipment, graphs and diagrams, undated

Box 5   Folder 3

Photographs of equipment, graphs and diagrams, undated

Box 5   Folder 4

Photographs of equipment, graphs and diagrams, undated

Box 5   Folder 5

Photographs of equipment, graphs and diagrams, undated

Box 5   Folder 6

Photographs of equipment, graphs and diagrams, undated

Box 5   Folder 7

Balloon Photograph Album, 1948

Box 5   Folder 8

Balloon Photograph Album, 1948

Box 5   Folder 9

Balloon Photograph Album, 1948

Box 5   Folder 10

Balloon Photograph Album, 1948

Box 5   Folder 11

Balloon Photographs, undated

Box 5   Folder 12

Photographs of equipment, undated

Box 5   Folder 13

U.S.S. Valley Forge Photographs and Certificate

Box 5   Folder 14

Photographs of transporting cosmic ray equipment from Brazil to Bolivian High Altitude Laboratory on Mount Chalcalyaya, undated

Box 5   Folder 15

Mount McKinley Photograph Album, 1949

Box 5   Folder 16

Mount McKinley Photograph Album, 1949

Box 5   Folder 17

Unidentified Photographs

Box 6   Folder 1

Expedition to Mount Elbeus glass slides, undated

Box 6   Folder 2

Guam balloon flights, undated

Box 6   Folder 3

Caribbean expedition, balloon flight no. 1, 16mm film, 1960

Box 6   Folder 4

Caribbean expedition, balloon flight no. 2, 16mm film, 1960

Box 6   Folder 5

Balloon Test, Stagg Field, 16mm film, September 6,

Box 6   Folder 6

Balloon Test, Stagg Field, 16mm film, October 21,

Box 6   Folder 7

Balloon Test, Stagg Field, 16mm film, 1952-1954