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Albert A. Michelson Collection, 1803-1989: Finding Aid

These papers were processed with the generous support of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1956.

Published in May 2003

Summary Information

  • Publisher: United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
  • Publisher Address:
    589 McNair Road
    Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
    Phone: 410-293-6917
    https://www.usna.edu/Library/sca/index.php
  • Call number: MS 347
  • Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
  • Title: Albert A. Michelson Collection
  • Dates: 1803-1989
  • Size: 63.25 linear feet (94 manuscript boxes, 7 flat boxes, and unboxed material)
  • Creator: Michelson, Albert A. (Albert Abraham), 1852-1931
  • Language(s) of material: English, French, German, Russian
  • Abstract: Albert A. Michelson, USNA Class of 1873, was the first American scientist to win a Nobel Prize (for Physics, in 1907). His career included teaching and research positions at the Naval Academy, the Case School of Applied Science, Clark University, and the University of Chicago. In addition to his experimental contributions to physics, spectroscopy, metrology, astronomy, and geophysics, Michelson invented instruments, such as the interferometer, the harmonic analyzer, the echelon spectroscope, and ruling engines, all of which continue to influence science today. Spanning from 1803 to 1989, the collection documents Michelson's long career, but also includes materials relevant to Michelson that were created before and after his lifetime. The majority of documents are photocopies of originals.

Chronology of Albert A. Michelson and Acknowledgements

1852
  • Born in Strelno, Prussia on December 19th
1855
  • Parents moved to the United States
1869
  • Graduated, San Francisco High School
1873
  • Graduated, U.S. Naval Academy
1875-1879
  • Instructor, Physics and Chemistry, U.S. Naval Academy
1877
  • Married Margaret Heminway
  • First Velocity of Light Experiment, U.S. Naval Academy (measured at 300,140+/- 480km/second)
1878
  • Author, "Measurement of Velocity of Light"
1879
  • Velocity of Light Experiment, U.S. Naval Academy (measured at 299,910 +/- 50km/second)
1879-1880
  • Nautical Almanac Office, Washington, D. C.
1880-1882
  • Performed first ether-drift experiment for which he invents interferometer
1880
  • Student, University of Berlin, Germany
1881
  • Resigned commission in U.S. Navy
  • Student, University of Heidelberg, Germany
1882
  • Student, College de France & Ecole Polytechnique
  • Velocity of Light Experiment, Case Institute (measured at 299,853+/-60 km/second—accepted as standard for 45 years)
1883-1889
  • Professor of Physics, Case School of Applied Science, Cleveland, Ohio
1886
  • Honorary PhD, Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
1887
  • Honorary PhD, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey
  • Vice President, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Invented the Michelson Interferometer
  • Michelson-Morley Ether Drift Experiment
1889
  • Awarded Count Rumford Medal
1889-1892
  • Professor and Head, Department of Physics, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts
1890-1891
  • Measured the diameter of a satellite of Jupiter at Harvard and Lick Observatories
1891-1919
  • Designed optical range finders for Bureau of Ordnance
1892
  • Member, Bureau International des Poids and Measures
1892-1929
  • Professor and Head, Department of Physics, University of Chicago
1893
  • Discovered a light wave in the red ray of cadmium, used as the standard length until 1960
1895-1900
  • Commander, 1st Battalion, Illinois Naval Reserve
1895
  • Begins ruling engine for diffraction gratings
1897
  • Honorary Member, Cambridge Philosophical Society, London
  • Member, International Committee on Weights and Measures (Represented the U.S. Government)
circa 1898
  • Invention of the Harmonic Analyzer with S.W. Stratton
1898
  • Honorary Member, Societe Scientifique "Antonio Alzte," Mexico
  • Divorced Margaret Heminway Michelson
  • Invented echelon spectroscope
1899
  • Honorary D.Sc, University of Cambridge, London
  • Lecturer, Lowell Institute, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Married Edna Stanton, Lake Forest, Illinois
1900
  • Awarded Grand Prix, Paris Exposition for the Harmonic Analyzer
1901
  • President, American Physical Society
  • Honorary LL.D., Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
1902
  • Member, American Philosophical Society
1902-1903
  • Member, Societie Francaise de Physique, Bureau International des Poids, et Measures
1903
  • Honorary Member, Sociedad Astronomica, Mexico
  • Author, Light Waves and their Uses
1904
  • Awarded, Matteucci Medal Society Italiana, Rome
1906
  • Honorary Fellow, Physical Society of London
  • Honorary LL.D., University of Pennsylvania
1907
  • Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics, Swedish Academy of Science
  • Awarded Copley Medal, Royal Society, London
1909
  • Honorary PhD, University of Leipzig, Germany
1910-1911
  • President, American Association for the Advancement of Science
1911
  • Honorary PhD, The Royal Frederik's University, Kristiana
  • Exchange Professor University of Gottingen, Germany (Summer)
1912
  • Awarded, Elliott Cresson Medal, Franklin Institute
1913-1919
  • Determination of the Rigidity and Elasticity of the Earth
1916
  • Awarded, Draper Medal
1918-1922
  • Enrolled in United States Naval Reserve Force
1918-1919
  • Active duty with the Bureau of Ordnance as scientific consultant
1919
  • Promoted to rank of Commander, USNRF
1920
  • Measured the diameter of Alpha Orinis, Betelgeuse (the first measurement of a star)
  • Exchange Professor, University of Paris, France
  • Foreign Associate French Academy
1921
  • Honorary LL.D. McGill University, Montreal, Canada
1922
  • Honorary Member, Societe Francasie de Physique, France
1925
  • Awarded, La Medaglia Mattencci, Rome
1925-1927
  • Velocity of Light Experiment, Mount Wilson (Michelson's most accurate reading of 299,796+/-4km/second)
  • "Distinguished Service" Professor of Physics, University of Chicago
1927
  • "Distinguished Service" Professor of Physics, University of Chicago
  • Author, Studies in Optics
1929
  • Elected Life Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Completed another ether-drift experiment at Mount Wilson, with Dayton Miller
1929-1933
  • Velocity of Light in a vacuum tube, Irvine Ranch (measured at 299,744+/-11km/second - completed by his associates F.G. Pease and F. Pearson after his death)
1930
  • Retired and moved to California
1931
  • Died, Pasadena, California, May 9th

Acknowledgements

Albert A. Michelson, USNA Class of 1873, was one of the giants in the scientific world of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The first American scientist to win a Nobel Prize (for Physics, in 1907), he had an illustrious career that included teaching and research positions at the Naval Academy, the Case School of Applied Science, Clark University, and the University of Chicago. (For details about Michelson’s life, see the Chronology in this Guide.)

The Michelson Collection came to the Naval Academy in 1977, but for many years it lacked a finding aid and satisfactory organization. The plan to reorganize the collection and provide a guide to it emerged several years ago. Ms. Alice Creighton, then Head of the Library’s Special Collections & Archives Division, first proposed the plan, and the Naval Academy Alumni Association helped the Library establish contact with members of the Class of 1956. Captain James M. Van Metre, USN, Retired, and his classmates in the 1956 USNA graduating class generously provided the funding that transformed the plan into reality.

In 2002, Dr. Jennifer A. Bryan, the current Head of our Special Collections & Archives Division, developed the project plan and hired an archivist to reorganize the collection and prepare the finding aid. Emily Close Hubbard, a member of the staff at the Maryland Historical Society, came on board in August 2002 as the project archivist on a part-time basis. Over the ensuing months, Ms. Hubbard reorganized and described the collection of this pre-eminent American scientist and Naval Academy alumnus.

Richard Hume Werking

Librarian, Associate Dean for Information, & Professor of History

U.S. Naval Academy

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Description of Contents

The Albert A. Michelson Collection contains correspondence, legal documents, publications, papers of Albert A. Michelson, Dorothy Michelson Livingston, and others, files and publications of the Michelson Museum, awards, honors and dedications, photographs, audio-visual materials, and artistic and musical works. All of these collection components were either created by Albert A. Michelson or relate directly to his life and career. The majority of the collection consists of photocopies of originals, though there are a number of significant original copies. This collection spans the years 1803-1989; however, the greater part of the collection falls in the range from 1861 to 1965.

Albert A. Michelson was a notable physicist and teacher who was the first American to win the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1907. Michelson has been recognized as a pioneer in his scientific endeavors to measure the velocity of light, ether drift, length of the standard meter, angular diameters of stars, and rigidity of the earth. In addition to his experimental contributions to physics, spectroscopy, metrology, astronomy, and geophysics, Michelson invented instruments, such as the interferometer, the harmonic analyzer, the echelon spectroscope, and ruling engines, all of which continue to influence science today.

The collection documents Michelson’s long career, but also includes materials relevant to Michelson that were created before and after his lifetime. The majority of the collection was transferred to the Naval Academy by the Michelson Museum of the Naval Weapons Center, in China Lake, California, in May 1977. An additional collection of papers created by Dorothy Michelson Livingston, Michelson’s daughter, was donated by her in 1989 and incorporated into the existing collection. The curator of the Michelson Museum, D. Theodore McAllister, accumulated a varied and comprehensive collection of materials by and about Michelson. The strengths of the collection are therefore exhibited by not only the extensive documentation of Michelson’s career but also a variety of media, from manuscripts to films. The collection’s main weakness is a lack of original material.

The bulk of the collection is represented by the series containing different types of publications, the papers of Dorothy Michelson Livingston, the Michelson Museum files and photographs. These larger sections of the collection contribute to the comprehensive character of the entire collection, as do the works in the Michelson Publications series and the Correspondence series. The books and periodicals in the Michelson Publications series represent all of Michelson’s published works. Furthermore, the materials in the Publications series encompass most of the published pieces about Michelson. Most of the original material in the collection is within the Scientific Papers of Michelson series, which contains many of Michelson’s notebooks, manuscripts, and lab notes along with the Artistic and Musical Works series, which reveal Michelson’s more personal passion for art and music.

The materials within each series have been arranged chronologically. Items have been housed in acid-free folders and boxes, or, if appropriate, have remained unboxed. In addition, original materials in folders have been further encapsulated in Mylar sleeves or acid-free envelopes.

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Arrangement

The Albert A. Michelson Collection consists of eleven major series:

  • Series 1: Correspondence, 1869-1974
  • Series 2: Legal Documents, circa 1850-1948
  • Series 3: Michelson Publications, 1878-1965
  • Series 4: Publications, 1819-1985
  • Series 5: Scientific Papers, 1868-1973
  • Series 6: Dorothy Michelson Livingston Papers, 1803-1989
  • Series 7: Michelson Museum, 1857-1877
  • Series 8: Awards, Honors, and Dedications, 1893-1961
  • Series 9: Photographs, 1900-1971, undated
  • Series 10: Audio-Visual Materials, circa 1917-1973
  • Series 11: Art and Musical Works, 1926-1930, undated
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Access and Use

Access

Access is unrestricted.

Copyright and Permission

The Albert A. Michelson Collection is the physical property of Nimitz Library. Copyright belongs to the authors or creators of the works, or their legal representatives. For further information, consult the Head, Special Collections & Archives.

It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure written permission to publish, reprint, or reproduce material from Special Collections & Archives. The researcher assumes responsibility for infringement of copyright or literary or publication rights. Please contact the Head, Special Collections & Archives for permission to publish and for further information.

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Acquisition and Appraisal

Provenance and Acquisition

Transferred from the Michelson Museum, Naval Weapons Center in China Lake, California on May 16, 1977.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Material

Additional information pertaining to Michelson's career and personal life can be found in Albert A. Michelson: A Virtual Tour of a Life in Science

Materials Cataloged Separately

No materials have been removed from this collection.

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Processing and Other Information

Preferred Citation

Albert A. Michelson Collection, MS 347

Special Collections & Archives Department

Nimitz Library

United States Naval Academy

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Emily Close Hubbard in May 2003. Finding aid written by Emily Close Hubbard in May 2003.

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Subject Headings

These materials have been indexed in the Naval Academy Library online catalog using the following terms. Those seeking related materials should search under these terms.

Name and Subject Terms

  • Ether (Space) -- History
  • Frost, Edwin Brant, 1866-1935
  • Hale, George Ellery, 1868-1938
  • Holden, Edward S. (Edward Singleton), 1846-1914
  • Interferometry
  • Light -- Speed -- History
  • Light -- Speed -- Measurement
  • Livingston, Dorothy Michelson
  • Measurement
  • Michelson Museum
  • Michelson, Albert A. (Albert Abraham), 1852-1931
  • Newcomb, Simon, 1835-1909
  • Nobel prizes
  • Optics -- History
  • Pease, Francis Gladheim, 1881-1938
  • Physicists -- United States
  • Physics -- History
  • Sperry, Elmer Ambrose, 1860-1930

Genre Terms

  • Audiocassettes
  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts
  • Monographs
  • Motion pictures (visual work)
  • Notebooks
  • Periodicals
  • Photographs
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Contents List

Series 1: CORRESPONDENCE, 1869-1974 Boxes 1-2

Series Description

This series contains personal and professional correspondence for Michelson and for others. The correspondence within this series is both incoming and outgoing. The series is divided into the two subseries entitled "Michelson" and "General." The "Michelson" subseries is comprised of Michelson’s incoming and outgoing correspondence, while the "General" subseries contains incoming and outgoing correspondence for people other than Michelson, but who are often related to him or his work. The bulk of the correspondence falls between 1891 and 1931.

Series Arrangement

The series is divided into the two subseries entitled "Michelson" and "General."

Subseries 1a: Michelson Correspondence, 1869-1974 Boxes 1-2

Subseries Description

Nearly all of the correspondence in this subseries is related to Michelson's most significant experiments, such as the measurement of the velocity of light, the ether-drift experiments, stellar interferometry and measurement, and the instruments utilized in these trials. Other subjects include the money needed to conduct experiments, professional activities, and letters related to Michelson's U.S. Naval Academy examination and his tour of duty in World War I. There are twenty-nine original letters that are mainly from professional scientific organizations to Michelson, recognizing him as a member at some level. Correspondents besides Michelson include Simon Newcomb, E.S. Holden, George E. Hale, Edwin B. Frost and Elmer A. Sperry. See also Series VI: Dorothy Michelson Livingston Papers, and Appendix C, a guide to this series.

Subseries Arrangement

The subseries is arranged chronologically.

Box 1 Folder 1
Accession forms - Michelson correspondence, undated
Box 1 Folder 2
Michelson correspondence, 1869-1891
Box 1 Folder 3
Michelson correspondence, 1892-1899
Box 1 Folder 4
Michelson correspondence, 1900-1904
Box 1 Folder 5
Michelson correspondence, 1905-1913
Box 1 Folder 6
Michelson correspondence, 1914-1919
Box 1 Folder 7
Michelson correspondence, 1920-1921
Box 1 Folder 8
Michelson correspondence, 1922-1925
Box 1 Folder 9
Michelson correspondence, 1926-1928
Box 2 Folder 1
Michelson correspondence, 1929-1931

Subseries 1b: General Correspondence, 1869-1974 Box 2

Subseries Description

Correspondence among Michelson's colleagues constitute the greater part of this subseries. The subjects of the earlier letters concern Michelson's experiments, publications, instruments, such as the range-finder and the telemeter, and his failing health in 1928. Letters in the latter part of the chronological sequence document recollections of Michelson by his colleagues, friends and family, including his daughter Beatrice and his second wife Edna Stanton Michelson. Some of these letters are addressed to Michelson's daughter Dorothy Michelson Livingston as a part of her research for the biography of her father, as well as a few letters related to Michelson, addressed to the Michelson Museum in China Lake, California. Other letters include a letter certifying Michelson's naturalization as a U.S. citizen on September 14, 1880 and correspondence containing Swedish commemorative stamps for the 1907 Nobel laureates, one of whom is Michelson.

Subseries Arrangement

The subseries is arranged chronologically.

Box 2 Folder 2
Accession forms - General correspondence, undated
Box 2 Folder 3
General correspondence, 1869-1926
Box 2 Folder 4
General correspondence, 1928-1933
Box 2 Folder 5
General correspondence, 1934-1974; undated

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Series 2: LEGAL DOCUMENTS, circa 1850-1948 Box 2

Series Description

Most of the materials in this series are photocopies of patents for various instruments created by Michelson. There are copies of two different patents for an optical telemeter (1891; 1919), two patents for a range-finder (1909; 1912), and a patent for an optical range finder (1919). Official birth records for Albert A. Michelson, the divorce papers of Michelson and his first wife Margaret Heminway Michelson, and the marriage papers of Michelson and his second wife Edna Stanton Michelson are included in this series as well. Other legal documents consist of the death certificates for Albert A. Michelson, for his father Samuel Michelson, and for his brother Charles Michelson. In addition, there is a certified copy of Albert A. Michelson’s last will and testament.

Series Arrangement

The subseries is arranged chronologically.

Box 2 Folder 6

Accession forms - Legal documents, undated

Box 2 Folder 7

Legal documents, circa 1850-1948

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Series 3: MICHELSON PUBLICATIONS, 1878-1965 Boxes 3-8

Series Description

This series represents a complete compilation of Michelson's published works. Published pieces in the form of books and periodical articles comprise the two subseries within this series. Many of Michelson's most important experiments and discoveries are reflected in his publications. His work was so far-reaching and influential, that many of his books and articles were published in several countries. This series consequently contains versions of both his books and articles in languages such as French and German.

Series Arrangement

The series is divided into two subseries.

Subseries 3a: Books, 1894-1964 Boxes 3-4

Subseries Description

Michelson published three books throughout his career: Determination Experimentale de la Valuer du Metre en Longueurs d'Ondes Lumineuses (1894), Light Waves and their Uses (1903), and Studies in Optics (1927). There are photocopies of Valuer du Metre, Lichten und Ihre Anwendungen, the 1911 German version of Light Waves and their Uses, as well as a 1912 and a 1934 English to Russian translation of the same. Additionally, there is an original hardcover copy of Light Waves and their Uses (1903), a hardcover copy of Study in Optics (1927), and a paperback copy of the 1962 edition of Study in Optics. In 1964, Honeywell, Inc. published Michelson's notes on his first velocity of light experiment, entitled Velocity of Light.

Subseries Arrangement

The subseries is arranged chronologically.

Box 3 Folder 1
Accession forms - Michelson publications – Books, undated
Box 3 Folder 2-4
Determination Experimentale de la Valuer du Metre en Longueurs d’Ondes Lumineuses, 1894

Three original copies.

Box 3 Folder 5
Lichten und Ihre Anwendungen, 1911

German translation.

Box 3 Folder 6
Light Waves and Their Uses, 1912

Russian translation.

Box 3 Folder 7
Light Waves and Their Uses, 1934

Russian translation.

Box 4 Folder 1-2
"Velocity of Light", 1964

Subseries 3b: Periodical Articles, 1878-1965 Boxes 4-8

Subseries Description

Over 75 articles and lectures, both authored and co-authored by Michelson, were printed in scholarly journals, government publications, and the organs of national and international science organizations and associations. Some of the periodicals that prolifically published Michelson's articles were the American Journal of Science and Arts, the American Association for the Advancement of Science Proceedings,Astronomy ans Astrophysics, Astrophysical Journal, Journal de Physique, Journal of the Optical Society of America, Nature, and Philosophical Magazine. The subjects of the articles, such as the velocity of light, the relative motion of the earth and the ether, the measurement of light waves, the broadening of spectral lines, theories about and sources of x-rays, spectroscopic methods, and the measurement of the rigidity of the earth, were often an explication of Michelson's own experiments. Each folder in this subseries contains the first publication of an article as well as the subsequent publications of that same article, as well as any reference published about that particular article. In order to facilitate research, the folders are in chronological order according to the first date of publication, and the article title is written on each folder. If there was a publication year only, that article was placed at the front of the folder as the first article. The original materials in this subseries are in the form of the entire periodical in which an article was published.

Subseries Arrangement

The subseries is arranged chronologically according to the first date of publication.

Box 4 Folder 3
Accession forms - Michelson publications - Periodical articles, undated
Box 4 Folder 4
"On a Method of Measuring the Velocity of Light", 1878, 1966
Box 4 Folder 5
"Velocity of Light", 1878
Box 4 Folder 6
"Experimental Determination of the Velocity of Light", 1878-1928
Box 4 Folder 7
"The Modifications Suffered by Light in Passing Through a Narrow Slit", 1878-1881
Box 4 Folder 8
"The Relative Motion of the Earth and the Luminiferous Ether", 1881-1931
Box 4 Folder 9
"On the Velocity of Light", 1881
Box 4 Folder 10
"Nouveau Thermomètre trés Sensible", 1882
Box 4 Folder 11
"Interference Phenomena in a New Form of Refractometer", 1882-1883
Box 4 Folder 12
"An Air-Thermometer whose Indications are Independent of the Barometric Pressure", 1882-1883
Box 4 Folder 13
"A Method for Determining the Rate of Tuning Forks", 1883-1884
Box 4 Folder 14
"On The Velocity of Light in Carbon Disulphide and the Difference in Velocity between Red and Blue", 1885
Box 4 Folder 15
"On M. Wolf's Modification of Foucault's Apparatus for the Measurement of the Velocity of Light", 1885
Box 4 Folder 16
"Supplementary Measures of the Velocities of White and Colored Light in Air, Water, and Carbon Disulphide...", 1885-1891
Box 5 Folder 1
"On the Relative Motion of the Earth and of the Luminiferous Ether", 1887-1935
Box 5 Folder 2
"Influence of Motion on the Medium on the Velocity of Light", 1886-1887
Box 5 Folder 3
"On a Method of Making the Wave-Length of Sodium Light the Actual and Practical Standard of Length", 1887-1888
Box 5 Folder 4
"A Plea for Light Waves", 1888
Box 5 Folder 5
"On the Feasibility of Establishing a Light-Wave as the Ultimate Standard of Length", 1889-1890
Box 5 Folder 6
"Measurement of Light-Waves", 1890-1891
Box 5 Folder 7
"A Simple Interference Experiment", 1890-1891
Box 5 Folder 8
"On the Application of Interference Methods to Astronomical Measurements", 1890-1892
Box 5 Folder 9
"Measurement of Jupiter's Satellites by Interference", 1891-1892
Box 5 Folder 10
"Visibility of Interference - Fringes in the Focus of a Telescope", 1891-1892
Box 5 Folder 11-12
"On the Applications of Interference Methods to Spectroscopic Measurements", 1892-1893
Box 5 Folder 13
"Comparison of the International Metre with the Wave-Length of the Light of Cadmium", 1893
Box 5 Folder 14
"Les Méthodes Interférentielles en Métrologie et I'Etablissement d'une Longueur d'orde comme unité Absolute de Longueur", 1893-1894
Box 5 Folder 15
"Light-Waves and Their Application to Meteorology", 1893-1894
Box 5 Folder 16
"On the Conditions which Affect the Spectro-Photography of the Sun", 1895
Box 6 Folder 1
"On the Limit of Visibility of Fine Lines in a Telescope", 1895
Box 6 Folder 2
"On the Broadening of Spectral Lines", 1895
Box 6 Folder 3
"A Theory of the X-Rays", 1896
Box 6 Folder 4
"Source of X-Rays", 1896
Box 6 Folder 5
"The Relative Motion of the Earth and the Ether", 1897
Box 6 Folder 6
"Radiation in a Magnetic Field", 1897
Box 6 Folder 7
"Radiation in a Magnetic Field", 1898
Box 6 Folder 8
"Radiation in a Magnetic Field", 1899
Box 6 Folder 9
"A Spectroscope Without Prisms or Gratings", 1898
Box 6 Folder 10
"The Echelon Spectroscope", 1898
Box 6 Folder 11
"The Echelon Spectroscope", 1899-1900
Box 6 Folder 12
"A New Harmonic Analyzer", 1898
Box 6 Folder 13
"Fourier's Series", 1898-1899
Box 6 Folder 14
"Nouvelle Méthode de tracer et D'Observer des Divisions de Précision Formées par des Lumineux sur Fond Noir", 1899
Box 6 Folder 15
"On a Ruling Engine for Diffraction Gratings", 1899-1902
Box 6 Folder 16
"The Velocity of Light", 1899-1902
Box 6 Folder 17
"On the Spectra of Imperfect Gratings", 1903
Box 6 Folder 18
"Relative Motion of Earth and Ether", 1904
Box 6 Folder 19
"Comparison of the Microscope and Telescope with an Interferometer", 1904, 1970
Box 6 Folder 20
"Report of Progress in Ruling Diffraction Gratings", 1905
Box 6 Folder 21
"Reciprocal Diffraction Phenomena", 1905
Box 6 Folder 22
"Use of the Concave Mirror with Diffraction Gratings", 1905
Box 6 Folder 23
"A Reciprocal Relation in Diffraction", 1905
Box 6 Folder 24
"Form Analysis", 1906
Box 6 Folder 25
"Recent Advances in Spectroscopy", 1908-1966
Box 6 Folder 26
"Recent Progress in Spectroscopic Methods", 1911-1912
Box 6 Folder 27
"Neuere Fortschritte auf dem GebietederSpektroskopie", 1912
Box 6 Folder 28
"On Metallica Colouring in Birds and Insects", 1911
Box 6 Folder 29
"Effect of Reflection From a Moving Mirror on the Velocity of Light", 1913
Box 6 Folder 30
"Determination of Periodicities by the Harmonic Analyzer with an Application to the Sun-Spot Cycle", 1913
Box 6 Folder 31
"The Ruling and Performance of a Ten Inch Diffraction Grating", 1915-1917
Box 7 Folder 1
"Preliminary Results of Measurements of the Rigidity of Earth", 1914
Box 7 Folder 2
"The Laws of Elastico-Viscous Flow I", 1917
Box 7 Folder 3
"On the Correction of Optical Surfaces", 1918
Box 7 Folder 4
"The Rigidity of Earth", 1919-1920
Box 7 Folder 5
"Optical Conditions Accompanying the Striae Which Appear as Imperfections in Optical Glass", 1919-1920
Box 7 Folder 6
"On the Application of Interference Methods to Astronomical Measurements", 1919-1921
Box 7 Folder 7
"The Laws of Elastico-Viscous Flow II", 1920
Box 7 Folder 8
"Preface to the English Translation of 'The Theory of Optics'", 1920
Box 7 Folder 9
"The Vertical Interferometer" and "A Modification of the Revolving Mirror Method for Measuring the Velocity of Light", 1920
Box 7 Folder 10
"Measurement of the Diameter of ɑ Orionis with the Interferometer", 1921-1960
Box 7 Folder 11
"Some Recent Applications of Interference Methods", 1921
Box 7 Folder 12
"Interferometer Measures of Star Diameters", 1923
Box 7 Folder 13
"Lightwaves in Astronomy", 1923
Box 7 Folder 14
"Preliminary Experiments on the Velocity of Light", 1924
Box 7 Folder 15
"New Measurement of the Velocity if Light", 1924
Box 7 Folder 16
"On the Limit of Accuracy in Optical Measurement", 1924
Box 7 Folder 17
"On the Effect of Small Particles in the Vitreous Humor", 1924
Box 7 Folder 18
"The Effect of the Earth's Rotation on the Velocity of Light", 1925
Box 7 Folder 19
"Lightwaves as Measuring Rods for Sounding the Infinite and the Infinitesimal", 1925
Box 7 Folder 20
"Measurement of the Velocity of Light Between Mount Wilson and Mount San Antonio", 1927
Box 8 Folder 1
"Conference on the Michelson-Morley Experiment", 1928
Box 8 Folder 2
"Repetition of the Michelson-Morley Experiment", 1929
Box 8 Folder 3
"Measurement of the Velocity of Light in a Partial Vacuum", 1935, 1965

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Series 4: PUBLICATIONS, 1819-1985 Boxes 8-26 and Located Directly on Shelves

Series Description

The various types of publications in this series have been separated into subseries, which consist of titled books, book excerpts, periodical articles, newspaper articles, miscellaneous resource extracts, and other. This series is an extensive collection of materials written about Michelson and his career.

Series Arrangement

The series is divided into six subseries.

Subseries 4a: Books, 1871-1979 Box 8 and Located Directly on Shelves

Subseries Description

Writers other than Michelson authored the books in this subseries. There are both original paperback and hardbound books, which are housed directly on the shelves, as well as photocopies of books, which are housed in boxes. The subjects of these publications, which are related directly to Michelson and his work, include light, optics, relativity, astronomy, spectroscopy, interferometry, the history of science, the history of the Navy Rocket Program and of the Naval Ordnance Test Station-Inyokern, Michelson, Albert Einstein, and Robert Millikan. The books are arranged in alphabetical order according to author.

Subseries Arrangement

The subseries is arranged alphabetically by author.

Box 8 Folder 4
Accession forms - Publications - Books, undated
Box Stacks Folder 1
Barnett, Lincoln. The Universe and Dr. Einstein, forwarded by Albert Einstein. New York: Mentor, 1960. 128 pp. [paperback], 1960
Box Stacks Folder 2
Born, Max, and Emil Wolf, with contributions by A. B. Bhatia, P. C. Clemmow, D. Gabor, A. R. Stokes, A. M. Taylor, Pa. A. Wayman and W. L. Wilcock. Principles of Optics. New York: Permamon Press, 1959, 803 pp. [hardbound], 1959
Box Stacks Folder 3
Bell, Robert V. Bell: Alexander Graham Bell and the Conquest of Solitude. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1973. 564 pp. [hardbound], 1973
Box Stacks Folder 4
Burlingame, Roger. Scientists Behind the Inventors. New York: the Hearst Corporation, 1960. 128 pp. [paperback] (Donated by Regina A. Moory, Sept. 30, 1970), 1960
Box 8 Folder 5
Christesco, Stefan. La Lumiere relative et l'Experience de Michelson. Paris: F. Alcan, 1923. 49 pp. (x-642) [photocopy], 1923
Box Stacks Folder 5
Christman, Albert B. Sailors, Scientists and Rockets: Origins of the Navy Rocket Program and of the Naval Ordnance Test Station, Inyokern. (History of the Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, California, Vol. I). 303 pp. (Signed by the author to Nimitz Library) [hardbound], undated
Box Stacks Folder 6
Clark University. Clark University 1889-1899 Decennial Celebration. Worcester, Mass.: Printed for the University, 1899. 566 pp. (poor condition) [hardbound], 1899
Box Stacks Folder 7
Clerke, Agnes M. A Popular History of Astronomy during the Nineteenth Century. Edinburgh: A. & C. Black, 1887, second edition. 502 pp. [hardbound], 1887
Box Stacks Folder 8
Cochrane, Rexmond. Measures for Progress: A History of the National Bureau of Standards. U.S. Dept. of Commerce, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1966. 703 pp. [hardbound], 1966
Box 8 Folder 6
Cohen, I. Bernard. Roemer and the First Determination of the Velocity of Light. New York: Burndy Library, 1944. 63 pp. (x-186) [photocopy], 1944
Box Stacks Folder 9
Coleman, James A. Relativity for the Layman: A Simplified Account of the History, Theory, and Proofs of Relativity. New York: Signet, 1962. 127 pp. (Donated by Regina A. Moory, Sept. 30, 1970) [paperback], 1970
Box Stacks Folder 10
Connes, Janine (Mme.). Spectroscopic Studies Using Fourier Transformations, translated by Czerna A. Flanagan, Research Dept. NOTS, NOTS Technical Publication 3157, January, 1963. 172 pp. [paperback], 1963
Box Stacks Folder 11
Drude, Paul. The Theory of Optics, translated by C. Riborg Mann and Robert A. Millikan. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1920. 546 pp., 1920
Box Stacks Folder 12
Dupree, A. Hunter. Science in the Federal Government: A History of Policies and Activities to 1940. Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1957. 460 pp. [hardbound], 1957
Box Stacks Folder 13
Dyson, J. Interferometry as a Measuring Tool. Brighton, England: The Machinery Publishing Co., 1970. 206 pp., 1970
Box Stacks Folder 14
Froome, K.D., and L. Essen. The Velocity of Light and Radio Waves. London: Academic Press, 1969. 157 pp. [hardbound], 1969
Box Stacks Folder 15
Gerrard-Gough, J.D. and Albert B. Christman. History of the Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, California. Volume 2: The Grand Experiment at Inyokern. Washington: Naval History Division, 1978. xxi, 433 pp. [hardbound], 1978
Box Stacks Folder 16
Grant, Robert. History of Physical Astronomy from the Earliest Ages to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century. Comprehending a Detailed Account of the Establishment of the Theory of Gravitation by Newton, and its Development by his Successors; with an Exposition of the Progress of Research on all the Other Subjects of Celestial Physics. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1852. 638 pp. (Donated by the Hale Observatories Library from the private collection of the late Ira S. Bowen, June 8, 1973.), 1852
Box Stacks Folder 17
Green, George D.Sc. and John T. Lloyd, B.Sc., F. Inst. S. T. Kelvin's Instruments and the Kelvin Museum. University of Glasgow, 1970. 68 pp. [paperback], 1970
Box Stacks Folder 18
Haswell, Chas. H. Engineers' and Mechanics' Pocket-Book. 27th edition. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1871. 663 pp. (x-563) [leather binding], 1871
Box Stacks Folder 19
Hughes, Thomas Parke. Elmer Sperry: Inventor and Engineer. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1971. 348 pp. [hardbound], 1971
Box Stacks Folder 20
Jaffe, Bernard. Men of Science in America: The Story of American Science Told through the Lives and Achievements of Twenty Outstanding Men from Earliest Colonial Times to the Present Day. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1958. 715 pp. [hardbound], 1958
Box Stacks Folder 21
Jaffe, Bernard. Michelson and the Speed of Light. New York: Doubleday & Co., 1960. 197 pp. (x-166) [paperback], 1960
Box Stacks Folder 22
Jenkins, Francis A., and Harvey E. White. Fundamentals of Physical Optics. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1937. 457 pp. [hardbound], 1937
Box Stacks Folder 23
Johnston, Marjorie, ed. The Cosmos of Arthur Holly Compton, with an introduction by Vannevar Bush. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1967. 468 pp. and Index. [hardbound], 1967
Box Stacks Folder 24
Lagemann, Robert T. Physical Science: Origins and Principles. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1963., 1963
Box 8 Folder 7
Lemon, Harvey B., and Fitz-Hugh Marshall. The Demonstration Laboratory of Physics at the University of Chicago. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1939. 127 pp. (x-118) [photocopy], 1939
Box Stacks Folder 25
Lemon, Harvey Brace, Ph.D. From Galileo to the Nuclear Age: An Introduction to Physics. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1946. 451 pp. [hardbound], 1946
Box 8 Folder 8
Levy, Harriet Lane. 920 O'Farrell Street. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1947. vi, 273 pp. (x-612) [photocopy], 1947
Box Stacks Folder 26
Livingston, Dorothy Michelson. The Master of Light: A Biography of Albert A. Michelson. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1973. 376 pp. [hardbound], 1973
Box Stacks Folder 27
Lorentz, H.A. A. Einstein, H. Minkowski, and H. Weyl, with notes by A. Sommerfeld. The Principle of Relativity, translated by W. Perett and G.B. Jeffrey. Dover Publications reprint, no date, of the Methun publication in 1923. 216 pp. [paperback], 1923
Box Stacks Folder 28
Melchior, Paul. The Earth Tides. London: Pergamon Press, 1966. 455 pp. [hardbound], 1966
Box Stacks Folder 29
Millikan, Robert A. The Autobiography of Robert A. Millikan. New York: Prentice-Hall, 1950. 311 pp. [hardbound], 1963
Box Stacks Folder 30
Monk, George S. Light: Principles and Experiments, second edition. New York: Dover, 1963. 489 pp. [paperback], 1963
Box Stacks Folder 31
Morello, Theodore, ed. The Hall Fame for Great Americans at New York University. Revised Edition. New York: New York University, 1962 and 1967. 210 pp., 1962, 1967
Box Stacks Folder 32
Moulton, Forest Ray. Astronomy. New York: The Macmillian Co., 1931. 549 pp. (Donated by Capt. Lawrence Wainwright, USN.) [hardbound], 1931
Box Stacks Folder 33
National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council. Drawing and Working Quartz Fibers, 3rd ed., by T.J. O'Donnell. Washington, D.C., NAS, 1968. Nuclear Science Series. (In ink "To Mr. D.T. McAlister/with my compliments/Thomas J. O'Donnell" on title page)(x-59), 1968
Box Stacks Folder 34
Newcomb, Simon, Dir. Astronomical Papers Prepared for the Use of the American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac. Vol. 1. Washington: Bureau of Navigation, Navy Department, 1882. xiv, 487 pp., 1882
Box Stacks Folder 35
Newton, Isaac (Sir). Opticks, forward by Albert Einstein, introduction by Sir Edmund Whittaker, preface by I. Bernard Cohen, table of contents prepared by Duane H.D. Roller. New York: Dover Publications, 1952. 406 pp. [paperback], 1952
Box 8 Folder 9
Picard, Emile. Les Theories de l'Optique et l'Oeuvre d'Hippolyte Fizeau. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, [n.d.]. 64 pp. (x-569), undated
Box Stacks Folder 36
Picone, Mauro. L'Accademia Nazionale Dei Lincei, seconda edizione. Tipografia del Senato, Roma, 1966. 67 pp. [paperback], 1966
Box Stacks Folder 37
Preston, Thomas. The Theory of Light. London: Macmillan, 1895, second edition. 574 pp. [hardbound], 1895
Box Stacks Folder 38
Preston, Thomas. The Theory of Light, edited by William Edward Thrift. London: Macmillan, 1912, fourth edition. London: Macmillan, 1912. 618 pp. [hardbound], 1912
Box Stacks Folder 39
Reingold, Nathan, ed. Science in Nineteenth-Century America: A Documentary History. New York: Hill and Wang, 1964. [hardbound], 1961
Box Stacks Folder 40
Roberts, Elliot. Deep Sea, High Mountain. Boston, Toronto: Little, Brown & Co., 1961. 275 pp. [hardbound], 1961
Box Stacks Folder 41
Russell, Bertrand. The ABC of Relativity. New York: Signet, 1962. 144 pp. [paperback], 1962
Box Stacks Folder 42
Sanders, J.H. Velocity of Light. Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1965. 144 pp. [paperback], 1965
Box Stacks Folder 43
Sheldon, H. Horton, Ph.D. Space, Time, and Relativity: The Einstein Universe. New York: The University Society, 1932. 104 pp. (Donated by Kenneth H. Robinson, August 4, 1971) [hardbound], 1932
Box Stacks Folder 44
Smith, Grant H. The History of Comstock Lode: 1850-1920, The University of Nevada Bulletin, Vol. XXXVII, No. 3 (July 1, 1943), Published by the Nevada Bureau of Mines in reprint, 1970. 305 pp. [paperback], 1943
Box Stacks Folder 45
Steel, W.H. Interferometry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1967. 271 pp. [hardbound], 1967
Box 8 Folder 10
Steinmetz, Charles Proteus. Four Lectures on Relativity and Space. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1923. 126 pp. [photocopy], 1923
Box Stacks Folder 46
Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, the Nobel Committees, Stockholm. List of the Nobel Prize Winners. Uppsala, SRAS, 1964. 10 pp.; also excerpts from the Code of Statutes of the Nobel Foundation, 1 p.; and form for "Nomination for the Award of the 1969 Nobel Prize for Chemistry." (x-564), 1964
Box Stacks Folder 47
Swenson, Jr., Loyd S. The Ethereal Aether: A History of the Michelson-Morley Aether-Drift Experiments, 1880-1930. Dissertation, The Claremont Graduate School, 1962. 430 pp. [paperback of microfilm photocopies], 1962
Box Stacks Folder 48
Swenson, Jr., Loyd S. The Ethereal Aether: A History of the Michelson-Morley- Miller Aether-Drift Experiments, 1880-1930. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1972. 361 pp. [hardbound], 1972
Box Stacks Folder 49
Swenson, Jr., Loyd S. Genesis of Relativity: Einstein in Context. New York: Burt Franklin & Co., 1979. xv, 266 pp. [hardbound], 1979
Box 8 Folder 11
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. A Manual of the Harmonic Analysis and Prediction of Tides, by Paul Schureman. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1924. (Special Publication No. 98) v, 416 pp. (x-547), 1924
Box 8 Folder 12
Van Auken, Wilbur R. Notes on a Half Century of United States Naval Ordnance 1880-1930. Washington, D.C.: George Banta Publishing Co., 1939. vii, 56 pp. (x-505), 1939
Box Stacks Folder 50
Whewell, William. History of the Inductive Sciences, from the Earliest to the Present Time, Vol. I. New York: Appleton and Co., 1890, third edition. 566 pp. (Donated by the Hale Observatory from the private collections of the late Ira S. Bowen, June 8, 1973) [hardbound], 1890
Box Stacks Folder 51
Williams, W. Ewart. Applications of Interferometry with a preface by O.W. Richardson. London: Methuen & Co., 1961. 104 pp. [hardbound], 1961
Box Stacks Folder 52
Williams, Howard R. Edward Williams Morley: His Influence on Science in America. Easton, Pa.: Chemical Education Publishing Co., 1957. 282 pp. [hardbound], 1957
Box Stacks Folder 53
Wilson, John H. Albert A. Michelson: America’s First Prize Physicist. New York: Julian Messner, 1960. 190 pp. (Donated by Nora Turner lent to Roland Burks, January 17, 1973) [hardbound], 1960
Box 8 Folder 13
Wood, Richard Coke. Murphys Queen of the Sierra. Angels Camp, California: Calaveras Californian, 1948. [viii], 88 pp. (x-373), 1948
Box Stacks Folder 54
Wood, Robert W. Physical Optics. New York: Macmillan, 1914. 705 pp. [hardbound], 1914
Box Stacks Folder 55
Wood, Robert W. Physical Optics, third edition. New York: Macmillan Co., 1934. 846 pp. [hardbound], 1934
Box Stacks Folder 56
Wright, Helen. Explorer of the Universe: A Biography of the George Ellery Hale with an introduction by Dr. Ira S. Bowen. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1966. 480 pp. [hardbound], 1966
Box Stacks Folder 57
Wright, Helen, Joan N. Warnow, and Charles Weiner, eds. The Legacy of George Ellery Hale: Evolution of Astronomy and Scientific Institutions, in Pictures and Documents. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972. 293 pp. [hardbound], 1972

Subseries 4b: Book Excerpts, 1887-1976 Boxes 9-12

Subseries Description

Materials in this subseries are excerpts from books, and are not copies of the books in their entirety. All of the excerpts are in the form of photocopies and concern the topics of Michelson's life and career, and related subjects. There are excerpts from the biographies of some of Michelson's contemporaries, like Brashear, Compton, Bell, Sperry, Morley, and Einstein in particular mention Michelson and his career. The history of the U.S. Naval Academy, naval history in the context of Michelson's tour of duty in World War I, information on the Nobel Prize and the Nobel Foundation, and scientific professional organizations are some of the more common topics covered in these excerpts. There are also subjects such as astronomy, astrophysics, light, optics, interferometry, physics, relativity, mechanics, mathematics, and computers, that are more directly related to the scientific field of physics.

Subseries Arrangement

The subseries is arranged chronologically.

Box 9 Folder 1
Accession forms - Publications - Book Excerpts, undated
Box 9 Folder 2
Book Excerpts, 1887-1900
Box 9 Folder 3
Book Excerpts, 1903-1904
Box 9 Folder 4
Book Excerpts, 1908-1911
Box 9 Folder 5
Book Excerpts, 1911-1913
Box 9 Folder 6
Book Excerpts, 1916
Box 9 Folder 7
Book Excerpts, 1917-1919
Box 9 Folder 8
Book Excerpts, 1920
Box 10 Folder 1
Book Excerpts, 1920-1922
Box 10 Folder 2
Book Excerpts, 1923
Box 10 Folder 3
Book Excerpts, 1923-1926
Box 10 Folder 4
Book Excerpts, 1927
Box 10 Folder 5
Book Excerpts, 1928
Box 10 Folder 6
Book Excerpts, 1930-1933
Box 11 Folder 1
Book Excerpts, 1934-1938
Box 11 Folder 2
Book Excerpts, 1940-1949
Box 11 Folder 3
Book Excerpts, 1950
Box 11 Folder 4
Book Excerpts, 1950-1952
Box 11 Folder 5
Book Excerpts, 1953-1955
Box 11 Folder 6
Book Excerpts, 1956-1958
Box 11 Folder 7
Book Excerpts, 1958-1959
Box 11 Folder 8
Book Excerpts, 1960-1962
Box 12 Folder 1
Book Excerpts, 1962-1964
Box 12 Folder 2
Book Excerpts, 1964-1965
Box 12 Folder 3
Book Excerpts, 1966-1967
Box 12 Folder 4
Book Excerpts, 1967
Box 12 Folder 5
Book Excerpts, 1968-1969
Box 12 Folder 6
Book Excerpts, 1970-1976
Box 12 Folder 7
Book Excerpts, undated

Subseries 4c: Periodical Articles, 1819-1976 Boxes 13-24

Subseries Description

Periodical articles written by those other than Michelson constitute the largest part of the collection. There are pieces published in different types of periodicals such as proceedings, annual reports, bulletins, minutes, though the majority of the articles in this subseries were published in scholarly journals. A number of these journals focus on certain areas of science, such as physics, optics, and astrophysics, while other journals represent the publications of organizations committed to these fields, like the Journal of the Optical Society of America and Publications of the American Astronomical Society. The articles throughout the subseries cover a range of topics, which relate to Michelson's life and his research. More specifically, the articles include biographical information about Michelson, discussions on his instruments and experiments, and particular aspects of science on which Michelson concentrated most. Many of the authors were Michelson's predecessors and contemporaries, such as Fizeau, Foucault, Picard, Cornu, Hale, Rowland, Newcomb, Millikan, Gale, Miller, Pease, Shankland, and O'Donnell. The original materials in this subseries are in the form of the entire periodical in which an article was published.

Subseries Arrangement

The subseries is arranged chronologically.

Box 13 Folder 1
Accession forms - Publications - Periodical Articles Folders 1-14 (1819-1893), undated
Box 13 Folder 2
Accession forms - Publications - Periodical Articles Folders 15-29 (1893-1914), undated
Box 13 Folder 3
Accession forms - Publications - Periodical Articles Folders 30-41 (1914-1934), undated
Box 13 Folder 4
Accession forms - Publications - Periodical Articles Folders 42-48 (1925-1931), undated
Box 13 Folder 5
Accession forms - Publications - Periodical Articles Folders 49-58 (1932-1963), undated
Box 13 Folder 6
Accession forms - Publications - Periodical Articles Folders 59-71 (1964-1976), undated
Box 13 Folder 7
Periodical Articles, 1819-1839
Box 13 Folder 8
Periodical Articles, 1839-1850
Box 14 Folder 1
Periodical Articles, 1851-1859
Box 14 Folder 2
Periodical Articles, 1862-1894
Box 14 Folder 3
Periodical Articles, 1864-1874
Box 14 Folder 4
Periodical Articles, 1874-1876
Box 14 Folder 5
Periodical Articles, 1878-1880
Box 14 Folder 6
Periodical Articles, 1880
Box 14 Folder 7
Periodical Articles, 1881-1884
Box 15 Folder 1
Periodical Articles, 1885
Box 15 Folder 2
Periodical Articles, 1885-1886
Box 15 Folder 3
Periodical Articles, 1886-1892
Box 15 Folder 4
Periodical Articles, 1892
Box 15 Folder 5
Periodical Articles, 1892-1893
Box 15 Folder 6
Periodical Articles, 1893-1894
Box 16 Folder 1
Periodical Articles, 1894-1897
Box 16 Folder 2
Periodical Articles, 1897
Box 16 Folder 3
Periodical Articles, 1898
Box 16 Folder 4
Periodical Articles, 1898-1899
Box 16 Folder 5
Periodical Articles, 1899-1900
Box 16 Folder 6
Periodical Articles, 1900
Box 17 Folder 1
Periodical Articles, 1901-1903
Box 17 Folder 2
Periodical Articles, 1904-1905
Box 17 Folder 3-4
Periodical Articles, 1905
Box 17 Folder 5
Periodical Articles, 1905-1908
Box 17 Folder 6
Periodical Articles, 1908-1911
Box 17 Folder 7
Periodical Articles, 1911
Box 18 Folder 1
Periodical Articles, 1912-1914
Box 18 Folder 2
Periodical Articles, 194-1924
Box 18 Folder 3
Periodical Articles, 1917-1926
Box 18 Folder 4
Periodical Articles, 1918-1941
Box 18 Folder 5
Periodical Articles, 1919-1920
Box 19 Folder 1
Periodical Articles, 1920-1921
Box 19 Folder 2-3
Periodical Articles, 1921
Box 19 Folder 4
Periodical Articles, 1921-1924
Box 19 Folder 5
Periodical Articles, 1922
Box 19 Folder 6
Periodical Articles, 1922-1923
Box 19 Folder 7
Periodical Articles, 1923
Box 20 Folder 1
Periodical Articles, 1923-1925
Box 20 Folder 2
Periodical Articles, 1925-1926
Box 20 Folder 3
Periodical Articles, 1926-1928
Box 20 Folder 4
Periodical Articles, 1928
Box 20 Folder 5
Periodical Articles, 1928-1929
Box 20 Folder 6
Periodical Articles, 1929-1930
Box 21 Folder 1
Periodical Articles, 1930-1931
Box 21 Folder 2
Periodical Articles, 1931
Box 21 Folder 3
Periodical Articles, 1932
Box 21 Folder 4
Periodical Articles, 1932-1933
Box 21 Folder 5
Periodical Articles, 1934-1935
Box 21 Folder 6
Periodical Articles, 1935-1944
Box 22 Folder 1
Periodical Articles, 1944
Box 22 Folder 2
Periodical Articles, 1944-1951
Box 22 Folder 3
Periodical Articles, 1951-1955
Box 22 Folder 4
Periodical Articles, 1955-1957
Box 22 Folder 5
Periodical Articles, 1957-1960
Box 22 Folder 6
Periodical Articles, 1960-1963
Box 22 Folder 7
Periodical Articles, 1964
Box 23 Folder 1
Periodical Articles, 1964
Box 23 Folder 2
Periodical Articles, 1964-1965
Box 23 Folder 3
Periodical Articles, 1965-1966
Box 23 Folder 4
Periodical Articles, 1966-1967
Box 23 Folder 5
Periodical Articles, 1967-1968
Box 23 Folder 6
Periodical Articles, 1968-1969
Box 23 Folder 7
Periodical Articles, 1969-1971
Box 24 Folder 1
Periodical Articles, 1971-1973
Box 24 Folder 2
Periodical Articles, 1973
Box 24 Folder 3
Periodical Articles, 1973-1974
Box 24 Folder 4
Periodical Articles, 1974
Box 24 Folder 5
Periodical Articles, 1974-1976

Subseries 4d: Newspaper Articles, 1868-1973 Boxes 24 and OS 5

Subseries Description

This subseries covers almost a century of published articles in major local and national newspapers. Michelson is the subject of nearly all of these articles, which detail milestones in his career, his experiments, scientific topics he studied, his death, as well as lectures about his work and honors awarded to him. About one third of the articles are original copies, and the remaining articles are photocopies.

Subseries Arrangement

The subseries is arranged chronologically.

Box 24 Folder 6
Accession forms - Publications - Newspaper Articles, undated
Box 24 Folder 7
Newspapers Articles, 1868-1924
Box 24 Folder 8
Newspapers Articles, 1924-1973

Subseries 4e: Miscellaneous Resource Excerpts, 1861-1974 Boxes 25-26

Subseries Description

The materials in this subseries are excerpts from various resources, such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, college registers, and yearbooks. Since these excerpts are reference sources in nature and are not necessarily periodically published, they were placed in a distinct subseries of this series. The excerpts, all of which are photocopies, convey essential facts about Michelson’s life and accomplishments. Some of the titles of these references include U.S. Naval Academy Registers, the Clark University Registers, Encyclopaedia Brittanica, the Dictionary of American Biography, and A Dictionary of Applied Physics.

Subseries Arrangement

The subseries is arranged chronologically.

Box 25 Folder 1
Accession forms - Publications - Miscellaneous Resource Excerpts, undated
Box 25 Folder 2
Miscellaneous Resource Excerpts, 1861-1875
Box 25 Folder 3
Miscellaneous Resource Excerpts, 1875-1880
Box 25 Folder 4
Miscellaneous Resource Excerpts, 1889-1894
Box 25 Folder 5
Miscellaneous Resource Excerpts, 1899-1904
Box 25 Folder 6
Miscellaneous Resource Excerpts, 1911-1923
Box 26 Folder 1
Miscellaneous Resource Excerpts, 1923
Box 26 Folder 2
Miscellaneous Resource Excerpts, 1929-1949
Box 26 Folder 3
Miscellaneous Resource Excerpts, 1951-1974, undated

Subseries 4f: Other, 1901-1985 Box 26

Subseries Description

This is a small subseries that contains other types of publications, such as pamphlets, and therefore could not be placed in the other subsets of this series. Most of the materials recount Michelson's career, and consist of original copies published by the U.S. Naval Ordnance Test Station and other scientific institutions.

Subseries Arrangement

The subseries is arranged chronologically.

Box 26 Folder 4
Accession forms - Publications - Other, undated
Box 26 Folder 5
Publications - Other, 1901-1964
Box 26 Folder 6
Publications - Other, 1964-1985, undated

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Series 5: SCIENTIFIC PAPERS, 1868-1973 Boxes 26-33 and OS 5

Series Description

There are a variety of items in this collection that constitute unpublished materials which have been placed together under this series. The papers are arranged into two subseries titled "Michelson" and "General." The Michelson subseries includes scientific notes and other handwritten materials created by Michelson. Most of the materials are originals in the Michelson subseries, which enhance the entire collection. The General subseries contains similar scientific materials, created by people other than Michelson, which relate to Michelson’s experiments, lectures, and life.

Series Arrangement

The series is arranged into two subseries titled "Michelson" and "General."

Subseries 5a: Michelson, 1880-1926 Boxes 26-28 and OS 5

Subseries Description

This subseries contains Michelson's own notebooks, notes, and manuscripts, or drafts that would later become published pieces. His notebooks primarily contain data records, lecture notes, sketches, and diagrams directly related to his research and experiments. They also contain more personal information such as addresses, travel notes, to-do lists, and accounts. Since many of the materials are unpublished notes and notebooks, about one third of the subseries can not be dated.

Subseries Arrangement

The subseries is arranged chronologically.

Box 26 Folder 7
Accession forms - Scientific Papers - Michelson, undated
Box 26 Folder 8
Scientific Papers - Michelson, 1880-1882
Box 26 Folder 9
Scientific Papers - Michelson, 1880-1886
Box 26 Folder 10
Scientific Papers - Michelson, Circa 1887-1926
Box 27 Folder 1
Scientific Papers - Michelson, 1891-1895
Box 27 Folder 2
Scientific Papers - Michelson, 1892-1899
Box 27 Folder 3
Scientific Papers - Michelson, 1908-1915
Box 27 Folder 4
Scientific Papers - Michelson, 1916
Box 27 Folder 5
Scientific Papers - Michelson, 1916-1920
Box 27 Folder 6
Scientific Papers - Michelson, Circa 1910-1918
Box 27 Folder 7
Scientific Papers - Michelson, 1917-1928
Box 27 Folder 8
Scientific Papers - Michelson, Circa 1925-1926
Box 28 Folder 1-5
Scientific Papers - Michelson, undated

Subseries 5b: General, 1868-1973 Boxes 29-33 and OS 5

Subseries Description

Although the papers in this subseries were created by a number of people besides Michelson, Michelson’s long time assistant F.G. Pease created the majority of them. Pease compiled survey notebooks and packets containing data cards, sketches, manuscripts and notes on various experiments. The most significant papers in this subseries are perhaps the notebooks containing the calculations and sketches from the velocity of light experiment completed by F.G. Pease and F. Pearson after Michelson's death. Michelson started this experiment, assisted by Pease and Pearson, shortly before he died. There are also observations records, notes, and sketches created by other scientists such as Newcomb and Holcombe, as well as materials such as speeches, student notebooks from Michelson's classes, research papers and typewritten manuscripts. In addition, this subseries contains biographical and genealogical information about Michelson, a packet of "Michelsonia," and an interview transcript of R.S. Shankland.

Subseries Arrangement

The subseries is arranged chronologically.

Box 28 Folder 6
Accession forms - Scientific Papers - General, undated
Box 29 Folder 1
Scientific Papers - General, 1868-1931
Box 29 Folder 2
Scientific Papers - General, 1880-1884
Box 29 Folder 3
Scientific Papers - General, 1889-1937
Box 29 Folder 4
Scientific Papers - General, 1913
Box 29 Folder 5
Scientific Papers - General, 1916 Spring
Box 29 Folder 6
Scientific Papers - General, 1916 Fall
Box 30 Folder 1
Scientific Papers - General, 1917 Spring
Box 30 Folder 2
Scientific Papers - General, 1920-1929
Box 30 Folder 3
Scientific Papers - General, 1921-1932
Box 30 Folder 4
Scientific Papers - General, 1921-1933
Box 30 Folder 5
Scientific Papers - General, 1921-1933
Box 30 Folder 6
Scientific Papers - General, 1927-1928
Box 30 Folder 7
Scientific Papers - General, 1929-1948
Box 31 Folder 1
Scientific Papers - General, 1930-1933
Box 31 Folder 2
Scientific Papers - General, 1930-1931
Box 31 Folder 3
Scientific Papers - General, 1931-1932
Box 31 Folder 4
Scientific Papers - General, 1932
Box 31 Folder 5
Scientific Papers - General, 1932-1933
Box 31 Folder 6
Scientific Papers - General, 1931-1933
Box 32 Folder 1
Scientific Papers - General, 1930-1931
Box 32 Folder 2
Scientific Papers - General, 1931
Box 32 Folder 3-4
Scientific Papers - General, 1932
Box 32 Folder 5
Scientific Papers - General, 1932-1933
Box 32 Folder 6
Scientific Papers - General, 1933
Box 32 Folder 7
Scientific Papers - General, 1932-1933
Box 33 Folder 1
Scientific Papers - General, 1931-1933
Box 33 Folder 2
Scientific Papers - General, 1937-1951
Box 33 Folder 3
Scientific Papers - General, 1952-1968
Box 33 Folder 4
Scientific Papers - General, 1968-1973
Box 33 Folder 5
Scientific Papers - General, undated

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Series 6: DOROTHY MICHELSON LIVINGSTON PAPERS, 1803-1989 Boxes 34-46

Series Description

The papers in this series were donated as a collection to the Nimitz Library of the U.S. Naval Academy by Dorothy Michelson Livingston on December 11, 1989, and subsequently added to the larger collection transferred by the Michelson Museum. Livingston largely compiled her own correspondence, articles, biographical information, booklets, interviews, speeches, photographs, an alphabetical compilation of Michelson's correspondence, as well as her own notes, related to the life and career of her father. These research materials were the basis of her biography of Michelson, titled Master of Light: A Biography of Albert A. Michelson, published in 1973. The files are in the same order arranged by Livingston, and the materials within each of the original folders have been grouped together in new folders. Moreover, the original folder titles have also been retained, even if some are incomplete. The date range written on each folder includes both the publication dates of items in the folder as well as creation dates of the other materials. See also the guide to these papers in Appendix C: Papers and Research Materials on the Life and Career of Albert Abraham Michelson (1852-1931). There are 72 file topics in this series that correspond directly with this appendix, and the file number for each topic is written on the top right corner of each folder within this series in order to facilitate research.

Series Arrangement

The series is arranged into 72 topics according to Appendix C.

Box 34 Folder 1

Annapolis - Articles on Albert A. Michelson, Velocity of Light Experiment, 1882-1969

Box 34 Folder 2

Annapolis - Albert A. Michelson Certificates/Career, 1869-1875

Box 34 Folder 3

Annapolis - Material on . . ., Circa 1963-1966

Box 34 Folder 4

Annapolis - Dorothy Michelson Livingston Notes, 1880-circa 1958

Box 34 Folder 5

Annapolis, 1863

Box 34 Folder 6

Clark University - Albert A. Michelson Career/Articles on Albert A. Michelson, 1885-1892

Box 34 Folder 7

Clark University - Albert A. Michelson Correspondence, 1888-1972

Box 34 Folder 8

Clark University - Dedication at Clark by Dorothy Michelson, undated

Box 34 Folder 9

Clark University - History of "deposition" - [p___?] to China Lake, 1889-1972

Box 34 Folder 10

Clark University - Dorothy Michelson Livingston Notes, Correspondence, 1893-1971

Box 34 Folder 11

Clark University, 1887-1972

Box 34 Folder 12

Early Years, Michelson Family - Strzelno, Birth Records, 1852-1972

Box 34 Folder 13

Early Years, Michelson Family - Nevada, 1947-1968

Box 34 Folder 14

Early Years, Michelson Family - California (schools), 1868-1972

Box 34 Folder 15

Early Years, Michelson Family - Barnes, G. Correspondence, 1967-1968

Box 34 Folder 16

Early Years, Michelson Family - Murphys Camp, 1963-1979

Box 34 Folder 17

Early Years, Michelson Family - Murphys Camp, 1954-1963

Box 34 Folder 18

Ether Experiments, 1975

Box 34 Folder 19

Ether Experiments - Recent Articles on Townes, 1958-1972

Box 34 Folder 20

Ether Experiments - Ether Drift Experiment: 1927 Mt. Wilson, California, 1922-1957

Box 34 Folder 21

Ether Experiments - Explanations, undated

Box 34 Folder 22

Ether Experiments - Dorothy Michelson Livingston Research, undated

Box 34 Folder 23

Ether Experiments - Ether Drift Experiment: 1924, Clearing, Illinois, 1921-1962

Box 34 Folder 24

Ether Experiments - Publicity, 1921-1925

Box 35 Folder 1

Europe 1880-1882, 1880-1965

Box 35 Folder 2

Europe 1880-1882 - Teachers of Albert A. Michelson in Paris 1881, 1881-1965

Box 35 Folder 3

Albert A. Michelson Family - Charles Michelson, 1932-1971

Box 35 Folder 4

Albert A. Michelson Family - Certificates, 1868-1972

Box 35 Folder 5

Albert A. Michelson Family - Family Tree, 1970-1972

Box 35 Folder 6

Albert A. Michelson Family - Meeres, 1962

Box 35 Folder 7

Albert A. Michelson Family - Stanton, Edna M. Letters, 1909-1931

Box 35 Folder 8

Albert A. Michelson Family - Stanton, 1895-1968

Box 35 Folder 9

Goettingen 1911, 1911-1965

Box 35 Folder 10

Gravity Meter, 1924-1927

Box 35 Folder 11

Honors of Albert A. Michelson - Michelson Museum, Duddell Medal, 1965-1971

Box 35 Folder 12

Honors of Albert A. Michelson - General Information, 1893-1970

Box 35 Folder 13

Honors of Albert A. Michelson - General Information, 1903-1965

Box 35 Folder 14

Uses and History of Interferometer - Albert A. Michelson Speech on Interference to Carnegie Institute Group?, 1923-1977

Box 35 Folder 15

Uses and History of Interferometer - Articles by T. J. O'Donnell, 1958

Box 35 Folder 16

Uses and History of Interferometer - Articles by T. J. O'Donnell, 1960-1961

Box 36 Folder 1

Uses and History of Interferometer - Articles by T. J. O'Donnell, undated

Box 36 Folder 2

Uses and History of Interferometer, 1960-1964

Box 36 Folder 3

Uses and History of Interferometer - Brougham Interference, 1803-1975

Box 36 Folder 4

History of Light - Present Uses, 1963-1979

Box 36 Folder 5

History of Light - Heyl, P. R. "The History and Present Status of the Physicist's Concept of Light", 1929

Box 36 Folder 6

History of Light - Dorothy Michelson Livingston Notes, 1962

Box 36 Folder 7

History of Light - Albert A. Michelson Velocity of Light Experiment, Mt. Wilson (Correspondence on), 1933

Box 36 Folder 8

History of Light - Writings on R. T. Birge, 1934-1962

Box 36 Folder 9

Lick Observatory, 1961

Box 36 Folder 10

Michelson-Morley Experiment, 1880-1887

Box 36 Folder 11

Ruling Engine of T. J. O'Donnell, 1901-1976

Box 36 Folder 12

Poland, 1962-1964

Box 36 Folder 13

Meter Standardizing Work Paris (1892-1893) - Albert A. Michelson Correspondence, 1892-1973

Box 36 Folder 14

Meter Standardizing Work Paris (1892-1893) - Articles on Standardizing Meter, 1959-1962

Box 36 Folder 15

Meter Standardizing Work Paris (1892-1893), 1891-1935

Box 36 Folder 16

Irvine Ranch - Photographs of Albert A. Michelson Experiment, undated

Box 36 Folder 17

Irvine Ranch - Photographs of Albert A. Michelson Experiment, 1931-1933, undated

Box 36 Folder 18

Irvine Ranch - History, 1931-1952

Box 37 Folder 1

University of Chicago - Reminiscences of Albert A. Michelson, 1961-1962

Box 37 Folder 2

University of Chicago - Chicago Poem, 1971

Box 37 Folder 3

University of Chicago - R. A. Millakan, 1961-1971

Box 37 Folder 4

University of Chicago - Yerkes Observatory, 1897-1980

Box 37 Folder 5

University of Chicago - Background Material on Institution and Chicago, 1893-1972

Box 37 Folder 6

University of Chicago - Correspondence, 1893-1962

Box 37 Folder 7

University of Chicago - Albert A. Michelson Correspondence, 1892-1928

Box 37 Folder 8

University of Chicago - Albert A. Michelson Navy Service, World War I, 1896-1962

Box 37 Folder 9

University of Chicago - Albert A. Michelson Elementary School, Chicago, Illinois, 1961

Box 37 Folder 10

Scientific Friends of Albert A. Michelson, 1894-1967

Box 37 Folder 11

Albert A. Michelson Membership in Scientific Societies, 1901-1963

Box 37 Folder 12

Albert A. Michelson Membership in Scientific Societies - Proceedings of the Albert A. Michelson Meeting of the Optical Society 1928, 1928-1929

Box 37 Folder 13

Slide Description of T. J. O'Donnell, 1961-1964

Box 37 Folder 14

Smithsonian Institution re: Albert A. Michelson Exhibit, 1948-1961

Box 37 Folder 15

Spectroscopy - Articles, 1911-1961

Box 37 Folder 16

Spectroscopy - Correspondence, 1898-1962

Box 38 Folder 1

Star Diameter Measurements, 1921-1962

Box 38 Folder 2

Star Diameter Measurements - G. Stokes, undated

Box 38 Folder 3

Students of Albert A. Michelson, 1900-1963

Box 38 Folder 4

Vacuum Tube Experiment - E. C. Nichols - Sketches by Albert A. Michelson?, undated

Box 38 Folder 5

Vacuum Tube Experiment - Articles on, 1929-1933

Box 38 Folder 6

Vacuum Tube Experiment - Correspondence, 1925-1963

Box 38 Folder 7

Velocity of Light, Annapolis 1878-1879 - Articles, 1930-1969

Box 38 Folder 8

Velocity of Light, Annapolis 1878-1879 - Dorothy Michelson Livingston Notes on, Correspondence, 1879-1972

Box 38 Folder 9

Velocity of Light, Mt. Wilson 1920-1927 - Dorothy Michelson Livingston Notes on, 1923-1972

Box 38 Folder 10

Virginia City, Nevada, 1959-1968

Box 38 Folder 11

Bureau of Standards, 1961-1966

Box 38 Folder 12

Mt. Wilson Experiment - Albert A. Michelson at, Correspondence, 1925-1965

Box 38 Folder 13

Mt. Wilson Experiment - Observatory, 1921-1970

Box 39 Folder 1

Nobel Prize Albert A. Michelson 1907, 1893-1974

Box 39 Folder 2

Ranger Finder - 1891 1892 1902, 1891-1970

Box 39 Folder 3

Papers of Albert A. Michelson 1889-1927 - Michelson's Notebook 1899, 1892-1969

Box 39 Folder 4

Papers of Albert A. Michelson 1889-1927 - Report of Progress in Ruling Diffraction Gratings 1905; Use of the Concave Mirror with Diffraction Gratings 1905; Reciprocal Diffraction Phenomena 1905, 1905

Box 39 Folder 5

Papers of Albert A. Michelson 1889-1927 - Light Through a Slit, 1878-1970

Box 39 Folder 6

Papers of Albert A. Michelson 1889-1927 - On the Correction of Optical Surfaces 1918, 1918-1963

Box 39 Folder 7

Papers of Albert A. Michelson 1889-1927 - A Modification of the Revolving Mirror Method for Measuring the Velocity of Light, 1920

Box 39 Folder 8

Papers of Albert A. Michelson 1889-1927 - 1913, 1913

Box 39 Folder 9

Papers of Albert A. Michelson 1889-1927 - Determination of the Velocity of Light, A. A. A. S. 1879, 1879-1972

Box 39 Folder 10

Michelson Hall - U. S. Naval Academy - Publicity, 1947-1966

Box 39 Folder 11

Michelson Hall - U. S. Naval Academy - Photographs, 1961

Box 39 Folder 12

Case Institute - Cleveland Newspapers on Case, Albert A. Michelson, 1885-1970

Box 39 Folder 13

Case Institute - History of Case, 1881-1972

Box 39 Folder 14

Case Institute - Articles on Albert A. Michelson, 1930-1970

Box 39 Folder 15

Case Institute - Dorothy Michelson Livingston Notes, Correspondence, 1964-1970

Box 39 Folder 16

Case Institute - Albert A. Michelson Career at, Albert A. Michelson Correspondence, 1884-1960

Box 40 Folder 1

Albert A. Michelson at Pasadena - Albert A. Michelson Correspondence, 1920-1969

Box 40 Folder 2

Albert A. Michelson at Pasadena - Dorothy Michelson Livingston Research, Correspondence, 1964

Box 40 Folder 3

Albert A. Michelson at Pasadena - Articles on Albert A. Michelson and Experiments, 1941-1961

Box 40 Folder 4

Albert A. Michelson at Pasadena - Newspaper Stories, 1919-1933

Box 40 Folder 5

Albert A. Michelson at Pasadena - Poem Read at Michelson's Funeral, 1931

Box 40 Folder 6

Effect of Rotation on Velocity of Light 1925, 1925

Box 40 Folder 7

Morey-Miller Experiment - Repetition of the Michelson-Morley Experiment 1929, 1929

Box 40 Folder 8

Morey-Miller Experiment - Conference on the Albert A. Michelson/Morley Experiment, held at Mt. Wilson 1921, 1928

Box 40 Folder 9

Morey-Miller Experiment - D. C. Miller, The Ether-Drift Experiment 1933, 1925-1933

Box 40 Folder 10

Morey-Miller Experiment, 1905-1929

Box 40 Folder 11

Light Waves in Astronomy 1923, 1923

Box 40 Folder 12

Albert A. Michelson: Metallic Coloring in Birds and Insects 1911, 1969

Box 40 Folder 13

Assistants to Albert A. Michelson - O'Donnell, Thoma, 1961

Box 40 Folder 14

Assistants to Albert A. Michelson - Pease, Francis G., 1931-1961

Box 40 Folder 15

Assistants to Albert A. Michelson - Pearsons, Fred and Julia, 1953-1961

Box 40 Folder 16

Assistants to Albert A. Michelson - Purdy, J. H., 1951-1961

Box 40 Folder 17

Assistants to Albert A. Michelson - Wadsworth, F. L. O. Stratton, 1895-1966

Box 40 Folder 18

Newspaper Stories about Albert A. Michelson, 1962

Box 40 Folder 19

Newspaper Stories about Albert A. Michelson - Albert A. Michelson's Career, 1915-1963

Box 40 Folder 20

Newspaper Stories about Albert A. Michelson - Recent and Related to Albert A. Michelson, 1896-1967

Box 40 Folder 21

Newspaper Stories about Albert A. Michelson - Ernest Fox Nichols, undated

Box 40 Folder 22

Newspaper Stories about Albert A. Michelson - Newspaper Clippings, 1961-1971

Box 40 Folder 23

Speeches Regarding Albert A. Michelson, 1962

Box 40 Folder 24

Stories about Albert A. Michelson (Human Interest), 1930

Box 40 Folder 25

Quotes of Albert A. Michelson, 1897-1971

Box 40 Folder 26

Albert A. Michelson as Artist, 1916-1951

Box 40 Folder 27

Interviews Regarding Albert A. Michelson, 1923-1970

Box 40 Folder 28

Interviews Regarding Albert A. Michelson - Honors - Correspondence, 1900-1964

Box 40 Folder 29

Interviews Regarding Albert A. Michelson - Dorothy Michelson Livingston Interviews and Notes, undated

Box 40 Folder 30

Interviews Regarding Albert A. Michelson - Interview with Dr. Harold Babcock, undated

Box 40 Folder 31

Interviews Regarding Albert A. Michelson - Interview Compton, undated

Box 40 Folder 32

Interviews Regarding Albert A. Michelson - Interview with Madeline Michelson Mueller (daughter of Albert A. Michelson), 1961

Box 40 Folder 33

Interviews Regarding Albert A. Michelson - Interview with Peter Michelson (nephew of Albert A. Michelson), 1961

Box 41 Folder 1

Albert A. Michelson Memorials - Albert A. Michelson's Research by O. Lodge and Lemon, 1926-1936

Box 41 Folder 2

Albert A. Michelson Memorials - Obituaries, 1931-1932

Box 41 Folder 3

Albert A. Michelson Memorials - Memorial Service May 18, 1931, 1931

Box 41 Folder 4

Albert A. Michelson Memorials - Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - T. C. Mendenhall, 1896-1970

Box 41 Folder 5

Albert A. Michelson Memorials - Albert A. Michelson's Research by F. R. Moulton, 1925-1962

Box 41 Folder 6

Albert A. Michelson Biographies - Articles on Albert A. Michelson, 1914-1976

Box 41 Folder 7

Albert A. Michelson Biographies - Albert A. Michelson's Research by Crew, Chladek, Compton, 1892-1967

Box 41 Folder 8

Albert A. Michelson Biographies - Albert A. Michelson's Research by Henry Gale, 1961

Box 41 Folder 9

Albert A. Michelson Biographies - Albert A. Michelson's Research by Millikan, Moulton, Mascart, 1900-1938

Box 41 Folder 10

Bibliographies - Publications by Albert A. Michelson, 1936-1961

Box 41 Folder 11

Bibliographies - Publications about Albert A. Michelson, undated

Box 41 Folder 12

Bibliographies - Dorothy Michelson Livingston Correspondence, Notes, 1961-1965

Box 41 Folder 13

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - A-B - W. S. Adams, 1923-1930

Box 41 Folder 14

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - A-B - G. F. Barker, 1881-1885

Box 41 Folder 15

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - A-B - Barus, 1894-1922

Box 41 Folder 16

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - A-B - A. G. Bell, 1880-1883

Box 41 Folder 17

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - A-B - Boas, Carnegie Institute, 1902-1968

Box 41 Folder 18

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - A-B - Niels Bohr, 1924

Box 41 Folder 19

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - A-B - W. Bowie, 1920-1931

Box 41 Folder 20

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - A-B - Annapolis (Fitch Bradley), 1869

Box 42 Folder 1

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - C-G - Mrs. H. Crawford, 1921-1930

Box 42 Folder 2

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - C-G - H. Crew (also Crew diary, autobiography), 1894-1966

Box 42 Folder 3

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - C-G - L. E. Dodd, 1931

Box 42 Folder 4

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - C-G - Albert Einstein, 1891-1923

Box 42 Folder 5

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - C-G - W. M. Folger, 1891-1902

Box 42 Folder 6

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - C-G - H. G. Gale, 1924-1962

Box 42 Folder 7

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - C-G - J. W. Gibbs, 1884-1890

Box 42 Folder 8

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - C-G - G. E. Hale (1891-1919), 1904-1967

Box 42 Folder 9

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - C-G - G. E. Hale (1920-1926), 1916-1927

Box 42 Folder 10

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - H - Hamilton, 1891

Box 42 Folder 11

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - H-M - W. R. Harper, 1892-1908

Box 42 Folder 12

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - H-M - Holden, 1888-1891

Box 42 Folder 13

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - H-M - Lord Kelvin, 1894

Box 42 Folder 14

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - H-M - Larmor, 1914-1925

Box 42 Folder 15

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - H-M - Lohr, 1891-1962

Box 42 Folder 16

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - H-M - H. A. Lorentz, 1898-1921

Box 42 Folder 17

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - H-M - R. A. Millikan, 1917-1962

Box 42 Folder 18

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - H-M - E. W. Morley, 1885-1972

Box 42 Folder 19

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - N - S. Newcomb (from Michelson to Newcomb), 1878-1888

Box 42 Folder 20

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - N - S. Newcomb (to Michelson from Newcomb), 1880-1881

Box 43 Folder 1

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - N-W - T. J. O'Donnel, 1930

Box 43 Folder 2

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - N-W - F. G. Pease, 1920-1932

Box 43 Folder 3

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - N-W - E. C. Pickering, 1882-1972

Box 43 Folder 4

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - N-W - J. H. Purdy, 1918-1927

Box 43 Folder 5

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - N-W - Ogden Reid, 1894-1961

Box 43 Folder 6

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - N-W - Rayleigh, 1967

Box 43 Folder 7

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - N-W - H. Rowland, 1889

Box 43 Folder 8

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - N-W - Silverstein, 1921-1923

Box 43 Folder 9

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - N-W - Smythe, 1961

Box 43 Folder 10

Albert A. Michelson Correspondence - N-W - E. A. Sperry/Thompson, 1918-1924

Box 43 Folder 11

J. A. Brashear, 1889-1959

Box 43 Folder 12

Albert Einstein, 1893-1979

Box 43 Folder 13

L. Foucault - Foucault and Albert A. Michelson, Articles by Albert A. Michelson and Dorothy Michelson Livingston, 1969

Box 43 Folder 14

L. Foucault - Articles by Foucault, 1969

Box 43 Folder 15

L. Foucault - Dorothy Michelson Livingston Notes, 1878

Box 43 Folder 16

H. G. Gale, 1957-1962

Box 43 Folder 17

G. Holton, 1960-1969

Box 43 Folder 18

Lord Kelvin, 1910-1966

Box 43 Folder 19

H. A. Lorentz, 1921

Box 43 Folder 20

E. Morley, 1884-1969

Box 43 Folder 21

H. Poincaine, 1905-1965

Box 43 Folder 22

R. S. Shankland, 1949-1967

Box 43 Folder 23

R. S. Shankland, 1964-1974

Box 43 Folder 24

A. G. Webster, 1923-1972

Box 43 Folder 25

A. G. Webster - World War I, 1917-1972

Box 44 Folder 1

Hall of Fame, 1877-1979

Box 44 Folder 2

Hall of Fame, 1965-1978

Box 44 Folder 3

Hall of Fame, 1973-1980

Box 44 Folder 4

Correspondence - A, 1961-1980

Box 44 Folder 5

Correspondence - B, 1989

Box 44 Folder 6

Correspondence - C, 1957-1985

Box 44 Folder 7

Correspondence - D, 1961-1984

Box 44 Folder 8

Correspondence - E, 1965-1977

Box 44 Folder 9

Correspondence - F, 1967-1982

Box 44 Folder 10

Correspondence - G, 1961-1984

Box 44 Folder 11

Correspondence - H, 1961-1984

Box 45 Folder 1

Correspondence - I, 1977-1982

Box 45 Folder 2

Correspondence - J, 1962-1980

Box 45 Folder 3

Correspondence - K, 1961-1982

Box 45 Folder 4

Correspondence - L, 1961-1985

Box 45 Folder 5

Correspondence - M, 1962-1977

Box 45 Folder 6

Correspondence - M, 1887-1982

Box 45 Folder 7

Correspondence - M, 1963-1985

Box 45 Folder 8

Correspondence - N, 1962-1978

Box 45 Folder 9

Correspondence - O, 1963-1982

Box 45 Folder 10

Correspondence - P, 1961-1980

Box 45 Folder 11

Correspondence - Q, 1963

Box 45 Folder 12

Correspondence - R, 1962-1984

Box 45 Folder 13

Correspondence - S, 1961-1982

Box 45 Folder 14

Correspondence - T, 1961-1985

Box 45 Folder 15

Correspondence - U, 1981

Box 45 Folder 16

Correspondence - V, 1977

Box 45 Folder 17

Correspondence - W, 1961-1985

Box 45 Folder 18

Correspondence - Y, 1962

Box 45 Folder 19

Correspondence - Z, 1977

Box 46 Folder 1

Miscellaneous, 1899-1972

Box 46 Folder 2

Miscellaneous, 1936

Box 46 Folder 3

Miscellaneous, 1939-1988

Box 46 Folder 4

Miscellaneous, 1969-1982

Box 46 Folder 5

Miscellaneous - Photo Album of Dorothy Michelson Livingston's Visit to the Air Force Research Laboratories, Bedford, Mass. November 12, 1974, 1974

Box 46 Folder 6

Miscellaneous - Unidentified Book of Fraternities and Sororities, undated

Box 46 Folder 7

Miscellaneous - Michelson-Morley Centennial Celebration - News Digest, 1987

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Series 7: Michelson Museum, 1857-1977 Boxes 47-67 and OS 4, 6 and 7

Series Description

Materials in this series are both the files of the long-time curator, D. Theodore McAllister, and three pamphlets about the Michelson Museum and Michelson himself published by the museum. Therefore this series is divided into two subseries titled "Curator’s Files" and "Publications." For the purposes of continuity and maintaining original order, the "Curator’s Files" have been kept as McAllister had arranged them. The contents of this series were part of the transferred materials from the Michelson Museum to the U.S. Naval Academy in 1977.

Series Arrangement

The series is divided into two subseries titled "Curator’s Files" and "Publications."

Subseries 7a: Curator's Files, 1857-1977 Boxes 47-67 and OS 4, 6 and 7

Subseries Description

D. T. McAllister became the first official curator of the Michelson Museum circa 1963, at what is now the Naval Weapons Center in China Lake, California. The Museum was eventually born out of vast interest in the memorabilia and objects displayed as a part of the Michelson Laboratory dedication in May 1948. The purpose of the Museum was to assist scholars, collaborate with exhibits at other institutions, develop the collection, and recognize the achievements of Michelson as an accomplished U.S. Naval Academy graduate and Naval officer. It was decided in 1973 to discontinue the Museum operations and transfer the collection to the U.S. Naval Academy. The transfer officially took place on May 16, 1977.

The files of the curator comprise one of the largest sections of the collection and consist of materials that McAllister collected during his tenure. All of the materials are related to his position as curator and his efforts to develop the collection. Included in this subseries are papers created and collected by McAllister, such as correspondence, forms, notes, donor information, exhibit information, periodicals, library circulation cards, journal articles, newspaper clippings, photographs, brochures, and receipts. About half of these files were further categorized by McAllister into Correspondence, Hall of Fame of Great Americans, Michelson Family, Optical Society of America (OSA) Exhibit, and People Related to Michelson and the Michelson Museum.

The remaining files in this subseries are simply titled "Curator's Files," since McAllister did not, for the most part, indicate any specific topics for these folders. Due to the nature and arrangement of this material, there is currently neither an imposed order, except for the subset titled "Exhibit Materials," nor a guide to these files. This subdivision was created for the abundant exhibit layout sheets, cards, mounting boards, and photograph and document reproductions that were made particularly for the museum exhibits. Many of these items are housed in Oversize (OS) boxes or are unboxed. D.T. McAllister developed an inclusive collection by and about Michelson. McAllister explains the methodology he used for the growth of this collection in Appendix D: Collecting Archives for the History of Science, an article that he wrote, published in the The American Archivist in October 1969.

Subseries Arrangement

This subseries is arranged by topics and document type through box 57; thereafter are simply titled "Curator's Files."

Box 47 Folder 1
Correspondence, 1947 May 8-1948 March 12
Box 47 Folder 2
Correspondence, 1948 March 15-April
Box 47 Folder 3
Correspondence (Reproduced from William B. Plum's Personal Files), 1947 October 7-1962 January 2
Box 47 Folder 4
Correspondence (From T. J. O'Donnell's Files), 1948 January 5-1949 April 8
Box 47 Folder 5
Correspondence (From T. J. O'Donnell's Files), 1949 April 18-1952 September 22
Box 47 Folder 6
Correspondence, 1948 April 16-May 23
Box 47 Folder 7
Correspondence, 1948 May 24-December 10
Box 47 Folder 8
Correspondence, 1949 January 26-1951 June 25
Box 47 Folder 9
Correspondence, 1951 July 10-1955 June 23
Box 47 Folder 10
Correspondence, 1957 April 26-1961 December 26
Box 48 Folder 1
Correspondence, 1962 January 9-1964 March 24
Box 48 Folder 2
Correspondence, 1964 March 30-December 29
Box 48 Folder 3
Correspondence, 1965 January 8-1966 March 7
Box 48 Folder 4
Correspondence, 1966 February 24-December 27
Box 48 Folder 5
Correspondence, 1967 January 5-1968 January 10
Box 48 Folder 6
Correspondence, 1968 January 16-June 28
Box 48 Folder 7
Correspondence, 1968 July 8-November 4
Box 48 Folder 8
Correspondence, 1968 November 5-1969 December 23
Box 48 Folder 9
Correspondence, 1970 January 8-November 27
Box 48 Folder 10
Correspondence, 1970 December 1-1971 June 28
Box 49 Folder 1
Correspondence, 1971 July 2-1972 June 23
Box 49 Folder 2
Correspondence, 1972 June 28-December 26
Box 49 Folder 3
Correspondence, 1973 January 11-June 15
Box 49 Folder 4
Correspondence, 1973 July 2-December 27
Box 49 Folder 5
Correspondence, 1974 January 2-August 28
Box 49 Folder 6
Correspondence, 1974 September 25-1975 May 10
Box 49 Folder 7
Correspondence, 1975 May 13-1977 August 15
Box 49 Folder 8
Correspondence (Dr. L. T. E. Thompson), [1948] March 9-1970 November 12
Box 49 Folder 9
Correspondence (Smithsonian Institution), 1958 June 13-1975 January 13
Box 49 Folder 10
Correspondence (University of Chicago - Except O'Donnell), 1958 July 13-1975 February 10
Box 50 Folder 1
Correspondence (Director of Naval History), 1958 December 11-1975 April 1
Box 50 Folder 2
Correspondence (Loyd S. Swanson, Jr.), 1959 September 23-1975 August 1
Box 50 Folder 3
Correspondence (Clark University), 1960 May 12-1971 March 29
Box 50 Folder 4
Correspondence (Dorothy Michelson Livingston), 1961 January 13-1966 November 7
Box 50 Folder 5
Correspondence (Thomas J. O'Donnell), 1961 September 30-1963 August 22
Box 50 Folder 6
Correspondence (Thomas J. O'Donnell), 1963 September 6-1973 September 19
Box 50 Folder 7
Correspondence (Case-Western Reserve University), 1962 April 23-1973 September 24
Box 50 Folder 8
Correspondence (American Institute of Physics (AIP)), 1962 July 31-1976 July 28
Box 50 Folder 9
Correspondence (U. S. Naval Academy), 1963 February 25-1968 June 21
Box 51 Folder 1
Correspondence (Dorothy Michelson Livingston), 1966 November 8-1970 November 13
Box 51 Folder 2
Correspondence (Professor George Barnes, University of Nevada), 1967 July 26-1971 November
Box 51 Folder 3
Correspondence (U. S. Naval Academy), 1968 June 28-1973 December 4
Box 51 Folder 4
Correspondence (Mt. Wilson and Palomar/Hale Observatories), 1964 May 12-1977 July 28
Box 51 Folder 5
Correspondence (Director of Naval History), 1964 September-December 17
Box 51 Folder 6
Correspondence (The Warner & Swasey Company), 1966 November 11-1967 March 28
Box 51 Folder 7
Correspondence (Irving Michelson), 1966 December 27-1971 January 21
Box 51 Folder 8
Correspondence (Irving Michelson), 1971 January 26-1975 December 16
Box 51 Folder 9
Correspondence (Dorothy Michelson Livingston), 1971 February 16-1973 April 13
Box 52 Folder 1
Correspondence (Thomas P. Hughes), 1971 May 14-1975 March 19
Box 52 Folder 2
Correspondence (David H. DeVorkin), 1972 January 28-1976 July 1
Box 52 Folder 3
Correspondence (Dorothy Michelson Livingston), 1973 April 27-[1976] May 6
Box 52 Folder 4
Correspondence (Case-Western Reserve University), 1973 October 26-1976 October 20
Box 52 Folder 5
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1970
Box 52 Folder 6
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1970
Box 52 Folder 7
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1970
Box 53 Folder 1
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1971-1973
Box 53 Folder 2
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1969-1971
Box 53 Folder 3
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1965-1970
Box 53 Folder 4
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1964-1971
Box 53 Folder 5
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1970
Box 53 Folder 6
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1970
Box 53 Folder 7
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1970
Box 53 Folder 8
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1970
Box 53 Folder 9
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1970
Box 53 Folder 10
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1970
Box 53 Folder 11
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1970
Box 53 Folder 12
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1970
Box 53 Folder 13
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1970
Box 53 Folder 14
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1969-1970
Box 53 Folder 15
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1971-1973
Box 53 Folder 16
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1971
Box 53 Folder 17
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1970-1971
Box 53 Folder 18
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1970-1971
Box 53 Folder 19
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1970
Box 53 Folder 20
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, undated
Box 53 Folder 21
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1971
Box 53 Folder 22
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1964-1974
Box 53 Folder 23
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1970-1971
Box 54 Folder 1
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1970
Box 54 Folder 2
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1970-1971
Box 54 Folder 3
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1969-1970
Box 54 Folder 4
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1965-1970
Box 54 Folder 5
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1967
Box 54 Folder 6
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1964-1970
Box 54 Folder 7
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1964-1971
Box 54 Folder 8
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1903-1968
Box 54 Folder 9
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, undated
Box 54 Folder 10
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1920-1970
Box 54 Folder 11
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1970
Box 54 Folder 12
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1970
Box 54 Folder 13
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1970-1971
Box 54 Folder 14
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1966-1974
Box 54 Folder 15
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1972-1973
Box 55 Folder 1
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1974
Box 55 Folder 2
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1974
Box 55 Folder 3
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1974
Box 55 Folder 4
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1974
Box 55 Folder 5
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1973
Box 55 Folder 6
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1973
Box 55 Folder 7
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1973
Box 55 Folder 8
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1974
Box 55 Folder 9
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1970-1973
Box 55 Folder 10
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1908-1973
Box 55 Folder 11
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1974-1976
Box 55 Folder 12
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1970-1973
Box 55 Folder 13
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1970-1973
Box 55 Folder 14
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1972-1974
Box 56 Folder 1
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1971-1973
Box 56 Folder 2
Michelson Family, 1875-1972
Box 56 Folder 3
Optical Society of America, Exhibit March 1966, 1920-1966
Box 56 Folder 4
Optical Society of America, Exhibit March 1966, 1930-1977
Box 56 Folder 5
Optical Society of America, Exhibit March 1966, 1962-1966
Box 56 Folder 6
People Associated with Michelson or Michelson Museum (A-B), 1887-1976
Box 56 Folder 7
People Associated with Michelson or Michelson Museum (C-D), 1897-1976
Box 57 Folder 1
People Associated with Michelson or Michelson Museum (E-G), 1878-1977
Box 57 Folder 2
People Associated with Michelson or Michelson Museum (H-I), 1879-1976
Box 57 Folder 3
People Associated with Michelson or Michelson Museum (J-L), 1901-1975
Box 57 Folder 4
People Associated with Michelson or Michelson Museum (M), 1948-1976
Box 57 Folder 5
People Associated with Michelson or Michelson Museum (N-Q), 1900-1977
Box 57 Folder 6
People Associated with Michelson or Michelson Museum (R-S), 1893-1976
Box 57 Folder 7
People Associated with Michelson or Michelson Museum (T-Z), 1923-1977
Box 57 Folder 8
Exhibit Materials, 1963-1973, undated
Box 57 Folder 9
Exhibit Materials, 1973, undated
Box OS 4
Exhibit Materials, undated
Box OS 6
Exhibit Materials, undated
Box OS 7
Exhibit Materials, undated
Box 58 Folder 1-27
Curator's Files, 1862-1974
Box 59 Folder 1-25
Curator's Files, circa 1887-1977, undated
Box 60 Folder 1-35
Curator's Files, 1904-1975, undated
Box 61 Folder 1-23
Curator's Files, 1862-1977
Box 62 Folder 1-18
Curator's Files, 1857-1975
Box 63 Folder 1-15
Curator's Files, 1880-1976
Box 64 Folder 1-16
Curator's Files, 1854-1976
Box 65 Folder 1-18
Curator's Files, 1880-1984
Box 66 Folder 1-7
Curator's Files, 1950-1980
Box 67 Folder 1-4
Curator's Files, 1889-1980

Subseries 7b: Publications, 1954-1970 Box 67

Subseries Description

The three pamphlets published by the Michelson Museum are informative references about Michelson and the museum itself. The following is a list of these publications:

McAllister, D.T., ed. Albert Abraham Michelson: The Man who Taught a World to Measure, 1970.

McAllister, D.T., ed. The Albert A. Michelson Nobel Prize and Lecture, 1966.

Plum, William. The Michelson Museum. Reprinted from the American Journal of Physics, Vol. 22, No.4 (April 1954)

Subseries Arrangement

The subseries is arranged chronologically.

Box 67 Folder 5
Accession Forms - Michelson Museum - Publications, undated
Box 67 Folder 6
Publications, 1954
Box 67 Folder 7
Publications, 1966
Box 67 Folder 8
Publications, 1970

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Series 8: AWARDS, HONORS, and DEDICATIONS, 1893-1961 Boxes 67, OS 5, and Unboxed

Series Description

This series is comprised of materials that represent Michelson's many honors and recognitions that he received both throughout his life and posthumously. Michelson received 16 medals, including the Nobel medal in 1907, at least 10 honorary degrees, over 25 memberships to scientific societies, and numerous other awards and honors, including a bust at the New York University Hall of Fame for Great Americans. A number of these papers certify Michelson's many honorary memberships to international professional organizations, such as the American Association for the Advancement of Science. There are also ephemera items such as programs, commemorative leaflets, and addresses related to the dedications of the Copley medal, the Michelson Laboratory, and the Albert Abraham Elementary School. Many of the materials in this series are original.

Series Arrangement

The series is arranged chronologically.

Box 67 Folder 9

Accession Forms - Awards, Honors, and Dedications, undated

Box 67 Folder 10

Awards, Honors, and Dedications, 1893-1948

Box 67 Folder 11

Awards, Honors, and Dedications, 1948-1961

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Series 9: Photographs, 1900-1971, undated Boxes 68-94 and OS 1-3

Series Description

This is the largest series of the collection and contains mostly photographic copies of Michelson, people and places related to his upbringing and personal life, people with whom he worked, his instruments, and the laboratories and observatories where he worked, and other related topics. In addition to Oversized (OS) boxes, there are two framed items. See also the card catalog in the workroom of the Special Collections & Archives Division for a detailed inventory of this series.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box 68 Folder 1

Albert Abraham Michelson Elementary School - Cornerstone Ceremony, undated

M-906 - 908, M-910 - 918

Box 68 Folder 2

Albert Abraham Michelson Elementary School - Dedication, undated

M-164 - M-165

Box 68 Folder 3

Albert Abraham Michelson Elementary School - Dedication, undated

M-166 - M-167

Box 68 Folder 4

Albert Abraham Michelson Elementary School - Dedication, undated

M-168 - M-169

Box 68 Folder 5

Albert Abraham Michelson Elementary School - Dedication, undated

M-170 - M-171

Box 68 Folder 6

Bartky, Walter S. (1901-1958), undated

M-23 - M-25

Box 68 Folder 7

Bartky, Walter S. (1901-1958), undated

M-26 - M-27

Box 68 Folder 8

Bowen, Ira Sprague (1989-1973), undated

M-105, M-107

Box 68 Folder 9

Bowen Camera, undated

M-471 - M-473

Box 68 Folder 10

Cady, Willoughby Miller (1907-1953), undated

M-469 - M-470

Box 68 Folder 11

Case Institute of Technology, undated

M-172 - M-173

Box 68 Folder 12

Case Institute of Technology, undated

M-174

Box 68 Folder 13

Clark, Jonas Gilman (1815-1900), undated

M-121

Box 68 Folder 14

"A Computer Perspective": International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) Exhibition, New York, New York, 1971

M-109 - M-110

Box 68 Folder 15

"A Computer Perspective": International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) Exhibition, New York, New York, 1971

M-111

Box 69 Folder 1

Diffraction Patterns, undated

M-175 - M-176

Box 69 Folder 2

Diffraction Patterns, undated

M-177 - M-178

Box 69 Folder 3

Diffraction Patterns, undated

M-179 - M-180

Box 69 Folder 4

Diffraction Patterns, undated

M-823

Box 69 Folder 5

Elvey, Christian Thomas (1899-1970), undated

M-32

Box 69 Folder 6

Estey, Roger Shepherd (1903- ), undated

M-20

Box 69 Folder 7

Hanlon, Byron Hall (1900-1977), undated

M-463 - M-464

Box 69 Folder 8

Gas Tubes, undated

M-477 - M-478

Box 69 Folder 9

Hanlon, Byron Hall (1900-1977), undated

M-28, M-106

Box 69 Folder 10

Inertia Balance, undated

M-815

Box 69 Folder 11

Interferometer, undated

M-400 - M-402, M-412

Box 69 Folder 12

Iridescence, undated

M-182

Box 69 Folder 13

Kasten, Ray A., undated

M-11, M-19

Box 69 Folder 14

Kelley, Mervin Joe (1894- ), undated

M-479

Box 69 Folder 15

Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963), undated

M-61 - M-64

Box 69 Folder 16

Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963), undated

M-65 - M-67

Box 69 Folder 17

Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963), undated

M-68 - M-70

Box 69 Folder 18

Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963), undated

M-71 - M-73

Box 69 Folder 19

Kerr Cell Shutters, undated

M-465 - M-468, M-476

Box 70 Folder 1

McAllister, D. Theodore, undated

M-876 - M-877

Box 70 Folder 2

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), 1931, undated

M-104, M-120

Box OS 1 Folder 1-2

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), 1931

M-104 - Group Portrait with Milton Humason, Edwin Hubble, Charles St. John, Albert Einstein, W. W. Campbell, and Walter S. Adams

Box 70 Folder 3

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-128 - M-129

Box 70 Folder 4

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-130 - M-131

Box 70 Folder 5

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-132 - M-133

Box OS 1 Folder 3-6

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), 1927

M-133 - Portrait (Seated at Desk)

Box 70 Folder 6

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), [1927], undated

M-134 - M-135

Box OS 1 Folder 7-8

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), [1927]

M-134 - Portrait (Writing at Desk)

Box OS 1 Folder 9

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-135

Box 70 Folder 7

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-136 - M-137

Box 70 Folder 8

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), 1931, undated

M-138 - M-139

Box OS 1 Folder 10

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), 1931

M-139

Box 70 Folder 9

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-140 - M-141

Box 70 Folder 10

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-142 - M-143

Box 70 Folder 11

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-144 - M-145

Box 70 Folder 12

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-146 - M-147

Box 70 Folder 13

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-148 - M-150

Box OS 1 Folder 11

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-150 - Portrait (As Midshipman)

Box 71 Folder 1

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-151 - M-152

Box 71 Folder 2

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-163, M-227

Box OS 1 Folder 12

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-163 - Group Portrait with Albert Einstein

Box OS 1 Folder 13-15

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), Circa 1917-1920

M-227

Box 71 Folder 3

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-153 - M-154

Box 71 Folder 4

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-228 - M-229

Box OS 1 Folder 16-17

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-228

Box OS 1 Folder 18-20

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-229

Box 71 Folder 5

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-230 - M-232

Box OS 1 Folder 21

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-230

Box OS 1 Folder 22

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-231

Box OS 1 Folder 23-25

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-232 - Portrait (Seated at Desk)

Box 71 Folder 6

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-233, M-236

Box OS 1 Folder 26-27

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-233 - Portrait (Playing Pool)

Box OS 1 Folder 28-29

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-234 - Portrait (Demonstrating Equipment)

Box OS 1 Folder 30-32

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-235 - Portrait (Posing with Equipment)

Box OS 1 Folder 33-35

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-236 - Portrait (Posing with Equipment)

Box 71 Folder 7

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-381 - M-382, M-384

Box 71 Folder 8

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), 1894, undated

M-387, M-663 - M-664

Box OS 2 Folder 1

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), 1894

M-663 - Speaking at Convocation, Chicago

Box 71 Folder 9

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-665 - M-666, M-668

Box 71 Folder 10

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-670 - M-672

Box 71 Folder 11

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-673, M-675 - M-676

Box 71 Folder 12

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-677 - M-679

Box 72 Folder 1

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-680, M-683, M-686

Box 72 Folder 2

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-688 - M-690

Box 72 Folder 3

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-721, M-789 - M-790

Box 72 Folder 4

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-791 - M-795

Box OS 2 Folder 2

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-792 - Portrait (Painting)

Box OS 2 Folder 3

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-796 - Portrait (Painting)

Box OS 2 Folder 4

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-797 - Portrait (Painting)

Box 72 Folder 5

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931), undated

M-886, M-983

Box 72 Folder 6

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Drawing - Nude, undated

M-851

Box 72 Folder 7

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments, undated

M-188, M-200

Box 72 Folder 8

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments, undated

M-207 - M-208

Box 72 Folder 9

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Ether Drift, undated

M-432 - M-434

Box 72 Folder 10

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Ether Drift, undated

M-435 - M-436

Box 72 Folder 11

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Ether Drift, undated

M-462, M-905

Box OS 2 Folder 5-6

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Ether Drift, undated

M-905

Box 73 Folder 1

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Ether Drift - Clearing, Illinois, undated

M-390, M-397

Box OS 2 Folder 8-9

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Ether Drift - Clearing, Illinois, undated

M-397

Box 73 Folder 2

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Ether Drift - Clearing, Illinois, undated

M-225, M-388 - M-389

Box OS 2 Folder 7

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Ether Drift - Clearing, Illinois, undated

M-225

Box 73 Folder 3

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Ether Drift - Clearing, Illinois, undated

M-184 - M-185

Box 73 Folder 4

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Ether Drift - Clearing, Illinois, undated

M-187 - M-205

Box 73 Folder 5

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Ether Drift - Michelson-Morley, undated

M-211, M-882

Box 73 Folder 6

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Interferometry, undated

M-191, M-194

Box 73 Folder 7

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Metallic Colouring in Birds and Insects, undated

M-820, M-829 - M-830

Box 73 Folder 8

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Metallic Colouring in Birds and Insects, undated

M-831 - M-833

Box 73 Folder 9

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Metallic Colouring in Birds and Insects, undated

M-834 - M-836

Box 73 Folder 10

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Metallic Colouring in Birds and Insects, undated

M-837 - M-839

Box 73 Folder 11

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Metallic Colouring in Birds and Insects, undated

M-840 - M-841, M-862

Box 73 Folder 12

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Metallic Colouring in Birds and Insects, undated

M-863 - M-865

Box 73 Folder 13

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Metallic Colouring in Birds and Insects, undated

M-866 - M-867

Box 73 Folder 14

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Metallic Colouring in Birds and Insects, undated

M-874

Box OS 2 Folder 10

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Michelson-Morley, undated

M-882

Box 74 Folder 1

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Stellar Interferometry, undated

M-183, M-195, M-816

Box 74 Folder 2

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Stellar Interferometry, undated

M-817 - M-818, M-827

Box 74 Folder 3

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Velocity of Light - Irvine Ranch, undated

M-198 - M-199, M-202

Box 74 Folder 4

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Velocity of Light - Irvine Ranch, undated

M-238 - M-239

Box OS 2 Folder 11-13

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Velocity of Light - Irvine Ranch, undated

M-238

Box OS 2 Folder 14-15

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Velocity of Light - Irvine Ranch, undated

M-239

Box 74 Folder 5

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Velocity of Light - Irvine Ranch, undated

M-240 - M-241

Box OS 2 Folder 16

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Velocity of Light - Irvine Ranch, undated

M-240

Box OS 2 Folder 17-18

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Velocity of Light - Irvine Ranch, undated

M-241

Box 74 Folder 6

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Velocity of Light - Irvine Ranch, undated

M-242 - M-243

Box OS 2 Folder 19-20

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Velocity of Light - Irvine Ranch, undated

M-242

Box OS 2 Folder 21-22

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Velocity of Light - Irvine Ranch, undated

M-243

Box 74 Folder 7

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Velocity of Light - Irvine Ranch, undated

M-244 - M-246

Box OS 2 Folder 23-24

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Velocity of Light - Irvine Ranch, undated

M-244

Box OS 2 Folder 25-26

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Velocity of Light - Irvine Ranch, undated

M-245

Box OS 2 Folder 27

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Velocity of Light - Irvine Ranch, undated

M-246

Box 74 Folder 8

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Velocity of Light - Irvine Ranch, undated

M-247

Box 74 Folder 9

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Velocity of Light - Irvine Ranch, undated

M-395, M-449

Box 74 Folder 10

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Velocity of Light - Irvine Ranch, undated

M-450 - M-451

Box 74 Folder 11

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Velocity of Light - Irvine Ranch, undated

M-452 - M-455

Box 74 Folder 12

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Velocity of Light - Irvine Ranch, undated

M-456 - M-459

Box 74 Folder 13

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Velocity of Light - Irvine Ranch, undated

M-460 - M-461

Box 75 Folder 1

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Velocity of Light - Models, undated

M-667

Box 75 Folder 2

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Velocity of Light - Mt. Wilson, undated

M-186, M-201

Box 75 Folder 3

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Velocity of Light - Mt. Wilson, undated

M-204, M-206

Box 75 Folder 4

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Velocity of Light - Mt. Wilson, undated

M-209, M-212

Box 75 Folder 5

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Velocity of Light - Mt. Wilson, undated

M-391 - M-392

Box 75 Folder 6

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Velocity of Light - Ross Field, undated

M-234

Box 75 Folder 7

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Experiments - Velocity of Light - Ross Field, undated

M-235, M-393 - M-394

Box 75 Folder 8

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Homes and Haunts - Chicago, undated

M-237, M-956 - M-965

Box OS 2 Folder 28

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Homes and Haunts - Chicago, undated

M-237

Box 75 Folder 9

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Homes and Haunts - Murphys, California, undated

M-155, M-925 - M-926

Box 75 Folder 10

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Homes and Haunts - Murphys Elementary School, undated

M-923 - M-924

Box 75 Folder 11

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Homes and Haunts - Pasadena, undated

M-996

Box 75 Folder 12

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Homes and Haunts - Strzelno, undated

M-126

Box 75 Folder 13

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Iconography, undated

M-745

Box 75 Folder 14

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments, undated

M-189, M-192, M-496

Box 75 Folder 15

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments, undated

M-508 - M-509, M-520

Box 75 Folder 16

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments, undated

M-521, M-523 - M-524

Box 76 Folder 1

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments, undated

M-525 - M-527

Box 76 Folder 2

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments, undated

M-529, M-539, M-544

Box 76 Folder 3

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments, undated

M-552, M-554, M-556

Box 76 Folder 4

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments, undated

M-559, M-595, M-612

Box 76 Folder 5

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments, undated

M-613, M-615, M-617

Box 76 Folder 6

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments, undated

M-619, M-622 - M-623

Box 76 Folder 7

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments, undated

M-624, M-627, M-628, M-824

Box 76 Folder 8

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Diffraction Grating, undated

M-555, M-607

Box OS 2 Folder 29

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Diffraction Grating, undated

M-607

Box 76 Folder 9

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Echelon, undated

M-540

Box 76 Folder 10

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Etalon, undated

M-101 - M-102

Box 76 Folder 11

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Etalon, undated

M-103, M-881

Box 77 Folder 1

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Ether Drift Experiment - Models, undated

M-483, M-599

Box 77 Folder 2

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Ether Drift Experiment - Models, undated

M-729 - M-730

Box 77 Folder 3

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Glass Rods, undated

M-535

Box 77 Folder 4

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Grating Holder, undated

M-577

Box 77 Folder 5

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Gravity Meter, undated

M-560 - M-561

Box 77 Folder 6

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Gravity Meter, undated

M-564, M-738

Box 77 Folder 7

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Gravity Meter - Models, undated

M-562 - M-563, M-799

Box OS 2 Folder 30

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Gravity Meter - Models, undated

M-799

Box 77 Folder 8

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Harmonic Analyzer - Twenty Element, undated

M-5

Box 77 Folder 9

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Harmonic Analyzer - Eighty Element, undated

M-741 - M-742

Box 77 Folder 10

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Harmonic Analyzer - Eighty Element, undated

M-743 - M-744

Box 77 Folder 11

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Heliostat, undated

M-422 - M-423

Box 77 Folder 12

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Heliostat, undated

M-424, M-731, M-903

Box 77 Folder 13

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Interferometer, undated

M-428, M-720

Box 77 Folder 14

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Interferometer - Accessories and Parts, undated

M-984

Box 78 Folder 1

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Interferometer, Angular, undated

M-576

Box 78 Folder 2

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Interferometer - Metric Standard Experiment, undated

M-429 - M-431

Box OS 2 Folder 33

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Interferometer - Metric Standard Experiment, undated

M-429

Box 78 Folder 3

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Interferometer, Parallel, undated

M-591, M-669, M-746

Box 78 Folder 4

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Interferometer, Parallel, undated

M-747, M-880

Box OS 2 Folder 31-32

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Interferometer, Parallel, undated

M-880

Box 78 Folder 5

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Interferometer, Small, undated

M-547 - M-549

Box 78 Folder 6

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Interferometer, Vertical, undated

M-588, M-748

Box 78 Folder 7

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Interferometer, Vertical, undated

M-749, M-821

Box 78 Folder 8

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Interferometer, Vertical, undated

M-825

Box 78 Folder 9

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Laboratory Arc, undated

M-600

Box 78 Folder 10

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Lens Barrel, undated

M-537

Box 78 Folder 11

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Lenses, undated

M-531, M-620

Box 78 Folder 12

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Light Source, undated

M-593

Box 78 Folder 13

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Micrometer, undated

M-536, M-541, M-819

Box 78 Folder 14

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Microscope Stand, undated

M-519

Box 79 Folder 1

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Mirror, undated

M-108, M-197

Box 79 Folder 2

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Mirror, undated

M-203, M-210

Box 79 Folder 3

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Mirror, undated

M-396, M-425 - M-427

Box 79 Folder 4

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Mirror, undated

M-484 - M-486

Box 79 Folder 5

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Mirror, undated

M-487 - M-488

Box 79 Folder 6

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Mirror, undated

M-489 - M-491

Box 79 Folder 7

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Mirror, undated

M-503, M-533, M-538

Box 79 Folder 8

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Mirror, undated

M-543, M-551, M-575

Box 79 Folder 9

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Mirror, undated

M-581 - M-583

Box 79 Folder 10

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Mirror, undated

M-584 - M-585

Box 79 Folder 11

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Mirror, undated

M-590, M-604, M-610

Box 79 Folder 12

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Mirror, undated

M-625, M-674, M-801

Box OS 2 Folder 34-35

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Mirror, undated

M-674

Box 80 Folder 1

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Mirror - Mounting, etc, undated

M-522, M-528, M-545

Box 80 Folder 2

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Mirror - Mounting, etc, undated

M-546, M-553, M-574

Box 80 Folder 3

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Mirror - Mounting, etc, undated

M-578 - M-579, M-586

Box 80 Folder 4

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Mirror - Mounting, etc, undated

M-587, M-589, M-592

Box 80 Folder 5

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Mirror - Mounting, etc, undated

M-598

Box 80 Folder 6

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Multiple Light Source, undated

M-565

Box 80 Folder 7

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Optical Parallel Plates, undated

M-550

Box 80 Folder 8

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Photometer, undated

M-557

Box 80 Folder 9

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Precision Balance, undated

M-608 - M-609, M-724

Box 80 Folder 10

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Prisms, undated

M-558

Box 80 Folder 11

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Ruling Diamond Container, undated

M-506

Box 80 Folder 12

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Ruling Diamond Holder, undated

M-493 - M-495

Box 80 Folder 13

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Ruling Diamond Holder, undated

M-497 - M-498, M-504

Box 80 Folder 14

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Ruling Engine, undated

M-190, M-193

Box 81 Folder 1

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Ruling Engine - Accessories and Parts, undated

M-499 - M-501

Box 81 Folder 2

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Ruling Engine - Accessories and Parts, undated

M-502, M-505, M-507

Box 81 Folder 3

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Ruling Engine - Accessories and Parts, undated

M-510 - M-512

Box 81 Folder 4

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Ruling Engine - Accessories and Parts, undated

M-513 - M-515

Box 81 Folder 5

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Ruling Engine - Accessories and Parts, undated

M-516 - M-518

Box 81 Folder 6

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Ruling Engine - Accessories and Parts, undated

M-532, M-605

Box 81 Folder 7

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Ruling Engine - First, Experimental, undated

M-735 - M-736

Box 81 Folder 8

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Ruling Engine - First, Experimental, undated

M-737, M-800

Box OS 2 Folder 36

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Ruling Engine - First, Experimental, undated

M-800

Box 81 Folder 9

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Ruling Engine - Grating Holder, undated

M-571 - M-572

Box 81 Folder 10

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Ruling Engine - No. 1, undated

M-217 - M-219

Box OS 2 Folder 37

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Ruling Engine - No. 1, undated

M-219

Box 81 Folder 11

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Ruling Engine - No. 1, undated

M-220, M-734

Box OS 2 Folder 38

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Ruling Engine - No. 1, undated

M-220

Box 81 Folder 12

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Ruling Engine - No. 2, undated

M-221 - M-222

Box OS 2 Folder 39

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Ruling Engine - No. 2, undated

M-221

Box OS 2 Folder 40-42

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Ruling Engine - No. 2, undated

M-222

Box 81 Folder 13

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Ruling Engine - No. 2, undated

M-223

Box OS 2 Folder 43

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Ruling Engine - No. 2, undated

M-223

Box 81 Folder 14

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Ruling Engine - No. 2, undated

M-224, M-719

Box OS 2 Folder 44-45

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Ruling Engine - No. 2, undated

M-224

Box 81 Folder 15

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Ruling Engine - Stopping Mechanism, undated

M-596 - M-597, M-618

Box 82 Folder 1

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Slit, undated

M-542, M-573

Box 82 Folder 2

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Slit, undated

M-530

Box 82 Folder 3

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Speculum Grating, undated

M-606, M-611

Box 82 Folder 4

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Speculum Grating, undated

M-614, M-621

Box 82 Folder 5

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Star Wheel, undated

M-566 - M-567

Box 82 Folder 6

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Star Wheel, undated

M-568 - M-569

Box 82 Folder 7

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Stellar Interferometer, undated

M-181, M-437 - M-438

Box 82 Folder 8

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Stellar Interferometer, undated

M-439, M-826, M-828

Box 82 Folder 9

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Stellar Interferometer, undated

M-852 - M-854

Box 82 Folder 10

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Stellar Interferometer, undated

M-855 - M-857

Box 82 Folder 11

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Stellar Interferometer, undated

M-858 - M-860

Box 82 Folder 12

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Stellar Interferometer, undated

M-861, M-868 - M-869

Box 82 Folder 13

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Stellar Interferometer, undated

M-870 - M-871

Box 82 Folder 14

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Stellar Interferometer, undated

M-872 - M-873

Box 82 Folder 15

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Stellar Interferometer - Models, undated

M-603, M-727 - M-728

Box 82 Folder 16

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Stellar Interferometer - Slit, undated

M-570, M-601 - M-602

Box 82 Folder 17

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Tuning Fork, undated

M-580, M-594

Box 82 Folder 18

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Tuning Fork, undated

M-492, M-534

Box 83 Folder 1

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Velocity of Light Display, undated

M-616, M-725

Box 83 Folder 2

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Instruments - Velocity of Light Display, undated

M-739 - M-740

Box 83 Folder 3

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Medals - Copley, undated

M-248 - M-249, M-697

Box 83 Folder 4

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Medals - Duddell, undated

M-260 - M-261, M-706

Box 83 Folder 5

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Medals - Elliott Cresson, undated

M-45 - M-46, M-698

Box 83 Folder 6

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Medals - Franklin, undated

M-43 - M-44, M-703

Box 83 Folder 7

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Medals - Henry Draper, undated

Box 83 Folder 8

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Medals - Institut de France, undated

M-53 - M-54, M-700

Box 83 Folder 9

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Medals - J. Janssen, undated

M-49 - M-50, M-702

Box 83 Folder 10

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Medals - Louisiana Purchase Exposition Grand Prize, undated

M-57 - M-58, M-696

Box 83 Folder 11

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Medals - Matteucci, undated

M-258 - M-259, M-695

Box 84 Folder 1

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Medals - Michelson Laboratory Dedication, undated

M-626

Box 84 Folder 2

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Medals - Paris Exposition, 1900

M-254 - M-255, M-694

Box 84 Folder 3

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Medals - Prince Albert, undated

M-256 - M-257, M-701

Box 84 Folder 4

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Medals - Nobel, undated

M-39 - M-41

Box 84 Folder 5

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Medals - Nobel, undated

M-42, M-757 - M-758

Box 84 Folder 6

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Medals - Royal Astronomical Society, undated

M-55 - M-56, M-704

Box 84 Folder 7

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Medals - Rumford Premium Gold, undated

M-59 - M-60, M-691

Box 84 Folder 8

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Medals - Rumford Premium Silver, undated

M-250 - M-251, M-692

Box 84 Folder 9

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Medals - Society of Arts and Sciences, undated

M-51 - M-52, M-705

Box 84 Folder 10

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Medals - University of Paris, undated

M-252 - M-253, M-693

Box 84 Folder 11

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Medals and Nobel Prize Diploma Display, undated

M-33 - M-34

Box OS 3 Folder 1

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Medals and Nobel Prize Diploma Display, undated

M-33

Box 84 Folder 12

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Medals and Nobel Prize Diploma Display, undated

M-35 - M-37

Box OS 3 Folder 2

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Medals and Nobel Prize Diploma Display, undated

M-37

Box 84 Folder 13

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Medals and Nobel Prize Diploma Display, undated

M-38, M-723

Box OS 3 Folder 3

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Medals and Nobel Prize Diploma Display, undated

M-885

Box 85 Folder 1

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Nobel Prize Diploma, undated

M-7 - M-9

Box OS 3 Folder 4

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Nobel Prize Diploma, undated

M-7

Box OS 3 Folder 5

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Nobel Prize Diploma, undated

M-8

Box 85 Folder 2

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Nobel Prize Diploma, undated

M-10, M-12 - M-13

Box 85 Folder 3

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Nobel Prize Diploma, undated

M-14 - M-16

Box 85 Folder 4

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Nobel Prize Diploma, undated

M-17 - M-18, M-752

Box OS 3 Folder 6

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Nobel Prize Diploma, undated

M-750

Box OS 3 Folder 7

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Nobel Prize Diploma, undated

M-751

Box 85 Folder 5

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Nobel Prize Diploma, undated

M-753 - M-755

Box 85 Folder 6

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Nobel Prize Diploma, undated

M-756, M-875

Box OS 3 Folder 8

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Nobel Prize Diploma, undated

M-878

Box 85 Folder 7

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Water-Color Painting - Alexander Bridge, Paris, undated

M-385

Box 85 Folder 8

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Water-Color Painting - Barn, undated

M-722, M-847

Box OS 3 Folder 9

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Water-Color Painting - Barn, undated

M-847

Box 85 Folder 9

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Water-Color Painting - Diffraction Pattern, undated

M-849

Box 85 Folder 10

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Water-Color Painting - Mountain Ravine, undated

M-848

Box OS 3 Folder 10

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Water-Color Painting - Mountain Ravine, undated

M-848

Box 85 Folder 11

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Water-Color Painting - Russian Dancing Girl, undated

M-383

Box 85 Folder 12

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Water-Color Painting - Shore Landscape, undated

M-386

Box 85 Folder 13

Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931) - Water-Color Painting - Woods Scene, undated

M-850

Box 85 Folder 14

Michelson, Dorothy (1906- ), undated

M-659 - M-660

Box 85 Folder 15

Michelson, Dorothy (1906- ), undated

M-661 - M-662

Box 85 Folder 16

Michelson, Edna Stanton (1871-1931), undated

M-681, M-684 - M-685

Box 85 Folder 17

Michelson, Margaret Heminway, undated

M-687

Box 85 Folder 18

Michelson, Miriam (1866-1942), undated

M-682

Box 85 Folder 19

Michelson, Rosalie Przylubska (1826- ), undated

M-156

Box 85 Folder 20

Michelson Laboratory, undated

M-398 - M-399, M-403 - M-405, M-407

Box 85 Folder 21

Michelson Laboratory, undated

M-408, M-411, M-481 - M-482

Box 86 Folder 1

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-268 - M-269

Box 86 Folder 2

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-266 - M-267

Box 86 Folder 3

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-264 - M-265

Box 86 Folder 4

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-262 - M-263

Box 86 Folder 5

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-270 - M-271

Box 86 Folder 6

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-272 - M-273

Box 86 Folder 7

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-274 - M-275

Box 86 Folder 8

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-276 - M-277

Box 86 Folder 9

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-278 - M-279

Box 86 Folder 10

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-280 - M-281

Box 86 Folder 11

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-282 - M-283

Box 86 Folder 12

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-284 - M-285

Box 86 Folder 13

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-286 - M-287

Box 86 Folder 14

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-288 - M-290

Box 87 Folder 1

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-291 - M-293

Box 87 Folder 2

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-294 - M-296

Box 87 Folder 3

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-297 - M-299

Box 87 Folder 4

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-300 - M-302

Box 87 Folder 5

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-303 - M-305

Box 87 Folder 6

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-306 - M-308

Box 87 Folder 7

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-309 - M-311

Box 87 Folder 8

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-312 - M-314

Box 87 Folder 9

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-315 - M-317

Box 87 Folder 10

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-318 - M-320

Box 87 Folder 11

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-321 - M-323

Box 87 Folder 12

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-324 - M-326

Box 88 Folder 1

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-327 - M-329

Box 88 Folder 2

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-330 - M-332

Box 88 Folder 3

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-333 - M-335

Box 88 Folder 4

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-336 - M-338

Box 88 Folder 5

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-339 - M-341

Box 88 Folder 6

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-342 - M-343

Box 88 Folder 7

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-344 - M-346

Box 88 Folder 8

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-347 - M-348

Box 88 Folder 9

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-349 - M-351

Box 88 Folder 10

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-352 - M-354

Box 88 Folder 11

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-355 - M-357

Box 88 Folder 12

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-358 - M-360

Box 89 Folder 1

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-361 - M-363

Box 89 Folder 2

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-364 - M-366

Box 89 Folder 3

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-367 - M-368, M-726

Box 89 Folder 4

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-732 - M-733, M-975

Box 89 Folder 5

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-976 - M-978

Box 89 Folder 6

Michelson Laboratory - Dedication, 1948

M-979 - M-982

Box 89 Folder 7

Michelson Monument, undated

M-986 - M-989

Box 89 Folder 8

Michelson Monument, undated

M-990 - M-992

Box 89 Folder 9

Michelson Monument, undated

M-993 - M-995

Box 89 Folder 10

Michelson Museum, undated

M-1 - M-3

Box 89 Folder 11

Michelson Museum, undated

M-4, M-6, M-85

Box 89 Folder 12

Michelson Museum, undated

M-86 - M-87

Box 89 Folder 13

Michelson Museum, undated

M-88 - M-89

Box 89 Folder 14

Michelson Museum, undated

M-90 - M-91

Box 90 Folder 1

Michelson Museum, undated

M-92 - M-94

Box 90 Folder 2

Michelson Museum, undated

M-95 - M-97

Box 90 Folder 3

Michelson Museum, undated

M-98 - M-100

Box 90 Folder 4

Michelson Museum, undated

M-629 - M-631

Box 90 Folder 5

Michelson Museum, undated

M-632 - M-634

Box 90 Folder 6

Michelson Museum, undated

M-635 - M-637

Box 90 Folder 7

Michelson Museum, undated

M-638 - M-640

Box 90 Folder 8

Michelson Museum, undated

M-641 - M-643

Box 90 Folder 9

Michelson Museum, undated

M-644 - M-646

Box 90 Folder 10

Michelson Museum, undated

M-647 - M-649

Box 90 Folder 11

Michelson Museum, undated

M-650 - M-652

Box 90 Folder 12

Michelson Museum, undated

M-653 - M-655

Box 90 Folder 13

Michelson Museum, undated

M-656 - M-658

Box 90 Folder 14

Michelson Museum, undated

M-898 - M-900

Box 90 Folder 15

Michelson Museum, undated

M-901 - M-902

Box 91 Folder 1

Mount Wilson Solar Observatory, undated

M-213 - M-214, M-802

Box 91 Folder 2

Mount Wilson Solar Observatory, undated

M-803 - M-805

Box 91 Folder 3

Mount Wilson Solar Observatory, undated

M-806 - M-808

Box 91 Folder 4

Mount Wilson Solar Observatory, undated

M-809 - M-811

Box 91 Folder 5

Mount Wilson Solar Observatory, undated

M-812 - M-814

Box 91 Folder 6

Mountains, undated

M-157 - M-159

Box 91 Folder 7

Mountains, undated

M-160 - M-162

Box 91 Folder 8

New York University Hall of Fame, undated

M-122 - M-124

Box 91 Folder 9

New York University Hall of Fame, undated

M-125, M-369 - M-371

Box 91 Folder 10

New York University Hall of Fame, undated

M-372 - M-377

Box 91 Folder 11

New York University Hall of Fame, undated

M-378 - M-380, M-919 - M-922

Box 91 Folder 12

O'Donnell, Thomas Joseph (1892-1974), undated

M-842 - M-846

Box 91 Folder 13

O'Donnell, Thomas Joseph (1892-1974), undated

M-927 - M-946

Box 92 Folder 1

Optical Society of America Anniversary Meeting (50th: 1966: Washington, DC), 1966

M-74 - M-76

Box 92 Folder 2

Optical Society of America Anniversary Meeting (50th: 1966: Washington, DC), 1966

M-77 - M-79

Box 92 Folder 3

Optical Society of America Anniversary Meeting (50th: 1966: Washington, DC), 1966

M-80 - M-82

Box 92 Folder 4

Optical Society of America Anniversary Meeting (50th: 1966: Washington, DC), 1966

M-83 - M-84, M-215

Box 92 Folder 5

Optical Society of America Anniversary Meeting (50th: 1966: Washington, DC), 1966

M-216, M-759 - M-767

Box 92 Folder 6

Optical Society of America Anniversary Meeting (50th: 1966: Washington, DC), 1966

M-768 - M-776

Box 92 Folder 7

Optical Society of America Anniversary Meeting (50th: 1966: Washington, DC), 1966

M-777 - M-781

Box 92 Folder 8

Optical Society of America Anniversary Meeting (50th: 1966: Washington, DC), 1966

M-782 - M-788

Box 92 Folder 9

Optical Society of America Spring Meeting (1971: Tucson), 1971

M-117 - M-119

Box 92 Folder 10

Optical Society of America Spring Meeting (1971: Tucson), 1971

M-114 - M-116

Box 92 Folder 11

Optical Society of America Spring Meeting (1971: Tucson), 1971

M-112 - M-113

Box 92 Folder 12

Pearson, Fred, undated

M-226

Box 92 Folder 13

Roach, Franklin Evans, undated

M-31

Box 92 Folder 14

Ryerson Physical Laboratory, undated

M-947 - M-955

Box 92 Folder 15

Shock Waves, undated

M-480

Box 92 Folder 16

Spectrograph, undated

M-822

Box 92 Folder 17

Struve, Otto (1897-1963), undated

M-22

Box 92 Folder 18

Thompson, Louis Ten Eyck (1891-1978), undated

M-29 - M-30

Box 93 Folder 1

Tide-Predictors, undated

M-440 - M-442

Box 93 Folder 2

Tide-Predictors, undated

M-443 - M-445

Box 93 Folder 3

Tide-Predictors, undated

M-446 - M-448

Box 93 Folder 4

Tillitt, Harley E., undated

M-21

Box OS 3 Folder 11

Tillitt, Harley E., undated

M-798

Box 93 Folder 5

U.S. Naval Academy - Buildings and Grounds - Michelson Hall, undated

M-894 - M-896

Box 93 Folder 6

U.S. Naval Academy - Buildings and Grounds - Michelson Hall - Dedication, 1969

M-890 - M-893

Box 93 Folder 7

U.S. Naval Academy - Buildings and Grounds - Michelson Hall - Dedication, 1969

M-887 - M-889

Box 93 Folder 8

U.S. Naval Academy - Buildings and Grounds - Michelson Hall - Dedication, 1969

M-716 - M-718

Box 93 Folder 9

U.S. Naval Academy - Buildings and Grounds - Michelson Hall - Dedication, 1969

M-710 - M-715

Box 93 Folder 10

U.S. Naval Academy - Buildings and Grounds - Michelson Hall - Dedication, 1969

M-707 - M-709

Box 93 Folder 11

U.S. Naval Academy - Buildings and Grounds - Museum, undated

M-897

Box 93 Folder 12

U.S. Naval Academy - Centennial Celebration, 1945

M-883 - M-884

Box 93 Folder 13

U.S. Naval Ordnance Test Station, undated

M-406, M-409 - M-410, M-413 - M-415

Box 93 Folder 14

U.S. Naval Ordnance Test Station, undated

M-416 - M-421, M-879

Box 93 Folder 15

U.S. Navy Memorial Museum, undated

M-904

Box 93 Folder 16

University of Chicago, undated

M-966 - M-974

Box 93 Folder 17

Van't Hoff, Jacobus Henricus (1852-1911), undated

M-985

Box 93 Folder 18

Van Auken, Wilbur Rice (1882-1953), undated

M-127

Box 93 Folder 19

Zarem, Abe Mordecai (1917- ), undated

M-474- M-475

Box 94 Folder 1-2

Assorted "Original" Photographs and Graphs (some hand drawn) Used in Michelson Publications, undated

Box 94 Folder 3

Framed Photoduplication: Ryerson Laboratory, 1926

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Series 10: AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIALS, circa 1917-1973 Unboxed

Series Description

There are filmstrips, film reels, cassette tapes, and an empty mailing box for film transport in this series. The six filmstrips contain 1917 earth-tide photographic records. One cassette tape is titled "Unveiling of the Bust of Albert Abraham Michelson at the Hall of Fame at NYU" with an additional note that states "21 Oct. 1973 copied from tapes 1A82A borrowed from Freda T. Hliddal curator and copied by Roland Burks for the Michelson Museum May 1974 dtm." The other cassette tape is entitled "Men and Ideas: Michelson; Individualized Science Level A" produced by the University of Pittsburgh in 1972, and there is a film reel housed in a red plastic case by the same name. In terms of films there is one black and white positive print containing "(Sound) U of C Speech, (Silent) Garden) and check of Equipment-Speed of Light," one duplicate negative, two black and white prints, and four color prints of a film titled "Three Glimpses of Albert Abraham Michelson at the Peak of his Career" with a note stating "Documentary Film TMP 197, 16mm, sound, 8 min. Michelson Museum U.S. Naval Ordnance Test Station China Lake, California," and one original, one duplicate negative, and two copy prints (Copy Print No.5 and No.6) of the film with the following writing; "Albert Abraham Michelson with some of his grandchildren and other members of the family-from an intermediate negative of the original motion picture footage taken in 1929 by his daughter Madeline Michelson Mueller and donated by her letter of 7 April 1973 to the Michelson Museum Naval Weapons Center China Lake, California." This film has also been restored and placed onto a DVD, which is available in the Audio-Visual Collection of the Library.

Series 11: ARTISTIC AND MUSICAL WORKS, 1926-1930, undated Box OS 5

Series Description

Michelson's interest in art and music began during his undergraduate years at the Naval Academy. By the time he graduated, Michelson excelled not only in optics but also in both drawing and at the violin. Throughout his career, his interest in art continued, as he began to see a correlation among optics, light, color, and painting. Michelson’s appreciation of light and art can be seen through his watercolor paintings. There are three original watercolor paintings in this series completed by Michelson, one of which is signed by him, in addition to one original pencil sketch. Two of the watercolors are depictions of the Altadena, California landscape, while the other is of a diffraction pattern created by an aperture and a telescope. There is also a copy of a one page music score composed by Michelson entitled "Grandpa’s Lullaby."

Appendix A: X-Series Abstracts, 1961-1977 Finding Aids Box

Series Description

The previous curator of the Michelson Museum assigned a number to most of the individual items in the collection, which he collectively titled the "X-Series." He then created abstracts for the material in this "X-Series." This appendix is the complete list of abstracts for the "X-series." This appendix, however, does not represent the entirety of the collection.

The abstracts are in numerical order and contain a short summary of the contents of the item. There is also information on the provenance included in this appendix. It appears that the materials are listed in order of acquisition. For example, the number x-1 was the first item acquired for the collection. In order to facilitate research, a cross-reference was created, Appendix B, which reflects the chronological order of the collection within each series.

Appendix A has been digitized and is available through the Nimitz Library Digital Collections in eight parts via the following links:

Part 1: http://cdm16099.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p16099coll5/id/3751/rec/3

Part 2: http://cdm16099.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p16099coll5/id/3753/rec/4

Part 3: http://cdm16099.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p16099coll5/id/3750/rec/5

Part 4: http://cdm16099.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p16099coll5/id/3754/rec/6

Part 5: http://cdm16099.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p16099coll5/id/3752/rec/7

Part 6: http://cdm16099.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p16099coll5/id/3756/rec/8

Part 7: http://cdm16099.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p16099coll5/id/3755/rec/9

Part 8: http://cdm16099.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p16099coll5/id/3757/rec/10

Appendix B: Cross-Reference List of X-Numbers within Each Series, Undated Finding Aids Box

Series Description

Original materials are noted as such (orig) in parentheses following the x-number and the phrase "copy neg" denotes that there is a copy negative of that item. The letters "OS" indicate that the item is housed with the oversized material. There are also items included in this list that were once assigned a Case number in lieu of an x-number. An example of a Case number is "Case 5, Item 22(a)." Some items assigned Case numbers are also abstracted in Appendix A. If the collection item was never assigned an x-number or a Case number, then these items are not listed in Appendix B but can be found within the collection.

Appendix B has been digitized and is available through the Nimitz Library Digital Collections in eight parts via the following link:

Appendix B: http://cdm16099.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p16099coll5/id/3758/rec/11

Appendix C: "Listing of Dorothy Michelson Livingston Papers and Research Materials on the Life and Career of Albert Abraham Michelson (1852-1931)", Undated Finding Aids Box

Series Description

Dorothy Michelson Livingston, Michelson’s daughter, wrote a biography of her father titled Master of Light: A Biography of Albert A. Michelson, which was published by Scribner’s in 1973. Series VI: Dorothy Michelson Livingston Papers is a compilation of Livingston’s notes and correspondence related to the research for this biography, which she donated to the Academy along with this appendix in 1989. The appendix is a guide to the papers in Series VI, which follow the order of the appendix. There are 72 file topics in this series that correspond directly with this appendix, and the file number for each topic is written on the top right corner of folder within this series.

Appendix D: "Collecting Archives for the History of Science," by D. Theodore McAllister. Reprinted from The American Archivist, Volume 32, Number 4, October 1969, 1969 Finding Aids Box

Series Description

This article was written by the former curator of the Michelson Museum at the Naval Weapons Center in China Lake, California. McAllister explains the methods and reasons for the way in which he developed the Michelson collection for the Museum. This appendix not only provides a foundation for the nature of the collection, but also complements the Curator's Files subseries within the series of the Michelson Museum.

Appendix E: "Albert A. Michelson, Dean of American Optics–Life, Contributions to Science, and Influence on Modern-Day Physics" by Jean M. Bennett, D. Theodore McAllister, and Georgia M. Cabe. Reprinted from Applied Optics, Volume 12, October 1973, 1973 Finding Aids Box

Series Description

This article is a concise source about Michelson and his career. The authors go into some detail with respect to Michelson's contributions in specific areas of science. It is therefore a helpful resource for both the general researcher and scientist alike.

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