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Joseph Sweetman Ames physics lectures

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0077

Scope and Contents

The collection contains physics lectures in the form of a mimeographed, bound textbook delivered in 1898-1899 to the second year students of Johns Hopkins University by Joseph S. Ames, professor of physics. Book belonged to H. A. Sayre.

Dates

  • 1898-1899

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Sweetman Ames was a physics professor at Johns Hopkins University, provost of the university from 1926-1929, and university president from 1929-1935.

Born on 3 July 1864 in Manchester, Vermont, he is best remembered as one of the founding members of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA, the predecessor of NASA), and was its longtime chair (1919-1939). NASA's Ames Research Center is named after him. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1911, and was the 1935 recipient of the Langley Gold Medal from the Smithsonian Institution.

Ames died on 24 June 1943.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 item)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Physics lectures in form of mimeographed, bound textbook delivered in 1898-1899 to the second year students of Johns Hopkins University by Joseph S. Ames, professor of physics. Book belonged to H. A. Sayre.

Provenance

unknown

General

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Processed by

S. Braden, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2012
Title
Guide to the Joseph Sweetman Ames physics lectures
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
May 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

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