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Jerome Karle Papers, 1912-2009 (continued)
BOX 179-197 Correspondence, 1944-2009
The Correspondence subseries comprises professional correspondence received by Karle, the bulk of which spans from 1965 to 2000. Although some outgoing letters are included, the subseries largely consists of letters sent to Karle by colleagues, scientists, and admirers of his work, especially after he won the Nobel Prize. Topics include solicitation for comments on articles, vacancy announcements, arrangements for speaking engagements and conference appearances, reprint requests, and letters from individuals seeking his autograph or advice. Additional correspondence related to the Nobel Prize can be found in the Personal File. The bulk of the correspondence in this subseries is of a general nature. Letters and memoranda related to Karle’s career at NRL and within professional organizations are filed in relevant folders in the Organizations and Institutions subseries, and correspondence tied to specific projects or topics can be found within associated materials in the Subject File. Most letters addressed to both Isabella and Jerome can be found in the Collaborations series.
Material types include letters, email printouts, memoranda, invitations, and greeting cards.
Arranged alphabetically by subject, the bulk of which is a chronological file.
BOX 179 Chronological file, 1944-1955
(8 folders)
BOX 180 Chronological file, 1956-1963
(8 folders)
BOX 181 Chronological file, 1964-1967
(6 folders)
BOX 182 Chronological file, 1967-1969
(7 folders)
BOX 183 Chronological file, 1970-1972
(6 folders)
BOX 184 Chronological file, 1972-1974
(7 folders)
BOX 185 Chronological file, 1975-1977
(7 folders)
BOX 186 Chronological file, 1977-1980
(7 folders)
BOX 187 Chronological file, 1980-1982
(7 folders)
BOX 188 Chronological file, 1983-1984
(6 folders)
BOX 189 Chronological file, 1984-1986
(7 folders)
BOX 190 Chronological file, 1986-1988
(7 folders)
BOX 191 Chronological file, 1989-1992
(9 folders)
BOX 192 Chronological file, 1993-1996
(8 folders)
BOX 193 Chronological file, 1997-2001
(10 folders)
BOX 194 Chronological file, 2001-2009, undated
(12 folders)
BOX 195 Fan mail, 1985-2004, undated
(5 folders)
BOX 195 "Kind words," 1972-1993
BOX 195 United States Congress, 1984-1994
BOX 195 Reprint requests, 1951-1962
(2 folders)
BOX 196 Reprint requests, 1963-1977
(8 folders)
BOX 197 Reprint requests, 1978-1997
(8 folders)
BOX 197-222 Speeches and Writings, 1949-2008
The Speeches and Writings subseries comprises files related to articles, lectures, abstracts, reports, and a monograph written by Karle focusing on a range of topics relevant to his crystallography research. The bulk of the materials span from 1950 to 2000. In addition to published and unpublished writings, the files contain drafts, working files, correspondence, research, and other background material. Topics explored focus mostly on x-ray diffraction, gas electron diffraction, electron diffraction, anomalous dispersion, and quantum mechanics. Some writings focus on the analysis of crystal and molecular structure of specific compounds. Frequent collaborators represented in the subseries include Herbert A. Hauptman, Lou Massa, Lulu Huang, Richard Gilardi, John Konnert, Wayne Hendrickson, and Judith Flippen-Anderson. Speech files mostly include lectures presented at conferences, symposia, and workshops. Lectures related to classes taught by Karle at the University of Maryland can be found in the Organizations and Institutions subseries. Writings and speeches prepared in collaboration with Isabella Karle are within the Collaborations series.
Material types include articles, abstracts, figures, illustrations, slides, correspondence, reports, presentations, testimonies, and speeches. Some textual and visual materials are in digital formats.
Arranged alphabetically by material type and thereunder chronologically. The file structure of the digital content maintained as received.
BOX 197 Abstracts, 1978-1981, 2004, undated
BOX 198 Articles, 1949-1969
(8 folders)
BOX 199 Articles, 1971-1980
(10 folders)
BOX 200 Articles, 1980-1989
(10 folders)
BOX 201 Articles, 1988-1989
(8 folders)
BOX 202 Articles, 1989-1998
(10 folders)
BOX 203 Articles, 1995-1998
(9 folders)
BOX 204 Articles, 1998
(6 folders)
BOX 205 Articles, 1998-1999
(7 folders)
DF Articles, 1999
Digital ID: mss85507_215_008
Digital ID: mss85507_215_009
BOX 206 Articles, 1999-2001
(7 folders)
BOX 207 Articles, 2002-2003
(8 folders)
BOX 208 Articles, 2003-2005
(7 folders)
BOX 209 Articles, 2006-2008, undated
(4 folders)
BOX 209 Foreword, gas-phase electron issue of Structural Chemistry, 2000
BOX 209 Foreword, Stereochemical Applications of Gas-Phase Electron Diffraction, 1986
BOX 209 Monograph, Solution of the Phase Problem. I. The Centrosystemmetric Crystal by Karle and Herbert A. Hauptman, 1953
(3 folders)
BOX 209 "Report on Electron Diffraction Investigation of the Structure of Organic Films on Platinum, Iron, Aluminum and Copper," 1945
BOX 209 Speeches, 1949-1959
BOX 210 Speeches, 1960-1963
(7 folders)
BOX 211 Speeches, 1965-1979
(9 folders)
BOX 212 Speeches, 1974-1980
(12 folders)
BOX 213 Speeches, 1980-1983
(13 folders)
BOX 214 Speeches, 1985-1987 See also Container 174, Lecture
(13 folders)
BOX 215 Speeches, 1987-1988
(10 folders)
BOX 216 Speeches, 1989-1994
(9 folders)
BOX 217 Speeches, 1995-1996
(7 folders)
BOX 218 Speeches, 1996-1997
(5 folders)
BOX 219 Speeches, 1997-1999
(10 folders)
BOX 220 Speeches, 1999-2002
(9 folders)
DF Speeches, 2002
Digital ID: mss85507_215_010
Digital ID: mss85507_215_011
BOX 221 Speeches, 2002-2006, undated
(7 folders)
DF Speeches, 2006
Digital ID: mss85507_215_012
BOX 222 Speeches, undated See also Container OV 2, same heading
(2 folders)
BOX 222 Testimony before U.S. Congress, 1986, May 21
BOX 222-318 Organizations and Institutions, 1941-2009
The Organizations and Institutions subseries documents Karle’s professional memberships, appointments, involvement in numerous crystallography organizations, and his career as an administrator at NRL, mostly from his appointment as chief scientist within the Laboratory for the Structure of Matter in 1968 through his retirement in 2009. The NRL materials include program reviews, progress reports, proposals, and performance evaluations. The subseries focuses mostly on Karle’s role as administrator at NRL, with research conducted under the auspices of the laboratory filed elsewhere throughout the series where appropriate. Karle held various leadership positions in many national and international crystallography organizations, most notably the International Union of Crystallographers, the American Crystallographic Association, and the United States of America Committee for Crystallography. The bulk of the files in this subseries details his roles within these organizations in the 1970s and 1980s. Karle was also active in general science organizations, most notably the National Academy of Sciences, the files of which focus mostly on his involvement on the Committee on Human Rights, 1991-1997, and as chair of the chemistry section, 1988-1991. Other notable organizations where he was involved on a wider level in affecting national science policy include the International Council of Scientific Unions, the National Research Council, and the National Science Foundation. The subseries also details his involvement on boards and committees at his various alma maters including City College of New York, the University of Michigan, and Abraham Lincoln High School in New York City. There are no files from his time as a student at these institutions. Files related to his involvement with the NATO Advanced Study Institute can be found in the Collaborations series.
Material types include meeting minutes, agendas, notes, correspondence, proposals, conference programs, performance evaluations, itineraries, personnel actions, reports, newsletters, financial documents, ballots, press releases, and presentations. Some textual materials are in digital formats.
Arranged alphabetically by name of organization or institution. The file structure of the digital content maintained as received.
BOX 222 Abraham Lincoln High School, New York, N.Y., 1985-2005
BOX 222 American Academy of Achievement, 1992-2000
BOX 222 American Chemical Society, 1946-1947, 1984, 1993-1998
BOX 222 American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, 1988-2001, 2008-2009
(2 folders)
BOX 223 American Crystallographic Association
BOX 223 Busing, William, correspondence, 1970-1971
BOX 223 Chronological file, 1944-1972
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