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Edward N. Lorenz papers, circa 1895-2009

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BOX 1-13 Correspondence, 1952-2009
Professional and personal correspondence. Includes digital files copied from storage media found in the correspondence during the course of processing. Digital content include chaos theory data visualization software, web pages, and a presentation.
Arranged in three groupings: professional, general, and postcard and greeting card files, the professional file is in reverse chronological order and the general correspondence and postcard and greeting card files are in regular chronological order. Digital files are listed according to the box and folder in which the storage media was filed. Files structures were maintained as received.
BOX 1 Professional
BOX 1 1952-1963
(5 folders)
BOX 2 1964-1969
(7 folders)
BOX 3 1971-1970
(6 folders)
BOX 4 1974-1977
(6 folders)
BOX 5 1978-1982
(9 folders)
BOX 6 1983-1984
(6 folders)
BOX 7 1985-1986
(5 folders)
BOX 7 1987
(2 folders)
BOX 8 (1 folder)
BOX 8 1988-1989
(4 folders)
BOX 8 1990
(1 folder)
BOX 9 (1 folder)
BOX 9 1991
(2 folders)
BOX 9 1992
(2 folders)
BOX 10 (1 folder)
BOX 10 1993-1994
(5 folders)
BOX 10 1995
(1 folder)
BOX 11 (1 folder)
BOX 11 1996-2003
(6 folders)
BOX 12 2004-2009
(5 folders)
BOX 13 General, 1955-2008, undated
(3 folders)
Attachments to correspondence included a 5.25" floppy disk and a CD-R. Digital files files copied from these media are described below.
Yorke, James A., "Dynamics 12/85 with Lyap. This computes up to 3 exponents for process #6," data visualization software, 1985
Digital ID: mss85426_059_003
Dutton, John A., "Fundamental Theorem," lecture, presentation, and web page, 2005
Digital ID: mss85426_059_001
BOX 13 Postcards and greeting cards, 1957-2008, undated
(2 folders)
BOX 14-15 Science File, 1961-1996
Computer printouts, computer graphics, computer programs, chart records, drawings, conference material, printed matter, notes, photographs, and miscellaneous material.
Arranged alphabetically by type of material or topic.
BOX 14 Computer graphics, chart records, and drawings
BOX 14 Miscellaneous, 1979-1991, undated See also Oversize
(2 folders)
BOX 14 Moist model runs, 1981
BOX 14 “Chaos 25 Years Ago,” chart record, circa 1961 See Artifact
BOX 14 “Some Strange Birds . . .,” display, undated See Oversize
BOX 14 Computer printouts, 1961-1987 See Oversize
BOX 14 Computer programs, 1974, 1980
BOX 14 Conferences, 1963-2003
BOX 14 Notes, undated
(2 folders)
BOX 15 Photographs, undated
BOX 15 Printed matter, 1963, 1996
BOX 15 Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada, weather data, 1970-1972 Available only on microfilm. Shelf no. 23,490
BOX 15 Royal McBee Corp., computer, 1958-1961
BOX 15-18 Organizations, 1942-2003
Military personnel records, subject files, contracts, proposals, teaching files, printed matter, material relating to World War II reunions, and miscellaneous material.
Arranged alphabetically by name of organization.
BOX 15 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
BOX 15 Charney, Jule G.
BOX 15 Interviews, 1982-1986
(3 folders)
BOX 15 Miscellany, 1967, 1981-1986
BOX 15 Scientific papers presented in his honor, 1983
(1 folder)
BOX 16 (1 folder)
BOX 16 Contracts and proposals
BOX 16 Department of Commerce, 1966-1969
BOX 16 Miscellaneous, 1963, 1976-1977, 1988
BOX 16 National Science Foundation, 1968-2000
BOX 16 United States Air Forces, 1955-1968, 1985-1987, undated
(5 folders)
BOX 17 United States Navy, 1951-1956
(2 folders)
BOX 17 Curry, James H., 1978-1988
BOX 17 Miscellany, 1977-2003
BOX 17 Phone lists, 1887, 1997
BOX 17 Printed matter, 1977-1988, 1987, 1991
BOX 17 Retirement, 1987
BOX 17 Teaching file
BOX 17 Class 19.962, 1983-1984
BOX 17 Miscellany
BOX 17 1959-1981
(2 folders)
BOX 18 1984-1991
BOX 18 Miscellaneous, 1955, 1977-1979
BOX 18 National Academy of Sciences, 1972-1973, 2006
BOX 18 Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 1979
BOX 18 United States Army Air Forces, World War II service
BOX 18 Miscellany, 1942-1954
(3 folders)
BOX 18 Reunions, 1942, 1978-1996
(2 folders)
BOX 19-39 Speeches and Writings, 1941-2008
Articles, scientific papers, book files, speech files, overhead and slide presentations, reviews, bibliographies, and digital files including chaos theory data visualization software. The digital files were copied from storage media found within the paper files in the course of processing.
Arranged alphabetically by type of material. Digital files are listed according to the box and folder in which the storage media was filed. Files structures were maintained as received.
BOX 19 By Lorenz
BOX 19 Articles
BOX 19 Alphabetical file
BOX 19 “An Alternative Layered Model,” undated
BOX 19 “Application of the Angular Momentum Principle to Cyclones,” 1952
BOX 19 “An Attractor Embedded in the Atmosphere,” undated
BOX 19 “Atmospheric Predictability Experiments with a Large Numerical Model,” 1982
BOX 19 “Atmospheric Predictability: Do We Have a Mathematical Theory?,” undated
BOX 19 “Atmospheric Predictability: The Formulation of a Theory,” undated
BOX 19 “Attractor Sets and Quasi-Geostrophic Equilibrium,” 1980
BOX 19 “Available Energy in a Moist Atmosphere,” undated
BOX 19 “Available Potential Energy and the Maintenance of the General Circulation,” 1954
BOX 19 “Barotropic Instability of Rossby-Wave Motion,” undated
BOX 19 “Can Chaos and Intransitivity Lead to International Variability,” undated
BOX 19 “Chaos and Climate,” 1993-1994
BOX 19 “Chaos and the Limitations to Prediction,” undated
BOX 19 “Chaos and Weather Prediction,” 1991
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