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BOX 174-412 Jerome Karle Papers, 1912-2009
The Jerome Karle Papers document Karle’s contributions to the field of crystallography, his administrative career at NRL, and involvement in numerous scientific organizations, mostly between 1948 and 2008. The series features writings, speeches, correspondence, and subject files focusing on his research in structural chemistry, highlighting his work in crystal structure determination and the development of various diffraction techniques. It also comprises files pertaining to his roles in developing national and international science policy within the National Academy of Sciences, International Union of Crystallography, and American Academy of Crystallography.
Arranged into five subseries.
BOX 174-179 Personal File, 1937-2009
The Personal File subseries contains materials that are primarily biographical and provide an overview of Jerome Karle’s life and career. Files include biographical sketches, awards, résumés, photographs, and clippings. The subseries documents Karle’s winning of the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1985 (shared with Herbert A. Hauptman), including his subsequent involvement at various events as a Nobel laureate. Lectures presented at meetings of Nobel laureates in Lindau, Germany, are filed within the Speeches and Writings subseries. Additional biographical materials related to Karle can be found in the Collaborations series and include awards, clippings, and oral history interviews.
Material types include résumés, awards, certificates, clippings, business cards, calendars, photographs, bibliographies, and correspondence.
Arranged alphabetically by material type or subject.
BOX 174 Awards
BOX 174 Enrico Fermi Award, 1999
BOX 174 Ettore Majorana Prize - Erice - Science for Peace (1992), 1994
BOX 174 Miscellany, 1959-2008
BOX 174 Nobel Prize
BOX 174 American Nobel Anniversary Committee, 1986-1987
BOX 174 Clippings and media coverage, 1985-1986
(2 folders)
BOX 174 Correspondence, 1985-2004
BOX 174 Electronic Nobel Museum, 1999-2000 See also Container 176, Nobel Foundation
BOX 174 Exhibits, 1999-2000
BOX 174 "Facing the 21st Century: Threats and Promises," conference of Nobel laureates, Paris, France, 1988, Jan. 18-21
BOX 175 "Facing the 21st Century: Threats and Promises," conference of Nobel laureates, Paris, France, 1988, Jan. 18-21
(3 folders)
BOX 175 Lecture, "Recovering Phase Information from Intensity Data," 1985 See also Container 214, Speeches
(2 folders)
BOX 175 Meetings of Nobel laureates in Lindau, Germany, 1992-2009
BOX 176 Nobel Awards Dinner, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Ill., 1986, Apr. 16
BOX 176 Nobel Foundation, 1994-2001 See also Container 174, Electronic Nobel Museum
BOX 176 Nobel Foundation directory, 1987-1992
BOX 176 "Nobel Hall of Science" exhibit, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Ill., 1985-1986
BOX 176 Nobel Jubilee (1991), 1990-1992
(2 folders)
BOX 176 "Special messages," 1985-1986
BOX 176 Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Award, 1967-1968
BOX 177 Nominations
BOX 177 Linus Pauling Award, 1982-1985
BOX 177 Miscellany, 1959-1965, 1982-1983, 2001
BOX 177 National Medal of Science, 1976-1986, 1998-1999
BOX 177 University of Michigan, honorary doctorate, 1990
BOX 177 Biographical sketches, 1958-2009
(3 folders)
BOX 177 Calendars, 1989-1995
BOX 178 Calendars, 1996-1999
BOX 178 Chair of Science for the Structure of Matter, Naval Research Laboratory, installation, 1968
BOX 178 Clippings featuring Karle, 1963-2003
BOX 178 Contacts, undated
BOX 178 Curricula vitae and résumés, circa 1950-circa 1999 For additional material see Container 284, Applications for employment
BOX 178 Identification cards, 1963, 1978-2006, undated
BOX 178 Photographs
BOX 178 Awards and honors, 1985-1986, undated
BOX 178 Karle in office, conference room, and lecture room, 1990
BOX 178 Miscellany, group photographs, 1951, 1964-1967, 1993-1996
BOX 179 Portraits, 1937, circa 1960s-circa 2000s
BOX 179 Publications citing Jerome Karle, 1974-1977, 2000-2003
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)
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