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Guide to the Fritz London Memorial Prize Committee records, 1957-2011

Abstract

The Fritz London Memorial Prize Committee (formerly known as the Fritz London Memorial Award Committee) awards a monetary prize to outstanding scientists in the field of low-temperature physics. The prize was established in memory of Duke University physicist Fritz London.

The collection contains correspondence, by-laws, conference listings, lists of prize nominees and awardees and other papers of committee members relating to the establishment of the award and the selection of the winners. Material in the collection ranges in date from 1957-2011.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Fritz London Memorial Prize Committee.
Title
Fritz London Memorial Prize Committee records 1957-2011
Language of Material
English
Extent
3.0 Linear Feet, 2,000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The collection contains correspondence, by-laws, conference listings, lists of prize nominees and awardees and other papers of committee members relating to the establishment of the award and the selection of the winners. Material in the collection ranges in date from 1957-2011.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, history of establishment of Award, 1957-1978
Box 1
3rd Fritz London Award and some material on 4th, 1962-1964
Box 1
Fritz London Award, 1964-1968
Box 1
Nominations for 6th award, 1968
Box 1
Fritz London Award
Box 1
Untitled file (includes correspondence, curriculum vitæ, and public relations material), 1968-1972
Box 1
Solicitation for 7th Fritz London Award, 1970
Box 1
Prof. John C. Wheatley, 1970
Box 1
7th Award, 1970
Box 1
Bylaws, 1972-1973
Box 1
Ninth Fritz London Award Committee, 1972-1975
Box 1
Archives, includes list of winners, 1975-1979
Box 1
Membership, 1977-1979
Box 1
Duke, 1977-1978
Box 1
15th Low Temperature Physics Congress, 1977-1979
Box 1
Simon Prize, 1970, 1977
Box 1
Publicity, 1977-1978
Box 1
Committee Correspondence, 1978-1979
Box 1
General administrative, 1977-1978
Box 1
10th Fritz London Award, 1979
Box 1
Endowment, 1973-1974
Box 1
London Prize Committee
Box 1
London Prize Committee, 1978-1981
Box 1
10th London Award nominations
Box 1
London Prize nominations
Box 1
London Prize, 1984
Box 1
1978-1985
Box 1
London Award nominations
Box 1
Certificates, 1970
Box 1
12th, 13th Fritz London Award Committee
Box 1
13th Fritz London Award Committee (folders 1-2)
Box 1
13th Fritz London Award Committee (folders 3-5)
Box 2
14th Fritz London Award Committee, correspondence, 1990
Box 2
14th Fritz London Award Committee, nominations, (4 folders), 1990
Box 2
14th Fritz London Award Committee, other, 1990
Box 2
15th Fritz London Award Committee (4 folders)
Box 2
16th Fritz London Award Committee, 1995-1996
Box 2
Fritz London Memorial Prize Committee, 1999 -- Correspondence
Box 2
Fritz London Memorial Prize Committee, 1999 -- Nominations and Awardees
Box 2
Fritz London Memorial Prize Committee, 2002
Box 2
Fritz London Memorial Prize Committee, 2005-- By-laws
Box 2
Fritz London Memorial Prize Committee, 2005 -- Nomination and Awardees
Box 2
Fritz London Memorial Prize Committee,2007-- Nomination Book 1 (3 folders)
Box 2
Fritz London Memorial Prize Committee,2007-- Nomination Book 2 (2 folders)
Box 2
Fritz London Memorial Prize Committee, 2008 -- Committee Deliberations and Votes, 2007-2008 (2 folders)
Box 2
2011 Prize Nominations Info (5 Folders)
Box 3

Historical Note

The Fritz London Memorial Prize Committee (formerly known as the Fritz London Memorial Award Committee) awards a monetary prize to outstanding scientists in the field of low-temperature physics. The prize was established in memory of Duke University physicist Fritz London. It was conceived in 1956 and first presented in 1957. Funds for the prize are derived from the Fritz London Endowment Fund, which is held in trust by Duke University. The committee is composed of four members plus a chairman, and the usual term of service is six years. In addition, the chairman of the Very Low Temperature (VLT) commission of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics or an alternate designated by him (normally another member of the VLT commission) shall serve as an adjunct member to provide a link between the committee and the international low temperature physics committee. The award is bestowed every 2-3 years. Each committee is designated by number.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Fritz London papers, 1922-1994 (bulk 1926-1954). (University Archives. Duke University.)
  • Dept. of Physics records, 1946-1959. (University Archives. Duke University. )

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Fritz London Memorial Prize Committee Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Fritz London Memorial Prize Committee records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1981-2011.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives Staff, July 2007

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, July 2007

Updated by Sherrie Bowser, October 2008

Updated by Rosemary K. J. Davis, October 2011

Accessions A81-66, A90-11, A93-130, A94-56, A98-48, A99-55, A2000-4, A2003-42, UA2005-0061, UA2008-0062 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.