Guide to the Lloyd R. Fortney Papers, 1964-1998


Lloyd Fortney was a professor of Physics at Duke University. His collection includes grant proposals, correspondence, memos and documents relating to the Physics Department and the Graduate School.

Collection Details

Record Group
Lloyd R. Fortney papers
Fortney, Lloyd R.
2.5 Linear Feet, 1,000 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Material in English

Collection Overview

Contains grant proposals, department and Graduate School correspondence, memos and financial documents from the years roughly 1964-98.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Lloyd R. Fortney Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

1. Container List,

2 Boxes
Atomic Energy Commission Proposals, 1972-1975
Box 1
Energy Research and Development Administration Proposals, 1976-1977
Box 1
Atomic Energy Commission Proposal, 1978
Box 1
Department of Energy Proposal, 1979-1988
Box 1
Box 1
National Science Foundation Proposal, 1968-1976
Box 1
Bubble Chamber Proposals, 1976-1984
Box 1
Financial Correspondence
Box 1
Financial Statements
Box 1
Graduate School and Department Memos, 1987-1988
Box 1
Department of Energy Proposals, 1988-1990
Box 1
Financial Documents and Memos, 1988-1991
Box 2
Department of Energy Proposals, 1990-1994
Box 2
Physics Department Memos and Documents, 1990-1991
Box 2

Historical Note

Biographical/Historical note

Lloyd Fortney was born in Enid, Oklahoma in 1936. He received his B.S. from New Mexico State University in 1958, and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1962. He came to Duke in 1963 as a research associate; he became a professor in the Physics Department starting in 1964 and remained for the next 35 years. His primary field of research included high energy physics, instrumentation and date acquisition, microelectronics applications, and software development. He taught courses in technical physics, mechanics, particle physics, electronic, and computer applications to measurement. He died in March 1999.

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The Lloyd R. Fortney Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1998.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Wood, October 2006

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, November 2006

Accession A98-47 is described in this finding aid.