William P. Allis papers
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Scope and Contents of the Collection
The collection contains course notes and other teaching materials from classes Allis taught in physics at MIT, including Historical Development of Physics (8.471), 1939-1940. Professional correspondence includes technical exchanges about research in plasma physics and gaseous electronics, as well as professional material about scheduling presentations, meetings, and conferences, 1929-1979. Also includes reprints of Allis's writings from 1924 to 1979 on subjects including wave theory, electron scattering, oscillation and distribution, glow discharge, and magnetic minor systems. A recording of speeches given at Allis's retirement party in 1967 includes comments from Howard Johnson and Julius Stratton. Parts of the collection are in French and German.
- Creation: 1924 - 1989
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1.8 Cubic Feet (1 record carton, 2 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript box)
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