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Albert A. Michelson Collection, 1803-1989: Finding Aid

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These papers were processed with the generous support of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1956.

United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
589 McNair Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
Phone: 410-293-6922
http://usna.edu/Library/sca/

Published in May 2003



Summary Information

Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
Creator: Michelson, Albert A. (Albert Abraham), 1852-1931
Title: Albert A. Michelson Collection
Dates: 1803-1989
Size: 63.25 linear feet (94 manuscript boxes, 7 flat boxes, and unboxed material)
Abstract: Albert A. Michelson, USNA Class of 1873, was the first American scientist to win a Nobel Prize (for Physics, in 1907). His career included teaching and research positions at the Naval Academy, the Case School of Applied Science, Clark University, and the University of Chicago. In addition to his experimental contribuitons to physics, spectroscopy, metrology, astronomy, and geophysics, Michelson invented instruments, such as the interferometer, the harmonic analyzer, the echelon spectrosocpe, and ruling engines, all of which continue to influence science today. Spanning from 1803 to 1989, the collection documents Michelson's long career, but also includes materials relevant to Michelson that were created before and after his lifetime. The majority of documents are photocopies of originals.
Call number: MS 347
Language(s) of material: EnglishFrenchGermanRussian

Provenance and Acquisition

Transferred from the Michelson Museum, Naval Weapons Center in China Lake, California on May 16, 1977.

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