Laurence Peterson Papers, 1954 - 1995 (MSS 73)

Extent: 38 Linear feet (81 archives boxes and 10 records cartons)

Papers of Laurence E. Peterson, professor of physics, leader of the High Energy Astronomy Group, and director (1988-1997) of the UCSD Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences (CASS). Peterson was involved in the planning and design of experiments and instruments onboard such NASA spacecraft as the Orbiting Solar Observatories, the High Energy Astronomical Observatory, Apollo 15 and 16, the Space Shuttle and the Hubble Space Telescope. He was a pioneer in the exploration of hard x-ray energy radiation, and he led the CASS High Energy Astronomy Group in its development of large area phoswich scintillation x-ray and high resolution gamma-ray detectors. The papers span the dates 1954-1994 and include pre-doctoral work, teaching materials, consulting work, editorial papers, presentations, and publications. Absent from the collection are research project files, research proposals and materials documenting Peterson's directorship of CASS.

Laurence Peterson was born in Grantsburg, Wisconsin, on July 26, 1931. He received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1954 and completed his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics at the University of Minnesota in 1956 and 1960, respectively. His dissertation was based on determining the energy spectrum of cosmic-ray protons and helium nuclei over Guam, a scientific ballooning experiment. He remained at the University of Minnesota as a research assistant until 1962, when he came to UCSD as an assistant professor of physics, working in the area of high energy astrophysics.

Once at UCSD, Peterson continued work started at the University of Minnesota on Orbiting Solar Observatory 1 mission, also known as the S-16. In the development of OSO, balloon flights gathered data on high energy emissions from the sun and gamma-ray processes in the atmosphere. Many other balloon experiments were launched under Peterson's authority. Peterson led the UCSD High Energy Astronomy Group, a multidisciplinary collaboration that did pioneering research and development of low background collimated detectors operating in the 10 KeV to 10 MeV range and high resolution cosmic gamma-ray detectors. Peterson directed the UCSD Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences (CASS) between 1989 and 1997.

Peterson has a long history of consultation to NASA and has served on many advisory and program committees. He was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship in the 1973-1974 academic year and spent the year at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in India, where he utilized their high energy cosmic-ray laboratory and balloon facility. In 1978, Peterson was honored with the NASA Exceptional Achievement Award. He was affiliated with the American Astronomical Society and the International Astronomical Union. He was the US Vice President of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) during the period 1980-1986. As Visiting Senior Scientist at the California Institute of Technology's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1986-1988), Peterson served as Astrophysics Deputy Division Chief, where he supervised administrative staff, fostered joint space projects with the international community, especially the USSR, and negotiated new opportunities in space science in the aftermath of the Challenger disaster.

Peterson provided reviews for the Astrophysical Journal, Solar Physics and Journal of Geophysical Research, among others.

Laurence Peterson became Professor Emeritus in 1995.

The Laurence Peterson Papers document the professional activities of a UC San Diego professor of physics, administrator and specialist in the research and exploration of high energy x-ray and gamma-ray radiation. Materials include chronological correspondence files (1965-1992), scientific correspondence, presentations, journal articles, notebooks, reviewing and editing materials, extensive teaching materials for UCSD physics classes, and documentation of Peterson's conference and committee activities.

Proposals, notebooks and files documenting Peterson's participation in High Energy Astronomy Group projects are located in the High Energy Astronomy Group Papers (MSS 467). Materials related to Peterson's directorship of the Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences are located in the CASS Records (RSS 2104).

Accession Processed in 1999

Arranged in seven series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) WRITINGS, 4) EDITING, REVIEWING AND CONSULTING, 5) UCSD MATERIALS, 6) MEETINGS, CONFERENCES AND COMMITTEES, and 7) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.

Accession Processed in 2000

Arranged in two series: 8) NOTEBOOKS, and 9) UCSD TEACHING MATERIALS.

This collection has additional unprocessed materials not described in this finding aid. See the UC San Diego Library catalog record to view the acquisition dates and extent of unprocessed additions.

Container List

Accession Processed in 1999

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS: Arranged alphabetically, the Biographical Materials (1963-1987), includes bio-bibliographic update forms, biographical sketches and physics department descriptions of Peterson's research activities, and materials pertaining to Peterson's sabbatical year as a Guggenheim fellow at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in India.

Box 1 Folder 1
Annual Supplement to Bio-Bibliography, 1963 - 1977
Box 1 Folder 2
Biographical sketches, 1976 - 1978
Box 1 Folder 3
Department of Defense - Personnel Security Questionnaire, 1966
Box 1 Folder 4
Honors and awards, 1966 - 1984
Box 1 Folder 5
Lists of things-to-do and schedules, 1979 - 1984
Box 1 Folder 6
Miscellaneous notes, 1969 - 1977
Box 1 Folder 7
Photographs of Laurence Elmer Peterson, 1974
Box 1 Folder 8
Research Support Forms, 1975 - 1985
Box 1 Folder 9
Resume, 1975 - 1987
Box 1 Folder 10
Sabbatical leave - France - Arrangements, 1982
Box 1 Folder 11
Sabbatical leave - France - Report, 1986
Box 1 Folder 12
Sabbatical leave - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research - Reports, 1973 - 1974
Box 1 Folder 13
Sabbatical leave - Tata - Research materials - Atmospheric and diffuse gamma-rays, 1973
Box 1 Folder 14
Sabbatical leave - Tata - Research materials - Computation book, 1973 - 1974
Box 1 Folder 15
Sabbatical leave - Tata - Summary of academic work, 1973 - 1974
Box 1 Folder 16
Sabbatical leave - Tata - Travel, 1973 - 1974
Box 1 Folder 17
UCSD Physics Department - Activities and biographies, 1961 - 1983

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) CORRESPONDENCE: Arranged in two subseries: A) Chronological Files and B) Name Correspondence.

A) Chronological Files: Correspondence that reflects Peterson's activity in the UCSD physics department and contains outgoing letters that discuss department business as well as scientific projects. Projects mentioned include the Orbiting Solar Observatories, the Octahedral Research Satellite, the High Energy Astrophysical Observatory, Apollo 15/16, and various scientific ballooning activities.

B) Name Correspondence: Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent or corresponding institution. Among the scientific institutions that are represented are the Douglas Aircraft Corporation, the Analog Technology Corporation, the National Academy of Sciences, the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, the National Science Foundation, and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

Chronological Files

Box 2 Folder 1
1965
Box 2 Folder 2
1966, January - June
Box 2 Folder 3
1966, July - December
Box 2 Folder 4
1970
Box 2 Folder 5
1971
Box 2 Folder 6
1972, January - June
Box 3 Folder 1
1972, July - December
Box 3 Folder 2
1973, January - May
Box 3 Folder 3
1973, June
Box 3 Folder 4
1973, July - December
Box 3 Folder 5
1974
Box 3 Folder 6
1975, January - June
Box 4 Folder 1
1975, July - December
Box 4 Folder 2
1976, January - June
Box 4 Folder 3
1976, July - December
Box 4 Folder 4
1977
Box 4 Folder 5
1978
Box 4 Folder 6
1979
Box 5 Folder 1
1980
Box 5 Folder 2
1981
Box 5 Folder 3
1982
Box 5 Folder 4
1983
Box 5 Folder 5
1984
Box 5 Folder 6
1985 - 1986
Box 5 Folder 7
1988
Box 5 Folder 8
1989, January - June
Box 6 Folder 1
1989, July - December
Box 6 Folder 2
1990
Box 6 Folder 3
1991
Box 6 Folder 4
1992

Name Correspondence

Box 6 Folder 5
A - Miscellaneous
Box 6 Folder 6
Abelson, Philip (JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH), 1963 - 1964
Box 6 Folder 7
Adams, Steve, 1961 - 1967
Box 6 Folder 8
Albernhe, F., 1972
Box 7 Folder 1
American Science and Engineering, 1968 - 1973
Box 7 Folder 2
Anderson, Kinsey A., 1974
Box 7 Folder 3
Arnold, James, 1962 - 1974
Box 7 Folder 4
B - Miscellaneous
Box 7 Folder 5
Baity, William, 1973 - 1979
Box 7 Folder 6
Ball Brothers Research Corporation (BBRC), 1962 - 1976
Box 7 Folder 7
Bhatia, V. B., 1973
Box 7 Folder 8
Bhavsar, P. D., 1969 - 1970
Box 7 Folder 9
Bingham, R. Graham, 1970 - 1972
Box 7 Folder 10
Bradt, Hale V., 1969 - 1978
Box 7 Folder 11
C - Miscellaneous
Box 7 Folder 12
Center for Astrophysics, 1973 - 1987
Box 7 Folder 13
Chupp, Edward, 1967 - 1979
Box 7 Folder 14
D - Miscellaneous
Box 7 Folder 15
Daniel, R. R., 1972 - 1975
Box 7 Folder 16
Datlowe, Dayton W., 1971 - 1974

Contains drafts of "UCSD Solar X-Ray Experiment," an article co-written by Dayton Datlowe, Michael J. Elcan and Laurence Peterson.

Box 7 Folder 17
E - Miscellaneous
Box 7 Folder 18
Electro-Mechanical Research, Inc., 1962 - 1975
Box 7 Folder 19
Engel, Andrew, 1969 - 1970
Box 7 Folder 20
EZ Staff, 1987 - 1988
Box 7 Folder 21
F - Miscellaneous
Box 7 Folder 22
Farnsworth, Robert, 1974 - 1982
Box 7 Folder 23
Fazio, Giovanni, 1971 - 1987

UCAR National Scientific Balloon Facility.

Box 7 Folder 24
Felten, James E., 1970 - 1971
Box 7 Folder 25
Fowler, William, 1969 - 1971
Box 8 Folder 1
G - Miscellaneous
Box 8 Folder 2
Gilman, David, 1971 - 1976

Apollo 16 gamma-ray astronomy experiment summary and data enclosed.

Box 8 Folder 3
Goodwin, Robert, 1963 - 1964
Box 8 Folder 4
Gruber, Duane, 1974
Box 8 Folder 5
H - Miscellaneous
Box 8 Folder 6
Harvard University, 1963 - 1967
Box 8 Folder 7
Haymes, Robert C., 1973 - 1975
Box 8 Folder 8
Hoffman, Jeffrey A., 1967 - 1972
Box 8 Folder 9
Hones, Edward W. Jr., 1963 - 1964
Box 8 Folder 10
Hudson, Hugh S., 1970 - 1979
Box 8 Folder 11
I - Miscellaneous
Box 8 Folder 12
Jacobson, Allan S., 1969 - 1978
Box 8 Folder 13
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 1967 - 1979
Box 8 Folder 14
Johnson, Hugh, 1963 - 1969
Box 8 Folder 15
K - Miscellaneous
Box 8 Folder 16
Kasturirangan, K., 1970 - 1976
Box 8 Folder 17
Kohn, Walter, 1961 - 1962
Box 8 Folder 18
Kraushaar, William L., 1964 - 1975
Box 8 Folder 19
Kurfess, James, 1969 - 1972
Box 8 Folder 20
L - Miscellaneous, 1963 - 1980
Box 8 Folder 21
Lal, D., 1973 - 1979
Box 9 Folder 1
Laros, John, 1973 - 1975

Contains a humorous portrayal of academic work with Peterson.

Box 9 Folder 2
Lavakare, P. J., 1969 - 1976
Box 9 Folder 3
Lewin, Walter H. G., 1970 - 1979
Box 9 Folder 4
Ling, James, 1968 - 1974
Box 9 Folder 5
Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, 1965 - 1987
Box 9 Folder 6
Lomask, Milton, 1970
Box 9 Folder 7
Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, 1961 - 1981
Box 9 Folder 8
M - Miscellaneous
Box 9 Folder 9
Matteson, James, 1973 - 1979
Box 9 Folder 10
McCracken, K. G., 1966 - 1967
Box 9 Folder 11
McDonald, Frank B., 1957 - 1975
Box 9 Folder 12
Metzger, Albert E., 1964 - 1978
Box 9 Folder 13
Meyer, Peter, 1966 - 1977
Box 9 Folder 14
Munk, Walter H., 1963 - 1964
Box 9 Folder 15
N - Miscellaneous
Box 9 Folder 16
NASA, 1961 - 1988

Materials from the administrative and grants offices.

Box 9 Folder 17
NASA, 1988 - 1994
Box 9 Folder 18
NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center, 1961 - 1980
Box 10 Folder 1
NASA - Marshall Space Flight Center, 1967 - 1988
Box 10 Folder 2
National Academy of Sciences, 1963 - 1965
Box 10 Folder 3
National Science Foundation, 1958 - 1959
Box 10 Folder 4
Novick, Robert, 1966 - 1974
Box 10 Folder 5
O - Miscellaneous
Box 10 Folder 6
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1967 - 1970
Box 10 Folder 7
Oda, Minoru, 1968 - 1982
Box 10 Folder 8
Opp, Albert (NASA Headquarters), 1975 - 1980
Box 10 Folder 9
Overbeck, Jim, 1965 - 1968
Box 10 Folder 10
P - Miscellaneous
Box 10 Folder 11
Pandya, S. P., 1973
Box 10 Folder 12
Pellerin Jr., Charles, 1986 - 1988
Box 10 Folder 13
Pelling, R. Michael, 1973 - 1982
Box 10 Folder 14
Perry, Tom, 1986 - 1989
Box 10 Folder 15
Q - Miscellaneous
Box 10 Folder 16
R - Miscellaneous
Box 10 Folder 17
Ramaty, Reuven, 1974
Box 10 Folder 18
Rao, U. R., 1970 - 1975
Box 10 Folder 19
Riegler, Geunther, 1987 - 1988
Box 10 Folder 20
Roman, Nancy, 1964 - 1966
Box 10 Folder 21
Rose, Cecile, 1973 - 1974
Box 10 Folder 22
Rothschild, Richard, 1978 - 1981
Box 10 Folder 23
Rutz, Edward A., 1962 - 1964
Box 10 Folder 24
S - Miscellaneous
Box 11 Folder 1
Sessa, Joyce, 1962 - 1974
Box 11 Folder 2
Seward, Frederick, 1963 - 1980
Box 11 Folder 3
Sharma, D. P., 1974 - 1978
Box 11 Folder 4
Shivanandan, Kandiah, 1970 - 1978
Box 11 Folder 5
Silk, Joseph, 1969 - 1975
Box 11 Folder 6
Sreekantan, B. V., 1973 - 1975
Box 11 Folder 7
Stein, Wayne A., 1961 - 1980
Box 11 Folder 8
Suhl, Harry, 1973 - 1974
Box 11 Folder 9
Swearingen, J. C., 1980 - 1981
Box 11 Folder 10
T - Miscellaneous
Box 11 Folder 11
Tandon, J. N., 1973 - 1974
Box 11 Folder 12
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, 1966 - 1980

Includes newsletter.

Box 11 Folder 13
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research - Log of correspondence, 1973 - 1974
Box 11 Folder 14
Teske, Richard G., 1967 - 1971
Box 11 Folder 15
Trombka, Jacob I., 1963 - 1977
Box 11 Folder 16
U - Miscellaneous
Box 11 Folder 17
Ulmer, Mel P., 1963 - 1978
Box 11 Folder 18
University of California, Berkeley, 1966 - 1979
Box 11 Folder 19
University of California, San Diego, 1962 - 1980
Box 11 Folder 20
V - Miscellaneous
Box 11 Folder 21
Vette, James I., 1965 - 1981
Box 11 Folder 22
Vorpahl, Joan, 1973 - 1974
Box 11 Folder 23
W - Miscellaneous, 1957 - 1980
Box 11 Folder 24
Winckler, John R., 1957 - 1968
Box 11 Folder 25
Wong, David, 1969 - 1980
Box 12 Folder 1
Y - Z - Miscellaneous
Box 12 Folder 2
York, Herbert, 1965 - 1978
Box 12 Folder 3
Unidentified correspondence, 1974 - 1980

WRITINGS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 3) WRITINGS: Preprints and reprints, as well as notes, notebooks, drafts, and some research materials. Arranged in three subseries: A) Presentations, B) Articles, and C) Notebooks. The presentations and articles are arranged alphabetically by title, or by topic when no title appears.

A) Presentations: Notes and drafts as well as charts.

B) Articles: An assortment of Peterson's published works, consisting of both drafts and reprints of these writings. Some articles are co-authored with members of HEAG and CASS. A list of journal articles appears at the beginning of the Articles subseries.

C) Notebook: Arranged chronologically. Some of Peterson's pre-doctoral work (notes, exams, charts, and instrument drawings) is included here. Two projects well represented in this subseries are the Guam experiment (data for Peterson's doctoral dissertation) and OSO-1 (S-16). These projects (1954-1964) were part of Peterson's work at the University of Minnesota and his early years at UCSD. Many of Peterson's undertakings at the Tata Institute (1973-1974) are also found in the notebooks. The notebooks are primarily in diary form and contain project notes, calculations, and lists of things-to-do. Later notebooks (1981-1983) are comprised of seminar notes.

Presentations

Box 12 Folder 4
Activation Induced by Trapped Protons on ERS-17

Presented at University of New Hampshire, Gamma-Ray Local Production and Shielding Conference, 26-27 June, 1972.

Box 12 Folder 5
Advanced Techniques for High Resolution Spectroscopic Observations, 1985

Presented at University of California, San Diego, 19th Annual International Cosmic Ray Conference.

Box 12 Folder 6
Background Effects Observed on OSO-1, 1972

Presented at University of New Hampshire, Gamma-Ray Local Production and Shielding Conference, 26-27 June, 1972.

Box 12 Folder 7
Balloon Observations of Crab Nebula X-Rays

Presented at the American Physical Society Meeting, April 1966.

Box 12 Folder 8
Balloon X-Ray Astronomy

Presented at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, November - December 1966.

Box 12 Folder 9
Cosmic Gamma-Ray Bursts

Colloquium given at UCLA, February 14, 1985.

Box 12 Folder 10
Experiments in X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Astronomy

NASA University Program Review Conference held in Kansas City, Missouri, 1-3 March, 1965.

Box 12 Folder 11
Gamma-Ray Telescopes for Lunar, Planetary and Astronomical Exploration

Submitted for presentation at the 13th Annual American Nuclear Society Meeting, June 12 - 15, 1967.

Box 12 Folder 12
Hard X-Ray Observations of NGC 4151

Presented at the COSPAR Conference on Hard X-Ray Observations, December 1975.

Box 12 Folder 13
High Energy Astronomical Observatory

AAAS-AAS Symposium held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 27-28 December, 1971.

Box 12 Folder 14
Lunar Initiatives in High Energy Astrophysics

Presented at a NASA Astrophysics Council Meeting, September 28, 1989.

Box 12 Folder 15
Millisecond Pulsars

Undated. No location listed.

Box 12 Folder 16
Miscellaneous lectures and seminar talks

Locations include UCSD, University of Chicago, Rice University and University of Minnesota, spanning the dates 1966-1971.

Box 12 Folder 17
Observations of Cosmic X-Ray Sources in the 10-250 KeV Range

Presented at the 10th International Cosmic Ray Conference, June 1967.

Box 12 Folder 18
OSO-H and Solar Flares

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, 1973 - 1974.

Box 12 Folder 19
Properties of Individual X-Ray Sources

International Astronomical Union Symposium 37 in Rome, Italy, 8-10 May, 1969. Includes images.

Box 12 Folder 20
Prospects in Observational Nuclear Astrophysics

Talk given at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, 1982.

Box 12 Folder 21
Remarks Made at the 1973 Woods Hole Summer Study Presentation to NASA and ESRO, 1973
Box 12 Folder 22
Techniques in Balloon X-Ray Astronomy

Presented at the 14th COSPAR Plenary Meeting, June 17 - July 2 1971.

Box 12 Folder 23
UCSD OSO-7 Observations of the Hard X-Ray Spectrum and Variability of CEN A

Presented at the COSPAR Conference on Hard X-Ray Observations, December 1975.

Box 13 Folder 1
Upper Limits of the Cosmic Gamma-Ray Flux from OSO-1

Given at COSPAR International Science Symposium, 10-21 May, 1965.

Box 13 Folder 2
X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Astronomy at the Turning Point

Given at the Canaveral Council of Technical Societies 7th Space Conference, Cocoa Beach, Florida, 22-24 April 1970. Contains photographs.

Box 13 Folder 3
X-Ray Spectra of Cygnus XR-1 and the Crab Nebula

Remarks given at the 13th International Astronomical Union Meeting, August 1967.

Articles

Box 13 Folder 4
Publications lists, 1970 - 1985
Box 13 Folder 5
0.5 MeV Gamma-Ray and the Low-Energy Gamma-Ray Spectrum to 6 Grams Per Square Centimeter Over Minneapolis

JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH 68 no. 4 (1963): 979-987.

Box 13 Folder 6
Book review of X-RAY ASTRONOMY (1975) by Riccardo Giacioni and Herbert Gursky, 1975
Box 13 Folder 7
Gamma-Ray Production Caused by Cosmic Rays Observed by OSO-1, 1967

Unpublished.

Box 13 Folder 8
Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy - An Historical Perspective, 1988

No publication information.

Box 13 Folder 9
Hard X-Ray Structure of the Crab Nebula, 1981

Co-Authored by Pelling, R. M., et al. No publication information.

Box 13 Folder 10
High Energy Astronomical Observatory

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 28 (1972): 213-253. Includes images and charts.

Box 13 Folder 11
Position - Electron Ratio of Precipitating Electrons

JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH 69 no. 5 (1964): 3141-3153.

Box 14 Folder 1
Radioactivity Induced in Sodium Iodide by Trapped Protons

JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH 70 no. 7 (1965): 1762-1765.

Box 14 Folder 2
Rapid X-Ray and Optical Flares from Scorpius X-1, 1981

Sco-1 was the first x-ray source detected by rocket.

Notebooks

Box 14 Folder 3
1954, April - 1956, April - Pre-doctoral projects - Part 1
Box 14 Folder 4
1955, May - 1958, January - EMR tape speed compensator - Description for set-up
Box 14 Folder 5
1955, May - 1959, June - Balloon flight gear - 510, M169, 519, 524
Box 14 Folder 6
1956, May - 1957, July - Pre-doctoral projects - Part 2
Box 14 Folder 7
1956, July - 1957, January - Guam Experiment book 1

A cosmic ray scientific ballooning experiment.

Box 14 Folder 8
1957, January - 1960, February - Guam Experiment book 2
Box 14 Folder 9
1957, March - 1958, August - Guam Experiment book 3
Box 14 Folder 10
1957, August - 1958, April - Pre-doctoral projects - Part 3
Box 15 Folder 1
1958, August - 1958, December - Guam Experiment book 4
Box 15 Folder 2
1958, December - 1959, June - Guam Experiment book 5
Box 15 Folder 3
1959, March - ?, January - Guam Experiment book 6
Box 15 Folder 4
1959, October - 1960, March - Guam Experiment book 7
Box 15 Folder 5
1959, December - 1960, June - Orbiting Solar Observatory A - S-16
Box 15 Folder 6
1959, December - Guam Experiment book 8
Box 15 Folder 7
1960, February - Guam Experiment book 9
Box 15 Folder 8
1960, April - 1960, September - OSO-A - S-16
Box 16 Folder 1
1960, June - 1960, August - OSO-A - S-16
Box 16 Folder 2
1960, July - 1960, September - OSO-A - S-16
Box 16 Folder 3
1960, September - 1961, January - OSO-A - S-16
Box 16 Folder 4
1960, December - 1961, October - OSO-A - S-16
Box 16 Folder 5
1961-1962 - Pre-UCSD proposals - OSO-A - S-16
Box 16 Folder 6
1961, January - 1973, July - Miscellaneous materials
Box 16 Folder 7
1961, January - 1961, July - OSO-A - S-16
Box 16 Folder 8
1961, June - 1962, June - OSO-A - S-16
Box 16 Folder 9
1961, July - 1962, September - OSO-A - S-16
Box 17 Folder 1
1962, June - 1963, December - Scientific ballooning
Box 17 Folder 2
1962, September - 1963, September - OSO-C - S-57
Box 17 Folder 3
1964, February - 1965, August - OSO-A - S-16
Box 17 Folder 4
1964, June - 1965, January - OSO-A - S-16

Data logbook.

Box 17 Folder 5
1973, September - 1974, June - Seminar notebook - Tata
Box 17 Folder 6
1973, November - Detectors and background - Tata
Box 17 Folder 7
1973, November - Growth curves - Tata
Box 17 Folder 8
1973, December - Gamma-ray bursts - Tata
Box 17 Folder 9
1973, December - Growth curves - Tata
Box 17 Folder 10
1973, December - Tables of proton scatter - Tata
Box 17 Folder 11
1974 - X-ray astronomy - Tata
Box 17 Folder 12
1976, May - 1981, October - Seminar notebook
Box 18 Folder 1
1980 - Crab Nebula materials
Box 18 Folder 2
1981, November - 1983, September - Seminar notebook
Box 18 Folder 3
1983, September - 1986, January - Seminar notebook
Box 18 Folder 4
1983, December - 1986, March - Multi-project notebook
Box 18 Folder 5
1992, June - 1995, June - High Energy Astrophysical Observatory - 1 (HEAO-1)

EDITING, REVIEWING AND CONSULTING

Scope and Content of Series

Series 4) EDITING, REVIEWING AND CONSULTING: Materials documenting Peterson's involvement with various professional journals and his evaluative role at NASA and other space science research institutions. This series is arranged in three subseries: A) Editing, B) Reviewing, and C) Consulting. Each subseries is arranged alphabetically by either the name of the journal, mission or institution, respectively.

Editing

Box 18 Folder 6
ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL - Editorial correspondence, 1971 - 1977
Box 18 Folder 7
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS, 1987 - 1991
Box 18 Folder 8
JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH - Editorial correspondence, 1967 - 1976

This folder includes EAA correspondence.

Box 18 Folder 9
Miscellaneous reviews - Editorial correspondence, 1971 - 1976
Box 18 Folder 10
SPACE SCIENCE INSTRUMENTATION - Editorial correspondence, 1973 - 1978
Box 18 Folder 11
SPACE SCIENCE REVIEWS - Editorial correspondence, 1981 - 1986

Reviewing

Box 18 Folder 12
Astronomy Observatory 5-6 - Program Review - NASA HQ, 1975

Notes.

Box 18 Folder 13
EMR - Apollo Review, 1966 - 1970
Box 19 Folder 1
HEAO-B Guest Investigator - Program Review - NASA Headquarters, 1978
Box 19 Folder 2
NASA - Out of Elliptic (OOE) Review, 1977
Box 19 Folder 3
Solar Maximum Mission (SMM) - Replacement, 1978
Box 19 Folder 4
Spacelab 2, 1977
Box 19 Folder 5
Spacelab Multiuser Instrument Review, 1978
Box 19 Folder 6
Spacelab - Proposal Review, 1979

Consulting

Box 19 Folder 7
General Dynamics - Convair Division - Apollo structures, 1967
Box 19 Folder 8
Douglas Aircraft Company, 1964 - 1969
Box 19 Folder 9
NASA - Advisory Committee, 1987

Peterson was a visiting senior scientist.

Box 19 Folder 10
NASA - Consulting contracts, 1964 - 1981
Box 19 Folder 11
NASA - Consulting documents, 1984 - 1985
Box 19 Folder 12
NASA - Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) - Correspondence, 1986 - 1989
Box 20 Folder 1
NASA - JPL - Director's Office - Correspondence, 1987 - 1989
Box 20 Folder 2
NASA - JPL - Visiting Senior Scientist Replacement Search, 1988
Box 20 Folder 3
NASA - JPL - Visiting Senior Scientist Reports, 1986 - 1988
Box 20 Folder 4
NASA - Space Science Steering Committee - Consulting, 1965 - 1966
Box 20 Folder 5
Science Application Incorporated - Consulting, 1978 - 1979

UCSD MATERIALS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 5) UCSD MATERIALS: Arranged in four subseries: A) Physics Department, B) Student Protest Materials, C) Miscellaneous, and D) Teaching Materials.

A) Physics Department: Ordered alphabetically, the Physics Department materials include minutes and memoranda.

B) Student Protest Materials: Arranged chronologically, this subseries documents student activities and reaction to the Vietnamese Conflict.

C) Miscellaneous: Includes grant summaries.

D) Teaching Materials: Lecture notes, quizzes, handouts, and homework assignments for physics classes taught by Peterson. The course materials are arranged alphabetically by course title.

Physics Department

Box 20 Folder 6
25th anniversary reunion, 1983 - 1984
Box 20 Folder 7
Academic, 1984 - 1988
Box 20 Folder 8
Academic graduate exams, 1983 - 1993
Box 20 Folder 9
Alfven, Hannes - Visiting Lecturer, 1981
Box 20 Folder 10
Astronomy Advisory Committee - Memoranda, 1972 - 1974
Box 20 Folder 11
Awards and Prize Committee, 1991 - 1993
Box 20 Folder 12
Awards and Prize Committee, 1993
Box 20 Folder 13
Correspondence, 1986
Box 20 Folder 14
Memoranda, 1962 - 1965
Box 20 Folder 15
Memoranda - Space Science Laboratory, 1962 - 1971
Box 21 Folder 1
Memoranda, 1965 - 1967
Box 21 Folder 2
Memoranda, 1968 - 1978
Box 21 Folder 3
Memoranda, 1986 - 1987
Box 21 Folder 4
Memoranda, 1987 - 1988
Box 21 Folder 5
Memoranda, 1988 - 1990
Box 21 Folder 6
Memoranda, 1990 - 1991
Box 21 Folder 7
Personnel - Staff, 1974 - 1976
Box 21 Folder 8
Ph.D. Review Committee, 1975
Box 21 Folder 9
Physics Department Meetings - Miscellaneous, 1975 - 1976
Box 21 Folder 10
Report on research - Graduate student review, 1969
Box 21 Folder 11
Short Range Planning Committee, 1989

Student Protest Materials

Box 22 Folder 1
Strike!

May 1969.

Box 22 Folder 2
Cambodia!

May 1970.

Miscellaneous

Box 22 Folder 3
Grant summaries, 1963 - 1970

Teaching Materials

Box 22 Folder 4
Electronics Lab - Second Summer Session 1963 - Handouts
Box 22 Folder 5
Natural Science 1D - Winter 1968 - Administrative

Syllabus.

Box 22 Folder 6
Natural Science 1D - Winter 1968 - Lecture notes
Box 22 Folder 7
Natural Science 1D - Winter 1968 - Tests
Box 22 Folder 8
Natural Science 1D - Winter 1969 - Administrative

Syllabus.

Box 22 Folder 9
Natural Science 1D - Winter 1969 - Lecture notes
Box 22 Folder 10
Natural Science 1D - Winter 1969 - Tests
Box 22 Folder 11
Natural Science 1D - Spring 1969 - Administrative

Syllabus.

Box 22 Folder 12
Natural Science 1D - Winter 1973 - 1975 - Laboratory handouts
Box 22 Folder 13
Natural Science 1D- Winter 1976 - Administrative

Includes syllabus and some laboratory materials.

Box 22 Folder 14
Natural Science 1D - Winter 1976 - Assignments and tests

Includes some laboratory materials.

Box 22 Folder 15
Natural Science 1D - Winter 1976 - Lecture notes

Includes some laboratory materials.

Box 23 Folder 1
Natural Science 1D - Winter 1977 - Administrative

Syllabus.

Box 23 Folder 2
Natural Science 1D - Winter 1977 - Assignments and tests
Box 23 Folder 3
Natural Science 1D - Winter 1977 - Lecture notes
Box 23 Folder 4
Natural Science 1E - Spring 1968 - Administrative

Syllabus.

Box 23 Folder 5
Natural Science 1E - Spring 1968 - Assignments and tests
Box 23 Folder 6
Natural Science 1E - Spring 1968 - Lecture notes
Box 23 Folder 7
Natural Science 1E - Spring 1969 - Administrative

Syllabus.

Box 23 Folder 8
Natural Science 1E - Spring 1969 - Assignments and tests
Box 23 Folder 9
Natural Science 1E - Spring 1969 - Lecture notes
Box 23 Folder 10
Natural Science 1E - Spring 1976 - Administrative

Syllabus.

Box 23 Folder 11
Natural Science 1E - Spring 1976 - Assignments and tests
Box 24 Folder 1
Natural Science 1E - Spring 1976 - Lecture notes
Box 24 Folder 2
Natural Science 1E - Spring 1977 - Administrative
Box 24 Folder 3
Natural Science 1E - Spring 1977 - Assignments and tests
Box 24 Folder 4
Natural Science 1E - Spring 1977 - Lab manual
Box 24 Folder 5
Natural Science 1E - Spring 1977 - Lecture notes
Box 24 Folder 6
Natural Science 1E - Spring 1978 - Tests
Box 24 Folder 7
Natural Science 2A - 1966 - 1975 - Old NS2A notes
Box 24 Folder 8
Natural Science 2A - Winter 1975 - Administrative

Syllabus.

Box 24 Folder 9
Natural Science 2A - Winter 1975 - Assignments and tests
Box 24 Folder 10
Natural Science 2A - Winter 1975 - Lecture notes
Box 24 Folder 11
Natural Science 2A - Spring 1975 - Tests
Box 24 Folder 12
Natural Science 2B - Spring 1968 - Tests
Box 24 Folder 13
Natural Science 2B - Spring 1975 - Administrative

Syllabus.

Box 25 Folder 1
Natural Science 2B - Spring 1975 - Assignments and tests
Box 25 Folder 2
Natural Science 2B - Spring 1975 - Lecture notes
Box 25 Folder 3
Natural Science 2C - 1980 - 1981 - Textbook - WAVES AND QUANTA
Box 25 Folder 4
Natural Science 2CL - Fall 1979 - Lab manual
Box 25 Folder 5
Natural Science 2CSP - Fall 1979 - Administrative

Syllabus.

Box 25 Folder 6
Natural Science 2CSP - Fall 1979 - Assignments and tests
Box 25 Folder 7
Natural Science 2CSP - Fall 1979 - Lecture notes
Box 25 Folder 8
Natural Science 2CSP - Fall 1980 - Administrative

Syllabus.

Box 25 Folder 9
Natural Science 2CSP - Fall 1980 - Assignments and tests
Box 25 Folder 10
Natural Science 2CSP - Fall 1980 - Lecture notes
Box 25 Folder 11
Physics lower division labs - May - September 1983 - Administrative

Syllabus.

Box 25 Folder 12
Physics 1AL - Winter 1985 - Lab manual

Draft.

Box 25 Folder 13
Physics 1AL -Spring 1985 - Experiments and illustrations
Box 25 Folder 14
Physics 1AL -Spring 1985 - Lab manual
Box 26 Folder 1
Physics 1AL - Winter 1986 - Lab manual
Box 26 Folder 2
Physics 1B - Spring 1989 - Tests
Box 26 Folder 3
Physics 1CL - Fall 1985 - Lab manual and experiment illustrations

Drafts.

Box 26 Folder 4
Physics 1CL - Winter 1985 - Lab manuals

Draft.

Box 26 Folder 5
Physics 1CL - Spring 1985 - Lab manual
Box 26 Folder 6
Physics 1CL - Winter 1986 - Lab manual
Box 26 Folder 7
Physics 2AL - Fall 1983 - Lab manual and experiments

Drafts.

Box 26 Folder 8
Physics 2AL - Fall 1984 - Administrative

Syllabus.

Box 26 Folder 9
Physics 2AL - Fall 1984 - Experiments and edits
Box 26 Folder 10
Physics 2AL - Fall 1984 - Experiments and illustrations

Draft.

Box 26 Folder 11
Physics 2AL - Fall 1984 - Lab apparatus and manuals
Box 26 Folder 12
Physics 2AL - Fall 1985 - Administrative

Syllabus.

Box 26 Folder 13
Physics 2AL - Fall 1985 - Assignments and tests
Box 26 Folder 14
Physics 2AL - Winter 1985 - Lab manual
Box 26 Folder 15
Physics 2AL - Winter 1986 - Lab manual
Box 26 Folder 16
Physics 2BL - Fall 1993 - Administrative

Syllabus.

Box 27 Folder 1
Physics 2BL - Fall 1993 - Assignments and tests - Mechanics lab
Box 27 Folder 2
Physics 2BL - Fall 1993 - Lab manual
Box 27 Folder 3
Physics 2BL - Fall 1993 - Lectures and source materials - Mechanics lab
Box 27 Folder 4
Physics 2CL - Spring 1982 - Lab manual
Box 27 Folder 5
Physics 2CL - Fall 1984 - Lab manual and experiments

Draft.

Box 27 Folder 6
Physics 2CL - Winter 1985 - Experiments
Box 27 Folder 7
Physics 2CL - Spring 1985 - Lab manual
Box 27 Folder 8
Physics 2CL - Fall 1992 - Assignments and tests
Box 27 Folder 9
Physics 2CL - Spring 1992 - Administrative

Syllabus.

Box 27 Folder 10
Physics 2CL - Spring 1992 - Experiments
Box 27 Folder 11
Physics 2CL - Spring 1992 - Lab manual
Box 27 Folder 12
Physics 2CL - Spring 1992 - Tests
Box 27 Folder 13
Physics 2CL - Winter 1993 - Tests
Box 27 Folder 14
Physics 2DL - Fall 1981 - Assignments
Box 27 Folder 15
Physics 2DL - Fall 1984 - Lab manual
Box 27 Folder 16
Physics 2DL - Winter 1984 - Experiments
Box 27 Folder 17
Physics 2DL - Lab manual, 1985 - 1991
Box 27 Folder 18
Physics 2DL - Winter 1989 - Administrative

Syllabus.

Box 27 Folder 19
Physics 2DL - Winter 1989 - Assignments
Box 27 Folder 20
Physics 2DL - Winter 1989 - Experiments
Box 27 Folder 21
Physics 2DL - Winter 1989 - Lab manual
Box 28 Folder 1
Physics 5AL - October 1972 - May 1973 - Seminar notebook - Statistical and thermal physics
Box 28 Folder 2
Physics 5C - Spring 1973 - Administrative

Syllabus.

Box 28 Folder 3
Physics 5C - Spring 1973 - Experiments
Box 28 Folder 4
Physics 11 - Spring 1991 - Assignments and tests
Box 28 Folder 5
Physics 100A - Winter 1967 - Administrative

Syllabus.

Box 28 Folder 6
Physics 100A - Winter 1967 - Assignments
Box 28 Folder 7
Physics 100A - Winter 1967 - Experiments
Box 28 Folder 8
Physics 100A - Spring 1967 - Lecture notes
Box 28 Folder 9
Physics 100L - Winter 1966 - Experiments
Box 28 Folder 10
Physics 101A - Winter 1971 - Administrative

Syllabus.

Box 28 Folder 11
Physics 101A - Winter 1971 - Experiments
Box 28 Folder 12
Physics 101B - Spring 1971 - Administrative
Box 28 Folder 13
Physics 101B - Spring 1971 - Experiments
Box 28 Folder 14
Physics 101B - Spring 1971 - Lecture notes
Box 28 Folder 15
Physics 112L - Spring 1966 - Administrative

Syllabus. Also includes materials from Physics 204B.

Box 28 Folder 16
Physics 112L - Spring 1966 - Assignments and tests

Also includes materials from Physics 204B.

Box 28 Folder 17
Physics 112L - Spring 1966 - Experiments

Also includes materials from Physics 204B.

Box 28 Folder 18
Physics 112L - Spring 1966 - Lectures
Box 28 Folder 19
Physics 112L - Spring 1967 - Experiments
Box 28 Folder 20
Physics 112L - Spring 1967 - Lectures
Box 28 Folder 21
Physics 112L - Spring 1967 - Assignments and tests
Box 29 Folder 1
Physics 120A - November 1975 - April 1984 - Undergraduate labs

Also includes Physics 120B materials.

Box 29 Folder 2
Physics 120A - Spring 1978 - Administrative

Syllabus.

Box 29 Folder 3
Physics 120A - Spring 1978 - Assignments and solutions
Box 29 Folder 4
Physics 120A - Spring 1978 - Experiments
Box 29 Folder 5
Physics 120A - Spring 1978 - Lecture notes
Box 29 Folder 6
Physics 120A - Spring 1978 - Tests
Box 29 Folder 7
Physics 120A - Spring 1979 - Administrative

Syllabus.

Box 29 Folder 8
Physics 120A - Spring 1979 - Assignments and tests
Box 29 Folder 9
Physics 120A - Spring 1979 - Experiments
Box 29 Folder 10
Physics 120A - Spring 1979 - Lecture notes
Box 29 Folder 11
Physics 120B - Fall 1977 - Administrative

Syllabus.

Box 29 Folder 12
Physics 120B - Fall 1977 - Assignments and tests
Box 29 Folder 13
Physics 120B - Fall 1977 - Experiments
Box 30 Folder 1
Physics 120B - Fall 1977 - Lecture notes
Box 30 Folder 2
Physics 120B - Fall 1978 - Administrative

Syllabus.

Box 30 Folder 3
Physics 120B - Fall 1978 - Assignments and tests
Box 30 Folder 4
Physics 120B - Fall 1978 - Experiments
Box 30 Folder 5
Physics 120B - Fall 1978 - Lecture notes
Box 30 Folder 6
Physics 160 - Fall 1990 - Tests
Box 30 Folder 7
Physics 160 - Fall 1991 - Assignments and tests
Box 30 Folder 8
Physics 161 - Winter 1972 - Administrative
Box 30 Folder 9
Physics 161 - Winter 1972 - Assignments and tests
Box 30 Folder 10
Physics 161 - Winter 1972 - Lecture notes
Box 30 Folder 11
Physics 161 - Winter 1980 - Administrative
Box 30 Folder 12
Physics 162 - Spring 1970 - Administrative
Box 30 Folder 13
Physics 162 - Spring 1970 - Assignments and tests
Box 30 Folder 14
Physics 162 - Spring 1970 - Lecture notes
Box 30 Folder 15
Physics 162 - Spring 1972 - Administrative
Box 30 Folder 16
Physics 162 - Spring 1972 - Handouts
Box 30 Folder 17
Physics 162 - Spring 1972 - Lectures
Box 30 Folder 18
Physics 171 - Spring 1967 - Administrative
Box 30 Folder 19
Physics 171 - Spring 1967 - Experiments
Box 30 Folder 20
Physics 204 - Fall 1963 - Assignments
Box 30 Folder 21
Physics 204 - Fall 1963 - Experiments
Box 31 Folder 1
Physics 204 - Fall 1963 - Lecture notes
Box 31 Folder 2
Physics 204 - Fall 1964 - Experiments
Box 31 Folder 3
Physics 204 - Fall 1964 - Lecture notes
Box 31 Folder 4
Physics 204 - Winter 1964 - Assignments
Box 31 Folder 5
Physics 204 - Winter 1964 - Experiments
Box 31 Folder 6
Physics 204 - Winter 1965 - Tests
Box 31 Folder 7
Physics 221 - Fall 1984 - Lab manual
Box 31 Folder 8
Physics 221 and 222 - Scripts for slide-tap shows, 1983 - 1984
Box 31 Folder 9
Physics 222 - Fall 1984 - Lab manual
Box 31 Folder 10
Physics 223B - Spring 1980 - Administrative
Box 31 Folder 11
Physics 223B - Spring 1980 - Lecture notes and handouts
Box 31 Folder 12
Physics 223B - Spring 1981 - Administrative
Box 31 Folder 13
Physics 223B - Spring 1981 - Lecture notes and handouts
Box 31 Folder 14
Science and Technology 1C - Spring 1973 - Administrative

Syllabus.

Box 31 Folder 15
Science and Technology 1C - Spring 1973 - Experiments
Box 31 Folder 16
Science and Technology 5A - Fall 1972 - Administrative

Syllabus.

Box 31 Folder 17
Science and Technology 5A - Fall 1972 - Experiments
Box 31 Folder 18
Science and Technology 5B - Winter 1973 - Administrative

Syllabus.

MEETINGS, CONFERENCES AND COMMITTEES

Scope and Content of Series

Series 6) MEETINGS, CONFERENCES AND COMMITTEES: Materials documenting Peterson's professional activities at various conferences. Peterson's service on the NAS Space Science Board is also represented here. Folders are arranged alphabetically by the name of the sponsoring organization. Organizations of note include NASA, the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), the National Science Foundation, the American Physical Society, the American Astronomical Society, and the National Academy of Sciences. Also included are materials from the 19th International Cosmic Ray Conference held in San Diego in 1985, where Peterson was chair of the local organizing committee.

Box 32 Folder 1
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 1971 - 1972
Box 33 Folder 1
American Astronomical Society (AAS)

1965, December - 1978, September.

Box 34 Folder 1
American Astronomical Society (AAS)

1978, December - 1987, October.

Box 35 Folder 1
American Geophysical Union (AGU), 1961 - 1982
Box 36 Folder 1
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

1966, November - 1979, January.

Box 37 Folder 1
American Nuclear Society

1967, June - 1969, December.

Box 38 Folder 1
American Physical Society

1966, April - 1985, April.

Box 39 Folder 1
American Physical Society, 1989 - 1993
Box 40 Folder 1
California Association for Research in Astronomy (CARA), 1991 - 1994

California Institute of Technology (CIT), 1986, June; CASS, 1981, August.

Box 41 Folder 1
COSPAR, 1965 - 1978
Box 42 Folder 1
COSPAR

1979, February - July.

Box 43 Folder 1
COSPAR, 1980
Box 44 Folder 1
COSPAR, 1981 - 1982
Box 45 Folder 1
COSPAR, 1983 - 1988
Box 46 Folder 1
COSPAR

1989 - 1991, April.

Box 47 Folder 1
COSPAR

1991, May - December.

Box 48 Folder 1
COSPAR, 1992 - 1994
Box 49 Folder 1
Deep Underwater and Neutrino Detection (DUMAND), 1977 - 1978

Electronics and Aerospace Systems Conference (EASCON), 1986; European Space Agency (ESA), 1978-1983.

Box 50 Folder 1
European Science Foundation (ESF), 1980 - 1984
Box 51 Folder 1
High Energy Astrophysics Meeting (HEAM), 1979

International Astronomical Federation (IAF), 1981.

Box 52 Folder 1
International Astronomical Union (IAU), 1964 - 1979

Institute of Fundamental Studies, 1982.

Box 53 Folder 1
International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC)

1967 - 1985, August.

Box 54 Folder 1
International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC)

1985, August.