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Fay Ajzenberg-Selove papers


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Fay Ajzenberg-Selove (1926-2012) was a nuclear physicist specializing in nuclear spectroscopy and the first full-time female faculty member at Haverford College. During her life, she was the Nuclear Physics chair of the American Physics Society and a recipient of the 2007 National Medal of Science. She died in 2012.

The collection consists of the 1947-1950 correspondence between Fay Ajzenberg-Selove and Louis Leprince-Ringue pertaining to her translation of his book "Les Rayons Cosmiques" (The Cosmic Rays) and 1991 copy of Ajzenberg-Selove's memoir typescript.

Materials are arranged chronologically.

Processed by Alexandra Horkava; completed September, 2019.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Alexandra Horkava
Finding Aid Date
September, 2019
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

A Matter of Choices: Memoirs of a female physicist typescript, 1991 August.
Box 1
Correspondence, 1947 August 21 - 1950 December 4.
Box 1

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