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William A. Lester, Jr. Papers

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William A. Lester, Jr. (1937-) is an African American theoretical chemist and chemistry educator. He is noted for his theoretical studies of the electronic structure of molecules through Quantum Monte Carlo methods. He is also a noted advocate for underrepresented minorities in the sciences and higher education.

William A. Lester, Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 24, 1937. He became interested in science at an early age. Lester earned his B.S. degree in Chemistry (1958) and his M.S. degree in Chemistry (1959) from the University of Chicago. After earning his M.S. degree, he briefly continued his graduate studies at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri (1959-1960), then moved to Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, where he earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry (1964). While attending Catholic University, he worked at the National Bureau of Standards (1961-1964), where he conducted research in quantum theory.

After receiving his Ph.D., Lester joined the staff of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Theoretical Chemistry Institute, where he served as Postdoctoral Associate (1964-1965) and Assistant Director (1965-1968). At the Theoretical Chemistry Institute, he conducted research on molecular collision theory and molecular quantum mechanics and scattering. While working at this institute, he also served as Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Department of Chemistry (1966-1968), where he taught undergraduate physical chemistry and graduate courses in theoretical chemistry.

Lester entered the private sector in 1968 when he joined the staff of the IBM Research Laboratory in San Jose, California. Serving as a member of the laboratory's professional staff (1968-1975), he conducted research in quantum chemistry and molecular collisions. In 1975, he moved to IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, where he served on the Technical Planning Staff of the Director of Research (1975-1976). In this management position, he kept the Director informed of developments in science at IBM's research laboratories in Yorktown Heights, San Jose, and Zürich, Switzerland. Lester returned to the IBM Research Laboratory in San Jose in 1976, serving as Manager of the Molecular Interactions Group (1976-1978). In this capacity, he oversaw research in experimental and theoretical studies in chemical physics and conducted personal research on molecular collisions.

In 1978, Lester joined the staff of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in Berkeley, California. From 1978 to 1981, he served as Director of the National Resource for Computation in Chemistry (NRCC), which was the first unified effort in computational chemistry in the United States. In this capacity, Lester worked to make information on new computational methodologies available to chemists. He also oversaw the development of new computational algorithms and associated software and conducted research in chemistry that utilized computational methods. While serving as Director of the NRCC, Lester was introduced by American theoretical physicist David Ceperley to Quantum Monte Carlo, a family of computational methods used to study complex quantum systems. Quantum Monte Carlo later became Lester's main tool for his chemical research.

During his tenure as Director of the NRCC, Lester concurrently served as Associate Director and Senior Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. The NRCC was formally terminated in 1981. After the NRCC's termination, Lester stayed on at Lawerence Berkeley, serving as Faculty Senior Scientist at the laboratory's Chemical Sciences Division (1981-Present).

In 1981, Lester was appointed Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley's Department of Chemistry (1981-Present). At Cal Berkeley, he taught undergraduate and graduate level chemistry courses. Working concurrently at both Cal Berkeley and Lawerence Berkeley Laboratory, Lester's research focused on the theoretical studies of the electronic structure of molecules. Through his research, he extended the use of Quantum Monte Carlo methods to a wider range of chemical problems. In addition to his research and teaching, Lester served as the Department of Chemistry's Vice-Chair for Instruction (1991-1995) and as the College of Chemistry's Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs (1997-1999).

In addition to his research and teaching activities, Lester is a longtime advocate for underrepresented minorities in the sciences and higher education, doing so in a number of different capacities. He was a longtime member of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) and served on the organization's National Board (1984-1987). At the University of California, Berkeley, he was active in several university initiatives aimed at aiding minority students, faculty, and staff, including the Chancellor's Committee on Diversity and the Special Scholarships Committee. From 1995 to 1996, he served as the National Science Foundation's Assistant to the Director for Human Resource Development. Lester also had a longstanding professional relationship with Jackson State University, serving this historically black university as a member of the External Advisory Committee for Computational Center for Molecular Structure and Interactions' CREST Program and as Adjunct Professor at its Department of Chemistry.

William A. Lester, Jr. authored and co-authored more than two hundred scientific papers and presented papers at numerous professional conferences over the course of his career. He is co-author of the book Monte Carlo Methods in Ab Initio Quantum Chemistry, editor of the book Recent Advances in Quantum Monte Carlo Method, and co-editor of the book Recent Advances in Quantum Monte Carlo Methods. Part II. Lester was an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Chemical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Gordon Research Conferences. He is also the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers' Percy L. Julian Award (1979), Fellow of the American Physical Society (1984), Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1991), and the University of California, Berkeley's Lifetime Achievement Award (2019).

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William A. Lester, Jr. Papers, Science History Institute Archives, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

William A. Lester, Jr., "William Lester: Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley," conducted by Nadine Wilmot, 2003, Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2014. - https://digicoll.lib.berkeley.edu/record/218886?In=en

The William A. Lester, Jr. Papers contain the professional and personal papers of African American theoretical chemist and chemistry educator William A. Lester, Jr. The collection is arranged into the following thirteen series:

  1. University of Wisconsin-Madison Files
  2. IBM Files
  3. Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Files
  4. University of California, Berkeley Files
  5. NOBCChE Files
  6. Jackson State University Files
  7. Personal Files
  8. Publication and Presentation Files
  9. Appointment Books and Notebooks
  10. Miscellaneous Printed Materials
  11. Electronic Storage Materials
  12. Audio-Visual Materials
  13. Images

The William A. Lester, Jr. Papers were donated to the Science History Institute by William A. Lester, Jr. in April 2023.

The William A. Lester, Jr. Papers were processed by Kenton G. Jaehnig in January 2024.

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Finding Aid Date
2024
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Box 5 Folder 1 is closed to researchers until further notice.

Box 41 Folder 6 is closed to researchers until further notice.

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Collection Inventory

Series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this series contains William A. Lester, Jr.'s University of Wisconsin-Madison Files. The files in this series contain a limited amount of information regarding Lester's activities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Materials regarding research conducted by Lester and a few of his colleagues at the university's Theoretical Chemistry Institute on several topics, including rotational excitation, molecular collisions, and molecular scattering, are found in this series. Materials prepared for courses taught at the university's Department of Chemistry are also present here.

The contents of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Files consist of a variety of materials. Notes make up the largest component of these files. A small amount of Department of Chemistry course materials, consisting of exams, class assignments, and study sheets are also present in this series. Small amounts of other miscellaneous materials, including, but not limited to, publications, article reprints, photocopied articles, and preprints are preserved in these files as well.

Bernstein, Richard B. - Theoretical Aspects of Kinetics, circa 1966-1968.
Box 1 Folder 1
Bernstein, Richard B. - Notes on Molecular Body Scattering - Preliminary Draft, 1960 July.
Box 1 Folder 2
Chemistry 183 - Old Exams and Problems, 1956.
Box 1 Folder 3
Chemistry 396 - Old Exams and Problems, 1962-1963.
Box 1 Folder 4
Chemistry 397 - Old Exams and Problems, 1962-1963.
Box 1 Folder 5
Chemistry 469 - Old Exam, 1962.
Box 1 Folder 6
Chemistry 562 - Old Exams and Problems, 1964-1967.
Box 1 Folder 7
Chemistry 582 - Old Exams, 1965-1966.
Box 1 Folder 8
Coupled Equations - DeVogelaere - Notes, circa 1966-1968.
Box 1 Folder 9
Dihydrogen - Gaussians, 1950-1966, undated.
Box 1 Folder 10
Notes on Rotational Excitation, 1960, 1965, undated.
Box 1 Folder 11-12
RB2 Group Meetings, 1963-1968.
Box 1 Folder 13
Rotational Excitation Notes - Computations (DeVogelaere), 1965-1970.
Box 1 Folder 14
Sigma Xi - Wisconsin Chapter, 1965.
Box 1 Folder 15
Theoretical Chemistry Institute - Curtiss, C.F. - Rotations, Representations, and Wigner Coefficients - Technical Notes, 1964 September 28.
Box 1 Folder 16
Theoretical Chemistry Institute - Computing Routines, 1965-1968.
Box 1 Folder 17
Theoretical Chemistry Institute - LaBudde, Robert Arthur - Classical Mechanics of Molecular Collisions - Appendices, 1973 March 14.
Box 1 Folder 18

Series Description

This series contains William A. Lester Jr.'s IBM Files. The materials in this series document Lester's activities at IBM. The contents of the IBM Files are arranged into the following five sub-series:

  1. Chronological Correspondence Files
  2. Alphabetical Correspondence Files
  3. Subject Files
  4. Meeting Files
  5. IBM Printed Materials
Sub-series Description

Arranged chronologically by date, this sub-series contains chronological correspondence files collected and maintained by William A. Lester, Jr. during his tenure at IBM. These files provide limited documentation of Lester's professional activities as Manager of the Molecular Interaction Group at the IBM Research Laboratory in San Jose, California between 1977 and 1978.

Materials regarding Lester's participation in various conferences, meetings, and workshops make up the largest component of these files. Smaller amounts of materials concerning research conducted under Lester's oversight, proposals reviewed by Lester, and various administrative activities are also preserved here.

Letters and memoranda make up the bulk of the materials in the Chronological Correspondence Files. Small amounts of other miscellaneous materials, including, but not limited to, proposal reviews and curricula vitae, are preserved here as well.

IBM - Chronological File, 1977 January-June.
Box 1 Folder 19
IBM - Chronological File, 1977 July-December.
Box 1 Folder 20
IBM - Chronological File, 1978.
Box 1 Folder 21
Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this sub-series contains alphabetical correspondence files collected and maintained by William A. Lester, Jr. during his tenure at IBM. Files containing Lester's correspondence with other scientists (mostly chemists) make up the bulk of this sub-series. Small numbers of files containing Lester's correspondence with the United States Navy Office of Naval Research, a couple of United States government agencies, science journals, and professional organizations are also present here.

The contents of the Alphabetical Correspondence Files consist of a variety of materials. Letters and memoranda make up a large majority of the materials in these files. Smaller, but noticeable, amounts of notes, administrative forms, curricula vitae, and article manuscripts are also found in this sub-series. Small amounts of other miscellaneous materials, including, but not limited to, proposals, article referee reports, articles, and reprints are preserved here as well.

Alexander, Millard, 1975-1976.
Box 1 Folder 22
Allory, F.K.A., 1971-1972.
Box 1 Folder 23
American Physical Society, 1975-1977.
Box 1 Folder 24
Chemical Physics, 1974-1975.
Box 1 Folder 25
Collins, Lee A., 1974-1975.
Box 1 Folder 26
Flannery, M.R., 1972-1976.
Box 1 Folder 27
Freeman, Fillmore, 1976-1978.
Box 1 Folder 28
Garrison, Barbara J., 1975-1978.
Box 1 Folder 29
George, Thomas F., 1975-1976.
Box 1 Folder 30
Gianturco, Franco A., 1972-1976.
Box 1 Folder 31
Green, Sheldon, 1972-1976.
Box 1 Folder 32
Hammond, George S., 1970.
Box 1 Folder 33
Hayes, Edward F., 1971-1976.
Box 1 Folder 34
Hirschfelder, Joseph O. and Kim D., 1969-1975.
Box 1 Folder 35
Hofacker, G. Ludwig, 1973-1974.
Box 1 Folder 36
Houle, Frances, 1974.
Box 1 Folder 37
Howard University, 1971-1976.
Box 1 Folder 38
Jackson, Shirley A., 1976-1977.
Box 1 Folder 39
Journal of Chemical Physics, 1976-1977.
Box 1 Folder 40
Kaufman, Fred - Proposed National Bureau of Standards Meeting, 1977.
Box 1 Folder 41
Knapp, E.W., 1975-1976.
Box 1 Folder 42
Knoop, Frits W.E., 1970, 1972.
Box 1 Folder 43
Kouri, Donald J., 1971-1975.
Box 1 Folder 44
Krauss, Morris, 1969-1977.
Box 2 Folder 1
Light, John C., 1972, 1974.
Box 2 Folder 2
Martinez, J.V., 1975.
Box 2 Folder 3
McGuire, Paul, 1973-1977.
Box 2 Folder 4
General Note

Contains 1 color transparency.

Micha, David A., 1977-1978.
Box 2 Folder 5
Miller, William H., 1970-1976.
Box 2 Folder 6
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1970-1978.
Box 2 Folder 7
Moser, Carl, 1974-1978.
Box 2 Folder 8
General Note

Contains 4 color transparencies.

Mulder, J.J., 1969-1976.
Box 2 Folder 9
National Research Council - Commission on Human Relations, 1977-1978.
Box 2 Folder 10
National Science Foundation, 1974-1977.
Box 2 Folder 11
Norberg, Richard E., 1975.
Box 2 Folder 12
Pack, Russell T., 1971-1974.
Box 2 Folder 13
Preist, Trevor W., 1976-1977.
Box 2 Folder 14
Sathyamurthy, N., 1977.
Box 2 Folder 15
Schinke, Reinhard - Postdoc Possibility, 1976-1977.
Box 2 Folder 16
Simons, Jack, 1973-1974.
Box 2 Folder 17
Thomas, Lowell D., 1977.
Box 2 Folder 18
Toennies, J. Peter, 1971-1976.
Box 2 Folder 19
Trulahr, Don, 1972-1976.
Box 2 Folder 20
Tully, John C., 1976.
Box 2 Folder 21
U.S. Navy - Office of Naval Research - Contracts, 1972-1974.
Box 2 Folder 22
U.S. Navy - Office of Naval Research - Contracts, 1975-1978.
Box 2 Folder 23
U.S. Navy - Office of Naval Research - Dardis, John C., 1971, 1974.
Box 2 Folder 24
U.S. Navy - Office of Naval Research - Dardis, John C., 1975.
Box 2 Folder 25
Wahl, Arnold C., 1977.
Box 2 Folder 26
Wayne State University, 1974.
Box 2 Folder 27
Wolken, George C., Jr., 1971-1978.
Box 2 Folder 28
Yates, Albert C., 1970-1976.
Box 2 Folder 29
Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this sub-series contains subject files collected and maintained by William A. Lester, Jr. during his tenure at IBM. Files pertaining to various chemistry topics, which were researched by and/or of scientific interest to Lester, make up the largest component of this sub-series. Small numbers of files regarding IBM's work for the U.S. Navy's Office of Scientific Research, Lester's participation with professional organizations, and IBM minority programs are also present in the Subject Files. A handful of files pertaining to a few other miscellaneous subjects of interest to Lester, including, but not limited to, IBM staff activities and the work of other scientists are also present here.

The contents of the Subject Files consist of a wide variety of materials. Notes, correspondence, articles, and reprints are the most common materials found in this subseries. Smaller, but noticeable amounts of reports, scientific data, article manuscripts, proposals, and scientific papers are also present in the Subject Files. Small amounts of other miscellaneous materials, including, but not limited to, publications, graphs, and transparencies, are preserved here as well.

3J and 6J - Notes, 1967, undated.
Box 2 Folder 30
ALCHEMY Write-Ups, 1969-1976, undated.
Box 2 Folder 31
American Chemical Society - Division of Computers in Chemistry, 1977-1978.
Box 2 Folder 32
Battele Presentation, 1975-1976.
Box 2 Folder 33
General Note

Contains 3 color transparencies and 6 black and white transparencies.

Champuisat, Xavier - AINE - FORTRAN Computer Printout, 1974.
Box 2 Folder 34
Cross-Section Evaluation - Notes, circa 1968-1978.
Box 2 Folder 35
Differential Cross Sections - Notes, circa 1969-1978.
Box 2 Folder 36
Elastic Scattering - Li+-H2 - Notes, circa 1970-1975.
Box 2 Folder 37
F + H2 - F ø R #3, 1973, undated.
Box 2 Folder 38
General Note

Contains 6 black and white transparencies and 1 color transparency.

Future Trends - Notes, circa 1968-1978.
Box 2 Folder 39
Gordon Research Conferences - 1977 - General Information, 1976-1977.
Box 2 Folder 40
Gordon Research Conferences - 1978 - Personal, 1977-1978.
Box 2 Folder 41
H2CO-He Problems (Folder 1 of 2), 1972-1975.
Box 2 Folder 42
H2CO-He Problems (Folder 2 of 2), 1972-1975.
Box 3 Folder 1
General Note

Contains 2 black and white transparencies.

H2O Potential Energy Surfaces, 1977.
Box 3 Folder 2
HD 12w+, 1968.
Box 3 Folder 3
He-H2 (1∏4), 1969.
Box 3 Folder 4
He-H2CO, 1972-1974.
Box 3 Folder 5
General Note

Contains 8 color transparencies.

IBM Minority Programs, 1972-1978.
Box 3 Folder 6-8
General Note

Contains 1 color transparency and 8 color microfiches.

Journal of Computational Physics - "A Fast Method for Nuclear Coupled-Channel Calculations Including Coulomb Excitation - Referee Report by William A. Lester, Jr., 1974.
Box 3 Folder 9
Li+-D2, HD, 1972-1974.
Box 3 Folder 10
Luntz - H + NO2 Problem, 1975-1977, undated.
Box 3 Folder 11
National Resource for Computation in Chemistry - Establishment Of, 1973-1977.
Box 3 Folder 12
New Happenings, 1974-1977.
Box 3 Folder 13
Oxygen + Dihydrogen, 1973-1979, undated.
Box 3 Folder 14-15
Postdoc Activities, 1974-1977.
Box 3 Folder 16
Semi-Classical F + H2 - References, circa 1976.
Box 3 Folder 17
Stevens, Walter - Exponential Spline, 1973.
Box 3 Folder 18
Study Group - Chemical Reactions (Folder 1 of 2), 1972-1973.
Box 3 Folder 19
Study Group - Chemical Reactions (Folder 2 of 2), 1972-1973.
Box 4 Folder 1
Triangularization - Notes, circa 1968-1978.
Box 4 Folder 2
U.S. Navy - Office of Naval Research - Miscellaneous Matters - Reports, 1974, undated.
Box 4 Folder 3
U.S. Navy - Office of Naval Research - Reports, Preprint Submittals, and Letters, 1974-1979.
Box 4 Folder 4
U.S. Navy - Office of Naval Research - Research Proposals and Communications, 1972-1978.
Box 4 Folder 5-6
General Note

Contains 11 black and white photographs.

Zare's Rydberg-Klein-Rees Method - Computer Printout (Photocopy), 1970.
Box 4 Folder 7
Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this sub-series contains meeting files collected and maintained by William A. Lester, Jr. during his tenure at IBM. These files concern the various meetings Lester had the opportunity to attend as a representative of IBM, including conferences, symposia, colloquia, federal government agency panel meetings, university visits, and workshops. Lester participated in most of the meetings represented in these files. He gave lectures, speeches, or presentations at several of the functions documented in these files.

The contents of the Meeting Files consist of a variety of materials. Correspondence, notes, attendee lists, brochures, and agendas are the most common materials found in this sub-series. Smaller, but noticeable, amounts of presentation manuscripts, paper abstracts, programs, publications, and transparencies are also present in this sub-series. Small amounts of other miscellaneous materials, including, but not limited to, articles, reprints, and reports are preserved here as well.

American Chemical Society - Northwest Regional Meeting - 1976, Reno, Nevada, July 14-15, 1976, 1976.
Box 4 Folder 8
American Institute of Physics - 20th Annual Meeting of Corporate Associates, San Jose, California, October 26-27, 1977, 1977.
Box 4 Folder 9
American Physical Society - Philadelphia Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 25-28, 1974, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 10
California State University, Los Angeles - Visit, Los Angeles, California, April 29, 1977, 1970-1977.
Box 4 Folder 11
Canadian Symposium on Theoretical Chemistry - 1977, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, June 19-25, 1977, 1977.
Box 4 Folder 12
Centre Europeén de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire - Carl Moser and John Horsley, Visit to Paris, France, May-June 1973, 1972-1973.
Box 4 Folder 13
Conference on the Dynamics of Molecular Collisions - 1974, Santa Cruz, California, July 29-August 2, 1974, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 14
Gordon Research Conferences - 1973 - Molecular Energy Transfer, Andover, New Hampshire, July 23-27, 1973, 1973.
Box 4 Folder 15
Gordon Research Conferences - 1974 - Atomic and Molecular Interactions, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, August 12-16, 1974, 1973-1974.
Box 4 Folder 16
Gordon Research Conferences - 1976 - Atomic and Molecular Interactions and Dynamics of Molecular Collisions, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, August 9-13, 1976, 1974, 1976.
Box 4 Folder 17
Gordon Research Conferences - 1977 - Few Body Problems in Chemistry and Physics, Meriden, New Hampshire, August 15-19, 1977, 1977.
Box 4 Folder 18
General Note

Contains 1 black and white photograph.

IBM - Computing in Chemistry, San Jose, California, September 7-8, 1976, 1974, 1976.
Box 4 Folder 19
IBM - Electron Impact Chemistry Seminars - Notes, 1977 November-December.
Box 4 Folder 20
IBM - Gomory, Ralph E. - Visit, San Jose, California, September 12-13, 1973 - Presentations, 1973.
Box 4 Folder 21
General Note

Contains 4 black and white transparencies and 7 color transparencies.

IBM - Physical Sciences Workshop, Pajaro Dunes, California, October 5-7, 1977, 1977.
Box 4 Folder 22
International Conference on Computers in Chemical Research and Education - 1978, Novosibirsk, Soviet Union, June 19-25, 1978 (Did not attend.), 1977-1978.
Box 4 Folder 23
International Conference on the Physics of Electronic and Atomic Collisions - 1977, Paris, France, July 21-27, 1977, 1977.
Box 4 Folder 24
General Note

Contains 1 black and white photograph.

International Meeting of Molecular Energy Transfer - 1975, Loccum, West Germany, June 30-July 5, 1975, 1974-1975.
Box 4 Folder 25
International Symposium of Informatics, Mexico City, Mexico, January 24-27, 1978, 1977-1978.
Box 4 Folder 26
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Visit, Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 19-20, 1973, 1973.
Box 4 Folder 27
National Consortium for Black Professional Development - Spring Conference - 1977, Atlanta, Georgia, May 2-6, 1977, 1977.
Box 4 Folder 28
National Research Council - Commission on Human Resources - Postdoctoral Research Associateships Evaluation Panels, Washington, DC, February 23-24, 1977, 1976-1977.
Box 4 Folder 29
National Science Foundation - Cross-Program Review, Washington, DC, February 15-16, 1977, 1975-1977.
Box 4 Folder 30
National Science Foundation - Minority Centers for Graduate Education - Meeting, Washington, DC, May 16-17, 1977, 1977-1978.
Box 4 Folder 31
National Science Foundation - Review of Quantum Chemistry Program, Washington, DC, February 13, 1976, 1975-1977.
Box 5 Folder 1-2
Sanibel Symposia - 1976, Sanibel Island, Florida, January 18-24, 1976 - Miscellaneous, 1975-1976.
Box 5 Folder 3
Sanibel Symposia - 1976, Sanibel Island, Florida, January 18-24, 1976 - Preparation, 1976.
Box 5 Folder 4
General Note

Contains 9 black and white transparencies and 1 color transparency.

Sanibel Symposia - 1978, Palm Coast, Florida, March 6-18-1978 (Did not attend.), 1977.
Box 5 Folder 5
State University of New York at Stony Brook - Chemistry Colloquium - Talk, Stony Brook, New York, April 23, 1976, 1976.
Box 5 Folder 6
Symposium of African American Scientists, Washington, DC, May 1, 1975, 1975.
Box 5 Folder 7
Workshop on the Pre-Graduate Preparation of Minority Students in Physics, Atlanta, Georgia, May 27-31, 1975, 1975.
Box 5 Folder 8
World Black Researchers Association - Proposed Meeting in Lagos, Nigeria, 1977-1978.
Box 5 Folder 9
Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this sub-series contains four IBM publications that were collected by William A. Lester, Jr. The contents of this sub-series consist of two research papers printed by IBM's San Jose Research Laboratory, a research report (co-authored by Lester) published by IBM's Research Division, and a March 2004 issue of IBM Journal of Research and Development.

Clementi, Enrico - Tables of Atomic Functions, 1965.
Box 5 Folder 10
Green, Sheldon, Barbara J. Garrison, William A. Lester, Jr., William H. Miller, and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Collisional Excitation of Interstellar Formaldehyde, 1978 January 25.
Box 5 Folder 11
IBM Journal of Research and Development, 2004 March.
Box 5 Folder 12
McLean, A.D. and M. Yoshimine - Tables of Linear Molecule Wave Functions, 1967.
Box 5 Folder 13

Series Description

This series contains William A. Lester, Jr.'s Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory files. The files in this series document Lester's activities at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. The contents of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Files are arranged into the following seven sub-series:

  1. Chronological Correspondence Files
  2. Alphabetical Correspondence Files
  3. Subject Files
  4. National Resource for Computation in Chemistry Files
  5. Meeting Files
  6. Publications Files
  7. Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Printed Materials
Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically by date, this sub-series contains chronological correspondence files collected and maintained by William A. Lester, Jr. during his tenure at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. These files provide documentation of Lester's activities at Lawerence Berkeley Laboratory between 1979 and 1988. The files created between 1979 and 1980 were generated when Lester was serving as Director of the National Resource for Computation in Chemistry (NRCC). The files created between 1985 and 1988 were generated when Lester was serving as Faculty Senior Scientist at the laboratory's Chemical Sciences Division.

Materials regarding Lester's participation in various conferences, meetings, and workshops make up the largest component of the Chronological Correspondence Files. Smaller, but noticeable, amounts of materials regarding Lester's evaluation of proposals submitted to Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and the organization of NRCC workshops are also found in this sub-series. Smaller amounts of materials pertaining to other miscellaneous administrative activities handled by Lester at Lawerence Berkeley Laboratory, including personnel and financial matters, are also present in the Chronological Correspondence. Some materials pertaining to Lester's activities at the University of California, Berkeley's Department of Chemistry (for whom he worked concurrently from 1981 onwards) are preserved in these files as well.

Letters, memoranda, and mail logs make up the bulk of the materials in the Chronological Correspondence Files. Smaller, but noticeable, amounts of materials concerning proposals reviewed by Lester and reports are also found in these files. Small amounts of other miscellaneous materials, including, but not limited to, article referee reports, financial documents, legal documents, and abstracts are preserved here as well.

National Resource for Computation in Chemistry - Chronological File, 1979 August-October.
Box 5 Folder 14
National Resource for Computation in Chemistry - Chronological File, 1979 November-December.
Box 5 Folder 15
National Resource for Computation in Chemistry - Chronological File, 1980 January-February.
Box 5 Folder 16
National Resource for Computation in Chemistry - Chronological File, 1980 March.
Box 5 Folder 17
National Resource for Computation in Chemistry - Chronological File, 1980 April-June.
Box 5 Folder 18
Outgoing Mail Log, 1985-1986.
Box 5 Folder 19
Outgoing Mail Log, 1987.
Box 5 Folder 20
Outgoing Mail Log, 1988.
Box 5 Folder 21
Outgoing Mail - Chronological File, 1987 January-March.
Box 5 Folder 22
Outgoing Mail - Chronological File, 1987 April-June.
Box 5 Folder 23
Outgoing Mail - Chronological File, 1987 July-September.
Box 5 Folder 24
Outgoing Mail - Chronological File, 1987 October-December.
Box 5 Folder 25
Outgoing Mail - Chronological File, 1988 January-June.
Box 6 Folder 1
Outgoing Mail - Chronological File, 1988 July-October.
Box 6 Folder 2
Outgoing Mail - Chronological File, 1988 November-December.
Box 6 Folder 3
Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this sub-series contains alphabetical correspondence files collected and maintained by William A. Lester, Jr. during his tenure at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Files containing Lester's correspondence with other scientists (mostly chemists) make up the largest component of this sub-series. Smaller, but noticeable, numbers of files containing Lester's correspondence pertaining to two Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory divisions, specifically the Materials and Molecular Research Division and the National Resource for Computation in Chemistry (NRCC), are also found in this sub-series. Small numbers of files containing Lester's correspondence with the Centre Europeén de Calcul Atomique Moléculaire, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the National Science Foundation are also present in the Alphabetical Correspondence Files. Two files concerning Lester himself and a file containing his correspondence with Atlanta University Center are also present here.

The contents of the Alphabetical Correspondence Files consist of a variety of materials. Letters and memoranda make up a large majority of the materials in these files. Smaller, but noticeable, amounts of notes, reports, article manuscripts, and proposals are also found in this sub-series. Small amounts of other miscellaneous materials, including, but not limited to, financial documents, curricula vitae, articles, and reprints are preserved here as well.

Alexander, Millard, 1978.
Box 6 Folder 4
Anderson, Scott L. - Y.T. Lee's Group, 1979-1980.
Box 6 Folder 5
Atlanta University Center - Science Research Institute, 1979-1985.
Box 6 Folder 6
Centre Europeén de Calcul Atomique Moléculaire (CECAM), 1977-1978.
Box 6 Folder 7
Centre Europeén de Calcul Atomique Moléculaire (CECAM), 1979.
Box 6 Folder 8
Centre Europeén de Calcul Atomique Moléculaire (CECAM), 1980-1983.
Box 6 Folder 9
Ceperley, David M., 1978-1981.
Box 6 Folder 10
Ching, Joe, 1984.
Box 6 Folder 11
DeTar, DeLos - Proposal for Conference, 1981.
Box 6 Folder 12
El Akramine, Ouafae, 2001-2002.
Box 6 Folder 13
Garrison, Barbara J., 1979.
Box 6 Folder 14
Gianturco, Franco A., 1978-1979.
Box 6 Folder 15
Hagler, Arnie - Workshop on Computer Simulation of Organic and Biological Molecules, Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, California, January 5-8, 1981, 1980-1981.
Box 6 Folder 16
Huang, Sheng-yu - H4 Nonadiabatic Coupling Paper, 1990.
Box 6 Folder 17
Jackson, Rogernald, 1979.
Box 6 Folder 18
Krauss, Morris, 1978.
Box 6 Folder 19
Kresin, Vladimir Z. - Letter to Journal of Physical Chemistry - Re: Feature Article "Chemical Dynamics and the Theory of Quantum Transitions", undated.
Box 6 Folder 20
Kresin, Vladimir Z. and William A. Lester, Jr. - Letter Re: Reaction Hamiltonian Review, undated.
Box 6 Folder 21
Lester, William A., Jr. - Appointment as Director of National Resource for Computation in Chemistry, 1978.
Box 6 Folder 22
Lester, William A., Jr. - Memos, 1979-1980.
Box 6 Folder 23
Materials and Molecular Research Division - Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1980-1981.
Box 6 Folder 24
Materials and Molecular Research Division - Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1982.
Box 6 Folder 25
Materials and Molecular Research Division - Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1983.
Box 6 Folder 26
Materials and Molecular Research Division - Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1984.
Box 6 Folder 27
Materials and Molecular Research Division - Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1985 January-July.
Box 6 Folder 28
Materials and Molecular Research Division - Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1985 August-December.
Box 6 Folder 29
Micha, David A., 1979.
Box 6 Folder 30
Moler, Cleve, 1978-1979.
Box 6 Folder 31
Mulder, J.J.C., 1979.
Box 6 Folder 32
National Resource for Computation in Chemistry - General Correspondence, 1977-1983.
Box 6 Folder 33
National Resource for Computation in Chemistry - System Needs - Comments, 1977-1980.
Box 6 Folder 34
National Resource for Computation in Chemistry/National Research Council Matters - Binder I - General Comments, Software, Chemical Kinetics, Crystallography, 1976-1978.
Box 6 Folder 35-36
Olson, Arthur J., 1978-1982.
Box 7 Folder 1
Preist, Trevor W., 1978-1981.
Box 7 Folder 2
Rothstein, Stuart M., 1982-1985.
Box 7 Folder 3
Schinke, Reinhard, 1979-1980.
Box 7 Folder 4
Shyldkrot, Haim - Postdoc Position, 1981.
Box 7 Folder 5
Thomas, Lowell D., 1978-1979.
Box 7 Folder 6
Thomas, Lowell D., 1980.
Box 7 Folder 7
Thomas, Lowell D., 1981.
Box 7 Folder 8
U.S. Department of Energy/National Science Foundation, 1979.
Box 7 Folder 9
U.S. Department of Energy/National Science Foundation, 1980.
Box 7 Folder 10
U.S. Department of Energy/National Science Foundation, 1981.
Box 7 Folder 11
Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this sub-series contains subject files collected and maintained by William A. Lester, Jr. during his tenure at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. These files provide documentation of Lester's various activities and interests at Lawrence Berkeley.

Files concerning research conducted at Lawrence Berkeley by Lester and his colleagues for the U.S. Department of Energy make up the largest component of this sub-series. Significant numbers of files documenting Lester's research activities at Lawrence Berkeley's Chemical Sciences Division and his use of computing facilities at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center are also preserved in the Subject Files. Noticeable numbers of files concerning research conducted by Lester and his colleagues for the U.S. Air Force's Rocket Propulsion Laboratory and several U.S. government agencies (including the National Science Foundation and the National Bureau of Standards) are also found here.

A variety of other topics are also covered in the Subject Files. Handfuls of files pertaining to topics of scientific interest to Lester and research conducted by other scientists (including Lester's Lawrence Berkeley colleague Vladimir Z. Kresin) are found in this sub-series. Small numbers of files concerning other miscellaneous topics, including, but not limited to, Lester's activities with Lawrence Berkeley's Materials and Molecular Research Division and research he conducted at Lawrence Berkeley for the U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research are preserved here as well.

The contents of the Subject Files consist of a wide variety of materials. Correspondence, proposals, notes, and reports are the most common materials found in this sub-series. Smaller, but noticeable amounts of photocopied article and paper manuscripts, articles, financial documents, and administrative forms are also present in the Subject Files. Small amounts of other miscellaneous materials, including, but not limited to, computer time requests, publications, presentations, and transparencies are preserved here as well.

American Chemical Society - Special Educational Opportunities Grant - Proposal, 1980.
Box 7 Folder 12
Chemical Dynamics Project, 1988, undated.
Box 7 Folder 13
Chemical Dynamics Research Laboratory - Temple Review, October 1990, 1989-1991.
Box 7 Folder 14-15
General Note

Contains 6 color transparencies and 4 black and white transparencies.

Chemical Sciences Division - Annual Report - 1991, 1991-1992.
Box 7 Folder 16
Chemical Sciences Division - Annual Report - 1992, 1991-1992.
Box 7 Folder 17
Chemical Sciences Division - Annual Report - 1993, 1993.
Box 7 Folder 18
Chemical Sciences Division - Annual Report - 1994, 1994.
Box 7 Folder 19
Chemical Sciences Division - Annual Report - 1997, 1997.
Box 7 Folder 20
Chemical Sciences Division - Budget, 1995-1996.
Box 7 Folder 21
Chemical Sciences Division - Field Task Proposals - 1996, 1995-1996.
Box 7 Folder 22
Chemical Sciences Division - Field Task Proposals - 1997, 1997.
Box 7 Folder 23
Chemical Sciences Division - Field Task Proposals - 1998 - Chemical Dynamics, 1998.
Box 7 Folder 24
Chemical Sciences Division - Field Task Proposals - 1999, 1998-1999.
Box 7 Folder 25
Chemical Sciences Division - Field Task Proposals - 2000 - Molecular Interactions, 1999-2000.
Box 7 Folder 26
Chemical Sciences Division - Field Task Proposals - 2002, 2001.
Box 7 Folder 27
Chemical Sciences Division - Miscellaneous, 1996-1998.
Box 7 Folder 28
Chemical Sciences Division - Miscellaneous, 1999-2000.
Box 7 Folder 29
Chemical Sciences Division - Miscellaneous, 2003-2004.
Box 7 Folder 30
Chemical Sciences Division - Miscellaneous, 2005.
Box 7 Folder 31
Chemical Sciences Division - Request for Basic Science Information, 1997 November.
Box 7 Folder 32
Chemical Sciences Division - Request for Research Highlights, 1997.
Box 7 Folder 33
Chemical Sciences Division - Quantum Monte Carlo for Combustion - Proposal Prep 2015, 2011-2015.
Box 7 Folder 34
Class VI Supercomputers, 1981.
Box 7 Folder 35
Close-Coupled Codes - References, 1967-1979.
Box 8 Folder 1
Combustion - References - Harkness, John, 1986-1998, undated.
Box 8 Folder 2-3
Computing, 1980-1986.
Box 8 Folder 4
Computing, 1987-1989.
Box 8 Folder 5
Computing, 1990-1994.
Box 8 Folder 6
Control Data Corporation-Colorado State University Computer Time Agreement, 1982-1984.
Box 8 Folder 7
Cornell National Supercomputer Facility - Theoretical Study of C2N2 (C 1∏u) Photodissociation - Proposal for Computer Time, 1987-1989.
Box 8 Folder 8
Cornell University - Large-Scale Computing, 1981.
Box 8 Folder 9
Correlated Function Quantum Monte Carlo - References, 1995-2000.
Box 8 Folder 10
Cyanogen (C2N2) - References, 1979-1987.
Box 8 Folder 11-12
El Akramine, Ouafae - Center for Computer Sciences - Computer Time Requests, 2001.
Box 8 Folder 13
Huang, Sheng-yu - Proposal for Semiclassical Dynamics Study of Quenching Involving Excited H2(B1 ∑+u) + He and H2(B1 ∑+u) + H2(X1 ∑+g), 1989.
Box 8 Folder 14
Innovative and Novel Computational Impact of Theory Experiment (INCITE) - Quantum Monte Carlo Study of Photoprotection via Cartenoids in Photosynthetic Centers - Project, 2004-2005.
Box 8 Folder 15
Innovative and Novel Computational Impact of Theory Experiment (INCITE) - Quantum Monte Carlo for Photosynthesis - Proposal, 2008.
Box 8 Folder 16
Kresin, Vladimir Z. - Catalysis Notes, undated.
Box 8 Folder 17
Kresin, Vladimir Z. - Miscellaneous, 1981-1986.
Box 8 Folder 18
Kresin, Vladimir Z. - Miscellaneous, 1987-1994.
Box 8 Folder 19
Kresin, Vladimir Z. - Papers By, 1988, undated.
Box 8 Folder 20
Lester, William A., Jr. - 1986-87 Publications (Manuscripts and Abstracts), 1986-1987.
Box 8 Folder 21
Lester, William A., Jr. - 1988-90 Publications (Manuscripts, Abstracts, and Reports), 1988-1990.
Box 8 Folder 22
Logan, Douglas and Creve Maples - MIDAS Paper - N2, H + H2, Etc., 1984.
Box 8 Folder 23
Materials and Molecular Research Division - Background for Initial Funding, undated.
Box 8 Folder 24
Materials and Molecular Research Division - Reports, 1984.
Box 8 Folder 25
Materials and Molecular Research Division/Chemical Sciences Division - Reports, 1988-1991.
Box 9 Folder 1-2
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - Theoretical Studies of Formyl Radical Formation in Selected Combustion Reactions, 1981-1984.
Box 9 Folder 3-4
National Bureau of Standards - Ab Initio Study of Metal Ion Reactions with H2 - Proposal, 1984.
Box 9 Folder 5
National Bureau of Standards - Panel for Chemical Physics - 1981-1982, 1981-1982.
Box 9 Folder 6
National Bureau of Standards - Panel for Chemical Physics - 1982-1983, 1982-1983.
Box 9 Folder 7
National Center for Atmospheric Research - Theoretical Study of Odd Oxygen (O, O3) Conversion in the Upper Atmosphere - Proposal, 1982-1983.
Box 9 Folder 8
National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center - Computer Use, 1994-1997.
Box 9 Folder 9
National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center - Energy Research Computer Allocations Program - Computing Program, 1993-1996.
Box 9 Folder 10
National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center - Energy Research Computer Allocations Program - FY 1997-1998 - Allocations Requests, 1997.
Box 9 Folder 11
National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center - Energy Research Computer Allocations Program - FY 1998-1999 - Procedures and Allocations Requests, 1998.
Box 9 Folder 12
National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center - Energy Research Computer Allocations Program - FY 1999-2000 - Allocations Requests, 1999.
Box 9 Folder 13
National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center - Energy Research Computer Allocations Program - FY 2000-2001 - Allocations Requests, 1999-2000.
Box 9 Folder 14
National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center - Energy Research Computer Allocations Program - FY 2004-2005 - Quantum Monte Carlo for Electronic Structure of Molecules - Proposals, 2004.
Box 9 Folder 15
National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center - NERC FY 2000 User Survey Results, 2001 May 16.
Box 9 Folder 16
National Energy Research Supercomputer Center - FY 1994-1995 - Supercomputer Time Requests, 1994.
Box 9 Folder 17
National Energy Research Supercomputer Center - Massively Parallel Computing Initiative for Energy Research, 1991.
Box 9 Folder 18
National Energy Research Supercomputer Center - Molecular Interactions - Supercomputer Time Requests, 1992-1994.
Box 9 Folder 19
National Energy Research Supercomputer Center - Supercomputer Time Request, 1990.
Box 9 Folder 20
National MFE Computer Center - Molecular Interactions - Supercomputer Time Request, 1989.
Box 9 Folder 21
National Science Foundation - Advisory Committee for Chemistry - Mailings, 1980-1984.
Box 9 Folder 22
National Science Foundation - Advisory Committee for Chemistry - Miscellaneous, 1980-1981.
Box 9 Folder 23
National Science Foundation - Advisory Committee for Chemistry - Miscellaneous, 1982-1983.
Box 9 Folder 24
National Science Foundation - National Resource for Computation in Chemistry, 1978-1981.
Box 9 Folder 25
Nicolaides, C.A. - Tetrahydrogen, 1987-1989, undated.
Box 9 Folder 26
Oxygen - Ethylene - References, 1980-1981, undated.
Box 9 Folder 27-28
Photodissociation Review - References (Folder 1 of 2), 1983-1984, undated.
Box 9 Folder 29
Photodissociation Review - References (Folder 2 of 2), 1983-1984, undated.
Box 10 Folder 1
Proposal to Increase Minorities and Women in Laboratory Scientific Occupations, 1979.
Box 10 Folder 2
Quantum Monte Carlo Study of Weak Interactions in the Structure of Nanoscale Macromolecules - Executive Summary, circa 2002.
Box 10 Folder 3
Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth - Catalytic Activity and Synthesis of Carbon Dioxide - Proposal (With Vladimir Z. Kresin?), 1994.
Box 10 Folder 4
San Diego Supercomputer Center - Quantum Monte Carlo for Molecular Studies - Cray Computer Account, 1987.
Box 10 Folder 5
San Diego Supercomputer Center - Quantum Monte Carlo for Molecular Studies - Proposal, 1988-1989.
Box 10 Folder 6
San Diego Supercomputer Center - Quantum Monte Carlo: Molecular Calculations and Effective Core Potentials - Proposal, 1986.
Box 10 Folder 7
Surface Catalysis - Notes, undated.
Box 10 Folder 8
Surface Catalytic Reaction as a Quantum Transition - Proposal, 1992.
Box 10 Folder 9
General Note

Contains 3 black and white transparencies.

Surface Catalysis Dynamics (Surface Catalysis) - Proposals, 1992-1993.
Box 10 Folder 10
Taft, Carlton A. - Ab-Initio Theoretical Study of Hyperconjugation and Charge Distribution in Polycyclic Alcohols - Proposal, 1993.
Box 10 Folder 11
Taft, Carlton A. - Ab Initio Theoretical Study of the Interaction of CO, N2, NO, and H2O with Transition Metal Surfaces - Supercomputer Time Request, 1993.
Box 10 Folder 12
Tetrahydrogen - References, undated.
Box 10 Folder 13-14
University of California, Berkeley-Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Supercomputer Proposal, 1983.
Box 10 Folder 15
U.S. Air Force - Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory - Quantum Monte Carlo Study of Decomposition Pathways of Tetrahydrogen - Proposal, 1986-1992.
Box 10 Folder 16-21
U.S. Air Force - Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory - Quantum Monte Carlo Study of Decomposition Pathways of Tetrahydrogen - Tetrahydrogen Project, 1984-1987.
Box 10 Folder 22-23
General Note

Contains 3 color transparencies.

U.S. Department of Energy - Annual Proposal Submission - Chemical Dynamics, Molecular Interactions, 2000-2001.
Box 10 Folder 24
U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Research Computing Applications Process (ERCAP) Request - 2002, 2001-2002.
Box 10 Folder 25
U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Research Computing Applications Process (ERCAP) Request - 2003, 2002-2003.
Box 10 Folder 26
U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Research Computing Applications Process (ERCAP) Request - 2005, 2005.
Box 10 Folder 27
U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Research Computing Applications Process (ERCAP) Request - 2009, 2009.
Box 10 Folder 28
U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Research Computing Applications Process (ERCAP) Request - 2011, 2010.
Box 10 Folder 29
U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Research Computing Applications Process (ERCAP) Request - 2012, 2011.
Box 10 Folder 30
U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Research Computing Applications Process (ERCAP) Request - 2013, 2012.
Box 10 Folder 31
U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Research Computing Applications Process (ERCAP) Request - 2014, 2013.
Box 10 Folder 32
U.S. Department of Energy - Field Work Proposal - 2003, 2002-2003.
Box 10 Folder 33
U.S. Department of Energy - Field Work Proposal - 2004, 2003-2004.
Box 10 Folder 34
U.S. Department of Energy - Field Work Proposal - 2005, 2005.
Box 10 Folder 35
U.S. Department of Energy - Field Work Proposal - 2006, 2005-2006.
Box 11 Folder 1
U.S. Department of Energy - Field Work Proposal - 2010, 2007-2008.
Box 11 Folder 2
U.S. Department of Energy - Field Work Proposal - 2011, 2008-2009.
Box 11 Folder 3
U.S. Department of Energy - Field Work Proposal - 2012, 2009-2010.
Box 11 Folder 4
U.S. Department of Energy - Field Work Proposal - 2015, 2013.
Box 11 Folder 5
U.S. Department of Energy - Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) - Quantum Monte Carlo Study of Photoprotective Energy Transfer in Light-Harvesting Organisms - Proposal, 2003.
Box 11 Folder 6
U.S. Department of Energy - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Scientific Discovery Through Advanced Computing (SciDac): Computational Chemistry - Proposal, 2000-2001.
Box 11 Folder 7
U.S. Department of Energy - Molecular Interaction - Supercomputer Time Request, 1988.
Box 11 Folder 8
U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Energy Research - Cray Computer Time Request Proposals, 1983.
Box 11 Folder 9
U.S. Department of Energy - Proposal and Review - Spring 2003, 2002-2003.
Box 11 Folder 10
U.S. Department of Energy - Quantum Monte Carlo for Electronic Structure and Vibrational Eigenvalues - Parallel Computing Proposal, 1993.
Box 11 Folder 11
U.S. Department of Energy - Scientific Discovery Through Advanced Computing (SciDac): Computational Chemistry, New Methodologies and Algorithms for Complex Reacting Chemical Systems - Proposal, 2002.
Box 11 Folder 12
U.S. Department of Energy/National Science Center - Miscellaneous, 1977-1979.
Box 11 Folder 13
U.S. Navy - Office of Naval Research - Quantum Monte Carlo for Molecular Studies - Proposal, 1982-1985.
Box 11 Folder 14-15
U.S. Navy - Office of Naval Research - Quantum Monte Carlo for Molecular Studies - Reports, 1984-1985.
Box 11 Folder 16
U.S. Navy - Office of Naval Research - Quantum Monte Carlo for Molecular Studies - Reports, 1986-1987.
Box 11 Folder 17
Vibrational Problems - References, 1986-1992, undated.
Box 11 Folder 18-20
Sub-series Description

The National Resource for Computation in Chemistry (NRCC) was an independent division of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory dedicated to scientific computing in chemistry. Established on October 1, 1977 and co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy, the NRCC was the United States' first unified effort in computational chemistry. The NRCC's mission was to provide computational facilities and personnel dedicated to advancing chemistry and related sciences through the use of high-speed computational equipment.

William A. Lester, Jr. served as Director of the NRCC from 1978 to 1981. Under his directorship, the center focused on helping chemists by making available information on new computational methodologies, developing computational algorithms and software, and supporting chemical research utilizing computational methods. On the recommendation of a joint National Science Foundation/U.S. Department of Energy review, the NRCC was officially terminated on September 30, 1981.

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this sub-series contains National Resource for Computation in Chemistry Files collected and maintained by William A. Lester, Jr. The files in this series mainly document the activities of the NRCC under Lester's directorship, including those of Lester himself. Small amounts of materials regarding the NRCC's activities prior to Lester's arrival in 1978 are also present here.

Files pertaining to workshops held by the NRCC, the NRCC's Policy Board, and the NRCC's Program Committee make up the largest components of this sub-series. Small numbers of files pertaining to other miscellaneous topics, including, but not limited to, the NRCC's Ad Hoc Review Committee, budgetary matters, and the termination of the NRCC are also preserved here.

The contents of the National Resource for Computation in Chemistry Files consist of a wide variety of materials. Correspondence, notes, and reports are the common materials found in this sub-series. Smaller, but noticeable, amounts of agendas, proposals, financial documents, and minutes are also found in this sub-series. Small amounts of other miscellaneous materials, including, but not limited to, newsletters, articles, prospectuses, and publications are preserved here as well.

Ad Hoc NRCC Review Committee - Binder, 1979-1981, 1988.
Box 11 Folder 21-22
Ad Hoc NRCC Review Committee - Miscellaneous, 1977-1980.
Box 11 Folder 23-24
Ad Hoc NRCC Review Committee - Phase I: Evaluation and Recommendations - Report, 1980.
Box 11 Folder 25
Algorithms and Computer Codes for Atomic and Molecular Quantum Scattering, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Illinois, July 25-27, 1979, 1979.
Box 12 Folder 1
Annual Report - 1978, 1978.
Box 12 Folder 2
Array Processors, 1979-1984, undated.
Box 12 Folder 3
Bert, A.C. and Thomas F. George - "Theory of Laser Simulated Surface Processes, II. A Generalized-Master-Equation Approach to Energy Transfer Between an IR Laser, an Adspecies, and Phonons - Final Report, 1981, 1985.
Box 12 Folder 4
Brochure Material, 1979.
Box 12 Folder 5
Budget Plans, 1978-1980.
Box 12 Folder 6
Budget Review - Figures, 1980.
Box 12 Folder 7
Chemical & Engineering News - Computational Methods for Structure Determination: Theory and Techniques - NRCC Workshop, 1980.
Box 12 Folder 8
Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, undated.
Box 12 Folder 9
Cyber 200 Applications Seminar, undated.
Box 12 Folder 10
Fiscal Year 1981 Budget Discussions, May 14, 1981, 1980-1981.
Box 12 Folder 11
Grant Reports, 1979.
Box 12 Folder 12
Graphics in Computing, 1979, undated.
Box 12 Folder 13
Johnson, Caroll T. - Re: NRCC Workshops, 1979.
Box 12 Folder 14
Minicomputers and Networking, 1977, undated.
Box 12 Folder 15
Joint National Science Foundation/U.S. Department of Energy Review of the National Resource for Computation in Chemistry, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California, October 12-13, 1978, 1978.
Box 12 Folder 16-17
National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council - Westheimer Report (Photocopied Publications), 1965-1966.
Box 12 Folder 18-20
Notes on Workshop Ideas and General Plans, 1978, undated.
Box 12 Folder 21
NRCC Activity Reports, 1979-1981.
Box 12 Folder 22-23
NRCC - Articles About, 1976, 1980.
Box 12 Folder 24
NRCC - Background Information, undated.
Box 12 Folder 25
NRCC Conference on Software Standards, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 25-27, 1979 (Folder 1 of 2), 1978-1979.
Box 12 Folder 26
NRCC Conference on Software Standards, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 25-27, 1979 (Folder 2 of 2), 1978-1979.
Box 13 Folder 1
NRCC - History - Miscellaneous Administrative Documents, 1979-1981, undated.
Box 13 Folder 2
NRCC - Mailing List (91 Only), 1981 May 18.
Box 13 Folder 3-4
NRCC - Mailing List (91A Only), 1981 May 18.
Box 13 Folder 5
NRCC - Miscellaneous Materials, 1979-1980, undated.
Box 13 Folder 6
NRCC - Miscellaneous Notes, undated.
Box 13 Folder 7
NRCC/National Research Council Matters - Binder 2 - Energy Systems, Macromolecules, Non-Numerical Methods, Physical Organic Chemistry, Quantum Chemistry, and Statistical Mechanics, 1976.
Box 13 Folder 8-9
NRCC Program Library, 1973-1979.
Box 13 Folder 10
NRCC - Proposal File, 1976-1977.
Box 13 Folder 11-12
NRCC Review (Closure of NRCC) - Correspondence, 1978-1981.
Box 13 Folder 13-14
NRCC Users Association - Evaluation of NRCC - User Questionnaires, 1980.
Box 13 Folder 15-16
NRCC Users Association - Evaluation of NRCC - User Responses, 1980.
Box 13 Folder 17
NRCC Users Association Executive Committee Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, October 4-5, 1980/Policy Board and Program Committee Meeting, November 1-2, 1980, 1980.
Box 13 Folder 18
NRCC Users Association - Miscellaneous Materials, 1979-1981.
Box 13 Folder 19
NRCC Workshop on Crystallographic Methodology - Prospectus, 1978.
Box 13 Folder 20
NRCC Workshop on Portable Crystallographic Code: Multiple Isomorphous Replacement Phasing, November 10-17, 1979 - Flyer, 1979.
Box 13 Folder 21
NRCC Workshop on the Problem of Long-Range Forces in Computer Simulation of Condensed Media, Menlo Park, California, January 8-11, 1980, 1979-1980.
Box 13 Folder 22
NRCC Workshops - Miscellaneous, 1978.
Box 13 Folder 23
NRCC Workshops - Miscellaneous, 1979.
Box 13 Folder 24
Numerical Algorithms in Chemistry: Algebraic Methods, Santa Cruz, California, August 8-11, 1978, 1978.
Box 13 Folder 25
Personally Developed Codes (OS), circa 1978-1981.
Box 13 Folder 26
Perturbation Methods in Quantum Chemistry, Seattle, Washington, July 7-10, 1981, 1979-1981.
Box 13 Folder 27
Phase I - Review, 1979-1980.
Box 14 Folder 1
Phase II - Planning, 1979.
Box 14 Folder 2
Policy Board - Items Mailed to NRCC Policy Board on October 5, 1978, 1978.
Box 14 Folder 3
Policy Board Meeting, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California, October 7-8, 1977, 1977.
Box 14 Folder 4
Policy Board Meeting, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California, November 18-19, 1977, 1977.
Box 14 Folder 5
Policy Board Meeting, March 10-11, 1978, 1978.
Box 14 Folder 6
Policy Board Meeting, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California, October 13-14, 1978, 1978.
Box 14 Folder 7
Policy Board Meeting, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California, April 27-28, 1979, 1979.
Box 14 Folder 8
Policy Board Meeting, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California, October 12-13, 1979 - Meeting Book, 1979.
Box 14 Folder 9
Policy Board Meeting, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California, October 12-13, 1979 - Planning, 1979.
Box 14 Folder 10
Policy Board Meeting, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California, January 11-12, 1980 - Miscellaneous, 1979-1980.
Box 14 Folder 11
Policy Board Meeting, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California, January 11-12, 1980 - Planning Document for Phase II (Drafts), circa 1979-1980.
Box 14 Folder 12
Policy Board Meeting, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California, November 1-2, 1980, 1980.
Box 14 Folder 13
Policy Board Meeting - Notes, undated.
Box 14 Folder 14
Policy Board - Miscellaneous, undated.
Box 14 Folder 15
Policy Board - Personal Interactions, 1978.
Box 14 Folder 16
Postdoc Activities, 1978-1981.
Box 14 Folder 17
Program Committee - 2nd Round of Proposals, 1978.
Box 14 Folder 18
Program Committee - 3rd Round of Proposals, 1979.
Box 14 Folder 19
General Note

Contains 3 color transparencies.

Program Committee - 4th Round of Proposals, 1979.
Box 14 Folder 20
Program Committee - 5th Round of Proposals, 1980.
Box 14 Folder 21
Program Committee - 6th Round of Proposals, 1980.
Box 14 Folder 22-23
Program Committee - Miscellaneous, undated.
Box 14 Folder 24
RB2 Request Highlights, March 9, 1979, 1979.
Box 14 Folder 25
Staff Meetings - Notes, 1979-1980.
Box 14 Folder 26
Suggested Codes (Q4), circa 1978-1981.
Box 14 Folder 27
The Minicomputer and Computations in Chemistry, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California, July 19-21, 1978, 1978.
Box 14 Folder 28
The NRCC in Phase II - An Alternative to the Review Committee's Recommendations, circa 1979-1980.
Box 14 Folder 29
Unidentified Illustrations, undated.
Box 14 Folder 30
Wind Down Plan, 1980-1981.
Box 14 Folder 31
Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this sub-series contains meeting files collected and maintained by William A. Lester, Jr. during his tenure at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. These files concern the various meetings Lester participated in as a representative of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, including conferences, symposia, colloquia, U.S. government agency committee meetings, university visits, and workshops.

Meetings documented in this sub-series include Lester's service on the National Science Foundation's Advisory Committee for Chemistry, his participation in the U.S. Department of Energy's Combustion Contractors' Meetings, and his 1983 testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Energy Development and Application and Subcommittee on Energy Research and Production. Files concerning his participation in Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory internal meetings, including reviews of the Chemical Sciences Division and the Materials and Molecular Research Division are also present here.

The contents of the Meeting Files consist of a wide variety of materials. Correspondence, notes, agendas, participant lists, abstracts, and reports are the most common materials found in this sub-series. Smaller, but noticeable, amounts of programs, meeting announcements, photocopied presentations, publications, and transparencies are also present in this sub-series. Small amounts of other miscellaneous materials, including, but not limited to, papers, registration materials, articles, press releases, and reprints, are preserved in this sub-series as well.

American Chemical Society - Annual Meeting - 1978, Miami Beach, Florida, September 10-15, 1978, 1978.
Box 14 Folder 32
American Conference on Theoretical Chemistry - 1978, Boulder, Colorado, June 25-30, 1978, 1978.
Box 14 Folder 33
American Conference on Theoretical Chemistry - 1981, Boulder, Colorado, June 22-26, 1981, 1980-1981.
Box 14 Folder 34
American Conference on Theoretical Chemistry - 1984, Jackson, Wyoming, June 15-20, 1984, 1984.
Box 14 Folder 35
American Crystallographic Association - Winter Meeting 1978, Norman, Oklahoma, March 19-24, 1978, 1977-1978.
Box 14 Folder 36
Atlanta University - Kimuel A. Huggins Memorial Lecture - 1979, Atlanta, Georgia, May 1-2, 1979, 1976-1979.
Box 14 Folder 37
Atlanta University - Resource Center for Science and Engineering - Visiting Review Committee Meeting, February 4-6, 1979, 1978-1981.
Box 15 Folder 1-2
Catholic University - Seminar, Washington, DC, December 8, 1980, 1978-1980.
Box 15 Folder 3
Centre Europeén de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire - Workshop on the Dynamics of the Photodissociation of Sample Molecules, Orsay, France, August 31-September 17, 1982, 1982-1983.
Box 15 Folder 4
General Note

Contains 19 color transparencies.

Chemical Sciences Division - Annual Review of U.S. Department of Energy/Office of Basic Energy Sciences - 2000, March 8-10, 2000, 2000.
Box 15 Folder 5
General Note

Contains 1 color photograph, 3 color transparencies, and 3 black and white transparencies.

Chemical Sciences Division - Reviews - March 20, 2003 and April 2-4, 2003, 2003.
Box 15 Folder 6
General Note

Contains 1 black and white transparency.

Chinese Delegation in Quantum Chemistry - Visit, February 22-April 25, 1980, 1980.
Box 15 Folder 7
Computer Policy Board - Associate Directors Meeting, March 15-17, 1983, 1983.
Box 15 Folder 8
Conference on Energy Research at Historically Black Universities, Williamsburg, Virginia, June 17-19, 1980, 1979-1980.
Box 15 Folder 9
Conference on the Dynamics of Molecular Collisions - 1978, Asilomar, California, June 26-30, 1978, 1978.
Box 15 Folder 10
Congressional Testimony, June 15, 1983, 1982-1983.
Box 15 Folder 11-12
Control Data Corporation - Cray Visit to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, July 19-21, 1982, 1982.
Box 15 Folder 13
Cooling Condensation and Storage of Hydrogen Cluster Ions Workshop, Menlo Park, California, January 8-9, 1987, 1986-1987.
Box 15 Folder 14
General Note

Contains 10 color transparencies.

Developments from the Chicago School of Molecular Quantum Mechanics, A Tribute to the Contributions of Professor Clemens C.J. Roothaan, Chicago, Illinois, August 28-29, 1978, 1978.
Box 15 Folder 15
European Symposium on Gas Electron Diffraction, Moscow, Russia, June 24-28, 2011, 2011.
Box 15 Folder 16
Florida A&M University - Third Annual April Science Seminars, Tallahassee, Florida, April 5-6, 1978, 1976-1978.
Box 15 Folder 17
Gordon Research Conferences - 1978 - Atomic and Molecular Interactions, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, July 24-28, 1978, 1977-1978.
Box 15 Folder 18
Gordon Research Conferences - 1979 - Few Body Problems in Chemistry and Physics, August 13-17, 1979, 1975-1979.
Box 15 Folder 19
International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science - 2011, Menton, France, July 2-3, 2011, 2011.
Box 15 Folder 20
International Conference on Photochemistry - 1981, Iraklion, Crete, Greece, September 6-12, 1981, 1979-1981.
Box 15 Folder 21
International Symposium on Computational Methods in Chemistry, Bad Neuenahr, West Germany, September 17-19, 1979, 1979.
Box 15 Folder 22
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry - 28th Congress, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, August 16-21, 1981, 1980-1981.
Box 15 Folder 23
Lafayette Arts & Science Foundation - Acalanes High School Talk, Lafayette, California, January 26, 1983, 1979-1983.
Box 15 Folder 24
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Director's Review - 2000, February 23, 2000, 2000.
Box 15 Folder 25
General Note

Contains 1 black and white transparency.

Materials and Molecular Research Division - Annual Review, Lawerence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California, February 27-29, 1984, 1984.
Box 15 Folder 26
General Note

Contains 4 color transparencies.

Materials and Molecular Research Division - Meeting, February 6-7, 1984 - Poster, 1984.
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Materials and Molecular Research Division - Review, 1983.
Box 15 Folder 28
MCHF Workshop, College Station, Texas, July 14-16, 1980, 1980.
Box 15 Folder 29
National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center - Presentation at U.S. Department of Energy, Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee Meeting, May 2, 2001, 2001.
Box 15 Folder 30
National Resource for Computing in Chemistry/Quantum Chemistry Algorithm Exchange - Joint Workshop on Computational Methods for Molecular Structure Determination: Theory and Technique, Bloomington, Indiana, August 13-24, 1979, 1978-1979.
Box 15 Folder 31
National Science Foundation - Advisory Committee for Chemistry - Meeting, Washington, DC, October 30-31, 1978, 1978.
Box 16 Folder 1
National Science Foundation - Advisory Committee for Chemistry - Meeting, Washington, DC, November 6-7, 1980, 1979-1980.
Box 16 Folder 2-3
National Science Foundation - Advisory Committee for Chemistry - Meeting, Washington, DC, April 30-May 1, 1981, 1980-1981.
Box 16 Folder 4
National Science Foundation - Advisory Committee for Chemistry - Meeting, Washington, DC, November 5-6, 1981, 1981.
Box 16 Folder 5-6
National Science Foundation - Advisory Committee for Chemistry - Meeting, Washington, DC, April 29-30, 1982, 1981-1982.
Box 16 Folder 7-8
National Science Foundation - Advisory Committee for Chemistry - Meeting, Washington, DC, November 4-5, 1982, 1982-1983.
Box 16 Folder 9
National Science Foundation - Advisory Committee for Chemistry - Peer Review, Washington, DC, December 9-10, 1982, 1981-1982.
Box 16 Folder 10
National Theoretical Effort on Combustion Group Meeting, Berkeley, California, February 21, 1980, 1979-1981.
Box 16 Folder 11
Quantum Chemistry Data Interface Workshop, January 15-17, 1980, 1980.
Box 16 Folder 12
Sandia National Laboratory/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Combustion Workshop, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, January 11, 2011, 2010-2011.
Box 16 Folder 13
Sanibel Symposia - 1979, Palm Coast, Florida, March 12-17, 1979, 1978-1979.
Box 16 Folder 14
Sanibel Symposia - 1981, Palm Coast, Florida, March 9-14, 1981, 1980-1981.
Box 16 Folder 15
Scopus Meeting of Perspectives in Chemical Physics, Jerusalem, Israel, June 23-27, 1980, 1978-1980.
Box 16 Folder 16
General Note

Contains 8 color transparencies.

Supercomputer Simulations in Chemistry, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 25-27, 1985, 1984-1985.
Box 16 Folder 17
Texas Conference on Theoretical Approaches to Chemical Dynamics, Austin, Texas, March 1-4, 1981, 1979-1981.
Box 16 Folder 18
University of Minnesota - Physical Chemistry Seminar, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 21-22, 1979, 1978-1979.
Box 16 Folder 19
University of New Orleans - Chemistry Colloquium, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 6, 1981, 1981.
Box 16 Folder 20
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Robert G. Parr) - Physical Chemistry Seminar, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, April 28, 1981, 1978-1981.
Box 16 Folder 21
University of Utah - Talk, Salt Lake City, Utah, January 11, 1979, 1977-1979.
Box 16 Folder 22
General Note

Contains 7 color transparencies.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - Chemistry Department Computing Review Panel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 15, 1982, 1982.
Box 16 Folder 23
U.S. Air Force - Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory - High Energy Density Master Contractors Conference - 1987, Arlington, Virginia, May 12-13, 1987, 1986-1987.
Box 16 Folder 24
General Note

Contains 9 color transparencies.

U.S. Air Force - Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory - High Energy Density Master Contractors Conference - 1988, Newport Beach, California, February 28-March 2, 1988, 1987-1988.
Box 16 Folder 25
U.S. Department of Energy - Combustion Contractors' Meeting - 1979, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, October 9-11, 1979, 1979.
Box 16 Folder 26
General Note

Contains 3 black and white transparencies.

U.S. Department of Energy - Combustion Contractors' Meeting - 1980, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Illinois, October 29-31, 1980, 1980.
Box 16 Folder 27
U.S. Department of Energy - Combustion Contractors' Meeting - 1981, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California, October 26-28, 1981, 1981.
Box 16 Folder 28
U.S. Department of Energy - Combustion Contractors' Meeting - 1983, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, May 24-26, 1983, 1982-1983.
Box 17 Folder 1
U.S. Department of Energy - Combustion Contractors' Meeting - 1984, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California, May 22-24, 1984, 1983-1984.
Box 17 Folder 2
U.S. Department of Energy - Combustion Contractors' Meeting - 1985, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, May 22-24, 1985, 1984-1985.
Box 17 Folder 3
U.S. Department of Energy - Combustion Contractors' Meeting - 1993, Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania, June 2-4, 1993, 1993.
Box 17 Folder 4
U.S. Department of Energy - Combustion Contractors' Meeting - 1994, Tahoe City, California, June 1-3, 1994, 1994.
Box 17 Folder 5
U.S. Department of Energy - Combustion Contractors' Meeting - 1995, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, May 31-June 2, 1995, 1995.
Box 17 Folder 6
U.S. Department of Energy - Combustion Contractors' Meeting - 1996, Tahoe City, California, May 28-31, 1996, 1996.
Box 17 Folder 7
U.S. Department of Energy - Combustion Contractors' Meeting - 1997, Chantilly, Virginia, May 28-30, 1997, 1997.
Box 17 Folder 8
U.S. Department of Energy - Combustion Contractors' Meeting - 1998 (Cancelled) - Abstract, 1998.
Box 17 Folder 9
U.S. Department of Energy - Combustion Contractors' Meeting - 1999, Tahoe City, California, June 9-12, 1999, 1999.
Box 17 Folder 10
U.S. Department of Energy - Combustion Contractors' Meeting - 2000, Chantilly, Virginia, May 30-June 2, 2000, 2000.
Box 17 Folder 11
U.S. Department of Energy - Combustion Contractors' Meeting - 2001, Tahoe City, California, May 29-June 1, 2001, 2001.
Box 17 Folder 12
U.S. Department of Energy - Combustion Contractors' Meeting - 2003, Tahoe City, California, May 27-28, 2003, 2003.
Box 17 Folder 13
U.S. Department of Energy - Combustion Contractors' Meeting - 2004, 2004.
Box 17 Folder 14
U.S. Department of Energy - Combustion Contractors' Meeting - 2005, Warrenton, Virginia, May 31-June 3, 2005, 2005.
Box 17 Folder 15
General Note

Contains 1 CD-ROM.

U.S. Department of Energy - Combustion Contractors' Meeting - 2011, Warrenton, Virginia, May 31-June 3, 2011, 2011.
Box 17 Folder 16
U.S. Department of Energy/National Science Foundation - National Workshop on Advanced Scientific Computation, Washington, DC, July 30-31, 1998 - Preliminary Report and Summary and Recommendation, 1998.
Box 17 Folder 17
General Note

Contains 24 black and white transparencies.

U.S. Department of Energy/Office of Basic Sciences - Review - 2009, May 3-5, 2009, 2008-2009.
Box 17 Folder 18
U.S. Department of Energy/Office of Basic Sciences - Review - 2015, May 12-15, 2015, 2015.
Box 17 Folder 19
U.S. Navy - Office of Naval Research - Energetic Material Initiation Fundamentals Workshop, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, October 14-17, 1986, 1986.
Box 17 Folder 20
West Coast Theoretical Chemistry Conference - 1980, Pasadena, California, April 9-11, 1980, 1980.
Box 17 Folder 21
West Coast Theoretical Chemistry Conference - 1982, Los Angeles, California, April 28-30, 1982, 1982.
Box 17 Folder 22
West Coast Theoretical Chemistry Conference - 1983, Menlo Park, California, April 27-29, 1983, 1983.
Box 17 Folder 23
West Coast Theoretical Chemistry Conference - 1984, Los Alamos, New Mexico, April 4-6, 1984, 1984.
Box 17 Folder 24
West Coast Theoretical Chemistry Conference - 1985, Livermore, California, April 10-12, 1985, 1985.
Box 17 Folder 25
West Coast Theoretical Chemistry Conference - 1986, Santa Barbara, California, March 26-28, 1986, 1986.
Box 17 Folder 26
West Coast Theoretical Chemistry Conference - 1987, Berkeley, California, June 10-12, 1987, 1987.
Box 17 Folder 27
Workshop on Effective Potential Methods in Quantum Chemistry, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, June 15-17, 1981, 1979-1981.
Box 17 Folder 28
Workshop on Perturbation Methods in Quantum Chemistry, Seattle, Washington, July 7-16, 1981, 1981.
Box 17 Folder 29-30
Workshop on Software Standards for Chemical Computation, Frank E. Harris, Organizer, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 25-27, 1979, 1979.
Box 17 Folder 31
World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists Congress - 2011, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, July 17-22, 2011, 2009, 2011.
Box 17 Folder 32
Sub-series Description

Arranged numerically by publication number, this sub-series contains publications files collected and maintained by William A. Lester, Jr. during his tenure at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. These files concern the development and release of publications produced at Lawrence Berkeley under Lester's oversight between 1981 and 1997. They also provide a significant amount of information regarding the chemical research conducted by Lester and his colleagues at Lawrence Berkeley during that time period.

A majority of the files in this sub-series concern publications co-authored by Lester and several of his Lawrence Berkeley colleagues, including Vladimir Z. Kresin, Michel Dupuis, and Brian L. Hammond. Files concerning a significant number of publications authored by Lawrence Berkeley scientists independently of Lester, including Vladimir Z. Kresin, Brian L. Hammond, and Robert N. Barnett are also present in this sub-series. A handful of files regarding publications authored by Lester alone are also found here.

The publications represented in this sub-series consist mainly of science journal articles and papers presented at conferences, symposia, colloquia, meetings, and workshops. A handful of book chapters, Ph.D. dissertations, and reports are also represented here.

Manuscripts make up the largest component of materials found in the Publications Files sub-series. Significant amounts of publication work orders, correspondence, reprint orders, and reprints are also found in this sub-series. Small amounts of legal documents (mainly copyright agreements), articles, and publications are preserved here as well.

LBL-13255 - Lester - NRCC Annual Report 1980-1981, 1981 September.
Box 17 Folder 33
LBL-13481 - Dupuis and Lester - Quantum Chemical Studies of the Oxygen Ethylene System, 1981.
Box 17 Folder 34
LBL-13983 - Lester - Close-Coupling Calculation of Li+-H2 Diffusion Cross Sections, 1981-1982.
Box 17 Folder 35
LBL-14314 - Takada and Dupuis - Theoretical Study of the Allyl Radical: Structure and Vibrational Analysis, 1982.
Box 17 Folder 36
LBL-14362 - Kresin and Lester - Nonadiabatic Interactions and the Dynamics and Chemical Reactions, 1982.
Box 17 Folder 37
LBL-14470 - Dupuis, et al. - Molecular Symmetry IV: The Coupled Perturbed Hartlee-Fock Method, 1982-1983.
Box 17 Folder 38
LBL-14871 - Dupuis, et al. - Electron Scattering by Methane: Elastic Scattering and Rotational Excitation Cross Section Calculated Ab Initio Potentials, 1982-1983.
Box 17 Folder 39
LBL-14872 - Dupuis and Wendoloski - Theoretical Study of the Vinyl Radical: Structural and Vibrational Analysis, 1982.
Box 17 Folder 40
LBL-14872 Rev. - Dupuis and Wendoloski - Systematic GVB Study of Harmonic Vibrational Frequencies and Dipole Moment Derivatives: The Vinyl Radical C2H3 and Other Simple Molecules, 1983-1984.
Box 17 Folder 41
General Note

Contains 4 black and white photographs.

LBL-14584 - Dupuis and Takada - On the Electronic Structure of Cubene C8H6, 1982.
Box 17 Folder 42
LBL-15770 - Kresin - Josephson Tunneling and Proximity Effect, 1983.
Box 17 Folder 43
LBL-15953 - Lester and Dupuis - Theoretical Study of Oxidation Reactions: Mechanism of the O(3P) + H2CO Reaction, 1983.
Box 17 Folder 44
LBL-16274 - Dupuis and Lester - Hydrogen Atom Migration in the Oxidation of Aldehydes: O (3P) + H2CO, 1984.
Box 17 Folder 45
LBL-16581 - Kresin - Superconducting State in Strong Coupling, 1983.
Box 17 Folder 46
LBL-16627 - Dateo, et al. - Ab Initio Study of Cyanogen. I. The C2N2(C1∏u) State, 1983.
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LBL-16648 - Dateo, et al. - Ab Initio Study of Cyanogen. II. The C2N2(a3Σ+u) and C2N2(B1Δu) States, 1983.
Box 18 Folder 2
LBL-16712 - Kresin and Lester - The Adiabatic Method in the Theory of Many-Body Systems, 1983-1984.
Box 18 Folder 3
LBL-16714 - Dupuis, et al. - Formaldehyde: Ab Initio MCSCF+CI Transition for H2CO to CO+H2 on the S0 Surface, 1983.
Box 18 Folder 4
LBL-16739 - Kresin and Lester - Reaction Hamiltonian and the Adiabatic Approach to the Dynamics of Chemical Reaction, 1984.
Box 18 Folder 5
LBL-16751 - Reynolds, et al. - Quantum Monte Carlo Calculation of the Singlet-Triplet Energy Splitting in Methylene, 1983.
Box 18 Folder 6
LBL-16753 - Reynolds and Lester - Quantum Monte Carlo for Molecules, 1983.
Box 18 Folder 7
LBL-16754 - Reynolds and Lester - Chemical Application of Diffusion Quantum Monte Carlo, 1983.
Box 18 Folder 8
LBL-16816 - Kresin - Coexistence of Phono and Nonphonon Mechanisms of Superconductivity and a Method of their Separation, 1983-1984.
Box 18 Folder 9
LBL-16954 - Lester and Reynolds - Achieving Chemical Accuracy by Quantum Monte Carlo, 1983.
Box 18 Folder 10
LBL-16957 - Kresin and Halbritter - On the Interaction and Transport Properties of Interface States, 1983.
Box 18 Folder 11
LBL-16958A - Lester and Kresin - A New Theoretical Method for Polyatomic Photodissociation, 1983.
Box 18 Folder 12
LBL-17613A - Kresin - Dependence Tc on the Phonon Spectrum of a Semiconductor, 1983.
Box 18 Folder 13
LBL-17164A - Kresin - Josephson Tunneling and Proximity Effect, 1983.
Box 18 Folder 14
LBL-17175 - Kresin - Structural Transition and Charge Density Waves in Thin Films, 1984-1985.
Box 18 Folder 15
LBL-17301 - Dupuis and Lester - Hydrogen Atom Abstraction from Aldehydes: OH + H2CO and O + H2CO, 1984-1985.
Box 18 Folder 16
LBL-17557 - Grimes, et al. - Static Dipole Polarizability of Electronically Excited Molecules: H2(B1Σ+u), 1984.
Box 18 Folder 17
LBL-17610 - Barnett, et al. - H + H2 Reaction Barrier: A Fixed-Node Quantum Monte Carlo Study, 1984-1985.
Box 18 Folder 18
LBL-17611 - Reynolds, et al. - Quantum Monte Carlo Study of the Classical Barrier Height for the H + H2 Exchange Reaction: Restricted versus Unrestricted Trial Functions, 1984-1985.
Box 18 Folder 19
LBL-17676 - Dateo, et al. - Ab Initio Study of Cyanogen: The X 1Σ+g, a3Σ+u, B1Δu, and C1∏u States, 1984-1985.
Box 18 Folder 20
LBL-17715 - Kresin, et al. - Chemical Reaction as a Quantum Transition, 1984-1985.
Box 18 Folder 21
LBL-17718 - Kresin - Electromagnetic Properties of Proximity Systems, 1984-1985.
Box 18 Folder 22
LBL-17736A - Lester - Molecular Interactions, 1984.
Box 18 Folder 23
LBL-17737A - Reynolds, et al. - Reaction Barriers and Excited States by Quantum Monte Carlo, 1984.
Box 18 Folder 24
LBL-17738A - Lester and Kresin - Reaction as a Quantum Transition and the Adiabatic Approach to Nuclear Dynamics, 1984.
Box 18 Folder 25
LBL-17743 - Dateo, et al. - An Adiabatic Approach to Photodissociation Application of C2N2(C 1∏u), 1984.
Box 18 Folder 26
LBL-17746A - Kresin - Induced Superconducting State in Semiconductors and Semimetals, 1984.
Box 18 Folder 27
LBL-17747A - Kresin - Behavior of Tc High Temperature Superconducting Films and a Determination of Their Parameters, 1984.
Box 18 Folder 28
LBL-17748A - Kresin and Halbritter - Superconducting Junction with Resonant Tunneling, 1984.
Box 18 Folder 29
LBL-17749A - Dateo, et al. - Fermi-Golden Rule Transition Probabilities for the Indirect Photodissociation of C2N2 (C 1∏u), 1984.
Box 18 Folder 30
LBL-17750A - Kresin and Lester - Chemical Reaction as a Quantum Transition, 1984.
Box 18 Folder 31
LBL-17758 - Barnett, et al. - The H + H2 Exchange Reaction Using Fixed-Node Quantum Monte Carlo, 1984.
Box 18 Folder 32
LBL-17797 - Lester, et al. - Theoretical Studies of Formyl Radical Formation in Selected Combustion Reactions, 1984.
Box 18 Folder 33
LBL-17823 - Reynolds, et al. - Quantum Monte Carlo Calculation of the Single-Triplet Splitting in Methylene, 1984-1985.
Box 18 Folder 34
LBL-17904 - Kresin - Induced Superconductor State in Semiconductors and Semimetals, 1984.
Box 18 Folder 35
LBL-18293 - Lester, et al. - Final Report to the National Bureau of Standards, Ab Initio Study of Metal Ion Reactions with H2, 1984.
Box 18 Folder 36
LBL-18621 - Dupuis and Lester - Low Lying Electronic States in Nitrosyl (NCNO): Ab Initio MCHF Study, 1985.
Box 18 Folder 37
General Note

Contains 3 black and white photographs.

LBL-18651 - Lester, et al. - An Adiabatic Method in the Theory of Polyatomic Photodissociation, 1984-1985.
Box 18 Folder 38
LBL-19210 - Randall, et al. - Intermolecular Energy Transfer Involving Electronically Excited Molecules: He(1S) + H2(B 1Σ+u), 1985.
Box 18 Folder 39
LBL-19210a - Randall, et al. - Theoretical Study of Intermolecular Energy Transfer Involving Electronically Excited Molecules: He(1S) + H2(B 1Σ+u), 1985.
Box 18 Folder 40
LBL-19211 - Dateo, et al. - Adiabatic Approach to Polyatomic Photodissociation: Application to C2N2, 1985.
Box 18 Folder 41
LBL-19211a - Dateo, et al. - Adiabatic Approach to Photodissociation: Application to C2N2, 1985.
Box 18 Folder 42
LBL-19216 - Dupuis, et al. - Theoretical Study of the H + O3 ↔ OH + O2 ↔ O + HO2 System, 1985.
Box 18 Folder 43
LBL-19331 - Grimes, et al. - Theoretical Study of Intermolecular Energy Transfer of an Electronically Dynamic Molecule by Atom Impact: He(1S) + H2(B 1Σ+u), 1985.
Box 18 Folder 44
LBL-19583 - Lester - Theoretical Studies of Molecular Interactions, 1985.
Box 18 Folder 45
LBL-19585a - Barnett, et al. - Fixed-Node Quantum Monte Carlo Study of Atomic and Molecular Properties, 1985.
Box 18 Folder 46
LBL-19586a - Dupuis, et al. - Theoretical Study of the H + O2 ↔ OH + O2 ↔ O + HO2 System, 1985.
Box 18 Folder 47
LBL-19929 - Kresin - On the Theory of Josephson Tunneling into a Proximity System, 1985.
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LBL-20085 - Reynolds, et al. - Vector and Parallel Computers for Quantum Monte Carlo Computations, 1985.
Box 19 Folder 2
LBL-20089 - Reynolds, et al. - Quantum Chemistry by Quantum Monte Carlo: Beyond Ground-State Energy Calculations, 1985-1986.
Box 19 Folder 3
LBL-20112 - Ruf, et al. - Reaction Hamiltonian and State-to-State Description of Chemical Reactions, 1985.
Box 19 Folder 4
LBL-20113 - Ruf et al. - Reaction Hamiltonian and the Adiabatic Approach to Chemical Reaction: Effect of Reagent Vibrational State on Product Vibrational Distribution, 1985.
Box 19 Folder 5
LBL-20183 - Reynolds, et al. - Quantum Monte Carlo for Treating Many-Electron Systems in Chemistry, 1985.
Box 19 Folder 6
LBL-20488 - Reynolds, et al. - Molecular Physics and Chemistry Applications of Quantum Monte Carlo, 1985-1986.
Box 19 Folder 7
LBL-20534 - Grimes, et al. - Coupled-Channel Study of Rotational Excitation of an Electronically Excited Molecule by Atom Impact: He (1S) + H2 (B 1Σ+u), 1985-1986.
Box 19 Folder 8
LBL-20709 - Barnett, et al. - Electron Affinity of Fluorine: A Quantum Monte Carlo Study, 1985-1986.
Box 19 Folder 9
LBL-20748 - Reynolds - Molecular Quantum Monte Carlo: What Has Been Achieved, Where Are We Going, and What Obstacles Remain, 1985.
Box 19 Folder 10
LBL-20751 - Kresin - Two-Dimensional Electron System and Josephson Tunneling, 1985-1986.
Box 19 Folder 11
LBL-20752 - Lester and Reynolds - Exact Monte Carlo for Molecules, 1985.
Box 19 Folder 12
LBL-20753 - Dateo, et al. - Photodissociation and Chemical Reaction as a Quantum Transition: Theory and Applications, 1985-1986.
Box 19 Folder 13
LBL-21584 - Reynolds, et al. - Molecular Properties Calculations by Quantum Monte Carlo, 1985-1986.
Box 19 Folder 14
LBL-21585 - Barnett, et al. - Electron Affinity of Fluorine: A Quantum Monte Carlo Study, 1985-1986.
Box 19 Folder 15
LBL-21674 - Lester - Theoretical Studies of Molecular Interactions, 1985-1986.
Box 19 Folder 16
LBL-21676 - Barnett, et al. - Molecular Properties by Quantum Monte Carlo, 1986.
Box 19 Folder 17
LBL-21677 - Dateo, et al. - Polyatomic Photodissociation as a Quantum Transition: Photofragment Vibrational Distributions of C2N2(C 1∏u) Photodissociation, 1986.
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LBL-21678 - Grimes, et al. - Coupled-Channel Study of Rovibrational Excitation of an Electronically Excited Diatomic Molecule by Atom Impact: He(1S) + H2 (B 1Σ +u), 1986.
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LBL-21679 - Hammond, et al. - Analytic Energy Derivatives by Quantum Monte Carlo, 1986.
Box 19 Folder 20
LBL-21680 - Huang, et. al - Reaction of O(1P) with Allene, 1986.
Box 19 Folder 21
LBL-21681 - Owen et al. - Orthogonal Component Trial Wave Functions and the Fixed-Node Quantum Monte Carlo Method, 1986.
Box 19 Folder 22
LBL-21682 - Sun, et al. - Quantum Monte Carlo Study of Electron Correlation Functions for Small Molecules, 1986.
Box 19 Folder 23
LBL-21708 - Dupuis and Lester - One-Electron Property from MCHF Wavefunction: The Dipole Moment of Ozone, 1986-1987.
Box 19 Folder 24
General Note

Contains 1 black and white photograph.

LBL-22011 - Lester - Diffusion Quantum Monte Carlo for Molecule, 1986.
Box 19 Folder 25
LBL-22014a - Kresin, et al. - The Adiabatic Approximation and the Problem of Higher Terms Application to Raman Scattering and Phosphorescence of Aromatic Molecules, 1986.
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LBL-22016a - Reynolds - Quantum Monte Carlo: Statistical Mechanics Treatment of Molecules, 1986.
Box 19 Folder 27
LBL-22185 - Kresin - Field Effect and Josephson Junction, 1986.
Box 19 Folder 28
LBL-22502 - Reynolds and Lester - Parallelism in Molecular Quantum Monte Carlo: Stochastic Calculations of Supercomputers, 1986-1987.
Box 19 Folder 29
LBL-22760 - Kresin - Critical Temperature for Any Strength of the Electron-Phonon Coupling, 1987.
Box 19 Folder 30
LBL-22830 - Kresin and Lester - Non-Adiabatic Hamiltonian Applications to Raman Scattering and to Phosphorescence, 1987-1988.
Box 19 Folder 31
LBL-23416 - Kresin - On the Relation between the Energy Gap and the Critical Temperature, 1987.
Box 19 Folder 32
LBL-23417 - Kresin - Mechanisms of High Tc Superconductivity in Low Dimensional Materials, 1987.
Box 19 Folder 33
LBL-23685 - Kresin and Wolf - Parameters and Exotic Properties of High Tc Superconductors, 1987.
Box 19 Folder 34
LBL-24073 - Kresin - Non-Phonon Mechanisms of Superconductivity in High Tc Superconducting Oxides and Other Materials and their Manifestation, 1987-1988.
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LBL-24080 - Kresin - Proximity Effect and High Tc Superconductivity, 1987-1988.
Box 19 Folder 36
LBL-24091 - Kresin - High Tc Superconductivity as a Strongly Correlated State, 1987.
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LBL-24094 - Kresin - On the Coexistence of Phonon and Non-Phonon (Plasmon) Mechanisms in New High Tc Superconductors, 1987.
Box 19 Folder 38
LBL-24095 - Zhiwei et al. - Monte Carlo Study of Electron Correlation Functions for Small Molecules, 1987-1989.
Box 19 Folder 39
LBL-24111 - Kresin - Properties of New Low Dimensional Materials and Mechanisms of High Tc Superconductivity, 1987.
Box 19 Folder 40
LBL-24680 - Hammond, et al. - Damped-Core Quantum Monte Carlo: An Effective Treatment for Large-Z Systems, 1988.
Box 19 Folder 41
LBL-24681 - Lester, et al. - An Ab Initio Spectroscopic Study of the HCN...HCN and HCN...HNC Linear Complexes, 1988.
Box 19 Folder 42
LBL-24682 - Lester, et al. - Ab Initio Studies of the Linear Complex HC3N...HC3N, 1988.
Box 19 Folder 43
LBL-24683 - Lester, et al. - Role of Polarization Functions on the Bridge Atom in HCN...HCN, 1987-1988.
Box 19 Folder 44
LBL-25208 - Kresin, et al. - Effects of the Structure of the Fermi Surface on the Normal and Superconducting Parameters of the High Tc Oxide Superconductors, 1988.
Box 19 Folder 45
LBL-25209 - Kresin, et al. - Plasmons and Phonons in Anisotropic Systems and their High Tc Superconductivity, 1988.
Box 19 Folder 46
LBL-25246 - Lester, et al. - An Ab Initio Investigation of the Effects of 2-Exo and Endo Substituents on Norbornane, 1988.
Box 19 Folder 47
LBL-25381A - Lester - Theoretical Studies of Molecular Interactions, 1988.
Box 19 Folder 48
LBL-25392 - Kresin - Some Theoretical Aspects of High Tc Superconductivity, 1988.
Box 19 Folder 49
LBL-25406A - Kresin, et al. - Determination of the Geometry of the Fermi Surface and Its Surface and Its Effects on the Properties of High Tc Oxides Superconductors, 1988.
Box 19 Folder 50
LBL-25407A - Kresin, et al. - Properties of High Tc Materials, An Analysis Based on Fermiology, 1988.
Box 19 Folder 51
LBL-25443 - Kresin - Tunneling Junctions and the Field Effect, 1987-1988.
Box 19 Folder 52
LBL-25474A - Lester, et al. - Ab Initio Charge Distribution in Half-Cage Compounds, 1988.
Box 19 Folder 53
LBL-25480 - Kresin, et al. - Fluctuation Pairing and Heat Capacity of High Tc Superconductors, 1988.
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LBL-25481 - Kresin, et al. - Evidence of Non-Phononic Superconductivity in Nb3Ge, 1988.
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LBL-25482 - Kresin, et al. - Phonon-Plasmon of High Tc Superconductivity, 1988.
Box 19 Folder 56
LBL-25483 - Kresin, et al. - Exotic Normal and Superconductivity Properties of High Tc Oxides and Small Ef, 1988.
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LBL-25497A - Lester - Computers in Chemistry: A Personal Perspective, 1988.
Box 19 Folder 58
LBL-25460 - Kresin, et al. - Layer Plasmons and High Tc Superconductivity, 1987-1988.
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LBL-25641 - Kresin, et al. - Plasmon and Phonon Mechanisms of Superconductivity in the Layered High Tc Copper Oxides, 1988.
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LBL-25642 - Kresin, et al. - Small Value of the Fermi Energy and the Unusual Normal and Superconducting Properties of High Tc Oxides, 1988.
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LBL-25723 - Lester, et al. - Theoretical Study of the Interaction of Fe, Fe+, and FeCO with AR, 1988-1989.
Box 19 Folder 62
LBL-25939 - Lester, et al. - Electronic Structure, Hyperfine, Interactions and Magnetic Properties for Iron Octahedral Sulfides, 1988.
Box 19 Folder 63
LBL-26536 - Hammond - Monte Carlo for the Electronic Structure of Molecules, 1988.
Box 19 Folder 64
LBL-26537 - Huang - Reaction of Oxygen with Allene, 1988.
Box 19 Folder 65
LBL-26867 - Kresin and Lester - Nonadiabatic Hamiltonian for Electronic Vibrational Coupling, 1989-1990.
Box 19 Folder 66
LBL-26887A - Kresin and Lester - Methods of Nonadiabatic Hamiltonian in the Theory of Electronic-Vibrational Coupling: Application to Raman Scattering and Phosphorescence, 1988-1989.
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LBL-26925 - Lester, et al. - A Molecular Cluster Model for Magnetic Iron, 1989.
Box 19 Folder 68
LBL-27335 - Kresin and Lester - Reaction Hamiltonian for Chemical Reactions: Effect of Indistinguishable Nuclei, 1989.
Box 19 Folder 69
LBL-27633 - Lester, et al. - Molecular Beam Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Allene, 1990.
Box 19 Folder 70
LBL-27770 - Pernot, et al. - Quantum Time-Dependent Study of the Scattering of He by H2(B1Σ+u), 1989-1990.
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LBL-27974A - Barnett, et al. - Atomic and Molecular Properties from Quantum Monte Carlo, 1989.
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LBL-27976A - Pernot, et al. - Quantum Study of the Scattering of H2(B 1Σ+u, v, j), 1989.
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LBL-27977A - Lester - Theoretical Studies of Molecular Instructions, 1989.
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LBL-28034A - Kresin - High Tc Films: Spectroscopy and Josephson Tunneling, 1989.
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LBL-28035 - Kresin - Carrier Concentration Dependence of Tc in the Layered Copper Oxides, 1989.
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LBL-28036 - Kresin - Proximity Effect and Josephson Tunneling: Application to H Tc Films, 1989.
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LBL-28060 - Kresin - Proximity Effect and High Tc Superconductivity, 1989.
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LBL-28434 - Hammond, et al. - Ab Initio Study of Vibrational Spectra of NO3, 1989-1990.
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LBL-28454 - Hammond, et al. - Theoretical Study of the Interaction of Ionized Transition Metals (Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu) with Argon, 1989-1990.
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LBL-28590 - Pernot, et al. - Quantum Time-Dependent Treatment of Molecular Collisions: Scattering of He by H2(B1Σ+u), 1990-1991.
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LBL-28591 - Pernot and Lester - Multidimensional Wave-Packet Analysis: Splitting Method for Time Resolved Property Determination, 1990-1991.
Box 20 Folder 6
LBL-28656 - Hammond, et al. - Theoretical Study of the O(1P) + Allene Reaction, 1990-1991.
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General Note

Contains 4 black and white photographs.

LBL-28715 - Hammond and Lester - Quantum Monte Carlo for the Electronic Structure of Atoms and Molecules, 1990-1991.
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LBL-28813 - Andrews, et al. - Chemical Reaction as a Quantum Transition: Product Energy Distributions for OH + D → Od + H, 1990.
Box 20 Folder 9
LBL-28814 - Soto, et al. - Quantum Monte Carlo for Electronic Structure: Beyond the Fixed-Node Approximation, 1990.
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LBL-28825 - Hammond and Lester - Recent Developments in Monte Carlo, 1989-1990.
Box 20 Folder 11
LBL-28816A - Hammond, et al. - Theoretical Study of the O(3P) + Allene Reaction, 1990.
Box 20 Folder 12
LBL-28817 - Lester - Theoretical Studies of Molecular Interactions, 1990.
Box 20 Folder 13
LBL-28918 - Barnett, et al. - Monte Carlo Algorithms for Expectation Values of Coordinate Operators, 1990-1991.
Box 20 Folder 14
General Note

Contains 2 black and white negatives and 2 black and white photographs.

LBL-28994 - Barnett - Quantum Monte Carlo for Atoms and Molecules, 1990.
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LBL-29153 - Kresin - High Tc Superconductor in an A.C. Field, 1990.
Box 20 Folder 16
LBL-29489 - Lester, et al. - Theoretical Study of the CO Interaction with the Fe(100) Surface, 1990-1991.
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LBL-29601 - Lester, et al. - Theoretical Study of the CO Interaction with 3d-Metal Surfaces, 1990-1991.
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General Note

Contains 2 black and white photographs and 1 black and white negative.

LBL-30151 - Hammond, et al. - On Quantum Monte Carlo for the Electronic Structure of Molecules, 1990-1991.
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LBL-30152 - Barnett, et al. - Monte Carlo Determination of the Oscillator Strength and Excited State Lifetime for the Li 22S → 22P Transition, 1990-1991.
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LBL-30155 - Lester, et al. - The Calculation of Excited States with Quantum Monte Carlo. II. Vibrational Excited States, 1990-1991.
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LBL-30536A - Glauser, et al. - Quantum Monte Carlo for Excited Vibrational States, 1991.
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LBL-30537A - Andrews, et al. - Chemical Reaction as a Quantum Transition: Product Energy Distributions for H2 + H → H + H2, 1991.
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LBL-30538A - Sun, et al. - Optimization of a Multi-Determinant Wavefunction for Quantum Monte Carlo: Li2 (X1Σ+g), 1991.
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LBL-30539A - Soto, et al. - Quantum Monte Carlo for Electronic Structure: Acceleration of the Variational Walk, 1991.
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LBL-30892A - Lester - Theoretical Studies of Molecular Interactions, 1991.
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LBL-30937 - Owen - Quantum Monte Carlo and Lithium Cluster Properties, 1990-1992.
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LBL-31146 - Barnett, et al. - Computation of Transition Dipole Moments by Monte Carlo, 1990-1992.
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LBL-31429 - Sun, et al. - Optimization of Multi-Determinant Wave Function for Quantum Monte Carlo: Li2 (X1Σ+g), 1991-1992.
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LBL-32344 - Kresin and Lester - A Quantum-Mechanical Model of Heterogeneous Catalysis, 1992.
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LBL-32366 - Sun, et al. - Quantum and Variational Monte Carlo Interaction Potentials for Li2 (X1Σ+g), 1992.
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LBL-32626 thru 32633 - Papers for American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, California, April 5-10, 1992, 1991-1992.
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LBL-32747 - Sun, et al. - Correlated Sampling of Monte Carlo Derivatives with Iterative-Fixed Sampling, 1992-1993.
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LBL-32800 - Lester, et al. - Theoretical Studies of the Structure and Thermochemistry of FO2 Radical: Comparison of Moller-Plesset Perturbation, Complete-Active-Space Self-Consistent-Filed, and Quadratic Configuration Interaction Methods, 1992.
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LBL-32885 - Glauser, et al. - Random Walk Approach to Mapping Nodal Regions of N-Body Wavefunctions. Ground State Hartree-Fock Wavefunctions for Li-C, 1992-1993.
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LBL-32982 - Kresin - Coupling Strength in Superconducting Fullerenes, 1992-1993.
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LBL-33127 - De M. Carneiro, et al. - Effects of Lone Pairs on Charge Distribution in the Tetracyclic Norbornyl Derivatives, 1992-1993.
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LBL-33321A - Barnett, et al. - Quantum Monte Carlo for Molecules: Methodology, Applications, and Future Prospects, 1991-1992.
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LBL-33322A - Lester - Quantum Monte Carlo for the Electronic Structure of Molecules, 1992.
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LBL-33323A - Lester - Theoretical Studies of Molecular Interactions, 1993.
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LBL-34011 - Odutola and Lester - Reorientation Cross Sections in Collisions of He(1S) + H2(B 1Σ+u), 1993.
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LBL-34391 - Pavão, et al. - Molecular States of the CO Interaction with the 3d-Metal Surfaces, 1993-1994.
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LBL-34733 - Sun, Soto, and Lester - Characteristics of Electron Movement in Variational Monte Carlo Simulations, 1993-1994.
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LBL-35147 - Tostes, et al. - Hyperconjugation and Charge Distribution in Alicyclic Alcohols and Exo- and Endo-Norbornol, 1993-1995.
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LBL-35233 - Sun, et al. - An Approach for Improved Variational Quantum Monte Carlo, 1993-1994.
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LBL-36010 - Odutola - Molecular Reorientation Cross Sections in Collisions of He(1S) + D2(B1Σ+u), HD (B1Σ+u), 1994-1995.
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LBL-36423 - Pavão, et al. - Theoretical Study of the CO Interaction with the CR(110) Surface, 1994-1996.
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LBL-36488 - Barnet, Johnson, and Lester - Quantum Monte Carlo Determination of Lithium 22S → 22P Oscillator Strength: Higher Precision, 1994-1995.
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LBL-36648 - Pavão, A.C. - Breaking Bonds of Diatomic Molecules on Transition Metal Surfaces, 1994-1995.
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LBL-36703 - Lester, et al. - Ab Initio Studies of Hyperconjugation Effects on Charge Distribution in Tetracyclododecane Alcohols, 1994-1995.
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LBL-37409 - Brown, Glauser, and Lester - Quantum Monte Carlo for Floppy Molecules: Vibrational States of C3, 1995.
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LBL-37839 - Greef, C.W. - Electronic States of Al and Al2 Using Quantum Monte Carlo with an Effective, 1995-1996.
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LBL-37995 - Rodríguez, María Milagros Soto - Quantum Monte Carlo for Electronic Structure: Recent Developments and Applications, 1994.
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LBL-38005 - Taft, et al. - Ab Initio Study of Hyperconjugation Effects on Charge Distribution in Representative Polycyclic Alcohols, 1995.
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LBL-38226 - Tostes, et al. - Carbon-Carbon and Carbon-Hydrogen Hyperconjugation in Neutral Alcohols, 1995-1996.
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LBL-39381 - Barnett and Lester - Quantum Monte Carlo and Electronic Structure, 1996.
Box 21 Folder 12
LBL-39382 - Guinarâes, et al. - Interaction Mechanism of N2 with the CR(110) Surface, 1996-1997.
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LBL-39574 - Brown, W. - Quantum Monte Carlo for Vibrating Molecules, 1996.
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LBL-39910 - Greef and Lester - Quantum Monte Carlo Binding Energies for Silicon Hydrides, 1996-1997.
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LBL-39912 - Greef, et al. - Recent Advances in Quantum Monte Carlo Methods, 1997.
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LBL-40160 - Barnett, et al. - Fixed-Sample Optimization Using a Probability Density Function, 1997.
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LBL-40162 - Almeida, et al. - Ab Initio and Semiempirical Studies of the Adsorption and Dissociation of Water on Pure, Defective, and Doped MgO(100) Surfaces, 1997.
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Unprocessed Papers, 1989-1992.
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Sub-series Description

Arranged numerically by publication number and alphabetically by publisher, this sub-series contains printed materials pertaining to Lawerence Berkeley Laboratory that were collected and maintained by William A. Lester, Jr. The materials in this sub-series mainly document the activities of Lawrence Berkeley as an institution during Lester's tenure, which include research and hosting workshops. To a lesser extent, the research activities of Lester and a few of his colleagues at Lawrence Berkeley and the establishment of the National Resource for Computation in Chemistry (NRCC) are also covered here.

A large majority of the printed materials in this sub-series were published by Lawerence Berkeley Laboratory itself. A smaller, but noticeable, number of materials published by the U.S. Department of Energy, for whom Lawerence Berkeley conducted extensive research in the chemical sciences, are also present in this sub-series. Two publications from Argonne National Laboratory, a single publication from the National Research Council, and a single publication from the Panel on Large Scale Computing in Science and Engineering are also preserved here.

Reports make up the largest component of the materials in the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Printed Materials. Smaller, but noticeable, amounts of proceedings, scientific papers, and article preprints are also found this sub-series. A variety of other miscellaneous materials, including, but not limited to newsletters, institutional plans, proposals, and Ph.D. theses are preserved here as well.

ANL-8085 - Argonne National Laboratory - Planning a National Center for Large Scale Computation in Chemistry, Report of a Workshop Held at Argonne National Laboratory, July 7-8, 1974, 1974.
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DOE/EM-0266 - U.S Department of Energy - Closing the Circle on the Splitting of the Atom, The Environmental Legacy of Nuclear Weapons Production in the United States and What the Department of Energy is Doing About It, 1996 January.
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DOE/ER-0105 - U.S Department of Energy - Summaries of FY 1981 Research in the Chemical Sciences, 1981 August.
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DOE/ER-0144 - U.S Department of Energy - Summaries of FY 1982 Research in the Chemical Sciences, 1982 September.
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DOE/ER/0144/1 - U.S Department of Energy - Summaries of FY 1983 Research in the Chemical Sciences, 1983 September.
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DOE/ER-0144/2 - U.S Department of Energy - Summaries of FY 1984 Research in the Chemical Sciences, 1984 September.
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DOE/ER-0144/3 - U.S Department of Energy - Summaries of FY 1985 Research in the Chemical Sciences, 1985 September.
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DOE/ER-0144/4 - U.S Department of Energy - Summaries of FY 1986 Research in the Chemical Sciences, 1986 September.
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DOE/ER-0144/5 - U.S Department of Energy - Summaries of FY 1987 Research in the Chemical Sciences, 1987 September.
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DOE/ER-0144/7 - U.S Department of Energy - Summaries of FY 1989 Research in the Chemical Sciences, 1989 August.
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DOE/ER-0144/8 - U.S Department of Energy - Summaries of FY 1990 Research in the Chemical Sciences, 1990 August.
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DOE/ER-0144/9 - U.S Department of Energy - Summaries of FY 1991 Research in the Chemical Sciences, 1991 August.
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DOE/ER-0144/10 - U.S Department of Energy - Summaries of FY 1992 Research in the Chemical Sciences, 1992 August.
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DOE/ER-0144/11 - U.S Department of Energy - Summaries of FY 1993 Research in the Chemical Sciences, 1993 August.
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DOE/ER-0144/12 - U.S Department of Energy - Summaries of FY 1994 Research in the Chemical Sciences, 1994 September.
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DOE/ER-0144/13 - U.S Department of Energy - Summaries of FY 1995 Research in the Chemical Sciences, 1995 September.
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DOE/NBM-1098 Rev. 1 - U.S Department of Energy - Summaries of FY 1997 Research in the Chemical Sciences, 1997 September.
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LBID-550 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Recommendations for Future LBL Computing, Computer Policy Board, 1982 May.
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LBL-7939 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Computation Methodology in Crystallography Evaluation and Extension, 1978.
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LBL-8157 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - The Microcomputer and Computations in Chemistry, 1978.
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LBL-8158 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Numerical Algorithms in Chemistry: Algebraic Methods, Report on the Workshop, August 9-11, 1978, 1978.
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LBL-8233 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Post Hartree-Fock Configuration Interaction (Bound Version), 1978.
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LBL-8233 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Post Hartree-Fock Configuration Interaction (Stapled Version), 1978.
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LBL-9501 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Algorithms and Computer Codes for Atomic and Molecular Quantum Scattering Theory, Volume I, 1979.
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LBL-9501 Vol. II - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Algorithms and Computer Codes for Atomic and Molecular Quantum Scattering Theory, Volume II, 1980 July.
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LBL-9510 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Stochastic Molecular Dynamics, 1979.
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LBL-9881 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Software Standards in Chemistry, 1979.
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LBL-9882 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Computational Methods for Molecular Structure Determination: Theory and Technique, 1979.
Box 22 Folder 17
LBL-10409 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Ostlund, Neil S. - Attached Scientific Processors for Chemical Computations: A Report to the Chemistry Community, 1980 January.
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LBL-10634 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - The Problem of Long-Range in the Computer Simulation of Condensed Media, 1980.
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LBL-10811 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Software Catalog, Volume I, 1980 February.
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LBL-10812 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - The XTAL System of Crystallographic Programs: Programmer's Manual, 1980 February.
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LBL-11211 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - NRCC Annual Report - 1979, 1980 November.
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LBL-11233 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Thomas, L.D., et al. - Comparison of Numerical Methods for Solving the Second-Quarter Differential Equations of Molecular Scattering Theory, 1980 July.
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LBL-11847 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - RATMAC Primer, 1980 October.
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LBL-12000 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Materials and Molecular Research Division - Annual Report 1980, 1981 June.
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LBL-12157 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Recent Developments and Applications of Multi-Configuration Hartree-Fock Methods, 1981.
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LBL-12608 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Dupuis, M. and J. Pacansky - Theoretical Study of Cyclopropane and Cyclopropyl Radical: Structure and Vibrational Analysis (Preprint), 1981 May.
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LBL-12615 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Proceedings, Conference on Energy Research at Historically Black Universities, 1980.
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LBL-12979 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Computer Simulation of Organic and Biological Molecules, 1981 January.
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LBL-13225 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - NRCC Annual Report - 1980-1981, 1981 September.
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LBL-13840 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Materials and Molecular Research Division - Annual Report 1981, 1982 August.
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LBL-14872 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Dupuis, M. and J.J. Wendoloski - Theoretical Study of the Vinyl Radical: Structure and Vibrational Analysis (Preprint), 1982 September.
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LBL-15150 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Materials and Molecular Research Division - Annual Report 1982, 1983 May.
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LBL-15953 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Lester, W.A., Jr. and M. Dupuis - Theoretical Study of Oxidation Reactions: Mechanisms of the O(3P) + H2CO Reaction, 1983 May.
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LBL-16680 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Materials and Molecular Research Division - Annual Report 1983, 1984 July.
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LBL-16754 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Reynolds, P.J. and W.A. Lester, Jr. - Chemical Applications of Diffusion Quantum Monte Carlo, 1983 October.
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LBL-16954 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Lester, W.A., Jr. and P.J. Reynolds - Achieving Chemical Accuracy by Quantum Monte Carlo, 1983 August.
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LBL-17611 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Reynolds, P.J., R.N. Barnett, and W.A. Lester, Jr. - Quantum Monte Carlo Study of the Classical Barrier Height for the H + H2 Exchange Reaction: Restricted Versus Unrestricted Trial Functions, 1984.
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LBL-17797 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Lester, W.A., Jr. and M. Dupuis - Theoretical Studies of Formyl Radical Formation in Selected Combustion Reactions - Final Report, 1984 January.
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LBL-18570 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Materials and Molecular Research Division - Annual Report 1984, 1985 June.
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LBL-19331 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Grimes, R.M., W.A. Lester, Jr., and M. Dupuis - Theoretical Study of Intermolecular Energy Transfer of an Electronically Excited Diatomic Molecule by Atom Impact: He(1S) + H2(B 1Σ+u), 1985 May.
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LBL-19583 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Lester, W.A., Jr. - Theoretical Studies of Molecular Instructions, 1985 May.
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LBL-20112 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Ruf, B.A., V.Z. Kresin, and W.A. Lester, Jr. - Reaction Hamiltonian and State-to-State Description of Chemical Reactions, 1985 August.
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LBL-20230 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Materials and Molecular Research Division - Annual Report 1985, 1986 June.
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LBL-20752 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Lester, W.A., Jr. and P.J. Reynolds - Exact Monte Carlo for Molecules, 1985 March.
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LBL-22010 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Materials and Molecular Research Division - Annual Report 1986, 1987 July.
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LBL-24242 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Materials and Chemical Sciences Division - Annual Report 1987, 1988 July.
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LBL-25483 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Kresin, V.Z., G. Deutscher, and S.A. Wolf - Exotic Normal and Superconducting Properties of High Tc Oxides and Small Ef, 1988 May.
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LBL-26455 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Materials and Chemical Sciences Division - Annual Report 1988, 1989 July.
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LBL-26537 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Huang, Sheng-yu (Ph.D. Thesis) - Reaction of Oxygen with Allene, 1988 July.
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LBL-28100 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Materials and Chemical Sciences Division - Annual Report 1989, 1990 July.
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LBL-30460 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Chemical Sciences Division - Annual Report 1990, 1991 August.
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LBL-32387 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Chemical Sciences Division - Annual Report 1991, 1992 September.
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LBL-34259 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Chemical Sciences Division - Annual Report 1992, 1993 October.
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LBL-35769 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Chemical Sciences Division - Annual Report 1993, 1994 October.
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LBL-37033 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Chemical Sciences Division - Annual Report 1994, 1995 June.
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LBL-37955 - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Rodríguez, María Milagros Soto (Ph.D. Thesis) - Quantum Monte Carlo for Electronic Structure: Recent Developments and Applications, 1994 April.
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LBNL-38941 - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Kaiser, R.I., Y.T. Lee, and A.G. Suits - Cross-Beam Reaction of Carbon Atoms with Hydrocarbon Molecules I: Chemical Dynamics of the Propargyl Radical Formation, C3H3(X2B1), from Reaction of C(3Pj) with Ethylene, C2H4(X1Ag) (Preprint), 1996 June.
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LBNL-39442 - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Kaiser, R.I., et al. - Cross-Beam Reaction of Carbon Atoms with Hydrocarbon Molecules III: Chemical Dynamics of Propynylidyne (I-C 3H; X2∏j) and Cyclopropynlidyne (c-C H; X2B2) Formation from Reaction of C(3Pj) with Acetylene, C2H2(X1Σg+) (Preprint), 1996 October.
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LBNL-42920 - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center - Annual Report - 1998, 1999 March.
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LBNL-45181 - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center - Annual Report - 1999, 2000 March.
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LBNL-47197 - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center - Annual Report - 2000, 2001 January.
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LBNL-47712 - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Kramer, William T. - How Are We Doing? A Self-Assessment of the Quality of Services and Systems at NERSC (2000), 2001 April.
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LBNL-49186 - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center - Annual Report - 2001, 2001 December.
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LBNL-51979 - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center - Annual Report - 2002, 2003 January.
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LBNL-54267 - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center - Annual Report - 2003, 2004 January.
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LBNL-57369 - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center - Annual Report - 2004, 2005 April.
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PUB 401 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Materials and Molecular Research Division, Investigators, 1984 August.
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PUB-3007 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Roster of Minicomputers Users, 1980 April.
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PUB-5260 - Lawerence Berkeley Laboratory - Institutional Plan, FY 1991-1996, 1990 November.
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PUB-5375 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Institutional Plan, FY 1994-1999, 1993 September.
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PUB-5396 - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Institutional Plan, FY 1995-2000, 1994 December.
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Argonne National Laboratory - Proposal for a National Resource for Computation in Chemistry, 1976 November.
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Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - African American Employees Association of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Newsletter, 1995 Spring.
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Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - LBL News Magazine, 1979-1980.
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Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - National Resource for Computation in Chemistry - NRCC Bulletin, 1977-1981.
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Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - National Resource for Computation in Chemistry - NRCC Computers in Crystallography Newsletter, 1979 Fall.
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Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Personnel Department - A Proposal for a Response to the Presidential Memorandum on Support for Historically Black Institutions by the Department of Energy, 1979 August.
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Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Proposal for a National Resource for Computation in Chemistry at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, 1976 December 1.
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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Chemical Sciences Division - Review Document, External Review of DOE/BES Chemical Sciences Research Programs, May 3-6, 2009, 2009.
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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Chemical Sciences Division - Review Document, Annual Review of DOE/BES Chemical Sciences Research Programs (Selected Publications), 2012.
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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center - Opening New Frontiers in Computational Science, undated.
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National Research Council - Needs and Opportunities for the National Resource for Computation in Chemistry (NRCC), Report of a Workshop, 1976.
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Panel on Large Scale Computing in Science and Engineering - Report of the Panel on Large Scale Computing in Science and Engineering, 1982 December 26.
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Series Description

This series contains William A. Lester, Jr.'s University of California, Berkeley Files. The files in this series document Lester's activities at Cal Berkeley. The contents of the University of California, Berkeley Files are arranged into the following seven sub-series:

  1. Chronological Correspondence Files
  2. Alphabetical Correspondence Files
  3. Subject Files
  4. University Activities Files
  5. Course Files
  6. Meeting Files
  7. University of California Printed Materials
Sub-series Description

Arranged chronologically by date and alphabetically by subject, this sub-series contains chronological correspondence files collected and maintained by William A. Lester, Jr. during his tenure at the University of California, Berkeley's Department of Chemistry. These files mainly document Lester's handling of various administrative matters at Cal-Berkeley. To a lesser extent, some of Lester's extracurricular activities, including his participation in conferences and refereeing science journal articles are also covered here.

Letters and memoranda make up the bulk of the materials in the Chronological Correspondence Files. Smaller, but noticeable, amounts of financial documents, bibliography forms, and graduate student lists are also present in this sub-series. Small amounts of other miscellaneous materials, including, but not limited to, letter of recommendation forms, teaching schedules, article referee reports, and course syllabi are preserved here as well.

Chronological File (Outgoing), 1990 January-June.
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Chronological File (Outgoing), 1990 July-December.
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Chronological File (Outgoing), 1991 January-June.
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Chronological File (Outgoing), 1991 July-December.
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Department of Chemistry - Correspondence Handled by Pam Young, 1995.
Box 25 Folder 3
Department of Chemistry - Correspondence Handled by Pam Young, 1996.
Box 25 Folder 4
Department of Chemistry - General Correspondence, 1981.
Box 25 Folder 5
Department of Chemistry - General Correspondence, 1982.
Box 25 Folder 6
Department of Chemistry - General Correspondence, 1983.
Box 25 Folder 7
Department of Chemistry - General Correspondence, 1984 January-June.
Box 25 Folder 8
Department of Chemistry - General Correspondence, 1984 July-December.
Box 25 Folder 9
Department of Chemistry - General Correspondence, 1985.
Box 24 Folder 10
Department of Chemistry - General Correspondence, 1986.
Box 25 Folder 11
Department of Chemistry - General Correspondence, 1987.
Box 25 Folder 12
Department of Chemistry - General Correspondence, 1988.
Box 25 Folder 13
Department of Chemistry - General Correspondence, 1989.
Box 25 Folder 14
Department of Chemistry - General Correspondence, 1990.
Box 25 Folder 15
Department of Chemistry - General Correspondence, 1991.
Box 25 Folder 16
Department of Chemistry - General Correspondence, 1992.
Box 25 Folder 17
Department of Chemistry - General Correspondence, 1993.
Box 25 Folder 18
Department of Chemistry - General Correspondence, 1994.
Box 25 Folder 19
Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this sub-series contains alphabetical correspondence files collected and maintained by William A. Lester, Jr. during his tenure at the University of California, Berkeley's Department of Chemistry. Files containing Lester's correspondence with other scientists (mostly chemists) make up the largest component of this sub-series. A smaller, but noticeable, number of files containing Lester's correspondence with professional organizations, including the California Academy of Sciences, are also found in these files. Small numbers of files containing Lester's correspondence with a few of his former graduate students, universities, and U.S. government agencies are also present in the Alphabetical Correspondence Files. Small numbers of files containing Lester's correspondence with other miscellaneous parties, including various University of California, Berkeley offices and organizations are also preserved here.

The contents of the Alphabetical Correspondence Files consist of a variety of materials. Letters make up the bulk of the materials in these files. Smaller, but noticeable, amounts of curricula vitae, article manuscripts, articles, reprints, and reports are also found in this sub-series. Small amounts of other miscellaneous materials, including, but not limited to, emails, memoranda, notes, and miscellaneous printed materials are preserved here as well.

Alexander, Steve, 1983.
Box 25 Folder 20
Alston, Ken, 1989.
Box 25 Folder 21
Anderson, James A. - Benjamin E. Mays Monograph Series, 1987.
Box 25 Folder 22
Berkeley Edge Program, 2000.
Box 25 Folder 23
Black Staff and Faculty Organization, 1987.
Box 25 Folder 24
Boston College - Association of Black Faculty, 1993.
Box 25 Folder 25
Bragg, Robert H., 1986-1987.
Box 25 Folder 26
California Academy of Sciences - Election as Fellow, 1994.
Box 25 Folder 27
California Academy of Sciences - Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1996-2001.
Box 25 Folder 28
California Academy of Sciences - Nomination of William M. Jackson as Fellow, 2001.
Box 25 Folder 29
California State University, Sacramento - Black Science Resource Center, 1988.
Box 25 Folder 30
Centre Europeén de Calcul Atomique Moléculaire, 1989-1991.
Box 25 Folder 31
Dardi, Peter S. - Recommendation for Postdoctoral Position, 1984.
Box 25 Folder 32
Eaker, Charles W. - Recommendation for Tenure, 1981.
Box 25 Folder 33
England, Walter B. - Recommendation for Tenure, 1982.
Box 25 Folder 34
Gianturco, Franco A., 1981-1982.
Box 25 Folder 35
Hubac, Ivan, 1998.
Box 25 Folder 36
Ixaru, L., 1990.
Box 25 Folder 37
Jackson, William M. - Nomination for 2000 American Chemical Society Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences, 1999.
Box 25 Folder 38
Johnson, Larry V., 1978-1982.
Box 25 Folder 39
Kresin, Vitaly, 1991-1997.
Box 25 Folder 40
Krokidis, Xenophon - C2, C4 Systems, 2000-2002, undated.
Box 25 Folder 41
General Note

Contains 2 black and white transparencies.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 1991.
Box 25 Folder 42
Leff, Daniel V., 1988-1992.
Box 25 Folder 43
Lewis, David - Nomination of Eddie Gay for University of Chicago Distinguished Performance Award, 2002.
Box 26 Folder 1
Liv, B. - IBM-University of California, Berkeley Joint Study of Quantum Monte Carlo Method, 1987-1988.
Box 26 Folder 2
Lowdin, Per-Olov, 1987.
Box 26 Folder 3
Lu, Shih-I, 2004.
Box 26 Folder 4
Massie, Samuel P. - Henry A. Hill Award, 1987.
Box 26 Folder 5
General Note

Contains 1 black and white photograph.

May, Willie - Nomination for 1997 Black Engineer of the Year Award, 1996.
Box 26 Folder 6
National Academy of Sciences, 1987.
Box 26 Folder 7
National Congress of Black Faculty, 1987.
Box 26 Folder 8
National Faculty of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences - The National Faculty - Application To, 1988.
Box 26 Folder 9
National Medal of Science - Nomination of William M. Jackson, 2015.
Box 26 Folder 10
National Society of Black Engineers, 1985.
Box 26 Folder 11
Navez, Patrick - Support of Applications for NATO and Fulbright Scholar Applications, 1996.
Box 26 Folder 12
Nicolaides, Cleanthes A., 1989.
Box 26 Folder 13
Odutola, Jamiu A. - Historically Black Colleges and Universities Contacts, 1993.
Box 26 Folder 14
Odutola, Jamiu A. - Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1987-1998.
Box 26 Folder 15
Office of Faculty Assistant for Affirmative Action, 1986.
Box 26 Folder 16
Office of the Chancellor, 1986, 1989.
Box 26 Folder 17
Ogunmola, Gabriel B., 1990-1994.
Box 26 Folder 18
Oke, O.L., 1987-1990.
Box 26 Folder 19
Oppenheim, Antoni K., 1998.
Box 26 Folder 20
Pearson, Willie, Jr., 1994.
Box 26 Folder 21
Pernot, Pascal - Visitor Candidate, 1987-1988.
Box 26 Folder 22
Pratt, Lawrence, 1999-2000.
Box 26 Folder 23
Quality Education for Minorities Network, 2000.
Box 26 Folder 24
Rothstein, Stuart M., 1982-1989.
Box 26 Folder 25
Rothstein, Stuart M., 1991-2007, undated.
Box 26 Folder 26
Sigma Xi - Committee on Development, 2001-2003.
Box 26 Folder 27
Sigma Xi - Membership, 1999-2003.
Box 26 Folder 28
Soto, Maria M., 1988-1995.
Box 26 Folder 29
Southern Regional Education Board, 1987.
Box 26 Folder 30
Takada, Toshikazu, 1995.
Box 26 Folder 31
University of California Energy Institute, 1994.
Box 26 Folder 32
U.S. Department of Energy - Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee, 1998-2005.
Box 26 Folder 33
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 1998.
Box 26 Folder 34
Vo-Ky, Kim, 1994.
Box 26 Folder 35
Wells, Bryan H., 1983, 1985.
Box 26 Folder 36
Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this sub-series contains subject files collected and maintained by William A. Lester, Jr. during his tenure at the University of California, Berkeley's Department of Chemistry. These files provide documentation of many of Lester's various activities and interests at Cal Berkeley.

Files concerning Lester's activities with U.S. government agencies (including the National Science Foundation) and professional organizations (including the American Chemical Society) make up the largest components of this sub-series. Significant numbers of files concerning topics of scientific interest to Lester (including Quantum Monte Carlo methods) and research conducted by other scientists are also found in this subseries.

A variety of other topics are also covered in the Subject Files. Handfuls of files pertaining to Lester's work with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, his work with several colleges and universities, and his concern with minority issues (including affirmative action) are found in this sub-series. Small numbers of files concerning other miscellaneous topics, including, but not limited to, Lester's work with several science institutions and his concern with science education issues are also preserved here.

The contents of the Subject Files consist of a wide variety of materials. Correspondence, articles, reports, proposals, and notes are the most common materials found in this sub-series. Smaller, but noticeable, amounts of article manuscripts, curricula vitae, publications, and reprints are also found in the Subject Files. Small amounts of other miscellaneous materials, including, but not limited to, legal documents, bibliographies, financial documents, and minutes are preserved here as well.

Abt Associates, Incorporated - Pennsylvania State University - Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Visit - Reports, 2004.
Box 26 Folder 37
Affirmative Action - Bibliography, undated.
Box 26 Folder 38
Affirmative Action - Miscellaneous, 1995-1998, undated.
Box 26 Folder 39
Africa-America Institute, 1995-1999.
Box 26 Folder 40
American Association for the Advancement of Science - Committee on Opportunities in Science, 1995-1997.
Box 26 Folder 41
American Association for the Advancement of Science - Folk Knowledge and Science Initiative, undated.
Box 26 Folder 42
American Association for the Advancement of Science - Outreach, 2001-2005.
Box 26 Folder 43
American Chemical Society - Committee on Science Task Force on Large Scale Scientific Computing, 1983-1985.
Box 26 Folder 44
American Chemical Society - Committee Service, 2015.
Box 26 Folder 45
American Chemical Society - Lester, William A., Jr. - Candidacy for President Elect 2013, 2011-2012.
Box 26 Folder 46
American Chemical Society - Lester, William A., Jr. - Candidacy for President Elect 2015 - Campaign Materials, 2013-2014.
Box 26 Folder 47
American Chemical Society - Lester, William A., Jr. - Candidacy for President Elect 2015 - Candidate Folder, 2014.
Box 26 Folder 48
American Chemical Society - Lester, William A., Jr. - Candidacy for President Elect 2015 - Miscellaneous Materials, 2014.
Box 26 Folder 49
American Chemical Society - Lester, William A., Jr. - Candidacy for President Elect 2015 - Nominee Folder, 2013-2014.
Box 26 Folder 50
American Chemical Society - Lester, William A., Jr. - Selection as ACS Fellow, 2011.
Box 27 Folder 1
American Chemical Society - Miscellaneous Materials, 1981-2004.
Box 27 Folder 2
American Chemical Society - Petroleum Research Fund - An Approach for Improved Quantum Monte Carlo Simulations - Proposal (Zhiwei), 1989, 1993.
Box 27 Folder 3
American Chemical Society - Petroleum Research Fund - Surface Chemical Dynamics - Proposal, 1994.
Box 27 Folder 4
American Chemical Society - Report of the Task Force for the Study of Chemistry Education in the United States, 1994.
Box 27 Folder 5
American Physical Society, 1977-1995.
Box 27 Folder 6
Atlanta University - Establishment of Center of Excellence for Computational Sciences - Proposal, 1987.
Box 27 Folder 7
Bagus, Paul S. - Nomination for Gaede-Longmuir Award, 2015.
Box 27 Folder 8
Bressanini, Dario - Damped Core Report, 1991.
Box 27 Folder 9
C2H2 (Acetylene) - Reference Materials, 1989, undated.
Box 27 Folder 10
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Incorporated, 1991, 1993.
Box 27 Folder 11
Campus Affirmative Action, 2002, 2005.
Box 27 Folder 12
Catalysis - Reference Materials, 1993-1994.
Box 27 Folder 13
Catholic University of America - 1983 Alumni Achievement Award, 1983-1984.
Box 27 Folder 14
Ceperley, David M. - Lectures on Quantum Monte Carlo - Notes, 1996, undated.
Box 27 Folder 15
Chabot Observatory & Science Center, 1989-1997.
Box 27 Folder 16-17
Cr2 - Literature, 1995-1999, undated.
Box 27 Folder 18
Curriculum Reform - Sweeping Change in Manageable Units: A Modular Approach to Chemistry Curriculum Reform - Miscellaneous, 1993-1994.
Box 27 Folder 19-20
Curriculum Reform - Sweeping Change in Manageable Units: A Modular Approach to Chemistry Curriculum Reform - National Science Foundation Proposal, 1993.
Box 27 Folder 21
David and Lucile Packard Foundation - Interdisciplinary Science Program - Proposal Application, 2000.
Box 27 Folder 22
Diversity Matters, 1997-2002.
Box 27 Folder 23
DNA, RNA Energetics, 1997-2003.
Box 27 Folder 24
Energy Biosciences Institute - Preproposal, 2007.
Box 27 Folder 25
Errors - Reference Materials, 1984-1995, undated.
Box 27 Folder 26
France-Berkeley Fund - 2007 - Grant Application, 2007.
Box 27 Folder 27
France-Berkeley Fund - 2008 - Grant Application, 2007-2014.
Box 27 Folder 28
George C. Pimentel's Scientific Library, 1993-1996.
Box 27 Folder 29
Gordon Research Conferences - Board of Trustees - Conflict of Interest Policy, 2007.
Box 27 Folder 30
Gordon Research Conferences - Council, 1997-1999.
Box 27 Folder 31
Gordon Research Conferences - Council, 2000-2002.
Box 27 Folder 32
Gordon Research Conferences - Selection & Scheduling Committee - Proposals, 2012.
Box 27 Folder 33
Gordon Research Conferences - Selection & Scheduling Committee - Proposed New Conferences for 2005 and 2006, 2004-2005.
Box 27 Folder 34
Gordon Research Conferences - Selection & Scheduling Committee - Proposed New Conferences for 2010, undated.
Box 28 Folder 1
Grimes, Randy M. - Adiabatic Papers, 1985.
Box 28 Folder 2
Grinnell College - Harris Faculty Fellowship - Report, 2012.
Box 28 Folder 3
H2CO (Formaldehyde) Dissociation Problem, 1981-1991, undated.
Box 28 Folder 4-5
General Note

Contains 13 color transparencies.

H4 Research Program - Huang, Sheng-Yu, 1987, undated.
Box 28 Folder 6
Handy, Nicholas C. - Volume Request, 2003.
Box 28 Folder 7
He-HD - PBM - Reference Materials, 1969-1990, undated.
Box 28 Folder 8-9
Henry, Warren E. - Obituary, 2001-2002.
Box 28 Folder 10
Hill, Glake - National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center - Computer Time Allocation, 2003.
Box 28 Folder 11
Hill, Glake - Novel Approaches to Investigate Hydrogen-Bonding and Weak van der Waals Interactions – Proposal (PRG?), 2003.
Box 28 Folder 12
Hill, Glake - Proposal Possibilities, 2003.
Box 28 Folder 13
Hill, Glake and Alex Kollias - Mini Proposal, undated.
Box 28 Folder 14
Hoegan, Philip and Geert-Jan Kroes - "Ab Initio Accuracy for a Reaction of a Molecule with a Metal Surface: Quantum Monte Carlo Calculations on H2 + Cu(111)" - Request to Act as Referee, 2014.
Box 28 Folder 15
Howard University - CREST Center - External Advisory Group, 2002-2003.
Box 28 Folder 16
IBM Corporation - MOTECC (Modern Techniques in Computational Chemistry) Program, 1991.
Box 28 Folder 17
Intel Corporation - Dr. George Washington Carver Scholars Program, 2000-2001.
Box 28 Folder 18
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), 2004.
Box 28 Folder 19
Jackson, William M. - Article Drafts By, undated.
Box 28 Folder 20
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation - Quantum Monte Carlo for Molecules - Fellowship Application, 1990, 1994.
Box 28 Folder 21
Joint University of California, Berkeley/Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Proposal Committee - Proposal for Supercomputing, 1985.
Box 28 Folder 22
Julian, Percy N., 1999-2004.
Box 28 Folder 23
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory/University of California, Berkeley Contractual Matters, 1997-1999.
Box 28 Folder 24
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Chemistry Materials Science Directorate, 2000.
Box 28 Folder 25
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Materials Research Institute - University Collaborative Research Program - FY 2001 - Photosynthetic Compounds from Accurate Theoretical Modeling - Proposal, 2000-2002.
Box 28 Folder 26
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Materials Research Institute - University Collaborative Research Program - FY 2002 - Guidelines, 2001.
Box 28 Folder 27
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Materials Research Institute - University Collaborative Research Program - FY 2003 - Macromolecular Nanoscale Structures - Proposal, 2001-2003.
Box 28 Folder 28
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Materials Research Institute - University Collaborative Research Program - FY 2004 - Developing Quantum Monte Carlo Methods for Biological Structures - Proposals, 2003.
Box 28 Folder 29
Lee, Yuan Tseh - Nobel Prize Nominations, 1983-1988.
Box 28 Folder 30
Lee, Yuan Tseh - Wolf Foundation Prize Nomination, 1985.
Box 28 Folder 31
General Note

Contains 1 black and white photograph.

Massively Parallel Computing, 1990, 1994, undated.
Box 28 Folder 32
MCRA Applied Technologies, Incorporated - HMS Mapping Technology, 1985, 1992.
Box 28 Folder 33
Minorities in Higher Education - Notes, 2000, undated.
Box 28 Folder 34
Minority Science and Engineering Organizations, 1995-1996.
Box 28 Folder 35
Molecular Orbital Pictures - C. Wahl, 1986, undated.
Box 28 Folder 36
General Note

Contains 18 color transparencies and 7 black and white transparencies.

Moore, C. Bradley - Ketene and Intramolecular Vibrational Relaxation, 1988, undated.
Box 28 Folder 37
Morrison, Henry L., 1989-1992.
Box 28 Folder 38
Museum of African American Technology - MAAT Science Village - Miscellaneous Materials, 2000-2015.
Box 28 Folder 39
National Academies - Army Research Laboratory Technical Assignment Board - Response, 2001.
Box 29 Folder 1
National Academies - Board of Chemical Sciences and Technology - Appointment To, 1997-2005.
Box 29 Folder 2
National Institutes of Health - Applications, 2009.
Box 29 Folder 3
National Medal of Science - Meeting of Science Committee - Appointment To, 2000-2001.
Box 29 Folder 4
National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure - Quantum Monte Carlo Characterization of Metal Doped Silicon Clusters - Proposal, 1997-2000.
Box 29 Folder 5
National Research Council - Committee to Survey Opportunities in Chemical Sciences - III D Materials, 1983.
Box 29 Folder 6
National Research Council - Committee to Survey Opportunities in Chemical Sciences - Contributions, 1979-1984.
Box 29 Folder 7-9
National Research Council - Committee to Survey Opportunities in Chemical Sciences - General, 1983.
Box 29 Folder 10
National Research Council - Committee to Survey Opportunities in Chemical Sciences - George C. Pimentel Business, 1984-1985.
Box 29 Folder 11-12
National Research Council - Committee to Survey Opportunities in Chemical Sciences - Material for Computing Needs, 1982-1983, undated.
Box 29 Folder 13
National Research Council - Committee to Survey Opportunities in Chemical Sciences - Request for Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, September 1984, 1982-1984.
Box 29 Folder 14-15
National Research Council - Panel on Selected Opportunities in Chemistry - Minibriefing, 1983.
Box 29 Folder 16-17
National Research Council - Pimentel Report - Opportunities in Chemistry (Folders 1-2 of 3), 1982-1986.
Box 29 Folder 18-19
National Research Council - Pimentel Report - Opportunities in Chemistry (Folder 3 of 3), 1982-1986.
Box 30 Folder 1
National Research Council - Review of Army Research Laboratory Programs for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions - Draft, 2014.
Box 30 Folder 2
National Science Board - Commission on Precollege Education in Mathematics, Science, and Technology, 1982-1983.
Box 30 Folder 3
National Science Board - Nomination, 2006.
Box 30 Folder 4
National Science Foundation - Affirmative Action - Carefully Tailored Test to Department of Education Programs, 1995.
Box 30 Folder 5
National Science Foundation - Affirmative Action - Miscellaneous Materials, 1994-1995.
Box 30 Folder 6
National Science Foundation - Affirmative Action - Miscellaneous Materials, 1996-1997.
Box 30 Folder 7-8
National Science Foundation - Affirmative Action Task Force - Full Participation: Where Do We Go From Here, 1996.
Box 30 Folder 9-10
General Note

Contains 8 black and white transparencies.

National Science Foundation - Algorithmic Improvements to Quantum Monte Carlo - Proposal References, 1990-2003.
Box 30 Folder 11
National Science Foundation - Bill Jackson Proposal, 1989-1993.
Box 30 Folder 12-13
National Science Foundation - Blue Ribbon Panel on High Performance Computing - Report, 1993.
Box 30 Folder 14
National Science Foundation - Developing Embedding Procedures Utilizing Quantum Monte Carlo Methods - Proposal, 2004.
Box 30 Folder 15
National Science Foundation - Development and Application of Novel Quantum Monte Carlo Methods for the Study of Excited States of Biological Molecules - Allocation Request, 2005 January.
Box 30 Folder 16
National Science Foundation - Division of Advanced Scientific Computing - Programs Advisory Committee, 1985-1987.
Box 30 Folder 17
National Science Foundation - Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCor) - Diversity Advisory Council, 2010-2012.
Box 30 Folder 18
National Science Foundation - General, 1996-1997.
Box 30 Folder 19
National Science Foundation - Lester, William A., Jr. - Performance Plans - Personal, 1996.
Box 30 Folder 20
National Science Foundation - Lester, William A., Jr. - Senior Fellow for Science and Engineering and Assistant to Director for Human Resource Development, 1994-1996.
Box 30 Folder 21
National Science Foundation - Minority Graduate Education - The Berkeley Edge: A Model for Advancing Underrepresented Minority Students Through the Ph.D. and Beyond - Proposal, 1999-2000.
Box 30 Folder 22
National Science Foundation - Miscellaneous Materials, 1985, 1992.
Box 30 Folder 23
National Science Foundation - Molecular Energy Transfer in H2(B) by He + H2(X) Collisions - Proposal, 1990-1991.
Box 30 Folder 24
National Science Foundation - Northern California Council of Black Professional Engineers - Allen Temple Baptist Church ASPIRE Project - Proposal, 2011.
Box 30 Folder 25
National Science Foundation - Office of Advanced Scientific Computing - Miscellaneous Materials, 1985-1987.
Box 31 Folder 1
National Science Foundation - Office of Advanced Scientific Computing - National Supercomputer Centers, 1986.
Box 31 Folder 2
National Science Foundation - Office of Equal Opportunity - Affirmative Action - General, 1995-1996, undated.
Box 31 Folder 3
National Science Foundation - Office of Equal Opportunity - Banks Brown, Incorporated - Brown, Ronald, 1996.
Box 31 Folder 4
National Science Foundation - Office of Equal Opportunity Programs - Banks Brown, Incorporated - Competitive Advantage Through Managing Diversity - Proposal, 1996.
Box 31 Folder 5
National Science Foundation - Office of Equal Opportunity Programs - Riggs, Jean W., 1995-1996.
Box 31 Folder 6
National Science Foundation - Office of Equal Opportunity Programs - Weekly and Other, 1996.
Box 31 Folder 7
National Science Foundation - Proposal Prep Materials, 1995-1997.
Box 31 Folder 8
National Science Foundation - Quantum Monte Carlo for Molecules - Proposal, 2001-2002.
Box 31 Folder 9
National Science Foundation - Recruitment and Retention in the Chemical Sciences - Proposal, 1993-1994.
Box 31 Folder 10-11
National Science Foundation - Supercomputer Centers, 1986-1987, undated.
Box 31 Folder 12
National Science Foundation - U.S.-Latin American Cooperative Science Program - Theoretical Studies of the Electronic Structure of Molecules - Correspondence and Grant Materials, 1986-1992.
Box 31 Folder 13
National Science Foundation - U.S.-Latin American Cooperative Science Program - Theoretical Studies of the Electronic Structure of Molecules - Notes and Miscellaneous Articles, 1980-1988.
Box 31 Folder 14
National Science Foundation/San Diego Supercomputer Center/NCSA - Development and Application of Novel Quantum Monte Carlo Methods for the Study of Excited States of Biological Molecules - Supercomputer Time Request, 2005.
Box 31 Folder 15
National Technical Association - NTA Journal - Profiles of Black Scientists - Published in October 1987 Issue, 1987.
Box 31 Folder 16
General Note

Contains 18 color transparencies.

NO, (NO)2, and NO-R - Rome, undated.
Box 31 Folder 17
(NO)2 Project - Grossman and Krokidis, undated.
Box 31 Folder 18
(NO)2 - Reference Materials, 1997-2002.
Box 31 Folder 19
Northern California Council of Black Professional Engineers, 2012.
Box 31 Folder 20
Optimization - Reference Materials, 1999.
Box 31 Folder 21
Patricia Roberts Harms Fellowship Program - Proposal, circa 1987-1988.
Box 31 Folder 22
Petroleum Research Fund, December 14, 2004 - Proposal Prep, 2004.
Box 31 Folder 23
Petroleum Research Fund - Quantum Monte Carlo Study of Interactions in Gas Hydrate Clathrates - Proposal, 2007.
Box 31 Folder 24
Pimentel, George C. - Nobel Prize Nomination (Photocopies), 1983.
Box 31 Folder 25
Pre-College Academy - Parent Organization, 1992 June.
Box 31 Folder 26
Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program - Predicting Nanomaterials for National Security - Proposal, 2006.
Box 31 Folder 27
Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program - Predicting the Effects of Radiation on Materials: Radiation/Semiconductor Interactions, Materials Damage, and Detection - Proposal, 2007.
Box 31 Folder 28
Project Interface, 1987-1992.
Box 31 Folder 29
Proposals for Computer Time on IBM System, 1984, 1986, undated.
Box 31 Folder 30
Quantum Monte Carlo Study of Lithium and Other Clusters - Proposals, 1987.
Box 31 Folder 31
Quantum Monte Carlo - Reference Materials (Includes articles by William A. Lester, Jr.), 1982-2001.
Box 31 Folder 32-33
Quantum Monte Carlo - Reference Materials, 2009-2016.
Box 32 Folder 1
Quantum Monte Carlo Derivatives - Computer Printout, 1985.
Box 32 Folder 2
Quantum Monte Carlo Scattering - Reference Materials, 1983, 1985, undated.
Box 32 Folder 3
San Diego Supercomputer Center - Quantum Monte Carlo for Atomic and Molecular Systems - Consortium Parallel Computing Proposal, 1993.
Box 32 Folder 4
Shirley, Eric L. - Quasiparticle Calculations in Atoms and Many-Body Core-Valence Partitions - Ph.D. Thesis, 1991.
Box 32 Folder 5
Sigma Xi - Committee on Lectureships, 1993-1994.
Box 32 Folder 6
Sigma Xi - Committee on Lectureships, 1995-1996.
Box 32 Folder 7
Spelman College - Model Institutions for Excellence Advisory Committee, 1995-1998.
Box 32 Folder 8
Spelman College - PostFreshman Summer Science Program, 1998.
Box 32 Folder 9
Spelman College - Public Relations Materials, 1998-1999.
Box 32 Folder 10
Superconductivity - Pãvao, A.C., C.A. Taft, et al. - Literature, 1987-1997.
Box 32 Folder 11
Thomas, Gregg - "Is the SAT a Good Predictor of Graduation Rates? The Failure of "Common Sense" and Conventional Expertise and a New Approach to the Question", 1998.
Box 32 Folder 12
Time-Development Dynamics - Reference Materials, 1983-1991, undated.
Box 32 Folder 13-14
University of California - Universitywide Energy Research Group - Reorientation Collision in H2(B) by He Impact - Proposal, 1990-1991.
Box 32 Folder 15
University of California, Davis - Minority Undergraduate Research Participation in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences - Evaluation of Program, 1998.
Box 32 Folder 16
University of California Energy Institute - Kinetics of Catalytic Surface Oxidation - Proposal (With Vladimir Z. Kresin), 1994.
Box 32 Folder 17
University of Maryland, Baltimore County - Meyerhoff Scholarship Program, 1992, 1998.
Box 32 Folder 18
U.S. Air Force - Office of Scientific Research - Quantum Monte Carlo Study of LinHm Clusters - Proposal, 1988-1990.
Box 32 Folder 19
U.S. Air Force - Office of Scientific Research - Theoretical Study of Quenching and Rovibrational Energy Transfer in H2(B 1∑+u) by He and H2(X 1∑+g) Impact - Proposal, 1989-1990.
Box 32 Folder 20
U.S. Department of Defense - Quantum Monte Carlo for Molecular Studies - Proposal, 1983-1984.
Box 32 Folder 21
U.S. Department of Energy - Basic Research for Solar Energy Utilization - Notice of Grants, 2006.
Box 32 Folder 22
U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Science - Research Proposals, 2006.
Box 32 Folder 23
U.S. Department of Energy - Science Discovery Through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) Proposal with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and University of California, Berkeley, undated.
Box 32 Folder 24
White Paper on "Reliable Database for Combustion Modeling - William A. Lester, Jr. and Michael Frenchlach, 1998-2000.
Box 32 Folder 25
Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this sub-series contains William A. Lester, Jr's University Activities Files. These files document Lester's various activities within the University of California, Berkeley community. A large majority of the files in this series concern Lester's activities within the university at large, which include, but are not limited to, his service with several university committees and task forces, participation in various university programs and initiatives, and his dealings with various university offices. To a lesser extent, Lester's activities within Cal Berkeley's Department of Chemistry are also covered in this sub-series. Materials pertaining to Lester's advocacy for minority students, faculty, and staff in the university community are also preserved here.

The contents of the University Activities Files consist of a wide variety of materials. Correspondence, bio-bibliography forms, notes, reports, curricula vitae, and miscellaneous printed materials are the most common materials found in this sub-series. Smaller, but noticeable, amounts of meeting handouts and circulars, agendas, articles, and member lists are also present in this sub-series. Small amounts of other miscellaneous materials, including, but not limited to, publications, speech manuscripts, materials, financial documents, and flyers are preserved here as well.

Academic Planning Board - Student Life Planning Group, 1993.
Box 32 Folder 26
Academic Senate, Berkeley Division - Ethnic Studies, 1999.
Box 32 Folder 27
Adolph C. and Mary Sprague Miller Research Professorship - Application For, 1983.
Box 32 Folder 28
Affirmative Action - Equity Advisors, 2005-2008.
Box 32 Folder 29
Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Information Systems and Technology - Application For, 1984.
Box 32 Folder 30
Bancroft Library - African American Faculty and Staff Oral History Project - Lester, William A., Jr., 2003-2012.
Box 32 Folder 31
General Note

Contains 5 CD-ROMs and 1 black and white photograph.

Berkeley Diversity Research Initiative Steering Committee, 2006.
Box 32 Folder 32
Berkeley Pledge Roundtable, 1998-1999.
Box 32 Folder 33
Black Engineering and Science Student's Association - Banquet Talk, May 10, 1997, 1997.
Box 32 Folder 34
Black Graduate Engineering and Science Students/Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science/ACCCESS Program - Science Fair, April 19, 1997, 1997.
Box 32 Folder 35
Black Staff and Faculty Organization - By-Laws, 2009.
Box 32 Folder 36
Black Staff Dialogue Planning Committee - Report, 2000.
Box 32 Folder 37
Black Student Coordinating Group, 1986, undated.
Box 32 Folder 38
Black Student Leadership Training Retreat, Berkeley, California, January 31-February 1, 1986, 1986.
Box 32 Folder 39
Cal NERDS (New Experiences for Research and Diversity in Science) - Program Meeting, Berkeley, California, November 17, 2010, 2009-2010.
Box 32 Folder 40
Campus Affirmative Action Policy, 1997-2002.
Box 32 Folder 41
Campus-Laboratory Collaborations Program - Proposals, 2001, undated.
Box 32 Folder 42
Center for Studies in Higher Education - "A Longitudinal Study of Minority Ph.Ds. from 1980-1990: Progress and Outcomes in Science and Engineering at U.C. during Graduate School and Professional Life", circa 1991.
Box 33 Folder 1
Chancellor's Committee on Diversity, 1998-2000.
Box 33 Folder 2-4
Chancellor's Distinguished Lecturer - Guillory, William, 1982-1984.
Box 33 Folder 5
Chancellor's Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee, 1983-1984.
Box 33 Folder 6
Chancellor's Search Committee for Provost and Dean of Letters and Science, 1983.
Box 33 Folder 7
Chancellor's Task Force on Outreach Activities at Berkeley, 2004.
Box 33 Folder 8
Changing the Culture of the Academy: Toward a More Inclusive Practice, Berkeley, California, March 22, 2007, 2007.
Box 33 Folder 9
College of Chemistry - Dean Candidacy, 1993-1994.
Box 33 Folder 10
College of Chemistry - Dean's Office Materials, 1992-1995.
Box 33 Folder 11-12
Committee on Admissions, Enrollment, & Preparatory Education - Meeting, February 26, 1989, 1989.
Box 33 Folder 13
Committee on Admissions, Enrollment, & Preparatory Education - Meeting, April 9, 1999, 1999.
Box 33 Folder 14
Committee on Admissions, Enrollment, & Preparatory Education - Meeting, April 23, 1999, 1999.
Box 33 Folder 15
Committee on Admissions, Enrollment, & Preparatory Education - Meeting, May 7, 1999, 1999.
Box 33 Folder 16
Committee on Special Scholarships, 1997-1998.
Box 33 Folder 17-18
Curriculum Committee - Physical Chemistry Subcommittee - Meeting, April 8, 1996, 1996.
Box 33 Folder 19
Department of Chemistry - Affirmative Action, 1981-1994.
Box 33 Folder 20
Department of Chemistry - Course Materials, 1988-1993.
Box 33 Folder 21
Department of Chemistry - Lester, William A., Jr. - Research Interests, 1988-1994.
Box 33 Folder 22
Department of Chemistry - Personnel Activities, 1988-1994.
Box 33 Folder 23
Department of Chemistry - Recruitment Committee, undated.
Box 33 Folder 24
Department of Chemistry - Teaching Assignments - 1991-92, 1990-1991.
Box 33 Folder 25
Department of Chemistry - Teaching Assignments - Fall 1993/Spring 1994, 1992-1993.
Box 33 Folder 26
Department of Physics - Berkeley Edge Program, 2000-2001.
Box 34 Folder 1
Division Council - Meeting, March 1, 1999, 1999.
Box 34 Folder 2
Early Academic Outreach Program - Talk, June 1, 1998, 1998.
Box 34 Folder 3
Faculty Center for Leadership for Educational Access and Diversity - Director Search Committee, 1999-2000.
Box 34 Folder 4
Grading, 2007, undated.
Box 34 Folder 5
Graduate Admission Committee - Meeting, May 4, 1998, 1998.
Box 34 Folder 6
Graduate Affirmative Action Advisory Committee, 2001-2002.
Box 34 Folder 7
Graduate Division - Notices of Admission to Qualifying Examinations, 2003.
Box 34 Folder 8
Hitchcock Committee - Meeting, May 22, 2002, 2002.
Box 34 Folder 9
Hitchcock Committee - Miscellaneous Materials, 1997-1999.
Box 34 Folder 10
Hitchcock Committee - Miscellaneous Materials, 2000-2002.
Box 34 Folder 11
Hitchcock Committee - Miscellaneous Materials, 2003-2006.
Box 34 Folder 12
General Note

Contains 1 color photograph.

Hitchcock Committee - Miscellaneous Materials, 2007-2012.
Box 34 Folder 13
Hitchcock Committee - Professional Nominations - 2009, 2008-2009.
Box 34 Folder 14
Hitchcock Lecture - Kroto, Harold, 1998.
Box 34 Folder 15
Lester, William A., Jr. - Bio-Bibliographies - 1981/1982 thru 1986/1987, 1982-1987.
Box 34 Folder 16
Lester, William A., Jr. - Bio-Bibliography - 1987-1988, 1987-1988.
Box 34 Folder 17
Lester, William A., Jr. - Bio-Bibliography - 1988-1989, 1988-1989.
Box 34 Folder 18
Lester, William A., Jr. - Bio-Bibliography - 1989-1990, 1989-1990.
Box 34 Folder 19
Lester, William A., Jr. - Bio-Bibliography - 1990-1991, 1990-1991.
Box 34 Folder 20
Lester, William A., Jr. - Bio-Bibliography - 1991-1992, 1991-1992.
Box 34 Folder 21
Lester, William A., Jr. - Bio-Bibliography - 1992-1993, 1992-1993.
Box 34 Folder 22
Lester, William A., Jr. - Bio-Bibliography - 1993-1994, 1993-1994.
Box 34 Folder 23
Lester, William A., Jr. - Bio-Bibliography - 1994-1995, 1994-1995.
Box 34 Folder 24
Lester, William A., Jr. - Bio-Bibliography - 1995-1996, 1996.
Box 34 Folder 25
Lester, William A., Jr. - Bio-Bibliography - 1996-1997, 1997.
Box 34 Folder 26
Lester, William A., Jr. - Bio-Bibliography - 1997-1998, 1997-1998.
Box 34 Folder 27
Lester, William A., Jr. - Bio-Bibliography - 1998-1999, 1998-1999.
Box 34 Folder 28
Lester, William A., Jr. - Bio-Bibliography - 1999-2000, 1999-2000.
Box 34 Folder 29
Lester, William A., Jr. - Bio-Bibliography - 2000-2001, 2000-2001.
Box 34 Folder 30
Lester, William A., Jr. - Bio-Bibliography - 2001-2002, 2001-2002.
Box 34 Folder 31
Lester, William A., Jr. - Bio-Bibliography - 2002-2003, 2002-2003.
Box 34 Folder 32
Lester, William A., Jr. - Bio-Bibliography - 2003-2004, 2003-2004.
Box 34 Folder 33
Lester, William A., Jr. - Bio-Bibliography - 2004-2005, 2004-2005.
Box 34 Folder 34
Lester, William A., Jr. - Bio-Bibliography - 2005-2006, 2005-2006.
Box 35 Folder 1
Lester, William A., Jr. - Bio-Bibliography - 2006-2007, 2006-2007.
Box 35 Folder 2
Lester, William A., Jr. - Bio-Bibliography - 2007-2008, 2007-2008.
Box 35 Folder 3
Lester, William A., Jr. - Bio-Bibliography - 2008-2009, 2008-2009.
Box 35 Folder 4