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Department of Physics Collection | University Archives

By Perri Hamilton

Collection Overview

Title: Department of Physics CollectionAdd to your cart.
ID: 02/03/U0465
Primary Creator: Department of Physics (1901 to present)
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The collection will be arranged by material type.
Date Acquired: 00/00/2013

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Department of Physics records which reflect the growth and scholarship of the department.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The slide collection was used as promotal material for the Department of Physics.  The slides contain images of the general campus, student activities, as well as images of the Department of Physics.

Biographical Note

Physics was taught as a science class in 1901. In 1913 all the sciences were gathered in one Department of Science.  The school tried several different styles of organization with the sciences for several years. In 1917, a Department of Physics was organized.  In 1919, Physics was once again listed as a part of the Department of Science. By 1920, the department name had become the Department of Physical Sciences, which included chemistry and physics.  This lasted until 1923, when Physics and Chemistry were listed separately in the catalog.  Physics was listed as its own department in 1927.

By 1947, UNT had divided the areas of study into schools and colleges.  Physics became part of the College of Arts and Sciences.  The Department of Physics began listing graduate level course work in the 1946/47 catalog for students wishing to earn a master’s degree.  A program leading to a Doctor of Philosophy in Physics was first offered in the 1965 – 1966 catalog.

Instructor/Department Head or Chair

Louis Lionel Miller, instructor, department head

Wallace Newton Masters

Louis Fred Connell, Jr., instructor

Jimmy Ray Sybert

Rogers Walker Redding

W. D. Deering, Acting Chair

Bruce West

Samuel E. Matteson

Floyd D. McDaniel, Interim Chair

Christopher Littler

Michelle Rumer

David Shultz

Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Archives and Rare Books department.  Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.
Acquisition Source: Department of Physics (Michelle Rumer)
Acquisition Method: Transfer
Original/Copies Note: Original
Related Materials: UNT Archives Ready Reference Collection.

Box and Folder Listing

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Series 1: Department of Physics Collection - PhotographyAdd to your cart.
Photographs from the Department of Physics.
Box 1: Department of Physics Collection  - Slides, 1994, no dateAdd to your cart.
Slides that were used for the promotion of the Physics Depatment.  The slides include images of: laboritories, cartoons, art history related images (a poster, landscape image, a sculpture, coins, and a stone with writing on it), physics activities for students, the Physics Building, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Building, physics equipment, the Administration Building, the eagle statue ("In High Places"), and the Environmental Eduction, Science and Technology Building.
Box 2: Department of Physics Collection - Slide Presentation, no dateAdd to your cart.
A collection of slides, held in a Kodak carousel, that was use to promote the Physics Department.  The slides include images of: historic images of UNT (Main Building, Normal Building, students on campus), aerial images of campus, the Administration Building, the Library mall, physics lab, the Union, Willis Library, classroom scenes, students, art display, One O'clock Lab Band, football game, basketball game, baseball game, telescope, faculty, Physics Olympics sign, Physics Olympics participants, pic nic, general campus photographs and images of students.

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