Five College Archives and Manuscript Collections
Home >> Amherst College Archives & Special Collections >> Samuel Robinson Williams Papers, 1877-1956 (bulk 1904-1955)
Amherst College seal
Samuel Robinson Williams Papers, 1877-1956 (Bulk: 1904-1955)
1 records storage box, 2 archives boxes, 1 half archives box (2.25 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Physicist, professor. Includes drafts of manuscripts, reprints, bound volumes, printers' proofs, publishers' prospecti, correspondence, research notes, photographs, drawings, plans, and reports relating to his teaching and research in physics, as well as a small amount of personal papers documenting his private life. His extensive correspondents are listed in the appendix.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Williams Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from Williams Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections

Biographical Note
1879 Mar 2Born Marengo, Iowa to John Dockray and Alma (Davis) Williams
1897Graduated Marengo High School
1901Grinnell College Ph. B
1903University of Nebraska M.A.
1904-05University of Berlin. Studied under Warburg and Planck. Also Research Physicist, Imperial Bureau of Weights and Measures of Germany, Optical Department
1906Columbia University Ph.D. Research assistant to E.F. Nichols
1906-07Barnard College, Lecturer in Physics
1908-24Oberlin College, Professor of Physics
1918Signal Corps, Science and Research Division, Physicist
1922-23California Institute of Technology, Research Associate (Leave of absence, Oberlin College)
1924-47Amherst College, Professor of Physics
1934Honorary M.A. Amherst College
1942Honorary Doctor of Science, Oberlin College
1947-55Professor Emeritus, Amherst College
1949-50General Motors Research Laboratories, Consultant in Magnetism
1951-52Duke University, Researcher for Navy in Low Temperature Physics
1955 Feb 19Died, Hartford Hospital, Hartford Connecticut
Scope and Contents of the Collection

Handwritten and typewritten drafts of manuscripts, reprints, bound volumes, printers' proofs, publishers' prospecti, correspondence, research notes, photographs, drawings, plans, and reports relating to Williams' teaching and research in physics, as well as a small amount of personal papers documenting his private life. His extensive correspondents are listed in the appendix, and included Arthur Stanley Pease and Stanley King (Presidents of Amherst College), Walter Crabtree Jr., Ray T. Bayless (American Society for Metals), M.F. Behar (Ed., Instruments), and David Landau (Nitralloy Corporation and Société des Amis d'Andre-Marie Ampere).


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Williams Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from Williams Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Samuel Robinson Williams Papers [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

The papers of Samuel Robinson Williams (1879-1955), Professor of Physics at Oberlin College 1908-1924 and at Amherst College 1924-1947, were given to the Amherst College Archives by his wife Mabel Morris Bennett Williams between 1955 and 1963, and by his granddaughters Lois D.W. Arnold and Hannah R.W. Boulton in 1975.

Processing Information
Finding Aid:1980 March
Prepared by:Linda Seidman
Prepared for web:2003 June
By:Graham Leach-Krouse '05, Student Encoding Assistant


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Series 1: PUBLISHED WRITINGS
1904-1956


Series 1, PUBLISHED WRITINGS, consists largely of reprints, bound volumes, printers' proofs, publishers' prospecti, correspondence, and a framed award. The records are arranged by title in chronological order.

The reprints are in three bound volumes covering the years 1904-1952 which contain nearly all the published research papers by Williams.

"The Untold Story of the Telephone" was actually written by Lloyd W. Taylor, Williams' successor at Oberlin, but a note written by Williams on the cover sheet of the article indicates that he began work on the subject and turned his research materials over to Taylor upon leaving for Amherst. Among the letters in the correspondence folder for this article are two electrostatic copies of letters between Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray (1877) giving and claiming credit for apparatus which led to the invention of the telephone and two original letters (1878) to Elisha gray from George B. Prescott and H.S.Carhart about his inventions.

"The Spirit and Method of Research in Undergraduate Courses" consists of two pamphlets of reprints of two articles by Williams explicating his ideas about teaching physics to undergraduates, and six articles published by Williams and/or eight of his students which serve as examples of his method. First published in 1929, the 1946 version has a revised introduction by Williams.

Folder 9 contains printers' proofs of Chapters 1-9 and a typed carbon copy of Chapter 10 of what appears to be a partial revision of Foundations of College Physics, although it is called Metrology. It parallels but differs from the earlier book.

The development of Hardness and Hardness Measurements from lecture to serialization to published volume can be traced through the material in this collection, however the correspondence through which much of this is done is in the GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE Series, 1935-1943, particularly in correspondence with Bayless, Behar, Eisenman, Lessells and Rimbach (see Name Index)

The notebook of printers' proofs of "Magnetism" which appeared serially in School Science and Math (LIV no. 4; LIV no. 9; LV no. 8; LVI no. 1) between 1952 and 1956 contains an enigmatic added type-written title page: "Magnetic Phenomena: An Elementary Treatise. By S.R.Williams, Ph.D., D.Sc., Emeritus Professor of Physics on the Eliza J. Clark Folger Foundation. Amherst College. First Edition."

Research Papers--Reprints. Vol. 1
1904-1916

Box 1: folder 1
Research Papers--Reprints. Vol. 2
1910-1952

Box 1: folder 2
Research Papers--Reprints. Vol. 2 (sic)
1918-1952

Box 1: folder 3
"The Untold Story of the Telephone" Reprint, additional papers of L.W. Taylor


Box 1: folder 4
"The Untold Story of the Telephone" Correspondence (5 letters)


Box 1: folder 5
"The Spirit and Method of Research in Undergraduate courses." Reprints bound in 2 pamphlets, 1929, 1946
1929-1946

Box 1: folder 6
Magnetic Phenomena, Bound Volume, autographed. Publisher's Prospectus.
1931

Box 1: folder 7
Foundations of College Physics. Bound volume. Publishers' prospecti.
1937

Box 1: folder 8
Foundations of College Physics. [Revision? Fragment] called Metrology. Printers' proofs Chapters 1-9; TCC Chapter 10


Box 1: folder 9
Hardness and Hardness Measurements. Bound Volume.
1942

Box 1: folder 10
Hardness and Hardness Measurement. Printers' proofs, pp. 1-100


Box 1: folder 11
Harness and Hardness Measurements. Correspondence:

see GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE,, particularly letters of Bayless, Behar, Eisenman, Lessells, and Rimbach

1935-1943

Box 1: folder 12
Hardness and Hardness Measurements. Related article [unpublished?]


Box 1: folder 13
Hardness and Hardness Measurements. Printer's proof. Biographical sketch of Williams in Instruments.


Box 1: folder 14
Hardness and Hardness Measurements. Award for lecturing, American society of metals
19??

Box 1: folder 15
Magnetism. Notebook of printer's progress


Box 1: folder 16
Series 2: UNPUBLISHED WRITINGS
1954


Series 2, UNPUBLISHED WRITINGS, consist of handwritten and typewritten drafts of articles, correspondence, research notes and materials, and photographs and illustrations.

The records in this series relate to the three unpublished articles which Williams was working on at the time of his death: "Andre-Marie Ampre: Electro Dynamist par Excellance 1775-1836";"Reed and Pipe Organs Owned by Amherst College"; and "A History of Physics at Amherst College". There is also an unfinished revision of Foundations of College Physics to be found in Folder 9 of the PUBLISHED WRITINGS series.

The materials are arranged by title, then in the sequence of drafts, correspondence, research notes, photographs and illustrations.

The correspondence as kept by Williams for the Ampere article is largely between Williams and David Landau of the Nitralloy Corporation and Le Société des Amis d'Andre-Marie Ampere. It covers the time period September 4, 1942 to November 11, 1954, but refers specifically to Ampere only between February 14, 1949 and February 7, 1952. Additional Landau correspondence can be found in Folder 16 of the GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE series. Eight of the letters, as indicated in the folder, were enclosed with the draft of the article in a notebook now discarded. Other correspondents concerning this article were Gifford Scott and J. Howard McMillen.

The photographs for the article "Reed and Pipe Organs Owned by Amherst College" are of the Estey organ and of Williams repairing an early chapel organ he had moved to his house.

Among the photographs and illustrations for "The History of Physics at Amherst College" is one of a wave instrument designed by Professor Ebenezer Snell which was destroyed in the Walker Building fire.

"Andre-Marie Ampere, Electro-Dynamist par Excellence, 1775-1836" Typescript draft of article, chapters 1-4, 41 pp., 21 illus., typewritten draft of [additional chapter?] "Final Form of Ampere's Equation", 12 pp.


Box 1: folder 17
"Andre Marie Ampere" correspondence
1942-1953

Box 1: folder 18
"Andre Marie" Research material. Copy of Engraving.


Box 1: folder 19
"Reed and Pipe Organs Owned by Amherst College." Hand written and typewritten drafts of article, also called "Amherst's Pipes of Pan"


Box 1: folder 20
"The Reed and Pipe Organs Owned by Amherst College." Correspondence, 7 letters
1954

Box 1: folder 21
"Reed and Pipe Organs Owned by Amherst College." Research notes, 31 pp.


Box 1: folder 22
"Reed and Pipe Organs Owned by Amherst College." 2 photographs


Box 1: folder 23
"A History of Physics at Amherst College" Handwritten and typewritten drafts, various versions


Box 1a: folder 1
"A History of physics at Amherst College." Correspondence, 5 letters
1951-1954

Box 1a: folder 2
"A History of Physics at Amherst College." Research notes


Box 1a: folder 3
"A History of Physics at Amherst College" Photographs and illustrations of wave instruments, 10 items


Box 1a: folder 4
Series 3: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE
1915-1955


Series 3, GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, consists of letters, telegrams, memoranda, and enclosures. The series is arranged chronologically. At the end of this register is a name index of all correspondents that is arranged alphabetically by the name of the letter writer or the person to whom the letter is addressed. It gives the folder number, year, and number of letters written by Williams to each correspondent and/or the number of letters he received.

The bulk of the correspondence is from the years Williams was at Amherst College and is professional in nature. Some of the subjects include Amherst College departmental matters; college policies; physics matters--opinions, information, the nature of teaching it; hiring of faculty, war-time issues at Amherst College; letters of recommendation and introduction; or the publishing of books and articles.

Williams' correspondents included Amherst College Presidents Cole, King and Pease, physics professors at other colleges and universities, present and former colleagues and students, manufacturers of instruments or materials he used in research, other physicists, or editors and publishers. The last folder in the series contains letters received during Williams' last illness. Additional correspondence can be found in other series as noted in the Folder Title list.

23 items
1915-1929

Box 2: folder 1
20 items
1930

Box 2: folder 2
19 items
1931

Box 2: folder 3
27 items
1932

Box 2: folder 4
29 items
1933

Box 2: folder 5
13 items
1934

Box 2: folder 6
28 items
1935

Box 2: folder 7
21 items
1936

Box 2: folder 8
39 items
1937

Box 2: folder 9
89 items
1938

Box 2: folder 10
17 items
1939

Box 2: folder 11
40 items
1940

Box 2: folder 12
50 items
1941

Box 2: folder 13
30 items
1942

Box 2: folder 14
59 items
1943

Box 2: folder 15
21 items
1944-1945

Box 2: folder 16
51 items
1946-1954, n.d.

Box 2: folder 17
Letters and Telegram from the last sickness.
1955

Box 2: folder 18
Series 4: HOUSE-BUILDING RECORDS, LINCOLN AVENUE, AMHERST



Series 4, HOUSE-BUILDING RECORDS, consists of drawings, plans, notes, bid forms, bills, account reports, product brochures, newspaper clippings, and correspondence (1935, 1941). See also GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE for letters concerning the College-owned house in which Williams lived before building this one. The Correspondence is arranged chronologically and the other materials are roughly sorted by type.

Correspondence, 1935, 1941. 37 letters
[1934-1941]

Box 3: folder 1
Drawings, notes, plans, bid forms, bills, account records, etc.


Box 3: folder 2
Series 5: SIGNAL CORPS RECORDS, SCIENCE AND RESEARCH DIVISION



Series 5, SIGNAL CORPS RECORDS, consists of correspondence and research material. The correspondence consists of letters, telegrams, and memoranda from April 27, 1918 to November 26, 1918. It is chronologically arranged. The research material is unarranged and consists of reports, graphs, charts, notes, statistical tabulations, maps, and "data sheets."

Correspondence, -- letters, telegrams, and memoranda
1918

Box 3: folder 3
Balloon-testing research material


Box 3: folder 4
Series 6: MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS



Series 6, MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS, consists of a signed copy of an Amherst College commencement speech by Charles Cole; 4 pages of unidentified writings; a copy of the Amherst College Statutes in Reference to the Presidency and Faculty; 3 pages of unidentified research notes; 4 mimeographed pages entitled "Three Course Program"; a college song; 2 newspaper clippings; a notebook called "Technical Library Gifts"; and an autograph book signed by guests at a dinner honoring Williams during the 270th American Physical Society Meeting New York City January 25, 1946. This series is unarranged.

Signed copy of Amherst College Commencement speech by Charles Cole; 4 pp. of unidentified writings; "Amherst College Statutes in reference to the President and Faculty; 3 pp. research notes; 4 mimeographed pp. "Three Course Program"; College Song; 2 newspaper clippings.


Box 3: folder 5
Notebook: "Technical Library Gifts"


Box 3: folder 6
Autograph book signed by guests at a dinner honoring Williams during the 2270th American Physical Society meeting in New York City
1946

Box 3: folder 7
Appendix: INDEX OF CORRESPONDENTS



Allen, H.C. - a letter from
1938

Box 2: folder 10
Allen, Henry B. - a letter from
1952

Box 2: folder 17
Allis, Fredrick S. - a letter from
1933

Box 2: folder 5
American Optical Corporation - A letter to
1948

Box 2: folder 17
Anderson(?), Harold M. (Editor, N.Y. Sun) - letter from
1938

Box 2: folder 10
Andrew, Charles A. - 3 letters from
1931-1932

Box 2: folder 3-4
1935

Box 2: folder 7
Andrus, E. Crowles - a letter from
?

Box 2: folder 17
Aquado, M. - a letter to
1941

Box 3: folder 1
[Arduchi?] - 3 letters from
1953

Box 1: folder 18
Armstrong, Ralph A. - 1 letter to, 1 letter from
1954

Box 2: folder 17
Arnold, Bill - a letter from
1937

Box 2: folder 9
Arnold Engineering Corporation - a letter to
1943

Box 2: folder 15
Atkinson, Geoffrey, - 2 letters from
1931

Box 2: folder 3
Avery, Howard S. - 1 letter to, 2 letters from
1937

Box 2: folder 9
Baker, William M. - a letter from
1937

Box 2: folder 9
Bancroft, Dennison - 1 letter to, 1 letter from
1943

Box 2: folder 15
1945

Box 2: folder 16
Bancroft, W.E. - one letter from
1943

Box 2: folder 15
Barss, John S., - one letter from
1935

Box 2: folder 7
Bartlett, Paul D. - 1 letter to, 1 letter from
1952

Box 2: folder 17
Bartoe, Willard F. - 3 letters from
1938

Box 2: folder 10
Barton, Henry A. - 1 letter to, 2 letters from
1953

Box 1: folder 18
Barton, Henry A.
1937

Box 2: folder 9
Basset, P.R. - one letter from
1933

Box 2: folder 5
Batson, Mr. - one letter to
1943

Box 2: folder 15
Bayless, Ray T. (American Society for Metals) - 8 letters to, 10 letters from
1935

Box 2: folder 7
1941

Box 2: folder 13
1943

Box 2: folder 15
Letter from Henry Ward Beecher to Mr.Beach
1891

Box 2: folder 17
Behar, M.F. (Editor, Instruments) - 18 letters to, 35 letters from
1936-1940

Box 2: folder 8-12
Letter from Alexander Graham Bell to Elisha Gray, and a
1877

Box 1: folder 5
reply


Box 1: folder 5
Bennett, Charles E. - letter from
1933

Box 2: folder 5
Bibliofilm Service, - letter from
1938

Box 2: folder 10
Bierbaum, C.H. - 1 letter from, 1 letter to
1944

Box 2: folder 16
Billings, E.M. (Eastman Kodak Corporation) - 1 letter to, 1 letter from
1938

Box 2: folder 10
Blackwood, P. - letter from
1937

Box 2: folder 9
Blanchet, Louis A.G. - letter from
1936

Box 2: folder 8
Bondy, B. - letter from
1930

Box 2: folder 2
Boor, L. (American Cyanamid Corporation) - 1 letter from, 1 letter to
1943

Box 2: folder 15
Bowen, Ira - one letter from
1936

Box 2: folder 8
Letter from Boween, Scott Howe to Commanding Officer, Production
1918

Box 3: folder 3
Bowerman, Walter G. - 2 letters from, 2 letters to
1951

Box 2: folder 17
Brand, C.S. - 1 letter to, 1 letter from
1945

Box 2: folder 16
Briggs, Lyman J. - 2 letters to
1944

Box 2: folder 16
Cadigan, George - letter from
1931

Box 2: folder 3
Cady, W.G. - 2 letters to, 5 letters from
1933

Box 2: folder 5
1942

Box 2: folder 14
Cameron, Professor -1 letter from, 1 letter to
1942

Box 2: folder 14
Casper-Ranger Construction Corporation - letter to
1941

Box 3: folder 1
Carey, Ethel V. (Norton Corporation) - 1 letter to, 1 letter from
1938

Box 2: folder 10
Carlisle Hardware Corporation - 1 letter from
1941

Box 3: folder 1
Chemical Rubber Corporation, Cleveland - 1 letter to
1918

Box 3: folder 3
Cheney, E. W. - 1 letter from
1938

Box 2: folder 10
Cleland, James T. - 1 letter from
1947

Box 2: folder 17
Cole, Charles W. - 1 letter to, 7 letters from
1946, 1947, 1953

Box 2: folder 17
Collier's Magazine, Editor - 1 letter to
1952

Box 2: folder 17
Connely, Willard - 1 letter from
1934

Box 2: folder 6
Cowles, Martha - 1 letter from
1954

Box 1a: folder 2
Cowley, W.H. (Journal of Higher Education) - 1 letter from
1930

Box 2: folder 2
Crabtree, Walter, Jr. - 9 letters to, 11 letters from
1941

Box 3: folder 1
Crandelmere, F.L. from Crabtree
1941

Box 3: folder 1
Crawford, F.H - 1 letter from 1 letter to
1942

Box 2: folder 14
Crew, Henry - 1 letter to, 2 letters from
1951

Box 1a: folder 2
Crossett, Edward C. - 10 letters from
1932-1933

Box 2: folder 4-5
1937-1938

Box 2: folder 9-10
1940

Box 2: folder 12
Culver C.A. - letter from
1943

Box 2: folder 15
D'Almaine, Harry - 1 letter from
1939

Box 2: folder 11
Davis, Roy - 2 letters from
1942

Box 2: folder 14
Davison, George W. - letter from
1933

Box 2: folder 5
DeBruyne, Norman A, - letter from
1940

Box 2: folder 12
DeForest, A.V. - letter from
1937

Box 2: folder 9
Deremer, Earl D. - letter from
1933

Box 2: folder 5
DeRose, Cora F. - 2 letters from
1941

Box 3: folder 1
Dexter, Lewis - letter from
1941

Box 2: folder 13
Dinkel, Esther - letter from
1938

Box 2: folder 10
Donachie, Matthew J. - letter to
1945

Box 2: folder 16
Donnellan, J. Edward
1937

Box 2: folder 9
Letter from Duffendack, O.S. to Stifler
1941

Box 2: folder 13
Durkan, R.M. - letter from
1940

Box 2: folder 12
Eaton, V.E. - 1 letter from, 1 letter to
1937

Box 2: folder 9
Edwards, C.A. - letter from
1938

Box 2: folder 10
Eisenman, W.H. (American Society for Metals) - 2 letters to, 4 letters from
1940

Box 2: folder 12
Letter from Ellery, Edward to Pease (via king to SRW)
1932

Box 2: folder 4
Estey Organ Corporation - 1 letter to, 1 letter from
1954

Box 1: folder 21
Esty, Thomas C. - 2 letters to, 1 letter from
1954

Box 1: folder 21
Ettinger, W.J. (General Electric Corporation) - 3 letters from
1941

Box 2: folder 13
Fahy, Frank P. - 2 letters to, 2 letters from
1922

Box 2: folder 1
Farnsworth, T.W. - letter from
1938

Box 2: folder 10
Feckler, Wilfrid - letter from
1937

Box 2: folder 9
Federal Housing Authority - 1 letter to, 1 letter from
1941

Box 3: folder 1
Fiske, G. Walter - 1 letter to, 3 letters from
1938-1939

Box 2: folder 10-11
Fry, Thornton - 1 letter to
1945

Box 2: folder 16
Fuller, Everett G. - letter from
1942

Box 2: folder 14
Gaertner, William - letter from
1929

Box 2: folder 1
Gebert, N.J. - letter from
1922

Box 2: folder 1
Letter from Gibbs, H.D. To W.J. Lester
1918

Box 3: folder 3
Gilbert, Norman E. - letter from
1942

Box 2: folder 14
Godfrey, John S. - 1 letter to, 1 letter from
1918

Box 3: folder 3
Goodrich, E.P. - letter from
1938

Box 2: folder 10
Goodrick, Hubert B. - letter to
1945

Box 2: folder 16
letters from Gray, Elisha to and from Alexander Graham Bell, Geo. B. Prescott, 1878 and H.S. Carhart, 1878
1877

Box 2: folder 5
Gray, T.H. - letter from
1943

Box 2: folder 15
Hall, E. Snell - 3 letters to, 1 letter from
1954

Box 1a: folder 2
Hall, Jack - letter from
1939

Box 2: folder 11
Hall, John S. - letter to
1943

Box 2: folder 15
Letter to Harris, Robert S. (from Instruments)
1938

Box 2: folder 10
Harroun, Herbert - letter from
1936

Box 2: folder 8
Hart, O.C. (North East Trust Corporation)- 4 letters to, 1 letter from
1941

Box 3: folder 1
Havas, Peter - 1 letter to, 1 letter from
1941

Box 2: folder 13
Heck, Charles M. - 1 letter from
1943

Box 2: folder 15
Hector, L. Grant - 1 letter from
1937

Box 2: folder 9


Box 2
Hess, R.E. (American Society for Testing Metals)- 3 letters from
1935

Box 2: folder 7
Heyer, Robert H. - 2 letters to, 1 letter from
1943

Box 2: folder 15
Hilbert, Edwin H. - letter from
1940

Box 2: folder 13
Hitchcock, Miss - letter to
1938

Box 2: folder 10
Hoesch, G.J. (John A. Roeblings Sons Corporation) - letter from
1918

Box 3: folder 3
Holmes, Harry N. - 1 letter to, 1 letter from
1926

Box 2: folder 1
Holmes, R.M. - 1 letter to, 1 letter from
1938

Box 2: folder 10
Hopkins, Ernest M. - 1 letter from
1936

Box 2: folder 8
Howarth, H.A. Stevens - 1 letter to, 1 letter from
1952

Box 2: folder 17
Hoyt, Sherman R. - 1 letter from
1943

Box 2: folder 15
Humphreys, W.Y - letter to
1942

Box 2: folder 14
Huston, Hollis W. - 1 letter to, 1 letter from
1954

Box 2: folder 17
Hutchins, Robert M. (President, University of Chicago)-?1 letter to, 10 letters from
1930

Box 2: folder 2
Hutchins, William J (President, Berea College) - 1 letter to, 2 letters from
1938

Box 2: folder 10
Hyde, Mr. - 1 letter to
1943

Box 2: folder 15
Inglis, David - 1 letter from
1938

Box 2: folder 10
Instruments Publishing Corporation
1940

Box 2: folder 12
Johnson, Burgess - letter from
1944

Box 2: folder 16
Johnson, Herbert - letter to
1942

Box 2: folder 14
Johnson, Quentin - letter from
1937

Box 2: folder 9
Jones, Professor - 1 letter to, 1 letter from
1942

Box 2: folder 14
Jones, E. Lester (U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey) - letter to
1926

Box 2: folder 1
Judge, Gerald A. - letter from
1947

Box 2: folder 17
Kehne, John H.- letter from
1938

Box 2: folder 10
Kelly, M.J. - letter to
1938

Box 2: folder 10
Ketterer, Hellen (Instruments, Circulation Man) - letter from
1940

Box 2: folder 12
Kimball, Arthur L. - 1 letter to, 3 letters from
1932

Box 2: folder 4
1934

Box 2: folder 6
King, Stanley - 16 letters to, 22 letters from
1932-1935

Box 2: folder 4-7
1940-1944

Box 2: folder 12-16
1950

Box 2: folder 17
Kinsley, Carl - letter from
1938

Box 2: folder 10
Klemin, Alexander - 1 letter to, 1 letter from
1938-1939

Box 2: folder 10-11
Knof, Alfred A. Co. - 1 letter to, 2 letters from
1934

Box 2: folder 6
Knowlton, A.A. - 1 letter from
1922

Box 2: folder 1
Koenig, John H. - letter from
1937

Box 2: folder 9
Kruger, Prof - 1 letter to, 2 letters from
1942

Box 2: folder 14
Landau, David (Nitralloy Corporation and Society des Amis d'Andre-Marie Ampere) - 11 letters to, 23 letters from
1942-1952

Box 1: folder 18
Landau, David (Nitralloy Corporation and Society des Amis d'Andre-Marie Ampere)
1944

Box 2: folder 16
LeDuc, Mr. - letter to
1940

Box 2: folder 12
Leonardon, E.G. - 2 letters from
1945

Box 2: folder 16
Lessells, John M. (American Society for Testing Metals) - 4 letters to, 11 letters from
1942-1943

Box 2: folder 14-15
Lester, W.J. - 2 letters to, 4 letters from
1918

Box 3: folder 3
Letter from Lester, W.J. to R.A. Millikan
1918

Box 3: folder 3
Little, Noel C. - letter from
1942

Box 2: folder 14
Loope, P.F. (Y.M.C.A.) - letter from
1931

Box 2: folder 3
Lord, Arthur H. - 1 letter to, 2 letters from
1943

Box 2: folder 15
Lussier, Richard F. - letter from
1918

Box 3: folder 3
Lysaght, V.E. - 2 letters from
1938

Box 2: folder 10
McCarroll, R.H. (Ford Motor Corporation) - 1 letter from, 1 letter to.
1938-1939

Box 2: folder 10-11
McConaughy, James L. - 2 letters to, 2 letters from
1933

Box 2: folder 5
1940

Box 2: folder 12
McGraw, Ann M. - 1 letter from
1935

Box 2: folder 7
McGraw Hill Book Co. (JST) - 3 letters from
1936

Box 2: folder 8
1940

Box 2: folder 12
McHugh, F.D. (Editor, Scientific American) - letter from
1940

Box 2: folder 12
MacKay, W.H - 1 letter to, 10 letters from
1925

Box 2: folder 1
MacMillen Corporation - 1 letter to
1936

Box 2: folder 8
McMillen, J. Howard - 2 letters to, 3 letters from
1953

Box 1: folder 18
Mason and Hamlin Piano Corporation - 1 letter to, 1 letter from
1954

Box 1: folder 21
Maxfield, Lewis S. - letter from
1938

Box 2: folder 10
Mayer, Kurt - letter from
1941

Box 2: folder 13
Miller, Dayton C. - 1 letter to, 2 letters from
1938

Box 2: folder 10
Miller, Julius S. - letter from
1938

Box 2: folder 11
Millikan, Robert A. - 4 letters to, 7 letters from
1918-1944

Box 3: folder 3
Millikan, Robert A.
1935

Box 2: folder 7
1944

Box 2: folder 16
Letter from Millikan, R.A. to Laurence Spetry
1918

Box 3: folder 3
Millikan, R.A., letter to B.L.Smith with note to SRW
1918

Box 3: folder 3
[?] Members, Visiting Committee, Physics Department. - letter to
1939

Box 2: folder 11
Mirza, Royhinton N. Fram - letter from
1939

Box 2: folder 11
Molineux, Carlton E. - 2 letters from
1940

Box 2: folder 12
1942

Box 2: folder 14
Moore, Genevieve - letter from
1938

Box 2: folder 10
Murphy, Lee - letter from
1918

Box 3: folder 3
Letter from Murphy, Lee to Lieutenant Colonel Jones
1918

Box 3: folder 3
Neilson, William A (President, Smith College) - letter to
1937

Box 2: folder 9
Newlin, William J. (Memos) - 2 letters from
1930

Box 2: folder 2
1933

Box 2: folder 5
Newton, John M. - letter from
1954

Box 2: folder 17
New York Times - letter to
1941

Box 2: folder 13
Nichols, E.F. - 2 letters from, 2 letters to
1918

Box 3: folder 3
Officine Galileo - letter from
1939

Box 2: folder 11
Parsons, C.W.D. - letter from
1938

Box 2: folder 10
Pease, Arthur Stanley (President, Amherst College) - 10 letters to, 17 letters from
1928-32

Box 2: folder 1-4
Pegram, George B. - 2 letters to, 4 letters from
1937

Box 2: folder 9
1941

Box 2: folder 13
1943

Box 2: folder 15
Letter from Perfection Stove Corporation To Mutual Plumbing.
1935

Box 3: folder 1
Perkins, Henry A. - 1 letter to, 1 letter from
1943

Box 2: folder 15
Philipsohorn, H.V. - letter from
1934

Box 2: folder 6
Porter, C. Scott - 2 letters from
1934

Box 2: folder 6
1945

Box 2: folder 16
Pusey, Nathan M. (Harvard University) - letter from
1954

Box 2: folder 17
Richmyer, F.K. - letter to
1938

Box 2: folder 10
Rimbach, Richard (Managing Editor, Instruments)- 1 letter to, 7 letters from
1936-1937

Box 2: folder 8-9
1940

Box 2: folder 12
Ripperberger, E.A. -1 letter to, 2 letters from
1938

Box 2: folder 10
Rittenhouse, J.K. (American Society for Testing Metals) - letter from
1935

Box 2: folder 7
Roberts, Walter - 2 letters from
1941

Box 2: folder 13
n.d.

Box 2: folder 17
Roberts, Wm. H.,III (to states) letter from
1938

Box 2: folder 10
Robinson, Earl - letter from
1936

Box 2: folder 8
Rolscreen Co. (J.G. Beat?) - letter from
1941

Box 3: folder 1
Rusk, Prof. (Rogers D.?) - 2 letters to, 2 letters from
1942-1943

Box 2: folder 14-15
Russel, Dr. - letter from
1939

Box 2: folder 11
Sanford, R.L. - letter to
1954

Box 2: folder 17
Sargent, George M. (by Nelms) - 5 letters from
1918

Box 3: folder 3
Saunders, Frederick A. - 2 letters to, 1 letter from
1931

Box 2: folder 3
Schniewind, H.Z. - 1 letter to, 1 letter from
1938

Box 2: folder 10
1954

Box 2: folder 17
Science Service, Washington, D.C. - letter to
1938

Box 2: folder 10
Scott, Gifford, - 2 letters to, 3 letters from
1954

Box 1: folder 18
Scott, William T. (? to Stifler)- 2 letters to, 2 letters from
1941

Box 2: folder 13
Serduke, James T. - 2 letters to
1929

Box 2: folder 1
Severence, D.P. (M.I.T) - letter from
1939

Box 2: folder 11
Shand, E.B. (Corning Glass Works) - letter from
1943

Box 2: folder 15
Sherry, B.J., two memos to R.F. Lussier
1918

Box 3: folder 3
Shore, W.F. - 2 letters from
1938

Box 2: folder 10
1940

Box 2: folder 12
Shugards, H.E (Barber Colman Corporation) - 3 letters from
1943

Box 2: folder 15
Shuster, Arthur - 1 letter to, 1 letter from
1915

Box 2: folder 1
Skinner, C.A. - 1 letter to
1932

Box 2: folder 4
(?Slade), William - 2 letters from
1932

Box 2: folder 4
Slater, John C. - 2 letters to, 1 letter from
1938

Box 2: folder 10
1940

Box 2: folder 12
Sloan, T.H., Lieutenant - 1 letter to
1918

Box 3: folder 3
Letter from Sloan, T.H. to W.J. Lester
1918

Box 3: folder 3
Smith, Alpheus - 1 letter to, 2 letters from
1922

Box 2: folder 1
Smith, H. Hunter - 2 letters from
1938

Box 2: folder 10
1941

Box 2: folder 13
Smith, Harold Ladd - 3 letters from
1931

Box 2: folder 3
1939

Box 2: folder 11
Societe des Amis d'Andre-Marie Ampere - 1 letter to
1953

Box 1: folder 18
Soller, Theodore - 2 letters to, 1 letter from
1942

Box 2: folder 14
States, M.N. letter to Roberts
1938

Box 2: folder 10
Stearns, Frank W. - 1 letter to, 2 letters from
1934

Box 2: folder 6
Stetson, Harlan T. -1 letter to, 2 letters from
1951

Box 2: folder 17
Stewart, Professor - 1 letter to, 1 letter from
1942

Box 2: folder 14
Stewart, John Q. - 1 letter to, 1 letter from
1941

Box 2: folder 13
Stifler, Warren W. - 1 letter to, 3 letters from
1932

Box 2: folder 4
1941

Box 2: folder 13
Stocks, Esther H. (Secretary To President, Amherst College)- letter from
1930

Box 2: folder 2
Sturtevant, Ralph T. - 1 letter to, 3 letters from
1942

Box 2: folder 14
Succop, J.A - 1 letter from
1936

Box 2: folder 8
Suter, Alfred - 1 letter to, 1 letter from
1954

Box 2: folder 17
Swett Bros. Heating and Appliance Corporation, Russell Swett
1941

Box 3: folder 1
Switzer, George - 1 letter to, 2 letters from
1949

Box 2: folder 17
Taylor, George - 1 letter to, 2 letters from
1931-1932

Box 2: folder 3-4
Taylor, Lloyd W. - 2 letters from
1938

Box 1: folder 5
Testing Machines, Incorporated - 1 letter from
1942

Box 2: folder 14
Thacher, H.B. (Buildings. & Grounds, Amherst College) - 1 letter to, 3 letters from
1930

Box 2: folder 2
Thum, E.E. (Editor, Metal Progress) - 2 letters to, 6 letters from
1938-1939

Box 2: folder 10-11
Tuckerman, L.B. - 1 letter to, 10 letters from
1943

Box 2: folder 15
Tuttle, Harris B. (Eastman Kodak) - 1 letter to, 10 letters from
1943

Box 2: folder 15
Vital Statistics Department of N.Y. - 1 letter to
1951

Box 2: folder 11
Wallace, John D. - letter from
1943

Box 2: folder 15
Watson, William W. - letter from
1941

Box 2: folder 13
Weaver, H.A. - letter from
1937

Box 2: folder 9
Weaver, Warren - 2 letters to, 2 letters from
1932

Box 2: folder 4
Webster, R.A. - 3 letters from
1943

Box 2: folder 15
Welsh, Pearle W. (Mrs. J. Miller) - letter from
n.d.

Box 2: folder 17
Wesley, W.A. - letter from
1938

Box 2: folder 10
West, C.J. (National Research Center) - 2 letters to, 3 letters from
[1935]

Box 2: folder 7
Whitney, W.R. - 4 letters from, 4 letters to
1931-1932

Box 2: folder 3-4
1938

Box 2: folder 10
Wilcox, M.C. (Spencer Lens Corporation) - letter from
1941

Box 2: folder 13
Williams, H.J. - 2 letters to, 4 letters from
1952

Box 2: folder 17
Williams, Ralph and Lois - letter from
1941

Box 2: folder 13
Wilson, C.H., letter from Behar
1938

Box 2: folder 10
Wilson, Charles M. - 1 letter to, 1 letter from
1938

Box 2: folder 10
Wilson, Mel - letter from
1938

Box 2: folder 10
Witt, Warren A. - letter to
1943

Box 2: folder 15
Wold, P.A. - 2 letters from
1938

Box 2: folder 10
Woodbridge, Donald - 1 letter to, 4 letters from
1935

Box 2: folder 7
Zeiss, Carl, Incorporated - letter to
1943

Box 2: folder 15
____, George - 2 letters from
1950

Box 2: folder 17
____, Ted - letter from
1933

Box 2: folder 5
____, Joe - letter from
1936

Box 2: folder 8
S. R. Williams to _____
1938

Box 2: folder 10
_____, Lloyd -1 letter to, 1 letter from
1942

Box 2: folder 14

Search Terms
The following terms represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. Use these headings to search for additional materials on this web site, in the Five College Library Catalog, or in other library catalogs and databases.

Subjects
  • Amherst College--Faculty.
  • Physics--Study and teaching (Higher)--Massachusetts--Amherst.
  • Williams, Samuel Robinson, b. 1879.

Genre terms
  • Photographs--Amherst College.


Questions about this collection? Contact the archives
Home | Help | About | Search