Guide to the Papers of Allen L. King, 1863 - 2003Manuscript MS-1032

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Series 1, Papers, 1863-2003

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Box: 1, Dates: 1866-1981

Contains graphic data from the Shattuck Observatory gathered for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Weather Bureau, further notebooks of data gathered at the observatory, a guest register for the observatory, a "Manual of Qualitative Analysis, for use in the Chemical Laboratory of Dartmouth College," the publication "Contributions from the Mount Wilson Observatory: The Spectrohelioscope and its Work," binders containing descriptions of physics experiments accompanied by graphical data, correspondence regarding the Visiting Scientists Program in Physics and the Dartmouth College Teacher Preparation Program, information on Dartmouth's travel policy and vouchers for King's travels, and slides of the Rowell Clock Exhibit.

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Box: 2, Dates: 1953-1989

Contains laboratory instructions, experimental data, graded papers, exams, syllabi, and manuals from various physics courses, including King's "Elementary Physics: Laboratory Manual and Workbook," NASA's publication "Evaluation of Motion-Degraded Images," programs for "The Dartmouth Society of Physical Scientists," presided over by King, student work from the St. Paul's Summer Program, King's description of his work for the Behr-Manning Project, records of renovations of Wilder Hall, a record of gifts from King to the archives of Berry Library, various newsletters and photocopied articles about physics, correspondence related to King's work with the college's collection of historical scientific apparatus, materials relating to New Hampshire state Geologist C.H. Hitchcock, correspondence relating to a Conference on Tissue Elasticity, and correspondence and other materials documenting King's work with Stephen Brush on the "Report of the International Working Seminar on the Role of the History of Physics in Physics Education."

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Box: 3, Dates: 1900-1967

Contains a record of films about Dartmouth, correspondence and other materials relating to King's work with the Educational Testing Service for the Committee of Examiners for the Physics Achievement Test, instructions for "An Undergraduate Experiment in Fourier-Transform Spectrometry" developed by King, examinations from various physics courses, lecture notes and overhead projection sheets, and an array of published physics research focusing especially on optics and electricity.

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Box: 4, Dates: 1945-1965

Contains composition books with notes on various physics topics, materials from the Constitutional Revision Committee of the American Association of Physics Teachers, materials relating to Allan V. Kotmel's research on polarized light, directed by King, evaluations of King's teaching through the Visiting Scientists Program, records of PHS grants investigated by King, binders of course materials and instructional manuals, including copies of King's "Elementary Physics: Laboratory Manual and Workbook" and "A Manual of Experiments for Physics 3 and 13," and correspondence regarding a new physics building and the visit of Professor A.M. Taylor.

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Box: 5, Dates: 1955-1992

Contains exhibit labels, miscellaneous correspondence concerning King's role as a physicist and physics professor, photocopied records of a collection of substance specimens, an experimental report in German on the properties of photographic lenses, and course materials for Basic Science.

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Box: 6, Dates: 1933-1970

Contains materials from the International Working Seminar on the Role of the History of Physics in Physics Education, including King's paper "Historical Scientific Apparatus in Physics Education," materials from the New Hampshire Academy of Science Moosilauke Ravine Lodge physics teaching conference, materials from his work as the American Association of Physics Teachers and American Institute of Physics Regional Counselor in Physics for New Hampshire, various correspondence concerning Dartmouth and the various physics organizations he worked with, materials from his work with Educational Testing Service, a folder of biographical information, and several of King's reports from photography and physics courses at the University of Rochester.

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Box: 7, Dates: 1929-1965

Contains two notebooks of names, one specified as a registry of visiting scientists, other materials from the Visiting Scientists Program, King's bills of purchases for the Northern New England Academy of Science, two grade books and other course materials, materials relating to his work with the State Academies of Science Program and a proposed Conference on Mechanics for College Teachers with the National Science Foundation, scientific journals with articles by other authors, miscellaneous correspondence, several copies of a photograph of scientific apparatus, and five notebooks containing lecture notes. Also contains handwritten and typewritten drafts, critiques, accompanying images, and published versions of King's "Inflation-Deflation Characteristics of Rubber Balloons," "Free Longitudinal Vibrations of Rubber and Tissue Strips," "Elasticity of the Aortic Wall," "Note in Memory of Blind John Gough," "The Elasticity of Soft Body Tissues," "Photoelectric and Thermionic Investigations of Thoriated Tungsten Surfaces," "Bacteria and their Flagella," "Ring Method for Measuring Elastic Moduli," and "Oscillations of a Loaded Rubber Band."

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Box: 8, Dates: 1967-1970

Contains photocopied articles by many authors on the topic of the history of physics in teaching physics, extensive correspondence, financial records, interview transcripts, and reports relating to the International Working Seminar on the Role of History of Physics in Physics Education, and a box of note cards of exam questions as well as exhibit labels.

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Box: 9, Dates: 1936-1963

Contains four scrapbooks, mostly displaying clippings and photographs of clocks and antique furniture, several composition books containing physics notes, RSVP cards for the National Science Foundation Conference in Mechanics for College Physics Teachers which King directed, a copy of King's "Elementary Physics: Laboratory Manual and Workbook," and other course manuals.

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Box: 10, Dates: 1933-1973

Contains correspondence regarding display of historical scientific apparatus; correspondence and records concerning Advanced Placement of physics students; an analysis and proposal about introductory physics courses; several composition books containing physics notes; King's "Report on The Physical Properties of Small Particles" and "Report on Investigation of Dry Electrodeposition" for the Behr-Manning Corporation; his dissertation for the University of Rochester, entitled, "Photoelectric and Thermionic Investigations of Thoriated Tungsten Surfaces," other articles such as "Mechanics of Elastic and Flow Processes," and a binder containing experiments for physics courses.

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