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: 11, Dates: 1910-1970

Contains various scientific journals and physics publications, course materials and student papers, King's published articles "Studies in Refractive Index," "A New Method for Measuring Young's Modulus," and "Ranges and Straggling Coefficients of Alpha-Particles," in addition to two typescripts his "A Manual of Experiments for Physics 3 and 13," and materials relating to the International Working Seminar on the Role of the History of Physics in Physics Education.

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Box: 12, Dates: 1932-1976

Contains composition books containing notes from the Behr-Manning Project and other miscellaneous physics notes, King's "Report on the Interaction of Small Particles and Electric Fields" for Behr-Manning, theses submitted to the faculty of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the publication "Perspectives ‘76: being a Compendium of Useful Knowledge About Old-Time Vermont and New Hampshire."

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Box: 13, Dates: 1942-1970

Contains requests for reprints of King's articles, materials relating to King's chairmanship of the New England Section of the American Physical Society, materials from the Special Committee of Seven selected to study the operations of the Faculty Council plan, college correspondence and King's notes regarding universal military training, correspondence offering King positions in war-related research, information regarding the New Hampshire State Science Fair held at Dartmouth, materials concerning the Visiting Scientists Program, membership information for and correspondence related to the New Hampshire Academy of Science, materials related to the Physics Curriculum Committee, a binder of laboratory notes and other materials from the Dartmouth Conference on Mechanics, and general correspondence.

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Box: 14, Dates: 1952-1971

Contains financial records and planning information for the Conferences on Oscillations and Waves, Tissue Elasticity, and Mechanics at Dartmouth, materials relating to King's role as a Dartmouth faculty member, including Physics Department information and memoranda from various committees, such as the Premedical Committee, communication with the National Science Foundation regarding their summer institutes program, correspondence regarding King's Fulbright Professorship at University of Rangoon, and course materials from various physics courses.

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Box: 15, Dates: 1958-1965

Contains four binders of course materials from various physics courses, ten composition books of physics notes, laboratory notes from the Dartmouth Conference on Mechanics, Allan Vincent Kotmel's masters thesis "Image Formation and Reconstruction: Effects of Polarization of Light and Other Factors on Holograms," and five large binders containing experiment instructions and data, course materials, and miscellaneous physics notes and publications.

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Box: 16, Dates: 1937-1970

Contains reprints of King's articles "Simple Viscosimetric Experiment," "A Lens Forms Too Many Images!," "Weight and Weightlessness," "A Mechanism for the Origin of Specifically Oriented Textures in Development with Special Reference to Nitella Wall Texture," "Studies in Refractive Index Part IV," "Circulatory System: Arterial Pulse; Wave Velocity," "Ranges and Straggling Coefficients of Alpha-Particles," "Temperature Correction Methods in Calorimetry," "A New Method for Measuring Young's Modulus," "Some Studies in Tissue Elasticity," "The Spore Discharge Mechanism of Common Ferns," "Biotics: The Physics of Life," "On a Generalization of the Poiseuille Law," "Laboratory Problem in Projectile Motion," "Waves in Elastic Tubes: Velocity of the Pulse Wave in Large Arteries," a movie reel, and correspondence with and papers by Dr. Hans Kangro.

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Box: 17, Dates: 1937-1975

Contains correspondence (largely about his papers), faculty memoranda and other materials from the Department of Physics, typewritten drafts, as well as correspondence and experimental data relating to, "Undergraduate Experiment in Fourier Transform Spectrometry," programs from a 1970 physics colloquium, materials from Project Boomerang, correspondence about "Temperature Correction Methods in Calorimetry," several copies of "The Dartmouth College Eye Institute: The Story of its Growth and Work," reprints of his papers "Physical Aspects of Bacterial Growth and Multiplication" and "Pressure-Volume Relation for Cylindrical Tubes with Elastomeric Walls: The Human Aorta," and various articles by other authors, including several sent to him from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.

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Box: 18, Dates: 1943-1975

Contains a "Laboratory Workbook for a One-Semester Course in College Botany," copies of King's paper "Natural Philosophy at Dartmouth College," copies of the "Wilder Physical Laboratory Report Sheet," a composition book of physics notes, reprints of "An Undergraduate Experiment in Fourier-Transform Spectrometry" and "The Curious Bands of Talbot," a binder of course materials, materials from the Conference on Tissue Elasticity at Dartmouth and the National Science Foundation Summer Institute in Optics at the University of Rochester, instruction booklets for various scientific and photographic apparatus, materials from the Optical Society of America and other documents relating to optics, instructional materials and correspondence from the Center for the History of Physics, and typewritten versions of and correspondence relating to his report "Applications of the Hoover Diffraction Plates for Educational Purposes."

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Box: 19, Dates: 1935-1983

Contains scientific notes arranged by topic, book reviews authored by King, drafts of King's paper "Theory of Frequency Response for Tissue Strips," materials from the Conference on Tissue Elasticity at Dartmouth, documents from King's work on the Graduate Fellowships Committee, Committee to Review Ph. D. Qualifications, and the Premedical Committee, drafts of and correspondence regarding his paper "Free Longitudinal Vibrations of Rubber and Tissue Strips," course materials and Department of Physics Materials, a list of King's publications for the Department of Physics faculty, a book of "Statistics on Dartmouth Applicants to Medical Schools for Fall, 1969," Karen Strauss' thesis "Microwave-Induced Inhibition of Protoplasmic Streaming in Nitella," student recommendations, and miscellaneous correspondence.

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Box: 20, Dates: 1949-1964

Contains the 45th and 47th editions of "Handbook of Chemistry and Physics," data and graphs on the elasticity of tissues, typewritten papers on the subject, and correspondence about publishing such research, two notebooks with writing on "The Electret," and alphabetized information on various scientific topics.

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