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

Introduction to the Collection

The Allen L. King papers document King's heavy involvement with physics, both as a professor at Dartmouth College and an active member of the physics community at large. It contains many of his papers on physics research and experiments, both in draft and printed form. Dartmouth-related materials include exams and course notes from his teachings, as well as evidence of his work assembling the clock and historical scientific apparatus exhibition at the college. In addition, King's membership in numerous physics organizations is documented, with special emphasis on his outreach to high school physics teachers, done partly through the Visiting Scientists Program, and his work setting up various conferences, especially the International Working Seminar on the Role of the History of Physics in Physics Education.

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