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John Zeleny papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1167

Scope and Contents

Largely reprints of papers by John Zeleny (1897-1945), together with a volume of laboratory notes kept during his attendance at the University of Berlin (1897), biographical information, photographs, and a testimonial book presented to Zeleny upon his retirement in 1940.

Dates

  • 1897-1951

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. John Zeleny in 1980.

Extent

3 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1167

Overview

Largely reprints of papers by John Zeleny (1897-1945), together with a volume of laboratory notes kept during his attendance at the University of Berlin (1897), biographical information, photographs, and a testimonial book presented to Zeleny upon his retirement in 1940.

Biographical / Historical

John Zeleny was born on March 26, 1872, in Racine, Wisconsin. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Minnesota in 1892, where he taught physics for five years. In 1897 Zeleny went abroad to study, spending six months at the University of Berlin and two years at Cambridge, where he did research work in the Cavendish Laboratory under Sir J. J. Thomson, the physicist. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1906 and two years later was named head of the physics department.

In 1915 he moved to Yale and served there as chairman of the physics department from 1920-1940. Zeleny retired from Yale in 1940 and died on June 20, 1951.
Title
Guide to the John Zeleny Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Nancy L. Fappiano
Date
August 1980
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
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Location

Sterling Memorial Library
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