Finding Aid to the Captain Bradley F. Bennett (URA Vice President for Administration, 1967-1977) Papers, 1963-1988



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Creator: Bradley F. Bennett
Title: Captain Bradley F. Bennett (URA Vice President for Administration, 1967-1977) Papers
Dates: 1963-1988
Size: 1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Materials in collection: Correspondence, photographs, printed material, talks, and other materials.
Abstract: Captain Bradley F. Bennett was Universities Research Association Vice President for Administration from 1967 to 1977. The collection includes materials on Fermilab and URA collected by Bennett.
Identification number: 2013.004
Location: The collection is housed in the History and Archives Project House on the Fermilab site.
Language: English

Biographical Note

Captain Bradley F. Bennett served as a naval officer. He was Universities Research Association Vice President for Administration from 1967 until he retired on February 28, 1977.1 He died on August 20, 2010, at the age of 98.2

1. "Early URA." Fermilab History and Archives Project. Accessed 2013 June 25.

2. "Death." Fermilab Today August 27, 2010. Accessed 2013 June 25.


Scope and Content

The papers consist of miscellaneous materials collected by Bennett on the early history of Fermilab and URA.


Arrangement

SERIES I: HISTORY AND GOVERNANCE OF URA. Arranged chronologically.

SERIES II: CORRESPONDENCE. Arranged chronologically.

SERIES III: TALKS ON NAL. Arranged chronologically.

SERIES IV: WRITINGS ON URA AND NAL. Arranged chronologically.

SERIES V: EVENTS. Arranged chronologically.

SERIES VI: PHOTOGRAPHS. Arranged chronologically.

SERIES VII: MISCELLANEOUS. Arranged chronologically.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

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Related Material

Universities Research Association Publications, 1966-2003


Controlled Access Terms

This collection and other related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs:

Bennett, Bradley F.
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Universities Research Association (U.S.)


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item title or description]. Captain Bradley F. Bennett (URA Vice President for Administration, 1967-1977) Papers, 1963-1988 (2013.004: Box [Box number], Folder [Folder number]). Fermilab History and Archives Project, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL..

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Bradley F. Bennett.

Processing History

This collection was processed by Valerie Higgins in June 2013.


Box List

SERIES I: HISTORY AND GOVERNANCE OF URA Dates Items
Arranged chronologically.
    Chronological development of URA, part 1
Materials collected by Bennett on the development of URA.
box   1 folder   1 Supplemental Report of the GAC/PSAC Panel on High Energy Accelerator Physics 1963 December 11
Report from meeting of members of the Panel on High Energy Accelerator Physics November 16-17, 1963 on recommendations concerning MURA.
box   1 folder   1 Letter from Frederick Seitz (NAS president) to unidentified recipient (copy) 1965 January 25
Letter on formation of committee chaired by J.C. Warner to develop the new national association of universities that will administer the next large high-energy accelerator.
box   1 folder   1 "Universities Research Association, Inc.: Committee on Organization" meeting minutes 1965 February 17
box   1 folder   1 Letter from Glenn Seaborg (AEC Chairman) to Frederick Seitz (NAS president) (copy) 1965 March 2
Letter proposing NAS study the accelerator site selection problem.
box   1 folder   1 Letter from Charles F. Dunbar (Associated Universities, Inc. secretary) to J.C. Warner (copy) with "Outline of a Multi-University Organization: Report of Preliminary Discussion Held at NAS, February 17, 1965" report prepared by Dunbar 1965 March 5
box   1 folder   1 "Universities Research Association, Inc. Committee on Organization Recommendations" draft 1965 March 26
box   1 folder   1 Letter from Frederick Seitz (NAS president) to universities asked to join URA (copy) 1965 May 28
box   1 folder   1 Universities Research Association, Inc. National Academy of Sciences Meeting of University Presidents minutes (draft) 1965 June 20
box   1 folder   1 Articles of Incorporation of Universities Research Association (copy) 1965 June 21
box   1 folder   1 Minutes of First Meeting of Board of Trustees on Universities Research Association 1965 September 16
box   1 folder   1 Universities Research Association, Inc. bylaws 1965 September 16
box   1 folder   1 Universities Research Association, Inc.: Minutes of [first] annual meeting of the Council of Presidents 1965 November 7
box   1 folder   1 Letter from Gaylord P. Harnwell (URA Council of Presidents chairman) to Glenn Seaborg (AEC chairman) on formation of URA and Seaborg's responde (copies) 1965 November 17-December 6
box   1 folder   1 Universities Research Association, Inc. Board of Trustees meeting minutes 1965 December 12
box   1 folder   1 Universities Research Association, Inc. Board of Trustees meeting minutes 1966 January 25
box   1 folder   1 Universities Research Association, Inc. Executive and Scientific Committees joint meeting minutes 1966 March 4-5
box   1 folder   1 URA Scientific Committee meeting minutes 1966 April 26
box   1 folder   1 Universities Research Association, Inc. Scientific Committee (Board of Trustees) as Technical Advisory Committee to the Nominating Committee (Council of Presidents): Criteria for Membership in URA 1966 June 30
box   1 folder   1 Universities Research Association, Inc. Board of Trustees meeting minutes 1966 July 29
box   1 folder   1 "Norman F. Ramsey Elected President of URAI" (News Report: National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, National Academy of Engineering, page 9) 1966 October
box   1 folder   1 "Illinois Proposal for the Site of 200 BeV Particle Accelerator: Volume V, Weston Site, DuPage County, Illinois" prepared by IIT Research Institute and Corplan Associates on behalf of the Board of Economic Development, State of Illinois; Chicago Area Research and Development Council, Chicago, Illinois; Mayor's Committee for the Economic and Cultural Development of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois" undated (c. 1966 October)
box   1 folder   1 Universities Research Association, Inc. Board of Trustees meeting minutes 1966 October 11
box   1 folder   1 Universities Research Association, Inc. Board of Trustees annual meeting minutes 1966 November 20
box   1 folder   1 Universities Research Association, Inc. annual report by Board of Trustees 1966 December 7
box   1 folder   1 Letter from Norman F. Ramsey (URA president) to Paul McDaniel (AEC director of research) (copy) with "Proposal for Continuing Studies of a 200 BeV Accelerator Facility submitted by Universities Research Association" 1966 December 23
box   1 folder   2 Letter contract from John A. Erlewine (AEC assistant general manager for operations) accepted by Norman F. Ramsey (URA president) 1967 January 5
A contract for conceptual planning and other pertinent preliminary activities related to the proposed 200 BeV national accelerator facility.
box   1 folder   2 Letter from Leon M. Lederman (Columbia University) to Norman F. Ramsey (URA president) with memo from Lederman to URA Board of Trustees (subject: Policy of URA) (copy) 1967 January 7
box   1 folder   2 Letter from Bill B. Fretter (Berkeley Office of the Dean) to Ed J. Lofgren (copy) 1967 January 7
Letter on CERN's plans for a 300 BeV machine.
box   1 folder   2 Universities Research Association, Inc. Board of Trustees meeting minutes 1967 January 15
box   1 folder   2 Universities Research Association, Inc. Executive Committee meeting minutes 1967 January 30
box   1 folder   2 Universities Research Association, Inc. Board of Trustees meeting minutes 1967 February 15
box   1 folder   2 "Wilson to Direct Proposed 200 BeV Accelerator Lab" URA press release 1967 March 7
box   1 folder   2 Universities Research Association, Inc. reminder of board meeting, April 8, 1967 1967 March 24
box   1 folder   2 Letter from A. Wilson Knecht (Seelye Stevenson Value and Knight, Inc. president) to John Derry (AEC Construction Division chief) 1967 April 3
box   1 folder   2 "Talking Paper for June 8, 1967; 4 P.M. Meeting with URA and NAL Representative: Scope of 200 BeV Project for NAL Summer Studies" 1967 June 8
box   1 folder   2 Universities Research Association, Inc. bylaws (ammended text) 1967 June 15
box   1 folder   2 Letter from Norman F. Ramsey (URA president) to URA Board of Trustees with memo from Ramsey to URA Council of Presidents and accompanying material (copy) 1967 July 3
Letter and memo on upcoming debate in Senate about the AEC authorization bill.
box   1 folder   2 Lists of Universities Research Association, Inc. committees, corporate officers, and Board of Trustees 1967 November
box   1 folder   2 Universities Research Association, Inc. report by the president 1967 December 5
box   1 folder   2 Letter from Norman F. Ramsey (URA president) to Kennedy C. Brooks (AEC 200 BeV Accelerator Facility Office area manager) (copy) 1968 July 31
box   1 folder   2 Aerial view of NAL Village (black and white) 1969 January
box   1 folder   2 "Jury Sets Land Price for Purchase by Lab" from Chicago Tribune, page 2 1969 June 26
box   1 folder   2 U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Justification for Operating Costs and Equipment Obligations 1969 April 4
box   1 folder   2 NAL manpower projection for remainder of fiscal year 1970 c. 1970
box   1 folder   2 Miscellaneous material undated
    Chronological development of URA, part 2
Material collected and sent to Bennett by A. Geoffrey Norman (University of Michigan). Primarily consists of correspondence about the University of Michigan's involvement in URA.
box   1 folder   2b Cover letter of packet from A. G. Norman to Bennett (copy) 1974 July 15
box   1 folder   2b Letter from Frederick Seitz (NAS president) to university presidents (copy) 1964 December 17
box   1 folder   2b Letter from Frederick Seitz (NAS president) to Harlan Hatcher (University of Michigan president) and reply (copies) 1964 December 2-18
box   1 folder   2b Letter from Frederick Seitz (NAS president) to A. Geoffrey Norman (University of Michigan vice president for research) (copy), includes "Expected Participants to Attend Meeting on Future Administration of High-Energy Accelerators National Academy of Sciences - January 17, 1965" 1965 January 8
box   1 folder   2b Letter from Frederick Seitz (NAS president) to A. Geoffrey Norman (University of Michigan vice president for research) (copy), includes "National Academy of Sciences Meeting of University Presidents January 17, 1965 Summary of Conclusions" 1965 January 22
box   1 folder   2b Letter from Frederick Seitz (NAS president) to A. Geoffrey Norman (University of Michigan vice president for research) (copy) 1965 January 25
box   1 folder   2b Memo from A. G. Norman (University of Michigan vice president for research) to Harlan Hatcher (University of Michigan president) (copy) 1965 January 25
Report on January 17, 1965 meeting of university presidents.
box   1 folder   2b Letter from A. Geoffrey Norman (University of Michigan vice president for research) to Frederick Seitz (NAS president) (copy) 1965 February 2
box   1 folder   2b Letter from Frederick Seitz (NAS president) to Harlan Hatcher (University of Michigan president) (copy) 1965 February 2
box   1 folder   2b Letter from Frederick Seitz (NAS president) to A. Geoffrey Norman (University of Michigan vice president for research) (copy) with reply (copy) and "Universities Research Association, Inc. Committee on Organizaton Recommendations" (draft) 1965 March 26-April 13
box   1 folder   2b Letter from Frederick Seitz (NAS president) to A. Geoffrey Norman (University of Michigan vice president for research) (copy) with reply (copy) 1965 April 13-22
box   1 folder   2b Letter from Frederick Seitz (NAS president) to A. Geoffrey Norman (University of Michigan vice president for research) (copy) with reply (copy) 1965 May 10-24
box   1 folder   2b Letter from Frederick Seitz (NAS president) to A. Geoffrey Norman (University of Michigan vice president for research) (copy) with agenda, lists of participants, and draft of groups for June 20, 1965 meeting and copy of handwritten notes from the meeting 1965 May 27-June 10
box   1 folder   2b "Articles of Incorporation of Universities Research Association, Inc." (copy) 1965 June 21
box   1 folder   2b Letters from Frederick Seitz (NAS president) to A. Geoffrey Norman (University of Michigan vice president for research) (copies) and memo from Norman to Harlan Hatcher (University of Michigan president) 1965 June 28-July 15
box   1 folder   2b Letter from E. A. Cummiskey to A. Geoffrey Norman (University of Michigan vice president for research) (copy) 1965 July 22
box   1 folder   2b Telegram from Frederick Seitz (NAS president) to A. Geoffrey Norman (University of Michigan vice president for research) with letter reply (copies) 1965 July 22-26
box   1 folder   2b Letter from J. C. Warner (URA Nominating Committee chairman) to Harlan Hatcher (University of Michigan president) (copy) 1965 September 21
box   1 folder   2b Letter from Leonard L. Bacon (URA secretary) to Harlan Hatcher (University of Michigan president) (copy) 1965 September 21
box   1 folder   2b Letter from A. Geoffrey Norman (University of Michigan vice president for research) to Leonard L. Bacon (URA secretary) (copy) 1965 October 19
box   1 folder   2b Letter from Leonard L. Bacon (URA secretary) to A. Geoffrey Norman (University of Michigan vice president for research) (copy) 1965 October 21
    URA governance and organization
box   2 folder   1 "Articles of Incorporation of Universities Research Association" (copy) 1965 June 21
box   2 folder   1 "Universities Research Association, Inc. Bylaws Amended Text" 1976 January 29
box   2 folder   1 "Universities Research Association, Inc. Council of Presidents" 1972 March 2
box   2 folder   1 "Universities Research Association, Inc. Board of Trustees" 1978 May 9
box   2 folder   1 "Universities Research Association, Inc. Member Institutions" 1976 March 29
box   2 folder   1 "Universities Research Association, Inc. Member Universities by Region" 1976 October 27
box   1 folder   8 "Universities Research Association Reorganization" plan 1987-1988
SERIES II: CORRESPONDENCE Dates Items
Arranged chronologically.
box   2 folder   2 Correspondence 1970-1981
SERIES III: TALKS ON NAL Dates Items
Arranged chronologically.
box   2 folder   3 "The National Accelerator Laboratory" by Edwin L. Goldwasser at the Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute in Chicago, 1968 April 17 1968
box   2 folder   3 "Design features of the 200-GeV accelerator" by M. Stanley Livingston at the USSR National High Energy Accelerator Conference in Moscow, 1968 October 9-17 1968
box   2 folder   3 Interview with Dubridge, 1969 February 14 1969
box   2 folder   3 Remarks by Craig Hosmer at the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy at the Particle Accelerator Conference in Washington, D.C., 1969 March 6 1969
box   2 folder   3 Remarks by Dr. Theos J. Thompson at the Presentation of AEC Citation to Dr. M. Stanley Livingston at NAL, 1970 June 4 1970
box   2 folder   3 Statement by Robert R. Wilson to the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, 1971 March 9 1971
SERIES IV: WRITINGS ON URA AND NAL Dates Items
Arranged chronologically.
box   2 folder   4 Clippings 1968-1974
box   2 folder   5 Press releases 1967-1972
SERIES V: EVENTS Dates Items
Arranged chronologically.
box   2 folder   6 National Accelerator Laboratory Groundbreaking, 1968 December 1 1968
box   1 folder   6 Luncheon observing the official site conveyance of the National Accelerator Laboratory by the State of Illinois to the United States Atomic Energy Commission, 1969 April 10 1969
box   2 folder   7 XVI High Energy Physics Conference at NAL, 1972 September 6-13 1972
box   1 folder   7 Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory dedication ceremony, 1974 May 11 1974
box   2 folder   8 Miscellaneous 1974-1984
SERIES VI: PHOTOGRAPHS Dates Items
Arranged chronologically.
box   2 folder   9 Miscellaneous photographs of NAL, part 1 1968-1974
box   2 folder   10 Miscellaneous photographs of NAL, part 2 (received by Bennett 1976 January 19) 1971-1975
box   2 folder   11 Miscellaneous photographs of NAL, part 3 1972-1974
SERIES VII: MISCELLANEOUS Dates Items
Arranged chronologically.
box   1 folder   3 "Request for proposals for Architect-Engineer and Construction Management Services for the 200 BeV Accelerator Project," drafts 1965-1967
box   1 folder   4 "200-400 BeV Proton Synchrotron" - miscellaneous materials on early development of NAL 1965-1975
box   1 folder   5 Material assembled by Karyl Louwenaar on the history of the Fermilab site and its residents 1968-1969
box   2 folder   12 "Design progress at the National Accelerator Laboratory, 1968-1969" by M. S. Livingston, 1969 June 20 1969
box   1 folder   9 Miscellaneous, part 1 1968-1972
box   2 folder   13 Miscellaneous, part 2 1977, undated