Finding Aid to the Edwin L. Goldwasser Papers, 1968-1978



Repository: Fermilab History and Archives Project
MS-109, P.O. Box 500
Batavia, IL 60510-5011
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Creator: Edwin L. Goldwasser
Title: Edwin L. Goldwasser Papers
Dates: 1968-1978
Size: 1 linear foot (3 boxes)
Materials in collection: Correspondence, drafts, printed material
Abstract: Edwin L. Goldwasser was Fermilab's deputy director from 1967 to 1978.
Identification number: 2013.008
Location: The collection is housed in the History Room in Wilson Hall on the Fermilab site.
Language: English

Biographical Note

Edwin L. Goldwasser was born on March 9, 1919 in New York City. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 1940,1 then served as a physicist for the U.S. Navy's Bureau of Ordnance from 1941 to 1945, where he worked on degaussing ships.3 He completed his PhD at the University of California at Berkeley in 1950. His advisor was Robert Bigham Brode.1 Goldwasser joined the faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana in 1951, and he ultimately became a professor there. He became Fermilab's first deputy director in 1967, and he remained in the position until 1978, when he left to become Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Illinois.2

1. HEPNames Profile (accessed 2013 July 3)

2. "E. L. Goldwasser Joins University of Illinois." FermiNews vol. 1, no. 5, June 8, 1978.

3. Public Information biographical file. Edwin L. Goldwasser Papers. 1968-1978 (2013.008: Box 2, Folder 1). Fermilab History and Archives Project, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL


Scope and Content

The papers primarily consist of correspondence by Golwasser and others with members of Congress regarding the Fermilab funding crisis of 1978. It also includes biographical information on Goldwasser and materials related to his work with the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council Board on International Scientific Exchange.


Arrangement

SERIES I: BIOGRAPHICAL. Arranged chronologically.

SERIES II: CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDENCE. Arranged in original order, primarily alphabetical.

SERIES III: NAS-NRC BISE. Arranged chronologically.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection may be used by qualified readers in the Reading Room of the Fermilab History and Archives Project in Wilson Hall or the Archives House in the Fermilab Village. All collections are available for patron use only with advance notification; please contact the Archivist if you would like to use the collection.

Use Restrictions

Fermilab is providing access to the materials in the History and Archives Project's collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of Fermilab is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Archivist. In addition to permission from Fermilab, permission of the copyright owner (if not Fermilab) and/or any holder of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) may also be required for reproduction, publication, distribution, and other uses. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of any item and securing any necessary permissions rests with the persons desiring to publish the item. Fermilab makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the materials or their fitness for a particular purpose.


Related Material

See also: Fermilab History and Archives Project Wilson Era Collection.


Controlled Access Terms

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

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Goldwasser, Edwin L.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item title or description]. Edwin L. Goldwasser Papers. 1968-1978 (2013.008: Box [Box number], Folder [Folder number]). Fermilab History and Archives Project, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL.

Acquisition Information

Portions of this collection were donated by the Fermilab Public Information Office and probably by Edwin L. Goldwasser.

Processing History

This collection was processed by Valerie Higgins in July 2013.


Box List

SERIES I: BIOGRAPHICAL Dates Items
Contains biographical material on Goldwasser.
Arranged chronologically.
box   2 folder   1 Public Information biographical file 1968-1971
box   2 folder   2 Writings by Goldwasser 1968-1970
box   2 folder   3 Correspondence 1968-1978
SERIES II: CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDENCE Dates Items
Contains correspondence by Goldwasser and others on Fermilab funding crisis and related materials.
Arranged in original order, which is largely alphabetical.
box   1 folder   1 General 1978
box   1 folder   2 House committees 1978
box   1 folder   2 Senate committees c. 1977-1978
box   1 folder   2 John B. Anderson 1977-1978
box   1 folder   2 J. Bennett Johnston, Jr. 1978
box   1 folder   2 Frank Church 1978
box   1 folder   2 Tom Corcoran 1977-1978
box   1 folder   2 John Erlenborn 1977-1978
box   1 folder   2 Barry M. Goldwater, Jr. 1978
box   1 folder   2 Hatfield 1978
box   1 folder   2 Daniel Inouye 1978
box   1 folder   2 Henry M. Jackson 1978
box   1 folder   3 Warren G. Magnuson 1978
box   1 folder   3 Spark M. Matsunaga 1978
box   1 folder   3 Mike McCormack 1977-1978
box   1 folder   3 Henry D. Owen 1977
box   1 folder   3 Charles H. Percy 1977-1978
box   1 folder   3 Frank Press 1978
box   1 folder   3 Melvin Price 1977-1978
box   1 folder   3 Elmer Staats 1978
box   1 folder   3 Thomas Sheahen 1978
box   1 folder   3 John C. Stennis 1978
box   1 folder   3 Adlai E. Stevenson 1977-1978
box   1 folder   3 Olin E. Teague 1978
box   1 folder   4 Supporting letters 1977-1978
box   1 folder   4 John R. Deutch, director of the Office of Energy Research 1978
box   1 folder   4 Robert R. Wilson [includes transcript of press conference on Wilson's resignation] 1978
SERIES III: NAS-NRC BISE Dates Items
Contains materials related to Goldwasser's activities with the NAS-NRC BISE (National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council Board on International Scientific Exchange).
Arranged chronologically.
box   3 folder   1 Responses to inquiry to eminent scientists about US-USSR scientific and technological exchange 1976-1977
box   3 folder   2 Correspondence regarding BISE final report 1977
box   3 folder   3 BISE final report draft, part 1 (Cover letter and chapters 1-3) 1977
box   3 folder   4 BISE final report draft, part 2 (chapter 4) 1977
box   3 folder   5 BISE final report draft, part 3 (chapter 5 and appendix) 1977
box   3 folder   6 Meeting of USNC/IUPAP in Washington D.C., 1977 April 28: agenda and documents 1977