|Repository:||Fermilab History and Archives Project|
|MS-109, P.O. Box 500|
|Batavia, IL 60510-5011|
|Phone: (630) 840-5177|
|Fax: (630) 840-2623|
|Creator:||Edwin L. Goldwasser|
|Title:||Edwin L. Goldwasser Papers|
|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.|
|Location:||The collection is housed in the History Room in Wilson Hall on the Fermilab site.|
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 He served on the faculty of the University of California for one year.4 Goldwasser joined the faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1951, and he ultimately became a professor there.2 Goldwasser began doing research with betatrons while at the University of Illinois, but he moved his work to Argonne National Laboratory when that lab completed the ZGS. He also founded and chaired Argonne's Users' Group.4 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 In 1986, he left that position to join the Central Design Group for the Superconducting Super Collider. When the SSC moved to its Texas site, he returned to the University of Illinois, where he served as Acting Director of several programs. From 1993 to 1994, he was a Linde Distinguished Fellow at CalTech, where he worked on the development of a gravity wave detector.4
Goldwasser served on the Atomic Energy Commission General Advisory Committee and the Illinois Governor's Science Advisory Commission. He served as chairman of the IUPAP Commission on Particles and Fields, the International Committee for Future Accelerators, and the American Physical Society Committee on the International Freedom of Scientists. Goldwasser is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.4
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
4. Program from "Mini-Symposium Celebrating Ned Goldwasser's 80th Birthday: The Early Days of Fermilab" at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, 1999 March 10.
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.
SERIES I: BIOGRAPHICAL. Arranged chronologically.
SERIES II: CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDENCE. Arranged in original order, primarily alphabetical.
SERIES III: NAS-NRC BISE. Arranged chronologically.
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See also: Fermilab History and Archives Project Wilson Era Collection.
This collection and other related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs:
[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.
Portions of this collection were donated by the Fermilab Public Information Office and probably by Edwin L. Goldwasser.
This collection was processed by Valerie Higgins in July 2013.
|SERIES I: BIOGRAPHICAL||Dates||Items|
|Contains biographical material on Goldwasser.|
|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||1978|
|Includes transcript of press conference on Wilson's resignation.|
|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).|
|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|