Presentations and Publications
These are presentations and publications by Fermilab History and Archives staff and former staff. The "Presentations and Talks" section contains slides, recordings, and other materials from presentations by Archives staff. The "Publications" section contains articles and papers by Archives staff. The "This Day in Fermilab History" section contains a series of articles on lab history that ran in Fermilab Today from 2014 to 2016.
- From Farms to Fermilab: Keeping the Frontier Alive by Adrienne Kolb, Big Rock Historical Society, March 11, 2004 (PowerPoint presentation)**
- Preserving the Frontier at Fermilab by Adrienne Kolb and Nadezhda Shemyakina, Midwest States Micrographics Conference, Springfield, IL, September 22, 2004 (PowerPoint presentation)**
- Fermilab: The Ring of the Frontier, 1967-1989 by Adrienne Kolb, 2009 APS April Meeting, Denver, CO, May 2 - 5, 2009 (abstract on conference website)
- It Takes a Village: Documenting the Contributions of Non-Scientific Staff to Scientific Research by Valerie Higgins, Humanities for STEM: Using Archives to Bridge the Two Culture Divide, New York, NY, April 6-7, 2018 (PDF of PowerPoint presentation)
- Where in Time is Fermilab's Archivist? by Valerie Higgins in the Fermilab Physics Slam VIII, November 15, 2019 (YouTube video)
**For the text of the presentation, save the file and print the Notes Pages.
- The First Large-Scale Application of Superconductivity: The Fermilab Energy Doubler, 1972-1983, by Lillian Hoddeson. Published in Historical Studies in the Physical Sciences, volume 18, 1987, pages 25-54
- The Mirage of the "World Accelerator for World Peace" and the Origins of the SSC, 1953-1983, by Adrienne Kolb and Lillian Hoddeson. Published in Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, volume 24, 1993, pages 101-124
- A New Frontier in the Chicago Suburbs: Settling Fermilab, 1963-1972, by Adrienne Kolb and Lillian Hoddeson. Published in Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, volume 88, 1995, pages 2-18
- Thinking Small in Big Science: The Founding of Fermilab, 1960-1972, by Catherine Westfall and Lillian Hoddeson. Published in Technology and Culture, volume 37, issue 3, 1996, pages 457-492
- "At the Frontier: A Brief History of Fermilab," by Adrienne W. Kolb, March 1999
- The pictorial version of "At the Frontier: A Brief History of Fermilab", by Adrienne W. Kolb, March 1999
- The Superconducting Super Collider's Frontier Outpost, 1983-1988, by Lillian Hoddeson and Adrienne W. Kolb, 2001. Published in Minerva, volume 38, 2000, pages 271-310
- Vision to Reality: From Robert R. Wilson's Frontier to Leon Lederman's Fermilab, by Lillian Hoddeson and Adrienne W. Kolb, 2003. Published in Physics in Perspective, volume 5, 2004, pages 67-86
- Megascience in Particle Physics: The Birth of an Experiment String at Fermilab, by Mark Bodnarczuk and Lillian Hoddeson. Published in Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, volume 38, issue 4, 2008, pages 508-534
- Fermilab: Physics, the Frontier, and Megascience, by Lillian Hoddeson, Adrienne W. Kolb, and Catherine Westfall. Published by University of Chicago Press, 2008
- Tunnel Visions: The Rise and Fall of the Superconducting Super Collider, by Michael Riordan, Lillian Hoddeson, and Adrienne W. Kolb. Published by University of Chicago Press, 2015
- The Importance of Archives, by Valerie Higgins. Published in Physics World (www.physicsworld.com), April 2019, page 21.
About once a month, the Fermilab History and Archives Project puts together a feature titled "This Day in Fermilab History" for Fermilab Today, the Fermilab newsletter. These articles are also featured on the Fermilab Facebook page. The series started in April 2014. These pages contain the articles and the images used to illustrate them, along with supplementary information added later.
- December 16, 1966: Weston site selection announcement (ran December 16, 2016)
- February 28, 1967: Robert R. Wilson becomes Lab Director (ran February 28, 2017)
- June 15, 1967: The lab's beginning (ran June 13, 2014)
- April 10, 1969: A transfer of ownership (ran April 10, 2014)
- February 12, 1972: Fermilab's experimental program begins (ran February 12, 2015)
- March 1, 1972: Accelerator Reaches 200 GeV Design Energy (ran March 1, 2017)
- May 11, 1974: Fermilab dedication (ran May 9, 2014)
- July 1, 1977: Discovery of the bottom quark (ran July 1, 2014)
- October 1, 1989: The beginning of the Computing Division (ran October 1, 2014)
- September 25, 1992: Lederman Science Education Center dedication (ran September 25, 2014)