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Guide to the Joseph Sweetman Ames physics lectures MSS.0077

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University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

May 2009

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English

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Collection Title:

Joseph Sweetman Ames physics lectures

Unit ID:

MSS.0077

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (1 item)

Dates:

1898-1899

Abstract:

Physics lectures in form of mimeographed, bound textbook delivered in 1898-1899 to the second year students of Johns Hopkins University by Joseph S. Ames, professor of physics. Book belonged to H. A. Sayre.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains physics lectures in the form of a mimeographed, bound textbook delivered in 1898-1899 to the second year students of Johns Hopkins University by Joseph S. Ames, professor of physics. Book belonged to H. A. Sayre.

Preferred Citation:

Joseph Sweetman Ames physics lectures, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Biographical/Historical note

Joseph Sweetman Ames was a physics professor at Johns Hopkins University, provost of the university from 1926-1929, and university president from 1929-1935.

Born on 3 July 1864 in Manchester, Vermont, he is best remembered as one of the founding members of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA, the predecessor of NASA), and was its longtime chair (1919-1939). NASA's Ames Research Center is named after him. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1911, and was the 1935 recipient of the Langley Gold Medal from the Smithsonian Institution.

Ames died on 24 June 1943.

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Ames, Joseph Sweetman, 1864-1943 (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Johns Hopkins University. (local)

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Higher Education (Local)

Lectures (aat)

Science and Nature (localbroad)

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Ames Joseph Sweetman 1864 Box 9