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Dr. Cassius W. Curtis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0136
The collection consists of two archival boxes containing a total of 31 folders containing research in the form of notes diagrams and illustrations as well as letters of correspondence. This collection also includes 11 glass slides and 7 negatives which are housed separately in the Lehigh Photo Collection. Research topics consist of spectroscopy, ballistics and the behavior of metals.

Dates

  • 1942-1980

Conditions Governing Access

Collection housed remotely. Users need to contact 24 hours in advance.

Conditions Governing Use

Collection is open for research.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Overview

Documents and photographs relating to Lehigh University Physics faculty member, Dr. Cassius W. Curtis. This collection includes his research in the field of atomic spectroscopy; his contribution to war research for fundamental studies for the U.S. Army on the dynamic behavior of metals relating to ballistics; correspondence relating to his research.

Biographical / Historical

Documents and photographs relating to Lehigh University Physics faculty member, Dr. Cassius W. Curtis. This collection includes his research in the field of atomic spectroscopy; his contribution to war research for fundamental studies for the U.S. Army on the dynamic behavior of metals relating to ballistics; correspondence relating to his research.

Arrangement

The materials are arranged by format.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Cassius W. Curtis’ daughter-in-law, Lyndell Curtis of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to the Lehigh University Physics Department and transferred to Special Collections in October of 2008.

Related Materials

History of the Physics Department / [this material was compiled and written by J. A. McLennan]. C2002. Lehigh University call number: L 378 E M225h.

Curtis, Cassius. Lehigh Collection Vertical File: SC LVF C979.

Forensic analysis : weighing bullet lead evidence. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Scientific Assessment of Bullet Lead Elemental Composition Comparison. Lehigh University call number: 363.259 N277f

Range and ballistic tables, 1935; printed for the use of the midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy in connection with the textbook Exterior ballistics. Lehigh University call number: 623.5 U58r

Exterior ballistics tables based on numerical integration. United States Army. Ordnance Department. Lehigh University call number: 623.54 U584e v.1
Title
Dr. Cassius W. Curtis Papers
Status
completed
Author
Kelly Bouchard
Date
December 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2013-04-18: April 18, 2013, finding aid revised (Filled by Special Collections staff)
  • 2017-02-14: Added to ArchivesSpace

Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Lehigh University
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Bethlehem PA 18045 USA
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