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Series I. Richard Pratt Professional, 1950-2004

Scope and Content Notes:

Series I contains materials related to Richard Pratt's undergraduate and graduate education, positions held at the University of Chicago, Stanford University, and the University of Pittsburgh, various consultant positions, and professional memberships. This series also includes proposals for projects and collaborations with physicists of other nations including China, India, Russia, and Romania, among others. The bulk of this series is correspondence, but also includes workbooks (tracking meetings and trips), meeting notices of Pratt's atomic physics group, proposals, lab reports, course information, memos, and agreements.

This series is organized into subseries. These include: Subseries 1. Education and Positions, 1950-2004, which consists of undergraduate and graduate school at the University of Chicago, job searches, vitas, bibliography, and awards. Subseries I. also includes workbooks and group meeting notices, 1979-2004, that include workbooks that track Pratt's activities including meetings, travels, and notes; group meeting notices; and materials concerning consulting positions (National Science Foundation, Livermore National Laboratory), international research proposals, and research trips. This subseries also includes correspondence regarding Pratt's help in the defection of Romanian Physicists to the United States in the 1970s. Subseries 2. Semester at Sea, 1984-1992, contains materials regarding the Semester at Sea Program at the University of Pittsburgh. Subseries 3. contains professional correspondence, 1959-1999.

Subseries 1. Education and Positions, 1950-2004

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 1. consists of admissions, articles, and notes from undergraduate and graduate school at the University of Chicago, ditto copies of notes from the last Quantum Physics course taught by Enrico Fermi, job searches, vitas, bibliography, and awards. This subseries also contains workbooks used by Pratt to keep track of his activities including meetings, travels, and notes. Also included are Pratt's group meeting notices and minutes. The group meetings are held weekly on a semi-regular basis (depending on who is traveling), and are attended by Pratt's graduate students and colleagues, both from Pittsburgh and international visiting scholars. Organizational issues, literature reviews, and abstract deadlines are discussed as well as upcoming travel and visitor schedules. These materials are summaries of the meetings, 1979-2004, and include information on projects and theories being researched.

This subseries also includes materials related to National Science Foundation and Lawrence Livermore Laboratory funding sources. The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory at the University of California is one of the main government weapons laboratories. Richard Pratt became a consultant there in 1959 while he was at Stanford. Scientists at the lab were interested in Pratt's thesis work as it suggested an error, in the work of Hall, employed by the lab, and Oppenheimer, on the high energy limit of photoeffect and helped to assemble a group for further numerical calculations at lower energies. A couple of years after moving to Pittsburgh he became a consultant again and arranged for subcontracts for the University of Pittsburgh for further work in photoeffect, bremsstrahlung, and photon atom scattering. This led to further work for graduate students. Pratt was also successful in receiving funding from a series of National Science Foundation grants for cooperative research with Universities and Institutions in various parts of the world. Pratt also served as a Program Director for the National Science Foundation, 1987-1989. Much of Pratt's current work has proceeded through these continuing contacts.


Box 1
Folder 1 University of Chicago Admissions, 1950
Folder 2 University of Chicago Correspondence, 1950-1956
Folder 3-4 Enrico Fermi's Quantum Physics Course, 1954
Folder 5 Journal, Physical Review, 1957
Folder 6 Job Searches, tanford University, 1959
Folder 7 Job Searches, Other, 1954
Folder 8 Job Searches, University of Pittsburgh, 1964
Folder 9 Job Searches, Other, 1964
Folder 10 Job Applications, 1976-1990
Folder 11 Vitas, 1965-1994
Folder 12 Bibliography, 1957-2002
Folder 13 Meetings/Talks, 1958-1983
Folder 14 Salary Letters, 1960-1998
Folder 15 Awards, 1988-1998
Folder 16 Pittsburgh Informal Program, 1980-2004

Box 2
Folder 1 Workbooks, April 1981 - January 1982
Folder 2-15 Workbooks, January 1983 - November 1995

Box 3
Folder 1-3 Workbooks, December 1995 - November 2000
Folder 4-9 Group Meeting Notices, 1979-1984

Box 4
Folder 1-6 Group Meeting Notices, 1985-1989

Box 5
Folder 1-8 Group Meeting Notices, 1990-1993

Box 6
Folder 1-7 Group Meeting Notices, 1994-2000

Box 7
Folder 1-4 Group Meeting Notices, 2001-2004
Folder 5 Group Meeting Notices, Group Secretary, 1967-1988
Folder 6-7 National Science Foundation, Position, 1987-1989, 2000
Folder 8-11 National Science Foundation, Proposals and Awards, University of Pittsburgh, 1977-1982

Box 8
Folder 1-6 National Science Foundation, Proposals and Awards, University of Pittsburgh, 1979-1996
Folder 7 National Science Foundation, Proposals and Awards, Argentina, 1992-1995
Folder 8 National Science Foundation, Proposals and Awards, Brazil, 1992-1995
Folder 9-11 National Science Foundation, Proposals and Awards, China, 1987-1991

Box 9
Folder 1-2 National Science Foundation, Proposals and Awards, Croatia, 1987-1990, 1994
Folder 3-7 National Science Foundation, Proposals and Awards, India, 1978-1994
Folder 8 National Science Foundation, Proposals and Awards, Israel, 1982
Folder 9-10 National Science Foundation, Proposals and Awards, Korea, 1988-1995
Folder 11 National Science Foundation, Proposals and Awards, Latvia, 1997
Folder 12-13 National Science Foundation, Proposals and Awards, Malaysia, 1984-1997

Box 10
Folder 1-2 National Science Foundation, Proposals and Awards, Poland-Rochester-Pittsburgh, 1980-1983, 1993
Folder 3-6 National Science Foundation, Proposals and Awards, Romania, 1991-1994
Folder 7-14 National Science Foundation, Proposals and Awards, Russia, 1992-1998
Folder 15-16 National Science Foundation, Proposals and Awards, Taiwan, 1979-1981
Folder 17 National Science Foundation, Proposals and Awards, Other Awards, 1993
Folder 18 National Science Foundation, Proposals and Awards, NETL Bremsstrahlung, 2001
Folder 19 Correspondence, Romanian Physicists- Bunaciu, Doina, 1980-1981
Folder 20 Correspondence, Romanian Physicists- Foias, Ciprian, 1979

Box 11
Folder 1 Correspondence, Romanian Physicists- Gavrila, Mihai, 1976-1977
Folder 2 Correspondence, Romanian Physicists- Patrulius, Radu, 1969-1980
Folder 3 Correspondence, Romanian Physicists- Pomponiu, Constantin, 1978
Folder 4-7 "Memo of Understanding", University of Pittsburgh - University of Bucharest, 1972-1977
Folder 8 Institutions in Romania, 1970-1972
Folder 9 Institutions in Poland, 1971-1982
Folder 10 Ukraine Trip, 1997-1998
Folder 11 Evaluation at Bose Institute, 1994
Folder 12 CISA, Israel-Pittsburgh Cooperation, 1994
Folder 13 Asilomar Workshop, 1984-1985

Box 12
Folder 1 Darjeeling Workshop, 1996
Folder 2-3 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Security Clearance, 1958-2000
Folder 4-7 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Lab Reports, November 1969 - December 1974

Box 13
Folder 1-8 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Subcontract, 1971-1996
Folder 9 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Consulting, 1987-1988

Subseries 2. Semester at Sea, 1984-1992

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 2. contains materials regarding Richard Pratt's involvement in bringing the Semester at Sea Program to the University of Pittsburgh; serving as Academic Dean in 1984; and as Administrative Dean in 1990. Records include correspondence about sponsorship, appointments, reports, memos, programs, mailings, and notebooks. This subseries is arranged chronologically.

Folder 10 Pittsburgh Sponsorship and Evaluation, 1984
Folder 11 Appointments and Reports, 1985

Box 14
Folder 1 Courses, 1986
Folder 2 Dean's Memo, 1987
Folder 3 Directory, 1988
Folder 4 Evening Programs, 1989
Folder 5 Field Programs, 1990
Folder 6 General, 1990
Folder 7 General Mailings, 1990
Folder 8 Voyage Notebooks, 1984-1990
Folder 9 Journal, 1990

Subseries 3. Correspondence, 1959-1999

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 3. consists of professional correspondence to/from Richard Pratt. The correspondence concerns his work with colleagues and students in many fields of physics. The correspondence files have been retained in original order and are organized in two ways - correspondence grouped by first letter of last name; and correspondence organized alphabetically by last name. If a researcher wishes to look up an individual it is recommended to look in both sections.

Folder 10-11 A-B

Box 15
Folder 1-16 C-R

Box 16
Folder 1-4 R-Z
Folder 5 Amusia, Miron Ya.
Folder 6 Basavaraju, G.
Folder 7 Bechler, Adam
Folder 8 Beigman, Israel L.
Folder 9 Birula, Iwo Bialynicki
Folder 10 Bunaciu, Doina
Folder 11 Chernysheva, Larissa V.
Folder 12 Cionga, Aurelia
Folder 13 Costescu, Adrian
Folder 14 Dondera, Mihai
Folder 15 Dutt, Ranabir (Dr.)
Folder 16 Feng, I-Jaung
Folder 17 Fink, Joanne K.
Folder 18 Florescu, Viorica
Folder 19 Erzeneoglu, Salih Z.
Folder 20 Gabriel, Oscar
Folder 21 Gailite (Karule), Erna
Folder 22 Gavrila, Mihai
Folder 23 Ghose, A.M.
Folder 24 Goldberg, Isser Benjamin
Folder 25 Gonclaves, Odiar D.
Folder 26 Govinda, Nayak
Folder 27 Huang, Keh-Ning
Folder 28 Ivinski, Zbigniew
Folder 29 Kane, Prabhakar P.
Folder 30 Kissel, Lynn
Folder 31 Kim, Longhaun

Box 17
Folder 1 Kim, Young Soon
Folder 2 Lamourex, M.
Folder 3 Lee, Chia-Ming
Folder 4 Liang, Xiaoling
Folder 5 Liu, Lei
Folder 6 Lyalin, Andrey G.
Folder 7 Magargee, Mary
Folder 8 Manakov, Nikolai L.
Folder 9 Marian, Tudor
Folder 10 McEnnan, James
Folder 11 Miraglia, Jorgr E.
Folder 12 Namyslowski, J.M.
Folder 13 Oh, Sung Dahm
Folder 14 Parker, John
Folder 15 Pisk, Krunoslav
Folder 16 Riaznov, M.
Folder 17 Ron, Akiva
Folder 18 Roy, Suprakash, Ch.
Folder 19 Salzmann, David
Folder 20 Sen Gupta, Swanpan K.
Folder 21 Serbescu, Liana
Folder 22 Shaffer, Charles D.
Folder 23 Sood, B.S. (Dr.)
Folder 24 Stein, Josef
Folder 25 Sud, Krishan K.
Folder 26 Thu, Le Anh
Folder 27 Tong, Xiao-Ming
Folder 28 Tseng, H.K.
Folder 29 Urnov, Alexander M.
Folder 30 Walker, David
Folder 31 Wang, Min-Sheng
Folder 32 Wood, Michael
Folder 33 Yang, Huang-Wang
Folder 34 Ye, Kuang
Folder 35 Yin, Ru-Ying
Folder 36 Yu, Simon
Folder 37 Zakowicz, Wtadystaw Btazej
Folder 38 Zhou, Bin