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Clyde Lorrain Cowan

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Descriptive Summary

Repository: The American Catholic Research Center and University Archives
Creator: Clyde Lorrain Cowan, December 6, 1919-May 24, 1974
Title: Personal Papers of Clyde Lorrain Cowan
Dates: 1939-1974
Extent: 10 linear feet; 18 boxes
Abstract: This collection contains the personal papers of Dr. Clyde Cowan's career as a physics professor and researcher. The papers contain bound notebooks of his physics and mathematical proofs. There are also all his personal notes and correspondence on his research on the Neutrino as well as other atomic and astronomical research. This research includes handwritten mathematical notes, reports, and correspondence to other professors. There are also class notes from Cowan's years as a professor at CUA as well as exams and research proposals. Cowan also collected many scholarly journal excerpts as well as other publications and his notebooks on the Neutrino. Lastly, there is a collection of Cowan's computer notes for his experiments.
Collection Number: 98
Language: English

Biographical Note

Dr. Clyde Lorrain Cowan was born December 6, 1919 in Wyandotte, Michigan, near Detroit. Cowan's skills as an engineer brought him to Missouri where he attended the Missouri School of Mines from 1936-1940, where he earned his bachelor's degree in Chemical engineering. After graduating Cowan worked as a chemical engineer for Proctor and Gamble, 1940-1941, and as a chemical engineer for The Missouri Portland Cement company, 1941-1942, before entering the Army Air Force as a chemical engineer in which he received a bronze star for his work in radar, following the war Cowan received his Masters and Doctorate from Washington University in 1949. His dissertation was on "The Absorption of Gama Radiation" and was published in Physical Review in 1948.

After earning his doctorate Cowan moved to New Mexico where he became a physicist for the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, for The University of California, as a leader of the nuclear test division from 1949-1957. Cowan's most famous work was done at Los Alamos when in 1956 he and Dr. Frederick Reines discovered the Neutrino by creating a reactor with 400 liters of water and cadmium chloride; which annihilates an electron until captured by a cadmium nucleus. Following this breakthrough, in 1957-58 Cowan became a physics professor at George Washington University before coming over to Catholic University in 1958, where he would remain until his death in 1974.

During his sixteen year career at Catholic University Cowan was very active in continuing experiments on the Neutrino as well as work on cosmic rays and atomic radiation. Cowan also published 21 articles on different research projects and breakthroughs. His experience led to his appointment as a consultant for the U.N. Conference "Atoms for Peace",1958, a fellow for the Physical Society, Guggenheim fellow, a consultant for the US Atomic Energy Conference, US Naval Ordinance Laboratory, and the Smithsonian. Sadly, Dr. Cowan died of a sudden heart attack on May 24, 1974 at the age of 54. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery. During his years as a professor and researcher Clyde Cowan contributed a profound amount of research to the study of physics.

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Scope and Contents

The Clyde Lorrain Cowan papers consist of five series. The first series is a collection of physics notes that Cowan had taken during the early 1960s. There are three boxes within this collection and it consists of bound notebooks with computation notes for various physics research projects. The second series is a collection of Cowan's Neutrino research notes, as well as physics notes. These notes are either handwritten or typed out reports for various organizations, as well as correspondence on his research to other academics in his field. The Neutrino notes include notes from his famous 1956 experiment as well as further research on the Neutrino and atomic energy. The third series is a collection of class notes, exams, and research proposals. This particular series gives a sampling of what type of classes Cowan taught at Catholic University as well as what type of research projects that he conducted during his sixteen year career at Catholic University.

The fourth series is a collection of articles from scientific journals, personal publications, and a personal notebook on the Neutrino. The topics involved in the scientific journals are on the Neutrino, cosmic rays, and atomic energy/weapons technology. The fifth series is Computer calculations collected from the research that Cowan had done through the years. Most of these are basic calculations with minor annotations that give some insight on what project Cowan was working on at the time. The last series is a collection of blueprints for a proposed observatory for Catholic University and a collection of slides from research done at the Los Alamos laboratory in New Mexico.

The Cowan collection gives an in depth insight into the career of one of Catholic University's most gifted physicists. The papers include notes from various points in Cowan's career in physics; from his work on the Neutrino at Los Alamos to his later research done on cosmic rays at Catholic. There are also notes on his work on various projects for other organizations. The collection is unique because it includes both manuscript notes as well as mathematical computations for the research that Cowan completed. Lastly, Cowan's collection of scientific journal articles gives insight to what other researchers were doing during this time period in relation to Cowan's research. Overall, this collection gives a good understanding on the research done by Clyde Lorrain Cowan.

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Arrangement

Series 1: Physics Computation Notes, 1960-1966, Boxes 1-3

Series 2: Physics and Neutrino Notes, 1939-1974, Boxes 4-9

Series 3: Class Notes, Exams, and Research Proposals, 1949-1970, Boxes 10-11

Series 4: Scientific Journals, Publications, and Notebooks, 1952-1972, Boxes 12-15

Series 5: Computer Notes, 1961-1969, Boxes 16-17

Series 6: Oversize, ca.1956-1966, Box 18


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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

On July 16, 1975 and June 14, 1978 Mrs. Betty Cowan donated her late husband's papers to The Catholic University Archives through Dr. George A. Hruneni and Dr. Anthony Zito.

Processing Information

Processing in 2011 by Lauren Kanne and in 2012 by Raymond Moore. EAD markup completed in 2012 by Raymond Moore.

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Related Material

Karl Herzfeld Papers

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.


Persons:
Clyde Lorrain Cowan

Organizations:
Los Alamos Laboratory

Places:
New Mexico

Subjects:
Neutrino


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Bibliography

"Personal Resume" 1958 "Detection of the Free Neutrino" June 3, 1956 by Dr. Clyde Cowan "Death Notice" May 28, 1974 by Clarence C. Walton

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Detailed Description of the Collection

                       
Series 1: Physics Computation Notes, 1960-1966 (3 Boxes)
This series consists of three boxes of bounded notebooks of physics equations from various proofs and research projects. Most of these notebooks are partially full or have four to five pages written in them.
Box Folder
1 1 C. Cowan's Computations, December 1965- May 1966
        Six pages of various equations on Euler's space as well as several loose leaf pages in the back of the book with equations
  2 C. Cowan's Computations 2, 1965
  3 Mu Meson's Electromagnetic Interactions, date unknown
        A partially filled notebook, twenty pages, of electromagnetic interaction computations
  4 Generalized Field, 1962-1965
        A full notebook including a lecture pamphlet, an article, and a report on Cosmic Rays and generalized equations, includes complex computations
  5 Elementary Particle Theory, Fall 1960
        Particle Theory computations with written explanations to go along with the equations.
  6 Various Matters: Concrete, June 12, 1960
        Equations and excerpts from an article on various matters; the main focus being concrete.
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2 1 Neutrino Conjectures, 1962
        Equations and printed excerpts from a physics textbook
  2 Smithsonian Institution National Museum: Hall of Nuclear Physics, date unknown
        A book of computations and explanations on cathode rays and various nuclear gasses in relation to the Smithsonian research
  3 Mu Mesons, date unknown
        2 pages with a table of contents and a bibliography on Mu-Meson's book. There are no notes or computations.
  4 Neutrinos, 1962
        Computations and written explanations on Cosmic Rays in relation to the Neutrino
  5 Neutrino Work, 1962
        Neutrino computations with written explanations and pictures.
  6 Neutrino Experiment, June 27, 1962-October 30, 1962
        Detailed computations, graphs, and explanations on a five month Neutrino experiment.
  7 Neutrino Experiment: Summary Book, May 14, 1962
  8 Neutrino Work Off-Campus, January 4, 1962-February 26, 1963
        Neutrino experiments done outside of CUA; with equations, photos, and explanations.
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3 1 Modifications of Dector, April 21, 1961-August 8, 1961
        Book of equations and diagrams on a "dector".
  2 Spark Chamber, 1962-1963
        Experiment with computations and a written explanation on spark chamber changes, 32 pages.
  3 The Sun, 1960
        Equations and explanations on the sun in relation to atomic structures.
  4 Neutrino Work, October 30, 1962
  5 Neutrino Work 2, February 26, 1963
  6 Cosmic Neutrinos, 1963
        Tables and Charts explaining the equations of cosmic neutrinos, including pasted selections from other notebooks.
  7 Neutrino Data, June 29, 1963
        Book of charts with film negatives of neutrino experiment
  8 Cosmic Neutrinos 2, November 15, 1963
        More charts and data tables from cosmic neutrinos experiment.
                       
Series 2: Physics and Neutrino Notes, 1939-1974 (6 Boxes)
This series consists of notes on physics and neutrino experiments, as well as correspondence concerning this scientific research. Many of these notes are in the form of typed out reports that were written by Cowan, as well as other physicists. The research also includes works on atomic energy, energy of the stars, and cosmic rays.
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4 1 ONR Fusion Research, 1972
        Written form for the Naval Research Laboratory
  2 Solar Radio Noise Records, 1956-1957
        Written form for the Naval Research Laboratory
  3 A.E.C. Museum: New York City, 1965
        Report on the nuclear science museum at the A.E.C.
  4 Cosmic Rays- Van Allen Layer, 1958
        Written report on Cosmic Rays
  5 U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 1959
        Letter of approval for CUA Physics Department to research on "Detector Development".
  6 Thesis on Atomic Energy, date unknown
  7 Energy Production in Stars, 1939
        Photocopy of article from March 1, 1939 edition of Physical Review
  8 Cosmic Radiation Observed by Explorer IV, 1958
  9 Pulsed Photomultiples for East Sclntillation Counting, 1956
  10 Nuclear Photoproccesses at High Energy, 1952
  11 Articles on the Neutrino, 1954-1961
        Written form for the Naval Research Laboratory
  12 On the Magnetic Moment of the Electron, 1928
        photocopy of thesis for research
  13 Center of Nuclear Science and Technology, 1965
        Another report on the National Science Center
  14 Large Liquid Scintillation Detectors, 1953
        A detailed written report with graphs, charts, and equations
  15 Air Force Research Notes, 1965-1967
        U.S. Air Force Notes on nuclear physics.
  16 Scintillator Triethylbenzene, 1958
        Los Alamos Laboratory Correspondence with Dow Chemical Company. File includes charts and a detailed report.
  17 Fusion Plasma Conversion, 1973
        A contractor's meeting report for the ONR Power Program
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5 1 Neutrino Abstracts, 1966-1969
        Research done on the Neutrino by the Advanced Research Corporation and a collection of the best reports during this three year span.
  1 ONR Fusion Research, 1972
        Written form for the Naval Research Laboratory
  2 Photomultipilers, 1965
  3 Angular Distribution of Annihilation, 1949-1965
        Notes on Angular Distribution as well as excerpts from articles
  4 Free Antineutrino Absorption Cross Section, 1959
        26 copies of a Los Alamos Laboratory report by Dr. Frederick Reines and Dr. Clyde Cowan.
  5 The Absorption of Gama-Radiation, 1948
        Copy of Cowan's Dissertation
  6 Report from Mu Muson, 1952
  7 The Neutrino, date unknown
        Los Alamos Report by Frederick Reines
  8 New Version of Free Neutrino Experiment, date unknown
  9 The Proceedings of The Ninth International Conference on Cosmic Rays, 1965
        Typed report by G.L. Buckwalter and C.L. Cowan
  10 The Neutrino, 1957
  11 The Catholic University Neutrino-Detection System, 1965
        CUA Physics Department report on the Neutrino-Detection System
  12 Neutrino Notes, 1953-1956
        Several reports on the neutrino detection and early experiments by Reines and Cowan.
  13 Spectroscopy, date unknown
        Written form for the Naval Research Laboratory
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6 1 Neutrino Magnetic Moment Upper Limit, 1957-1972
        An academic article with 1972 notes
  2 The Neutrino, 1956
        17 copies of Cowan's report on the Neutrino
  3 A Proposed Experiment To Detect The Free Neutrino, 1953
  4 Notes on Neutrinos, 1958
        Report on the Neutrino by Reines and Wheeler for Cowan
  5 Personal Correspondence, 1957-1965
        Correspondence related to research done at Catholic University, as well as a resume and papers of employment from Catholic University
  6 Nuclear Research: Status Report, 1960
        CUA report on Nuclear physics from January 31, 1960
  7 Large Volume Liquid Scintillators, 1954
        Research report conducted by Cowan and Reines from Los Alamos Laboratory
  8 European Organization for Nuclear Research, 1969
        Correspondence on research done for C.E.R.N.
  9 Dissertation Notes, 1947
        Cowan's research notes and several copies of his dissertation on "The Absorption of Gama Radiation
  10 Upper Limit On the Neutrino Magnetic Moment, 1954
  11 Detection of the Free Antineutrino, 1960
        Physics Review report on the Antineutrino conducted by Reines and Cowan, 2 copies
  12 Research Laboratory Correspondence, 1959-1966
  13 Detection of Neutrons With A Large Liquid Scintillation Counter, 1954
        Article on research done on the Liquid Scintillation Counter for the Review of Scientific Instruments
  14 Notes on Electronic Components, 1958
        Research and report on "The Conservation of the Number of Neutrons" by Reines and Cowan
  15 Notes on Electronic Components, 1958
        Research and report on "The Conservation of the Number of Neutrons" by Reines and Cowan
  14 Detection of the Free Neutrino, 1953
        from Physics Review with notes
  15 Electron Spectrum from M-Decay, 1954
        Los Alamos research and report on "Electron Spectrum from M-Decay" by Reines and Cowan
Box Folder
7 1 Free Antineutrino Absorption Cross, 1953-1959
  2 Detection of the Free Neutrino, 1956
        Confirmation report for pre-publication letter
  3 Conservation of the Number of Nucleons , 1954
        Report with research notes
  4 On the Angular Distribution of Two-Proton Annihilation Radiation, 1950
        Article and research for Physics Review article
  5 Electron Spectrum Notes and Articles, 1954
  6 Antineutrino Detection with Deuterons, 1954-1957
        Report with leaflets on Neutrino Magnetic Moment from Physics Review
  7 Neutron Activation of Sea Water, 1960
  8 On the Detection of the Free Neutrino, 1953
        Los Alamos research for "Official Use Only
  9 Under Ocean Experiment, 1966
        Experiment on Cosmic Ray Neutrinos in the ocean
  10 Histograms, 1966
  11 Various Los Alamos Notes, 1956-1957
  12 Masters and Ph.D. Degree Research, 1947
        Including correspondence with other researchers
  13 Solar Flares, undated
        Report on Solar Flares with pictures
  14 Rocket, undated
        General report on the rocket
Box Folder
8 1 Georgetown Observatory Notes on Scintilation Unit, 1964
        A green binder with all notes, mathematical figures, photographs, and charts from February 4-10, 1964 experiment at Georgetown University. Binder has three pocket size memo books as well
  2 Reprint Collection-Neutrino Data, 1954-1959
        A concise report on Cowan's research on the neutrino. This includes notes, reports, and articles pasted within this collection.
  3 P-Division Budget and Program Statement, 1958
        Budget requests for research for laboratory work
  4 Los Alamos Neutrino Notes, 1952-1954
  5 Los Alamos Neutrino Notes 2, 1954-1966
        includes black and white photocopies
  6 Oil Company Correspondence, 1952
        Correspondence with Shell Oil and Standard Oil on Neutrino research
  7 1972 Neutrino, 1972
        1972 scientific conference on Neutrino research, with program
  8 Savannah River Experiment, 1953
        Neutrino Experiment notes and charts
  9 Early Neutrino Experiment, 1951-1952
  10 Nottingham Neutrino Experiment, 1953-1954
        Notes, charts, and photographs of this experiment
Box Folder
9 1 Sidereal Effect, 1960-1963
        Report on the Sidereal Effect from CUA Physics Department, with correspondence
  2 Sidereal Effect, 1963-1966
        2nd Report on the Sidereal Effect from CUA Physics Department, with correspondence
  3 Tunguska Meteor Work, 1965
        Research with Lincoln La Paz on Meteors, with a booklet of research results
  4 The Fine Structure of Spacetime, 1964-1966
        Research and correspondence that was never published
  5 Sidereal Effect, 1966-1970
        3rd Report on the Sidereal Effect from CUA Physics Department, with correspondence
  6 Quasars Redshift, 1967-1969
        Reports and correspondence
  7 Physical Society of Japan, 1972
        1972 edition of Physical Societies published research
                       
Series 3: Class Notes, Exams, and Research Proposals, 1949-1970 (2 Boxes)
This is a collection of Cowan's class notes and exams from his career at CUA as well as research proposals from his career at CUA and before at The Los Alamos Laboratory. Lastly, his class notes and exams also include any correspondence with students and faculty at CUA concerning classes taught by Cowan.
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10 1 Class Examinations, 1958 and 1962
        Elementary particles exam from four high scoring students
  2 Heat Class, 1958
        Class notes with class notes and IBM cards of students enrolled in the course
  3 Correspondence With Former Students, 1959-1962
        Correspondence concerning further scientific research with former students
  4 Research Proposals, 1954-1969
        Atomic Energy Commission research proposal correspondence
  5 Physics Classroom Exercises 1, undated
        photocopies of class exercises given to students
  6 Physics Classroom Exercises 2, undated
        photocopies of class exercises given to students
  7 Physics Classroom Exercises 3, undated
        photocopies of class exercises given to students
  8 Physics Coursework, undated
        Cowan's notes for his physics classes and problems assigned to students
  9 Cosmic Ray Conference, 1965-1967
        Correspondence on research and roster of physicists from the conference.
  10 Concrete, 1970
        Research done for various concrete companies
  11 Modern Physics, 1972
        Exam for the course
  12 Buckwalter's Work, 1961
        Graduate student work and dissertation proposal on Liquid Scintillation System.
Box Folder
11 1 Origin of the Elements, 1956
        Article from Scientific American
  2 Research Proposal Correspondence, 1949
        Correspondence with Project Rand, National Academy of Sciences, and the Smithsonian on physics research
  3 University Notices, 1958-1959
        CUA notices and dissertation notice for Brother Alonzo Maria.
  4 Franklin Institute and Bartol, 1956-1958
        Two annual reports and research publication lists
  5 Research Corporation Proposals, 1957-1961
  6 Various Research Proposals, 1953-1966
        Research Proposals for the Joyce Foundation, the Department of the Navy, and Catholic University. There is also correspondence with a Harris Corporation consultant
  7 Solar Radio Emission, 1958
  8 Cosmogony, 1956
  9 Cameras and Photography, 1961
        Equipment requests for research
  10 Research on CO2 in the Atmosphere, 1960
  11 Collisionless Interactions, 1971
        Naval Research report Collisionless Interactions Between Counter streaming Ions in a Laser-Produced Plasma Experiment.
  12 Neutrons Inelastic Cross-Sections, 1949, 1957
        Published research from University of California
  13 Anti-Testing Leaflets, 1957-1962
        Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, 1962, support
  14 Accelerators Report, 1956-1958
  15 NASA Research Proposals, 1960-1962
  16 Spark Chamber Techniques, 1962-1965
        European Organization for Nuclear Research report
  17 Isomerism of Elementary Particles, 1957
        Proceedings from University of Iowa Seminar
  18 Neutrons -Li6 Loaded Emulsions Research, undated
  19 Decalin, 1957-1959
        DuPont Chemicals research report on "Decalin"
  20 Particles-Sub Electrons, 1955
        Published report from Harold Carlton Fitz of The University of Alabama
  21 Smithsonian Spark Chamber, 1962-1964
  22 Safety Committee, 1970
        CUA Safety Committee, prompted after numerous lab accidents
  23 NSF Research Proposals, 1963-1966
  24 Primary C.R. Electrons, 1965
        Research Proposal made to the National Aeronautics and Apace Administration from the CUA Physics Department
  25 Hyperons Decays, undated
                       
Series 4: Scientific Journals, Publications, and Notebooks, 1952-1972 (4 Boxes)
This series contains Scientific Journals on related research conducted by Cowan. There are also publications published by Cowan, and several of his notebooks on his Neutrino research from 1956. The publications made by Cowan include his years with the Los Alamos Laboratory and his years at CUA.
Box Folder
12 1 Physics Notes Chapters 2-20, undated
        Photocopied collection of Cowan's notebook of physics equations
  2 Physics Notes Chapters 21-41, undated
        Photocopied collection of Cowan's notebook of physics equations
  3 Birth of the Universe, undated
        Rough draft of research report
  4 Page Proof 1-54, undated
        Physics proofs with detailed explanation, from notebook
  5 Page Proof 116-255, undated
        Physics proofs with detailed explanation, from notebook
  6 Page Proof 254-301, undated
        Physics proofs with detailed explanation, from notebook
  7 Page Proof 301-441, undated
        Physics proofs with detailed explanation, from notebook, two copies of Science magazine, and reports on cosmic rays
  8 Page Proof 442-591, undated
        Physics proofs with detailed explanation, from notebook
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13 1 Radiations from Radioactive Atoms, 1959
        Published by U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
  2 Abundances of the Galactic Nuclei H, 1971
  3 Direct Measurements of Interplanetary Dust Particles, 1961
  4 Seismichrone Manual, 1963
        Research published on seismichrone from Wallco, Incorporated
  5 Conference on Physical and Chemical Properties of Sea Water, 1958
        Report published by National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council
  6 Reines African Gold Mine Experiment, 1971
        Neutrino production within a gold mine report published by Frederick Reines at The University of California, 2 copies of the report, and budget.
  7 Strongly Interacting Particles, 1964
        Lecture notes from University of Indiana's D.B. Lichtenberg
  8 Biology and Medicine , 1959-1966
        Atomic Energy Commission research published by AEC with correspondence to Cowan.
  9 Catholic Encyclopedia Article, 1964
        Draft to the editor of Cowan's contribution on article, Elementary Particles
  10 Washington Philosophical Society, 1962
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14 1 The Catholic Standard, 1962
        Two original March 9, 1962 editions of The Catholic Standard, highlight on The Test Ban Treaty and Catholic Education.
  2 Neutrino Notes, Journal Excerpts, 1965
        Various photocopied journal excerpts on the Neutrino with notes
  3 Cosmic Ray Reports, 1965
        Published by CUA Physics Department
  4 Cosmic Ray Reports 2, 1965
        Published by CUA Physics Department
  5 Anti Neutrino Publications, 1956-1969
        Various publications on the Anti-Neutrino, including CUA Bulletin article written by Cowan.
  6 Cosmic Ray Abstracts, 1969
        Published by Eleventh International Conference on Cosmic Rays
  7 Miscellaneous Publications, 1958-1973
        Publications on Astronomy, Science Education, Cosmic Rays, and Radiation. Written by Cowan and various colleagues.
  8 Special Events Tape, 1963
        Scotch reel to reel tape produced by the U.S. Information Agency for Mrs. M. Daly Catholic University
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15 1 Journal Excerpts on Particles and Elements, 1968-1971
        Excerpts from "Origin of Elements" as well as excerpts from other scientific journals on particles.
  2 Neutral Currents in Weak Concentrations, 1967
        Published by Dr. Herbert Uberall for the Department of the Navy.
  3 Fusion Plasma Conversion, 1972-1973
        A progress report by Cowan on Fusion Plasma Conversion. There is also graphs and an excerpt on the ellipsoid
  4 Photocopy of Neutrino Notebook Part 1, undated
        Black and White photocopy of Cowan's Neutrino notebook with equations, notes, and charts.
  5 Photocopy of Neutrino Notebook Part 2, undated
        Black and White photocopy of Cowan's Neutrino notebook with equations, notes, charts, and journal excerpts.
                       
Series 5: Computer Notes, 1961-1969 (2 Boxes)
This series contains all of Cowan's computer notes and readouts from different physics research projects. Most of these readouts are numerical readouts with some brief notes to explain the figures. However, many of these figures come with no explanation at all.
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16 1 Computer Log, 1967-1969
        Bound notebook of computer figures for the physics department.
  2 Computer Notebook 1, 1961-1962
        Computer figures
  3 Computer Notebook 2, 1961-1962
  4 Computer Notebook 3, 1961-1962
        Computer figures with charts
  5 Computer Notebook 4, 1961-1962
        Computer figures with charts
  6 "SNOW" Readings 1, 1967
        Random computer readings
  7 "SNOW" Readings 2, 1967-1969
  8 Histogram Readings, undated
        Computer printouts with random figures
  9 Computer Readings, 1967
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17 1 Programming Notebook 1, 1963-1967
        IBM computer guide with programming instructions. Also, there are flowchart instructions and computer readings.
  2 Programming Notebook 2, 1965
        IBM Systems Reference Library owner's manual
  3 Programming Notebook 3, 1963-1967
        IBM computer guide with programming instructions. Also, there are flowchart instructions and computer readings.
  4 Computer Readings, 1967
        Various computer figures
  5 Computer Readings, 1967-1969
        Various computer figures for histogram and SNOW
  6 Manuscript of Computer Results, undated
        A complete typed report on computer readings on the origin of magnetic fields.
                       
Series 6: Oversized Items ca.1956-1966 (1 Box)
This series contains a collection of large blueprints for a proposed observatory at Catholic University. The blueprints are very detailed and show what exactly the observatory would have looked like. However, there are no written explanation on the proposal and why it never came to fruition. There is also a small box of slides of experiments conducted at the Los Alamos Laboratory. There are a total of 28 slides.
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18 N.A. Blueprints and Slides, ca.1956-1966

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Related Material

Index Terms

Bibliography

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Physics Computation Notes, 1960-1966

Series 2: Physics and Neutrino Notes, 1939-1974

Series 3: Class Notes, Exams, and Research Proposals, 1949-1970

Series 4: Scientific Journals, Publications, and Notebooks, 1952-1972

Series 5: Computer Notes, 1961-1969

Series 6: Oversized Items ca.1956-1966

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