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Erling Jensen papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 13/20/54

Scope and Content

The collection (1933-1980, undated) contains course materials, research information, and correspondence related to the work of Dr. Erling Jensen. The collection houses several papers and articles on radioactive isotopes Dr. Jensen wrote or helped to co-author. In addition, there are many notes from specific classes he taught, mostly in the realm of introductory physics. Much of the notes and research aside from class work are in Nuclear Physics, especially with radioactive isotopes and spectrometers.


  • 1933-1980, undated

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Dr. Erling Jensen graduated from Drake University in 1932. He was a Physics professor at Iowa State University for over twenty years, and the senior Physicist in the Ames Laboratory of the Atomic Energy Commission. He also spent nearly ten years (1961-1969) as President of Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania.


4.74 Linear Feet (3 cardboard document boxes, 2 grey document boxes)


This collection is organized into twelve series.

Series 1. Rule and Procedure Booklets, 1948-1958 (alphabetical)

Series 2. Institutes and Foundations, 1949-1959 (alphabetical)

Series 3. Iowa State University Educational Involvement, 1952-1980, undated (alphabetical)

Series 4. Lecture Notes, undated (alphabetical)

Series 5. Papers and Articles, 1944-1965, undated (alphabetical)

Series 6. Conferences, 1952

Series 7. General Notes, 1946-1966, undated (alphabetical)

Series 8. Notes on Specific Isotopes, 1947-1963, undated (alphabetical)

Series 9. Spectrograph Notes and Correspondence, 1944-1963, undated (alphabetical)

Series 10. Progress and Colleagues’ Works, 1946-1961

Series 11. Course Notes, 1943-1948, undated (alphabetical)

Series 12. Courses Taught, 1933-1973, undated (alphabetical)

Items in related collections

RS 13/20. Iowa State University. Department of Physics and Astronomy records

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 13/20/54. Erling Jensen papers, 1933-1980, undated
April 10, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
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