Title of Collection
Scope and Content Note
This collection includes scanned copies of notes, annotations, and correspodence.
Dr. John Archibald Wheeler, an American theoretical physicist, is best known for linking the term "black hole" to objects with gravitational collapse. During World War II, he worked with the Manhattan Project's Metallurgical Laboratory in Chicago, where he helped design nuclear reactors, and he also helped design and build the hydrogen bomb in the early 1950s. In 1976, after teaching at Princeton University for 38 years, Dr. Wheeler began teaching physics at University of Texas. At some point between 1976 and 1986, two Abilene Christian University physics professors, Dr. Michael Sadler and Dr. Donald Isenhower, became acquainted with Dr. Wheeler. They were instrumental in obtaining this collection.
Dr. Michael Sadler and Dr. Donald Isenhower
This collection remains in the same box and order in which it was found in University Manuscripts.
49 folders of scanned copies of annotations in books, handwritten notes, and some correspondence by Dr. Wheeler
Extent of Collection
0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #405
Center for Restoration Studies
[identification of item], [file or folder name], John Archibald Wheeler Papers, 1930s-1999. Center for Restoration Studies MS #405. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.
Open to researchers. Contact Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives to make an appointment.
Finding Aid created by
Brady Cox, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz