Title of Collection
John Archibald Wheeler Papers, 1930s-1999
Scope and Content Note
This collection includes scanned copies of notes, annotations, and correspodence.
Dr. 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 ACU physics professors, Dr. Sadler and Dr. Isenhower, became acquainted with Dr. Wheeler. They were instrumental in obtaining this collection.
This collection remains in the same box and order in which it was found in University Manuscripts.
Box #1 49 folders of scanned copies of annotations in books, handwritten notes, and some correspondence by Dr. Wheeler.
Extent of Collection
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #405
Center for Restoration Studies
[Identification of item], File or Folder Name, John Archibald Wheeler Papers, 1930s-1999. Center for Restoration Studies MS #405. Milliken Special Collections, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.
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