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James P. Wells Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG99.0143

Scope and Contents

These papers include reports, writings, and news releases that document faculty research within the Department of Physics and Astronomy during the years James P. Wells served as administrative assistant from 1958 to 1963. Articles collected by Wells that were authored by Gustavus Hinrichs and George W. Stewart were transferred to those respective collections.

Dates

  • 1949-1963

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Biographical / Historical

James P. Wells was born August 6, 1913, in La Grande, Oregon. He was an editorial assistant for the University of Iowa News and Information Service from 1952 until 1958, when he was named administrative assistant in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. In this capacity he prepared articles and news releases regarding the launching of the first U. S. satellites into Earth's orbit.

Wells retired from the University of Iowa in 1979. He and his wife, Alberta, had a son and a daughter. Wells died in Salt Lake City, Utah, on October 9, 1982.

[D. Anderson; 07/2010].

Extent

0.25 linear feet

Abstract

Editorial assistant for the University of Iowa News and Information Service from 1952 until 1958, and administrative assistant in the Department of Physics and Astronomy from 1958 to 1979. Reports, writings, and news releases.

Method of Acquisition

These papers were donated by James P. Wells in October 1978. Finding aid posted to the Internet in July 2010.

Related Materials

Folder, "Wells, James P.," Faculty and Staff Vertical Files collection (RG01.0015.003)

Papers of Gustavus Hinrichs (RG99.0039)

Papers of George W. Stewart (RG99.0141)

Papers of James A. Van Allen (RG99.0142)

Papers of George H. Ludwig (RG99.0004)

Wells, James P. Annals of a University Department: From Natural Philosophy to Physics and Astronomy. Iowa City, Iowa: Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Iowa, 1980.

Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Archives Repository

Contact:
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Iowa City IA 52242
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