Included in the collection are course notebooks from Bolef’s graduate studies, and research related papers from his work at Westinghouse; of note are research materials related to masers. Laboratory manuals and other teaching materials, professional correspondence, grant proposals, and other papers related to Bolef’s time in the Physics Department (College of Arts and Sciences) at Washington University are also part of the collection. In addition, there is a large group of materials related to arms control, nuclear energy and proliferation, Vietnam, the draft, civil rights, and other social issues covering the 1960s through the early 1980s. Approximately 45 linear feet of materials transferred are currently unprocessed and housed after Series 14.
Series 12, 13, and 14 are described in separate inventories, inquire with Archives staff.
Series 1: Physics and professional
Series 2: Arms
Series 3: Nuclear energy
Series 4: Pollution
Series 5: Civil Rights
Series 6: Activism and Vietnam
Series 7: Draft
Series 8: Third world countries and Middle East
Series 9: Politics and philosophy
Series 10: Work by Bolef: Creative and professional
Series 11: Tenure cases at Washington University
Series 12: Clippings
Series 13: Government Documents
Series 14: Serials