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Alex J. Dessler Academic Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 362
Finding aid note: Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Scope and Contents

The Alex J. Dessler Academic Papers chroncile primarily the Rice University career of the Professor Emeritus of Space Physics & Astronomy. The bulk of his papers are in the correspondence and publications series. Meeting notes and proposals are detailed, and the visuals show images and drawings used for various presentations and talks. His personal materials follow his career outside of Rice and also include some of his honors.

Dates

  • 1956 - 2018

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from the Alex J. Dessler Academic Papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center.

Biographical / Historical

Alexander J. Dessler, Professor Emeritus of Space Physics and Astromony, is known for founding the world's first university department of space science at Rice University. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from California Institute of Technology and a Doctorate in Physics from Duke University. He served three terms as Chairman of the Dept. of Space Physics & Astronomy and Professor of Space Physics & Astronomy from 1963. He held positions fo Director of Space Science Laboratory at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, President of the Universities Space Science Assoc., Science Advisor of the National Aeronatics & Space Council, as well as Senior Scientist at Lockheed Missles and Space Co. His awards include the American Geophysical Union Macelwane Award, Soviet Geophysical Committee Medal for Contributions to International Geophysics, Rotary National Award for Academic Development, Fleming Award, and the Arctowski Medal.

Extent

4.5 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The Alex J. Dessler Academic Papers chroncile primarily the Rice University career of the Professor Emeritus of Space Physics & Astronomy. The bulk of his papers are in the correspondence and publications series. Meeting notes and proposals are detailed, and the visuals show images and drawings used for various presentations and talks. His personal materials follow his career outside of Rice and also include some of his honors.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was transferred to the university archives by Professor Emeritus Alex J. Dessler on May 4, 2015.
Title
Guide to the Alex J. Dessler Academic papers, 1956-2018
Status
Completed
Author
Lee Pecht
Date
2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Contact:
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA