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Arthur Few academic records

Identifier: UA 0191
Finding aid note: Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Arthur Few’s journal articles and other publications, including a VHS on which he collaborated; his class notes and lectures, including overhead projector transparencies, projector slides, and film; and materials regarding Martel College, including a VHS by a Martel student.


  • Creation: 1967 - 2006

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research. Restricted items in this collection are marked in the inventory. Please contact the Woodson Research Center for more information. 713-348-2586 or

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Arthur Few Academic Papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Biographical Sketch

Arthur Few was a Professor of Physics and Environmental Science at Rice University from 1970-2008. He received his PhD from Rice University in 1969. He and his wife, Joan, served as Baker College’s Masters from 1994-1999, then as the Masters of Martel College from Martel’s founding in 2000 until Dr. Few’s retirement in 2008. Dr. Few is one of the leading authorities in weather and astronomical physics. His many research projects included research regarding the acoustical properties of thunder, the global electrical current, and electrical currents at the South Pole.


10.5 Linear Feet (21 boxes)

Language of Materials



Academic papers of Dr. Arthur Few, physicist at Rice University, including his journal articles and other publications, his class notes and lectures, and papers regarding Martel College at Rice University.


Materials are organized into three series:

  1. Series I: Articles and Other Publications, 1967-2004
  2. Series II: Class Notes and Lectures, 1972-2006
  3. Series III: Martel College, 2000-2005

Acquisition Information

Collection was donated by Dr. Arthur Few. Delivered by Dr. Few on 4-11-08, 5-9-08, and 6-13-08.

Related Materials

See Few, Arthur, Information Files, Woodson Research Center.

Guide to the Arthur Few academic records, 1967-2006
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Repository Details

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

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