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Fonds GB 982 PHY - Aberystwyth University: Department of Physics Archive

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GB GB0982 GB 982 PHY


Aberystwyth University: Department of Physics Archive


  • 1872-[Ongoing] (Creation)

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0.3 cubic metres

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The archive contains departmental photographs; papers reflecting the relationship between the department and the British Physics Society; statistics concerning student admissions and pass rates; internal departmental correspondence; order books for equipment and apparatus; log books recording use of equipment; correspondence and reports regarding the department's financial position; offprints of papers written by members of staff; references written for former students; plans of the current Physics Building, and papers concerning the Faraday exhibition held by the department in 1931.

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The papers may be consulted through application by e-mail to: or by post to: Aberystwyth University, Archives, Information Services, Llandinam Building, Penglais, Aberystwyth, SY23 3DB. Tel: 01970 628593.

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  • English
  • Welsh

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Basic finding aid available on request from Archives staff.

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The University of Wales, Aberystwyth Physics Society Archive, along with the papers of E J Williams and D A Richards, former members of staff within the department, are also held by the University.

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138.9 KiB


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