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Loyola University Physics Department Collection

Loyola University Physics Department Collection 1800-1959

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Guide to the Loyola University Physics Department Collection


Apartment 1765
123 N. Main Street
New York, NY, 12345-6789
URL: http://www.archon.org
Email: psorens2@illinois.edu
Phone: 666.666.6666
Fax: 999.999.9999

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Profile Description

Creation: This finding aid was encoding in EAD by Archon 3.21 from an SQL database source on July 1st, 2013.
Language: The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Overview of the Collection

RepositoryArchon SandboxApartment 1765123 N. Main StreetNew York, NY, 12345-6789URL: http://www.archon.orgEmail: psorens2@illinois.eduPhone: 666.666.6666Fax: 999.999.9999
CreatorHess, Victor Francis;Benedetto, Frank A., S.J.;Loyola University Physics Department
Collection TitleLoyola University Physics Department Collection
Dates1800-1959
Physical Description2.00
AbstractThis collection consists of correspondence between Father F.A. Benedetto, S.J. and the world-renowned physicist Dr. Victor Hess. The collection also consists of several historical documents, pamphlets, and artifacts related to Loyola University’s Physics Department.
IdentificationCollection 38

Arrangement of Materials:

The letters between Fr. Benedetto and Dr. Hess have been arranged chronologically. The remainder of the collection is grouped by item type.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence between Father F.A. Benedetto, S.J. and the world-renowned physicist Dr. Victor Hess. Hess came to Loyola University in the spring of 1959 to be the guest speaker for and to be given an honorary membership in the Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society. Additional paperwork in the collection includes biographical information on Dr. Hess as well as press releases related to Dr. Hess’s visit to the university.

The collection also consists of several historical documents, pamphlets, and artifacts related to Loyola University’s Physics Department.


Administrative History:

Dr. Victor Hess was an Austrian physicist who received the 1936 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of cosmic radiation. He taught at numerous prestigious universities, both in Austria and in the United States after he and his wife immigrated during WWII. Dr. Hess died in 1964.

Father Frank A. Benedetto, S.J. came to Loyola in 1947 with a Ph.D. in Physics from Fordham where he had studied under Dr. Hess. He was chair of Loyola University’s Physics Department from 1954 through 1966. In 1966, Benedetto assumed the role of Vice President of Communications by being the faculty moderator of WWL.

Loyola University has included physics in the curriculum since its inception. Originally the Department of Physics and Mathematics, the departments split in 1957. One major component of the Physics Department was Loyola’s seismograph station, which was built in 1910. It was under the direction of Father Benedetto that Dr. Hess was asked to speak at an event sponsored by Loyola’s Physics Department for the Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Permission must be obtained from Special Collections & Archives and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

[Item], Loyola University Physics Department Collection, Collection 38, Special Collections & Archives, J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library, Loyola University, New Orleans.


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