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Maria Goeppert Mayer Papers

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Maria Goeppert Mayer Papers MSS 0020 1 Descriptive Summary Languages: English Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego 9500 Gilman Drive La Jolla 92093-0175 Title: Maria Goeppert Mayer Papers Identifier/Call Number: MSS 0020 Physical Description: 7.5 Linear feet(15 archives boxes, 1 flat box and 1 map case folder) Date (inclusive): 1906-1996 (bulk 1930-1972) Abstract: Papers of Maria Goeppert Mayer, winning and professor at the University of , 1960-1964. The collection includes correspondence, biographical information, reprints, manuscript drafts, notebooks, teaching materials, subject files, news clippings and photographs. Scope and Content of Collection Papers of Maria Goeppert Mayer, Nobel Prize winning physicist and professor at the University of California, 1960-1964. The collection includes correspondence, biographical information, reprints, manuscript drafts, notebooks, teaching materials, subject files, news clippings and photographs. Accessions Processed in 1988: Mayer's papers contain a relative abundance of correspondence and her research notebooks. There are scant manuscript materials related to her numerous publications. Arranged in seven series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) REPRINTS, WRITINGS, AND LECTURES, 3) RESEARCH NOTEBOOKS AND CLASS LECTURES, 4) TEACHING MATERIALS, 5) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 6) NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS and 7) SUBJECT MATERIALS. Accession Processed in 1997 Arranged in two series: 8) PHOTOGRAPHS and 9) AWARDS, CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS. Accession Processed in 2015 Arranged in four series: 10) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 11) CORRESPONDENCE, 12) WRITINGS BY MAYER and 13) PHOTOGRAPHS. Biography Maria Goeppert Mayer was born on , 1906 in Kattowitz, , to Friedrich and Maria (nee Wolff) Goeppert. In 1910 she moved with her parents to Gottingen where her father taught pediatrics at the University. She enrolled at the University at Gottingen in the spring of 1924 with the expectation of pursuing a career in , but soon became attracted to and the developing field of quantum . In 1930 Mayer took her in under the direction of Nobel prize winners , , and . While completing her studies at Gottingen she met and married , an American post-doctoral fellow working in under James Franck. Together they moved to , Maryland where Joseph taught at the . In 1939 they went to . There Maria worked under the direction of at the S.A.M. (Strategic Alloy Metals) Laboratory which researched the separation of of . She co-authored a text entitled (1940) with her husband. After the war she took a professorship of physics at the Institute for Nuclear Studies, University of . During this period Mayer began a long correspondence with . In 1948, Mayer began work on nuclear shell structure and the meaning of the "magic numbers"- those nuclei that have a special number of . She postulated these numbers to be the shell numbers of a shell model, a "nuclear counterpart to the closed shells of " at the atomic level. In 1950 she met and began a collaboration with Johannes Hans Daniel Jensen which led to the publication of the book entitled ELEMENTARY THEORY OF NUCLEAR SHELL THEORY (1955). In 1963, Maria Mayer was awarded the Nobel Prize jointly with Hans Jensen for their work on the Shell Model. Maria Goeppert Mayer came to the University of California, San Diego, in 1960 as a professor of physics. At San Diego she taught while conducting research in under grants administered by Keith Brueckner. During this period Mayer publically encouraged young women to pursue careers in the . She was a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Akademie der Wissenschafter in Heidelberg, and the Philosophical Society. After a protracted illness, she died on , 1972. Publication Rights Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

Maria Goeppert Mayer Papers MSS 0020 2 Preferred Citation Maria Goeppert Mayer Papers, MSS 20. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego. Acquisition Information Acquired 1972-2014. Restrictions Mayer's Nobel medal in Box 15 is restricted. Permission to view this item is required in advance from the director of Special Collections & Archives. Subjects and Indexing Terms Nuclear shell theory Thermodynamics Photographic prints -- 20th century -- Biography Physics -- Study and teaching Nuclear physics -- Study and teaching Superconductivity Quantum theory University of California, San Diego -- History -- Archives University of California, San Diego. Department of Physics Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962 -- Correspondence University of California, San Diego -- Faculty -- Archives Teller, Edward, 1908-2003 -- Correspondence Mayer, Maria Goeppert, 1906-1972 -- Archives Jensen, Johannes, 1934- -- Correspondence Born, Max, 1882-1970 -- Correspondence Revelle, Roger, 1909-1991 -- Correspondence

Accessions Processed in 1988

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CORRESPONDENCE Scope and Contents of Series Series 1) CORRESPONDENCE: Maria Mayer's papers contain a relative abundance of correspondence, much in German, with family members, professional colleagues, and admirers. Within the subseries, folders are arranged in chronological order. Arranged in four subseries: A) General Correspondence, B) Edward Teller Correspondence, C) Undated Correspondence and D) Family Correspondence. A) General Correspondence: Incoming and outgoing correspondence in English and German, arranged chronologically, primarily with scientific colleagues and organizations. The German correspondence may include notes in English on the contents of the letter. Also contained in the correspondence are letters from Mayer's dissertation advisor, Max Born, who emigrated to England before World War II. Most of his letters are of a personal , discussing the impending war with Germany, life in besieged England, and the affairs of mutual friends and colleagues. B) Edward Teller Correspondence: The Teller letters were probably written in the period 1939-1971 by Dr. Edward Teller, physicist, and "Father of the H-Bomb." Most of the letters are on plain paper, handwritten, and signed "Edward". A few are typed on letterhead from the , University of California, Berkeley, and a Santa Fe Post Office Box (Los Alamos). One letter was written in German, while the remaining letters are in English, and for the most part appear to have been written from hotel rooms or during transit on planes or trains. The letters were written against a background of national and international events: the outbreak of World War II in Europe in 1939; the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the entry of the into the War; the dropping of bombs on Japan in 1945; the political situation in the post war United States; the re-election of President Truman in 1948; the exposure in 1950; the Soviet take-over of Hungary; the United States entry into the Korean War in 1950; and the investigation of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Director of the . From this historical background, it is possible to assign tentative year dates to many of the letters. In a very few cases, a month has been added when a family event, for example a birth or death, has been mentioned. When the letters were received from the donor there was no apparent organization. They have now been organized into 17 folders by date. The general nature of these letters is purely personal. Although there are occasional references to particular physics problems in which Teller or Mayer was engaged, there are no detailed discussions of a scientific nature. There are innumerable references to mutual friends and physicists, their locations and activities. Occasionally, Teller mentions his wife Mici and his children Paul, Susan, and Wendy. Teller speaks about his family in Hungary. He discusses the condition of postwar Germany and of what might be done to get surviving out and to the United States. He speaks of his great love for the Hungarian language and for Hungarian poetry and of his regret that Maria does not know that language. He takes note of place as well as time, speaking of walking by the Danube River, the beauty of New Mexico, and the climate of California. The great strength of the letters is the completely open way in which Teller writes about his hopes, fears, disappointments, and rages, his dissatisfaction with himself, his work habits, and his frequently stormy relations with fellow scientists. This is particularly true of the period 1946 when he was trying to choose between remaining at Los Alamos, returning to the University of Chicago, or accepting an offer from the University of California. It is also true of a later period, 1950, when the issue of the loyalty oath in California caused him to refuse a position as professor at the University. He expressed himself vigorously on this issue. Finally, there are no apparent direct references to his testimony before the Atomic Energy Committee in their enquiry into J. Robert Oppenheimer. C) Undated Correspondence: Incoming correspondence in English and German from friends and colleagues, arranged alphabetically by surname. D) Family Correspondence: Incoming and outgoing correspondence in German between Maria Mayer and family members, particularly her mother, Maria Wolff.

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General Correspondence Box 1, Folder 1-29 1933 - 1962 Box 2, Folder 1-13 1963 - 1973 Edward Teller Correspondence Box 3, Folder 1-17 1939 - 1971 and undated General Includes correspondence from Los Alamos, Livermore, and the Berkeley Radiation Laboratory.

Undated Correspondence Box 3, A - Z undated Folder 18-19 Family Correspondence (in German) Maria Wolff (Mayer's mother) Box 3, 1929 - 1931 Folder 20-23 Box 4, Folder 1-7 1932 - 1936 Box 4, Folder 8 Catherine Mayer (Joseph Mayer's mother) to Maria Wolff 1930 - 1932 Box 4, Folder 9 Hannah Fehler 1937 - 1968 Box 4, Folder 10 Kathe Fehler 1937 - 1951 Box 4, Folder 11 Wilhelm Fehler 1945 - 1962 Box 4, Folder 12 Heinrich Goeppert 1926 - 1933 Box 4, Folder 13 Otto Goeppert 1937 - 1941 Box 4, Folder 14 Vera Goeppert 1950 - 1971 Box 4, Folder 15 Miscellaneous Goeppert family members undated Box 4, Folder 16 Margarete Marquardt 1949 - 1964 Box 4, Folder 17 Niels Marquardt 1970 - 1971

REPRINTS, WRITINGS AND LECTURES Scope and Contents of Series Series 2) REPRINTS, WRITINGS, AND LECTURES. Arranged in three series: A) Reprints, B) Writings and Lectures and C) Writings by Other Authors. A) Reprints: Reprints in English and German of physics papers written by Maria Mayer from 1925-1965, arranged chronologically. B) Writings and Lectures: Notes, drafts, reviews, illustrations and correspondence for scientific papers by Mayer; notes and drafts for public talks, including her 1963 Nobel lecture, "The Shell Model;" a biography of Hans Jensen; an obituary for Max Born; a review of Physics in My Generation by Max Born; and a list of physics topics found in Mayer's copy of Dynamische Gittertheorie der Kristalle. Arranged chronologically. C) Writings by Other Authors: Reprints of "Polarization of High Energy Protons Scattered by Nuclei," 1954 and "Uber die Anwendung der statistischen methode auf die probleme des Atombaues," undated, by ; and an undated list of publications by .

Reprints Box 5, Folder 1-5 1925 - 1965 Writings and Lectures Box 5, Folder 6 DYNAMISCHE GITTERTHEORIE DER KRISTALLE, with Max Born General note ca. 1931. Item has been removed and added to Rare Book Collection. A list laid into the front of the book is retained in this folder.

Box 5, Folder 7 Elementary Theory of Nuclear Shell Structure - Reviews and Illustrations 1955

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Box 5, Folder 8 Magic Numbers in , UCSD Faculty Lectures General note Handwritten draft. September 23, 1960

Box 5, Folder 9 Shell Model 1963-1964 General Drafts, notes, and correspondence for Nobel Lecture given December 12, 1963.

Box 5, Folder 10 Fine Arts Society Lecture 1964 Box 5, Folder 11 Changing Status of Women as Seen by a April 16, 1965 General note Address to the National Women's Conference, Tokyo, Japan

Box 5, Folder 12 Hans Jensen Biography written for the ENCYCLOPEDIA AMERICANA 1965 Box 5, Folder 13 Speech to the New Citizens General note January 7, 1966

Box 5, Folder 14 Obituary for Max Born General note January 1970

Box 5, Folder 15 Book Review for the AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS - Physics in My Generation General note By Max Born. Reviewed September 1970

Box 5, Folder 16 On the Abundance and Origin of Elements General note With Edward Teller. Undated

Writings by Other Authors Box 5, Folder 17 Fermi, Enrico General note "Polarization of High Energy Protons Scattered by Nuclei," 1954. Also includes "Uber die Anwendung der statistischen methode auf die probleme des Atombaues," undated.

Box 5, Folder 18 Suess, Hans E. "Contributions to " General note Undated

RESEARCH NOTEBOOKS AND CLASS LECTURES Scope and Contents of Series Series 3) RESEARCH NOTEBOOKS AND CLASS LECTURES. Arranged in two subseries: A) Notebooks and B) Research Subjects. A) Notebooks: Ten notebooks with scientific calculations, notes and graphs; and one notebook of poetry written in German. Most of the notebooks are untitled and undated, but include section headings by topic. The notebooks were numbered and removed from three-ring binders during processing. B) Research Subjects: Calculations, notes, figures, and graphs for physics topics, arranged alphabetically by folder title.

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Notebooks Box 6, Folder 1-3 Notebook One Box 6, Folder 4 Notebook Two - Miscellaneous experimental Box 6, Folder 5-6 Notebook Three Box 6, Folder 7-8 Notebook Four Box 7, Folder 1-2 Notebook Five Box 7, Folder 3 Notebook Six - Thermodynamics Box 7, Folder 4 Notebook Seven - Chaneleer Laboratories undated Box 7, Folder 5 Notebook Eight Box 7, Folder 6 Notebook Nine - III 1955 Fall Box 7, Folder 7 Notebook Ten - Class Lecture Box 7, Folder 8 Notebook Eleven - Poetry Research Subjects Box 7, Folder 9 Irrotational Flow Box 8, Folder 1 Hexafluoride Box 8, Folder 2 Opacity Box 8, Folder 3 Quantum Theory Box 8, Folder 4 Rand Radio Signal Box 8, Folder 5 Superconductivity Box 8, Folder 6 Transuranic Elements

TEACHING MATERIALS Scope and Contents of Series Series 4) TEACHING MATERIALS. Arranged in two subseries: A) University of Chicago and B) UC San Diego. A) University of Chicago and B) UC San Diego: Lecture notes, course outlines, problem sets and examination questions for physics courses taught by Mayer and by Keith Brueckner. The UC San Diego subseries also includes questions for the Department of Physics candidacy examination and correspondence and notes regarding the proposed undergraduate physics and chemistry curriculum.

University of Chicago, 1947-1956 Box 8, Folder 7 231 1947 Box 8, Folder 8 Physics 241/242 1947 - 1949 General note Course outlines and examinations

Box 8, Folder 9 Physics 251 (Thermodynamics) 1949 - 1951 Box 8, Folder 10 Physics 252 (Statistical Mechanics) General note ca. 1949

Box 8, Folder 11 Miscellaneous course outlines UC San Diego, 1960-1970 Box 8, Nuclear Physics 213 Folder 12-13 Box 8, Folder 14 213A - Theoretical Nuclear Physics General note Taught by Keith Brueckner

Box 8, Folder 15 213B - Theoretical Nuclear Physics General note Taught by Keith Brueckner

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Box 8, Folder 16 Advanced Nuclear Physics 222 Box 8, Folder 17 Candidacy examination for the Department of Physics Box 8, Folder 18 Development of undergraduate curriculum for Physics and Chemistry Box 9, Folder 1 Miscellaneous outlines and examinations General note undated

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS Scope and Contents of Series Series 5) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS: Biographical materials are alphabetized by subject and include a subseries of photographs in chronological order. Biographical documents include autobiographies; biographical notes; birth, marriage and death certificates; obituaries; a charcoal portrait of Maria and Joseph Mayer; a genealogical chart; and a report to the UC Regents on UC San Diego professors Harold Urey and Maria Goeppert Mayer. Photographs depict Maria Mayer, her family, and colleagues; scientific conferences; UC San Diego graduate students; and the 1963 Nobel Prize ceremony.

Box 9, Folder 2 Autobiographies Box 9, Folder 3 Biographical Information General note Correspondence with biographical reference publishers

Box 9, Folder 4 Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificates / Medical History 1906-1972 Oversize MC-037, Charcoal Portrait of Maria and Joe Mayer 1966 Folder 15 Box 9, Folder 6 Genealogical Chart Box 9, Folder 7 Documents General note U.S. Immigrant Identification Card, February 25, 1930. Naturalization Paper, March 13, 1933

Box 9, Folder 8 Obituaries Box 9, Folder 9 Photographs - Portraits Box 9, Photographs Folder 10-11 General note ca. 1920 - 1930

Box 9, Folder 12 Photographs - Heidelberg General note February 7, 1951

Box 9, Folder 13 Photographs - Bothe-Festspiele 1951 Box 9, Folder 14 Photographs - International Conference on Nuclear Structure General note September 8-14, 1957 - Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovoth, Israel

Box 9, Folder 15 Photographs - Nobel Prize Ceremony 1963 Box 9, Folder 16 Photographs - Graduate students at UCSD 1960 - 1964 Box 9, Folder 17 Photographs - Day General note February 24, 1964

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Box 9, Folder 18 Photographs - Gordon Research Conference General note August 23-27,1965, Kimball Union Academy. Meriden, New Hampshire

Box 9, Folder 19 Photographs - At the University of Portland with the Reverend Joseph L. Poivers General note June 12, 1968

Box 9, Folder 20 Photographs - Lindau 19 1968 Oversize MC-037, Photographs - Instituts Internationaux de Physique et de Chimie Folder 15 General note May 5-10, 1969

Box 9, Folder 22 Photographs - International Conference on Statistical Mechanics 1968 Box 9, Folder 23 Photographs - Miscellaneous undated Box 9, Folder 24 Moon, the atom ... and the urge to know General note A special report to the Regents of the University of California, ca. 1968

Box 9, Folder 25 Vitae

NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS Scope and Contents of Series Series 6) NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS: Newspaper clippings from 1933-1972, primarily regarding Maria Goeppert Mayer and her scientific career. Arranged chronologically.

Box 9, About Maria Goeppert Mayer 1933 - 1972 Folder 26-32 Box 9, Folder 33 Miscellaneous clippings not about Maria Mayer Oversize MC-037, Cover of San Diego Evening Tribune announcing "S.D. mother wins Nobel Physics Folder 15 Prize" 1963 November 5

SUBJECT MATERIALS Scope and Contents of Series Series 7) SUBJECT MATERIALS: Information on scientific organizations and conferences; a research proposal to the Atomic Energy Commission; Mayer's passports, honorary degrees, and employment information; correspondence, news clippings and reprints regarding the 1963 Nobel Prize; and writings by other researchers, including Mayer's father, Friederich Goeppert. Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Box 9, Folder 34 American Academy of Arts and Science / American Philosophical Society General note Statement on U.S. policy in Vietnam

Box 10, Folder 1 Brueckner contract with the Atomic Energy Commission 1960 - 1971 Box 10, Folder 2 Calling cards/nameplate and telegrams 1963 Box 10, Folder 3 Certificates General note Daughters of the American Revolution; ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA; University of California Regents

Box 10, Folder 4 Dag Hammarskjold Foundation Box 10, Folder 5 Financial materials (primarily in German) 1941-1964

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Oversize MC-037, GOTTINGER TAGEBLATT 1936 April 29 Folder 15 Box 10, Folder 7 Gottingen University. List of friends and visitors from the U.S. undated Oversize MC-037, HAMBURGER TAGEBLATT 1935 September 16 Folder 15 Box 10, Folder 9 Heidelberg Conference - Agenda, etc. 1951 Box 10, Folder 10 Honorary Degrees - Citations and programs General note Russell Sage College, 1960; Mount Holyoke College, 1961; Ripon College, 1970.

Box 10, Folder 11 Kanpur Indo - American Program materials Box 10, Folder 12 National Academy of Science Centennial General note Participation/academic costume information

Box 10, Folder 13 National Citizens Organizing Committee for Johnson-Humphrey General note Roster of members

Box 10, Folder 14 New Year's Eve Parties 1952 - 1959 General note Invitation lists and menus

Box 10, Nobel Foundation Folder 15-21 General Nobel Prize lecture with German translation and publication correspondence; invitations to events in ; letters of congratulations; newspaper clippings; miscellaneous materials.

Box 10, Folder 22 Nursery School Report for Marianne Mayer Box 10, Folder 23 Poetry and Prose Box 11, Folder 1 Programs General note National Academy of Sciences, 1956; LOS ANGELES TIMES, 1962; Women of the Year Awards; American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1963; American Academy of Achievement, 1971; Die Tagungen der Nobelpriestager in Lindau, 1971

Box 11, Folder 2 Reprints of works by Maria Mayer's father, Friederich Goeppert 1920-1925 Box 11, Folder 3 Scientific notes and papers Box 11, Folder 4 Tanganjika Territory, , inheritance documents Box 11, Folder 5 Travel Materials -- passports, itineraries, bills Box 11, Folder 6 University of California - Miscellaneous materials Box 11, Folder 7 Women's Week in Japan ephemera 1965 Box 11, Folder 8 Other individual's writings - Max Born Box 11, Folder 9 Other individual's writings - Johannes Jensen Box 11, Folder 10 Other individual's writings - Box 11, Folder 11 Originals of Preservation Photocopies Accession Processed in 1997


Box 12, Folder 1, Dinner, Los Angeles 1964 Oversize FB18801

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Box 12, Folder 2, Photographs taken at the time of notification of Nobel Prize Award Oversize FB18802 Box 12, Folder 3, Women's Week in Japan Oversize FB18901 General note Photograph album of Mayer's trip to Japan, April 1965.


Box 12, Folder 4, Awards, certificates and diplomas 1930 - 1969 Oversize FB18803 Box 12, Folder 5, Pillars of American Freedom Award 1964 Oversize FB18804 Box 12, Folder 6 Who's Who in the World 1971 - 1972 Accession Processed in 2015

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS Scope and Contents of Series Series 10) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS: Biographical information and awards for Maria Goeppert Mayer and her husband, chemist Joseph Edward Mayer; photographs, correspondence, and news clippings on the dedication of her birthplace in Katowice, Poland; news clippings and a report regarding the Nobel Prize; and diplomas for Maria Mayer's honorary doctor of science degrees and the Nobel Prize.

Box 13, Folder 1 Awards and honors 1962-1965 Box 13, Folder 2 Biographical information - Maria Goeppert Mayer and Joseph Edward Mayer 1959-1972 Box 13, Folder 3 Birthplace of Maria Goeppert Mayer 1995-1996 General Photographs and correspondence.

Box 13, Folder 4 Hall, Mary Harrington. "Maria Mayer--The Marie of the Atom." McCall's 1964 July Box 13, Folder 5 Honorary Doctor of Science diplomas 1960-1970 Box 13, Folder 6 James Flack Norris Award - Joseph Edward Mayer 1969 Oversize FB-188-06 Los Angeles Times Woman of the Year Award 1962 General cup.

Box 13, Folder 7 Mayer, Joseph E. "My Wife's Secret: The Atomic Bomb!" undated Box 13, Folder 8 Nobel Prize - News clippings and President's Report to the Regents 1963 Oversize FB-188-05 Nobel Prize diploma 1963 December 10 Box 15 Nobel medal in presentation case 1963 Restrictions Restrictions Apply

CORRESPONDENCE Scope and Contents of Series Series 11) CORRESPONDENCE: Correspondence regarding Mayer's 1963 Nobel Prize and letters of congratulations on the award; requests for autographs, photographs, and biographical information; and one folder of general correspondence. Arranged alphabetically by folder title and chronologically within folders.

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Box 13, Folder 9 General correspondence 1956-1957 Box 13, Nobel Prize 1963-1964 Folder 10-13 General Letters of congratulations and correspondence with the Nobel Foundation and the Royal Swedish Academy of Science.

Box 13, Folder 14 Requests for autographs, photographs, and biographical information 1963-1971

WRITINGS BY MAYER Scope and Contents of Series Series 12) WRITINGS BY MAYER. Arranged in two series: A) Essays and Talks, and B) Notebooks. A) Essays and Talks: Mayer's opening address for the 1965 National Women's Conference in Tokyo; an untitled talk on women in science; and an essay on physicist Bernd Matthias. B) Notebooks: Lecture notes and problem sets for classes Mayer taught in thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and quantum mechanics from 1935-1950. Arranged alphabetically by title.

Essays and Talks Box 13, Folder 15 Essay on Bernd Matthias 1969 Box 13, Folder 16 To the Women of Japan. Opening ceremony address, National Women's Conference, Tokyo, Japan 1965 April 10 Box 13, Folder 17 Untitled talk on women in science undated Notebooks Box 13, Folder 18 Group Theory and Quantum Mechanics 1935-1936 Box 13, Folder 19 Mechanics II 1949 Winter Box 14, Folder 1 Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Structure 1947 Spring Box 14, Folder 2-3 Statistical Mechanics 1942-1950 Box 14, Folder 4 Thermodynamics undated

PHOTOGRAPHS Scope and Contents of Series Series 13) PHOTOGRAPHS: Photographs of Maria Mayer with Japanese students taken around 1953; portraits of Mayer from 1963; photographs of physicists Bernd Matthias and Hans Suess; President Lyndon Baines Johnson with Mayer and the Republicans for Johnson; and a Physics Today cover featuring Maria and Joseph Mayer.

Box 14, Folder 5 Bernd, Matthias undated Box 14, Folder 6 Johnson, Lyndon Baines, Maria Goeppert Mayer, and the Republicans for Johnson 1964 Box 14, Folder 7 Mayer, Maria Goeppert 1963 Box 14, Folder 8 Mayer, Maria Goeppert and Joseph Edward. Physics Today undated Box 14, Folder 9 Mayer, Maria Goeppert with Japanese students ca. 1953 Box 14, Folder 10 Periodic Table undated Box 14, Folder 11 Suess, Hans 1982 and undated Box 14, Folder 12 Unidentified child 1908

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