Henry Linschitz papers Edit

Summary

Identifier
03 MWalb01390A

Dates

  • 1930s-2000s (Creation)

Extents

  • 76 Linear Feet (Part)
    73 record center boxes, 2 manuscript boxes, 1 poster box
  • 6.32 Gigabytes (Part)
    6.32 GB of digital video files

Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection contains materials related to the career and advocacy work of Henry Linschitz, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Brandeis. Record types include correspondence, notes and drafts, experiment logs and data, reprints, and research files. Also included are materials related to the administration of United Campuses Against Nuclear War (UCAM), an organization that Professor Linschitz helped to found. These documents include fundraising materials, membership lists, financial materials, publications, publicity materials, clippings, programs, pamphlets, campus chapter information, educational materials, and VHS tapes.

    During the Second World War, Henry Linschitz assisted with the development of the first atomic bomb, working at the Explosives Research Laboratory and then as a section leader at Los Alamos on the Manhattan Project. This early work on the Manhattan Project had a great impact on Linschitz, and in the 1980s he helped to found United Campuses Against Nuclear War (UCAM). Professor Linschitz joined the Brandeis faculty in the Department of Chemistry in 1957, and taught physical and general chemistry until his retirement in 1989.

    Sources: "Professor Emeritus Henry Linschitz," Brandeis Office of the Provost's Website, Nov. 25, 2014; "In Memoriam: Faculty & Staff," Brandeis Magazine, Spring 2015

  • Arrangement

    There is no discernable arrangement noted for this collection. Despite alphabetical ranges being listed in the original box descriptions, the materials are not actually arranged alphabetically.

  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    The digital video files in this collection have not been reviewed for restrictions, and may have special requirements for access. Other recordings are stored on analog media, and have not been digitzed or reviewed for restrictions. Please contact the University Archives & Special Collections in advance to request access.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection has not yet been fully reviewed for restricted materials, though some restrictions have been identified in Box 45. Other boxes may also contain restricted materials. The digital video files in this collection have not been reviewed for restrictions, and may have special requirements for access. Please contact the University Archives & Special Collections in advance to request access.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Requests to reproduce or publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.

  • Processing Information

    Collection was maintained in the order in which it was received by the archives, some of which remains in the creator's original order.

    Weeding was performed on this collection in 2021. Student notebooks and lab data have been deemed of low research value and have been deaccessioned.

    Folder titles mostly appear to be original the creator.

  • Custodial History

    This collection was transferred to the Archives in seven accessions by Professor Linschitz; his wife, Professor Suzanne Hodes; his son, Joseph Linitz; and James Crisp, Chemistry Department Administrator, between 2006-2018.

Components