Table Of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content Information

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Subject and Genre Headings

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Series 1: Project Cirrus 1891-1985, Undated

Series 2: NASA Experiments 1976-1991, Undated

Series 3: Arthur D. Little 1931-1971, Undated

Series 4: New Mexico 1953-1996, Undated

Series 5: Tornado Research 1837-1991, Undated

Series 6: General Science Research and Inventions 1828-1997, Undated

Series 7: Manuscripts 1867-1997, Undated

Series 8: State University of New York at Albany 1957-1997, Undated

Series 9: Meetings and Conferences 1949-1996, Undated

Series 10: Subject Files 1938-1997, Undated

Series 11: Audio/Video 1955-1996, Undated

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BERNARD VONNEGUT PAPERS, (UA-902.068), 1828-1997




Descriptive Summary

Title: Bernard Vonnegut Papers
Date: 1828-1997
Physical Characteristics: 39.04 cubic ft.
Abstract: The Bernard Vonnegut Papers document Vonnegut's career as a researcher in the field of atmospheric science with a focus on his time at GE, Arthur Little, and the State University of New York at Albany. The collection includes technical memoranda, research, data, inventions and patent forms, equipment specifications, drawings, figures, handwritten notes, manuscripts, reports, correspondence, publicity materials, course materials, news clippings, photographs, memorabilia, and audio/video materials
Storage: The materials are located onsite in the department.
Language: The materials in the collection are in English.
Repository: M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University at Albany, SUNY

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Bernard Vonnegut was born in 1914 in Indianapolis, Indiana to architect Kurt Vonnegut, Sr. (1884-1957) and Edith Sophia Lieber (d. 1944). He had two younger siblings; a sister, Alice (1917-1958), and a brother, Kurt (1922-2007), the 20th Century author famous for his works of satire and science fiction. Bernard Vonnegut attended public elementary schools, Shortridge High School and the Park School which he graduated from in 1932. From there he attended MIT, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry in 1936 and a doctorate in Physical Chemistry in 1939.

After receiving his PhD, Vonnegut went to work for the Hartford Empire Company where he conducted research on surface properties and the breaking stress of glass. He worked there for two years before returing to MIT as a research associate. During his time as a research associate, Vonnegut worked in the Chemical Engineering Department as well as the Meteorology Department. His research in the Chemical Engineering Department focused on aerosol generation, filtration, and measurement while in the Meteorological Department he researched icing of aircrafts, the adhesion of ice, and the properties of supercooled clouds.

In 1945, Vonnegut left MIT once again and went to work for GE Research Labortories. At first he worked in the chemistry group where he focused on the supercooling of liquid tin metals but then was moved to another department. In his new position, Vonnegut worked alongside Nobel laureate Dr. Irving Langmuir, and Vincent J. Schaefer, the original discoverer of cloud seeding via dry ice. With Langmuir and Schaefer, Vonnegut worked on cloud seeding and problems related to cloud physics as well as Project Cirrus, a weather modification program. Research on Project Cirrus was done in conjunction with the United States Signal Corps, Office of Naval Research, and the United States Air Force. General oversight was handled by the Department of Defense. The objective of the project was to find ways to artificially influence precipitation. Work on this project, as well as the science of artificial precipitation, was strongly influenced by Vonnegut’s discovery of AgI, Silver Iodide, as a superior nucleation agent. This method became the chief method of “rain making.” Along with his discovery of AgI as a nucleation agent, Vonnegut also devised intruments for measuring the true air temperature from an airplane, known as the vortex thermometer, and an automatic condensation nucei meter for measuring aerosols.

Dr. Vonnegut left GE in 1952 for a position with the management consultant angency Arthur D. Little where he continued research in atmospheric science and aerosols. His atmospheric science research was done in partnership with Charles Moore; their work was focused on atmospheric electricity and cloud physics. While at Arthur D. Little, Dr. Vonnegut also participated in research on the problems associated with the measurement and production of aerosols, the miniaturization of electrical recorders, the hazards of electrostatic in industry, glass fiber formation, and the behavior of evaporating electrified droplets. Much of the reaearch and experiments that Vonnegut conducted at Arthur Little were not done purely for research purposes but done because of contracts the company had with public and private agencies.

After 15 years with Arthur D. Little, Dr. Vonnegut moved on to the newly created Atmospheric Sciences Research Center at the State University of New York at Albany under the direction of Vincent Schaefer. Vonnegut was hired as a senior research scientist and looked at electrification in thunderstorms, the role of electricity in precipitation formation, and kinetic nucleation. Along with his research position, Vonegut also held an academic appointment in which he taught classes on atmospheric electricity, atmospheric instrumentation, and atmospheric chemistry. During his time at SUNY Albany, Vonnegut received several awards. In 1976, he was awarded the American Meteorological Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of Applied Meteoroloy. The following year, he recieved the Weather Modification Association Vincent J. Schaefer Award. Along with these awards, Vonnegut was named a Distinguished Research Professor in 1984 and, upon his formal retirement in 1985, was named Professor Emeritus.

One of Dr. Vonnegut’s most notable projects during his time at SUNY Albany was his collaboration with NASA on the Night/Day Optical Survey of Lightning (NOSL) experiments. Astronauts, equipped with specialized recording instruments, took pictures and video of large thunderstorms over the course of three shuttle missions. Dr. Vonnegut, who proposed the project, utilized the photographs and data in his continuing research on thunderstorms and electrification theory.

Throughout his career, Dr. Vonnegut pursued research in many fields of interest; mainly thunderclouds, tornadoes, and lightning. He made regular summer expeditions to New Mexico where he worked with colleagues at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro to study these phenomena, and many of the experiments he undertook pertain to these three topics. Furthermore, Dr. Vonnegut accumulated multiple patents for his inventions and research techniques.

Dr. Vonnegut married Lois Bowler (d. 1972) and had five sons. Interestingly, after becoming a father, he took on a personal campaign to improve the quality of educational science texts and encyclopedias, as well as truth in advertising regarding scientific claims on children’s products.

Dr. Vonnegut continued atmospheric research and publishing until his death from cancer at 82 in 1997.

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Scope and Content Information

Dr. Vonnegut's papers chronicle his professional career as an atmospheric scientist at MIT, the GE Research Laboratories, Arthur D. Little Corporation, and the State University of New York at Albany's Atmospheric Sciences Research Center and Department of Atmospheric Sciences. The collection spans from 1828 his death in 1997. The earliest materials in the collection are reprints of articles that he referenced for his research.

The records in this collection document Dr. Vonnegut's research interests. These interests include icing and atmospheric electricity, cloud physics, thunderstorms, and tornado formation. The collection also contain extensive information about his major scientific discoveries and experiments, such as Project Cirrus, a program that sought ways to artificially influence precipitation, the NASA/NOSL project where he studied weather phenomena from space, and his experiments and research in New Mexico. Additionally, a small amount of personal records are interspersed in the collection.

The collection is arranged into 11 series. The records consist of technical memoranda, research, data, inventions and patent forms, equipment specifications, drawings, figures, handwritten notes, manuscripts, reports, correspondence, publicity materials, course materials, news clippings, photographs, memorabilia, and audio/video materials. The majority of materials date from Dr. Vonnegut’s tenure at GE, Arthur D. Little, and State University of New York at Albany.

All series are arranged alphabetically and reflect Dr. Vonnegut's own filing system. Since the original order was maintained, correspondence is kept with other materials, such as reports and technical memorandum, when they were found together. If the correspondence was found in a seperate place than the materials it was originally meant to be paired with, there was not an effort to reunite the materials. Copies of reports and memorandum may be found in multiple locations.

For related materials, please see the following collections held by the ME Grenander Department of Special Collection and Archives: Atmospheric Sciences Research Center Records (UA-450), which includes many publications and articles issued by the ASRC, Duncan Blanchard Papers (UA-902.065), Raymond Falconer Papers (UA-902.014) and Vincent J. Schaefer (UA-902.010).

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into the following series:

Series 1 - Project Cirrus, 1891-1985, Undated
Series 2 - NASA Experiments, 1976-1991, Undated
Series 3 - Arthur D. Little, 1931-1971, Undated
Series 4 - New Mexico, 1953-1996, Undated
Series 5 - Tornado Research, 1837-1991, Undated
Series 6 - General Research and Inventions, 1828-1997, Undated
Series 7 - Manuscripts, 1867-1997, Undated
Series 8 - State University of New York at Albany, 1957-1997, Undated
Series 9 - Meetings and Conferences, 1949-1996, Undated
Series 10 - Subject Files, 1938-1997, Undated
Series 11 - A/V, 1955-1996, Undated

All series are arranged alphabetically.

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Restrictions

Access

Access to this collection is unrestricted with the exception of select folders that are marked on the inventory. Researchers with inquiries about this material should contact the head of archives.

Copyright

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

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Related Material

Archivists transfered the monographs The Final Report of the Advisory Committee on Weather Control (Volumes 1 and 2) and Weather Control and Augmented Potable Water Supply. Joint Hearings Before...(Joint Hearings on Weather Control) to the book division of Special Collections. The catalog records for these monographs is included in Minerva, the University Library Catalog.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Blanchard, Duncan C.
Brook, Marx
Langmuir, Irving, 1881-1957
Moore, Charles B., 1920-2010
Schaefer, Vincent J.
Vaughan, Otha H.
Vonnegut, Bernard

Corporate Bodies

Arthur D. Little, Inc.
General Electric Company
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
State University of New York. Atmospheric Sciences Research Center
U.S. Army Signal Engineering Laboratories
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Subjects

Aerosols
Atmospheric electricity
Atmospheric physics
Cloud physics
Clouds--Dynamics
Columbia (Spacecraft)
Consulting contracts
Electrostatics
Lightning
Rain-making
Silver Iodide
Thunderstorm electricity
Tornadoes
Volcanoes--Iceland
Weather control

Places

Albany (N.Y.)
Cambridge (M.A.)
Indianapolis (I.L.)
Mount Washington Observatory
Mount Withington (N.M.)
Schenectady (N.Y.)
Socorro (N.M.)
Surtsey (island)
Washington, Mount (N.H.)

Genres and Forms

Administrative reports
Annual reports
Charts
Correspondence
Diagrams
Manuscripts (document genre)
Maps
Memorabilia
Newsletters
Newspaper clippings
Notes
Papers
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Sound recordings
Technical reports
Transparencies
Video recordings

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Bernard Vonnegut Papers, 1828-1997. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Vonnegut Papers).

Acquisition Information

The Bernard Vonnegut papers were donated to M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives by Sally Marsh, Dr. Vonnegut's administrative assistant, in July 2005.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Tiffany Williams
Date: © 2012 By the University at Albany, SUNY. All rights reserved.
Revision history: 2013 - Samantha Brown processed Series 8 and 11, interfiled materials throughout the collection, and updated the EAD finding aid.

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Container List

Series 1: Project Cirrus, 1891-1985, , Undated 4.25 cubic feet
Arranged alphabetically.
This series documents the Project Cirrus program, a weather modification initiative undertaken by GE along with the United States Signal Corps, Office of Naval Research, and the United States Air Force, with general oversight handled by the Department of Defense. As part of the effort, Dr. Vonnegut discovered that AgI, Silver Iodide, was a superior nucleation agent. This discovery significantly influenced the science of artificial precipitation and this method came to be adopted as the chief means of "rain making".
The series contains the research, data, reports, correspondence, publicity, and photographs regarding the project. Please note that the archivist filed all of the loose photographs together. The archivist kept any photograph accompanying research, data, or reports with that respective material.
Box Folder
1 1 AgI, Silver Iodide Chemical Reviewer Article, 1949
2 AgI, Silver Iodide Cloud Seeding, Undated
3 AgI, Silver Iodide, Conductive Silver Preparations, Undated
4 AgI, Silver Iodide, Correspondence, 1950-1951
5 AgI, Silver Iodide Drawings and Photographs, Undated
6 AgI, Silver Iodide Seeding Transparencies, Undated
7 AgI, Silver Iodide Smoke Generators, 1950
8 AgI, Silver Iodide Smokes and Generators, 1948
9 AgI, Silver Iodide, Rough Drafts, 1949, 1951
10 Conferences, Committee on Snow and Ice Tentative Classifications, Undated
11 Conferences, On Interfacial Phenomena and Nucleation, 1951
12 Conferences, Regarding CloudSeeding, 1950
13 Data, Catalogue of Data for Project Cirrus, 1950
14 Data, Efficiency of Natural and Artificial Freezing Nucleo Chart, Undated
15 Data, Fourth Partial Report, Undated
16 Data, GE Research Notepad July 19,20 and 22, 1949
17 Data, GE Research Notepad July 21, 23, 1949
18 Data, New Mexico Flights, 1950
19 Data, Notepad - Flight Notes Friday July 15, Undated
20 Data Project Cirrus Personnel and Expenses, 1949
21 Data, Puerto Rico Flight Map, 1947
22 Data, Spiral Notebook, AgI Notes, Undated
23 Data, Temperature and Air Speed Charts, Undated
Oversized Folder
4 1 Data, Temperature and Air Speed Charts, M2 Thermometer Housing, Undated
Box Folder
1 24 History, Annotated Project Cirrus History, Undated
25 History, History of Cloud Seeding, 1979
26 History, History of Project Cirrus, 1952
27 History, Project Cirrus History Correspondence, Drafts and Photos, 1974-1985
28 History, Project Cirrus The Story of Cloud Seeding, 1952
29 Legislation, Extracts from Hearings on Weather Modification Proceedings, 1951
30 Legislation, House Subcommittee on Weather Modification Proceedings, 1951
31 Legislation, NYS Weather Modification Legislation, 1950
32 Legislation, UN Report - Economic Aspects of Experimental Meteorology, 1949
33 Legislation, U.S. Dept. of Commerce Reports, 1948
34 Legislation, U.S. Weather Control Memorandum, 1952
35 Measurement Apparatus, Air Speed/Temperature, 1936-1937, 1942, 1947-1952, 1954, 1959-1960
36 Measurement Apparatus, Air Speed/Temperature, Undated
37 Measurement Apparatus, Capillary Collector, 1945, 1948
38 Measurement Apparatus, Cloud Chamber, Undated
39 Measurement Apparatus, Condensation Nuclei Counter, 1949
40 Measurement Apparatus, Vortex Thermometer Charts and Graphs, Undated
41 Measurement Apparatus, Vortex Thermometer Flight Data, 1956
42 Measurement Apparatus, Vortex Thermometer Report, 1949
43 New Research Laboratory, Undated
44 Patents, 1948-1952
Oversized Folder
3 1 Patents, 1948-1951
Box Folder
1 45 Photos, Clouds and Tools, 1949-1950, Undated
46 Photos, Colored Cloud Slides, Undated
47 Photos, Flight #57, 1948, Undated
48-50 Photos, Flight #105, 1949
Box Folder
2 1 Photos, Flight #105 Camera Report, 1949
2 Photos, GE Personnel and Clouds, 1949-1950
3 Photos, Negatives - Assorted, 1950, Undated
4 Photos, New Mexico, 1949, 1973
5 Photos, Plane/Flight Crew and Puerto Rico, 1948-1950
6 Photos, Puerto Rico, 1949
7 Photos, Reference, 1943, 1946, 1950, 1952, 1973
8 Photos, Seeding Path, 1948
9 Photos, Silver Iodide, Undated
10 Photos, Silver Iodide Generators, Undated
11 Photos, Water Droplets and Smoke Particles, Undated
Oversized
5 Project Cirrus History - Final Reports, 1952-1955
Oversized
6 Project Cirrus Meteorological Research - Occassional Reports, 1947-1953
Oversized
2 Project Cirrus Scrapbook, 1946-1948, 1950-1951, 1960, Undated
Oversized Folder
3 2 Project Cirrus Scrapbook, Undated
Box Folder
2 12 Publicity, AMS Dispute Letter, 1951
13 Publicity, Fire for Rain article and correspondence, 1948, 1950, 1952
14 Publicity, GE Internal Publications, 1950-1951, 1975
15 Publicity, GE Internal Publications, 1950, 1975
16 Publicity, GE News Bureau Photos and Articles, 1949 , 1952
17 Publicity, Journal of Applied Physics, 1947
18 Publicity, News Clippings, 1947-1962
19 Publicity, New Mexico Interview, 1952
20 Publicity, Reviews and Advertising, 1979-1981, 1985
21 Publicity, Science Illustrated, 1947
22 Publicity, Science Service, 1952
23 Publicity, Scientific American Article, 1951
24 Publicity, Weather Modification, 1947, 1952, 1962, 1966, 1973
25 Reports, Cloud Seeding in Australia, Undated
26 Reports, Cloud Seeding in Mexico, 1958
26 Reports, Occasional Report 37 Technical Abstract, 1952
27 Reports, Final Report ONR Project, 1953
28 Reports, Final Report Project Cirrus, 1948
29-30 Reports, Final Report Project Cirrus Part 1, Field, and Flight Experiments, 1953
Oversized
1 Reports, Final Report Project Cirrus, 1951, 1953
Box Folder
2 31 Reports, GE Meteorological Studies, 1943-1945, 1947-1948
32 Reports, GE Meteorological Studies, 1949-1951
33 Reports, GE Meteorological Studies, 1952-1953, 1959, 1963, 1966
34 Reports, GE Meteorological Studies, Undated
35 Reports, Occassional Report 37 Technical Abstract, 1952
36 Reports, Project Cirrus Associated Reports, 1950
37 Reports, Project Cirrus Occasional Report 1-6, 1948
38 Reports, Project Cirrus Occasional Report 7-12, 1948-1949
Box Folder
3 1 Reports, Project Cirrus Occasional Report 13-17, 1949
2 Reports, Project Cirrus Occasional Report 18-21, 1949-1950
3 Reports, Project Cirrus Occasional Report 22-25, 1950
4 Reports, Project Cirrus Occasional Report 26-29, 1951
5 Reports, Project Cirrus Occasional Report 30-34, 1951-1952
6 Reports, Project Cirrus Occasional Report 35-40, 1952, 1953
7 Reports, Project Cirrus Operations Group report, 1950
8 Reports, Project Cirrus Quarterly Report 1-5, 1947-1948
Box Folder
4 1 Reports, Project Cirrus Quarterly Report Eight Quarter/ Number 13, 1950
2 Reports, Vonnegut - Importance of Determining Various Variables Involved in Seeding Operations of Weather Control Experiments, Undated
3 Reprints, Artificial Stimulation of Rain at Kongwa, 1951
4 Reprints, Atmospheric Conditions Necessary for Artificial Precipitation, 1949
5 Reprints, Cloud Physics Letter and Abstract, 1950
6 Reprints, Cloud Seeding Trails at Delhi During Monsoon Months July to September (1957-1959), 1961
7 Reprints, The Control of Hurricans, 1955
8 Reprints, Dessens and Maurin Mailed Articles, 1949
9 Reprints, D.W. Pashley, Oriented Growth of Silver in Silver Halide Crystals, 1949
10 Experiments with Silver Iodide Smokes in the Natural Atmosphere, 1950
11 Reprints, Findelsen - Colloidal Meteorological Processes, 1938
12 Reprints, Gathmann's US Patent for "A Method of Producing Rain-Fall", 1891
13 Reprints, H.K. Weickmann - A Theory of the Formation of Ice Crystals, 1951
14 Reprints, JAG Journal, 1949
15 Reprints, Japanese Geophysical Science Articles and Correspondence, 1948
16 Reprints, Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics: Experimental Meteorology, 1950
17 Reprints, J.Th.G. Overbeck Article, 1951
18 Reprints, Kampe and Weickmann - AgI as a Freezing Nucleus, 1950
19 Reprints, M. Tsuji - On the Rate of Evaporation and Condensation of Falling Drops, 1950
20 Reprints, Motoi Kumai - Electron-Microscope Study of Snow-Crystal Nuclei, 1951
21 Reprints, Physical Studies that would Improve our Knowledge of Meteorology, 1958
22 Reprints, Recueil des Travaux Chimiques des Pays-Bas, 1951
23 Reprints, Royal Meteorological Society, 1949-1950
24 Reprints, Science - The Production of in a Cloud of Supercooled Water Droplets, 1946
25 Reprints, Smoke Particles and Supercooled Clouds, Langmuir, 1948
26 Reprints, Strock and Rauh - German Articles, 1935, 1941
27 Reprints, Sublimation of Outdoor Air and Seeded Sublimation, Undated
28 Reprints, SUNY Weatherwise - Simple Experiments in Atmospheric Physics, 1955
29 Reprints, Surface Tension of Small Droplets of Water from Volmer and Flood's Nucleation Data, 1949
30 Reprints, Symposium on Artificial Rain, 1951
31 Reprints, The Crystalline Structure of Ice, Undated
32 Reprints, The Preparation of Colloidal AgI Water-Suspension for Nucleation of Supercooled Clouds, 1949
33 Reprints, The Problem of Artificial Rain on the Globe, 1948
34 Reprints, Trilliat Articles, 1948-1949
35 Reprints, Untitled French Report, 1949
36 Reprints, Weather, 1949
37 Reprints, Weatherwise, 1949
38 Research, Aerosol Detection Methods, 1950
39 Research, Air Plane Icing, 1946
Box Folder
5 1 Research, Atmosphere (General), 1945, 1947-1948, 1952
2 Research, Atmospheric Electrification, 1954, 1956
3 Research, Atmospheric Particle Research, 1952
4 Research, Electrical Atomization, 1951
5 Research, Heated Filament Aerosol Report, Undated
6 Research, Hot Wire Report and Data, Undated
7 Research, Nucleation Data Folder/Report, 1947
8 Seeding Flights, Cloud Seeding Technique Correspondence, 1949-1951
Box Folder
6 1 Seeding Flights, Air Speed/ Temperature/Nuclei Counter Research, 1949-1950
2 Seeding Flights, Faust, 1949
3 Seeding Flights, Flight #105 Photo Report, 1949
4 Seeding Flights, Flight #57 Paper, Undated
5 Seeding Flights, Flight #57 Report, 1948
Flat-File
1 Technical Diagrams, 1948
Box Folder
6 6 Technical Diagrams, 1948, Undated
7 Untitled, Filament, Undated
8 Untitled, Transparencies, Undated
9 Voltmeter Instruction Manual, Undated
Series 2: NASA Experiments, 1976-1991, , Undated 1.68 cubic feet
Arranged alphabetically.
Series 2 documents the NOSL (Nighttime/Daylight Optical Survey of Thunderstorm Lightning) experiment, a large-scale project undertaken by NASA during the early 1980s, in which astronauts recorded and documented thunderstorm and lightning activity from the Earth’s orbit. Dr. Vonnegut, who proposed the project, utilized the photographs and data in his continuing research on thunderstorms and electrification theory.
The series contains data, reports, correspondence, press releases, photographs, and NASA technical memoranda and shuttle specifications regarding the NOSL project. Crew activity plans and specifications are filed by flight number. Associated documents were kept with their respective flight number as much as possible. Additionally, memorabilia from one shuttle flight is incorporated, including a signed photograph from the astronauts who took part in the experiment.
Box Folder
1 1 Curtner, M.L. (Doc), 1978
2 Equipment Information, 1977-1978
Oversized Folder
4 2 Equipment Information, 1977-1978
Box Folder
1 3 Experiment Requirements Document, 1977
4 Fiess, Mary, SUNY News Bureau, 1981-1989
5 Flight Requirement Proposal - NASA, 1978-1979
6 Investigators Working Group Meeting, Johnson Space Center, October 25-26, 1978
7 Investigators Working Group Meeting, Johnson Space Center, June 2-3, 1981
8 Koutchmy, Serge - Salyut Lightning, 1983
9 Lightning from Later Flights, 1985, 1991
10 NASA Flights, 1980
11 NASA Flight Summary Report - Flight #79-120, August 8, 1979
12 NASA Memorabilia, 1980-1981
Oversized Folder
4 3 NASA Memorabilia, 1982
Box Folder
1 13 NASA Publications, 1978-1979
14 NASA Technical Memorandum - Shuttle Observations, 1983-1984
15 New Yorker, "Lightning Strikes Seen from Satellite", 1976
16 NOSL: Analysis of Data, 1979-1980
17 NOSL: Critical Design Review Meeting, August 17, 1978, 1978
18 NOSL: Description, Gayle Weber and William Green, 1978
19 NOSL: Description - Mary Fae McKay, 1980-1981
20 NOSL: Experiment, 1977
21 NOSL: Experiment Implementation Plan (EIP), Undated
22 NOSL: Follow-up Proposal, 1982-1983
23 NOSL: NASA Technical Memorandum 78261, 1980
24 NOSL: Press Releases, 1981-1983
25-28 NOSL: Project Documents and Information, 1976-1990
Oversized Folder
4 4 NOSL: Project Documents and Information, 1980, 1982, Undated
Box Folder
1 29 Operations Working Group Meeting, Johnson Space Center, November 8, 1977
30 Operations Requirements Meetings, 1978
31 OSTA-1: Experiments, 1981
32 OSTA-1: Science and Data Management Review Meeting, February 25-26, 1981
33 Personnel Access and Patch Requests, 1982
34 Photographs, Flights 5 and 6, 1984
35 Photographs, Thunderstorms in Brazil, 1984
36 Press Stories, 1981-1982
37 Shuttle Altitude Charts, Undated
38 Slides, 1982
39 STS-2: ACSM-ASP Convention Presentation, 1981-1982
40 STS-2: Crew Activity Plan, Revision A, 1981
41 STS-2: Crew Activity Plan, Revision B, 1981
42 STS-2: Data, 1982
Box Folder
2 1 STS-2: NOSL Critique, 1982
2 STS-2: Preliminary Report, 1981
3 STS-2: SCIENCE Magazine/NOSL Collaborative Issue, 1982
4 STS-3: Correspondence, 1982
Oversized Folder
3 3 STS-4, 1978
Box Folder
2 5 STS-4, 1982-1983
6 STS-4: Crew Activity Plan Final PCN-1, 1982
7 STS-4: Hasselblad Photographs, Undated
8 STS-4: H.D. Voss, Lockheed, 1982, 1985
9 STS-4: Log and Summary, 1982
10 STS-5, 1982
Oversized Folder
3 4 STS-5, 1982
Box Folder
2 11 STS-6, 1982-1983
Oversized Folder
3 5 STS-6, 1982-1983
Box Folder
2 12 STS-6: Crew Activity Plan, Revision A, 1983
13 Technical Memorandum - Lightning Observations, 1980, 1984
Box Folder
3 1 Technical Memorandum - Thunderstorm Observations, 1983-1984
2 Technical Memorandum - Luminous Electrical Phenomena, 1976
3 U-2 Flight Proposals, 1979-1981
4 U-2 Flights, 1981
5 U-2 Flights, 1983
6 Venus Atmospheric Probe, 1979-1987
7 Waldteufel, P., Soyouz Mission Flight, 1980
8 Y Lightning, 1983
Series 3: Arthur D. Little, 1931-1971, , Undated 5.8 cubic feet
Arranged alphabetically.
While employed at Arthur D. Little, Dr. Vonnegut built upon his research in atmospheric science. The majority of his work focused on electrification of clouds, thunderstorms, and the behavior of lightning, he also looked at behaviors of gases but on a much smaller scale. Besides pursuing his own research, Dr. Vonnegut worked on a number of advisory projects for the United States government. These projects focused on the relationship between aircrafts and lightning. The main focus was on how aircrafts detect and avoid lightning when flying in a storm.
The series contains data, reports, correspondence, press releases, photographs, newspaper clippings, drawings, figures, and handwritten notes. The arrangement reflects Dr. Vonnegut’s original filing system. Materials are first filed by item type and then by subject. In cases where different types of materials were filed together, Dr. Vonnegut’s arrangement was maintained to reflect how he used and viewed the materials. This is most prevalent in correspondence files. Correspondence is sometimes paired with clippings or reports. If the correspondence was separated from the items it was originally paired with, the archivist maintained this arrangement.
Box Folder
1 1 Advisory Panel for Weather Modification - NSF, 1953-1964
2 Advisory Panel for Weather Modification - NSF, 1966-1967
3 Advisory Panel for Weather Modification - NSF, 1968, Undated
Oversized Folder
4 5 Advisory Panel for Weather Modification - NSF, Undated
Box Folder
1 4-6 Advisory Committee on Weather Control, 1954-1958
7 American Geophysical Union Conference, 1954-1955
8 American Meteorological Society, 1958
9 Analysis of Arthur D. Little by Electronatom Corp., 1955
10-11 Atmospheric Electricity Studies, 1955-1958
12 Atmospheric Physics Group Resume, 1960
13 Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory, 1949, 1953-1955
14 Brown, Dr. Ethan Allen, 1959-1960
15 Chemical Corps - Photographs, Undated
16 Chemical Corps - Ozalids Case 63068, 1960-1963
Oversized Folder
3 6 Cloud Chart, Undated
Box Folder
1 17 Comments on Thunderstorm Project, 1954
18 Committee on Severe Storms, 1958-1960
19 Correspondence, 1949, 1952-1954
20 Correspondence, 1955-1956
21 Correspondence, 1957
22-23 Correspondence, 1958
24 Correspondence, 1959
25 Correspondence, 1960
Box Folder
2 1 Correspondence, 1961
2-3 Correspondence, 1962
4 Correspondence, 1963, 1965-1966, 1968, Undated
5 Correspondence - Chemical Corps, 1953, 1955-1956, Undated
6 Correspondence - "Electrical Behavior of an Airplane in a Thunderstorm, 1964-1965, 1971, Undated
7 Correspondence - General Electric Co., 1953
8 Correspondence - National Science Foundation Advisory Panel, 1963-1964
9 Correspondence - National Science Foundation Advisory Panel, 1965-1967, Undated
10 Correspondence - "ONR C-59667", 1956
11 Correspondence - Prospects and Proposals, 1953-1955
12 Correspondence - Prospects and Proposals, 1956
13 Correspondence - Prospects and Proposals, 1957
14 Correspondence - Prospects and Proposals, 1958-1959
15 Correspondence - Prospects and Proposals, 1960
16 Correspondence - Prospects and Proposals, 1961
17 Correspondence - Prospects and Proposals, 1962, Undated
18 Correspondence - Research Discussions, 1957-1960
19 Correspondence - Technical Papers, 1954-1956
20 Correspondence - Technical Papers, 1957-1958
21 Correspondence - Technical Papers, 1959-1960
22 Correspondence - Technical Papers, 1961
Oversized Folder
4 6 Correspondence - Technical Papers, 1961
Box Folder
2 23 Correspondence - Technical Papers, 1962, 1966, Undated
24 Correspondence - Tornado Photography Contest, 1956-1957
Box Folder
3 1-3 Correspondence - Tornado and Thunderstorm Theories, 1953-1962
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4 7 Correspondence - Tornado and Thunderstorm Theories, 1953-1962, Undated
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3 4 Data - "Indications Suggesting electrical Nature of Tornadoes", 1955
5 Data - Jacksboro, Texas ONR-59667, 1951-1958, Undated
6 Data, Multiple Projects, 1948, 1962, 1964
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3 7 Data, Multiple Projects, 1948, 1962, 1968
Box Folder
3 7 Dublin Symposium, 1954-1955
8 Electrets Literature References, 1954
9 Electrification - Miscellaneous, 1954-1955, 1961, 1963
10 Electrification - Papers, 1953-1964
11 Electrification Indicator (Poor Boy's Radar), 1955-1961
12 Electrification Indicator (Poor Boy's Radar), Undated
13 Farewell Party Invites - Arthur D. Little, Undated
14 Federal Products Corp. Miniature Instrument, 1955
15 "Final Report - The Detector of Atmospheric Electric Disturbances", 1964
16 "Final Report - The Detector of Atmospheric Electric Disturbances," Photographs, Undated
17 Final Report - Research on Electrical Phenomena Associated with Aerosols, 1962
18 First Adirondack Conference on Atmospheric Nuclei, October 1957, 1954-1957
19 "General Research Data" Photographs, Undated
20 Handwritten Research Notes, Undated
21 Hastings-Raydist Incorporated, 1961-1965
22 Inquiry Questions Related to Thunderstorm Electricity and Tornadoes, 1955
23 International Conference on Cloud Physics, Sydney, Australia, 1961
24 Kerivan, Leo, 1962
25 Mt. Withington Study, 1957-1958, 1961-1962, Undated
26 Mueller, Eugene, 1964-1965
27 New England School Science Advisory Council, 1960
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4 8 New England School Science Advisory Council, 1960
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3 28 Newspaper and Journal Clippings, 1967, Undated
29 Newspaper Clippings - Formation of Aerosols, 1966
30 Newspaper Clippings -Thunderstorms, 1957, 1959, 1964-1966
32 Newspaper Clippings - Weather Control, 1960, 1962, 1966, Undated
33 NSF Observatory, 1963-1964
34 Office of Naval Research - Case 68308, 1964-1966
35 Office of Naval Research, Miscellaneous, 1954-1962
36 Office of Naval Research Proposals Submitted, 1963
37 Original Figures and Photographs, 1936, 1953, 1955-1956, 1959-1960, 1962
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2 Original Figures and Photographs, 1954
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4 9 Original Figures and Photographs, 1958
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3 38 Original Figures and Photographs, Undated
39 Ozalids, 1950-1962
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4 1 Ozalids, 1950-1962
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7 Papers on Thunderstorm Electricity, 1953-1962
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4 2 Popular Science - Tornadoes: Giant Electric Machines, 1960
3 Proposal - Study of Origin and Role of Electricity in Clouds, Undated
4 Radar, Miscellaneous, 1963-1965
5 Reports, "Adaptation of Carbon-Film Electric Hygrometer Elements to Industrial Use", 1953
6 Reports - "The American Gas Association Thermal Precipitator", 1958
7 Reports - "Apparatum for Continuous Measurement of Electrical Potential of Ionosphere", 1958
8 Reports - Atmospheric Electricity, 1962, 1964
9 Reports - "The Challenges of Weather Control", 1957
10 Reports - "Cloud-Seeding Experiments over Sun Moon Lake Area", 1956-1957
11 Reports, "Composite Materials via the Fluid-Bed Technique", 1963
12 Reports - "Composition of the Heating of Air by Lightning Discharge", Undated
13 Reports - "The Effect of Atmospheric Conductivity on Space Charge Concentration in the Lower Atmosphere", 1956, Undated
14 Reports - "Electric Potential Gradient Measurement Near Icelandic Geyser and Steam Plume from Geothermal Well", 1964
15 Reports - "Electrical Behavior of an Airplame in a Thunderstorm", 1965
16 Reports - "Electrically Charged Dust in Rooms", Undated
17 Reports, "Final Report on Development and Manufacture of Electric Hygrometer Elements for Meteorological Use to Camp Evans Signal Laboratory, Belmar, New Jersey", 1952
18 Reports, "Investigation of Sampling Procedure Requirement", 1956
19 Reports, "Investigation of Silver Iodide Decay and Transport and Natural Nuclei", 1955
20 Reports, "lightning Does Not Terminate in the Percipitation Below the Cloud", 1931, 1948-1951, 1953-1955, Undated
21 Reports - "Method and Apparatus for Measuring Electorstatic Fields in the Upper Atmosphere", 1959
22 Reports - Misc. Reprint Information, 1947, 1955, undated
23 Reports - "Navigational Aid for Aircraft (P.M. Radar)", Undated
24 Reports - "Need for Physical Research in Meteorology", 1956
25 Reports - "A New Electrostatic Precipitator", 1937
26 Reports - "Observations of Thunderstorms in New Mexico", 1959
27 Reports - "Ozalods for ONR C-59667", Undated
28 Reports, "Performance of Commercial Gas-Cleaning Equipment", 1958
29 Reports, "The Possible significance of Atmospheric Space Charge in Cloud Electrification and Precipitation", 1956-1957
30 Reports, "Preliminary Results of an Experiment to Determine Initial Precedence of Organized Electrification and Precipitation in Thunderstorms", Undated
31 Reports, "Prerequisites for Weather Control", 1957, Undated
32 Reports, "Progress Report No. 48 on Improvement of Electrical Hygrometer Elements for Meteorological Use", 1950
33 Reports, "Reaction of Sulfur in stack Plumes", 1966
34 Reports, "Relationship Between Thunderstorm Electricity and Fair Weather Electricity" - R. Reviews, 1958, Undated
35 Reports, "Research Projects to Imporve our Knowledge of Severe Storms", 1959, Undated
36 Reports - "The Result of DvAer Support of the Atmospheric Electricity Study by Bernard Vonnegut - 1955 to 1958", 1958
37 Reports - Rough Drafts, 1955, Undated
38 Reports - "Sampling Procedure Requirements", 1957
39 Reports - "Some Observations and Mechanisms of Charge Accumulation in Convective Clouds - Fitzgerald", Undated
40 Reports - "Space Charge in the Lower Atmosphere", 1956, 1958
41 Reports - "Stabilization of a High Voltage Discharge by a Vortex", 1956
42 Reports - "Study of Atmospheric Electrificattion and Proposal for an Extended Program" Office of Naval Research Geophysical Branch, 1955
43 Reports - "Tornadoes at Blackwell, Oklahoma 5-25-55", 1956
44-45 "Research in Electrical Phenomena Associated with Aerosols", 1960-1961
46 Rsearch in Electrical Phenomena Associated with Aerosols - Photographs and Diagrams, Undated
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5 1 Signal Corps - Case 58715, 1953-1958
Oversized
8 Signal Corps Fog Dissipation Reports, 1953-1956
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5 2 Signal Corps, Photographs, Undated
3-4 Southern California Air Pollution Foundation, 1954-1960
5 Spilhaus, A.F. Stony River Phenomena (Alaska 1950), 1950-1958
6-7 Steel Company of Canada, 1945-1955
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3 8 Steel Company of Canada, 1945-1955
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5 8 Steel Company of Canada - Conference Notes, 1920-1955
9 Technical Papers, 1955, 1959-1960
10 Technical Papers, 1962
11 Technical Papers, 1962-1963
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6 1-2 Technical Papers, Undated
3 Technical Proposals for Tornado Research, 1955
4 Technical Proposal - Mapping of the Composition of the Surface and Atmosphere of Mars by an Orbiting Broadband Infared Interferometer, 1965
5 Third Annual Conference on Atmospheric and Space Electricity, Montreaux, Switzerland, 1963
6 Thunderstorm Experiments - Case 59667, 1956-1957
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3 9 Thunderstorm Experiments - Case 59667, 1956-1957
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6 7 Tornado Observations from weather Publications, 1952, 1955
8 Tornado Photography Advertisement, 1965
9 University of Michigan, Airplane Icing Information Course, 1953
10 Valley Hail Suppression Association, 1954
11 Vonnegut, Bernard "Downdrafts in Cumulus Clouds", 1954
12 Vonnegut, Bernard "The Electrical Theory of Tornadoes", 1956
13 Vonnegut, Bernard "Final Report - Electrical Behavior of an Airplane in a Thunderstorm", 1964
14 Vonnegut, Bernard "Tornadoes and Thunderstorm Electricity", 1954
15 Vonnegut, Bernard, C.B. Moore, and M. Blume "Preliminary Investigation of the Distribution of Space Charge in the Lower Atmosphere", 1956
16 Vonnegut, Bernard and C.B. Moore "Giant Electrical Storms", 1958
17 Vonnegut, Bernard [et.al] "Final Report - Some Atmospheric Electric Instruments for Use in Air Force Operations", 1962
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7 1-2 Warm Fog and Stratus Cloud Dissipation Quarterly Reports, 1955
2 Wind Tunnel Laboratory Staff "Notes on Procedures and Analysis of Wind Tunnel Experiments on Stack Gas Dispersal", 1954
Series 4: New Mexico, 1953-1996, , Undated 1.14 cubic feet
Arranged alphabetically.
Series 4 documents Dr. Vonnegut’s work with the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMIMT) in Socorro, New Mexico. While both were employed at Arthur D. Little, he and fellow scientist Charles Moore were invited to conduct thunderstorm research at Mt. Withington, eventually becoming part of the Langmuir Laboratory for Atmospheric Research in Socorro. Moore stayed at NMIMT, and Dr. Vonnegut moved on to the State University of New York at Albany; though their collaborative research continued for the entirety of each other’s career.
The series includes a large amount of correspondence with Charles Moore, as well as with other prominent figures related to NMIMT; Marx Brook, Stirling Colgate, and William Winn. This series also consists of data, research, and articles regarding experiments in New Mexico.
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1 1-2 215 Experiment, 1953-1987
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3 10 215 Experiments, Undated
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3 215 Experiments, Undated
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1 3-4 Brook, Marx, 1960-1992
5 Chew, Joe "Storms above the Desert", 1985-1986
6 Colgate, Dr. Stirling A., 1965-1985
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1 Data, 1986
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1 7 Data, Undated
8 DForest Service/ USDA, 1965, Undated
9-14 Moore, Charles B. (C.B.), 1954-1996
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3 11 Moore, Charles B. (C.B.), 1954-1996
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1 15 News Articles - Lightning, 1986
16 NMIMT, Miscellaneous, 1956-1996
17 ONR Special Purpose Test Vehicle for Atmospheric Research (SPTVAR), 1979-1980
18 Paper Review, Electrification of NM Thunderstorms, 1988
19 Photographs, 1958
20 Photographs, NMIMT, 1962-1968
21 Reynolds, Steve, 1990
22 Thunderstorm Electricity, Quarterly Report for period ending 7 November 1954, 1954
23 Winn, William (W.P.), 1965-1989
Series 5: Tornado Research, 1837-1991, , Undated 1.2 cubic feet
Arranged alphabetically.
This series consists primarily of tornado observations and eyewitness accounts solicited from the general public via newspaper advertisements in areas where tornadoes and severe storms frequently occur. They are filed using the original labeling system employed by Dr. Vonnegut, where the date and place of the observation as well as a brief statement on the phenomena is used to identify the observation. Accounts of severe storms found in multiple publications, biblical references, and other historical observations are also present.
Please note that the archivist filed all of the loose photographs together. The archivist kept any photograph accompanying observation, research, or data with that respective material.
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1 1 ALERT, Alert Laymen's Enlistment Researching Tornadoes, 1990
2 Barnes, Stanley L., Editor "Papers on Oklahoma Thunderstorms, April 29-30, 1970 - NOAA Technical Memorandum ERL NSSL-69, 1974
3 Bath, Markus "An Investigation into Three Tornadoes in Sweden", 1946
4 Biblical References, 1966
5 Brand, Dr. Walther "Der Kugelblitz", 1923
6 Changnon, Jr., Stanley A. and Richard G. Semonin "A Great Tornado Disaster in Retrospect" Weatherwise, April 1966, 1966
7 Colgate, Stirling - Tornado Articles, 1967-1968, 1981-1982
8 Dergarabedian, Paul and Francis Fendell "Estimation of Maximum Wind Speeds in Tornadoes", Undated
9 Dergarabedian, Paul and Francis Fendell "Parameters Governing the Generation of Free Vortices", 1967
10 Ellenberger, P. "And what exactly was the Cyclone of Thaba-Bosiu?", 1957
11 Final Report "Tornado-Sferics, Season 1956" Severe Weather Planning Center, 6th Weather Squadron (Mobile), Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, 1956
12 Flora, S.D. "The Nature of Tornadoes" Weatherwise, April 1949, 1949
13 Gannon, Robert "New scientific research may take the sting out of lightning", 1973-1974
14 Gannon, Robert "Tornado! How science tracks down the dread twister", 1973
15 Hare, R. "On the Causes of the Tornado, or Water Spout", 1837
16 Historical References and Observations, 1895, 1898-1899, 1906, 1946, 1988
17 Historical References and Observations, Undated
18 Hoecker, Walter H. "Detailed Time-Lapse Study of the Dallas Tornado Funnel and the Attendant Debris Cloud", 1960
19 Huff, F.A., H.W. Hiser and S.G. Bigler "Study of an Illinois Tornado Using Radar, Synoptic Weather and Field Survey Data", 1954
20 Idso, Sherwood B. "Tornado or Dust Devil: The Enigma of Desert Whirlwinds", 1974
21 Jones, Herbert L. "The Identification of Lightning Discharges by Sferic Characteristics", Undated
22 Jules, Vernon "We will do something about the weather", 1966
23 Laboratory Tornadoes, 1976
24 Landsberg, H.E. "The Role of Atmospheric Electricity in the Atmospheric Sciences", 1974
25 Lavan, Z. and A.A. Fejer "Luminescence in supersonic swirling flows", 1965
26 Letter of support from Arthur D. Little to West Tulsa News on cooperation for printing Vonnegut's request for observations, 1954
27 Letter from Harry Truman, 1957
28 Maier, M.W. and H.W. Brandli "Simultaneous Observation of Tornado, Waterspout and Funnel Cloud", 1973
29 Miller, Peter "Tracking Tornadoes", 1987
30 "Notes on Certain Tornado and Squall Line Features" UAL Meteorological Circular, No. 36, April 15, 1952, 1952
31 Observations: Adams, Mrs. J.C., Rumson, NJ "zig-zag streaks of lightning" "all hell broke loose", 1956
32 Observations: Aiken, Mrs. Benedict D., Coconut Grove, Miami, FL "glowing with a bluish green light", 1959
33 Observations: Anderson, Mrs. Philip, Toledo, OH, April 11, 1965 "then a great wall of white came", 1966
34 Observations: Angus, Mrs. Florence, Toledo, OH, April 1965 "huge reddish yellow light", 1966
35 Observations: Bauvia, Mrs. Bertha, Moville, IA "zig-zagged in its travel" "great bolt of lightning", 1958
36 Observations: Benson, Mrs. Marcella, Toledo, OH, April 1965 "bluish white lights shooting around in the clouds", 1966
37 Observations: Birmingham Alabama News "jagged streaks of fire resembling lightning", 1956
38 Observations: Blomgren, Oscar, North Chicago, IL, August 1972, 1974
39 Observations: Blumstock, Rutgers, June 22, 1928 "inside brilliantly lighted with constant flashes of lightning", 1959
40 Observations: Bolduc, Mr. & Mrs., Castleton, NY "unknown objects in sky color of lit matches", 1977
41 Observations: Byers, Lloyd J., Fargo, ND "luminous blue light or glow around the bottom edge of funnel", 1957-1958
42 Observations: Cheyenne Tornado, July 16, 1979, 1979
43 Observations: Cross, Marion H., Albuquerque, NM; Mississippi, 1960 "flickering pin points of light", 1966
44 Observations: Dale, F. Douglas, Coldwater, KS "center of funnels luminous with yellow green" "balls of fire", 1960
45 Observations: Decker, Jr., Mrs. Roy, Sparks, OK, Spring 1956 "great ball of fire was right above me", 1958
46 Observations: Dekalb, IL, 1967
47 Observations: Edmond, OK Tornado, May 8, 1986, 1986
48 Observations: Elder, R.H., Suburn, AL, 1924 or 1925 "lightning constantly between tip of cone and ground", Undated
49 Observations: Elkins, Robert E., Thorp, WI "big ball of fire and then destruction", 1958
50 Observations: Foster, Hal, Mariana Islands, 1945 from Bulletin of American Meteorological Association, 1950
51 Observations: Gaillard, Mary A., Mobile, AL, 1949 or 1950 "explosion with blue and green lights", 1958
52 Observations: Godberry, Mrs. Hubert, Olney, TX, May 18, 1951 3:45 p.m. "big flash of electrical display", 1958
53 Observations: Green, Mrs. Francis D., Ellington, CT, 1952 or 1953 "brilliant flash like brilliant lightning in the base", 1958
54 Observations: Hamilton, Mrs. Alice, Bowers, Dallas "mass of blue and orange fire", 1958
55 Observations: Highiet, Mrs. L.R., Toledo, OH, April 1965 "blue halo around tornado & orange balls of lightning coming out", 1966
56 Observations: Hiser, Prof. Homer W., Miami, FL, 1959
57 Observations: Houston, Walter Scott, Champagne, IL, Summer 1942 "searchlight beam extend out of cloud:, 1962-1963, 1966
58 Observations: Howland, Charles E., Formoso, KS, about 1933 & about 1952 "oppressed itchy feeling", 1958
59 Observations: Hunter, Lee, Blackwell, OK, May 1955 "orange color fire in the center", 1956
60 Observations: Jensen, J.C., Rock Rapids, IA, 1932 "ball lightning" Science Monthly, p. 192, 1933
61 Observations: Johnson, D.C., Harden County, OH, May 11, 1887, 11:00 p.m. "straws blown into bark of trees", 1958
62 Observations: Johnson, Tom, Toledo, OH, April 1965 "lights of different kinds of colors mixed up in the clouds", 1966
63 Observations: Joliet, IL, 1990, 1990-1991
64 Observations: Judkins, Jr., Harold I., Rutland, MA, June 1953 "where did the lightning go all of a sudden when about 2 miles", 1956
65 Observations: Killian, Ralph D., Spring 1927, 1962
66 Observations: Kueck, Irma, Hickman Mills, MO, May 20, 1957 "light yellow cloud, horizontal stripes, ball of fire", 1958
67 Observations: LeBell, C.E., Excerpts from "Mont Blanc to Everest" by Gaston Rebuffat, Undated
68 Observations: Luke, Ray, Artist, 1924 or 1925, Oklahoma "light as day inside", 1957
69 Observations: Lumis, Mrs. Avril H., Kansas City, KS, May 20, 1952 "yellow-white along outside of funnel as if neon lighted", 1958
70 Observations: McCuiston, A.L., Tulsa, OK "red glow in the cloud", 1954
71 Observations: McDevitt, Brian M., Deep Cove, Pemadumcook Lake, ME, 1975, 1975-1976
72 Observations: McNeese, Lee, Albany, MO, about 1907 "looked inside funnel", 1958
73 Observations: McPherson, E.D., Dyersburg, TN, March 21, 1952 "continuous vivid lightning" "orange glow in cloud", 1952
74 Observations: Meabon, Herbert, Chautaugua City, NY "special lightning phenomenon", 1965
75 Observations: Miami, FL, 1959
76 Observations: Mississippi, 1966
77 Observations: Multiple States, 1963-1965
78 Observations: Multiple States, 1968
79 Observations: Multiple States, 1969-1990
80 Observations: Palm Sunday Tornado, Ohio, April 11, 1965, 1965
81 Observations: Pyle, Mrs. Kenneth, E., Toledo, OH, April 1965 "streaks of lightning in the cloud itself", 1966
82 Observations: Peterson, Jr., Howard C., Coral Gables "pale green and then pink sheet lightning", 1959
83 Observations: Plummer, Genevieve, St. Louis, MO "brilliant pink and flame-like flare up from horizon", 1959
84 Observations: Pulhuj, Mrs. Paul, Toledo, OH, April 1965 "all around me was red flashing lights constantly", 1966
85 Observations: Rankin, Frances S., Shawnee, OK, May 1, 1954 "greenish glow in center", 1958
86 Observations: Richardson, Marvin E., Winston City, MS, 1956 "faint orange luminescence", 1966
87 Observations: Roberts, Alpheus J., Toledo, OH, April, 1965 "surface glow", 1965-1966
88 Observations: Ross, Mrs. H.L., Toledo, OH, April 1965 "it appeared to be giving off a light of its own", 1965-1966
89 Observations: Schenectady, NY, June 24, 1960, 1960
90 Observations: Setkins, William B., Northern Indiana around 1900 "Willie get under the bed" "large electrical ball of fire", 1958
91 Observations: Shaw, William, Nevada, MO, around 1925 or 1926 "funnel grows down out of the parent cloud", 1962
92 Observations: Shepard, L.E., Electrification of steam jets "fire balls when steam escaping from railroad engines", 1966
93 Observations: Spiess, Lincoln Bunce, St. Louis, MO "very rapidly lightning flashing", 1959
94 Observations: Spurr, Allan, Springfield, IL "flash reminded me of welder's arc", 1957
95 Observations: Thompson, Mrs. J.K., Fairfax, OK, June 2, 1935 "flash more like a ball of fire" "funnel was brick red", 1958
96 Observations: Trussell, Cliff, Joplin, MO "difference in sound of thunder in tornado cloud" "cold air coming down", 1958
97 Observations: Veal, Mrs. Talmadge, Macon, GA "incessant shimmer of light that had no thunder preceded", 1954
98 Observations: Vonnegut, Sr., Kurt, Indianapolis, IN, 1955
99 Observations: Wegener, Butch, Toledo, OH, 1965 "something very bright about the size of a basketball", 1965-1966
100 Observations: Willett, Myron, Oregon, OH, April 1965 "pattern in the orange… like hell upside-down", 1966
101 Observations: Wishnewitz, Harvey, Toledo, OH, 1965 "the place lit up just like daylight", 1965-1966
102 Perkins, J.G. "Electromagnetism and the Tornado", 1975
103 Photographs, 1955-1968
104 Raco, Ronald J. "Electrically Supported Column of Liquid", 1968
105 Reprints and copies of tornado articles, 1959-1975
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2 1 "Research on Tornado Identification" Third and Fourth Quarterly Progress Reports, Signal Corps Research, 1955
2 "'Selective Twisters' Secret: Severity Splits Funnels" Purdue University ScienceLine, 1975
3 Tornado Eyewitness Questionnaire, Undated
4 "Tornado Occurrences in the United States" U.S. Dept. of Commerce Weather Bureau Technical Paper No. 20, 1952
5 Tornado Research Airplane Flight Data, 1956
6 Tornado Scrapbook, 1954, Undated
7 VanderHam, C.J., "Tornado's Korte allesvervoestende wervelwinden", 1975
8 Vaughn, Jr., Otha H., "Luminous electrical phenomena associated with nocturnal tornadoes in Huntsville, Ala., 3 April 1974", 1976
9 Vonnegut, Bernard - Tornado Articles, 1954-1968
10 Ward, Neil B. "The Exploration of Certain Features of Tornado Dynamics Using a Laboratory Model" NOAA Technical Memorandum ERLTM-NSSL52, 1970
11 "Windstorm Damage Protection" National Board of Fire Underwriters Research Division, 1955
Series 6: General Science Research and Inventions, 1828-1997, , Undated 3.22 cubic feet
Arranged alphabetically.
Series 6 contains Dr. Vonnegut’s general interest and research files, as well as the inventions that he worked on throughout his career. Topics include: lightning, ball lightning, lightning strikes and the effect on aircraft, volcanic activity and storms on Mt. St. Helens and Surtsey, thunderstorm electrification, and weather-related instruments.
A large quantity of photographs dominates the series. Please note that the archivist filed all loose photographs together. Many photographs are undated with no specifications on location or activity depicted. The archivist kept any photograph accompanying research or data with its respective material.
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1 1 Air Force Plane Crash - England, August 28, 1976, 1976-1977
2 The Annals of Improbable Research, 1995, 1997
3 "An Apparatus for Preventing the Formation and Falling of Hail" 1906 Patent Specification, 1955
4 Art Forum, 1980
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3 12 Art Forum, 1980
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1 5 Articles - Multiple Topics Related to Weather, 1828, 1841, 1849, 1882, 1952-1954
6 Articles - Multiple Topics Related to Weather, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970-1971, 1974-1975
7 Articles - Multiple Topics Related to Weather, 1977, 1979-1980, 1983, 1985-1987, Undated
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3 13 Articles - Multiple Topics Related to Weather, 1947-1948, 1958, 1960, 1964, Undated
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1 8 Atlas, David and Charles B. Moore "Exploring the Weather" Lecture Notes, Undated
9 Atmospheric Pollution Instrumentation, 1954-1956
10 "Atmospheric radioactivity following nuclear explosions" Office of Naval Research, 1952
11 Ball Lightning, 1959-1990
12 Ball Lightning Project, 1970-1972
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4 Ball Lightning Project, 1970-1972
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4 10 Ball Lightning Project, 1971, Undated
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1 13 Chaff Experiment, 1995-1996
14 Characteristics of Vertical Lightning, 1950-1951, 1987
15 Correspondence: Foundation of Physics, 1973-1975
16 Correspondence: Miscellaneous, 1955-1997
17 Data, Multiple Projects, Undated
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3 14 Data, Multiple Projects, Undated
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1 18 Davis, Gode "The Stormy Future of Weather Forecasting", 1991
19 Davis, M.H. "The Present Status of Atmospheric Electricity", 1979
20 Device to Detect Presence of Electrical Fields, Undated
21 DMSP Satellite Photographs and Article Reprints, 1968, 1970, 1974
22 DeVries, Tom "California Drought: can we change the weather before it's too late?", 1977
23 Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather, 1990
24 Howell/Eustis Patent Case, 1945-1987
25 Feyman Lectures, 1964-1965, 1969
26 G.E. Research Laboratory, 1947-1948, 1950-1951, Undated
27 Gedzelman, Stanley David "Science and Wonders of the Atmosphere", 1982
28 Graph for Determining Height of Cloud Bases, Undated
29 Instruments, Undated
30 Invention: Aerosol Coagulator, 1970-1978
31 Invention: Apparatus for Triggering Lightning, 1988-1992
32 Invention: Apparatus to Reduce Atmospheric Pollution Caused by Exhaust of Motor Vehicles, 1990
33 Invention: Cloud LWC Sensor, 1977
34 Invention: ICE detector, 1986
35 Invention: Means and Methods for Detecting and Measuring Aerosols - - RESTRICTED, 1954-1960
36 Invention: Means and Methods for Producing Particles of High Charge Density, 1963, 1965
37 Invention: Mechanical Means for Making Uniformly Sized Aerosols, 1962
38 Invention: Method and Apparatus for Measuring the Concentration of Condensation Nuclei, 1949
39 Invention: Microcell Instrument for Measurement of Electrical Conductivity of Cloud and Precipitation Water, 1978, 1987
40 Invention: Microconductivity Cell for Real Time Measurements of the Electrical Conductivity of Cloud or Rain Water, Undated
41 Invention: Monitor and Spectrometer for Atmospheric Particulate Matter, 1963, 1965
42 Invention: Moisture Indicating Instrument, 1949
43 Invention: Non-Conducting Fiber Electrometer, 1955-1956
44 Invention: Rainfall Intensity Sensor, 1979-1980
45 Invention: Tensiometer, 1951
46 Invention: Vortex Whistle, 1953-1958
47 Invention Records, 1933-1979
48 Kamra, A.K., 1966-1983
49 Kamra, A.K. "Dust Storm Electrification - Final Report to the National Science Foundation", 1971
50 "Liebig & Wöhler" from A History of Chemistry, Undated
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3 15 Life Magazine, "American Production", 1948
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1 51 Lightning, 1920-1991
52 Lightning during Yellowstone Fires, 1971, 1988
53 Lightning Observations, 1980-1984
54 Lightning Preventions, Lightning Elimination Associates, Undated
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2 1 Lightning Strikes to Aircraft, General, 1965-1977
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3 16 Lightning Strikes to Aircraft, General, 1965-1977
Flat-File
5 Lightning Strikes to Aircraft, General, 1965-1977
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2 2 Lightning Strikes to Aircraft - Salt Lake, "Frontier" Photographs, Undated
3 McCownan, Dennis - Time Magazine, 1996
4 Mt. St. Helens, 1980-1981
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3 17 Mt. St. Helens, 1980-1981
Oversized Folder
4 11 Mt. St. Helens, 1980-1981
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2 6 New York Times Articles on Weather, 1972-1986
7-8 Oscillatory Anemometer, 1965-1995
9 Oscillatory Anemometer Press Releases, 1988
10 Patent Disclosures, 1973-1978
11 Patents: General Electric, 1953-1959, 1980
12-14 Patents: Multiple Inventions, 1949-1987
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4 Patents: Multiple Inventions, 1949-1987
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2 15 Patents: Photocopies, 1922-1961
16 Patents: Reprints, 1889, 1894, 1932-1966
17 Photographs, 1961
18 Photographs, 1965
19 Photographs and Data, Undated
20 Photographs: Airplane, 1955
21 Photographs: Antique Scientific Apparatus, Undated
22 Photographs: Apparatus Dept. Presentation, Undated
23 Photographs: ASRC Experiment, Undated
24 Photographs: Dr. Langmuir, Undated
25 Photographs: Floyd Montgomery, 1967
26 Photographs: Heimaey, Iceland, 1973
27 Photographs: Instruments, 1955
28-29 Photographs: Illinois, 1960
30 Photographs: Life Filmstrip "The Mystery of Rain", 1962
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4 12 Photographs: Life Filmstrip "The Mystery of Rain", 1962
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2 31 Photographs: Lightning, 1965
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3 32 Photographs: Miscellaneous, 1955
1 Photographs: Miscellaneous, Undated
2 Photographs: Mt. Withington, 1962
3 Photographs: Radar, 1961
4 Photographs: Roger Jensen, Detroit Lakes MN - Cloud and Storm prints, 1958-1977
5 Photographs: Roy Arnold - Tornado, Undated
6 Photographs: Socorro, 1979
7 Photographs: Tornado, 1955
8 Photographs: Vortices, Undated
9 Photographs: Yellowstone, Undated
10 Preston, F.W. and J.C. Turnbull "The Physics of Upward Drilling", 1941
11 Princeton Pennsylvania Army Avionics Research Program, Final Task Report "A Fundamental Study of Static Electric Phenomena", 1972
12 Reprints: Contrails, 1973
13 Reprints: Convection and Convective Storms, 1973-1975
14 Reprints: Electrical Measurements Above Thunderstorms, 1950, 1957, 1966
15 Reprints: Electricity, 1974-1975
16 Reprints: Electrostatics, 1971, 1974-1975
17 Reprints: Hailstorms, 1973-1974
18 Reprints: Satellite Observations, 1974
19 Reprints: Silver Iodide, 1971-1975
20 Reprints: Studies in the Early History of Surface Chemistry, 1969-1974
21 Reprints: An Unusual Lightning flash at Kennedy Space Center, 1978
22 Requests for Reprints of Papers and American Meteorological Association Speech, 1954-1955
23 "Requirements for Electrification", 1971
24 Royal Aircraft Incidents, 1958
25 Scorer, R.S., Presidential Address, Royal Meteorological Society, 1988-1989
26 Smithsonian Aerophysical Observatory: Automatic Star Tracking System, 1959
27 Snow, Snow Crystals, and Snow Storms, 1976
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4 1 Staples, Tad - Correlation between Thunder Pitch and Behavior of Storm, 1976
2 Static Electricity, American Airlines, 1957
3 Steacie, E.W.R. "Science, Society, and the Individual", 1959
4 SUNY Research Publications, 1988
5 Surtsey: Data and other associated documents, 1963-1964
6-7 Surtsey: Photographs, 1963-1964
8 Swiss Maps Transfer, 1970-1972
9 Telephone Conversation with First Lt. Roger C. Gardner, Hurricane Hugo Lightning Observation, 1989
10 Thunderstorm Electricity, Undated
11 Thunderstorm Electrification and Cloud Physics, 1959-1996
12 Tilson, Seymour "IEEE Spectrum", 1969
13 U-2 Conductivity Meter, 1986
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3 18 U-2 Conductivity Meter, 1986
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4 14 U.S. Weather Research Program, 1996
15 Vlcek, Charles L. "Observations of Sever Storms on 26 and 28 April 1971" NOAA Technical Memorandum ERL NSSL-63, 1973
16 Vonnegut, Bernard "Physics and the Environment", 1994
17 Vonnegut, Bernard "Determinants of Thunderstorm Dipole Polarity According to Influence Theories of Cloud Electrification", 1993
18 Warm Cloud Lightning, 1950-1990
19 Weisskopf, Victor F. "Of Atoms, Mountains, and Stars: A Study in Quantitative Physics", 1975
Series 7: Manuscripts, 1867-1997, , Undated 8.57 cubic feet
Arranged alphabetically.
Series 7 consists of Dr. Vonnegut’s published and unpublished articles, letters to the editor, papers, reviews, reports, and book/encyclopedia chapters. Many files contain the research and data discussed within the work, as well as correspondence with the editor(s) of publications where work was submitted.
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1 1 Aerosol Monitor, 1961
2 AgI Toxicity Papers, 1968-1975
3 Agrometer Diagrams, Undated
4 Airplane Instruments, 1955, Undated
5 Arthur D. Little/Office of Naval Research Articles, 1953, 1956-1957
6 Article: "A Laboratory Investigation of the Effect of Particle Collisions on the Generation of Electric Fields in Thunderstorms", 1970-1971
7 Article: "A Technique for Measuring Relative Threshold Nucleation Temperatures for Active Nucleation Catalysts", 1972-1973
8 Article: "Abnormal Polarity of Thunderclouds that Grew from Negatively Charged Air", 1867, 1985-1986
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3 19 Article: "Abnormal Polarity of Thunderstorms that Grew from Negatively Charged Air", Undated
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1 9 Article: "Adhesive Behavior of Silicate Powders in Ultrahigh Vacuum", 1964
10 Article: "Adirondack Conference on Electrostatics", 1969
11 Article: "Adjustable Potential-Gradient-Measuring Apparatus for Airplane Use", 1961
12-13 Article: "Adventures in Fluid Flow; Generating Interesting Dendritic Patterns", 1996-1998
14 Article: "Aerometer for Measurement of Atmospheric Electrical Potential Gradient", 1961
15 Article: "Airborne Filters for the Measurement of Atmospheric Space Charge", 1961
16 Article: "Airplane Instrument for Measurement and Vectorial Presentation of Electrical Potential Gradient", 1960
17 Article: "Airplane Instruments to Detect Ice Particles", 1988-1989
18 Article: "Anomalous Electric Fields Associated with Clouds Growing Over a Source of Negative Space Charge", 1988-1989
19 Article: " Apparatus for Directly Measuring the Electrical Potential of the Ionosphere", 1958, 1969
20 Article: "Apparatus for Measurements of the Electrical Conductivity of Rainwater with High Resolution in space and Time", 1991
21 Article: "Apparatus for the stimulation of Rain in the Laboratory", 1980-1981
22 Article: "Apparatus Using Radioactive Probes for Measuring the Vertical Component of Atmospheric Potential Gradient from an Airplane", 1961
23 Article: "Article Initiation of Lightning of Lighting Discharges", 1961
24 Article: "Artificial Modification of Atmospheric Space Charge", 1962
25 Article: "Artificial Stimulation of Rain", 1957
26 Article: "Automatic Apparatus for Nucleation Investigations", 1981-1982
27 Article: "Behavior of Evaporating Electrically Charged Droplets", 1963-1964
28 Article: "Biological Impact of Ions", 1976-1977
29 Article: "Calcareous Incrustation Formed on Cascades at the Indiana State Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Indianapolis", Undated
30 Article: "Calculation of Ice Enhancement Ratios", 1986-1987
31 Article: "Cameras for Time-Lapse Photography", 1970
32 Article: "A Capillary Collector for Measuring the Deposition of Water Drops on a Surface Moving through Clouds", 1949
33 Article: "Charge Generation in Thunderstorms", 1963-1965
34 Article: "Charge Transfer from a Highly Electrically Stressed Water Surface During Drop Impact", 1966, 1972-1973
35 Article: "Charge Drops Produced by bursting of bubbles at the Surface of Organic Liquids", 1975-1977
36 Article: "Charging of Droplets by Impulse Corona", 1970
37 Article: "Chicken Plucking as a Measure of Tornado Wind Speed", 1975-1976
38 Article: "Cloud Seeding", 1952
39 Article: "A Cloud-to-Space Lighting as Recorded by the Space Shuttle Payload-Bay TV Cameras", 1992
40 Article: "Cold Box Measurements of Cloud Particle Nuclei During CAPE", 1992-1993
41 Article: "Comments on 'A Radar Study of the Plasma and Geometry of Lightning'", 1991
42 Article: "Comment on 'Electrisation de Gouttes de solutions salines aqueuses Par Evaporation ou Par Condesation de la Vapeur D'eau'", 1977-1978
43 Article: "Comments on 'Electrification of Condensing and Evaporating Liquid Drops'", 1973-1975
44 Article: "Comments on 'Exchange Between Kamra and Saunders Concerning the Inducting Charging Mechanism in Thunderclouds'", 1978
45 Article: "Comment on 'Factor of 2 Error in Balloon- borne, Atmospheric Conduction Current Measurements' by A.A. Few and J. J. Weinheimer'", 198-1987
46 Article: "Comments on 'Ice Particle Concentration in Clouds'", 1987
47 Article: "Comments on 'Ion-Drop Interaction During Drop Evaporation'", 1982-1984
48 Article: "Comments on 'Need for Requirement the Details of Seeding Operations Be Adequately Specified'", 1985-1987
49 Article: "Comment on Negatively Charged Precipitation in a New Mexico Thunderstorm", 1992, 1994-1995
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2 1 Article: "Comment on 'New Measurements of the Ion Content of Evaporation-Humidified Air'", 1979-1987
2 Article: "Comments on 'Numerical Study of Cloud Electrification in an Axisymmetric, Time-dependent Cloud Model'", 1976, 1979
3 Article: "Comments on 'Observations of Two Regions of Change During Initial Thunderstorm Electrification' by J.E. Dye, J.J. Jones, A.J. Weinheimer and W.P. Winn (July 1988, 114, 1271-1290)", 1988-1989, 1992
4 Article: "Comment on 'On the Relation of Electrical Activity to Tornadoes' by R.P. Davies-Jones and J.H. Golden", 1975-1976
5 Article: "Comments on 'A Quantitative Assessment of Precipitation Mechanisms of Thunderstorm Electrification'", 1971-1972
6 Article: "Comments on 'A Radar Study of the Plasma and Geometry of Lightning'", 1989-1990
7 Article: "Comment on 'A Review of Thunderstorm Electrification Processes'", 1992, 1994-1995
8 Article: "Comment on 'Solar Wind Mechanism Suggested for Weather and Climate Change' by Brian A. Tinsley, 1994-1995
9 Article: "Comments on 'Stratospheric Conductivity Variations Over Thunderstorms' by R.H. Holzworth, K.W. Norville, P.M. Kintner, and S.P. Powell", 1980, 1986-1987
10 Article: "Comment on 'Stratosphere-troposphere Exchange in a Midlatitude Mesoscale Convective Complex'", 1996-1997
11 Article: "Comment on 'The Electrification of Thunderclouds and the Rain Gush' by Z. Levin and A. Ziv", 1974-1975
12 Article: "Comment on the Paper 'The Electrification of Thunderstorms' by John Latham", 1981-1983
13 Article: "Comments on The 'Rain Gush' Lightning and the Lower Positive Charge Center in Thunderstorms' by E.R. Jayaratne and C.P.R Saunders", 1985-1986
14 Article: "Comments on the Paper by D. Clausse and F. Broto Entitled 'Influence of a Precooling on the Nucleation Kinetics of Ice from Water Droplets'", 1948-1983
15 Article: "Comments on 'Three Dimensional Kinematic and Microphysical Evolution of Florida Cumulonimbus'", 1996
16 Article: "Comment on 'Thunderstorm Electrification: The Effect of Cloud Droplets' by E.R. Jayaratne and C.P.R. Saunders", 1985-1987
17 Article: "Comment on 'Trip Illumines Lightning' by R.D. Hill", 1995
18 Article: "Comment on VLF Tramission Induced Slot Electron Precipitation", 1962, 1974, 1977-1978
19 Article: "Comments on 'Warm Rain Initiation :An Overview of Microphysical Mechanisms'", 1994-1995, 1997
20 Article: "Comparison between Electrical Processes Occurring Over Land and Over water", 1985-1986
21 Article: "A Continuous Recording Condensation Nuclei Meter", 1950
22 Article: "Corona Produced by Splashing of Water drops on a Water Surface in a Strong Electric Field", 1973-1974
23 Article: "Counting Sodium-Containing Particles in the Atmosphere by their Spectral Emission in a Hydrogen Flame", 1953
24 Article: Crude Altimeter, 1970-1971
25 Article: "Deductions Concerning Accumulations of Electrified Particles in Thunderclouds Based on Electric Field Changes Associated with Lightning", 1980-1983
26 Article: "The Design, Construction, and Use of an Ice Crystal Counter for Ice Crystal Cloud Studies by Aircraft", 1970
27 Article: "Desirable Requirement for Scientific Papers Describing Weather Modification Experiments", 1966
28 Article: "Detachment of Pendant Water Drops by High Voltage Poises", 1975
29 Article: "Detection and Measurement of Aerosol Particles", 1952
30 Article: "Direct Measurement of Vertical Potential Differences in the Lower Atmosphere", 1958, 1970, 1973
31 Article: "Downdrafts in Cumulus Clouds", 1955
32 Article: "Early Experiments Seeding Cumulus with AgI", 1970-1972
33 Article: "Effects of a Lightning Discharge on an Airplane", 1965-1967
34 Article: "Effect of Atmospheric Space Charge on Initial Electrification of Cumulus Clouds", 1963
35 Article: "Effect of Halogens on the Production of Condensation Nuclei by a Heated Platinum Wire", 1953
36 Article: "Effect of Sunlight on the Action of Silver Iodide Particles as Sublimation Nuclei", 1951
37 Article: "The Effect of Temperature on the Strength and Fatigue of Glass Rods", 1946
38 Article: "Electric Discharges Inside Tornadoes", 1976-1978, 1980
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4 13 Article: "Electric Field Perturbations Caused by Eruptions of Yellowstone Geysers", 1962
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2 39 Article: "Electric Field Perturbations Caused by Eruption of Yellowstone Geysers", 1962-1963
40 Article: "Electric Potential Above Ocean Waves", 1973-1974, 1977
41 Article: "Electric Potential Gradients Above Thunderstorms", 1966
42 Article: "Electric Potential Gradient Measurements Near Icelandic Geyser & Steam Plume From Geothermic Wall", 1964-1965
43 Article: "Electrical Activity Associated with the Blackwell-Udall Tornado", 1957
44 Article: "Electric Balance in the Lower Atmosphere", 1971-1973, 1977
45 Article: "Electrical Breakdown Caused by Dust Motion in Low-Pressure Atmospheres: Considerations for Mars", 1973, 1977
46 Article: "Electrical Measurements Over Thunderstorms", 1989
47 Article: "Electrical Rainfall Intensity Sensor", 1978
48 Article: "Electrical Theory of Tornadoes", 1960
49 Article: "Electricity in Volcanic Clouds", 1965
50 Article: "Electrostatic Hazards Associated with the Transfer and Storage of Liquid Hydrogen", Undated
51 Article: "Electrostatic Technique for Measuring Velocity of Small Projectiles in Transit Through Glass Barrell", 1967, 1971, 1974-1975
52 Article: "Enhanced Charge Transfer in Dielectric Fluids Containing Particles", 1967
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3 1 Article: "Estimated Possible Effects of AgI Cloud Seeding on Human Health", 1972
2 Article: "Estimates of Raindrop Collection Efficiencies in Electrified Clouds", 1960
3 Article: "Evaporation of Lava & Its Condensation from the Vapor Phase", 1965-1966
4 Article: "An Explanation for Anomalous Lightning from Forest Fire Clouds", 1991-1995
5 Article: "An Explanation for Anomalous Lightning from Forest Fire Clouds", 1991-1995
6 Article: "Eye Witness Tornado Observations Obtained with Telephone and Tape Recorder", 1969-1973
7 Article: "Fair-Weather Atmospheric Electric Potential Gradient and Space Charge Over Central Illinois, Summer 1960", 1962
8 Article: "Formation of Condensation by Airplane Propellers", 1989
9 Article: "Formation of a Vortex by an Elevated Electrical Heat Source", 1970-1971
10 Article: "Further Comments on 'Note Potentialities Cumulonimbus Hurricane Seeding Experiments'", 1965
11 Article: "Further Comments re: Note Potentialities Cumulonimbus and Hurricane Seeding Experiments", 1965
12 Article: "Generation of a Vortex by Electrical Heating", 1969
13 Article: "Giant Electrical Storms", 1959
14 Article: "Gushes of Rain and Hail", 1964-1965
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4 14 Article: "Gushes of Rain and Hail", 1964
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3 15 Article: "Gushes of Rain and Hail" Diagrams, 1962, Undated
16 Article: "Historical Note on the Nucleation of Ice Formation by Silver Iodide", 1946-1947, 1968-1971
17 Article: "How the External Currents Flowing to a Thundercloud Influence its Electrification", 1990
18 Article: "Humidity Required for Ice Nucleation from the Vapor onto Silver Iodide and Lead Iodide Aerosols over the Temperature Range -6°C to -67°C", 1980-1981
19 Article: "Hydrometer-Type Float Method for Measuring Surface and Interfacial Tensions", 1942
20 Article: "Ice Nucleating Capabilities of Silver Iodide and Lead Iodide at Low Temperatures", 1979
21 Article: "Ice Nucleation by Precipitated Silver Iodide Silver Bromide", 1971-1972
22 Article: "Ice Nucleation in a Supercooled Cloud by Cul-3 AgI and AgI Aerosols", 1973-1974
23 Article: "Ice Nucleation by Miersite", 1973-1974
24 Article: "Ice Nucleation by Solid Solutions of Silver Copper Iodide", 1972-1973
25 Article: "Importance of Evaporative Cooling in the Formation of Thundercloud Downdrafts", 1994-1996
26 Article: "Importance of Including Time in the Specification of the Ice Nucleus Concentrations", 1951, 1975, 1977, 1985-1988
27 Article: "Influence of Butyl Alcohol on Shape of Snow Crystals Formed in the Laboratory", 1948
28 Article: "In Response to Polar Initiative Proposal for further Simple Meteorological Experimentation", 1996
29 Article: "Inside the Tornado", 1968, 1972
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4 15 Article: "Inside the Tornado", Undated
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3 30 Article: "Initiation of Freezing in Supercooled Cloud Droplets by Ionizing Radiation", 1979-1980
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6 Article: "Instruments for Measuring Meximum Thunderstorm electrified Field Intensity", 1973
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3 31 Article: "Instrument for Measuring Maximum Thunderstorm Electric Field Intensity", 1974-1975
32 Article: "Investigation of the Pseudobinary Solid Solutions of AgI-Cul by means of X-ray Diffraction", 1971-1975
33 Article: "Langmuir's Seeding of Hurricanes", 1970
34 Article: "Lattice Spacings of Pseudobinary Solid Solutions of Silver Bromide and Silver Iodide", 1971
35 Article: "Lightning Induced Brightening in the Airglow Layer", 1992
36 Article: "Lightning to the Ionosphere?", 1980-1981
37 Article: "Locations of Charged Regions in Thunderclouds Inferred from Electric Field Charges Associated with Lightning", Undated
38 Article: "Lowlight Level TV Images of Lightning from Space", 1963, 1984
39 Article: "Luminosity Accompanying St. Louis Tornado- February 10, 1959", 1959
40 Article: "Luminous Phenomena in Nocturnal Tornadoes", 1966
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4 16 Article: "Luminous Phenomena in Nocturnal Tornadoes", 1966
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3 41 Article: "Measurements of the Electrical Conductives of Air Over Hot Water", 1987
42 Article: "Measurements of Maximum Electric Field Intensities Over Water During Thunderstorms", 1975-1977
43 Article: "Mesoscale Observations of Lightning from Space Shuttle", 1985
44 Article: Merit Students Encyclopedia, "Lightning," "Lightning Rod", 1977-1978
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4 1 Article: "Meteorological Phenomenon called Crown Flash", 1971
2 Article: "Miniature Vortices Produced by Electrical Corona", 1992
3 Article: "Miniature Whirlwinds Produced in the Laboratory by High-Voltage Electrical Discharges", 1970
4 Article: "Misconceptions about Cloud Seeding with Dry Ice", 1952-1981
5 Article: "A Modification of the Telescope and Scale System for Increased Accuracy in the Measurement of Galvanometer Deflections", 1941
6 Article: "Modified Cine Sound Camera for Photographing Thunderstorms and Recording Lightning", 1975, 1977-1978
7 Article: "Motion-Picture Time-Lapse Photography from High-Altitude Balloons", 1958
8 Article: "New Type of Freezing-Point Apparatus. Freezing Points of Dilute Lanthanum Chloride Solutions", 1960
9 Article: "Nightime Observations of Thunderstorm Electrical Activity from a High-Altitude Airplane", 1984-1985
10 Article: "Note on Nuclei for Ice Crystal Formation", 1949
11 Article: "Nucleation Ice Crystals in Supercooled Clouds Caused by Passage of an Airplane", 1948, 1950, 1983-1986
12 Article: "Nucleation of Ice Formation in Supercooled Clouds as a Result of Lightning", 1965
13-14 Article: "Noctornul Photographs Taken From a U-2 Airplane Looking Down on Tops of Clouds Illuminated by Lighting", 1975, 1985, 1988-1989
15 Article: "Observations of Lightning in the Stratosphere", 1995
16 Article: "Observations of Optical Lightning emissions from above Thunderstorms Using U-2 Aircraft", 1983
17 Article: "Orientation of Ice Crystals in the Electric Field of a Thunderstorm", 1965
18 Article: "Oscillatory Anemometer", 1985-1986
19 Article: "Oscillatory Vane for Measuring Speed of Gas Flow", 1987-1988
20 Article: "Photographs of Lightning from the Space Shuttle", 1982-1983
21 Article: "Possible Consequences of Global Dispersion a Krypton 85", 1974-1975
22 Article: "A Possible Effect of Lightning Discharge on Precipitation Formation Process", 1960
23 Article: "Precipitable Water", 1961
24 Article: "Preliminary Attempts to Influence Convective Electrification in Cumulus Clouds by the Introduction of Space Charge into the Lower Atmosphere", 1959
25 Article: "Production of Ice Crystals by the Adiabatic Expansion of Gas", 1948
26 Article: "Production of Monodisperse Liquid Particles by Electrical Atomization", 1952-1953
27 Article: "Quaint Cumulus Convection Conviction", 1997
28 Article: "Radar Observations of Rain Gushes Following Overhead Lightning Strokes", 1962
29 Article: "Recent Experiments on the Effect of Ultraviolet Light on Silver Iodide Nuclei", 1951
30 Article: "Recent Observations of Lightning Discharge from the Top of a Thundercloud into the Clear Air Above", 1989
31 Article: "Reduction of Thunderstorm Electric Field Intensity Produced by Corona from a Nearby Object", 1983-1984
32 Article: "Relationships Between Thunderstorm and Weather Electricity", 1958
33 Article: "Repeated Nucleation of Supercooled Water Sample", 1982-1984
34 Article: "Repeated Nucleation of a Supercooled Water Sample that Contains Silver Iodide Particles ", 1982-1984
35 Article: "Report of Cloud Physics Committee", 1967
36 Article: "Response Characteristics of an Oscillatory Vane for Flow-Speed Measurements", 1986-1988
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5 1 Article: "Response to Earle Williams' Letter in Scientific American of July 1989", 1988-1989
2 Article: "Results of an Experiment to Determine Initial Precedence of Organized Electrification and Precipitation in Thunderstorms", Undated
3 Article: "Ripple at the Edge of a Spreading Monomolecular Film", 1943
4 Article: "The Role of the Space Shuttle Videotapes in the Discovery of Sprites, Jets, and Elves", 1998
5 Article: "Rotating Bubble Method for the Determination of Surface and Interfacial Tensions", 1942
6 Article: "The Science of Rainmaking", 1951
7 Article: "Simple Electrometer Employing an Electrified, Nonconducting Fiber", 1957
8 Article: "Simultaneous Observations of Lightning Radiations from Above and Below Clouds", 1979-1980
9 Article: "The Smell of Tornadoes", 1997
10 Article: "Solar Sector Weather Relationships", 1974
11 Article: "Some Observations of Thunderstorms from Above", 1984
12 Article: "Some Scientific Objectives of a Satellite-Borne Lightning Mapper", 1983
13 Article: "Stabilization of a High-Voltage Discharge by a Vortex", 1960
14 Article: "The Structure of Crystalline Bromine", 1936
15 Article: "Tape Recorder Photocell Instrument for Detecting and Recording Lightning Strokes", 1975
16 Article: "Technique for Introduction into Atmosphere of High Concentrations of Electrically Charged Aerosol Particles", 1966-1967, 1971
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4 17 Article: "Technique for the Introduction into the Atmosphere of High Concentrations of Electrically Charged Aerosol Particles", Undated
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5 17 Article: "Technique for Introducing Low-Density Space Charge into the Atmosphere", 1961
18 Article: "Technique for Producing Uniform Small Droplets by Capillary Waves Excited in a Small Meniscus", 1981-1981
19 Article: "Tests to Determine in the Conductivity of Air is Increased by Humidification", 1982, 1987
20 Article: "Thin Films of Supersaturated Solutions for Detecting, Counting, and Identifying Very Small Crystalline Particles", 1952
21 Article: "Thundercloud Electricity", 1964-1965
22 Article: "Thunderstorm Electrification", 1966
23 Article: "Time-Lapse Photography of Clouds from High Altitude Balloons", 1969-1970
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4 18 Article: "Time-Lapse Photography of Clouds from High Altitude Balloons", 1970
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5 24 Article: "Top Weather Event of 1981-Flight of the Space Shuttle", 1982
25 Article: "Tornado", 1969
26 Article: "Tornadoes in Labor", 1972
27 Article: "Unusual Electrical Discharges Associated with Whirlwinds from Volcano Clouds", 1966
28 Article: "Validity of C.T.R Wilsons Hypothesis Concerning the Global Atmospheric Electrical Circuit", 1981-1985
29 Article: "Variation with Temperature of the Nucleation Rate of Supercooled Liquid Tin and Water Drops", 1948
30 Article: "A Very Brief Introduction to Meterology for those to whom the Field is new", 1996-1967
31 Article: "Visual Analogue of Radar Bright Band Phenomenon", 1960
32 Article: "Visual Confirmation of the Junction Process in Lightning Discharges", 1960
33 Article: "Vortex Thermometer for Measuring True Air Temperatures and True Air Speeds in Flight", 1950
34 Article: "A Vortex Whistle", 1953
35 Article: "What Happens to the Electric Charge Being Carried to Upper Surface of a Thundercloud by the C.T.R Wilson Current?", 1984
36 Article: "When will We Change the Weather", 1967
37 Article: "Whirlwinds Produced by Eruption of Surtsey Volcano", 1964, Undated
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4 19 Article: "Whirlwinds Produced by the Eruption of Surtsey Volcano", Undated
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5 38 Article: "Wilson Cloud Chamber Effect Under Natural Conditions", 1962
39 Article: "Wind Speed Estimation Based on the Penetration of Straws and Splinters into Wood", 1976
40 Article: "Wind Speeds Required to Drive Straws and Splinters into Wood", 1975-1976
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4 20 Article: "Wind Speeds Required to drive Straws and Splinters into Wood", 1976
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5 41 Article: "World Around Us - Inside the Tornado", 1971-1972
42 Article about Science Article on Toledo, Tornado, 1966
43 Atmospheric Electrification, 1948, 1955-1956, 1958
44 Atmospheric Electricity, 1967, 1970, 1978, 1990-1991
45 Balloon Borne Equipment Suspension & Isolation, 1962
46 Book: Electrified Particles in the Lower Atmosphere (Unpublished), 1966, 1968
47 Book Review: "Atmospheric Electrodynamics", 1985
48 Book Review: "The Earth's Electrical Environment", 1987
49 Book Review: "Lightning", 1969
50 Book Review: "Understanding Lightning", 1971
51 Book Review: "Weather Modification by Cloud Seeding", 1982
52 Campaign to Improve Quality of Time Life Books, 1965-1971
53 Chapter: Atmosphere Electrostatics" Book Chapter, 1971, 1973-1974
54 Chapter: "The Physics of Thunderclouds", Undated
55 Chapter: "The Thundercloud", 1974-1977, 1979
56 Chapter: "Thunderstorm Theory", 1965
57 Charge Release, 1956, 1962
58 Charts, 1959, Undated
59 Chinese Articles with Mr. Huang, 1987-1988
60 Comments from Ross Gunn on Montreaux Paper, 1963
61 Comments on Readers Digest, Passage on Lightning, 1979
62 "Condensation of Water Vapor to Form Cloud & Fog Droplets", Undated
63 Contributions to Technical Papers, 1965
64 Corona Current Detector, 1961
65 Correspondence Regarding Technology Review Article, 1966-1967
66 Cumulus Studies, Undated
67 Data, Undated
68 Data, Notes, 1898, 1954, 1959, Undated
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3 20 Data: "Spray Nozzle Type Silver-Iodide Smoke Generator for Airplane Use", Undated
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5 69 Draft: "Spray Nozzle Type Silver-Iodide Smoke Generator for Airplane Use", 1951
70 Drafts of Papers on Thunderstorm Electrification, 1981, 1985
71 Dr. Wiederhorn's Bibliography, Undated
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6 1 Early Papers Submitted to Scientific Journals, 1961-1962
2-3 Electrical Theory of Tornadoes, 1956-1960, 1974
4 Electrical Theory of Tornadoes Drawings, 1953, 1955, 1957
5 Electrometer Readings, Undated
6 Encyclopedia Americana: Cloud Seeding, 1967
7 Encyclopedia Americana: Lightning, 1971
8 Encyclopedia Americana: Rain, 1971-1972, 1979
9 Encyclopedia Americana: Tornadoes, 1970
10-11 Encyclopedia Britannica, 1966-1970
12 Exchange with Keith & Saunders on "Light Emission from Colliding Ice Particles", 1988-1989
13 Extracts from Hearings on Weather Legislation, 1951
14 Fiber Electrometer Drawings, Undated
15 Filter Illustrations, 1958
16 Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedia Entry on Lightning, 1975
17 Gradient Measuring Device, 1962
18-19 Huntsville, Alabama Tornadoes, 1966, 1974-1976
20 Inquiries on Possible Smithsonian Magazine Article, 1970-0
21 Ice Nucleation Articles from Other Researchers, 1982-1983
22 IUGG XXI General Assembly (International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics), 1995
23 Journal of Geophysical Research, Sweden, 1987-1989
24 Kenster & Battista "Chemical and Physical Factors Affecting Mammalian Ciliary Activity", 1966
25 Letter: "Cloud Formations", 1983
26 Letter: Discussion of Paper by J. Brian Matthews, 1967-0
27 Letter: Discussion of Paper by W. H. Evans, 1968-1969
28 Letter: "Electrification of Frost Deposits", 1965
29 Letter: "Increased Rates of Rainfall Production in Electrified Clouds", 1973
30 Letter: "Laboratory Modeling of Cumulus Behavior in a Gaseous Medium", 1965
31 Letter: "Nucleation and Lattice Disregistry", 1972
32 Letter: "Penetration of Thunderstorm Anvils by Convective Cells", 1966
33 Letter: Processes Causing Electrification of Ice Crystals in Thunderclouds", 1991-1992
34 Letter: "Role of Cumulus Downdrafts in Stratosphere-Troposphere Exchange and in Cloud Electrification", 1996
35 Letter: "Tornadoes: Puzzling Phenomena and Photographs", 1967
36 Letters about Science Article on Toledo Tornado, 1966-1967
37 Letter Discussing William R. Bennett Jr.'s Article, 1995
38 Letter to the Editor: Allegiance to Theory Changes with the Wind", 1994
39 Letter to the Editor: "Another Measurer of Rainfall Rate", 1996
40 Letter to the Editor: "Ball Lightning Observation", 1975-1976
41 Letter to the Editor: "Cloud-to-Stratosphere Lightning", 1979-1980
42 Letter to the Editor: Comments on Science Weather Modification Article, 1978
43 Letter to the Editor: "Comments on 'The ELDORA/ASTRAIA Airborne Doppler Weather Radar: High-Resolution Observations from TOGA COARE'", 1996
44 Letter to the Editor: "Comment on 'Trip Illumines Lighting' by R.D. Hill", 1995
45 Letter to the Editor: "Effect of Low Temperature on the Leakage of Charge from Irradicated Methyl Methacrylate Blocks", 1958
46 Letter to the Editor: "The Electrification of Thunderstorms", 1989
47 Letter to the Editor: "Importance of Electricity in Weather?", 1994-1996
48 Letter to the Editor: "Jovian Lightning After Comet Impacts?", 1983, 1985, 1994-1995
49 Letter to the Editor: "Lightning", 1972
50 Letter to the Editor: Lightning - Observation from Space, 1979
51 Letter to the Editor: "Lightning Strikes to Fresh Water", 1972, 1976
52 Letter to the Editor: "Lightning Triggered at a Distance by Aircraft?", 1973
53 Letter to the Editor: "Meteorological Phenomena Called Crown Flash", 1970-1972
54 Letter to the Editor: "Penetration of Thunderstorm Anvils by Convective Cells", 1966
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7 1 Letter to the Editor: "Presters", 1913, 1959, 1991
2 Letter to the Editor: "Reply to "Nucleation and Lattice Disregistry", 1972
3 Letter to the Editor: "Thunderstorm Activity", 1973
4 Letter to the Editor: "Thunderstorm Electrification", 1966
5 Letter to the Editor: "Thunderstorm Electrification Mechanisms", 1988-1989
6 Letter to the Editor: "Tornado Wind Speeds", 1975-0
7 Letter to the Editor: "Vertical Lightning", 1983-1984
8 Letter to the Editor: "Weather and Climate Changes Arising from Solar Wind Effects on Thunderstorm Electrification", 1995
9 Lightning Strike, Mt. Evans, Colorado, 1971-1972
10 Literature References, 1954, Undated
11 "Luminous Phenomena" Reprint Requests, 1966-1967, 1970
12 The Macmillan Company, 1969
13 Madera Tornado Article, 1967
14 Men and Molecules Script on Surtsey, 1968
15 MIT Icing Instructions, 1945
16 Mitchell, Elias C.D., "How We Were Hit by the Tornado-Lightly", 1974
17 Monograph: "Some Facts and Speculations Concerning the Origin and Role of Thunderstorm Electricity", 1963
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4 21 Monograph: "Some Facts and Speculations Concerning the Origin and Role of Thunderstorm Electricity", Undated
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7 18 Natural History Press, 1968
19 NMIMT Data, 1952, 1954
20 Nucleation Diagrams, 1974, Undated
21 Observations from a U-2 of a Vortex Circulation in Clouds off the California Coast on October 1, 1962, 1962-1963
22 Observations from "Early American Tornadoes 1586-1870" by David M. Ludlam, Undated
23 Paper: "Aircraft-produced Ice Particles (APIPs) in Supercoded Clouds and the Probable Mechanism for their Production", 1991
24 Paper: "Airborne Sferics Measurements", 1973
25 Paper: "Airplane Smoke Trails as a Tool for the Study of Convective Clouds", 1958-1971
26 Paper: "Atmospheric Electric Disturbances Produced by the Volcano at Surtsey, Iceland", 1964-1965
27-28 Paper: "The Atmospheric Electricity Paradigm", 1993-1996
29 Paper: "The Effect of Screaming Layers on Laboratory and Natural Charged Clouds", 1967
30 Paper: "Hollow Initial Radar Precipitation Echoes in New Mexico Thunderstorms", 1958
31 Paper: "Lightning Detection from Satellites", 1974, 1976, 1978
32 Paper: "Nucleation Catalysis", 1951-1952
33 Paper: "Nucleation in the Martian Atmosphere", 1976
34 Paper: "Possible Mechanism for Formation of Thunderstorm Electricity", 1953-1954, 1956, 1971
35 Paper: "Review of 'Electric Potential Gradients Above Thunderstorms'", 1964, 1966, 1972
36 Paper: "Supercooled Clouds", Undated
37 Paper: "Thunderstorm and Lightning Observations from Space Shuttle", 1978-1979
38 Paper: "Thunderstorm Electricity", 1962
39 Paper: "Thunderstorm Theory", 1963-1964
40 Paper: "Venusian Lightning- A Spectroscopic Study of Electrical Discharges in CO2 from Three to Sixty Atmospheres", 1981
41 Paper: "Weather Modification and Air Pollution", 1967-1968
42 Papers, 1951-1957
43-44 Papers in Preparation, 1952-1977
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8 1 Photographs, Undated
2 Photographs, Data, 1962
3 Photographs from Space Charge Report, Undated
4 Pictures, Diagrams, 1955, 1958, Undated
5 Portfolio, 1954-1955
6 Presentation: Clear Air Seeding, 1979, 1981
7 Production of Miniature Whirlwinds in the Laboratory, 1969-1970, Undated
8 "Proposal to Make Measurements of Atmospheric Electrical Effects Produced by Kuwaiti Oil Fires", 1991
9 "Proposed Legislation to Reduce Textbook Error", Undated
10 Remarks with John Latham, 1964-1965
11 Reply to Comments on an Article by R.P. Davies-Jones and J.H. Golden, 1975
12 Reply to Comments on "Importance of Including Time in the Specification of Ice Nuclei Concentrations", 1988
13 Reports "Contractor Prepared on Technical Development and/or Operational Development Contracts", 1957
14 Report: "Electrical Behavior of an Airplane in a Thunderstorm", 1965
15 Report: "Investigation of the Practicability of Dissipating Natural Fog by means of Hygroscopic Material" MIT, 1937
16 Report: Nighttime/Daytime Optical Survey of Lightning and Convective Phenomena Experiment (NOSL), 1979
17 Report: "Preliminary Results to Determine Precedence of Electrification and Precipitation in Thunderstorms", 1957, Undated
18 Response to R.D. Hills Article in EOS, 1986
19 Review: Atmospheric Electrodynamics, Hans Volland, 1984-1985
20 Review: Atmospheric Electricity Vol. 2, H. Israel and H. Dolezalek, 1974-1975
21 Review: Electrical Processes in Atmospheres, H. Dolezalek and R. Reiter, 1978
22 Review: "Lightning and Its Spectrum," Leon E. Salanave, 1980-1981
23 Review: "Lightning Chapter by Fuquay and Kasemir", 1972
24 Review: The Earth's Electrical Environment, National Academy Press, 1986-1987
25 Review: The Lightning Book, P.E. Viemietser, 1973, 1975
26 Review: Understanding Lightning, Martin Uman, 1971
27 Review of Articles by Ted Baker, 1945, Undated
28 Review: "Weather Modification by Cloud Seeding," Arnett Dennis, 1980, 1981
29 Robbins, Janice and Charles "People are Storming over the Weather", 1971
30 Science Books, 1961-1976
31 Silver Iodide Demonstration, Undated
32 Silver Iodide Smoke, 1947-1950
33 Stabilization of Vortex, 1971
34 Stages of Cloud Conductivity, Undated
35 Sykes Letter in Weatherwise Asking Readers for Samples, 1967
36 Teachers Guide to Atmospheric Electricity, 1971, 1973-1974
37 Technical Paper: "Thunderstorm Overflight Program", 1980
38 Technical Paper, 1951, 1962
39 Technical Report No. SCL-2102-E, 1952-1953
40 Thesis Materials- Robert Ryan, 1967, 1969, 1972-1973
41 Thunderstorm Observations from Shuttle, 1975-1985, Undated
42 UMSCHAU, 1966-1967, 1970, 1972
43 University of Michigan Press Article, 1968
44 Untitled Lightning Article, BME, 1976
45 Untitled Rough draft, 1957-1958
46 Water Fountain Diagram, 1954, 1964
47 Weather Modification, 1969
48 Weather Modification Association, 1977, 1985
Series 8: State University of New York at Albany, 1957-1997, , Undated 4.22 cubic feet
Arranged alphabetically.
Series 8 documents the work that Dr. Vonnegut did while employed at SUNY Albany. During his time at SUNY Albany, Dr. Vonnegut taught classes, served on committees, attended conferences, and continued his research concerning weather, lightning, and clouds. Much of the research that Dr. Vonnegut did while at SUNY Albany was done as part of government research projects. Most notable was his work on Project Themis which was conducted by the United States Air Force. The project's main focus was on the modification and structure of clouds and fog but also investigated other areas of research such as raindrop dynamics and atmospheric electrical phenomena
Included in this series are flyers, pamphlets, photographs, reports, project proposals, correspondence, travel arrangements, purchasing requests, conference programs, meeting agendas, press releases, newspaper and magazine clippings, handwritten notes, drawings, figures, and materials related to classes Dr. Vonnegut taught. Class materials include lists of students as well as tests and grades students received. Materials with personal information about students are restricted.
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1 1 AFCRL Contracts, 1966-1974, 1976, Undated
2 Air Force Proposal - Strobie, 1957, 1990, Undated
3 Ad Hoc Committee on Excellence in Research Awards, 1985
4 American Meteorological Society Committee on Atmospheric Electricity, 1971-1976
5 American Meteorological Society Committee on Cloud Physics, 1972-1975
6 American Meteorological Society - Outstanding Contribution Award, 1969, 1975-1976, Undated
7 Army Research Institute, 1986, 1988, Undated
8 Army Research Office, 1988, Undated
9 Atmospheric Electricity Book List, Undated
10 Atmospheric Research Review Board, 1970-1972, 1975-1983, 1986
11 Atmospheric Research Review Board, 1987-1992, 1994
12 Atmospheric Research Review Board, Undated
13 Chaff Drop Exp. - Kropfli, 1979, 1987-1989
14 Chaff Drop Exp. - Kropfli, 1990, Undated
15 Committee on Promotions and Continuing Appointments at the College of Science and Mathematics, 1983-1984
16 Committee to Develop Doctor of Arts Program, 1970-1971
17 Correspondence, 1993-1996, Undated
18 Correspondence - Conferences, 1995-1996
19 Correspondence - Department of Defense Scientific Research, 1974-1976
20 Correspondence - Project Themis, 1967
21 Correspondence - Project Themis, 1968
22 Correspondence - Project Themis, 1969-1970
23 Correspondence - Project Themis, 1971-1974, Undated
24 Correspondence - Strobie, 1975, 1983, 1989
25 Response to R.D. Hills Article in EOS, 1994-1996
26 Council on Research, 1977-1979
27 Council on Research, 1980-1982
28 Course: ATM 407- Atmospheric Chemistry - RESTRICTED, 1970-1971, 1973-1977, 1979-1983
29 Course: ATM 407- Atmospheric Chemistry - RESTRICTED, Undated
30 Course: ATM 518- Meteorological Instrumentation - RESTRICTED, 1974, 1976, Undated
31 Course: ATM 518- Meteorological Instrumentation - RESTRICTED, 1979
32 Course: ATM 524: Atmospheric Electricity Taught with Dr. Ornik - RESTRICTED, 1969-1977
33 Course: ATM 524: Atmospheric Electricity 1 - RESTRICTED, 1979
34 Course: ATM 524 - Atmospheric Electricity 1 - RESTRICTED, 1981
35 Course: ATM 524 - Atmospheric Electricity 1 - RESTRICTED, 1985
36 Course: PHYS 534 - Cloud Physics, 1980
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2 1 Course Materials - RESTRICTED, 1967-1968
2 Course Rosters - RESTRICTED, 1976
3 Dept. of Energy Basic Energy Services Program Assessment Committtee, 1981
4 Distinguished Professor, 1983-1985, 1987, Undated
5 External Reviewer: UMIST - Colin John Stevens, 1983, Undated
6 First SUNY Albany ONR Grant 20-6016A, 1967-1973
7 General Motors Res Lab - W.G. Agnew, 1989, Undated
8 General Committee Correspondence, 1967-1972, 1974, 1976, 1979
9 General Committee Correspondence, Undated
10 Graduate Academic Council, 1976-1977
11 Grant - "The Electrical Effects of Lightning on Thundercloud Precipitation Development", 1972, 1975, Undated
12 Grant - "Investigation of Maritime Thunderstorms", 1971-1977, 1990
13 Grant - "Investigation of Maritime Thunderstorms", Undated
14 Grant - NASA - 32893 Observations of Lightning from Space, 1980-1986
15 Grant - NASA 40-OPPI-76-1 "Nighttime and Daylight Optical Survey of Thunderstorm Lightning and Convective Behavior to be Conducted During the Oft Shuttle Flight Program", 1976-1982
16 Grant - NASA NAG 8-628 "Observations of Thunderstorms from U-2 Airplane", 1983-1990
17 Grant - National Science Foundation I034732- 001 "Development of Cloud Seeding Technology Utilizing Modified Silver Iodide Structures", 1972-1975
18 Grant - National Science Foundation 8419112 "Electrical Processes in the Upper Cloud-Air Interface", 1988-1990, Undated
19 Grant - National Science Foundation A036100 "Vortex Stabilized High Voltage Discharge" - RESTRICTED, 1970-1977
20 Grant - National Science Foundation A041166 "The Electrical Properties of Snowstorms", 1973-1976
21 Grant - National Science Foundation A041184 "Meteorological Effects Produced by Niagara Falls" - RESTRICTED, 1973-1975
22 Grant - National Science Foundation ATM 7600908 "Atmospheric Electricity" - RESTRICTED, 1976-1980
23 Grant - National Science Foundation ATM 7600908 "Atmospheric Electricity" - RESTRICTED, Undated
24 Grant - National Science Foundation ATM 7921080 "Atmospheric Electricity" - RESTRICTED, 1979-1984
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3 21 Grant - National Science Foundation ATM-7921080 "Atmospheric Electricity", 1985
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2 25 Grant - National Science Foundation ATM- 7921080 "Atmospheric Electricity" - RESTRICTED, 1985-1986, Undated
26 Grant - National Science Foundation ATM 8419112 "Electrical Processes in Upper Cloud Air Interface", 1958, 1964, 1971, 1983-1987
27 Grant - National Science Foundation DES 74-18286 "The Nature of Lightning Initiation", 1974-1977
28 Grant - National Science Foundation GA-1017 "Behavior of Electrified Atmospheric Particles During Phase Change" - RESTRICTED, 1966-1974
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3 1 Grant - National Science Foundation GA 28047 "Vortex Stabilized High Voltage Discharge", 1970-1972
2 Grant - ONR "Atmospheric Physical Studies" - RESTRICTED, 1982-1987
3 Grant - ONR "Microphysical Studies of Noctilucent Clouds", 1980, 1984-1986
4 Grant - "A Study Stratospheric Discharges", 1974-1975, 1977-1978
5 Grant - "A Study Stratospheric Discharges", 1979-1981
6 Grant - "A Study Stratospheric Discharges", Undated
7 Grant- "Microphysical Studies of Noctilucent Clouds", 1987-1991
8 Grant - ONR "Microphysical Studies of Noctilucent Clouds", Undated
9 International Commission an Atmospheric Electricity, 1967-1984
10 International Commission an Atmospheric Electricity Nominating Committee, 1974-1975
11 Journal of Electrostatics Editorial Board, 1972-1990
12 National Science Foundation - RESTRICTED, 1985, 1988-1989
13 National Science Foundation - RESTRICTED, Undated
14 National Science Foundation - OSC Flow Device - RESTRICTED, 1988-1989, Undated
15 National Science Foundation- Small Grants for Exploratory Research, 1987, 1989-1990, Undated
16 Office of Naval Research - RPI, 1970
17 Project Themis, 1967-1969, 1971-1972, Undated
18 Project Themis Quaterly Reports, 1968-1969
19 Project Themis Quaterly Reports, 1970-1973
20 Project Themis Annual Summary #1, 1968-1969
21 Project Themis Annual Summary #2, 1969-1970
22 Project Themis Annual Summary #3, 1970-1971, 1973, Undated
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4 1 Proposal - Department of Desfense, 1982-1983, Undated
2 Proposal - "Maintenance of Electric Field Over the top of Thundercloud", 1983-1984
3 Proposal - "Modification of the Surface Temperature by an Artificial Cirrus Cloud", 1980
4 Proposal - National Science Foundation "Development of Fuel Additives for Use in Internal Combustion Engines to Produce AgI Nuclei, 1970-1975
5 Proposal - National Science Foundation "Study of Nucleation Catalysis Using Modified AgI Lattice", 1972-1973
6 Proposal - National Science Foundation "Role of Crystal Lattice in Contact Nucleation", 1973-1974
7 Proposal - NOSL Experiment Support, 1971-1983
8 Proposal - National Science Foundation "Clean-Air Seeding" - RESTRICTED, 1979, 1981-1983
9 Proposal - "The Nature of Lightning Initiation", 1973-1974
10 Proposal - Project Themis, 1967-1970
11 Proposal - Project Themis, Undated
12 Proposal - "Relationship Between Lattice Constants and Nucleation of Silver Iodide", 1971-1972, Undated
13 Reprints and Copies of Tornado Articles, 1966
14 Report - "Modification of the Surface Temperature by an Artificial Cirrus Cloud", 1980-1983
15 Reports - NASA Contract Report 4313, 1990
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5 1 Reports - Project Themis, 1968-1969
2 Reports - Project Themis, 1969
3 Reports - Project Themis, 1970-1972
4 Reports - Project Themis, 1973
5 The Research Foundation of SUNY 1982 Annual Report, 1982-1983
6 Researh Interests, 1974, 1979, Undated
7 SDI Research Protests, 1986, 1988
8 Search Committee for Director of Atmospheric Science Research Center, 1974-1975
9 Search Committee for Director of Research, 1971-1972
10 Search Committee for Manager of Inventions and Licenses, 1978-1979
11 Solar Heat Storage Research, Undated
12 Study Committee for the National Institute of Ecology, 1970-1971
13 Tribute to Bernard Vonnegut, 1997
14 Undergraduate Affairs Committee - RESTRICTED, 1970-1971
15 University Awards Committee, 1969-1972
16 University Senate, 1980-1982
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6 1 Weather Modification Experiments, 1971-1978
Flat-File
7 Weather Modification Experiments, Undated
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6 2 Weather Modification Information Facility and Archives, 1968-1970, Undated
Series 9: Meetings and Conferences, 1949-1996, , Undated 3.6 cubic feet
Arranged alphabetically.
This series contains records for professional conferences and meetings arranged and/or attended by Dr. Vonnegut as well as project proposals, reports, correspondence, travel arrangements, conference programs, meeting agendas, registrations and other conference-related items, press release, and records on the classes he taught. Additionally, this series includes papers written by others that Dr. Vonnegut found interesting or pertinent to his research.
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1 1 Adirondack Conference on Atmospheric Nuclei, 1957
2 Adirondack Conference on Electrostatics, 1968-1969
3 Air Force Cambidge Research Laboratories Scientific Balloon Symposium, 1963
4 American Association for the Advancement of Science December Meeting, 1971-1972
5 American Chemical Society Sigma Xi talk, 1980
6 American Geophysical Union 48th Annual Meeting, 1967
7 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 1980
8 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 1981
9 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 1982
10 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 1982-1983
11 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 1984
12 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 1985
13 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 1986
14 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 1987
15 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 1990-1991
16 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 1992
17 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 1996
18 American Geophysical Union Spring Meeting, 1979
19 American Geophysical Union Spring Meeting, 1982-1983
20 American Geophysical Union Spring Meeting, 1986
21 American Geophysical Union Spring Meeting, 1986-1987
22 American Meteorological Society 23rd Conference on Radar Meteorology and Conference on Cloud Physics, 1986
23 American Society of Civil Engineers Speciality Conference Ocean Egineering III, 1974-1976
24 Annual Meeting of the Wilderness Medical Society, 1989
25 Brooklyn Polytechnic Colloquium, 1984
26 Christmas Chemical Engineering Symposium on Nucleation, 1951
27 Clarkson University Physics Colloquium, 1984
28 Conference on Electrostatics of the American Meteorological Society, 1969-1971
29 Conference Programs, 1949-1951
30 Conferences in Tallinn Estonian SSR, USSR and Budapest, Hungary, 1984-1985
31 Conference in Uppsala, Switzerland and Paris, France, 1985
32 Correspondence, 1994-1995
33 Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation Nucleation Conference, 1967-1968
34 Eighth Conference Inadvertent and Planned Weather Modification, 1981
35 Eighth International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity, 1984, 1987-1988
36 Eighth International Conference on Cloud Physics, 1979-1980
37 Electrostatics Society of America, 1970-1975
38 Electrostatics Society of America 17th Annual Meeting, 1989
39 Electrostatics Society of America Conference on Electrostatics, 1983
40 European Geophysical Society 15th General Assembly, 1990
41 Fourth International Conference on the Universal Aspects of Atmospheric Electricity, 1966-1968
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2 1 Fifth International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity, 1971, 1973-1974
2 Fourth Technical Conference - Ashbury Park, New Jersey, 1950
3 Indiana University Medical Center of Sigma Xi Talk, 1982
4 International Centre for Theoretical Physics Autmn Workshop on Cloud Physics and Climate, 1984-1986
5 International Centre for Theoretical Physics Second Autumn Workshop on Cloud Physics and Climate, 1984, 1987
6 International Commission on Atmospheric Electricity International Workshop on Global Atmospheric Electric Measurements, 1989
7 International Conference on Atmopheric Electricity, 1983-1984
8 International Conference on Cloud Physics, 1965
9 International Conference on Cloud Physics, 1968
10 International Geophysical Year, 1955-1958
11 International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics General Assembly, 1967
12 International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics 21st General Assembly, 1995
13 International Workshop on Light Scattering by Irregular Shaped Particles, 1979-1980
14 Irish Meterological Society Talk, 1986
15 Lightning and Static Electricity Conference, 1972
16 Los Alamos National Laboratory Workshop on Links Between Variations in Solar Activity, Atmospheric Conductivity and Clouds, 1975-1976, 1996
17 Marshall Space Center Lecture, May 1974
18-19 Meetings, 1954-1955
20-21 Meetings, 1956-1958
22-23 Meetings, 1958-1959
24-25 Meetings, 1959
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3 1 Meetings, 1960
2 Meetings, 1961
3 Meetings, 1962
4 Meetings, 1963
5 Meetings, 1964
6 Middle Atmospheric Workshop, 1977, 1986, Undated
7 MIT Visiting Committee, 1970-1973
8 NASA Atmospheric Processes Research Review FY-80, 1980
9 NASA Atmospheric Processes Research Review FY-81, 1981
10 NASA Atmospheric Processes Research Review FY-82, 1982
11 NASA Atmospheric Processes Research Review FY-83, 1983
12 NASA Atmospheric Processes Research Review FY-84, 1984
13 NASA Atmospheric Processes Research Review FY-85, 1985
14 NASA Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Research Program Review, May 1985
15 NASA Symposium on Lightning Technology, 1978, 1980
16 NASA Workshop on Current Scientific Issues in Large Scale Atmospheric Dynamics, 1985
17 NASA Workshop on the Need for Lightning Observations from Space, 1971, 1978-1979
18-19 NASA Workshop on the Role of Electrodynamics of the Middle Atmosphere on Solar Terrestrial Coupling, 1978-1979
20 National Center for Atmospheric Research Advisory Panel, 1970, 1972-1973
21 National Center for Atmospheric Research Meeting, 1982
22 National Center for Atmospheric Research Workshop on Airborne Instrumentation, 1987-1988
23 National Hill Suppression Project, 1965-1966
24 Naval Research Laboratory Lightning Phsyics Review Panel, 1987
25 Naval Research Laboratory Workshop, 1964-1965, 1983
26 New York State Section American Physical Society Fall Meeting, 1983
27 Ninth International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity, 1989, 1992
28 Office of Naval Research Conference on Solar-Terrestrial Effects on the Lower Atmosphere, 1981
29 Presentation, "Research Indicated by Convective Electrification Mechanisms", Undated
30 Satellite Workshop, 1974-1975
31 Second Inadvertent Weather Modification Workshop, 1974
32 Seventh Conference on Inadvertent and Planned Weather Modification, 1979
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4 1 Sixth International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity, 1971-1982
2 Sixth International Conference on Condensation Nuclei, 1966
3 Strategic Defense Initative Research Review, 1987, Undated
4 Strategic Defense Initiative Research Review, 1989
5 Symposium on Electrostatic Effects Associated with Dried Powders, 1967
6 Talks, Discussions, Speeches, 1963-1988
7 Technical Workshop for the of Laboratory Research and Facilities for Cloud Physics and Chemistry, 1985-1986
8 Third Annual Yellowstone Field Research Seminar, 1962-1963
9 Third International Conference on Atmospheric and Space Electricity, 1962-1963
10 University of Calgary Colloquim Talk, 1980-1981
11 University on Michigan Seminar on Meteorology, 1967
12 Visit to Polish Academy of Sciences, 1979-1980
13 Visit to China an Taiwan, 1980-1991
14 Weather Modification Association Silver Anniversary Meeting, 1976
15 Whitecap Workshop, U.C.G., 1975, 1982-1983
16 White House Conference on International Cooperation, 1965
Series 10: Subject Files, 1938-1997, , Undated 7 cubic feet
Arranged alphabetically.
Series 10 contains files on a wide variety of subjects; people, articles, topics in science, and other topics of interest to Dr. Vonnegut throughout his career.
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1 1-2 A, 1962-1976, 1979-1982, 1985, 1989, 1994
3 AAAS "lonizers", 1980, 1982
4 AAAS: Stored Energy In Water, 1978, 1981
5 All Things C, 1995
6 AM. Geophysical Union, 1963-1969, 1981-1982
7 AM. Geophysical Union, 1990
8 Amer, N.M., U.CAL Berkeley, Photoacoustic Spectroscopy, 1978-1981
9 BAMS "Errors" Column (AMS), Undated
10 AMS, 1959-1969, 1973, 1976, 1981, 1990
11 Arnold, Roy Misc., 1975-1976, 1980, 1982, 1984
12 Arnold, Stephen, Brooklyn Polytech, 1984-1986
13 ASRC Electrostatics Bibliography Conference, 1971
14 ASRC Director, 1984-1985
15-16 ASRC Misc., 1967-1986, 1988, 1990
17 ASRC Pub No's, 1969-1970, 1972
18 ASRC Visit, Electrostatics Facility, 1972
19-20 B, 1958-1995
21 Baker, Marcia, 1984-1985
22 Baller, Paul S., 1966-1967, 1969, 1972
23 Balloon Program, 1982-1984, 1986
24 Time Lapse Photography from Balloons, 1957, 1970, 1976-1977
25 Barchet "Other Seeding Agents & Alternatives to Silver Iodide, 1977
26-27 Barreto, 1969, 1977-1987
28 Tankers (Re: Barreto), 1968, 1970-1971
29 Bentley, W.A., 1977-1979
30 Bjornsson, S., 1966-1970
31-32 Blanchard, 1938-1996
33 Blau, Henry H, 1963, 1966, 1968-1970, 1973-1974
34-35 Boeck, William L, 1961, 1971-1980, 1984, 1990, 1992
36 Bowers, 1991
37 Breidenthal, R.E, 1985-1987, 1989
38 Buechner, W.W., 1968-1969, 1973-1974
39 Bullock , J.W, 1965-1969
40 C, 1960-1996
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2 1 C, 1960-1996
2 Chapman, Seville (DR), 1954, 1968, 1970-1974, 1976
3 Clippings - Bus Crash, Undated
4 Cloud Seeding, 1952-1956, 1958, 1961-1967
5 Church, C.R, 1970-1971, 1975, 1979-1983, 1995
6 Cook, Jim, Undated
7 Corrugahorn, 1976
8 Crawford, Perry, 1979, 1981-1982
9 D, 1962-1976, 1978, 1980, 1987-1988, 1991-1992
10 Da Vinci, Leonardo, 1956
11 Derenzo, David R., 1979, 1981-1983, 1988-1989
12 Dessens, Henri, 1973
13 Detwiler, Andy, 1976-1986, 1988-1991, 1993-1994
14-15 Dewan, Edmond, 1965-1994
16 Dewan's Mystery Cloud, 1985
17 Dolezalek, Hans, 1962-1963, 1966-1976, 1980-1981
18 Doppler Radar, 1978-1979
19 E, 1962-1972, 1978-1979, 1982, 1985-1986, 1990
20-21 EDC Film, 1966, 1968-1971, 1973
22 Eden H.F. (Frank), 1966-1968, 1972-1973, 1975-1976, 1987
23 ESPY, 1993
24-25 F, 1961-1987
26 Film "Atmospheric Electricity", 1960, 1964-1965
27 Findeisen Quote, 1950
28 The Franklin Institute 3/18/70, 1969-1971, 1974
29 Ben Franklin References, 1952, 1961, 1991-1992
30 Fulgurites, 1976
31 G, 1961-1977, 1980-1981, 1985, 1988
32 General Electric - Recruitment Correspondence, 1945, 1947
33 General Electric - Research Laboratory, 1946-1951, 1954, Undated
34 Grenet, 1947-1994
35-36 Griffiths, 1948, 1972-1979, 1983, 1989
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3 1 Gaston Gronet, 1945, 1947, 1959-1960
2 Gunn, Ross, 1966
3 H, 1965-1975, 1977-1989, 1991, 1994
4 Heffernan, Warm Cloud Electrification, 1957
5 Helgafell Volcano, Heimacy, 1973
6 Henderson, Thomas J, 1968-1997
7 High Voltage Generators, 1956, 1967-1971
8 Hobbs, Peter, 1983, 1985
9 Holeworth , R.H, 1974, 1981, 1983-1987, 1989
10 Hollister, Walter M., 1985
11 Holloman, Herb, 1969, 1984-1985
12 Holzer, Rob T.E., 1955, 1962-1963
13 Howard, John A., 1969, 1971-1976
14 Howell, Wallace, 1941-1942, 1965-1967, 1969, 1986
15-16 Huges, James, 1955, 1961, 1974-1977, 1981-1986, 1988
17-18 Huges, James C - 59667, 1957-1958, 1961-1971
19 Huges, James, Appreciation, 1988
20 Huges, James, Dinner, 18, May, 1988
21 J. Hughes Plaque, 1984, 1988
22 Jeremy HYLKA "Alert Illinois" Tornado Research Team, 1991-1994
23 I, 1962-1969, 1971, 1973-1975, 1980-1983
24 ICAE, 1994-1996
25-26 Iceland, 1964
27 Iceland, 1965
28 Imianitov. I.M, 1965, 1985, 1987
29 Initiation of Lightning Discharges on Demand, Winder, Ron, 1964-1965
30 Israelson "Fallout", 1990
31 J, 1963-1970, 1972, 1975-1976, 1986-1987, 1989-1990
32 Johns Hopkins University, 1963-1965
33-34 K, 1963-1994
35 Kuttner, Joachim Mct. Rundschau, 1950
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4 1-2 L, 1963-1973, 1975, 1977-1989, 1991, 1993-1994
3 Lane-Smith, Dereck, 1968-1974, 1977-1978
4 Langmuir, Irving, 1993, 1996
5 Langmuir, Irving "Hurricane", 1945, 1955
6 Langmuir I. Studies of the effects produced by dry ice seeding of stratus clouds, Undated
7 Lansford: Mosaic Article About Global Circuit, 1982-1983
8 John Latham, 1964-1965, 1967-1969, 1982-1983, Undated
9 John Latham, 1974, 1976-1977, 1982-1983, 1985-1986, 1988-1991
10 LEIPSIG, 1996
11 Leob, Leonard B,, 1963, 1965, 1970-1971
12 Lescarboura, Julio, 1967
13 Alan Lightman, When do anomalies Begin? Science 7 Feb 91, 1992
14 Lightning, 1994
15 Lomonosov, 1987, 1992
16 Lukomski, Hieronim, 1964-1965
17-18 M, 1963-1994
19 MacCready, Paul B. (Dr), 1964, 1970, 1977, 1985
20 Malon, D.J., 1962-1963, 1965
21 Martell, E.A, 1958, 1970-1972, 1983-1984
22 Mason Day, Fri May 11 1979, 1978-1979
23 Mason, S.G., 1965-1970, 1976, 1979-1980, 1985-1987
24 Mazur, Vladislav, 1982, 1984, 1988
25 McC, 1962-1970, 1972-1973, 1977, 1989, 1992
26 Martell, E.A, 1958, 1970-1972, 1983-1984
27 McMahon, Howard and Tom, 1963, 1966-1970, 1983-1984, 1986-1988
28 Media, 1975, 1978-1983
29 Mekcher & Zahn (MIT), 1969-1970, 1973, 1989
30 Michnowski, Stanislaw, 1966-1996
31 Michnowski, Stanislaw, Undated
32 Moondust, 1964-1965
33 Museums - Center for Exploration, Children's Museum, Indianapolis, 1987-1988
34 N, 1962-1969, 1981, 1984
35 NASA, 1962-1966
36 National Geographic, 1990, 1993
37 National Science Foundation - RESTRICTED, 1962-1989
38 Newton's Apple "Tornadoes", Undated
39 Nifuku, Masaharu, 1973-1977
40 O, 1964-1966, 1970-1975, 1977, 1980, 1984
41 Office of Naval Research - RESTRICTED, 1966-1971
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5 1 Office of Naval Research, 1966-1971, 1973, 1982
2-3 P, 1961-1994
4 ATM Electr. Pageoph, 1982-1983, 1987-1988
5 Passarelli-Camera Flights, 1976
6 re: Passarelli experiments, 1972-1973, 1980
7 Passarelli, R.E., Jr., 1972-1974, 1982-1983, 1987
8 Perkin- Elmer, 1982
9 Personal Correspondence - Notes of Appreciation, 1947, 1949-1950
10 Petterssen, Sverre, 1963, 1967-1968, 1996
11 Popular Mechanics, 1963
12 Pounder, Colin, 1975-1979, 1986
13 D.E. Proctor Letter: Malam + CTR, 1970-1971, 1974, 1991
14 Q, 1963-1964, 1981
15 Quaker Oats Co., 1974
16-17 R, 1958-1996
18 Radioactivity, 1964-1966
19 Ralston Purina, 1975, Undated
20 Reinhardt, Nick, 1968-1974, 1976-1977
21 Research Corporation, 1972-1973
22 Review Ohanian Chapter Atmospheric Electric Norton Co. Drake Mcfeely, 1983-1985
23 Review Krider and Roble "The Earths Electrical Environment", 1985
24 R.R. Rogers (McGill) A Short Course in Cloud Physics, 1980-1981
25 Royal Meteorological Society, 1964-1966, 1968, 1972
26 Russian Weather MOD Article, 1967
27 Ryan, Bob, 1968-1996
28-31 S, 1961-1996
32 Saffer Charles, 1995
33 Sanders Frederick, 1978, 1985
34 Saturday Review, 1965-1968, 1970
35-36 V.J. Schaefer, 1954-1993
37 VJS Library, 1982
38 Vincent Schaefer and Snow Makings by Katherine B. Blodgett, 1947-1948
39 Schwarz, Joe, 1992, 1994
40 Science, 1964-1992
41 Science Fortnightly, Inc., 1965
42 Science History, 1992-1993
43 U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce 3/8/66, 1966
44 Senate Com. Inferior & Insular Affairs 3/23/66, 1966
45 Paul Silberg, 1957, 1963, 1965, 1976-1978, 1981-1982
46 Paul Silberg, Undated
47 Silverman, Sam (DR.), 1974, 1977-1978, 1984-1985
48 Joanne Simpson, 1963-1995
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6 1 Sprites etc., 1993-1996
2 Standler, Ronald, 1970-1973, 1976
3 Stanford, John L., 1971-1972, 1975-1976
4-5 State University of New York at Albany, 1965-1969, 1971-1981, 1985, 1991
6 State University of New York at Albany - "The Atmosphere" Art Museum Show, 1993
7 State University of New York at Albany, Mary Fiess Update, 1987
8 Static Electricity Sensor For Helicopters, Army Fort Eustes, VA, 1979
9 Stith, Jeffrey L, 1985
10 Stockmayer, Walter, 1949
11 Stockmayer Walter, 1973, 1975, 1982-1983, 1987
12 Stone, Robert G., 1970-1971
13 Strange, John P, 1964, 1966, 1968
14 Sugar Explosions, 1965
15 Surtsey, 1965
16 The Swiss Watch by John Leimert, Undated
17-18 T, 1962-1994
19 Hannes Tammet, USSR, 1964, 1975-1977, 1984-1985, 1992
20 Bill Taylor ELF, 1986
21 Taylor, Sir Geoffrey, 1965-1967, 1969
22 Thor Guard, 1975
23 A.J. Thrope Weather, 1981, 1988, 1991
24 Trefethen, L., 1985
25 Turnball, David, Undated
26 Twitchell, Paul, 1989
27 U, 1962-1967, 1970-1972
28 UCAR Cups Research Project, 1980
29 UFO Articles, 1966
30 USA Today, 1995
31 V, 1958-1988
32-34 W, 1959, 1961-1980, 1982-1985, 1991, 1993-1997
35 Weather Modification Association, 1994
36 WMO Technical Note, 1974-1975
37 Observations Hurricane Alicia R.T Walter, 1983
38 Rob't Watts, Tulane U. Theory of Prester Tornadoes, 1971-1975
39 Weather Bureau, 1964-1966
40 Wegener, 1992
41 Weickmann, Helmut, 1965, 1967-1968
42 Weide Robert B., 1994
43 Weyer, J.R, 1966, 1968, 1974
44-45 John Willett, 1972-1974, 1976, 1980-1983, 1991
46-47 Earle Williams, 1975-1976, 1979-1994
48 E Wms 2/5 Ms, 1986
49 William Dale Williams, 1974
50 Wise, George (GE), 1984
51 Wood, C.A. "Unusual lightning", 1951
52 Whyaduck Production, 1996
53 Wyckoff, Pete, 1965-1969, 1971-1972
Series 11: Audio/Video, 1955-1996, , Undated 2.8 cubic feet
Arranged alphabetically
Dr. Vonnegut’s audio/visual series consists of materials related to his research and presentations as well as the work done by some of his colleagues, especially Duncan Blanchard and Vincent Schaefer. The formats included in this series are VHS, cassette, reel to reel, ½” open reel, 8 mm film, super 8 film, and 16 mm film. Visual materials come in both color and black and white formats. Items have been titled based on Dr. Vonnegut’s own identification system. Any audio or video which Dr. Vonnegut did not name are listed as Untitled.
Video-Tape
1 41D Video 1) Lightning (Sit Camera) Time In GMT 2) Payload Assist Module Burn, Undated VHS
Film
1 Aerology-Thunderstorms – Pt. 1 – Formation and Structure of Thunderstorms (MN-7409-A), Undated
Film
2 Aerology-Thunderstorms Pt. 2 – Flight Techniques with Respect to Thunderstorms (MN-7409-B), Undated
Film
3 Atmospheric Electricity, Undated
Cassette
1 Bentley - all Things Considered - D. Blanchard, Undated
Video-Tape
2 Bernie's Discussion of Optical Signal Detection 0-300 Counts, NOSL Hardware Test at Norman, Oklahoma (300-381), Undated VHS
Enclosed with a note that reads: "Bernie, Here's the video tape of your Super 8 tape and some Ltg at Norman, OKLA using NOSL Hardware Sheet"
Film
4 Bernie Talk, Undated
Video-Tape
3 Bob Ryan, Waterspout Tornado, Undated VHS
Film
5 BV AMS Nuclei Film, Undated
Film
6 The Coalescence of Liquid Drops, Undated
Video-Tape
4 Copy of Hatlidi Jousson Electrostatic Vortex, 1991 VHS
Film
7 Conquest Pt. II - WX Data (2), Undated
Film
8 Cyclone, Undated
Reel
1 Dr. John Howard 3 3/4 1/ds 1/4 TRK, Undated
Reel
2 Dr. John Howard 3 3/41ds 1/4TRK, Undated
Film
9 Dr. John String - New Kirk Flight, Undated
Film
10 Dr. Kevin's Bubble, Undated
Video-Tape
5 E. Wind VJS etc. DCB Σ Tornadoes Gidven, Undated VHS
Video-Tape
6 Electrostatic Vortex – Tonsson and BV, 1991 VHS
Film
11 EDC #212 Vonnegut's Tornado FTG. Orig EKTA, Undated
Video-Tape
7 Fermi Lab Tornado Seminar Tape 1, 1991 VHS
Video-Tape
8 Fermi Tornado Seminar (Excerpts) Tape 2, 1991 VHS
Video-Tape
9 Gas Jet Turbulence – Schliereh, Undated VHS
Film
12 GBI Pt. 2, 1959
Video-Tape
10 General Electric Highlights for Langmuir Project, 1996 VHS
Copyright Roger R. Summerhayes. Dub for Bernard Vonnegut
Video-Tape
11 Goddard Space Flight Center “ CBS Conquest 1958 Simpson Cloud Studies”, 1991 VHS
(25:00) 1/2" VHS, 6-20-91
Video-Tape
12 ICAE VII Session 1 (0-3875) - Session 2 (3880-5362), Undated VHS
Tape #1 of ICAE VII Conference
Video-Tape
13 ICAE VII Session 3 (0000-3114) – Session 4 (3210-5080), Undated VHS
Tape #2 of ICAE VII Conference
Video-Tape
14 ICAE VII Session 5 (0-2895) – Session 6 (up to 5104) – Session 7 (til end), Undated VHS
Tape #3 of ICAE VII Conference
Video-Tape
15 ICAE VII Session 7-II ; Session 8, Undated VHS
Tape #4 of ICAE VII Conference
Video-Tape
16 ICAE VII Session 10-2 / Conference Summary, Undated VHS
Tape #5 of ICAE VII Conference
Video-Tape
17 ICAE VII Banquet Speeches, Undated VHS
Tape #6 of ICAE VII Conference
Video-Tape
18 Jets Whittle and Von Ghain, Undated VHS
Video-Tape
19 John Howard, 1974 1/2" Open Reel
Video-Tape
20 Lightning and Time-Lapse Video Recordings of Clouds over Langmuir Laboratory and N.M. Tech - C.B. Moore, 1991 VHS
Video-Tape
21 Lightning-Nova, Undated VHS
Video-Tape
22 Red Sprites and Blue Jets – Luminous Discharges above T-Storms – University Alaska, 1994 VHS
Video-Tape
23 Mason Day, 1979 VHS
Video-Tape
24 McConnel AFB Tornado, 1991 VHS
Enclosed with a note that reads: "Hi Bernie - Hope you find this interesting. Talked with CBM last night and we both wish you the best in St. Petersburg. (No I couldn't twist his arm either) - Love Dick"
Video-Tape
25 Mt. Redoubt Eruptions, Undated VHS
Note on VHS tape says: Mt. Redoubt Eruptions - Daytime, Nightime with Lightning, Daytime - 45 min.
Film
13 Night and Day Opt. Survey of Lightning (NOSL), Undated
Film
14 NOSL Equipment - Norman, Okla - "Lightning During Severe Thunder Storms", 1980
Film
15 NOSL - Norman, Okla, 1980
Film
16 NOSL/STS-4 Mag, 301, 305, 307 (Master), Undated
Video-Tape
26 Nova’s Story of Penicillin 0-1480, 1986 VHS
Film
17 - ? Oklahoma ? Midwest City Cloud-TL D-142 T.L. Clouds, 1956
Video-Tape
27 Pesetsky – Discovery CBM CTR Wilson, Undated VHS
Enclosed with a note that reads: "Pesetsky Discovery CBM CTR Wilson made for National Geographic"
Video-Tape
28 Plainfield Tornado Dick Moore – Before Zola, Undated VHS
Video-Tape
29 Simulated LTG Test 1078” DA Hole for Strobe Source, Undated VHS
Film
18 Skylab-3 Day-249 TV-71 Liquid Motion H-02443, Undated
Film
19 STS-4 NOSL Master, Undated
Video-Tape
30 STS-6 NOSL, 1983 VHS
Video-Tape
31 "Surface Chemistry" by Dr. Irving Langmuir, Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry, Undated VHS
Video-Tape
32 STS-30, 1989 VHS
Tape has two notes that list contents of video.
Film
20 Surtsey - with Whirlwinds, Undated
Video-Tape
33 Time Lapse Video Recordings of Clouds over the Magdalena Mountains of New Mexico from the Lemitar NM Camera; Langmuir Lab, NM Tech Socorro, NM, 1991 VHS
Enclosed with a note that reads: " Sept. 25, 1991 Hi This is a copy and is not as good as the original - I'm working on improving the clouds colors resulting from the copying. But here is a preview of time lapsed cloud videos. Charlie"
Film
21 Temps d'un Eclaire - St. Privat Allier, Undated
Film
22 T.L. High Alt. Baloon, 1955
Film
23 The Tornado: Approaching the Unapproachable, Undated
Video-Tape
34 Tornadoes, Undated VHS
Video-Tape
35 Tornados Misc., Undated VHS
Video-Tape
36 Untitled, Undated 1/2" Open Reel
Film
24 Untitled, Undated
Film
25 Untitled, Undated
Video-Tape
37 Upward Lightning - JR Winkler, U Minn July 1989 - Science July 1990, 1989-1990 VHS
Video-Tape
38 Video Observations of Uppser Atmosphere Optical Flashes Recorded from the NASA DC-8 Over the Midwest, 1993 VHS
Video-Tape
39 Vince Schaefer "A" Roll Dub, Undated VHS
Video-Tape
40 Vonnegut Copy of Master, Undated VHS
Video-Tape
41 Vonnegut "A" Roll Dub, Undated VHS
Film
26 Vonnegut-Moore 1957 DOC Orig. Koda. DL. (1957 Mt. Washington N.M. Field Trip Original), 1957
Video-Tape
42 "The Weather Channel", Undated VHS
Enclosed with a note listing the tape's contents.
Video-Tape
43 When Lightning Strikes with Tom Skilling, 1992 VHS

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