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Albert E. Caswell papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 18, Placement: 07
Identifier: MSF 88

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one folder that contains articles by Albert Caswell, and an obituary from American Journal of Physics.


  • 1911


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

This collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Portions of material in this collection are in the public domain. Other material copyrights held by Purdue University or original creator/publisher. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

Albert E. Caswell was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 1884. He earned his Doctor's degree from Stanford University in 1911. He worked for two years at Purdue University (1911-1913) and joined the faculty at the University of Oregon in 1913. He was appointed charmain of the Department of Physics in 1934 and served in that capacity until 1949. He was later named Professor Emeritus.

Caswell was a National Research Fellow in 1919-1920 and during World War II was a member of the staff of the Radiation Laboratory at MIT. Professor Caswell was the author of several papers and of a widely used textbook in general physics. He died in Eugene, Oregon, on June 18, 1954.
Source: American Journal of Physics. Vol. 22 (1954): 373. />


0.025 Cubic Feet (One folder)

Processing Information

Material has been housed in acid-free folder and box.
Albert E. Caswell papers
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Amanda Rumba and Mary A. Sego
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2011-03-07 by Mary Sego.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-04-16: Collection description updated by Amanda Rumba to align with data entry standards.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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