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Collected articles on Deng Jiaxian

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 8, Placement: 08
Identifier: MSA 23

Scope and Contents

The collected articles on Deng Jiaxian document some of the press releases after Deng Jiaxian’s death. One is an article by Jack Alkire, writer for the Journal and Courier, which details Jiaxian’s connection to Purdue and the link to China. The other article is from the Beijing Review, a "Chinese Weekly of News and Views," the content of which details why Jiaxian is considered China's "Father of the Atomic Bomb." The collection also contains the publication: Xu, Luxi, (2003). Deng Jiaxian tu pian zhuan lüe (biography of Deng Jiaxian), Anhui jiao yu chu ban she: Hefei Shi.


  • 1986 - 2003


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English and Chinese.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Material copyright is held by the original creator. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

Deng Jiaxian was a Chinese physicist, known as the Father of China's Atomic Bomb. He was born on June 25, 1924 in Huaining, Anhui Province, and graduated from the National South-West Associated University in 1945. He earned his doctorate in physics at Purdue University in 1950 then spent his career working in physics research in China.


0.025 Cubic Feet (One folder)


The material is arranged chronologically.

Processing Information

All material has been housed in acid-free folders and acid-free boxes.
Collected articles on Deng Jiaxian
Under Review
Mary A. Sego and Amanda Rumba
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2010-06-09.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-04-28: 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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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States