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Ladenburg, Rudolf Walter, 1882-1952
Selected Manuscripts of Rudolf Ladenburg
Manuscripts Division
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1889-1953 (mostly 1935-1952)
7 boxes and 2.35 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-7


Rudolf Ladenburg was a German-born scientist who became a nuclear physicist at Princeton University until his retirement in 1950. The collection contains some of Ladenburg's manuscripts, lecture and course notes, and notes on nuclear physics.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection contains selected manuscripts of Ladenburg with special emphasis on lecture and laboratory courses in physics taught at Princeton University in the 1940s. Included are Ladenburg's notes on nuclear physics and a bibliography of his works, as well as printed copies of some of them.

Collection Creator Biography:

Ladenburg, Rudolf Walter, 1882-1952

Physicist Ladenburg, son of eminent German chemist Albert Ladenburg, was born in Germany in 1882. His most original work was on the anomalous dispersion of gases, completed before 1931 when he came to Princeton where his interest turned to nuclear physics. He retired in 1950.

Collection History


No acquisition record exists for this collection, but it apparently was given to the Library soon after Ladenburg's death.


No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Selected Manuscripts of Rudolf Ladenburg; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-7