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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


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 photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

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

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Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-7