Contents and Arrangement

Referee Reports, Recommendations, Nominations, 1976-2003

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


This collection consists of Anderson's research files and include his article and book drafts, grant files, notes, memos, and his research diaries and notebooks from his time as a graduate student, an employee at Bell Laboratories, and professor emeritus at Princeton University. There is a bound run of his talks and papers; various Nobel Prize nomination applications; recommendation letters he wrote; and correspondence regarding his work and his involvement in professional organizations, conferences, and other groups. There is a small amount of publicity materials, which are primarily ephemera (invitations and clippings) and photographic prints.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No materials were separated during 2011 processing.

When materials from the 2021 addition were incorporated in 2022, commercial materials and materials that are available elsewhere were removed and returned to the donor. These included a VHS and U-matic tape, fifteen optical discs.

A retirement award from Bell Labs and doctoral student dissertations gifted to Philip W. Anderson were removed and returned to the donor in 2022.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research with the exception of the student files, which are closed due to FERPA restrictions.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single copies may be made for research purposes. No further duplication 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 Special Collections 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:

Referee Reports, Recommendations, Nominations; Philip W. Anderson Papers, C1405, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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