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Report of Testing on a Type 5553 Ignition, dates not examined

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Collection History


Further accruals are expected. A circulation copy and an archival copy of each publication issued by the Laboratory through its Publications and Reports Office is retained by the library.

Processing Information

Report pages were detached from their original bindings and filed in archival containers

Finding aid written by Adriana Popescu in September, 2004. Revised by Adriana Popescu on November 11, 2004. Contributions by Daniel Adiletta, July, 2004.

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Report of Testing on a Type 5553 Ignition; Project Matterhorn Publications and Reports, PPL001, Technical and Scientific Reports, Engineering Library, Princeton University Library

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Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of the reports in the PM-S series are available at

Related Materials

Periodic status reports (PM), quarterly reports (PM-Q) and publications (Pub) related to Project Matterhorn activities during the period 1951-1958 have also been issued and are part of the library collection. A collection of Lyman Spitzer's papers is available in the Manuscripts Collection of Princeton's Special Collections Department.

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Bibliographic records describing the publications in the PM-S series are available in the library's Main Catalog:

Existence and Location of Originals

The originals are located at Furth Plasma Physics Library.


The research activities conducted at Project Matterhorn have been described in Tanner, Earl. "Project Matterhorn: an informal history" [Princeton, N.J.]: Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory (1977).

Tanner, Earl. "Project Matterhorn: an informal history" [Princeton, N.J.]: Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory (1977), consulted during preparation of scope and biographical note.