New grants for archives of modern physics

AIP Center for History of Physics Announces New
Grants to Archives

The Center for History of Physics of the American Institute
of Physics is pleased to announce a new program of grants
to archives to make accessible records and papers which
document the history of modern physics and allied fields
(such as astronomy, geophysics, and optics). Grants can
be up to $10,000 each and can be used only to cover
direct expenses connected with preserving, inventorying,
arranging, describing, or cataloging appropriate
collections. Expenses may include acid-free storage
materials and staff salary/benefits but not overhead.  

The AIP History Center's mission is to help preserve and
make known the history of modern physics and allied
fields, and this new grant program is intended to help 
support significant work to make original sources
accessible to researchers.  Preference will accordingly be
given to medium size or larger projects for which the grant
will be matched from other sources or by the parent
organization.   To apply send a letter of no more than three
pages describing the research significance of the
collection(s), plan of work, and budget, along with
preliminary inventory (if available) and staff vitae to:  Joe
Anderson, Center for History of Physics, American
Institute of Physics, One Physics Ellipse, College Park,
MD 20740; Fax (301) 209-0882, e-mail: rja@aip.org.

For grant guidelines or for more information on the Center
and its programs, check our Web site at
http://www.aip.org/history/grntgde.htm, or call (301)

Deadline for receipt of applications is July 1, 1998.  The
program will be offered annually if funds permit.