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Identifier: AC 0408
Overview William T. Scott (1916-1999) was professor of physics at the University of Nevada, Reno and the Desert Research Institute, 1961-1981. In addition to his work in physics, Scott worked and studied the thought and writings of Michael Polanyi, the physical chemist turned philosopher, which led Scott to develop the Committee on the Philosophy of Inquiry (COPI). Established in 1967, in 1969 it was awarded a grant to develop the Philosophy of Inquiry program which provided for a number of speakers and...
Abstract The collection consists of the personal papers and professional records of Ann and William Scott and their extended family. It includes documentation of Ann Scott's career as a children's author, such as manuscripts, correspondence, and academic and employment records and personal papers from her husband William T. Scott.
Overview Husband and wife William Taussig Scott (1916-1999) and Ann Herbert Scott (1929-2018) lived in Reno, Nevada, between 1961-1995. William taught physics and philosophy of science at the University of Nevada, Reno, from 1961-1981 and conducted research in cloud physics at the Desert Research Institute from 1965-1975. Ann was an author of children's books and a book on the U.S. Census. The collection consists of the personal papers and professional records of Ann and William Scott and their extended...
Overview The collection consists of the personal papers and professional records of Ann and William Scott and their extended family. It includes documentation of Ann Scott's career as a children's author, such as manuscripts, correspondence, and academic and employment records and William Scott's research files in physics, teaching records, articles and correspondence related to cloud physics (1954-1993).
Overview William Scott was a prolific author of journal articles, Scott also spent many years researching and writing a biography of scientist and philosopher Michael Polanyi.Includes William Scott's abridged biography and shorter articles about scientist and philosopher Michael Polanyi; William Scott's professional correspondence; materials about the University of Nevada, Reno, Faculty Peace Group; biography and bibliography of William Scott; text and tapes of his lectures on the "Right to defend...
Dates: 1903-1995; Majority of material found within 1979-1991
Overview This collection is a rich source of information about the peace and justice movement in Nevada. In addition to chronicling activities of the Sierra Interfaith Action for Peace it documents the peace work of the American Friends Service Committee, Campus Peace Studies Group, Reno/Sparks Metro Ministry, Citizen Alert, Nevada Desert Experience, Nevadans Against the War, Pace e Bene, and Nevada Rainbow Coalition. Other western peace organizations include The Pecos Benedictine, Plumas People for...
Scope and Contents William T. Scott's research files and manuscript on Michael Polanyi.
- Names: Scott, William T. (William Taussig), 1916-1999 X
- University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department 6
- University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives 1
- Children's literature -- Authorship 3
- Peace 3
- Conscientious objectors -- United States 2
- Nuclear disarmament 2
- Pacifism 2
- Pacifists -- United States 2
- Philosophy and science 2
- Society of Friends -- Nevada 2
- Antinuclear movement -- Nevada 1
- Child abuse -- Prevention -- Nevada 1
- Children's literature 1
- Cloud physics 1
- Cosmic rays 1
- Electricity 1
- Knowledge, Theory of 1
- MX (Weapons system) 1
- Magnetism 1
- Mass spectrometry 1
- Missions -- China 1
- Nevada Test Site (Nev.) 1
- Nonviolence -- Nevada 1
- Nuclear weapons -- Testing -- Nevada 1
- Paiute Indians -- Social conditions 1
- Peace movements -- Nevada 1
- Political persecution -- Central America 1
- Prisons -- Nevada 1
- Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation (Nev.) 1
- Quantum theory 1
- Religion and science 1
- Scattering (Physics) 1
- Science -- Philosophy 1
- Society of Friends -- Political activity 1
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Conscientious objectors -- Nevada 1
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscientious objectors 1 ∧ less