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Selected Papers of Great American Physicists

The Center for History of Physics presents the Selected Papers of Great American Physicists Web site. Seven physicists are featured: Benjamin Franklin, Joseph Henry, Albert Michelson, Henry Rowland, Josiah Gibbs, Robert Millikan, and Arthur Compton. Each page contains a biography and various documents produced by the scientist, a letter commenting on experiments and observations on electricity in...

https://history.aip.org/exhibits/gap/
AIP Center for History of Physics Niels Bohr Library

The Niels Bohr Library of the Center for History of Physics at the American Institute of Physics (AIP) site features an online catalog, archival finding aids, oral history interview abstracts, and a link to the International Catalog of Sources (ICOS) for History of Physics and Allied Sciences.

https://www.aip.org/history-programs/niels-bohr-library
American Institute of Physics: Emilio Segre Visual Archives

Named in honor Emilio Segre, Nobel Laureate for nuclear and high-energy physics, the Emilio Segre Visual Archives contains approximately 25,000 historical photographs, slides, lithographs, engravings, and other visual materials related primarily to American physicists and astronomers of the 20th century. Almost 1,500 of these are currently available online, searchable by name, keyword(s), and...

https://repository.aip.org/islandora/object/nbla:segre
AIP Center for History of Physics Niels Bohr Library

The Bohr Library site features an online catalog, archival finding aids, oral history interview abstracts, and a link to the International Catalog of Sources (ICOS) for History of Physics and Allied Sciences.

https://www.aip.org/history-programs/niels-bohr-library
Einstein Archives Online

Officially released on the Web last week, this impressive digital archive features the writings, scholarship, and thoughts of Albert Einstein, one of the 20th century's greatest scientists. The site allows visitors to view and browse 3,000 high-quality digitized images of Einstein's writings, ranging from his travel diaries (many of which are in German) to his published and unpublished scholarly...

https://albert-einstein.huji.ac.il/
Oral History Interviews at the Niels Bohr Library & Archives

Housed at the American Institute of Physics, the Niels Bohr Library & Archives is a very useful place for historians of science and others with an interest in the lives and personalities of modern scientists. Here, visitors will find their rather unique collection of oral history interviews. They happen to have more than a thousand, and this site contains transcriptions of several hundred of these...

https://www.aip.org/history-programs/niels-bohr-library/oral...