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Collection Summary

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Professional career, 1931-1956 (10 boxes)

Series II: Subject Files, 1929-1956 (3 boxes)

Series III: Bound Voumes (25 bound volumes)

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Fred Terry Rogers papers, 1929-1956



Collection Summary

Creator: Rogers, Fred Terry
Title: Fred Terry Rogers papers
Dates: 1929-1956
Abstract: The Fred Terry Rogers papers are a record of Fred and Marguerite Rogers' distinguished careers in academia and physics from 1931 to 1956 and consists primarily of correspondence, research and lecture notes and published works. Subjects include Beta-particle decay, the fractureof metals, the U.S. Naval Ordinance Test Station, convection currents in porous media, ballistics penetration and university research and course work.
Identification: MS 29
Quantity: 9.5 linear feet (13 boxes and 25 bound volumes)
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Fred Terry Rogers (1914-1956) was a notable geophysicist, astrophysicist, mathematician and university professor during the 1930s through the 1950s. He was born in Henderson, Kentucky but was raised in Dallas, Texas from the age of seven. Rogers attended the Rice Institute in Houston, Texas from 1931 to 1939 where he received both his undergraduate and graduate training in physics and mathematics. His professional career started at the Rice Institute as a research assistant and continued at a number of other academic institutions and government agencies. While at Rice, Rogers met his future wife, Marguerite Moilliet, who also was studying physics at the Institute. They married in 1937 and became a research team during World War II. They had five children, Alexander and Fred Terry III, Charles Galton Rogers, Robert Barclay Rogers, and Alison Marguerite Rogers. Fred Terry Rogers died in 1956 whille working at the University of South Carolina.

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Scope and Contents

The Fred Terry Rogers Papers, consisting of 13 document boxes and twenty-five bound volumes, are a record of the professional career in academia and physics of Fred and Marguerite Rogers from 1931 to 1956. This collection is comprised primarily of correspondence, research and lecture notes and published works.

These papers provide a detailed record of Fred and Marguerite's work during their studies and employment at a number of academic and government institutions. From their early beginnings at the Rice Institute in the 1930s, this collection follows these two scientists to the Universities of Chicago, California, New Mexico and Houston, through the Lukas-Harold Corporation and Naval Ordnance Plant during the Second World War, to the Naval Research Laboratory, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Naval Ordnance Test Station and the Universities of North and South Carolina. Much of their research did not stop at one particular institution but spanned over a number of them and lasted several years. Particular research areas include: Beta-particle decay, the fracture of metals, radioactivity, convection currents and ballistic penetration.

In addition to his research work, Fred Rogers also had duties as a lecturer at some of the scholarly institutions that employed him. Both Fred and Marguerite belonged to a number of professional societies that reflected their interests such as the American Physical Society, the American Mathematics Society, and the American Society of University Professors. The information in this collection, therefore, is quite varied and provides a deep look into the lives, work and interests of physical scientists from the 1930s to the 1950s

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Arrangement

This material is arranged in the following 3 series:
Series I: Professional career, 1931-1956 (10 boxes)
Series II: Subject Files, 1929-1956 (3 boxes)
Series III: Bound volumes (25 bound volumes)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from the Fred Terry Rogers papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

Names
Rogers, Fred Terry - archives
Rogers, Marguerite - archives
Subjects
Rice University – history
Physicists - archives.
Mathematicians - archives.
Beta-particle decay -- research
United States Naval Ordiance Test Station -- research
Fracture of metals -- research
Convection currents in porpus media - research
Ballistics penetration -- research
Document Types:
Correspondences
Reports
Published works
Notes

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Related Material

See other Rice Related manuscript collections and Science and Engineering related collections at the Woodson Research Center.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

The Fred Terry Rogers Papers, 1929-1956, MS 29, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

The Fred Terry Rogers Papers came to Rice University in November of 1969 via the American Institute of Physics. Marguerite Rogers sent the papers to the American Institute of Physics in 1968 for examination and recommendation concerning a permanent repository.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Professional career, 1931-1956 (10 boxes)

This series contains correspondence, reports, research notes and published works created by Fred and Maguerite Rogers created when they worked among specific organizations. Because the two worked as a team for much of their careers, no effort was made to separate these records and the records have been maintained in the Rogers' original order. Some of the subjects in this series include: Beta-particle decay, the fracture of metals, the United States Naval Ordiance Test Station, convection currents in porpus media, ballistics penetration and university research and coursework.
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1 1-2 Beta Particle Decay of Tritium: Correspondence, Sep. 1948 - May 1953
3-4 Lukas Harold Corporation/ Naval Ordnance Plant: Correspondence. Feb. 1943 - May 1946
5 Lukas-Harold Corporation/Naval Ordnance Plant: Inter-Office Records, Jul. 1943 - May 1946
6 Miscellaneous Notes
7-9 Naval Research Laboratory: The Fracture of Metals - Correspondence and Notes, Sep. 1946 - Nov. 1949
10-11 Naval Research Laboratory: The Fracture of Metals - Memoranda for files, Oct. 1946 - Apr. 1947
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2 1 Naval Research Laboratory: The Fracture of Metals - Memoranda for files, May 1947 - May 1948
2 Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Applications
3 Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Correspondence, May 1948 - Oct. 1953
4 Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Declassification Documents
5 Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Expense Accounts and Receipts
6 Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Termination Affidavit, 1949
7 Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Work Notes
8 Office of Ordnance Research: Ballistic Penetration Work - Bibliography of Reports
9 Office of Ordnance Research: Ballistic Penetration Work - Correspondence, Feb. 1954 - Aug. 1956
10 Office of Ordnance Research: Ballistic Penetration Work - Data
11 Office of Ordnance Research: Ballistic Penetration Work - Draft Report, 1955
12 Office of Ordnance Research: Ballistic Penetration Work - Personnel Security Questionnaire
13 Office of Ordnance Research: Ballistic Penetration Work - Research Proposal, Sep. 1953
14 Office of Ordnance Research: Ballistic Penetration Work - Special Research and Draft Reports, n.d.
15 Office of Ordnance Research: Ballistic Penetration Work - Status Report, Feb. 1956
16 Office of Ordnance Research: Quartermaster Research and Development Command - Ballistics Research - Appendix
17 Office of Ordnance Research: Quartermaster Research and Development Command - Ballistics Research - Correspondence (Marguerite Rogers), Feb. - May 1956
18 Office of Ordnance Research: Quartermaster Research and Development Command - Ballistics Research - Correspondence (Fred Rogers), Jan. 1954- Feb. 1956
19 Office of Ordnance Research: Quartermaster Research and Development Command - Ballistics Research - Memoranda, Dec. 1954 - Jan. 1955
20 Office of Ordnance Research: Quartermaster Research and Development Command - Ballistics Research - Notes, 1954 - 1956
21 Office of Ordnance Research: Quartermaster Research and Development Command - Ballistics Research - Research proposal
22 Purdue University: Lecture Notes - "The Principles of Optics", 1943 - 1944
23 Reprint Requests and Replies, Mar. 1937 - Jun. 1955
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3 1 Research Notes: Physics (Dec. 1946 - May 1947) & Ballistics (Jun. - Sep. 1955)
2 Research Notes: Ceramics and Radioactivity, 1949 - 1950 & 1955
3 Research Notes: Radioactivity in Soil Samples (1949 - 1950) & Ballistics (1955 - 1956)
4-8 Thermal Convection Currents: Correspondence and work notes, Jan 1945 - Sep. 1949
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4 1-5 Thermal Convection Currents: Correpsondence and work notes, Oct. 1949 - Dec.1952
6 United States Naval Ordnance Test Station: Abstract - "Suppression of AIO in the Wake of Altra-Speed Pellets," n.d.
7 United States Naval Ordnance Test Station: Application (Fred Rogers), 1948
8 United States Naval Ordnance Test Station: Application (Marguerite Rogers), 1948
9-10 United States Naval Ordnance Test Station: Biological Research - Correspondence and Notes, Oct. 1949 - Feb. 1952
11 United States Naval Ordnance Test Station: Boollet - "Program of the Physics Division - USNOTS," Nov. 1950
12-14 United States Naval Ordnance Test Station: Correspondence, Jun. 1949 - Apr. 1953
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5 1 United States Naval Ordnance Test Station: Correspondence, May - Dec. 1953
2 United States Naval Ordnance Test Station: Draft Report - "Research Program Analyses on Propellants," 1952
3-4 United States Naval Ordnance Test Station: Electrostatic B-Ray Spectrograph - Research Notes 1936 - 1953
5 United States Naval Ordnance Test Station: Fiscal Planning - Combustion Branch, Research Department and Miscellaneous, 1954
6 United States Naval Ordnance Test Station: Fiscal Planning - Gas Dynamic Branch, 1954
7 United States Naval Ordnance Test Station: Fiscal Planning - Metallurgy Branch, 1954
8 United States Naval Ordnance Test Station: Fiscal Planning - Optics and Mechanics Branches, 1954
9 United States Naval Ordnance Test Station: Fiscal Planning - Physics Division, 1954
10 United States Naval Ordnance Test Station: Fiscal Planning - Properties of Matter Branch, 1954
11 United States Naval Ordnance Test Station: Meeting Minutes, Nov. 1952
12-13 United States Naval Ordnance Test Station: Memoranda, Sep. 1949 - Aug. 1952
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6 1 United States Naval Ordnance Test Station: Memoranda, Sep. 1952 - May 1953
2 United States Naval Ordnance Test Station: Michelson Laboratory Dedication, 1948
3 United States Naval Ordnance Test Station: Performance and Efficiency Ratings, 1949 1953
4 United States Naval Ordnance Test Station: Position Description
5 United States Naval Ordnance Test Station: Proposals for Facilities for Using Radio-Active Isotopes in Research, 1949
6 United States Naval Ordnance Test Station: Rating Schedule for Scientists and Engineers, 1951
7 United States Naval Ordnance Test Station: Report - "The Role of Physics in N.O.T.S. Technical Programs", 1950
8-10 United States Naval Ordnance Test Station: Research Correspondence and Notes, May 1950 - Oct. 1951
11 United States Naval Ordnance Test Station: Technical Lecture Notice
12-14 United States Naval Ordnance Test Station: Technical Memoranda, Jul. 1950 - Feb. 1954
15 United States Naval Ordnance Test Station: Travel Itinerary
16 United States Naval Ordnance Test Station: Travel Request Form
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7 1 University of California: Attendance Rolls, Sep. 1951 - Jan. 1952
2 University of California: Correspondence, Jul. 1949 - Jun. 1953
3 University of California: Final Exams - Nuclear Physics, Jan. 1953
4 University of California: Final Exams - Spectroscopy and Quantum Theory, Jan. 1952
5 University of California: Lecture Notes - Nuclear Physics 1952
6 University of California: Lecture Notes - Radioactivity and Nucleonics, Sep. 1949 - Jan. 1950
7 University of California: Lecture Notes - Spectroscopy and Quantum Theory, Sep. - Dec. 1951
8 University of Houston: Course Outline - Elementary Electricity and Radio Material, 1942
9 University of North Carolina: Committees - Administrative Council of the Bureau of Business Services and Research, Dec. 1947 - Apr. 1948
10 University of North Carolina: Committees - Advisory Board for the Institute of Fisheries Research and Development, Oct. 1947 - Jul. 1948
11 University of North Carolina: Committees - All-University Committee on Copperation with the Research Program of the Institute of Nuclear Studies at the Oak Ridge National Laboratories, Feb. - Mar. 1948
12 University of North Carolina: Committees - Committee on Promotion Policies - American Association of University Professors, Dec. 1947 - Mar. 1948
13-14 University of North Carolina: Committees - Committee on Radiobiological Research, Apr. 1948 - Aug. 1950
15 University of North Carolina: Committees - Committee on the Use of Radio-Isotopes, Nov. 1947 - Jan. 1948
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8 1-2 University of North Carolina: Committees - Committee on the Use of Radio-Isotopes, Feb. - Oct. 1948
3 University of North Carolina: Course Schedules
4-5 University of North Carolina: Fracture Reports, 1947 & 1948
6-9 University of North Carolina: Graduate Research, 1944 - 1952
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9 1-2 University of North Carolina: Graduate Research, 1944 - 1952
3 University of North Carolina: Lecture Notes - Industrial Physics
4 University of North Carolina: Lecture Notes - No Title
5 University of North Carolina: Lecture Notes - No Title, 1947
6 University of North Carolina: Lecture Notes - Thermal dynamics
7-8 University of North Carolina: Masters Theses, 1948 & 1949
9 University of North Carolina: PhD Thesis, 1949
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10 1 University of North Carolina: Progress Report - National Research Laboratory Contract, 1947
2 University of North Carolina: Report - "Studies on the Uses of Radioactive Compounds to Measure Renal and Hepatic Blood Flows in the Unanesthetized Man," 1952
3 University of North Carolina: Report - "The Energy Distribution of Beta-Radioactivity at Low Energies," 1946
4 University of North Carolina: Report - "The Tritium Venture," 1948
5 University of North Carolina: Telescope Program, Dec. 1946 - Dec. 1947
6 University of South Carolina: Abstract - "Diffusion of Uranyl Nitrate Activity through Porous Media,"
7-8 University of South Carolina: Biennial Summary Report - Volumes 1 & 2 - by Marguerite Rogers, 1956
9 University of South Carolina: Correspondence, Jun. 1953 - Jun 1956
10 University of South Carolina: Course Outline, Notes and Exam - The Physics of Solids, 1954
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11 1 University of South Carolina: Presentation - "Genearl Relations in a Fluid Convection Theory," 1954
2 University of South Carolina: Request for Research Support, 1955
3 University of South Carolina: Research Report - "Effect of Pile Irradiation on the Dielectric Constant of Ceramic BaTiO3," by Fred Rogers, 1953
4 University of South Carolina: Research Report - "Natural Convection of Fluid in Porous Media," by Fred Rogers, 1955
5 University of South Carolina: Technical Note - "Ballistic Penetration into Glass Spheres Targets: Theory Versus Experiment," by Fred Rogers, 1955

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Series II: Subject Files, 1929-1956 (3 boxes)

These files contain materials involving the Rogers' private interests and which were not directly associated with any individual organization which employed either Fred or Marguerite Rogers. Formats include correspondence, research notes, meeting programs, published works, and more. Subjects include the American Physical Society, the High Speed Impact Symposium 1955, the War Manpower Commission and Selective Service and Galvanometry.
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11 6 American Association of Physics Teachers: Correpsondence, Jul. 1951 - Jan. 1952
7 American Association of University Professors: Correpsondence, Oct. 1946 - Jun. 1951
8 American mathematical Society: Fifth Symposium in Applied Mathematics - Program, 1952
9 American Physical Society: Correpsondence, Nov. 1948 - Feb. 1955
10 American Physical Society: Fluid Dynamics Division - Meeting Program, 1952
11 American Physical Society: Meeting Mintues, 1952
12-13 American Physical Society: Meeting Programs, 1950 - 1955
14 American Physical Society: Southeastern Section - Meeting Programs, 1947 -1955
15 Appendices to Bound Volume #13
16 Applied Mechnanics Review: Correspondence, Oct. 1952 - Jul. 1955
17 Archaeological Material
18 Booklet: "Research Opportunities for Electronic Engineers and Physicists," Dec. 1947
19 Certificates of Membership: Fred Rogers
20 Certificates of Membership: Marguerite Rogers
21 Correspondence: Fred Rogers, Jul. 1935 - Oct. 1948
22 Correspondence: Marguerite Rogers, Jun. 1942 - Apr. 1956
23 Errata Sheet
24 Galvanometry Materials
25 High Speed Impact Symposium - Correspondence, Oct. 1954 - Aug. 1955
26 High Speed Impact Symposium - Information, 1955
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12 1 Miscellaneous
2 Miscellaneous Professional Societies
3 National Scientific Register - Application, 1950
4 Newspaper and Journal Clippings
5 Notices of Classification
6 Obituary for Fred Rogers, Mar 1, 1956
7 Personal Employment Records
8 Photograph of Fred Rogers
9 Published Research by Fred Rogers, Jul. 1936 - Dec. 1948
10 Published Research by Fred Rogers, Mar. 1949 - Dec. 1952
11-12 Published Research by Fred Rogers, 1935 - 1945
13 Published Research by Fred Rogers - List, 1935 - 1956
14 Published Research on Physics by Fred Rogers, 1935 -1946
15 Research Paper - "Analogy Between Diffusion and Electrical Conductivity in Porous Rocs" by L. J. Klinkenberg, Jun. 1961
16 Research Paper - "Apparatus for a Long Optical Path in a Restricted Space" by Fred Rogers, Nov. 1939
17 Reserach Paper - "A Scientists Thinks about the Postwar Industry Library" by Fred Rogers, 1945
18 Research Paper - "Basic Theory on the Carbon-Pile Type of Voltage Regulator" by Fred Rogers, Apr. 1946
19 Research Paper - "Basic Theory on the Carbon-Pile Type of Voltage Regulator II" by Fred Rogers, Nov. 1947
20 Research Paper - "Comments on Applied Physics as an Industrial Career" by Fred Rogers, Nov. 1945
21 Research Paper - "Erratum: The Precise Measurement of Three Radium B Beta Particle Energies" by Fred Rogers, Apr. 1937
22 Research Paper - "General Relations in a Fluid Convection Theory" by Fred Rogers, 1954
23 Research Paper - "Impact - Part I" by Werner Goldsmith, n.d.
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13 1 Research Paper - "Impact - Part II" by Werner Goldsmith, n.d.
2 Research Paper - "on the Theory of the Electrostatic Beta-Particle Energy Spectrograph II" by Fred Rogers, Sep. 1939
3 Research Paper - "Quantitative Assay of Radiocarbon by the Method of Libby" by Walter Wallin and Fred Rogers, 1949
4 Research Paper - "Remarks on the Theory for Convection in Porus Media" by Fred Rogers and H. L. Morrison, n.d.
5 Research Paper - "What is a Star?" by Fred Rogers, Apr. 1941
6 Research Papers: Miscellaneous
7 Scientific Research Society of America: Miscellaneous
8 Solar Eclipse 1940
9 War Manpower Commission and Selective Service

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Series III: Bound Voumes (25 bound volumes)

This series includes twenty-five bound volumes of notes and published works featuring the undergraduate and graduate work of both Fred and Marguerite Rogers while at the Rice Institute, published research and notes on their early research in the 1940s. Subjects include university coursework, astrophysics and war training courses.
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14 1 Lab Miscellany: Fred Rogers, 1932 - 1940
2 Advanced lab Notes: Fred Rogers, 1933 - 1935
3 Thesis: A Collection of Papers - Fred Rogers, 1935 - 1939
4a Published Papers: Fred Rogers, 1936 - 1945
4b papers and Reprints: Fred Rogers, 1936 - 1943
5 Navy: Naval Elementary Electricity and Radio Material at the University of Houston - Fred Rogers, 1942
6 Van De Graff and Other Notes: Fred Rogers, 1936 - 1940
7 Physics Notes: Fred Rogers, 1933 -1942
8 Lecture Notes: Fred Rogers, 1938 - 1941
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15 9 Physics Reprints: Fred Rogers
12 Astro-Physical Reprints: Fred Rogers
13 Research Notes: Fred Rogers, Nov. 1934 - Mar. 1943
14 Bethe Trilogy: Fred Rogers
15 Engineering, Science, Management -War Training: Purdue University - Fred Rogers, 1941 - 1944
16 [Papers by] H. A. Wilson and Others: Fred Rogers
17 Rice Exams: Fred Rogers, 1931 - 1938
18 Rice Physics 200, 300, 320, 350: Fred Rogers, 1933 - 1937
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16 19 Rice Physics 310, 330, and Math A310: Fred Rogers
20 Rice Math 320, 400, A310, 420: Fred Rogers
21 H. A. W. Lectures: Fred Rogers
22 C. W. H. Lectures: Fred Rogers
24 Purdue Physics: Fred ROgers, 1944 - 1945
25 Research Notes: Fred Rogers, Apr. 1943 - Aug. 1945
N/A Lab Notes: Marguerite Rogers, 1935 - 1937
N/A Theses: Marguerite Rogers, 1933 - 1938

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