Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Geophysical Research Letters editorial files, 1985-1988 MS 041



creator Dessler, Alexander J.
Title: Geophysical Research Letters editorial files
Dates: 1985-1988
Abstract: This collection contains the editorial files of the Geophysical Research Letters during the editorship of Alexander J. Dessler (Space Science Dept., Rice University). It includes manuscripts of articles, referees’ reports, correspondence, office files, and more.
Identification: MS 041
Quantity: 36 Linear Feet
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

Alexander J. (A.J.) Dessler earned a B.S. in Physics from Caltech and a PhD in Physics from Duke University before spending seven years in Space Physics research at Lockheed Missile and Space Company. He then became a professor of Space Physics and Astronomy at Rice University, where he would remain for the next 26 years. He was selected as the chairman of Rice’s Space Physics and Astronomy department, making him founder of the nation’s first Space Science department. He was also named Manager of Campus Business Affairs in 1974. Dessler was a very popular professor at Rice and he taught his classes using the Keller method, a teaching method on which he led several conferences. Dessler was appointed President of the Universities Space Research Consortium and he was also appointed to the Space Science and Technology Panel of President Nixon’s Science Advisory Committee (1972). He also served as the Editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics (1965-1969), JGR-SP (1969-1974), and the Geophysical Research Letters (1986-1988). He was also named Space Advisor to the Executive Secretary of the National Aeronautics and Space Council; furthermore, he served as Director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center’s space lab for four years. Dessler was awarded with the John Adam Fleming Medal for original research and technical leadership in science in 1993.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains the editorial files of this journal during the editorship of Alexander J. Dessler (Space Science Dept., Rice University). It includes manuscripts of articles, referees’ reports, correspondence, office files, and more. This journal sought to publish “short, urgent communications of high scientific quality in the field of geophysics” and papers submitted were read by several highly-qualified scientists who then accepted the paper for publication, remitted it to the author(s) for editing, or simply rejected it. The collection contains separate files for each entry submitted, all correspondence with authors, and papers that were both accepted and rejected.


Arrangement

This material has been maintained in its original order.

Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish material from the Geophysical Research Letters editorial files must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


Index Terms

typescripts
letters (correspondence)
notes
Geophysics
Dessler, Alexander J.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Geophysical Research Letters editorial files, 1985-1988, MS 41, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

This collection was a gift donated by A.J. Dessler in July of 1989.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Editorial files

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1 5L6703W ~ 6L6010D
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2 6L6011D ~ 6L6051D
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3 6L6052V ~ 6L6124D
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4 6L6125K ~ 6L6164K
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5 6L6165D ~ 6L6204D
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6 6L6205D ~ 6L6238D
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7 6L6239D ~ 6L6271H
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8 6L6272L ~ 6L6307D
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9 6L6308D ~ 6L6361S
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10 6L6362S ~ 6L6394D
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11 6L6395D ~ 6L6417D
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12 6L6418D ~ 6L6445D
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13 6L6446D ~ 6L6471D
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14 6L6472H ~ 7L6501K
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15 7L6502D ~ 7L6531D
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16 7L6532D ~ 7L6557D
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17 7L6558D ~ 7L6586D
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18 7L6587D ~ 7L6617K
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19 7L6618K ~ 7L6640D
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20 7L6641D ~ 7L6669D
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21 7L6699D ~ 7L6698D
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22 7L6699D ~ 7L6724D
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23 7L6726D ~ 8L6748H
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24 8L6749K ~ 8L6782D
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25 8L6783R ~ 8L6817D
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26 8L6818D ~ 8L6844D
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27 8L6846D ~ 8L6872D
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28 8L6874D ~ 8L6902D
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29 8L6903D ~ 8L6941D
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30 8L6945R ~ 8L6891D
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31 8L6931K ~ Special Issue/Section Forms
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32 Sample agreement with special issue G.Ed ~ Dessler + correspondence, Jan-March 1988
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33 Dessler Correspondence April – June 1988 ~ Van Der Voo, Rob
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34 GRL Co-Editors ~ (15) 6L63135 (Includes 1 ~ 55 LOG)
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35 (16) 6L63145 ~ (33) 6L63375
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36 (34) 6L63395 ~ (55) 6L63685