Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Arthur Few academic records, 1967-2006 UA 191



creator Few, Arthur
Title: Arthur Few academic records
Dates: 1967-2006
Abstract: Academic papers of Dr. Arthur Few, physicist at Rice University,including his journal articles and other publications, his class notes and lectures, and papers regarding Martel College at Rice University.
Identification: UA 191
Quantity: 10.5 Linear Feet(21 boxes)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Sketch

Arthur Few was a Professor of Physics and Environmental Science at Rice University from 1970-2008. He received his PhD from Rice University in 1969. He and his wife, Joan, served as Baker College’s Masters from 1994-1999, then as the Masters of Martel College from Martel’s founding in 2000 until Dr. Few’s retirement in 2008. Dr. Few is one of the leading authorities in weather and astronomical physics. His many research projects included research regarding the acoustical properties of thunder, the global electrical current, and electrical currents at the South Pole.


Scope and Contents

Dr. Arthur Few’s journal articles and other publications, including a VHS on which he collaborated; his class notes and lectures, including overhead projector transparencies, projector slides, and film; and materials regarding Martel College, including a VHS by a Martel student.


Arrangement

Materials are organized into three series:
Series I: Articles and Other Publications, 1967-2004
Series II: Class Notes and Lectures, 1972-2006
Series III: Martel College, 2000-2005

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research. Restricted items in this collection are marked in the inventory. Please contact the Woodson Research Center for more information. 713-348-2586 or woodson@rice.edu.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Arthur Few Academic Papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.


Index Terms

Few, Arthur

Related Materials

See Few, Arthur, Information Files, Woodson Research Center.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Arthur Few academic papers, 1967-2006, UA 191, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

Collection was donated by Dr. Arthur Few. Delivered by Dr. Few on 4-11-08, 5-9-08, and 6-13-08.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Articles and Other Publications, 1967-2004

Box Folder
1 1 PhD Thesis - Early Draft (pencil)
2 PhD Thesis - Early Annotated Draft
3 PhD Thesis - Published 1968; folder 1 of 2
Box Folder
2 1 PhD Thesis - Published 1968; folder 2 of 2
2 Contributions to Books and Periodicals, Book and Meeting Reviews, Conference Proceedings: 1969-1986
3 Correspondence: 1969-1990
4 Journal Articles: 1967-1983
5 Review on “A Dominant 200-Hertz Peak in the Acoustic Spectrum of Thunder” - Review by Myron Plooster, NCAR
6 Journal Articles: 1985-1989
7 Special Publications: 1968-1981
8 Newspapers/Magazines Referencing Dr. Few
Box Folder
3 1 Abstracts from the VI International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity; folder 1 of 2
2 Abstracts from the VI International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity; folder 2 of 2
3 Acoustic Radiations from Lightning
4 AGU - Fall 1988 Presentation
5 AGU Paper – Slides, Figures
6 Alumni College 2004
7 Cloud Electricity - Space Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
8 "Cloud Electricity" - Scientific American 1976
9 Conference on Cloud Physics and Atmospheric Electricity - 1978
10 CRC Handbook of Atmospherics - 1982
Box Folder
4 1 Duct Formation - 1988
2 Energy Use by Humans - 1995-1998
3 Factor of 2 - 1986
4 “Formation, Nature, and Mobility of Ions of Atmospheric Importance” – Review Paper by Mohnen (1977)
5 Franklin, Benjamin Presentation
6 Global Electricity - 1991
7 Global Electricity - 1998; folder 1 of 2
8 Global Electricity - 1998; folder 2 of 2
9 Global Electricity Presentation (South Pole) - AGU 1991
10 IEEE Presentation - Nov. 1982
Box Folder
5 1 Infrasonic Thunder - VII International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity
2 Lightning Model
3 Lightning Safety - 1973
4 LIPTIC on CRAYLIB - Nov. 1979
5 MCC Model - data
6 Mitchell Prize Laureates - 1992
7 Modeling the Earth (VHS)
8 Quest for a Sustainable Society - 1981
9 Report to NASA - 1979: "Electrostatic Protection of the Solar Power Satellite and Rectenna"
Box Folder
6 1 Report to NASA - 1981: "Summary Report of Studies Conducted as a Search for Physical Mechanisms Relating Solar Variability and the Troposphere"
2 Review of NASA Proposal - 1998 - Development of Wetland Education Workshops
3 Review of "The Interaction of a Dipolar Thunderstorm with its Global Electrical Environment" - 1984
4 Report on a Critical Review of Solar-Terrestrial Physical Connective Chains - April 1979
5 Rice Center for Community Design and Research (RCCD+R) Communications - 1973
6 RCCD+R Climatological Data (Local) and Substation Summaries: 1972 -
7 RCCD+R Climatological Studies (Special)
8 RCCD+R Climate Sources; folder 1 of 2
9 RCCD+R Climate Sources; folder 2 of 2
Box Folder
7 1 RCCD+R Hurricanes: 1973
2 RCCD+R Hurricanes: 1975
3 RCCD+R Hurricanes: Chambers II - 1976
4 RCCD+R Texas Coast Project - 1975
5 Single Storm data
6 South Pole Project: 1990 - 1995
7 South Pole Project: 1990-
8 South Pole Project: 1992-
Box Folder
8 1 South Pole Project: 1993-
2 South Pole Project: AGU Poster, Photos - 1994
3 Report on South Pole Magnetic Field Measurements (1997)
4 South Pole Project: Journal with Photos; correspondence - 1992
5 South Pole Project Presentation
6 South Pole Project Presentation: "Field Calibration of Electric Field Meters"
7 South Pole Weather: 1991
8 Thunder: photos, figures, sources
9 Thunder Article - McGraw-Hill: 1992
10 Thunderstorm Electricity
11 USA-USSR Symposium 1981: "The Effects of Solar Variability on Climate"



Series II: Class Notes and Lectures, 1972-2006

Box Folder
9 1 Note Fragments
2 BAKE 201 - 1999
3 BAKE 205 - 1999
4 BAKE 205 - Shakespeare/London Fieldtrip - 1999
5 BAKE 302/303 - Spring 1998
6 BAKE 303 - Spring 1998
7 BAKE 303 - Arizona Field Trip - 1998
8 Biosphere 2
9 BROWN 348: Global Change Issues - Spring 1990; folder 1 of 2
Box Folder
10 1 BROWN 348 - Spring 1990; folder 2 of 2
2 Global Warming
3 EE 307 - Fall 1973
4 ELEC 308b/MECH 378b - Spring 1977
5 ENVI 404b - Spring 1973/SPAC 346 - Spring 1988
6 ENVI 404b - 1974
7 LOVE 201/BAKE 202 - Fall 1997; folder 1 of 4
8 LOVE 201 - Fall 1997; folder 2 of 4
Box Folder
11 1 LOVE 201; folder 3 of 4
2 LOVE 201; folder 4 of 4
3 LOVE 201 - Field Trip to S. TX Project Electric Generating Station; 11-97
4 Nitrogen
5 PHYS 203: Climates/Climate Change - Spring 2002; folder 1 of 2
6 PHYS 203 - Spring 2002; folder 2 of 2
7 PHYS 203 - Spring 2002; Cheating Scandal (Confidential)
8 PHYS 203 - Spring 2004
Box Folder
12 1 PHYS 203 - Spring 2006; folder 1 of 2
2 PHYS 203 - Spring 2006; folder 2 of 2
3 SPAC 346: Atmosphere Weather and Climate - Spring 1991
4 SPAC 346 - Spring 1992
5 SPAC 443/MECH 477 - Fall 1983
6 SPAC 443/ENVI 443 - Fall 1985
7 SPAC 443 - Fall 1987
Box Folder
13 1 SPAC 443: Intro to Atmospheric Science - Fall 1989
2 SPAC 444 - Spring 1980/1984
3 SPAC 450 - Fall 1996
4 SPAC 512a - Fall 1972
5 SPAC 564 - Spring 1986
Box Folder
14 1 SPAC 603 - Fall 1984; folder 1 of 2
2 SPAC 603 - Fall 1984; folder 2 of 2
3 SPAC 603: Climate Dynamics - Fall 1988; folder 1 of 2
4 SPAC 603 - Fall 1988; folder 2 of 2
Box Folder
15 1 SPAC 604 - Spring 1987; folder 1 of 2
2 SPAC 604 - Spring 1987; folder 2 of 2
3 SPAC 606 - Spring 1985; folder 1 of 2
4 SPAC 606 - Spring 1985; folder 2 of 2
5 System Behavior and System Modeling
6 UNIV 200/300 - Fall 1998
Box Folder
16 1 UCAR (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research) Application - 1972
2 UCAR Application - 1984
3 UCAR Renewal - 1992
4 University of New Mexico Physics and Astronomy Colloquium Presentation: 11-19-1999
5 USRA-ESSA and NCAR-GCIP Workshop on Computer Modeling in the Classroom - July 1992
Box Folder
17 1 Projector Slides/Film; folder 1 of 3
2 Projector Slides; folder 2 of 3
3 Projector Slides; folder 3 of 3
4 Projector Slides/Photographs
Box Folder
18 1 Projector Slides: Atmospheric Electricity
2 Projector Slides: Lightning
3 Projector Slides: Lightning Research
4 Projector Slides: (Rice) Native American Course - New Mexico Field Trip
5 Projector Slides: South Pole



Series III: Martel College, 2000-2005

Conditions Governing Access
Some materials in this series are restricted. Please contact the Woodson Research Center for questions regarding access. 713-348-2586 or woodson@rice.edu.
Box Folder
19 1 Martel Construction
2 Martel Crest, Logo, etc.
3 Martel Furnishings
4 Martel Owners' Meetings
5 Martel Security
6 Martel Founding Committee, etc.
7 George Miner
8 Martel Correspondence
9 Copier - Xerox
10 Martel Associates
11 Martel RA Search
12 Wine Testing
13 New Colleges Committee
14 Martel Early Planning
15 M and P Meetings - Notes (Restricted)
16 Masters with Gillis - 4/18/01
Box Folder
20 1 Martel Budgets
2 Martel Web
3 Housing
4 New Student Applications - Fall 2001
5 Student Recruitment
6 Late Applications (>12/1/00)
7 Transfers Fall 2001
8 Final Transfer List by College
9 M and P August 30
10 Martel Coordinator - Maria Byrne (Restricted)
11 Martel Move In
12 Martel House
13 Martel Mtgs, E-mails
14 Martel Opening
15 Events/Calendar
16 Masters Meetings 2003-2004 (Restricted)
Box Folder
21 1 Martel Courses
2 Rice University Honor System
3 O-Week 2004
4 Martel Course Spring 2004
5 Joel Wolfe
6 Martel Matters
7 Greece (Martel Course)
8 Martel Awards
9 College Course Fall '05
10 College Course Spring '05
11 Awards
12 Visiting Scholar Apartment
13 Alcoholic Beverage Forms
14 Phill - Parliament
15 Dorm Room Makeover (VHS)