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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series 1. Field Work

Series 2. Notes

Series 3. Working Files

Series 4. Publications

Series 5. Institutes

Series 6. Interviews

Series 7. Conferences

Series 8. Work by Others

Series 9. Professional Documentation

Series 10. Personal

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Bryce S. DeWitt Papers, 1919, 1946-2006



Descriptive Summary

Creator: DeWitt, Bryce S. (Bryce Seligman), 1923-
Title: Bryce S. DeWitt Papers
Dates: 1919, 1946-2006
Abstract: Bryce S. DeWitt (1923-2004) was known for his mathematical approach to physics and his work in quantum field theory, supermanifolds, gauge theory, and relativistic astrophysics. These papers consist of general research files containing handwritten notes, correspondence, and printed material; as well as extensive documentation of the 1973 eclipse experiment.
Accession No.: 2005-006; 2006-071; 2006-109; 2010-056; 2010-232; 2011-243
Extent: 10 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Bryce S. DeWitt (1923-2004) was known for his mathematical approach to physics and his work in quantum field theory, supermanifolds, gauge theory, and relativistic astrophysics. He received all three of his degrees in physics from Harvard University (Ph.D. 1950). DeWitt was a dedicated teacher and researcher; he held positions at the Institute for Advanced Study, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before beginning his professorship at The University of Texas at Austin (UT) in 1972. At UT, DeWitt served as the director of the Center for Relativity (1972-1987), Jane and Roland Blumberg Professor of Physics (1986-2000), and Professor Emeritus (2000-2004).

DeWitt’s awards include a Dirac medal from the Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics in Italy (1987), the Pomeranchuk Prize of the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics in Moscow (2002), the Marcel Grossman Award (with Cécile DeWitt-Morette, 2002), the Einstein Prize of the American Physical Society (2005), and election to the National Academy of Sciences (1990) and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2002).

In 1973 DeWitt and his wife, Cécile DeWitt-Morette, led a scientific expedition to Mauritania to test Einstein’s general relativity theory of gravity during a total solar eclipse. A series of photographic plates was taken during the eclipse and compared with a set of plates taken six months later. Analysis of these photos later proved that light rays from stars had been “bent” by the sun’s gravity, just as predicted in Einstein’s theory.

Sources: Vertical file and Office of Public Affairs files at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, including: http://www.utexas.edu/cons/news/dewitt2.html

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Scope and Contents

The Bryce S. DeWitt papers (1946-2006) consist of extensive documentation of the 1973 eclipse experiment, including 85 glass photographic plates taken during the period of the experiment and computer print-outs analyzing the data; course, lecture, and research notes, as well as DeWitt’s notes taken while he was a student of Julian Schwinger; his working files as they were kept at the time of his death; correspondence; manuscript sections of DeWitt’s monograph, The Global Approach to Quantum Field Theory; and other materials, largely documenting DeWitt’s career.

The glass plates are organized by size and generally include the inventory number assigned to them at the time of the experiment. These include many practice plates taken before the eclipse itself. The “suitcase plates” are the most valuable of the glass plates and were carefully escorted from the experiment site by Cécile DeWitt-Morette in a foam-padded, metal suitcase for analysis. Note that a complete log of the glass plates is available in the “Eclipse reduction notes” folder. If the dates following the plate number are in brackets, they were taken from the box in which the plate was stored or written on the plate itself, unbracketed dates are from the written log. Due to the fragile nature of the glass plates, they are available by appointment only. Please contact the archivist to set up a research time.

Forms part of the Archives of American Mathematics

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Restricted access to glass plates. All other materials unrestricted. Access to glass plates arranged by appointment only. Contact archivist for details.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
DeWitt, Bryce S. (Bryce Seligman), 1923-
DeWitt, Cécile M.
Schwinger, Julian Seymour, 1918-
Subjects (Organizations)
Ecole d’été de physique théorique (Les Houches, Haute-Savoie, France)
University of Texas at Austin. Dept. of Physics
Subjects
Astronomical photography
Physics experiments
Solar eclipses--1973.

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Related Material

Cécile DeWitt-Morette Papers

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Bryce S. DeWitt Papers, 1919, 1946-2006, and undated, Archives of American Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Series 1. Field Work

Eclipse
Box
4RM178 Correspondence, printed material, and note regarding preparations [includes “Total Solar Eclipse of 30 June 1973” by Julena S. Duncombe, United States Naval Observatory Circular No. 135], September 1971-June 1973 and undated
Box
4RM228 Chinguetti eclipse: rehearsals, audiocassette, undated
Eclipse?, audiocassettes [3], June 9-30 [1973]
box
4RM178 Eclipse reduction notes and printed material, [includes detailed log of glass plates], ca. 1973 and undated
Reports and articles
Solar Eclipse 1973 Bulletin, Number 5, National Science Foundation, Program for Observations of the Solar Eclipse, 1973
Box
4RM183 Includes “The Story of McDonald Observatory East,” by Bryce DeWitt; “Report on the Relativity Experiment at The Solar Eclipse of 30 June 1973” by Bryce DeWitt, Richard A. Matzner, and A. H. Mikesell; and “A Relativity Experiment Refurbished,” by Bryce DeWitt et al. in Sky and Telescope article, with related correspondence, 1973-1974
Includes “Gravitational deflection of light: Solar eclipse of 30 June 1973,” Parts one and two, by the Texas Mauritanian Eclipse Team and Burton F. Jones, from The Astronomical Journal; and National Geographic Society report for NGS grant number 1186, with related correspondence, 1973-1976
Sky and Telescope, vol. 47, no. 5, see “A Relativity Experiment Refurbished,” pages 301-306, May 1974
Manuscript of “Gravitational Deflection of Light, Solar Eclipse of 30 June 1973,” Parts one and two, undated
Harlan’s Globetrotters: The Story of an Eclipse, by David S. Evans and Karen I. Winget, 2005
Letter from Alfred Mikesell to Cécile DeWitt-Morette with comments on Harlan’s Globetrotters and the eclipse experiment, February 20, 2006
Box
4RM237 [Note: the order of these files (accession 2011-143) has been maintained as received per Cécile DeWitt’s guidance.]
Correspondence, 1972-1973
Essay, articles, memo:
“The Story of McDonald Observatory East,” by Bryce DeWitt
Memo from DeWitt to eclipse team: “Life and work at Chinguetti,” 1973
“Gravitational Deflection of Light. Solar Eclipse of 30 June 1973,” photocopy and reprint, 1972-1976
Memo from DeWitt to eclipse team: “Decisions and agreements reached at meeting on Saturday 30 September 1972, at Princeton,” 1972
Photographs: Mauritania (4 photographs), 1973
Articles:
“A Relativity Experiment Refurbished,” by Bryce DeWitt et al., 1974
Johann Georg von Soldner and the Gravitational Bending of Light…” Stanley L. Jaki, 1978
Photographic printouts (2), notes, correspondence, article: “Gravitational Deflection of Light. Solar Eclipse of 30 June 1973,” 1973-1976, 2001, 2005
Paper: “Not Only Because of Theory: Dyson, Eddington and the Competing Myths of the 1919 Eclipse Expedition,” by Daniel Kennefick – article printout, 2007
Printouts of photographs “Matzner’s collection,” 1973
Correspondence, articles, notes, 1970-1975
Box
4RM133 Photographs, four 8 X 10 black and white photos from the site of the experiment, [1973]
Box
2.116/OD1199 Eclipse plate finding charts, [computer print-outs]
Data sheets from binder [Note: these sheets were originally together in a blue ledger-style binder with the oversized sheets folded and slipped in. The sheets have been removed from the binder and refoldered into sections that correspond to the oversized sheets. Each section includes the oversized star field and the datasheets that followed it in the original binder. The lettering convention was adopted by the archives and was not used for the original data.]
[A], DEL ANP, ALF AND 44, SIG PSC, ZET AND, [four sheets taped together], July 14, 28, 30, 31, 1973
Box
4RM55a [A], corresponding data sheets, 1973
[B], EPS PSC 44, July 28, 1973
[C], NOV REF (2 copies), MAY REF, NOV REF 3, [four sheets], May 8, 9, 28, 1973
[D], DEL PSC, July 20, 1973
[E], TEX 45, August 7, 1973
[F], TXE 45, July 20, 1973
[G], ECLIPSE DEC COMPAR, January 10, 1974
[H], JUN 73 ECLIPSE, January 10, 1974
[I], MOO JUN 12 UT 23, May 23, 1973
[J], MOO JUN 13 UT 23, May 23, 1973
[K], MOO JUN 14 UT 23, May 23, 1973
[L], MOO JUN 15 UT 23, May 23, 1973
[M], MOO JUN 16 UT 23, May 23, 1973
[N], MOO JUN 17 UT 23, May 23, 1973
Box
4RM178 Plates
Paper material, ca. 1973
Box
4RM173 Glass plates
8” X 10” plates
#?, [part broken off], undated
#1, undated
#2, undated
#3, undated
#TXE 1, June 11, 1973
#TXE 5, June 12, 1973
#TXE 6, June 13, 1973
#TXE 8, June 13, 1973
#TXE 9, June 14, 1973
#TXE 10, June 14, 1973
#TXE 11, June 14, 1973
#TXE 19, June 19, 1973
#TXE 27, June 23, 1973
#TXE 39, June 27, 1973
Box
4RM140 12” X 12” plates
#?, [Eclipse, first series], undated
#?, undated
#?, undated
#1, [October 29, 1973 on box], November 12, 1973
#2, [22.15 written on plate, April 28, 1973 on box], November 12, 1973
#2, [October 29, 1973 on box], November 12, 1973
#3, [October 29, 1973 on box], November 12, 1973
Box
4RM141 #4, [April 28, 1973 on box], November 12, 1973
#5?, [11/11 on plate, April 28, 1973 on box], November 12, 1973
#6, [October 29, 1973 on box], November 12, 1973
#7, [12/11 on plate, April 28, 1973 on box], November 13, 1973
#11, [2/11 on plate, April 28, 1973 on box], November 13, 1973
#12, [October 29, 1973 on box], November 13, 1973
#13, [October 29, 1973 on box], November 14, 1973
Box
4RM142 #15, [October 29, 1973 on box], November 15-16, 1973
#16, [October 29, 1973 on box], November 15-16, 1973
#18, [October 29, 1973 on box], November 16, 1973
#19, November 16, 1973
#19?, [October 29, 1973 on box], November 16, 1973?
#20, [6/11 on plate, October 29, 1973 on box], November 16, 1973
#21, [6/11 on plate, October 29, 1973 on box], November 16, 1973
Box
4RM143 #23, [October 29, 1973 on box], November 16, 1973
#24, [6/11 on plate, October 29, 1973 on box], November 16, 1973
#32, [October 29, 1973 on box], November 17, 1973
#33, [October 29, 1973 on box], November 17, 1973
#TP 2, undated
#TXE 2, June 11, 1973
#TXE 3, June 12, 1973
Box
4RM144 #TXE 4, June 12, 1973
#TXE 7, June 13, 1973
#TXE 12, June 14, 1973
#TXE 13, [thin plate], June 15, 1973
#TXE 18, [April 28, 1973 on plate], June 19, 1973
#TXE 20, [June 19, 1973?]
#TXE 21, June 21, 1973
Box
4RM145 #TXE 22, [positive?, April 28, 1973 on box], June 21, 1973
#TXE 22, [negative? July 25, 1973 written on plate, April 28, 1973 on box], June 21, 1973
#TXE 23, [thin plate, part broken off], June 21, 1973
#TXE 24, June 21, 1973
#TXE 25, June 22, 1973
#TXE 26, [April 28, 1973 on box], June 23, 1973
#TXE 30, June 25, 1973
#TXE 31, June 25, 1973
Box
4RM170 #TXE 32, June 26, 1973
#TXE 35, [thin plate], June 26, 1973
#TXE 36, June 26, 1973
#TXE 37, June 27, 1973
#TXE 38, June 27, 1973
#TXE 39, [thin plate], April 28, 1973
#TXE 42, [thin plate], June 28, 1973
#TXE 44, [April 28, 1973 on box], June 28, 1973
Box
4RM171 #TXE 45, [marked up plate], June 28, 1973
#TXE 47, [Eclipse, first series], undated
Box
4RM55a1 14” X 17” plates, negatives of 1973 eclipse field from Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, Arizona
#4783, [blue], April 3, 1972
#4784, [blue], April 3, 1972
#4785, [red], April 3, 1972
Box
4RM178 From “suitcase”
Paper material, ca. 1973
Box
4RM171 Glass plates [all 12” X 12”]
#8, [12/11 on plate, May 24, 1973 on box], November 13, 1973
#9, [12/11 on plate, May 24, 1973 on box], November 13, 1973
#10, [?/11 on plate, May 24, 1973 on box], November 13, 1973
#17, [?/11 on plate, April 18, 1973 on box], November 15-16, 1973
#22, [16/11 on plate, April 18, 1973 on box], November 16, 1973
Box
4RM172 #28, [1?/11 on plate, April 28, 1973 on box], November 17, 1973
#29, [?/11 on plate, April 28, 1973 on box], November 17, 1973
#30, [17/1 on plate, April 28, 1973 on box], November 17, 1973
#31, [17/11, with inked in labels on stars on plate, May 24, 1973 on box], November 17, 1973
#TXE 46, [“Eclipse plate,” April 28, 1973 on box], June 30, 1973
#TXE 47, [April 28, 1973 on box], June 30, 1973
#TXE 48, [April 28, 1973 on box], June 30, 1973
Box
4RM178 Broken plates
Paper material, ca. 1973
Box
4RM55h Glass plates [10.5” X 10.5”]
[Note: Very Fragile]
#?, undated
#?, [lots of marking on plate, very broken, not taped], March 29, 1973
#3, [thin plate, 3/21/[7]3 on plate, plate taped together, one corner broken loose], March 21, 1973?
Box
4RM233 Chinguetti children singing, audiocassette, undated
Chinguetti Meteorite
Box
4RM183 Correspondence and printed material, 1975-1982
Box
OD1199 Two maps, undated

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Series 2. Notes

Course notes
Box
4RM232 Les Houches
“Problems,” Les Houches, handwritten notes, 1963
Box
4RM183 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“QFT – Bryce’s Notes,” [handwritten notes, probably from UNC], undated
“193 PROB,” [191-192 Cécile?], [handwritten notes], undated
“Physics 260,” [handwritten notes], undated
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4RM184 “260-261 PROB,” Quantum Mechanics [?], [handwritten notes and printed material], undated
“Physics 262/263 – QED,” [handwritten notes], undated
“QFT 263,” [Quantum Field Theory?], [handwritten notes], undated
University of Texas at Austin
“Analysis,” [handwritten notes], undated
“Bryce/Jeffreys 308,” [Astronomy course], handwritten notes and printed material], 1972
Box
4RM196 “Quantum Geometrodynamics,” [photocopies of student notes], 1972-1973
Box
4RM185 “Classical Mechanics,” PHY385K, [photocopy of handwritten notes], spring 1994
“DIFF GEOM/REL,” [handwritten notes], undated
“Point-Set Topology,” course on Topology R-Index Theorems, taught jointly with ? [see note], [photocopy of handwritten notes], undated
“Quantum Field Theory I,” [handwritten notes], undated
“Quantum Field Theory II,” [handwritten notes and photocopies of handwritten notes], undated
Box
4RM186 “QTE II,” [second quantization?], [photocopied notes in students’ handwriting], spring 1973
“Renormalization theory,” PHY393T, [handwritten notes and printed material], fall 1993
“Renormalization,” [PHY393T], [handwritten notes, photocopies of handwritten notes, and printed material], fall 1993
[Renormalization theory], PHY393T, [photocopy of handwritten notes], undated
“SR,” Special relativity and general relativity, [handwritten notes], undated
Box
4RM187 “Topology,” [handwritten notes in Bryce DeWitt’s hand], undated
Unknown location
“Quantum Theory,” pp. 101-116, [copy of handwritten notes], undated
“Advanced Mechanics,” [handwritten notes in BSD’s hand], undated
“Classical Mechanics,” [handwritten notes], undated
“Electromagnetic Theory,” [handwritten notes], undated
“Quantum Mechanics I,” [handwritten notes in DeWitt’s hand], undated
“Quantum Mechanics II,” [handwritten notes in DeWitt’s hand], undated
Box
4RM188 “Advanced Quantum Mechanics I,” [handwritten notes], undated
“Advanced Quantum Mechanics II,” [handwritten notes], undated
“Quantum Mechanics Supplement,” includes three pages of notes on “Transformation from one Hilbert Space to another,” [handwritten notes], undated
Box
4RM196 “Group Reps” [?], undated
Lecture notes
By Bryce DeWitt
Les Houches (École de Physique des Houches)
Box
4RM230 “Quantum Mechanics,” bound, July 1953
Chapters I-III, Errata
Chapters IV-X
Chapters I-X
Appendix, Errata
Box
4RM231 Stanford University
“Lectures on Relativity,” by Bryce DeWitt, fall 1993
Institute for Theoretical Physics, unidentified title, negatives, transparencies, 1993
Drexel University?, overhead transparencies, undated
Unidentified locations
“Quantum Theories of Gravity,” undated
“Now returning to quantum mechanics…,” pages 145-158, Physics 393T
“r-forms: Antisymmetric covariant,” undated
Unidentified title, transparency photocopies, undated
“Quantum Gravity, Yesterday and Today,” undated
Unidentified title, overhead transparencies, handwritten notes, undated
Box
4RM232 By Others
Les Houches
“Mécanique Statistique,” L. Rosenfeld, 1952
“Advanced Quantum Mechanics, Supplement” F. Dyson, 1954
“The Quantum Mechanical Theory of Collisions,” R. Glauber, 1954
“Notes on the Theory of Phase Transitions,” G. Uhlenbeck, 1955
“The Statistical Mechanics of Non-Equilibrium Phenomena,” G. Uhlenbeck, 1955
“I. Scattering Problems,” “II. Elementary Particles,” L. Rosenfeld, 1957
Research notes
Box
4RM196 Research notes
“Radiation Damping in a Gravitational Field,” publication number 11, [handwritten notes in DeWitt’s hand], 1960
Box
4RM197 “Quantization of Geometry Worksheets,” publication number 22, [handwritten notes in DeWitt’s hand], 1962
“Linearized Gravitation,” publication number 22, [handwritten notes in DeWitt’s hand], 1962
“Black Hole Handbook I (copy 4),” notes by BSD and students for Num. Rel. calculation of black collisions, 1972-1975
“First notes on the theory of constraints,” [handwritten notes in DeWitt’s hand, likely related to publication number 51, preliminary], [ca. 1975?]
“Second notes on the theory of constraints,” [handwritten notes in DeWitt’s hand, likely related to publication number 51, preliminary], [ca. 1975?]
“Quantization of nonlinear theories with constraints,” [manuscript for article, signed Bryce DeWitt, likely related to publication number 51, preliminary], [ca. 1975?]
Calculation for “Quantum Field Theory in Curved Space,” publication number 51, [noted as very important by John Stachel], 1975
“S U 3,” University of North Carolina?, undated
Box
4RM198 “Faddeev,” [handwritten notes], undated
Box
4RM229 [Note: these files are in the order established by DeWitt and has been maintained per Cécile DeWitt-Morette’s guidance. They are all handwritten originals.]
“Quantum theory of gravity II, III (work sheets),” undated
“Superspace,” [“The Geometry and Topology of “Superspace”] undated
“Quantization of action-at-a-distance theories,” undated
“Quantization of arbitrary machines,” undated
“Nonrelativistic composite particle,” undated
“World function and Van Vleck determinant on a 4-sphere,” undated
“Virbein quantization of gravity,” undated
“Thomas precession,” undated
“Hilbert transforms,” undated
“Superconductors as detectors of gravitational drag (first version),” undated
“Geometrical realization of symmetries,” undated
“Charged vector boson,” undated
“Quantum theory of gravity I (work sheets),” undated
“Functional,” undated
“Gauge invariant Quantum Electrodynamics,” undated
“The quantum theory of interacting gravitational and spinor fields,” undated
Box
4RM234 “Klein Paradox,” article photocopies, handwritten notes, 1939, undated
“Hawking Effect,” handwritten notes, undated
“A Gauge Invariant Effective Action,” handwritten notes, undated
“Miscellaneous Notes by Bryce,” handwritten notes, article photocopies, 1980, undated
“Casimir Effect, Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime (notes),” undated
“General Relativity Peratization,” reprint (in Russian), handwritten notes, 1965, undated
“Miscellaneous Worksheets,” handwritten notes, 1987
“Model,” handwritten notes, undated
“Functional Integral from Peierls Bracket,” transparencies, February 27, 2006
“Calculations for String Theory,” 2004
“Given by Bryce to Cécile”: “Two Loop Calculations,” photocopy and handwritten notes, undated
Unfoldered notes, undated
“Bryce’s notes,” handwritten and photocopied notes, undated
“Notes for Supermanifolds,” photocopied notes, undated
“Research notes, probably late,” handwritten notes, undated
“Section 13,” (Cécile note: research problems to be worked on, with relevant literature”), circa 2000
Box
4RM235 Unfoldered notes, undated
“Two loop calculations,” photocopied handwritten notes, undated
Unfoldered notes, undated
Box
4RM189 Bryce S. DeWitt's student notes
“An Outline of the Elementary Theories of Specific Heats,” [term paper?], 1946
Julian Schwinger
“Electromagnetic theory of light,” 1946
Notes on Schwinger lectures and reprints by Schwinger on quantized fields, 1951-1954 and undated
“Quantum Field Theory I,” undated
“Quantum Field Theory II,” “Meson Theories of Nuclear Forces, expanded reading notes… Physics 20c, now 307,” undated
“Scattering Theory,” undated

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Series 3. Working Files

Box
4RM174 [Note: The following were Bryce DeWitt’s working files at the time of his death.]
Research files
Topology [?], undated
Bryce DeWitt
[Includes “Research Problems,” “Examples for Book,” “The Zeta Function,” and notes on quantization of open strings in Minkowski operations], undated
[Includes reprints by Bryce S. DeWitt, drafts and notes], 1967, 1989-1998 and undated
Early notes, [also includes correspondence with Chun-Yen Wang, “Detonation Hydrodynamics,” and “’High Energy Nuclear Events’ by Enrico Fermi, report by Bryce DeWitt, winter 1950, Tata Institute, Bombay”], ca. 1950 and undated
Box
4RM55c Oversized graphs, undated
Box
4RM174 Schwinger, Julian
[Printed material and notes], 1951 and undated
[Pre-prints and report], 1952 and undated
Feynman, Richard, 1961-1981
Coleman, Sidney, 1973-1982 and undated
Vilkovisky, G. A., 1983-1999 and undated
Box
4RM175 Vilkovisky, G. A., 1983-1999 and undated
Avramidi, I. G., 1990-1999
Dowker, J. S., et al, [papers by Dowker and others], 1970-1997 and undated
DeWitt-Morette, Cécile, [including path integration], 1976-1983 and undated
Isham, C. J., August 1992
‘t-Hooft, G., 1973
Woodard, R. P., 1996-2001
λ φ4 (lambda phi – 4th model in four dimensions), [includes grant proposal, printed material and correspondence], 1980-1989, 2002-2003 and undated
Infrared catastrophe, undated
Change of interpolating field, 1961-1976, 1991-2001 and undated
Simple models, undated
Anomalies, 1978-1995 and undated
Box
4RM176 Yang-Mills and topology, [includes I. M. Singer’s “The Geometry of the Orbit Space for Nonabelian Gauge Theories”], 1978-1984
Two loops, 1992 and undated
Effective action and miscellaneous, 1989-1997 and undated
Black hole evaporation, 1985-1994 and undated
Hawking radiation, 1993-1999
In-In, [correspondence with Tim Gallivan], August 1994
Index theorem, 1978-1994
Box
4RM177 Index theorem, 1978-1994
1/8 R, [includes handwritten calculations of 2 loop effects], undated
No-ghost papers, 1997 and undated
No-ghost calculations, [work with Carmen Molina-París], undated
No-ghosts, Vikovisky-DeWitt, 1987-1988 and undated
Worksheets for book, undated
Geometry of 3-geometries, undated
Many histories, 1971, 1991-1992
Positivity of energy, 1979-1983
Personal notes
Set theory, undated
Box
4RM178 Semi-simple lie algebras and topological groups, undated
Topology I and II, class notes, undated

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Series 4. Publications

By Bryce DeWitt
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4RM228 The Global Approach to Quantum Field Theory
“The Global Approach, Corrected Sections”- table of contents, “Black Hole Vacua. Hawking Radiation,” note to Colleen McMillan
Handwritten manuscript photocopy [Note: the order in which the manuscript was found in the box has been maintained. Sections that were found clipped together are indicated.]
Pages 206-277, 1-23f (clipped together), undated
“Part VII: Special Topics,” undated
Pages 24-455, undated
Pages 535-539, 70-149, undated
Pages 126-143, 1-38, undated
Appendix C; “35. The Yang-Mills and gravitational fields,” undated
“35. The Yang-Mills and gravitational fields,” pages 691-756, undated
“9. The relativistic particle…”, undated
Corrections to manuscript
Box
4RM178 “God’s Rays,” and “Readers Respond to ‘God’s Rays,’” from Physics Today online, published posthumously, January, June 2005
Sopra un Raggio di Luce, by Bryce S. DeWitt [a memoir], published by Di Renzo Editore, 2005
By Bryce DeWitt and Cécile Morette-DeWitt
Box
4RM237 Falling Charges
Worksheets “handwritten by Bryce and Cécile,” 1964
Computations and correspondence, 1960s
Box
4RM189 Translations by DeWitt
Bohr-Rosenfeld Paper (translation by Bryce Dewitt), The Quantization of Geometry, “On the Question of the Measurability of the Electromagnetic Field Strengths,” undated
Box
4RM233 By others, related to DeWitt’s work [Note: Some of the documents were compiled after DeWitt’s death by Cécile DeWitt-Morette]
Articles, papers, 1944-2007
Box
4RM232 Letter to H. J. Treder concerning The Meaning of Quantum Gravity, December 6, 1988

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Series 5. Institutes

UNC Institute of Field Physics
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4RM196 From binder, [including material on Agnew Hunter Bahnson, Jr.], 1955-1965
Box
3W111 Photograph, [from Agnew Hunter Bahnson, Jr. Professorship of Physics program?], March 13, 1965?
Box
4RM196 1955-1965, 1985 and undated
Box
4RM235 “Early plans,” 1955-1964
“Bahnson correspondence,” 1955-1956
“Bahnson-Memoranda,” 1956-1963
Correspondence with and about Agnew H. Bahnson, photograph of Bahnson, 1958-1971, undated
“IFP Historical” – memoranda, correspondence, progress reports, 1955-1958
“Bahnson-Experiments” – correspondence, Bahnson drawings, 1958
Box
4RM236 Various (2 folders): correspondence, Bahnson professorship, reports, Bahnson death, foundational documents, 1955-1964
Box
4RM198 Unfiled material from Scrapbook [see Personal for other material]
UNC Institute of Field Physics, 1956-1983 and undated
Battelle Memorial Institute’s Seattle Research Center, 1967
Les Houches Physics School, undated
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Institute for Advanced Study
Box
4RM236 Letter to DeWitt from Robert Oppenheimer inviting him to be a member, February 1, 1966

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Series 6. Interviews

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4RM232 Interview: DeWitt and John Wheeler talking in Mazagón, Spain, audiocassette, note, 1991

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Series 7. Conferences

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4RM232 Conferences: programs, participant list, correspondence, 1994-1998, 2007

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Series 8. Work by Others

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4RM232 "Everett [Hugh]" – documents related to DeWitt’s work, 2000-2001, undated
Letter from Robert Herman to Jean Leray, September 19, 1981

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Series 9. Professional Documentation

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4RM196 Annual faculty report, 1979
Curriculum vitae [working copy, annotated by John Stachel, includes publication numbers], 2004

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Series 10. Personal

Box
4RM198 Unfiled material from Scrapbook
Cécile DeWitt-Morette, 1961
Box
4RM233 Emails, printouts made by family members concerning DeWitt, 2007
Restricted. Oral history: DeWitt interviewed by Nicolette DeWitt, mini-digital video cassettes, circa 2004 [currently, these tapes cannot be viewed due to lack of playback equipment]
Box
2.351 (Math office) Restricted. Scrapbook [currently restricted for preservation]: newspaper clippings, conference program, 1955-1957

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