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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Hans Mark Papers



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Mark, Hans
Title: Hans Mark Papers
Dates: 1961-1987
Abstract: Papers trace the professional life of Mark from the early 1960s to the late 1980s, including substantial series of correspondence and chronological files. A smaller series relates to his personal life.
Accession No.: 92-395
Extent: 78 ft.
Laguage: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Hans Mark was born in Germany in 1929. He arrived in the United States in 1941 and attended the University of California, Berkeley from 1947 to 1951. He was a member of the Naval ROTC and majored in physics earning an A.B. degree in January 1951. From 1951 to 1955, Mark attended graduate school at MIT, earning a Ph.D. in physics in 1954.

In 1955, he returned to California working as the Academic Assistant to Professor Edward Teller. In 1956 he joined the research staff at what was then the University of California’s Radiation Laboratory (Livermore site) as a Research Physicist. In 1959, Mark spent a short period at MIT retuning in 1960 to the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory as Physics Division Leader. At the same time Mark was also appointed Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1964, Mark was named Chairman of the Nuclear Engineering Department and was also promoted to the rank of Professor. He retained a part time appointment at the Livermore Laboratory.

In 1969, Mark resigned from the University of California to join NASA as Director of the NASA-Ames Research Center, a post he held for eight years. In 1977, President Carter selected Mark to be Under Secretary of the Air Force and Director of the National Reconnaissance Office, and in 1979 he was named Secretary of the Air Force, a post he held until March 1981 when he was nominated by President Reagan to be Deputy Administrator of NASA.

In 1984, upon Congressional approval of NASA’s Space Station initiative, Mark left government service after 15 years to accept the position of Chancellor of the University of Texas System. In 1992 he relinquished this position and joined the faculty of the UT Austin campus as Professor of Aerospace Engineering. In 1998, Mark took a leave of absence to serve in the Clinton administration as Director of Defense Research and Engineering, returning to UT Austin in 2001.

Source: University of Texas at Austin Robert S. Strauss Center web site.

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Scope and Contents

Papers trace the professional life of Mark from the early 1960s to the late 1980s, including substantial series of correspondence and chronological files. A smaller series relates to his personal life.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

These papers are stored offsite at CDL. Please contact repository in advance for retrieval.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Hans Mark Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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92-395/1 Chronological files:
July 1961-March 1967
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92-395/2 April 1967-October 1969
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92-395/3 November 1969-September 1971
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92-395/4 October 1971-June 1973
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92-395/5 July 1973-April 1975
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92-395/6 May 1975-December 1976
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92-395/7 January 1977-June 1979
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92-395/8 1979-September 1981
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92-395/9 October 1981-November 1982
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92-395/10 December 1982-December 1983
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92-395/11 January 1984-September 1984
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92-395/12 Correspondence:
1973-March 1980
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92-395/13 April 1980-August 1981
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92-395/14 September 1981-December 1982
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92-395/15 January 1983-December 1983
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92-395/16 January 1984-November 1984
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92-395/17 December 1984-March 1985
Invitations and visits, April 1985-May 1988
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92-395/18 April 1985-October 1985
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92-395/19 November 1985-December 1986
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92-395/20 January 1987-December 1987
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92-395/21 Advisory Committees, 1972-1984
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92-395/22 Advisory Committees, 1972-1984
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92-395/23 Advisory Committees, 1972-1984
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92-395/24 Advisory Committees, 1972-1984
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92-395/25 Advisory Committees, 1972-1984
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92-395/26 Ames Research Center, 1976-1982
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92-395/27 Ames Research Center, 1976-1982
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92-395/28 Secretary of the Air Force, 1978-1981
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92-395/29 Secretary of the Air Force, 1978-1981
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92-395/30 Air Force, 1979-1984
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92-395/31 Air Force, 1979-1984
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92-395/32 Air Force visits:
1977-1980
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92-395/33 1977-1980
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92-395/34 1980-1981
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92-395/35 1984-1986
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92-395/36 NASA Office of Administration (Organization of Personnel and Budgets), 1981-1984
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92-395/37 NASA Office of Administration (Organization of Personnel and Budgets), 1981-1984
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92-395/38 NASA Office of Administration (Organization of Personnel and Budgets), 1981-1984
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92-395/39 NASA Office of Administration (Organization of Personnel and Budgets), 1981-1984
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92-395/40 NASA Office of Administration (Organization of Personnel and Budgets), 1981-1984
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92-395/41 NASA
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92-395/42 NASA
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92-395/43 NASA
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92-395/44 NASA
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92-395/45 NASA
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92-395/46 NASA
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92-395/47 NASA
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92-395/48 NASA
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92-395/49 Space policy, 1980-1984
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92-395/50 Space policy, 1980-1984
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92-395/51 Space station, 1982-1984
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92-395/52 Atomic Wave Function Project, 1972-1984
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92-395/53 Atomic Wave Function Project, 1972-1984
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92-395/54 Hertz Foundation, 1975-1977
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92-395/55 Hertz Foundation, 1975-1977
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92-395/56 Minority University Program, Food and Nutrition Study, 1975-1983
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92-395/57 National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Sciences, 1976-1984
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92-395/58 National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Sciences, 1976-1984
Livermore Laboratory notes, 1963-1964
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92-395/59 Mitre
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92-395/60 Mitre
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92-395/61 Mitre
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92-395/62 Pennzoil
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92-395/63 Pennzoil
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92-395/64 Pennzoil - financial and operating reports
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92-395/65 Memberships
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92-395/66 Memberships
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92-395/67 Memberships
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92-395/68 Memberships
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92-395/69 Memberships
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92-395/70 Memberships
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92-395/71 Memberships
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92-395/72 Memberships
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92-395/73 Memberships
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92-395/74 Travel, 1977-1983
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92-395/75 Personal
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92-395/76 Personal, 1969-1983
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92-395/77 Personal, 1969-1983
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92-395/78 Personal, 1969-1983
White House invitations, 1981-1983
TiH rotor aircraft

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