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American Association of Physics Teachers, South Atlantic Coast Section Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0067

Scope and Contents

The American Association of Physics Teachers, South Atlantic Coast Section Records date from 1971 to 1989 and contain correspondence, meeting minutes and programs, membership mailing lists, handbooks, constitution and by-laws of the organization, and other miscellaneous organizational papers.

Dates

  • 1971 - 1989

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

The South Atlantic Coast Section (SACS) of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) was organized on April 7, 1973, and included members from North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Within the group's constitution, three primary objectives were mandated: to advance the teaching of physics, to further the appreciation of physics in our culture, and to enhance effective communication among those concerned with the teaching of physics at all levels.

Extent

0.40 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The South Atlantic Coast Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers included individuals from North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia committed to advancing the teaching of physics. These records include correspondence, meeting minutes, membership lists, handbooks, constitution and by-laws, and other miscellaneous organizational papers.

Arrangement Note

Records are arranged chronologically.

Method of Acquisition

Transferred by Bob Clark, UNCG Physics faculty member, in April 1982, September 1987, and November 1993. Additional materials transferred by Suzanne Lea, UNCG Physics faculty member, in January 1989 and July 1990.

Offensive Language Statement

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Processing Information

Processed by Archives staff.
Title
American Association of Physics Teachers, South Atlantic Coast Section Records
Author
Archives staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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