David Rittenhouse Inglis Papers, 1929-1980 (bulk 1965-1980)

FS 033

12 boxes 5.75 linear ft.

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David R. Inglis enjoyed a distinguished career in nuclear physics that ranged from theoretical work on the structure of the nucleus in the 1930s to the development of the atomic bomb in the 1940s and work on renewable energy in the 1960s and 1970s. A Professor of Physics at UMass from 1969-1975, Inglis was a founding member of the Federation of American Scientists and from the mid-1940s on, he dedicated himself to informing public policy on the dangers of nuclear technologies.

The Inglis Papers offer a perspective on the life and career of a theoretical physicist who grew from an early involvement in the Manhattan Project to becoming a committed critic of nuclear weaponry and nuclear power. Although the collection is relatively sparse in unpublished scientific work, it includes valuable correspondence relating to Inglis's efforts with the Federation of American Scientists and other organizations to influence public policy on issues relating to disarmament and nuclear power.

Organization of Collection

  • Series 1. Correspondence, 1945-2003
  • Series 2. Subject files, 1929-1976
  • Series 3. Course Notes, 1945-1965
  • Series 4. Publications by Inglis (Reprints), 1929-1980
  • Series 5. Audiovisual, 1989

Collection Details



Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries

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The collection is open for research.
Inglis at Argonne National Laboratory, ca.1953
Inglis at Argonne National Laboratory, ca.1953