Department of Physics and Astronomy records

Department of Physics and Astronomy records

Descriptive Summary

Title: Department of Physics and Astronomy records
Creator: University of Georgia. Department of Physics and Astronomy
Inclusive Dates: 1876-1896
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet (1 box)
Collection Number: UA19-028
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Science in the 19th century was a varied collection of academic activities that fell under Natural Philosophy and included Physics and Astronomy. At the end of the 19th century, Physics and Astronomy became disciplines unto themselves. The Department was located in Moore College until 1959 when the current building was constructed as a unit of the Science Center. In 1960 the Physics and Astronomy program expanded with the creation of a Ph.D. degree and today is a well-regarded department with an emphasis on both teaching and research.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a ledger with listings and vouchers for purchases of supplies and equipment for the Physics program. It also serves as an inventory of materials found in the department during the years 1876-1896.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Department of Physics and Astronomy records, UA19-028, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Ledger , 1876-1896

Special Collections Libraries
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-1641