O. W. (Owen Willans) Richardson papers, [ca. 1907-ca. 1959]


Date: Circa 1907-1959 | Size: 75 microfilm_reel(s)


This collection contains drafts of letters and copies of enclosures from Richardson and letters and enclosures from approximately 3500 authors. Represented are almost all the Nobel Laureates in physics before 1950.

Background note

Owen Willans Richardson was a physicist and contributed to the analysis of the molecular hydrogen spectrum. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for physics for 1928.


This collection is organized into four groupings: Letters, Recipient, Works, and Miscellaneous.

Collection Information

Physical description

75 microfilm reels.


Purchased from University of Texas ($565.00) and accessioned, 1969 (1969 1116mf). See microfilm for additional accession numbers.

Location of originals:

Originals in the University of Texas, Austin, TX.

Indexing Terms

Personal Name(s)

  • Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962
  • Davidson, Percy Maurice
  • Davisson, Clinton Joseph, 1881-1958
  • Richardson, Lilian Maud Wilson, Lady
  • Richardson, O. W. (Owen Willans), 1879-1959
  • Thomson, G. P., Sir (George Paget), 1892-1975
  • Thomson, J. J., Sir (Joseph John), 1856-1940


  • Physics.