The John A. Eddy Collection consists of documents dated 1954 to 1984, with the bulk falling from 1970 to 1984. Material types in the collection include correspondence and memoranda, presentations, and other materials. The majority of materials include notes, outlines, promotional materials, and transparencies for presentations. Eddy traveled all over the United States giving presentations on his ground-breaking research.
The collection is arranged by material type and then chronologically.
The collection consists of three series in five boxes:
Series I: Correspondence, 1976-1984
Series II: Presentations, 1958-1984 and undated
Series III: Other materials, 1980-1982
Physical Access Requirements
The collection must be viewed in the Archives during normal business hours.
This is a legacy collection and its custodial history is not documented.
Source of Acquisition
Method of Acquisition
This is a legacy collection. It appears as though the transfer happened in the mid-1980s, perhaps as Dr. Eddy emptied his office. However, no documentation exists for the original transfer or acquisition of materials. In March 2010, two additional boxes of Eddy materials were located in Iron Mountain and returned to the Archives.
The John A. Eddy collection was minimally processed in March 2010. Therefore, no appraisal decisions were made regarding the contents of folders. Several folders containing routine travel vouchers and documentation were determined to be of no historical value and according to the NCAR retention schedule are appropriate for disposition. Travel materials were scheduled for destruction. Some materials were not organized into folders and consisted of publications and general memoranda Dr. Eddy retained but did not file. These materials were not determined to be archival in nature and scheduled for destruction as well.
Accruals and Additions
No further accruals are expected.
Travel materials, publications, and non-filed memoranda were determined to have no archival value and destroyed.
The John A. Eddy Collection was minimally processed. When processing started in March 2010, materials appeared to maintain the creator's original order by type. It seemed as though they were largely in chronological order; however, there were many mis-filings. During processing, folders retained their arrangement by type and chronological order was restored. All materials were placed into acid-free folder and boxes.