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John A. Eddy Papers

 Collection — other: 1-5
Identifier: 04-02-JAE

Scope and Contents

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.


  • 1958-1984
  • Majority of material found in 1970-1984


Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.


3.50 Linear Feet

5.00 Boxes

Language of Materials



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.

Custodial History

This is a legacy collection and its custodial history is not documented.

Source of Acquisition

HAO Office

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.

Appraisal Information

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.

Separated Materials

Travel materials, publications, and non-filed memoranda were determined to have no archival value and destroyed.

Processing Information

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.

John A. Eddy Papers
Colleen M. McCorkell and Julianne Blomer
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Archives Repository