Walter Orr Roberts Collection Edit




  • 1940 – 2007 (Creation)
  • 1980 – 1989 (Creation)
  • Date acquired: 20060000 (Other)


  • 3.30 Linear Feet (Whole)

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  • Arrangement

    The collection has been arranged topically and the folders are listed in alphabetical order.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Access to this collection is open, although there are some materials that are restricted.

  • Conditions Governing Use

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

  • Physical Access Requirements

    The collection must be viewed in the Archives during normal business hours.

  • Technical Access Requirements

    There are some audio-visual materials that are not available for play-back as they are original copies that have not been digitized.

  • Source of Acquisition

    Janet Roberts, Betty O'Lear, UCAR Corporate Affairs Office, CU's American Music Research Center

  • Method of Acquisition

    The Walter Orr Roberts collection is comprised of materials donated by his wife, Janet Roberts, UCAR staff member, Betty O'Lear, UCAR Corporate Affairs Office, and CU's American Music Research Center.

  • Appraisal Information

    Duplicate materials were removed from the collection.

  • Accruals and Additions

    No accruals or additions are expected.

  • Related Materials

    The University of Colorado Archives holds the Papers of Walter Orr Roberts.

  • Scope and Contents

    The Walter Orr Roberts Collection includes records pertaining to Dr. Roberts' work with Soviet scientists, published and unpublished writings, various photographs from around the world, audio cassettes of Dr. Roberts' presentations, films, and some memorabilia. Select materials from this collection have been digitized and are available in OpenSky, NCAR Library's digital repository.

  • Processing Information

    The collection was processed in April 2010. Materials were brought together from a few sources to create a single collection. Writings stored in 3-ring binders were removed and rehoused in acid-free folders. Photographic materials were rehoused in appropriate preservation enclosures and stored in folders according to original order. Many photographs have little or no identifying information.

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