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Henry G. Houghton Papers

Identifier: HGH

Scope and Contents

The Henry G. Houghton Papers offer a window into the planning of a National Institute for Atmospheric Research, documenting early discussions and planning meetings, the selection of Walter Orr Roberts as the Director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and the UCAR scholarship in meteorology from undergraduate students. Materials include correspondence, handwritten notes, meeting minutes, and reports.


  • 1958-1970
  • Majority of material found in 1958-1962
  • Other: Date acquired: 1987-04-28


Conditions Governing Access

Access to this collection is open.

Conditions Governing Use

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


1.30 Linear Feet

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This collection is arranged according to its original order; materials are arranged in folders by date with individual items arranged in chronological order.

Physical Access Requirements

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

Source of Acquisition

Henry G. Houghton

Method of Acquisition

Donated by Henry G. Houghton

Accruals and Additions

No accruals or additions are expected.

Related Publications

"Preliminary Plans for a National Institute for Atmospheric Research." Prepared for the National Science Foundation by the University Committee on Atmospheric Research. February 1959. Available at the NCAR Library, QC869.4 .U5 P74 1959.

Processing Information

This collection was arranged with minimal processing. Original order was adhered to, except in the case of loose materials, which were filed chronologically by the archivist. Materials were rehoused in acid-free folders.

Kathleen Legg
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Repository Details

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