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Chester W. Newton Papers

Identifier:  - CWNP

Scope and Contents

The Chester W. Newton Collection consists of documents dated from 1928 to 1995, with the bulk falling between 1971 and 1981. Material types in the collections include correspondence, articles, reports, handwritten notes, records, photographs, meeting minutes, and ephemera.


  • 1928-1995
  • Majority of material found in 1971-1981
  • Other: Date acquired: 2006-11-08


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.


1.25 Linear Feet

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The original order of the collection and the original folder titles have been maintained as much as possible. In the container list below, these titles have been transcribed as accurately as possible. There is not a distinction made between the original folder titles and those provided by the processors. Records are arranged by material type and then chronologically by the original printed date. The collection is housed in one record carton and organized into the following eight series: Series I: Advisory Work Series II: Correspondence Series III: Publications Series IV: Trips Series V: Visits Series VI: Photographs Series VII: Awards and Honors Series VIII: Miscellaneous

Physical Access Requirements

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

Source of Acquisition

Chester W. Newton

Method of Acquisition

NCAR Archives Legacy Collection

Appraisal Information

Duplicate records were inspected for annotations and those without were discarded. Human resources records were also discarded. All appraisal decisions are based on the NCAR Archives Collecting Policy. Please visit How to Donate for more information about the policy.

Accruals and Additions

No accruals or additions are expected.

Separated Materials

These items were removed from the collection as they are available in the circulating collection of the NCAR Archives:

"The Report of the Joint Evaluation Committee" November 1972, call #14474

"Preliminary Plans for a National Institute for Atmospheric Research" February 1959, call #10842

Processing Information

This collection was processed in October 2011. Materials were rehoused in acid-free folders and metal paperclips were removed. Publications with no annotations and human resources records were removed from the collection. Original order of the collection was maintained.

Krista Stracka
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Repository Details

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