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Robert L. Chasson Papers

Identifier:  - RLC-0bb200c1-7a42-4fc3-af90-552c4bcc9d47

Scope and Contents

The Robert L. Chasson Papers document the committee and advisory work of Dr. Chasson during his time as the Vice Chairman of the UCAR Board of Trustees. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, reports, agenda, program plans, handwritten notes, clippings, and photographs.


  • 1963-1984
  • Majority of material found in 1970-1979
  • Other: Date acquired: 1984-10-30


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.

Biographical or Historical Information

Robert L. Chasson was elected as Vice Chairman of the UCAR Board of Trustees in 1971. He was a professor for the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nebraska from 1951 to 1962. He later served as a lecturer for the Department of Physics at the University of Denver where he earned the University Lecturer Award for the year 1966-1967.


5.00 Linear Feet

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Arrangement is by material type. Folders are arranged alphabetically within each series. Individual items in each folder are arranged chronologically. In the container list, these titles have been transcribed as accurately as possible. There is no distinction made between the original folder titles and those provided by the processor. This collection is housed in four record cartons and is arranged into the following ten series: I. National Hail Research Experiment (NHRE) II. National Scientific Balloon Facility (NSBF) Advisory Panel III. Scientific Programs Evaluation Committee (SPEC) IV. UCAR Board of Trustees V. UCAR Committee on Membership VI. UCAR Committee on NCAR Budget and Program VII. UCAR Evaluation and Goals Committee VIII. UCAR GARP Council IX. UCAR Members' Representatives X. UCAR Personnel Policies Committee

Physical Access Requirements

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

Source of Acquisition

Robert L. Chasson

Appraisal Information

Employment offers, duplicate records, travel vouchers, curriculum vitae, insurance documents, and university brochures were weeded from the collection. In addition, the following titles were removed as they are currently available in the NCAR Library: The National Hail Research Experiment Summer 1973 Summary Report, No. 73/2; Calendar of events during 1973 field operations of the National Hail Research Experiment, 1974; National Hail Research Experiment program plan, 1972-1976; National Scientific Balloon Facility annual report, FY 1976; National Scientific Balloon Facility annual report, FY 1974; National Scientific Balloon Facility annual report, FY 1975; NCAR Scientific Balloon Facility Current Status and Future Plans, 1967; National Center For Atmospheric Research Master Site Plan For Permanent Laboratory Site Boulder, Colorado, 1972; Mesa Site Long Range Development Plan, 1971; Master planning report for the Marshall site : National Center for Atmospheric Research, 1972 / Appendix 2.; Programmer training for young scientists - a case study,1972; National Scientific Balloon Facility annual report, fy 1975.

Accruals and Additions

No accruals or additions are expected.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in February of 2012. Series were created to aid access to the materials. Preservation measures included removing sticky labels from folders and re-writing folder titles in pencil, buffering acidic sheets, removing some metal fasteners, and re-housing the collection in acid-free folders and boxes. Records containing personal data and sensitive information, such as salary information, were shredded. Publications available in the NCAR Library were removed from the collection.

Krista Stracka
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Repository Details

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