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David Atlas Papers, 1943-2012

Identifier: 04-DAP

Scope and Contents

The David Atlas Papers collections contains correspondence, clippings, photographs, microfiche, handwritten notes, conference minutes, research bibliographies and articles that provide a glimpse into the work of Dr. Atlas at the Harvard-MIT Radar School, a record of the National Hail Research Experiment (NHRE) from 1974 to 1975 and an account of the evolution of the Atmosphere Technology Division (ATD) during Dr. Atlas's tenure from 1972-1975.


  • 1943-2012
  • Majority of material found within 1943 - 1976
  • Other: Date acquired: 2003-07-25


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.


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This collection contains 19 folders which are arranged by material type and sorted by title.

Physical Access Requirements

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

Source of Acquisition

David Atlas

Appraisal Information

Current NCAR Library holdings were removed from the collection. This includes the following titles: 1. SOARS Newsletter, Volume 3, No. 1, Spring 2010

Accruals and Additions

David Atlas donated additional materials in August 2012 and February 2015.

Related Materials

The David Atlas Papers is related to many collections in the NCAR Archives due to the natural relationship of NCAR records, see especially the Atmospheric Technology Division (ATD) Records.

Processing Information

Processing was completed in March 2012. The original order was maintained. Materials were placed into acid-free folders and re-labeled with original titles. Duplicate records were removed from the collection.

Krista Stracka
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Repository Details

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