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Yale Mintz Collection

Identifier: YMC
This collection contains three films documenting the experiments used to study the problem of atmospheric general circulation during the 1960s.


  • 1967, undated
  • Other: Date acquired: 2000-09-06

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.


3.00 Items


Arrangement is by alphabetical order according to film title. Items are housed in one Hollinger box and organized under one series: Films.

Biographical or Historical Information

Yale Mintz was a member of the UCAR Board and served as Chair from 1960 to 1961. Under the mentorship of Jakob Bjerknis, the founder of the UCLA Department of Meteorology, Mintz was the second person to receive his PhD from the department and went on to become a professor. In the 1950s, Mintz designed numerical general circulation experiments which helped to lay the foundation for the models used today for weather and climate predictions as well as scientifiic studies of the global atmosphere. He passed away in 1991 in Jerusalem, Israel. Sources: The Regents of the University of California. (1993).1993, University of California: In Memoriam. Retrieved from

Physical Access Requirements

The collection must be viewed in the Archives during normal business hours.
Technical Access Requirements Materials have not been reformatted to a digital medium yet.  Films may not be available due to playback issues.

Source of Acquisition

University of California-Los Angeles, Computer Science Department

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals or additions are expected.

Processing Information

Processing was completed in April 2012.  Films were removed from a sealed shipping package and placed in a Hollinger box.  Materials are currently housed in original containers with original labels.
Krista Stracka
Language of description

Repository Details

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