This collection documents the life and work of Dr. Joachim P. Kuettner. Spanning much of Dr. Kuettner's lifetime, this collection includes material relating to his work as an atmospheric scientist with the WMO, including his involvement with the GATE Project, his career with the National Center of Atmospheric Research, and his personal research interests including his lifelong love of soaring. This collection contains correspondence, data, photographs, publications, reports, lecture notes, research materials, and manuscripts.
Select materials have been digitized from this collection and are available in the NCAR Library's digital repository, OpenSky.
Arrangement is by material type. The collection consists of seven series in eight boxes:
Series 1: Field Projects, 1969-2007, undated Series 2: General, 1962-2009, undated Series 3: Presentations, 1983-2010, undated Series 4: Research, 1938-2006, undated Series 5: Soaring, 1949-2007, undated Series 6: Audio-Visual, 1966-2010, undated Series 7: Artifacts
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, VHS tapes, and computer disks may not be available due to playback issues.
Source of Acquisition
Method of Acquisition
Donated by Monika Kuettner, widow of Dr. Joachim Kuettner.
Accruals and Additions
No accruals or additions are expected.
This collection was acquired from the Dr. Kuettner's JOSS office upon his death. While great care was taken to preserve original order, the collection had multiple arrangment schemes, primarily topical, but also chronological, as well as folders with no apparent organization. Due to the overlapping organization schemes, the records were reorganized where necessary by the Archivist to preserve the primary topical organization scheme by the creator. Photographs were rehoused in preservation enclouses, and oversize items were removed from folders and rehoused. Audio-Visual materials were organized together and rehoused.