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Joachim P. Kuettner Papers

Identifier:  - 04-JPK

Scope and Contents

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.


  • 1938-2010
  • Majority of material found in 1974-2005
  • Other: Date acquired: 2011-03-17


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.


7.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



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

Monika Kuettner

Method of Acquisition

Donated by Monika Kuettner, widow of Dr. Joachim Kuettner.

Accruals and Additions

No accruals or additions are expected.

Processing Information

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.

Matthew Ramey and Jim Robinette
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Repository Details

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