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Patrick J. Kennedy Papers

Identifier: PJK

Scope and Contents

The papers of Patrick J. Kennedy document his scientific and professional activities, as well as his significant contributions to furthering scientific education in Boulder, the US and Mexico. The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, publications, research notes and calculations, newspaper clippings, motion picture and data film, slides, negatives and photographs.


  • Majority of material found within 1966-1995
  • Other: Date acquired: 1993-05-01


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.


6.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Arrangement is primarily by Chronological order within each series unless this was undecipherable due to lack of dates on materials, in these cases original order is used. The collection is housed in 6 boxes and is arranged into six main series. Series 1: Correspondence, 1967-1995, undated Series 2: NCAR, 1976-1994, undated Series 3: Organizations/Workshops, 1982-1995, undated Series 4: Publications, 1964-1994, undated Series 5: Research/Work, 1964-997, undated Series 6: Visuals, 1945-2010, undated

Physical Access Requirements

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

Technical Access Requirements

This collection includes multiple formats of motion picture and data film and VHS tapes. At this time the Archives does not have the capability to read these materials.

Source of Acquisition

Patrick J. Kennedy

Method of Acquisition

The papers of Patrick J. Kennedywere given to the UCAR Archives by Patrick J. Kennedy over the period 1996-1995.

Accruals and Additions

No accruals or editions are expected.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in September 2013. The original order of the files was not clearly defined so the Archivist created Series to aid access to the materials, and then organized individual folders and files in alphabetical and chronological order within each series when necessary. If chronological order could not be determined files were kept in original order. Misfiled and loose items were returned to their logical place within the collection. Preservation measures included removing some metal fasteners, plastic GBC binders and re-housing the collection in acid-free folders and boxes. Acidic materials such as notebook paper and newspaper clippines were buffered with acid-free paper. Routine business records such as duplications of reports and records with sensitive information, such as social security numbers, were weeded from the collection.

Juliet Robinson
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Repository Details

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