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Paul R. Julian Papers

 Collection — other: 1
Identifier: 04-03-01-PRJ

Scope and Contents

The Papers of Paul R. Julian consists of documents dated from 1962 to 1978. Dr. Julian's research and work for the National Center for Atmospheric Science (NCAR) comprises the bulk of the materials. He was involved with climate change research and early forecasting methods. The collection includes task group materials, correspondence and memoranda, conference materials, research files, publications, figures, newspaper clippings, and photographs.


  • 1962-1978
  • Majority of material found in 1966-1975


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.


1.50 Linear Feet

1.00 Boxes

Language of Materials



Arrangement is by material type.

The collection consists of seven series in one box:

Series I: Boulder Winds - Loading Criteria, 1965-1976 and undated Series II: Conferences, 1965-1967 Series III: GATE, 1973-1978 and undated Series IV: Lee Waves, 1969-1973 and undated Series V: Human Interactions with the Atmosphere, 1966-1972 and undated Series VI: Notes, 1965-1973 and undated Series VII: Publications, 1968-1976 and undated

Physical Access Requirements

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

Source of Acquisition

NCAR Archives Legacy Collections

Method of Acquisition

This is a legacy collection without documentation regarding the date and manner of acquisition.

Appraisal Information

Publications were examined for Julian's handwritten notes. Those containing his notes were retained, all others (by other authors) were discarded. Publications authored by Julian were retained because they are not readily available elsewhere and are small in quantity. Copies of photographs beyond 1 copy, copies of documents beyond 2 copies, and routine correspondence were discarded.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected.

Related Materials

The Papers of Paul R. Julian is related to many collections in the NCAR Archives due to the natural relationship of NCAR records.

Separated Materials

A press kit on GATE was removed and placed with the GATE collection. A report on hail research was removed and placed with the National Hail Research Experiment Records.

Processing Information

Processing was completed in February 2010. Upon acquisition, materials had little order. All folder titles were provided by the archivist as no materials were in folders upon acquisition.

Materials were re-housed in acid-free folders and boxes. Metal fasteners were removed and replaced with plastic clips when needed. Folded materials were un-folded and flattened when possible.

Correspondence materials are arranged by the sender. When the sender sent two or more pieces of communication, those materials were placed in their own folder and titled by the sender's name. All other correspondence was arranged alphabetically in one folder and labeled "A-Z."

Materials are arranged by type and folders are arranged alphabetically by title.

Colleen M. McCorkell
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Repository Details

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