Preliminary Guide to the Miles J. Dresser Papers
MS.2004.02

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Dresser, Miles
Title
Miles J. Dresser Papers
ID
MS.2004.02
Date [inclusive]
1966-1999
Extent
1.0 Linear feet 1 box
Location Note
(MASC staff use) 2-13-16-4.
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English.

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Biographical

Miles J. Dresser was born and raised in Spokane, Washington, and graduated from North Central High School in 1953. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1957 from Linfield College in Oregon, and his Ph.D. in Physics from Iowa State University in 1964. He returned to the Pacific Northwest in 1963 as a Professor of Physics at Washington State University, where he served on the Science, Math, and Engineering Education Center advisory board, as a member of the Board of Directors of Pacific Northwest Association of College Physics, and president of the Washington Section of American Association of Physics Teachers. Dr. Dresser received the College of Science Excellence in Advising Awards in 1995, and from 1999 to 2001 was the Boeing Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Science Education. Since his retirement from WSU in 2001, Dr. Dresser has served as an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Physics.

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Collection Descritption

This collection contains papers of Dr. Miles J. Dresser, Professor of Physics at Washington State University, between 1966 and 1999. The collection primarily consists of research materials on physics from Dresser's time as a graduate student and as a WSU professor. This collection also contains the paper related to Pacific Northwest National Laboratories as well as Dr. Dresser's teaching materials.

Preliminary Inventory:

Box 1: Papers related to physics research, including Dr. Dresser's graduate course notes, binders, and correspondence, as well as documents pertaining to the Department of Physics at WSU and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, between 1966 and 1999.

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. Any arrangement reflects either a pre-existing order from the records' creators or previous custodians, or preliminary sorting performed by staff.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Acquisition Information

Donated to the Washington State University Libraries in 2004 by Miles Dresser, Emeritus Professor of Physics (MS.2004.02).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University -- Faculty -- Archives.

Personal Name(s)

  • Dresser, Miles

Subject(s)

  • Physicists -- Archives
  • Physics -- Research--20th century

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