Preliminary Guide to the J. P. Corley Papers 1960-2000

Summary Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Corley, J. P. Kathren, Ronald L.
Preliminary Guide to the J. P. Corley Papers
Date [inclusive]
30 linear feet, 30 boxes.
MASC staff use: MS.2003.19: 2-15-5-2; MS.2003.24: 4-07-10-3; MS.2005.07.1: 2-15-3-3.
Collection materials are in English.
Papers of scientist J.P. Corley.

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John P. "Jack" Corley (1922- ) was employed by the Pacific Northwest Laboratories in Richland, Washington. He served in the United States Army Corps of Engineers during World War II, and then worked for the United States Rubber Company. In 1947 he began working as Radiation Monitor, Shift Engineer, and HP Supervisor for the General Electric Company at Richland, WA at the Hanford nuclear complex. In 1965, he began working for Battelle Northwest, where he held a series of positions including Environmental Surveillance Manager, Senior Research Engineer and Staff Engineer, and Technical Leader of the Radiological Sciences Department. His major professional interests were environmental surveillance and evaluation, and radioactive waste management.

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of papers of scientist J.P. Corley. It includes correspondence, reports, materials related to his research on health physics topics, and to his involvement with professional organizations.

Preliminary Inventory:

MS.2003.19 (16 boxes):

Box 1. Mostly unsorted and unlabeled. Reports, correspondence, and collected material.

Box 2. Correspondence: Letterbooks, 1974-1986.

Box 3. Mixed (mainly reports).

Box 4. Professional papers: Health Physics Society.

Box 5. Hanford Technical Steering Panel, Hanford Health Effects Subcommittee, and miscellaneous.

Box 6. Labeled files: Meetings, 1977-1980.

Box 7. Labeled files: Visitors, and miscellaneous.

Box 8. Professional papers: Health Physics Society.

Box 9. Labeled files: Meetings, 1981-1985.

Box 10. Professional papers: Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction Project; miscellaneous.

Box 11. Mostly unsorted and unlabeled.

Box 12. Mixed; mainly subject files. Includes effluent monitoring documents.

Box 13. Mixed professional papers: American Board of Health Physics, 4th IRPA, documents on proposed standards.

Box 14. Mixed, including Corley monthly activities reports.

Box 15. Professional papers: Meetings, 1970-1976.

Box 16. Professional papers: Hanford Health Effects Subcommittee, Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction Project.

MS.2003.24 (9 boxes):

Box 1. Reports and mixed loose materials.

Box 2. Mixed files, including Health Physics Society.

Box 3. Mixed files, including Hanford Environmental History, and miscellaneous Pacific Northwest Laboratory manuals.

Box 4. Mostly unsorted and unlabeled, including some reports.

Box 5. Mixed files, including Hanford Health Effects Subcommittee; also miscellaneous and unlabeled materials.

Box 6. Miscellaneous professional papers: largely notes and comments on proposed regulations and standards.

Box 7. Mostly unsorted and unlabeled, including Health Physics Society.

Boxes 8-9. Mostly unsorted and unlabeled. Some reports.

MS.2005.07.1 (5 boxes):

Box 1. Reports (manuscripts).

Box 2. Mostly unsorted and unlabeled.

Box 3. Mixed collected materials, including some related to Carl N. Zangar.

Box 4. Research files (mixed).

Box 5. Mixed files.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries 2019-01-07

Terrell Library

P.O. Box 645610

Pullman, WA, 99164-5610 USA


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions apply.

Acquisition Information

Ron Kathren donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in multiple installments in 2003 and 2005 (MS.2003.13, MS.2003.24, MS.2005.07.1).

Processing Information

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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Related Materials

Related Material

One installment, MS.2005.07.1, was received intermingled with boxes of papers of Ron Kathren (MS.2005.07.2). During the preparation of this preliminary description in 2019, the original accession (MS.2005.07) was divided into two separate accessions.

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Names and Subjects

Personal Name(s)

Fmo(s) :
  • Kathren, Ronald L.


  • Scientists--Washington (State)--Archives
  • Nuclear facilities--Washington (State)--Hanford--History.
  • Radiation--Health aspects--Research.
  • Science

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