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    S. Fred Singer Papers, 1953-1989 (bulk 1960-1980)
     
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    Creator: 
    Singer, S. Fred (Siegfried Fred), 1924-
    Title: 
    S. Fred Singer Papers, 1953-1989 (bulk 1960-1980)
    Phy. Description: 
    54.50 cubic feet (50 records center boxes)
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Dr. Siegfried Fred Singer (1924- ) is a professor, physicist, and administrator. Singer emigrated to the United States from Vienna in 1940 (naturalized 1944) and attended Ohio State University (BEE 1943; D.Sc. (honorary) 1970) and Princeton (AM 1944, Ph.D. (physics) 1948). He taught briefly as a doctoral candidate at Princeton (1943-44) before joining the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory as a physicist (1946-50). He acted as the Office of Naval Research Scientific Liaison Officer at the US Embassy in London (1950-53), then joined the faculty of the University of Maryland (assoc. professor, physics 1953-59; professor 1959-62). He continued to alternate between public and academic positions, working at the National Weather Satellite Center, Department of Commerce (Director, 1962-64); School of Environmental and Planetary Science, University of Miami (Dean, 1964-67); Department of the Interior (Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water Quality and Research, 1967-70); University of Virginia (Professor, Environmental Science, 1971-87); and the Department of Transportation (Chief Scientist, 1987-89). Singer authored a number of papers and articles on astrophysics, space exploration, and environmental issues and was involved in formulating public policies on these topics.
    Summary: 
    This collection consists of Singer's personal papers. The material consists of correspondence and research files, as well as financial records. The collection covers Singer's career beginning with his tenure at Maryland and continued through his retirement in 1989.
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    No restrictions on access
    Subject-Topical: 
    Astrophysics.
    Environmental sciences
    Aeronautics, Commercial
    Aeronautics and state
    Aeronautics
    Astronautics and state
    Astronautics
    Periodicals
    Subject - Geographical: 
    Outer space -- Exploration -- United States
    Outer space -- Exploration
    Subject-Name: 
    Singer, S. Fred (Siegfried Fred), 1924-
    United States. Office of Naval Research
    University of Maryland at College Park
    National Environmental Satellite Center (U.S.)
    University of Miami. School of Environmental and Planetary Science
    United States. Department of the Interior
    University of Virginia
    United States. Department of Transportation.
    United States. Department of Commerce
    Form / Genre: 
    Publications
    Photographs
    Drawings
    Financial records
    Notes
    Correspondence
    Repository Loc: 
    National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560
    Local Number: 
    1989-0130
    Item Information
    RepositoryCall No. 
    National Air & Space Museum Archives1989-0130Add Copy to MyList

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