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Henry H. Bauer Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1999-005

Scope and Contents

The Henry H. Bauer Papers contains correspondence, grant reports, newspaper clippings, memoirs, class notes, chemistry files, evaluations, appointment books, lectures, talks, and conference materials - particularly those pertaining to the Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE). Conference abstracts, programs, and participant lists include notations and comments added by Bauer. Many of Bauer's talks are also accompanied by related transperancies. Much of the material relates to Bauer's work as academic professor and administrator, as well as his interest in the study of anomalies, especially the Loch Ness Monster.

Dates

  • 1950 - 2010

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Biographical Note

Born in Austria in 1931, Dr. Henry H. Bauer (Ph.D. 1956, University of Sydney, Australia) is Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Science Studies, and Emeritus Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (1978-1999) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He frequently wrote and spoke about scientific unorthodoxies (e.g., Loch Ness monster, Velikovsky), ethics in science, as well as the politics of higher education. Dr. Bauer is one of the founding members of the Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE), and served as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Scientific Exploration from 2000-2007. He has published several books, including The Enigma of the Loch Ness Monster: making Sense of a Mystery (1986), Beyond Velikowsky: The History of a Public Controversy (1984), and To Rise Above Principle: The Memoirs of an Unreconstructed Dean (1988), which was published under the pen-name "Josef Martin."

Extent

24.2 Cubic Feet (18 boxes)

Abstract

The Henry H. Bauer Papers contains correspondence, grant reports, newspaper clippings, memoirs, class notes, chemistry files, evaluations, appointment books, lectures, talks, and conference materials - particularly those pertaining to the Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE). Much of the material relates to Bauer's work as academic professor and administrator, as well as his interest in the study of anomalies, especially the Loch Ness Monster.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into five series by material type: Series I: Talk, Conferences, and Publications; Series II: Teaching and Students; Series III: Academic/Administration; Series IV: Subject/Administrative Files; and Series V: Research. Within each series, files are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Source of Acquisition

The Henry H. Bauer Papers were donated to Special Collections between 1992 and 1999. Additional materials were donated in 2010.

Separated Materials

The following books have been removed from the collection and catalogued for the rare book collection:

Breyer, B. Publications, 1935-1954.

Breyer, B. Studies in Polarography and Tensammetry.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Henry H. Bauer Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Henry H. Bauer Papers commenced and was completed in August 2001. Additional materials, donated in 2010, were processed between September 2012 and September 2013.

Title
Henry H. Bauer Papers, 1950-2010
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Staff
Date
2013 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Revision Statements

  • 2020-09-29: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308