Henry H. Bauer Papers,
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.
- 1950 - 2010
- Bauer, Henry H. (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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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."
24.2 Cubic Feet (18 boxes)
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.
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. Additional materials (currently unprocessed) were donated in October 2022--materials available on request.
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/).
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.
- Henry H. Bauer Papers, 1950-2010
- Special Collections Staff
- 2013 (CC0 1.0)
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- Description is in English
- 2020-09-29: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags
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