Guide to the Philip McCord Morse Papers, 1927-1980
MC.0075

Summary Information

Repository
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections
Creator
Morse, Philip McCord, 1903-1985
Title
Philip McCord Morse papers
ID
MC.0075
Date [inclusive]
1927-1980
Extent
29.0 cubic feet in 29 record cartons
Language
English
Abstract
This collection documents the career of Philip Morse. Morse served on the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1931 to 1969 and was a leader in the field of operations research. The papers consist of biographical information; correspondence; notes; committee minutes; course material; reports; trip diaries; manuscripts; research data and graphs; and reprints and other printed material. The collection also includes a series of administrative records of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology documenting committee and policy work Morse participated in.

Citation

Philip Morse papers, MC 75, box X. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Institute Archives and Special Collections, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Biography

Philip McCord Morse was born August 6, 1903, in Shreveport, Louisiana. His parents, Allen Crafts Morse, a telephone engineer, and Edith McCord Morse, soon moved to Cleveland where he grew up. In 1921 Philip Morse started attending Case Institute, but he took the following year off to work in the Radiolectric Shop that he owned with friends. Upon his return to Case he began studying physics with Professor Dayton C. Miller and received his B.S. degree in 1926. That fall Morse went to Princeton University with the help of a scholarship. There, his gas discharge research with Karl Taylor Compton formed the basis for his thesis, "A Theory of the Electric Discharge through Gases." He spent the summer of 1928 at the University of Michigan as a research associate for an industrial research project on electric gas discharge.

In his final year at Princeton Philip Morse received the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, which is given to the graduate student with the highest standing. During this year he worked with Edward U. Condon to produce the book Quantum Mechanics. In April of 1929 he married Annabelle Hopkins and received his Ph.D. in physics two months later. That summer he worked for Bell Laboratories under the guidance of C. J. Davisson.

Philip Morse was an instructor at Princeton for the 1929 academic year, and the following summer he returned to the University of Michigan, this time as a special lecturer in quantum mechanics. He spent the next year on a Rockefeller Fellowship studying with Arnold Sommerfeld in Munich, Germany, and with N. F. Mott and W. S. Massey in Cambridge, England.

At the behest of the new president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Karl T. Compton, Philip Morse joined the physics department as an associate professor in 1931. His research concentrated on acoustics and on astrophysics. His work on the theory of sound absorption resulted in his 1936 book, Vibration and Sound.

Contacts with colleagues at the Harvard Observatory led to the formulation of calculations on the opacities of stellar interiors. Arnold Lowan's WPA work at Columbia on the construction of mathematical tables also interested Morse. He participated in the various mathematical tables projects carried on by the National Bureau of Standards and other federal programs throughout his career. Beginning in 1933, Morse became the graduate registration officer for the physics department, and he continued in this guidance role until 1965 whenever he was at MIT. He was promoted to associate professor in 1934 and professor in 1938.

In response to the growing threat of war, scientists began to change the focus of their research, and Philip Morse was no exception. His association with the Radiation Laboratory housed on the MIT campus started in 1941. There, he identified the similarities of certain ideas used in acoustics to microwaves. At Harvard he served as chairman of a National Research Council project that studied ways to reduce the noise and vibrations made by fighter and bomber planes. During this time he also worked on a National Defense Research Council (NDRC) project for the U.S. Navy, studying methods of countering the new acoustic mines that the Germans were using. In 1942 Morse went to Washington, D.C. to organize and direct a civilian task force to evaluate the United States antisubmarine program. While directly connected with the Navy, the Anti-Submarine Warfare Operations Research Group (ASWORG) was funded by the NDRC. The group not only evaluated data, but also visited Navy bases to make direct observations. Before disbanding, the group wrote a report about their efforts, Methods of Operation Research, which was declassified and widely used after 1950. For his war work Philip Morse received the U.S. Medal of Merit.

In 1945 Morse returned to MIT and helped to establish the Acoustics Laboratory with Richard Bolt and Leo Beranek. Morse's return was shortlived, however. The Associated Universities Inc. wanted to start a civilian nuclear research laboratory in connection with the Atomic Energy Commission. In July 1946 he became the scientific director of the Brookhaven National Laboratory. At this time he was also an active member in the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists (the Einstein committee) which sought to educate the public about atomic power.

By 1948 Brookhaven was a firmly established facility and Philip Morse returned briefly to MIT. His assistance was again sought for public service. He went to Washington to organize an operations research team for the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The result was the Weapons Systems Evaluation Group (WSEG), and he served as deputy director and director of research until 1950. The WSEG's civilian unit became the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) in 1956, and he served on their Board of Trustees. A similar group, RAND, was established to advise the Air Force in 1948, and he was on their Board of Trustees until 1962.

Finally, in 1950 Philip Morse returned to MIT for a longer stay, although his public service activities never ceased. His interest in the new discipline of operations research continued at MIT. He was instrumental in promoting wide acceptance of operations research for non-military uses. By 1952 the Institute offered summer courses in operations research and the Operations Research Center became an official interdepartmental facility in 1956. Morse served as director from 1956 until 1969.

Philip Morse initiated another interdisciplinary program at MIT in an effort to introduce students and professors to the uses of computers in research. The Committee on Machine Methods of Computation began in 1952 with him as chairman. This committee supervised research assistantships that were given to graduate students using computers. In 1955 Morse convinced IBM to fund a computer installed in a building that was partially paid for by IBM. Part of the agreement allowed other New England schools to use the facility. This arrangement eventually became the New England Regional Computing Program (NERComp). By 1957, the Computation Center was dedicated at MIT with Philip Morse as director, a position he held until 1967. The Center received funds from NSF and the Rockefeller Foundation to supplement its costs. After several expansions, timesharing was introduced in the 1960s.

Philip Morse remained active outside of MIT as well. He helped to organize the first International Operations Research Conference in 1957. The International Federation of Operations Research Societies originated at this conference. International interest in operations research led to a 1959 NATO conference where the Advisory Panel on Operations Research (APOR) began with Morse as chairman. The panel, in association with the United States Advisory Group for Aeronautical Research and Development, started training programs, organized conferences, and sponsored visiting consultants to NATO countries. Another APOR was started by Morse in 1964 for the Organization for Educational and Cultural Development. This panel emphasized that operations research could be used for many problems that were not military or industrial. Other international operations research projects that Morse was associated with include lecture tours in Japan, India, Israel, and Taiwan sponsored by the Ford Foundation and in Australia sponsored by the Fulbright Foundation, as well as a fact-finding trip to Nigeria and Tunisia that was associated with the International Relations Committee of the National Academy of Sciences.

Philip Morse's endeavors helped to prove the myriad applications of operations research. His study of the MIT Libraries was one of the first of its kind. Other studies helped him to develop some of his queuing theories.

Philip Morse became an emeritus professor at MIT in 1969. He died in 1985.

Appointments, Positions, Awards, Committees
1923-24 Salesman, Radiolectric Shop, Cleveland
1924-25 Commercial
May 1924 Recipient, Reid Prize in Physics, Case Institute
May 1925 Inducted Tau Beta Pi, Case Chapter
May 1926 Inducted Sigma Xi, Case Chapter
June 1926 Bachelor of Science, Case Institute
1926-28 Class of 1883 Fellow, Princeton University
Jan. 1927 Member, American Physical Society
June 1927 Master of Arts, Princeton University
June-Sept. 1928 Research Assistant, University of Michigan
1928-29 Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellow, Princeton University
June 1929 Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University
June-Sept. 1929 Research Physicist, Bell Telephone Laboratories
1929-30 Instructor in Physics, Princeton University
June-Sept. 1930 Lecturer at Summer Program, University of Michigan
Oct. 1930 - April 1931 Rockefeller International Fellow, University of Munich
April-Aug. 1931 Rockefeller International Fellow, Cambridge, England
1931-34 Assistant Professor of Physics, M.I.T.
1932-36 Secretary-Treasurer, New England Section, American Physical Society
1933-39 Member, Acoustical Society of America
1933-41 Graduate Registration Officer, Dept. of Physics, M.I.T.
May 1934 Elected Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1934-39 Associate Professor of Physics, M.I.T.
April 1936 Elected Fellow, American Physical Society
Feb. 1937 Elected Fellow, Physical Society of London
1939-69 Professor of Physics, M.I.T.
May 1939 Elected Fellow, Acoustical Society of America
1940-42 Member, Board of Editors, American Physical Society
March 1940 Doctor of Science (Hon.), Case Institute
1940-41 Chairman, New England Section, American Physical Society
1940-46 Consultant, Radiation Laboratory, M.I.T.
1940-44 Chairman, NRC Committee on Sound Control
1940-42 Director, Navy-M.I.T. Underwater Sound Project DIC5985
1941-49 Associate Member, New York Academy of Sciences
1942-46 Member, NDRC, Section 6 Board (Undersea Warfare)
1942-46 Director, U.S. Navy Operations Research Group
Feb. 1945 Elected Member, Cosmos Club of Washington
Dec. 1945 Distinguished Service Award, U.S. Navy Bureau of Ordnance
Sept. 1946 - Sept. 1948 Director, Brookhaven National Laboratory
1946-48 Vice President, Acoustical Society of America
1946-48 Member, Naval Research Advisory Committee
1946-48 Member, NRC Undersea Warfare Committee
1946-49 Member, NRC Committee on Program for Nuclear Sciences
1946-50 Technology Review
Dec. 1946 Awarded U.S. Presidential Medal for Merit
1947-50 Member, Council, American Physical Society
Dec. 1947 Josiah Willard Gibbs Lecturer, American Mathematical Society
1948-49 Member, Board of Trustees, RAND Corp.
1948-50 Member, Board of Governors; American Institute of Physics
1948-49 Member, Visiting Committee for Department of Mathematics, Case Institute
Nov. 1948 Lecturer, Armed Forces Staff College, Washington, D.C.
March 1949 - June 1950 Deputy Director and Director of Research, Weapons Systems Evaluation Group
1949-55 Member, Committee on Operations Research, NRC Division of Mathematics and Physical Sciences
1950-65 Graduate Registration Officer, Department of Physics, M.I.T.
1950-52 Consultant, Weapons Systems Evaluation Group
1950-62 Member, Board of Trustees, RAND Corp.
1950-51 President, Acoustical Society of America
1950-51 Consultant, A.D. Little, Inc., on Operations Research
1950-51 Secretary, M.I.T. Chapter, Sigma Xi
1950-52 Committee on Machine Aids to Computation, M.I.T.
1950-53 Lecturer, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
1951-52 Member, Steering Committee, Acoustics Laboratory, M.I.T.
1951-53 Member, Board of Trustees, Research Society of America (part of Sigma Xi)
1951-58 Member, Ordnance Research Advisory Board (U.S. Army)
1951-52 Member, Founding Committee, Operations Research Society of America
Dec. 1951 Invited Lecturer, AAAS, on O.R. and Physics
March - April 1951 Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of California, Los Angeles
Aug. - Sept. 1951 Consultant, RAND Corp., at Santa Monica
1952-54 Member, Science Library Advisory Committee, M.I.T.
1952-61 Member, Committee on the M.I.T. Centennial
1952-69 Chairman, Operations Research Committee, M.I.T.
1952-55 Member, Libraries Executive Committee, M.I.T.
1952-53 First President, Operations Research Society of America
1952-56 Member, Steering Committee, Operations Evaluation Group (U.S. Navy)
1952-53 Member, Advisory Committee, Ordnance Research Office (U.S. Army)
1952-56 Member, Applied Mathematics Advisory Committee, National Bureau of Standards
1952-53 Member, Reorganization Committee, Operations Research Office (U.S. Army)
Dec. 1952 Lecturer on O.R., Westinghouse Research Laboratories
1953-67 Chairman, Computation Committee, M.I.T.
1953-55 Member, Governing Board, American Institute of Physics
1953-54 Consultant, Corning Glass Co.
1953-54 Member, Bulletin Committee, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 1954 Invited Lecturer, Symposium on Applied Mathematics, American Mathematical Society
1954-64 Chairman, NRC Committee on Revision of Mathematical Tables
Dec. 1954 Sigma Xi Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania
1955-63 Member, Advisory Panel on University Computing Facilities of the National Science Foundation (Chairman, 1961-63)
1955-56 Consultant, Philco Corp.
May 1955 Elected Fellow, National Academy of Sciences
1955 Member, ORSA Prize Committee
Feb. 1955 Lecturer, Research Society of America
1956-57 Member, Ad Hoc Committee on NROTC, M.I.T.
1956-69 Chairman, Committee of Institutional Representatives to the M.I.T. Computation Center
1956-62 Member, Long Range Planning Committee, M.I.T.
1956-61 Member, Board of Trustee, Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
1956-78 Annals of Physics
1956-60 Member, Physical Science Study Committee, M.I.T.
April 1956 Phi Beta Kappa Lecturer, Duke University (on O.R.)
1956-58 Member, Committee on the Future of the Graduate School (Chairman, 1957-58), M.I.T.
Dec. 1956 Sigma Xi Lecturer, Tufts University (on Computers)
1956-69 Director, Operations Research Center, M.I.T.
Oct. 1956 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Outstanding Performance of M.I.T. Faculty Member
1956-60 Member, Winchester Citizens Advisory Committee to School Commissioner
1957-67 Director, Computation Center, M.I.T.
Sept. 1957 Invited Lecturer, First International Conference on O.R., at Oxford, England
Sept. 1957 Invited Lecturer, First Meeting, French O.R. Society in Paris
1958-60 Chairman of the Faculty, M.I.T.
1958-60 Member, Academic Council (ex-officio), M.I.T.
1958-60 Member, Science Library Committee, M.I.T.
1958-69 Member, Faculty Council, M.I.T.
Feb. 1958 Member, President's Conference on Automobile Traffic (Williamsburg, Virginia)
1958-61 Lecturer, AIP College Visiting Program (St. Olaf College, Carleton College, Hope College Manhattan College)
1959 Member, Goodwin Medal Committee, M.I.T.
1959-68 Journal of Mathematics and Physics
Aug. - Sept. 1959 Lecturer, NATO Symposium on O.R. at TCEA, Brussels; Aachen; Oslo
1960-61 Member, Long Range Computation Study Group, M.I.T.
1960-61 Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Proposed Graduate Center, M.I.T.
1960-68 Member, Board of Directors, Adage, Inc.
1960-64 Chairman, NATO Advisory Panel on Operations Research (APOR)
April 1960 Chairman, Symposium on University Computers, in Chicago (sponsored by National Science Foundation)
1960-64 Science
1961-64 Secretary General, International Federation of O.R. Societies (IFORS)
1961-62 Member, NSF Fellowship Panel for Physics
May 1961 Awarded Silver Certificate, Acoustical Society of America
1961-62 Member, NAS Committee on Natural Resources of U.S. (requested by President Kennedy)
1961- Member, Board of Trustees, Council on Library Resources
1961-62 Member, Ad Hoc Committee on the Future of the M.I.T. Library
1961 Member, Nominating Committee, American Physical Society
May 1961 Awarded Silver Medal of Acoustical Society of America
Aug. 1961 Director, Visiting Lecture Series on O.R., in Japan (IDA-JUSE sponsored)
Oct. 1961 Visiting Lecturer, Conference on O.R., University of Athens
1962-73 Member, Board of Trustees, Analytic Services Inc. (AnSer)
1962-68 Chairman, OECD Advisory Panel on O.R.
1962-63 Member, Visiting Committee on Mathematics and Physics, Case Institute
March 1962 Distinguished Lecturer, Fulbright Program in Mexico, sponsored by Mexican-American Cultural Society
April 1962 Lecturer, Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of California, Berkeley
May 1962 Chairman, Press Conference on Computers and Physics, American Institute of Physics
1962-66 Member, NAS Committee on Computational Needs in Universities
1963-64 Member, Computation Advisory Panel, Honeywell Corp.
July 1963 Organizer, IFORS Conference at Oslo
1964 Member, IDA Review Committee
June 1964 Invited Lecturer, First Meeting, Hellenic O.R. Society, Athens
Aug. 1965 Member, Intrex Planning Conference, M.I.T.
Feb. 1965 Awarded Silver Medal, Operational Research Society (U.K.)
1965-66 Member, Advisory Panel, U.S. Army Development Command
June - July 1965 Director, Visiting O.R. Team to Taiwan, Japan, India (Kanpur-IIT) and Israel
September 1965 Invited Lecturer, NATO Conference on Queuing Theory, Lisbon
October 1965 Chairman, OECD Conference on O.R. in Government, Dublin
1966-69 Member, Faculty Committee on the M.I.T.-Harvard Joint Center for Urban Studies, M.I.T.
1966- Member, Board of Directors, Control Data Corporation
1966 Consultant, Bolt, Beranek and Newman (BBN) MGH Program
1966-67 Member, Advisory Panel for BBN Program for Advanced Study (PAS)
1966 Member, Panel on Telecommunication Sciences, U.S. Dept. of Commerce
April 1966 Invited Lecturer, Dept. of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of California, Berkeley
September 1966 Chairman, OECD Conference on O.R. in Education, Sandefiord, Norway
December 1966 Chairman, OECD Conference on Urban Planning and Transport, Rome
1967-70 Chairman, Advisory Panel to Technical Analysis Division (TAD), National Bureau of Standards
1967-70) 1967-72 Member, Advisory Committee to the AIP Information Program (Chairman, Subcommittee on System Development of AIP Panel,
1967-70 Member, Scientific Advisory Council, TCU Research Foundation (Texas Christian University)
1967-68 Member, Advisory Panel on Computing to Associated Universities, Inc. (Glennan Panel)
Dec. 1967 Member, OECD Conference on Urban Simulation Models, London
Dec. 4, 1967 U.S. Representative, Royal Society Celebration of 30th Anniversary of O.R., London
1968-70 Consultant, OECD
1968-70 Technical Advisor, Lecturer, BBN Program for Advanced Study
1968-69 Member, Advisory Panel on Regional Medical Programs, U.S. Public Health Service
March 1968 Invited Lecturer, AIAKORSA Conference on Systems Analysis and Social Change
October 1968 Delegate, OECD Conference on Computer Simulation and Urban Planning, Paris
1969-70 Member, NAE Committee on Engineering Education
1969 Chairman, Financial Committee, Union of Concerned Scientists
1969-73 Member, Board of Directors, Teknekron
Aug. 1969 Invited Lecturer, University of Chicago Library School
Oct. 1969 Invited Lecturer, University of North Carolina Library School
November 1969 Awarded Lanchester Prize, ORSA
November 13, 1969 In Honor of Philip M. Morse
1970 Vice-President-Elect, American Physical Society
April - June 1970 Visiting Professor of Operations Research, Dept. of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of California, Berkeley
1970-71 Member, Statistical Data Panel, NAS Physics Survey Committee
1970-71 Member, Committee on Unified Science and Mathematics for Elementary Schools, M.I.T. Education Development Center
1970-74 Chairman, Board of Trustees, New England Regional Computing Network (NERComP)
1971 Vice-President, American Physical Society
1971 Member, Advisory Committee to HUD Sub-Committee for Integrated Planning and Management for Community Development
March 1971 Invited Lecturer, University of Hawaii (on O.R. and on physics)
April 1971 Distinguished Visitor to Universities of Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, and Sydney, Fulbright Program in Australia, sponsored by the Australian-American Educational Fund
April 1971 Invited Speaker, O.R. Society of South Australia, Adelaide
May 1971 Invited Speaker, Operations Research Society of America Conference, Dallas
May 1971 Invited Lecturer, Lecture Series on Systems Concepts for the Private and Public Sectors, California Institute of Technology
August 1971 Invited Lecturer, University of Chicago Center for Continuing Education (on library O.R.)
1972 President, American Physical Society
1972 Member, Committee on the Future of the APS, American Physical Society
1972 Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Physics and National Domestic Problems, American Institute of Physics
1970-75 Member, Council, American Physical Society
April 1973 Awarded Gold Medal, Acoustical Society of America
1974 Member, Committee on the American Institute of Physics, American Physical Society
1974 Chairman, Lanchester Prize Committee, Operations Research Society of America
February 1974 Invited Speaker, University of Mexico (in honor of Professor M. Vallarta)
March 1974 - Feb. 1977 Member, Governing Board, American Institute of Physics
Feb. 1974 Vice-Chairman, Board of Trustees, New England Regional Computing
1974-76 Network (NERComP)
1974-75 Chairman, Special Study for Strengthening the Capabilities of Less Developed Countries in Systems Analysis, NAS Board on Science and Technology for International Relations
October 1974 Awarded Kimball Prize, Operations Research Society of America
1975-1980 Chairman, Governing Board, American Institute of Physics
1975-76 Chairman, Panel on Public Affairs, American Physical Society
Jan. 1975 Invited Lecturer, Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of California, Berkeley
July 1975 Invited Speaker, Plenary Session, International Federation of O.R. Societies Conference on O.R. in the Service of Developing Economies, Kyoto, Japan
July 1975 Director, Visiting O.R. Lecture Team, System Science Institute, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
1975-80 Member, Visiting Committee for the School of Library Science, Case Western Reserve University
1977-79 Member, Board of Directors, Perception Technology Corporation
1980- Chairman, National Academy of Science Committee on Technical Assistance to the Navaho Nation

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Philip Morse papers consist of biographical information; correspondence; notes; committee minutes; course material; reports; trip diaries; manuscripts; research data and graphs; and reprints and other printed material.

Philip Morse's association with the Masschusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) spans almost fifty years. After his retirement he remained as a senior lecturer until 1980. He was not only active with research and teaching responsibilities in the physics department, but he was also active in administrative and policy decisions of the Institute. Series 2 reflects the wide range of interests that Philip Morse pursued at MIT. He was a member of both physics department committees and general faculty committees. As his department's graduate registration officer he was involved with a number of graduate policy committees such as Hrones' Committee on the Future of the Graduate School and the Graduate Center Committee. His work with educational policy was not limited to graduate students, however. He was a member of committees that concerned continuing education and education for industrial personnel as well as an ad hoc committee on humanities and an undergraduate policy committee.

Much of the material in Series 2 dates from 1951, when Morse returned to MIT and began developing interdisciplinary programs in operations research and in computation. His files chart the progress of computation at MIT through the minutes, notes, and reports from such early committees as the Hill Committee on Computation, the Committee on Machine Methods of Computation and Numerical Analysis, as well as from the later Committee on Information Processing. There is some material from the Computation Center which Philip Morse directed, including a position paper on the facility. Besides general administrative material there is correspondence, memos, reports, and grant proposals which concern the establishment of a time-sharing arrangement at the Center. His early interest in computers is shown in Series 2 which contains a 1933 memo about Vannevar Bush's differential analyzer.

The collection contains less information about the Operations Research Center, which Philip Morse also directed. The minutes of the Committee on Operations Research and the material from the Operations Research summer course do provide a background for the establishment of the Operations Research Center.

Philip Morse administrative and committee involvements became more numerous after World War II, but he first served on the Library Committee in 1932, and he supported the library's growth whenever he returned to MIT. The Library Committee and the general library files in series 2 contain budget data, collection development material, correspondence, reports, minutes, and statistics. The planning of Project Intrex is documented in this section.

Philip Morse further supported the MIT Libraries through research. His 1956 article, "Attendance and the Use of the Science Library at M.I.T.," concerns one of the first applications of operations research to library circulation records. A sampling of the distributed surveys, circulation cards, and data sheets was kept in series 4 to document the methodology used in this early survey. Another study done in 1962 resulted in the book Library Effectiveness. His notes and data sheets for the book are found in series 4.

Philip Morse's writings provide the most complete record of his research work in the collection. These files contain notes, calculations, graphs, and tables as well as correspondence, manuscript drafts, and reprints. In many cases the progress of an article or a book can be traced from raw data to finished product; there are even some book reviews. The files also contain course information and notes and some of this material provided the groundwork for a text. In addition, the collection contains manuscript material that he wrote prior to his arrival at MIT, including early acoustical research work he did at Cambridge with E. C. G. Stueckelberg. While there is little material from the 1940s, when Morse was working primarily for the federal government, there is some operations research data. Series 4 helps to show Morse's many research interests and the gradual progression his interests took; while acoustical studies were dominant in the thirties the emphasis later changed to include computers and operations research. It is interesting to note that his writings and speeches were increasingly geared towards a more general audience in this later period. Both series 2 and series 3 should be checked for further information about his research.

The Alphabetical Subject Files (series 3) form the largest part of the collection and are primarily concerned with Philip Morse's non-MIT activities. His pursuits, however, were often interrelated and there is no clear demarcation between MIT and non-MIT interests. For example, the section on acoustics (Series 2A) concerns his work in that area while at MIT. Series 3 should be checked for special subjects that are not clearly separated between the Institute and outside activities.

Philip Morse belonged to many professional groups and often served on their committees. His memberships and committee activities are well documented in the collection. There is a great deal of material for a number of organizations such as the Acoustical Society of America, the American Institute of Physics, the American Physical Society, and the National Academy of Science/National Research Council. He was instrumental in founding other organizations, including the Operations Research Society of America and the International Federation of Operations Research Societies, and his files trace the beginnings and the development of these societies.

Philip Morse's concerns about science in a modern world and his attempts to educate laymen about science are evidenced in his papers. He was honorary vice chairman of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists, Inc. (the Einstein Committee) and his files contain administrative, policy, and planning information from the committee's inception until it disbanded in 1949 (series 3A). There are also financial reports, minutes, agendas, and publicity material from the committee. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists was a product of the committee and series 3 contains material from his position on its board of sponsors. He was also a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Federation of American Scientists, and his papers contain information from these organizations.

During World War II Philip Morse left academia to work for the government and he continued to serve in public positions after the war. His work with operations research really began with the civilian task force he organized to study the Navy's antisubmarine program. The papers contain little from this war work, but his later consultations with the government and the military about operations research are well documented. He was on the steering committee of the Navy's Operation Evaluation Group and he served on an Ad Hoc Review Committee for the Army's operations research office as well as the Advisory Committee for the Army's Ordnance Research and Development Division. He served on both the Technical Review Board and the Board of Trustees for the Institute for Defense Analyses, and the correspondence, minutes, and memos in the collection include information on IDA's project with the Weapons System Evaluation Group. There is correspondence and reports in series 3 from the Rand Corporation of which Morse was a trustee. He was also on the Advisory Panel to the Technical Analysis Division of the Institute for Applied Technology, which assists non-military agencies of the government in systems analysis and operations research.

Not all of Philip Morse's government positions were concerned with operations research. He was the first director of the Brookhaven National Laboratory. While most of his files remained at Brookhaven, series 3 does contain correspondence, memos, and press releases from the time prior to and after his term as director, as well as some copies of his replies to correspondents while he was director. Also included is a 1946 planning report about the laboratory.

Throughout his career Philip Morse was interested in the publication and revision of standard mathematical tables. He worked with Arnold N. Lowan of Columbia on the Works Project Administration's Mathematical Tables Project during the 1930s and he continued to serve on Mathematical Table committees for the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council and for the National Bureau of Standards. In 1954 he organized a conference on mathematical tables. Many of these tables were published by the National Bureau of Standards, and his work on this project is documented throughout weries 3.

Philip Morse was also a consultant to non-government organizations. He worked closely with Leo Beranek and Richard Bolt at MIT. When they started Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Morse became an associate consultant for the firm. His long association with Bolt and Beranek is evidenced in series 3. His consulting work for Romo-Woolridge's fellowship program is documented in his papers. There is also some information that relates to his role as advisor for Physics Today and his position on the editorial board of  Science.

In 1959 the North Atlantic Treaty Organization conducted a study of operations research in NATO countries. The report on the findings led to the establishment of an Advisory Panel on Operations Research (APOR) with Philip Morse serving as chairman. The panel helped to set up conferences, consulting, and other exchange programs in NATO countries. The work of the APOR up to 1965 is well documented in series 3 through correspondence, minutes, trip diaries, reports, and printed material.

A group of operations research experts,with Philip Morse as chairman, met in 1962 with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The group sought to place an emphasis on the uses of operations research in the public domain as opposed to already established military and industrial uses of operations research. The meeting led the founding of an Advisory Panel on Operations Research in OECD, and Morse served on this panel. The APOR held symposiums in member countries on issues of national import, with the OECD providing speakers. Material in the collection about the OECD's panel includes reports, correspondence, speeches, support documents, trip diaries, and financial data.

Through a Ford Foundation grant Philip Morse traveled to Japan, India, Israel, and Taiwan where he delivered lectures on operations research. Extensive correspondence about the planning of this trip is in series 3. Also documented is a Fulbright Foundation trip he took as a visiting lecturer on operations research in Australia. His expertise about international operations research programs was used by the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council's Commission on International Relations. The Commission set up a Panel to study systems analysis and operations research in less developed countries. Morse served on the panel and went on fact finding missions to Nigeria and Tunisia. The panel's 1975 report and supporting documents can be found in the collection.

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Arrangement note

Organized into the following series: 1. Biographical Materials; 2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Records; 3. Alphabetical Subject Files; 4. Writings.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections 1981

MIT Libraries
Building 14N-118
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139-4307
617.253.5690
mithistory@mit.edu

Revision Description

  2009

Access note

The collection is open for research. Access to MIT records is governed by Institute record policy.

Intellectual Property Rights

Access to collections in the Institute Archives and Special Collections is not authorization to publish. Separate written application for permission to publish must be made to the Institute Archives. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by donor of collection.

Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Institute Archives by Professor Morse in 1977 and 1981.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Mary Jane McCavitt in 1981. Processing was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Computation Center Records, AC 62
 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Institute Archives and Special Collections

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Acoustical Society of America
  • American Institute of Physics
  • American Physical Society
  • Bolt, Beranek, and Newman, inc.
  • Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists
  • Federation of American Scientists
  • International Federation of Operations Research Societies
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Committee on Machine Methods of Computation
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Computation Center
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Libraries
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Operations Research Center
  • National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
  • National Research Council (U.S.)
  • Operations Research Society of America
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Ramo-Woolridge (Firm)
  • Rand Corporation
  • Society of Sigma Xi
  • Union of Concerned Scientists

Personal Name(s)

  • Ackoff, Russell Lincoln
  • Allis, William P. (William Phelps), 1901-1999
  • Beranek, Leo Leroy, 1914-
  • Bethe, Hans A. (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005
  • Bolt, Richard H.
  • Brillouin, Léon, 1889-1969
  • Bush, Vannevar, 1890-1974
  • Condon, Edward Uhler , 1902-1974
  • Darrow, Karl K. (Karl Kelchner), 1891-
  • Kehl, W. B. (William Brunner), 1919-
  • Lowan, Arnold Noah, 1898-
  • McLucas, John L.
  • Menzel, Donald H. (Donald Howard), 1901-1976
  • Miller, Dayton Clarence, 1866-1941
  • Morse, Philip McCord, 1903-1985
  • Oliver, A. L. (Alain Lancelot)
  • Oppenheimer, Jane M. (Jane Marion), 1911-
  • Roe, Anne, 1904-1991
  • Salzmann, Charles
  • Sandoval Vallarta, Manuel, 1899-1977
  • Stueckelberg, Ernst Carl Gerlach, 1905-1984
  • Szilard, Leo
  • Walsh, John E. (John Edward), 1919-

Subject(s)

  • Government consultants.
  • Operations research.
  • Physicists--Archives.

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Bibliography

BIOGRAPHIES

Feshbach, Herman. "Philip McCord Morse, 1903-1985, A Biographical Memoir." Biographical Memoirs, vol. 65, National Academy of Sciences, 1994.

Morse, Philip. In at the Beginnings: A Physicist's Life. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1977.

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Bibliography

This bibliography is divided into three sections -- books, contributed chapters, and articles. Each section is in chronological order. An asterisk (*) next to a title indicates that there is some material about the work in the Morse collection.

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Books

* (with Edward U. Condon)  Quantum Mechanics.  New York: McGraw-Hill, 1929.

*  Vibration and Sound.   New York: McGraw-Hill, 1936; 2nd ed. 1948

(with J.A. Stratton, L.J. Chu, R.A. Hutner)  Elliptic Cylinder and Spheroidal Wave Functions.  New York: The Technology Press of M.I.T. and John Wiley, 1941

(with George E. Kimball)  Methods of Operations Research.  New York: The Technology Press of M.I.T. and John Wiley, 1st ed. revised 1951; Russian ed. 1956; Japanese ed. 1958.

* (with Herman Feshbach)  Methods of Theoretical Physics,  Parts I and II.  New York: McGraw-Hill, 1953; Russian ed. 1958.

(with H. Yilmaz)  Tables for the Variational Determination of Atomic Wave Functions.  Cambridge, Mass.: The Technology Press, 1956.

*  Queues, Inventories and Maintenance.  New York: John Wiley, 1958; French ed. 1960.

(Editor)  Notes on Operations Research.  Cambridge, Mass.: The Technology Press, 1959.

*  Thermal Physics.  New York: W.A. Benjamin, 1962; revised 1965; 2nd revision 1969.

* (Editor with Laura W. Bacon)  Operations Research for Public Systems.  Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1967; Italian ed. 1970; Japanese ed. 1972.

Your Ancestors.  Privately printed, c. 1967.

* (with K. Uno Ingard)  Theoretical Acoustics.  New York: McGraw-Hill, 1968.

*  Library Effectiveness: A Systems Approach.  Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1968.

(Editor with B.T. Feld, H. Feshbach, and R. Wilson)  Nuclear, Particle and Many Body Physics,  dedicated to the memory of Amos de-Shalit.  New York: Academic Press and Weizmann Institute of Science, 1972.

(Editor with A. W. Drake and R.L. Keeney)  Analysis of Public Systems.  Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1972.

In at the Beginnings.  Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1977.

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Contributed Chapters

"Operations Research,"  Chapter 1, pp. 1-12, in Transactions of Symposia on Pure and Applied Mathematics, Vol. II, ed. by F.E. Grubbs et al. New York: Interscience Publishers, Inc., 1955.

"Vibrations of Elastic Bodies,"  chapter in McGraw-Hill Handbook of Physics, ed. by E.U. Condon and H. Odishaw. New York: Mcgraw-Hill Book Co., 1958.

*  "Operations Research,"  chapter in Frontiers of Numerical Mathematics, ed. by R.E. Langer. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1960.

(with K. Uno Ingard)  "Linear Acoustic Theory,"  chapter in Handbuch der Physik, Vol. XI/1, ed. by S. Flugge. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1961.

"Dynamics of Operational Systems: Markov and Queuing Processes,"  chapter in Progress in Operations Research, Vol. I, ed. by R. Ackoff. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1961.

"Computers and Operations Research,"  chapter in Applications of Digital Computers, ed. by W.E. Freiberger and W. Prager. Boston: Ginn & Co., 1963.

*  "Queues and Markov Processes -- The Response of Operating Systems to Fluctuating Demand and Supply,"  chapter in System Engineering Handbook, ed. by Robert E. Machol. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1965.

"On the Prediction of Library Use,"  (short form) Appendix N in INTREX, Report on a Planning Conference on Information Transfer Experiments, ed. by Carl F.J. Overhage and R. Joyce Harman, Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1965.

*  "Design for a Brain,"  chapter in Science and the Modern World, ed. by J. Steinhardt. New York: Plenum Press, 1966.

"John Clarke Slater, a Biographical Note of Appreciation,"  introduction to Quantum Theory of Atoms, Molecules and the Solid State, ed. by P. Lowdin. New York: Academic Press, 1966.

"The International Growth Operational Research,"  chapter in Beitrage zur Unternehmensforschung: Gegenwartiger Stand und Entwicklungstendenzen, ed. by G. Menges. Wurzburg: Physica-Verlag, 1969.

*  "The History and Development of Operations Research,"  Chapter 3 in The Challenge to Systems Analysis: Public Policy and Social Change. (ORSA Pubs. #20), ed. by Grace J. Kelleher. New York: John Wiley, 1970.

"Comments on the Random Distribution of Events or Levels,"  article in Topics in Modern Physics (a Tribute to E. U. Condon), 251-260. Boulder: University of Colorado Press, 1971.

*  "A Queuing Model for Automobile Passing,"  article in Studi de probabilita, statistica e ricerca operativa in onore de Giuseppe Pompilj. Gubbio, Italy: Tipografia Oderisi Editrice, 1971.

*  "Library Models,"  chapter in Analysis of Public Systems, ed. by A. W. Drake, R.L. Keeney, and P. M. Morse. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1972.

*  *George Elbert Kimball, 1906-1967,"  chapter in Biographical Memoirs 43. Published for the National Academy of Sciences of the United States. New York: Columbia University Press, 1973.

*  "Search Theory,"  chapter in Handbook of Operations Research, ed. by Joseph J. Moder and Salah E. Elmaghraby. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1973.

*  "Edward Uhler Condon, 1902-1974,"  chapter in Biographical Memoirs 48. Published for the National Academy of Sciences of the United States. New York: Columbia University Press, 1976.

*  "John Clarke Slater, 1901-1976,"  chapter in Biographical Memoirs, NAS, (forthcoming).

*  "Search Theory,"  chapter III-6 in Handbook of Operations Research, ed. by J.J. Moder and S.E. Elmaghraby. New York: Van Nostrand Reinholt, 1978.

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Articles

(with J.J. Nassau)  "A Study of Solar Motion by Harmonic Analysis,"  Astrophys. Jour.  65, No. 2, March, 1927.

* (with K.T. Compton)  "Theory of Normal Cathode Fall in Glow Discharges,"  Phys. Rev.  30, 305-317, No. 3, September, 1927.

* (with W. Uyterhoeven) "Ionization in Positive Ion Sheaths,"  Phys. Rev.  31, 827-832, No. 5, May, 1928.

*  "A Theory of the Electric Discharge Through Gases,"  Phys. Rev.  31, 1003-1017, No. 6, June, 1928.

* (with R.W. Gurney)  "Space Charge Sheaths in Positive Ray Analysis,"  Phys. Rev.  33, 789-799, No. 5, May, 1929.

* (with E.C.G. Stueckelberg)  "Diatomic Molecules According to the Wave Mechanics I: Electronic Levels of the Hydrogen Molecular Ion,"  Phys. Rev.  33, 932-947, No. 6, June, 1929.

*  "Diatomic Molecules According to the Wave Mechanics II: Vibrational Levels,"  Phys. Rev.  34, 57-64, No. 1, July 1, 1929.

(with E.C.G. Stueckelberg)  "Storungsrechnung des Wasserstoffmolkulions und des Wasserstoffmolekuls,"  Helvetica Physica Acta  2, 304-206, No. 5, 1929.

(with E.C.G. Stueckelberg)  "Recombination of Electron and Alpha-Particle,"  Phys. Rev.  35, 116-117, No. 1, January 1, 1930.

*  "Quantum Mechanics of Electrons in Crystals,"  Phys. Rev.  35, 1310-1324, No. 11, June 1, 1930.

* (with E.C.G. Stueckelberg)  "Computation of the Effective Cross Section for the Recombination of Electrons with Hydrogen Ions,"  Phys. Rev.  36, 16-23, No. 1, July, 1930.

(with E.C.G. Stueckelberg)  "Strahlungslose Stossprozesse bei kleinen Geschwindigkeiten,"  Annalen der Physik  9, 579-606, No. 5, 1931.

(with E.C.G. Stueckelberg)  "Die spezifische Warme von quasifreien Electronen."  Zeits. f. Physik  69, 666-667, Nos. 9 and 10, 1931.

* (with W.P. Allis)  "Theorie der Streuung Langsamer Elektronen an Atomen,"  Zeits. f. Physik  70, 567-582, Nos. 9 and 10, 1931.

(with E.C.G. Stueckelberg)  "Unelastische Stosse zwischen Molekulen,"  Helvetica Physica Acta  4, 136-137, Nos. 3 and 4, 1931.

(with E.C.G. Stueckelberg)  "Losung des Eigenwertproblems eines Potentialfeldes mit zwei Minima,"  Helvetica Physica Acta  4, 337-354, No. 5, 1931.

"Unelastische Streuung von Kathodenstrahlen,"  Phys. Zeits.  33, 443-445, No. 2, January, 1932.

*  "Quantum Mechanics of Collision Processes,"  Rev. Mod. Phys.  4, 577-634, No. 3, July, 1932.

* (with N. Rosen)  "On the Vibrations of Polyatomic Molecules,"  Phys. Rev.  42, 210-217, No. 2, October, 1932.

(with J. P. Vinti)  "Variable Scale Atomic Wave Functions,"  Phys. Rev.  43, 337-340, March 1, 1933.

* (with W.P. Allis)  "The Effect of Exchange on the Scattering of Slow Electrons from Atoms,"  Phys. Rev.  44, 269-276, August 15, 1933.

 "Electrons, Photons and Waves,"  School Science & Math.  34, 200-206, No. 2, February, 1934.

"Addition Formulae for Spheroidal Functions,"  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. , 21 56-62, No. 1, January, 1935.

(with W. P. Allis and E. S. Lamar)  "Velocity Distributions for Elastically Colliding Electrons,"  Phys. Rev.  48, 412-419, September 1, 1935.

* (with L.A. Young and Eva S. Haurwitz)  "Tables for Determining Atomic Wave Functions and Energies,"  Phys. Rev.  48, 948-954, December, 1935.

* (with J.B. Fisk and L.I. Schiff)  "Collision of Neutron and Proton,"  Phys. Rev.  50, 748-754, October 15, 1936.

(with J.B. Fisk)  "The Elastic Scattering of Neutrons by Protons,"  Phys. Rev.  51, 54-55, No. 1, January 1, 1937.

* (with J.B. Fisk and L.I. Schiff)  "Collision of Neutron and Proton II,"  Phys. Rev.  51, 706-710, May 1, 1937.

(with R.H. Boden and Harry Schecter)  "Acoustic Vibrations and Internal Combustion Engine Performance I. Standing Waves in the Intake Pipe System,"  Jour. of Appl. Phys.  9, 16-23, No. 1, January, 1938.

(with Charles S. Draper)  "Acoustical Analysis of the Pressure Waves Accompanying Detonation in the Internal-Combustion Engine,"  Proc. Fifth Intl. Congress of Applied Mechanics , 727-732, 1938.

(with Pearl J. Rubenstein)  "The Diffraction of Waves by Ribbons and by Slits,"  Phys. Rev.  54, 895-898, December 1, 1938.

*  "Some Aspects of the Theory of Room Acoustics,"  Jour. Accoust. Soc. Amer.  11, 56-66, July, 1939.

"The Transmission of Sound Inside Pipes,"  Jour. Accoust. Soc. Amer.  11, 205-210, October, 1939.

*  "The Opacity of Gas Mixtures in Stellar Interiors,"  Astrophys. Jour.  92, 27-49, No. 1, July, 1940.

* (with Richard H. Bolt and Richard L. Brown)  "Acoustic Impedance and Sound Absorption,"  Jour. Acoust. Soc. Amer.  12, 217-227, No. 2, October, 1940.

(with Richard H. Bolt)  "Sound Waves in Rooms,"  Rev. of Mod. Phys.  16, 69-150, No. 2, April, 1944.

"Of Men and Machines,"  The Technology Review  49, 29-31, No. 1, November, 1946.

"Mathematical Problems in Operations Research,"  Amer. Math. Soc.  54, 602-621, No. 7, July, 1948.

"Pure and Applied Research,"  American Scientist  38, 253-259, No. 2, Spring Issue, 1950.

(with John R. Pellam)  "The Thermal Rayleigh Disk in Liquid He II,"  Phys. Rev.  78, 474-475, No. 4, May 15, 1950.

"Physics and Radiation,"  American Scientist  38, No. 3, July, 1950.

*  "Must We Always Be Gadgeteers?,"  Physics Today  3, 4-5, No. 12, December, 1950.

"Operations Research,"  The Technology Review  53, 1-6, No. 4, February, 1951.

*  "Operations Research, What Is It?"  Jour. Appl. Phys.  23, 165-172, No. 2, February, 1952.

"Universities or Project Centers?,"  Physics Today  5, 4-5, No. 4, April, 1952.

*  "Excitation of Molecular Rotation-Vibrations by Electron Impact,"  Phys. Rev.  90, 51-55, No. 1, April 1, 1953.

*  "Operations Research--An Application of Scientific Method,"  The Technology Review  55, 2-8, No. 7, May, 1953.

"Trends in Operations Research,"  Jour. Opns. Res. Soc. Am.  1, 159-165, No. 4, August, 1953.

"Report on the First Summer Program on Operations Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, June 16 - July 2, 1953,"  Jour. Opns. Res. Soc. Am.  1, 303-305, No. 5, November, 1953.

"Operations Research,"  Mechanical Engineering , 231-235, March, 1954.

*  "Operations Research,"  Appl. Mechanics Reviews , 89-93, March, 1954.

(with H.N. Garber and M.L. Ernst)  "A Family of Queuing Problems,"  Jour. Opns. Res. Soc. Am.  2, 444-445, No. 4, September, 1954.

*  "Operations Research: Past, Present and Future,"  Advanced Management  19, 10-15, No. 11, November, 1954.

*  "Operations Research,"  Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics  8, 1-12, No. 1, February, 1955.

"Acoustics and Basic Physics,"  Jour. Acoust. Soc. Amer.  27, 213-216, No. 2, March, 1955.

"Stochastic Properties of Waiting Lines,"  Jour. Opns. Res. Soc. Am.  3, 255-261, No. 3, August, 1955.

"Where Is the New Blood?,"  Jour. Opns. Res. Soc. Am.  3, 383-387, No. 4, November, 1955.

*  "Statistics and Operations Research,"  Jour. Opns. Res. Soc. Am.  4, 2-18, No. 1, February, 1956.

* (with G.C. Bush and H.P. Galliher)  "Attendance and Use of the Science Library at M.I.T.,"  Amer. Documentation  7, 87-109, No. 2, 1956.

*  "Waves in a Lattice of Spherical Scatterers,"  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.  42, 276-286, No. 5, May, 1956.

*  "On the Use of Digital Computers,"  Phys. Today  9, 19-23, No. 10, October, 1956.

(with H. Feshbach)  "Uber den Feldbegriff in den Theoretischen Physik,"  Physikalische Blatter  12, 439-441, No. 10, 1956.

"Training in Operations Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,"  Opns. Res.  4, 733-735, No. 6, December, 1956.

"Operations Research Is Also Research,"  Proc. of the First Intl. Conf. on O.R., Oxford, September, 1957.

"Teaching Machines to Reckon,"  The Technology Review  60, 1-6, No. 6, April, 1958.

"Solutions of a Class of Discrete-Time Inventory Problems,"  Opns. Res.  7, 67-78, No. 1, January-February, 1959.

(with H.P. Galliher and M. Simond)  "Dynamics of Two Classes of Continuous Review Inventory Systems,"  Opns. Res.  7, 362-384, No. 3, May-June, 1959.

(with G. F. Koster)  "MIT Physics Graduate Alumni, Graduate Record vs. Achievements,"  Physics Today  14, 20-29, No. 8, August, 1961.

"Report on International OR Activities,"  Opns. Res.  9, 910-912, No. 6, November-December, 1961.

*  "Concerning Bottlenecks," (review)  Science  137, 742-743, No. 3532, September 7, 1962.

*  "The Prospects for Mechanization,"  College and Research Libraries  25, 115-119, No. 2, March, 1964.

*  "Computers & e.d.p.,"  Industrial Research  6, 62-70, No. 6, 1964.

*  "Computing Machines as Research Assistants,"  Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc.  108, 291-297, No. 4, August, 1964.

"Acoustic Scattering from an Inhomogeneity of the Medium,"  Helvetica Physica Acta  38, 53-55, No. 1, 1965.

*  "Transmission of Sound Through a Circular Membrane in a Plane Wall,"  Jour. Acoust. Soc. Amer.  40, 354-366, No. 2, August, 1966.

"Lines at the Airport," a review of "Applied Queuing Theory," by A.M. Lee, in  Science  155, 993, No. 3765, February 24, 1967.

*  "George E. Kimball" (in Memoriam),  Opns. Res.  16, 871-874, No. 4, July - August, 1968.

* (with Caroline Elston)  "A Probabilistic Model for Obsolescence,"  Opns. Res.  17, 36-47, No. 1, January - February, 1969.

*  "Background of the NATO O.R. Panel,"  presented at the Tenth Anniversary Symposium of the Advisory Panel on Operations Research, held at NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium, March, 1970.

*  "Search Theory and Browsing,"  The Library Quarterly  40, 391-408, No. 4, October, 1970.

* (with Harold J. Yaffee)  "A Queuing Model for Car Passing,"  Transportation Science  5, 48-63, No. 1, February, 1971.

"Measures of Library Effectiveness,"  The Library Quarterly  42, 15-30, No. 1, January, 1972.

*  "Optimal Linear Ordering of Information Items,"  Opns. Res.  20, 741-751, No. 4, July - August, 1972.

*  "George Elbert Kimball, 1906-1967,"  Biographical Memoirs ,  NAS  43, 1973.

*  "Edward Uhler Condon, 1902-1974,"  Reviews of Modern Physics  47, 1-6, No. 1, January, 1975. Also Biographical Memoirs,  NAS 48, 1976.

(with Ching-chih Chen)  "Using Circulation Desk Data to Obtain Unbiased Estimates of Book Use,"  The Library Quarterly  45, 179-195, No. 2, April, 1975.

(with Ronald W. Cornew)  "Distributive Computer Networking: Making It Work on a Regional Basis,"  Science  189, 523-531, August 15, 1975.

"The Geometric and the Bradford Distributions, a Comparison,"  Working Paper OR 049-76, Operations Research Center, M.I.T., February, 1976 (Submitted to Journal of Documentation, U.K.)

*  "Demand for Library Materials,"  Collection Management  1, 47-78, 1976.

"Exact Solution for the Bradford Distribution,"  Opns. Res.  (forthcoming).

*  "John Clarke Slater, 1901-76,"  Biographical Memoirs ,  NAS  1980.

*  "A Queuing Theory, Baysian Model for the Circulation of Books in a Library,"  Opns. Res.  1979.

"Karl Taylor Compton, 1887-1954,"  Vignette No. 190, A Supplement to the Cosmos Club Bulletin, 1980.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1. Biographical Materials 

Box

Autobiographical material 

1

Awards and honors 

1

Clearance information 

1

MIT career 1930-1980 

1

Personal notes on special occasions 

1

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Series 2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Records 

Box

General 

1

Academic Council 

1

Alumni Association 

1

Committees: 

Box

Committees: Admissions 

1

Committees: Applied Mathematics Committee 

1

Centennial 

1

Computation (Hill) 

1

Continuing Education (Hollomon) 

1

Education for Industrial Personnel 

1

General Studies 

1

Graduate School Future (Hrones) 

1
Box

Correspondence 

1

Charges to account 

1

Minutes 

1

Report, 1957 

1

Graduate Center 

1

Graduate College 

1

Graduate School Policy 

1

Humanities (Course XXI) 

2

Information Processing 

2

Joint Center for Urban Studies 

2

Library 

2
Box

Records, 1931-1955 

2

Technical Information Project 

2

Metcalf Report, 1951 

2

Planning 

2

Report to President Killian 

2

Science Library 

2

Study, 1958-1961 

2

Machine Methods of Computation and Numerical Analysis 

2
Box

Minutes, 1950-1956 

2

Report 

2

Mathematics Typography 

2

Operations Evaluation 

2

Operations Research 

2

Samuelson 

2

Staff Administration 

2

Undergraduate Policy 

2

Urban Studies 

2
Box

Computation, present and future 

3

Computation Center 

3

Continuing Professional and Lifelong Education 

3

Department of Electrical Engineering, honor students 

3

Department of Physics 

3
Box

History 

3

Correspondence 

3

Committee on Graduate Courses 

3

Committee on Physics Policy 

3

Courses 

3
Box

Atomic and Nuclear Physics (8.052) 

3

Electricity (8.03) 

3

Fluids and Plasma Physics (8.491) 

3

Methods of Theoretical Physics 

3

Quantum Mechanics Problems 

3

Doctor's examinations 

3

Roll Books [restricted] 

28

Talk to seniors 

3

Visiting Committee, 1963-1965 

3

Differential Analyzer 

3

Division of Industrial Cooperation 

3

Divisions of Sponsored Research 

3

Faculty Council 

3

Industrial Liaison 

4

Library (general) 

4
Box

General setup of Eastman Library 

4

Book fund balance 

4

Books suggested for purchase 

4

German periodical subscriptions 

4

Intrex 

4

Physics classification 

4

Physics undergraduate shelf 

4

Librarian report 

4

Operations Research summer course 

4
Box

Travel voucher 

4

Suggested material 

4

Post-doctoral nomenclature 

4

Research Library of Electronics 

4

Student roll cards 

4

Technology Press 

4

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Series 3. Alphabetical Subject Files 

A. 1933-1956 

Box

A - General 

4

Academic Press 

4

Acoustics 

4
Box

Architectural Record 

4

Committee 

4

Consulting 

4

General 

4

Laboratory 

4

Problems 

4

Reports 

4

Seminar 

4

Acoustical Society of America 

4
Box

Acoustical Journal 

4

Business reports 

4

Committee on Architectural Acoustics 

4

International Congress 

4

Electroacoustics 

4

Noise Committee 

4

Noise in Industry 

4

President, 1950-1951 

4

Proposed School for Advanced Training in Sound for Officers of the U.S. Navy 

4

Sustaining Membership Committee 

4

Albertson, Walter 

4

American Academy of Arts and Sciences 

4

American Association for the Advancement of Science 

5

American Association of Physics Teachers 

5

American Association of Scientific Workers 

5

American Institute of Physics 

5
Box

Committee on Mathematical Typography 

5

General 

5

Governing Board 

5

Journal of Applied Physics 

5

Reviews of Modern Physics 

5

Physics Today 

5

American Mathematical Society 

5

American Physical Society 

5
Box

Council 

5

New England Section 

5

Armed Forces College 

5

Army Advisory Committee for the Ordnance Research and Development 

5

Division 

5

Army Operations Research Office 

5

Association for Computing Machinery 

6
Box

Local Program Committee 

6

Nominating Committee 

6

Association of Scientists for Atomic Education 

6

B - General 

6

Bills and Receipts 

6

Bolt, R.H. 

6

Bolt and Beranek 

6

Books, personal 

6
Box

Vibration and Sound 

6

Brookhaven National Laboratory 

6

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 

6

C - General 

6

Case Club 

6

Case Institute of Technology 

6
Box

General 

6

Department of Mathematics Visiting Committee 

6

Case National Advisory Committee 

6

Cattell, J.M. 

6

Citizens Committee on Radiation Hazards 

6

Committee on Units 

6

Condon, Edward U. 

6

Conference on Mathematical Tables 

6
Box

General 

6

Digest of discussion 

6

Errata, corrected report and mailing list 

6

Invitations, program and correspondence 

6

Points for discussions 

6

Program for Mathematics Tables at the NBS 

6

Publications of the National Applied Mathematics Laboratories 

6

Tables for Desk Computers by H.O. Hartley 

6

Cosmos Club 

6

D - General 

7

Darrow, Karl K. 

7

DuPont 

7

E - General 

7

Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists 

7
Box

Addresses 

7

Correspondence, 1946-1955 

7

Financial Reports and Statements 

7

Notices, minutes, agendas 

7

Organization 

7

Publications, pamphlets, booklets 

7

Public releases 

7

Reports 

7

Trustees 

7

Ernst, Martin L. 

7

F - General 

7

Federation of American Scientists 

7

Ford Foundation 

7

G - General 

7

H - General 

7

Joseph Henry Fund 

7

Humor? 

7

I - General 

8

Institute for Defense Analyses 

8

International Astronomical Union 

8

I.B.M. 

8

J - General 

8

K - General 

8

Kennelly Fund 

8

L - General 

8

Letters of recommendation 

8

Arthur D. Little, Inc. 

8

London Physical Society 

8

Lowan, Arnold N. 

8
Box

Computation Laboratory 

8

Mathematical Panel 

8

Mc - General 

8

Macmillan Company 

8

McGraw-Hill Book Company 

8

M - General 

8

Mathematical Tables Committee 

8-9

Mathieu Functions 

9

Menzel, D.H. 

9

Methods of Operations Research (Morse and Kimball) 

9

Methods of Theoretical Physics (Notes by Morse and Feshbach) 

9

Miller, D.C. 

9

Minneapolis-Honeywell 

9

Miscellaneous 

9

N - General 

9

National Academy of Sciences, Committee on Government Relations 

9

National Bureau of Standards Applied Mathematics Advisory Council 

9

National Research Council 

9
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General 

9

Committees 

9
Box

High Speed Computing Machines 

9

Operations Research 

9

Undersea Warfare 

9

National Science Foundation, Advisory Panel for University Computing Facilities 

10

National War College 

10

Naval Ordnance Test Station - Inyokern 

10

Naval Research Advisory Committee 

10

Naval Research Office 

10

Navy Postwar Contracts 

10

New Departure Manufacturing Co. 

10

New York Academy of Sciences 

10

Nuclear Science and Engineering Laboratory 

10

O - General 

10

Operations Evaluation Group (OEG) 

10
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Applied Science Division 

10

Operations Research 

10
Box

Possible Positions 

10

Seminar 

10

Speeches 

10

Committee 

10

Operations Research Society of America (ORSA) 

10
Box

Constitution and By-laws Committee 

10

Correspondence, 1954-1956 

10

Council 

10

Education Committee 

10

General 

10

International Conference on O/R and Management Science 

10

Membership Committee 

10

Membership Queries 

10

President, 1952-1953 

10

Nominations Committee 

10

O/R Committee regarding affiliation with AAAS 

10

Prize Committee 

10

Professional Relations Committee 

10

Program Committee 

10

Publications Committee 

11

Publicity Committee 

11

Sustaining Membership Committee 

11

Meetings, 1953-1956 

11

Oppenheimer, Jane 

11

Overseas Press Club 

11

P - General 

11

Panel on Physics and Astronomy 

11

Patents 

11

Personal 

11

Philco Corp. 

11

Princeton Theoretical Group 

11

Project Squid 

11

Pullman Reservations 

11

Q - General 

11

R - General 

11

Ramo-Woolridge Corporation 

11
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Fellowships 

11

Rand Corporation 

11
Box

Board of Trustees meeting, November, 1958 

11

General 

11

Project 

11

Security 

12

Reports 

12

Reprint mailing lists 

12

Research 

12

Research Corporation 

12

Research and Development Board 

12

Reviews of Modern Physics 

12

Richtmyer, F.K. and R.D. 

12

S - General 

12

Science 

12

Science Service 

12

Scientific American 

12

Scientific Research Society of America - Governing Board 

12

Secretary of Defense 

12

Sigma Xi 

12
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General 

12

Membership 

12

National 

12

Program Committee 

12

Space Technology Laboratories 

12

Sperry Products, Inc. 

12

T - General 

12

U - General 

12

University of California at Los Angeles 

12

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization 

12

Universities of India - Allahabad and Calcutta 

12

V - General 

12

W - General 

12

West Point Academy 

12

John Wiley & Sons 

12

Works Project Administration, Mathematics Tables Project 

12

World War II 

13

X - Z - General 

13

B. 1956-1980 

Box

Filing 

13

A - General 

13

Ackoff, Russell L. 

13

Adage 

13

Addresses 

13

Advisory Group for Aeronautical Research and Development Survey of Operational Research 

13

Airline Group of the International Federation of Operations Research Societies 

13

American Institute of Physics 

13
Box

General 

13

ASA Conference, 1972 

13

Advisory Committee on Manpower 

13

American Physical Society 

13

Buildings plans 

13

Copyright 

13

Executive Committee, Governing Board minutes 

13

Information Policy Committee 

13

Institute for Electrical Engineering debate 

13
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Physics Abstracts 

13

Kansas State University, 1961 

13

Planning 

14

Property Committee 

14

Seminar - Physics and Computers, 1962 

14

Visiting Scientists Program, 1957-1958 

14

American Philosophical Society 

14

American Physical Society (APS) 

14
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Committee on Committees 

14

Council, 1974-1975 

14

Panel on Public Affairs (POPA) 

14
Box

Background material, 1975 

14

Guidelines 

14

Manpower Study 

14

Meetings, 1975-1976 

14

Recycle study 

14

Refusals 

14

Analytic Services, Inc. (AnSer) 

14
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General, 1962-1973 

14

Nominating Committee, 1964-1965, 1969-1973 

15

Trustees Information 

15

Trustees Notebook 

15

Annals of Physics 

15

Association of Research Libraries 

15

Associated Universities, Inc. 

15
Box

Glennan, T. Keith 

15

B - General 

15

Benjamin, W.A. 

15

Bolt, Beranek & Newman 

15
Box

Computer Course, 1968-1969 

15

PASV - Engineering Applications of Modern Mathematics 

15

Trip - Dallas, Los Angeles 

15

Brookhaven National Laboratory Colloquium, 1972 

15

C - General 

15

Canadian Operations Research Society Conference, 1961 

15

Carleton College 

15

Case Western Reserve, School of Library Science 

15

Conference on Scientific Information, 1958 

15

Conference on Mathematical Tables 

15

Committee memberships and visits 

15

Council on Library Resources, 1958-1970 

16

D - General 

16

E - General 

16

Education Development Center 

16

F - General 

16

Florida State University Physics Colloquium, 1972 

16

Ford Foundation 

16
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Trip to Japan, India, Israel, 1965 

16

Fulbright Exchange Trip, Australia and Hawaii 

16

G - General 

16

H - General 

16

I - General 

16

Institute for Defense Analyses 

16
Box

Security 

16

Technical Review Board 

16

Information Systems in Education 

16

Ingard, K. Uno 

16

IBM 

16

International Federation of Operations Research Societies 

16
Box

Meeting, Venlice, 1969 

16

Meeting, Tokyo, 1975 

16

Lectures, 1975 

16

J - General 

16

Journal of Mathematics & Physics 

16

K - General 

17

Kehl, William B. 

17

L - General 

17

M - General 

17

McGraw-Hill Book Company 

17

Mathematical Reviews 

17

Mathematics of Computation 

17

Military Operations Research Symposia, 1965 

17

Morse, Philip M. 

17
Box

Books 

17
Box

Methods of Theoretical Physics 

17

Queues, Inventories and Maintenance 

17

Spheroidal Wave Functions 

17

Thermal Physics 

17

Vibration and Sound 

17

Sabbatical plans 

17

Sabbatical year -- travel to Australia, Hawaii 

17

N - General 

17

National Academy of Engineering Conference on Engineering Education, 1969 

17

National Academy of Sciences 

17
Box

General 

17

Advisory Committee to Office of Documentation 

17

National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council 

17
Box

Committee on Revision of Mathematical Tables 

17

Committee on Natural Resources 

17

Systems Analysis and Operations Research in Less Developed 

17

Countries, Panel report 

17

Trips 

17
Box

Nigeria, 1974 

17

Tunisia, 1976-1977 

18

National Association of Educational Broadcasters Advisory Committee 

18

National Association of Manufacturers - Prize Committee 

18

National Bureau of Standards 

18
Box

Advisory Committee to Applied Math Division, 1956-1961 

18

Committee on Revision of Math Tables 

18

Institute for Applied Technology, Technical Analysis Division, Advisory Board 

18

National Institutes of Health 

18
Box

Marston-Regional Medical Program Review Committee 

18

National Science Foundation 

18

New England Regional Computing Program, Board of Trustees 

18

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Advisory Panel on Operations Research (APOR) 

18
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Establishment, 1959 

18

General, 1962-1965 

18

Allis/Aparo 

19

Allis/Oliver, 1963-1965 

19

McLucas/Oliver 

19

Denmark 

19

England 

19

France 

19

Germany 

19

Greece 

19

Italy 

19

Norway 

19

Portugal 

19

Turkey 

19

Advisory Group on Human Factors 

19

Apprenticeships, 1962-1963 

19

Conferences 

19
Box

General plans and assignments 

19

Naples, 1962 

19

Lake Como, 1962 

19

Trondheim, 1962 

19

Venice, 1962 

19

Palermo, 1963 

19

Lisbon, 1963 

19

La Spezia, 1963 

19

Varenna, 1963 

19

Toulon, 1968 

19

Brussels, 1970 

19

Consulting 

19
Box

Brussels, 1959 

19

Germany, Baumgarten 

19

Italy, Stoller 

19

Educational Opportunities in Operations Research 

19

Institute for Defense Analyses 

19

Meeting, 1964 

19

Panels, 1960-1962 

20

Reference file 

20

Seminars 

20
Box

Munich, 1961 

20

Venice, 1961 

20

Copenhagen, 1962 

20

La Spezia, 1962 

20

Tenth Anniversary Symposium, 1970 

20

Trip diaries 

20
Box

Italy and Japan, 1961 

20

Paris, 1964 

20

Lisbon, 1965 

20

Visiting Consultants 

20
Box

Applicants 

20

Memos 

20

O - General 

20

Operations Evaluation Group 

20
Box

General 

20

Vicennial, 1962 

20

Last days, 1962 

20

Operations Research Seminar 

20

"Personal Reminiscences," lecture for Operations Research Center Seminar (transcription) 1975 April 15 

20
Drawer

"Personal Reminiscences," lecture for Operations Research Center Seminar 1975 April 15 

9
Box

Operations Research Society "Conversazione," 1967 

21
Box

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) 

20
Box

Advisory Panel on Operations Research (APOR) 

20
Box

General, 1962-1968 

20

Administrative File, 1965-1969 

20

Book publication 

20

Meeting, 1963 

20

Trip diaries 

21
Box

Paris, 1964 

21

Paris, Athens, 1964 

21

The Hague, 1964 

21

Dublin, 1964 

21

Dublin, 1965 

21

Rome, Geneva, Paris, Stockholm, Oslo, The Hague, 1966 

21

Stockholm symposium, 1966 

21

Oslo, 1966 

21

Rome, 1966 

21

Paris, 1967 

21

London, 1967 

21

The Hague, Paris, 1968 

21

Paris, 1969 

21

Paris, Oslo, 1969 

21

Committee for Scientific Research 

21

Publications lists 

21

Publications 

21

Operations Research Society of America 

21
Box

General 

21

Anti-Ballistic Missile, correspondence and memos 

21

Council, 1958 

21

Meeting, Dallas, 1971 

21

Journal 

21

Report, 1971 

22

Transportation Science Section 

22
Box

Dissertation contest, 1972 

22

Panel, 1962 

22

P-Q - General 

22

Physics Today 

22

Publications 

22

R - General 

22

Rand Corporation 

22

Reader's Digest, Editorial Advisory Committee 

22

RESA, Scientific Research Society of America 

22

Roe, Anne 

22

S - General 

22

Salzmann 

22

T - General 

22

Teknekron 

22

Traffic Safety Committee, Williamsburg Conference, 1958 

22

Travel 

22
Box

General 

22

Accounts 

22

Japan, 1975 

22

U-V - General 

22

Union of Concerned Scientists 

22

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization 

22

United States Army Combat Development Command, Scientific Advisory Group 

22

United States Army Operations Research Office, Ad Hoc Committee to Review Army Operations Research Office 

23

United States Department of Commerce, Telecommunication Science Panel (Holloman Committee), 1965-1968 

23

United States Naval Proving Ground Advisory Committee 

23

United States Operations Research Group 

23

University of California, Berkeley, School of Librianship 

23

University of California, Los Angeles 

23

University of Chicago, Graduate Library School 

23

University of Michigan, Engineering Summer Conference, 1958 

23

University of North Carolina, School of Library Science 

23

University of Wisconsin, Mathematics Research Center 

23

Vallarta, Manuel Sondoval 

23

W - General 

23

Walsh, John E. 

23

Washington Operations Research Council, 1965 

23

Winchester Citizen's Advisory Committee on Secondary Schools 

23

X-Y-Z - General 

23

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Series 4. Writings 

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Popular articles undated 

23

Potential Distribution for Positive Ions in Gas 

29

Scattering Tables 

23

Solutions of (1/ω)tanhω 

23

Somerfeld's Article on Electrons in Metals - English Translation 

29

Specific Heat of Electrons in Cyrstal 

29

Spectroscopic vs. Deflection Values of e/m 

29

Tables of the Markov-Poisson Process 

29

Two-Electron Wave Functions 

23

"Theory of Normal Cathode Fall in Glow Discharges" 1927 1927 

23

General Lectures and Broadcasts 1928-1970 

23

"Ionization in Positive Ion Sheaths," by W. Uyterhoeven and Morse 1928 

29

Kramer's Lectures on Quantum Mechanics 

29

"A Theory of the Electric Discharge in Gases" 1928 

23

"A Theory of the Electric Discharge Through Gases" 

29

"Diatomic Molecules According to the Wave Mechanics I: Electronic Levels of the Hydrogen Molecular Ion," by E.C.G. Stueckelberg and Morse 1929 

29

"Diatomic Molecules According to the Wave Mechanics II: Vibrational Levels" 

29

Quantum Mechanics by E. U. Condon and PM, drawings 

23

"Space Charge Sheaths in Positive Ray Analysis," by R.W. Gurney and Morse 

29

"The Passage of Electrons through Metallic Crystals According to the Wave Mechanics" circa 1930 

23

"Computation of the Effective Cross Section for the Recombination of Electrons with Hydrogen Ions," by E.C.G. Stueckelberg andMorse 1930 

29

"Quantum Mechanics of Electrons in Crystals" 

29

"Strahlungslose Stossprozesse bei kleinen Geschwindigkeiten," by E.C.G. Stueckelberg and Morse 1931 

23, 29

"The Theory of Scattering of Slow Electrons by Atoms," by W.P. Allis and Morse between 1931 and 1933 

29

Acoustics Notes and Problems 1932 

29

"Quantum Mechanics of Collision Processes" 

29

"The Effect of Exchange on the Scattering of Slow Electrons from Atoms" 1933 

24

"Preliminary Report on Discharge Pump Cooler" 

24

Adjusted Parameter Wave Function for Collision Problems circa 1935 

24

"Tables for Determining Atomic Wave Functions and Energies, " by L.A. Young, Eva S. Haurwitz, and Morse 1935 

24

"Velocity Distributions for Elastically Colliding Electrons," by W.P. Allis, E.S. Lamar, and Morse 

24

"Collision of Neutron and Proton, " by J.B. Fisk, L.I. Schiff, and Morse 1936 

24

Vibration and Sound 

24

Notes for Nuclear Theory Course 1937 

24

"Collision of Neutron and Proton II," by J.B. Fisk, L.I. Schiff, and Morse 

24

Mathieu Functions circa 1938 

24

"Some Aspects of the Theory of Room Acoustics" 1939 

24

"Acoustic Impedance and Sound Absorption" 1940 

24

"Opacity of Gas Mixtures in Stellar Interiors" 

24

"Electromechanical Behavior of Rochelle Salt" 1942 

25

O/R General - Early Calculations between 1944 and 1945 

25

Search Calculations 1944 

25

Vibration and Sound - Revision 1948 

25

"The Evaluation of Military Capabilities in the Formulation of Strategy," talk at National War College 1950 

25

Library O/R - Notes, Data circa 1950 to 1966 

25

Operations Research, Early Articles and Talks circa 1950 to 1962 

25

"Summary Report on Vibrating Drill Mechanism" 1951 

25

"Vibration of a Metal Plate Periodically Reinforced," and "Effect of Water Load on Vibrations of Plates" 1951-1952 

25

Turbulence circa 1953 

25

"Excitation of Molecular Rotation - Vibrations by Electron Impact" 1953 

25

"The Flow of a Viscous Field" 

25

Methods of Theoretical Physics, by H. Feshback and Morse 

25

Computer articles 1955-1965 

25

O/R Popular Talks and Articles 

25

Talks and Articles on Computing Machines 1956-1964 

25

"Attendance and the Use of the Science Library at M.I.T." 1956 

25

Library Survey 

26

"Waves in a Lattice of Spherical Scatterers" 

26

Inventory Problems circa 1957 

26

"Knowledge Helped by Teamwork" 1957 

26

Talks and Speeches: O/R, Computive, Simulation 1958-1972 

26

Probability Distribution Functions 

26

Queues, Inventories, and Maintenance 1958 

26

Linear Analysis of Floor Plans 1960 

26

Thermal Physics 1962 

27

"Design for a Brain" 1964 

27

"Computers and e.d.p." 

27

"Probabilistic Models for Library Operations" 

27

"Queues and Markov Processes: The Response of Operating Systems to Fluctuating Demand and Supply" in Systems Engineering Handbook 1965 

27

"Transmission of Sound through a Circular Membrane in a Plane Wall" 1966 

27

"The History and Development of Operations Research," by E.C. Williams and Morse 1968 

27

Library Effectiveness: A Systems Approach 

27

Theoretical Acoustics, by K. Uno Ingard and Morse 

27

"A Probabilistic Mood for Obsolescence," by Caroline Elston and Morse 1969 

27

Thermal Physics. second revision 

27

Talks and speeches including Hawaii, Australia 1971-1972 

27

Operations Research and Physics 

27

"Search Theory and Browsing" 1970 

27

"A Queuing Model for Car Passing," by H.J. Yaffee and Morse 1971 

27

"A Queuing Model for Automobile Passing" 

27

"Library Models" 1972 

28

"Operations Research" for Encyclopedia of Computer Science 

28

"Optimal Linear Ordering of Information Items" 

28

"George Elbert Kimball, 1906-1967" 1973 

28

"Search Theory" - Chapter 6 of Handbook of Operations Research 1973 

28

"Edward Uhler Condon, 1902-1974" 1976 

28

"Demand for Library Materials: An Exercise in Probability Analysis" 

28

"A Queuing Theory, Baysian Model for the Circulation of Books in a Library" 1979 

28

"Karl Taylor Compton" 1980 

28

"John Clarke Slater, 1901-1976" 

28

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