J. G. Dash papers, 1963-2003  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Dash, J. G., 1923-
Title
J. G. Dash papers
Dates
1963-2003 (inclusive)
Quantity
4.98 cubic feet (5 boxes plus 3 sound tape reels)
Collection Number
4142
Summary
Correspondence, writings, and clippings of J.G. Dash, a professor of physics at the University of Washington, Seattle
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Jay Gregory Dash--known as Greg or J. G.--was a professor of physics at the University of Washington. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, on June 28, 1923 to parents Emanuel and Shirley Dash. After graduating from the City College of New York, Dash earned his Ph.D. in physics from Columbia University. He then served in the Navy during World War II, training as a radar technician in the Pacific. After the war, he worked at Los Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico until 1960, when he joined the faculty at the University of Washington in the department of physics. He remained at the University of Washington until his retirement. Dash died on November 28, 2010.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, writings, clippings, slides, sound tape reels, and other papers pertaining to J.G. Dash’s work on arms control, conflict studies, and ground freezing technology for the control and remediation of hazardous chemical and radioactive wastes.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 4142-001: J.G. Dash papers, 1964-1973Return to Top

5" linear

Scope and Content: Correspondence, writings, and clippings; 1964-1973.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Accession No. 4142-002: J.G. Dash papers, 1963-2003Return to Top

4.56 cubic feet (4 boxes plus 3 sound tape reels)

Scope and Content: Papers from J.G. Dash's involvement with arms control and conflict studies, as well as from his work on ground freezing technology for the control and remediation of hazardous chemical and radioactive wastes.

Materials include papers, slides, and sound tape reels related to Dash's work with arms control and conflict studies, particularly at the University of Washington. Of note are papers on the activities of the Graduate School Committee on Conflict Studies (which held weekly seminars and sponsored undergraduate courses, primarily focused on anti-ballistic missile defense and the causes of large-scale international conflict), files for courses about nuclear war, writings by Dash, Physicians for Social Responsibility programs, Star Wars clippings, space station proposals, files of speeches presented to local organizations, Strategic Defense Initiative files, and Union of Concerned Scientists papers and correspondence.

Also included are files from Dash's work with University of Washington Research and Development on ground freezing technology for the control and remediation of hazardous chemical and radioactive wastes. In 1990, UW research led to a proposal to apply ground freezing technology to immobilize leaking underground wastes. A brief newspaper report attracted the attention of RKK, Ltd., a small private technology development company that held a patent for such an application. A meeting in the UW Office of Technology Transfer led to a contract for UW, granting RKK exclusive privilege to a license for current and future inventions on relevant technology, and a "Know-How" contract for Professor J.G. Dash. Papers related to this work include RKK Technology Advisory Board membership materials and correspondence, patent applications for several inventions to immobilize and remediate underground hazardous and radioactive waste (all patents have been allowed to lapse), conference reports and reprints, and materials on Hanford waste tanks and oil files in Kuwait.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Greg Dash, 2005-08-15

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1 4142-002
Background materials and folder descriptions
undated
1 4142-002
Graduate School Committee on Conflict Studies
Scope and Content: The Graduate School Committee on Conflict Studies operated from about 1967-1984. Activities consisted of weekly interdisciplinary seminars by both faculty members and visitors. It also sponsored undergraduate courses and interdisciplinary undergraduate students. The principal concerns were the causes of large-scale international conflict. An outgrowth of the seminar was a small focus group on anti-ballistic missile defense. This group stimulated a widely-supported civic movement protesting the use of Fort Lawton as an anti-missile base. The protest was successful, and resulted in the Fort being released by the Department of Defense to become Seattle's Discovery Park.
1967-1981
1 4142-002
PHYS 427: Disarmament
Scope and Content: Seminar on arms control disarmament. Includes R.E. Peierls as a speaker.
1977
1 4142-002
Environmental Studies 221: The Problem of Nuclear Arms
Scope and Content: Course notes.
1986
1 4142-002
SMT 498: Arms, Citizens, and the Shape of the Future
Scope and Content: Course in the social management of technology, with many invited lecturers.
1986
1 4142-002
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)
Scope and Content: Program of the Convocation on Medical Consequences of Star Wars.
1985-1986
1 4142-002
Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)
Scope and Content: Proposal, background papers, and correspondence.
1982-1988
1 4142-002
Reprints
Scope and Content: Three articles by J.G. Dash on arms control.
1966
1 4142-002
Aviation Week
Scope and Content: Articles on missile defense.
19783
1 4142-002
SMT 498: Security in the Nuclear Age
Scope and Content: Course in the social management of technology, with many invited lecturers.
1983
1 4142-002
Arms Race Course
1983
1 4142-002
Federation of American Scientists (FAS)
Scope and Content: Letter to Jeremy Stone.
1984
1 4142-002
Science Policy and National Goals
Scope and Content: Proposal for a University of Washington series.
1984
1 4142-002
ENVS 498: Environmental Consequences of Nuclear War
1984
1 4142-002
Strategic Defense Initiative reports
Scope and Content: Modern Physics article on gamma ray lasers, Office of Technology Assessment, "Directed Energy Missile Defense in the United States."
1984
1 4142-002
Bethe Colloquium
Scope and Content: Dash introduction.
6 August 1985
1 4142-002
Star Wars
Scope and Content: Science issues, including an x-ray laser.
1985
1 4142-002
Gorton-SANE meeting
Scope and Content: Organization's meeting with Senator Gorton regarding nuclear testing.
26 August 1985
1 4142-002
Space Stations
Scope and Content: Proposals for experiments.
1985
1 4142-002
Speeches to organizations
Scope and Content: Talks given to MENSA, the Rotary Club, and King County Democrats.
1986
1 4142-002
Evening Course: Wars...Strategic Defense
1986
1 4142-002
Chemistry 86
Scope and Content: "Beyond the Headlines" conference at the University of Washington.
13 November 1986
1 4142-002
Strategic Defense Initiative Forum
Scope and Content: A public information forum sponsored by the King County Republican Women's Commission.
26 April 1986
1 4142-002
Strategic Defense Initiative Press Conference
Scope and Content: Letter to Congressman John Miller and lobby information to Senator Gorton.
14 May 1985
1 4142-002
Pledge
Scope and Content: Declaration of Opposition to the Strategic Defense Initiative
17 October 1985
1 4142-002
Testing letter
Scope and Content: Fleagle and Dash, "Why We Continue Nuclear Testing," Seattle Times
6 August 1986
1 4142-002
Church Council of Greater Seattle
Scope and Content: Global Security Studies Proposal
1986
1 4142-002
War/Peace Studies
Scope and Content: Proposal committee for peace and security studies
March 1987
1 4142-002
Graser
Scope and Content: Technology paper for Vali & Vali for gamma ray laser.
January 1963
1 4142-002
Regan Strategic Defense Initiative
Scope and Content: Clippings.
1987
1 4142-002
Discovery Park
Scope and Content: Newsletter of the Forum on Physics and Society of the American Physics Society. Article by Greg Dash, "Seattle Won a Park in a Battle with a Missile System."
2003
1-2 4142-002
Patent applications
Scope and Content: Patent applications for several inventions to immobilize and remediate underground hazardous and radioactive waste. Patent fees were paid by RKK, Ltd. All patents have been allowed to lapse.
1990s
1-2 4142-002
RKK, Ltd. Technology Advisory Board correspondence
1990s
2 4142-002
SEG Corporation contract work
1990s
2 4142-002
Kuwait oil fires
1990s
3 4142-002
General files
1990s
4 4142-002
Patent information
1990s
4 4142-002
Slides: "The Dream of an Impenetrable Shield: Ballistic Missile Defense in the Nuclear Age," by Barry M. Casper and Robert K. Goldman, Nuclear War Graphics Project, 100 Nevada Street, Northfield, MN 55057
undated
4 4142-002
Slides: Convocation: The Threat of Nuclear War
11 November 1981
Reel
17 4142-002
Sound Reel A: Teller
Scope and Content: A talk by Edward Teller to the Graduate School Committee on Conflict Studies.
circa 1983
18 4142-002
Sound Reel B: Songs of War & Peace
Scope and Content: Recorded for Introduction to Conflict Studies class.
circa 1969
19 4142-002
Sound Reel C: Untitled
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Arms control--Study and teaching--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Hazardous substances--Study and teaching--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Hazardous waste site remediation--Study and teaching--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Peace--Study and teaching--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Radioactive waste disposal--Study and teaching--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Dash, J. G., 1923---Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • University of Washington. Department of Physics--Curricula
  • University of Washington. Department of Physics--Faculty--Archives
  • University of Washington. Environmental Engineering and Science Program--Curricula
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Business correspondence
  • Records (Documents)
  • Sound recordings
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • Conflicts--Study and teaching--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • University of Washington. University Archives

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • University Archives/Faculty Papers (University of Washington)