James John Brophy papers, 1960s-1991

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Brophy, James John, 1926-
Title
James John Brophy papers
Dates
1960s-1991 (inclusive)
Quantity
12 linear feet
Collection Number
ACCN 1222
Summary
The James John Brophy papers (1960s-1991) consist of the personal and professional papers of this physicist and University of Utah administrator. Included are reports, articles, publications, correspondence, speeches, manuals, employment materials, and other papers.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 8015818863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

James John Brophy was born on 6 June 1926 in Chicago to James J. and Ella Nerad Brophy. He married Muriel Johnson in 1949. He received his B.S. in electrical engineering (1947), his masters in science and electrical engineering (1949), and his Ph.D. in physics (1951) all from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Brophy was a researcher in solid state physics and wrote many papers and publications on the subject. He served as vice president for research at the University of Utah from 1980 to 1991.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The James John Brophy papers (1960s-1991) consist of the personal and professional papers of this physicist and University of Utah administrator. Included are reports, articles, publications, correspondence, speeches, manuals, employment materials, and other papers.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Gift of James Brophy.

Processing Note

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff in the 1990s.

Separated Materials

Slides were transferred to the Multimedia Division of Special Collections (P0579).

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Brophy MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
McGraw-Hill Book Co., Correspondence
1 2-4
Basic Electronics for Scientists
1 5
American Bankers Association Speech
1962
1 6
America's Third Century, Television Series
1 7
Resurgence of Chemistry Research Frontier
1 8-11
ONR Reports
1 12-14
Annual Reports and Proposals
2
Reprints
Folder
3 1
Brophy Correpsondence
3 2
Technology Transfer
3 3-5
Energy
3 6-8
Cold Fusion
3 9-14
Letters
4 1-4
Letters
4 5
Brophy Testimony on Commerce
1988
4 6
Task Force on Excellence, Efficiency, and Competitiveness
1988
4 7
Van Nostrand Reinhold Publishers
4 8
Chu Jun Kuo
5
Deposition Exhibits
Folder
6 1
NSF Site Visits
6 2
Technology Transfer Talk
6 3
CASE Talk
6 4
Academic/Industry
6 5-6
Academic Capitalism
6 7
Miscellaneous File
6 8
Academic Capitalism
6 9
University/Industry
6 10
Italian Transparencies
6 11
Noise in BETA Alumias
6 12
VPR Talk

Papers by BrophyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7 1
"Theory and Experiment of Noise in [?]-Alumina Solid Electrolytes"
1991
7 2
"Diffusion Noise in Annealed Na, Ag, and Pb [?]-Alumina"
1991
7 3
"Current and Thermal Noise in Mixed Na/Ag [?]-Alumina"
1990
7 4
"Conductivity Fluctuations in Fast Ionic Conductors"
1990
7 5
"Diffusion Noise in Sodium Beta Alumina"
1989
7 6
"Noise in Materials - Some Recent Results"
1989
7 7
"Conductivity Fluctuations in Mixed Sodium/Cadmium [?]-Alumina"
1989
7 8
"A Review of Noise Studies in Superionic Electrolytes"
1988
7 9
"Diffusion Noise in Na, Ag, and Pb [?]-Aluminas"
1988
7 10
"Contact and Current Noise in [?]-Alumina and Nasicon Ceramics"
1988
7 11
"Kinetics of Contact Noise of NaBeta Alumina"
1988
7 12
"Contact Noise in Sodium [?]-Alumina"
1987
7 13
"Voltage Fluctuations at Sodium [?]-Alumina/Mercury Electrodes"
1987
7 14
"Noise in Lead [?]-Alumina"
1986
7 15
"Current Noise in Silver [?]-Alumina Ceramics and Single Crystals"
1986
7 16
"Noise in Silver [?]-Alumina Ceramics"
1986
7 17
"Noise in Sodium [?]-Alumina Single Crystals"
1986
7 18
"Current Noise Sodium [?]-Alumina Ceramics"
1985
7 19
"Electrode Noise in Beta Aluminas"
1984
7 20
"Contact Noise in Superionic Ceramics"
1983
7 21
"Equilibrium Noise in Ion Selective Field Effect Transistors"
1982
8 1
"Experimental Measurements of Variance Noise"
1971
8 2
"Statistical Randomness and 1/f Noise"
1970
8 3
"Low-Frequency Variance Noise"
1970
8 4
"Low-Frequency Variance Fluctuations in 1/f Noise"
1969
8 5
Four papers on 1/f Noise
1968-1969
8 6
"Fluctuations in Luminescent Junctions"
1967
8 7
"Applications of Hall-Effect Multipliers"
1966
8 8
Various papers
1965
8 9
Various papers
1964
8 10
"Fluctuation in Hot Tungsten Filaments"
1963
8 11
"A System of Electrostatic Recording"
1962
8 12
Various papers
1962
8 13
Various papers
1961
8 14
"Properties of 1/f Noise in Semiconductors"
1960
8 15
Various papers
1960
8 16
Various papers
1949-1959
8 17-19
[?]-Alumina Noise
8 20
"Survey of Noise in [?]-Aluminas," Notes from C. VanVliet
8 21
Critical Point Scattering, Notes and Transparencies
8 22
New Neff Calculations
8 23
"Elementary Theory of Magnetic Properties of Solids"
8 24
"Electrical Properties of Iron Oxide"
8 25
"Penetration of Low Energy Electrons into Metals"
8 26
"Measurements on Semiconductor PN Junctions"
8 27
Miscellaneous papers
8 28
"Egocentric Orbit," Science Fiction Short Story as John Cory
8 29
"Computed Society," Science Fiction Short Story as John Cory

Papers by OthersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
9 1
M2 and [?]-Alumina
9 2
[?]-Alumina
9 3-4
Fluctuations
9 5
Critical Point Scatterings
9 6
Miscellaneous Topics

Noise ArticlesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
10 1
"Noise is Beautiful," Seminar
10 2
Equipment Specifications
10 3-4
International Noise Conference
1991
10 5
Comparisons of Na, Ag, and Pb, Notes and Data
10 6
Office of Naval Research Technical Report #16
10 7
Barkhausen Noise
10 8-9
Diffusion Noise
10 10
Electrochemical Noise
10 11
Noise Systems
10 12
Other Noise

Speech MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
11 1
References, Science and Higher Education
11 2
References, Articles by Others
11 3
References, Meeting Programs
11 4
References, Inspirational Quotes and Jokes
11 5-8
Notes and Drafts

Technical ConcernsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
12 1
Cold Fusion, Transparencies
12 2
Cold Fusion, Symposium in Como, Italy
1991
12 3
Cold Fusion, Miscellaneous
12 4
Annealing Experiments, Effective Ion Density Na #1
12 5
Annealing Experiments, Single Crystal
12 6
Annealing Experiments, Pb Ceramic #2
12 7
Annealing Experiments, Pb Ceramic #3
12 8
Annealing Experiments, Miscellaneous
12 9
Peter H. Handel 1/f Noise Research, Publications and Bibliography
12 10
Peter H. Handel 1/f Noise Research, "Keldysh-Schwinger Method Calculation"
12 11
Peter H. Handel 1/f Noise Research, "Application of the Quantum Theory"
12 12
Peter H. Handel 1/f Noise Research, "Quantum and Classical Nonlinear"
12 13
Peter H. Handel 1/f Noise Research, "Quantum 1/f Fluctuations in Physical Cross Sections"
12 14-15
Peter H. Handel 1/f Noise Research, Various 1/f Noise papers
12 16
Peter H. Handel 1/f Noise Research, Symposium on Quantum 1/f Noise
1990

Miscellaneous TechnologyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
13 1-2
Halftone Boards
13 3
Photocopies of Figures
13 4
Figures in Chapter 10, Third Edition
13 5
Transparencies
13 6
Patents
13 7
Scot, Inc.
13 8
Argonne National Laboratory
13 9
International Colloquium, Toulouse, France
1971
13 10
Miscellaneous Technical Activities
13 11
CricketGraph
13 12
Mathtype and Mac[?]qn
13 13
Macintosh
13 14
Miscellaneous Computer
13 15
The Grant Swinger papers, 2nd Edition
13 16
Whimsy in Science

Underwriters LaboratoriesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
14 1
The Global Network
14 2
By-laws and Decisions
14 3-7
Annual Reports
1967-1990

Employment HistoryReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
15 1
Illinois Institute of Technology
15 2
IIT Research Institute
15 3
IIT Center Telephone Directory
1978-1979
15 4
IIT Correspondence
15 5
Institute of Gas Technology
15 6
U of U, Annual Benefits Statements
15 7
U of U, Personnel Packet
15 8
U of U, Department of Electrical Engineering
15 9
U of U, Department of Physics
15 10
U of U, Department of Physics, Graduate Study
15 11
U of U, Crystal Growth Laboratory Service Program
15 12
U of U, Faculty Research Directory
1984-1986
15 13
U of U, Correspondence

Leisure Activities, Skiing and TheatreReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
16 1
Midwest
16 2
Utah
16 3
The Theatre of Western Springs
16 4-5
TWS Sound System Manual

Leisure Activities, FlyingReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
17 1
Logbooks
17 2
Beechcraft Pilot Manual, C23
17 3
Beechcraft Pilot Manual, C24R
17 4
Airplane Partnership
17 5
Airplane Owner Handbooks
17 6
Airplane Brochures
17 7
Student Flight Manual
17 8
Instrument Flight Manual
17 9
Aeronautical Charts
17 10
Miscellaneous Flying

Correspondence and MiscellaneousReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
18 1
High School Materials
18 2
Identification
18 3
Curriculum Vita and Resume
18 4-5
Date Books
1966-1991
18 6
Passports
18 7
Travel Expenses
18 8
Security Clearance Documents
18 9
Publicity
18 10
Awards
18 11
IIT Diplomas
18 12
Personnel Correspondence
18 13
Special Correspondence
18 14
Business Correspondence
18 15
Miscellaneous
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Volume
19 1
Basic Electronics for Scientists
1990
19 2
Semiconductor Devices
1964
19 3
Electronic Processes in Materials
1963
19 4
Organic Semiconductors
1962
Folder
19 1
Fluctuation Phenomena in Physical Systems
1991
19 2
Pilots Operating Handbook, Cessna R182
20 1-4
Solutions to the 1st-5th Editions
20 5-9
Basic Electronics for Scientists
1969-1983
21
Basic Electronics for Scientists
1966-1983
Folder
22 1-3
Principal Investigator's Handbook
1980-1989
22 4-5
Basic Electronics for Scientists
1966, 1990
22 6
Halfleader Electronics
1964
22 7
Omega
1966
22 8
RCA Transistor Manual
1962
23
Storyboards for Books
24
Storyboards for Books

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Electronics
  • Electronics--Research--Utah

Personal Names

  • Brophy, James John,1926- --Archives

Corporate Names

  • University of Utah--Faculty

Form or Genre Terms

  • Articles
  • Correspondence
  • Textbooks