Finding Aid to the Institutional Records: Jefferson Lab Communications Office - Publications


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Repository: Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
  Jefferson Lab Archives
  12000 Jefferson Ave., Room L203A
  Newport News, VA 23606
  Phone: (757) 269-7805
  Fax: (757) 269-5427
Provenance: Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
Title: Institutional Records: Jefferson Lab Communications Office - Institutional Publications
Dates: 1984-2017
Size: Analog: 4 Hollinger document boxes, 1 half-Hollinger; 1.88 linear feet

Digital: 44 files; 1.8 Gigabytes

Materials in collection: On-site publications, annual reports, newsletters, institutional plans, Department of Energy publications.

The CEBAF Facility produced two newsletters approximately every month to outline and feature goings-on at Jefferson Lab; one succeeding the other. Additionally, there were weekly project updates that were sent to staff. 

These Institutional Publications include annual reports, institutional plans and other materials were produced regularly to keep various vested groups informed of what was and is happening. The present iteration of the Jefferson Lab Weekly is maintained by the Communications Office.

Identification number: JL.006A
Location: The digital collection is located in the Jefferson Lab Document Management System. Non-digital items are located in the Jefferson Lab Archives. Digital JLab Weeklies since 2007 - present are held by the Communications Office at: 
Language: English

Historical Sketch

CEBAF/Jefferson Lab produced two newsletters: CEBAF News and On Target, with the latter being the successor to the former. In 1996, CEBAF News was renamed to On Target, a name suggested by Elizabeth Sarrett. Staff member Debbie Magaldi was responsible for getting On Target developed and printed. These newsletters highlighted advancements, discoveries and happenings within the Lab and Department of Energy that affected Jefferson Lab. The newsletters also updated users and staff of the Lab of future events and changes.

The January/February 2006 edition was the final print; after that, On Target was migrated from a print newsletter to digital with digital distribution until December 2014. There is presently a 'weekly brief' transmitted to all Jefferson Lab community members (including users) produced by Kandice Carter. For issues that are available digitally beginning in February 2000, please visit:

Scope and Content

From in-house publications to inclusion in the more broad Department of Energy publications, this collection houses works that were published to disseminate information about Jefferson Lab to other institutions as well as the users and staff that are on-site.

The earliest publication from the Lab was the CEBAF News, beginning in 1987. This publication was a newsletter that transitioned to the On Target newsletter in 1996. These were disseminated approximately monthly. The CEBAF News and On Target newsletters are available within the archival holdings.

Running oftentimes in concert with the newsletter were weekly publications that updated the larger Lab audience of project updates; these were the Blue Sheets (called so because they were printed on blue paper and placed in staff members’ mailboxes weekly 1990-1996), On Target Briefs (2001-2006), and JLab Weekly Briefs (2006-2007). In 2007, the online Jefferson Lab Weekly began its run and is the current method of dissemination of information site wide. These weekly publications are available in the Jefferson Lab digital archives.


Composing physical as well as digital facets, this collection is divided into four series:

Series I: CEBAF. Contains CEBAF News and OnTarget. These two publications were by and for the staff and users of the Jefferson Lab (and prior to 1996, CEBAF) community. They were semi-regular publications with at least 4 distributed a year, usually more often than that. There are seven issues/editions missing from this collection body: (1996) August and September; (1997) February; (1998) March, April, May, June. All other editions are present and available for researchers.

Series II: SURA. These are publications that originated with the Southeastern Universities Research Association, to keep member-institutions abreast of what was going on within the SURA community.

Series III: Other. Aside from including the Institutional Plans from 1998 – 2008, this section if primarily composed of in-house publications for various departments and divisions.

Series IV: DOE. Publications pertaining to or mentioning Jefferson Lab that originated within the Department of Energy are within this series.


Access Restrictions

  • The collection may be used solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. Please contact if you would like to use the collection.

Use Restrictions

  • Jefferson Lab is providing access to the materials in the Archives collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of Jefferson Lab, is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Archivist. In addition to consent from Jefferson Lab, permission of the copyright owner (if not Jefferson Lab) and/or any holder of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) may also be required for reproduction, publication, distribution, and other uses. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of any item and securing any necessary permissions rests with the persons desiring to publish the item. Jefferson Lab makes no warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy of the materials or their fitness for a particular purpose.

Controlled Access Terms

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (U.S.)
Jefferson Lab (U.S.)
Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility

Administration Information

Preferred Citation: 
[Identification of Item], Box [insert number], Disk [insert number and title], Institutional Records: Jefferson Lab Communications Office - Institutional Publications, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, 12000 Jefferson Ave., Room L203A, Newport News, VA, 23606

Acquisition Information:
This collection was acquired from Public Affairs.

Processing History:
This collection was processed by Melissa Erlandson in February, 2016, with additional processing in June, 2023.

This collection was supported in part by a grant from the History Programs, American Institute of Physics.

Box and Container Listing 
Box 1

Series I: CEBAF

  • Folder 1: CEBAF News, 1993
  • Folder 2: CEBAF News, 1994
  • Folder 3: CEBAF News, 1995
  • Folder 4: CEBAF News, 1996
  • Folder 5: On Target, 1996
  • Folder 6: On Target, 1997
  • Folder 7: On Target, 1998
  • Folder 8: On Target, 1999
  • Folder 9: On Target, 2000
  • Folder 10: On Target, 2001
  • Folder 11: On Target, 2002
  • Folder 12: On Target, 2003
  • Folder 13: CEBAF News, duplicates
  • Folder 14: On Target, duplicates
  • Folder 15: 2000, On Target: January, February, March, April, May, June, November, December
  • Folder 16: 2001, On Target: January, February, March/April, May, June, July/August, September/October, November, December
Box 2
  • Folder 1: 2002, On Target: January, February/March, April, May, June/July, August, September/October, November, December
  • Folder 2: 2003, On Target: January, February/March, April, May, June, July/August, September, October, November/December
  • Folder 3: 2004, On Target: January, February/March, Spring, July, August, September/October, November/December
  • Folder 4: 2005, On Target: January, February/March, April, May/June, July/August, Fall
  • Folder 5: 2006, On Target: January/February (final formally printed edition of site-wide newsletter), March, April, May
  • Folder 6: 2007 e-On Target: May, June, Oct
  • Folder 7: CEBAF Personnel Notes: October 1988; January, April, October 1989
  • Folder 8: CEBAF User’s Newsletter: March 1989
  • Folder 9: User’s Group Newsletter: November 1995
  • Folder 10: JLab Users Group News: April, September 1997
  • Folder 11: Library News: May, July 1988 – April 1989
  • Folder 12: Biblio-Highlights, 3/1998 – 6/2000: March/April, May/June 1998; April/June, July/September, October/December 1999- April/June 2000
  • Folder 13: 1992, Black History Month: February
  • Folder 14: 1995, African-American History Month: February
  • Folder 15: Fundamental Science for the Nation: April, May
  • Folder 16: CEBAF User's Handbook: 1991
  • Folder 17: Dedication, 1996: May
  • Folder 18: Guide to Accessing the Database of Employee Training: February 1997
  • Folder 19: 2000-2001 Highlights
  • Folder 20: Celebrating 25 Years: 1984-2009
  • Folder 21: Annual Report, 1983
  • Folder 22: Annual Report, 1985
  • Folder 23: Annual Report, 1986
  • Folder 24: Annual Report, 1987
  • Folder 25: Annual Report, 1988
  • Folder 26: Annual Report, 1989<

Series II: SURA

  • Folder 1: Annual Report, 1990
  • Folder 2: Annual Report, 1991
  • Folder 3: Annual Report, 1992
  • Folder 4: Annual Report, 1993
  • Folder 5: Annual Report, 1994
  • Folder 6: Annual Report, 1995
  • Folder 7: Annual Report, 1996
  • Folder 8: Annual Report, 1997
  • Folder 9: Biennial Report, 1998-1999
  • Folder 10: Annual Report, 2016
  • Folder 11: Healthstyles, 1988: December
  • Folder 12: SURA Newsletter, 1984: February, April, May, July, August, September, November, December
  • Folder 13: SURA Newsletter, 1985: January, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, November, December
  • Folder 14: SURA Newsletter, 1986: January/February, March, April, May/June, July/August
  • Folder 15: SURA Newsletter, 1987: May, June, July/August, Winter
  • Folder 16: SURA Newsletter, 1988: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Folder 17: SURA Newsletter, 1989: Spring, Fall
  • Folder 18: SURA Newsletter, 1990: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
  • Folder 19: SURA Newsletter, 1991: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
  • Folder 20: SURA Newsletter, 1992: Spring, Winter
  • Folder 21: SURA Newsletter, 1993: Summer
  • Folder 22: SURA Newsletter, 1996: Summer/Fall
  • Folder 23: SURAnet Connection, 1991: Spring, Summer
  • Folder 24: SURAnet Connection, 1992: July
  • Folder 25: SURAnet Connection, 1993: Winter
  • Folder 26: SURA Informational C. 2002

Series III: Other

  • Folder 27: U.S. Senator Paul Trible, Reports: Jobs, Education & the Bay
  • Folder 28: Jefferson Lab New Employee Welcome Booklet, 5 September 2003
  • Folder 29: JLab Copiers are networked: Sept 2004
  • Folder 30: Records Management, early 2000s
Box 4
  • Folder 1: Publications Management, early 2000s
  • Folder 2: Institutional Plan, July 1998
  • Folder 3: Institutional Plan, FY 1998-2002
  • Folder 4: Institutional Plan Capsule Summary, October 1999
  • Folder 5: Institutional Plan, FY 2000-2004
  • Folder 6: Institutional Plan, FY 2002-2006; Memorandum: October 2001
  • Folder 7: Institutional Plan, FY 2004-2008
  • Folder 8: Accelerators and Beams Tools of Discovery and Innovation, April 2009
  • Folder 9: Virginia Peninsula, 2008-09 Street Map
  • Folder 10: Special Recognition Ceremony for Maud Baylac, CNRS, 11 December 2012

Series IV: DOE Publications

  • Folder 11: Fundamental Science in the Department of Energy, March 1995
  • Folder 12: Exploring Matter and Energy, 2001
  • Folder 13: Spallation Neutron Science: The next-generation neutron-scattering Facility for the United States, 2000
  • Folder 14: U.S. Department of Energy Office of High Energy and Nuclear Physics, 2001
  • Folder 15: The Department of Energy: 25 Years of Service, 2002
  • Folder 16: Exploring Matter and Energy, 2002
Box 5
  • Folder 1: Mission Possible: DOE Advanced Biomedical Technology Research, December 2002
  • Folder 2: Facilities for the Future of Science: A twenty-year outlook, November 2003
  • Folder 3: Exploring Matter, Energy, Space and Time, 2004
  • Folder 4: Journey Into the Heart of Matter, 2005
  • Folder 5: Accelerating Innovation: How nuclear physics benefits us all, 2006
  • Folder 6: U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, June 2007
  • Folder 7: Four Years Later: An Interim Report on Facilities for the Future of Science: A Twenty-Year Outlook, August 2007
  • Folder 8: The Frontiers of Nuclear Science: A long-range plan, December 2007
  • Folder 9: Accelerators for America's Future
  • Folder 10: Particle Physics at the Intensity Frontier
  • Folder 11: Science Serving the Nation
  • Folder 12: Quantum Universe: The Revolution in 21st-century particle physics
  • Folder 13: Discovering the Quantum Universe: the role of particle colliders
  • Folder 14: Department of Energy Sustainability Awards, September 2012
  • Folder 15: 75 Breakthroughs by the Department of Energy's National Laboratories, 2017


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