(left) At 2:55 a.m., August 1, 1974 the most powerful heavy ion accelerator in the world was born at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Called the Bevalac, the machine is a combination of two existing accelerators at the Laboratory, the SuperHILAC and the Bevatron. A jubilant Hermann Grunder, physicist, celebrates for a job well done. Photo courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
(center) Hermann A. Grunder's official Jefferson Lab photo.
(right) The three laboratory directors at Hermann Grunder's birthday celebration: (l-r) Christoph Leemann, Hermann Grunder, Hugh Montgomery. (credit: Jefferson Lab)
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|Repository:||Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility|
|JLAB History Archives Project|
|12000 Jefferson Ave., Room L203A|
|Newport News, VA 23606|
|Phone: (757) 269-7805|
|Fax: (757) 269-5427|
|Title:||Papers of Hermann Grunder|
|Size:||8.8 linear feet (18 Hollinger boxes, 1 clamshell box, 1 oversize tube)|
|Materials in collection:||Correspondence, drafts, printed material, digital archive of presentations, photographs|
|Abstract:||Dr. Hermann A. Grunder was the first Director of Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility and had a literal hand in its formation and construction. During his approximately 40 years in the service of the National Laboratory system, Dr. Grunder served at multiples installations working aggressively to further understanding and support of science.|
|Location:||The digital collection is located in the Jefferson Lab Document Management System. Non-digital items located in the Jefferson Lab Archives Room.|
Born 4 December 1931 in Basel, Switzerland, Hermann August Grunder has been a very vocal advocate for the sciences especially within the Department of Energy, having worked for multiple labs during his estimated forty years within the National Laboratory system. Dr. Grunder obtained his Master's Degree in Engineering from the Kalrsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany) in 1958 and in 1967 earned his doctorate in experimental nuclear physics from the University of Basel. He entered the National Laboratory system in 1959 beginning at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Grunder spent a cumulative 17 years (approximately) with the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, moving on to the Directorship of the up-and-coming Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility from 1985 - 2000. In 2000, he accepted the directorship of the National Lab system's oldest lab: Argonne. It was from this lab that he retired in 2005.
This collection contains material related to the time Dr. Hermann Grunder spent as the Director for Jefferson Lab (known then as Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility - CEBAF). Included are blueprints for the accelerator site as well as publications, correspondence, and planning for the development of the laboratory. Presentations have been digitized and there are hard copies available within the collection.
Series I: Director's Office. This series and subseries deal specifically within the Director's Office of Jefferson Lab. There is correspondence included in the subseries, some to or from Dr. Grunder and others things that crossed his desk during his tenure as director. This series also includes much information on the development of the lab. There is some information contained within this collection which is restricted to researchers. Please refer to the Librarian or Archivist for further information. The subseries within this series are ordered as follows:
- Sub-series A: Other Laboratories
- Sub-series B: Universities
- Sub-series C: Foreign Travel/Conferences
- Sub-series D: Reports
- Sub-series E: Personal
- Sub-series F: Personnel
- Sub-series G: ES&H (Environment, Safety and Health)
- Sub-series H: Boards and Panels
- Sub-series I: Congressional Interactions
Series II: CEBAF (Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility). Contained within this series are blueprints for the accelerator site, mounted photographs of construction, correspondence between Jefferson Lab management and contractors, development of educational outreach programs, and the development of management. Portions of this series are restricted.
- Sub-series A: Construction and Contractors
- Sub-series B: Education
- Sub-series C: Management
- Sub-series D: Other
Series III: Presentations. This series includes hard copies of presentations given by Dr. Hermann Grunder. Digital access can be requested via the Archivist or Librarian.
Series IV: Publications, various. Contained within is the in-house collection of the published works of Hermann Grunder that was accessioned with the collection. More of Dr. Grunder's published works can be accessed digitally as well as publications that he noted and had in his possession.
Series V: National Advisory Board. This series houses meeting minutes and some correspondence with the National Advisory Board.
Series VI: Department of Energy. During the development and early years of Jefferson Lab, more input was given by the Department of Energy than currently. This series documents suggestions and implementation of policies as well as communication with the Oak Ridge Operations office.
- Sub-series A: General
- Sub-series B: Quality leadership Council/Groups
- Sub-series C: Oak Ridge Operations Office
Series VII: SURA. Containing meeting minutes as well as other information regarding the Southeastern University Research Association, some parts of this series is restricted.
- Sub-series A: General
- Sub-series B: Executive Committee
- Sub-series C: Board of Trustees
- Sub-series D: Council of Presidents
The Director's Office records are closed for twenty-five years as a default upon accession into the Archives. Permission to access these records sooner may be granted by the Director's Office only. Some records with the Director's Office collections may be permanently closed to researchers; permission to access the collection does not grant permission to access permanently closed records. Please contact the Jefferson Lab Records Management Office or Archivist for more information.
- Archival collections may only be used solely for noncommercial, educational, and research purposes. Records that are a part of the Director's Office are closed for a minimum of 25 years, unless otherwise noted, and require special permission from the Office of the Director to access. Some records within the Director's Office papers are permanently closed; permission to access the collections does not grant permission to access permanently closed records. Please contact the Jefferson Lab Records Management Office if you would like to use this collection.
- Jefferson Lab is providing access to the materials in the JLAB History Project's 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 permission 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 warranties as to the accuracy of the materials or their fitness for a particular purpose.
Grunder, Hermann A.
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (U.S.)
Jefferson Lab (U.S.)
Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility
SURA (Southeastern University Research Association)
ES&H (Environment, Safety, and Health)
DOE (Department of Energy)
[Identification of Item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], The Papers of Hermann Grunder, Jefferson Lab Archives, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, 12000 Jefferson Ave., Room L203A, Newport News, VA, 23606
This collection was acquired from the Director's Office.
This collection was processed by Melissa Erlandson in January, 2016.
This collection was supported in part by a grant from the History Programs, American Institute of Physics.