Finding Aid to the Harry Holmgren Papers

Harry Holmgren and Hermann A. GrunderHarry Holmgren

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos:

(left) Harry Holmgren (r) and Hermann A. Grunder, October 15, 1987.

(right) Harry Holmgren's official CEBAF photo, 1987.

Table of Contents

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
  Email: history@jlab.org
  https://www.jlab.org/info_resources/archives
Creator: Harry Holmgren
Title: The Harry Holmgren Papers
Dates: 1981 - 1994
Size: Analog: 7 Hollinger boxes; 3.0 linear feet
Digital: 9 files; 20 megabytes
Materials in collection: Correspondence, drafts, printed material, oral histories
Abstract: This collection is comprised of Harry Holmgren's involvement in the development of both CEBAF and SURA in Newport News, Virginia.
Identification number: JLS.004
Location: Jefferson Lab Archives
Language: English

Biographical Note

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 21 April 1928, Dr. Harry Holmgren grew up on a dairy farm in the American Midwest. As a teenager, Harry's interest in physics piqued when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" was dropped on Hiroshima on 6 August 1945.

Dr. Holmgren served in the Reserve Officers Training Corp (ROTC) for four years while studying for his Bachelor's degree (1949) in Physics at the University of Minnesota. He would then go on to receive a Master of Arts degree (1950) and a PhD in physics (1954); Dr. Holmgren worked with an accelerator for his thesis work, with a special interest in nuclear reactions.

Dr. Holmgren's first post-academic work was with the Naval Research Laboratory doing basic research, focusing in the van de Graff accelerator, and weapons testing. His work with the Naval Research Laboratory led to an appointment with the University of Maryland to help increase funding and the prestige of the work he performed led to his rise as director of that lab.

Dr. Holmgren's experience working with the Atomic Energy Commission led to his recruitment into the Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA). At one of the early meetings of this new consortium, Dr. Holmgren was elected as the founding president.

One of Dr. Holmgren's most important jobs was to locate a director for the budding CEBAF. He recruited Dr. Hermann Grunder for this position, and after obtaining sufficient funding, Dr. Holmgren left SURA to continue teaching and research in nuclear and high energy physics at the University of Maryland.

In 1998, Dr. Holmgren retired for medical reasons. He died on 29 September 2016 at the age of 88.

**Special thanks to Dr. and Mrs. Holmgren for biographical information

 


Scope and Content

This collection contains material related to the time just before Dr. Harry Holmgren became the president of SURA (1980) and through 1991. The collection includes Congressional testimony, correspondence between member universities as well as Dr. Holmgren's efforts to recruit more universities into the consortium, and the administration records of the Southeastern Universities Research Association.

 


Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically into four series:

  • Series I: 1980-1981
    • Subseries A: 1981-1983
  • Series II: 1982-1983
  • Series III: 1984-1985
  • Series IV: 1986-1991 (comprised mostly of communication between SURA member institutions).

 


Restrictions

Sections of this collection are restricted. Permission to access some information is not a blanket consent to access all information. For access to this collection and its restricted content, as well as questions pertaining to this collection, please contact the Jefferson Lab Librarian/Archivist for access information. Non-restricted records are available to researchers without prior approval requirements.

Access Restrictions

  • The collection may be used solely for noncommercial, educational, and research purposes by researchers and historians. Please contact the Jefferson Lab Records Management Office 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

CEBAF, Construction
CEBAF, History (Collection # JL.004)
Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF)
Department of Energy (Collection #JL.013, DOE Site Office)
Grunder, Hermann A. (Collection #JL.002-1)
Jefferson Lab (U.S.)
National Electron Accelerator Facility (NEAL)
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (U.S.)
Southeastern University Research Association (SURA)

 


Administration Information

Preferred Citation:
[Identification of Item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], The Papers of Harry Holmgren, Jefferson Lab Archives, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, 12000 Jefferson Ave., Ste. L203A, Newport News, VA, 23606

Acquisition Information:
This collection was acquired from various sources including the Director's Office and Library.

Processing History:
This collection was processed by Melissa Erlandson in April-May, 2016.

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

 


Box and Container Listing
Series I: 1980-1981
Box 1
  • Folder 1: Board of Trustees
  • Folder 2: Public Information Committee
  • Folder 3: Informational Attachments (Press, Charts, etc.)
  • Folder 4: Board of Trustees Meeting, 24 April 1981
  • Folder 5: University of Maryland, Spring, 1981
  • Folder 6: Financial/Budgets, Spring/Summer, 1981
  • Folder 7: H.D. Holmgren, President, Summer, 1981
  • Folder 8: Correspondence - Admiral Zumwalt, August-December 1981
  • Folder 9: New Projects Committee
  • Folder 10: Executive Committee, 1981
  • Folder 11: Council of Presidents, 1981
  • Folder 12: NEAL Site
  • Folder 13: NEAL Correspondence, 1981
  • Folder 14: Gluckstern & Troll, 1981
  • Folder 15: Membership, 1981-1984

Subseries A: 1981-1983

  • Folder 16: Argonne/MIT
  • Folder 17: Consultants
Box 2
  • Folder 1: Budgets for Accelerators/Labs
  • Folder 2: SURA/NEAL Site - Dulles Site
  • Folder 3: NSAC
  • Folder 4: Astronomy Advisory Committee
  • Folder 5: Oak Ridge

Series II: 1982-1983
  • Folder 6: Council of Presidents, 1982
  • Folder 7: Executive Committee, 1982
  • Folder 8: Board of Trustees, 1982
  • Folder 9: Scientific Advisory Panel, 1982
  • Folder 10: Annual Report, 26 October 1982
  • Folder 13: National Science Foundation
Box 3
  • Folder 2: Executive Committee
  • Folder 3: PIE - Partners In Enterprise
  • Folder 4: Computer Committee
  • Folder 5: Industrial Affiliates
  • Folder 6: Department of Energy
  • Folder 7: National Bureau of Standards
  • Folder 8: Material Science Committee
  • Folder 9: New Projects Committee
  • Folder 10: H.D. Holmgren, President
  • Folder 11: Chancellor - President, University of Maryland
  • Folder 12: Council of Presidents
  • Folder 14: University of Maryland
  • Folder 15: Congressional Replies
Box 4
  • Folder 1: NEAL Site
  • Folder 3: NEAL Proposal
  • Folder 4: Budget, 1983
  • Folder 5: Board of Trustees
  • Folder 6: Business & Management Committee, 1983
  • Folder 7: Panel on Electron Accelerator Facilities, 1983
  • Folder 8: Press, 1983
  • Folder 9: Status Report, 1983
  • Folder 10: NEAL Site Review Committee, 1983
  • Folder 11: R&D Proposal, 1983
  • Folder 12: Funds for MX Missile, April 1983
  • Folder 13: Argonne/MIT Cooperation, June 1983
  • Folder 14: Magnetic Spectrometer Workshop, 13 August 1983
  • Folder 15: Annual Report, 20 October 1983
  • Folder 16: Public Information Committee, 1983 - 1984
Box 5
  • Folder 1: Associated Proposals, 1983-1984
  • Folder 2: Executive Committee, 1983-1984
  • Folder 4: Director Position - Reardon, 1983-1984
  • Folder 5: Commonwealth of Virginia, 1983-1985
  • Folder 6: Computer Committee, 1983-1985

Series III: 1984-1985
  • Folder 7: Florida State University-Supercomputers, 1984
  • Folder 8: Congressional Hearings, 1984
  • Folder 9: Council of Presidents, 1984
  • Folder 10: National Science Advisory Committee, 1984
  • Folder 11: National Advisory Board, 1984
  • Folder 12: Board of Trustees, 1984
Box 6
  • Folder 1: Political Contacts, 1984
  • Folder 2: Search Committee, 1984
  • Folder 3: Press, 1984
  • Folder 4: SURA/CEBAF Correspondence, 1984
  • Folder 5: Astronomy Advisory Committee, January-April 1984
  • Folder 6: Industrial Affiliates, January-April 1984
  • Folder 7: Consultants, 31 January 1984
  • Folder 8: Personnel, February 1984
  • Folder 9: Oak Ridge, 27 February 1984
  • Folder 10: Congressional Replies, February-March 1984
  • Folder 11: Panel Report, Spring 1984
  • Folder 12: Accelerator Site, Spring 1984
  • Folder 13: Contractors, March 1984
  • Folder 14: Accelerator Proposal, March 1984
  • Folder 15: Triangle Universities Computation Center Computer Proposal, August 1984
  • Folder 16: Annual Report, 18 October 1984
  • Folder 17: Ad Hoc Administrative Advisory Committee
  • Folder 18: Funding
  • Folder 19: Informational Attachments (Press, Charts, etc.)
  • Folder 20: Positions Applications, 8 March 1985
  • Folder 21: By-Laws, Summer 1985
  • Folder 22: Contracts, June 1985
  • Folder 23: Council of Presidents, October 1985
  • Folder 24: Board of Trustees, 1985
  • Folder 25: Department of Energy, 1985
Box 7
  • Folder 1: Executive Committee, 1985
  • Folder 2: Hermann Grunder, Director, 1985
  • Folder 3: Legislative Actions, 1985
  • Folder 4: University of Maryland Computer Proposal, 1985-1986

Series IV: 1986-1991
  • Folder 5: Alabama
  • Folder 6: Delaware
  • Folder 7: District of Columbia
  • Folder 8: Florida
  • Folder 9: Georgia
  • Folder 10: Kentucky
  • Folder 11: Maryland
  • Folder 12: Louisiana
  • Folder 13: Mississippi
  • Folder 14: North Carolina
  • Folder 15: South Carolina
  • Folder 16: Tennessee
  • Folder 17: Virginia
  • Folder 18: West Virginia
  • Folder 19: CEBAF Users Group
  • Folder 20: Congressional Hearings
  • Folder 21: SURA 1990-1991

 

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