Photo: Catherine Westfall
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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:||The Catherine Westfall Papers|
|Dates:||1981 - 1994|
|Size:||Physical: 1 Hollinger box; 0.42 linear feet
Digital: 6 files; 126 megabytes (not including oral history recordings)
|Materials in collection:||Correspondence, drafts, and notes|
|Abstract:||The historian for Jefferson Lab, Catherine Westfall was recruited to write a paper on the inception and early years of CEBAF.|
|Location:||The digital collection is location in the Jefferson Lab Document Management System. Non-digital items are located in the Jefferson Lab Archives Room.|
Known for her various works with other national laboratories, Dr. Catherine Westfall was brought on board by Dr. Hermann Grunder to capture legacy knowledge and write a few pieces on the history and origins of the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility and Jefferson Lab.
Catherine Westfall served as consultant historian at Jefferson Lab in the 1990s and since 2012. In addition to articles on the history of Jefferson Lab, she has published articles and books on the history of Argonne National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Fermi Lab, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Starting in 2008 she also taught at Lyman Briggs College, Michigan State University.
Dr. Catherine Westfall's research is included within this collection. She has also conducted interviews of key people in the development and building of the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF, later the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility). The oral histories collection is contained within the digital collections of the Lab's Records Management servers; transcriptions of interviews are also available.
Also included in this collection is correspondence between Dr. Westfall and interviewees who were instrumental in the development of CEBAF as well as drafts and handwritten notes. Invoices and contract modifications are included as well.
The arrangement of this collection is based on accession. Correspondence is arranged in chronological order.
There are no restrictions placed on this collection. Non-restricted records are available to researchers without prior approval requirements.
- 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.
- 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.
Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF)
Gross, Franz (Collection # JLS.001)
Grunder, Hermann A. (Collection #JLS.002-1)
Holmgren, Harry (Collection #JLS.004)
Isgur, Nathan (Collection #JLS.003)
Jefferson Lab (U.S.)
McCarthy, James (Collection #JLS.005)
Oral Histories Project
Southeastern University Research Association (SURA)
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (U.S.)
Von Baeyer, Hans (Collection #JLS.008)
[Identification of Item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], The Papers of Catherine Westfall, Jefferson Lab Archives, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, 12000 Jefferson Ave., Room L203A, Newport News, VA, 23606
This collection was acquired from various sources including the Director's Office, Publications Office, and Catherine Westfall.
This collection was processed by Melissa Erlandson in March, 2016.
This collection was supported in part by a grant from the History Programs, American Institute of Physics.