Finding Aid to the R. Roy Whitney Papers

Roy Whitney, October 1984Roy Whitney staff photoRoy Whitney, Hugh Montgomery

Photos:
(left) R. Roy Whitney, 1984. (credit: CEBAF)
(center) JLAB Staff photo of R. Roy Whitney. (credit: Jefferson Lab)
(right) R. Roy Whitney with JLAB director Hugh Montgomery during Whitney's retirement ceremony, August 2014. (credit: Jefferson Lab)

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: R. Roy Whitney
Title: The R. Roy Whitney Papers
Dates: 1970-2007
Size: Physical: 4 Hollinger Document boxes, one drafting tube, one oversize box; 9.71 linear feet
Digital: 3,233 files; 6.3 gigabytes
Materials in collection: Correspondences, various meeting minutes from various boards and organizations, blueprints and maps, construction hardhat
Abstract: Dr. R. Roy Whitney was with Jefferson Lab since the very early days. His collection is comprised of information gathered in his various capacities, as well as professional experimentation at other facilities.
Identification number: JLS.011
Location: The digital collection is located in the Jefferson Lab Document Management System. Non-digital items are located in the Jefferson Lab Archives.
Language: English

Biographical Note

Prior to joining the Lab in 1984, Dr. Whitney received his BA from the University of Oregon Honors College, and his PhD from Stanford University. He taught physics and conducted research at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Smith College, Springfield Technical Community College and the University of Virginia. Dr. Whitney has 40-years experience at accelerator facilities, including Stanford University's High Energy Physics Lab, Berkeley Lab, Los Alamos-LAMPF, MIT-Bates, and Saclay in France.

Dr. Whitney is presently CEO and President at BNNT, LLC., a Newport News startup company.


Scope and Content

Aside from the main body of the physical papers, this collection also has a large element in the digital archives.


Arrangement

There are nine series within the collection.

Series I: Office of the Chief Information Officer. This series contains information from various boards, including the Director's Council, Business Mangers, Lab operations Board, and others.

Series II: Computer Center. Having worked on the Energy Sciences Steering Committee for the Energy Sciences Network (ESNet) there are notes from meetings within this series. There are also meetings pertaining to the subseries listed.

  • Subseries A: Energy Sciences Network
  • Subseries B: Security
    • Sub-subseries i: System of Labs Computing Coordinating Committee (SLCCC), which was the predecessor to the National Laboratories Chief Information Officers, or NLCIO
    • Sub-subseries ii: Computer Center Advisory Committee (CCAC)
  • Subseries C: Meetings/Various
  • Subseries D: Scientific Simulation Initiative (SSI)

Series III: Correspondence. Arranged by decade, this series is composed of various correspondences between Dr. Whitney and others. Occasionally there are correspondences that included Dr. Whitney as a carbon copy (cc: )

Series IV: Publications/Publication Work. Notes and drafts as Dr. Whitney was working on or proofing papers.

Series V: User's Group. The User's Group exists to foster the use of CEBAF for scientists and engineers and to act as a liaison for the users and the Jefferson Lab Staff. This series is comprised of subseries which address the various boards upon which Dr. Whitney sat upon during his tenure at Jefferson Lab.

  • Subseries A: Board of Directors
  • Subseries B: Executive Committee
  • Subseries C: Miscellany

Series VI: Conferences/Presentations/Workshops. This series contains the notes and presentations from many of the talks that Dr. Whitney attended or presented.

Series VII: Reviews/Reports.

Series VIII: Experiments. Experiments in which Dr. Whitney was involved; contains notes and edits for publications .

Series IX: Miscellany. Various other notes and information pertaining to various Lab goings-on.


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

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Applied Research Center (ARC) (Collection #JL.017)
Computer Applications in Nuclear and Plasma Sciences (CANPS)
Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF)
Cyber Security
Department of Energy (Collection #JL.013, Site Office)
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Energy Sciences Steering Committee (ESSC)
Florida State University
Free-Electron Laser (FEL) (Collection #JL.001-1)
Hall C (Collection #JL.014-3)
Laser Processing Consortium
Management Information Systems (MIS)
MIT Bates Research and Engineering Center
National Laboratories Chief Information Officers (NLCIO)
Oak Ridge Operations Office
Scientific Simulation Initiative (SSI)
Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA)
System of Labs' Computing Coordinating Committee (SLCCC)
User's Group (Collection # JL.019)


Administration Information

Preferred Citation:
[Identification of Item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], The Papers of R. Roy Whitney, 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 Office of the CIO, Publications Office, and Library.

Processing History:
This collection was processed by Melissa Erlandson in November, 2018.

Acknowledgement:
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: Office of the Chief Information Officer
Sub-series A: Director's Council
  • Folder 7: 2003
  • Folder 8: 2004

Sub-series B: Business Manager's Meeting

  • Folder 9: No date
  • Folder 10: 2000
  • Folder 11: 2001
  • Folder 12: 2002

Sub-series C: Board of Directors

  • Folder 13: 1992

Sub-series D: Administrative Senior Staff Meetings

  • Folder 14: 1997
  • Folder 15: 1998
  • Folder 16: 1999
  • Folder 17: 2000
  • Folder 18: 2001
  • Folder 19: 2002

Sub-series E: Lab Operations Board

  • Folder 20: 1998
  • Folder 21: 1999
  • Folder 22: 2000

Sub-series F: Misc.

  • Folder 23: No date
  • Folder 24: 1989
  • Folder 25: 2001
  • Folder 26: 2002
  • Folder 27: 2004
Box 2
Series II: Computer Center
Sub-series A: Energy Sciences Network (ESNET)
Sub-series i: Energy Sciences Steering Committee (ESSC)
  • Folder 1: 1989
  • Folder 2: 1990
  • Folder 3: 1991
  • Folder 4: 1992-1995
  • Folder 5: 2007

Sub-series ii: ESNET Site Coordinating Committee (ESCC)

  • Folder 6: Undated notes
  • Folder 7: 1988
  • Folder 8: 1989
  • Folder 9: 1990
  • Folder 10: 1991
  • Folder 11: 1992
  • Folder 12: 1993

Sub-series B: Security
Sub-series i: System of Labs Computing Coordinating Committee (SLCCC)

  • Folder 13: 1997
  • Folder 14: 1998
  • Folder 15: Proposed Support to Lab Directors, August - December 1998
  • Folder 16: January 1999
  • Folder 17: February 1999
  • Folder 18: March 1999
  • Folder 19: April 1999
  • Folder 20: June 1999
  • Folder 21: August 1999
  • Folder 22: September 1999
  • Folder 23: October 1999
  • Folder 24: November 1999
  • Folder 25: December 1999
  • Folder 26: 2000
  • Folder 27: 2001
  • Folder 28: 2002

Sub-series ii: Computer Center Advisory Committee (CCAC)

  • Folder 29: August 2007

Sub-series C: Meetings/Various

  • Folder 30: Not date
  • Folder 31: 16 October 1991
  • Folder 32: MSU, June - October 1998
  • Folder 33: 2001

Sub-series D: Scientific Simulation Initiative

  • Folder 34: High Performance Computing (HPC), 1998
  • Folder 35: Planning, 1998-2000
Box 3
Series III: Correspondence
  • Folder 1: 1970
  • Folder 2: 1980's
  • Folder 3: 1990's
  • Folder 4: 2000's

Series IV: Publications/Publication Work

  • Folder 5: Detectors
  • Folder 6: CLAS Collaboration
  • Folder 7: Secondary Beams CEBAF
  • Folder 8: Quasi Elastic Electron Scattering Manuscript, 8 August 1973
  • Folder 9: Nuclear PP and PN correlations, 1981
  • Folder 10: Internal targets, 2 August 1984

Series V: User's Group
Sub-series A: Board of Directors

  • Folder 11: 1980's

Sub-series B: Executive Committee

  • Folder 12: User's meetings, 1986

Sub-series C: Misc.

  • Folder 13: By-Laws, 1 January 1985
  • Folder 14: Presentations untitled talk to Hall A users, 1987
  • Folder 15: 1990's
  • Folder 16: User's Group Summer Workshop, 1991

Series VI: Conferences/ Presentations/ Workshops

  • Folder 17: Andrew File System (AFS)
  • Folder 18: CEBAF Workshop, 1984
  • Folder 19: CEBAF Summer Session, 1985
  • Folder 20: Inelastic Scattering, 1986
  • Folder 21: Radiation Safety, 22 January 1987
  • Folder 22: PANIC Kyoto, Japan, 20-24 April 1987
  • Folder 23: CANPS, 14 May 1987
  • Folder 24: Meeting/Conference, 18 December 1987
  • Folder 25: Excited Baryons, 1988
  • Folder 26: IEEE, May 1989
  • Folder 27: Internal B-factory review, 4 June 1991
  • Folder 28: SLAC Notes, January 1992
  • Folder 29: IBM, May 1998
  • Folder 30: Muse, 1 November 1999
  • Folder 31: Lattice QCD, 22-23 October 2002
  • Folder 32: Personal notes from institutional reviews, October 2002

Series VII: Reviews/ Reports

  • Folder 34: High-pressure gas target cells in USEAT the Bates WHIS Accelerator
  • Folder 35: Peer Reviews - Science & Technology Review
Box 4
Series VIII: Experiments
  • Folder 1: No date
  • Folder 2: Undulator Beam Energy Monitor
  • Folder 3: Activation and Triton
  • Folder 4: Internal Targets
  • Folder 5: 3H
  • Folder 6: Elastic Scattering
  • Folder 7: VLADS Transition Radiation
  • Folder 8: Muller Scattering
  • Folder 9: Tritium Targets
  • Folder 10: Large Magnet Detector
  • Folder 11: Bates Neutron Skyline
  • Folder 12: Publication Draft Notes
  • Folder 13: Weak Interactions 1986
  • Folder 14: Efficiency in Measurement of GE/N, 6 July 1987

Series IX: Miscellany

  • Folder 15: End Station Electrical Accelerator
  • Folder 16: Structural Material Various Division Beam Dump
  • Folder 17: Beam Dump Technical notes
  • Folder 18: Summary Conditions for Reference
  • Folder 19: Water Cooling Beam Dump
  • Folder 20: Free Electron Laser Reference
  • Folder 21: Strategic Planning
  • Folder 22: January 1985
  • Folder 23: End Station Task Force, Spring 1988
  • Folder 24: Beam Dump Meeting, 9-10 July 1992
  • Folder 25: Contract Steering Committee, 2001
Oversize 1: Tube containing blueprints, maps, and other
  • Item 1: Counting House Proposed Parking Scheme No.1
  • Item 2: Counting House Proposed Parking Lot Scheme No.2
  • Item 3: Electrical End Station; Switching Diagram 12.5 KV System, 14 June 1990
  • Item 4: General Arrangement Hall "C" Beam Dump, 1 of 2, March 1993
  • Item 5: General Arrangement Hall "C" Beam Dump, 2 of 2
  • Item 6: Memo
  • Item 7: Support Rail Installation Hall "C" Beam Dump, 1 of 2, 16 March 1993
  • Item 8: Rail & Dike Installation Hall "C" Beam Dump, 2 of 2,13 April 1993
  • Item 9: Flow Diagram Hall "C" Beam Dump, 24 August 1993
  • Item 10: Burn Thru Monitor End Station Beam Dump
  • Item 11: No identifying label, no date
Oversize 2: CEBAF construction hat

 

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