Barbara Hope Cooper Papers, 1969-1999

Collection Number: 14-22-3072

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Barbara Hope Cooper papers, 1969-1999
Collection Number:
14-22-3072
Creator:
Barbara Hope Cooper, 1953-1999
Quantity:
6.2 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, notes, calculations, materials for talks, data collection information, publication drafts and reprints, and course materials.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes research and teaching materials of Barbara Hope Cooper, a Cornell University physics professor.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Barbara Hope Cooper, 1953-1999, Cornell Class of 1976, graduated Magna Cum Laude in Physics and with Distinction in all Subjects, with a B.A. degree in Physics; then attended graduate school at the California Institute of Technology until June 1982 when she received a Ph.D. in Physics. She returned to Cornell as an Assistant Professor of Physics in 1983, became an Associate Professor of Physics at Cornell in 1989, and a full Professor in 1995.
Her main research interests as an experimental physicist and a leader in surface science were:
1) the use of low-energy ion beams to probe particle-surface interactions and the structural and electronic features of clean and adsorbate-covered metal surfaces,
2) atomic-scale scanning tunneling microscopy studies of mass transport and stability of nanoscale structures on ion-bombarded metal surfaces,
3) in situ studies of surface roughening during bombardment using synchrotron x-rays.
She guided a dozen students through their doctorates at Cornell.
She worked for Bell Laboratories, Kellogg Radiation Laboratory at Cal Tech, and Cornell University. She was awarded an Avon Scholarship, 1971-1976; a Bell Laboratories Graduate Research Program for Women Grant, 1976-1981; a Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1985-1989, an IBM Faculty Development Award, 1985 and 1986; and the Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award of the American Physical Society, 1992. She was a member of the American Vacuum Society, Sigma Xi, Bohemian Physical Society and a fellow of the American Physical Society.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The collection includes correspondence, notes, calculations, materials for talks, data collection information, publication drafts and reprints, and course materials from student years as well as outlines, exams, and lab manuals used in teaching.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Cooper, Barbara Hope, 1953-1999.
Cornell University. Class of 1976.

Subjects:
Physicists.
Physics--Study and teaching.
Women college teachers.
Women physicists.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Box 7 closed until 2080 - personnel records.
Cite As:
Barbara Hope Cooper Papers, #14-22-3072. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Biographical Materials Box 1
Series II. Honors Box 1
Series III. Correspondence Box 1
Series IV. Subject Files Box 1
Series V. Student Coursework Boxes 1-3
Series VI. Cornell: BHC no.s 1-6, 1983-1997 Boxes 3-4
Series VII. Conferences Box 4
Series VIII. Publications Box 4
Series IX. Talks Box 5
Series X. Proposals Box 5
Series XI. Grant Box 5
Series XII. Teaching Materials Box 6
Series XIII. Unprocessed Materials Boxes 7-13

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Curriculum Vitae
1994
Box 1 Folder 2
Sigma Xi membership certificate, Cal Tech
1981
Box 1 Folder 3
Fellow American Physical Society (APS)
1995
Box 1 Folder 4
Bell Labs
1978
Box 1 Folder 5
Correspondence
1984-1989
Box 1 Folder 6
Correspondence
1992-1993
Box 1 Folder 7
Correspondence
1994-1995
Box 1 Folder 8
Correspondence
1996-1997
Box 1 Folder 9
APS: March Meeting, 1992/Maria Goeppert Mayer
1992
Box 1 Folder 10
APS: March Meeting, 1992/CSWP panel discussion (Women Physicists)
1992
Box 1 Folder 11
APS: March Meeting 1993
1993
Box 1 Folder 12
APS: DCMP (Division of Condensed Matter Physics) 1997-98
1997-1998
Box 1 Folder 13
APS
1998-1999
Box 1 Folder 14
Beam Tests
1986
Box 1 Folder 15
Burggraf Site Visit
1986
Box 1 Folder 16
CHESS - Cornell Beamline
1998
Box 1 Folder 17
Data Acquisition
1984
Box 1 Folder 18
Data & Simulations
n.d.
Box 1 Folder 19
Funding: Congress - DOD (Department of Defense) funding cuts 1994
1994
Box 1 Folder 20
Ho
1987
Box 1 Folder 21
IBM Faculty Development Award
1985-1986
Box 1 Folder 22
Juelich visit - IISC-II (Wangerooge)
1996
Box 1 Folder 23-26
Kellogg Sputtering Work
1976-1981
Box 1 Folder 27
Low Energy Ion Scattering
1983
Box 1 Folder 28
National Science Board
1984
Box 1 Folder 29
Pairing: Superfluids & Superconductors
1977
Box 1 Folder 30
Presidential Young Investigators Awards, National Science Foundation
1985
Box 1 Folder 31
Proton Decay
1981-1983
Box 1 Folder 32
REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates)
1995
Box 1 Folder 33
Review of Scientific Instruments
1993-1997
Box 1 Folder 34
Sloan Nomination
1985
Box 1 Folder 35
Structure (Notes)
1983+
Box 1 Folder 36
WIP (Women in Physics)
1974-1984
Cornell
Box 1 Folder 37-38
Physics 325
1974
Box 1 Folder 39-40
Physics 341
1974
Box 1 Folder 41-43
Physics 318
1975
Box 1 Folder 44-45
Physics 443
1975
Box 2 Folder 1-2
Physics 551
1975
Box 2 Folder 3
Physics 444
1976
Box 2 Folder 4-5
Physics 444
1976
Box 2 Folder 6-7
Physics 454
1976
Cal Tech
Box 2 Folder 8-9
Physics 112
1976
Box 2 Folder 10-14
Physics 129
1976-1977
Box 2 Folder 15-17
Physics 209
1977
Box 2 Folder 18
Candidacy Exam, April
1977
Box 2 Folder 19
Seminar Notes
1977
Box 2 Folder 20
Sputtering Experiment Notes
1977
Box 2 Folder 21-23
Physics 237
1977-1978
Box 2 Folder 24
Experiment Data
1977-1979
Box 2 Folder 25-26
Seminar Notes
1978
Box 2 Folder 27
Calculations and Notes
1978
Box 2 Folder 28-30
Physics 230
1978
Box 2 Folder 31
Equipment/Ice Sputtering
1978
Box 3 Folder 1-2
Bell Telephone Labs Trip (Notes & Data)
1978
Box 3 Folder 3
Physics 214
1979
Box 3 Folder 4
Tandem Runs Book 2
1979-1980
Box 3 Folder 5
Lit & Reading
1979-1980
Box 3 Folder 6
Calculations & Notes
1980
Box 3 Folder 7-9
Tandem Runs Books 3-5
1980-1981
Box 3 Folder 10
Notes & Calculations
1981
Box 3 Folder 11
Tandem Runs Book 6
1981
Box 3 Folder 12-13
BHC Thesis
1982
Box 3 Folder 14
Thesis Figure Originals
1982
Box 3 Folder 15-16
Thesis: Copy for Xerox
1982
Box 3 Folder 17
Job Application Documents: CV, Reprints, etc.
1982
Box 3 Folder 18
Interview Trip May 1982
1982
Box 3 Folder 19
Cornell 1982
1982
Box 3 Folder 20
Cornell Negotiations & Arrangements
1982
Box 3 Folder 21
Cooper - 3 year review, etc.
1993-1994
Box 3 Folder 22-27
6 Notebooks
1985-1990
Box 3 Folder 28
"Seminars" Notebook
1984
Box 3 Folder 29
Physics 112
1984
Box 3 Folder 30
Notes
1984-1985
Box 3 Folder 31
Physics 360
1985
Box 3 Folder 32
Seminars III
1985
Box 3 Folder 33
Seminars IV
1985-1986
Box 3 Folder 34
Physics 681
1986
Box 3 Folder 35
Seminars V
1986-1987
Box 4 Folder 1
Notes
1986[?]
Box 4 Folder 2
Notes
n.d. (1983+)
Box 4 Folder 3
Notes
1988
Box 4 Folder 4-9
Notes
1989
Box 4 Folder 10-11
Notes: Research discussions, seminars, AT & T Trip, Univ. VA, Gordon - Particle Solid - 1990
1990
Box 4 Folder 12
Notes: Mar. 16, 1992 - Apr. 22, 1992, also March Meeting 1992, Apr. 10, 1992 - CEX exp[erimen]ts to be done
1992
Box 4 Folder 13
Notes: May 6, 1992 - Mar. 17, 1993
1992-1993
Box 4 Folder 14
Notes: May 1992
1992
Box 4 Folder 15
Notes: Oct. 20, 1992 - Jun. 7, 1993
1992-1993
Box 4 Folder 16
Notes: Dec. 1992
1992
Box 4 Folder 17
Notes: CEX
1992(?)
Box 4 Folder 18
Notes
1993-1995
Box 4 Folder 19
Notes: Jun. 8, 1993 - Nov. 30, 1993
1993-1995
Box 4 Folder 20
Notes: Dec. 1, 1993 - Jun. 20, 1994
1993-1994
Box 4 Folder 21
Notes: Jun. 20, 1994 - [Sep. 9, 1994]
1994
Box 4 Folder 22
Notes: [Aug. 1994]
1994
Box 4 Folder 23
Notes: Sep. 15, 1994 - [Dec. 1994]
1994
Box 4 Folder 24
Notes
1994(?)
Box 4 Folder 25
Notes: Dec. 1994 - Oct. 1995
1994-1995
Box 4 Folder 26
Notes
1995-1996
Box 4 Folder 27
Notes: Oct. 14, 1995 - Aug. 15, 1996
1995-1996
Box 4 Folder 28
Notes: Jun. 3, 1996 - Oct. 31, 1996
1996
Box 4 Folder 29
Notes: May [no year]
1996
Box 4 Folder 30
Gordon Research Conference
1984
Box 4 Folder 31
Gordon Research Conference [Georgetown]: Atomic Collisions in Solids, "Gas Surface Dynamic," Colby-Sawyer
1985
Box 4 Folder 32
Gordon Research Conference: Dynamics at Surfaces, Aug. 6-11, 1995
1995
Box 4 Folder 33
Gordon Research Conference
1996
Box 4 Folder 34
Gordon Research Conference: "Materials Processes Far From Equilibrium" (viewgraph originals)
1997
Box 4 Folder 35
Liverpool
n.d.
Box 4 Folder 36
McMaster University Conference
1979
Box 4 Folder 37
March Meeting
n.d.
Box 4 Folder 38
March Meeting
1993
Box 4 Folder 39
March Meeting
1994
Box 4 Folder 40-41
March Meeting
1995
Box 4 Folder 42
March Meeting
1996
Box 4 Folder 43
List of Publications
1980-1996
Box 4 Folder 44
A-C
1991-1994
Box 4 Folder 45
D
1987-1997
Box 4 Folder 46-47
E
1990-1996
Box 4 Folder 48
L-M
1992-1994
Box 4 Folder 49
O-P
1992-1994
Box 4 Folder 50
RSI (Keller)
1996
Box 4 Folder 51
R-T
1989-1996
Box 4 Folder 52-54
Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics
1995
Box 5 Folder 1
Cal Tech Talks
n.d.
Box 5 Folder 2
Cal Tech Talks (thesis drawings)
n.d.
Box 5 Folder 3
FCP (Fractionally Charged Particles) talk to PH 10 12/7/82
1982
Box 5 Folder 4
Gordon Research Conference
1987-1988
Box 5 Folder 5
March Meeting
1988(?)
Box 5 Folder 6
Notes, figures
Post 1989
Box 5 Folder 7
Notes, figures
Post 1991
Box 5 Folder 8-9
Northwestern
1992(?)
Box 5 Folder 10
Cornell Colloquium, September
1994
Box 5 Folder 11
Cornell Colloquium, October
1994
Box 5 Folder 12
Cornell Colloquium: Cornell, Penn, NIST
n.d.
Box 5 Folder 13-19
Notes, figures
n.d.
Box 5 Folder 20-28
MSC (Materials Science Center)
1984
Box 5 Folder 29
MSC: 1 yr + 3 yr proposal/surface group summary
1985
Box 5 Folder 30
NSF (National Science Foundation)
1985
Box 5 Folder 31-33
AFOSR/NC
1993
Box 5 Folder 34
MSC
1994-1995
Box 5 Folder 35-40
MSC
1995
Box 5 Folder 41-42
NSF Young Investigator Award
1985
Box 6 Folder 1-2
Physics 112 exams
1984-1996
Box 6 Folder 3-6
Physics 112 Laboratory Manual
1996-1997
Box 6 Folder 7-8
Physics 208
1994-1995
Box 6 Folder 9
Physics 213
1990
Box 6 Folder 10
Physics 213
1992
Box 6 Folder 11-17
Physics 360
1986-1988
Box 6 Folder 18
A & EP (Applied and Engineering Physics) 662
1995
Box 6 Folder 19
Aaron Judy (graduate assistant)
1997-1999
Box 7-13