Guide to the Cold Fusion Archive,
1989-1993.

Collection Number: 4451

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-3530
Fax: (607) 255-9524
rareref@cornell.edu
http://rmc.library.cornell.edu
Compiled by:
Bruce V. Lewenstein
Date completed:
August 31, 1994
EAD encoding:
Evan Fay Earle, July 2007

© 2007 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Cold fusion archive, 1989-1993.
Collection Number:
4451
Quantity:
16.9 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Newspapers, Printed Materials, Publications, Research Materials, Movie Film
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
The archive consists of four major types of information: original manuscript and published materials produced by principles in cold fusion; mass media articles about cold fusion, including newspapers, magazines, books, radio broadcasts, and television broadcasts and consisting of original clippings, off-the-air recordings, computer printouts, digital camera cassettes, and transcripts; taped interviews with researchers, research administrators, public information representatives, and journalists involved in cold fusion; and items of material culture.
Language:
Collection material in English


In March, 1989, researchers at two universities in Utah separately announced that they had created nuclear fusion at room temperatures. The resulting furor generated hundreds of technical, semi-technical, and popularized articles, as well as large amounts of written material. This archive was collected by Dr. Bruce V. Lewenstein, a professor in the Dept. of Communication at Cornell University, Dr. Thomas F. Gieryn of Indiana University, and Dr. William Dougan, and others, with the assistance of the National Science Foundation

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The archive consists of four major types of information: original manuscript and published materials produced by principles in cold fusion; mass media articles about cold fusion, including newspapers, magazines, books, radio broadcasts, and television broadcasts and consisting of original clippings, off-the-air recordings, computer printouts, digital camera cassettes, and transcripts; taped interviews with researchers, research administrators, public information representatives, and journalists involved in cold fusion; and items of material culture.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Lewenstein, Bruce V.

Subjects:
Science news.
Communication in science.
Nuclear fusion
Cold fusion.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Restrictions on use:
Taped interviews have individual restrictions. Consult guide.
Cite As:
Cold fusion archive, #4451. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Description
Container
Not all the material in the collection is covered by this guide.