Cold fusion archive, 1989-1993, 2013.
Collection Number: 4451

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Cold fusion archive, 1989-1993, 2013.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Collection Number:
4451
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.
Creator:
no primary creator
Lewenstein, Bruce V.
Dougan, William, 1956-
Gieryn, Thomas F.
Quanitities:
16.9 cubic feet.
Language:
Collection material in English

Biographical / Historical

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
Restrictions on use:

Taped interviews have individual restrictions. Consult guide.

INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:

Cold fusion archive, #4451. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

Scope and content

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.

Scope and content

2013 and 2014 History of Cold Fusion Calendar, published by Infinite Energy Magazine.

SUBJECTS

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

CONTAINER LIST
Container
Description
Date
Scope and Contents
This guide contains a very detailed history of Cold Fusion and the Cold Fusion Saga, as well as a timeline. Not all the material in the collection is covered by this guide.