A Guide to the Henry H. Bauer Papers, 1950-2010 Bauer, Henry H., Papers Ms1999-0085

Henry H. Bauer Papers, 1950-2010

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Collection Number Ms1999-005


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Repository
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Collection Number
Ms1999-005
Title
Henry H. Bauer Papers, 1950-2010
Physical Characteristics
24.2 cu. ft. 18 boxes
Creator
Bauer, Henry H.
Language
English
Abstract
The Henry H. Bauer Papers contains correspondence, grant reports, newspaper clippings, memoirs, class notes, chemistry files, evaluations, appointment books, lectures, talks, and conference materials - particularly those pertaining to the Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE). Much of the material relates to Bauer's work as academic professor and administrator, as well as his interest in the study of anomalies, especially the Loch Ness Monster.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Henry H. Bauer Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Henry H. Bauer Papers, Ms1999-005, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Henry H. Bauer Papers were donated to Special Collections between 1992 and 1999. Additional materials were donated in 2010.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Henry H. Bauer Papers commenced and was completed in August 2001. Additional materials, donated in 2010, were processed between September 2012 and September 2013.


Biographical Note

Born in Austria in 1931, Dr. Henry H. Bauer (Ph.D. 1956, University of Sydney, Australia) is Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Science Studies, and Emeritus Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (1978-1999) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He frequently wrote and spoke about scientific unorthodoxies (e.g., Loch Ness monster, Velikovsky), ethics in science, as well as the politics of higher education. Dr. Bauer is one of the founding members of the Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE), and served as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Scientific Exploration from 2000-2007. He has published several books, including The Enigma of the Loch Ness Monster: making Sense of a Mystery (1986), Beyond Velikowsky: The History of a Public Controversy (1984), and To Rise Above Principle: The Memoirs of an Unreconstructed Dean (1988), which was published under the pen-name "Josef Martin."

Scope and Content

The Henry H. Bauer Papers contains correspondence, grant reports, newspaper clippings, memoirs, class notes, chemistry files, evaluations, appointment books, lectures, talks, and conference materials - particularly those pertaining to the Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE). Conference abstracts, programs, and participant lists include notations and comments added by Bauer. Many of Bauer's talks are also accompanied by related transperancies. Much of the material relates to Bauer's work as academic professor and administrator, as well as his interest in the study of anomalies, especially the Loch Ness Monster.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into five series by material type: Series I: Talk, Conferences, and Publications; Series II: Teaching and Students; Series III: Academic/Administration; Series IV: Subject/Administrative Files; and Series V: Research. Within each series, files are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Related Material

Separated Material

The following books have been removed from the collection and catalogued for the rare book collection:

Breyer, B. Publications, 1935-1954.

Breyer, B. Studies in Polarography and Tensammetry.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Faculty
  • University Archives
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Contents List

Talks, Conferences, and Publications
  • Box-folder 17-56
    4S - Washington, 1979
  • Box-folder 17-48
    4S, Blacksburg, 1983
  • Box 5
    A New Theory of the Earth.
  • Box-folder 17-60
    About Belief - Unitarian Church, 1977
  • Box-folder 17-12
    ACAD, 1992-1993
  • Box-folder 15-4
    AIDS in Historical Context, 2000
  • Box-folder 17-61
    American Electrochemists, 1976
  • Box-folder 16-47
    Anti-SCI, Florida, 1997
  • Box-folder 16-48
    AOACI, 1995-1997
  • Box-folder 16-54
    APSE, 1996
  • Box-folder 17-29
    Are Chemists Scientists?, 1989
  • Box-folder 17-41
    Arguments about Pseudo-Science, 1986
  • Box-folder 18-26
    At Issue, Against Reparations, n.d.
  • Box-folder 18-25
    At Issue, PBS TV - Criticizing VT Sport Infatuation, 1999-2000
  • Box-folder 17-6
    Australia, 1993
  • Box-folder 17-33
    Bakken Museum Talk - LNM, 1988
  • Box-folder 18-29
    Big Science - NSF Workshop, 2000
  • Box-folder 17-36
    Biology, 1987 (June), 1987
  • Box-folder 16-9
    CCAS Phoenix, 1984
  • Box-folder 17-10
    C.F. - Australia, 1993
  • Box-folder 17-63
    Chauvinist, 1975
  • Box 3
    Chemistry papers and personal memos.
  • Box-folder 17-59
    Controversies on the Fringes of Science, East Tenn., 1979
  • Box-folder 16-49
    Cornell, 1996
  • Box-folder 16-58
    Cornell, May 2000, 2000-2001
  • Box-folder 16-10
    Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Savannah, 1982
  • Box-folder 17-55
    CS3 Workshop - Demarcation of Science & Psuedoscience, 1982-1984
  • Box-folder 17-49
    1st CSICOP Meeting, Buffalo, 1983
  • Box-folder 15-11
    Double Layer Conference, 1970
  • Box-folder 16-17
    Electrodics Reviews, 1972-1975
  • Box-folder 17-24
    Ethics ACS Students, 1990
  • Box-folder 17-7
    Ethics - Australia, 1993
  • Box-folder 17-22
    Expt & Sci Change, 1990
  • Box-folder 18-24
    Forestry, 2001
  • Box-folder 16-42
    Forestry, 2002
  • Box-folder 15-2
    HIV, n.d.
  • Box-folder 15-3
    HIV Ahd, n.d.
  • Box-folder 15-1
    HIV Tests Sent to CDC & Army Research Office, n.d.
  • Box-folder 16-36
    HIV/AIDS Blunder, 2006
  • Box-folder 17-37
    IBM Santa Cruz, 1986
  • Box-folder 17-43
    ICUS, 1986
  • Box-folder 16-56
    ICUS, 1995
  • Box-folder 17-13
    Indirect Costs and Greed, 1992-1993
  • Box-folder 17-34
    ISC Meeting, Edinburgh - LNM, 1987
  • Box-folder 15-5
    Journal, 1994-2007
  • Box-folder 16-8
    Lawroast, 1985
  • Box-folder 17-42
    Learning from the Velikowsky Affair, 1986
  • Box-folder 17-1
    London XI, 1994
  • Box-folder 17-64
    LN - ACS, 1974
  • Box-folder 16-45
    LN, 1999
  • Box-folder 16-2
    Michigan, 1966-1984
  • Box-folder 16-31
    MUFON, 2008
  • Box-folder 17-9
    Myth of S.M., 1993
  • Box-folder 17-11
    NAS - San Francisco, 1993
  • Box-folder 17-2
    NAS, 1994
  • Box-folder 16-51
    NAS, 1996
  • Box 10
    Newspaper articles.
  • Box-folder 16-24
    "Origin of Life" Prize, 2000
  • Box-folder 17-8
    P.C. Education - Australia, 1993
  • Box-folder 17-18
    PC Forum, 1991
  • Box-folder 17-54
    Pop Culture - LNM, Louisville, 1982
  • Box-folder 17-3
    Portland, 1994
  • Box-folder 17-39
    Pseudo-Science, 1986
  • Box-folder 16-3
    Publications, 1950-1964
  • Box-folder 16-29
    RA, 2009
  • Box 10
    Reactions to speeches.
  • Box-folder 17-62
    Resistance- LNM, Japan, 1976-1977
  • Box-folder 17-23
    Revealing Josef Martin, 1989-1990
  • Box-folder 16-18
    Reviews (ACP), 1964-1966
  • Box-folder 16-6
    Roast, 1986
  • Box 13
    Science Files.
  • Box-folder 17-51
    Science & Pseduoscience, 1983
  • Box-folder 18-27
    Science & Spirituality of Healing, 2000
  • Box-folder 17-15
    Scientists' View, 1992
  • Box 4
    Society for Interdisciplinary Studies (SIS) Review.
  • Box 4
    Society for Interdisciplinary Studies Workshops.
  • Box-folder 15-8 to 15-9
    Society for Scientific Exploration, (2 folders), 1987-2007
  • Box-folder 17-53
    SSE Inaugural Meeting, 1982
  • Box-folder 17-50
    SSE, Charlottesville, 1983
  • Box-folder 17-47
    SSE, Princeton, 1984
  • Box-folder 17-38
    SSE, 1986
  • Box-folder 17-35
    SSE - LNM, 1987
  • Box-folder 17-32
    SSE - Cornell, 1988
  • Box-folder 17-30
    SSE, 1989
  • Box-folder 17-21
    SSE, 1990
  • Box-folder 17-17
    SSE, 1991
  • Box-folder 17-14
    SSE, 1992
  • Box-folder 17-4
    SSE - Austin, 1994
  • Box-folder 16-57
    SSE, 1995
  • Box-folder 16-52
    SSE, Charlottesville, 1996
  • Box-folder 16-60
    SSE, 1997
  • Box-folder 16-59
    SSE, 1998
  • Box-folder 16-46
    SSE, 1999
  • Box-folder 18-28
    SSE, 2000
  • Box-folder 18-30
    SSE, 2001
  • Box-folder 16-41
    SSE, 2002
  • Box-folder 16-40
    SSE, 2003
  • Box-folder 16-39
    SSE, Paris, 2003
  • Box-folder 16-38
    SSE, 2004
  • Box-folder 16-37
    SSE, 2005
  • Box-folder 16-35
    SSE, 2006
  • Box-folder 16-34
    SSE, 2007
  • Box-folder 16-32
    SSE, 2008
  • Box-folder 16-30
    SSE, 2009
  • Box-folder 15-6
    SSE Copy Edit, 2000-2001
  • Box-folder 17-52
    S.S.P., vi 82 1982-1983
  • Box-folder 17-5
    STS, 1994
  • Box-folder 16-44
    Students, Advisees, PC, 1999
  • Box-folder 17-46
    Talks - About Belief; LNM - Special Libraries Assoc.; Resistance: LNM; Male Chauvenist; LNM - Lexington ACS, 1974-1977
  • Box-folder 17-45
    Talks - Philosophy Club; LNM - VA Academy of Science; CS3 Lunch - Reductionism; CS3 Lunch - Studying Anomalies; Contraversies on the Fringes; LNM - Conversazione, 1979-1985
  • Box-folder 17-44
    Talks - Beyond Velikowsky; ICUS; SCI LIT - Choices and Challenges; SSE; Cornell - Contraversies & Fringe Science, 1985
  • Box-folder 17-40
    Theory-Laden Facts - LNM, 1986
  • Box-folder 17-57
    Toronto - Session on Resistance to Discovery, (Part I), 1980
  • Box-folder 17-58
    Toronto - Session on Resistance to Discovery, (Part II), 1979-1980
  • Box-folder 17-26
    Treat, 1990
  • Box-folder 16-55
    U.S. Panel, Beyond Superstition, 1995-1996
  • Box-folder 16-61
    VA Institute for Public Policy, 1997
  • Box-folder 16-53
    VA Science Museum, 1996
  • Box-folder 16-43
    VAS, 2001
  • Box-folder 16-28
    Wax, 1983-2000
  • Box-folder 17-31
    Western Ontario - LNM, 1988
  • Box-folder 17-28
    What Makes Science Scientific?, 1990
  • Box-folder 16-50
    Woods Hole, 1996
  • Box-folder 17-19
    World Watch, 1991
  • Box-folder 16-11
    W'Shop Hilton Head, 1979
Teaching and Students
  • Box 7
    Chemistry files.
  • Box 11
    Class roles, 1986-1994.
  • Box 12
    Class roles and lectures, 1993-1996.
  • Box 10
    Communications from students.
  • Box-folder 18-2
    Ethics, 1998
  • Box-folder 18-3
    Ethics Seminar, 1997
  • Box-folder 18-1
    Ethics Seminar - Historical, 1994-1995
  • Box-folder 18-7
    HST 2354 Notes, 1998-1999
  • Box-folder 18-6
    HST 4304 Notes, 1998-1999
  • Box-folder 16-33
    Med School Seminar, 2007
  • Box-folder 18-4
    Medical Ethics, 2001
  • Box-folder 18-20
    Non-Studying Students - VT, 1993
  • Box-folder 18-5
    Research Ethics - Seminar in Several Departments and Grad School Sponsored Course, 1999-2008
  • Box-folder 18-18
    Society for Return to Academic Standards, 1996-2000
  • Box-folder 18-23
    Student Decline - Nogueira Correspondence, 1999-2000
  • Box 10
    Student evaluations.
  • Box-folder 15-10
    Student Memorabilia, 1969-1978
  • Box-folder 18-19
    Students Who Don't Study, 1996-1997
  • Box-folder 18-21
    Students Who Don't Study - Correspondence, (Part I), 1996-2001
  • Box-folder 18-22
    Students Who Don't Study - Correspondence, (Part II), 1993-1997
  • Overhead Projector Sheets
    • Box-folder 18-17
      Anomalies, n.d.
    • Box-folder 18-16
      Education, n.d.
    • Box-folder 17-25
      Ethics - CS 3 Seminar, 1990
    • Box-folder 18-15
      Evolution, n.d.
    • Box-folder 18-14
      Filter, n.d.
    • Box-folder 18-13
      Maps, n.d.
    • Box-folder 18-12
      Myth of S.M., n.d.
    • Box-folder 18-11
      Probabilities, n.d.
    • Box-folder 18-10
      SM vs. FP, n.d.
    • Box-folder 18-8
      Theory-Laden Ink Blots, n.d.
    • Box-folder 18-9
      Thermodynamics, n.d.
    • Box-folder 17-27
      Treat II, n.d.
Academic/Administration
  • Box 12
    1983-1994 appointment books.
  • Box-folder 17-20
    Associate Dean Successor, 1990
  • Box-folder 16-15
    Campus Signage, n.d.
  • Box-folder 17-16
    CCAS Deans' Careers, 1991
  • Box-folder 16-4
    Deaning, Evaluations, etc., 1978-1985
  • Box 3
    Dean's memoirs.
  • Box-folder 15-12
    Jobs, 1970-1978
  • Box-folder 16-12
    Kudos, Correspondence, Misc. Professional Activities, 1978-1995
  • Box-folder 16-14
    Mandelstamm, 1991-2000
  • Box 14
    Misc files; Deanship; Sci Lit, 1998-1999.
  • Box-folder 16-7
    Position Management, 1979-1983
  • Box 10
    Teacher course evaluations.
  • Box-folder 16-13
    Vita, 1985-2010
  • Box-folder 16-16
    VT- Misc., 1992-2001
Subject/Administrative Files
  • Box 11
    Miscellaneous Files.
  • Box 12
    Miscellaneous Files.
  • Box 13
    Miscellaneous Files.
Research
  • Box 6
    Books by Velikovsky.
  • Box 5
    Books on Velikovsky.
  • Box 1
    Chemistry grant reports.
  • Box-folder 15-7
    Cryptozoology, 2003
  • Box-folder 16-20
    Dimitri Bayanov, 1999-2004
  • Box 6
    Enigma correspondences.
  • Box-folder 16-22
    Fred Eirich, 1998-2003
  • Box-folder 16-23
    James P. Hogan, 2005
  • Box 13
    Kelikovsly.
  • Box 4
    Kronos.
  • Box-folder 16-21
    Lee Edson, 1993-2006
  • Box 1
    Literature search.
  • Box 13
    Loch Ness.
  • Box 3
    Loch Ness clippings.
  • Box 2
    Loch Ness clippings.
  • Box 1
    Loch Ness correspondence.
  • Box 9
    Loch Ness correspondences.
  • Box 8
    Loch Ness correspondences.
  • Box 8
    Mackal archives.
  • Box-folder 16-26
    Mike Swords, 2005
  • Box-folder 16-19
    Misc. on Unorthodoxies, 1981-2001
  • Box-folder 16-1
    NSF: LNM, Velikowsky, 1969-1977
  • Box-folder 16-25
    Patrick Huyghe, 1999-2001
  • Box-folder 16-27
    Re: Velikovsky, 1999-2000
  • Box 6
    Sci Lit correspondences.
  • Box 9
    Velikovsky References.
  • Box 5
    Velikovsky's sources part 1-6.
  • Box-folder 16-5
    What Josef Martin Didn't Say, 1990-1991