Bauer, Henry H., Papers

Henry H. Bauer Papers, 1950-2010 Ms.1999.005


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1999.005
Title
Henry H. Bauer Papers,1950-2010
Quantity
24.2 Cubic Feet 18 boxes
Creator
Bauer, Henry H.
Language
The materials in the collection are in 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.

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Collection is open to research.

Preferred Citation

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Source of Acquisition

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 Contents

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.

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.


Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Chemistry
  • Chemists
  • Faculty
  • University History
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1970-)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. College of Arts and Sciences (1970-2003)

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Henry H. Bauer Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

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