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

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

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1999-005


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
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.

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.


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Contents List

Talks, Conferences, and Publications
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Teaching and Students
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Academic/Administration
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Subject/Administrative Files
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Research
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