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The University of Toledo Archives
Manuscript Collection

 

Finding Aid

Robert Bass Papers, 1970s to 1990s

UM-84

Size: 2 linear feet


Provenance: Estate of Robert Bass, December 1, 1994

Access: Open

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Processing Note:

Condition: Good

Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

Completed by: Savannah Xaver, January 5, 2016

Historical/Biographical Sketch

Robert Bass was born on December 31st, 1903 in Vienna, Austria. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Vienna in 1927, Dr. Bass was a lecturer at the Institutes for Adult Education. When Hitler came to power, Bass fled his native country for England, where he found a job at King Edward VI School in Birmingham. He remained in England from 1942 to 1944. Then, he came to America and began teaching at the University of Pennsylvania, focusing on physics, in 1945.


In 1947, he joined the staff at UT as an assistant professor of physics. In addition, he served on multiple organizations and committees around campus. He remained a professor of physics, teaching mainly introductory courses, until his retirement in 1974. During his time at UT and during his retirement, Dr. Bass published several articles pertaining to his interest in physics as well as his interest in space and astronomy.


Scope and Content Note

Collection contains research notes, publication information, and personal information on Dr. Robert Bass, assistant professor of physics at the University of Toledo from 1947 to 1974. The collection is divided into four series: General Information, Notes, Some Features of Organization in Nature (SFON), and Miscellaneous. The series are arranged in no particular order but are alphabetized therein.


Series List

S1

General Information
Series includes collected materials of Dr. Bass such as information on his publications, professional correspondence, and tax forms.

S2

Notes
Contains multiple subjects and the research notes on them. Folders 30-36 are listed first because they were originally set aside by Bass’s organization. After these six folders, the subjects are listed alphabetically. Of note in this series is the correspondence in which Bass consulted scientists on his research subjects.

S3

Some Features of Organization in Nature (SFON)

 

Contains information on Dr. Bass’s book. Mostly included book promotions and advertisements.

S4

Miscellaneous

 

Series contains the files that did not fit with other series. Included is information and material from both Bass’s professional and personal life.

 

Folder List

Box

Folder

Item Description

1

1

S1. General Information

1

2

Colleges/ Universities

1

3

1993 Tax Forms

1

4

Commonwealth Prints

1

5

Compliments of the Author

1

6

Copyright Information

1

7

Copy R Blanks and instructions

1

8

Corrections to Paper, by Bass

1

9

Information on publications

1

10

Jackets- 3rd Edition

1

11

Leaflets- First Draft

1

12

Libraries/ Letters

1

13

Listing “Some Features of Organization in Nature”

1

14

Library Lists

1

15

NSTA JCST

1

16

Persons B, 1992

1

17

Persons- Letters

1

18

Printing File

1

19

3rd Edition- Jan. 10 1994 Chapter I

1

20

3rd Edition- Jan. 10 1994 Chapter II

1

21

3rd Edition- Jan. 10 1994 References

1

22

3rd Edition- Nov. 18 1993 pg. 1-20

1

23

3rd Edition- Nov. 18 1993 pg. 21-41

1

24

3rd Edition- Nov. 15 1993 references

1

25

3rd Edition- Dec. 3 1993 Notes

1

26

3rd Edition- Dec. 3 1993 Notes

1

27

3rd Edition- Dec. 3 1993 Illustrations

1

28

University Book and Supply

 

 

S2. Notes

1

29

Ceology Time

1

30

Systems 1 and 2

1

31

System 3

1

32

System 4

1

33

System 5

1

34

Systems 6 and 7

1

35

Systems 8 and 9

1

36

Contents/ Mercury

1

37

Atmosphere

1

38

Correspondence with Scientists on Subjects

1

39

Biogenetics

1

40

Digestion

1

41

Energy/ Cells

1

42

Energy of Cells

1

43

Galaxy- prints and correspondence

1

44

Gases

1

45

Genetics I

1

46

Genetics II and III

1

47

Human Circulatory Systems/ Blood

1

48

Human Cycles

1

49

Human Development

1

50

Mercury Prints

2

1

Notes- Misc

2

2

Muscles

2

3

N₂ Fixation

2

4

Order in Nature

2

5

Organization

2

6

Prints- Galaxy

2

7

Prints- Water

2

8

Space- Correspondence

2

9

Space- Physics

2

10

Solar System

2

11

Solar System/ Comets

2

12

Sun/ Energy

2

13

Temperature/ Metabolism

 

 

S3. Some Features of Organization in Nature (SFON)

2

14

Abstract 1991

2

15

Book Ad Correspondence

2

16

Book Ad 1993

2

17

Book Ad- Different Sign

2

18

Book Promotion

2

19

Book Requests

2

20

Book Sales

2

21

Book Sales- Leads

 

 

S4. Miscellaneous

2

22

In Abeyance

2

23

Academic Calendar

2

24

Addresses- Personal/ Periodicals

2

25

Advertisements, various

2

26

Age of Earth- Notes, Prints, Correspondence

2

27

Authors

2

28

Department of Botany Correspondence

2

29

NASA Facts

2

30

Pauline Bass- Will

2

31

Periodicals- General

2

32

Periodicals- Scientific

2

33

Plan

2

34

Postage Booklets

2

35

Postage Notes

2

36

Post Office

2

37

Postage Receipts

2

38

Science Articles

2

39

Skin- Correspondence

2

40

Space/ Astronomy Program

2

41

Space Exploration Program

2

42

Tables

2

43

Work Science

 

 

Last Updated: 6/9/16