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Argonne Universities Association collection, 1965-1982

Identifier: 011.12.01

Argonne Universities Association collection features records pertaining to the Argonne Universities Association (1965-82), relating to the use of Argonne National Laboratory (1947-82) by thirty research-oriented universities, founded from the Associated Midwest Universities (1958-68), and the Council of Participating Institutions (1946-58). The collection consists of records throughout the organization's history in Chicago, ranging from its founding in 1965, to meeting minutes, agendas, financial and committee records, newsletters, press releases, research, reports and proposals and general correspondence until disbanding in 1982. Documents related to the emerging field of computer science and the resulting Institute for Computer Science (1968-1969), education (1969), and rising environmental concerns including air and water pollution and solid waste (1970) are featured.


  • Creation: 1965-1982
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1967- 1980

Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Research

Collection Size

2 Boxes

Biographical Note

Argonne National Laboratory is a science and research national lab operated by the University of Chicago. Managed by its nineteen-member Board of Trustees, the main purpose of the Argonne Universities Association consisted of two components: to support scientific research developments at the Argonne National Laboratory, by reviewing and approving specific policies, budgets, and programs; while helping to develop and operate similar newly proposed facilities and scientific research laboratories.

Arrangement of the Collection

I. Founding Documents, 1965-1973 II. Meeting Minutes, 1965-1982 III. Committees, Newsletters, Reports, and Membership, 1967-1982


Found in collection. Was changed from 012.09.01 on 4/23/18.


Amanda Keen & Matt Isaia 2015

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