John R. Huizenga Cold Fusion Collection

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John R. Huizenga cold fusion collection
Creator: Huizenga, John R. (John Robert), 1921-2014
Call Number: D.298
Dates: 1989-2000
Physical Description: 6 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: John R. Huizenga cold fusion collection
Creator: Huizenga, John R. (John Robert), 1921-2014
Call Number: D.298
Dates: 1989-2000
Physical Description: 6 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
In the spring of 1989, two electrochemists promised the world an energy utopia -- clean, cheap and abundant energy without harmful side effects to the environment. B. Stanley Pons of the University of Utah and Martin Fleischmann of Southampton University announced that they had successfully created a sustained nuclear fusion reaction at room temperature in a small jar on a laboratory tabletop. They had duplicated the process powering the sun. Their reported accomplishment had eluded fusion scientists for several decades, in spite of the fact that these scientists were experimenting with extremely high temperatures and large machines, and spending billions of dollars in fusion research. Fleischmann and Pons indeed made heady promises, which if fulfilled, are the stuff of Nobel prizes.

It was the scientific story of the century broadcast around the globe, and made network television newscasts on March 23.... However, the experimental details necessary for scientific evaluation were missing from the press release and early reports, leading many to be both upset by Fleischmann and Pons' "publication by press-release" and skeptical of their claims.

--John R. Huizenga, preface to Cold Fusion: The Scientific Fiasco of the Century, p. vii.

Scope and Content
John R. Huizenga co-chaired a Department of Energy/Energy Research Advisory Board panel charged with investigating cold fusion. This collection includes correspondence, articles, conference materials, photographs, emails, and press releases collected by Huizenga during this time. Boxes are grouped according to topic, but individual folders remain as Professor Huizenga organized them.

Subject(s):
Cold fusion
Conference papers and proceedings
Articles
Correspondence
Huizenga, John R. (John Robert), 1921-2014
Scientists
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Professor John R. Huizenga in June 2003.Access
The John R. Huizenga cold fusion collection is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], John R. Huizenga cold fusion collection, D.298, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Early reports by panel members (black binder)
Box 1, Folder 2Early reports by panel members (red binder)
Box 1, Folder 3Cold fusion panel's interim report, August 1989
Box 1, Folder 4Cold fusion panel's final report, November 1989
Box 1, Folder 5Reports by Jones, Miles and Wallings (from black binder)
Box 1, Folder 6ERAB reports, August and November 1989
Box 1, Folder 7Early cold fusion reports, blue binder, due 9/15/1989
Box 1, Folder 8Early cold fusion reports, blue binder, due 9/15/1989
Box 1, Folder 9Early cold fusion reports, white notebook, due 9/15/1989
Box 1, Folder 10Early cold fusion reports, white notebook, due 9/15/1989
Box 1, Folder 11Lecture notes, figures, DOE reports
Box 1, Folder 12BARC atomic energy lab and APS abstracts, February 3, 1989
Box 1, Folder 13Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory report on SRI explosion, August 15, 1992
Box 1, Folder 14Final report of SRI research sponsored by EPRI, August 1994
Box 1, Folder 15Post cold fusion reports
Box 1, Folder 16Annual conferences
Box 1, Folder 17Santa Fe conference, May 22-25, 1989
Box 1, Folder 18Proceedings of EPRI-NSF workshop, October 16-18, 1989
Box 2, Folder 1First conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1990
Box 2, Folder 2Second conference, Como, Italy, 1991
Box 2, Folder 3Third conference, Nagoya, Japan - program and abstracts, 1992
Box 2, Folder 4Third conference, Nagoya, Japan - notebook #1, 1992
Box 2, Folder 5Third conference, Nagoya, Japan - notebook #2, 1992
Box 2, Folder 6Third conference, Nagoya, Japan - notebook #3, 1992
Box 2, Folder 7Third conference, Nagoya, Japan - frontiers of cold fusion, 1992
Box 2, Folder 8Fourth conference (ICCF-4) Maui, December 6-9, 1993
Box 2, Folder 9Fourth conference (ICCF-4) Maui, December 6-9, 1993
Box 2, Folder 10Fourth conference, Maui, Hawaii, 1994
Box 2, Folder 11Fourth conference proceedings, vol. 1
Box 2, Folder 12Fourth conference proceedings, vol. 2
Box 2, Folder 13Fourth conference proceedings, vol. 3
Box 2, Folder 14Fourth conference proceedings, vol. 4
Box 2, Folder 15Eighth conference proceeding, Lerici, Italy, 2000
Box 3, Folder 1Fusion technology, vol. 18, no. 4, 1990
Box 3, Folder 221st century science and technology, Summer 1992 and Fall 1993
Box 3, Folder 3Forum, vol. 7, no. 4 and vol. 9, no.1, 1992 and 1994
Box 3, Folder 4Leaders vol. 16 no.1, 1993
Box 3, Folder 5The New Yorker, August 2, 1993
Box 3, Folder 6Sample of New Energy News, October 1993
Box 3, Folder 7Cold fusion, vol.1, no.1, May 1994
Box 3, Folder 8Wall Street Journal articles by Jerry Bishop
Box 3, Folder 9"Recent" cold fusion articles
Box 3, Folder 10New York Times articles
Box 3, Folder 11Articles in First Century Energy and Technology Review and Science Friday, December 6, 1991
Box 3, Folder 12Articles from Salt Lake City Tribune
Box 3, Folder 13Cold Fusion tidbits (1)
Box 3, Folder 14Cold Fusion tidbits (2)
Box 3, Folder 15Early articles on cold fusion, electrochemistry, particles theory
Box 3, Folder 16Early articles on cold fusion, electrochemistry, particles theory
Box 3, Folder 17Early articles on cold fusion, electrochemistry, particles theory
Box 3, Folder 18Reprints and preprints (1)
Box 3, Folder 19Reprints and preprints (2)
Box 3, Folder 20Reprints and preprints (3)
Box 4, Folder 1Cold fusion materials
Box 4, Folder 2Cold fusion materials
Box 4, Folder 3Infinite energy
Box 4, Folder 4Newsletter
Box 4, Folder 5Ishida thesis
Box 4, Folder 6Papers to be presented in ACS, 1999
Box 4, Folder 7Miscellaneous early correspondence
Box 4, Folder 8Miscellaneous early correspondence: Gai correspondence and "letters"
Box 4, Folder 9Miscellaneous early correspondence
Box 4, Folder 10E-mail printouts, 1987-1988
Box 4, Folder 11E-mail printouts, March - December 1992
Box 4, Folder 12E-mail printouts, December - April 1993
Box 4, Folder 13E-mail printouts, May - September 1993
Box 4, Folder 14Letters, 1992-1993
Box 4, Folder 15Letters, 1992-1993
Box 4, Folder 16Letters, 1994
Box 4, Folder 17Physics letters: A176- hearings, May 5
Box 4, Folder 18Letter from Gustave Kohn (sample correspondence)
Box 5, Folder 1Cold fusion book reviews by Huizenga, Mallove, Close and Taubes
Box 5, Folder 2Lectures
Box 5, Folder 3Lectures
Box 5, Folder 4Bockis/Storms
Box 5, Folder 5Interviews
Box 5, Folder 6Hearing before 101st Congress on "Cold Fusion", April 26, 1989
Box 5, Folder 7Morrison notes, 1989-1993
Box 5, Folder 8Book related materials
Box 5, Folder 9Book related materials
Box 5, Folder 10Materials from Bruce Lewenstien
Box 5, Folder 11Low energy transmutations
Box 5, Folder 12Certificate from Cosmos Club
Box 5, Folder 13Rothwell/Mallove (1)
Box 5, Folder 14Rothwell/Mallove (2)
Box 5, Folder 15Rothwell/Mallove (3)
Box 5, Folder 16Nuclear cluster model (Clustron Sciences Corporation)
Box 5, Folder 17Media programs
Box 5, Folder 18Media programs
Box 5, Object 19Slides
Box 6, Folder 1Miscellaneous items
Box 6, Folder 2Miscellaneous items
Box 6, Folder 3Miscellaneous items
Box 6, Folder 4Miscellaneous items
Box 6, Folder 5Miscellaneous items
Box 6, Folder 6Miscellaneous items
Box 6, Folder 7Miscellaneous
Box 6, Folder 8Miscellaneous: mostly 1989
Box 6, Folder 9Miscellaneous: mostly 1989
Box 6, Folder 10Books on cold fusion


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